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Collection name F. Gilbert Webb collection: Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts (1877-1884)
Unique identifier Mus. 318 d.28
Description One of four boxes of material within the F. Gilbert Webb collection relating to the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts, containing four bound volumes of programmes for performances held beetween 1877 and 1884, conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by August Manns.

All programmes contain words and historical and analytical notes (including musical examples). Many also carry handwritten annotations, which provide particularly consistent records of the timings for these performances.

Volume 1: 1877-79
1877-78 season (nos. 3, 5 and 14)
20 October: Miss Redeker and Mr Robert Hilton (vocal) and Senor Sarasate (violin), including the first performance of Schubert, Symphony in B flat, no. 2.
3 November: Miss Robertson, Miss Mary Davies and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Senor Sarasate (violin) and Mr C. E. Willing (organ), including the first performance of Bruch, New Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, no. 2.
23 February: Miss Merivale and Herr Georg Henschel (vocal) and Ignaz Brüll (piano).

1878-79 season (nos. 1, 4, 9, 13, 19-20 and Mr Manns' Benefit)
5 October: Miss Emma Thursby (vocal) and M. Louis Brassin (piano), including the first English performance of Brahms, New Symphony in D, op. 73.
26 October: Verdi, Requiem, given by Mademoiselle Sartorius, Miss Anna Williams, Mr Barton McGuckin and Herr Henschel (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
30 November: Mrs Osgood, Mr Sidney Tower, Mr W. H. Beckett, Mr Herbert E. Thorndike and Mr Hervet d'Egville (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Herr Ludwig Straus (viola).
15 February: Mrs Osgood and Mr Shakespeare (vocal) and Madame Arabella Goddard (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Slavonian Dances.
29 March: Miss Anna Williams, Mrs Bolingbroke Mudie, Mr Shakespeare, Mr R. Hollins and Mr Henry A. Pope (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir.
5 April: Mrs Osgood and Mr Santley (vocal) and Miss Anna Mehlig (piano).
17 May 1879: Mrs Osgood, Fraulein Louise von Hennig, Mr Joseph Maas, Mr W. T. Carleton, Herr Elmblad and Mr Barton McGuckin (vocal), Senor Sarasate (violin) and Miss Anna Mehlig and Herr Xaver Scharwenka (piano), including the first performance of Liszt, The Battle of the Huns.

1879-80 season (nos. 2, 5 and 11)
11 October: Mrs Osgood (vocal) and Madame Montigny-Remaury and Miss Marie Wurm (piano), including the first English performance of H. Hofmann, Frithjof, A Symphony for Full Orchestra.
1 November: Madame Schuch-Proska and Miss Hope Glenn (vocal) and Miss Bessie Richards (piano), including the first performance of F. Davenport, Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra.
13 December: Mademoiselle Marie Breidenstein, Mr Henry Guy, Mr B. Davis, Mr R. E. Miles and Mr Hervet d'Egville (vocal), Mr Leslie's Choir and Charles Fry (reader), conducted by Mr Henry Leslie.


Volume 2: 1880
1879-80 season (nos. 12, 16-18, 20-21 and 23)
31 January: Miss Lilian Bailey and Mr Henschel (vocal), including the first English performance of Schubert, Introduction and Allegro from Symphony No. 1, in D.
28 February: Miss Marian Williams (vocal) and Dr Joseph Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Joachim, Variations for Violin and Orchestra.
6 March: Madame Patey (vocal) and Robert Hausmann (cello).
13 March: Miss Thekla Friedlander and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Hugo Heermann (violin), including the first English performance of Goetz, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Svensden, Rhapsodie Norvegienne, No. 4.
27 March: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington and Mr Frederick King (vocal) and Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Slavonian Dances (second set).
3 April: Herr Henschel (vocal) and Mr Edward Dannreuther (piano), including the first performance of C. H. H. Parry, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in F sharp.
17 April: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Orridge, Mr Harper Kearton and Mr Frederick King (vocal) and the Crystal Palace Choir, including the first English performance of F. Praeger, Symphonic Prelude to Byron's 'Manfred'.
24 April 1880: Mr Manns' Benefit Concert, with Mrs Osgood, Madame Ida Hahn-Friedlander, Miss Hope Glenn, Mr Harper Kearton, Mr St. John Cottingham and Signor Foli (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir, Miss Anna Mehlig (piano) and Monsieur Emile Sauret (violin).

1880-81 season (nos. 3-6 and 8-11)
23 October: Mr Santley (vocal) and Mr Sutton (violin)
30 October: Mademoiselle Louise Pyk (vocal) and Herr Bonawitz (piano), including the first English performances of Bonawitz, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in A minor, op. 36 and Massenet, Two Orchestral Movements from 'La Vierge'.
6 November: Madame Koch-Bossenberger (vocal) and Herr Ludwig Straus (viola), including the first English performance of Mozart, Serenade for Stringed Orchestra ('Eine Kleine Nachtmusik') and Saint-Saens, Overture to 'La Princesse Jaune'.
13 November: Miss Annie Marriott (vocal) and Mr Charles Hallé (piano), including the first London performance of Goetz, Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchesta in B flat, op. 18.
27 November: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Monsieur Hollman (cello), including the first English performance of Saint-Saens, Violoncello Concerto. Also, first performances of Mozart, Adagio in A for Violin, viola and bass and Ponchielli, Ballet Airs from 'Le Due Gemelle'.
4 December: Mademoiselle Louise Pyk (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano)
11 December: Sullivan, The Martyr of Antioch, with Mrs Osgood, Madame Patey, Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Henry Cross and Mr Frederick King, the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ), conducted by the composer.
18 December: Mr Oswald (vocal) and Mons. Emil Sauret (violin), including the first English performance of Gernsheim, New Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, op. 42.


Volume 3: 1881-82
1881-82 season (nos. 11, 13, 15-16, 19 and 23-24)
18 February: Miss Mary Davies and Mr W H. Brereton (vocal) and Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano), including the first English performance of C. Villiers Stanford, Selection from 'The Veiled Prophet'.
4 March:
18 March: Mrs Hutchinson and Miss Hope Glenn (vocal) and Dr. Joachim (violin).
25 March: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Miss Marie Krebs (piano).
22 April: Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and Mr Franz Rummel (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Symphony in D, op. 60.
29 April: Mrs Hutchison (vocal) and Madame Sophie Menter (piano), including the first orchestral performance of Gounod, Royal Wedding March.
27 May: Herr Betz (vocal) and Mr Franz Rummel (piano).
3 June: Madame Peschka-Leutner (vocal), Madame Sophie Menter (piano), the Crystal Palace Choir and the Band of the Scots Guards, including the first English performance of Berlioz, Grand Symphony, 'Funebre et Triomphale'.

1882-83 (nos. 2-5, 7 and 10)
21 October: Miss Ella Lemmens (vocal) and Madame Ida Bloch (piano), including the first English performance of Raff, Symphony No. 6 in D minor, op. 189.
28 October: Mademoiselle Carlotta Badia (vocal) and Mr Carrodus (violin), including the first English performance of Goldmark, Ballet Airs from 'Die Königin von Saba'.
4 November: Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Marian Fenna and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal), the Crystal Palace Choir and Mr Alfred J. Eyre (organ).
11 November: Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and Miss Marie Wurm (piano), including the first English performance of Smetana, Symphonic Poem, 'Vysehrad'.
25 November: Mr Maas (vocal) and Miss Arma Harkness (violin).
16 December:


Volume 4: 1884-85
1883-84 season (nos. 15, 16 and 18)
15 March: Miss Thudichum (vocal) and Joseph Joachim (violin), including the first English performance of Mozart, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, no. 5 in A.
22 March: Mr William J. Winch (vocal) and Mademoiselle Janotha (piano), including the first English performance of Dvorak, Notturno for Strings, op. 40 and Scherzo Capriccioso for Orchestra, op. 66.
5 April: Special Celebration of the Centenary of Spohr's Birth, with Miss Clara Samuell and Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Herr Gompertz (violin).

1884-85 season (no. 1-4 and 7-9)
18 October: Madame Valleria (vocal) and Theodor Werner (violin), including the first English performance of Smetana, Lustspiel-Ouverture.
25 October: Mr Edward Lloyd (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano).
1 November: Madame Minnie Hauk (vocal) and Mademoiselle Clotilde Kleeberg (piano), including the first English performance of Liszt, Orchestral Interlude, 'Salve Polonia'.
8 November: Madame Trebelli (vocal) and Professor Heinrich Barth (piano).
29 November: Mr Maas (vocal) and Herr Fritz Blumer (piano).
6 December: Madame Patey (vocal) and Robert Heckmann (violin).
13 December: Miss Mary Davies (vocal) and Herr Franz Rummel (piano), conducted by F. H. Cowen.
Date range 1877 - 1884
Associated People and Organisations Zimmermann, Agnes - Wurm, Marie - Winch, William - Willing, C. E. (Mr) - Williams, Marian - Williams, Anna - Werner, Theodore - Webb, F. Gilbert - Verdi, Giuseppe - Valleria, Alwina - Trebelli, Antoinette - Tower, Sidney - Thursby, Emma - Thudichum, Miss - Thorndike, Herbert - Svendsen, Johan - Sullivan, Arthur - Straus, Ludwig - Stanford, Charles Villiers - Spohr, Louis - Smetana, Bedrich - Shakespeare, William - Scots Guards - Schubert, Franz - Scharwenka, Xaver - Sauret, Emile - Sarasate, Pablo de - Santley, Charles - Samuell, Clara - Saint-Saens, Camille - Rummel, Franz - Richards, Bessie - Redeker, Auguste - Raff, Joachim (Joseph) - Pyk, Louise - Praeger, Ferdinand - Pope, Henry A. - Patey, Madame - Parry, C. Hubert Hastings - Osgood, Madame - Orridge, Ellen - Mudie, Bolingbroke - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Montigny-Rémaury, Madame - Menter, Sophie - Mehlig, Anna - McGuckin, Barton - Massenet, Jules - Marriott, Annie - Manns, August - Maas, Joseph - Lloyd, Edward - Liszt, Franz - Leslie, Henry 1822 - 1896 Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame - Lemmens, Ella - Krebs, Marie - Kleeberg, Clotilde - King, Frederick - Kearton, Harper - Joachim, Joseph - Janotha, Natalia - Hutchinson, Mrs - Hollman, Joseph - Hofmann, Heinrich - Hilton, Robert - Henschel, George (Isidor Georg) - Hennig, Louise von - Heermann, Hugo - Heckmann, Robert - Hausmann, Robert - Hauk, Minnie - Harkness, Arma - Hallé, Charles - Hahn-Friedländer, Ida - Guy, Henry - Grove, George - Gounod, Charles - Gompertz, Richard - Goldmark, Karl - Goetz, Hermann - Goddard, Arabella - Glenn, Hope - Gernsheim, Friedrich - Fry, Charles - Friedländer, Thekla - Foli, Allan James - Fenna, Marian - Eyre, Alfred J. - Egville, Hervet d' - Dvorak, Antonin - Davies, Mary - Davenport, Francis William - Dannreuther, Edward George - Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts - Crystal Palace Choir - Cross, Henry - Cowen, Frederic - Brüll, Ignaz - Bruch, Max - Brereton, W. H. - Breidenstein, Marie - Brassin, Louis - Brahms, Johannes - Bonawitz, John Henry - Blumer, Fritz - Bloch, Ida - Berlioz, Hector - Barth, Heinrich - Bailey, Lillian - Badia, Carlotta -
Associated Places Crystal Palace
Associated Times 19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899
Associated Content Annotations Timings Analytical Notes Musical Examples Word books First performances Programme notes
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