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  • [Association documents] -- September 03, 1878
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    Mr. G. Syndacker applied to the board for use of the Standard Club for permission to give a concert in the Auditorium of the Temple on Tuesday, 10th inst. for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers in the South, and on motion the application was unanimously granted.

    Mr. G. Syndacker applied to the board for use of the Standard Club for permission to give a concert in the Auditorium of the Temple on Tuesday, 10th inst. for ...

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  • [Association documents] -- November 24, 1878
    Sinai Congregation, Board of Directors Minutes

    The president stated that a committee from Johanna Lodge J.O.T.L. of this city had applied to him for the use of our auditorium for one evening for a musical entertainment for charitable purposes, and on motion he was authorized to grant the request of the applicants subject to the payment of such outlays for gas, fuel, and incidentals as the congregation might incur.

    The president stated that a committee from Johanna Lodge J.O.T.L. of this city had applied to him for the use of our auditorium for one evening for a musical entertainment ...

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  • The Occident -- March 23, 1888
    Handsome Donation to Our Public Library

    The following letter from Mr. Carl Wolfsohn, the eminent pianist of Chicago, has given the Public Library of Chicago, the late Beethoven Society's valuable music scores of eminent authors, which has an intrinsic value of at least $2,500......

    Mr. Adolph Moses

    Dear Sir:

    The Library of the Beethoven Society, which has been placed at my disposition by the Board of Directors of that society, I have held for several years, waiting for an opportunity to present it to a new musical society whose only and principal aim should be the Highest in Art. As no such opportunity presents itself and is even not visible in the near future, I beg you to request the Board of Directors of the Public Library to accept it as a gift on my part, to an institution fostering that, which through my whole life had had my deepest sympathy, - The advancement and culture of mind and soul.

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    Should at any time the loan of the works of the Beethoven Library assist the new as well as now existing choral societies, it would fully meet my wishes, and an object attained I always had in view.

    Carl Wolfsohn

    March 9, 1888.

    Chicago.

    The following letter from Mr. Carl Wolfsohn, the eminent pianist of Chicago, has given the Public Library of Chicago, the late Beethoven Society's valuable music scores of eminent authors, which ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- February 20, 1891
    Musical Matters in Chicago

    The musical activity and interest in Chicago has always been more or less pronounced, and it is interesting to note the development which has taken place within a short time. One does not invite criticism in claiming for Chicago a leading place among the few musical cities of America.

    Even in the ante-fire days there were already large singing societies, and operas sung every season with exclusively local talent. Orchestral and chamber concerts also flourished.

    When Mr. Carl Wolfsohn came from Philadelphia and founded the Beethoven Society, a new impetus was given to musical matters. Mr. Wolfsohn's remarkable ability also manifested itself in a performance of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, and the rendering of very successful and important chamber concerts.

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    Meanwhile the Apollo Club was started under the leadership of Mr. S. G. Pratt. But it was not until its present leader, Mr. Wm. Tomlins, assumed the baton, that it took rank among the musical societies of the country.

    The most successful organization has given Sunday concerts at Turner Hall, directed by Mr. Adolf Rosenbecker. Some of the artists are Mrs. Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Mr. Jacobson, eminent master of the violin, Mr. Marum, who excels on the same instrument, and Mr. Fredercik Hess, violincello virtuoso; the latter two gentlemen are associated with Mr. Wolfsohn in giving chamber concerts.

    The musical activity and interest in Chicago has always been more or less pronounced, and it is interesting to note the development which has taken place within a short time. ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- February 27, 1891
    Musical Notes

    Carl Wolfsohn's last trio evening this season will be given on March 5, at Bournique's.

    Professor Jacobson and his string quartet will shortly inaugurate a series of evening chamber concerts, to be given on the same plan as a series of highly successful morning musicales recently rendered by this excellent organization.

    Carl Wolfsohn's last trio evening this season will be given on March 5, at Bournique's. Professor Jacobson and his string quartet will shortly inaugurate a series of evening chamber concerts, ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- April 03, 1891
    [Chicago Composer's Work Performed Abroad]

    Chicago is again attracting attention abroad. "Butterflies" is the title of an opera burlesque composed by Mr. Carl Koelling of Chicago. The Carl Schultze Theatre in Hamburg is under contract bound to produce it on April 4th or 11th, or pay a heavy forfeit. August Cranz, the well known publisher in Hamburg, Vienna and Brussels, has bought the music. Mr. Koelling is now in Hamburg superintending the production.

    Chicago is again attracting attention abroad. "Butterflies" is the title of an opera burlesque composed by Mr. Carl Koelling of Chicago. The Carl Schultze Theatre in Hamburg is under contract ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- April 03, 1891
    [Theodore Thomas Is Musical Director of Fair]

    Theodore Thomas has become Musical Director of the World's Columbian Exposition. The size of his orchestra will exceed that of any similar body, and it is probable that much of the music will be specially written for the fair.

    Miss Gussie Cottlow, the child pianist, and Master Leon Marx, the boy violinist, will play, among other standard selections, the famous Kreutzer Sonata, at the Central Music Hall on Friday evening, April 10th.

    Theodore Thomas has become Musical Director of the World's Columbian Exposition. The size of his orchestra will exceed that of any similar body, and it is probable that much of ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- April 03, 1891
    [Annual Charity Concert]

    The Amateur Musical Club gave its annual charity concert last night at the Central Music Hall. A very interesting program was well rendered.

    Theodore Thomas' New York orchestra will give a weeks return season of concerts at the Auditorium, beginning Monday, April 27th.

    The Amateur Musical Club gave its annual charity concert last night at the Central Music Hall. A very interesting program was well rendered. Theodore Thomas' New York orchestra will give ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- April 10, 1891
    Lakeside Children's Ball

    The date for the Lakeside children's ball in reference to week of April 3, p. 116, has been changed to Saturday, the 18th inst., a week earlier than first announced.

    A Cradle song, by Emil Liebling, has just been published by S. Brainards' Sons. It is arranged as a Piano solo, also for violin and piano, and is as dainty a bit of melody and charming a lullaby as has been published recently.

    The date for the Lakeside children's ball in reference to week of April 3, p. 116, has been changed to Saturday, the 18th inst., a week earlier than first announced. ...

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  • Reform Advocate -- April 17, 1891
    [Juvenile Artists in Successful Performance]

    The concert by several of Chicago's talented juvenile performers at the Central Music Hall, last Friday evening, was a success. Miss Gussie Cutlow has great talent as a pianist and fully met the expectations of the audience. Her performance of Beethoven's Sonata in C. Major, Op. 53, was greeted with great applause. Master Leon Marx won a recall for his expressive interpretation of Mendelssohn's Concerto in E. Minor. Ernest Wagner, the young flutist, who made his first appearance before a Chicago audience, is a remarkable player.

    The concert by several of Chicago's talented juvenile performers at the Central Music Hall, last Friday evening, was a success. Miss Gussie Cutlow has great talent as a pianist and ...

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