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Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 18 (1888-89)
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A collection of programmes with words for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1888-89 season (nos. 1-5, 7-9, 11, 13-18, 20), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the eighteenth of 29 boxes

This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 20 April 1889.

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.

1888-89 season (nos. 1-5, 7-9, 11, 13-18 and 20)
13 October 1888: Mademoiselle Elvira Gambogi (vocal) and Fritz Hartvigson (piano), including the first English performance of Chabrier, Rhapsodie, 'Espana'.
20 October 1888: Madame Valleria and Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) with M. Johannes Wolff (violin), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Symphony No. 2, in E flat, op. 35.
27 October 1888: Miss Anna Williams, Miss Marie Curren and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Messrs John F. Barnett and Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first performances of A. C. Mackenzie, Benedictus for Orchestra and John F. Barnett, Offertoire for Organ.
3 November 1888: Mademoiselle Alphonsine Douilly (vocal), Miss Marie Douglas (violin) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first performances of H. Gadsby, Festal Symphony (MS) in D major and Schubert, Five Dances for Strings.
10 November 1888: Mr and Mrs Henschel (vocal), with Master Harold Bauer (violin), Miss Ethel Bauer (piano) and Mr Lockwood (harp).
24 November 1888: Max Heinrich (vocal) and Franz Ondriczek (violin), including the first English performance of Ondriczek, Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra on Airs from Smetana's Opera, 'Die Verkaufte Braut'.
1 December 1888: Mademoiselle Carlotta Badia (vocal) and Madame Essipoff (piano), including the first performance of M. Moszkowski, Cortège (Fantastischer Zug) for Orchestra, op. 43.
8 December 1888: Mademoiselle Antoniette Trebelli (vocal), Monsieur Marsick (violin) and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of Wormser-Marsick, Solos for Violin, 'A Bord du Danube' and 'Danse Slavacque' from 'Suite Tzigane'.
9 February 1889: Miss Emily Spada (vocal) and Otto Hegner (piano).
23 February 1889: Fraulein Marie Fillunger (vocal), Miss Fanny Davies (piano) and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Stanford, Symphony No. 4 in F major, op. 31.
2 March 1889: Fraulein Marie Fillunger, Madame Belle Cole, Mr Charles Chilley and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of Berlioz, Marche Funèbre – for the last scene of 'Hamlet' (2 copies).
9 March 1889: Mr Plunket Greene (vocal) and Madame Norman Neruda (violin).
16 March 1889: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mons. Ernest Gillet (cello).
23 March 1889: Miss Elsa (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Prout, Overture (in E) to Sir Walter Scott's 'Rokeby'.
30 March 1889: Miss Lena Little (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
13 April 1889: Miss Macintyre (vocal) and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano), including the first performance of J. C. Ames, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in C minor, op. 8.

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, 20 April 1889
20 April: Madame Nordica, Mademoiselle Tremelli and Mr Brereton (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Frederic Cliffe, Symphony in C minor.
Date range of collection
1888 - 1889
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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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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