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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts (1887-93)
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 4 bound volumes, covering the performances given between 1887 and 1889 and in 1893.

Unless otherwise stated below, all concerts were conducted by August Manns.

All programmes contain words and analytical programme notes (with musical examples) and provide a list of the orchestral ensemble. Many also include some handwritten annotations, which comment on the performance, on the words performed and provide indications of the performance timings.


Volume 1: 1887
1886-87 season (nos. 16-20)
19 March: Miss Adelaide Mullen (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Ch. M. Widor, Symphony, No. 2 in A., op. 54.
26 March: Miss Hilda Coward, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Lionel Kilby, Mr Houghton, Mr D. Price and Mr Ridding and the Crystal Palace Choir.
2 April: Mademoiselle Antoniette Trebelli (vocal).
9 April: Miss Liza Lehmann (vocal), Madame Neruda (violin) and Mr Lockwood (harp).
16 April: Beethoven programme, given by Miss Annie Marriot, Miss Annie Layton, Mr Harper Kearton and Mr Frederick King (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Kwast (piano).
23 April: Mr Manns's Benefit Concert with Mademoiselle Lilian Nordica, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal), Madame Neruda (violin) and Herr Schonberger (piano).

1887-88 season (nos. 1 and 7)
8 October: Mademoiselle Elvira Gambogi (vocal) and Josef Hofmann (piano), including the first performance of George J. Bennett, New Concert-Overture in B flat, 'Jugendträume'.
19 November: Mrs Henschel (vocal) and Franz Neruda (cello), including the first performance of Neruda, Concertstück for Violoncello and Orchestra, in C minor.


Volume 2: 1888
1887-88 season (nos. 13, 16-17, 20, Mr Manns')
18 February: Miss Thudichum and Mr Harper Kearton (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of Hamish MacCunn, Ballad for Orchestra and Chorus, 'Lord Ullin's Daughter'.
10 March: Mademoiselle Louise Dotti (vocal), the London Vocal Union and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of F. Corder, Ballad, 'The Minstrel's Curse'.
17 March: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano).
7 April: Madame Valleria (vocal) and Hans Wessely (violin), including the first performance of Dvorak, Symphony in F, no. 3, op. 76.
21 April: Mr Manns's Benefit, with Nikita, Madame Carlotta Recoschéwicz and Carl Formes (vocal), Hans Wessely (violin) and Monsieur E. Gillet (cello).

1888-89 season (nos. 2-5 and 7-9)
20 October: Madame Valleria and Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) and M. Johannes Wolff (violin), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Symphony No. 2, in E flat, op. 35.
27 October: Miss Anna Williams, Miss Marie Curren and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Messrs John F. Barnett and Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first performances of A. C. Mackenzie, Benedictus for Orchestra and John F. Barnett, Offertoire for Organ.
3 November: Mademoiselle Alphonsine Douilly (vocal), Miss Marie Douglas (violin) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first performances of H. Gadsby, Festal Symphony (MS) in D major and Schubert, Five Dances for Strings.
10 November: Mr and Mrs Henschel (vocal), Master Harold Bauer (violin), Miss Ethel Bauer (piano) and Mr Lockwood (harp).
24 November: Max Heinrich (vocal) and Franz Ondriczek (violin), including the first English performance of Ondriczek, Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra on Airs from Smetana's Opera, 'Die Verkaufte Braut'.
1 December: Mademoiselle Carlotta Badia (vocal) and Madame Essipoff (piano), including the first performance of M. Moszkowski, Cortège (Fantastischer Zug) for Orchestra, op. 43.
8 December: Mademoiselle Antoniette Trebelli (vocal), Monsieur Marsick (violin) and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of Wormser-Marsick, Solos for Violin, 'A Bord du Danube' and 'Danse Slavacque' from 'Suite Tzigane'.


Volume 3: 1889
1888-89 season (nos. 12, 13 and 16-17 and Mr Manns')
16 February: Madame Nordica, Miss Marie Curran, Mr Ivey McKay and Mr Andrew Black (vocal), including the first English performance of Hamish MacCunn, Dramatic Cantata, The Lay of the Last Minstrel'.
23 February: Fraulein Marie Fillunger (vocal), Miss Fanny Davies (piano) and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Stanford, Symphony No. 4 in F major, op. 31.
16 March: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mons. Ernest Gillet (cello).
23 March: Miss Elsa (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Prout, Overture (in E) to Sir Walter Scott's 'Rokeby'.
20 April, Mr Manns's Benefit Concert: Madame Nordica, Mademoiselle Tremelli and Mr Brereton (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Frederic Cliffe, Symphony in C minor.

1889-90 season (nos. 1-4 and 6-8)
19 October: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Madame Roger-Miclos (piano).
26 October: Mademoiselle Elvira Gambogi (vocal) and Senor Albeniz (piano), including the first English performance of Dr. Bernhard Scholz, Symphony in B flat.
2 November: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal) and Hans Wessely (violin), including the first performance of F. J. Simpson, Concert-Overture, 'Robert Bruce'.
9 November: Madame Nordica (vocal) and Madame Anna Falk-Mehlig (piano), including the first English performance of Lalo, Rhapsody for Orchestra.
23 November: Fraulein Fillunger (vocal) and Miss Nettie Carpenter (violin).
30 November: Mr and Mrs Henschel (vocal).
7 December: Madame Louise Pyk (vocal) and Miss Marian Osborn (piano), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Overture to 'Sákuntalà'.


Volume 4: 1893
1892-93 season (no. 11-13, 15-18 and 20)
18 February: Madame Maria Duma (vocal) and Master Otto Hegner (piano).
25 February: Mr Santley (vocal) and Miss Mary Cardew (violin).
4 March: Madame Belle Cole (vocal) and Monsieur Slivinski (piano), including the first performance of Marshall Hall, Concert-Overture (MS).
18 March: Miss Mary Harris (vocal) and Dr. Joseph Joachim (violin).
25 March: Mademoiselle Landi (vocal) and Herr Julius Klengel (cello), including the first English performance of Klengel, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, no. 2 in D.
1 April: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal) and Mr Leonard Borwick (piano).
8 April: Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano), including the first English performance of E. Grieg, Orchestral Suite, no. 2 from the music to 'Peer Gynt'.
22 April: Miss Liza Lehmann (vocal) and Gabriele Wietrowetz (violin).

1893-94 season (nos. 1-3, 5-7 and 9-10)
14 October: Miss Esther Palliser (vocal) and Mons. Slivinski (piano), including the first performance of Godfrey Pringle, Ballad for Orchestra, 'Durand'.
21 October: In Memoriam Charles Gounod, with Miss Emma Juch and Mr David Bispham (vocal) and Mademoiselle Frida Scotta (violin).
28 October: Miss Meisslinger (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first performance of Dr Henry Hiles, Concert-Overture, 'Youth'.
11 November: Mr Plunket Greene (vocal) and Miss Beatrice Langley (violin).
18 November: Mrs Hutchinson (vocal), Monsieur Siloti (piano) and Mr H. Krause (viola), including the first performance of C. H. Couldery, Cradle Song for Orchestra.
25 November: Mr Eugene Oudin (vocal) and Julius Klengel (cello), including the first English performance of Klengel, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, no. 3.
9 December: Madame Ada Patterson (vocal) and Monsieur Paderewski (piano).
16 December: Miss Meredyth Elliott (vocal) and Herr Schonberger (piano), conducted by Edward German.
Format
Date range of collection
1887 - 1893
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