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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 7 (1877-78)
Unique Identifier
34A
Description
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1877-78 season (missing nos. 7 and 11), conducted by August Manns, held as individual items within the seventh of 29 boxes.

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

1877-78 season (missing nos. 7 and 11)
6 October 1877: Madame Sophie Lowe and Mr George Fox (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first London performance of Auber, Overture, 'Le Premier Jour de Bonheur'.
13 October 1877: Madame Nouver and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal) with Senor Sarasate (violin), including the first English performance of Max Bruch, Vorspiel, 'Loreley'.
20 October 1877: Miss Redeker and Mr Robert Hilton (vocal) with Senor Sarasate (violin), including the first performance of Schubert, Symphony in B flat, no. 2.
27 October 1877: Miss Robertson and Signor Gustave Garcia (vocal) with Mr Dannreuther (piano), including the first performance of Xaver Scharwenka, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in B flat minor (op. 32).
3 November 1877: Miss Robertson, Miss Mary Davies and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Senor Sarasate (violin) and Mr C. E. Willing (organ), including the first performance of Bruch, New Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, no. 2.
10 November 1877: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Miss Laing Meason (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano), including the first London performance of Macfarren, Overture, 'Joseph'.
24 November 1877: Madame Patey and Mr Cummings (vocal) with Mr Franklin Taylor (piano).
1 December 1877: Miss Lisa Walton, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Bernard Lane (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mademoiselle Lilly Oswald (piano), including the first performance of E. Prout, Symphony No. 2 in G minor.
8 December 1877: Madame Matilda Savertal and Signor Foli (vocal) with Professor Wilhelmj (violin), including the first English performances of Raff, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor (op.161) and Liszt, Rhapsodie Hongroise, no. 4.
9 February 1878: Miss Redeker and Mr Santley (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir.
16 February 1878: Mrs Osgood and Madame Patey (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Wieniawski (violin), including the first performance of Wingham, Concert-Overture No. 4 in F.
23 February 1878: Miss Merivale and Herr Georg Henschel (vocal) with Ignaz Brüll (piano).
2 March 1878: Miss Merivale and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Herr Dr. Joseph Joachim (violin).
9 March 1878: Madame Sophie Lowe and Signor Foli (vocal) with Miss Marie Krebs (piano), including the first performance of Bruch, Scena, 'Ingeborg's Lament' (Frithjof) and the first English performance of Verdi, Ballo della Regina Peregrina from Don Carlos.
16 March 1878: G. A. Macfarren, The Lady of the Lake, with Miss Catherine Penna, Madame Patey, Mr Shakespeare, Mr George Fox and Mr Robert Hilton (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
23 March 1878: Mrs Mudie-Bolingbroke and Mr Santley (vocal) with Mr Oscar Beringer (piano).
30 March 1878: Herr Henschel (vocal) and Senor Sarasate (violin), including the first English performance of Lalo, Concerto (Sinfonie-Espagnole) for Violin and Orchestra, op. 21.
6 April 1878: Madame Joachim (vocal) and Herr Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Joachim, Scena for 'Marfa' from Schiller's Demetrius.
13 April 1878: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Miss Anna Mehlig (piano).
20 April 1878: Thekla Friedlander and Mademoiselle Redeker (vocal) with Senor Sarasate (violin), including the first English performance of Reinecke, In Memoriam.
27 April 1878: the Misses Allitsen and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano).
4 May 1878: Miss Anna Williams and M. Henrik Westberg (vocal) with Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first English performance of Massenet, Ouverture, Divertissement des Esclaves Persans, and Cortege Indien, from 'Le Roi de Lahore'. Also, the first English performance of Massenet, Prelude, Invocation, and Danse des Saturnales from 'Les Erinnyes', conducted by the composer.
11 May 1878: Thekla Friedlander, Mademoiselle Redeker, Mr Shakespeare and Mr Lucas Williams (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, and Senor Sarasate (violin).
Format
Date range of collection
1877 - 1878
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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020 7591 4323
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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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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council