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Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 28 (1900)
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A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts seasons 1899-1900 (nos. 7-12) and 1900-01 (nos. 1-6), conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by August Manns, held as individual items within the 28th of 29 boxes.

This box also includes programme books with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given on 28 April 1900 and a Memorial Concert for Arthur Sullivan, given on 8 December 1900.

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. Those for the 1899-1900 season also include a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1899-1900 season (nos. 7-12)
24 February 1900: Miss Clara Butt (vocal) and Madame Carreño (piano), including the first English performance of Berlioz, Overture, 'Rob Roy'. Also, Elgar, Song-Cycle, 'Sea Pictures', conducted by the composer.

3 March 1900: Mr Kennerley Rumford (vocal) and Mons. Cesar Thomson (violin), including the first performance of Josef C. Holbrooke, Symphonic Poem (after Edgar Allan Poe's Poem, 'The Raven').

10 March 1900: Miss Lillian Blauvelt (vocal), Mr Waddington Cooke (piano) and Mr A. V. Belinski (violin), including the first performance of William Henry Bell, Symphony in C minor, 'Walt Whitman'.

17 March 1900: Mr Santley (vocal) and Herr Julius Klengel (cello), including the first English performance of Klengel, Concert Overture in E flat, op. 35.

31 March 1900: Mr Philip Brozel (vocal), Miss Adele Verne (piano) and Miss Maud MacCarthy (violin).

7 April 1900: Miss MacIntyre (vocal) and Madame Carreño (piano), including the first performance of E. A. MacDowell, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra, no. 2 in D minor, op. 23.

1900-01 season (nos.1-6)
Concert nos. 1, 2 and 4 featured Robert Newman's Queen Hall Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood, and no. 6 was given by the Richter Orchestra, conducted by Hans Richter. The remainder (nos. 3 and 5) continued to be given by the Crystal Palace Saturday Orchestra.
13 October 1900: Madame Blanche Marchesi (vocal) and Miss Adela Verne (pianist).
20 October 1900: Miss Marie Brema (vocal) and Signor Busoni (piano).
27 October 1900: Miss Marie Brema, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with Mr Arthur Friedheim (piano).
3 November 1900: Senor Antonio Paoli (vocal) and Monsieur Emil Sauret (violin).
10 November 1900: Miss Clara Butt (vocal).
17 November 1900: Wagner/Beethoven programme.

Mr Manns's Annual Benefit Concert
28 April 1900: Miss Lillian Blauvelt and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), with Miss Maud MacCarthy (violin) and Miss Vera Margolies (piano), including the first performance of W. H. Bell, 'Walt Whitman' Symphony (second movement).

In Memoriam Arthur Sullivan
8 December 1900: Miss Bertha Rossow, Madame Eleanor James, Miss Hélène [Helen] Valma, Mr Gregory Hast and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ) (2 copies).
Date range of collection
1900 - 1900
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Not Specific
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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