Ranieri Villanova Soiree Musicale: 17th

Event Information

Venue(s):
Dodworth's Hall

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
2 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 May 1865, 8:30 PM

Program Details

Both pieces were encored.

The event was originally scheduled for April 17, 1865, but was postponed because of Lincoln’s assassination.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Villanova
3)
Composer(s): Villanova

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 April 1865.

     Announces concert originally scheduled for April 17, 1865, but postponed because of Lincoln’s assassination.

2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 13 April 1865.

     Announces concert originally scheduled for April 17, 1865, but postponed because of Lincoln’s assassination.

3)
Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 27 April 1865.

     Announces venue and new date (05/05/1865).

4)
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 01 May 1865.
5)
Announcement: New York Post, 03 May 1865.

     Event was originally scheduled for April 17, 1865.

6)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 May 1865, 7.
7)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 May 1865.
8)
Announcement: New York Herald, 06 May 1865, 7.

     “Villanova’s Concert. — Mr. Villanova, the eminent pianist gives his grand concert at Dodworth Hall this evening.  In the estimation of many, Mr. Villanova is not excelled by Gottschalk as a pianist.”

9)
Review: New York Herald, 07 May 1865.

     "Mr. Villanova’s concert at this hall was very well attended last night, the room being quite crowded.  He was assisted by several artists and amateurs, who lent considerable aid to Mr. Villanova’s performance on the piano, which was admirable.  His own compositions from Trovatore and La Forza were loudly encored.  Miss Matilda [sic] Toedt’s execution on the violin also was very warmly applauded.  The concert was decidedly successful.”

10)
Review: New-York Times, 08 May 1865.

     “In the evening, Mr. Vilanova gave a concert at Dodworth’s Hall.  The principal merit of the programme was its length.  Mr. Vilanova is an excellent performer on the Alexandre organ.  As a pianist he has many superiors, and cannot, in fact, be ranked with our ordinary concert players.  Miss Hutchings sang agreeably, and a Miss Toedt played a solo on the violin with decided skill.  The attendance was good.”