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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 24 (1894-95)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1894-95 season (nos. 1-3, 6-16 and 18-19), conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by August Manns, held as individual items within the 24th of 29 boxes.

This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 27 April 1895.

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.

1894-5 season (nos. 1-3, 6-16 and 18-19)
13 October 1894: Miss Ella Russell (vocal), Mr Willy Hess (violin) and Mr Albert Fransella (flute).
20 October 1894: Herr Lundqvist (vocal), Monsieur Siloti (piano) and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ), conducted by A. C. Mackenzie, including the first English performances of Sgambati, Te Deum Laudamus, Andante Solenne for stringed orchestra and organ, op. 28 and A. Söderman, Tannhauser, Ballad for Baritone and Orchestra.
27 October 1894: Mademoiselle Otta Brony (vocal) and Monsieur Ysaye (violin).
17 November 1894: Miss Esther Palliser (vocal) and Mons. Emile Sauret (violin), including the first performance of W. Wallace, Concert-Overture, 'In Praise of Scottis Poesie'.
24 November 1894: In Memoriam Anton Rubinstein, with Mr Santley (vocal) and Miss Adelina de Lara (piano).
1 December 1894: Miss Marie Brema (vocal) and Herr David Popper (cello), including Edward German, Suite from the incidental music to the Haymarket drama, 'The Tempter' (conducted by the composer).
8 December 1894: Mr Ben Davies (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), including the first performance of Stewart Macpherson, Idyll for Orchestra, 'A Summer Day Dream'.
15 December 1894: Miss Dews, Mr Edwin Wareham and Mr Norman Salmond (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
16 February 1895: In Memoriam Richard Wagner, with Miss Edith Miller, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr William Ludwig and Mr R. E. Miles (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
23 February 1895: Fraulein Erna Gelber and Miss Florence Christie (vocal) with Mr Frederic Dawson (piano), conducted by Mr F. H. Cowen.
2 March 1895: Misses Florence and Bertha Salter (vocal) and Lady Hallé (violin), conducted by Alexander Mackenzie.
9 March 1895: Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) and Herr Emil Sauer (piano), conducted by Alexander Mackenzie.
16 March 1895: Miss Thudichum, Mr Edward Branscombe, Mr David Bispham and Mr Robert Grice (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, conducted by Dr. C. Hubert H. Parry, including the first performance of Archibald Davidson Arnott, Young Lochinvar, ballad for chorus and orchestra.
23 March 1895: Madame Duma (vocal) and M. Josef Slivinski (piano), conducted by Mr F. H. Cowen.
6 April 1895: Wagner Concert, with Miss Ella Russell, Miss Jessie King, Mr John Probert, Mr Andrew Black and Mr Henry Pope (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
13 April 1895: Madame Clara Samuell (vocal) and Miss Ethel Sharpe (piano).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
27 April 1895: Miss Ella Russell, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Edward Branscombe and Mr Santley (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Miss Edith Byford (violin) and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
Date range of collection
1894 - 1895
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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