Gottschalk Benefit Concert for Eugénie de Barnetche

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 November 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 May 1863, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Post, 15 May 1863, 2.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 May 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 May 1863, 7.
Date has a typo, says May 12.  Prices, performers.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 May 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 May 1863, 7.

Announcement: New York Post, 21 May 1863, 2.
“Mr. Gottschalk will bear a prominent part.”
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 21 May 1863.

Review: New York Post, 22 May 1863, 2.
“Mr. Gottschalk’s concerts this week have been as successful as ever.  The mere announcement of his name seems to be sufficient to draw the inevitable crowd.  He has the faculty of gathering about him a wealth of musical ability which no other performer appears to have discovered, and the ladies, whose exquisite playing has delighted the audiences at these concerts, have made for themselves a genuine and valuable professional reputation, while the new baritone, Mr. Campbell, has taken all by surprise. . . . The attention of musical men has been particularly directed during these recent concerts to the new Chickering pianos used, that firm having, after long experimenting, invented an instrument which, in addition to the brilliancy of tone and lightness of touch peculiar to their pianos, has the power of producing a volume of sound which it has not been easy to combine with the qualities first mentioned.  The new experiment has now been thoroughly tried at several concerts and has resulted satisfactorily.”
Review: New York Herald, 23 May 1863, 6.

“On Thursday evening the Gottschalk concert given for the benefit of Miss Barnetche was most successful. The beneficiare played with Gottschalk some splendid duets; also some pieces of her own composition, which were admirably performed. Miss Brinkerhoff and Messrs. Castle and Campbell sang some arias and duets with great success. The inevitable baskets of flowers and bouquets were duly lugged through the room and handed up to the ladies, and the public applauded throughout the performance in the heartiest manner.”

Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 30 May 1863, 36.
“Gottschalk has been reveling in all his brilliancy and fascination, and, with Sanderson, Miss Krowlikowska, Mlle. Barnetche, Mr. Castle, Campbell and the Bretto children, has been giving concerts and matinées without number.  Miss Krowlikowska and Miss Barnetche have also given concerts and all have been quite successful.”  Signed TWM.