Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Benefit musical-declamatory Academy given in aid of the Reading Room for German Students

Venue: Žofín Island (Žofín Hall)

Event type: Art music culture

Date: 30/11/1862 12noon

Season: Advent

Programme comprising:

General participants:
  • Estates Theatre orchestra: participating orchestra
  • unspecified male chorus: participating ensemble, male vv
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix : Overture Der Hebriden [Fingalshöle] (The Hebrides), orch, op.26
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix : song Venetianisches Gondellied no.5 from 6 songs [6 Lieder], v, pf, nr.5, op.57
     • Schmidt-Procházková, Josefa : vl
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix : Rondo brillant, pf, orch, E-flat major, op.29
     • Sacherová, Rudolfina : pf
ALARD, Delphin : unspecified Symphonie concertante, 2vl, orch
     • Raczek, Friedrich : vl Raczek, Sophie : vl
ABT, Franz Wilhelm : Festival song [Festgesang] All Deutschland, male vv, brass insts, F major, op.201
     • unspecified male chorus:
LISZT, Franz : [concert paraphrase] Rigoletto, paraphrase de concert, pf, S434
     • Sacherová, Rudolfina : pf
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus : unspecified Concert aria, v, orch
     • Nachbauer, Franz Ignaz : v
arr. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix: Chaconne, mov.5 from J.S. Bach: Partita for solo vl in D minor , arr. vl, pf
     • Raczek, Friedrich : vl Raczek, Sophie : vl
BECKER, ? : song Das Kreuz im Walde, solo v, [pf?]
     • Krén, J. : v
ROSSINI, Gioachino Antonio : scene unspecified, from opera Tancredi, v, orch
     • Schmidt-Procházková, Josefa : v
WILHELM, Carl : German national anthem Die Wacht am Rhein, male vv

Commentary:

Bohemia 30/11/1862 published news of this event, announcing: ‘(Concert.) In the musical-declamatory Academie for the benefit of the German Student’s Reading Room taking place in the Hall of Žofín Island will be performed the following programme: Overture to „Fingalshöhle“ by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. „Venetianisches Gondellied“ by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy performed by Mrs Schmied-Prochazka [Schmidt-Procházková]. „Rondo brillant“ for piano by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy with orchestral accompaniment, performed by Miss Sacher. „Goldschmieds Töchterlein“ by Uhland, spoken by Miss Gebhardt. „Symphonie concertante“ for 2 violins by Alard, performed by Miss Sophie and Mr Friedr. Raczek [Raček]. - „Alldeutschland“, poem by Müller von der Werra, Festgesang composed by Fr. Abt, performed with accompaniment of wind ensemble by 180 singers - „Rigoletto“ Fantasie de Concert by Fr. Liszt, performed by Miss Sacher. Concert aria by Mozart with orchestral accompaniment, performed by Mr Nachbauer. „Chaconne“ for violin by Joh. Seb. Bach, with added accompaniment by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, performed in unison by Miss Sophie and Mr Friedr. Raczek [Raček]. „Das Kreuz im Walde“ performed by Mr Krén. Scene from „Tancred“ with orchestral accompaniment, performed by Mrs Schmied-Prochazka [Schmidt-Procházková]. „Die Wacht am Rhein“ by R. Wilhelm, performed by a male-voice choir.   


Summary of sources:

Bohemia (30/11/1862)