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André Mangeot: Box 2 (1920-26)
A bound volume of material relating to The Music Society, including a largely complete set of handbills/programme cards for the first 38 meetings (missing nos. 20 and 34), given at St. John’s Institute, Westminster between November 1920 and November 1926, arranged chronologically in a single scrapbook and held within the second of six boxes of material in the André Mangeot collection.

This box also includes a folder of loose press cuttings, correspondence and brochures relating to the violinist and founder of The Music Club, André Mangeot.

Up to February 1922, programmes appear in the form of an A4 handbill. Thereafter, they are smaller programme cards. Programmes are accompanied by season prospectuses, handwritten and printed correspondence and press cuttings. Many of the programmes carry handwritten annotations and/or the signatures of the performers.

The Music Society was established for the performance of chamber music and the programmes include a large number of first performances or of works being given for the first time in England (see below).

First season (1920–21)
2 November 1920: including the first performance of Arnold Bax, Quintette for Strings and Harp.
23 November 1920: French Music
14 December 1920: including the first performance of Gustav Holst, Songs for Voice and Violin, op. 35 (with words).
18 January 1921: including the first performance of Vivaldi, Concerto Grosso and Eug. Goossens, Lyric Poem for Violin and Piano (two copies).
8 February 1921: Chamber Music/Homage to Gervase Elwes (handbill, programme and photograph).
18 March 1921:

Second season (1921–22)
11 October 1921:
8 November 1921:
13 December 1921: including the first English performance of A. Honegger, Sonatine for Two Violins
10 January 1922:
14 February 1922: including the first performances of two works by D. Gow and the first English performance of Paul de Maleingreau, Sonata for Piano and Violoncello, op. 15.
14 March 1922: including the first London public performance of Ernest Bloch, String Quartette
2, 16 and 30 May 1922: 3 Piano and Violin Sonata Recitals given by Yvonne Arnaud and Andre Mangeot, the last including the first English performance of A. Honegger, 1st Sonata (single document).

Third season (1922–23)
17 October 1922: including the first English performance of Ernest Bloch, Sonata for Piano and Violin
14 November 1922: including the first English performance of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Canti all 'aria aperta.
12 December 1922: including the first English performance of Andre Caplet, Messe a 3 Voix.
9 January 1923:
6 February 1923: including the first English performance of G. Pierné, Trio pour piano violoncello et piano.
6 March 1923: including the first English performance of Charles Koechlin, 1st Quartet in D

Fourth season (1923–24)
23 October 1923:
11 December 1923: including 'probably the first performance in England' of Faure, Trio for piano, violin and cello, op. 120.
22 January 1924:
19 February 1923: including the first English performance of Charles Koechlin, First String Quartet in D.
18 March 1924:

5th season (1924–25)
7 October 1924:
18 November 1924: including the first English performance of Jean Wiener, Suite for piano and violin.
9 December 1924:
13 January 1925:
10 February 1925:
10 March 1925: including the first English performance of Stravinsky, New Concerto for piano.

6th season (1925–26)
20 October 1925: including the first public performance in England of Fauré, String Quartet, op. 121.
17 November 1925:
8 December 1925:
9 February 1926:
9 March 1926: including the first English performance of Conrado del Campo, Caprices Romantiques for string quartet

7th season (1926–27)
26 October 1926:
16 November 1926:
Date range of collection
1920 - 1926
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council