David Popper's Concert Schedule 1860-68

My sources are Stephen De'ak's David Popper and Clytus Gottwald's Max Seifriz: Beiträge zu Lebenslauf und Werk. Other sources are linked. Additional information is provided in brackets.

 

29 March 1860 (Royal Estates Theatre in Prague, Prague Conservatory Orchestra under Kittl)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale," Op. 68
Ambros: Overture to drama Der Wunderthätige Magus
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor," Op. 73 (Bülow)
Servais: Souvenir de St Petersburg, Op. 15 (Popper)
Hérold: aria "Jours de mon enfance" from act 1 of opera Le pré aux clercs (Klettnerová, Řebíček on obbligato violin)
Léonard: Fantaisie pastorale "Les échos," Op.22 (Hřímalý)
Chopin: Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27/2 (Bülow)
Wagner/Liszt: March from Tannhäuser (Bülow)
Liszt: Rigoletto, paraphrase de concert (Bülow)

 

18 December 1861 (Vienna)

Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 2
Goltermann: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 14

 

7 March 1862 (Prague Girls Reformatory Institute)

Beethoven: Archduke Trio, Op. 97

 

9 March 1862 (Prague, Konvikt)

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 2, Op. 58 (Popper, Čermáková pf)
Goltermann: Concerto [No. 1] (Popper, Slanský ? pf)
Chopin: Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 (Čermáková pf)
Servais: Fantaisie on Slavonic/Bohemian Folk Songs (Popper, Slanský ? pf)
Schubert: Der Neugierige (Bachmann)
Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu Singen (Ehrenbergů)
Schumann: Waldesgespräch (Ehrenbergů)
Schubert: selection from Die schöne Müllerin (Bachmann)

 

12 March 1862 (Prague, Žofín Island, with Estates Theatre orchestra)

Slavík: unspecified Overture (‘first performance’) 
Procházka: chorus Naše vlast (solo v, Hardtmuth, Hlahol male voice singing society)
Popper: Adagio and Rondo [from Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 24] (Popper)
Jelen: Tam v dáli!: (Josefa Schmidt-Procházková)
Lachner: chorus Na Vltavě (solo T, solo v, TTBB chorus; Hlahol male voice singing society, dir. J.L. Lukes) 
Veit: Concert Overture, Op. 17, Nocí k světlu
Škroup: unsp. aria from opera Oldřich a Božena (Oldřich and Božena) (Ehrenbergů)
Chopin: 2nd and 3rd movs. from unsp. Concerto (Svobodová)
2 Czech Folk Songs: ([J.L.] Lukes)
Vojáček: chorus Před nepřítelem (Before the foe) (TTBB chorus; Hlahol singing society)

 

8 May 1862 (Prague, New Town Theatre [Novoměstské divadlo], with Estates Theatre orchestra under Jahn)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92
Winter: Aria from opera Das unterbrochene Opferfest (Eilers)
Donizetti: aria of Antonina from act 1 of opera Belisario (Bělská)
Pivoda: Slovanská píseň (Bělská, Pivoda)
Popper: Concertstück [probably a movement of Concerto No. 2] (Popper)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37, mvt. I (Pišová)

 

9 (or 2) May 1862 (Leipzig Conservatory)

Schumann: Cello Concerto, Op. 129 (Popper)
Goltermann: Cello Concerto [No. 1] (Popper)
 

9 November 1862 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Overture Coriolan 
Chopin: Nocturne in B major and Polonaise in A-flat major (Bransart) 
David Popper: Cello Concerto in E minor [Op. 24] (Popper) 
Liszt: Tasso 
Schubert: Symphony in C major "Great"

 

27 November 1862 (Löwenberg)

Wagner: Vorspiel from Tristan und Isolde 
Rossini: Aria from I Tancredi (Albertine Meyer) 
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69 (Popper, Bronsart) 
Bellini: Aria from Montechi e Capuleti (Meyer) 
Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini 
Liszt: Orpheus 
Schubert: Der Wanderer (Meyer) 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

 

26 December 1862 (Löwenberg)

Wagner: Eine Faust-Ouverture 
Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 (Bronsart. Klotz) 
[Seifriz]/Popper: Fantasie über Lieder des Fürsten [Op. 1] (Popper) 
Chopin: Nocturne in F# major (Bronsart) 
Liszt: Valse impromptu (Bronsart) 
Liszt: Les Preludes 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 "Scottish," Op. 56

 

28 January 1863 (Löwenberg)

Cherubini: Overture to Der Wasserträger 
Beethoven: Piano Trio, "Archduke," Op. 97 (Bronsart. Seifriz. Popper) 
Schumann: Beim Abschied zu singen op. 84 
Beethoven: Meerestille und glückliche Fahrt op. 112 
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian," Op. 90
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont

 

29 January 1863 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale," Op. 68
Beethoven: Aria from Fidelio (Louise Köster, Berlin) 
Mendelssohn: Overture to Athalia 
Weber: Szene and Arie from Oberon (Köster) 
[Seifriz]/Popper: Fantasie über Lieder des Fürsten [Op. 1] (Popper) 
Taubert: Zwei Lieder (welche?) (Köster) 
Weber: Overture from Freischütz

 

26 February 1863 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Leonoren-Ouverture No. 1 
Beethoven: Sonata appassionata Op. 57 (Bronsart) 
Servais: Fantaisie characteristique (Popper) 
Glinka: Kamarinskaya 
Berlioz: Overture to Le Corsaire 
Schumann: Symphony No. 4, Op. 120

 

26 March 1863 (Löwenberg)

Brahms: Serenade 
Spontini: Overture to Ferdinand Cortez 
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 31, No. 2 (Bronsart) 
Batta: Elegie (Popper) 
Schubert: Ave Maria (Popper) 
Glinka: Capriccio brillant sur jota Aragonesa 
Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell

 

7 April 1863 (Löwenberg)

Taubert: Overture to Der Sturm 
Mozart: Arie from Figaros Hochzeit (Mampe-Babnigg) 
Popper: Konzertstück for Violin und Violoncello (Stern. Popper) 
Spontini: Szene und Arie aus Vestalin (Mampe-Babnigg) 
Chopin: Nocturne in D minor (Bronsart) 
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 (Bronsart) 
Moritz Strakosch: Patti-Walzer (Mampe-Babnigg) 
Berlioz: Overture to Les Francs-juges 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, Op. 60

 

17 June 1863 (Prague, Žofín Island)

Popper played an unspecified solo work with Orchestra

 

12 November 1863 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 
Spohr: Overture to Jessonda 
Popper: Fantasie über Themen aus den Hugenotten (Popper) 
Schumann: Nachtlied for Choir and Orchestra
Schumann: Zigeunerleben (orch. Seifriz)
Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

 

18 December 1863 (Löwenberg)

Méhul: Overture to La chasse du jeune Henri 
Servais: Souvenir de Petersbourg, Op. 15 (Popper) 
Spontini: Overture to Olympia 
Berlioz: Romeo et juliette, Parts 2 and 3
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, mvt. II 
Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell

 

24 January 1864 (in Berlin) (Löwenberg)

Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper. Bülow)
Servais: Morceau de concert (Popper. Bülow)

 

4 March 1864 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92
Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115 
Volkmann: Cello Concerto [Op. 33] (Popper) 
Schubert/Liszt: Reitermarsch 
Spontini: Overture to Ferdinand Cortez

 

14 April 1864 (Löwenberg)

Liszt: Tasso 
Donizetti: Aria from Lucia di Lammermoor (Weiss) 
Fürst Constantin: Ich bleib bei dir. Lied for Tenor and Horn (Weiss. Klotz) 
[Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper)] (listed as a different work in the quotation)
Fürst Constantin: Sehnsucht (Weiss. Klotz) 
Fürst Constantin: Wo poch ich an (Weiss. Popper) 
Weber: Overture to  Oberon 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

 

June 1864 (in Breslau)

Popper: Romanesca [unpublished]
Schumann: Phantasiestucke [Op. 73]
Schumann: Trio in D minor, Op. 63 (with Silberschmidt and Damrosch)

 

24 August 1864 (Karlsruhe in honor of Volkmann's 49th birthday)

Volkmann: Piano Trio, Op. 5 (Rötscher, Reményi, Popper)
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper, Seifriz replaced Bülow due to illness) 

 

13 October 1864 (Leipzig)

Mozart/Popper: Larghetto for Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 (Popper)
Pergolesi: Air [Nina] (Popper) 
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper) 

 

27 November 1864 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, Op. 60
Mendelssohn: Overture "Die Hebriden"
Rubinstein: Cello Concerto, Op. 65 (Popper)
Liszt: Mephisto-Walzer for Orchestra
Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell

 

4 December 1864 (Prague)

Bach: Sarabande [G major Suite] (Popper) 
Rubinstein: Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 18 (Popper)
Pergolesi: Air [Nina] (Popper) 
Servais: Morceau de concert (Popper)
Popper: [Scenes d'un bal masque, Op. 3]

 

December 1864 (Magdeburg)

Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper)

 

December 1864 (Prague, Cacilienverein)

No program was given. Probably a mix of the above works.

 

26 December 1864 (Löwenberg)

Gade: Overture Nachklänge an Ossian 
Mozart: Aria from Titus (Lorch) 
Bach: Sarabande [G major Suite] (Popper) 
Popper: Scenes d'un bal masque [Op. 3] (Popper) 
Beethoven: Zwei schottische Lieder (Lorch. Popper. ?) 
Beethoven: Overture to König Stephan op. 117 
Schubert: Symphony No. 7

 

5 February 1865 (Löwenberg)

Raff: Suite in C major, Op. 101 
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper) 
Bülow: Des Sängers Fluch 
Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Part 3 and 2

 

19 March 1865 (Löwenberg)

Liszt: Tasso   
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper) 
Schumann: Overture to Manfred, Op. 115
Fürst Constantin: Wo poch ich an (Lorch) 
Berlioz: Overture to Le roi Lear 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

 

6 April 1865 (Löwenberg)

Maurer: Symphony in F minor [No. 1, Op. 67]
Schumann: Overture to Braut von Messina 
Bach/Gounod: Meditation (Ave Maria) (Popper) 
Pergolesi: Air [Nina] (Popper) 
Kletzer: Rhapsodie hongroise [Op. 7] (Popper) 
Berlioz: Rackozy-Marsch from La damnation de Faust 
Glinka: Kamarinskaya 
Gade: Overture to Michel Angelo

 

23 April 1865 (Löwenberg)

Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38
Mozart: Overture to Zauberflöte 
Reichelt: Das Meer erglänzet weit hinaus (Lorch) 
[Seifriz]/Popper: Fantasie über Lieder des Fürsten [Op. 1] (Popper) 
Schubert: Zwei Lieder (Der Neugierige. Ungeduld) (Lorch) 
Spontini: Overture to Ferdinand Cortez

 

19 November 1865 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
Rubinstein: Faust 
Molique: Cello Concerto, Op. 45 (Popper) 
Gade: Overture to Im Hochland 
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Vorspiel and Liebestod)

 

17 December 1865 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Overture and 2 Lieder aus der Musik zu Egmont (Lorch) 
Popper: Cello Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 8 (Popper) - world premiere
Weber: Overture to  Euryanthe 
Schubert: Symphony No. 7

 

4 February 1866 (Löwenberg) 

Gade: Overture to Hamlet  
Berlioz: La Captive (Lorch) 
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper) 
Cherubini: Overture to Der Wasserträger 
Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish," Op. 97

 

18 February 1866 (Löwenberg)

Mendelssohn: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt 
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 10 (Introduction and Rondo) (Frau Schmidt-Bydo) 
Liszt: Mignon (Lorch) 
Schumann: Frühlingsnacht (Lorch) 
Popper: Ich will meine Seele tauchen [Op. 2 No. 5] (Lorch) 
Ernst: Fantasie über Motive aus Othello, Op. 11 (Schmidt-Bydo) 
Berlioz: Carneval romain, Op. 9
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale," Op. 68

 

18 March 1866 (Löwenberg)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, "Italian," Op. 90
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (Topp) 
Weber: Overture to Der Beherrscher der Geister 
Liszt: La Campanella (Topp) 
Popper: Cello Concerto [No. 1 in D minor, Op. 8] (Popper) 
Liszt: Grande Polonaise in E major (Topp) 
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio

 

September 1866 (Stuttgart, Hofkonzert)

Suite for 2 Cellos, Op. 16

 

25 November 1866 (Löwenberg)

Schumann: Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish," Op. 97
Berlioz: Overture to Waverley 
[Seifriz]/Popper: Fantasie über Lieder des Fürsten [Op. 1] (Popper) 
Schubert/Liszt: Zwei Lieder mit Orch. (Der Doppelgänger. Die junge Nonne) (Lorch) 
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Topp) 
Spontini: Overture to Ferdinand Cortez

 

26 December 1866 (Löwenberg)

Mozart: Symphony in C major
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio 
Boccherini/[Grützmacher]: Cello Concerto (Popper) 
Popper: Romanze [Op. 5] (Popper. Topp) 
Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Scherzo Die Fee Mab 
Mendelssohn: Nocturne from Sommernachtstraum
Weber: Overture to Euryanthe

 

31 December 1866 (Prague)

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

 

22 January 1867 (Zürich)

Pergolesi: Nina (Popper, Kirchner)
Popper: Romanze, Op. 5 (Popper, Kirchner)
Schumann: Abendlied from 6 Songs, Op. 107 (Popper, Kirchner)
Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80 (Hegar, Popper, Kirchner)

 

10 February 1867 (Löwenberg)

Volkmann: Symphony in D minor [No. 1, Op. 44]
Weber: Overture to Der Beherrscher der Geister 
Molique: Andante from Cello Concerto, Op. 45 (Popper) 
Popper: Maskenballscenen [Op. 3] (Popper) 
Schubert/Liszt: Reitermarsch 
Berlioz: La Captive (Lorch) 
Liszt: Mazeppa

 

31 March 1867 (Löwenberg)

Gade: Symphony No. 4, Op. 20
Mendelssohn: Overture "Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt"
Popper: Sarabande und Gavotte [Op. 10] (Popper) 
Bach/Gounod/Popper: Meditation (Popper) 
Berlioz: Rackozy-Marsch 
Beethoven: Adagio from Symphony No. 9, Op. 125
Weber: Overture to Oberon

 

10 September 1867 (Vienna, Carltheater, organized by Ullmann)

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor (mvts. 1 and 2), Op. 49 (Auer, Popper, Willmer)
Opera arias (Carlotta Patti)
Popper: Andante [Sarabande] and Gavotte, Op. 10 (Popper, Willmer)
Molique: [Andante] from Cello Concerto, Op. 45 (Popper, Willmer)
Popper: Warum and Papillon, Op. 3 (Popper, Willmer)
Schubert/Popper: Du bist die Ruch (Popper, Willmer)
Gounod: Serenade " Le Vallon" (Lefort, Popper)
Vieuxtemps: Ballade and Polonaise, Op. 38 (Auer, Willmer)
Spohr: Andante [from a concerto] (Auer, Willmer)
Paganini: Caprice [No. not given] (Auer)
Piano solos (Willmer)

 

15 December 1867 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, Op. 60
Marschner: Overture to Adolph von Nassau 
Schumann: Cello Concerto , Op. 129 (Popper) 
Seifriz: Fest-Gesang for Choir and Solos 
Schumann: Fest-Ouverture Op. 123

 

1 January 1868 (Löwenberg)

Mendelssohn: Hochzeitsmarsch from Sommernachtstraum 
Popper: Cello Concerto in D minor (Adagio) [Op. 8] (Popper) 
Servais: Morceau de Concert [Op. 14] (Popper) 
Spontini: Overture to Olympia 
Weber: Overture to Oberon 
Wagner: Tannhäuser Einzug der Gäste 
Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell

 

9 February 1868 (Löwenberg)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Op. 93
Gade: Overture to Nachklänge an Ossian 
Molique: Andante from Cello Concerto, Op. 45 (Popper) 
Popper: Maskenball-Scenen [Op. 3] (Popper) 
Haydn: Variationen über Gott erhalte Franz 
Liszt: Les Preludes

 

15 March 1868 (Löwenberg)

Bülow: Des Sängers Fluch 
Händel: Theme and Variations in E major [The Harmonious Blacksmith] (Menter) 
Tausig: Soirees de Vienne No. 3 (Menter) 
Batta: Souvenir de Don Sébastien: Elégie, Op. 48 (Popper) 
Popper: Mazurka [Op. 11] (Popper) 
Piatti: Airs baskyrs, Op. 8 (Popper) 
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36

 

13 April 1868 (Löwenberg)

Berlioz: Overture to Le roi Lear 
Liszt: Don Juan-Fantasie (Menter) 
Mendelssohn: Overture to Die schöne Melusine 
Mozart/Popper: Adagio [from String Quintet, K. 516] (Popper) 
Popper: Gavotte [Op. 10] (Popper) 
F. Kletzer: Ungarische Rhapsodie, Op. 7 (Popper) 
Chopin: Grande Polonaise precedee d'un Andante spianato, Op. 22 (Menter) 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

 

15 November 1868 (Vienna, Music Society)

Haydn: String Quartet in G major (Hellmesberger, Brodsky, Bachrich, Popper)
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 (Hellmesberger, Popper, Schenner)
Beethoven: String Quintet in C major Hellmesberger, Brodsky, Bachrich, Nigg, Popper)

 

3 December 1868 (Vienna, Philarmonic)

Esser: Symphony in B minor, Op. 79
Volkmann: Cello Concerto, Op. 33 (Popper. Esser)

 

14 March 1869 (Löwenberg)

Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio 
Popper: Romanze for Violoncello and Piano [Op. 5] (Peer) 
Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Part 1

1 comment

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffrey USA
    Great information! Interesting to see that the young Popper also played his share of other cellists’ music!

    Great information! Interesting to see that the young Popper also played his share of other cellists’ music!

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