Gottschalk Instrumental and Vocal Concert

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 August 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Nov 1862, 12:30 PM

Program Details

Abella accompanies Castle; T. Thomas in duet with Eben; Muzio accompanies Patti; Timm accompanies Thomas.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Muzio
Participants:  Carlotta Patti;  Emanuele Muzio
aka The Nightingale; Nightingale song;
Composer(s): Muzio
Text Author: Miarteni
Participants:  Carlotta Patti;  Emanuele Muzio
aka Echo song; Swiss echo song
Composer(s): Eckert


Announcement: New York Post, 24 October 1862.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 October 1862.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 26 October 1862, 7.
“Positively Mr. Gottschalk’s last performance in New-York for months.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 October 1862, 7.
Performers, prices, time.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 October 1862, 7.
Patti will make “her first appearance this season.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 November 1862, 7.
Large ad and series of small ads. Small ads have some of the pieces performed. Small ad: "BARNETCHE will perform with Mr. Gottschalk the celebrated duet on ‘Trovatore’ composed for Thalberg by Gottschalk." Small ad: "WILLIAM CASTLE, the new and highly successful tenor pupil of Signor Abella, will also make his fifth appearance this morning."
Announcement: New-York Times, 01 November 1862, 4.
In “Amusements This Evening.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 01 November 1862, 8.

“[I]n addition to the usual attractions offered by this very liberal management, Miss Carlotta Patti will make her appearance and sing two of her brilliant morceaux, being accompanied by Signor Muzio.  The programme is one of the best ever offered in this City, Mr. Gottschalk, Mr. Theodore Thomas, Mr. Castle and Mr. Eben having selected their finest pieces for repetition on this occasion.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 01 November 1862, 7.
“NOTICE: Each purchaser of one or more reserved seats will be presented with a splendid portrait of Mr. Gottschalk, engraved in the highest style of art by J. Gurney & Son; printed on heavy paper. Size, 34 by 24 inches.” Abella will accompany Castle.
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 01 November 1862.
Review: New York Herald, 03 November 1862, 4.
Very brief mention. “Gottschalk closed his second series of concerts with a matinee . . . which was brilliantly attended.”
Review: New-York Times, 03 November 1862, 8.

     "Mr. Harrison's series of Gottschalk concerts came to an end on Saturday, when a grand matinée artracted the lieges in overwhelming force to the replendent hospitality of Irving Hall. There is little to be said of the entertainment, except that it was fully equal to its predecessors–-a statement which with commendable brevity, means a degree of excellence rarely attained in the concert room.  By a judicious succession of new vocal artists, Mr. Harrison has contrived to give a different musical coloring to each of his numerous programmes, adding thereby to the steady public appreciation and standard excellence of Mr. Gottschalk’s individual performances, which of course were the leading attractions. Cheapness and excellence do not often go together, but Mr. Harrison  handles the reins as if he were accustomed to that often desired, but seldom attainable, team. The Matinée on Saturday was filled to overflowing, and the whole series has been eminently successful in a pecuniary as well as an artistic sense.”

Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 15 November 1862, 261.
“Mr. Gottschalk has given another series of concerts at Irving Hall. Their mixed character, reduced prices, and curiosity regarding the débuts of some of the ‘assistance,’ have drawn large audiences. . . . [Many performers] have taken part in the programmes, the selections of which have been as usual, with an occasional good thing sandwiched between bad and indifferent. Carlotta Patti sang at the matinée; her intonation was so false, that we wondered whether her late operatic efforts had not been too much for her. On this occasion, the number of accompanists was amusing; Muzio played for Patti, Abella for Castle, Timm for Thomas, and Thomas for Eben.”