New Reid Concert

Saturday, March 11, 1916
3.00 pm
1916, Third concert

Miss Helen Anderton - singer
Mr Horace Fellowes - violin
Miss Emily Buchanan - viola
M. Rodolphe Soiron - violoncello
Professor D. F. Tovey - pianoforte and organ
Mrs Alexander Maitland - continuo

A small string orchestra
1st violins: Mr Horace Fellowes, Mr Lewis Bruce, Miss Cruickshank, Miss Fraser
2nd violins: Miss Theo Hunter, Mrs John More, Miss Lowe, Miss Patten
Violas: Miss Emily Buchanan, Miss Maud Cowan, Miss Mackie
'Cellos: Miss Ruth Waddel, Miss Jean Marcel, Mr Simpson
Double Bass:  Mr Begbie

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1.  Quartet in E minor for pianoforte and strings, op. 12 ... D.F.Tovey

2.  Two songs for contralto, with viola obligato, op. 91 ... Brahms
    (a) Gestillte Sehnsucht    (b)  Geistliches Wiegenlied

3.  Sonata in D minor, for violin ... D. Scarlatti
     (first public performance)

4.  Sonatas from the complete collection of A. Longo ... D. Scarlatti
    (probably for the first time in public)

     (a) Allegro in A minor (Longo no. 429)
     (b) Allegro in E minor (Longo no. 275)
     (c) A major (Longo no. 194)

5.  Sonata for violoncello and pianoforte ... Claude Debussy

6.  Cantata for the sixth Sunday after Trinity, "Vergnugte Ruh," for contralto, organ obligato, string orchestra and continuo ... Bach

Performance Type:

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 5/- (reserved), 2/6 and 1/- for each concert; Programme sixpence
Publicity and Reviews: 

Tickets available at Messrs Paterson & Sons, 27 George Street and
Messrs Methven Simpson Limited, 83 Princes Street

David Macdonald, 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

According to the programme for 26 February 1916 (p.24) Debussy's 'New Violoncello Sonata' was receiving its first performance in Scotland on this occasion.

It should also be noted that although described as a 'violin sonata in D minor', the third item on the programme was in fact Tovey's interpretation of a solo keyboard sonata by Domenico Scarlatti (see p.11 of the concert programme for this date). The movement titles and key strongly suggest that it was the keyboard sonata no. 77 in D minor, Longo no. 168, that was performed on this occasion.

Although the two songs by Brahms, 'Gestillte Sehnsucht' and 'Geistliches Wiegenlied', with viola obligato, are given in the programme as op. 89, they are op. 91.

First Performance in Scotland: 
Sonata in D minor for violoncello and pianoforte ("Pierrot faché avec la lune")