Third Gottschalk Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 April 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Oct 1863, Evening

Program Details

NYT says Riddell is a pupil of Roudinella; NYTr says she is a pupil of Muzio.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka potpourri
Composer(s): Verdi
aka Guglielmo Tell; William Tell; Introduction
Composer(s): Rossini
aka Sturamento
Composer(s): Mercadante
Composer(s): Vieuxtemps
Composer(s): Gottschalk


Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 October 1863, 1.

Announcement: New York Herald, 26 October 1863, 4.

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 26 October 1863, 8.

Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 26 October 1863.

Announcement: Dwight's Journal of Music, 27 October 1863, 128.

Announcement: New York Post, 27 October 1863.

Announcement: New-York Times, 27 October 1863, 8.

Mistakenly says the concert will take place “to-morrow evening,” which would have been Wednesday, 10/28.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 October 1863, 7.

Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 27 October 1863.

People who reserved seats will receive a free ticket for next Saturday’s matinee.

Review: New York Herald, 28 October 1863, 6.

“Irving Hall, as is always the case when a Gottschalk concert is given, was crowded last night by a most fashionable audience.

            Gottschalk played admirably. He always does, and we can but repeat the usual notice of his performance. He was recalled, encored and raised the enthusiasm of the audience to a higher and higher pitch, until it culminated in a storm of applause. He was suffering last evening with a finger which had been badly crushed in a door, and yet he played with all his usual verve and entrain. We doubt whether he was ever more successful than last night.

            Mr. Sanderson, who aided Gottschalk, did so in the most efficient manner, and certainly deserved a fair share of the applause so liberally bestowed by the well pleased public.

            Miss Riddell, whom we heard last winter at Irving Hall, sang last evening at this Gottschalk concert with great success. Her voice is very sweet; it is well cultivated, and she sings with considerable power and expression. She was much applauded.

            Mr. Theodore Thomas played a fantasia and a solo upon the violin in his usual masterly style. He received much applause.

            On Thursday evening the last Gottschalk concert will take place.”

Review: New-York Times, 28 October 1863, 4.

“[A]n overflowing audience.  The programme was excellent as it usually is, and received the best of interpretation.  Miss Fannie Riddell made her début, and gave abundant proof of the possession of a first-class voice.  The lady (who is a pupil of Signor Roudinella,) sings with spirit and intelligence.  A little experience will convert her into an artist of mark.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 28 October 1863.

“A fine audience attended this entertainment. Mr. Gottschalk’s successes with the public are now standard things. He comes to play and conquer. The assistant artists last evening were Miss Fanny Riddell (of Manchester, N. H.), a pupil of Signor Muzio; Mr. William Castle, tenor; Mr. Theo. Thomas, violinist; Mr. H. Sanderson, pianist, and Mr. S. Behrens, accompanyist [sic]. The pieces were recitations and air from Traviata; Overture to Wm. Tell; Ah Prammento, Mercadante; Fantasia for Violin, Vieux Temps [sic]; Marche Funebre, Burlesque, &c., &c. The novelty of the evening was Miss Riddell. This young lady has a soprano voice with full low tones, in addition to the ability to sustain the high ones with certainty. She has been well instructed by Signor Muzio, and enounces the Italian distinctly. Her method is good, and her style ambitious. She executes rapid passages with facility. She was well received and encored. There were encores to Mr. Castle’s songs, and to the piano pieces, so the entertainment was much prolonged.

The fourth of Mr. Gottschalk and last concert [sic] will take place on Thursday evening.”