13 April 1907

The Monte Carlo Opera Company’s final evening is made up of the first act of Samson und Dalila, the third act of Hérodiade, and the second act of Barbier de Siviglia. The respective composers of the first two selections, Saint-Saëns and Massenet, will be present. There is an interesting review of the Lortzing Theater’s Fidelio […]

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12 April 1907

OPERA NEWS As I predicted, last night’s premiere of Théodora by Xavier Leroux was not a success. Leopold Schmidt mentioned the costumes and sets, the interesting portrayal of Justinian by Renaud, and the presence of an animated Kaiser in the royal box, again with Prince Albert of Monaco. But Max Marschalk did not hold back […]

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11 April 1907

The Monte Carlo Opera Company presents Théodora, by Xavier Leroux (1863-1919), with the composer conducting this Berlin premiere. I have a feeling the Berlin critics are not going to like it! Last month there was a concert of composers from Warsaw, and last week there was a Russian music concert. Tonight Jan Ingenhoven is leading […]

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10 April 1907

Chamber Music by Brahms The Piano Trio of Heinrich Barth, Emanuel Wirth, and Robert Hausmann gives its last concert, with guests Carl Halir, Karl Klingler, and Richard Mühlfeld. (This is the postponed Brahms memorial concert from 28 March. Mühlfeld is a last-minute cancellation and is replaced by Otto Schubert.) The C major Piano Trio, the […]

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9 April 1907

The main attraction tonight is the Berlin premiere of Verdi’s Don Carlos by the Monte Carlo Opera Company. I will be interested to read the reviews! The singer-actor Ludwig Wüllner is taking out his violin again to play a second “Sonata-Abend” with Coenraad Bos. Besides sonatas by Schubert, Mozart, and Beethoven, he will perform the […]

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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 […]

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7 April 1907

Concerts of Instrumental Music The day after the Joachim Quartet’s concert, the second violinist Karl Halir is giving a concert with his own quartet, which he founded in 1893. The three works on the program are: Haydn, Quartet in D major, op. 64Gernsheim, Quartet in a minor, op. 31Schubert, C major Quintet, with Robert Hausmann […]

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