[Met Concert/Gala] CID:63310
Granados Benefit Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 5/7/1916.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
May 7, 1916


BENEFIT CONCERT
for the Orphan Children of
Enrique and Amparo Granados

Under the Auspices of the Board of Directors
of the Metropolitan Opera Company


Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major
Ignace Jan Paderewski, piano
Fritz Kreisler, violin
Pablo Casals, cello

Schumann: Sängers Trost
Granados: The Goddess in the Garden
Allitsen: The Lord Is My Light
John McCormack
Fritz Kreisler, piano

Beethoven/Kreisler: Rondo
Granados: Danza Española
Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois
Fritz Kreisler, violin
Pablo Casals, piano

Dowland: Come Again Sweet Love
Weckerlin: Mignonette
Schubert: Ständchen
Schubert: Du bist die Ruh'
Julia Culp
Coenraad V. Bos, piano

Sonata in B-flat Minor: Funeral March
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major
Ignace Jan Paderewski, piano

Remarks
Andrés De Segurola

Granados: Amor y odio
Granados: El majo discreto
Granados: Elegia eterna
Maria Barrientos
Pablo Casals, piano

Bach: String Suite in D Major: Aria
Haydn: Minuetto con variazioni
Pablo Casals, cello
Fritz Kreisler, piano

Godard: Jocelyn: Cachés dans cet asile
Leroux: Le nil
John McCormack
Fritz Kreisler, violin
Edwin Schneider, piano [Last appearance]

[This performance was a benefit for the six orphaned children of Enrique Granados and his wife. On their return voyage to Spain following the world premiere of Goyescas at the Metropolitan Opera, a German submarine torpedoed their ship, the Sussex.]


Review in The New York Times:

$11,000 FOR THE GRANADOS

Six Great Artists at Benefit for Late Composer's Children

The Concert arranged for the benefit of the orphan children of Enrique Granados, the Spanish Composer, and Mrs. Granados at the Metropolitan Opera House last night was one of the most notable events of its kind ever given in New York. The announcement of the appearance of six soloists of international reputation on one program attracted a crowd that could not be accommodated in the great auditorium.

It was estimated that the receipts would aggregate $11,000 and perhaps more. In addition to the sale of seats, souvenir programs containing the autographs of Maria Barrientos, Julia Culp, Pablo Casals, Fritz Kreisler, John McCormack, and Ignace Paderewski were sold at $5 each. Mme. Paderewski, assisted by Mme. Casals and Mme. Kreisler, sold Mme. Paderewski's Polish refugee dolls in the foyers and added these receipts to the fund.

The program included some unusual features as regards combinations of artists. For the first time Messrs. Paderewski, Kreisler, and Casals played together, their offering being the four movements of Beethoven's Trio, Opus 79, in B flat. Mr. McCormack sang a group of songs with Mr. Kreisler at the piano and a second group for which Mr. Kreisler played violin obligatos. Godard's Berceuse from 'Jocelyn' and 'Le Nil' by Leroux composed the latter group, for which Edwin Schneider played the accompaniments.



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