17 February 1831

Vocal and Instrumental Music Concert

Wakefield: Music Saloon

 

Programme

Principal Vocalists: Mrs. P. Atkinson
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Advertisements

Leeds Intelligencer (February 17, 1831): 2.

MUSIC SALOON, WAKEFIELD.—Messrs. WHITE and PHILLIPS have Pleasure in announcing to the Inhabitants of Wakefield and its Vicinity, that they have succeeded engaging Mrs. P. ATKINSON, (late Miss Goodall,) and Mr. MOSCHELES, the celebrated PIANIST, for THURSDAY EVENING February 17th, when they purpose giving a CONCERT of Vocal and Instrumental Music.

Further Arrangements will be announced in the Bills.

AFTER THE CONCERT BALL.

The Leeds Intelligencer (February 17, 1831): 3.

We are happy to inform our readers in Wakefield and its vicinity, that a great treat will be afforded them, in hearing the splendid talents of the above-named performers this evening, at the Music Saloon. We are persuaded that they will not lose so favourable an opportunity.

14 February 1833

Third Subscription Concert

York: Assembly Room

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock

Tickets: Subscribers, 5s. (transferable tickets to immediate family); Non-Subscribers, 7s.

 

Programme

Part I  
Symphony in D major Mozart
Madrigal for Four Voices,
‘Come o’er the Brook Bessy’  
Master Smith, Messrs. Barker, Ellis, Kaye; Seraphine Accompaniment: [?]Ford & Callcott
Song, ‘Not a drum was heard’  Mr. Walton  Walton
Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland, with Orch. Accomp.Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Glee for Four Voices,
‘The breath of the brier’
 Whittaker
Ballad, ‘Forget me not’Mr. WaltonMagrath
Glee, ‘Chief of the windy Morven’ Callcott
Part II  
Grand Piano Variations on a Military March with Orch. Accomp. (Alexander Variations)Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Cantata, ‘Napoleon’s Midnight Review’Mr. WaltonNeukomm
Overture Lindpaintner
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Song, ‘O breathe not a word of our love’Mr. Walton;
Piano Accomp.: Mr. Moscheles
Schultz
Overture, La Fiancée Auber
Principal Vocalists: Master Smith, Messrs. Barker, Ellis, Kaye, Walton  
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Encore: Part from the Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland—Mr. Moscheles—Moscheles


Moscheles: The concert is over [12.30 AM]. I may say, without self-assertion, that I was the only one applauded at all this evening; we had but one solo-singer, a few glees, some miserable overtures, in which the flute was the sole support of the harmonies. O, misery! Anyone less thick skinned than I am, would have died straight off, but I could listen without as much as a fainting fit. I assure you I was obliged to nerve myself, as I should have to do if I were attending an execution. I was not only enthusiastically received, but forced to improvise twice. The singer, Mr. W[alton]., wanted to have ‘The Midnight Review’ accompanied by the orchestra, and at the rehearsal I took all possible pains to make the thing go, but there was no more life or spirit to be got out of the band than from stones or pebbles. I advised him to give up the band, and offered my services to save a catastrophe, by accompanying the cantata myself. [RMM, 187-188.]

Advertisements

Yorkshire Gazette (January 26, 1833): 2.

GRAND CONCERT.

YORK ASSEMBLY ROOMS.

DR. CAMIDGE has the honour of announcing to the Subscribers, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT,

For which he has engaged the

Celebrated Pianiste, Mr. MOSCHELES,

Will take place in the Great Assembly Room, on

MONDAY, FEB. 4,

When will be performed a Grand Concert of Vocal and

Instrumental Music.

☞After the ConcertA BALL.

The Concert will commence at Eight o’Clock.

Further Particulars will be duly announced.

The Subscribers are requested to observe, that the Tickets marked “3d Subscription Concert and Ball,” admit the Subscribers to this Concert, & are Transferable in the Subscriber’s immediate Family.

Subscribers’ Family Tickets (5s. each) to be had at Mr. Hardman’s, and Mr. Robinson’s.

Non-Subscriber’s Tickets, 7s; which is the only Ticket to be obtained at the Rooms.

York Herald (January 26, 1833): 2.

GRAND CONCERT.

YORK ASSEMBLY-ROOMS.

DR. CAMIDGE has the honour of announcing to the Subscribers, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT,

FOR WHICH HE HAS ENGAGED

THE CELEBRATED PIANISTE.

MR. MOSCHELES,

Will take place in the GREAT ASSEMBLY-ROOM, on

MONDAY, February 4th, when will be performed

A GRAND CONCERT OF

Vocal and Instrumental Music.

AFTER THE CONCERT—A BALL.

The Concert will commence at Eight o’Clock.

Further Particulars will be duly announced.

The Subscribers are requested to observe, that the Tickets marked “Third Subscription Concert and Ball,” admit the Subscribers to this Concert, and are Transferable in the Subscriber’s immediate Family.

Subscribers’ Family Tickets (5s. each,) to be had at Mr. Hardman’s, and Mr. Robinson’s.

Non-Subscriber’s Tickets, 7s; which is the only Ticket to be obtained at the Rooms.

Yorkshire Gazette (February 2, 1833): 2.

GRAND CONCERT.

YORK ASSEMBLY-ROOMS.

DR. CAMIDGE has the honour of announcing to the Subscribers, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT,

FOR WHICH HE HAS ENGAGED

THE CELEBRATED PIANISTE.

MR. MOSCHELES,

Will take place in the GREAT ASSEMBLY-ROOM, on

MONDAY, February 4th, when will be performed

A GRAND CONCERT OF

Vocal and Instrumental Music.

AFTER THE CONCERT—A BALL.

The Concert will commence at Eight o’Clock.

Further Particulars will be duly announced.

The Subscribers are requested to observe, that the Tickets marked “Third Subscription Concert and Ball,” admit the Subscribers to this Concert, and are Transferable in the Subscriber’s immediate Family.

Subscribers’ Family Tickets (5s. each,) to be had at Mr. Hardman’s, and Mr. Robinson’s.

Non-Subscriber’s Tickets, 7s; which is the only Ticket to be obtained at the Rooms.

York Herald (February 2, 1833): 2.

GRAND CONCERT.

YORK ASSEMBLY-ROOMS.

DR. CAMIDGE has the honour of announcing to the Subscribers, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT,

FOR WHICH HE HAS ENGAGED

THE CELEBRATED PIANISTE.

MR. MOSCHELES,

Will take place in the GREAT ASSEMBLY-ROOM, on

MONDAY, February 4th, when will be performed

A GRAND CONCERT OF

Vocal and Instrumental Music.

The CONCERT will commence at EIGHT o’Clock.

AFTER THE CONCERT—A BALL.

Further Particulars will be duly announced.

The Subscribers are requested to observe, that the Tickets marked “Third Subscription Concert and Ball,” admit the Subscribers to this Concert, and are Transferable in the Subscriber’s immediate Family.

Subscribers’ Family Tickets (5s. each,) to be had at Mr. Hardman’s, and Mr. Robinson’s.

Non-Subscriber’s Tickets, 7s; which is the only Ticket to be obtained at the Rooms.

Reviews

Yorkshire Gazette (February 9, 1833): 3.

The Third Subscription Concert.

The third Subscription Concert took place on Monday evening; and notwithstanding the great attraction of Moscheles, —the first pianist of the age,—we regret to say, that the room was only very thinly attended. In fact, we doubt whether the receipts would defray the expenses;—and certainly, after his spirited efforts to bring the first vocal and instrumental performers of the day before the York audience, that is not a situation in which Dr. Camidge ought to be left.

The following is a scheme of the Concert.

PART 1.

GRAND SYMPHONY (in D)……………………MOZART.
MADRIGAL—(4 voices)—“Come o’er the 
     brook Bessy.”………………………………….FORD&CALLCOTT.
SONG—“Not a drum was heard.” —Mr. 
     WALTON…………………………………….WALTON.
FANTASIA—(Piano-forte)—Mr. MOSCHELESMOSCHELES.
GLEE—(4 voices)—“The breath of the 
     brier.”…………………………………………WHITTAKER.
BALLAD—“Forget me not.” —Mr. WALTONMAGRATH.
GLEE—“Chief of the windy Morven”………….CALLCOTT.

PART 2.

The Fall of Paris, with variations and 
     Orchestral accompaniments,—Mr. MOS- 
     CHELES………………………………………MOSCHELES.
SONG—“Napoleon’s Midnight Review.” — 
     Mr. WALTON………………………………..NEUKOMM.
OVERTURE……………………………………..LINDPAINTER.
GLEE—(5 voices)—“In this fair vale.”…………ATTWOOD.
EXTEMPORE FANTASIA—(Piano-forte)—Mr. 
     MOSCHELES. 
SONG—“O breathe not a word of our love” 
     Mr.  WALTON……………………………….SCHULTZ.
OVERTURE—(La Fiancèe)…………………….AUBER.

The vocal part of this concert attracted very little attention; and it certainly was not remarkably effective, with the exception of the madrigal, “Come o’er the brook,” —and Mr. WALTON’S last song, “O breathe not a word of our love.” The former was delightfully sung by Master SMITH, and Messrs. KAYE, BARKER, and ELLIS; and its effect was heightened by the accompaniment on the Seraphine, an instrument, which was heard for the first time, in the York orchestra.

Whittaker’s and Attwood’s glees did not go well; “Chief of the windy Morven” was better,—but we have heard that sung a much superior style. We did not at all admire Mr. WALTON’S songs the first part. Napoleon’s Midnight Review is above his calibre; and the piano-forte accompaniment, though played by MOSCHELES, was ineffective. The superb music of Neukomm in this song requires the full band to do it justice. Mr. MOSCHELES also accompanied Mr. WALTON in the ballad, “O, breathe not a word of our love;” and this piece was sung in a chaste, simple, but yet feeling and impressive manner, that quite delighted us.

The band performed the instrumental pieces good style; but there was little of either eye or ear for any but MOSCHELES; who must have been gratified by the attention which was paid him, the applause he elicited. It is impossible to describe his playing: like Paganini’s, his style is unique and must be heard to be appreciated. The rapidity, brilliance, and yet distinctness of his execution: his full and tone;—the exuberant fancy which pervades his extemporaneous performances; and the good taste which prevents him from running into extravagancies, that may astonish and surprize [sic], but cannot please and delight,—all these acquirements undoubtedly constitute MOSCHELES the first performer of the age on the instrument which he has chosen. We know of no one who can come near him; and the comparatively few who formed his audience on Monday evening were delighted. The company flocked to the upper end of the room, whilst he was playing; and some of the ladies went into the orchestra,—so anxious were they to witness the manner of his fingering; and the general style of his performance. At the conclusion of his extempore fantasia, there was a loud and general “encore,” and he with great readiness sat down to the instrument, and played a part of his “Recollections of Ireland.”—At the conclusion, he was warmly applauded.

A ball followed the concert, which was kept up with great spirit.

York Herald (February 9, 1833): 3.

The Third Subscription Concert.—This concert was performed last Monday evening in the large Assembly Room, to a highly fashionable auditory. Mr. Moscheles, the celebrated pianiste, rendered the concert peculiarly attractive; indeed we may affirm of the present series, through the spirited efforts of Dr. Camidge, that they have been equalled by those of no previous season in York.

The Morning Post (February 13, 1833): 3.

MOSCHELES has been delighting the amateurs of York and Sheffield with his masterly performances on the pianoforte.

The Court Journal: Gazette of the Fashionable World, vol. 5, (February 16, 1833): 100.

Moscheles has been delighting the amateurs of York and Sheffield with his masterly performances on the pianoforte.

14 February 1831

Third Subscription Concert and Ball

York: Great Assembly Room

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock

Tickets: Subscribers, 5s.; Non-Subscribers, 7s.

 

Programme

Part I  
Overture, Anacreon Cherubini
Glee Four Voices, ‘Shed not your sweets’Messrs. Barker, Ellis, Kaye, Master SmithWelsh
From Rodelina  
Aria, ‘Dove sei, amato bene?’
Mrs. AtkinsonHandel
Glee Six Voices, ‘Listen! he must be near’Mrs. Atkinson, Messrs. Barker, Brown, Ellis, Kaye, Master SmithBishop
Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland, with Orchestral AccompanimentsMr. MoschelesMoscheles
From Oberon: Air, ‘O Araby, Dear Araby’Mrs. AtkinsonWeber
From Oberon: [?] Weber
Part II  
Piano Fantasia, Anticipations of Scotland, with Orchestral Accompaniments  Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Cavatina, ‘Meet me tonight’Mrs. AtkinsonHorn
Overture, Egmont Beethoven
From Il crociato in Egitto  
Conspiration for Six Voices, ‘Mid those shades of silent gloom’
Messrs. Barker, Brown, Ellis, Kaye, Lee, Master SmithMeyerbeer
Free Piano Fantasia, incl. ‘My lodging on the cold ground’, and ‘Rule Britannia’    Mr. Moscheles 
From Die Zauberflöte  
‘Non paventar, amabil figlio!’
Mrs. AtkinsonMozart
Overture, Der Freischütz Weber
Principal Vocalists: Mrs. Atkinson; Messrs. Barker, Brown, Ellis, Kaye, Lee, Master Smith
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Encore: ‘Non paventar, amabil figlio!’—Mrs. Atkinson—Mozart

Advertisements

Yorkshire Herald (February 5, 1831): 2.

YORK.

SATURDAY, February 5, 1831.

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YORK SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

DR. CAMIDGE most respectfully begs to inform the Subscribers, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the THIRD CONCERT and BALL will take place

on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th,

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

The Right Hon. LADY DUNDAS

FOR WHICH

MR. MOSCHELLES,

The celebrated Piano Forte Performer and Composer, and

MRS. P. ATKINSON,

ARE ENGAGED.

In the course of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELLES will perform his TWO Grand Fantasias, “The Recollections of Ireland,”—and “Sir Walter Scott’s favourite Strains of the Scottish Bards,” with full Orchestral Accompaniments—Also, an EXTEMPORE Fantasia.

The Concert will commence at Eight o’Clock precisely.

Tickets, for Subscribers’ Parties to be had only at Mr. Hardman’s and Mr. Robinson’s Music Warehouse, at Five Shillings each.—Non Subscribers’ Tickets to be had at the Rooms—Seven Shillings.

Yorkshire Gazette (February 5, 1831): 2.

YORK SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS

DR. CAMIDGE

MOST respectfully begs to inform the SUBSCRIBERS, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD CONCERT AND BALL

Will take place on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th,

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

The Right Hon. LADY DUNDAS

FOR WHICH

MR. MOSCHELLES,

The celebrated Piano Forte Performer and

Composer, and

MRS. P. ATKINSON,

Are engaged,

In the course of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELLES will perform his TWO GRAND FANTASIAS, “The Recollections of Ireland,” and “Sir Walter Scott’s favourite Strains of the Scottish Bards;” with full Orchestral Accompaniments. Also an EXTEMPORE FANTASIA.

The CONCERT will commence at EIGHT o’Clock precisely.

Tickets for Subscribers’ Parties to be had only at Mr. HARDMAN’S & Mr. ROBINSON’S Music Warehouse, at Five Shillings each.—Non Subscribers’ Tickets to be had at the Rooms—Seven Shillings.

Yorkshire Gazette (February 5, 1831): 3.

YORK SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.—We this week announce the third of these concerts, which will take place the 14th inst. At that concert, the lovers of music will have a treat of no ordinary description. To say nothing of Mrs. P. Atkinson, who is the admiration of all who hear her.—Mr. MOSCHELLES, who on that occasion will make his appearance in York,—is the first pianist in Europe; and will “witch the ears” of his auditors with his unrivalled performances.—This gentleman is a native Prague, where he was born on the 30th of May, 1794; and gave the first indication of his talent for music so early as his fifth year, since which the art appears to have taken entire possession of his inclination. He was placed under Weber (no relation to M. Yon Weber) director of the Conservatory at Prague,—and at the age of eleven he passed for the first piano-forte player in Prague and in public concerts made an extraordinary sensation, his musical reputation as child being fully equally to that of Liszt, or even of Hummel, to whom he may be compared in many other respects. At the age of fourteen he went to Vienna, and has since visited most of the principal cities in Germany, and France; coming to England in June 1821—his fame having preceded him. We owe his introduction to this country to the directors of the Philharmonic Concerts; who never lose an opportunity of introducing any celebrated performer or noted composition to the British public. His performance was found to exceed the most sanguine expectations. Few pianists had before been heard of equal rapidity, delicacy, and brilliance of execution and whose performance was at once so finished, and so elaborately scientific. He is also an eminent composer, as well as performer; but there are few pianists who can successfully overcome the difficulties which his score presents. We are quite sure that the musical part of our fellow-citizens will feel highly indebted to Dr. Camidge, for affording them the opportunity of hearing this wonderful man.

Yorkshire Herald (February 12, 1831): 2.

YORK SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

DR. CAMIDGE

MOST respectfully begs to inform the SUBSCRIBERS, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD CONCERT AND BALL

Will take place on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th,

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

The Right Hon. LADY DUNDAS

FOR WHICH

MR. MOSCHELLES,

The celebrated Piano Forte Performer and

Composer, and

MRS. P. ATKINSON,

Are engaged,

In the course of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELLES will perform his TWO GRAND FANTASIAS, “The Recollections of Ireland,” and “Sir Walter Scott’s favourite Strains of the Scottish Bards;” with full Orchestral Accompaniments. Also an EXTEMPORE FANTASIA.

The CONCERT will commence at EIGHT o’Clock precisely.

Tickets for Subscribers’ Parties to be had only at Mr. HARDMAN’S & Mr. ROBINSON’S Music Warehouse, at Five Shillings each.—Non Subscribers’ Tickets to be had at the Rooms—Seven Shillings.

Yorkshire Gazette (February 12, 1831): 2.

YORK SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS

DR. CAMIDGE

MOST respectfully begs to inform the SUBSCRIBERS, and the Ladies of York and its Vicinity, that the

THIRD CONCERT AND BALL

Will take place on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th,

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

The Right Hon. LADY DUNDAS

FOR WHICH

MR. MOSCHELLES,

The celebrated Piano Forte Performer and

Composer, and

MRS. P. ATKINSON,

Are engaged,

In the course of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELLES will perform his TWO GRAND FANTASIAS, “The Recollections of Ireland,” and “Sir Walter Scott’s favourite Strains of the Scottish Bards;” with full Orchestral Accompaniments. Also an EXTEMPORE FANTASIA.

The CONCERT will commence at EIGHT o’Clock precisely. Tickets for Subscribers’ Parties to be had only at Mr. HARDMAN’S & Mr. ROBINSON’S Music Warehouse, at Five Shillings each.—Non Subscribers’ Tickets to be had at the Rooms—Seven Shillings.

Reviews

Yorkshire Gazette (February 19, 1831): 3.

THE THIRD

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.

This entertainment was attended by the most brilliant assemblage of rank and fashion ever witnessed at a Subscription Concert in York; it reminded us of the Assize Concerts, as have seen them, when all the elite of the city and county were collected the Great Assembly Room. In addition to Lord and Lady Dundas, Lord Downe, Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. Stisted, with the officers the 3d Dragoons—we noticed most of the fashionable families in the city, and several distance. The ladies were elegantly attired—and, motion, the splendid Egyptian Hall of Lord Burlington presented the appearance a panorama of the most beautiful description.

The following is a scheme of the Concert.

PART FIRST.

OVERTURE (Anacreon)..Cherubini

GLEE (4 voices), “Shed not your sweets,”. .Welsh.

SONG (Dove sei), Mrs. P. ATKINSON.. Handel.

GLEE (6 voices), “Listen! he must be near,”.. Bishop.

FANTASIA, “Recollections of Ireland,” Mr. MOSCHELES—Moscheles.

Song, “O Araby,” Mrs. P. ATKINSON—Weber.

GRAND FINALE (Oberon)..Weber.

PART SECOND.

FANTASIA, “Anticipations of Scotland,” Mr. MOSCHELES —Moscheles.

CAVATINA, “Meet me to-night,”’ Mrs. P. ATKINSON..Horn.

OVERTURE (Egmont)..Beethoven.

CONSPIRATION (6 voices), “Mid those shades of silent gloom,” Mayerbeer.

EXTEMPORE FANTASIA—Mr. MOSCHELES.

SCENA ED ARIA—“Non paventar, amabil figlio!”—Mrs. P. ATKINSON.. Mozart.

FINALE (Freischutz)—Weber.

Cherubini’s overture was not so well played as we have heard it, and went off very flat. Welsh’s glee was sung by Messrs Ellis, Barker, Kaye, and Master Smith; whose voices attuned delightfully to the harmony; it was executed with the most perfect consent throughout, and was a very pleasing specimen of English glee singing. Mrs. P. ATKINSON, in Handel’s song, evinced all that purity of style and correct taste, for which she is so eminently distinguished; but did not appear us to be in her usual good voice. She took the soprano part in Bishop’s glee, along with the four singers abovenamed, and Mr. Brown; but this was not so satisfactory a performance as the first concerted piece.

Mr. MOSCHELES now took his place the piano, and every ear was bent in the most sedulous attention. He performed his celebrated fantasia, entitled “Recollections of Ireland,” originally composed as a tribute of gratitude for the hospitality and other attentions, which he received from the cognoscenti in that country, during his visit in 1826. Three beautiful Irish airs are introduced into this fantasia, and most skilfully treated, they are, the Groves Blarney, Garry Owen, and St. Patrick’s Day; the second of which is thrown into a brilliant finale, and blended with St. Patrick’s Day, producing a novel and pleasing effect. There are accompaniments for a full orchestra, which are adapted with great skill—in fact, they are the most beautiful things of the kind we ever heard. In the performance of them, the band was admirably kept together by Dr. CAMIDGE, and they did ample justice to the composer—who, in the execution of the solo parts, was rapturously applauded.

The song “O Araby!” opens the third act of Oberon; it is composition redolent of genius, and one of the most popular airs in the opera. Mrs. ATKINSON sung it delightfully; contrast between the plaintive strain of the first movement, and the cheerful one of the second was strikingly effective; and the performance was warmly applauded. The Finale was also given with great spirit and effect, by Mrs. ATKINSON, and the other vocal performers.

The second part opened with another fantasia by Mr. MOSCHELES, entitled “Anticipations of Scotland.” It is, like his “Recollections of Ireland,” constructed upon three airs—Kelvin Grove. Auld Robin Gray, and Lord Moira’s Strathspey. The opening adagio has some masterly modulations; concluding allegro is the gayest and liveliest strain possible. In this fantasia the introduction of the full band displays the same masterly knowledge harmonic effect which characterizes the “Recollections of Ireland.”

Mrs. ATKINSON pleased us much in Horn’s cavatina; and Beethoven’s overture, (which displays great share of his extraordinary genius) was given with most admirable precision and spirit by the band. We did not like the “Conspiration,” as it is termed, from Mayerbeer’s Crociato en Egitto, which was sung by Messrs. Brown, Barker, Ellis, Kaye, Lee, and Master Smith.

Mr. MOSCHELES now gave a third fantasia, which was an extempore performance, and appeared to give more delight than even his two former ones. After a beautiful introduction, he introduced the Irish air of “My lodging on the cold ground;” and ran through a variety of brilliant variations which excited the warmest admiration. Rule Britannia was brought in at the conclusion—and a warm and enthusiastic burst of applause rewarded the talents of the performer.

Mr. MOSCHELES is certainly one of the best, if not the very best, pianist we ever heard. He excites, as an eminent musical critic has truly observed, “as much astonishment by the readiness of his invention, by the indescribable rapidity of his execution is so rapid, it is perfectly correct and distinct. Every note tells—and his tone is the most full and brilliant that can possible be conceived. The effect of his performance will long be remembered in York.

Mrs. ATKINSON was encored the Scena ed Aria, from Mozart’s Zauberflote; a scientific composition, the execution of which proves her perfectly equal to any of the pieces of the most celebrated masters.

The overture to Der Freischutz closed the Concert—which was most admirably performed.

A ball followed, that was kept with great spirit; and we heartily congratulate Dr. CAMIDGE upon the success of this Concert.

The Morning Post (February 24, 1831): 2.

YORK CONCERTS.—Our Third Subscription Concert, on Monday last, was very numerously attended by all the rank and fashion in the neighborhood, and the performance did great credit to our City. Mr. MOSCHELLES was the star of the evening. His performance of the Recollections of Ireland and Anticipations of Scotland was most masterly, while his extraordinary extempore playing quite electrified the delighted company. He has been equally successful both at Leeds and Wakefield, and he carries with him to the Metropolis that esteem and respect which talents such as he possesses are sure to command.

6 December 1842

  Second Subscription Concert

 

Bath: Assembly Rooms

Time: Evening, Quarter to Seven

Tickets: Non-Subscribers, 7s.; Subscribers: for £3:10s., three tickets for each concert, two are transferable; for £2:11s. 6d., two tickets for each concert, one is transferable; for £1:7s., one ticket for each concert, not transferable

Programme

DuetMiss Hawes, Mme Caradori-Allan 
Characteristic StudiesMr. MoschelesMoscheles
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
From Betly: Cavatina, ‘In questo semplice’Mme Caradori-AllanDonizetti
Glee for Four Voices, ‘With sighs, sweetMiss Hawes, Messrs. Machin,Callcott
     rose’Pyne, Taylor 
Instrumental Finale  
Overture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mendelssohn
Piano DuetMessrs. Esain, Moscheles 
SongMiss Hawes 
SongMiss Hawes 
Song, ‘The British AnchorMr. MachinE. Loder
Quartet, ‘Ecco quel fiero istante’Miss Hawes, Mme Caradori-Allan,Costa
 Messrs. Martin, Taylor 
Principal Vocalists: Miss Hawes, Mme Caradori-Allan; Messrs. Machin, Pyne, Taylor  
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Esain, Moscheles
Leader: Mr. H. C. Cooper; Conductor: Mr. Ignaz Moscheles

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Programme Notes: Miss Hawes and Mme Caradori-Allan were encored in several of their songs. Mme Caradori-Allan sang several Italian Airs, French Romances, a Scottish Ballad. Miss Hawes sang Ballads, and few concerted pieces with Messrs. Taylor and Machin.—The piano brand was Erard.

Encore: Glee for Four Voices, ‘With sighs, sweet rose’—Messrs. Machin, Pyne, Taylor—Callcott

Advertisements

The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (November 10, 1842): 2.

GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

————

Mr. HENRY SIMMS

HAS the honour to announce that the Second Grand

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

OF THE SERIES WILL TAKE PLACE

On TUESDAY EVENING, Dec. 6th 1842:

When the Concert will be conducted by

Mr. MOSCHELES,

Who will also Play TWO GRAND FANTASIAS.

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Further particulars will immediately be published.—

Subscription Books are opened for the Series of Five Grand Concerts at the Assembly Rooms; and at Mr. SIMM’S, 31, Gay Street, where every information may be obtained.

The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (November 17, 1842): 2.

ASSEMBLY-ROOMS, BATH

SECOND

GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

————

Madame CARADORI ALLAN.

————

Mr. HENRY SIMMS

HAS the honour to announce that the Second Grand

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

WILL TAKE PLACE

On TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6th 1842.

For which occasion he has secured the services of the

following very Eminent Artistes:—

VOCALISTS.

MADAME CARADORI ALLAN,

MISS MARIA B. HAWES,

MR. BIANCHI TAYLOR.

AND

MR. MACHIN

(The Distinguished Bass Singer).

PIANISTS.

MR. ESAIN,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES.

Leader of the Band, Mr. H. C. COOPER.

Conductor of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELES

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The Concerts will commence at a quarter before Eight o’Clock precisely.

☞ Subscriptions are received at the Rooms, and at Mr. H. SIMMS’S Music Warehouse, 31, Gay-street, for the FIVE GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

TERMS.

A Subscriber of £3:10s. is entitled to Three Tickets for each Concert; two of which are transferable

A Subscriber of £2:11s. 6d. is entitled to Two Tickets for each Concert; one of which is transferable

A Subscriber of £1:7s. is entitled to One Ticket for each Concert; not transferable.

Non Subscribers’ Tickets. 7s. each.

Programmes will be ready in a few days.

Ibid., 3.

SECOND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.—We understand that Mr. H. Simms making strenuous exertions that big next Subscription Concert shall be one of unusual brilliancy and attraction. For this purpose we find he has visited London, where has secured the services of the following distinguished artistes:—Madame Caradori Allen (who has not appeared in Bath for some years). Miss Maria B. Hawes, Mr. Machin, M. Moscheles, and other first-rate talent. It will be perceived that the Concert takes place on Tuesday evening. Dec. 6. From the splendid manner in which the first Concert went off, and the high approbation expressed by all parties at the liberal and spirited style in which these Concerts are conducted, we augur a crowded and fashionable attendance. We beg to remind our readers that a scale of subscription is now announced for the coming five grand Concerts.

The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (November 24, 1842): 2.

ASSEMBLY-ROOMS, BATH

SECOND

GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

————

Madame CARADORI ALLAN.

————

Mr. HENRY SIMMS

HAS the honour to announce that the Second Grand

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

WILL TAKE PLACE

AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS,

On TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6th 1842.

For which occasion he has secured the services of the

following very Eminent Artistes:—

VOCALISTS.

MADAME CARADORI ALLAN,

MISS MARIA B. HAWES,

MR. BIANCHI TAYLOR.

AND

MR. MACHIN

(The Distinguished Bass Singer).

PIANISTS.

MR. ESAIN,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES.

[line]

MADAME CARADORI ALLAN will sing several Italian Airs, French Romances, a Scottish Ballad, &c.

MISS MARIA B. HAWES will sing her most admired Ballads, a Duet with MADAME CARADORI ALLAN, and in several Concerted Pieces with Mr. B. TAYLOR and Mr. MACHIN.

Mr. ESAIN will play a Brilliant Duett, for Two Grand Piano Fortes, with M. MOSCHELES. And

M. MOSCHELES will play an Extemporaneous Fantasia on Subjects suggested by the Audience, and a Selection from his new Characteristic Studies, on a Splendid New Grand Piano-Forte, selected him him in London expressly for this Concert.

Leader of the Band, Mr. H. C. COOPER.

Conductor of the Concert, Mr. MOSCHELES

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The Concerts will commence at a quarter before Eight o’Clock precisely.

[the rest is the same as issued in The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette onNovember 17]

The Musical World, a Weekly Record of Musical Science, Literature, and Intelligence, vol. XVII (November 24, 1842): 378.

BATH—Music is in full accordancy in this city. Thalberg, the Ronconis, and John Parry, have been there—Jullien’s promenade concerts are now in progress, and Mr. Moscheles, with a number of metropolitan and provincial artists, are announced for December 6th. All this is in addition to the established music meetings of the city and locality.

The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (December 1, 1842): 3.

[Same as issued in The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette on November 24]

Ibid.

GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.—We beg to refer our readers to the advertisement of the Grand Subscription Concert, which is to take place the Assembly Rooms on Tuesday evening next, the 6th inst. It will be perceived that the valuable services of Madame Caradori Allan, Miss Maria B. Hawes, Mr. Bianchi Taylor, Mr. Machin, Mr. Esain, M. Moscheles, and Mr. H. C. Cooper, have been secured for the occasion. Such an array of talent cannot fail to attract a numerous sand brilliant audience. The terms on which tickets are to be obtained are fully stated in the advertisement.

Review

The Bath Chronicle (December 8, 1842): 3.

SECOND GRAND SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT.—This magnificent musical banquet, which took place at the Assembly Rooms on Tuesday evening, was graced with a most numerous company, composed of the élite of our city. The musical attractions were a scale of such liberality and surpassing excellence that the attendance was not to wondered at. The large room was completely full. The announcement of performers of such distinguished professional celebrity as these engaged for the occasion could not fail to draw an overflowing audience. It was a just meed of public favour to the spirited efforts of the caterer of the feast to render it worthy of the taste the times. The Concert opened with Mendelssohn’s fine overture, “The Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which the band, comprising a host of talent, directed by Mr. H. C. Cooper, gave effect. Callcott’s glee, “With sighs, sweet rose,” sung by Miss M. B. Hawes, Mr. Pyne, Mr. B. Taylor, and Mr. Machin, was         t ably sung, and elicited an encore. Miss Hawes shone conspicuously in it. This highly-gifted lady also exhibited her great powers to great advantage in several songs, which called forth a profusion of richly-deserved plaudits, and in two instances she was encored. Mr. E. Loder’s naval song, “The British Anchor,” was sung by Mr. Machin in very excellent style. The company was next favoured with the performance of Madame Caradori Allan, whose appearance in the orchestra was hailed with rapturous applause. Her eminent vocal accomplishments were well brought out in the first piece which she sang the present occasion. It was Donizetti’s Ana, “In questo semplici,” in which the richness of her tones, and the facility with which she adapted them to the character of the composition, gave her audience a fair opportunity of judging and appreciating the capabilities of this celebrated artiste. The showers plaudits which followed her performances in this and other pieces evinced the warmest predilection for her efforts. She was encored in several of her songs. M. Moscheles. and Mr. Esain, the pianists, exhibited, on two superb instruments, extraordinary specimens of genius. Moscheles’ grand extemporaneous Fantasia on one of Erard’s piano-fortes was a masterly exemplification of the power of the instrument and the powers of the performer. The vocal part of the Concert is concluded up by Costa’s Quartett, “Ecco quel fiero instante,” sung by Madame C. Allan, Miss Hawes, Mr. B. Taylor, and Mr. Martin; it went off in excellent style. The Grand Finale (instrumental) brought up the close with admirable effect. The musical public are under great obligations to Mr. H. Simms for this splendid entertainment, the great success of which augurs most satisfactorily for the remaining Concerts of the series.

14 March 1842

Fourth Subscription Concert

York: Assembly Room

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock

Tickets: 7s.

 

Programme

*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, [?]

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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.]

Advertisements

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.

LAST GRAND

CONCERT AND BALL

OF THE SEASON

MONDAY EVENING, March 14th.

MR. MOSCHELES

AND MISS VAN MILLINGEN.

DR. CAMIDGE.

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

FOURTH SUBSCRIPTION AND LAST

Concert and Ball of the Season,

WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE

GREAT ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BLAKESTREET,

On MONDAY EVENING next, March 14th.

FOR WHICH HE HAS ENGAGED

MISS VAN MILLINGEN,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES,

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

THE ORCHESTRAL BAND WILL BE FULL AND COMPLETE.

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.

Reviews

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 SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

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.

6 March 1835

Fourth Subscription Concert

Sheffield: Music Hall

Time: Evening, Seven o’Clock

Tickets: Non-Subscription Tickets: 7s.

 

Programme

Aria, ‘Se Amore’Miss Woodyatt 
Ballad, ‘I care na’ where my Laddie bides’Miss Woodyatt 
Ballad, ‘Oh! ’tis the Melody’Harp and Vocals: Mr. Parry jun. 
From Faust
Duet, ‘Dearest, let thy footsteps follow’
Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Parry jun.Spohr
Flute SoloMr. Boëhm 
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Glee for Four Voices,
‘There’s beauty on the mountain’
[?], [?], [?], [?]Goss
National Anthem, ‘God Save the King’  
Overture, Fra Diavolo  
Overture, Zampa Hérold
Piano Fantasia and Variations on the
favourite air ‘Au clair de la Lune’ (Op.50)
Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Piano Fantasia, Anticipations of Scotland,
with Orchestral Accompaniments
Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Song, ‘Yes these are the Meadows’Mr. Parry jun. 
Trio, ‘This Magic-woven scarf’[?], [?], [?]Barnett
Violin SoloMr. Rudersdorff 
Principal Vocalists: Miss Woodyatt, Mme D’ Albert; Messrs. Horncastle, Parry jun.
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Boëhm, Moscheles, Parry jun., Rudersdorff
Leader: Mr. Rudersdorff

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Programme Notes: The piano brand was Broadwood.

Encore: Ballad, ‘Oh! ’tis the Melody’—Harp and Vocals: Mr. Parry jun.

Advertisements

The Sheffield Independent and Yorkshire and Derbyshire Advertiser (February 21, 1835): 2.

SHEFFIELD

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

———

THE SUBSCIBERS are respectfully informed, that the FOURTH CONCERT will take place in the MUSIC-HALL, Sheffield, on FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 6th, 1835.

PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. HORNCASTLE,

MR. PARRY, JUN.,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES, the celebrated Pianist.

Persons residing Five Miles from Sheffield, can purchase Strangers’ Tickets; to be had Mr. DAWSON’S Music Saloon, Surrey-street. Price 7s. each.

☞Doors to be opened at Half-past Six, and the Concert to commence at Seven o’Clock precisely.

GEO. DAWSON, Secretary.

Music-Hall, February 13th, 1835.

The Sheffield Iris (February 24, 1835): 2.

SHEFFIELD

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

THE Subscribers are respectfully informed that the FOURTH CONCERT will take place in the MUSIC HALL, Sheffield, on FRIDAY EVENING, March 6th, 1835.

PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. HORNCASTLE,

MR. PARRY, JUN.,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES, the celebrated Pianist.

Persons residing Five Miles from Sheffield, can purchase Strangers’ Tickets; to be had Mr. DAWSON’S Music Saloon, Surrey-street. Price 7s. each.

☞Doors to be opened at Half-past Six, and the Concert to commence at Seven o’Clock precisely.

GEO. DAWSON, Secretary.

Music-Hall, February 13th, 1835.

The Sheffield Independent and Yorkshire and Derbyshire Advertiser (February 28, 1835): 1.

SHEFFIELD

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

———

THE SUBSCIBERS are respectfully informed, that the FOURTH CONCERT will take place in the MUSIC-HALL, Sheffield, on FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 6th, 1835.

PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. HORNCASTLE,

MR. PARRY, JUN.,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES, the celebrated Pianist.

Leader of the Band—Mr. RUDERSDORFF.

Persons residing Five Miles from Sheffield, can purchase Strangers’ Tickets; to be had Mr. DAWSON’S Music Saloon, Surrey-street. Price 7s. each.

☞Doors to be opened at Half-past Six, and the Concert to commence at Seven o’Clock precisely.

GEO. DAWSON, Secretary.

Mr. DAWSON has ordered an HORIZONTAL GRAND PIANO-FORTE of Broadwood and Sons, which will be on Sale after the Concert.

Music-Hall, February 26th, 1835.

The Sheffield Iris (March 3, 1835): 1.

SHEFFIELD

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

THE Subscribers are respectfully informed that the FOURTH CONCERT will take place in the MUSIC HALL, Sheffield, on FRIDAY EVENING, March 6th, 1835.

PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. HORNCASTLE,

MR. PARRY, JUN.,

AND

MR. MOSCHELES, the celebrated Pianist.

LEADER OF THE BAND,

MR. RUDERSDORFF.

Persons residing Five Miles from Sheffield, can purchase Strangers’ Tickets; to be had Mr. DAWSON’S Music Saloon, Surrey-street. Price 7s. each.

☞Doors to be opened at Half-past Six, and the Concert to commence at Seven o’Clock precisely.

GEO. DAWSON, Secretary.

N.B.—Mr. DAWSON has ordered an HORIZANTAL [sic] GRAND PIANO FORTE, of Broadwood and Sons, which will be ON SALE after the Concert.

Reviews

The Sheffield Independent (March 7, 1835): 2.

SHEFFIELD SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.—The fourth concert of the first series of the revived subscription concerts, took place yesterday evening, in the Music-Hall. There was a very numerous and fashionable attendance, and the concert went off with great and deserved eclât [sic]. The principal vocal performers were Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. Parry, jun. Miss W. sang, in exquisite style, the aria, “Se amore,” and the sweet ballad, “I care na where laddie bides.” Her manner is very pleasing, she has charming voice, and, from the manner in which she was received, there can be doubt she will be a favourite here. She also sang, with Mr. Horncastle and Mr. Parry, several duets and trios. The duet—“Dearest, let thy footsteps follow,” which is splendid music, was very beautifully sung by Miss Woodyatt and Mr. Parry. The trio, ‘‘This magic woven scarf,” is excellent, and was very well sung. Mr. Horncastle has a fine tenor voice, and is a beautiful singer. In that touching ballad, “Oh ’tis the melody,” Mr. Parry accompanied himself on the harp, and was warmly encored. The audience had unexpected treat, of a high order, in Mr. Boëhm, an amateur, who played solo on the flute in first rate style. Indeed, it could not be considered inferior to Nicholson’s performance on the same instrument. Mr. Moschelles, the piano-forte, fully maintained his high reputation. His grand fantasia and variations on the air, “Au claire de lune,” [sic] and his extemporaneous performance on the piano-forte, were splendid. Mr. Rudersdorff’s solo the violin was good, but not equal to Nagel’s performance. The overtures, “Zampa” and “Fra Diavola,” were well executed and effective. On the call of Dr. Younge, heartily seconded by the whole company, “God save the King” ended the concert. The subscribers generally appeared highly gratified, and we believe it will be unanimously agreed that it was a very line concert. The management these concerts has been admirable. We have had Madame Stockhausen, Signor Sapio, Signor Masoni, Clara Novello, Mr. Machin, Mr. Lintey, Mr. Moschelles, Mr. Boëhm, and others, forming such a combination of first rate talent as, it may safely be said, no series of concerts ever before given in this town has presented. After such commencement, it is impossible to doubt that the number of subscribers will soon be completed, and the concerts conducted prosperously.

The Morning Post (March 10, 1835): 5.

SHEFFIELD, March 7

Our fourth subscription concert last night was attended by about seven hundred persons, who were highly gratified with the singing of Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. Parry, jun., who were all new to us, but we hope to see and hear them again; for we trust that the manner in which their exertions were rewarded by the company was highly satisfactory to them. Spohr’s duet, “Dearest, let thy footsteps follow;” Barnett’s “Magic Scarf;” Gcss’s “There’s beauty on the mountain;” Parry’s “Yes, these are the meadows,” and “I care na’ where my laddie bides,” were greatly admired. Mr. Parry, jun., was loudly encored in “Oh, ’tis the melody,” accompanying himself on the harp, which was a novelty here. Moscheles’ performance on the pianoforte was truly wonderful; his “Anticipations of Scotland,” and “Au clair de lune,” were charmingly executed, while his extemporaneous performance drew forth the most rapturous plaudits. It would not be doing justice to our talented leader, Mr. Rudersdorf, not to notice his solo on the violin in the most favourable manner; and the band altogether deserves the greatest credit for the spirited style in which they performed two overtures, and the correct way in which the vocal pieces were accompanied. “God save the King” was loudly called for, and sung with an additional verse in honour of the Queen, which was loudly applauded.

5 March 1835

Subscription Concert

 

Manchester: Concert Hall

Time: Evening, Seven o’Clock

Programme

Free Piano Fantasia 
Principal Vocalists: Miss Woodyatt, Mme D’ Albert; Messrs. Horncastle, Parry jun.
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Moscheles: 11 Uhr Nachts. Das Concert ist für mich glänzend abgelaufen, ich wurde stürmisch applaudirt und musste zweimal phantasiren; ich habe auch einmal Schnurren a la Paganini gemacht, die sehr wirkten. Anhaltendes Regenwetter und die Spärlichkeit der Kutscher in dieser Stadt war der Grund von allerlei ernst-komischen Aventuren nach dem Concert; doch davon mündlich. [AML I, 291.]

Advertisements

The Manchester Courier, and Lancashire General Advertiser (February 14, 1835): 1.

CONCERT HALL.—The DIRECTORS beg to inform the SUBSCRIBERS that TWO PUBLIC CONCERTS have been fixed for TUESDAY the 3d, and THURSDAY the 5th of March; for which the following Performers have been engaged.

MADAME D’ALBERTI.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. PARRY, Jun.,

MR. HORNCASTLE, and

MR. MOSCHELES.

The Leicester Herald (February 28, 1835): 5.

Moscheles is engaged to perform at two subscription concerts which are to be given in the Music Hall at Manchester, next week; the vocalists are Madame D’Alberti, Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. Parry, jun.

3 March 1835

Subscription Concert

 

Manchester: Concert Hall

Time: Evening, Seven o’Clock

Programme

Free Piano Fantasia, incl. ‘Vivi tu’ and an
‘Andante in A minor’ by Beethoven
Mr. Moscheles 
Piano Fantasia, The Recollections of Ireland, 
with Orchestral Accompaniments
Mr. Moscheles, Signor GiubileiMoscheles
Principal Vocalists: Miss Woodyatt, Mme D’ Albert; Messrs. Horncastle, Parry jun.
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Programme Notes: The piano brand used for the rehearsal was Broadwood.


Moscheles: Wir kamen hier bei gutem Frostwetter um 5 Uhr [March 2] an und gingen nach Tische Alle zur Probe, wo ich auf einem Broadwood „Recollections of Ireland“ spielte. Willert, einer der Directoren war dort. [AML I, 289.]

Moscheles: Das erste Conzert ist eben vorüber—vortrefflich, ganz zu meiner Satisfaktion.[AML I, 289.]

Moscheles: Gleich nach Tische ins Concert—der Saal, übervoll, machte einen glänzenden Effect. Die „Recollections“ wurden gut aufgenommen. Gern hätte ich den Plan oder Phantasie, den Du mir vorschlägst, genau befolgt, wenn nicht einer der Directoren mir Rubini’s eben gesungenes vivi tu, ein anderer Beethoven’s Andante in A-moll als Themen gegeben hätte, wozu ich endlich gesellte:

Es war anfangs eine der ruhigen, überlegten Phantasien, die sich bis zu einern Feuerwerk steigerte. Rauschender Beifall. [AML I, 290]

Advertisements

The Manchester Courier, and Lancashire General Advertiser (February 14, 1835): 1.

CONCERT HALL.—The DIRECTORS beg to inform the SUBSCRIBERS that TWO PUBLIC CONCERTS have been fixed for TUESDAY the 3d, and THURSDAY the 5th of March; for which the following Performers have been engaged.

MADAME D’ALBERTI.

MISS WOODYATT,

MR. PARRY, Jun.,

MR. HORNCASTLE, and

MR. MOSCHELES.

The Leicester Herald (February 28, 1835): 5.

Moscheles is engaged to perform at two subscription concerts which are to be given in the Music Hall at Manchester, next week; the vocalists are Madame D’Alberti, Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. Parry, jun.

Brighton Gazette (March 5, 1835): 3.

Moscheles is engaged to perform at two subscription concerts which are to be given in the Music Hall at Manchester, next week; the vocalists are Madame D’Alberti, Miss Woodyatt, Mr. Horncastle, and Mr. Parry, jun.

3 January 1835

Vocal and Instrumental Grand Music Concert

 

Bristol: Assembly Rooms, Clifton

Time: Morning, One o’Clock

Tickets: Family Ticket to admit four, 1 Guinea; Single, 6s.

Programme

Bolero, ‘Ouvrez c’est nous’Mme StockhausenDessauer
Clarionet FantasiaMr. Hervey 
DuetsMessrs. Machin, Sapio 
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
From Robert le diable
Cavatina, ‘Idole de ma vie’
Mme Stockhausen
(first appearance in Bristol)
Meyerbeer
From The Creation
Recit. and air, ‘With verdure clad’
Mme StockhausenHaydn
Piano Concerto       Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
SongMr. Machin 
SongMr. Sapio 
Swiss AirsMme Stockhausen
Harp Accompaniment: Mr. Stockhausen
 
Violin and Harp DuetMessrs. Loder, Stockhausen 
Principal Vocalists: Mme Stockhausen (first appearance in Bristol); Messrs. T. Edwards, Machin, Sapio
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Hervey, Loder, Moscheles, Stockhausen

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Advertisements

Bristol Mercury (December 20, 1834): 3.

MORNING CONCERT.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CLIFTON.

THE Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Clifton, Bristol,

and their Vicinities, are respectfully acquainted that

A GRAND CONCERT

Of VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC,

Will take place at the above Rooms

On SATURDAY Morning, January 3, 1835;

On which occasion the following very eminent Vocalists will have

the honour of performing:—

Madame STOCKHAUSEN,

(Her First and Positively Only Appearance)

Mr. SAPIO, Mr. T. EDWARDS,—AND

Mr. MACHIN,

Principal Singers at the Musical Festivals and Public Concerts,

London.

The Celebrated Mr. MOSCHELES

Will Perform a

GRAND CONCERTO and an EXTEMPORANEOUS FANTASIA

On the Piano-Forte,

POSITIVELY his ONLY PERFORMANCE.

Madame STOCKHAUSEN will Sing “With verdure clad,” Haydn; the celebrated Bolero, “Ouvrez, Ouvrez,” Dessauer; Cavatina, “Idole de mai vie,” “Robert le Diable,” Meyerbeer; and several NATIONAL SWISS AIRS, accompanied on the HARP by

Monsieur STOCKHAUSEN.

Mr. SAPIO and Mr. MACHIN, will Sing several New and

Popular Songs, and Duettos.

Mr. HERVEY will perform a FANTASIA on the Clarionet;

And Mr. LODER and Mons. STOCKHAUSEN

A Duet for Violin and HARP.

The Concert will commence precisely at One o’Clock.

A Family Ticket, to admit Four, One Guinea; Single Tickets, Six Shillings; to be had at the Music Warehouses of Messrs Hodges, and Mr. Howell, Clare-Street; and Mr. Moutrie, College-Green, Bristol, and at the Royal Hotel, Clifton.

Bristol Mirror (December 20, 1834): 3.

MORNING CONCERT.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CLIFTON.

THE Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Clifton, Bristol,

and their Vicinities, are respectfully acquainted that

A GRAND CONCERT

OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC,

Will take place at the above Rooms

On SATURDAY Morning, January 3, 1835;

On which occasion the following very eminent Vocalists will have

the honour of performing:

MADAME STOCKHAUSEN,

(Her first and positively only Appearance)

Mr. SAPIO, Mr. T. EDWARDS,

AND

Mr. MACHIN,

Principal Singers at the Musical Festivals and Public Concerts,

London.

The celebrated Mr. MOSCHELES

will Perform a Grand Concerto and an Extemporaneous Fantasia

on the Piano Forte, positively his only performance

Madame STOCKHAUSEN

 will Sing “With verdure clad,” Haydn; the celebrated Bolero, “Ouvrez, Ouvrez,” Dessauer; Cavatina, “Idole de mai vie,” “Robert le Diable,” Meyerbeer; and

SEVERAL NATIONAL SWISS AIRS,

accompanied on the HARP by Monsieur STOCKHAUSEN.

Mr. SAPIO and Mr. MACHIN,

Will Sing several New and Popular Songs and Duettos.

Mr. HERVEY

Will perform a FANTASIA on the Clarionet;

And

Mr. LODER and Mons. STOCKHAUSEN

A Duet for Violin and Harp.

The Concert will commence precisely at One o’clock.

A Family Ticket, to admit Four, One Guinea; Single Tickets, Six Shillings; to be had at the Music Warehouses of Messrs HODGES, and Mr. HOWELL, Clare-Street; and Mr. MOUTRIE, College-Green, Bristol, and at the Royal Hotel, Clifton.

Bristol Mercury (December 27, 1834): 2.

GRAND CONCERT

OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC,

On SATURDAY Morning next, January 3.

At the HOTEL ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CLIFTON,

[*] THE CELEBRATED

MADAME STOCLHAUSEN,

Mr. SAPIO Mr. MACHIN,

MONSIEUR STOCKHAUSEN

AND

Mr. MOSCHELES,

Will perform, and positively on this occasion only.

IT is respectfully announced, that this Concert will commence precisely at One o’clock, and that no more Tickets will be issued than the Room can conveniently accommodate.

2 January 1835

First Subscription Concert by Mr. Gutteridge

 

Bath: Assembly Rooms

Time: Evening, Eight o’Clock

Tickets: Subscription Concert; Non-Subscribers 7s., Gallery 3s.

Programme

Bolero, ‘Ouvrez c’est nous’Mme StockhausenDessauer
Clarionet FantasiaMr. Hervey 
DuetMme Stockhausen, Mrs. Penley 
Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
From Ezio
Recit. and Air, ‘He layeth the beams’
Mr. MachinHandel
From Robert le diable
Cavatina, ‘Idole de ma vie’
Mme StockhausenMeyerbeer
Piano Concerto       Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Song, ‘Our own British oak’Mr. MachinNeukomm
Song, ‘Should he upbraid’Mme StockhausenBishop
Swiss AirsMme Stockhausen;
Harp Accomp.: Mr. Stockhausen
 
Principal Vocalists: Mme Stockhausen, Mrs. Penley; Messrs. Machin, Sapio
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Hervey, Moscheles, Stockhausen
Leader: Mr. John Loder

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Programme Notes: The piano brand was Collard.


Charlotte: Das Jahr beginnt mit der alljährlichen Reise nach Bath. Der Erfolg des dreitägigen Aufenthalts ist der gewöhnliche; eine reiche Erndte von Lob und Guineen. [AML I, 287.]

Advertisements

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (December 25, 1834): 3.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BATH.

———

THE Subscribers and the Public in general are respectfully

acquainted, that the First

Grand SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

WILL TAKE PLACE

On FRIDAY EVENING Next, Jan. 2d, 1835.

When the following very eminent Talent will have the honour

of performing (positively for this only) viz:—

Madame STOCKHAUSEN,

Mrs. PENLEY (late Miss FIELD),

Mr. SAPIO,

And Mr. MACHIN, (for this night only)

The celebrated Mr. MOSCHELES

Will Perform on the Piano-Forte—a GRAND CONCERTO,

and an EXTEMPORANEOUS FANTASIA.

Leader of the Band. . . . . . Mr. LODER.

The Concert will commence precisely at Eight o’Clock.

The Subscription Books will remain open at the Rooms, and

At LODER’S MUSIC WAREHOUSE.

Non Subscribers’ Tickets, 7s. each.—Admission to the Gallery, 3s.

Keenes’ Bath Journal (December 29, 1834): 2.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BATH.

—————

THE Subscribers and the Public in general are respectfully acquainted, that the First Grand SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

WILL TAKE PLACE

On FRIDAY EVENING Next, January 2d, 1835.

VOCAL PERFORMERS:

Madame STOCKHAUSEN,

(Positively her last appearance,)

Who will Sing, in the course of the Evening, the admired Cavatina, “Idole mai,” from Meyerbeer’s Opera, “Robert le Diable;” the celebrated Bolero, “Ouvrez c’est nous,” by Dessauer; Bishop’s Air, “Should he upbraid;” a Duetto with Mrs. BELVILLE PENLEY; and some of her favourite Swiss Airs, accompanied on the Harp by Mons. STOCKHAUSEN.

Mrs. BELLAMY PENLEY,

(For this Concert only,)

Mr. SAPIO, (His last Performance

And Mr. MACHIN, (His last Performance)

Fantasia, ClarionetMr. HERVEY,

THE VERY EMINENT

Mr. MOSCHELES, (Who is engaged for this Night

only)

Who (by general request) will repeat Handel’s Recitative and Air, “He layeth the Beams,” and “The British Oak,” composed for him by the Chevalier Neukomm.

Will perform on a NEW PIANO-FORTE,

(MAUNFACTURED EXPRESSLY FOR HIM BY COLLARD & CO.)

A Grand Concerto, and an Extemporaneous Fantasia.

Leader of the Band . . . . . . Mr. LODER.

The Concert will commence precisely at Eight o’Clock.

Admission to Non Subscribers’ Tickets, 7s. each.—Gallery, 3s.

The Subscribers are respectfully informed that their Tickets will be ready for delivery at the Rooms (only) on Thursday, January 1.

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette (January 1, 1835): 3.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BATH.

———

THE Subscribers and the Public in general are respectfully acquainted, that the First

Grand SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT

WILL TAKE PLACE

On FRIDAY EVENING Next, Jan. 2d, 1835.

———

VOCAL PERFORMERS:

Madame STOCKHAUSEN,

(Positively her Last Appearance,)

Who will sing, in the course of the Evening, the admired Cavatina, “Idole mai,” from Meyerbeer’s Opera, “Robert le Diable;” the celebrated Bolero, “Ouvrez c’est nous,” by Dessauer; Bishop’s Air, “Should he upbraid;” a Duetto with Mrs. BELVILLE PENLEY; and some of her favourite Swiss Airs, accompanied on the Harp by Mons. STOCKHAUSEN.

Mrs. BELLAMY PENLEY,

(For this Concert only,)

Mr. SAPIO,

(His Last Performance in Bath,)

And Mr. MACHIN,

(His Last Performance,)

Who be general request) [sic] will repeat Handel’s Recitative and Air, “He layeth the Beams,” and “The British Oak,” composed for him by the Chevalier Neukomm.

Fantasia, Clarionet . . . . Mr. HERVEY,

THE VERY EMINENT

Mr. MOSCHELES,

(Who is engaged for this Night only,)

Will Perform on a New Piano-Forte, (manufactured expressly for him by Collard & Co.) a GRAND CONCERTO, and an EXTEMPORANEOUS FANTASIA.

Leader of the Band . . . . . . Mr. LODER.

The Concert will commence precisely at Eight o’Clock.

Admission—Non Subscribers’ Tickets, 7s. each.—Gallery, 3s.

The Subscribers are respectfully informed that their Tickets will be ready for delivery at the Rooms (only) on Thursday, January 1.

The Morning Post (January 6, 1835): 3.

BATH, JAN. 4. Mr. Loder’s first Subscription Concert took place on Friday evening; the numerous attendance on the occasion reminded us of the days of the celebrated Ranzzini. Madame Stockhausen’s singing charmed and delighted every one; and M. Moscheles’ performance on the pianoforte elicited most unequivocal marks of approbation. Sapio and Machin sang several compositions with success; and Mr. Harvey, of the Bath and Cheltenham band, performed a fantasia on the clarinet admirably. The second concert will take place on Friday next, for which Miss C. Novello, Miss Bruce, and Mori are engaged