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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 3 (1874)
Unique Identifier
34A
Description
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts seasons 1873–74 (nos. 12-16 and 18-25) and 1874–75 (nos. 1-11), conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by August Manns, held as individual items within the third of 29 boxes.

This box also includes programme books for Mr Mann's Benefit Concert given on 25 April 1874 and for Summer Concerts given on 2 May, 6 June and 4 and 18 July 1874, also at the Crystal Palace.

All programmes include words and historical and analytical notes, the majority with musical examples. Certain documents for the season 1874–75 carry handwritten annotations.


1873–74 season (nos. 12-16 and 18-25)
17 January 1874: Miss Anna Williams, Madame Patey and Signor Agnesi (vocal), including the first English performance of H. H. Pierson, Concert Overture, 'As you like it'.
24 January 1874: Madame Otto Alvsleben and Signor Agnesi (vocal) with Dr Stainer (organ), including the first performances of H. Gadsby, Concerto (MS) for Organ and Orchestra and Václav Veit, Variations on the Russian Hymn for String Quartet.
31 January 1874: Miss Antoinette Sterling and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) and Madame Norman-Neruda (violin).
7 February 1874: Handel, Theodora, with Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Miss Dones, Miss Antoinette Sterling, Mr Cummings and Signor Agnesi (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
14 February 1874: Madame Elena Corani and Signor Agnesi (vocal) with Herr Joachim (violin), conducted by Mr Wedemeyer.
28 February 1874: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr George Bentham (vocal) with Miss Emma Barnett (piano), including the first performance of E. Prout, Symphony in C (MS).
7 March 1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Lin Rayne (reader), including the first English performance of Brahms, Variations for Orchestra on a Theme by Haydn.
14 March 1874: Miss Anna Williams, Miss Antoinette Sterling and Mr W. Castle (vocal).
21 March 1874: Madame Sinico and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal), Joachim (violin) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
28 March 1874: Madame Noriny and Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano), including the first English performance of Reinecke, Overture, An Adventure of Handel's.
4 April 1874: Miss Katharine Poyntz, Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and Stainer (organ).
11 April 1874: Madame Noriny, Herr Noriny and the Swedish Ladies' Quartette with Madame Norman-Neruda (violin), Signor Piatti (cello) and Charles Hallé (piano).
18 April 1874: Miss Blanche Cole, Signor Celli and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mr Dannreuther (piano), including the first English performance of Grieg, Concerto in A minor for Pianoforte and Orchestra.


1874-75 season (nos. 1-11)
10 October 1874: Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Santley (vocal) with Mr Franklin Taylor (piano).
17 October 1874: Madame Sinico-Campobello and Miss Antoniette Sterling (vocal) with Hans von Bülow (piano).
24 October 1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Mr Charles Hallé (piano).
31 October 1874: Madame Sinico-Campobello and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Mr Clinton (clarinet), including the first English performance of Brahms, Hungarian Dances, nos. 1-3.
7 November 1874: Madame Lemmens, Mademoiselle Thekla Fischer and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of H. H. Pierson, Concert Overture, Romeo and Juliet.
14 November 1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Walter Bache (piano), including the first English performance of Joachim Raff, Symphony in E, 'Lenore'.
21 November 1874: Madame Sinico-Campobello and Mr Vernon Rigby (vocal) with Mr Edward Dannreuther (piano), including the first English performance of Liszt, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra, No. 2 in A.
28 November 1874: Handel, L'Allegro ed il Penseroso with Madame Lemmens-Sherington, Miss Emily Spiller, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Whitney (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and John Stainer (organ).
5 December 1874: Signor Urio and Mr Santley (vocal) with Monsieur Sainton (violin).
12 December 1874: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Madame Patey (vocal).
19 December 1874: F.A.G. Ouseley, Hagar, with Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Miss Edith Wynne, Miss Emily Spiller, Madame Patey, Mr Cummings, Mr Dudley Thomas, Mr Howells and Mr J. G. Patey (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir and Stainer (organ).


Mr Mann's Benefit Concert
25 April 1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Miss Antoinette Sterling and Mr Santley (vocal) with Otto Peiniger (violin), including the first English performance of Schumann, Selection from the Music to Manfred. The concert also included Gounod, March, The Funeral of a Marionette, conducted by the composer.


Summer Concerts
With the exception of that on 4 July, all of these concerts featured the Crystal Palace Choir.
2 May 1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben and Herr Conrad Behrens (vocal) with Marie Krebs (piano) and Stainer (organ).
6 June 1874: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame Patey, Mr Edward Lloyd and Signor Foli (vocal), with the London Vocal Union, Mr J. F. Barnett (piano) and Dr Stainer (organ).
4 July 1874: Madame Smida and Signor de Reschi (vocal) and Eight Russian Lady Vocalists with Madame Annette Essipoff (piano).
18 July 1874: Madame Florence Lancia, Madame Garcia and Signor Gustave Garcia (vocal) with the London Glee and Madrigal Union.
Format
Date range of collection
1874 - 1874
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
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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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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Accrual Status
closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council