Saturday 16 November 1901 3:15PM

Marie Garcia contralto; Albert Garcia baritone; Gustave Garcia baritone; W. H. Squire cello; Mrs. Henry J. Wood voice

Massenet, Viardot, Gounod and more


  • Marie Garcia contralto* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Albert Garcia baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Gustave Garcia baritone* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • W. H. Squire cello* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Mrs. Henry J. Wood voice* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Albert Fox accompanist* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Hamilton Harty accompanist

Born in Milan in 1837, Gustave Garcia was the son of the influential Spanish baritone and teacher Manuel García, whose students included Jenny Lind and Henry Wood. By the time of this first Wigmore Hall appearance in 1901, he had taught at three of the London music colleges and published a book on public speaking and performance techniques. He was joined in this afternoon concert by his children Albert and Marie Garcia; Albert had studied with Pauline Viardot, while Marie was a student of her father's and had made some successful concert appearances in the 1890s.

Also making their Wigmore Hall debuts in this concert were Olga Hillman (sometimes Princess Olga Ourosoff), better known as Mrs. Henry J. Wood, and the English cellist and composer W. H. Squire. Born in 1871, as a child Squire played in the family string quartet before going on to study cello and composition at the Royal College of Music. His debut in 1891 was the first of many successful performances in London's concert halls as a soloist and orchestral player, and in 1898 he was the dedicatee of Fauré's Sicilienne Op. 78, after the composer heard him play at the Queen's Hall.

  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
        • Le soir
  • Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)
        • Fleur desséchée
  • Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
        • Ce que je suis sans toi
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • Pastorale
  • Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
        • Cello Sonata in A major
  • Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
        • Vittoria, mio core!
  • Jules Massenet
        • Le sais-tu?
  • Ethelbert Nevin (1862-1901)
      • Sketchbook Op. 2
        • O that we two were maying
  • Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747)
      • Griselda
        • Per la gloria d'adorarvi
  • Anon
        • Tre giorni son che Nina (attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Susanna HWV66
        • Tyrannic love! I feel thy cruel dart
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
      • Le carnaval des animaux
        • XIII. Le Cygne
  • David Popper (1843-1913)
      • Spanish Dances Op. 54
        • No. 5 Vito
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
        • Digtervise Op. 70 No. 5
  • Arthur Goring Thomas (1850-1892)
        • Sous les Étoiles
  • Lennart Lundberg (1863-1931)
        • Complainte
        • Soir d'été
  • Edvard Grieg
        • Ein Traum Op. 48 No. 6
  • Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867-1942)
      • Tre sånger Op. 3
        • No. 3 Irmelin Rose
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
        • Don Juan's Serenade Op. 38 No. 1
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Don Giovanni K527
        • Deh! vieni alla finestra
  • Jules Massenet
        • Horace et Lydie

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