Friday 1 November 1901 3:00PM

Beatrice Spencer soprano; Marie Motto violin; Maud Branwell accompanist; Henry R. Bird accompanist

JS Bach, Mozart, Brahms and more


  • Beatrice Spencer soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Marie Motto violin* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Maud Branwell accompanist* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Henry R. Bird accompanist* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Born into a musical family, Marie Motto studied at the Royal College of Music under Enrique Fernández Arbós and during the 1890s made numerous appearances in College concerts, giving her first solo recital in 1897. That same year she performed Coleridge-Taylor's Legende, from Conzertstück, which he dedicated to her. This Wigmore Hall debut was the first of many recitals in which she would take part, both as a soloist and later as part of her eponymous quartet alongside three other gifted chamber musicians, among them Frank Bridge.

The young soprano Beatrice Spencer was also making her first appearance at Wigmore Hall. A student of Blanche Marchesi, she would go on to form part of the Folk-Song Quartet with Arthur Foxton Ferguson.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Violin Sonata in E minor BWV1023
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Idomeneo K366
        • Zeffiretti lusinghieri
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • 21 Hungarian Dances WoO. 1 (selection) (arr. Joseph Joachim)
  • Alexander Alyabyev (1787-1851)
        • The Nightingale
  • André-Joseph Exaudet (c.1710-1762)
      • Trio Sonata Op. 2 No. 1
        • Menuet
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
        • Romance in F minor Op. 11
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • An Silvia D891
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Der Jäger Op. 95 No. 4
  • Anon
        • Wiegenlied (attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major Op. 78

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