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Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Orchestral Concert Programmes (1905-11)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 319 c.8-10
A complete sequence of programme books for the 19th to 24th seasons of concerts given by the Scottish Orchestra at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh between 1905 and 1911, held as three bound volumes.

Each season consisted of 12 performances, with one Extra Concert added in some cases (see below). Unless otherwise stated, these were two-part orchestral performances, including a number of pieces noted to have been receiving their 'first performance in Edinburgh'.

All programmes carry historical and analytical notes (the majority with musical examples) and texts for any vocal pieces. They also include a list of the orchestral ensemble and many provide photographs of the principal performers.

Unless otherwise stated below, the concerts were conducted by Dr Frederic Cowen (1905-10) and Mr Emil Mlynarski (1910-11).

Volume 1 (1905-07)
Programme books for the 19th and 20th seasons, including Extra Concerts given on the 3 January and 31 December 1906.

19th season (1905-06)
27 November: Leonard Borwick (piano).
4 December: Mr Siegmund von Hausegger (conductor).
11 December: Mademoiselle Antonia Dolores (vocal).
18 December: Elgar, The Apostles, with the Edinburgh Choral Union and Miss Jenny Taggart, Miss Edna Thornton, Mr John Harrison, Mr Herbert Parker, Mr Robert Burnett and Mr Montague Borwell (vocal).
27 December: Frederic Lamond (piano).
3 January: Miss Agnes Nicholls (vocal).
8 January: Edouard Colonne (conductor).
15 January: Lady Hallé (violin).
22 January: Hans Richter (conductor).
29 January: Mademoiselle Camillla Landi (vocal).
10 February: Wagner, The Flying Dutchman, with Mr Kirkhope's Choir and Miss Gleeson-White, Miss T. Gabrowsky, Mr Lloyd Chandos, Mr Arthur Winckworth and Mr Lewys James.
12 February: Carl Halir (violin).
21 February: Mr Ffrangcon-Davies (vocal).

20th season (1906-07)
26 November: Fritz Kreisler (violin).
3 December: Henry Wood (conductor).
10 December: Richard Buhlig (piano).
17 December: Miss Lillie Wormald (vocal), conducted by Henri Verbrugghen.
24 December: Madame Ada Crossley (vocal).
31 December: Wagner and Tchaikovsky, with John Coates (vocal).
7 January: Peter Raabe (conductor).
14 January: Raoul Pugno (piano).
21 January: Mr Siegmund von Hausegger (conductor).
28 January: including Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 with Mr Kirkhope's Choir with Miss Perceval Allen, Miss Fredrica Richardson, Mr Webster Millar and Mr Fowler Burton (vocal).
4 February: Hans Richter (conductor).
11 February: Mary Münchhoff (vocal).
20 February: Marie Hall (violin).

Volume 2 (1907-09)
Programmes for the 21st and 22nd seasons, including an Extra Concert on 30 December 1907. The programme for 3 February 1908 includes a historical essay entitled 'Twenty-One Years: A Retrospective', whilst those for the 22nd season begin to introduce biographical notes.

21st season (1907-08)
11 November: Madame Blanche Marchesi (vocal).
18 November: Herr Max Fiedler (conductor).
25 November: Fanny Davies (piano).
2 December: Hans Richter (conductor).
9 December: Mr Mishca Elman (violin).
16 December: Bach, Mass in B minor with the Edinburgh Choral Union and Madame Agnes Nicholls, Madame Alice Lakin, Mr Gervase Elwes and Mr Herbert Brown (vocal).
23 December: Mademoiselle Antonia Dolores (vocal).
30 December: Mr Robert Radford (vocal).
6 January: Miss Mary Münchhoff (vocal).
13 January: Raoul Pugno (piano), conducted by Henri Verbrugghen.
20 January: Lady Hallé (violin).
27 January: Wagner Concert with Mr Moonie's Choir (cond. Mr James A. Moonie) and Madame Ella Russell, Mr Edward Davies, Mr Lewys James, Mr Arthur Winckworth, Miss Amy Gallon, Mr Walter Harvey, Mr Frank Lucas and Mr S. P. Malcolm.
3 February: Edouard de Reszke (vocal).

22nd season (1908-09)
16 November: Madame Kirkby Lunn (vocal).
23 November: Mischa Elman (violin), conducted by Mr Henri Verbrugghen.
30 November: Wagner Programme, with Madame Agnes Nicholls, Mr Walter Hyde and Mr Francis Harford (vocal).
7 December: Jean Waterston (vocal), conducted by Georg Henschel.
14 December: Miss Eve Simony (vocal).
21 December: John Petrie Dunn (piano), conducted by Fritz Steinbach.
28 December: Fritz Kreisler (violin).
11 January: Mr Emil Mlynarski (conductor).
18 January: I. J. Paderewski (piano).
25 January: Mr Peter Raabe (conductor).
1 February: Madame Teresa Carreño (piano).
10 February: Tilly Koenen (vocal).

Volume 3 (1909-11)
Programmes for the 23rd and 24th seasons, with an additional programme for Herr Ernst Denhof's Operatic Festival Performances (in English) of two complete cycles of Wagner, The Ring of the Nibelung, given between 28 February and 12 March 1910 at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company and featuring the Scottish Orchestra.

23rd season (1909-10)
15 November: Eugene Ysaye (violin).
22 November: Wassili Safonoff (conductor).
29 November: Eve Simony (vocal).
6 December: Jóska Szigeti (violin), conducted by Mr Landon Ronald.
13 December: Madame Kirkby Lunn (vocal).
20 December: Hans Richter (conductor).
27 December: Jean Gerardy (cello).
10 January: Mademoiselle Antonia Dolores (vocal), conducted by Henri Verbrugghen.
17 January: Raoul Pugno (piano).
24 January: Mr Landon Ronald (conductor).
31 January: Emil Sauer (piano).
9 February: Anton van Rooy (vocal).

24th season (1910-11)
14 November: Mr Anton van Rooy (vocal).
21 November: Mr Sapellnikoff (piano).
28 November: Madame Donalda (vocal).
5 December: Mr Mischa Elman (violin).
12 December: Aïno Ackté (vocal).
19 December: Mr Ernest Schelling (piano).
26 December: Mr Fritz Kreisler (violin).
9 January: Pablo Casals (cello).
16 January: Miss Susan Strong (vocal).
23 January: Miss Lucy Gates (vocal) and Mr Willem de Boer (violin).
30 January: Michael Balling (conductor).
6 February: Mr Emil Sauer (piano).
Date range of collection
1905 - 1911
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council