8 April 1907

The final concert of the Stern Gesangverein, conducted by Oskar Fried, has a long, varied program, beginning with the Prelude to Die Meistersinger (which is also being performed on another concert at the same time!). The tenor Ludwig Hess has a choral work being performed called ”Frohe Ernte.” Pianist and composer Conrad Ansorge is the soloist for the Beethoven Choral Fantasy, and Lula Mysz-Gmeiner is the soloist for the Brahms Alto Rhapsody and some Hugo Wolf songs with orchestral accompaniment. The final work is Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel.


The last New Philharmonic concert consists of Liszt’s Faust Symphony and selections from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. The conductor is Karl Panzner from Bremen, who has been making a good impression on the critics. The soloist is Felix Senius, and the Lehrer-Gesangverein is the chorus.

from Berliner und die Berliner (1905)

The pianist Paul Goldschmidt’s third concert of the season includes a Berlin premiere of “Variations and Fugue on a Russian Folksong” by J. Knorr for two pianos. Bruno Hilliberger is the other pianist. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt make up the rest of the program.

Finally, baritone Heinrich Pestalozzi is giving a Lieder-Abend, with Eduard Behm at the piano.

Playing in the theaters

  • Monte Carlo is off tonight, so the regular Königliche Oper is in the opera house with Carmen.
  • Cosi fan Tutté is the last of the Mozart cycle at the Neues Opern-Theater.
  • Lakmé at the Komische Oper stars Emma Nevada from the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Die lustige Witwe continues at the Theater des Westens, but you can also play recordings of selections at home:
Berliner Tageblatt 8.4.1907
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