Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Benefit musical entertainment given by ensembles of the Kaiser Artillery Regiment and 13th Jäger Battalion in aid of fire victims in Krakow

Venue: Žofín Island (Žofín Gardens)

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 10/08/1850 pm

Season: Summer

Beneficiary: Fire victims in Krakow

Programme including:

General participants:
  • ensemble of Imperial First Field Artillery Regiment of Franz Joseph: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of the Royal 13th Rifles Battalion: participating ensemble
  • SVOBODA, František Václav: director of ensemble
SVOBODA, František Václav : Tone-picture [Tongemälde] Die Schlacht bei Novara und Mortara, orch


Advance information about this event was published in a report appearing in the Lokalzeitung section of Bohemia 8/8/1850. The source related that on Saturday 10th August on Žofín Island would be ‘a great Music-production given by the Kaiser-Artillery Regiment [Franz-Joseph Artillery Regiment] and by the 13th Jäger Battalion (the latter for the first time), for the benefit of fire victims in the city of Krakau [Krakow].’ The event would include ‘the performance of a great military tone-picture by Kapellmeister Swoboda [Svoboda] under the title “Der Feldherr Radetzky” [Die Schlacht bei Novara]. Admission cards, not inclusive of any contribution to the good cause, were available for 6kr from the art and music shop of J. Hoffmann.

The Tagesanzeiger texts of Bohemia 8/8/1850 and 9/8/1850 stated that on ‘Saturday, 10th August. Afternoon on the Žofín Island: Music production for the benefit of fire victims in Krakow.’

Summary of sources:

Bohemia (08/08/1850)
Bohemia (08/08/1850)
Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (09/08/1850)