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190? OPINIONS of THE PRESS ON JEROME UHL (LATE OF CENTURY OPERA CO.) BASS-BARITONE ORATORIO, CONCERT, OPERA and RECITALS The best New York Press criticism of any initial recitalist in years.— O. O. McIntyre New York Correspondent N. Y. Mail JEROME UHL WINS FAVOR IN NEW TYPE OF RECITAL BARITONE SINGS WELL His work found much favor with the audience and apart from these indiscretions his work was most enjoyable. A tendency to overdramatize their meanings could be pardoned in view of the added interest thus given to their interpretation. N. Y. Tribune JEROME UHL MAKES DEBUT Sings and Wins Much Applause Especially well given were Caldara's Come raggio di sol, a Mozart aria, and Delibes' Eglogue. Also Mr. Uhl sang La Marseillaise, which for some strange reason was declared on the program as not the French Anthem but the Battle Song of Democracy for the World. However that may be, it was none the less the Marseillaise that is sung today by two million French soldiers; and whether it was because it is the Battle Song of Democracy or the anthem of France, or both, the audience rewarded its singer with round after round of applause. N. Y. Times JEROME UHL, BARITONE, SINGS Mr. Uhl's voice was of decidedly agreeable quality, with considerable resonance and richness. … His manner is intelligent and serious and his style fluent and easy. JEROME UHL N. Y. STAATS-ZEITUNG Yesterday Jerome Uhl, bass-baritone, a singer of attractive artistic personality, won a great success in Aeolian Hall with an unusually tastefully arranged program. Mr. Uhl is, it is true, more successful as an interpreter than as a singer, but in saying this it is not said that the beauty of his voice should be undervalued, for it is capable of most excellent effects. And for the rest the fine intelligence and interpretative power of the singer is answerable. … Mr. Uhl sang the French group delightfully, among which was the Marseillaise, which was received with enthusiastic applause and had to be repeated. The singer was also eminently successful with his German songs and particularly in Beethoven's Der treue Johnie and Strauss' In Deinen Blauen Augen. N. Y. Morning World NEW BASS-BARITONE SINGS Jerome Uhl Pleases His Auditors In Recital In Aeolian Hall For song recital a full toned, sympathetic baritone voice is an admirable instrument. This was demonstrated yesterday afternoon in Aeolian Hall by Jerome Uhl, a newcomer, in a program of sufficient variety to afford a thorough test of his abilities. … That it interested the numerous auditors was prove by their applause. … But his excellences are abundant. N. Y. American Jerome Uhl Gives Splendid Recital A large audience greeted Jerome Uhl, bass-baritone, in Aeolian Hall, yesterday afternoon, when that young musician gave his first recital of the year. Mr. Uhl arranged an exceptional program, commencing with ancient Italian airs—which he sang with style and taste—then presented a group of modern French songs, some of which were accompanied on the piano and others on the organ. German Lieder by Strauss, Beethoven and MacDowell followed a pianologue, in which John Palmer assisted, and the recital ended with four songs in English, of which the most charming was Sidney Homer's How's My Boy? Musical America ADVENT IN NEW YORK OF A NEW BASS-BARITONE JEROME UHL SINGS SONGS IN FOUR LANGUAGES WITH UNDERSTANDING—A VOICE OF PLEASING CHARACTER. N. Y. Press NEW SINGER HEARD JEROME UHL'S VOICE CHARMS In Jerome Uhl a large audience found a singer of pleasing presence and no little ability. In a French group he was, perhaps, at his best, although his singing of Sidney Homer's How's My Boy? found much favor with his hearers. … But Mr. Hul's voice is of good timbre and considerable charm. Philadelphia Ledger. JEROME UHL An Extraordinary Artist The assisting artist of the Matinee Musical Club was Jerome Uhl, a bass-baritone of New York, who proved to be a singer of unusual breadth and dramatic power. This was his first appearance in Philadelphia since his return from opera engagements in Italy, and the occasion served to introduce to a Philadelphia audience one of the most forceful artists who has appeared here in some time. N. Y. Herald SINGS LA MARSEILLAISE Mr. Jerome Uhl, Bass, Gives Recital in Aeolian Hall His voice is of a very agreeable quality which he uses with taste. His interpretative powers in dramatic readings with piano accompaniment were more effective than the songs. I never heard of him before, but it is simply gorgeous singing; that's all.—Oscar Hammerstein. It is his unusual intelligence, which is of a very keen order, that counts with me and it is this quality that is sure to place him in the front rank.—Milton Aborn. In my opinion the best recital singer before the public.—Randall Hargreaves (English Bass-Baritone). The best man in New York in my opinion.—William Simmons (Baritone). Exceptional ability—especially beautiful are his high tones.—Dr. Ernst Kunwald. I ask you, where is his equal among the bass-baritones?—Dr. Alfred Robyn. The most finished artist and the finest voice at the Century in all the casts I attended.—Sig. E. Marsialls. A wonderful temperament.—Gilbert Wilson. At his recital he electrified me. Shades of Pol Plançon! Such pianissimos!—Bernardo Olshansky (Bass-Baritone of Boston Opera Company.) J EROME UHL is entering the concert field this season under the management of R. E. Johnston, and a brief outline of this artist's career may prove of interest. His father, S. Jerome Uhl, the well-known American portrait painter, gave him his art education under the best masters in painting both here and abroad. After ten years of success as an illustrator and painter, in which time he contributed to nearly all the leading magazines of America, the call of music proved so alluring that, to put it in his own words, I could not see the canvas before my eyes when music tingled in my ears. Accordingly in 1907, having finished the last of a series of drawings for the New York Herald, entitled How They Look When They Sing, in which were shown characteristic pictures of Plançon, Farrar, Bonci, Vigna and many others, he threw down his brush, went abroad to study, and afterward sang in concert and opera in France, Germany and Italy. At first he made a series of discouraging failures, due to inability to bring out in the theatre the good impression made on the foreign impresarios in the smaller halls, however, in the end the prophets were right, for an artist must pass through various vicissitudes in the molding. Today Jerome Uhl stands as one of the most finished and magnetic personalities on the concert, oratorio and opera stage—the finished product from the University of Patience, sincerity, hard work, joys and tears, and good schooling. During his career at home and abroad, Mr. Uhl has been the recipient of many valuable press notices and individual compliments, a few of which are appended. Jerome Uhl, a member of the Century Opera Company in New York, gave a recital last night. His voice is of that timbre and range which has been termed bass-baritone. It is of exceptionally fine quality and full of power and resonance from the lowest to the highest register. Moreover, the training which Mr. Uhl has received seems to have been of the best, judging by the control which he exhibited over his vocal organs last night in a program which surely was a good test in this direction. That Mr. Uhl is, in the first place, an operatic singer was at all times evident from his manner on the stage and from the delivery of his songs. However, instead of weakening the favorable impression created, his performance was made rather the more interesting thereby. The came a group of songs sung in French, several of which had to be repeated, and all of which were finely done, as was also the group which was sung in German, and which followed the above. A number of American songs closed the program, which had served to introduce to Cincinnati a singer with fine equipment and of evident seriousness of purpose. It is to be hoped that this was not the last time that we will have the occasion to enjoy Mr. Uhl's vocal efforts.— Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer. MATINEE MUSICAL CLUB GIVES ANNUAL CONCERT Mr. Jerome Uhl, baritone, sang a number of songs, and all of them in a most artistic way. Not alone is his voice luscious and of unusual breadth but he has a pleasing way of rendering his songs which makes them doubly effective.— Philadelphia Press. FINE CHORAL CONCERT Matinee Musical Club Has Jerome Uhl as Soloist Jerome Uhl, baritone, made a splendid impression.— Philadelphia Record. Jerome Uhl, baritone, … gave a recital at Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. One of his songs, with organ accompaniment, which stirred the audience, was De Lisle's La Marseillaise. … Mr. Uhl's program ranged from Caldara to Sidney Homer, with songs by Mozart, Hahn, Strauss, Beethoven and MacDowell in between, all well sung. His voice is pleasing and resonant. …— New York Evening World. Though Mr. Uhl came to us unknown and unheralded, proved to be an organ of unusual richness, he phrased well, and sang both with discretion and with temperament. Especially well given were Caldara's Come raggio di sol, a Mozart aria, and Delibes' Eglogue. The audience rewarded its singer with round after round of applause. …— New York Tribune. This popular baritone is deserving of the epithet Great; his splendid ringing voice and the fervor of his work winning him a spontaneous and hearty recall.— Toronto World. A convincing artist, such singing is a delight to hear.— New York Herald. Jerome Uhl as the Count Monterone was picturesque and sang with fine dramatic effect.— Brooklyn Eagle. One of the distinct surprises of the season—before an audience which was highly enthusiastic.— Cincinnati Times-Star. GIVEN AT THE ARENA—SEATING 12,000 PEOPLE Among the many patriotic songs on the program, the most stirring performance was the singing of La Marseillaise, by Jerome Uhl, the possessor of a fine ringing baritone. He sang the fiery French national song with a sweep of feeling that made it one of the features of the evening. It might almost be said to have established Mr. Uhl as the outstanding member of the quartet. It might be added that Miss Garrison (the Metropolitan soprano) and Mr. Uhl gave the duet from Don Giovanni with a finish and lightness that were delightful.— Toronto Mail and Empire. Jerome Uhl, fresh from a season of European successes, was especially pleasing, as the great applause which greeted his Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together? evinced. Mr. Uhl will be a welcome addition to artistic visitors in the local concert world.— Detroit (Mich.) News. The tale of the witches and the rural superstition was made conspicuously good by the rich voice and spirit of Jerome Uhl as the father in the opera, Hansel and Gretel.— Washington Post. Jerome Uhl, who had appeared in opera at the Century, proved a real surprise in baritone song recital at Aeolian Hall. To winning manner as well as voice he added confidence … but he certainly held interest, especially in bits of dramatic dialogue, such as Sidney Homer's How's My Boy?— New York Sun.
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|Personal Name Subject||Uhl, Jerome|
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