Tuesday 2 July 1901 8:30PM

Marguerite Hall mezzo-soprano; Joseph Hollman cello; Mary Carmichael piano; Victor Beigel piano

JS Bach, Lotti, Purcell and more

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  • Marguerite Hall mezzo-soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Joseph Hollman cello* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Mary Carmichael piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Victor Beigel piano

Marguerite Hall had begun a promising career as a mezzo-soprano in the 1890s, and by the time of this Wigmore Hall debut had seen success on both sides of the Atlantic, praised for her expressive performances and melodic tone. The programme covered several centuries of song, from Purcell's charming Nymphs and Shepherds up to A June Song by the English composer Mary Carmichael, who accompanied Hall in the concert.

Cellist Joseph Hollmann was also making his first appearance at Wigmore Hall in this recital. Hollmann studied in Brussels and Paris, making his European debut in 1875, and is best known today as the cellist for whom Saint-Saëns would write his Cello Concerto No. 2 in 1902.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Wilst du dein Herz mir schenken BWV518
  • Antonio Lotti (1666-1740)
        • Pur dicesti, O bocca bella
  • Anon
        • By the Waters of Babylon (arr. Sir Arthur Somervell)
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
      • The Libertine Z600
        • Nymphs and shepherds
  • Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
        • Phillis (arr. Mary Grant Carmichael)
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV55
        • Come, and trip it as you go (arr. Mary Grant Carmichael)
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Aria (arr. Joseph Hollman)
  • Joseph Hollman (1852-1926)
        • Serenade
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Gretchen am Spinnrade D118
  • Robert Schumann
        • Frühlingsnacht Op. 39 No. 12
  • Robert Franz (1815-1892)
        • Im Herbst Op. 17 No. 6
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Sapphische Ode Op. 94 No. 4
  • George Henschel (1850-1934)
        • Morgenhymne Op. 46 No. 4
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • Ständchen Op. 17 No. 2
  • William Henry Squire (1871-1963)
        • possibly Serenade Op. 15, according to a review in The Times
  • Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
        • Mirage
  • Mary Grant Carmichael (1851-1935)
        • A June Song
  • Gerrit Smith (1859-1912)
        • Her Rose
  • Augusta Holmès (1847-1903)
        • Le Chevalier Belle-Étoile

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