Philharmonic Society of New-York Public Rehearsal: 11th

Event Information

Irving Hall

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Last Updated:
16 July 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Feb 1863, 3:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Jupiter symphony
Composer(s): Mozart


Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 February 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 February 1863, 7.
: Strong, George Templeton. New-York Historical Society. The Diaries of George Templeton Strong, 1863-1869: Musical Excerpts from the MSs, transcribed by Mary Simonson. ed. by Christopher Bruhn., 28 February 1863.

R: GTS 02/28/63 - "To Philharmonic rehearsal at Irving Hall. Mozart's C-major (alias 'Jupiter') Symphony. I wanted to see what effect a large orchestra and clear melodic music of the highest order would produce on  G. T. S., Jr., who has always seemed peculiarly sensitive to musical influences. We staid to the end of the 3rd movement; the fourth was altogether beyond his grasp; the fourth was altogether beyond his grasp, and besides I had to go back to 823. The mercurial fidgety little creature sat and listened with rapt attention--recognized phrases from the 1st Allegro that he had heard from his maman on the piano, or spelt out by me on the organ, & says he wants to hear it all again very much.”