Historical Concert

Tuesday, March 13, 1906
1905-1906, Concert IV of IV

Stringed instrument chamber music: sextet, double quartet, and octet.


H. Verbrugghen - violin
R. Daeblitz - violin
H. Freemann - violin
B. Magrath - violin
W. Haigh - viola
D. Nichols - viola
J. H. Foulds - violoncello
J. Messias - violoncello

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Double quartet, op. 65, in D minor ... Louis Spohr
(a) allegro
   (b) vivace (scherzo)
   (c) larghetto
   (d) allegro molto

2. Sextet, op. 36, in G major ... Johannes Brahms
(a) allegro non troppo
   (b) allegro non troppo, and presto giocoso
   (c) poco adagio
   (d) poco allegro

3. Octet, op. 20, in E flat major ... Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
   (a) allegro moderato ma con fuoco
   (b) andante
   (c) allegro leggierissimo (scherzo)
   (d) presto

4. Octet, op. 3, in A major ... Johann Severin Svendsen
    First movement, allegro risoluto ben marcato

8-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The prefatory note consists of a two-and-a-half page essay (pp.3-5) concerning chamber music for more than four stringed instruments. Boccherini and Spohr are singled out for attention.

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

On the inside back page - dates and programmes of the four historical concerts for the 1905-1906 season.


One of the violoncellists, recorded as J. Messias (with an i), is probably James Messeas.