Concert program for a recreation of a Jenny Lind concert of 1850, performed by Frieda Hempel, German soprano. Miss Hempel was assisted by Mr. Coenraad V. Bos, a Dutch pianist, and Mr. Louis P. Fritze, an American flautist. Miss Hempel originally performed the Jenny Lind concert at the request of the Swedish Societies of New York. They wished to honor the famous Swedish soprano on the centennial of her October 6, 1820 birth. They chose Miss Hempel because of her beautiful soprano voice and also because of her similarity in looks to Jenny Lind. Miss Hempel followed the program of that original concert, in a gown replicating that of Jenny Lind, in concert on October 6, 1920, in New York. It was a very successful concert, and she repeated it at other locations during the 1920's. At the Portland concert, as at others, she was dressed in the style of Jenny Lind in 1850. According to a concert review article in the May 15 Oregonian, Mr. Bos and Mr. Fritze were also "quaintly attired" in 1850's style. The program followed the wording and style of the Barnum programs used for Jenny Lind's American concerts (Jenny Lind came to America in 1850 at the invitation of P. T. Barnum and gave concerts for him before continuing to tour America under her own management). Miss Hempel sang a Mozart aria and songs by Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and others, including a Norwegian melody known as "The Echo Song," for which she played her own accompaniment as Jenny Lind had done, and Bird Song by Taubert, which had been composed for Miss Lind and sung by her for the first time in Boston in 1850. Mr. Bos accompanied Miss Hempel on the piano and also played piano solos by Chopin, Mendelssohn and Soebeck. Mr. Fritze provided flute accompaniment on one number and played solo flute works by Theobald Boehm and Beethoven.
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CONCERT DIRECTION Steers & Coman Thursday Evening, May 14, 1925 AUDITORIUM Portland, Oregon STEERS & COMAN Present PROGRAMME OF MADEMOISELLE JENNY LIND AS SUNG BY MISS FRIEDA HEMPEL ASSISTED BY Mr. Coenraad V. Bos, at the piano Mr. Louis P. Fritze, flutist Municipal Auditorium, Thursday Evening, May 14th, 1925 Part One I. POLONAISE, C. SHARP MINOR Chopin Performed on the Pianoforte by MR. COENRAAD V. BOS II. (a) "DEH VIENI NON TARDAR," from the Opera of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Mozart (b) OH, HAD I JUBAL'S LYRE Handel MISS FRIEDA HEMPEL III. (a) AVE MARIA Schubert (b) THE TROUT Schubert (c) THE NUT TREE Schumann (d) THE HERDSMAN'S SONG Norwegian Melody (Generally known as "The Echo Song") MISS FRIEDA HEMPEL IV. (a) SONG WITHOUT WORDS—Called DUETT Mendelssohn (b) MENUET ANTIQUE Soebeck Performed on the Pianoforte by MR. COENRAAD V. BOS JENNY LIND SOUVENIR: A facsimile of the Jenny Lind Ticket that brought the highest price at auction, $653—will be presented to each person in the audience. P. T. Barnum, the great showman, who brought the Swedish Nightingale to this country, conceived the auction idea, charged admission to the sales, and gave the fees to charity. Genin, the Hatter, "The Mad Hatter," they called him, paid $225 for the first ticket to the first New York concert. Boston and Philadelphia tickets sold at $625. But first honors of the entire tour went to Colonel William Ross of Providence, R. I., for $653. The original ticket is now in the possession of his grandson, who brought it to Miss Hempel on the memorable day when Springfield, Mass., turned back the clock more than 70 years and repeated its welcome to Jenny Lind. On the reverse side of the Souvenir Ticket is a picture of Frieda Hempel as Jenny Lind, taken the night of the Historical Centennial Concert—October 6, 1920—celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jenny Lind's birth. Part Two V. GRAND ARI ADI BRAVURA Ombra leggiera—SHADOW SONG from DINORAH Meyerbeer (With Flute Obligato) MISS FRIEDA HEMPEL VI. (a) ANDANTE PASTORALE Th. Boehm (b) MINUET Beethoven Performed on the Flute by MR. LOUIS P. FRITZE VII. (a) ON WINGS OF SONG Mendelssohn (*b) BIRD SONG Taubert Composed expressly for Mademoiselle Jenny Lind and sung by her for the first time on October 1, 1850, in Boston, Mass. *"The time goes quickly * * * " "The Bird Song," "I Know Not Why I Am Singing" and the Norwegian Echo Song —these are the standing pieces which I must sing at every concert." —From a letter Jenny Lind wrote in America to her guardian in Sweden. (c) GREETING TO AMERICA Benedict The celebrated Prize National Song as sung by Mademoiselle Jenny Lind at her first concert in America, at Castle Garden, now the Aquarium, Sept. 11, 1850. The poem by Bayard Taylor, Esq. The music composed expressly for Mademoiselle Jenny Lind by Julius Benedict. (d) HOME, SWEET HOME Bishop From the Opera of Clari or the Maid of Milan. On May 8, 1923, the centenary of the first singing of "Home, Sweet Home," Miss Hempel broadcasted the simple melody to more than a million listeners. Steinway's Grand Piano will be used at this Concert. The programme follows the wording and style of the old Barnum programmes for Jenny Lind. Steinway the instrument of the immortals Then and Now Today, as in the days of Jenny Lind, the Steinway maintains its position as the greatest piano. In every musical center the Steinway is the outstanding instrument —above and beyond all others. It is enthusiastically endorsed by the greatest pianists of the present day—Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, Bauer, Ganz, Hofmann, Samaroff and many others—and also chosen by the greatest artists for their accompaniment in concert. The Steinway may be purchased on convenient terms of payment, if so desired. Sherman, Clay & Co. Sixth and Morrison IRWIN-HODSON
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