Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Fourth in annual series of 'Musical Garlands' [Vínek hudební / musikalisches Kränzchen]

Venue: Konvikt

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 22/03/1857 7pm

Season: Lent

Programme including:

General participants:
  • unspecified orchestra of Karel Komzák: participating orchestra
FAHRBACH, ? : potpourri Strauß und Lanner, orch
CHELLARD, ? : potpourri Musikalischer Wettstreit, orch
KOMZÁK, Karel : Polka tremblante Frühlingsklänge, orch
FISCHER, Johann : Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, cl, orch
     • Fischer, Johann : cl


News of this event was published in an advertisement appearing in Mercy’s Anzeiger 20/3/1857 and repeated in that newspaper the following two days. The source reported:

Konvikt Hall.
Sunday 22nd March 1857
4th Garland  [Kränzchen]
and great
under the title
at which for the first time the clarinet virtuoso Mr Joh.
Fischer and the
great Orchestra
of the Sharpshooters-Kapellmeister Mr
K. Komsak
will participate.’

The source then went on to list some of the works to be performed, noted that the event would commence at 7 o’clock and finish at midnight, and that advance tickets could be obtained for 10kr from the art- and music-seller Robert Veit. No further details were given by the advertisement. On 22/3/1857 the Vergnügungsanzeiger published in this newspaper noted ‘Today Sunday... Konvikt Hall: Garland [Kränzchen].’

Summary of sources:

Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (20/03/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (21/03/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (22/03/1857)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (22/03/1857)