23 March 1907

It’s Saturday, but there’s not much going on (relatively speaking, of course). Melanie Michaelis, a Joachim student who made her debut with the Philharmonic last year playing the Brahms Concerto, is giving an ambitious program: Tartini “Devil’s Trill” Sonata, Sinding, A Major Concerto; Reger, Chaconne for solo violin, Vieuxtemps, Concerto

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22 March 1907

It’s Friday, and there are three big events tonight: Teresa Carreño is giving her only concert in Berlin this year; Felix Weingartner is premiering a symphony by Christian Sinding, and Robert Robitschek is conducting “modern tone poems” by Dvorák, Humperdinck, and himself.  Ah, Madame Carreño! She has been a favorite

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21 March 1907

Today (Thursday) we have Ludwig Wüllner giving his seventh concert of the 1906-07 season. It includes Wagner’s “5 Gedichte,” Strauss’s Notturno, with Joseph Van Veen playing violin obligato, 5 Lieder by Anna Cramer, Lieder by Mendelssohn and Strauss, and to conclude, Max Schillings’s Das Hexenlied. This is a sample of

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20 March 1907

Sometime over the last year I had the idea of a day-by-day account of 1907’s concerts. Then I realized I would not have enough time to post every day. Well, now I do! The middle of March is getting toward the end of the season already. After May 1st it’s

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Joachim’s student Geraldine Morgan

Young women violinists from the United States made headlines such as this in the late nineteenth century. The most frequently profiled were Dora Valeska Becker (1870-1958), Maud Powell (1867-1920), Leonora Jackson (1879-1969), and Geraldine Morgan (1867-1918). While publicizing their very real achievements, these news items also emphasized their conventionally feminine

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