Joseph Mosenthal [composer-musician]
Chamber (includes Solo)
7 December 2015
“To Bergner’s concert at the [illeg.] Steinway Hall. Bergner is Johny’s Violoncello teacher. A nice person, and a good musician. The room was crowded. We had Beethoven’s Septuor--the loveliest composition of its class--and then sundry solos for piano, for cello and for voice all of them flashy and feeble, as I thought. Came away before they were all disposed of.”
“The concert given by Mr. F. Bergner last evening at Steinway Hall, was in every respect satisfactory. The full attendance was a deserved compliment to one of the most accomplished musical artists we have, the programme contained excellent selections from the best classic music, and the performance was worthy of such artists as Miss Sterling, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Mills, and other well known performers who took part in it.”
“Mr. Bergner, the well known violoncellist of the Philharmonic Society, gave his annual concert in the smaller Steinway Hall last evening. The audience was very respectable, both in numbers and appearance. The beneficiare was assisted by some excellent artists, among whom were Miss Nettie Sterling, Messrs. Millls, Warren, Matzka, Pfeifenschneider, Hochstein, Boehm, Schmitz, Mosenthal &c. Beethoven’s septet in E flat, opus 20, and a fantasia on L’Africaine, for cabinet organ, piano, violin and ‘cello, were the most remarkable features in the concert.”
F. Bergner gave his annual concert at Steinway Hall, with the support of Mrs. Sterling, S. B. Mills, Theodore Thomas, Pfeiffenschneider, Hochstein, S. P. Warren, Matzka, Boehm and Schmitz. A fantasy on motifs of L’Africaine, written for melodeon, piano, viola and cello by Theo. Thomas, was performed for the first time.