Grand Monthly Concert of the Piano-Forte Association and the Conservatory for Musical Instruction: 2nd

Event Information

Cooper Institute

Price: $.50; $1 admits a gentleman and a lady

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 February 2019


Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 January 1865.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 26 January 1865.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 January 1865.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 January 1865, 7.
Advertisement: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 27 January 1865.

Review: New York Post, 28 January 1865.
“The Second Concert of the National Piano-Forte Association took place at Cooper Institute last night, before a large audience. A number of eminent resident musical performers assisted. Miss Lizzie Allen was the vocalist.”
Review: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 30 January 1865.

 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.