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.

 ———

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.

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.