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.

Programme

*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

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Advertisements

Liverpool Mercury (November 11, 1825): 145.

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WINTER SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

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

MADAME CARADORI,

Mr. PHILLIPS, Mr. MORI,

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.

Review

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

MUSIC-HALL.

TO THE EDITOR.

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.

8 November 1825

First Winter Subscription Concert

 

Liverpool: Music Hall

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

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

Programme

Grand Piano Variations on a Military March
with Orch. Accomp. (Alexander Variations)
Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Piano Concerto No.2 in E flat majorMr. MoschelesMoscheles
Piano Fantasia incl. ‘Rule Britannia’Mr. MoschelesMoscheles
Song SoloMr. Phillips 
Violin MusicMr. Mori 
Principal Vocalists: Mme Caradori-Allan, Mr. Phillips  
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Jackson, Mori, Moscheles, Tayleure, Weiss
Leader: Mr. Nicolas Mori  

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Programme Notes: The piano brand was Clementi.


Moscheles: On the 8th of November, at noon, we had the rehearsal in the Concert Room; but what a rehearsal! Wretched is too tame an expression for it. Mori, the London artist, did all that possibly could be done, but what was to be made out of a band consisting of a double quartet and four halting wind instruments. The director of the theatre played the entrepreneur of the concert, Mr. Wilson, the trick of keeping away the orchestral performers, so that I was obliged to play the first movement of the E flat concerto and the Alexander Variations with a bare quartet accompaniment. The brilliant and numerous audience was much pleased with my Fantasia on ‘Rule Britannia’, and an Irish air: and I was enchanted with my Clementi piano. (RMM, 74)

Advertisements

Liverpool Mercury (October 7, 1825): 105.

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WINTER SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. MOSCHELLES,

THE Manager has the honour to announce, that the FIRST and SECOND CONCERTS will take place on Tuesday, the 8th, and Tuesday, the 15th of November. Mr. MOSCHELLES, the celebrated Pianist, is engaged for both Concerts. The Vocal Performers already engaged are

MR. PHILLIPS,

and

MADAME CARADORI,

LEADER, MR. MORI.

Further particulars in a future advertisement.

Dorset County Chronicle (October 20, 1825): 2.

Moscheles is engaged to attend the November Concerts at Liverpool, together with Phillips and Madame Caradori.

Liverpool Mercury (October 21, 1825): 121.

Music=Hall. Bold=street.

WINTER SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. MOSCHELLES,

THE CELEBRATED PIANIST.

THE Manager has the honour to announce, that the FIRST and SECOND CONCERTS will take place on Tuesday, the 8th, and Tuesday, the 15th of November next, for which

MADAME CARADORI,

(Of the King’s Opera, her first appearance at the Music-hall,)

MR. PHILLIPS,

MR. MORI,

and

MR. MOSCHELLES

are engaged.

LEADER, MR. MORI.

Non-Subscribers’ Tickets to 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 Concerts to commence at Eight.

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

Liverpool Mercury (November 4, 1825): 137.

Music=Hall. Bold=street.

WINTER SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS.

MR. MOSCHELLES,

THE CELEBRATED PIANIST.

THE Manager has the honour to announce, that the FIRST and SECOND CONCERTS will take place on Tuesday, the 8th, and Tuesday, the 15th of November next, for which

MADAME CARADORI,

(Of the King’s Opera, her first appearance at the Music-hall,)

MR. PHILLIPS,

MR. MORI,

and

MR. MOSCHELLES

are engaged.

LEADER, MR. MORI.

Non-Subscribers’ Tickets to 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 Concerts to commence at Eight.

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

Reviews

Liverpool Mercury (November 11, 1825): 152.

THE MUSIC-HALL.—Any person on perusing the bill, announcing the performance of  Last Tuesday, at the Music-hall, must have anticipated as rich a treat us combined professional talent can afford. We are among the number of those whose high expectations on that occasion were by no means realized. The concert, as a whole, was very inferior to those which the proprietor is in the habit of providing for the pubic; or which a Liverpool audience has a right to expect from the high price of admission. It is but justice to Mr. Willson to add, that the falling off did not attach in any degree to him; and we are sorry on this occasion to be obliged to state, that the disappointment which the public must have experience, was occasioned by a want of liberality, or of courtesy, on the part of the managers of the Theatre. Those gentlemen have been, hitherto, in the habit of permitting certain very efficient members of their theatrical orchestra to perform at the Music-hall, on the Tuesday’s concert nights; and Mr. Willson felt entire confidence that such arrangement would not have been wantonly or prematurely disturbed. On the Monday evening, however, notice was given in the green-room of the Theatre, that no members of the theatrical orchestra would be permitted to play on the succeeding evening at the Music-hall. The consequence of this sudden and unexpected prohibition was, that Mr. Willson had not time afforded to complete his band; and Madame Caradori and Mr. Moschelles in making their debut before a Liverpool audience, were accompanied by a meagre and inefficient band, which detached very materially from the full development of their powers. Will it be believed that there was scarcely a wind instrument, with the exception of Mr. Weiss’s effective flute? and that the whole bass accompaniments consisted of one double bass and one single violoncello? The concert would, in all probability, have been altogether destitute of bass, had not Mr. Jackson and Mr. Tayleure ventured to disregard the green-room mandate.

We have been informed by person, upon whom we think we can depend, that it was perfectly understood between the managers of the Theatre and the proprietor of the Music-hall, that if the latter did not give any public concerts before November, the former would afford him every accommodation.

We are aware that the managers of our Theatre, as long as the present horse spectacle has a run, must have occasion for all the strength of their own orchestra; but when we recoilect [sic] that Mr. Willson’s concert had been announced for several weeks, we cannot acquit them of having uncourteous to that gentleman, and unaccommodating to the Liverpool public.

In any satisfactory explanation can be given of the circumstance which we have thus felt it our duty to notice; or if we have unintentionally misrepresented the fact, we shall be most ready to do all parties justice in our next publication.

Madame Caradori, notwithstanding the very severe cold under which she was labouring, and the meagre state of the orchestra, was very well received, and evinced superior powers.—of Mr. Moschelles’s performance on the piano-forte, in point of execution, it is impossible to speak in adequate terms. Our readers have often heard the chromatic passaged played up and down with wonderful rapidity, and if their taste accords with ours, they would, at any time, readily dispense with an exhibition of dexterity, which is as unmusical as it is difficult. Mr. Moschelles, however, executes the double half notes with as much rapidity and precision as the single semi-tones are generally played; and the rapidity which he executed the octave, is truly astonishing.—Of Mr. Mori’s performance we need only say, that it fully merited the praises we have uniformly bestowed upon it.—We ought not to omit adding, that Mr. Phillips was much and deservedly applauded. Nothing, indeed, except the eminent professional talents of the individuals we have just named, could have rendered the concert tolerable under the circumstances to which we have adverted. 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