[Met Concert/Gala] CID:18360
Thirteenth and Last Concert
Stabat Mater {15}
Metropolitan Opera House: 02/14/1897.


Metropolitan Opera House
February 14, 1897


La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March

Saint-Saëns: Romance for Horn (repeated)
Mr. Dutschke, Horn

Jean Gabriel-Marie: La Cinquantaine (repeated)
Herman Riedrich, Cello

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto in D Minor
Bronislaw Huberman, Violin

Alphons Czibulka: Love's Dream After the Ball

Tchaikovsky: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
David Bispham
Herman Riedrich, Cello

John Rogers Thomas: Only a Withered Rose
Young Richard (Old Somerset Ballad) (encore)
David Bispham

La Damnation de Faust: Voici des roses; Devant la maison
Jean-Baptiste Faure: Les rameaux (encore)
Pol Plançon

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Conductor...............Louis Saar
Piano...................Amherst Webber


1. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
Clémentine De Vere, Eugenia Mantelli, William Lavin,
Pol Plançon
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

2. Cujus Animam
William Lavin (only appearance)

3. Qui est Homo
Clémentine De Vere, Eugenia Mantelli

4. Pro Peccatis
Pol Plançon

5. Eia, Mater
Pol Plançon
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

6. Sancta Mater
Clémentine De Vere, Eugenia Mantelli, William Lavin, Pol Plançon

7. Fac ut Portum
Eugenia Mantelli

8. Inflammatus
Clémentine De Vere
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

9. Quando Corpus Morietur
Pol Plançon

10. Amen
Clémentine De Vere, Eugenia Mantelli, William Lavin, Pol Plançon
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Conductor...............Louis Saar

This information comes from announcements and reviews. Although a newspaper advertisement omits Numbers 5, 9, and 10 from a list of numbers in the Stabat Mater, reviews suggest that the complete work was performed. Although no accompanist is mentioned, assume it was Amherst Webber, who was on the payroll and played at the other Sunday concerts this season.

Unsigned review in The New York Times


Metropolitan Opera Stars Have an Enthusiastic Reception

M. Plançon was overwhelmed with applause and floral gifts at the last of the Sunday night concerts, in the Metropolitan Opera House last evening. After singing the "Serenade" from "Faust," he was called out repeatedly, and finally sang "The Palms" as an encore, calling forth a storm of applause. Bispham sang Thomas's "Only a Withered Rose" with fine effect, and the audience also insisted upon an encore from him. Master Huberman, the violinist, played the concerto in D minor, by Wieniawski, in three parts, and was warmly commended.

Anton Seidl was advertised to lead the orchestra, but he was absent, and Louis Saar conducted throughout. Mr. Reidrich of the Metropolitan Permanent Orchestra rendered "La Cinquantine" on the cello with such fine effect that he was forced to repeat it.

The second part of the programme was devoted to Rossini's "Stabat Mater," Mmes. De Vere and Mantelli and Messrs. Lavin and Plançon, together with the full chorus, participating. The entire number was received enthusiastically, and the close of the Sunday night concerts was marked with unmistakable public appreciation and commendation.

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