Reid Historical Concert

Wednesday, May 8, 1940
7.30 pm.
1939-40, 7th concert

Series of eight historical concerts given in the season 1939-40


Dr Hans Gál - solo pianoforte
Dr Mary Grierson - conductor
Strings of the Reid Symphony Orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Concerto grosso in D major ... Corelli


2. Grosse fuge, op. 133 ... Beethoven

3. Concertino for pianoforte and string orchestra ... Hans Gál

      Grave e maestoso—Siciliano—Fuga

4. Serenade ... Dvorák

       Moderato—tempo di valse—scherzo—larghetto—finale

Single sheet programme
Programme Notes: 

There are no programme notes.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Ticket price: 2/6d
Publicity and Reviews: 

At foot of sheet: advert for the 8th concert of the series on Wednesday 22 May (pianoforte recital by Dr Mary Grierson).


There are a number of uncertainties concerning this programme. Firstly, no year is recorded. However, using the date and day of the week printed at the top of the sheet (Wednesday 8 May) it is likely that the concert took place alternatively in 1935, 1940 or 1946, all years when the 8 May fell on a Wednesday. The personnel involved (Gál moved to Edinburgh at the outbreak of WWII), style of programme and price suggest 1940 as the most likely.

Of the 12 concerti concerti that make up Corelli's op. 6, three (nos. 1, 4 and 7) are in the key of D major; the movement titles given in the programme strongly suggest that op. 6 no. 1 was performed on this occasion.