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700 PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.

��1852. t Hiller's Symphony ' Im Freien.' t Scotch fantasia, Joachim. Overture, 'Don Quixote,* Macfarren. 1st app. Clauss, Halle, John Thomas, Gardoni. Hiller conducts (June 28).

1853. t ' Praise of Music,' Beethoven, t A minor Sym- phony, Gade. + Overture, Scherzo, and Finale. Schu- mann. tLoreley finale, Mendelssohn (Pyne). t ' Harold in Italy ' (Sainton) ; ' Repose ' (Gardoni) ; Overture, ' Carnaval Romam ' all by Berlioz, t Hiller's Concerto (Hiller) t Overture, ' Genueserin,' Lindpaintner. MS. Symphony, Cherubini. Mid- summer NJ). music (twice). 1st app. F. Hiller, Win- terbottom.

1854. t Symphony, B flat, Schumann, t MS. Symphony, Rosenhain. 1st app. Belletti.

1855. Wagner conducts, t Selection, 'Lohengrin.' MS. Symphony in Bb, Lucas. t Overture, ' Chevy Chase,' Macfarren. tOverture.' Tannhauser ' (twice). t Concerto, E minor, Chopin (Halle). 1st app. Jenny Ney, Rudersdorff.

1856. Sterndale Bennett conducts (till 1866). Schu- mann's t' Paradise and Peri.' Overtures, t 'Don Car- los,' Macfarren; t' Antony and Cleopatra,' Potter. 1 13 Vars. s^rieuses, Mendelssohn. 1st app. Arabella Goddard, Mine. Schumann, Mme. Lind. K.B. Six concerts.

1857. tPF. Concerto in G, Rubinstein. 1st app. Remenyi, A. Kubinstein. Six concerts.

1858. f Concerto No. 4, David. Istapp. W.G.Cusins.Bott.

1859. tJoachim's Hungarian Concerto (Joachim). Ben- nett's 'May Queen.' 1st app. Csillag, Artot. Six concerts.

1860. t Symphony, 'The Seasons,' Spohr. t Concerto, Dussek, G minor (Goddard). 1st app. Becker, Ltt- beck, Ktonpel, Paque, Parepa, Santley. Six concerts.

18C1. 1st app. Lemmens Sherrington, Delle Sedie. J. F. Barnett, Straus, O. Goldschmidt. Moscheles a lasl appearance. Eight concerts again.

1862. Jubilee year. Symphony, Gade. Overtures, *f Para- dise and Peri,' Bennett; 'Genoveva,' Schumann. Concertos t Triple, Beethoven (Joachim, Piatti, Cu- sins); tA minor, Viotti (Joachim); tCello. Davidoff (Davidoff), t Cello, Piatti (Piatti), Violin, David (Becker). 'Hear my Prayer,' Mendelssohn (Mme. Lind). 1st app. Titiens, Miles. Marchisio, Davidoff, Lavigne. N.B. Nine concerts.

18G3. t Music to Egmont, Beethoven. Overture, ' Ossian,' Gade. March in Tannhauser. t Fantasia appassio- nato, Rietz (Piatti). 1st app. Buziau.

1SC4. Symphonies t Bennett, MS., G minor; Schu- mann in C. Overtures ' Fernan Cortez,' Spontini ; ' Merry "Wives, 1 Nicolai. Concertos t Bennett, No. 1 (H. Thomas) ; t Joachim, No. 2, in G (Joachim). Serenade and Allo giqjoso. Mendelssohn (Hart- vigson). 1st app Bettelheim, Gunz,TrebeUi, Crozier.

18G5. Overtures r Le Philtre,' Auber ; t ' Rienzl,' Wag- ner. Concertos t Flute, Molique (Svendsen); PF. Schumann (Mme. Schumann^ Finale to Loreley (Titiens). 1st app. Murska, Harriers- Wippern, Sinico, Agnesi. Lauterbach, Svendsen.

18C6. Schumann's ' Paradise and Peri ' (Parepa). Gou- nod's Symphony in Efc>. 1st app. UbrichjCummings, Auer, Jaell, Mehlig, Wieniawsky. N.B. Sterudale Bennett resigns.

1867. W. G. Cusins appointed conductor. t Overture, ' Marmion,' Sullivan. Symphonies Beethoven, Cho- ral ; Schubert, B minor ; Schumann, D minor. 1st app. Nilsson, Mme. Patey, Grlitzmacher.

1S68. Reformation Symphony, Mendelssohn. Over- tures ' Elise,' Cherubini ; t ' Rosenwald,' Lucas : t Symphonique. J. F. Barnett ; ' Nonne Sanglante, Gounod; t'Selva incantata.' Benedict. tConcert- Btllck (op. 92.) Schumann (Mme. Schumann). Con- certos t MaxBruch (Straus) ; t Besekirsky: Reinecke (Jaell). 1st app. Foli, Kellogg, V. Rigby, E. Wynne, Besekirsky, Carrodus, Rendano.

1869. N.B. Concerts removed to St. James's Hall. Pro- grammes annotated by Prof. Macfarren. t Sympho- nies Woelfl, G minor. Overtures ' Camacho,' Men- delssohn; ' King Manfred,' Reinecke ; 'Rosamunde,' Schubert. 1st app. H. Holmes, Neruda, Reinecke, Ximmermann, Regan, Monbelli.

1870. Symphony, Eb, Schumann. Overture. ' In Memo- riam,' Sullivan. Concerto, Bfc, Piatti. Beethoven's 9 Symphonies. 1st. app. Orgenyl.

1871. Symphonies t Gounod in D; Schubert in C. Overtures 'Mireille.' Gounod: 'Wood Nymph.' Bennett; 'Rienzi,' Wagner. tSaltarello, Gounod. (Concerto grosso, G minor, Handel, t Concertino, Bottesini. 1st app. Brandes, Capoul, Faure. N.B.

��PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.

Bust of Beethoven presented by Frau Linzbauer. Gold medal struck by Wyon for presentation to artists.

1872. Brahms's Serenade in D. Overtures Bennett, t' Ajax'- Benedict, 'Tempest.' Concertos tBach in G; t Handel, oboe, G minor; Liszt, Y ; y; Cusins, A minor. 1st app. Delaborde ; Hartvigson, Carlotta Patti. Peschka-Leutiier, Marimon^M. Roze.

���ocnuoen; ivieaecin, iiounoa ; '.Hollander, wag- ner; 'St. John the Baptist' (MS.), Macfarren. Con- certos Rubinstein, G; Brahms, D minor; Mac- farren, G minor (Straus). 1st app. Alvsleben, Lloyd, Colyns, Von Bttlow.

1874. fConcerto grosso in A, Handel. Serenade in A, Brahms. Overture,' Genoveva,' Schumann ; t' Tam- ing of the Shrew,' Rheinberger. tConcerto, Lalo in F (Sarasate). 1st app. Sterling, Essipoff, Krebs, Saint-Saens, Sarasate.

1875. Concert in memory of Bennett; his Prelude and t Funeral march, 'Ajax': and 'Woman of Samaria.' Symphony, ' Im Walde,' Raff. Fest- Overture, Benedict. Concertos Vieuxtemps in A minor (Wieniawski) Raff, P.F., C minor (Jaell). Variations on theme by Haydn, Brahms. Music in the 'Tempest,' Sullivan. t Idyll on Bennett, Mac- farren. Choral Symphony. 1st app. Breitner, Papini, Wilhelmj, Thekla Friedlander, S. L&we, Shakespeare. N.B. Bennett's funeral, at Westminster Abbey, con- ducted by Philharmonic Society, R. Acad. of Music, and R. Soc. of Musicians.

��T w aueusiem a i^amp, Kneinoerger; T tiove s Labour's Lost,' Cusins; 'Meistersinger,' Wagner. Concertos Henselt, F minor (Barth) ; Rubinstein, Eh (Rubinstein) ; Goltermann iLaserre). Brahms'a Requiem (2nd time). 1st app. Barth, Osgood, Rcdeker. N.B. Ten concerts.

1877. Symphonies t Silas in C; Brahms in C minor. Overtures Elegiac, Joachim ; ' Lay of Last Min- strel,' J. F. Barnett : 'Parisina, Bennett. Concertos Mozart, harp and flute ; Grieg, A minor ; Rafi, cello. Schumann's Faust, Pt. 3. 1st app. Dannreu- ther, R. Hausmann,Henschel, McGuckin. P.Viardot. N.B. Ten concerts.

1878. Overture, ' Don Quixote,' Macfarren. Huldignngs- marsch, Wagner. Concerto, Violin, MS., Wieniawski. t Violin Suite, Raff (Sarasate). 1st app. Brull, Plants, Thursby, Schou. N.B. Eight concerts.

1879. Symphonies Ocean, Rubinstein ; E minor, MS., Macfarren. Overture, Italian, Schubert. Concertos Brahms, Violin, MS. (Joachim, twice); Saint-Saens, G minor ; Fantaisie Norve'gienne, Lalo (Sarasate). t Bach's Organ Prelude andTugue, A minor (.Saint- Saens). 1st app. Janotha, Saint-Saens, Maas.

1880. Symphonies in D, Brahms ; in E minor, Sullivan. Overtures t' Twelfth Night,'MS.. Benedict ; t'Moun- tain, Lake, and Moorland,' MS., H.Thomas; t' Frtlh- lings,' Goetz it ' Phetlre,' Massenet; 'Hero and Leander.' MS.,W. C. Macfarren ; ' Recollections of the Past,' MS., C. E. Stephens ; ' Gustave,' Auber. Con- certosMozart, 2 PF.s. (Mehlig, Bache) ; t Jackson, PF., D minor, MS. (Zimmermann) ; Rubinstein, PF., in G (Timanoff ) ; Scharwenka, PF. ; Piatti, D minor. Variations for Violin, Joachim. 1st app. Montigny Remaury, Sauret, Scharwenka, Timanoff.

The following remarks, which appeared in the 'Times' on the occasion of the Jubilee Concert of 1862, give an excellent ri&uint, of the pro- ceedings of the Society up to that date :

The 'Jubilee Concert' was worthy to commemorate the event in honour of which it was projected viz. the successful completion of the 50th year ot the Philharmonic Society, its 'golden wedding' with the sympathies of our musical public. Since its institution in lsl3 the Philharmonic Society has, to use a homely phrase, seen its ' ups and downs.' Nevertheless, even in its darkest and most threatening periods, it has never once departed from the high standard which it set itself from the beginning, never once by lowering the standard en- deavoured pusillanimously to minister to a taste less scrupulous and refined than that to which it made its first appeal, and to which it is indebted for a world-wide celebrity. Thus it has never forfeited the good opinion of those who actually constitute the tribunal which in this country adjudges the real position of the musical art. and who have invariably rallied round the 'Phil-

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