Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

[Third in cycle of] 'Musical Divertissement' given by ensemble of the First Field-Artillery Regiment

Venue: Žofín Island (Žofín Hall)

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 10/11/1850 pm

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • ensemble of Imperial First Field Artillery Regiment of Franz Joseph: participating ensemble
  • SVOBODA, František Václav: director of 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 this event reporting the date and venue were contained in the Tagesanzeiger texts of Bohemia 8/10/1850 and 10/11/1850.
Svoboda has been included in the event listing purely on account of his arrangement of the occasion and his position as the conductor of this ensemble.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (29/10/1850)
Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (08/11/1850)
Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (10/11/1850)