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Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 23 (1893-94)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1893-94 season (nos. 1-3, 5-14 and 17-19), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the 23rd of 29 boxes.

This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr August Manns's Annual Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 28 April 1894.

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.

1893-94 season
14 October 1893: Miss Esther Palliser (vocal) and Mons. Slivinski (piano), including the first performance of Godfrey Pringle, Ballad for Orchestra, 'Durand'.
21 October 1893: In Memoriam Charles Gounod, with Miss Emma Juch and Mr David Bispham (vocal) and Mademoiselle Frida Scotta (violin).
28 October 1893: Miss Meisslinger (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first performance of Dr Henry Hiles, Concert-Overture, 'Youth'.
11 November 1893: Mr Plunket Greene (vocal) and Miss Beatrice Langley (violin).
18 November 1893: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal), Monsieur Siloti (piano) and Mr H. Krause (viola), including the first performance of C. H. Couldery, Cradle Song for Orchestra.
25 November 1893: Mr Eugene Oudin (vocal) and Julius Klengel (cello), including the first English performance of Klengel, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, no. 3.
2 December 1893: Wagner Concert, with Madame Giulia Valda, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
9 December 1893: Madame Ada Patterson (vocal) and Monsieur Paderewski (piano).
16 December 1893: Miss Meredyth Elliott (vocal) and Herr Schonberger (piano), conducted by Edward German.
17 February 1894: Miss Evangeline Florence (vocal), Lady Hallé (violin) and Mr G. A. Clinton (clarinet), including the first English performance of R. Burmeister, Symphonic Fantasy, 'The Chase after Fortune'.
24 February 1894: Mr Ben Davies (vocal), Frauelein Ilona Eibenschutz (piano) and Mr Albert Fransella (flute).

3 March 1894: Mademoiselle Rose Olitzka (vocal) and Hugo Becker (cello), including the first performance of Walter Wesche, Ballad for Orchestra, 'The Legende of Excalibur'.
10 March 1894: Miss Florence Monteith (vocal) and Dr Joseph Joachim (violin).
31 March 1894: Madame Fanny Moody and Mr Charles Manners (vocal) with Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano).
7 April 1894: Fraulein Marie Fillunger, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Henry Piercy and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of F. Dunkley, The Wreck of the Hesperus, Ballad for chorus and orchestra.
14 April 1894: Wagner Concert, with Madame Clara Samuell and Mr Andrew Black (vocal).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
28 April 1894: Miss Rina Allerton, Miss Marie Brema and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Lady Hallé (violin), Miss Fanny Davies (piano) and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Dvorak, New Concert-Overture, 'In der Natur', op. 91. and the first London performance of Saint-Saens, New Fantasia for Pianoforte and Orchestra, 'Africa'.
Date range of collection
1893 - 1894
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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