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Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 20 (1890-91)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1890-91 season (nos. 1-17 and 19-20), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the twentieth of 29 boxes.

This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 25 April 1891.

All of the 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.

1890-91 season (nos. 1-17 and 19-20)
11 October 1890: Madame Valleria (vocal) and Julius Klengel (cello).
18 October 1890: Madame Tavary (vocal) and Mr Leonard Borwick (piano), including the first performance of Ethel Smyth, Overture to Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra'.
25 October 1890: Miss Thudichum (vocal) and Mons. Emile Sauret (violin), including the first performances of Claudius H. Couldery, Romance from Suite in C minor, for orchestra and Raff, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, op. 206.
1 November 1890: Mr Ben Davies (vocal) and Mons. Paderewski (piano).
8 November 1890: Madame Schmidt-Köhne, Miss Amy Sargent and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ).
15 November 1890: Miss Macintyre (vocal) and Mons. J. Hollman (cello).
22 November 1890: Mr Plunket Greene (vocal) and Mons. Paderewski (piano).
29 November 1890: Miss Liza Lehmann (vocal) and Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
6 December 1890: Madame Amy Sherwin and Mr Henschel (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of Hamish MacCunn, The Cameronians' Dream and the first London performance of Parry, New Cantata, 'L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso' (conducted by the composer).
13 December 1890: Fraulein Fillunger (vocal) and Fanny Davies (piano), including the first performance of Edward German, Symphony in E minor and he first English performance of Rubinstein, Tempo di Mazurka in A flat [for piano].
14 February 1890: Madame Fanny Moody and Mr Charles Manners (vocal) with Herr Stavenhagen (piano).
21 February 1891: Mademoiselle Rosina Isidor (vocal) and Madame Neruda (violin).
28 February 1891: Madame Bertha Moore (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
7 March 1891: Miss Thudichum, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Barrington Foote (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Burmeister-Petersen (piano), including the first English performances of Richard Burmeister, Concerto in D minor for Pianoforte and Orchestra and Berlioz, Ballad for Female Chorus and Orchestra, 'La Mort d'Ophélie'.
14 March 1891: Mademoiselle Antoinette Trebelli (vocal) and Mr Marmaduke M. Barton (piano).
21 March 1891: Madame Emily Squire and Mr W. H. Brereton (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mons. Ysaye (violin), including the first English performance of Grieg, Scenes from Björnson's Drama, 'Olav Trygvason', op. 50.
28 March 1891: Mrs Hutchinson and Mr Norman Salmond (vocal) and Miss Dora Bright (piano).
11 April 1891: Madame Valda (vocal) and Mr Fredric Lamond (piano).
18 April 1891: Miss Ada Patterson (vocal), Master Jean Gerardy (cello) and Mr H. Krause (viola).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
25 April 1891: Madame Nordica, Mrs Hutchinson and Mr E. O. Banemann (vocal), Miss Adelina de Lara (piano) and Mons. Ysaye (violin), including the first performance of John F. Barnett, Two Characteristic Pieces for Orchestra.
Date range of collection
1890 - 1891
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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