Recital of Compositions for Two Pianos, by Messrs. J. Burns Ritchie and Fred Turner, at the Dixon Hall, Crosshill, on Tuesday the 1st of March 1898

Advertised on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 28th of February, 1898, the recital was reviewed in the 2nd of March edition, on page six. Tickets, which cost two shillings, and one shilling each, were available from: the Athenaeum, St. George’s Place; Messrs. Paterson Sons, and Co.; Ewing and McIntosh; Alex. Craig, Stationer, Crosshill; and at the Hall, on the evening of the recital.


The short review comments:


“Last night a recital of compositions for two pianos was given in the Dixon Hall, Crosshill, by Mr J. Burns Ritchie and Mr Fred Turner. The programme was opened by a double concerto by Bach, and among the other items were ‘variations,’ by Saint Saens [sic]; Chopin’s Rondo, Op. 73, two waltzes by Chabrier, and Liszt’s symphonic poem ‘Les Preludes,’ arranged for two pianos by the composer. The fact that works for two pianos are seldom heard in public lent special interest to the recital, which was an undoubted artistic success.”


On the same page as the review, is an advertisement for Saturday Evening Concerts at Dixon Hall. However, it gives the Hall’s location as Govanhill, which actually adjoins Crosshill.