28 January 1823

Fifth Subscription Concert


Bath: Assembly Rooms

Time: Evening, Quarter to Eight o’Clock

Subscription Concert, Non-Subscribers: 8s.


*Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
*From L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
 Air, ‘Let me wander not unseen’ 
Miss GoodallHandel
*Piano [no info][1]Mr. Moscheles 
Part I  
Overture, Die Zauberflöte Mozart
From Requiem: Quartet, V. Benedictus  Miss Goodall, Messrs., A. Loder, Leonard, PhillipsMozart
Recit. and Air, ‘Come, gentle spring’  Mr. VaughanMusic by Horsley
From Il barbiere di Siviglia  
Aria, ‘Una voce poco fá’
Miss WoodRossini
Grand Piano Variations on a Military March      with Orch. Accomp. (Alexander Variations)Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
From Samson: Air, ‘Honour and Arms’Mr. PhillipsHandel
Principal Vocalists: Miss George, Miss Goodall, Miss Wood; Messrs. A. Loder, Leonard, Phillips, Vaughan
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles
Leader: John Loder; Conductor: Mr. Field


Note: [1] The review mentions that Moscheles performed three times during the evening.

Encore: Air, ‘Let me wander not unseen’—Miss Goodall—Handel






Subscription Concert,

TUESDAY EVENING, 28th January, 1823.

Leader …………..  .. MR. LODER.

Second Violin……..Mr. VERSTEIN.——Viola……..Mr. SEINE——Violoncello…….Mr. PIELE.

Conductor……………… MR. FIELD.

Mr. Rolle, from a sever hoarseness, is prevented singing the Pieces originally announced. Mr. PHILLIPS has therefore, kindly consented to sing two Songs in lieu of the Pieces omitted.


[Only the first page of the programme survives in the Collection by Sir George Smart at the British Library, which also includes the lyrics of the songs]

[GB-Lbl C.61.g.1]

The Bath Chronicle (November 26, 1822): 3.



Nine Subscription Concerts,



THE Managers have the honour most respectfully to announce, that the


Will take place on TUESDAY Evening, Dec. 31,

and that they will be continued on the succeeding TUESDAYS (with

the exception of Feb. 11th) till the Series be completed.

Principal Vocal Performers already engaged:



And Mademoiselle CARADORI,

Miss WOOD, Miss GEORGE, Miss NOEL,

And Miss Field, (being her first public performance.)


Mr. SAPIO, Signor BEGREZ, and Mr. VAUGHAN,




The following are engaged to perform in the course of the CONCERTS:


Mr. KIESEWETTER, Violin.| Mr. REIS, Piano-Forte.

Mr. BOCHSA, Mr. LORD, Harp. | Mr. LINDLEY, Violoncello.


             Sir GEORGE SMART.

Conductors,    Mr. WINDSOR, and Mr. FIELD.

                Mr. BISHOP, and Mr. RIES.

The Managers most respectfully announce, that they have made proposals to Madame CAMPORESE, Madame RONZI DEBEGNIS, Madame VESTRIS, Signor DEBEGNIS, and Mr. MORI, to perform at the above Concerts during the Season. The delay of positive answers must(at present) depend on the arrangements of the Opera House.- Engagement has also been offered to


is daily expected from the Continent, which only awaits that Gentleman’s, arrival to be concluded.

SUBSCRIPTION BOOKSare now opened at the ROOMS, and at LODER’s Music Warehouse, Milsom—street.

It will be the anxious endeavour of the Managers to render these concerts as perfect as possible, in point of the TALENT engaged of the Music to be performed. Every effort has been made to [or]der the Orchestra as full and complete. By These arrangements they [*] forward with respectful confidence to meet, in their arduous undertaking, with the distinguished patronage and support of the confident Nobility, Gentry, and Visiters. [sic]

Non-Subscribers’ Tickets Eight Shillings each, to be had at the Music shops; and at the Rooms.

The Subscribers are respectfully requested to apply for their Tickets at the Rooms, where they are now ready for delivery.

The doors of the Concert-Room will be opened at 7, and the performance will commence at a quarter before 8 o’clock, precisely.

The Bath Chronicle (January 23, 1823): 3.


THE Nobility and Gentry, Subscribers, and the Public,

are most respectfully acquainted, that the

Fifth Subscription Concert

Will take place on TUESDAY next, Jan, 28th.

Particulars of which will be duly announced.

The door of the Concert-room will be opened at 7, and the

performance commence precisely at a quarter before eight o’clock.

Subscription received at the Rooms.


The Bath Chronicle (January 30, 1823): 3. 741-742.

The Fifth Subscription Concert, which was held at the Rooms yesterday evening, was very numerously attended; and was not less excellent itself, nor less gratifying the ear, than the four preceding ones, which have attracted to them so crowded and splendid train of rank and fashion. Mr. MOSCHELLES, a most distinguished performer on the Piano-Forte, whose appearance in London a few seasons ago produced so extraordinary sensation in the musical world, presented himself for the first time in the Bath orchestra on this occasion, and was most enthusiastically received. We can imagine nothing of the kind more perfectly brilliant or more exquisitely finished than the style of this gentleman’s playing. The style of Mr. Moschelles’s compositions is quite fanciful and original, and peculiarly well suited to the astonishing extent and versatility of his powers. He played three times this evening, at the ardent and loud solicitation of the audience. Not the least wonderful quality belonging to Mr. Moschelles is his great talent at playing extempore; of which, besides performing his celebrated composition, the “Fall of Paris,” he now gave two very striking and memorable specimens. We were much pleased again to see and hear Mr. VAUGHAN in the Bath Concert-Room so correct, chaste, and sweet is his style of singing, always to arrest the attention, and captivate the ear, of the best judges of vocal merit. Miss GOODALL proved herself on this occasion a very improved and elegant singer: she was most warmly encored in Handel’s very beautiful melody, “Let wander not unseen.” Miss WOOD’s vocal exertions, likewise, in Rossini’s favourite song, “Una voce poco fa,” were received, as they confessedly deserved, with the approbation due to her well-known and great merit. Of Mr. PHILLIPS, as a vocal performer, we cease not to augur most favourably. Handel’s fine song, “Honour and arms,” was given by him in a very admirable style, and met with great applause. Mr. A. LODER, Mr. LEONARD, and Miss GEORGE contributed very essential assistance the vocal corps this evening. Mr. FIELD presided very judiciously and ably at the; Piano-forte, as Conductor. The whole performance, in fact, went off exceedingly well. We doubt not but Mr. Loder will obtain, at his Benefit Concert, that degree of support and patronage on the occasion, to which his distinguished professional merits, and his great exertions to promote the success these Concerts, in our humble opiniou [sic], so justly entitle him. Happily the Directors, we find, have adopted the old mode admission.

Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf den österreichischen Kaiserstaat (April 12, 1823): 234.






Leader, MR. LODER.

Second Violin, Mr. VERSTEIN. Viola, Mr. SEINE.

Violoncello, Mr. PEILE.

Conductor, MR. FIELD

Wir haben aus Londoner Blättern folgende interessante Nachrichten, welche sich besonders über das Clavierspiel, des bey allen Wienern in Audenken stehenden Virtuosen, Herrn Moscheles, verbreiten, wie folgt: Das fünfte Subscriptions-Concert, welches gestern Abends im Cassino gegeben wurde, war sehr zahlreich besucht, und war nicht weniger brillant und angenehm, als die vier vorhergehenden, welche ebenfalls eine grosse Versammlung vom ersten Rang an sich gezogen hatten. Herr Moscheles, ein ausgezeichneter Virtuose auf dem Pianoforte, dessen Erscheinen in London, vor Kurzem, eine so ausserordentliche Sensation in der musikalischen Welt gemacht, liess sich zum ersten Mahle, bey dieser Gelegenheit, in dem Bade-Concerten hören, und wurde enthusiastisch empfangen. Wir können uns nichts Vollendeteres und Brillanteres denken, als das Spiel dieses Virtuosen. (We can imagine nothing of the Kind more perfectly brillant or more exquisitely finished than the style of this gentlemans, playing.)

Der Styl in der Composition des Herrn Moscheles ist sehr phantastisch und originell, und besonders passend, für die vielseitige Fertigkeit seiner dem lautesten und wärmsten Beyfalle des Publicums. Nicht als die kleinste der Eigenschaften des Herrn Moscheles, ist sein grosses Talent extempore zu spielen, anzusehen; ausser seiner Composition: „der Fall von Paris,“ gab er noch zwey sehr effect volle, eklatante Productionen.

Wir waren sehr erfreut, Herrn Vaughan in dein Bade–Concertsälen wieder zu sehen und zu hören; so correct, süss und angenehm ist seine Manier zu singen, dass sie selbst die ersten Kenner der Vocal-Musik entzückt. Miss-Goodall zeigte sich bey dieser Gelegenheit als sehr gebildete Sängerinn. Händel’s herrliche Romanze: „Let me vander not unseen!“ musste sie auf allgemeines Begehren wiederhohlen; Miss Wood, welche Rossini’s beliebte Arie: „Una voce poco fa,“ sang, wurde mit ihrem grossen und allgemein bekannten Verdienste gebührendem Beyfall aufgenommen.

Von Herrn Phillips, als Sänger, prophezeyen wir das Beste. Händel’s schöner Gesang: „Honour and arms,“ wurde von ihm äusserst vortrefflich gesungen, und mit grossem Beyfall anerkannt. Herr A. Loder, Herr Leonard und Miss George, trugen das ihrige redlich bey, um den Genuss dieses Abends zu erhöhen. Unser hochgeschätzter Field leitete das Ganze am Pianoforte. Das Concert war wirklich vorzüglich zu nennen.

Wir zweifeln nicht, dass Herr Loder bey seinem Benefiz-Concert, so viel Beweise von Wohlwollen empfangen wird, als seine ausgezeichneten Bemühungen und rastloser Fleiss, den Erfolg dieser Concerte zu bewirken und selbe zu heben, es verdienen.

Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (April 1, 1823): 248.

Hr. Moscheles, der noch am 22sten Januar in Paris war, am 28sten desselben Monats aber schon zu Bath 108 englische Meilen westlich von London Concert gab, und dessen Schnelligkeit sich also ausser den Fingern noch auf andere Glieder seines Körpers erstreckt, steht gegenwärtig auf dem Gipfel seines Glücks.

…Concerte zu Bath und Bristol. Hr. Loder, der berühmte Violinist und Sir George Smart haben dieses Jahr in genannten Städten eine Reihe von Concerten angefangen, die durch ihre vor treffliche Einrichtung und durch das Auftreten der ersten Sänger und Spieler Londons den philharmonischen Concerten wenig oder gar nichts nachgeben. Der Gegenstand der Bewunderung und Erstaunens war unser Moscheles, und wahrlich nichts kann über die Lobpreisung gehen, womit man ihn an beyden Orten überhäuft hat. Gegen 200 Personen, die sich ihn zu hören drängten, musste der Eingang verweigert werden und—was in englischen Concerten nie geschieht—die Damen verliessen ihre Sitze und drängten sich auf der Bühne nahe an ihn heran, um sein Spielen auch zu sehen.