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Figure Florence Hardeman VIOLINIST Assisted at the Piano by Stewart Wille Management HORNER-WITTE 3000 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Miss Florence Hardeman Honored By Home City A S the protege of Madam Schumann-Heink, John Phillip Sousa, the late Maud Powell and the pupil of Leopold Auer, FLORENCE HARDEMAN first began to attract attention by virtue of her inimitable playing, she has proved herself more than worthy of their sponsorship. She is being hailed throughout the world as the great American violinist. This young artist has something vital and something unique to give the world. It is not alone her exquisite technique (after all, there are plenty of technicians.) It is the force and the brilliance of her personality. Miss Hardeman has a soul, which she literally throws into her music. She is a Cincinnatian by birth; and, conclusive proof of her greateness [sicgreatness] lies in the fact that it was the citizens of her native city who fostered her genius and made possible her studies with Auer, in Europe. After those years of instruction from the famous teacher, Miss Hardeman made an extended European concert tour. At the height of her achievement she returned to America and after giving a concert in Cincinnati with triumphant success, the citizens of her home city presented Miss Hardeman with Ole Bull's famous old Amati violin. Miss Hardeman has appeared as soloist with some of the leading symphony orchestras of the country also with the leading music clubs of New York City. Besides this, she has toured with some of the world's greatest artists. She accompanied Sarah Bernhardt around the world, and toured as soloist with Lieut. John Phillip Sousa and his band. During the past winter, she was engaged by Madam Schumann-Heink, as assisting artist, and this year she will accompany the great prima donna on her tour around the world. Miss Hardeman is a true artist. The dexterity and the sureness of her technique are now accepted throughout the world; but more than that, she has a warmth and a charm of personality that puts the human soul into every draw of the bow. STEWART WILLE As a pianist and musician, Stewart Wille ranks high and his playing is characterized by its brilliancy and native poetry. Careful training in America prepared Mr. Wille for his work abroad, where he studied with the late Madame Annette Essipoff, formerly head of the Piano Department at the Royal Conservatory of Petrograd and celebrated as piano virtuoso. In Berlin he studied with Swartz of Sterns Conservatory. After returning to America he has had the good fortune to be associated with Heinrich Gebhard, the well known pianist and pedagogue, and for two years was assistant to Mr. Gebhard in Boston. During that time Mr. Wille made extensive concert tours in United States and Canada, giving joint recitals and chamber music recitals with Mr. Harrison Keller, the well known Boston violinist, and gained the finest commendation of America's greatest critics for his solo playing as well as for his ensemble work. He served with the U. S. Army in France, his musical talent causing him to be placed in band work as a band master. Since returning from service he has resumed his concert work. Mr. Wille has appeared in recital with such artists as Reed Miller, Grace Kerns, Florence Hardeman, Frederick Gunster, Harrison Keller, Mme. Zendt, Gustaf Holmquist, Alma Beck, Edgar Schofield and Arthur Middleton. Florence Hardeman Press Comments: THE BOSTON “:HERALD”:: Miss Florence Hardeman puts rare felling and poetry into her artistic violin playing. CINCINNATI “:ENQUIRER”:: Miss Florence Hardeman, as violin soloist, justifies Mr. Sousa's high opinion of her. She played with a pleasing exhibition of talent, technique and power, two movements from the Concerto in F sharp minor by Vieuxtemps. Miss Hardeman, who is a Cincinati [sicCincinnati] girl, adds luster to a staff of capable artists surrounding Mr. Sousa. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, “:EVENING NEWS”:: As a violinist, Mr. Sousa considers Miss Hardeman without a superior in this country, and she gave unmistakable evidence of attainment of a high order. OKLAHOMA CITY “:NEWS”:: Miss Florence Hardeman, is a violinist of great accomplishment. The atmosphere seems electrified when she played. OMAHA, NEB., “:OMAHA BEE”:: Miss Florence Hardeman, violinist, responded with two well deserved encores after a musical and well played solo, Two movements from Concerto in F by Vieuxtemps. Miss Hardeman has both technic and tone, and played with excellent taste. LOS ANGELES “:RECORD”:: Miss Florence Hardeman, violinist, scored heavily with her artistic interpretations from the Vieuxtemps 'Concerto on F Sharp Minor.' Sousa knows how to get 'em. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, “:KANSAS CITY STAR”:: She has a technique to match her fire and taste to match her technique, a rare combination in so young an artist. After her first number, Roude de Lutuis, the audience fairly demanded encore after encore. MINNEAPOLIS “:MORNING TRIBUNE”:: Miss Hardeman was the most popular of the soloists, and showed wonderful technique in difficult selections. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, “:TIMES DISPATCH”:: She played with great artistic expression and her technique was finished and accurate. Her encores were beautifully done and her playing was that of a true artist. HOUSTON, TEXAS, “:POST”:: Her solos were given with a style and dash that captivated everyone and she was obliged to respond again and again. Florence Hardeman Press Comments (Continued) SANTA BARBARA, CAL., “:MORNING PRESS”:: Miss Hardeman easily scored the biggest hit of the concert, and her solos were all wonderfully given. VANCOUVER, B. C., “:DAILY SUN”:: Miss Hardeman is an accomplished violinist who played with great beauty of tone, technical fluence [sicfluency] and vigor. She was obliged to respond to many well deserved recalls. NEW YORK “:TELEGRAPH”:: Miss Hardeman is a young violinist with a bright future before her, and she revealed skill of a high order in her violin solos. Her playing is a part of her personality, and she makes her instrument express charming things. She has met here with the same success that has followed her from coast to coast. CANTON, OHIO, “:DAILY NEWS”:: Miss Hardeman's bowing is spirited at all times; her technique faultless and the tones clear and resounding. ST. PAUL, MINN., “:DAILY NEWS”:: Florence Hardeman can do things on the violin that bring genuine tears to the eyes. Stewart Wille Press Comments: BOSTON “:TRANSCRIPT”:: Mr. Wille showed skill as a pianist in numbers from Scriabine 'Etrangete' sufficiently worthy of the title in queerness, daring and harmonic spice—Korngold, 'The Brownies' and from Chopin—in Korngold's music—he directed a delicate sense of shading— FORT WORTH “:RECORD”:: He is a pianist of rare ability and his numbers were enthusiastically received and were deserving of the full warmth of praise they elicited. His playing was not only artistic throughout, but full of spirit and rich in virile expression. SAN JOSE, CALIF., “:MERCURY HERALD”:: Mr. Wille is a pianist who has won great distinction, and his solos showed that his fame was not overdrawn. RIVERSIDE, CALIF.: Mr. Wille is a real artist. He has adequate technique and an unusual clarity of tone— SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., “:DAILY TELEGRAM”:: Early in the program Mr. Wille proved his genius. He possesses artistry of a sort rarely heard in this day and those in the audience who feared they would be bored by classics became enthusiastically delighted. CORSICANA, TEXAS, “:DAILY SUN”:: The entire recital was filled with life and highly enjoyed by everyone. Mr. Wille is one of the best pianists now on the concert platform. He plays with taste and his technic is something wonderful. He seems to place his whole soul into his playing. He received an ovation such as was never before accorded to an artist by a Corsicana audience. Wild enthusiasm prevailed— SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., “:TRIBUNE”:: Mr. Wille revealed a poetic temperament of the sort too seldom heard. Without hint of bang or pound he drew from the piano a tone deliciously clear and limpid strains that were truly musical. It was a great treat to listen to Mr. Wille's elegant artistry.
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