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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 6 (1876-77)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1876-77 season (nos. 6-25), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the sixth of 29 boxes.

This box also includes the programme book for August Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 5 May 1877, conducted by Manns.

All documents include words and historical and analytical notes, including musical examples, the majority by George Grove, some with annotations/corrections in his hand.

1876-77 season (nos 6-25)
4 November 1876: Miss Anna Williams and Signor Bettini (vocal) and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first English performance of Tchaikovsky, Overture, Romeo and Juliet.
11 November 1876: Handel, Acis and Galatea, given by Miss Catherine Penna, Mr Shakespeare, Mr Henry Guy and Signor Foli (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
18 November 1876: Miss Sophie Löwe and Signor Foli (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano), including the first English performance of Raff, Overture to a Drama of the Thirty Years War, op. 127.
25 November 1876: Madame Antoinette Sterling and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Mrs Beesley (piano).
2 December 1876: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Wadmore (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Wilhelmj (violin).
9 December 1876: Miss Ida Corani and Mr F. H. Celli (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano), including the first English performance of Liszt, Mazeppa, a Symphonic Poem for Orchestra.
16 December 1876: Beethoven concert, given by Madame Blanche Cole, Madame Antoinette Sterling, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr H. A. Pope (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano).
3 February 1877: Mendelssohn concert, given by Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Joachim (violin), including the first performance of an Adagio in E flat, from an unpublished symphony, written for quintet of strings and violin.
10 February 1877: Miss Nanie Louise Hart and Madame Patey (vocal) with Mr Walter Bache (piano), including the first performance of Massenet, Sarabande Espagnole du 16eme Siecle and the first English performance, Berlioz, Overture, Beatrice et Benedict.
17 February 1877: Miss Sophie Löwe and Madame Antoinette Sterling (vocal) with Miss Marie Krebs (piano), including the first English performance of Bazzini, Overture, Saul.
24 February 1877: Mrs Osgood and Miss Mary Cummings (vocal), Herr Joachim (violin) and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano).
3 March 1877: Miss Robertson and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with Mr Josephine Lawrence (piano), including the first English performance of J. S. Bach, Concerto in G, for string orchestra.
10 March 1877: Madame Sinico-Campobello and Signor Campobello (vocal) with Mr Henri Petri (violin).
17 March 1877: Madame Antoinette Sterling and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal) with Madame Schumann (piano).
24 March 1877: Miss Jessie Jones, Miss Mary Davies, Mr Henry Guy, Mr James Sauvage, Mr Henry Pope, Mr Theiler and Mr Wadmore (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano).
31 March 1877: Miss Emily Thornton and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Miss Schirmacher (piano).
7 April 1877: Madame Ostmann-Goldberg and Mr Hollins (vocal) with Mr Franz Rummel (piano), including the first performances of Reber, Danse des Pirates et des Jeunes Filles and Raff, Suite for Pianoforte and Orchestra.
14 April 1877: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Bywater (vocal) with Herr Pauer (piano).
21 April 1877: Anton Rubenstein concert, given by Mademoiselle Friedlander and Mademoiselle Arnim (vocal), including a number of works by Rubenstein being given for the first time and conducted by the composer.
28 April 1877: Mrs Osgood and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Robert Hausmann (cello).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
5 May 1877: Miss Sophie Löwe, Miss Redecker, Miss Enriques, Mr Shakespeare, Mr Pyatt and Herr Henschel (vocal), with Miss Anna Mehlig and Mr Walter Bache (piano), including the first performance of Brahms, Neue Liebes-Lieder, Waltzes for Vocal Quartet, op. 65. Also, Anton Rubinstein, Don Quixote, Humoresque for Orchestra, conducted by the composer.
Date range of collection
1876 - 1877
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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