Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1877

Monday, February 12, 1877
8.00 pm

Second Grand Orchestral Concert at the Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1877
on Monday evening,  Feb 12. 1877.  Concert to commence at  EIGHT o'clock.


Orchestra of 70 performers

Madlle. Thelka Friedländer - soprano
 (Her first appearance in Scotland)
Signor Foli - basso
Herr Straus - leader of the band
Mr Charles Hallé - pianoforte soloist and conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I

Overture, "Leonora," no. 3 ... Beethoven

Air, "Auf starken Fitige" (Schopfung) ... Haydn
Air, "On mighty pens the eagle soar aloft" (Creation) ... Haydn
  Madlle Thelka Friedländer

Menuetto, Gavotte and Musette ... J. Raff
 from Suite in E flat for pianoforte (Mr Halle) and orchestra
  (First time in Scotland)

Aria, "O jours heureux" (Etoile du Nord) ... Meyerbeer
  Signor Foli

Grand Symphony, "Die Weihe der Töne" ("The Consecration of Sound")... Spohr


An interval of fifteen minutes

Part II

Overture, "Der Fliegende Holländer" ... R. Wagner

Lieder, (a)  "Wanderlied" ... Schumann
           (b)  "Wann ich ein Vöglein wär" (Volkslied) ... F. Hiller
  Madlle Thelka Friedländer

Scherzo Pastorale, from 4th Suite for Orchestra ... F. Lachner
  (First time)

Song, "Break, break, break" ... H.S. Oakeley
  Signor Foli

Pianoforte solos, "Trois Etudes," Nos. 1, 7 and 9, op. 25 ... Chopin
  Mr Charles Hallé

Overture, "L'Etoile du Nord" ... Meyerbeer
  (First time in Scotland)


Programme Notes: 

No programme notes.

Publicity and Reviews: 

The advertisement for this concert in The Scotsman on 12 Feb. 1877 advised that "As Beethoven's Greatest Overture is the First Piece, the Audience is earnestly requested to be punctual. During the Performance of this Overture the Doors will be Closed"


The song by Schumann sung by Mdlle Friedlander is op. 51 no. 3 not that of which the words have been printed for distribution.  The Scotsman, 12 Feb. 1877