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Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 25 (1895-96)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1895-96 season (nos. 1-15 and 17-20), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the 25th 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 1896.

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.

1895-96 season (nos. 1-15 and 17-20)
12 October 1895: Mademoiselle Otta Brony (vocal) and Monsieur Achille Rivarde (violin), including the first performance of J. F. Barnett, Two Characteristic Pieces for Orchestra.
19 October 1895: Grand Concert in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Institution of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts, given by Mrs Helen Trust (vocal) and Mr Frederick Dawson (piano), including the first performance of H. Walford Davies, Symphony No. 1 in D.
26 October 1895: Mr Santley (vocal) and Herr Hans Wessely (violin).
2 November 1895: Miss Florence and Bertha Salter (vocal) with Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), including the first performance of C. H. Couldery, 'St. Cecilia', Andante Religioso, for organ, harp, violin and orchestra.
9 November 1895: Miss Jessie Scott, Miss Dews, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Dory Burmeister-Petersen (piano).
16 November 1895: Miss Rina Allerton (vocal) and Herr David Popper (cello).
23 November 1895: Miss Agnes Janson (vocal) and Madame Carreño (piano).
30 November 1895: Miss Fanny de Boufflers (vocal), Alfred Reisenauer (piano) and Miss Ethel Barns (violin).
7 December 1895: Madame Roger-Miclos (piano), Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
14 December 1895: Beethoven Concert, with Fraulein Fillunger (vocal) and Monsieur Siloti (piano).
15 February 1896: Mrs Katharine Fisk (vocal) and Herr Willy Burmester (violin).
22 February 1896: Miss Kirkby Lunn (vocal) and Herr Willy Burmester (violin).
29 February 1896: Mr and Mrs Henschel (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano).
7 March 1896: Haydn, The Creation, given by Miss Anna Williams, Mr Herbert Grover and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
14 March 1896: Mr Jack Robertson (vocal) and Dr. Joseph Joachim (violin).
28 March 1896: Madame Medora Henson, Miss Greta Williams, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Douglas Powell (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ), including F. H. Cowen, The Transfiguration, a cantata for soli, chorus and orchestra (conducted by the composer).
4 April 1896: Miss Mabel Berrey and Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) with Miss Jessie Grimson (violin), including the first performance of Herbert Bunning, Village Suite, op. 45.
11 April 1896: Miss Alice Esty (vocal) and Gospodin Sapellnikoff (piano).
18 April 1896: Miss Evangeline Florence (vocal) and Mr Mark Hambourg (piano), including the first English performance of Christian Sinding, Symphony in D minor.

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
25 April 1896: Miss Ella Russell, Miss Ada Crossley and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Lady Hallé (violin) and Gospodin Sapellnikoff (piano).
Date range of collection
1895 - 1896
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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