The June performances were concerts of orchestral and solo/concertante music, given by the Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam, conducted by Richard Strauss and Willem Mengelberg: those for the Richard Strauss Festival consisted entirely of music by that composer. Additional solo performers are listed below. Programmes for these performances include photographs of Richard Strauss and Willem Mengelberg: those for the Strauss Festival include a photograph of Pauline Strauss-de Ahna (vocal) whilst that for the Extra Concert carries Richard Platt (piano). There are also historical and analytical programme notes, with words and musical examples, variously attributed to E.F.J. [Edgar F. Jacques], P.P [Percy Pitt] and A.K. [Alfred Kalisch].
1. Richard Strauss Festival: 3, 4, 5 and 9 June 1903
3 June 1903: Pauline Strauss-de Ahna (vocal) and Percy Pitt (organ).
4 June 1903: Pauline Strauss-de Ahna (vocal) and Herr Mossel (cello).
5 June 1903: Mr Ffrangcon-Davies (vocal), Percy Pitt (organ) and Herr Zimmermann (violin).
9 June 1903: Herr Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Mr John Harrison (vocal) and Herr Zimmermann (violin).
2. Extra Concert
8 June 1903: including the first English performance of C.V. Stanford, Irish Rhapsody, No. 2 in F minor Op. 84, ‘The Lament for the Son of Ossian’.
3. Frau Strauss de Ahna’s Song Recital
9 December 1903: a four-part concert of songs by Richard Strauss, accompanied by the composer (with a photograph of Frau Strauss).
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