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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 21 (1891-92)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1891-92 season (nos. 1-6, 8-15, 17 and 19), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the 21st of 29 boxes.

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.

1891-92 season (nos. 1-6, 8-15, 17 and 19)
10 October 1891: Madame Patey (vocal) and David Popper (cello).
17 October 1891: Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal) and Miss Adelina de Lara, including the first English performance of Hans Sitt, Overture to Leschivo's 'Don Juan d'Austria', op. 20.
24 October 1891: Madame Giulia Valda (vocal) and Monsieur Emile Sauret (violin), including the first English performances of Learmont Drysdale, Concert-Overture in B minor, 'Tam O'Shanter' and Rubinstein, Scena, 'Nero'.
31 October 1891: Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Dora Barnard, Mr Iver McKay and Mr William Ludwig (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of C. A. Lidgey, 'Women and Roses'.
7 November 1891: Miss Macintyre (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano).
14 November 1891: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
28 November 1891: Madame Emily Spada and Mr Philip Newbury (vocal) with Master Jean Gerardy (cello).
5 December 1891: Mozart Commemoration Concert, with Miss Anna Williams, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Henry Piercy and Mr Norman Salmond (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Alfred J. Eyre (organ).
12 December 1891: Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), conducted by F. H. Cowen.
13 February 1891: Mr Santley (vocal) and Madame Roger-Miclos (piano).
20 February 1892: Madame Clara Samuell (vocal) and Master Otto Hegner (piano), including the first performance of Edward German, Gipsy Suite.
27 February 1892: Mr Eugene Oudin (vocal) and Hugo Becker (cello), including the first performances of A. Bazzini, Concertstuck for Violoncello and Orchestra and Herbert Bunning, Scena for Baritone and Orchestra, 'Ludovico il Moro'.
5 March 1892: Fraulein Marie Fillunger, Madame Emily Squire, Mr Henry Piercy and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
12 March 1892: Madame Hope Glenn (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
26 March 1892: Madame de Swiatlowsky (vocal) and Miss Ethel Sharpe (piano).
9 April 1892: Signorina Elvira Gambogi and Signor Sparapani (vocal) with Frederic Lamond (piano).
Date range of collection
1891 - 1892
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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