Mollenhauer Conservatory Concert: 5th

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Nov 1866, 2:00 PM

Program Details

First appearance in America of S. Herrmann, piano.

It seems the original date of this concert was to have been November 21, 1866; none of the citations account for the reason it was changed to November 24, 1866.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Concert-Stuck; Konzertstück, J. 282
Composer(s): Weber
Participants:  Sigmund Herrmann [piano]
Composer(s): Schuberth
Composer(s): Beethoven
Composer(s): Donizetti
Participants:  Theodora Weeks
aka Flucht von indianischen Kriegern
Composer(s): Mollenhauer [viola-vn]
Composer(s): Chopin
Composer(s): Litolff
Participants:  Sigmund Herrmann [piano]


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 November 1866, 7.

For Wed., Nov. 21.

Announcement: New York Herald, 19 November 1866, 5.

For Wed., Nov. 21.

Announcement: New York Herald, 21 November 1866, 7.

For Wed., Nov. 21.

Announcement: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 22 November 1866, 250.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 November 1866.

For Sat., Nov. 24.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 November 1866.

Includes partial program.

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 26 November 1866, 8.

These concerts are very appropriate to attend for parents and caregivers of Mollenhauer’s Institute’s students, because there are always some of them performing. Certainly their skills cannot be reviewed critically. Their performance received much applause. Herrmann’s performance of Chopin was done with a lack of understanding, clarity and confidence. Mollenhauer excelled as usual with his too often played violin solo “The escape of the Indian chief” and the duet with his brother Henry Mollenhauer.

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 27 November 1866, 2.

“The classical concert given to the pupils of his conservatory and the public by Mr. Mollenhauer, at Irving Hall, was fairly attended on Saturday afternoon. The best feature of the programme was some admirable playing by the brothers Edward and Henry Mollenhauer. Their duo was a gem in execution and expression. We have rarely heard these gentlemen to such advantage, in points of brilliance, taste and finish. One of the pupils, a little girl of nine years of age, played a sonata of Beethoven in a very correct and pleasing manner. A new pianist, Mr. Herrmann, played very badly, caricaturing the authors he attempted to interpret in a very heartless and ridiculous manner.”

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 28 November 1866, 265.

The concert was well attended and it presented several students as requested. Hirsch [sic] played his two pieces quite well. The most attention was given to little Emilie Kohl. The direction of the conservatory is worth the recognition of friends of good music.