Tag: Beethoven

29 April 1907

On the 25th Anniversary concert of the Berlin Philharmonic this evening, Jeanette Grumbacher-de Jong and Anton Sistermans are the soloists for the Brahms Requiem. The second concert tomorrow will have all the pomp and circumstance of a “Festgedicht” by Carl Wittkowsky, declaimed by the actress Rosa Poppe. Arthur Nikisch conducts the Brahms Symphony no. 1 […]

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Heinrich Schenker’s views on musicians from 1907

The impressive website Schenker documents online includes hundreds of transcriptions and translations of letters to and from the music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935) and his diary entries over a period of more than thirty years. It is very user friendly, and thus easy to find out what Schenker had to say about musicians who performed […]

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Concerts in December 1907

Beethoven For most musicians, December means Christmas concerts, but for Berlin it also meant plenty of Beethoven, since his birthday on the 16th was always observed. <br />Two all-Beethoven birthday concerts were given by the two main orchestras, with very similar programs, probably due to coincidence:</p><p style=”text-align: center;”>16 December: Philharmonic, Arthur Nikisch. <br />Overture to <em>Coriolan</em> <br […]

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Concerts in 1907-08 commemorating Joachim

After his death in August, there were an impressive number of concerts in the fall of 1907 dedicated to the memory of Joseph Joachim, and they all reinforced the same idea: Joachim belonged in the company of the three B’s. Three concerts featuring Joachim’s compositions at the Hochschule during the 1907-08 year emphasized Joachim’s connection […]

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The String Quartet’s past and future in Vienna

When the Joachim Quartet came to Vienna for the last time in March 1907, giving the complete Beethoven Quartets in five concerts, the event was appreciated all the more in the wake of three recent concerts of Schoenberg’s works, including the premiere of the String Quartet in D minor, op. 7. The conservative critic writing […]

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Georg Hausmann and Beethoven’s chamber music

Chamber Works by Beethoven in performances that included Georg Hausmann <ul> <li> Sonatas (unspecified) (Vienna, 1858) </li> <li> Trio (unspecified) (1839, 1850) </li> <li> Op. 1 #3 C minor Piano Trio (1843; 1856 with Ludwig Ries) </li> <li> Op. 20 Septet (1838) </li> <li> Op. 29 String Quintet, (1850; 1851; 1853; 1860 with Carl Deichmann, […]

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Concerts in March and April 1907

March Highlights In March there were 135 concerts, of which there were 25 piano, 19 orchestral, 16 chamber, 9 violin, and 33 voice recitals. There were 16 choral concerts, more than usual because of Easter on March 31. During Holy Week there were performances of both Mendelssohn oratorios and both Bach Passions. There were four […]

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