Reid Orchestral Concert

Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 1935
Time: 
8.00 pm.
Season/No: 
73rd session, 20th season, 4th concert

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Dr Mary Grierson - solo pianoforte
Dr Fritz Busch - conductor
Kenneth Anderson - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Overture to Oberon ... Weber

2. Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra, in A major ... D. F. Tovey

---- interval ----

3. Variations and fugue for small orchestra upon a theme of Mozart (op. 19) ... Adolf Busch
(first performance in Edinburgh)

4. Symphony no. 5 in C minor (op. 67) ... Beethoven

Performance Type:

Programme: 
16-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T., except for the analysis of Tovey's 'concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in A major', which is by Dr Mary Grierson. 

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

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

Newspaper review, 6 December, "The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial" described the concert as a fine concert with an enthusiastic audience, and commented on the interesting appearance of Dr Fritz Busch as conductor of the Reid Orchestra.

Printer(s): 
David Macdonald Ltd., Edinburgh
Notes: 

Professor Tovey himself had planned to give the performance of his pianoforte concerto but two weeks before the concert he asked Mary Grierson to take his place.  His hands were badly affected by rheumatism and he was not confident that he would be able to play the work.  Mary Grierson had given the first Edinburgh performance of Tovey's concerto in 1919.

First Performance in Edinburgh: 
Variations and fugue for small orchestra upon a theme of Mozart, op. 19