Tag: Great Britain

The stiff-upper-lip school of music

F. S. Kelly (1881-1916), pianist and composer Frederick Septimus Kelly is remembered today as one of the “lost” generation killed in World War I – specifically as part of the Hood Battalion of the Royal Navy, where so many of Britain’s young elite of talent and birth served as officers before being killed. But he […]

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Celebrations of Joachim’s achievements

Berlin’s University of the Arts is currently observing the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Königlichen Hochschule für Musik with the “crescendo 2019” festival from 10-25 May. “Thank you Joseph Joachim!” is on the cover of the program guide.  The number of times Joachim was publicly thanked for his artistry and general beneficial influence […]

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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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