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Collection name Crystal Palace programmes
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Description The collection of Crystal Palace concert programmes is made up principally of those for a selection of Saturday Concerts given between 1872 and 1901, the majority conducted by August Manns. The programmes contain the texts of vocal and choral works and informative programme notes including many by Sir George Grove and Charles Ainsley Barrie.

There are also programmes for the 1857, 59, 62, 65 and 1923 Handel Triennial Festivals, held either in the Music Department or Rare Books Department, and other miscellaneous events.

Details are as follows:

Saturday concerts 1872 - 1873
183 programmes in 13 bound volumes:
05/10/1872: Madame Sinico, Gustav Garcia, Alice Mangold-Diehl, August Manns. First performance of F. H. Cowen's Festival overture
19/10/1872: Madame Sinico, J. W. Turner, John Stainer, August Manns. First performance of Ebeneezer Prout's organ concerto
02/11/1872: Fanny Heywood, Vernon Rigby, Arabella Goddard, August Manns. First performance of Thomas Wingham's Festal Overture
30/11/1872: Madame Lemmens, Julia Elton, J. H. Pearson, Mr Smythson, Mr. Lewis Thomas, Crystal Palace Choir, John Stainer, August Manns. Performance of Mendelssohn's St. Paul
07/12/1872: Madame Sinico, Gustave Garcia, Agnes Zimmermann, August Manns. First performance in England of Mozart symphony in E flat K. 186, and also of the piano arrangement of the Beethoven violin concerto
14/12/1872: Nita Gaetano, Thurley Beale, August Manns,
18/01/1873: Madame Patey, William Castle, Signor Piatti, August Manns. First performance of Piatti's cello concerto no. 2
25/01/1873: Nita Gaetano, Signor Foli, Madame Norman-Neruda, August Manns. First performance of William Shakespeare's Overture in D
08/02/1873: Blanche Cole, Katharine Poyntz, Annie Butterworth, Miss Lewis, Mrs Jacobs, Julia Elton, W. H. Cummings, Dudley Thomas, Signor Foli, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of Schumann's Paradise and the Peri.
01/03/1873: Madame Lavrowska, Pauline Rita, Crystal palace Choir, Clara Schumann, John Stainer, August Manns
15/03/1873: Elena Corani, W. H. Cummings, Joseph Joachum, August Manns
29/03/1873: Edithh Wynne, Marion Severn, Edward Lloyd, Lewis Thomas, Alfonso Rendano, W. S. Hoyte, August Manns
05/04/1873: Natalie Carola, Agnese Palmer, Charles Halle
19/04/1873: Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Julia Elton, W. H. Cummings, Signor Foli, Crystal Palace Choir, M. Cros St. Ange, August Manns. Includede a performance of Beethoven's ninth symphony
04/101873: Caroline Leontieff, Vernon Rigby, Herr Pauer, August Manns. First performance in England of Julius Rietz's Festival Overture
11/10/1873: Eugenia St. Alba, Madame Demeric Lablache, George Werrenrath, Gabrielle Platteau, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Gounod's Meditation for violin and orchestra
25/10/1873: Madame Otto-Alvsleben, George Werrenrath, August Manns. First London performance of the orchestral introductions in Sullivan's Light of the World
08/11/1873: Jessie Jones, Gustave Garcia, Hans von Bulow, August Manns, Charles Gounod
13/12/1873, Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Marion Severn, George Werrenrath, George Fox, Crystal Palace Choir, Hans von Bulow, August Manns. Includede a performance of Beethoven's ninth symphony

Saturday concerts 1874 - 1875
14/02/1874: Elena Corani, Signor Agnesi, Joseph Joachim, Mr. Wedemeyer
21/03/1874: Madame Sinico, Vernon Rigby, Crystal Palace Choir, Joseph Joachim, August Manns. First performance in England of Brahms' Song of Destiny
10/12/1874: Edward Lloyd, Mr Santely, Franklin Taylor, August Manns. First performance in England of Wagner's Faust Overture
24/10/1874; Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Edward lloyd, Charles Hallé, August Manns. Oscar Beringer
14/11/1874: Madame Otto-Alvsleben, Mr Santley, Walter Bache, August Manns. First performance in England of Joachim Raff's Symphony in E, op. 177, Leonore
21/11/1874: Madame Sinico-Campobello, Vernon Rigby, Edward Dannreuther, August Manns. First performance in England of Liszt's piano concerto no. 2 in A
20/02/1875: Madame Patey, Edward Lloyd, Marie Krebs, August Manns. First performance in England of Krebs' Festival overture "From Rhine to Elbe"
13/03/1875: Edith Wynne, Helene Arnim, Joseph Joachim, August Manns
20/03/1875: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Antoinette Sterling, Madame Norman-Neruda, August Manns
03/04/1875: Antoinette Sterling, Vernon Rigby, Mr. Carrodus, August Manns
02/10/1875: Mdlle Cristino, Edward Lloyd, Herr Wilhelmj, August Manns
09/10/1875: Madame Sinico-Campobello, Vernon Rigby, Anna Mehlig, August Manns. First performance of W. G. Cusins' concert-overture "Love' Labour's Lost"
16/10/1875: Madame Sinico-Campobello, Miss Gill, Henry Guy, Mr Whitney, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns
23/10/1875: Carlotta Badia, Antonietta Badia, J. H. Pearson, Charles Hallé, August Manns. First performance of H. H. Pierson's Symphonic Prologue to Macbeth
30/10/1875: Madame Osgood, Sims Reeves, Madame Norman-Neruda, August Manns> First performance in England of Volkmann's Overture Richard III
06/11/1875: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Victoria Bunsen, Anna Mehlig, August Manns. First performance in England of Raff's Symphony no. 4 in G minor, op. 167
20/11/1875: Sophie Löwe, Madame Patey, Annette Essipoff, August Manns
04/12/1875: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame Patey, Wilford Morgan, Mr Wadmore, Crystal Palace Choir, C. E. Willing, August Manns. Performance of MacFarren's St. John the Baptist
11/12/1875: Ida Corani, Edward Lloyd, Signor Foli, Henry Holmes, August Manns. First performance of Henry Holmes' violin concerto in F
18/12/1875: Edith Wynne, W. H. Cummings, Crystal Palace Choir, Franklin Taylor, W. Wotton, August Manns. Concert to celebrate the centenary of Weber's birth

Saturday concerts 1876 - 1877
15/01/1876: Madame Osgood, Edward Lloyd, Crystal Palace Choir, Edward Deane, August Manns. First performance of Prout's Magnificat and first performance in England of Mendelssohn's Fugue in E flat for strings
29/01/1876: Sophie Löwe, Signor Foli, Oscar Beringer, August Manns
05/02/1876: Blanche Cole, Madame Patey, Henry Guy, Mr. Patey, Crystal Palace Choir, Edward Deane, August Manns
26/02/1876: Madame Osgood, Mrs. Ware, Wilford Morgan, Crystal Palace Choir, Edward Deane, August Manns
04/03/1876: Wilhelmine Gips, George E. Fox, Joseph Joachim, August Manns. First performance of Joachim's orchestration of Schubert's Grand Duo for piano, D812
18/03/1876: Thekla Friedländer, Annie Butterworth, Jospeh Joachim, August Manns. First performance in England of Rubinstein's Ballet music and Wedding march from Feramors
25/02/1876: Johanna Levier, Annie Butterworth, Edward lloyd, Signor Foli, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns
15/04/1876: Ida Corani, Edward Lloyd, London Vocal Union, August Manns. First performance in England of Brahms' cantata Rinaldo (Op.50)
22/04/1876: Madame Lemmens-Sherrington, Madame Osgood, Madame Patey, Edward Lloyd, Crystal palace Choir, Miss Mehlig, Franklin Taylor, Mons. Dubrucq, Mr. Lockwood, August Manns. First performance of Mendelssohn's The Evening Bell for Harp and piano. August Manns' benefit concert
30/09/1876: Madame Sinico-Campobello, Signor Campobello, Fritz Hartvigson, August Manns. First performances of Sterndale Bennett's overture "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Bronsrt's piano concerto in F sharp.
18/11/1876: Sophie Löwe, Signor Foli, Anna Mehlig, August Manns. First performance in England of Raff's overture to a Drama of the thirty years' war, op.127
25/11/1876: Antoinette Sterling, Edward lloyd, Mrs. Beesley, August Manns
03/02/1877: Edward Lloyd, Crystal Palace Choir, Joseph Joachim, August Manns. Concert to mark the 30th anniversary of Mendelssohn's death
28/04/1877: Mrs. Osgood, Edward Lloyd, Crystal Palace Choir, Robert Hausmann, August Manns
06/10/1877: Sophie Löwe, George Fox, Crystal Palace Choir, Arabella Goddard, August Manns
20/10/1877: Miss Redeker, Robert Hilton, Pablo Sarasate, August Manns. First performance of Schubert symphony no. 2 in B flat
03/11/1877: Miss Robertson, Mary Davies, Barton McGuckin, Crystal Palace Choir, Pablo Sarasate, C. E. Willing, August Manns. First performance of Bruch violin concerto no. 2 (composed for Sarasate)
17/11/1877: Mrs. Osgood, Vernon Rigby, Emma Barnett, August Manns
08/12/1877: Matilda Savertal, Signor Foli, August Wilhelmj, August Manns. First performance in England of Raff's violin concerto in B minor, op.161 and :Liszt's 4th Hungarian Rhapsody

Saturday concerts 1878 - 1879
23/02/1878: Miss Merivale, George Henschel, Ignaz Brüll, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Ignaz Brüll's piano concerto no. 2 in C
16/03/1878: Catherine Penna, Madame Patey, Mr. Shakespeare, George Fox, Robert Hilton, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of George MacFarren's The Lady of the Lake
13/04/1878: Barton McGuckin, Anna Mehlig, Madame Lemmes-Sherrington, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns
04/05/1878: Anna Williams, Henrik Westberg, Agnes Zimmermann, August Manns, Jules Massenet. First performance in England of extracts from Massenet's "Le roi de Lahore" and "Les Erinnyes", conducted by the composer
19/10/1878: Mrs Davison, Madame Patey, Agnes Zimmermann, August Manns, Walter MacFarren. First performance at the Palace of MacFarren's Pastoral Overture, conducted by the composer
16/11/1878: Eugenie Pappenheim, Barton McGuckin, George Magrath, August Manns. First performance in England of ballet music from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saëns
30/11/1878: Mrs. Osgood, Sidney Tower, W. H. Beckett, Herbert Thorndike, Hervet D'Egville, Crystal Palace Choir, Ludwig Strauss, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Berlioz' Harold in Italy

Saturday concerts 1880 - 1881
09/10/1880: Mrs Osgood, Madame Montigny-Rémaury, August Manns. First performance in England of Raff Symphony no .9 in E minor "In summertime"
06/11/1880: Madame Koch-Bossenberger, Herr Ludwig Straus< August Manns. First performances in England of: Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Saint-Saëns Overture to "La Princesse Jaune"
26/03/1881: Miss Mary Davies, Herr Zur Mühlen, Madame Montgomery-Rémaury, August Manns
15/10/1881: Miss Robertson, Miss Fanny robertson, August Manns. First performance in England of Baller airs from Gounod's "Le Tribut de Zamora"
22/10/1881: Madame Schuch-Proska, August Manns. First performance of F. H. Cowen's Characteristic Overture "Niagra"; first performance at Crystal Palace of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
29/10/1881: Edward Lloyd, Frederic King,Crystal Palace Choir, Mrs Bucknall-Eyre, A.J. Eyre, Henry Forrester, August Manns. First performance in England of Berlioz' "Lelio"
05/11/1881: Madame Schuch-Proska, August Manns. First performance of Passpied and gavotte from the ballet music in Idomeneo
12/11/1881: Mdlle Louisa Pyk, Signor Bonetti, Walter Bache, August Manns. First performance of Serenade for strings "Under the blacony" by Richard Wuerst
19/11/1881: Edward Lloyd, Frederic King,Crystal Palace Choir, Mrs Bucknall-Eyre, A.J. Eyre, Henry Forrester, August Manns. Devoted to performances of Symphonie Fantastique and Lelio
03/12/1881: Miss Annie Marriott, Miss Edith Millar, Miss Agnes Bartlett, August Manns
10/12/1881: Miss Anna Williams, H. Marsick, August Manns

Saturday concerts 1882
18/02/1882: Mary Davies, W. H. Brereton, Agnes Zimmermann, August Manns. First performance in England of a selection from Stanford's "The veiled prophet"
25/02/1882: Madame Patey, Robert Hausmann, August Manns
11/03/1882: Carlotta Elliott, Madame Norman Neruda, August Manns
18/03/1882: Mrs Hutchinson, Miss Hope Glenn, Jospeh Joachim, August Manns
25/03/1882: Mr Edward Lloyd, Miss Marie Krebs, August Manns
01/04/1882: Mary Davis, Frank Boyle, Frederick King, Crystal Palace Choir and Orchestra, August Manns, A. J. Eyrie. Haydn's Creation
15/04/1882: Madame Sinico, Henry Blower, Madame Frickenhaus, August Manns. First performance in England of Eduard Schütt's piano concerto in G minor, op.7
22/04/1882: Mary Davies, Franz Rummel, August Manns. First performance in England of Dvorak's symphony no. 6 in D, op. 60
29/04/1882: Mrs Hutchinson, Madame Sophie Menter, August Manns
13/05/1882: Miss Robertson, Miss Fanny Robertson, Mdlle Vera Timanoff, August Manns. First performance in England of "The Storm" a new movement for the Ocean Symphony by Rubinstein
03/06/1882: Madame Peschka-Leutner, Madame Sophie Menter, Crystal Palace Choir, Band of Scots Guards, August Manns. First performance in England of Berlioz' Symphonie funebre et triomphale
14/10/1882: Edward Lloyd, Oscar Beringer, Crystal Palace Saturday Orchestra, August Manns. First performance of Brahms piano concerto no. 2 in B flat, op.83
21/10/1882: Ella Lemmens, Ida Bloch, August Manns. First performance in England of Raff Symphony no. 6 in D minor, op. 189
28/10/1882: Carlotta Badia, Mr. Carrodus, August Manns, [Mr. Clinton], Carrodus must have been unable to perform as programme has handwritten alterations (Weber Clarinet concerto not Mendelssohn violin concerto) Soloist Mr. Clinton
04/11/1882: Mrs Hutchinson, Marian Fenna, Edward Lloyd, Crystal Palace Choir, Alfred J. Eyre, August Manns. Pencilled alterations to the programme
11/11/1882: Mary Davies, Marie Wurm, August Manns. First performance of Smetana's Vysehrad from Ma Vlast
18/11/1882: Madame Howitz, Mdlle Janotha, August Manns
02/12/1882: Mrs Hutchinson, Marian Fenna, Madame Fassett, Edward Lloyd, H. Pyatt, Mr. Santley, Crystal Palace Choir and Saturday Orchestra, Alfred. J. Eyre, August Manns. Performance of The Redemption by Gounod
16/12/1882: Signor Foli, Emma Barnett, F. H. Cowen. First performance of Three impromptus for piano by J. F. Barnett

Saturday concerts 1883
17/02/1883: Annie Marriott, Vernon Rigby, Mr. Bridson, Borough of Hackney Choral Association, Ebenezer Prout. Performance of Prout's cantata "Alfred". Death of Wagner noted in programme and Siegfried's Death performed as tribute
24/02/1883: Edith Santley, Herr Hausmann, August Manns
03/03/1883: Anna Williams, August Manns. Memorial concert for Richard Wagner. In memoriam poem by Constance Bache as preface. All-Wagner programme including orchestral arrangement of the Good Friday music from Parsifal
10/03/1883: Joseph Joachim, Herr Krause, August Manns
14/04/1883: Mary Davies, Mr. Krause, August Manns,
21/04/1883: Egbert Roberts, Senor Sarasate, August Manns
28/04/1883: Mary Lemmens, M. de Vladimir Pachmann, August Manns. First performance of Thomas Wingham's Symphony no. 4 in D major
05/05/1883: Miss Thudichum, Teresina Tua, August Manns. First performance of Schubert Symphony no. 7 in E (D729) orchestrated and completed from Schubert's outline by John Francis Barnett. The autograph MS was on view in the Centre Transept of the Palace
26/06/1883: Harper Keaton, Crystal Palace Choir, Saturday Orchestra, Four small brass bands, August Manns. First performance in England of Berlioz' Grande Messe des morts
02/07/1883: Mrs. Hutchinson, Miss Hope Glenn, Vladimir de Pachmann, August Manns
13/10/1883: Mrs Hutichinson, Oscar Beringer, August Manns. First performance in England of Dvorak's piano concerto in G minor, op. 33
20/10/1883: Mr. Maas, Helen Hopekirk, August Manns, J. W. Turner sang instead of Maas. First performance in England of Raff's symphony no. 10 in F minor, op.213 "Zur Herbstzeit"
24/11/1883: Mary Davies, A. Fischer, August Manns,
01/12/1883: Harper Keaton, Crystal Palace Choir, Saturday Orchestra, Four small brass bands, August Manns. Berlioz' Grande Messe second performance

Saturday concerts 1884 - 1885
01/04/1885: Carlotta Badia, Mary Krebs, August Manns,
18/10/1884: Madame Valleria, Theodor Werner, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Brahms' third symphony and first performance in England of Smetana's Lustspiel-Ouverture
25/10/1884: Edward Lloyd, Clothilde Kleeberg, August Manns
01/11/1884: Minnie Hauk, Clothilde Kleeberg, August Manns. First performance in England of Liszt's Orchestral Interlude "Salve Poplonia" from Stanislaus
08/11/1884: Madame Trebelli, Heinrich Barth, August Manns
21/02/1885: Maria de Lido, Max Pauer, August Manns. Orchestra lists included from here onwards in most programmes
28/02/1885: Harper Kearton, Joseph Joachim, Robert Heckmann, Alfred Eyre, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns
07/03/1885: Sophie Löwe, Amy sherwin, Lena Little, Agnes Miller, August Manns
10/10/1885: Gertrude Griswold, Lena Little, Orlando Harley, B. H. Grove, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns, S. G. Pratt. Special Grand Concert of compositions by Pratt
17/10/1885: Pauline Cramer, Helena Arnim, Edward Lloyd, Hirwin Jones, Mr Thorndike, Fanny Davies, August Manns
24/10/1885: Hélène Crosmond, Ben Davies, Franz Rummel, August Manns
31/10/1885: W. Winch, Gemma Luziani, August Manns,
14/11/1885: Antoinette Trebelli, Max Pauer, August Manns
21/11/1885: Annie Marriott, Edith Marriott, Annie Layton, Charles Chilley, Hirwin Jones, Watkin Mills, Oscar Beringer, August Manns
28/11/1885, Amy Sherwin, E. Lockwood, August Manns,

Saturday concerts 1886 - 1887
13/02/1886: Madame Albani, Barton McGuckin, Charles Santley, Choir of Novello's Oratotrio Concerts, Crystal Palace Saturday Orchestra, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie. Performance of Dvorak's The Spectre's Bride
20/02/1886: Miss Thudichum, Giovanni Bottesini, August Manns> Bottesini concerto only second and third movements. First performance in England of Scene du Bal from Victor Hugo's Le Roi S'Amuse by Delibes
27/02/1886: Bertha Moore, Gospodin Vladimir de Pachmann, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of the ballet music from Act IV of Les Troyens by Berlioz
06/03/1886: Amy Sherwin, Annie Layton, Harper Kearton, Watkin Mills, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Programme includes a 36-page note on Beethoven's ninth symphony by Grove
13/03/1886: Lillian Henschel, George Henschel, Richard Gompertz, August Manns
20/03/1886: Annie Marriott, Miss Hope-Glenn, Edward Lloyd, Charles Santley, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of Gounod's sacred trilogy Mors et Vita
23/10/1886: Lillian Henschel, George Henschel, Walter Bache, August Manns
20/11/1886: Mary Davies, Charles Santley, Henry Piercy, Robert Hilton, Stanley Smith, Crystal Palace Choir, Mr Stedman's Choirboys, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Berlioz' L'enfance du Christ. The introductory note quotes Berlioz's letter to Ella from Les Grotesques de la Musique; Grove also adds a footnote of Berlioz' works already performed at the Palace.
12/02/1887: Annie Marriott, Barton McGuckin, Watkin Mills, Vaughan Edwardes, Choir of Novello's Oratorio Concerts, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Charles Villiers Stanford. Performances of Mackenzie's The Story of Sayid and Stanford's The Revenge
05/03/1887: Amy Sherwin, Marianne Fenna, Eleanor Rees, Crystal Palace Choir, Charles Santley, August Manns
08/10/1887: Elvira Gambogi, Josef Hofmann, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of George Bennett's Jugendträume concert overture
15/10/1887: Barton McGuckin, Waldemar Meyer, August Manns. First performance at the Palace of Goring Thomas' Suite de Ballet, written for CUMS
22/10/1887: Lillian Nordica, Hilda Wilson, Iver McKay, H. Horscroft, Watkin Mills, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of Sullivan's The Golden Legend
12/11/1887: Edward Lloyd, Frederic King, Crystal Palace Choir, Mrs Bucknall-Eyre, A.J. Eyre, James Fernandex, August Manns. Performances of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Lelio
26/11/1887: Lilliam Nordica, Madame de Pachman, August Manns. First performance (at the Palace?) of Rubinstein's Eroica fantasie for orchestra, op.110

Saturday concerts 1888 - 1890
11/02/1888: Charles Banks, Franz Ondricek, August Manns
13/10/1888: Elvira Gambogi, Fritz Hartvigson, August Manns. First performance in England of Chabrier's España
20/10/1888: Alwina Valleria, Braxton Smith, Johannes Wolff, August Manns. First performance in England of Goldmark's symphony no. 2 in E flat, op.35
27/10/1888: Anna Wiliams, Marie Curran, Edward Lloyd, Crystal Palace Choir, John F. Barnett, Alfred J. Eyre, August Manns. First performances of A. C. Mackenzie's Benedictus for orchestra and John F. Barnett's Offertoire for organ
23/02/1889: Marie Fillunger, Fanny Davies, Alfred J. Eyre, August Manns. First performance in England of Stanford's Symphony no. 4 in F, op. 31
09/03/1889: Plunket Greene, Wilma Norman-Neruda, August Manns
01/03/1890: Braxton Smith, Madame Backer Gröndahl, August Manns
11/10/1890: Alwina Valleria, Julius Klengel, August Manns
25/10.1890: Miss Thudichum, Emile Sauret, August Manns. First performance (at the Palace?) of Raff's Violin concerto no. 2, op. 206
01/11/1890: Ben Davies, Ignaz Paderewski, August Manns
15/11/1890: Margaret MacIntyre, Joseph Hollman, August Manns

Saturday concerts 1891 - 1892
11/04/1891: Giulia Valda, Frederic Lamond, August Manns
18/04/1891: Ada Patterson, Jean Gerardy, H. Krause, August Manns
17/10/1891: Barton McGuckin, Adelina de Lara, August Manns. First performance in England of Hans Sitt's Overture to Leschivo's Don Juan d'Austria, op.20
24/10/1891: Giulia Valda, Emile Sauret, August Manns. First performances in England of Drysdale's Concert Overture Tam o'Shanter and Rubinstein's Scena "Nero"
31/10/1891: Mrs Hutchinson, Dora Barnard, Iver McKay, William Ludwig, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. First performance of Lidgey's setting of Browning's poem Women and Roses
14/11/1891: Edward Lloyd, Fanny Davies, August Manns,
21/11/1891: Charlotte Walker, Bernhard Stavenhagen, August Manns
28/11/1891: Emily Spada, Philip Newbury, Jean Gerardy, August Manns
13/02/1892: Charles Santley, Madame Roger-Miclos, August Manns
20/02/1892: Clara Samuel, Otto Hegner, August Manns. First performance of Edward German's Gipsy Suite
27/02/1892: Eugène Oudin, Hugo Becker, August Manns. First performance in England of Bazzini's Concertstück for cello and orchestra
12/03/1892: Madame Hope Glenn, Joseph Joachim, August Manns
09/04/1892: Elvira Gambogi, Signor Sparapani, Frederic Lamond, August Manns
16/04/1892: Bella Monti, William Ludwig, Duloup, August Manns
23/04/1892: Lillian Nordica, Margaret Hoare, Madame Slesser, Marie Mely, Braxton Smith, Edwin Wareham, Andrew Black, Crystal Palace Choir, Gabriele Wietrowetz, Fanny Davies, August Manns. Benefit concert for August Manns

Saturday concerts 1893 - 1894
04/03/1893: Belle Cole, Msieu Slivinski, August Manns. First performance of Marshall Hall's concert overture
22/04/1893: Nana MacPherson, Gabriele Wietrowetz, August Manns
14/10/1893: Esther Palliser, Mons Slivinski, August Manns. First performance of Pringle's Ballad for orchestra "Durand"
21/10/1893: Emma Juch, David Bispham, Frida Scotta, August Manns. Programme altered to include two pieces by Gounod who died on 18/10/1893
28/10/1893: Miss Meisslinger, Mdlle Janotha, August Manns. First performance of Henry Hiles' Concert-overture "Youth"
04/11/1893: Emma Juch, Hilda wilson, Ben Davies, Norman Salmond, Robert Grice, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of F. H. Cowen's The Water lily
11/11/1893: Plunket Greene, Beatrice Langley, August Manns
07/04/1894: Marie Fillunger, Annie Layton, Henry Piercy, Andrew Black, Crystal palace Choir, August Manns. First performance of The Wreck of the Hesperus by F. Dunkley
14/04/1894: Clara Samuell, Andrew Black, August Manns. A Wagner afternoon
13/10/1894: Ella russell, Willy Hess, Albert Fransella, August Manns
27/10/1894: Otta Brony, Eugene Ysaye, August Manns. Saint-Saens violin concerto replaced by Bruch no. 2
10/11/1894: Ella Russell, Whitney Mockridge, Andrew Blackm Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns
17/11/1894: Esther Palliser, Emile Sauret, August Manns. First performance of W. Wallace's Concert-overture "In praise of Scottish Poesie"
24/11/1894: Charles Santley, Adelina de Lara, August Manns. Four works by Anton Rubinstein performed in his memory (he died 20/22/1894)

Saturday concerts 1895 - 1896
12/10/1895: Otta Brony, Achille Rivarde, August Manns. First performance of Two Characteristic Pieces for orchestra by J. F. Barnett
14/03/1896: Jack Robertson, Joseph Joachim, August Manns
24/04/1896: Ella Russell, Ada Crossley, Andrew Black, Crystal palace Choir, Lady Halle, Gospodin Sapellnikoff, August Manns. August Manns benefit concert
10/10/1896: Maria Brema, Muriel elliott, August Manns. First perfromance in England of Rimsky-Korsakov's Suite of Characteristic Danses from "Mlada" (and the first time any of his music had been performed at the Saturday Concerts)

Also in the collection: Catalogue of the principal instrumental and choral works performed at the Saturday Concerts from October 1855 to May 1886. Charles Dickens and Evans,Crystal Palace Press, 1886. With a preface by August Manns

Supplementary unbound programmes

Saturday concerts
11/11/1876: Catherine Penna, Mr. Shakespeare, Henry Guy, Signor Foli. Performance of Acis and Galatea
22/02/1879: Joseph Joachim, Anne Marriott, Charles Santley, August Manns. First performance of Brahms violin concerto
08/03/1879: Emma Thursby, Herr Henschel, Marie Krebs, August Manns. First performance of Stanford's Symphony in B flat
15/03/1879: Sophie Löwe, Herr Henschel, Helen Hopekirk, August Manns. First performances of Parry's Overture "Guillem de Cabestanh, Troubadour" and Liszt's Hungarian storm-march (S.119)
26/03/1881: Mary Davies, Herr Zur Mühlen, Madame Montigny-Rémaury, August Manns
07/04/1883: Annie Merriott, Richard Rickarl, August Manns
08/12/1883: Alexandra Ehrenberg, Signor Foli, Madame Montigny-Rémaury, Charles Villiers Stanford. First performance of Parry's incidental music to "The Birds"
13/11/1886: Sims Reeves, John Dunn, August Manns,
19/03/1887: Adelaide Mullen, Joseph Joachim, August Manns. First performance in England of Widor's Symphony no. 2 in A, op. 54
22/10/1887:, Madame Nordica, Hilda Wilson, Iver McKay, H. Horscroft, Watkin Mills, Crystal Palace Choir, August Manns. Performance of Sullivan's Golden Legend
15/12/1888: Anna Williams, Madame Patey, Barton McGuckin, Mr Brereton, Lionel Wynne, Frank Lambert, Choir of Novello's Oratorio Concerts, A. C. MacKenzie. Performance of Parry's Judith
Feb - April 1893: Brochure for Saturday concerts 25th Feb to 22nd April
13/02/1892: Charles Santley, Madame Roger-Miclos, August Manns
05/11/1892: Anna Williams, Marian McKenzie, Edward Lloyd, Bantock Pierpoint, Robert Grice, Crystal Palace Choir, Alfred J. Eyre, August Manns. Performance of Sullivan''s The Martyr of Antioch
15/04/1893: Miss MacIntyre, Ben Davies, Robert Grice, Mr. Henschel, August Manns. Performance of Berlioz' Damnation of Faust
30/03/1895: Agnes Janson, Joseph Joachim, Emily Shinner, Sir Arthur Sullivan
19/10/1895: Helen Trust, Frederick Dawson, August Manns. Facsimile of the programme book for the fortieth anniversary of the Saturday Concerts. Vintage Light Music Society, 1981. A programme of British music including the first performance of Walford Davies' Symphony no. 1 in D
Oct 1896 - Dec 1896: Brochure for Saturday Concerts 3rd October to 19 December
23/03/1901: Florence Schmidt, Emil Sauer, August Manns

Orpheonist Festival
25, 26, 28 June 1880: word book of songs to be performed,

Handel Festivals
20, 22, 24 June 1859: Clara Novello, Madame Rudersdorff, Madame Lemmens Sherrington, Miss dolby, Sims Reeves, Mr Weiss, Signor Belletti, Michael Costa. Programme incudes list of all performers, stewards, directors of the Crystal Palace Company and Committee of the Sacred Harmonic Society

16/06/1923: Walter Hedgecock, Frederic Cowen, London Symphony Orchestra. Programme and word book for the general rehearsal. Includes essay on previous Festivals and works performed

23, 25, 27 June 1862: Programme. Shelfmark 1862.9.6 (held in Rare Books Department)
1865: Advance brochure. Shelfmark Pam.5.86.175 (held in Rare Books Department)


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