2 April 1907

Soprano Sophie Heymann-Engel is giving a concert of lieder from the “15th-18th centuries,” and what is billed as the first performance of  Bach’s “Coffee” Cantata, with bass-baritone Anton Sistermanns. There is a concert in memory of Ludwig Thuille, who was remembered on the K├Ânigliche Kapelle concert last week. It includes

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1 April 1907–Easter Monday

Easter Monday isn’t a holiday in the US, but it remains so in Germany. The only concert is a Philharmonic popular concert with concertmaster Anton Witek and principal cellist Joseph Malkin the soloists. Witek will become concertmaster for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1912-1918 (under Karl Muck). Malkin will go

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Profiles in Joachim’s students: Geraldine Morgan

Young women violinists from the United States made headlines such as this in the late nineteenth century. The most frequently profiled were Dora Valeska Becker (1870-1958), Maud Powell (1867-1920), Leonora Jackson (1879-1969), and Geraldine Morgan (1867-1918). While publicizing their very real achievements, these news items also emphasized their conventionally feminine

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Joachim’s importance for orchestras

Joachim’s students as orchestral players Joachim was a critical force in the first decades of the Berlin Philharmonic. He contributed important administrative and organizational assistance and served as one of the <strong><a href=”https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/geschichte/anfang/#event-joseph-joachim-dirigiert”>main conductors</a> </strong>of the orchestra from 1882-1887. Perhaps just as importantly, his fame attracted string players to Berlin

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