excerpt from 'Musical letters from abroad' pp. 184-5 (220 words)

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A little before six o’clock the concert, having been delayed nearly an hour, began. There was an orchestra of about fifty instruments, and the programme was as follows:



1. Overture (C dur. Op. 124), Beethoven.

2. Recitation. Poetry in honor of the King of Prussia. Read by, Herr Herchenbach.

3. Psalm fur Männerchor mit Solo, C. Schanabel.

4. Scene and Arie from “Faust” Sung by Frl. Sophie Schloss, Spohr.

5. Concerto (E flat major) for Piano Forte with Orchestra. Performed by Madame Clara Schumann, Beethoven.

6. “Meebestille,“ “Männerchor” with Orchestra. Composed by Capellmeister Fischer.



7. Overture to Shakspeare’s “Julius Caesar.”, R. Schumann.

8. Arie from “Fidelio.” Sung by Frl. Mathilde Hartmann, Beethoven.

9. Variations on a theme from “Preciosa,” with orchestra accompaniment. Performed by Mad’le Wieck and Mad. Clara Schumann, Weber.

10. “Bacchuschor” for Männerchor, with orchestra, from “Antigone,” by Mendelssohn.

11. “Saltarello,” S. Heller.
“Notturno,” F. Chopin.
“Lied Ohne Worte,” Mendelssohn.
For the Piano Forte. Performed by Mad. Clara Schumann.

12. Finale. Full Chorus, Männerchor, with orchestra. By Julius Rietz.

The performance was a very fine one, but the building was too large, and the people seemed to be too much fatigued to enjoy it fully.


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