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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 14 (1884-85)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts seasons 1883-84 (nos. 18-20) and 1884-85 (nos. 1-5, 7-9 and 11-17), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the fourteenth of 29 boxes.

All programmes include words and carry historical and analytical notes with musical examples, the majority by George Grove, some with annotations/corrections in his hand. From 14 February 1885, the programmes also include a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1883-84 season (nos. 18-20)
5 April 1884: Special Celebration of the Centenary of Spohr's Birth, with Miss Clara Samuell and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Gompertz (violin).
12 April 1884: Miss Hilda Coward and Mr William J. Winch (vocal) with Miss Amina Goodwin (piano).
19 April 1884: Mademoiselle Elly Warnots and Herr Max Friedlander (vocal).

1884-85 season (nos. 1-5, 7-9 and 11-17)
18 October 1884: Madame Valleria (vocal) and Theodor Werner (violin), including the first English performance of Smetana, Lustspiel-Ouverture.
25 October 1884: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano).
1 November 1884: Madame Minnie Hauk (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), including the first English performance of Liszt, Orchestral Interlude, 'Salve Polonia'.
8 November 1884: Madame Trebelli (vocal) and Professor Heinrich Barth (piano).
15 November 1884: Miss Griswold (vocal) and Monsieur Jules Lasserre (cello).
29 November 1884: Mr Maas (vocal) and Herr Fritz Blumer (piano).
6 December 1884: Madame Patey (vocal) and Robert Heckmann (violin).
13 December 1884: Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and Herr Franz Rummel (piano), conducted by F. H. Cowen.
14 February 1885: Miss Anna Soubré (vocal) and Madame Annette Essipoff (piano) (2 copies).
21 February 1885: Mademoiselle Maria de Lido (vocal) and Mr Max Pauer (piano).
28 February 1885: Mr Harper Kearton (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Joseph Joachim and Robert Heckmann (violin) and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ).
7 March 1885: Madame Sophie Lowe, Miss Amy Sherwin and Miss Lena Little (vocal) with Madame Agnes Miller (piano), including the first performance of T. Wingham, Concert-Overture No. 5 in A.
14 March 1885: Miss Anna Williams (vocal) and Robert Hausmann (cello).
21 March 1885: Mrs Hutchinson and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal) and Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performances of Giovanni Gabrieli, Sonata for Double Orchestra and Haydn, Adagio and Allegro, from Symphony 'Le Midi'.
28 March 1885: Beethoven Programme, given by Miss Annie Marriot, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Barton McGuckin and Mr Frederic King (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
Date range of collection
1884 - 1885
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Not Specific
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Royal College of Music, Library
Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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020 7589 7740 
Visiting Information
Loans of performance sets to individual societies or persons; binding; reprographics; photocopying; microform printing
Collections Overview
Founded in 1883, the RCM Library primarily supports the performance, study and research of RCM members. It is also open to the public for reference and research. It contains some 300,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript material from the 16th to 19th centuries, given to the College upon its foundation, specifically the Libraries of the Sacred Harmonic Society and of the Concerts of Ancient Music. Donations since have included autographs of composers of international renown, amongst them Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as manuscripts and archives of major British composers. Although a British bias is apparent, the collection also has significant German and Italian manuscripts and early printed holdings. Later acquisitions of printed music include large quantities of out-of-print material, and sizeable collections of performance sets. Audio-visual holdings and the RCM's own sound archive's are also extensive.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council