Historical Concert

Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 1906
Season/No: 
1905-1906, Concert III of IV

Arie di Bravura from A. Scarlatti to Verdi and Gounod; and violin music from Geminiani to Wieniawski.

Participant(s): 

Miss Mary Münchhoff - vocalist
Miss Margaret Horne - violinist
Mr A. Scott Jupp - accompanist

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Sonata in A major ... Francesco Geminiani
     Andante, 3/4; Allegro, C; Allegro, 3/4

2. (a) Recitative and aria from the opera La Rosaura ... Alessandro Scarlatti
         "Per vostro onor un fulmine vibrate"
    (b) Aria from the opera Artaserse ... Leonardo Vinci
         "Deh respirar lasciatemi"
    (c) Aria from the opera Partenope ... G. F. Handel
         "Qual farfalletta"

3. (a) Air from Sonata in E minor ... François Francoeur
    (b) Sarabande and Tambourin from the sonata in D major ... Jean Marie Leclair

4. Aria from the opera Die Zauberflöte (the magic flute) ... W. A. Mozart
    "O Zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn" (be not afraid, oh noble youth)

5. (a) Larghetto in G major, op. 127 ... Louis Spohr
    (b) Am Springquell, op. 39 ... Ferdinand David

6. (a) Aria from the opera Il Barbiere di Seviglia ... Gioacchino Rossini
         "Una voce poco fa"
    (b) Aria from the opera La Sonnambula ... Vincenzo Bellini
         "Care Compagne"

7. (a) Berceuse, op. 16 ... Gabriel U. Fauré
    (b) Allegro à la Zingara, op. 22 ... Henri Wienawski

8. (a) Aria from the opera Rigoletto ... Giusepe Verdi
         "Caro nome che il mio cor"
    (b) Aria from the opera Mireille ... Charles Gounod
         "O légère hirondelle"

 

Programme: 
8-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

Three-page essay (pp.3-5) entitled 'prefatory note', which examines the history of the aria.   There is no reference to the violin pieces.

The violin pieces and the arias were printed in the programme in the same typeface but in different font size and the violin pieces were in italics

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Fee for series: 10/6
Publicity and Reviews: 

On the back page - dates and programmes of the four historical concerts.

Notes: 

Although not formally identified as the annual Reid Concert for 1906, and there is no music by General Reid, it does feature music for violin from the eighteenth century, the style of which General Reid would have known.  He may also have been familiar with the individual pieces selected for the programme by Professor Niecks.