Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976

Sunday, May 30, 1976
8.30 pm.
1976 season, 3rd concert

Third of a series of seven concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given mostly at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1976. Concert devoted to the piano works of Béla Bartók.


Audrey Innes - piano

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Programme of music by Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Fantasie no. 2 from Four Piano Pieces

From the Fourteen Bagatelles, opus 6
     1.   Molto sostenuto
     2.   Allegro giocoso
     3.   Andante
     4.   Grave
     5.   Vivo
     6.   Lento
     7.   Allegro molto capriccioso
     12. Rubato
     13. Lento funèbre ('Elle est morte')
     14. Valse ('Ma mie qui danse')

Allegro barbaro, opus 10

Suite, opus 14
     Allegro molto


Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, opus 20

Three Rondos on Folk Songs
      Allegro molto

     Allegro moderato
     Sostenuto e pesante
     Allegro molto


Series brochure: 12 pages
Programme Notes: 

There are no programme notes.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 75, (Season ticket for any 6 concerts, £4), Supper ticket 75p
Publicity and Reviews: 

Publicity posters in two sizes on grey paper with orange print, outlining all seven concerts with details of ticket prices.  Tickets on sale at the Edinburgh Bookshop, George Street, Edinburgh.

Several advertisements in the press in advance of the series (1 May 1976) and in advance of each concert.  Review in The Scotsman, 31 May 1976.

Programme is in the form of a brochure with details of all seven concerts.


On p.10 of the brochure there is a list of lectures given in support and in advance of the concerts at 7pm as follows: Edward Harper, 'The Piano Music of Bartok' (30 May), Hans Gal, 'The Violin/Harpsichord Concertos' (5 June), and Michael Chibbett, 'French and Italian Elements in Bach' (12 June). There is also an advert for a recording of the harpsichord used on 5 and 6 June, and a note of some of the items to be performed at the 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977' series.

[Reid] Professor: 
The Summerhall Press Limited, 12a West Newington Place, Edinburgh

A lecture on the programme "The piano music of Bartok" was given by Edward Harper at 7 pm in the Laigh Room (a room on the ground floor immediately below the concert room).
The lecture was followed by a buffet supper with wine at 7.45 pm  Tickets for the buffet supper, 75p.

During the interval of the concert coffee and biscuits on sale in the Laigh Room.


Harpsichord maintenance by John Barnes and Grant O'Brien.