Category: 1907 by month

Concerts in December 1907

Beethoven For most musicians, December means Christmas concerts, but for Berlin it also meant plenty of Beethoven, since his birthday on the 16th was always observed. <br />Two all-Beethoven birthday concerts were given by the two main orchestras, with very similar programs, probably due to coincidence:</p><p style=”text-align: center;”>16 December: Philharmonic, Arthur Nikisch. <br />Overture to <em>Coriolan</em> <br […]

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Concerts in November 1907

A bumper crop of violinists There were 169 concerts this month. One of the highlights was the debut of eighteen-year-old violinist Efrem Zimbalist, who gave three concerts and won unanimous praise from the critics. His programs included the Brahms Violin Concerto; his performance almost forty years later with Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra can […]

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Concerts in September and October 1907

There were 172 concerts in the month of October and the last 9 days of September, considerably more than earlier months. As usual, the most of any type were the 41 solo voice concerts; piano had 30 and violin 16. There were 18 of what I have labeled “mixed,” usually a concert of two soloists, […]

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Concerts in March and April 1907

March Highlights In March there were 135 concerts, of which there were 25 piano, 19 orchestral, 16 chamber, 9 violin, and 33 voice recitals. There were 16 choral concerts, more than usual because of Easter on March 31. During Holy Week there were performances of both Mendelssohn oratorios and both Bach Passions. There were four […]

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Concerts in February 1907

Highlights There were 114 concerts this month. 38 were solo vocal, 25 solo piano, 10 chamber and 8 solo violin.  Noteworthy events besides the two concerts by Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler on the same day and the terrible ship wreck that involved the German Opera Company, included again a phenomenal number of historic personalities […]

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