Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1879

Saturday, February 15, 1879

Third Grand Orchestral Concert at the Edinburgh Orchestral Festival 1879
on Saturday afternoon, February 15th, 1879.  Concert to commence at half-past two.


Orchestra of 70 performers

Miss Emma Thursby - soprano
Madlle. Amalie Kling - contralto
  From Berlin etc. etc.
Madame Norman-Neruda - violin
Mr Charles Hallé - solo pianist and conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


Part I
Overture, "Elise" ... Cherubini
  (First time in Scotland)

Recit. and Air, "Non paventar," "Ah, infelice" (Flauto Magico) ... Mozart
  Miss Emma Thursby

Air, "Verdi Prati" (Alcina) ... Handel
  Madlle Amalie Kling

Symphony no. 9 (Instrumental Portion) ... Beethoven
  (1) Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (D minor).
  (2) [Scherzo] Molto Vivace (D minor), [Trio] Presto (D major).
  (3) Adagio molto e cantabile (B flat, alternating with D and E flat.
 (First time, with adequate orchestra, in Scotland)


Part II
Concerto for violin in A minor ...Vieuxtemps Viotti
  Madame Norman-Neruda, and Orchestra
  (First time in Scotland)

Romance, of Queen Mary (Holyrood), "In my pleasant land of France" ... Henry Leslie
  Miss Emma Thursby

Introduction to Act III of "Die Meistersinger" ... Wagner
 - Dance of the Apprentices - Procession of the Meistersinger,
  and Homage to Hans Sachs
  (First time in Scotland)

Lieder, (a) "Frühlingsabend," (b) "Sehnsucht" ... H.S. Oakeley
  Madlle A. Kling
  (First time)

Pianoforte solo,  Impromptu, op. 142, no. 3 ... Schubert
  Mr Charles Hallé

Overture, "Guillaume Tell" ... Rossini


Programme Notes: 

No programme notes but words of the songs were printed on a separate sheet.