Category: Reviews of music

Debussy’s Perversity

The pianist Harold Bauer (1873-1951) played a recital in Berlin on Oct. 31, 1907. A little more than a year later, on 18 December 1908, he gave the world premiere performance of Debussy’s piano suite Children’s Corner in Paris. The reviewer in the Signale lamented the small audience and was generally very appreciative of Bauer’s program of Schumann, […]

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Robert Hausmann and the Schumann Cello Concerto

Hausmann first performed the Schumann Cello Concerto in Leipzig on January 29, 1879. His previous concerto performances had been of more popular-style, now-forgotten works (Lindner, Dressler, Raff). He played it in London the following year, for the first time since Piatti had played it on a Music Society concert in 1866. Although the reviews were […]

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