Harrison Sunday Concert: 13th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

George W. Colby

Price: $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 July 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Dec 1867, Evening

Program Details

Encores: de Meyer’s fantasia on “Yankee Doodle” and Parepa-Rosa’s “I cannot sing the old songs.” Mme. Parepa-Rosa also sang an unidentified air, accompanying herself on the piano.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Meyer
Participants:  Leopold de Meyer
Composer(s): Meyer
Participants:  Leopold de Meyer
Composer(s): Sainton
Participants:  Carl Rosa
Composer(s): Beethoven
Participants:  Carl Rosa
aka Garden aria; Giunse alfin il momento
Composer(s): Mozart
Participants:  Euphrosyne Parepa
aka I cannot sing the songs of old
Composer(s): Barnard
aka Cantique de noel
Composer(s): Adam


Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 December 1867.
Announcement: New-York Times, 28 December 1867.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 December 1867.
Review: New-York Times, 30 December 1867, 4.

“The double attraction of PAREPA and LEOPOLD DE MEYER attracted an excellent audience to Steinway Hall last evening.  Both artists were listened to with delight, and were applauded and encored in every piece.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 30 December 1867, 4.

“Mr. Harrison’s thirteenth Sunday concert, given last evening, was heard by a large and appreciative audience. Madame Parepa-Rosa sang Mozart’s air, ‘Deh vieni,’ with unusual delicacy of modulation and purity of tone, and having been enthusiastically encored, responded with the sweet ballad, ‘I Cannot Sing the Old Songs.’ Madame Rosa also sang Adolph Adam’s ‘Noel’ (Christmas), with refreshing sweetness, and followed it with an effective air, accompanying herself on the piano. Mr. Carl Rosa played Beethoven’s romance in G major and Sainton’s ‘Recollections of Scotland,’ with hardly his usual artistic brilliancy, an occasional faint tendency to harshness being apparent. Mr. De Meyer, drew himself, if possible, closer to the hearts of his hearers, playing his fantasies ‘Depart et Retour[’], and ‘Themes from Lucie de Lammermoor.’ In obedience to encores, he wove a musical fabric from Yankee Doodle, and introduced the light airs from the ‘Grand Duchesse,’ with a new overture, amid the smiles and ‘bravos’ of his auditors. Mr. Caulfield presided at the organ, and Mr. G. W. Colby accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Rosa on the piano. The Hall was well filled, and the concert was one of the most successful of the season.”