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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 2 (1872-73)
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A collection of programme books for Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts seasons 1871–72 (nos. 15, 21, 25 and 26), 1872–73 (nos. 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19-21 and 23-25) and 1873–74 (nos. 1-11), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the second of 29 boxes.

This box also includes programmes with words for Mr Mann's Benefit Concert given on 26 April 1873 and for a Summer Concert given on 24 May 1873, also at the Crystal Palace.

All programmes include words and historical and analytical notes, the majority with musical examples, and some carrying handwritten annotations/corrections.

1871–72 season (nos. 15, 21, 25 and 26).
3 February 1872: Madame Cora de Wilhorst, Miss Katherine Poyntz and Mr Whitney (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
16 March 1872: Miss Anna Regan and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin).
13 April 1872: Mademoiselle Anna Renzi, Mademoiselle Colombo and Signor Mendioroz (vocal) with Emma Brandes (piano).
20 April 1872: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Miss Julia Elton, Mr Cummings and Mr Lewis Thomas (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mons. Cros St. Ange (cello).

1872–73 season (nos. 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19-21 and 23-25)
12 October 1872: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Signor Mottino (vocal).
2 November 1872: Miss Fanny Heywood and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) with Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first performance of Thomas Wingham, Overture, 'Festal'.
16 November 1872: Miss Edith Wynne and Mr J. H. Pearson (vocal) with Mr Frits Hartvigson (piano).
30 November 1872: Mendelssohn, St. Paul, with Madame Lemmens, Miss Julia Elton, Mr J. H. Pearson, Mr Smythson, Mr Marler and Mr Lewis Thomas (vocal) and John Stainer (organ).
1 February 1873: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Mr Henry Guy, Mr W. A. Howells, Mr L. N. Parker, Mr Wadmore and Mr Henry A. Pope (vocal) with a select professional choir and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano).
15 February 1873: Mademoiselle Risarelli and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin).
8 March 1873: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Madame Patey (vocal) with Mademoiselle Friese (violin).
15 March 1873: Madame Elena Corani and Mr W. H. Cummings (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin).
22 March 1873: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Signor Topai (vocal) with Mr Franklin Taylor (piano), including the first English performance of F. Hiller, Dramatic Fantasia, op. 157.
5 April 1873: Mademoiselle Naralie Carola and Miss Agnese Palmer (vocal) with Mr Charles Hallé (piano).
12 April 1873: Miss Sophie Lowe and Signor Mongini (vocal) and Mons. J. B. Colyns, including the first performance of H. Stiehl, Scherzo for Orchestra, 'The Vision'.
19 April 1873: Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Miss Julia Elton, Mr W. H. Cummings and Signor Foli (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and M. Cros St. Ange (cello).

1873-74 season (nos. 1-11)
4 October 1873: Mademoiselle Caroline Leontieff and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) with Herr Pauer (piano), including the first English performance of Dr. Julius Rietz, Festival Overture.
11 October 1873: Madame Demeric Lablache, Mr George Werrenrath, Mademoiselle St. Alba (vocal) with Mademoiselle Platteau (cello).
18 October 1873: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Madame Patey (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, Henry Holmes (violin) and Dr Stainer (organ).
25 October 1873: Madame Otto Alvsleben and Mr George Werrenrath (vocal), including the first London performances of Sullivan, Orchestral Introductions in The Light of the World.
1 November 1873: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Pearson (vocal), with choir of 200 men's voices. .
8 November 1873: Miss Jessie Jones and Signor Gustave Garcia (vocal) with Hans von Bulow (piano).
15 November 1873: Madame Edna Hall and Madame Patey (vocal) with Mr Silas (piano).
22 November 1873: Miss Edith Wynne and Mr Sims Reeves (vocal), including the first performance of Benedict, Symphony in G minor.
29 November 1873: Madame Otto Alvsleben, Miss Emily Spiller, Mr Vernon Rigby and Mr George Cox (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Ludwig Straus (violin) and Franklin Taylor (piano), including the first performance of W. S. Bennett, Sonata, 'The Maids of Orleans'.
6 December 1873: Miss Sterling and Mademoiselle St. Alba (vocal) with Agnes Zimmermann (piano).
13 December 1873: Madame Otto Alvsleben, Miss Marion Severn, Mr G. Werrenrath and Mr George Fox (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and Hans von Bülow (piano).

Miscellaneous concerts
26 April 1873: Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, with Madame Otto Alvsleben, Mademoiselle Ostava Torriani, Signor Agnesi and Mr Sims Reeves (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Madame Norman-Neruda (violin) and Charles Hallé (piano).
24 May 1873: Summer Concert with Mademoiselle Ilma di Murska, Mademoiselle Marie Roze, Signor Aramburo and Signor Medini (vocal) and Madame Norman-Neruda (violin).
Date range of collection
1872 - 1873
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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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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