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Earle LaRoss American Pianist of Power, Poetry and Highest Artistry Figure Direction: Harry W. Bell, 272 Manhattan Ave., New York City AN eminent critic has called Earle LaRoss, the Young American Pianist, of Great Power, Poetry and Highest Artistry We believe that this phrase is of such importance to his career that it will describe his artistic attainments to a wonderfully accurate degree. His technic knows no bounds, as he has played practically all the great literature of piano music. His interpretations are of the highest, as it was Rafael Joseffy who told him when he first heard him play a Chopin number that he had real musicianship and high interpretive ability. His artistry has been advanced to the present stage of perfection by means of following the ideals of the greatest, as his tutelage was in the hands of Joseffy, when he later was accepted as a member of the Meister-Schule at Basle, Switzerland, by Busoni, and then completed his course of interpretation and tone production with Mme. Eleanor Garrigue Ferguson. With his undeniable genius, he is sure to be an artist of the first order, having pursued his education with these masters. He has appeared with many of the big orchestras of the country and in recitals throughout the East. He is reengaged for practically every date that has been fulfilled. Testimonials New York City “Post.” Mr. LaRoss displayed unusual talent and high pianistic ability in the Chopin Polonaise. Philadelphia “Record.” Mr. LaRoss was the star of the performance. He has marvelous technique, and shows keen musical talents. Ithaca, N. Y., “News.” Mr. LaRoss gave one of the most remarkable exhibitions of pianism that was ever heard in this city. Wilmington, Del., “News.” The young artist proved a remarkable tone colorist in the classic compositions. Bach is never uninteresting when played as this artist played it. Reading, Pa., “Eagle.” His interpretations of Beethoven were beautiful and clear, and his technique kept pace with every other qualification. Binghamton, N. Y. “Press.” His playing was at all times satisfactory, often brilliant and sometimes daring. Scranton, Pa., “Times.” His playing was marked with freedom and abandon, and a splendid mastery. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., “Record.” Here is a player of large technical equipment and temperamental fluency of style. Allentown, Pa., “Morning Call.” It is safe to say that never has the difficult concerto by Liszt been done so well in this city by a pianist. Scranton, Pa., “Truth.” Mr. LaRoss demonstrated his wonderful technique in the Liszt 'Concerto in E flat.' For an encore he played the E minor valse. Lebanon, Pa. Considering the marvelous technique, his keen interpretations and poetic conceptions of the works of the Old Masters, he is to rank among the leading pianists of the day. Bethlehem. Pa. His playing of the Chopin Concerto, op. 11, puts him in the first rank of American masters of the piano. Allentown, Pa., “Morning Call.” The test of a musician's temperament is his Chopin playing, and among the old masters and young Mr. LaRoss meets this test masterfully. Binghamton, N. Y., “Times.” And now came the Liszt number. Mr. LaRoss swung off into the harmonic beauties of this most exacting work and made the piano sing duets, now with the woodwind, now with the strings and again with the brasses, being firm and sure in his touch and at times positively daring in the treatment of certain of the robust chord passages. Repertoire CONCERTI BEETHOVEN op. 73, Emperor CHOPIN op. 11, E. Minor CHOPIN op. 21, F. Minor SCHUMANN A. Minor RUBINSTEIN E. Major LISZT E. Flat Major SAINT-SAENS G. Minor TSCHAIKOWSKY B Flat Minor MACDOWELL op. 23, D. Minor MOZART D. Minor Specimen Recital Programs I Sonate, op. 11. Schumann Fantasia, op. 49 Barcarolle Chopin Berceuse Scherzo, C. Sharp Minor Ballade, G. Minor Brahms Meditation Tschaikowsky Arabesque Debussy Hark, Hark the Lark Schubert-Liszt Rhapsodie, No. 12 Liszt II Sonate, op. 58, B. Minor Chopin Traumeswirren Schumann Warum Intermezzo, A. Flat Capriccio, B. Minor Brahms Rhapsodie, E. Flat Polichinelle Rachmaninoff Claire de Lune Debussy Reflets dans l'eau Concert Etude MacDowell Nocturne LaRoss Venezia Napoli (Tarantelle) Liszt III Concerto (Italian) Bach Sonate, op. 57 (Appasionata) Beethoven Etudes: op. 25, No. 7 op. 25, No. 1 op. 25, No. 2 Chopin Preludes: op. 28, Nos. 16, 17, 20 Polonaise, op. 53. Auf dem Wasser zusingen Schubert-Liszt Ballade, F. Major Debussy Barcarolle, G. Minor Rachmaninoff Polonaise, E. Major Liszt Request programs and programs devoted to the compositions of one or more composers will be given.
|Title||Earle LaRoss: American piantist of power, poetry and highest artistry|
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|Personal Name Subject||LaRoss, Earle|
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