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Figure KATHERINE GUTCHELL PIANIST New York Manager V. E. B. Fuller Fisk Bldg. For all New York Concerts Hardman Piano Used Piano Rolls—Q. R. S. Two years solid booking with The Boyds for Interstate Platform Service, Chicago The beauty of technique possessed by Katherine Gutchell commends her to the thoughtful students of music and insures her a welcome by the critical. This in itself justifies the extensive tour of this accomplished artist. Technique in itself will not make for an artist a place in the regard of the average man or woman who loves music. Such patrons of things musical only subconciously [sicsubconsciously]appreciate technique. Melody is to them, first and last, the quality that renders music enjoyable. Katherine Gutchell to a rare degree appreciates this dual basis of appreciation and her programs not only satisfy those who admire form and method, but also those to whom the sensuous alone appeals. The comments of the Press upon this talented artist are most favorable and in them all is not only commendations of the musical excellence of the art of Katherine Gutchell but a warmth of encomium that unquestionably indicates the personal charm which has been impressed upon the critic. It is an unusual pleasure, says a distinguished critic, in the day of a plethora of pianists to be able to write of this artist that she charms by uplifting my musical appreciation to a plane where a superb mastery of the piano is the means of interpretation of musical conception rather than to that Nth degree in which digital dexterity sacrifices melody to pianistic gymnastics. SMITH BENEFIT ENTERTAINMET A splendid entertainment was given in the High School Auditorium last evening for the Smith College Fund. Miss Gutchell, pianist, always a Montpelier favorite, delighted her audience and justified her reputation of unusual musical ability. Her program of twelve numbers arranged in three groups, contained a great variety of style and at all times showed technique, purity of tone and artistic interpretation. Mendelsohn's Scherzo in E minor and Country Gardens by Grainger drew such applause that she generously repeated them. At the close of her program, Miss Gutchell played The Music Box, a delightful little number arranged by herself.— Evening Argus . Miss Gutchell came to us with all the charm and individuality we have come to expect of her, plus experience and improved technique. The audience was hers all the time she was playing and at the end of the concert, refused to leave until she had granted them two more encores. The Schuman number was given a brilliant interpretation and the Orientale, by Amani, was played with consummate skill. Guion's arrangement of the old dance Turkey in The Straw is a most unusual number, and was played admirably. But it was in the Chopin group that Miss Gutchell was at her best. The group was well chosen, rising to the great Revolutionary Etude, and was played in a manner entirely worthy of the composition. Few concerts of equal merit have been heard here in recent years. If the rest of the series reaches the high mark set last night, Montpelier music-lovers are to be congratulated. THE BUDGET'S GALLERY OF MUSICAL CELEBRITIES No. 10 An accomplished pianist is a rare musician and when one reaches that pinnacle of success whereby his or her playing completely satisfies from the standpoint of pure beauty, one's accomplishment becomes transformed into art. Beauty is the keynote and the goal of all pianists—beauty of technical effect, beauty and poetic sentiment and beauty of musical achievement, and all these have been attained by Miss Katharine Gutchell— The Tory Sunday Budget . Miss Gutchell is not only an artist of skill and experience, which bespeaks a mastery of the technique of the pianoforte, but has an unusual appreciation of the tonal beauty of music, rendering the classic as well as the best modern compositions with that fidelity, sympathy and feeling so necessary to true expression— Troy Times Saturday Art Section . The feature of last evening's Ladies' Night entertainment of King Solomon's Lodge, F. and A. M., was the wonderful piano playing of Miss Katherine Gutchell, who proved herself one of the most talented who has ever come to this city.— Troy Record, Morning . Miss Katherine Gutchell played piano solos with a facility of technique and artistic expression that revealed her as an artist of high rank and a true musician.— The Troy Times . Miss Gutchell is a young pianist of fine ability, sure technique and a command of the key board. She played with feeling and color.— Burlington Free Press . Miss Katherine Gutchell played several piano solos with her usual skill and brilliancy.— Albany Knickerbocker-Press . Miss Gutchell would be a real addition to any concert party. Her piano solos were much enjoyed, the Mendellsohn, Trumpet Scherzo and Seelings Lorely being especially fine. She played also Country Gardens, Grainger, Love Song, Kreisler, Soaring, Schumann and the Leschetitsky arrangement of the sextette for left hand alone. Her accompaniments were admirable.— Creston, Iowa .
|Title||Katherine Gutchell: pianist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gutchell, Katherine|
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