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Collection Title Bristol Musical Festival (1912)
Unique Identifier X.431/423.
Description A collection comprising the prospectus, programmes and wordbooks for four morning and four evening performances – including a complete performance of Wagner, The Ring Cycle, presented in an English translation by Frederic Jameson – given between 23 and 26 October 1912 at the Colston Hall, Bristol as the Thirteenth Bristol Musical Festival, arranged chronologically in a bound volume.

All programmes include historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) by Herbert Thompson, Percy Pitt and Alfred Kalisch.

23 October 1912
Morning: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
Evening: Wagner, Das Rheingold.

24 October 1912
Morning: Wagner, Die Walküre.
Evening: Chopin, Piano Concerto in F minor; Elgar, Caractacus; and Percy Pitt, An English Rhapsody for Full Orchestra (conducted by the composer).

25 October 1912
Morning: Wagner, Siegfried.
Evening: Beethoven, Violin concerto and Saint-Saens, Samson and Delilah.

26 October 1912
Morning: Wagner, Götterdämmerung.
Evening: Grand Miscellaneous Concert, including Schubert, Unfinished Symphony, Tchaikovsky, Overture 1812 and Leone Sinigaglia, Suite per Orchestra, 'Piemonte' (first performance in the provinces).

This material includes detailed information regarding the principal vocal and instrumental performers and a complete list of the Bristol Festival Orchestra, conducted by Mr George Riseley. There are also biographical notes with photographs, lists of the patrons, committee members and guarantors of the Festival and details regarding arrangements for the event, including the price of admission and the arrangement of seats.

Vocalists: Misses Agnes Nicholls, Perceval Allen, Alice Prowse, Mabel Manson, Alice Hare, Lillian Coomber, Phyllis Lett, Edith Clegg, Maria Yelland, Marion Beeley, Dilys Jones and Gertrude Winchester; Herr Peter Cornelius, Mr Morgan Kingston, Mr Lloyd Chandos, Herr Hans Bechstein, Mr Clarence Whitehill, Mr Frederic Austin, Mr Charles Knowles, Mr Robert Radford, Mr Dalton Baker Mr Arthur Winckworth and Mr Percy Heming.
Instrumental: Paderewski (violin), Fritz Kreisler (violin) and Mr G. Herbert Riseley (organist).
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Date range of collection 1912 - 1912
Associated People or Organisations Yelland, Maria - Winckworth, Arthur - Winchester, Gertrude - Whitehill, Clarence - Wagner, Richard - Thompson, Herbert - Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - Sinigaglia, Leone - Schubert, Franz - Saint-Saens, Camille - Riseley, George - Radford, Robert - Prowse, Alice - Pitt, Percy - Paderewski, Ignacy Jan - Nicholls, Agnes - Mendelssohn, Felix - Manson, Mabel - Lett, Phyllis - Kreisler, Fritz 1875 - 1962 Knowles, Charles - Kingston, Morgan - Kalisch, Alfred - Jones, Dilys - Heming, Percy - Hare, Alice - Elgar, Edward - Cornelius, Peter - Coomber, Lillian - Clegg, Edith - Chopin, Fryderyk - Chandos, Lloyd - Bristol Musical Festival - Bristol Festival Orchestra - Beethoven, Ludwig van - Beeley, Marion - Bechstein, Hans - Baker, Dalton - Austin, Frederic - Allen, Perceval -
Associated Places Colston Hall
Associated Times 20th century - early 1900-1930
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Associated Content Brochures Photographs Analytical Notes Musical Examples Word books List of orchestral players First performances Programme notes

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