Reid Orchestral Concert

Thursday, March 20, 1930
8.00 pm.
67th session, 14th season, 8th concert

Concert in memoriam - Lord Balfour, March 19, 1930



Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor
Professor Julius Roentgen - solo pianoforte
Mr Watt Jupp - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


1. Dead March [from "Saul"]... Handel
In memoriam - Lord Balfour, March 19, 1930.

2. Romantic symphony, in E flat major, no. 4 ... Bruckner


3. Two concert-stücke for pianoforte and orchestra ... Julius Roentgen
       no. I., in E minor.
       no. II., in C major.
(first performance)

4. Variations for orchestra, op. 35 ... Elgar

Orchestra/Chorus Listing: 

Performance Type:

32-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T.

According to the programme, the two concert-stücke for pianoforte and orchestra by Julius Roentgen were receiving their first performance on this occasion. Concerto no. 1 in E minor was completed on 28 December 1929; Concerto no. 2 in C major was finished on 3 January 1930.

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

Programme booklet contains a "List of works performed by the Reid Symphony Orchestra (excluding solo and unaccompanied choral works)", together with an orchetral list of The Reid Symphony Orchestra for the 1929-30 season: includes 12 first and 12 second violins; 6 violas; 6 cellos; and 5 basses.

Mamie (milliners): 2 Castle Street, Edinburgh
Professor Tovey's Sunday concerts
Patterson, Sons & Co. Ltd. (music shop): 27 George Street, Edinburgh
Methven Simpson Ltd. (music shop)

Leaflet inside programme advertised a Piano Recital by Professor Tovey at the Wigmore Hall, London on Friday 23 May 1930 at 8 pm.
Bookings and all information at the hall or from Ibbs & Tillett, 124 Wigmore Street, London W. 1.

David Macdonald Ltd., Edinburgh

The opening item in the programme, the Dead March by Handel was "in memoriam - Lord Balfour, March 19, 1930."  This is of note as Lord Balfour died only one day before this concert which suggests that the item may have been added at the last minute but also interesting as it implies that the programme must have been printed also on the day of the concert.  Lord Alfred James Balfour was UK Prime Minister from July 1902 to December 1905 and a personal friend of Professor Donald Francis Tovey. 

First Performance in World: 
Concert-stück no. 1 in E minor for pianoforte and orchestra
Concert-stück no. 2 in C major for pianoforte and orchestra