[Met Concert/Gala] CID:17940
Seventh Grand Sunday Night Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 01/3/1897.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 3, 1897


SEVENTH GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT

Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture

Don Carlo: O don fatale
Eugenia Mantelli

Goldmark: Violin Concerto in A Minor
Bronislaw Huberman, violin

Falstaff: È sogno? O realtà?
Giuseppe Campanari

Gounod: Sapho: Ô ma lyre immortelle
Amherst Webber: Song (encore)
Félia Litvinne

Euryanthe: Prelude, scene and aria
Pol Plançon

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Pagliacci: Intermezzo

Don Giovanni: Il mio tesoro
Giuseppe Cremonini

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Bronislaw Huberman, violin

Grieg: Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King

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

This information comes from announcements and reviews.
It is likely that Anton Seidl conducted the works for orchestra alone,
Louis Saar ,the works with orchestral accompaniment, and
Amherst Webber, the works with piano.

Unsigned review in the Sun

The Sunday Evening Concert at the Metropolitan

Mme. Felia Litvinne, in black velvet with pale green butterfly bows on her shoulders, was one of the soloists at the Metropolitan concert last night. Louis Saar, who was to conduct her through the wearisome stances from Gounod's "Sapho," advanced to the wings to meet her, took the tip of her white-gloved fingers, and started to lead her across the stage. He promptly collided with the harp, and threatened to bring the progress across the stage to a sudden and disastrous conclusion. But Mme. Litvinne gracefully withdrew her fingers, swept across to the center of the stage, and the danger was averted. She sang the number artistically and, as an encore, gave a graceful song by Amhurst Webber. He accompanied her, and Mme. Litvinne explained in French to the audience that M. Webber was the composer.

These details made more impression on the audience than they would have usually as the concert programme was not especially interesting. Bronislaw Huberman played the concerto of Goldmark, and his usual brilliancy was not present to give the number the interest it lacks intrinsically. A concerto, moreover, is not adapted to such a popular programme, and shorter selections would be more to the taste of the audiences.

Anton Seidl and his orchestra, with the prelude and finale to "Tristan und Isolde," gave the concert the most notable features. M. Plançon sang with his splendid breadth and finish of style an air from "Euryanthe," and Signor Cremonini sang "Il Mio Tesoro" and "La donna è mobile." Mme. Mantelli was the other soloist.



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