Edinburgh Orchestral Festival: Reid Concert 1875

Saturday, February 13, 1875
7.45 pm

This concert features four works probably heard for the first time in Scotland:  The Violin concerto in A minor by Viotti, the Overture to "Hamlet" by Gade, Two Hungarian Dances by Brahms and the Overture "Leonora" no.1 by Beethoven.


Principal Artistes

Miss Edith Wynne - soprano
Mr Edward Lloyd - tenor
Madame Norman-Neruda - violin

Mr Charles Hallé - solo pianist and conductor


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I
Introduction, Pastorale, Minuet and March ... General Reid
Overture, "Athalie," ... Mendelssohn
Recit. and air, "E Susanna non vien," " Dove sono", (Nozze di Figaro) ... Mozart
  Miss Edith Wynne
Concerto in A minor ... Viotti
  Violin, Madame Norman-Neruda
  First time in Scotland
Air, "O 'tis a glorious sight," (Oberon) ... Weber
  Mr Edward Lloyd
Symphony in D, No.2 op. 36 ... Beethoven
  First time at these concerts

Part II
Overture, "Hamlet," op. 37 ... Gade
  First time in Scotland
Solos, pianoforte
  (a) Nocturne in E, No. 18 ... Chopin
  (b) Noveletten in E and in D ... Schumann
  Mr Charles Hallé
Recitative and Air, "Let some one sing to us," - "Tears, idle tears" (The Princess) ... H.S.Oakeley
  Miss Edith Wynne, Harp obbligato:  Mr W. Streather
Orchestral Pieces, Two Hungarian Dances ... Brahms
  (a) Allegretto in F major
  (b) Allegro molto in G minor
  First time in Scotland
Recit. and Air, "Lo, here, my love," "Love in her eyes sits playing," (Acis and Galatea) ... Handel
  Mr Edward Lloyd
Overture, "Leonora" No.1 ... Beethoven
  First time in Scotland 

24 page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The programme book includes a commentary written by George Grove on "Tears, idle tears".  The commentary was abridged by special permission from Macmillan's Magazine, no. 85, Nov. 1866.   The composer H.S.O noted, "This idea is carried out in the setting sung at this concert, but the music was published before the composer had read - with thorough sympathy and admiration  - this thrilling and excellent article by his esteemed friend."   The music is set to words from "The Princess" by Tennyson and the music to these lines was first sung by Madllle Tietjens at the Birmingham Festival of 1873.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets: Centre, 7/6; Side seats (raised) & Front gallery, 5/-; Under gallery, 3/-; Back & Organ gallery 2/6
Home and MacDonald, Greenside Lane, Edinburgh
First Performance in Edinburgh: 
Overture: "Hamlet"
First Performance in Scotland: 
Overture: "Hamlet"
Overture: "Leonora" no. 1, op. 138
Two Hungarian dances, in F and G minor, arr. Brahms for full orchestra
Concerto in A minor, no. 22, for violin and orchestra