Edinburgh Orchestral Festival: Reid Concert 1874

Friday, February 13, 1874

The Thirty-fourth Reid Concert - the ninth given by the fifth Professor - having commenced with a specimen of art "in order," as General Reid expresses it, "to shew the taste of music" in Scotland about the middle of the last century, thus concludes with specimens of compositions produced about the middle of the present century. 


Principal Artistes

Madame Otto Alvsleben - soprano
Madlle. Enrquez - contralto
Madame Norman-Neruda - violin
Mr Charles Hallé - soloist pianist and conductor

The Halle Orchestra
Mr C.A.Seymour and Herr L. Straus - first violins, principals

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I
Introduction, Pastorale, Minuet and March ... General Reid
Overture, Zauberflöte ... Mozart
Aria, "Gli angui d'inferno, (Zauberflöte) ... Mozart
  Madame Otto Alvsleben
Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58 ... Beethoven
  pianoforte, Mr Charles Hallé
Aria, "Cangio d'aspetto" (Admeto, 1737) ... Handel
Grand Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56, "The Scotch," ... Mendelssohn

Part II
Suite for Orchestra in D major ... Bach
  The Violin solos in the Vivace and Air, by Herr Straus
Aria, "Und ob die Wolke" (Freischutz) ... Weber
  Madame Alvsleben
Romance, in F, for Violin and Orchestra, Op.50 ... Beethoven
  Madam Norman-Neruda
Pianoforte solos, 
  (a) Romance in F sharp (Op.21 No.2 ) ... H.S. Oakeley
  (b) Polonaise in A Op. 40, No.1 ... Chopin
  Mr C Hallé
Romanza, "When all was young" (Faust) ... Gounod
  Siebel, Madlle. Enriquez
  Violoncello Obligato, M. Vieuxtemps
Concert overture, in A major, Op.7 ... J.Rietz
  (First time in Scotland)

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

Review:  The Times, Feb 17, 1874; pg. 10 Issue 27928 - Edinburgh Orchestral Festival, The Reid Concert ...

Home and MacDonald, Greenside Lane, Edinburgh

The founder of the Chair of Music and of these Concerts, by enabling fresh generations of his countrymen to enjoy old and new treasures of music, has indeed done much for the Art he loved so well, and has carried out, perhaps in the most effectual manner, the wish he expressed to keep his memory in remembrance; for not only in Great Britain, but in some of the more musical portions of the continent, is the name now famous of the "REID" concert.   H.S.O.