Wednesday 26 June 1901 8:30PM

Willibald Richter piano; Ada Davies soprano

Schubert, Schumann, Delibes and more


  • Willibald Richter piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Ada Davies soprano* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Born in Germany in 1860, Willibald Richter studied with Liszt and Joseph Joachim and made his performing debut at the age of nine. Encouraged by Joachim to come to England in the 1880s, he then combined a career as a solo pianist and accompanist with teaching, founding a school of music in Leicester.

His first recital at Wigmore Hall was to have been shared with the baritone Hugo Heinz in performances of songs by Franz and Grieg. However, owing to illness Heinz was replaced by a pupil of his, Ada Davies, who sang some Schubert and French song, including Wigmore Hall's first hearing of Delibes's vivacious Les filles de Cadix.

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Piano Sonata in A minor D845
        • Du bist die Ruh D776
        • Gretchen am Spinnrade D118
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6
  • Léo Delibes (1836-1891)
        • Les filles de Cadix
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Nocturne in C minor Op. 48 No. 1
  • Carl Tausig (1841-1871)
        • Valse-Caprice No.1 (based on Johann Strauss II 'Nachtfalter')
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Le secret Op. 23 No. 3
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
        • Elégie

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