The very first

In our search for programmes to present in facsimile, we previously found and uploaded the programme for the Berlin Staatskapelle concert of 3 April 1920, with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. That was the earliest one we had so far, but in this respect it is now just pipped at the post by one that you can open with a single click, presenting the concert of the previous day, Friday 2 April. According to the programme this was a special concert, and so it must have been, since apparently there was no time to produce a full booklet, the programme comprising just a single printed page.

So this becomes the first in our list, at least until another — perhaps from Lübeck or Mannheim — turns up to displace it.

9 April 2018