Edinburgh Orchestral Festival: Reid Concert 1884

Wednesday, February 13, 1884

Principal Artistes

Miss Anna Williams - soprano
Mr Frederic King - baritone
Madame Norman-Neruda - violin
Mr Charles Hallé - solo pianist and conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I
The "Reid" Music,  (Sir Henry Bishop's score, 1843) ... General Reid
Overture, "Der Freischutz" ... Weber
Recit. and Aria, "Mi tradi" (Don Giovanni) ... Mozart
  Miss Anna Williams
Violin concerto, in A minor, No.8, "In modo di Scena cantate" Op. 47 ... Spohr
Madame Norman-Neruda and orchestra
Romance,  "La Fiancée du Marin" ("A qui pense-t-il?") ... H.S. Oakeley
  Miss Anna Williams♦
Symphony No. 2 in D, (Op. 36) ... Beethoven
  (first played at Reid Concert of 1875)

Interval of ten minutes

Part II
Pianoforte concerto in E flat, No. 5 (Op. 73) ... Beethoven
  Mr Charles Hallé and his orchestra
  (Last played here by him at the Reid Concert of 1879)
Air, "Revenge, Timotheus cries" (Alexander's Feast) ... Handel
  Mr Frederic King
Poeme-Symphonique,  "Le Rouet d'Omphale" ... Saint-Saens
Violin solo,  "Air Varié in D, Op. 2 No.22 ... Vieuxtemps
Serenade, "Good Night," ... Kücken
  Mr Frederic King
Grand Kaiser-Marsch, for a Festival Orchestra ... Wagner
  Introducing the Luther Chorale - "Ein feste Burg," and the
  National Song, "Heil, heil, dem Kaiser."
  (First time at this Festival)


Performance Type:

24 page booklet plus 4 sided insert
Robert Home & Son, Greenside Lane, Edinburgh

The programme specifies Spohr, born 1784

♦The vocalist [Miss Anna Williams], having to catch the 9.25 train to London, has to sing both her songs in Part I