Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Second concert given by Karl [Carl] Evers

Venue: Konvikt

Event type: Art music culture

Date: 11/02/1854 4.30pm

Season: Carnival

Programme including:

General participants:
  • EVERS, Carl: soloist, pf
  • EVERS, Katherine: soloist, v
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van : Piano Trio Ghost, pf, vl, vc, nr.5, D major, op.70/1
     • Mildner, Mořic : vl Goltermann, Julius : vc
EVERS, Carl : song [Lied] Maria aus Johannes und Zither, v, pf
EVERS, Carl : song [Lied] Hindumädchen, v, pf
EVERS, Carl : Piano piece [Klavirstück] Elegie am Grabe Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's, pf, op.61
EVERS, Carl : Piano piece [Klavirstück] La coquette, pf, op.49
EVERS, Carl : song O kehre bald zurück!, v, pf, op.50
unspecified Spanish folksong, v
EVERS, Carl : Mauresque no.7 of Chansons d'amour, pf, nr.7, op.13
EVERS, Carl : Etude Octaven-Etude, pf, op.8


A large advertisement for this event was published by Mercy’s Anzeiger 8/2/1854 announcing: ‘Second and last concert of Carl Evers, Saturday 11th February 4.30pm in the Konvikt Hall.’ After listing the programme in performance order and noting the participants, the source reported admission prices. Circle seats cost 2fl, admission to the salon 1fl and to the gallery 30kr. Tickets could be obtained from the art and music shops of Jakob Fischer and Marco Berra, and on the day of the concert from the venue box office. 

News of this concert was published by Tagesbote aus Böhmen 9/2/1854. The source reported the date, time and venue of the event and noted that the programme would include Beethoven’s D major Piano Trio and the listed piano works by Evers. Miss ‘Kathinka [Katinka]’ Evers would also be performing in the concert. The complete programme was then published by Tagesbote on 10/2/1854. Finally, the source noted that out of courtesy to the concert-giver Professors Mildner and Goltermann had kindly agreed to participate.

A brief, unsigned review of this event was published by Tagesbote aus Böhmen 12/2/1854. The correspondent reported that ‘Yesterday’s (second) concert of Mr Karl Evers had a numerous and brilliant audience and was attended by the elite of the local musical world. The success was in the category of brilliant, as the first [concert], as the artist each strange and dignified composition performed with graceful and artistic understanding. The Trio by Beethoven, in which Mr Evers was supported by Messrs Mildner and Goltermann, constituted an extraordinary pleasure. The Octaven-etude of the concert-giver is a finger-breaking composition.’ An encore was demanded by the audience of the Spanish folksong given by Miss Katinka Evers.

Summary of sources:

Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (08/02/1854)
Tagesbote aus Böhmen (09/02/1854)
Tagesbote aus Böhmen (10/02/1854)
Tagesbote aus Böhmen (12/02/1854)