PREMIERS.

CHORAL (Other than the Cecilia Society and Apollo Club).

(Boston) Haydn: The Seasons, March 24, 1866 at Music Hall, unnamed chorus. “In part only” (Johnson, First, 190)- H and H sang it complete in 1875 under Zerrahn, (Ibid) but he had conducted it with the Salem Oratorio Society in 1869. (Johnson, First, 189)

(Boston) Mendelssohn: First Walpurgis Night. May 3, 1862. Combined choirs; unnamed choir; soloists – Mrs. Kempton, Dr. Langmaid, Messrs. Wadleigh and Weterbee. Boston Music Hall. (Johnson, First,  255)

(Boston) Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise, Opus 52 at Old South Church; combined church choirs; used only an organ four-hand accompaniment for the overture, and J.S.D. Parker as the organist for the rest of the work, January 30, 1862. (Johnson, First, 250)

Total: 3.

CECILIA. First Concert (with HMA)-Nov. 19, 1874). Last concert

CECILIA PREMIERS-TAKEN FROM:  Chapter 3: 1871-1881.                          Chapter 4: 1881-1891.     Chapter 5: 1891-1901.                                                   Chapter 6: 1901-1909.                                                                                                              All from the 1907 List unless noted.

(Boston)       Bach: Bide With Us (with piano). February 27, 1880.                                                                                                                                           (Boston)       Bach: Blessing, Glory, Wisdom and Might (with piano), January 24, 1894.                                                                                                                     (American)  Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Part VI, April 2, 1883.                      (Boston)       Bach: God’s Time is Best (with piano). December 13, 1880.   (Boston)       Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekummemiss. March 16, 1876.

(Boston)       Beach: The Rose of Avontown. Mrs. Beach was the accompanist. February 4, 1897.                                                                              (Boston)       Beethoven: Missa Solemnis.  March 12, 1897.                         (Boston)       Beethoven: The Praise of Music, March 22, 1888.                 (Boston)       Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens (Selections). January 24, 188                                                                                                                      (American)  Berlioz: The Fifth of May, November 28, 1891. (First Wage Earner Concert)                                                                                                          (Boston)       Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5, February 12, 1882 (Johnson, First, 69). Second American                                                                                                        (Boston)       Brahms: German Requiem, December 3, 1888.                            (Boston)       Brahms: Gipsy Songs, May 16, 1889.                                                  (Boston)       Brahms: How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, O God?  January 25, 1892.                                                                                                                                 (Boston)       Brahms: Naenie, May 22, 1890 (with piano).                         (Boston)       Bruch: Fair Ellen. March 19, 1877.                                         (Boston)       Bruch: The Lay of the Bell, May 16, 1883 (Bruch conducting).(Boston)       Bruch: Odysseus. December 22, 1879.                                        (Boston)       Bruch: Siechen rost. January 25, 1893.                                       (Boston)       Bruckner: Te Deum. December 12, 1905.                                      (Boston)       Buck: The Golden Legend, January 24, 1881.                                                                                                                                  (Boston)       Chadwick: Phoenix Expirans. December 3 and 5, 1900.         (World)         Chadwick: The Pilgrims. April 2, 1891.                                (American)  Charpentier: The Poet’s Life. April 4, 1905.                             (Boston)        Coleridge-Taylor: Death of Minnehaha. February 3, 1903.                                                                                                                           (American)  Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha’s Departure.  December 3 and 5, 1900.                                                                                                                                 (Boston)       Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. March 12 and 14, 1900.                                                                                                                             (American)  Coleridge-Taylor: Overture to Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. March 12 and 14, 1900.                                                                                                    (American?) Cornelius: The Barber of Bagdad (selections) May 10, 1888.   (Boston)        Debussy: The Blessed Damozel. April 4, 1905.                                          (  ??        )        Dvorak: A Patriotic Hymn, March 22, 1888.                                    (Boston)       Dvorak: Requiem. November 28 and 30, 1892. Second American-Dvorak conducted.                                                                                                   (Boston)       Dvorak: The Spectre’s Bride, May 13, 1886.                                   (Boston)       Dvorak: Stabat Mater, January 15, 1885.                                   (Boston)       Elgar: Dream of Gerontius. January 26, 1904.                                (Boston)       Elgar: My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land. January 17, 1895. Second American.                                                                                                       (Boston)       Fanchetti: Academic Festival Hymn (with piano). January 24, 1894.                                                                                                                           (American)  Foote: A Motet: Vita Nostra Plena Bellis (Mortal Life is Full of battle), Op. 47. February  4,  1902.                                                                            (World)         Foote: The Wreck of the Hesperous, January 26, 1888 (with piano) and March 27, 1890 (with orchestra).                                                                    (Boston)       Franck: Psalm 150. February 4, 1902.                                               (Boston)       Gade: Comala. January 21, 1876. (first Boston performance with orchestra)                                                                                                                     (American)  Gade: The Crusaders (with piano). January 11, 1877. (with orchestra) February 7, 1879.                                                                                          (Boston)       Gade: Psyche (with piano and organ), January 18, 1883.                                                                                                                                                  (    ??     )         Gade: Spring Fantasy, March 22, 1888.                                                                                                                                      (Boston)       Goring: The Swan and Skylark.  January 13, 1898.                      (Boston)       Grieg: At the Cloister Gate (with piano). December 13, 1880. (with orchestra) January 24, 1881.                                                                                        (Boston)       Handel: Acis and Galatea. May 17, 1878.                                        (Boston)       Handel: L’Allegro ed Il Penseroso (selections). April 21, 1879. (first Boston with orchestra)                                                                                                                                       (    ??     )         Handel: Zadok the Priest, March 25, 1886.                                  (Boston)       Haydn: Salve Regina. March 20, 1896.                                            (World)         Henschel: Requiem. On December 2, 1902. Henschel conducted.                                                                                                                        (Boston)       Henschel: Stabat Mater. March 31, 1901.                                    (Boston)       Hofmann: Cinderella (with piano) November 30, 1881.             (Boston)       Hofmann: The Tale of the Fair Melusina, December 6, 1877.                                                                                                                                (Boston)       Hood: The Robin, March 27, 1884.                                                    (Boston)       Humperdinck: Pilgrimage to Kevlaar. January 13, 1898.          (World)         Hutcheson: Piano Concerto. March 9, 1904. Lang conducted.(American)  d’Indy: St. Mary Magdalene. February 6, 1906.                         (Boston)       Jensen: Brier Rose, May 10, 1888.                                                 (World)         Jones: Up the Hillside, May 5, 1887.                                     (World)         Lang, B. J.: The Chase, April 12, 1882.                                         (World)         Lang, B. J.: The King is Dead. January 25 and 26, 1899.    (World)         Lang, B. J.: Sing, Maiden, Sing, February 4, 1886.               (World)         Lang, M. R.: Bonnie Ran the Burnie Down. May 6, 1897.     (World)         Lang, M. R.: In a Garden.  April 30, 1896.                            (World)         Lang, M. R.: In a Meadow, February 1, 1889.                        (World)         Lang, M. R.: Irish Love Song. February 13, 1896.                      (World)         Lang, M. R.: Love Plumes His Wings. January 23 and 25, 1893. Repeated January 16 and 17, 1895.                                                               (Boston)       Lassus: Matona, Lovely Maiden, May 22, 1891.                  (Boston)       Loeffler: L’Archet. February 4, 1902. Loeffler played.            (Boston)       Liszt: The Legend of St. Elizabeth, November 18, 1886.   (Boston)       MacCunn: It Was a Lass. January 22, 1891.                           (Boston)       MacCunn: Lord Ullin’s Daughter. January 22, 1891.    (Boston)       MacDowell: Barcarolle. May 22, 1890.                             (American)  Massenet: Eve, March 27, 1890.                                         (American?) Massenet: Mary Magdalen, November 20, 1890.       (American)  Massenet: The Promised Land. April 8, 1902.                 (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Ave Maria, May 10, 1888.                                         (Boston for music and World for combined) Mendelssohn: Athalie, January 27, 1887 (First performance of the Racine text and Mendelssohn’s music). Myron Whitney-soloist; Howard M. Ticknor-reader. Boston Orchestral Club (an amateur group usually led by Bernhard Listemann). Also December 6, 8 and 11, 1897-sung in French at Harvard with Mrs. Alice Bates Rich as the principal soloist and Prof. de Sumichrast as the narrator.(Boston)       Mendelssohn: Camacho’s Wedding, March 19, 1885 (Was not the Second world performance-Johnson lists two American performances before this one, both in 1875, both presented by the Thomas orchestra)(Johnson, First, 257).                                                                                               (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Forty-third Psalm. (unaccompanied) February 27, 1880.                                                                                                                             (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Laudate pueri-motet for female voices. March 16, 1876.                                                                                                                          (Boston)       Mendelssohn: The Lorely. March 18, 1875.                      (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Motet for solo voices, chorus and organ composed expressly for the nuns of La Trinita, Rome. (Herald (April 3, 1904): 22 ad, GB)                                                                                             (Boston)       Mendelssohn: 13th. Psalm, May 22, 1890.                                (Boston)       Moskowski: Scenes from Faust, March 20, 1896.               (Boston)       Mozart: Te Deum. December 11, 1906.                                     (World)         Nevin: If She be Made of White and Red. May 11, 1893.            (World)         Nevin: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, January 31, 1889.           (World)         Nevin: Wynken, Blynken and Nod, May 22, 1890.                 (World)         Paine: Azara. April 9, 1907. First complete-in concert form.                                                                                                                        (Boston)       Palestrina: Sanctus. May 2, 1894.                                             (Boston)       Palestrina: Missa Brevis. February 13, 1901.                           (Boston)       Parker: Legend of St. Christopher, Opus 43. December 6, 1899. The  world premier had been just the year before. Parker conducted.(American)  Perosi: The Transfiguration of Christ. April 14 and 26, 1899. The work had been premiered in Italy a year earlier, March 20, 1898.     (Boston)       Pierne: The Children’s Crusade. February 26, 1907.                                                                                                                                 (American)  Raff: Romeo and Juliet Overture, November 20, 1890.      (Boston)       Rheinberger: Toggenburg. November 25, 1878.                (Boston)       Saint-Saens: Samson and Dalila (Delilah). November 27 and 28, 1894.                                                                                                                 (Boston)       Schubert: Miriam’s Song of Triumph. May 14, 1891.         (Boston)       Schubert: 23rd. Psalm. December 27 and 28, 1875.          (Boston)       Schumann: Manfred. April 24, 1880.                                (Boston)       Schumann: Mignon’s Requiem, April 12, 1882 (with Piano).(Boston)       Schumann: Paradise and the Peri. February 18, 1875. With HMA. (First time with orchestra)                                                                 (American)  Schumann: Scenes from Faust. March 28, 1881.               (Boston?)     Sgambati: Andante Solenne (Organ and orchestra). March 20, 1896 at a Cecilia Concert.                                                                                       (Boston)       Stanford: Phandrig Crohoore. March 14, 1900.                      (Boston)       Strauss: Taillefer. April 3, 1906.                                                  (Boston)       Thomas: The Swan and the Skylark. January 13, 1898.         (Boston)       Tinel: St. Francis of Assisi (Selections). November 23 and 24, 1893. Second American.                                                                                                     (Boston)       Tchaikovsky: Cherubim Song. January 24, 1900.            (Boston)       Tchaikovsky: Cherubim Song or Vesper Song-neither ad nor review says which one. (Herald (April 3, 1904): 22, GB)                          (Boston)       Verdi: Hymn to the Virgin. January 26, 1899.                                                                                                                      (American)  Verdi: Stabat Mater. December 5 and 7, 1898.                (American)  Verdi: Te Deum. December 5 and 7, 1898.                               (Boston)       Wagner: “Quintet and Chorus” from Die Feen. January 31, 1899.                                                                                                                                (Boston)       Wagner: Parsifal (Concert Performance). April 14, 1891 by the Cecilia Society and the Apollo Club with 75 members of the New York Philharmonic. (Johnson, First, 387)

Total 116

APOLLO CLUB. First concert under Lang-September 5, 1871. Last concert-May 1, 1901.     Chapter 3: 1871-1881.   Chapter 4: 1881-1891.    Chapter 5: 1891-1901.

(Boston)          Becker: A Wood Morning. April 30 and May 2, 1884. Sung by a quartet. (1)(3)                                                                                                        (World)            Berlioz: The Marseillies Hymn “instrumented” for the club. February 4 and 9, 1881. (1) WFAC.                                                                                                                            (Boston)          Brackett: Cavalier’s Song. April 29, 1885 and May 4, 1886.(1)(3)(4)                                                                                                                               (Boston)          Brahms: Rinaldo. December 15, 1883, Charles R. Adams, soloist. (1 says December 5 and December 10, 1883 based on Wilson Yearbook I-IV: 1884-1887)                                                                                                 (Boston)          Brambach: Columbus. February 20, 1888. Date from program. Johnston Collection. The Club sang it again February 17 and 23, 1892.                                                                                                                                (Boston)          Bruch: Frithiof’s Saga, Op. 23. February 4 and 9, 1881. (1)                                                                                                                              (Boston)          Bruch: Salamis. April 26, 1882. Brainard’s Musical World, June 1882,  93.                                                                                                                        (Boston)          Buck: Annie Laurie (harmonized for TTBB). 1889 (1)(4)                                                                                                                               (Boston)          Buck: Chorus of Spirits and Hours. February 11 and 16, 1885. (1)(3)(4)                                                                                                                        (Boston)          Buck: King Olaf’s Christmas. December 7 and 12, 1881. Advertiser review mentions that this was the Boston premier. The work waspublishedin1881.(4)                                                                                                     (World)           Chadwick: Jabberwocky, February 16 and 23, 1887. (4)            (World)           Chadwick: The Viking’s Last Voyage. Chadwick conducted. April 22, 1881. Part of Apollo Club 10th. Anniversary Concert (Lang’s sixty-eighth with the club). Have vocal score. WFAC.                                   (American)    Cowen: The Language of Flowers. A Suite for Orchestra. December 5 and 10, 1883. (1) (3)                                                                               (Boston)         Debois: Lovely Maiden, Sleep On-translation by Charles W. Sprague. December 3 and 8, 1885. (1)(3)                                                                                                                                (Boston)         Englesberg: Love Song. December 11 and 18, 1885. (1)(3)         (Boston)         Englesberg: Love, As a Nightingale. February 11 and 16, 1886. (1)(3)                                                                                                             (Boston)         Esser: Mahomet’s Song. December 3 and 8, 1885. (1)(3)                                                                                                                              (Boston)         Foote: Cavalry Song, April 27 and May 2, 1887. Boston Musical Yearbook 1886-87, p. 12, 44 and 45. Sung by a Quartet.                                                                                                                 (Boston)         Foote: Farewell to [of-Cipolla] Hiawatha. May 12 and 17, 1887. (1) [Cipolla says 1886]                                                                                            (World)           Foote: If Doughty Deeds My Lady Please. April 29, 1885 and May 4, 1886. (1)                                                                                                                    (Boston)        Foote: Into the Silent Land, April 27 and May 2, 1887. Boston Musical Yearbook 1886-87, 12, 44 and 45, but Cipolla Foote Catalog says sung as part of the 250th. Anniversary of Harvard, 1636-1886. [Of course, strictly speaking, this was a Cambridge, not Boston performance] Was published by Schmidt in 1886.                                                                                                                             (Boston)        Gauby: A Song to Praise thy Beauty. April 30 and May 2, 1884.(1)                                                                                                                    (Boston)       Gericke, Wilhelm: The Autumn Sea. November 22, 1899. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                                                                     (Boston)       arr. Grieg: Fair Toro, a Norwegian folk-song. March 22, 1899. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser  review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                                                                    (World)         Henschel: The King and the Poet. April 26, 1882. Gazette review probably written by B. E. Woolf.                                                                                                                         (Boston)       Kremser: A Venetian Serenade. February 20 and 25, 1884. (1)(3)                                                                                                                             (Boston)       Lachner: Woodcock Song. December 7 and 12, 1881, mentioned as a Boston premier in the Advertiser review.                                                                                                                      (World)         Lang, B. J.: Her I Love, sung by Mr. William J. Winch, March 3, 1874. (1) WFAC.                                                                                                     (World)         Lang, B. J.: Hi-fe-lin-ke-le, February 20 and 25, 1884; May 12 and 17, 1887; and April 30, 1890. (1)                                                                                                                                     (World)         Lang, B. J.: Nocturne for tenor solo, April 29 and May 4, 1885; April 27 and May 2, 1887; April 29, 1891 and May 5, 1897. (1)                                                                                                                                         (World)         Lang, B. J.: The Lass of Carlisle, solo for baritone sung by Mr. Hay, April 29, 1885 and May 4, 1885. (1)                                                           (World)         Lang, B. J.: The Two Roses, sung by Mr. William J. Winch, March 3, 1874. (1) WFAC.                                                                                       (World)         Lang, B. J.: The Sea-King, duet, June 1, 1874. (1) “Sung by the Brothers Winch.” (Dwight (June 13, 1874): 247) WFAC.                                     (World)         Lang, B. J.: My True Love Has My Heart, May 12 and 17, 1886. (World)         Lang, B. J.: Part Song-Who comes so gracefully, gliding along. June 1, 1874. (1)  (Dwight (June 13, 1874): 247) WFAC.(1)                     (World)         Lang, M. R.: The Boatman’s Hymn. January 18, 1893.                                                                                                                                     (World)         Lang, M. R.:  The Maiden and the Butterfly. May 1 and 6, 1889. (1).                                                                                                                                   (World)         Lang, M. R.: The Jumblies. December 3 and 8, 1890. Date from program-Johnston Collection.                                                                    (Boston)       MacDowell: Bonnie Ann, Opus 53, text by Robert Burns (?). March 22, 1899. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser  review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                  (Boston)       MacDowell: Midsummer Clouds, November 30, 1898. (Advertiser (December 1, 1898): 4, GB)                                                                   (Boston)       Massenet, Jules: The Monks and the Pirates. November 22, 1899. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser  review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                                                   (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Antigone of Sophocles, Opus 55. At Tremont Temple on June 7, 1877. Soloists: Dr. Bullard, Powers, Wilkie, Lincoln, Babcock, Allen Brown, Aiken; reader-Prof. Churchill; pianist-Arthur Foote.                                                                                                                            (Boston)       Mendelssohn: Oedipus in Colonos, Opus 93. At the Music Hall on January 27, 1880 with orchestra, Lang conducting. Reader-Howard M. Ticknor.                                                                                                                     (Boston)       Mohr: The Sea. February 20 and 25, 1884. (1)(3)     (World?)      Osgood: In Picardie. May 3, 1893. (Advertiser (May 4, 1893): 5, GB)                                                                                                                    (Boston)       Osgood: Proposal. April 29 and May 4, 1885 (1)(3) and February 10, 1886, and May 4, 1886. (1)                                                  (World?)       Osgood: In Picardie. May 3, 1893. (Advertiser (May 4, 1893): 5, GB)                                                                                                                             (Boston)       Paine: Summons to Love. April 26 and May 2, 1882. (1) –Brainard’s Musical World, June 1882, 93.                                                                   (World)         Parker, J. C. D.: The Blind King for baritone solo, male chorus and orchestra. “Written for the Apollo Club.” April 25, 1883. Program-Johnston Collection. Repeated April 29 and May 4, 1885. (1)                                                                                                                         (Boston)       Parker, Horatio W.: Three Words. November 22, 1899. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                                                                                   (Boston)       Raff: Italian Suite. December 3 and 8, 1884. BPL Reviews.         (Boston)       St.-Saens: The Soldiers of Gideon. February 11 and 16, 1885. (1)(3)                                                                                                                               (World)         Strong, Templeton: The Knights and the Naiads. February 19 and 24, 1890. Written for the Club.                                                                               (Boston)       Strong, Templeton: The Trumpeter. February 20, 1888. From the program. Johnston Collection.                                                                                (World)         Thayer: Sea Greeting. February 16 and 23, 1887. (1)(3) Not available at Ill.                                                                                                                     (Boston)       Thayer: Heinz von Stein. April 27 and May 2, 1887. (1)(3) Not available ill.                                                                                                                   (Boston)       Wagner: “Chorus of Sailors” from the last act of Flying Dutchman. December 7 and 12, 1881. Advertiser undated review.  (Boston)       Wahlgemuth, Gustav, arranged by: Secret Love. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser review. NEW, not on lists.                                                                                                                      (World)         Whiting: Free Lances. “Written for the Apollo Club.” April 25, 1883. Program-Johnston Collection. Also February 11, 1891.                     (Boston)       Whiting: Henry of Navarre. April 29 and May 4, 1885. (1)(3) Also February 19, 1890.                                                                                                    (World)         Whiting: March of the Monks of Bangor. April 22, 1881. WFAC’s Tenth Anniversary Concert. Sung again January 8, 1924. (1)           (Boston)       Whiting: Overture to The Princess for orchestra. April 30 and May 1884. (BPL Reviews)                                                                                (Boston)       Williams, C. Lee: Song of the Pedlar. Premier mentioned in the November 23, 1899 Advertiser review. NEW, not on lists.                          (Boston)       Zoellner: The Feast of the Vine in Blossom. April 30 and May 2, 1884. (1)(3)                                                                                                                                   (Boston)       Zoellner: Young Siegfried. February 11 and 16, 1885. (1)(3)

TOTAL: 64

 

INSTRUMENTAL.

Chapter 2: 1858-1871.                                                                                             Chapter 3: 1871-1881.                                                                                            Chapter 4: 1881-1891.                                                                                            Chapter 5: 1891-1901.                                                                                            Chapter 6: 1901-1909.

(American) Bach: Coffee Cantata. March 21, 1885 (2) Herald pre-concert article of March 15, 1885, 10, GB, says this was an American premier.

(Boston) Bach: Concerto in G minor, No. 7 [BWV 1058] with the Mendelssohn Quintette Club quartet of strings, February 14, 1865. (Dowell, 414)

(American) Bach: Concerto for Four Keyboards and String Accompaniment. Lang Concert at Mechanics’ Hall on April 1, 1880. (Dwight (May 8, 1880): 79)

(Boston) Beethoven: C minor Trio, Opus 1, No. 3 with Mendelssohn Quintette Club (August Fries-violin and Wulf Fries-cello, February 2, 1858. (Dowell, 363). Chickering Saloon, Masonic Temple.

(Boston) Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 with HMA January 16, 1868 (Johnson, First, 46)

(Boston) Beethoven: Concerto No. 2 with HMA, February 1, 1867 (Johnson, First, 46)

(Boston) Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens (Selections), January 24, 1881.

(Boston) Beethoven: Triple Concerto with HMA February 27, 1868 with HMA, Zerrahn conducting, Eichberg-violin and Fries-cello (Johnson, First, 50)

(Probably American) Bennett: Capriccio for Piano and Strings, Friday February 25, 1859 (Dowell, 373) with Mendelssohn Quintette Club, and then with full orchestra at the February 11, 1860 concert of the Philharmonic. (Dwight (February 18, 1860): 374) Somehow Johnson missed this 1860 performance, and lists the “first time in Boston with orchestra” as the January 29, 1874 Music Hall performance with the HMA conducted by Zerrahn and also with Lang as soloist. (Johnson, First, 59) This was not Johnson’s fault as he was only quoting from Dwight’s review of February 7, 1874 on page 174.

(Boston) Bennett: Capriccio in E with HMA January 29, 1874. (Johnson, 59) He had played it in the chamber form before.

(American?) Bennett: Piano Sonata in A Flat, Op. 46-The Maid of Orleans. Mentioned in one Obit-do not know when.

(American) Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Georg Henschel conductor, March 14 and 15, 1884.

(Boston) Brahms: Trio, Opus 40, Kneisel Quartet, February 1887.

(Boston) von Bronsart: Concerto in F-sharp minor with HMA March 25, 1880. (Johnson, 93)

(Boston) von Bronsart: Piano Trio in G Minor, March 20, 1879.

(American) Debussy: Three Nocturnes (with female choir), Chickering Concert, February 10, 1904-Mr. Georges Longy conducted (Herald ad, (January 30, 1904): 10). Was the second piece on the program and then repeated for the final piece.

(Boston) Dussek: Sonata for Piano and Violin in B flat with Edward Schultze, first violinist of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club, January 8, 1867. Chickering Hall, Washington Street. (Dowell, 421)

(Boston) Dussek: Quartette for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 41 with the Mendelssohn Quintette Club, February 12, 1861. Chickering Hall, Washington Street. (Dowell, 390)

(Boston) Franck: Les Djinns for Piano and Orchestra, Chickering Concert, February 24, 1904-Lang conducted. Soloist-Mrs. Jessie Downey Eaton.

(Boston/American) Glazunov: Symphonic Poem, Opus 13, “Stenka Razin.” Chickering Concerts, March 23, 1904.

(Boston) Goldmark: Pianoforte and String Quintet in B Flat, Opus 30. Lang Concert at Mechanics’ Hall, April 29, 1880. (Dwight, May 8, 1880, 79)

(American) Graedener, Karl Georg Peter: Quintette in G minor, Op. 7 with the Mendelssohn Quintette Club, March 19, 1862, Chickering Hall, Washington Street. (Dowell, 399)

(Boston) Hiller: Concerto No. 2 in F-sharp minor with HMA January 14, 1875. (Johnson, 195)

(Salem) Hummel: Concerto in A-minor [No. 2, Opus 85] with HMA February 15, 1867 (Johnson, First, 196) Actually, the Dwight review of this February 15, 1867 concert has J.C.D. Parker as the soloist. Lang had played the work in Salem at “Mr. Lang’s Piano Forte Soiree” on April 13, 1863 with the orchestra part played by Mr. Steele. (Salem Register, (April 13, 1863): 2, GB)

(Boston) Mendelssohn: complete music for a Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 23, 1864, on the Tercentennial of Shakespeare’s birth.

(Boston and or American) Mendelssohn: Eighth Book-Songs Without Words. March 18, 1868. (Dwight (March 28, 1868): 215)

(American) Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482 (1785) with Philharmonic Society, Carl Zerrahn, cadenza by Lang, February 26, 1859. (Johnson, First, 268)

(Boston) Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat, K. 365 (1779) with Harvard Musical Association Orchestra, Carl Zerrahn, November 21, 1867. The second pianist was J.C.D. Parker. (Johnson, First, 269)

(Boston)  Paine: Prelude to the Birds of Aristophanies (Paine conducted, March 9, 1904, Chickering Concerts.

(American) Perilhou: Andante in G Major for Violin, Harp and Organ. March 24, 1904 Benefit Concert arranged by Lang for the Berkeley Temple (Congregational) Church. Herald, March 20, 1904, 33.

(American) Raff: Sinfonietta, Op. 188 for ten woodwinds. Tremont Temple, February 24, 1881. Dwight review, March 26, 1881. Herald review February 25, 1881, 4, GB.

(Boston) Rubinstein: Concerto in G major with HMA February 1, 1872. (Johnson, 302)

(Probably Boston, maybe American) Rubinstein: Octet for Piano, Strings and Woodwinds. Tremont Temple Concert, February 24, 1881. Dwight review, March 26, 1881.

(Boston) Rubinstein: Quintet in F Major for Piano and Woodwinds. Tremont Temple Concert, February 24, 1881. Dwight review, March 26, 1881. Herald, February 25, 1881, 4, GB.

(American) Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 2 in G minor with HMA February 3, 1876 (Johnson, p. 309) He then played it in New York with the Philharmonic Society conducted by Leopold Damrosch ONE DAY after Annette Essipoff had played it’s New York premier on December 8, 1876 with the Thomas Orchestra!

(Boston) Saint-Saens: Sonata for Cello and Piano in c Minor. Fries and Lang at a Lang Concert on April 1, 1880. (Globe Archive, April 2, 1880, 2).

(Boston) Schubert/Liszt orchestration: Wanderer Fantasia with HMA February 1, 1867. (Dwight (February 16, 1867): 398)

(Boston) Schumann: Concertstuck in G-minor (Introduction and Allegro) with HMA, Zerrahn conducting, February 6, 1873. (Johnson, 330)

(Boston) Schumann Piano Concerto. Played by Lang and Otto Dresel on two pianos at a concert in the Music Hall on December 10, 1864. Lang then played part of the concerto at a concert by Mme. Parepa on one evening, and the rest of the work the next evening. Dresel gave the orchestral premier with the HMA orchestra on November 23, 1866. (Johnson, First, 328).

(Boston) Tomasek: Three Ecologues with the Mendelssohn Quintette Club on Tuesday, March 2, 1869. (Dowell, 430)

(Boston) Weber/Liszt orchestration: E-flat Polonaise with HMA February 8, 1866. (Dwight, February 17, 1866, 191) He played this work again at the HMA “Symphony Concert Extra” given in April 1867. The regular season of nine concerts had been so successful  that this tenth concert was added in celebration. (Dwight (April 27, 1867): 22)

 

LANG STUDENT PREMIERS:                                                                              Chapter 2: 1858-1871.                                                                                         Chapter 3: 1871-1881.                                                                                            Chapter 4: 1881-1891.                                                                                            Chapter 5: 1891-1901.

(Boston) Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37. According to Dwight, Alice Dutton was the first to play the entire work. With HMA in February 1870.[xii] Johnson credits J. L. Hatton, pianist with the Musical Fund Society led by George J. Webb on December 8, 1842.[xiii]

(Boston) Dvorak’s Concerto No. 2 in B Minor; on March 25th. Mr. Whelpley played the Boston premier (Herald, March 2, 1890, 9, GB)

(Boston) Godard: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 49 at the B. J. Lang Pianoforte Concerto Concert of April 10, 1888 with Mr. G. W. Sumner as the soloist. (Boston Musical Yearbook 1887-88, 12)

(American) MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 15, B. J. Lang Pianoforte Concerto-Concert” where Lang conducted and his pupil B. J. Whelpley played the solo part, April 3, 1888 (MYB, 1887-88, 12). This would have been the first American performance of the complete work; sections had been played earlier in New York. (Johnson, First, 225)

(Boston) Mendelssohn: Serenade and Allegro Giocoso for Piano, Opus 43. Alice Dutton on March 21, 1866 at the Music Hall, Carl Zerrahn was the conductor. J. C. D. Parker played the same work ONE day later with the Harvard Musical Association Orchestra, also with Carl Zerrahn conducting.[xiv]

(Boston) Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488 (1786) and Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414 (1782) by Mr. H. G. Tucker with HMA, Music Hall, Zerrahn conducting, December 19, 1878. (Johnson, 268 and 266) Tucker “came in at a day’s warning” as a substitute for a singer. (Dwight (January, 18, 1879): 15)

(Boston) Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos in F with Miss Ann Gilbreth, Mr. G. W. Sumner and Mr. Arthur Mayo at the B. J. Lang Piano-Concerto Concert on April 1, 1890. (Boston Musical Yearbook-1889-90, 13)

(Boston) Reinecke: Concerto in G-minor, Op. 33. Music Hall, Mr. R. C. Dixey, unnamed orchestra, Lang conducting, April 18, 1872. (Johnson, 292)

(Boston) St.-Saens: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 17 by Joshua Phippen. (Herald (March 30, 1887): 2, GB)

(American) Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 4 in C-minor, Op. 44 at Music Hall, Mr. John A. Preston, with HMA, Zerrahn conducting, February 14, 1878. (Johnson, 310)

(American) Saint-Saens: Variations for Two Pianofortes on a Theme by Beethoven, Opus 35 at Mechanics’ Hall on March 23, 1876.

(Boston) Schumann: Concert Allegro with Introduction for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 134, Music Hall, Mr. H. G. Tucker, HMA with Zerrahn conducting, February 17, 1876. (Johnson, 330)

(American or Boston) Sgambati: Concerto in G minor, Op. 14 (ca. 1881), with Hiram G. Tucker as soloist at the Music Hall, BSO with Nikisch conducting, October 31, 1890. (Johnson, First, 336).

(Boston) Wagner/Tanzig: Ride of the Walkurea, December 19, 1879. A solo by Mr. H. G. Tucker at the HMA concert where he played Mozart concerti; see above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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