Birmingham Musical Festival (1837)
Birmingham musical festival : in aid of the fund of the General Hospital : September 19, 20, 21 and 22. All performances took place in the Town Hall.
Programmes for the 1837 festival with lists of patrons and performers, and words of the vocal items. Bound into a single volume and including a collection of press cuttings from the Birmingham Advertiser and Birmingham Gazette describing and reviewing the festival pasted on to 41 pages after the last programme by "A.J. Ellis, Trin. Coll. Cam., 2 March 1838". There are annotations throughout the volume by Ellis remarking on the performances. (Alexander John Ellis, 1814 - 1890, was a philologist and mathematician with a keen interest in music).
The 1837 festival included a performance of Mendelssohn's oratorio St Paul, conducted by the composer (20 September) and the first performance of his piano concerto no.2 in D minor (21 September) with Mendelssohn as soloist.
Associated People and Organisations
Mendelssohn, Felix -
Birmingham Musical Festival -
Emma Albertazzi -
Tamburini, Signor -
Knyvett, Mrs -
Novello, Clara -
Mori, Mr. -
Knyvett, Mr. -
Giulietta Grisi -
Town Hall, Birmingham
19th century - early Victorian 1837-1850
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