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Figure Mary Dennison Gailey Violinist MANAGEMENT OF FRANK E. EDWARDS 36 METHODIST BOOK CONCERN BLDG CINCINNATI Press Comments. Lynn, Mass., Item Without an exception Mary Dennison Gailey is the finest violinist that ever appeared in this city. The audience will go a long way to hear her again. Boston, Mass., Globe One of the features of the recital was the work of Miss Gailey, who is considered one of the most talented violinists in the conservatory. Her rendition of Corelli's selection showed marked musical ability and adequate technique. Chicago Tribune —Miss Gailey's last number, The Fantasie Caprice by Vieuxtemps was her most brilliant achievement. She entered into the spirit of this beautiful composition, and her execution of it was remarkably clear and refined. With Miss Gailey appeared Mrs. Genevieve Johnstone Bishop, Miss Lucia May Wiant, Mr. Gamble and Arthur Kortheuer. Cleveland, Ohio, Press Miss Gailey has been a prominent social and musical factor this week, her numbers being given the recognition that her mastery of the violin fully warranted. She has a breadth and purity of tone, a vigorous and comprehensive appreciation of the artistic, and she is bound to be a success. New York Musical Courier —(Cincinnati Correspondence)—The evening of January 14 brought to public notice at the Cincinnati Conservatory Hall, a young violinist, Mary Dennison Gailey. She is one of the advanced pupils of Pier Adolfo Tirindelli. The program, which was chosen to display the talents and accomplishments of Miss Gailey, was one to make demands upon the masterly artists of the bow, as the virtuoso side of violinism was demonstrated and tested in the ever-charming Gypsy Life of Sarasate, while the solid classic style of performance and interpretation was shown in the immortal concerto of Mendelssohn. Miss Gailey has been amply endowed by nature with both the digital strength and dexterity needed by the player upon the violin, and also with the warmth of heart and temperamental glow of imagination required by the music as a poetic creation of the human spirit. She has been a faithful and enthusiastic disciple of her master. The large audience applauded so cordially as to make, of the event an ovation. She also played the fourth concerto (D minor) by Vieuxtemps, and two numbers of Tirindelli, viz., a Slave's Song, in E minor and major, and a lively joyous piece, in D major, called Good News. Both compositions were genial and charming, and were received with cordiality. Cincinnati Enquirer —Miss Mary Dennison Gailey, a young and prepossessing violinist of much promise, made her debut before a local audience in the hall of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music last Tuesday evening. The program she presented was one of large proportions, including the Vieuxtemps in D minor and Mendelssohn's concertos, besides a group containing two compositions of Tirindelli, and the Sarasate Zigeunerweisen. In the performance of the task allotted her, Miss Gailey acquitted herself with credit, evidencing a sure and fluent technique and a very good tone. She was given a most cordial welcome. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune —Miss Mary Dennison Gailey's execution of the Bruch concerto was profound as well as full of poetic charm. Portland (Oregon) Oregonian —Miss Gailey has brilliant technique as well as great artistic temperament and her tone has a breadth and purity truly remarkable. Macon (Ga.) Telegraph Her mastery of the violin is wonderful. Sioux City, Iowa, Journal —The performance of Miss Gailey, the violinist, was remarkable. Her bowing shows strength and precision and she gets as broad a tone as a man. Among women artists she is to be compared, if she is to be compared at all, only with Camillo Urso, Leonora Jackson and Maude Powell. Miss Gailey played first Sarasate's very difficult transcription of Gounod's Faust, containing the Salvo do Mora, Dio del Or, a bit of the garden song, and closing with the popular waltz. Her last number, Ballad et Polonaise by Vieuxtemps, exhibited her mastery of double stopping and her finished technique generally. Chelsea, Vermont, Press —Miss Gailey is a violinist of rare ability. Her tones are wonderfully rich and pure. She is a native of Ohio and for two years studied in Chicago, then came to Boston to continue her work, where she is leader of the Conservatory orchestra. She is one of the youngest violinists in the city, but has made a name and place for herself among the great artists. The verdict was that she did not play enough. Massillon, Ohio, Item —One of the most delightful musicales ever heard in the city was the violin recital given at the Massillon State Hospital last night by Miss Mary Dennison Gailey. Miss Gailey is a remarkable performer on the most difficult of instruments, and the audience could not get enough of the beautiful music. Miss Gailey played three numbers and responded to encores each time. Besides being an artist the performer has a charming personality, which captivated the audience before she played a note. Even that was forgotten, however, after she began to play. Detroit Free Press —In the violin playing or Miss Mary Dennison Gailey, there is a conscious power and unmistakable charm. With supreme confidence she wields a mastery over her unrivaled instrument which last night fairly entranced her hearers. Her bowing has a superb finish and virility which is only equaled by the absolute preciseness of her fingering. Her first number included various movements of Sarasate's Faust Fantasie. The marvelous beauties of this great piece lost nothing in the playing of this young artist. Her audience could scarcely restrain applause which would have interrupted the musician. Flawless technique and exquisite expression made a genuinely brilliant ensemble. No less scintillant than the former gem was Miss Gailey's playing of Ballade et Polonaise (Vieuxtemps). There is no hesitation in saying she is one of the most consummate masters of the violin among the women who have performed on that instrument. She has rare personal beauty and grace to add to her admirable musical qualities. Marion, O., Star Miss Gailey's opening number was indeed a piece de resistance, the Faust Fantasie—by Sarasate, but it was executed with consummate ease and faultless taste. Her tones in the difficult harmonics were as true an any artist could produce. Her fine technique and the thoroughly intelligent, scholarly and artistic character. if the rendition, free from crudity, mannerism and girlishness, showing the spirit and thoughtfulness of a master. Her subsequent numbers, Ballade—Vieuxtemps and Souvenir d' Amerique by the same author, as well as numerous encores were all rendered in the same manner.
|Title||Mary Dennison Gailey: violinist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gailey. Mary Dennison|
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