Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
06 Apr 1864, 6:00 PM
Rietzel & Noll, directors of the orchestra. Mr. A. Paur, choral dir.
The concert was performed in two parts.
Performers and/or Works Performed
aka Freischutz overture
aka Grand duet on the violin
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Palestrina [Prenestino, etc.]
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Tannhauser. Freudig begrussen wir die edle Halle. Allegro
Advertisement: New York Herald
, 05 April 1864.
Announcement: New-York Times
, 05 April 1864, 1.
“A select orchestra of from thirty to forty of the best musicians of the City will perform every night from 7 to 10 o’clock, under the direction of Messrs. Reitzel [sic] & Noll, at the Union-square Music Hall (East end.) Price of admission, 50 cents.
The following extra performance will take place during the present week, to commence at 6 o’clock P.M. . . .
Wednesday, April 6.—The Celebrated Amateur Vocal Society, known as the German Liederkranz, under the direction of Mr. A. Paur, together with several eminent Solo Performers.”
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 05 April 1864.
Advertisement: New-York Times
, 06 April 1864, 7.
: Strong, George Templeton. New-York Historical Society. The Diaries of George Templeton Strong, 1863-1869: Musical Excerpts from the MSs, transcribed by Mary Simonson. ed. by Christopher Bruhn.
, 06 April 1864.
“Orchestra played the Overture to the Freyschutz (blessed be the memory of its composer) [at the opening of the Union Square department of the Fair]. Who dreamed two years ago that the Sanitary Commission would ever make such a noise in the world?”
Review: New-York Times
, 07 April 1864, 8.
“The Fair building on Union-square was formally opened with appropriate ceremonies and a grand concert by the German Liederkranz, assisted by Mr. E. Mollenhauer and a select orchestra of forty performers. The exercises commenced by a selection from the national airs, given by the band. . . .
The programme of the concert was carried out in full, the music, both instrumental and vocal, being beyond all praise.”
Review: Dwight's Journal of Music
, 30 April 1864, 232.
Gives the program. “The opening ceremonies of the Union Square department . . . included a concert by ‘German Liederkranz.’”