Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1876

Date: 
Saturday, February 12, 1876
Time: 
2.00 pm
Season/No: 
1976

First Grand Orchestral Concert at the Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1876
on Saturday morning, Feb. 12, 1876.  Concert to commence at two o'clock.

Participant(s): 

Orchestra of about 70 performers

Madame Antoinette Sterling - soprano
(Her first appearance in Scotland)
Mr Edward Lloyd - tenor
Herr Straus - leader of the band
Mr Charles Hallé - pianoforte soloist and conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Programme 

Part First

Overture, "Anacreon" ... Cherubini  (was substituted for  "Don Giovanni" ... Mozart)

Song, "Slumber Song" (Christmas Oratorio) ... Bach
  Madame Antoinette Sterling

Concerto in C major, no. 1 ... Beethoven
  Allegro con brio
  Largo
  Allegro Scherzando
 Pianoforte - Mr Charles Hallé

Aria, "Soft Airs" (Euryanthe) ... Weber
  Mr Edward Lloyd

Symphony no. 4 in B flat, op. 20 ... Gade
  Andantino
  Allegro Vivace
  Andante on moto
  Scherzo, Trio 1, Trio 2
  Finale - Molto vivace

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Part Second

Overture. "Fier-a-bras," op. 76 ... Schubert
  (First time in Scotland)

Song, "The Three Ravens" ... Old English, 1550
  Madame Antoinette Sterling

Variations for Orchestra on a theme by Haydn, in B flat ... Brahms
  (First time in Scotland)

Song, "The Fisheer Maiden" ... Meyerbeer
  Mr Edward Lloyd

Musette, in Mireille ... Gounod
  Oboe solo- M. Lavigne

Pianoforte solos
  a. Nocturne in D flat ... Chopin
  b. Wanderer's Song and Hunting Piece ... Rheinberger
  Mr Charles Hallé

Overture, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" ... Nicolai

Group/Ensemble: 

Performance Type:

Programme Notes: 

No programme notes but words were provided for the vocal items.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets: Centre, 7/6; Side seats (raised) & Front gallery, 5/-; Under gallery, 3/-; Back & Organ gallery 2/6