Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
28 Feb 1864, 8:00 PM
Mollenhauer's Triumphal march, Kerssen's "Fantasie," and Gounod's "Cortège" are all advertised as being performed "zum ersten Male" ("for the first time").
Performers and/or Works Performed
aka Grand march triumphale
Composer(s): Mollenhauer [viola-vn]
aka Egmont overture;
Composer(s): Schmitz [French horn]
aka Schwer und Waffenweihe;
Schwur und Waffenweihe;
Schwur und Schwerterweihe;
Gebet und Waffenweihe;
Prayer and Presentation of Weapons;
Consecration of the swords;
Benediction of the daggers
aka March and Cortege;
aka Fantaisie polka
aka König von Yvetot, Der
Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 27 February 1864.
Some works will be performed for the first time.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 28 February 1864, 8.
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 29 February 1864, 8.
Kerssen’s fantasy was a new piece. It conveys several musical images: distant thunder, a morning in the Alps of the Steyermark, a shepherd’s work with his herd, a prayer of the shepherd, a church festival with a social dance and, finally, the gradual ending of the festivities in the evening. The composition is fresh and lively, never ordinary, and easily understandable. All the numbers on the program were conducted with precision and energy by Mr. Bergmann.