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Sterndale Bennett collection: Quartett Association (1852-53)
Analytical Programmes for the six concerts given by the Quartett Association at Willis's Rooms, London, during their 1852 and 1853 seasons, bound as two volumes (one per season).

These were performances of instrumental chamber music, including a number of works being given for the first time.

With the exception of the last concert in each season (for which a larger chamber ensemble was employed), concerts were given by a string quartet of MM. Sainton, H. Cooper, Hill and Piatti, with the additional performers listed below.

All programmes include notes (with musical examples) by G. A. Macfarren.

Volume 1 (1852)
28 April: Sterndale Bennett (piano), including the first English performance of Cherubini, Grand Quartett in E flat.
12 May: Mademoiselle Clauss (piano).
28 May: Herr Lüders (piano) and Signor Bottesini (double bass), including the first performance of Lüders, Trio in E flat and Bottesini, New Solo (composed expressly for this occasion).
9 June 1852: Madame Pleyel (piano), including the first English performance of Cherubini, Quartett in C, no. 2.
23 June 1852: M. Prudent (piano).
30 June 1852: Madame Pleyel (piano).

Volume 2 (1853)
14 April: Miss Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first English performance of Hummel, Quartet, no. 1 in C.
28 April: Herr Pauer (piano), including the first performance of E. Pauer, Sonata in A for Pianoforte and Violin.
12 May: Mademoiselle Clauss (piano)
26 May: Mrs F. B. Jewson (piano) and Signor Bottessini (double bass). The viola parts for this concert were taken by Messrs Webb and Mr Boileau.
9 June: Miss Arabella Goddard (piano).
23 June: Mr Benedict (piano), including the first performance of Benedict, Sonata in E minor.
Date range of collection
1852 - 1853
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council