Harrison Sunday Concert: 3d

Event Information

Venue(s):
Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Conductor(s):
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Oct 1867, Evening

Program Details

The Schubert piano sonata arranged for orchestra by Karl Klauser.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Bach
Participants:  Carl Rosa;  Euphrosyne Parepa
3)
Composer(s): Gabriel
Text Author: McNaughton
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
4)
Composer(s): Meyer
Participants:  Leopold de Meyer
6)
Composer(s): Goltermann
Participants:  Rudolf Hennig [cellist]
7)
aka Symphony sonate
Composer(s): Schubert
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
8)
Composer(s): Vieuxtemps
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
9)
Composer(s): Wagner
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
10)
aka Alla turca; Türkischer Marsch; Turkish March; Allegretto in A minor
Composer(s): Mozart
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
11)
aka Devil's trill sonata; Trille du diable
Composer(s): Tartini
Participants:  Carl Rosa

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 October 1867.
2)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 19 October 1867, 6.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 October 1867, 7.
4)
Review: New-York Times, 21 October 1867, 5.

“The third Sunday concert, which took place last evening, was but a duplicate in attendance and enthusiasm of the previous one. SCHUBERT’S symphony sonate for the piano, written for the orchestra by KARL KLAUSER, and zealously performed by Mr. THEODORE THOMAS’ devoted band, was one of the remarkable things of the programme. Nothing more original, characteristic and beautiful ever came from the untiring pen of SCHUBERT; but it is an open question if KLAUSER assisted him to popular appreciation by what he has done with this piece. From Mme. ROSA the audience last night had an aria from Bach, with violoncello obligato by Mr. BERGNER, and GABRIEL’S song’When the Pape, Pale Moon,’ both of which were redemanded. DE MEYER was heard at pleasant work in his familiar ‘Nocturne’ and fantasia on ‘Lucia,’ and Mr. HENNING [sic] pleased greatly with his performance of GOLTERMAN’S concerto for the violoncello in A Minor.” 

5)
Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 26 October 1867, 184.

Leopold Meyer is the biggest attraction at this time. Although not every judge would give him the highest marks, he clearly plays every piece with a beauty unmatched by others. His touch is tender, his technique “colossal”; never has a grand piano sounded more beautiful than in the Meyer concerts. Equally impressive was the violinist Rosa. He played Tartini’s “Teufelssonate” [“Devil’s Trill”] with surprising strength and a brilliant technique.