This box also includes a programme book with words for Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts, given at the same venue on 7 May 1898 and 6 May 1899.
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.
1897-98 season (nos. 1-11 and 13-15)
9 October 1897: Madame Blanche Marchesi (vocal), M. Jacq. Renard (cello) and Bruno Steindel (piano).
16 October 1897: Miss Clara Butt (vocal) and Miss Maud MacCarthy (violin).
23 October 1897: Mr Santley (vocal) and M. Jean Ten Have (violin), including the first performance of Elgar, From the Bavarian Highlands, Three Dances, op. 27.
30 October 1897: Miss Ella Russell (vocal) and Miss Fanny Davies (piano).
6 November 1897: Mr John Child (vocal) and Eugen d'Albert (piano).
13 November 1897: Madame Marie Duma (vocal) and Gabriele Wietrowetz (violin).
20 November 1897: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Robert Hausmann (cello).
27 November 1897: Miss Esther Palliser (vocal) and M. Gabrilowitsch (piano), including the first English performance of Paul Gilson, La Mer, a Symphonic Sketch.
12 March 1898: Madame Alva (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin).
19 March 1898: Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Frederic Lamond (piano), including the first performance of Herbert Bedford, Symphonic Prelude to the opera of 'Kit Marlowe'.
26 March 1898: Beethoven programme, with Miss Marie Berg (vocal) and Lady Hallé (violin).
9 April 1898: Miss Rosa Green (vocal), Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano) and Mr Jacq. Renard (cello), conducted by Frederic H. Cowen.
16 April 1898: Mr Andrew Black (vocal) and Miss Leonora Jackson (violin).
23 April 1898: Madame Ella Russell, Madame Ada Patterson and Mr Henry Piercy (vocal), with the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
1898-99 season (nos. 11, 13 and 14)
25 March 1899: Mr Gregory Hast (vocal) and Herr Julius Klengel (cello), including the first performance of W. H. Bell, Symphonic Poem, 'The Pardoner's Tale'.
22 April 1899: Miss Susan Strong and Mr Kennerley Rumford (vocal), Miss Gertrude Peppercorn (piano) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
29 April 1899: Mademoiselle Suzanne Adams and Mr Andrew Black (vocal) with Herr Xaver Scharwenka (piano), including the first performance of Reginald Steggall, Suite for Orchestra No. 2 in E. Also, Arthur Sullivan, The Irish Symphony, conducted by the composer.
Mr Manns's Benefit Concerts
7 May 1898: Miss Ella Russell, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Plunket Greene (vocal), Madame Bloomfield-Zeisler (piano), Herr Johann Kruse (violin), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
6 May 1899: Madame Ella Russell, Miss Marian McKenzie, Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Santley (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Lady Hallé (violin) and Mr Walter W. Hedgcock (organ).
- Wietrowetz, Gabriele -
- Sullivan, Arthur -
- Strong, Susan -
- Steindel, Bruno -
- Steggall, Reginald -
- Scharwenka, Xaver -
- Santley, Charles -
- Russell, Ella -
- Rumford, Kennerley -
- Renard, Jacques -
- Piercy, Henry -
- Peppercorn, Gertrude -
- Patterson, Ada -
- Palliser, Esther -
- McKenzie, Marian -
- Marchesi, Blanche -
- Manns, August -
- MacCarthy, Maud -
- Lloyd, Edward -
- Lamond, Frederic -
- Kruse, Johann -
- Klengel, Julius -
- Kleeberg, Clotilde -
- Joachim, Joseph -
- Jackson, Leonora -
- Hedgcock, Walter W. -
- Have, Ten -
- Hausmann, Robert -
- Hast, Gregory -
- Hallé, Lady (Wilma Norman-Neruda) 1838 - 1911
- Grove, George -
- Greene, Harry Plunkett -
- Green, Rosa -
- Gilson, Paul -
- Gabrilowitsch, Ossip -
- Elgar, Edward -
- Duma, Marie -
- Davies, Fanny -
- Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts -
- Crystal Palace Choir -
- Cowen, Frederic -
- Child, John -
- Butt, Clara -
- Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie -
- Black, Andrew -
- Berg, Marie -
- Bell, William H. -
- Beethoven, Ludwig van -
- Bedford, Herbert -
- Albert, Eugen d' -
- Adams, Suzanne -