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Collection Description

Collection Title
Johann Kruse Popular Concerts (1903-04)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 323 e.2-3
Description
Two complete sequences of programmes, for the 46th seasons of Professor Johann Kruse's Monday and Saturday Popular Concerts, given at St. James's Hall, London, 1903-04, held as two bound volumes (one for each sequence).

These volumes previously belonged to the Oxford University Musical Club.

20 concerts were given during each series, being chamber music performances with some vocal and instrumental solos, including a number of works receiving a first performance of some description.

With the exception of Monday concerts nos. 4, 13 and 15 and Saturday concerts nos. 4, 13, 14, 16 and 19, all performances featured the Kruse String Quartet (Johann Kruse, Haydn Inwards, Alfred Hobday and Percy Such). Additional performers are listed below.

Both volumes begin with a complete sequence of handbills for the performances, followed by programmes with words and historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) by Ernest Walker.

Monday Popular Concerts (Mus. 323 e.3)
26 October: Vladimir de Pachmann (piano) and Herr and Frau von Dulong (vocal), including the first English performance of Jacques Dalcroze, Vocal Duets.
2 November: Leonard Borwick (piano) and Mademoiselle Yvonne Kerval (soprano).
9 November: Frederic Lamond (piano) and Eva Lessmann (soprano).
16 November: La Société des Instruments Anciens with Johann Kruse (violin) and Hope Morgan (soprano).
23 November: Mademoiselle Janotha (piano) and Mr Gervase Elwes (tenor).
30 November: Jean Gerardy (cello), Egon Petri (piano) and Johan Messchaert (baritone).
7 December: Georg Schumann (piano) and Jeannette Grumbacher de Jong (soprano), including the first English performance of Georg Schumann, Piano Quintet in E minor, op. 18.
14 December: Marie Hall (violin), Donald Francis Tovey (piano) and Miss Muriel Foster (alto), including the first performance of D. F. Tovey, Air and Variations in B flat major, for string quartet.
11 January: Katharine Goodson (piano) and Herr and Frau von Dulong (vocal), including the first performance of C. V. Stanford, Quintet in F major, op. 85 and the first English performance of Jacques Dalcroze, Vocal Duets.
18 January: Grimson Quartet with Mademoiselle Sandra Droucker (piano), Percy Such (cello) and Agnes Witting (mezzo-soprano), including the first London performance of Glazounow, Variations in F sharp minor for piano.
25 January: Wilhelm Berger (piano) and Julia Culp (alto), including the first London performance of Wilhelm Berger, String Quintet in E minor, op. 75.
1 February: Eugen d'Albert (piano) and Allis von Gelder (alto), including the first performance of Eugen d'Albert, String Quartet in A minor, op. 7.
8 February: Johann Kruse and Hugo Heermann (violin), Muriel Elliot (piano) and Hugo Heinz (baritone).
15 February: Robert Kahn (piano) and Montague Fordham and Francis Harford (vocal), including the first English performance Robert Kahn, Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 41.
22 February: Marie Fromm (piano), Henri Casadesus (viola d'amore), Edouard Nanny (double bass) and Raimund von zur Mühlen (tenor), including the first English performance of Theodor Streicher, Songs.
29 February: Fanny Davies (piano) and Alexander Heinemann (baritone).
7 March: Mrs Norman O'Neill (piano) and Le Quatour Lyrique.
14 March: Edouard Risler (piano) and Walter Kirby (tenor), including the first English performance of Felix Weingartner, String Quartet in F minor.
21 March: Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) and Lula Mysz-Gmeiner (alto).
28 March: Willibald Richter (piano) and Mrs Henry J. Wood (soprano), including the first English performance of songs by Wilhelm Berger.


Saturday Popular Concerts (Mus. 323 e.2)
24 October: Vladimir de Pachmann (piano) and Herr and Frau von Dulong (vocal).
31 October: Max Mayer (piano) and Ettore Gandolfi (baritone).
7 November: Frederic Lamond (piano) and Eva Lessmann (soprano).
14 November: La Société des Instruments Anciens with Johann Kruse (violin) and Mr Plunket Greene (baritone).
21 November: Fanny Davies (piano) and Katherine Jones (alto), including the first performance of Sgambati, Mélodies Poétiques for solo piano.
28 November: Egon Petri (piano) and Johann Messchaert (vocal), including the first London performance of Busoni, Sonata in E minor, no. 2 for Pianoforte and Violin.
5 December: Jean Gerardy (cello), Georg Schumann (piano) and Jeanette Grumbacher de Jong (vocal), including the first English performance of Georg Schumann, Piano Quartet in F minor, op. 29.
12 December: Herbert Fryer (piano), Charles Draper (clarinet) and Theo. Lierhammer (baritone), including the first performances of Richard H. Walthew, Trio in C minor for Pianoforte, Clarinet and Violin and Alexander von Fielitz, Cycle of Songs, Eliland.
9 January: Miss Teresita Carreño-Tagliapietra (piano) and Herr and Frau Dulong (vocal).
16 January: Grimson Quartet with Margaret Wild (piano) and Lucie Lenoir (soprano).
23 January: Wilhelm Berger (piano) and Agnes Nicholls (soprano), including the first London performance of Wilhelm Berger, Sonata in F major, op. 29 for Pianoforte and Violin.
30 January: Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) and Susanne Dessoir (soprano).
6 February: Johann Kruse and Hugo Heermann (violin), Miss Polyxena Fletcher (piano) and Grainger Kerr (alto).
13 February: Johann Kruse (violin) Robert Kahn (piano), Alfred Hobday (viola) and Mr Gervase Elwes (vocal).
20 February: Johanna Heymann (piano), Henri Casadesus (viola d'amore), Edouard Nanny (double bass) and Raimund von zur Mühlen (baritone).
27 February: Miss Marie Hall (violin), Miss Grace Smith (piano) and Alexander Heinemann (baritone).
5 March: Miss Tora Hwass (piano) and Le Quatour Lyrique.
12 March: Edouard Risler (piano) and D. Ffrangcon-Davies (baritone), including the first performance of songs by Rutland Boughton.
19 March: Johann Kruse (violin), Alfred Hobday (viola), Percy Such (cello), Cyril Scott (piano) and Lula Mysz-Gmeiner (alto).
26 March: Leonard Borwick (piano) and Frederic Austin (baritone).
Format
Date range of collection
1903 - 1904
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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01865 277063
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01865 277182
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Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
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