Leo P. Wheat Matinee

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wallack's Theatre

Conductor(s):
William Dressler

Price: $1; $1.50 orchestra chairs; $10 private boxes

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
8 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Jan 1867, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Wheat’s song, “Music,” was composed for the occasion.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Waltz from Faust;
Composer(s): Liszt
Participants:  Leo P. Wheat
3)
aka Rivulet
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  Leo P. Wheat
4)
Composer(s): Wheat
Participants:  Leo P. Wheat
5)
Composer(s): Wheat
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 March 1867, 7.

Gives name as L.P. Wheat.

2)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 March 1867, 4.
3)
Review: New-York Times, 18 March 1867, 5.

“Amusements…A matinée at Wallack’s Theatre on Saturday introduced Mr. J. P. [sic] Wheat to the public, in the capacity of a pianist and a composer. At the instrument Mr. Wheat’s touch lacks sufficient confidence to do full justice to a very clear and pleasing but not unusual manner. He embraces the piano, he doesn’t attack it, and people who went expecting to witness a musical tussle may have been disappointed. His pieces were Liszt’s valse from ‘Faust,’ Wehli’s ‘Rivulet,’ and a composition of his own in a and b, which was quite mild and pretty. A song entitled ‘Music,’ said to have been composed for the occasion, was interspersed with emotional emphasis by Mme. Parepa, (Mme. Parepa, always,) and secured an encore. It is not uninteresting, but the melody is thin.”