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Curtius Concert Club (1899-1900)
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A collection of programmes for 20 performances given by the Curtius Concert Club during the 1899-1900 season and at the start of their 1900-01 series.

During the first season, performances were held in the Prince's Galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Piccadilly. For the second, they moved to St. James's Hall, London.

All concerts were in two parts and, unless otherwise stated below, relied heavily on nineteenth-century repertory. All programmes provide the names of the vocal and instrumental soloists, an indication of the make of piano used and notices of forthcoming concerts in the same series.

25 October 1899: Madame Blanche Marchesi’s Song Recital, comprising vocal music from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, the former accompanied on the harpsichord by Arnold Dolmetsch and the latter on the piano by Henry Bird.

1 November 1899: Mr Ben Davies's Evening, with Ben Davies (vocal) and Madame Fischer-Sobell (piano), including song cycles by Beethoven (An Die Ferne Geliebte) and Arthur Sullivan (The Window or The Loves of the Wrens).

8 November 1899: Mademoiselles Eissler's Evening, featuring music for violin and harp, performed by Marianne and Clara Eissler, accompanied on the piano by Emmy Eissler. Also, songs given by Hugo Heinz.

22 November 1899: The Willy Hess String Quartet (Willy Hess, Alfred Hess, Carl Körner and F. Grützmacher) with Miss Kirkby Lunn (vocal), including quartets by Dvorak, Schubert and Beethoven.

29 November 1899: Busoni Pianoforte Recital, including music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.

6 December 1899: Pianoforte and Vocal Recital, given by Herr Schönberger and Mr Hugo Heinz, including vocal and piano repertory by Schumann, with one set of songs by Brahms.

13 December 1899: Miss Marie Brema's ‘Lieder Abed', including Schumann, Frauenliebe und Leben. A copy of this programme is also held at British Library shelfmark e.1402.c. (1.).

10 January 1900: The Kruse String Quartet (Messrs J. Kruse, C. Schilsky, A.E. Ferir and H. Walenn) with Misses Laura and Nelly Bush (vocal), accompanied by Miss Emily Christie, including quartets by Schubert and Beethoven.

17 January 1900: Pianoforte and Vocal Recital, given by Herr [Benno] Schönberger and Mr Hugo Heinz.

24 January 1900: Madame Blanche Marchesi's Vocal Recital, accompanied by Mr Henry Bird.

31 January 1900: Mr Arnold Dolmetsch's Lecture Concert on Old Musical Instruments (with a full list of the instrumental ensemble performers).

7 February 1900: Mr E.C. Hedmondt's Evening, being a two-part vocal recital (accompanied by George Clutsam) with violin solos performed by Ethel Barns.

14 February 1900: The Kruse String Quartet, with Cécile Brani (vocal, accompanied by Mr A. Mann), including a string quartet by Schumann and Trio by Mozart.

21 February 1900: Mrs Gordon Woodhouse's Evening, featuring Senor Arbos (violin), Senor Rubio (cello) and Mrs Woodhouse (piano). Also, songs performed by Miss Lucia Fydell.

28 February 1900: The Willy Hess String Quartet. Herr Grützmacher (cello) was replaced by Herbert Walenn for this concert and the programme was revised as a result. Both versions are listed, with the second comprising string quartets by Beethoven, Smetana, and Schumann.

7 March 1900: Piano and vocal recital given by Senor and Madame Sobrino.

7 November 1900: Madame Marchesi's Vocal Recital, including the first performances of songs by Wolf, A.C. Mackenzie, Parry, Hamish MacCunn and Liza Lehmann.

14 November 1900: Miss Marie Brema's Vocal Recital, assisted by Alfred Cortot.

21 November 1900: Anton van Rooy's Lieder Abend, assisted by Carl Friedberg.

28 November 1900: Messrs Benno Schönberger and Hugo Heinz Recital.
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1899 - 1900
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British Library, Music Collections
96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council