Documenting Teresa Carreño

Pacific Hall (May 18, 1875)

Description

Carreño appeared at Pacific Hall in an evening concert in San Francisco, California with the Ilma de Murska Troupe. She performed the Kreutzer Sonata (Beethoven, Ludwig van) with Émile Sauret (violin) and one of her own works, Une revue à Prague Caprice de concert, op. 27. The featured performer was Ilma de Murska (voice). Additional artists included Signor Grammona (voice).

Source

Review: Daily Alta California, 19 May 1875, 1. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/

Transcription

Daily Alta California, 19 May 1875.

Pacific Hall Last Night -- The attendance was very large last evening, to listen to the fourth De Murska concert, and the hall was crowded with the elite and fashion of the city. The opening piece, andante and variations, from Kreutzer Sonata was well rendered by Mons. Emile Sauret and Madame Carreno Sauret, thought [sic] it might have been shorter with advantage. There was an announcement, per small hand-bill, that Sig. Grammona was not entirely recovered from hoarseness, but would appear, notwithstanding, and asked charitable criticism. He gave a selection in a very acceptable manner, under the circumstances. In the cavatina, from "Semiramide," M'lle De Murska won appreciation and applause by her ease and ability in rendering so difficult a translation, and was recalled four times, on the fourth giving "Old Folks at Home," with variations. The violin solos by Mons. Emile Sauret were most pleasing to the audience and very admirably performed. The "Hungarian Song," with variations for voice and flute showered the sweetness of De Murska's upper register in contrast as also in accompaniment to the flute. Mme. Carreno Sauret gave a spirited yet delicate performance of Caprice Polonaise, entitled "Révue a Prague."

Citation

“Pacific Hall (May 18, 1875),” Documenting Teresa Carreño, accessed May 26, 2020, https://documentingcarreno.org/items/show/509.

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