Ralph Michaelis Violinist
A Brilliant Player with Magnetic Personality
CHICAGO EVENING POST
Mr. Michaelis plays well. He has temperament, warm tone, and a showy technic. His playing of the slow movement from the Vieuxtemp's D Minor concerto was poetic. The first movement was brilliant. He is made of the right violinistic stuff. — Karleton Hackett, Feb. 6, 1922.
Ralph Michaelis, a violinist of repute, had the stimulant of a very large audience. I heard him play Vieuxtemp's Concerto in D Minor with exceptional tone and technic, and a very evident musical sincerity. He possesses the qualities required in his profession. — Herman Devries, Feb. 6, 1922.
Ralph Michaelis, violinist, displayed sincere, honest playing, technically capable at all points, and with evident ideals. — Edward Moore, Feb. 6, 1922.
CHICAGO DAILY NEWS
Mr. Michaelis has a technic which is serviceable, musical understanding and a manner which suggests his violinistic powers. — Maurice Rosenfeld, Feb. 6, 1922.
Mr. Michaelis played the slow movement (from the Lekeu Sonata) with a broad bow and worked a spell upon his crowded audience. Feb. 6, 1922.
A Few Press Comments from Other Musical Centers
Mr. Michaelis' program served as a splendid vehicle for his superb technic and beautiful warm tone. He possesses a generous fund of artistic requirements.—
Rockford Morning Star.
FOND DU LAC, WIS.
Mr. Michaelis held the audience in a maze of hushed appreciation followed by a burst of spontaneous applause. Fond du Lac tendered him the appreciation due a master hand.—
Mr. Michaelis plays splendidly. He has a magnetic personality, of course is a fine musician and shows great versatility, the beauty of his tone work being linked with technical mastery so that the resulting effect is altogether a satisfaction.—
Member of The Beethoven Trio
Mr. Michaelis is the violinist of The Beethoven Trio of Chicago. This Trio has become the best known organization of its kind in the middle west.
The following few press comments testify to its success:
CHICAGO EVENING AMERICAN
The Beethoven Trio have the best right in the world to their name. To hear them is to enjoy, not to criticize.—Herman Devries.
CHICAGO DAILY NEWS
In the Beethoven Trio, op. 70, they gave a clean, precise and musical reading.—Maurice Rosenfeld.
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE
The Beethoven Trio is clever and right. Their playing was deft and exquisite.—Frederick Donaghey.
They played Beethoven with fine respect for the balance of parts and deft and finished phrasing. The artists scored a real success. — Henriette Weber.
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