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25 February 2019
We attended a large concert Friday at the Cooper Institute which merits an honorable mention. We wish to speak of the monthly event given by the national society of pianists, which founded a genuine conservatory of music at the same time. We will say nothing of the pianists, who number too many: an association for the extinction of the piano would seem preferable to us to an association for its propagation. But we heard a violinist of great talent, M. Edward Mollenhauer, an excellent flutist, M. Even, and a soprano who is not without merit, Miss Lizzie Allen. We appreciate likewise the talent of M. Henry Mollenhauer on the violoncello; only, we reproach him for aiming too much for tours de force. In the case of music, the point is not to surprise the eye, but to charm the ear.