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1909 Figure NEVADA VAN DER VEER (Contralto) MANAGEMENT: The Henry Wolfsohn Musical Bureau, 1 West 34th Street, New York NEVADA VAN DER VEER NEVADA VAN DER VEER, the well-known American Contralto, whose sympathetic, luscious voice had previously charmed English audiences, has certainly duplicated her foreign successes in her own country. MISS VAN DER VEER was born in New York State and studied with the best masters in New York and Boston. She eventually went abroad for further guidance in her musical art, studying for several years with MARIE ROZE. MISS VAN DER VEER appeared in some of our most important concerts, singing the contralto music in DEBUSSY'S Blessed Damozel with the New York Oratorio Society, (Mr. FRANK DAMROSCH, Conductor), PIERNE'S Children at Bethlehem, and other works. MISS VAN DER VEER achieved unusual success with the New York Symphony Orchestra (Mr. WALTER DAMROSCH, Couductor), with which organization she made a six weeks' festival tour in the Spring of 1909, and she will undoubtedly be re-engaged by the same organization for a Spring tour of 1910, which will extend to the Pacific Coast. New York Herald: MISS VAN DER VEER displayed a voice of delightful quality and an excellent method in an anonymous Ave Maria, a graceful Christmas carol by CORNER, and a later English song. New York Globe: MISS VAN DER VEER revealed a voice beautifully suggestive in its placid quality, suggesting a boy's alto. This quality gave unusual expressiveness to her singing of Ein Neues und ächtiges Kindelweigen, coloring its medieval religious spirit with something of the passionless fervor of a voice in some old cathedral choir. Her singing of Ave Maria Zart was equally beautiful, LOUISVILLE FESTIVAL WALTER DAMROSCH, Conductor May, 1909 Courier-Commercial: MISS VAN DER VEER, who comes to this country fresh from London triumphs, is gifted with a superb contralto voice, and sang the part of Amneris in a manner beyond criticism. One of the loveliest of the concerted numbers was the trio in Scene III., sung by Mme. KELSEV, Miss VAN DER VEER, and Mr. MARTIN. BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL April, 1909 Age Herald: Miss VAN DER VEER and Mr. MILLER in their solos achieved each a great triumph. Miss VAN DER VEER has temperament and a wonderfully sweet voice. She had the little contralto part in the Blessed Damozel Wednesday night, but it gave her small opportunity for revealing her art. Last night she sang not the aria printed on the programme but one that was quite as beautiful, and her fine vocalization and her quiet dignity added to her natural qualities, won all hearts. For an encore she sang Let Night Speak of Me, by CHADWICK. PATERSON FESTIVAL June, 1909 Paterson Press: A trumpet blast called the singers back to the stage and they then prepared to render Stabat Mater, a short oratorio by ROSSINI. A change was made from the original programme, and instead of Mme. SCHUMANN-HEINK singing in this, NEVADA VAN DER VEER, also a noted contralto, sang with the qnartette. The solo parts were taken by Mme. RIDER-KELSEY, Miss NEVADA VAN DER VEER, MR. BEDDOE and Mr. WITHERSPOON, and all won fresh laurels in the familiar numbers. MISS NEVADA VAN DER VEER, who had not appeared in the first part, made a decidedly favorable impression. She has a mellow aud well-managed voice, and her Fac Ut Portem was a distinct triumph. LONDON, (ENGLAND) DAILY TELEGRAPH, July 3, 1907: Miss VAN DER VEER, an American Contralto, who controls with ease and certainty a rich and flexible voice, presented BRAHM'S Gestillte Sehnsucht and Geistliches Wiegenlied in very attractive style. She made an excellent impression. DAILY TELEGRAPH, May 7, 1908: Miss NEVADA VAN DER VEER, a Contralto singer, of whom much may well be heard in the future, sang a number of songs chosen with especial reference to the historical nature of the programme. These included ROSSI'S Ah! rendi mi, LASSO'S lovely and unfamiliar Mon coeur se recommande, SCARLATTI'S Se Florindo and CACCINI'S evergreen Amarilli, which exhibited the beautiful quality of the singer's voice and her sense of style in a particularly bright light. THE GLOBE, May 7, 1908: A Contralto with a beautiful voice and unimpeachable taste. MORNING POST, May 8, 1908: Miss NEVADA VAN DER VEER, the possessor of a sympathetic voice of good quality, sang several old-world songs with considerable taste and expression, including one from the opera Mitrane by FRANCESCO ROSSI, dating from 1869, and an older one still by ORLANDO DI LASSO (1532–1594). TIMES, May 21, 1908: Miss NEVADA VAN DER VEER'S singing was as completely artistic in the modern songs of this programme as in the classical songs of the earlier recitals. THE REFEREE, May 21, 1908: Miss VAN DER VEER again sang charmingly. Her beautiful voice and beautiful style made an unforgetable impression.
|Title||Nevada Van der Veer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Van der Veer, Nevada|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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