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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2021, 03:31:55 PM »
The enclosures with the tickets included a program of the evening’s events.

The school was founded in 1874 by Ernest G. Eberhard, a German immigrant. President of the school for 40 years, he was an organist, conductor of choral societies and orchestras, author, and publisher of music books. Wikipedia lists Grove’s in its references for his page, but it looks like I left my copy behind in my old office. Retrieving it will be on my to-do list.

His daughter Beatrice Eberhard was a prominent violinist of her day, performing Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in c minor (Op. 45) at Carnegie Hall in 1906.
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« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2021, 03:32:38 PM »
While still a congressman in the state legislature, President Theodore Roosevelt (who is quoted first on the reverse side of the program) was involved in the legislation that allowed the conservatory to grant Musical Doctorate degrees. I haven’t been able to discover the eventual fate of the institution. Google maps reveals there are apartments with a ground floor cleaners currently at that address.
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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2021, 05:09:49 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
 January 14, 1690
The Clarinet is Invented


This date is cited by multiple sources, but I’m not sure exactly how the specificity was determined.

Some interesting background info here:
  https://lbhsnews.com/3877/uncategorized/history-of-the-clarinet/
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« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2021, 04:45:28 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
 January 15, 1895
Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premieres in St. Petersburg

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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2021, 10:34:39 AM »
Perhaps some of our German-speaking members can weigh in on this one.

 I believe our Mr.  Lewowicz was a comedic singer performing in Hamburg. (With the missing staff line, it’s hard to tell if the half note he’s holding is a B natural or F natural.)

I’m guessing that the bar he was singing at may have catered to Americans abroad. The card was postmarked in late 1919, less than a year after the end of World War I. Having performed in a variety of venues myself (some nice and others not so), I’m trying to imagine what the atmosphere and surroundings might have been like.

If someone could decipher and translate the handwriting, I’d love to know what it says.
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2021, 12:59:20 PM »
Perhaps some of our German-speaking members can weigh in on this one.

 I believe our Mr.  Lewowicz was a comedic singer performing in Hamburg. (With the missing staff line, it’s hard to tell if the half note he’s holding is a B natural or F natural.)

I’m guessing that the bar he was singing at may have catered to Americans abroad. The card was postmarked in late 1919, less than a year after the end of World War I. Having performed in a variety of venues myself (some nice and others not so), I’m trying to imagine what the atmosphere and surroundings might have been like.

If someone could decipher and translate the handwriting, I’d love to know what it says.
German is rusty (for me), but it looks like "In memory of the America bar, Hamburg" [using google translate]  I'm curious now too!  :)

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« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2021, 01:04:19 AM »




Die American-Bar am Spielbudenplatz, in the heart of Sankt Pauli, um 1900.

The "Spielbudenplatz" was (and is) a very popular entertainment site in Hamburg. in the early 19th century it was a concoction of vendors working from wooden stalls (= Buden), street acrobats, a menagerie, restaurants etc. Later more theaters and cafe's were built. Today it is still (in)famous for markets, flea markets, cheap stuff & porn....and several theaters: the Operettentheater, the St. Paulitheater, Schmidtchentheater.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spielbudenplatz

It could well be that Jim performed at the "American Bar" in Hamburg - the first to serve cocktails, made by 12 "Mixerrinen" ( 12 girls who mixed the drinks) and organize concerts.
The building no longer exists.
The handwriting is difficult... I'll try later.
And Jim was a "stimmungsvoller Sänger" (romantic, poetic, atmospheric...singer).

Peter
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« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2021, 04:38:59 AM »
Thanks, pjme!

Awesome info and pictures!
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« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2021, 04:40:42 AM »
*This Day in Music History”
January 16, 1938
First Jazz Concert Held at Carnegie Hall – Benny Goodman

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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2021, 10:44:27 AM »
If someone could decipher and translate the handwriting, I’d love to know what it says.

Not 100% sure - and with some help of a friend - it could well be:

"Recht herzliche Grüsse sendet ihr
Ella & Carl

nebst Mann"

Peter

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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2021, 12:32:39 PM »
Thanks, Peter -

Makes sense.
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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2021, 02:48:53 PM »
You're welcome - a nice pastime while looking at the snow and listening to music...

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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2021, 03:38:51 AM »
*This Day in Music History”
January 17, 1962
Roy Harris’   8th symphony premieres in San Francisco



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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2021, 12:10:52 PM »
Some Boston music companies no longer around.
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« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2021, 12:12:09 PM »
Carl Fischer and Boston Music once had large retail shops in downtown Boston with aisles and aisles of printed music. I went there frequently when in college and during my early teaching days. Stores like that are all long gone, along with most used bookstores.   :(

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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2021, 01:41:26 AM »
*This Day in Music History”
January 17, 1962
Roy Harris’   8th symphony premieres in San Francisco


A good tip for listening today:



On symphony nr 8:
"Those who think of Harris as a blustery bully-boy of a composer should hear this. Things wind down to a final chorale which recalls themes from previous movements. Actually, Harris does this recalling throughout the symphony, with such ease and with such "naturalness" that it took me five movements to realize what indeed he had done. I consider the entire work one of the finest American symphonies, and it's from a period critics have regarded as Harris's Decline. If that's a fall-off, I've missed something bloody wonderful."
I agree.
http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/a/alb00350a.php
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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2021, 03:32:22 AM »

*This Day in Music History”
January 18, 1919
Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Polish Prime Minister


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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2021, 04:28:21 AM »
*This Day in Music History”
January 19, 1853
Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres in Rome



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Re: Music and the Mail
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2021, 04:34:39 AM »
*This Day in Music History”
January 19, 1853
Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres in Rome

Love your Verdi postcard and stamps!  8)

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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2021, 04:40:58 AM »
Love your Verdi postcard and stamps!  8)

Italy, and especially France, produced some really attractive engraved stamps during the 1950s.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige