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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts (1881-1885)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.28
Description
One of four boxes of material within the F. Gilbert Webb collection relating to the Crystal Palace Saturday Afternoon Concerts, containing two bound volumes and a number of individual programmes for the concerts given between 1881 and 1897.

All concerts were conducted by August Manns.

All programmes including historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) and a number carry handwritten annotations. Those from 1882 onwards provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.

Volume 1: 1881
1880-81 season (nos. 12-21 and 23)
5 February: Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Eugene d'Albert (piano), including the first performance of Schubert, Symphony No. 1 in D.
12 February: Mr Herbert Reeves (vocal) and Herr Ignatz Brüll (piano), including the first performance of Brüll, Concerto No. 1 for Pianoforte and Orchestra and first English performance of Rubinstein, Ballet Divertissement, 'Nero'.
19 February: Miss Damian and Signor Foli (vocal) and Miss Helen Hopekirk (piano)
26 February: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Robert Hausmann (cello).
5 March: Mademoiselle Orgényi (vocal) and Herr Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Smetana, Symphonic Poem, 'Vltava'.
12 March: Madame Patey and Mr Frank Boyle (vocal) and Herr Barth (piano), including the first English performance of Bandini, Symphonic Poem, 'Eleonora'.
19 March: Miss Robertson and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), including the first performance of H. Gadsby, Columbus, a dramatic cantata, for tenor solo, male voice choir and orchestra, conducted by the composer.
26 March: Herr von zur Mühlen and Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and Madame Montigny-Rémaury (piano).
2 April: Miss Edith Santley and Mr Frederic King (vocal) and Herr Joachim (violin).
9 April: Mademoiselle Louise Pyk (vocal) and Monsieur Tivadar Nachez (violin).
23 April: Miss Annie Marriot, Miss Orridge, Mr Frank Boyle and Mr Frederick King (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Waldemar Mayer (violin).

1881-82 season (nos. 2-4, 6, 8 and 10)
22 October: Madame Schuch-Proska (vocal), including the first performance of F. H. Cowen, Characteristic Overture, 'Niagara'.
29 October: Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Frederic King (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
5 November: Madame Schuch-Proska (vocal), including the first performance of Mozart, Passepied and Gavotte, from Ballet Music for Idomeneo.
19 November: Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Frederic King (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mrs Bucknall-Eyre and Mr A. J. Eyre (piano) with Mr Henry Forrester (reader).
3 December: Miss Annie Marriott and Miss Edith Milar (vocal) and Miss Agnes Bartlett (piano).
17 December: Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and M. Marsick (violin), including the first performance of H. Leslie, New Symphony in D minor, conducted by the composer.


Volume 2: 1885
1884-85 season (no 11, 12, 15-18 and 20)
14 February: Miss Anna Soubré (vocal) and Madame Annette Essipoff (piano).
21 February: Mademoiselle Maria de Lido (vocal) and Mr Max Pauer (piano).
14 March: Miss Anna Williams (vocal) and Robert Hausmann (cello).
21 March: Mrs Hutchinson and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal) and Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Giovanni Gabrieli, Sonata for Double Orchestra and Haydn, Adagio and Allegro, from Symphony 'Le Midi'.
28 March: Beethoven Programme, given by Miss Annie Marriot, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Barton McGuckin and Mr Frederic King (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
4 April: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), Madame Jessie Morrison (piano) and Mr Krause (viola), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Festival Procession, 'The Queen of Sheba'.
18 April: Mr Harper Kearton (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Berlioz, Te Deum.
25 April, Mr Manns's Benefit: Mademoiselle Pauline Cramer, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Watkin Mills and Signor Foli (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano) and John Dunn (violin).

1885-86 season (nos. 1-4, 6, 8)
17 October: Mademoiselle Pauline Cramer, Miss Helena Arnim, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Thorndike (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
24 October: Madame Helene Crosmond and Ben Davies (vocal) and Mr Franz Rumell (piano), including the first performance of F. Corder, Prospero, Concert Overture in E minor.
31 October: Mr W. Winch (vocal) and Signorina Gemma Luziani (piano).
7 November: Madame Valleria (vocal), Mr Carl Jung (violin) and Messrs Alfred Wells and A. Tootill (flute), including the first performance of Ferdinand Praeger, Symphonic Poem, 'Leben und Liebe, Kampf und Sieg'.
21 November: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Edith Marriott, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Charles Chilley, Mr Hirwen Jones and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano).
5 December: Mr Santley (vocal), Madame Frickenhaus (piano) and Mr G. A. Clinton (clarinet), including the first English performance of Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien for Orchestra, op. 45.


Individual programmes
16 April 1881: No. 21, with Madame Lemmens-Sherrington (vocal) and Herr Waldemar Meyer (violin), including the first English performances of Liszt, Symphonic Poem, 'The Ideal' and Ph. Rüfer, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 33.
30 April 1881: Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, with Madamoiselle Mantilla, Miss Hope-Glenn, and Signor Perugini (vocal), Mademoiselle Babette Lobach and Mr Franz Rummel (piano), including the first English performances of Brahms, Academic Festival Overture and Tragic Overture and Rossini, Petite Polka Chinoise.
7 May 1881: Special Saturday Concert with Madame Alwina Valleria (vocal) and Madame Sophie Menter (piano)
14 May 1881: Special Saturday Concert with Mr Maas (vocal) and Carl Heymann (piano), including the first English performance of Raff, Symphony in C.
21 May 1881: Special Saturday Concert with Mrs Hutchinson and Signor Foli (vocal) and Mr Franz Rummel (piano), including the first English performances of Rubinstein, Symphony No. 5 in G minor and Grieg, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in A.
15 October 1881: no. 1 with Miss Robertson and Miss Fanny Robertson (vocal), including the first English performance of Gounod, Ballet Airs, 'Le Tribut de Zamora'.
12 November 1881: no. 5 with Mademoiselle Louisa Pyk and Signor Bonetti (vocal) and Mr Walter Bache (piano), including the first performance of Richard Wuerst, Serenade for Strings, 'Under the Balcony'.
26 November 1881: no. 7 with Madame Crewe-Riechelmann (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano).
10 December 1881: no. 9 with Miss Anna Williams (vocal) and M. Marsick (violin)
13 October 1883: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal) and Oscar Beringer (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in G minor.
11 April 1885: no. 19 with Madame Hughes-Paltzer and Signor Marini (vocal) and Adolph Fischer (cello), including the first English performance of Rubinstein, Bacchanal from the Grand Ballet, The Vine.
3 April 1897: no. 18 with Madame Medora Henson, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
Format
Date range of collection
1881 - 1885
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
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Accrual Status
closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council