Philharmonic Society of New York Rehearsal: 1st

Event Information

Academy of Music

Carl Bergmann

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Record Information


Last Updated:
9 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Dec 1869, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Orchestra consists of 100 musicians.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Berlioz
aka Jubel overture; Jubilee
Composer(s): Weber


Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 December 1869, 15.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 December 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 08 December 1869, 3.
Review: New-York Times, 11 December 1869, 4.

“The large attendance yesterday at the first rehearsal, preparatory to the second concert, proves the hold that good music really has on the public mind. The programme comprises but three pieces: A symphony in C, by Raff, the overture to ‘King Lear,’ by Berlioz, and the overture ‘Jubel,’ by Weber. The symphony was given for the first time in America, and it would be unfair to pass any judgment as to its merits on its performance at a first rehearsal. The overture to ‘Jubel’ ends with the well-known air of ‘God Save the Queen,’ and was given with all the force that brass and stringed instruments can command. The absence of soloists from the programme was rather unusual, but we believe that to-day Mr. S. B. Mills is to play in a concerto, with full orchestral accompaniment. The music is well supplied with what is known as the ‘solid’ element, and ought to satisfy if not to satiate.”