Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

First in cycle of 'Musical Divertissements' given by ensemble of the First Field-Artillery Regiment

Venue: Žofín Island (Žofín Hall)

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 03/11/1850 pm

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • SVOBODA, František Václav: director of ensemble
  • ensemble of Imperial First Field Artillery Regiment of Franz Joseph: participating ensemble


News that Kapellmeister Swoboda [Svoboda] was to embark upon a cycle of eight musical divertissements in the Žofín Hall from 3rd November was published by Bohemia 29/10/1850. The report relayed that they would take place on Sundays and Wednesdays, that the Sunday performances would be of ‘more exhilarating Art’ and those on Wednesdays would be of ‘more important and Classical compositions’.

Details of the first of these events were relayed in the Tagesanzeiger texts of Bohemia 1/11/1850 and 3/11/1850. These reported that on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd November in the Žofín Hall would take place a ‘Musical Divertissement’ given by the band of the 1st Field-Artillery Regiment. This was the ensemble of which Svoboda was then Kapellmeister.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (29/10/1850)
Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (01/11/1850)
Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (03/11/1850)