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Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 27 (1897-99)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1897-98 season (nos. 1-11 and 13-15) and the 1898-99 season (nos. 11, 13 and 14), conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by August Manns, held as individual items within the 27th of 29 boxes.

This box also includes a programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts, given at the same venue on 7 May 1898 and 6 May 1899.

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.

1897-98 season (nos. 1-11 and 13-15)
9 October 1897: Madame Blanche Marchesi (vocal), M. Jacq. Renard (cello) and Bruno Steindel (piano).
16 October 1897: Miss Clara Butt (vocal) and Miss Maud MacCarthy (violin).
23 October 1897: Mr Santley (vocal) and M. Jean Ten Have (violin), including the first performance of Elgar, From the Bavarian Highlands, Three Dances, op. 27.
30 October 1897: Miss Ella Russell (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
6 November 1897: Mr John Child (vocal) and Eugen d'Albert (piano).
13 November 1897: Madame Marie Duma (vocal) and Gabriele Wietrowetz (violin).
20 November 1897: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Robert Hausmann (cello).
27 November 1897: Miss Esther Palliser (vocal) and M. Gabrilowitsch (piano), including the first English performance of Paul Gilson, La Mer, a Symphonic Sketch.
12 March 1898: Madame Alva (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
19 March 1898: Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Frederic Lamond (piano), including the first performance of Herbert Bedford, Symphonic Prelude to the opera of 'Kit Marlowe'.
26 March 1898: Beethoven programme, with Miss Marie Berg (vocal) and Lady Hallé (violin).
9 April 1898: Miss Rosa Green (vocal), Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano) and Mr Jacq. Renard (cello), conducted by Frederic H. Cowen.
16 April 1898: Mr Andrew Black (vocal) and Miss Leonora Jackson (violin).
23 April 1898: Madame Ella Russell, Madame Ada Patterson and Mr Henry Piercy (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).

1898-99 season (nos. 11, 13 and 14)
25 March 1899: Mr Gregory Hast (vocal) and Herr Julius Klengel (cello), including the first performance of W. H. Bell, Symphonic Poem, 'The Pardoner's Tale'.
22 April 1899: Miss Susan Strong and Mr Kennerley Rumford (vocal), Miss Gertrude Peppercorn (piano) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
29 April 1899: Mademoiselle Suzanne Adams and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with Herr Xaver Scharwenka (piano), including the first performance of Reginald Steggall, Suite for Orchestra No. 2 in E. Also, Arthur Sullivan, The Irish Symphony, conducted by the composer.

Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts
7 May 1898: Miss Ella Russell, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal), Madame Bloomfield-Zeisler (piano), Herr Johann Kruse (violin), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
6 May 1899: Madame Ella Russell, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Santley (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Lady Hallé (violin) and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
Date range of collection
1897 - 1899
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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