Tag: Brahms

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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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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4 April 1907

An overabundance of opera and solo singers on stage tonight: Two extra opera events start today. The Monte Carlo Opera Company has arrived for guest appearances at the Königliche opera house. Tickets are as high as 40 marks and those attending are asked to wear formal evening dress. The first work this evening is La […]

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3 April 1907–10th anniversary of Brahms’s death

The Vossische Zeitung has on this tenth anniversary of Brahms’s death a short reminiscence by the violinist and writer Franz Friedberg. The main theme is Brahms’s humorous, sarcastic, and sometimes downright rude behavior. A few examples: Friedberg relates that when Brahms was arguing a point but saw the other didn’t understand, he would give up, […]

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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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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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Reactions to the Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102 by Brahms

The Brahms Double Concerto was set up to be a success: there were plenty of well-wishers eager for another orchestral work from the famous composer. It featured the violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, who had premiered Brahms’s Violin Concerto some years earlier, and Robert Hausmann, who had premiered Brahms’s Cello Sonata in F major the year […]

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