Thursday 31 October 1901 8:00PM

Amelia Holding soprano; Thomas Meux baritone; Elvira Gambogi soprano; Maude Aldis violin; W. E. Whitehouse cello; Carl Steines flute

Rubinstein, Henschel, Handel and more


  • Amelia Holding soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Thomas Meux baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Elvira Gambogi soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Maude Aldis violin* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • W. E. Whitehouse cello* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Carl Steines flute* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Frederick Peachey accompanist

A protégée of the actress Ellen Terry, Elvira Gambogi (who composed and occasionally performed under her full name, Frederica Elvira Gambogi) is best remembered today for a concert in 1892 reviewed by George Bernard Shaw, which led to a correspondence between Terry and Shaw that would last several years. By 1901 she had established herself as a concert singer and had published a number of compositions, some of which, including her song cycle Child-Land, appear in this evening recital.

Amelia Holding was a Scottish soprano who had already had some success performing Gambogi's works in her home country earlier that same year. Wagnerian baritone Thomas Meux would go on to teach at the Royal Academy of Music, where his students included Arthur Fear and Roy Henderson, later teacher to Kathleen Ferrier.

  • Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
      • 9 Salon Pieces Op. 11
        • No. 6 Allegro risoluto for cello and piano
  • George Henschel (1850-1934)
        • Morgenhymne Op. 46 No. 4
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV55
        • Come, and trip it as you go (arr. Mary Grant Carmichael)
  • Jacques Blumenthal (1829-1908)
      • In Memoriam
        • Comme Vous
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
        • Don Juan's Serenade Op. 38 No. 1
  • Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
      • Lucia di Lammermoor
        • Mad Scene: Il dolce suono (with flute obbligato)
  • Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
      • Suite Op. 34
        • III. Romance. Andantino
        • II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  • Herman Bemberg (1859-1931)
        • Chant hindou
  • Frederica Elvira Gambogi
        • Aveu
        • Child-Land
        • I dream of Thee
        • Coronation Song
  • W. E. Whitehouse
        • Remembrance
  • Adolphe Fischer (1847-1891)
        • Tarentelle Op. 8
  • Frederica Elvira Gambogi
        • Parted
        • S'il est un charmant gazon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • 25 Scottish songs Op. 108
        • No. 20 Faithfu' Johnie
        • No. 7 Bonnie laddie, highland laddie

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