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HomeSearchGetRecordErnst Henschel collection: Berlin: Königliches Opernhaus (1892-1936)

Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: Berlin: Königliches Opernhaus (1892-1936)
Unique Identifier
Henschel
Description
A partially complete collection of handbills and programme books for the Sinfonie-Abend der königl. Kapelle/Sinfonie-Konzert die Kapelle der Staats-Opera given at the Königliches Opernhaus/Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin between 1892 and 1936, held loosely and arranged in chronological fashion over the first 24 boxes of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

Also, a miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for other performances given at this venue between 1895 and 1935.

For an introduction to this collection see Ernst Henschel collection.

1. Sinfonie-Abend der königl. Kapelle/Sinfonie-Konzert die Kapelle der Staats-Opera
Ten concerts of this sort were given annually between October and April, directed, unless otherwise stated below, by Felix Weingartner (to the end of 1906-07 season), Richard Strauss (1908-09 season to 1918-19), Wilhelm Furtwangler (1920-21 and 1921-22 seasons) and Erich Kleiber (from 1924-25 season).

The concerts became known as the Sinfonie-Konzert die Kapelle der Staats-Opera when the Königliches Opernhaus was re-branded as the Staatsoper after the fall of the German Empire in 1918.

Unless otherwise stated below, documentation for the early seasons consists of a handbill whilst, from the start of the 1912-13 season, complete programme booklets are provided.

1893–94 (no.5)
24 March 1894 (box 1/i).

1894-95 (nos.1 and 4)
5 October and 14 December 1894 (box 1/i).

1895-96 (missing no.3)
4 and 18 October and 16 December 1895 (box 1/i).
10 and 31 January, 14 February, 9 and 22 March and 2 April 1896 (box 1/ii).
The concert on 10 January 1896 was directed by Joseph Sucher. The programmes for October 1895 are handwritten. The concert on 2 April 1896 was repeated on 4 April 1896 and there are 2 copies of the programme.

1896–97 (missing no.8)
2 and 18 October, 6 November, 18 December 1896 (box 1/ii).
7 and 29 January, 12 February, 24 March and 15 April 1897 (box 1/iii).

1897–98
4 and 18 October, 5 November and 17 December 1897 (box 1/iii).
7 and 21 January, 11 February, 9 and 22 March and 9 April 1898 (box 2/i).
Concert nos. 3-7 were directed by Karl Muck.

1898–99
30 September, 18 October, 2 November and 7 and 21 December 1898 (box 2/i).
16 and 30 January, 9 and 22 March (two copies) and 1 April 1899 (box 2/ii).

1899–1900
29 September, 18 October, 6 November, 11 and 22 December 1899 (box 2/ii).
3 and 22 January, 9 and 22 March and 12 April 1900 (box 2/iii).

1900–1901 season (nos. 1-3)
29 September, 18 October and 9 November 1900 (box 2/iii).

1901–1902
4 and 18 October, 8 November and 6 and 20 December 1901 (box 2/iv).
3 and 31 January and 9, 22 and 29 March 1902 (box 3/i).

1902–03
3 and 18 October, 7 and 21 November and 5 and 22 December 1902 (box 3/i).
2 January, 9 and 22 March and 11 April 1903 (box 3/ii).

1903–04 (missing no. 6)
9 and 17 October, 6 and 20 November and 4 December 1903 (box 3/ii).
9 and 22 March, 2 April and 6 May 1904 (box 4/i).
The sixth concert of this season was given on 18 December 1903. A programme for this is held in box 4/ii.

1904–05
7 and 18 October, 4 and 25 November and 2 and 19 December 1904 (box 4/i).
6 January, 9 and 22 March and 22 April 1905 (box 4/ii).

1905–06
18 October, 2 and 29 November and 8 and 22 December 1905 (box 4/ii).
2, 9 and 22 March, 14 April and 7 May 1906 (box 5/i)

1906–07
18 October, 9 and 23 November and 7 and 21 December 1906 (box 5/i).
10 January, 15 February and 9, 22 and 30 March 1907 (box 5/ii).

1907–08
30 September, 18 October, 8 and 29 November and 20 December 1907 (box 5/ii).
7 and 21 February, 9 and 27 March and 18 April 1908 (box 5/iii).
These concerts were directed by Weingartner (1, 2, 4 and 5), Leo Blech (3 and 7) Robert Laugs (nos. 6, 8 and 10) and Ernst von Schuch (no.9).

1908-09 (missing nos. 9 and 10)
2 and 18 October, 6 November, and 4 and 18 December 1908 (box 5/iii).
15 January, 12 February and 9 March 1909 (box 6/i).
The last of these concerts was directed by Leo Blech.

1909–10
5 and 18 October, 5 November, and 3 and 17 December 1909 (box 6/i).
21 January, 22 February, and 9, 22 and 26 March 1910 (box 6/ii).
There are two copies of the programmes for concert nos. 7 and 9.

1910–11
3, 18 and 31 October and 9 and 20 December 1910 (box 6/ii).
20 January, 9, 22 and 29 March and 15 April 1911 (box 7/i).
A full programme book is held for concert no.8.

1911–12
18 and 30 October, 10 November and 11 December 1911 (box 7/i).
15 and 28 February, 9 and 22 March and 4 April 1912 (box 7/ii).
Full programme books are held for concert nos. 1 and 4.

1912–13
18 October, 8 and 26 November, and 6 and 20 December 1912 (box 7/ii).
14 and 28 February, 9, 20 and 28 March 1913 (box 8/i).
Handbills only are held for concert nos. 5, 7 and 9.

1913–14
18 October, 7 and 26 November, and 4 and 19 December 1913 (box 8/i).
6 and 27 February and 9, 22 and 29 March 1914 (box 8/ii).
Handbills only are held for concert nos. 3 and 10. The first performance of this season was directed by Leo Blech.

1914–15 (missing no. 5)
18 October, 6 and 25 November and 21 December 1914 (box 8/ii).
15 January, 5 and 26 February, 9 and 22 March and 1 April 1915 (box 8/iii).
Handbills only are held for concert nos. 1, 4, 6 and 10.

1915–16
18 November and 3 November 1915 (box 8/iii).
7 and 21 January, 4 and 22 February, 9 and 22 March and 7 and 20 April 1916 (box 9/i).
Handbills only are held for concert nos. 2, 8 and 9.

1916–17 (missing no. 10)
18 and 31 October, 28 November and 8 and 19 December 1916 (box 9/i).
31 January, 16 February and 9 and 22 March 1917 (box 9/ii).
Handbills only are held for concert nos. 1-3, 5 and 7. The concert on 31 January was directed by Leo Blech.

1917–18
18 October, 6 and 30 November, and 12 and 21 December 1917 (box 9/ii).
1 February, 2, 9, 22 and 30 March1918 (box 10/i).
Handbills only for concert nos. 4, 5, 7 and 10.

1918–1919 (missing no.6)
18 and 29 October, 8 and 29 November and 6 December 1918 (box 10/i).
21 March and 4, 19 and 29 April 1919 (box 10/ii).
Handbills only for concert nos. 4, 9 and 10.

1919–20
28 October, 14 and 28 (handwritten) November and 10 December 1919 (box 10/ii).
9 and 30 January, 20 February, 2 March, 3 April and 4 May 1920 (box 11/i).
Handbills only for concert nos. 4, 6, 9 and 10. These concerts were directed by Max von Schillings (nos. 1-4), Leo Blech (5-6) and W. Furtwangler (7-10).

1920–21
1 and 27 October, 19 November and 8 December 1920 (box 11/i).
12 January, 9 and 25 February, 11 March, 6 April and 4 May 1921 (box 11/ii).
Handbills only for concert nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 10.

1921–22 (missing no.3)
5 October, 4 November and 7 December 1921 (box 11/ii).
20 January, 3 and 22 February, 17 March and 20 and 28 April 1922 (box 12/i).
Handbills only for concerts nos. 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10. The concert on 20 April was directed by Hermann Abendroth.

1922–23 (missing nos. 8 and 10)
13 and 27 October and 10 and 24 November 1922 (box 12/i).
12 January, 9 and 23 February and 23 March 1923 (box 12/ii).
The programme for 27 October is handwritten. The concerts were directed by Hermann Adenbroth

1923–24 (missing nos.1 and 4)
14 November and 5 December 1923 (box 12/ii).
18 January, 8 and 29 February, 28 April and 9 and 23 May 1924 (box 13).
These concerts were directed by Bruno Walter (no. 2), Erich Kleiber (nos. 3 and 8-10) and Fritz Busch (nos. 5-7). The programme for 14 November 1923 is handwritten.

1924–25 (missing no. 10)
3 and 24 October, 7 November, and 5 and 19 December 1924 (box 13).
9 and 30 January, 14 and 27 March 1925 (box 14).

1925–26
2 and 30 October, 20 November, 4 and 18 December 1925 (box 14).
22 January, 3 and 26 February and 9 April 1926 (box 15).

1926–27 (nos. 5-8)
7 and 21 January, 16 February and 4 March 1927 (box 16).

1927–28 (nos. 2, 3, 7, 8 and 10)
16 December 1927 (box 16).
27 January, 20 April, 4 May and 8 June 1928 (box 17).

1928–29 (missing nos. 3 and 6)
12 October and 9 November 1928 (box 17).
4 and 25 January, 8 and 22 March, 3 May and 22 June 1929 (box 18).

1929–30 (nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6)
20 December 1929 (box 18).
17 January, 3 April and 16 May 1930 (box 19).

1930–31 (nos. 2-5)
19 December 1930 (box 19).
9 January, 6 and 27 February 1931 (box 20).

1931–32 (nos. 1-3)
8 January, 4 February and 18 March 1932 (box 21/i).

1933–34 (no. 2)
17 November 1933 (box 21/ii).

1933–34 (nos. 3-5)
5 and 26 January and 16 March 1934 (box 22).

1934–35 (no. 2)
30 November 1934 (box 22).

1936 (no. 1)
6 January 1936 (box 24).


2. Miscellaneous concerts
24 February 1895: Handel, Joshua, directed by Dr. Muck (box 1/i).
5 and 17 December 1897: Königliches Opernchors, directed by Carl Muck (box 1/iii).
17 November 1897: Liszt, Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth (box 1/iii).
5 December 1897: Concert-Aufführung, Fraulein Hiedler, Fraulein Rothauser, Herr Sommer and Herr Mödlinger (vocal) with the Königl. Kapelle (box 1/iii).
16 October 1898: Kammermusik-Matinee (box 2/i).
6 March 1899: Grosses Concerts (box 2/ii).
18 December 1899: Subscriptions-Concerte (box 2/ii)
2 November 1901: Concert Edouard Colonne (box 2/iv).
23 November 1901: Orchesterabend, Königliche Schauspiele (box 2/iv).
22 November 1905 and 20 November 1907: Konzert des Königlichen Opernchors (box 4/ii and box 5/ii).
26 October 1913: Matinee zum Besten des Meyerbeer-Denkmalfonds [Königliche Schauspiele] (box 8/i).
21 November: Bußtags-Konzert, Königlichen Opernchors with Hugo Rüdel (box 9/ii).
2 April 1920: Sonder-Sinfonie-Konzert der Kapelle der Staatsoper, directed by Furtwangler (box 11/i).
16 November 1921: 2. Orchesterkonzert (box 11/ii).
13 October and 15 December 1932 and 12 January 1933: Sinfonie-Konzert, directed by Otto Klemperer nos. 1-3 (box 21/i and box 21/ii).
8 December 1935: Sibelius-Morgenfeier, Rudolf Schulz-Dornburg (box 23).
Format
Date range of collection
1892 - 1936
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council