Thomas Popular Garden Concert: Liszt Night

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Garden

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
20 January 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

"Grand Liszt night."

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Victory march; March of victory
Composer(s): Liszt
3)
Composer(s): Stoeckel
4)
aka Carnival messenger
Composer(s): Strauss
5)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
6)
aka Preludes, Les
Composer(s): Liszt
7)
aka Freischutz overture
Composer(s): Weber
8)
Composer(s): Strauss
9)
aka Für immer; Forever
Composer(s): Strauss
10)
Composer(s): Wiegand
11)
aka Champagne galop; Champagner Galopp; Champaign
Composer(s): Lumbye

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Post, 19 October 1868, 2.

“Three concerts will be given at Central Park Garden this week: to-night, Wednesday night and Friday night. This evening the dance music of Strauss will constitute the main feature of the programme. On Wednesday night Handel’s works will be performed, and on Friday evening Liszt’s compositions will have the place of honor. To-morrow night Mr. Thomas will transfer his orchestra to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Madame Lagrange will sing for the first time this season.”

2)
Announcement: New York Post, 22 October 1868, 2.
3)
Announcement: New York Post, 23 October 1868, 2.
4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 23 October 1868, 7.
5)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 23 October 1868, 6.
6)
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 23 October 1868, 8.

Brief; notes that it is “Liszt Night” and provides the Liszt pieces on the program.

7)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 October 1868, 9.
8)
Article: Dwight's Journal of Music, 28 November 1868, 348.

“The N.Y. Citizen has an erudite musical editor. In a recent issue of that journal I find the following paragraph having reference to Theo. Thomas and his concerts at Central Park Garden: ‘Mr. Thomas has given us a “Handel night” and a “Liszt night,” why will he not give us a “Chopin night”?’ The writer would scarcely have stultified himself in this way if he had been aware of the fact that (with the exception of the concertos, &c.) Chopin wrote no orchestral music. Verily the Citizen man is a brilliant critic.”