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Figure Ethel E. Freeman, Violiniste Ethel E. Freeman, Violiniste Ethel E. Freeman is an artist of rare musical talent, having received her first musical education at the age of ten years and graduating with the highest honors and numerous scholarships in 1904. She then went to Brussels, Belgium, and studied under the noted master, Cesar Thomson, receiving high honors and various mementos. Of Miss Freeman's playing, the Chicago American said: Ethel E. Freeman, a very talented young violinist, is given the place of honor on the programme for the musicale of the American Conservatory. The recital takes place at Music Hall, Fine Arts Building. Miss Freeman, the gifted young violinist, has attracted attention and favorable comment wherever she has appeared. She is said to possess a technique that may be expected only in those who have genius. Miss Freeman plays with ease concertos rarely attempted by those who have a complete mastery of the violin. The Gibson, Ill., News printed the following: Ethel E. Freeman, of Chicago, the young violinist, played with a power and pathos which was astonishing. Such depth of expression is the mark of a genius of the highest order. Her selections were a Sonata by Handel, Concerto by De Beriot, Legende by Wieniawski. The Chicago Concerto Goer said: Ethel E. Freeman, the talented violinist, aroused great enthusiasm by her playing of the Ries Romanze. The young violinist is a pupil of Jan Van Oordt, and gives promise of becoming a great artist. Her tone is beautiful and expressive. One could shut one's eyes and believe from such a performance that an experienced artist, and one possessed of the most poetic feeling, was playing. Miss Freeman obtained an ovation and was compelled to play again. The Arion Guide of the Royal League, said: A rare treat was the appearance of Ethel E. Freeman, whose violin selections were vigorously encored. Miss Freeman is indeed an accomplished artist of rare musical talent. She has just recently returned from Europe, where she was most enthusiastically received and given the highest honors and many mementos for her splendid renditions on the violin. The Kenosha, Wis., Journal, said: A musicale by Ethel E. Freeman proved a marked success. Miss Freeman has recently returned from Brussels, Belgium, where she was a pupil of the great master, Cesar Thomson. Her selections were: G minor Concerto, by Bruch; Ziegeunerweisen, by Sarasate; Mazourka, by Zarzycki. Miss Freeman possesses a beautiful, expressive tone, which makes one wonder to what violinists of the future are coming, when a girl so young can reach such proficiency. The Milwaukee, Wis., Sentinel, said: Ethel E. Freeman, a gifted violinist, played with an unaffected charm and contagious enthusiasm. She has a tone that is truly beautiful. The Chicago Tribune said: Ethel E. Freeman headed the roll of honor at the commencement exercises of the American Conservatory, and was awarded the Paganini gold medal for her work on the violin. The Chicago Journal printed the following: The playing of Ethel E. Freeman proved her right to the distinction of gold medalist, and effectually placed Jan Van Oordt's name in the list of the finest teachers. Miss Freeman is a most talented young girl, and played Vieuxtemps' Ballade at Polonaise with every artistic appreciation of the details and nuances. EXTRACTS FROM REPERTOIRE OF ETHEL E. FREEMAN Concerto G minor, Max Bruch. Concerto No. 4, Vieuxtemps. Concerto E minor, Mendelssohn. Ziegeunerweisen Sarasate. Airs Russes, Wieniawski. Mazourka, Zarzycki. Fantasie Appassionata, Vieuxtemps. Romanze, Ries. Danse Hongroise, Brahms. Humoreske, Dvorak. Ballade et Polonaise Vieuxtemps. Gavotte Martini. Sarabande et Tambourin, Leclair, Polonaise, Wieniawski. Sonata, Handel. Sonata, Beethoven.
|Title||Ethel E. Freeman|
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|Personal Name Subject||Freeman, Ethel E.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||5|
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