Maria Brainerd Grand Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Dodworth's Hall

Conductor(s):
Clare William Beames

Price: $1

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
1 November 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Jan 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Shadow dance; Schattentanz; Shadow song
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Text Author: Barbier, Carré
Participants:  Maria Scoville Brainerd
3)
aka Isolena
Composer(s): Stigelli
Participants:  Maria Scoville Brainerd
4)
aka See the pale moon; Luna bianca
Composer(s): Campana
5)
Composer(s): Pease
Participants:  Alfred Humphries Pease
6)
Composer(s): Raff
Participants:  Alfred Humphries Pease
8)
Composer(s): Pease
Text Author: Browning
9)
aka Bugle song; Splendor falls
Composer(s): Pease
Text Author: Tennyson
10)
aka Slumber on, baby dear; Slumber song
Composer(s): Gottschalk
Participants:  Maria Scoville Brainerd

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 January 1865.

2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 23 January 1865.

3)
Announcement: New-York Times, 25 January 1865, 4.

4)
Announcement: New York Herald, 26 January 1865.

5)
Announcement: New-York Times, 26 January 1865, 8.

6)
Review: New York Post, 27 January 1865.

“Miss Brainerd’s concert at Dodworth’s last night was very largely attended. The absence of Mr. Thomas, violinist, caused some alteration in the programme; but as Mr. Pease, pianist, and Mr. Remi, an excellent basso, kindly did double duty, the deficiency was not so marked.

     Miss Brainerd sang with all her skill, sweetness and fluency. Her facility of execution was evidenced in a charming rendering of the ‘Shadow Song’ in ‘Dinorah.’ And in Stigelli’s ‘Isolina’ and Gottschalk’s ‘Cradle Song’ she also merited and obtained hearty applause. Campana’s duet, ‘Guarda la [sic] bianca luna,’ with Remi, was another delightful vocal treat. 

     Mr. Pease played a Tannhäuser fantasia, a caprice by Raff, and his brilliant concert arrangement from ‘Faust.’ He also appeared before the audience as a composer, Miss Brainerd singing his song, “A Year’s Spinning”—a quaint, expressive melody, with a delicate arpeggio accompaniment, and (to give it the highest praise) worthy of Mrs. Browning’s words: . . .

     In response to the encore, Miss Brainerd sang Mr. Pease’s graceful music to Tennysons’s ‘Bugle Song.’”