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Collection Title
Provincial Concerts (1845-1846)
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Cup.503.f.35
Description
A miscellaneous collection of announcements and programmes for concerts given at various venues in England – the majority outside of London – in 1845 and 1846, arranged chronologically and held over two volumes.

All of the concerts documented are in two acts and are predominantly vocal in orientation. The majority also feature an instrumental soloist who typically contributed a concertante/fantasia piece in each part. Certain performances incorporate orchestral overtures/symphonies at the beginning of each act. The nature of the vocal repertory reflects the nationality of the vocal performers involved (see below).

The volumes can be divided into groups of programmes relating to performances given by specific performers:

Volume 1 (1845)
1. Sigismond Thalberg (piano) (20 January to19 February)
2. Henry Vieuxtemps (violin) (31 March to 11 April)
3. Mr Carte ('boehm flute') (May)
4. Julius Benedict (piano/conductor) (21 August to 23 September)
5. Giovanni Puzzi (horn) (22 August to 5 September)
6. Madame Dulcken (piano) (3 November to 3 December)

Volume 2 (1846)
1. Mr W. Vincent Wallace (composer, pianist and conductor) (9 to 24 February)
2. Mr Carte (flute) (23 to 30 April)
3. Madame Knispel, Miss Bassano, Herr Knispel and Herr Pischek (vocal) (8-10 June)
5. Various vocalists (August-September)
6. Julius Benedict (piano/conductor).


1. Sigismond Thalberg (piano)
Fantasias by Thalberg were given in each act of the concerts listed here and the vocal repertory was provided by Miss Dolby, Miss Eliza Birch, Mr Calkin and Mr John Parry. Many of the programmes are similar not only in structure but in content, with many of the performers offering the same repertory in a variety of geographical locations. The majority of programmes provide an indication of the type of piano played by Thalberg. Both Broadwood and Erard instruments are referred to, with the lately being decidedly more popular.
20 and 22 January 1845, New Music Hall, George Street [no city]: Thalberg's Two Grand Concerts, with Mr Frank Mori (piano, pupil of Thalberg) (announcement and programmes).
21 January 1845, Assembly Rooms, [no city]: Thalberg's Grand Concert (announcement and programme, with printed translation of the text for two German songs).
23 January 1845, Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Mr Carte's Grand Evening Concert, with Mr Carte ('the new boehm flute') (with translation of the text for two German songs).
24 and 25 January 1845, Music Hall, Bold Street, Liverpool: 2 Grand Concerts (one evening and one morning), with Miss Whitnall and J. Reeves (voice) and Miss Keele (piano).
1 February 1845, Antient Concert Rooms, Great Brunswick Street [Dublin?]: Thalberg's Farewell Morning Concert.
3 February 1845, Music Hall, Shrewsbury: led by Mr Tomlins and conducted by Mr Hiles, including 2 madrigals performed by a full choir.
5 February 1845, Music Hall, Albion Street, Leeds: Grand Concert, led by Mr R. A. Brown (leader) (announcement and programme).
6 February 1845, Music-Hall, Kingston-Square, Hull: Mr Skelton's Second Grand Concert (programme and wordbook).
7 February 1845, Exchange Rooms, Bradford: Second Bradford Subscription Concert.
8 February 1845, Athenaeum Concert Room, Manchester: Thalberg's Grand Concert.
10 February 1845, Great Room, Royal Hotel, Halifax: Mr Frobisher's Grand Concert, led by Mr Frobisher (with wordbook).
10 February 1845, Music Hall, Albion Street, Leeds: Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
11 February 1845, Public Hall, Baillie Street, Rochdale: Mr Thalberg's Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
13 February 1845, Royal Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa: Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
13 February 1845, Royal Shakespearean Rooms, Stratford-upon-Avon: Grand Evening Concert (announcement and programme).
14 February 1845, Natural History Room, Worcester: Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
14 February 1845, Assembly Rooms, [no city]: Mr Woodward's Concert.
15 February 1845, Assembly Rooms, [no city]: Mr Thalberg's Grand Evening Concert.
17 February 1845, Town Hall, Reading: Mr Thalberg's Grand Morning Concert, with Mr Corrie (vocal) (announcement only).
17 February 1845, Star Assembly Room, Oxford: Mr Marshall's Annual Concert (announcement only).
18 February 1845, Town Hall, Brighton/Theatre Royal, Brighton: 2 Grand Concerts with Monsieur and Madame Oury (violin and piano) and the Bands of the Scots Fusilier Guards and Inniskilling Dragoons (announcement and programmes).
19 February 1845, Queen's Concert Room, Hanover Square, London: Mr Thalberg's Concert, with the vocalists Mademoiselle Schloss, Madame Albertazzi, Miss Lucombe, Miss Williams, Miss M. Williams, the Misses Pyne, Miss Messent, Miss Mathews, Miss C. Davis, Miss Galbraith, Mr Wetherbee (from America) and Mr F. Lablache, conducted by Julius Benedict (announcement and programme). Each act of this performance concluded with a chorus piece.

2. Vieuxtemps concerts
Fantasias by Vieuxtemps were given in each of these concerts and the vocal music was given by Miss Dolby, Miss Eliza Birch, Mr Calkin and Mr John Parry.
31 March 1845, [Liverpool]: Liverpool Philharmonic Society First Full Dress Concert with Mr Distin and his four sons (Silver Sax Horns) and Mr William Sudlow (organ), led by Mr H. F. Aldridge and conducted by Mr J. Zeugheer Herrmann (programme and wordbook with a list of the orchestral ensemble and a record of the committee members).
1 April 1845, Music Hall, Lancaster: Mr Carte's Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
2 April 1845, Music Hall, Sheffield: Mr Dawson's First Concert (announcement and programme).
3 April 1845, Theatre Royal, Newcastle: Mr Carte's Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
4 April 1846, Exchange Rooms, Bradford: Dress Concert (announcement and programme, the former quoting a Musical World review of Vieuxtemps' playing).
5 April 1845, Manchester Athenaeum: Vieuxtemp’s Grand Concert.
7 April 1845, Music Hall, Leeds: Grand Concert with Miss Barton and Mr Rohner (vocal), led by Mr R. A. Brown and directed by Mr Hopkinson (announcement and programme).
9 April 1845, Theatre, Lichfield: Messrs Pearsall and Harding's Grand Concert, with Mr Pearsall and Mr Sherwin (vocal), conducted by Mr Calkin and Mr Harding (announcement and programme). This programme includes two madrigals, from 1614 and 1609, the dates of composition for which are included in the programme.
10 April 1845, Theatre Royal, Birmingham: Mr Vieuxtemps' Concert.
11 April 1845, Natural History Room, Worcester: Vieuxtemps' Grand Concert (announcement and programme)
11 April 1845, Assembly Rooms [no city]: Mr Woodward's Concert.

3. Mr Carte
The vocal music at these performances was given by Mademoiselle Schloss, Signor Correlli and Herr Staudigl.
5 May 1845, Concert Hall, Manchester: Dress Concert (with wordbook).
6 May 1845, Music Hal, Leeds: Grand Concert with Madame David Meyer (piano) (announcement and programme).
7 May 1845, Town Hall, Little Bolton: Mr Carte's Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
8 May 1845, [Liverpool]: Liverpool Philharmonic Society Second Dress Concert with Mr William Sudlow (organ), led by Mr H. F. Aldridge and directed by Mr J. Zeugheer (with wordbook).
9 May 1845, Music-Hall, Sheffield: First Subscription Concert, withHenri Vieuxtemps (violin) (announcement only).
10 May 1845, Theatre Royal, Birmingham: Grand Concert.
[no date], Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester: Grand Musical Performance by the Lancashire and Cheshire Philharmonic Institute, with Miss Barrett and Miss Whitnall (vocal) (with wordbook).

4. Julius Benedict
A Fantasia by Benedict was given at each of these concerts and the vocal repertory was provided by Madame Grisi, Signor Mario, Signor F. Lablache and Mr John Parry.
21 August 1845, Royal Music Hall, Leamington Spa: Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
21 August 1845, Town Hall, Birmingham: Mr Machin's Vocal and Instrumental Concert with Miss Barrett and Mr Machin (vocal) and Mr Distin and his four sons (Sax Horns) (announcement only). .
22 August (morning) and 23 August (evening) 1845, Town Hall, Brighton: Mr Fred. Wright's Two Grand Concerts (announcement and programmes).
25 and 27 August 1845, Concert Hall, Manchester: Two Dress Concerts (with wordbook).
29 August 1845, Royal Concert and Cheltenham Pump Room, Low Harrogate: Second Grand Morning Concert, with Signor Lablache (vocal), M. Saynor (flute) and J. Winterbottom (bassoon) (announcement and programme).
1 September 1845, Assembly Rooms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Two Grand Performances with Signor Lablache (voice), Mr Carte (boehm flute) (announcement and programme).
2 September 1845, Town Hall, Scarborough: Mr Walter Wilson's Grand Evening Concert.
3 September 1845, Music Hall, Sheffield: Second Subscription Concert (announcement and programme).
4 September 1845, Theatre, Leeds: Second Grand Concert, with Signor Lablache (announcement and programme).
[date], Royal Amphitheatre, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool: Three Grand Subscription Concerts with Signor Lablache (vocal) (announcement).
6 September 1845, Theatre, Wolverhampton: Mr Henry Wayward's Concert, with Signor Lablache (vocal), Mr George Hay (piano) and Mr H. Hayward (violin) (announcement and programme).
8 September 1845, Royal Hotel, Chester: A Grand Concert, with Signor Lablache (vocal) and Mrs St.Albin (piano) (announcement and programme).
9 September 1845, Philharmonic Institute [no city]: Two Grand Musical Performances, with Signor Lablache and Miss Whitnall (vocal) and Mr J. A. Pickering (piano), led by Mr C.A. Seymoour and directed by Mr R. Weston (announcement, programmes and wordbooks).
12 September 1845, Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme: Grand Evening Concert, with Signor Lablache and Miss Whitnall (voice), Mr George Hay (pno), Mr Mason, Junr (harp) (with wordbook).
15 September 1845, Assembly Rooms, Blackheath: Mr Carte's Grand Morning Concert, with Miss Messent and Mr Wetherbee (vocal) and M. Leopold de Meyer (piano) and Mr Rockstro (boehm flute).
19 September 1845, Town Hall, Reading: Mr Venue and Mr Venua Jun. Annual Grand Concert, conducted by Mr Henry Smart.
23 September 1845, Royal Subscription Rooms, Exeter: Second Devon and Exeter Subscription Concert, conducted by Mr Kellow J. Pye (announcement, programme and wordbook).
[no date], [no venue]: two performances with Signor Lablache (vocal).

5. Giovanni Puzzi
A 'pop pourri' of opera tunes was given by Puzzi in each part of these concerts and the vocal music was provided by Madame Rossi Caccia, Signor Brambilla, Signor Moriani. The concerts were conducted by Signor Gallinari.
22 August 1845, Victoria Assembly Rooms, Southampton: Mademoiselle Arnati's Grand Morning Concert with Miss Messent (vocal). Additional repertory: solo and concertante pieces for the piano played by Mademoiselle Arnati and Mademoiselle Augustina Arnati. There is also a programme for a repeat of this performance, given on 23 August 1845 at St. John's Rooms, Winchester.
29 August 1845, Montpellier Rotunda, Cheltenham: Mr Woodward's Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music.
3 September 1845, Athenaeum Room, Victoria Street, Derby: Mr Storer's Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
5 September 1845, Town Hall, Tamworth: Signor Moriani's Grand Concert, with Mademoiselle Rosetti (vocal) (announcement and programme)

6. Madame Dulcken
The vocal music in these concerts was given by Mademoiselle Schloss, Miss M. Williams, Miss A. Williams, Mr Corri and Mr John Parry. The concerts were conducted by Herr Goldberg.
3 November 1845, Town Hall, Reading: Madame Dulcken's Grand Morning Concert
(announcement and programme).
3 November 1845, Star Assembly Rooms, Oxford: Mr Sharp's Annual Concert.
4 November 1845, Assembly Rooms, Castle Hotel, Richmond: Mr Carte's Grand Morning Concert, with Mr Carte and Mr R. S. Rockstro (flutes) (announcement and programme). The collection also includes announcements and programmes for repeats of this concert given on 5 November 1845 (morning) and the Assembly Rooms, Blackheath and on 5 November 1845 (evening) and the Assembly Rooms, Spread Eagle, Wandsworth.
6 November 1845, Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham: Mr Woodward's Evening Concert.
7 November 1845, Natural History Room, Worcester: Two Grand Concerts (morning and evening) (announcement and programme).
8 November 1845, Royal Music Hall, Leamington: Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
10 November 1845, [Liverpool]: Liverpool Philharmonic Society Fourth Full Dress Concert, with William Sudlow (organ), led by Mr H. F. Aldridge and conducted by Mr J. Zeugheer (with wordbook).
12 November 1845, Theatre, Wolverhampton: Mr Henry Hayward's Grand Concert (announcement only).
13 November 1845, Town Hall, Broseley: Mr Knight's Concert.
14 November 1845, Music Hall, Shrewsbury: Concert led by Mr Tomlins and conducted by Mr Hiles (announcement, programme and wordbook).
17 November 1845, Assembly Rooms, George Hotel, Northampton: Mr John Parry's Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
18 November 1845, Athenaeum Room, Victoria Street, Derby: Mr Storer's Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
18 November 1845, Mechanic's Hall, Clumber Street, Nottingham: Second Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
19 November 1845, Music Hall, Leeds: Leeds Subscription Concert no.1, with Mr C. A. Seymour ('leader of the Manchester Concerts) (announcement and programme)
20 November 1845, Philosophical Hall, Huddersfield: Mr Horn's Grand Dress Concert (announcement and programme).
21 November 1845, [Lecture Room of the Mechanic's Institution [no city]: Grand Evening Concert.
22 November 1845, Great Assembly Rooms, York: York Philharmonic Society Grand Morning Concert.
24 November 1845, Music Hall, Lancaster: Mr Carte's Grand Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
24 November 1845, Theatre, Preston: Subscription concert no. 1 with Mr Carte (boehm flute) (announcement and programme).
25 November 1845, Newcastle and Pottery Theatre: Last Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
[no date], New Music Hall, Nelson Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Mr Carte's Grand Concert with Mr Carte and Mr Harry Carte (flute) (announcement and programme).
1 and 3 December 1845, New Music Hall, Edinburgh: Two Grand Concerts (announcement and programmes).
October 1845, City Hall/Assembly Rooms [no city]: with Jullien's Band and the Distin Family (Sax Horns) (announcement).


Volume 2 (1846)
1. Mr Vincent Wallace
The vocal repertory at these concerts was given by Mr Grattan Cooke, Signor Marras, Mademoiselle Schloss and Miss Messant. These concerts included a considerable amount of music by Wallace, as well as by other English composers.
9 and 11 February 1846, Music Hall, Belfast: Grand Concert/First Dress Concert by the Belfast Anacreontic Society, with Mr Dalton (piano, 11 February), led by Mr J. Barton/Herr Granz and conducted by Mr J. Wilkinson (with wordbooks).
18 February 1846, Music Hall, Leeds: Third Subscription Concert (announcement and programme)
20 February 1846, New Concert Room, High Street, Doncaster: Grand Evening Concert (announcement and programme).
[no date], Theatre Royal, Preston: Mr Carte's Second Subscription Concert, with Mr Carte (boehm flute) (announcement and programme).
23 February 1846, Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic Society First Full Dress Concert with Miss Birch (vocal), Master Day (violin) and Mr William Sudlow (organ), led by Mr H. F. Aldridge and directed by Mr J. Zeugheer Herrmann (with wordbook).
24 February 1846, Mechanic's Hall, Milton Street, Nottingham: Third Grand Concert (with wordbook).

2. Mr Carte
The vocal music for these concerts was given Mademoiselle and Herr Goldberg and Mrs Weiss.
23 April 1846, Great Assembly Rooms, York: York Philharmonic Society Grand Concert and Ball (announcement only).
27 and 30 April 1846, [no venue]: Belfast Anacreontic Society Grand Concert/First Dress Concert led by Mr Levey/Herr Granz, conducted by Mr Wilkinson (with wordbooks).
30 April 1846, [no venue]: Armagh Amateur Harmonic Society First Dress Concert, led by Mr F. Hart and conducted by Mr Allen (with wordbook).

3. Knispel/Bassano/Knispel/Pischek (vocal)
8 June 1846, Lecture Hall, Mechanic's Institution, Bradford: Grand Evening Concert.
9 June 1846, Concert Hall, Manchester: Dress Concert, Concert Hall, led by Mr C. A. Seymour (with wordbook).
10 June 1846, Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic Society Second Full Dress Concert with Monsieur Sainton (violin) and Mr William Sudlow (organ), led by Mr H. F. Aldridge and conducted by Mr J. Zeugheer Herrmann (with wordbook).

4. Various vocalists
The vocal repertory at these performances was given by Madame Anaide Castellan, Signora Corbari, Signor Marras, Signor Fornasari and Signor Orsini. The concerts in September also featured Signor Ciabatta.
24 August 1846, Royal Concert and Cheltenham Pump Room, Low Harrogate: Grand Morning Concert, with Julian Adams (piano) (prefaced by single leaf containing printed notes on each performer).
24 August 1846, Music Hall, Leeds: Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
25 August 1846, Great Assembly Rooms, York: York Philharmonic Society Grand Concert.
26 August and 28 August 1846, Concert Hall, Manchester: Dress Concert, with Herr Kellermann (cello), led by Mr C. A. Seymour (with wordbooks).
27 August 1846, Liverpool: Liverpool Philharmonic Society Third Full Dress Concert with Mons. Kellermann (cello) (with wordbook).
29 August 1846, Royal Hotel, Chester: Grand Morning Concert (announcement and poster).
[no date], Theatre Royal, Dublin: Eight Nights of Italian Opera, led by Mr Levey (announcement only).
4 September 1846, Concert Rooms, Great Brunswick Street [Dublin?]: Grand Morning Concert/Matinee Musicale, including selections from Verdi, I Lombardi and Nino (announcement and programme).
10 September 1846, Antient Concert Rooms, Great Brunswick Street [Dublin]: Incorporated Irish Musical Fund Society Grand Morning Concert with Mr Lidel (cello) (announcement and programme).
14 September 1846, Music Hall, Belfast: Grand Evening Concert, each act finishing with a selection from operas by Verdi (I Lombardi and Nino) (announcement and programme).
25 September 1846, New Music Hall, George Street, Edinburgh: Grand Morning Concert/Matinee Musicale (announcement and programme)

5. Benedict
Each of these performances included a Fantasie by Benedict – typically as the second item of the second act – and the vocal music was given by Madame Grisi, Signor Mario, Signor F. Lablache and Mr John Parry. The concerts regularly included music by John Parry, much of which is described as 'new'.
6a. Programmes for two undated concerts. No venues given.
22 August 1846, Concert Room, Bury St. Edmund's: Mr J. Reeve's Grand Morning Concert.
25–28 August 1846, Birmingham: Birmingham Musical Festival (prospectus with lists of the patrons, an extensive list of performers (including the orchestra) and a copy of the Festival regulations).
[no date], Free Trade Hall [no city]: Two Grand Musical Performances, with Miss Maria B. Hawes and Herr Stuadigl (vocal) and Mr Gratton Cooke (oboe) (announcement and programme).
3 September 1846, Assembly Rooms, Buxton: Grand Morning Concert, including A Selection of pieces from the most popular Italian operas (announcement and programme).

[notes begin numbering 7b-)
4 September 1846, Music Hall, Leeds: Grand Concert (announcement and programme).
8 September 1846, [no venue]: York Philharmonic Society Grand Concert and Ball (announcement and programme).
9 September 1846, Town Hall, Scarborough: Mr Walter Wilson's Grand Evening Concert.
11 September 1846, Music Hall, Sheffield: Grand Concert, Music Hall.
12 September 1846, Athenaeum Room, Victoria Street, Derby: Two Grand Concerts (morning and evening) (announcement and programmes).
14 September 1846, Royal Hotel, Chester: Morning Concert (announcement only).
14 September 1846, Theatre Royal, Williamson Square, Liverpool: Miss Whitnall's Annual Concert (announcement only).
17 September 1846, Theatre, Wolverhampton: Mr Henry Hayward's Grand Evening Concert, with Mr H. Hayward (violin) (announcement only).
19 September 1846, Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham: Mr Woodward's Morning Concert (announcement and programme).
24 September 1846, Lecture Hall, Greenwich: Mr Carte's Concert, with Mr Lindsay Sloper (piano), Mr Willy (violin) and Mr Carte (flute).

The volume concludes with the reports for the eighteenth and nineteenth seasons of an institution called the Philharmonic Society. This was not the London Philharmonic Society but no address of indication of the host city is given.
There is also a printed announcement dated 23 January 1846 from the Belfast Anacreontic Society regarding their plans for the forthcoming season, including the engagement of Mademoiselle Schloss, Miss Messent, Mr Grattan Cooke, and Mr Vincent Wallace.
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