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Collection Description

Collection Title
Ernst Henschel collection: Berlin: Meister-Saal (1916-38)
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A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for recital and chamber concerts given at the Meister-Saal, Köthenerstr. 38, Berlin between 1916 and 1938, held loosely and arranged chronologically across boxes 9 to 25 of the Ernst Henschel collection (1892-1966).

For an introduction to this collection see Ernst Henschel collection: General.

In addition to the miscellaneous concerts listed below, the collection includes programme for Kammermusikabend given by the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik on 27 February 1928, 23 February and 24 April 1929, 10 December 1929 and 9 May 1930 (boxes 17-19).

There are also programmes for recitals of music by Johann Seb. Bach given by Claudio Arrau (piano) on 26 September, 20 October and 15 December 1922 [and 11 January 1923] (Das wohltemperierte Klavier von Johann Sebastian Bach, single document, multiple copies, box 12/i) and 9 and 23 October, 12 and 20 November and 11 December 1935, 15 and 29 January, 11 and 25 March, 22 April and 8 September 1936 and 3 March 1937 (Das Gesamte Klavierwerke von Johann Seb. Bach nos. 1-12, box 23, box 24/i and box 24/ii). Annotations to the programmes for 1936 suggest that the performances actually took place on 15 and 29 January, 18 March, 22 April, 30 September and 9 December. Programmes are filed under these dates.

Miscellaneous concerts
Box 9
28 March 1916: Kammer-Abend with Alice Ehlers (piano) (parcel 1).
4 and 28 January 1917: Kammermusik-Abend with Möllendorff-Quartett (4 January)/Hjalmar von Dameck (violin, 28 January) (parcel 2).

Box 10/ii
28 March 1919: III. Abend mit zeitgenössischen Werken, with Hermann Scherchen.
16 and 26 May 1919: I/II Kammermusik-Abend der Neuen Musikgesellschaft/Scherchen-Quartett.

Box 12/i
16 February 1922: II. Klavier-Abend, Alfred Schmidt-Badekow.
11 March 1922: Moderner Sonaten-Abend, Mayo Wadler and Eduard Erdman.
18 March 1922: Moderner Klavier-Abend, Erwin Schulhoff.
1 April 1922: Klavierwerke von Johannes Brahms, Walter Rehberg. This document also contains programmes for other performances in this series given on 20 March and 7 April in the Brahmssaal, on 7 April in the Meistersaal and on 20 April in the Blüthnersaal.

Box 13
6 February 1924: II. Konzert by the Roth-Quartett.
9 February 1924: Kammermusik mit Gitarre, with Erwin Schwarz-Reiflingen, presented by the Kammermusikvereinigung der Staatsoper.
22 February and 27 May 1924: 2. and 4. Kammermusikabend with the Melos-Gemeinschaft.
28 September and 1 October 1924: Zwei Gedächtnis-Konzerte, In Memoriam Ferruccio Benvenuto Busoni (single document, the second performance being in the Vox-Saale).

Box 14
21 March 1925: Klavier-Abend von Willi Apel.

Box 15
14 January 1926: Zweiter Klavierabend, Hermann Hoppe.
19 March 1926: Kompositions-Abend, Günter Raphael.
30 March 1926: Sigfrid Karg-Elert-Abend.
14 October: Klavier-Abend von Johannes Strauss. This document also includes programmes for recitals by Joseph Szigeti (Beethovensaal, 4 October) and Ernst von Dohnanyi (Singakademie, 11 October).

Box 16
10 February 1927: Kammermusik-Abend, Trio-Vereinigung.
14 February 1927: Joseph Marx-Lieder-Abend der Bruckner-Vereinigung.
20 September 1927: I. Konzert der Gesellschaft der Freunde des neuen Rußland, with Samuel Feinberg (piano).
14 December 1927: Neue Kinderstücke und Kinderlieder, with Alice Jacob-Loewenson (piano) and Alice Schäffer-Kuznitsky (vocal).

Box 17
23 February 1928: Klavierabend von Walter Niemann.
17 November 1928: Zeitgenossische Russische Musik, for the Gesellschaft der Freunde des Neuen Rufzland.

Box 18
1 March 1929: Kammermusik-Abend by the Genzel-Quartett.

Box 19
24 January 1930: 10 Jahre Novembergruppe.
25 March 1930: Kammermusikabend with Charlotte Kaufmann und Gerhard Tucholski.

Box 20
26 February 1931: IV. Konzert mit neuen Werken/Das Klavierwerk Arnold Schönbergs.

Box 23
5 February 1935: Bach-Abend von Georg A. Walter.
24 February 1935: Junge Deutsche Komponisten.
30 October 1935: Alte Kammermusik München.
24 November 1935: Klavier-Abend von Kurt Lichdi.
2 May 1935: Hausmusik um Mozart.

Box 24
4 March 1936: Mozart-Abend von Edith Axenfeld (piano) (parcel 1).
2 March 1937: I. Sonaten-Abend von Hans Andreae (cello) und Renata Borgatti (piano) (parcel 2).

Box 25
4 February 1938: Gerhard Puchelt (piano) und der Berliner Streichtrio.
18 February 1938: Kammermusik-Abend des Dahlke-Trios.
25 March 1938: Klavier-Abend von Hermann Bischler.
Date range of collection
1916 - 1938
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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