This box also includes the programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given at the same venue on 20 April 1889.
All programmes include words and carry historical and analytical notes with musical examples, the majority by George Grove, some with annotations/corrections in his hand. Programmes also provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.
1888-89 season (nos. 1-5, 7-9, 11, 13-18 and 20)
13 October 1888: Mademoiselle Elvira Gambogi (vocal) and Fritz Hartvigson (piano), including the first English performance of Chabrier, Rhapsodie, 'Espana'.
20 October 1888: Madame Valleria and Mr Braxton Smith (vocal) with M. Johannes Wolff (violin), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Symphony No. 2, in E flat, op. 35.
27 October 1888: Miss Anna Williams, Miss Marie Curren and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Messrs John F. Barnett and Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first performances of A. C. Mackenzie, Benedictus for Orchestra and John F. Barnett, Offertoire for Organ.
3 November 1888: Mademoiselle Alphonsine Douilly (vocal), Miss Marie Douglas (violin) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first performances of H. Gadsby, Festal Symphony (MS) in D major and Schubert, Five Dances for Strings.
10 November 1888: Mr and Mrs Henschel (vocal), with Master Harold Bauer (violin), Miss Ethel Bauer (piano) and Mr Lockwood (harp).
24 November 1888: Max Heinrich (vocal) and Franz Ondriczek (violin), including the first English performance of Ondriczek, Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra on Airs from Smetana's Opera, 'Die Verkaufte Braut'.
1 December 1888: Mademoiselle Carlotta Badia (vocal) and Madame Essipoff (piano), including the first performance of M. Moszkowski, Cortège (Fantastischer Zug) for Orchestra, op. 43.
8 December 1888: Mademoiselle Antoniette Trebelli (vocal), Monsieur Marsick (violin) and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of Wormser-Marsick, Solos for Violin, 'A Bord du Danube' and 'Danse Slavacque' from 'Suite Tzigane'.
9 February 1889: Miss Emily Spada (vocal) and Otto Hegner (piano).
23 February 1889: Fraulein Marie Fillunger (vocal), Miss Fanny Davies (piano) and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), including the first English performance of Stanford, Symphony No. 4 in F major, op. 31.
2 March 1889: Fraulein Marie Fillunger, Madame Belle Cole, Mr Charles Chilley and Mr Watkin Mills (vocal) with the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first performance of Berlioz, Marche Funèbre – for the last scene of 'Hamlet' (2 copies).
9 March 1889: Mr Plunket Greene (vocal) and Madame Norman Neruda (violin).
16 March 1889: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mons. Ernest Gillet (cello).
23 March 1889: Miss Elsa (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Prout, Overture (in E) to Sir Walter Scott's 'Rokeby'.
30 March 1889: Miss Lena Little (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
13 April 1889: Miss Macintyre (vocal) and Mr Oscar Beringer (piano), including the first performance of J. C. Ames, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in C minor, op. 8.
Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, 20 April 1889
20 April: Madame Nordica, Mademoiselle Tremelli and Mr Brereton (vocal) and Herr Stavenhagen (piano), including the first performance of Frederic Cliffe, Symphony in C minor.
- Wolff, Johannes -
- Williams, Anna -
- Trebelli, Antoinette -
- Stavenhagen, Berhard -
- Stanford, Charles Villiers -
- Spada, Emily -
- Smith, Braxton -
- Prout, Ebenezer -
- Norman-Néruda, Madame -
- Moskowski, Moritz -
- Mills, Watkin -
- Marsick, Martin Pierre -
- Manns, August -
- Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell -
- Lloyd, Edward -
- Little, Lena -
- Joachim, Joseph -
- Janotha, Natalia -
- Henschel, Helen Henriette -
- Henschel, George (Isidor Georg) -
- Heinrich, Max -
- Hegner, Otto -
- Hartvigson, Fritz -
- Grove, George -
- Greene, Harry Plunkett -
- Goldmark, Karl -
- Gillet, Ernest -
- Gambogi, Elvira -
- Gadsby, Henry -
- Fillunger, Marie -
- Eyre, Alfred J. -
- Essipoff, Annette -
- Douilly, Alphonsine -
- Davies, Fanny -
- Curren, Marie -
- Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts -
- Crystal Palace Choir -
- Cole, Belle (Madame) -
- Cliffe, Frederick -
- Chilley, Charles -
- Chabrier, Emmanuel -
- Berlioz, Hector -
- Beringer, Oscar -
- Bauer, Harold -
- Bauer, Ethel -
- Barnett, John Francis -
- Badia, Carlotta -
- Ames, J. C. -