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 conducting
Komische Oper: Don Juan
Central: Der Lustige Krieg
Lortzing: Fra Diavolo
Theater des Westens: Eichelberg Konservatorium, Opera scenes
Deutsch-Amerikanisches: Mamselle Nitouche

There is a review in today’s Vossische Zeitung of the fifth and final concert by the seventeen-year-old violinist Florizel von Reuter. He played the Wieniawski D minor Concerto and the Airs Hongrois by Ernst, displaying a, slender, very cantabile tone, and secure, clear passage work. The British pianist Arthur Newstead played the Schuman Piano Concerto, and was calm as the Mozart-Saal Orchestra repeatedly went off the rails. The concert was well attended and well received.

Dr. v. W. reports from Vienna (also in the Vossische Zeitung) about the latest achievement of Bruno Walter. He is active in many musical areas (composes, conducts, plays piano, and writes) but he deserves recognition for what he has done within a few months for a moribund group of old music professors and piano teachers, the Tonkünstlerverein. The Zemlinsky-Schönberg group tried to take over the reins but didn’t succeed. And so it vegetated until Walter became president, and opened another door to modern composition. The group recently gave an outstanding Brahms memorial concert of chamber works.

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