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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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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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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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Georg Hausmann and Joseph Joachim

There is no mention of George Hausmann in Joachim’s biography or published letters, even though Joseph Joachim must have known George well. They met in 1844 in London when they performed Mendelssohn’s D minor trio with the composer at the piano. This was part of Joachim’s sensational debut in London as a 13-year-old prodigy. Another […]

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Georg Hausmann’s missing history

George’s absence from the Hausmann family history It seems that during Robert’s lifetime, no one knew or acknowledged that Georg had ever existed. He is not mentioned in Bernhard’s long, detailed memoirs that he published at the end of his life in 1873, his Erinnerungen aus dem 80 jährigen Leben eines hannoverschen Bürgers (Hannover, 1873). […]

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