Category: Concert life

Arthur Lourié on Berlin as musical capital

Here are a few excerpts about Berlin at the beginning of the twentieth century from the book Sergei Koussevitzky and his Epoch by Arthur Lourié (1892-1966). The author of the second biography of Koussevitzky described this book in his preface: “There was available an earlier biography of Koussevitzky by his friend Arthur Lourié. The value of […]

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Fatal fantasy women

Do you know the story of the admirably accomplished Hofrat Dr. Alois Obrist? As a teenager in the 1880s, he studied at the conservatory in Weimar, where he fell under the spell of the Liszt circle, especially the composer Eduard Lassen. The serious Swiss excelled in many areas of music. He continued his composition lessons […]

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29 April 1907

On the 25th Anniversary concert of the Berlin Philharmonic this evening, Jeanette Grumbacher-de Jong and Anton Sistermans are the soloists for the Brahms Requiem. The second concert tomorrow will have all the pomp and circumstance of a “Festgedicht” by Carl Wittkowsky, declaimed by the actress Rosa Poppe. Arthur Nikisch conducts the Brahms Symphony no. 1 […]

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28 April 1907

The Berlin Philharmonic is 25 years old The last major event of the year starts today at noon, with the first of two concerts commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Today is the Hauptprobe matinée; the soloists will be different for the performance tomorrow evening. The program is made up of the 3 […]

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27 April 1907

There are two concerts: Renata Hermes, recitation of Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, and pianist Patrick O’Sullivan, playing Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and Sullivan-Liszt. Breslaurs Conservatorium is giving its 21st annual student performances in the Falk-Realgymnasium. The summer season of the Neue Königliches Operntheater, aka the Kroll Theater, under the direction of J. Ferenczy, begins tonight with Tausend […]

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26 April 1907

There are two concerts tonight: soprano Lula Myz-Gmeiner‘s Lieder-Abend with Eduard Behm at the piano is finally happening after being postponed twice, and the Mozart-Saal Orchestra is giving a popular Waltz and Operetta Abend. Opera/Operetta Königliche Oper: Salome, Strauss conductingKomische Oper: Don JuanCentral: Der Lustige KriegLortzing: Fra DiavoloTheater des Westens: Eichelberg Konservatorium, Opera scenesDeutsch-Amerikanisches: Mamselle […]

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