14 March 1842

Fourth Subscription Concert

York: Assembly Room

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock

Tickets: 7s.



*Song, ‘The Skye Boat Song’Miss van Millingen 
Part I  
Symphony in D major Mozart
Song, ‘The bird and the maiden’Miss van Millingen;
Clarinet Obbligato: [?]
From The Gypsy’s Warning
Song, ‘Scenes of my youth’
Miss van MillingenBenedict
Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland, with Orch. Accomp.Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
From Anna Bolena
Cavatina, ‘Come, innocente giovane’
Miss van MillingenDonizetti
Overture, The Siege of Rochelle Balfe
Part II  
Piano Concert in D majorMr. MoschelesMendelssohn
Song, ‘See’st thou at evening the
rolling clouds’
Miss van Millingen; Violin Obbligato: Dr. CamidgeKalliwoda
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Principal Vocalists: Miss van Millingen  
Principal Instrumentalists: Dr. Camidge, Mr. Moscheles, [?]


Moscheles: Ich hatte in den drei Tagen viel mit meinem Seelenzustand zu kämpfen…aber das Publikum merkte es nicht. Das Orchester machte mir auch zu schaffen. Denke Dir, wie besonders wehmütig es klang, wo alle Secundo-Parten der Blasinstrumente fehlten!. [AML II, 90.]


The York Herald and General Advertiser (March 12, 1842): 2.

….We understand that the last of the subscription concerts will take place on Monday next, when Miss Van Millengen and Mr. Moschelles are expected to make their appearance. These attraction, we hope, will draw a full and fashionable attendance.

Yorkshire Gazette (March 12, 1842): 4.








HAS the honour of announcing to the Subscribers, and also to the Nobility and Gentry of York and the Neighbourhood, that the


Concert and Ball of the Season,



On MONDAY EVENING next, March 14th.





Who will Perform his celebrated Fantasia, “The Recollections of Ireland,” Mendelsohn’s Grand Concerto in D, and an Extempore Fantasia.


The Concert will commence at Eight o’Clock.

After the Concert—A Ball.

TICKETS, SEVEN SHILLINGS each, to be had at Mr. HARDMAN’S Music Warehouse, Conveystreet, York.


The Musical World, a Weekly Record of Musical Science, Literature, and Intelligence, vol. XVII(March 17, 1842): 87.

YORK.—A correspondent writes in raptures of the performance of Mr. Moscheles, at a concert given by Dr. Camidge, in that city, on Monday evening last, it being the assize week. Mr. Moscheles played three times, on a superb Broadwood instrument, and the sensation he produced amongst his delighted auditors will not be speedily forgotten.

The Hull Packet (March 18, 1842): 5.

CONCERT. —At Dr. Camidge’s last subscription concert, on Monday evening, Miss Van Millingen made her debut before York audience. There was very genteel and numerous audience, on whom this young lady made a most favourable impression. Her style is improved even since we heard her in Hull, —the sure indication of attentive study; and nothing else wanted to place her the head of her profession. The fault of most English vocalists is, that they get to a certain point,—and there stop; they never think of progressing further, or of taking any pains to reach further excellence. We could name several eminent in the profession, who might have ranked yet higher, had they availed themselves of those means and appliances, and pursued that course of incessant practice and study which foreign artistes never neglect. We hope the good sense of Miss Van Millingen will prevent her from wrecking her professional fame on this rock ahead,” as has proved to many; and if she proceeds she has begun, we predict for her a brilliant career. . . . . .We were delighted with the manner which she sang, on Monday evening, Donizetti’s “Come innocente,” Kalliwoda’s “See’st thou at evening the rolling clouds,” and “Bonnie Prince Charlie;” each of a different style,—and to each being given its characteristic expression. We shall be very glad to meet her again in Yorkshire. . . . . .Another attraction produced by Dr. Camidge was, Moschelles on the piano-forte. We hear no performer we like better,— few whose performances we much love dwell upon. He was most enthusiastically applauded, when concluded his last fantasia.

The York Herald and General Advertiser (March 19, 1842): 2.

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.— Dr. Camidge’s fourth and last Subscription Concert, for the present season took place on Monday evening last, in the Assembly Rooms, in this city. The lovers of music have seldom had a greater treat than on the present occasion, not only in the singing of Miss Van Millingen, but in the truly astonishing performances of the pianist, Mr. Moscheles. Miss Van Millingen sang four songs, and a Cavatina by Donizetti, “Come innocente giovane,” in a manner which elicited the marked applause of the audience, and proved her to be a songstress of no ordinary talent. The wonderful performance of Mr. Moscheles must be heard to be properly appreciated, and his fantasias will not soon be forgotten by those who heard them. The concert was well attended, and was succeeded by a spirited ball.

Yorkshire Gazette (March 19, 1842): 4.


The last subscription concert of the season was given Dr. Camidge Monday evening, in the Great Assembly Rooms, and we were glad to see it so numerously and fashionably attended.

The concert opened with Mozart’s symphony in D., which was performed very well. Miss Van Millingen was for the first time introduced to a York audience. On first commencing the song, “The bird and the maiden,” with clarionet obligato, she appeared as if she was labouring under a bad cold, however she got through it very creditably , and in Benedict’s beautiful ballad, “Scenes of my youth,” she had gained more confidence and sang it with great expression; she possesses very fine soprano voice of good quality, and equal in its tone; she evinced both taste and feeling; she is a very promising singer, and we have no doubt ere long she will distinguish herself in her profession.

We next hailed, with the greatest delight, Mr. Moscheles, who performed his well-known fantasia, “Recollection’s of Ireland,” and displayed his usual precision and brilliancy execution the andante, where the three airs are blended together, was performed in the most masterly manner.

Miss Van Millengen sang the Cavatina, “Come innocente,” in a very superior style, and displayed great talent and showed she had studied in a good school, having, understand, been a pupil the Royal Academy music, and also of Sir George Smart, to whom she does great credit.

The first part concluded with the overture to the “Siege of Rochelle,” which was performed very effectively, the wind instruments were well tune, and the performers appeared to enter into the spirit of it, and determined to lay siege to it proper style.

The second part the concert commenced with Mendelshon’s [sic] grand concerto D, which is a very beautiful and classical composition. Great justice was done to it by Mr. Moscheles, who played it in a very charming manner, and with the most marked precision; the effect produced was what the composer would have wished. Miss Van Millengen then sang Kalliwodas song “See’st thou at evening the rolling clouds,” with great tenderness and expression; was decidedly her best song, and she was most ably supported by Dr. Camidge in the violin obligato, who performed it a very effective manner. But the chef d’œuvre of the evening was the extempore fantasia by Mr. Moscheles, who we hear to the greatest advantage when he perfectly unshackled, and can give scope to his feelings. It was truly surprising to hear him execute his extensions double octaves, tenths, and twelfths, which performed with the greatest certainty and rapidity. With his left hand he is very wonderful, supporting for some length of time passages which have the effect of two hands. He appears to have a perfect command of the instrument, and the very clever manner in which he treated his subjects, proves him to be a complete master of composition, and we may congratulate Dr. Camidge having been able to bring such talented man for his concert.