Performance Date(s) and Time(s)
19 May 1867, 8:00 PM
The Japanese Polka by Schmidt was probably written to acknowledge the Japanese acrobats currently performing at the Academy of Music. This was Karl Feininger’s debut in the United States.
Performers and/or Works Performed
aka Ye merry birds
aka Krondiamanten, Die
aka The Jewess;
aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Schmidt [comp.-cond.]
aka Variations hongroises;
Variations, violin (Hungarian);
Variations on Hungarian songs
aka Gruss ans Liebchen galopp;
Gruss aus Liebchen;
Greetings to my love galop;
Greeting from love
Composer(s): Michaelis [comp.-cond.]
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 19 May 1867, 8.
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold
, 20 May 1867, 8.
Feininger possesses a virtuoso technique; the sound of his violin, though not big, is very beautiful. In the cantilena he enchanted with a gentle, flowing performance, in the other two pieces he impressed with lightness and bravura the technical difficulties presented. The audience welcomed him warmly and with enthusiastic applause. The orchestra showed much improvement under the direction of the capable and energetic direction of Schmidt. If Schmidt would present new artists more frequently, not only would he serve the music scene, but also attract larger audiences.