Chamber (includes Solo)
12 April 2016
These concerts are very appropriate to attend for parents and caregivers of Mollenhauer’s Institute’s students, because there are always some of them performing. Certainly their skills cannot be reviewed critically. Their performance received much applause. Herrmann’s performance of Chopin was done with a lack of understanding, clarity and confidence. Mollenhauer excelled as usual with his too often played violin solo “The escape of the Indian chief” and the duet with his brother Henry Mollenhauer.
“The classical concert given to the pupils of his conservatory and the public by Mr. Mollenhauer, at Irving Hall, was fairly attended on Saturday afternoon. The best feature of the programme was some admirable playing by the brothers Edward and Henry Mollenhauer. Their duo was a gem in execution and expression. We have rarely heard these gentlemen to such advantage, in points of brilliance, taste and finish. One of the pupils, a little girl of nine years of age, played a sonata of Beethoven in a very correct and pleasing manner. A new pianist, Mr. Herrmann, played very badly, caricaturing the authors he attempted to interpret in a very heartless and ridiculous manner.”
The concert was well attended and it presented several students as requested. Hirsch [sic] played his two pieces quite well. The most attention was given to little Emilie Kohl. The direction of the conservatory is worth the recognition of friends of good music.