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Figure SARA GUROWITSCH Violoncellist Management THE AUDITORIUM SOCIETY MARIE KIECKHOEFER , Sec'y . 63 West 96th St., New York City Tel. 3592 Riverside SARA GUROWITSCH MISS SARA GUROWITSCH, the Russian Violoncellist, is one of the most interesting personalities before the concert public at the present time. Her reputation as a cellist of high ability was first established by winning the Feliz Mendelssohn Bartholdi prize at Berlin and later by her successful appearances in the prominent musical centers of Europe. While at Berlin, Miss Gurowitsch played Eugene D'Albert's cello concerto, being accompanied at the piano by that eminent composer who highly praised her rendition of his work. PRESS OPINIONS BERLIN—At Blüthnersaal Miss Gurowitsch introduced herself as a very talented 'cellist with considerably well developed technic. Her tone is clear and flexible, and her playing throughout shows delicate feeling and thorough musical knowledge. The immense technical difficulties of the Tschaikowski Variations , and the Saint Saens Concerto were overcome by the artist in an admirable manner. She played Bruch's Kol Nidrei exquisitely beautiful and with much soul.— Boersenzeitung. The young artist played the cantilenes with wonderful expression and style, and proved herself to be fully capable of mastering the extraordinary technical difficulties.— Nationalzeitung. LEIPZIG—Yesterday a new name was added to those of Suggia, Capponsacchi, Ruegger, etc., and it is that of Sara Gurowitsch. Her tone is sympathetic and sonorous. Her rendition of the cantilene is splendid, her technic is unsurpassable and her tone conception all prove that she has real, great, talent.— Neueste Nachrichten. It was a very satisfactory, short concert. Miss Sara Gurowitsch played three of the best, fundamental musical compositions, and made a very favorable impression. She has a well developed technic, and her bowing is firm. The beautiful tone and spirited interpretation made the performance of this artist extremely impressive.— Tageblatt. VIENNA—We have heard the Berlin violincello virtuoso Sara Gurowitsch. Her tone is soft and enchanting and is unusually clear. One hardly was aware of the great technical difficulties overcome, the performer played with such ease. Her playing proves her to be a musician to her finger tips, and it would be a great satisfaction to me to hear Miss Gurowitsch at her own concert.— Zeitschrift für Musik. In learning to know Sara Gurowitsch, the Berlin 'cellist, we find an artist whom we would very much like to meet again. Her tone is as clear as a bell, and contains a delicate quality, we might say, a feminine softness and suppleness. But, at the same time she plays with ease, and all enormous technical difficulties are overcome without the slightest effort.— Neues Tageblatt. LONDON—Miss Gurowitsch in her rendition of the Tschaikowski Variations proved herself to be a 'cellist of great technical ability and an artist of the foremost rank. Her interpretation of the entire program was deserving of the highest possible praise.— Daily Telegraph. Sara Gurowitsch made a decidedly favorable impression by her intelligent interpretation of the Tschaikowski Variations. Her rich and full tone, especially in the cantilenes, and her natural gift of playing with soul and expression, makes her performances interesting and out of the ordinary.— Times. She possesses a full tone, a wonderful technic and her interpretation of the Tschaikowski Variations was intelligent as well as brilliant. The audience evidenced its approval by thunderous applause.— Morning Post. NEW YORK—Miss Sara Gurowitsch, 'cellist who played as soloist in an agreeable manner at one of last season's concerts of the New York Symphony Society, gave a recital last evening in Carnegie Lyceum. She played with excellent schooling and self-confidence with a tone of power and penetration.— The Times. Miss Gurowitsch gave evidence of skill, judgment and good taste.— The American. Miss Gurowitsch gave a recital and had a large house to admire her facile technique and her neat taste.— The Tribune. She has a vibrant tone, a well developed musical sense and taste.— The World. Sara Gurowitsch attracted a large audience. She played with skill.— The Evening World. Miss Sara Gurowitsch, the 'cellist, again revealed herself as a true artist, and in a duet with Miss Sassoli played a Handel sonata superbly.— Evening Telegram. Miss Sassoli and Miss Gurowitsch opened the program with a sonata by Handel, played with skill. Miss Gurowitsch again revealed many striking features in her 'cello playing, not the least of which was her clear, pure tone, which seemed full and luscious, a technic which does not fail her and a musical feeling.— Evening Mail. Miss Gurowitsch selected no less an ambitious a work than Eugen d'Albert's concerto, which challenges the player's technic with passages of formidable difficulty. Miss Gurowitsch did not appear to be in the least daunted by these difficulties and disposed of them with accuracy.— Sun. Miss Gurowitsch presented an evening of music with sufficient variety in her program to draw forth a demand for an encore after each group. In the favorite Chopin Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2, the artist scored emphatically with the vibrant quality of her sustained tone. Popper's Hungarian Rhapsodie, written with a keen understanding of the possibilities of the 'cello, was presented with all the necessary technical finish.— Musical America. Miss Gurowitsch, who is a slight, winsome looking girl, has an exceptional mastery of the instrument and she has a musical conception of more than ordinary importance. She has many qualities which make for the best there is in 'cello playing, such a round, resonant tone fluency of technic and authority.— The Musical Leader. PHILADELPHIA—Miss Gurowitsch has splendid command of the resources of the 'cello, playing with a genuine poetic feeling and with a delicacy that does not prevent her obtaining grand and sweeping effects. Her shading is beautiful and she plays with masculine certitude when there is in the music a stirring phrase.— Record. From the vigorous beginning of the encored Boellman Symphonic Variations, through the Gluck Andante to the Ritornelle of Sinding, the phenomenal playing of the charming 'cellist, Sara Gurowitsch made a profound impression upon her auditors. As in the case of Kathleen Parlow, one does not have to make allowance for sex of the soloist. Many a virtuoso might wish for such control of the thumb position on the upper finger-board, such freedom of bowing, and accuracy of intonation.— Public Ledger. Miss Gurowisch [sic]exhibited a surprising mastery of her instrument, producing a tone which for bigness and resonance many male performers fail to equal.— Evening Bulletin. Miss Gurowitsch played the Andante Movement from Ofeo et Euridice, by Gluck, in which she brought out deep, soulful tones, such as can be produced on no other instrument excepting a 'cello. Another of her numbers was Davidoff's Am Springbrunnen, and for delicacy in certain passages and vivaciousness in others she probably excelled all her previous numbers. A storm of applause broke after this selection and continued until after three recalls.— Paterson (N. J.) The Call. Her command over that most expressive of stringed instruments created a profound impression.— Jersey City Journal. Miss Gurowitsch, of New York, was the 'cellist. She is an unqualified delight. Like most women who play the 'cello at all, she obtains a tone of excellent purity and refined quality. Her technical equipment is big, and she plays with an evident devotion to her art that is charming to see. The wild strain of this Hungarian music she brought out clearly, and she succeeded in getting the full rythmic [sicrhythmic]effect out of the syncopation. In broad melody her tone is marvellously [sicmarvelously]rich and of true singing quality, as her playing of the Gluck Andante proved. And in Davidoff's dainty little tone picture, At the Fountain, her ability to create atmosphere was clearly illustrated. She was deservedly applauded to the echo.— Montreal Daily Star.
|Title||Sara Gurowitsch: violoncellist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Gurowitsch, Sara|
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