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Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 16 (1886-87)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1886-87 season (nos. 1-3, 5-7, 9-10 and 12-20), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the sixteenth of 29 boxes.

This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 23 April 1887.

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 also provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1886-1887 season (nos. 1-3, 5-7, 9-10 and 12-20)
16 October 1886: Mademoiselle Ella Russell (vocal) and Fanny Davies (piano), including the first English performance of Massenet, Spanish Ballet, from 'Le Cid'.
23 October 1886: In Memoriam Franz Liszt, with Mr and Mrs George Henschel (vocal) and Walter Bache (piano).
30 October 1886: Mademoiselle Ella Russell (vocal) and Herr Julius Klengel (cello).
13 November 1886: Mr Sims Reeves (vocal) and Mr John Dunn (violin), including the first English performance of Gade, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, op. 56.
20 November 1886: Berlioz, The Childhood of Christ, with Miss Mary Davies, Mr Santley, Mr Henry Piercy, Mr Robert Hilton and Mr Stanley Smith (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
27 November 1886: Mademoiselle Antoinette Trebelli (vocal) and F. Ondricek (violin), including the first performances of F. Praeger, Fantasia for Orchestra, in F and A. C. Mackenzie, Suite from 'The Troubadour'.
11 December 1886: Mademoiselle Agnes Janson (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), conducted by Arthur Sullivan.
18 December 1886: Weber Concert, given by Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Annie Layton, Mr John Probert, Mr A. J. Layton (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Bernhard Stavenhagen and Miss Margaret Gyde (piano) and Mr G. A. Clinton (clarinet).
19 February 1887: Mr Sims Reeves (vocal) and Madame Anna Falk-Mehlig (piano).
26 February 1887: Miss Alice Whitacre (vocal) and Herr Schönberger (piano).
5 March 1887: Mendelssohn programme, given by Miss Amy Sherwin, Miss Marianne Fenna and Miss Eleanor Rees (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
12 March 1887: Madame Valleria (vocal) and Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first performance of George J. Bennett, Serenade in Symphonic Form in A.
19 March 1887: Miss Adelaide Mullen (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Ch. M. Widor, Symphony, No. 2 in A., op. 54.
26 March 1887: Miss Hilda Coward, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Lionel Kilby, Mr Houghton, Mr D. Price and Mr Ridding (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
2 April 1887: Mademoiselle Antoniette Trebelli (vocal).
9 April 1887: Miss Liza Lehmann (vocal), Madame Neruda (violin) and Mr Lockwood (harp).
16 April 1887: Beethoven programme, given by Miss Annie Marriot, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Harper Kearton and Mr Frederick King (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Kwast (piano).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
23 April 1887: Mademoiselle Lilian Nordica, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal), Madame Neruda (violin) and Herr Schonberger (piano).
Date range of collection
1886 - 1887
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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