Documenting Teresa Carreño

Carnegie Hall (March 31, 1908)


A memorial concert was held shortly after Edward MacDowell's death (d. January 23, 1908). Carreño appeared in this concert with the New York Philharmonic under conductor Vasily Il'ich Safonov. She performed Piano Concerto no. 2 in D Minor, op. 23 (MacDowell, Edward) and as an encore, his Etude de Concert, op. 36.

Concert began at 8:15 pm. Tickets ranged from $0.50 to $2; Boxes $12 to $15.


Advertisement: New York Times, 28 March 1908, 16.

Announcement: New York Tribune, 29 March 1908, 4.

Review: New York Times, 1 April 1908, 7.

Review: "Noted Artists in MacDowell Concert," Musical America, 4 April 1908, 17.

Concert Program: US-NYcha


Kijas, Anna


New York Times, March 28, 1908.

MacDowell Memorial Concert

Carnegie Hall, March 31, 1908, At 8:15 P. M.

Programme MacDowell Music.

Slow Movement from Sonata Tragica, Wassily Safonoff and Philharmonic Orchestra.

Orchestrated by William H. Humiston.

Three Songs, David Bispham.

Second Piano Concerto, Teresa Carreno.

Clair De Lune, Arranged for strings, harps and organ by Archer Gibson.

'Cello Solo, Miss May Mukle.

Four Songs, Mme. Corrine Rider-Kelsey.

Woodland Suite, Orchestra.

Seats 50 cents to $2, Boxes $12 to $15, Carnegie Hall Box Office & 1 W, 34th St, Room 505.


New York Times, April 1, 1908.

In honor of the composer who recently died, a memorial concert was held last evening in Carnegie Hall, in which the programme, was made up of works by Edward MacDowell. A bust of MacDowell, wreathed in laurel, occupied a prominent position on the stage. In the large audience were many prominent musicians and people interested in the MacDowell Fund.

The programme commenced with the largo from the "Sonata Tragica," arranged for orchestra by W. H. Humiston, one of MacDowell's pupils, and played by the Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Wassily Safonoff. The orchestra also played "The Woodland Suite."

Mme. Carreno was heard in the second piano concerto, a work which she performed earlier in the season with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is a work in which she is wholly in sympathy, and she played it magnificently. The "Presto" was repeated, and there was so much enthusiasm after she had finished the concerto that she added MacDowell's Concert Etude, Opus 36.

David Bispham sang four MacDowell songs, and added a fifth, "Sunrise." Mrs. Kelsey sang other songs. May Mukle played two of the "Sea Pieces" which she had arranged herself for the 'cello.





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