The datasets relating to concerts and musical life tend to be studies of specific cities or institutions, or modern concert listings, although few of the latter retain historical data.
|Newspaper References (1600–1719)1||1,200 musical references in the London press. Includes concerts, publications, gossip|
|BBC Proms Archive||Details of all of the ‘Promenade’ concerts since 1895. 3,000+ concerts.|
|New York Philharmonic||Details of all performances since 1842. Full data can be downloaded in XML or JSON format. There is also some interesting historical data on subscribers and their ticket purchases, downloadable as CSV files. See this article|
|Concert-Diary||Concerts in UK since 2000. 100,000+ concerts. Details submitted by concert promoters. See this article|
|Concert Programmes Project||Database of European concert programme collections.|
|Gerontius||Database of more than 17,000 choral concerts in the UK since 2000, as well as details of over 3,000 choirs, plus information on recordings etc.|
|Operabase||A database of over half a million opera performances worldwide since 2004. Full details of the 2012-2018 seasons can be downloaded in spreadsheet-readable form from the Harvard dataverse here.|
|Prague Concert Database||A survey of Prague concert life, 1850–1881. 6,000 records|
|Calendar of London Concerts 1750-1800||Records of over 4,000 concerts in London in the second half of the eighteenth century. See this article|
|Music Festivals Database||Database of British Musical Festivals 1695-1940|
|The Pianist in Concert||Part of the Music Sack database, this is a digitised version of The Piano in Concert by George Kehler, published in 1982. Contains details of over 11,000 concerts, including time, place, pianist, works, with links to further details. [Spring 2022: the Music Sack seems to have been taken offline. This archived version unfortunately does not contain the useful data.]|
Cite this article as: Gustar, A.J. 'Concert Datasets' in Statistics in Historical Musicology, 12th July 2017, https://musichistorystats.com/wp/resources/datasets/concerts/.
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