Reid Orchestral Concert

Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 1931
Time: 
8.00 pm
Season/No: 
69th session, 16th season, 2nd concert

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor
Mr Watt Jupp - leader of the orchestra

Miss Marie Thomson - soprano
Mr John Tainsh - tenor
Mr George Cunningham - bass
Mr Dudley Stuart White - ? bass-baritone

Mr Henry Havergal - narrator

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Dungeon scene from "Fidelio" ... Beethoven
  Leonora - Miss Marie Thomson
  Florestan - Mr John Tainsh
  Rocco - Mr George Cunningham
  Pizarro - Mr Dudley Stuart White

  Speaking part, narrator (Jaquino) - Mr Henry Havergal

2. Overture, Leonora no. 3 ... Beethoven

Interval

3. Symphony, no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 ... Brahms
 
Allegro non troppo
  Andante moderato
  Allegro giocoso
  Allegro energico e passionato

 
 

 

Orchestra/Chorus Listing: 

Performance Type:

Programme: 
28-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T.

At the end of the note on the opening item Tovey writes:
"The finale of 'Fidelio' is a delightful festive scene in the open air, with exactly the right lightness of touch to bring us into the mood for winding up matters less sublime, though not les human, than Leonora's heroism.  But in the concert-room we may at this point most fitly rise to the height of what Beethoven had in 1814 discovered to be altogether too sublime for any conceivable stage music, and we may measure the happiness of Leonora and Florestan by the musical values of the Overture "Leonora No. 3", letting it follow upon the duet without pause.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Programme Price: one shilling
Publicity and Reviews: 

On the inside back page - list of Thursday concerts for the remainder of the season.

Printer(s): 
David Macdonald Ltd., Edinburgh