Thomas Sunday Evening Concert: 32nd

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 March 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 April 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 April 1867, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 08 April 1867, 7.

“The thirty-second Sunday concert at Steinway Hall last evening attracted the usual large audience. The orchestra played selections from Beeethoven, Mozart, Nicolai and Mendelssohn. Morgan gave some of his inimitable organ solos, Mlle. Pauline Canissa sang excerpts from the works of Guiglierno, Chopin and Lindplatt; Mr. Mathison, tenor, sang Comfort ye, my People, and Tom Rowling (curious contract) [?] Mr. Hugo Bussmeier, pianist, made his debut. The debutant has a hard, heavy, and we might say, clumsy touch and a want of clearness and intelligibility in his method, which serves as a fatal offset to his excellent technique. His Rigoletto fantasia was a very poor imitation of Liszt, and was bunglingly performed.” 

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 13 April 1867, 569.

Mr. Bussmeier is a fine German pianist, and he enjoyed quite a success.  The orchestra played several well-chosen pieces.