[Met Concert/Gala] CID:17820
Fifth Grand Sunday Night Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 12/20/1896.


Metropolitan Opera House
December 20, 1896


Rubinstein: Kamennoi - Ostrow [repeated]

Oberon: Ocean! thou mighty monster
Sophie Traubmann

Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Bronislaw Huberman, violin

Arthur Goring Thomas: Une nuit de mai
Eugenia Mantelli

Nabucco: Tu sul labbro
Pol Planšon

Hńnsel und Gretel: Selections

Philemon et Baucis: Entr'acte

Gounod: JÚsus de Nazareth
Pol Planšon

Gounod/Wieniewski: Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Faust
Bronislaw Huberman, violin

Weber/Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

Conductor...............Anton Seidl
Conductor...............Louis Saar
Piano...................Amherst Webber

This information comes from announcements and reviews. Seidl led Kamennoi - Ostrow
and the Hansel selections. The other assignments are not known.
Webber probably played accompaniments for the many encores.

Review (unsigned) in the Brooklyn Eagle


It was a great night at the Metropolitan Opera House last night. Little Huberman played the violin and aroused much enthusiasm from the big audience. He gave first the Bruch concerto and declined to gave an encore number, though he was called out half a dozen times. Later he played the Wieniawski fantasie on "Faust," and was obliged to add another selection to the programme. His playing had all the charm which marked it on his recent appearance in Brooklyn, and he held the great house captive with wonder and delight. Planšon sang two songs and was obliged to give an encore after each of them. The first was a rather wooden aria from an early opera of Verdi's and the second Gounod's "Nazareth." Each served to show the beautiful quality of his voice and his noble delivery. Mme. Mantelli sang an English ballad by Goring Thomas and an encore song beautifully. Miss Traubmann undertook "Ocean, Thou Mighty Monster," from "Oberon" and, although it is too large for her good voice, her earnest effort to give it the requisite breath and fire made an excellent effect. Mr. Seidl and his orchestra were encored for the playing of their arrangement of the "Komenoi Ostrow," and much applauded for some beautiful selections from "Hansel und Gretel."

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