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Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 15 (1885-86)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts seasons 1884-85 (nos. 18-20) and 1885-86 (nos. 1-9, 12-15 and 17-19), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the fifteenth of 29 boxes.

This box also includes a programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts given at the same venue on 25 April 1885 and 8 May 1886, conducted by Manns.

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. Programmes for the Saturday Concerts also carry a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1884-85 season (nos. 18-20)
4 April 1885: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), Madame Jessie Morrison (piano) and Mr Krause (viola), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Festival Procession, 'The Queen of Sheba'.
11 April 1885: Madame Hughes-Paltzer and Signor Marini (vocal) with Adolph Fischer (cello), including the first English performance of Rubinstein, Bacchanal from the Grand Ballet 'The Vine'.
18 April 1885: Mr Harper Kearton (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Berlioz, Te Deum.

1885-86 season (nos. 1-9, 12-15 and 17-19)
17 October 1885: Mademoiselle Pauline Cramer, Miss Helena Arnim, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Thorndike (vocal) with Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
24 October 1885: Madame Helene Crosmond and Ben Davies (vocal) with Mr Franz Rumell (piano), including the first performance of F. Corder, Prospero, Concert Overture in E minor (2 copies). .
31 October 1885: Mr W. Winch (vocal) and Signorina Gemma Luziani (piano).
7 November 1885: Madame Valleria (vocal), Mr Carl Jung (violin) and Messrs Alfred Wells and A. Tootill (flute), including the first performance of Ferdinand Praeger, Symphonic Poem, 'Leben und Liebe, Kampf und Sieg'.
14 November 1885: Mademoiselle Antoinette Trebelli (vocal) and Max Pauer (piano).
21 November 1885: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Edith Marriott, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Charles Chilley, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano).
28 November 1885: Miss Amy Sherwin (vocal) and Mr E. Lockwood (harp).
5 December 1885: Mr Santley (vocal), Madame Frickenhaus (piano) and Mr G. A. Clinton (clarinet), including the first English performance of Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien for Orchestra, op. 45.
12 December 1885: Madame Biro de Marion (vocal) and Stanislaus Bercewicz (violin).
20 February 1886: Miss Thudichum (vocal) and Signor Bottesini (double bass), including the first English performance of Delibes, Scene du Bal … from Victor Hugo's Drama, 'Le Roi s'Amuse'.
27 February 1886: Miss Bertha Moore (vocal) and Vladimir de Pachmann (piano).
6 March 1886: Miss Amy Sherwin, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Harper Kearton and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
13 March 1886: Mrs Henschel and Mr George Henschel (vocal) with Mr Richard Gompertz (violin), including the first performance of Rubinstein, Selection from the Second Suite, 'Bal Constumé'.
27 March 1886: Miss Kate Flinn (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
3 April 1886: Miss Robertson and Mr Ernest Birch (vocal) with Pan Franz Ondricek (violin).
10 April 1886: In Honour of Franz Liszt, with Mademoiselle Liza Lehmann (vocal) and Bernhard Stavenhagen (piano).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts
25 April 1885: Mademoiselle Pauline Cramer, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Watkin Mills and Signor Foli (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano) and John Dunn (violin).
8 May 1886: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Edith Marriott, Madame Trebelli, Mr William Winch and Mr Frederick King (vocal), with Master Schrattenholz (cello) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
Date range of collection
1884 - 1885
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College of Music, Library
Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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020 7591 4323
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