Anschütz Music Institute Concert: 4th

Event Information

Steck’s Music Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Joseph Poznanski [piano]

Price: $1

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

This concert was originally scheduled for 01/17/67, but postponed was postponed to 01/24/67.

The quartet was made up of Poznanski, Schwartz, Bernstein, and Liesegang.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Quartet, no. 62; Quartet, op. 76, no. 3; Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser; God save Emperor Francis; Emperor; Kaiser
Composer(s): Haydn
aka Cradle song; Weigenlied
Composer(s): Wallace
Text Author: Tennyson
Participants:  Charlotte Varian
Composer(s): Hummel
Participants:  Const. Demuth
Composer(s): Mozart
Participants:  Charlotte Varian
aka Quartet, strings, no. 4. E-flat major; Quartet, strings, op. 10, no. 4;
Composer(s): Mozart


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 January 1867, 6.

Lists program.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 17 January 1867, 8.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 17 January 1867.

“The piano for the concert is from George Steck and Co.” Lists 12/17/67 as the performance date.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 January 1867.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 January 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 January 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 25 January 1867.

“The fourth Poznanski quartet soirée at Steck’s Hall last night comprised Haydn’s celebrated G [sic] major quartet, in which ‘God Save the Emperor,’ the Austrian national anthem, in introduced, and Mozart’s E flat major quartet. The first work was finely played, the second movement, Poco adagio (the anthem), being encored. [List of members of the quartet.] Madame Varian Hoffmann sang a cradle song by Wallace in excellent style, although the accompanist almost nullified her artistic rendering by want of common delicacy of touch and phrasing. She was encored and responded with a chansonnette. Such an artist should be heard more frequently in the concert hall. Mr. Demuth played a rondo by Hummel. The audience was not large, but kind, however, towards the artist.”

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 26 January 1867, 8.

“The concert drew a large and attentive audience. The performance of Haydn’s ‘Kaiser Quartett’ was nicely done, especially the second movement which is part of the Austrian National Anthem. This part was requested as an encore. At the end of this part a more subtle pianissimo would have been more effective. The significantly more challenging E flat quartet by Mozart was also played successfully. The harmony with which the four players perform, has improved greatly; the effort and passion invested here by the players deserves much recognition. Mrs. Varian-Hoffmann performed her two songs with more understanding than vocal skill. Demuth proved to be a fine pianist who has obviously given much attention to the study of classical music. In this concert a newly constructed grand piano of Steck & Co. was introduced and its perfection has to be recognized. All in all, the concert was an ingratiating one.”

Review: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 02 February 1867, 409.

“The program was quite attractive. The large audience enjoyed the second movement of Haydn’s quartet so much that the musicians had to repeat it da capo. Mozart’s quartet was also performed very well. Demuth played a modern piece on a beautiful Steinway grand piano. He is an efficient pianist; however not able to do justice to contemporary music. The success of this soiree is well-deserved.”