Thursday 28 November 1901 8:00PM

Lilian Hovey contralto; Ethel Barns violin; Samuel Liddle accompanist

Haydn, Handel, Bruch and more


  • Lilian Hovey contralto* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Ethel Barns violin
  • Samuel Liddle accompanist

A programme of unusual song choices from the young contralto Lilian Hovey, making her first and only known appearance at Wigmore Hall. Her success the previous year playing the title role in a production of Handel's Alexander Balus was reprised here in the form of the aria Mighty love now calls to arm; rarities from Carl Bohm and Edward German followed, as well as Schubert's then-neglected Mayrhofer Heliopolis settings.

The concert, which she shared with the violinist Ethel Barns, was accompanied by the British pianist, organist and composer Samuel Liddle. Born in Leeds in 1867, Liddle studied under Stanford at the Royal College of Music and became equally recognised for his work as accompanist to a wide range of artists, including Clara Butt and Astra Desmond, and for his ballad compositions.

  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
      • Stabat Mater HXXbis
        • No. 9 Fac me vere tecum
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Alexander Balus HWV65
        • Mighty love now calls to arm
  • Max Bruch (1838-1920)
        • Romance in A minor Op. 42
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Arminio HWV36
        • Vado a morir
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Erinnerung Op. 63 No. 2
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Heliopolis I D753
        • Heliopolis II D754
  • Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)
      • Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 10
        • III. Rondo: Allegretto
  • Edward German (1862-1936)
        • Fair flowers
  • Hermann Löhr (1871-1943)
      • A Garland of Song
        • Glorious Apollo
  • B. Tabram
        • Dusk is falling
  • Samuel Liddle (1867-1951)
        • A birthday (first public performance) (world première)
        • Romance for violin
  • Ethel Barns (1874-1948)
        • Mazurka
  • Samuel Liddle
        • Abide with me
  • Carl Bohm (1844-1920)
        • Märznacht Op. 322 No. 1
        • 's ist Frühlingszeit Op. 322 No. 2

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