9 May 1907

Bonn, Beethovenhalle, Kammermusikfest 1907 The concert season of 1907 is over, but summer festivals are beginning. The chamber music festival at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn took place every other year in May. The 1907 festival ran from 5-9 May. Joachim was the lifetime honorary President of the Beethoven-Haus Verein, and

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6 April 1907

The last Joachim Quartet concert in Berlin Postponed in March due to Joachim’s illness, the last Joachim Quartet concert of the season will take place tonight in the Singakademie. Emanuel Wirth will be rejoining the group on viola for the first time this season after multiple eye operations. I wonder

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The Second Violinist

In her book Muss es sein?: Leben im Quartett, Sonia Simmenauer, a concert agent who managed many famous quartet ensembles, described the second violinist as the most problematic of the four players: three–a triangle–is more stable. With two violinists, the relationship between the two is always in question.  Karl Halir

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