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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 9 (1879-80)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday concerts 1879-80 (missing nos. 3, 7, 12, 17 and 24), conducted unless otherwise stated below by August Manns, held as individual items within the ninth of 29 boxes.

This box also includes programme books with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts given on 17 May 1879 and 24 April 1880.

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.

1879-80 season (missing nos. 3, 7, 12, 17 and 24)
4 October 1879: Miss Thursby (vocal) and Maurice Dengremont (violin).
11 October 1879: Mrs Osgood (vocal) with Madame Montigny-Remaury and Miss Marie Wurm (piano), including the first English performance of H. Hofmann, Frithjof, A Symphony for Full Orchestra.
25 October 1879: Madame Schuch-Proska (vocal) and Mr Carrodus (violin), including the first performances of A. Ponchielli, Dance of the Hours, Ballabile, from 'La Gioconda' and Beethoven, Allegro con Brio for violin and orchestra in C major.
1 November 1879: Madame Schuch-Proska and Miss Hope Glenn (vocal) and Miss Bessie Richards (piano), including the first performance of F. Davenport, Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra.
8 November 1879: Miss Carlotta Elliot and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano).
22 November 1879: Miss Robertson (vocal) and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first English performance of C. Swinnerton Heap, Concert-Overture.
29 November 1879: Miss Lilian Bailey and Mr Shakespeare (vocal) with Miss Kuhe (piano).
6 December 1879: Madame Sophie Löwe (vocal) and Mons. Saint-Saens (piano), including the first English performance of Saint-Saens, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra, no. 3 in E flat, op. 29.
13 December 1879: Mademoiselle Marie Breidenstein, Mr Henry Guy, Mr B. Davis, Mr R. E. Miles and Mr Hervet d'Egville (vocal), with Mr Leslie's Choir and Charles Fry (reader), conducted by Mr Henry Leslie.
7 February 1880: Madame Sinico (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano).
14 February 1880: Mrs Osgood (vocal) and Miss Dora Schirmacher (piano).
21 February 1880: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Professor Barth (piano).
28 February 1880: Miss Marian Williams (vocal) and Dr Joseph Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Joachim, Variations for Violin and Orchestra.
13 March 1880: Miss Thekla Friedlander and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) with Herr Hugo Heermann (violin), including the first English performances of Goetz, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Svensden, Rhapsodie Norvegienne, No. 4.
20 March 1880: Mr Santley (vocal) and Herr Barth (piano), including the first performance of F. Corder, Characteristic Suite for Orchestra, 'In the Black Forest'.
27 March 1880: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Frederick King (vocal) with Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Slavonian Dances (second set).
3 April 1880: Herr Henschel (vocal) and Mr Edward Dannreuther (piano), including the first performance of C. H. H. Parry, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in F sharp.
10 April 1880: Miss Mackenzie and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal) with Miss Anna Mehlig (piano).
17 April 1880: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Orridge, Mr Harper Kearton and Mr Frederick King (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of F. Praeger, Symphonic Prelude to Byron's 'Manfred'.
10 May 1880: Miss Georgine Burns and Mr Maas (vocal) with Senor Sarasate (violin).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts
17 May 1879: Mrs Osgood, Fraulein Louise von Hennig, Mr Joseph Maas, Mr W. T. Carleton, Herr Elmblad and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), with Senor Sarasate (violin) and Miss Anna Mehlig and Herr Xaver Scharwenka (piano), including the first performance of Liszt, The Battle of the Huns.
24 April 1880: Mrs Osgood, Madame Ida Hahn-Friedlander, Miss Hope Glenn, Mr Harper Kearton, Mr St. John Cottingham and Signor Foli (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir, Miss Anna Mehlig (piano) and Monsieur Emile Sauret (violin).
Date range of collection
1879 - 1880
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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