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Joseph C. Erman Announces THAT after a series of seasons spent in concertizing, he has opened a studio in St. Louis and is teaching the famous Leschetizky Method HIS ability as both solo pianist and accompanist may best be judged by the enclosed criticisms copied from various papers throughout the United States. Residence 4356 Laclede Ave. Phone Lindell 2579 A clever new pianist was heard with the orchertra [sicorchestra]at yesterday's pop concert in the person of Joseph Erman. There was much to be admired in his playing of the Liszt Hungarian Fantasie with the orchestra, while in the Schubert-Liszt Hark Hark the Lark and three small Chopin numbers he proved himself to be the posessor [sicpossessor]of not only an ample technic but also of a lot of genuine poetic temperment[sictemperament]. Boston Transcript. Mr. Erman scored an emphatic success by his masterly performance of the Liszt Hungarian Fantasie. He posesses [sicpossesses]a tone of wonderful strength and warmth and his technic is more than ample for any calls that may be made upon it.— Boston Herald His playing of the Beethoven Waldstein Sonate, opus 53, was all that could be desired, the first movement being made to sound bright and impetuous while the last one was given a dreamy tender character that no player deficient in imagination or out of sympathy with the music could have managed to suggest. From Beethoven he passed through the balance of his exacting programme of Chopin, Grieg and Liszt with unflagging energy, never allowing the technicalities, no matter how difficult, to interfere with his conception of the musical side of the compositions as he saw and felt them. Washington Times His playing is to be praised for his reliable and faultless technic, and for his sane and masculine sentiment. The sterling musical nature of the pianist was plainly shown in the varied programme by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Greig and Schubert-Liszt numbers. Washington Herald. Mr. Erman proved by his execution that he occupies an eminent position among modern pianists. The excellence of his playing, his mastery of technical difficulties, his well modulated tone and his objective conceptions combined with his warnth[sicwarmth] of feeling do not fail to make his performances highly enjoyable. Troy (N. Y.) Times In Mr. Erman we made the acquaintance of a pianist who deserves the name of genuine artist. It is not necessary to speak of his technic which is self understood in a modern pianist. The chief point is interpretation and we are frank to state that we rarely meet pianists with such fine conceptions throughout. He was an unquestionable success, the number with the orchestra, the Liszt Hungarian Fantasie, being played with a rare dash and fire, while his group of smaller numbers including two preludes and two etudes by Chopin and Hark—the Lark by Schubert-Liszt were played with all the requiste [sicrequisite]delicacy of touch and shading. Pittsburgh Leader. In Beethoven, Chopin and Grieg and in the arrangements of Schubert by Liszt there was all the actuality the most critical could desire in the playing of Mr. Erman's. The means to this end are a touch of gentleness and at the same time firmness with complete command of the intermediary stages, a technic of unusual sureness and lastly a musical mind of very high rank.— Springfield Republican. Joseph Erman played the Liszt Hungarian Fantasie with most brilliant execution and lyric beauty, giving poetic expression to the tender moods of the composition and crowning all with superb fire and rythme[sicrhythm].— Chicago Tribune. Mr. Joseph Erman is the pianist of the company. Little need be said of his work as it is already well known here. He has traveled with noted singers and has visited here before. As usual his work both as soloist and accompanist is excellent.— Utica (N. Y.) Daily Press. Joseph C. Erman the pianist of the company rounded out a brilliant organization. He filled with marked ability the exacting role of accompanist, while his solos were played with dash and fire displaying lots of spirit and a technical equipment of higher order. Troy (N. Y.) Record. Joseph C. Erman the pianist was accorded an uncontested success. He has full soft tone, complete command of everything technical and strong inner feeling as portrayed in the Chopin noctourne [sicnocturne]and the slow movement of the Beethoven Sonate. His virtuosity and the care free surety of an overwhelming yet well controlled temperment were evinced in the Schubert-Taussig Military March and the Schubert-Liszt Hark. Hark the Lark in particular. Syracuse (N. Y.) Herald. Mr. Erman is a pianist of authority and dynamic power, together with a technical proficiency that commands respect for his dazzling achievements. He is an artist of wonderful gifts and has that sympathy in interpretation which at once puts him on intimate terms with his audience, and a sincerity and fine understanding of the contents of the compositions he plays.— Syracuse Post Standard. About the complete success of Joseph Erman, the pianist, there can be no doubt whatever, He played like a master. His touch is beautifully delicate and clear, his trills and runs smooth and sparkling, and his bravura faultless so far as technic is concerned. He soon won marked favor with the audience and was recalled many times after his solos.— Newark Evening News. As the programme readily shows, Mr. Erman does not incline so much to musical pretties, —facinating[sicfascinating], lovely apercus,—as to all that is monumental and grand. In itself this is most laudable but it presupposes a musically educated audience, such as is not always forthcoming. It had assembled at last night's concert. The applause was most lively, hands and feet were requisioned[sicrequisitioned], and Joseph Erman fully deserved it all. His playing is broad, warm and sincere. This healthy conception is continued in his entire musical interpretation.— Newark Star. Erman proved beyond a doubt last evening that he deserves to be classed among the best pianists at once. In his work there was always the real artistic spirit and in addition to an uncommonly fine technique he has a personality in his performance that is highly agreeable.— New York Herald. Among the artists on the programme was one new to Denver concert-goers but after his performance and the reception accorded him last evening I think I am safe in saying that he is not only no longer a stranger here, but his early return is eagerly looked for by many of the good people of Denver. I speak of the pianist Erman. His numbers by Beethoven, Grieg and Chopin brought forth liberal applause, but the climax came after the most brilliant rendition of the Schubert-Taussig 'Marche Militaire' when the audience waited and applauded until Mr. Erman had played three encores concluding one of the most artistic evenings it has been my good fortune to pass in years. Denver (Colo.) Republican. Joseph C. Erman, a young pianist was heard for the first time in St. Louis at Association hall, Y. M. C. A. Building last evening. His playing of Beethoven, Chopin and Grieg was all that could be desired while his rendition of the Schubert-Tausig 'March Militaire' brought him two recalls.— St. Louis Globe Democrat. The very gifted young American pianist, Jos. C. Erman was soloist at the fourth concert of the Symphony orchestra. He played the Liszt Hungarian Fantasie. His talent and his equipment represent practically everything that goes to make a completely satisfying artist. His is a finely poetic nature of perfect rythmetic sense with feeling character and intensity. Pittsburgh Press. A large audience greeted Joseph C. Erman, the pianist, when this gifted artist played in Cleveland, Saturday evening. Mr. Erman is a Leschetizky exponent and he revealed in his playing ample technic, a beautiful singing tone and fine appreciation of artistic values. Free from all effectation[sicaffectation], he entered into the true meaning of the compositions. During the programme, Mr. Erman was enthusiastically recalled many times.— Cleveland Plain Dealer. Joseph C. Erman was the pianist. The value of his work was attested to by the hearty applause which he received. It was characterized by its ample technic, its forcefulness, its poetry and its truly beautifully graded climaxes in his solos while his accompanying left nothing to be desired.— Philadelphia Ledger.
|Title||Joseph C. Erman|
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|Personal Name Subject||Erman, Joseph C.|
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