15 November 1825

Second Winter Subscription Concert


Liverpool: Music Hall

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock Non-Subscribers: 10s.

Gallery 7s., Schools and younger branches of Families, 7s.


*Free Piano Fantasia, incl. ‘Life is darkened,
‘The last Rose of Summer’, and a theme
of Zauberflöte’s Overture
Mr. Moscheles 
*Piano variations on a French AirMr. MoschelesMoscheles
*Piano and Violin Duet on variations
from Rossini’s Semiramide
Messrs. Moscheles, MoriMayseder
*SongsMme Caradori-Allan 
*SongsMr. Phillips 
Part I  
Overture Spohr
Part II  
Overture Rossini
Principal Vocalists: Mme Caradori-Allan; Mr. Phillips  
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Mori, Moscheles
Leader: Mr. Nicolas Mori



Liverpool Mercury (November 11, 1825): 145.

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Last Night of Mr. MOSCHELLES and Madame CARADORI.

THE Manager has the honour to announce, that the SECOND CONCERT will take place on Tuesday next, the 15th instant, for which



And Mr. MOSCHELLES (the celebrated Pianist) are engaged.

Leader, Mr. MORI.

Non-Subscribers’ Tickets—for the body of the Room, 10s.

Gallery, 7s.—Schools and younger branches of families, 7s.

Books for Subscribers are open at the usual places.

Doors to be opened at Seven o’clock, and the Concert to commence at Eight.

Due notice will be given of MISS STEPHENS’S first appearance.

Liverpool Mercury (November 11, 1825): 152.

….We are glad to perceive by the advertisement, that the public will have another opportunity, next Tuesday, to hear the eminent performers to whose talents we have just borne our feeble testimony.

The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, vol. 6, (November 15, 1825): 160.

Music-hall.—We have been requested to state, that, in consequence of the unexpected disappointment experience on the last concert night, by the absence of several of the performers belonging to the theatrical orchestra, Mr. Wilson has, at a considerable expense, engaged several professional gentlemen of eminence for the concert of this evening (Tuesday, November 15.) Madame Caradori, Mr. Moschelles, and Mr. Phillips, are engaged, and Mr. Mori will lead the band, and an excellent concert may be confidently anticipated.


The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, vol. 6, (November 22, 1825): 164.



SIR,—Our concert on Tuesday night gave such general satisfaction to the audience, that I think you will be induced to notice it in the Kaleidoscope ; and as the scheme was made out rather obscurely, I will give you some explanation of it, which you may use as you please.

The first overture is new, and composed by Spohr. The overture to the second act is composed by Rossini, for the opera of Eduardo e Christina. They were performed excellently; and it is the general desire that they be repeated.

The first piece performed by Mr. Moschelles is a French air; the variations composed by Moschelles.

The duet between Moschelles and Mori is an air from Semiramis; the variations composed by Mayseder. This was the most extraordinary performance I ever heard, and was a complete trial of skill between those two great artists; and it is hard to say which succeeded best. It was a most finished performance, and such as I shall never forget.

Mr. Moschelles, in his extempore, was truly astonishing. The skill with which he introduced, and at times combined, the three themes of “Life is darkened,” “The last Rose of Summer,” and the Overture of the Zauberflote, proves him a man of consummate and deep study in the science; and the perfection, rapidity, and neatness of his execution, I think inimitable.

The band was excellent; and I think, on the whole, the subscribers were amply compensated for their disappointment on the first night.

Madame Caradori sang admirably, and may justly be styled a first-rate singer. Mr. Phillips also sang his songs in a very masterly manner, and bids fair to be the best bass English singer in the United Kingdom.—I write this in the midst of business, which must apologize for the inaccuracies.—I trust you will excuse my obtruding these observations on your notice, and remain, yours truly,

November 16, 1825.                                                                                                            H.H.