Documenting Teresa Carreño

Carnegie Hall (April 24, 1897)


Carreño gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in aid of the French Day Nursery. She performed the following works:

  • Sonata no. 21, op. 53 (Beethoven, Ludwig van);
  • Polonaise In E Major R.44, no. 2 (Liszt, Franz);
  • Nocturne, op. 27, no. 2, Barcarolle In F-sharp Major, op. 60, Polonaise In E-flat Minor, op. 26, no. 2, Ballade In G Minor, op. 23 (Chopin, Fryderyk);
  • Études symphoniques, op. 13 (Schumann, Robert)
  • Rhapsody in B Minor, op. 79, no. 1 (Brahms, Johannes)
  • Etude de Concert, op. 36 (MacDowell, Edward)

The concert began at 3 pm. Ticket prices ranged from $0.75 to $1.50. Carreño performed on a Knabe piano.



AdvertisementNew-York Daily Tribune, 11 April 1897, 8.

Announcement: New York Times, 18 April 1897, 16. 

Review: New York Times, 25 April 1897, 5.

Concert Program: US-NYcha

Concert Program: US-NYp: Music Division Clipping File, Carreño Programs (MBD–uncat)


Kijas, Anna


New York Times, April 18, 1897.

Saturday.—Carnegie Hall, piano recital, Teresa Carreno, 3 P. M. Mme. Teresa Carreno will give a piano recital at Carnegie Hall on Saturday afternoon in aid of the French Day Nursery.


New York Times, April 25, 1897.

In aid of the French Day Nursery at 69 Washington Square South, Mme. Teresa Carreno gave a piano recital in Carnegie Hall yesterday afternoon. A large and fashionable attendance gathered in the hall to hear the well-known pianist, and the charity was materially assisted.

Mrs. Paul Fuller, Mrs. George Bliss, Mrs. F. Brockholst Cutting, Mrs. Emily Vatable, Mrs. J. Herbert Johnston, Mrs. V. M. Picaoia, and Mrs. Schuyler N. Warren were the ladies who had the recital in charge. Mme. Carreno's playing was warmly received and encores were frequent. Some of the works the eminent pianist gave were Chopin's "Barcarolle" and "Ballade in G Minor," Schumann's "Etudes Simphoniques," Brahm's "Rhapsodie in B Minor," and Liszt's "Polonaise in E Major."

Among those present were Mrs. John C. Wilmerding, Mrs. John La Farge, Mrs. James B. Townsend, Mrs. Charles R. Flint, the Misses Delmonico, Mrs. Horace R. Kelly, Mrs. F. A. Johnston, Mrs. Stephen Peabody, Miss De Forest, Miss Callender, Mrs. W. B. Grace, Mrs. Frederic R. Coudert, Mrs. George Trowbridge, Mrs. Henry E. Coe, and Mrs. H. S. Kingsley.





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