Manager / Director:
19 September 2021
Memorial concert for the benefit of Madame Manzocchi and her children.
“A very respectably filled house, larger than what one usually finds at concerts this season, greeted the widow and family of deceased maestro, Mariano Manzocchi, whose labors in the cause of music in this city have been of a very deserving character. The artists and the programme were alike attractive, but, to the shame of his fellow countrymen be it said, Manzocchi had but one Italian, Fossati, to pay respect to his memory. Madame Anna Bishop was the principal singer, and she rendered ‘Let the Bright Seraphim,’ with Levy’s cornet obligato, with rare effect and spirit. Miss Adelaide Manzocchi essayed the difficult piano solo of Liszt’s ‘Rigoletto,’ and the still more difficult duet on themes from ‘Der Freischutz,’ ‘Oberon’ and ‘Preciosa,’ according to Lysberg’s arrangement, with S. B. Mills, and succeeded admirably in both for an artist so young and inexperienced. The other artists, Morgan, Randolfi, & c, were unexceptionable. We were glad to find that the memorial was a pecuniary as well as artistic success. Few benefits are so.”
“A concert was given at Steinway Hall on the 22d of Feb., for the benefit of the Manzocchi family, at which Madame Anna Bishop and Messrs. E. Mollenhauer, Habelman and Whitley, a new organist, assisted. Miss Manzocchi also appeared and performed on the piano. The cream of the concert was Handel’s ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ by Madame Bishop, with trumpet cadenza, written for her by Bochsa, in which Levy took the trumpet part on the cornet.”