Concert by Herr Zirom

Event Information

Dodworth's Hall

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Apr 1864, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Goldbeck
Participants:  Robert Goldbeck


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 April 1864.

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 25 April 1864.

Announcement: New York Post, 26 April 1864, 2.
“Herr Zirom gives a concert…playing on the mouth harmonicon, from which he produces such unexpected effects.”
Review: New York Post, 28 April 1864, 2.
“Herr Zirom gave a pleasant concert . . . playing marvelously well on his mouth-harmonicon, which is heard to great advantage in a small room like Dodworth’s.  Master Heine, the boy-violinist, also played, and Master Fernandez Condit, a boy of unusual vocal ability, sang a cavatina from Bellini with the finish and execution of a prima donna.  Zirom and his harmonicon should be heard oftener in the concert-room.”
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 28 April 1864, 5.
“Zirom gave a most acceptable concert at Dodworth’s Hall.  What somebody was to jewsharps in Europe during the past generation, Herr Zirom is to a little musical machine ‘the size of a piece of chalk,’ which is of the melodeum order.  He discoursed wonderfully upon it.—These were phenomena—6 and 12 years of age, boys; one a little charming violinist, the other a vocalist.  Mr. Goldbeck played very finely a transcription of Faust, and was immensely applauded.”
Review: Musical Review and World, 07 May 1864, 153.
“Herr Zirom gave a concert, assisted by Mad. von Berkel, Master Fernandi, the sopranist, Master Heine, the violinist, Signor Remi, the basso, and Mr. Robert Goldbeck.  Herr Zirom gave, as usual, marvelous proofs of his virtuosity on his ‘Emmelynca’ (a kind of mouth-harmonica.)  The feature of the evening was undoubtedly Mr. Goldbeck’s performance of his Caprice de Concert on ‘Faust,’ which is undoubtedly the best fantasie published on themes from this popular opera.  It treats Margarite’s Song in the third act; her cabaletta—a portion of the love-duet in the same act, the Waltz and the March in a very ingenious, artistic manner.  The piece is brilliant, yet entirely suited to the average capacity of our amateurs.  It will be a success.”