Reid Historical Concert

Wednesday, February 16, 1916
8.00 pm
1915-1916, Concert IV of IV

Series of Four Historical Concerts under the direction of the Professor of Music
IV. Works for Clarinet, pianoforte and voice by Brahms


Miss Helen Anderton - singer
Mr Charles Draper- clarinet
Professor Tovey - pianoforte

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1.  Sonata in E flat, op. 120, no. 2, for clarinet and pianoforte ... Brahms
   Allegro amabile - Appassionato ma non troppo allegro - Andante con moto

2.  [This item was replaced with the Four Songs op. 121, no. 4 - see note]
       Songs, "Alte Liebe" and "O kühler Wald" op. 72 ... Brahms
 "Von waldbekränzter Höhe," op. 57 ... Brahms

3.  Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel, op. 24, for pianoforte ... Brahms

4.  Songs, ""Die Mainacht" and "Von ewiger Liebe" op. 43 ... Brahms

5.  Sonata in F minor, op. 120, no. 1, for clarinet and pianoforte ... Brahms
   Allegro appassionato - Andante un poco Adagio - Allegretto grazioso - Vivace


12-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by Professor Tovey began with an essay on Brahms's last works.
The text for the songs was printed in both German and English.
Concert was preceded at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 15 February by a public lecture given by Professor Tovey in the Music Class Room, on some of the works to be performed.
Concert series was advertised in The Scotsman  on November 17, 1915 under the heading 'University Concerts'.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Series ticket: Half-a-Guinea, Single Concert: 3s
David Macdonald, 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Inserted into the programme was a leaflet:

In Memoriam
Principal Sir William Turner, K.C.B
(Obiit. February 15, 1916)
As the Historical Concerts are part of the educational work of the University,
it has not been thought fit to abandon the last of the present series. 
But, instead of the first group of songs the following will be sung
(Brahms:  Four Serious Songs, op. 121 no. 4)

At the New Reid Concert the following week, on 26 February, Professor Tovey mentioned that at the
Historical Concert on 16 February, the Dead March from Handel's "Saul" had been performed.
It is likely that Tovey played this tribute on the pianoforte.