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Figure Sasha Schlionsky DIRECTOR Figure Budapest Hungarian Orchestra EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU, CLEVELAND, OHIO Figure Schlionsky's Budapest Hungarian Orchestra SCHLIONSKY'S BUDAPEST HUNGARIAN ORCHESTRA was started in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, many years ago. It is a well known fact that the Hungarians are among the most proficient performers upon the violin. In fact, it was in the wanderings of the Gypsies through that country that the violin was first used. For years the members of this orchestra played in the Royal Band for Emperor Franz Joseph, and at his beautiful summer home in Pest, where he usually brings his court during the summer months, the orchestra was always at his side, ever ready to do his bidding, and discourse sweet music at his command. During the winter the time was spent in playing at the various springs in the vicinity, they having become famous as the most wonderful health resorts in the country. The first American appearance of the orchestra was made in New York in 1898. Sasha Schlionsky was its conductor then, as he is now, and so successful was he that not only did he and his musicians win unstinted praise on every side, but was successful in winning the first prize for the finest string orchestra. So well were they received that the orchestra decided to remain in this country and make a tour of the principal cities of the East, where it met with phenomenal success. Since that time they have provided the principal attraction at Newport, Atlantic City, Long Branch, Narrangansett Pier, Block Island, and many places of lesser note. The orchestra is directed by Sasha Schlionsky and consists of six pieces. Included in this number are celebrated soloists. Sig. Schlionsky is a pianist deserving of more than passing notice, and everywhere he goes it is remarked of him that his style of playing produces tones which for breadth, richness and a peculiarly penetrating human quality is rarely surpassed and very seldom equalled. The personnel of the orchestra is as follows: Sasha Schlionsky, Director. Roman Podyárey, Violinist. Oscar Nátzi, Cellist. Jerems Progodyany, Clarinetist. Joseph Matieyas, Cornetist. John Knety, Cimbalonist. The solos of the famous baritone, Mr. Walter D. Brown, with full orchestra accompaniment for some numbers and piano accompaniment for others, will be a splendid feature of the rich programs of this company. This attraction far surpassed our high claims for it last season. Eleven years of artistic achievement have made the Budapest Hungarian Orchestra one of the most popular attractions in the concert field Walter D. Brown Baritone MR. WALTER D. BROWN MR. WALTER D. BROWN is a baritone of great merit. He has a full resonant voice that he knows how to use to the best advantage. He has had wide experience in concert, oratorio and church engagements. His numbers, some given with full orchestra accompaniment and some with piano, will be a strong feature to the splendid programs of this organization. The few appended notices will give some idea of his worth and experience. Press Comment PITTSBURG.—The singing of Walter D. Brown was admirable. From the opening number, the famous Prologue from Pagliacci, to Goodnight Song by Haynes, his singing left nothing to be desired.— Dis patch. CINCINNATI.—Mr. Brown was in excellent voice and sang the Gloria Te of Buzzi Peccia very effectively. His singing is entirely free from affectation, and his conception reflects the true artist.— Times-Star. GREENVILLE, S. C.—Walter D. Brown sang the bass parts in a truly artistic style. In the arias, Why Do the Nations, and Thus Saith the Lord, he displayed his knowledge of the technical side of singing, while in the aria But Who May Abide, his contrast and interpretation were faultless.— Daily News. ATLANTA, GA.—Mr. Brown, of Cincinnati, sang a very interesting group of folk songs. We predict for him a successful musical season in Atlanta.— Journal. PIQUA, OHIO.—Mr. Brown, of Cincinnati, appeared last evening in a well selected program before the Music Club. To give an account of each number would be useless—every number was given in an artistic manner, and the pleasing contrast of the numbers showed his great versatility.— Daily Call. A Few Notices About the Orchestra NEW YORK.—To speak of the playing of Schlionsky's Budapest Hungarian Orchestra in such terms of praise as it deserves would be to use expressions that have the appearance of extravagance. If the general public knew how seldom musical performances merit unqualified praise, it would appreciate how great a pleasure is afforded the musical reviewer in listening to efforts that merit only approval.— Herald. CINCINNATI.—Sig. Sasha Schlionsky captured the audience at the Auditorium by the genius which he demonstrated on the piano. It is but stating a fact that Sig. Schlionsky plays with heart and soul. To him technique has become but the medium of expression. His reading of the Fantasie for piano, by Liszt, was in every respect scholarly and full of poetic touches. For encore he played Chopin's Military Polonaise.— Enquirer. DES MOINES.—The Budapest Hungarian Orchestra, under the leadership of Sig. Schlionsky, appeared at the Drake Auditorium last night and the different artists connected with the concert company were heartily encored. The orchestral work was exceptionally fine, the members being Hungarians, playing wild, weird music of their steppe lands.— Register and Leader. PHILADELPHIA.—In the details of shading, phrasing and in general finish Schlionsky's Hungarian Orchestra is certainly quite out of the reach of adverse criticism, and the unity and precision of its playing are a continual delight after the shabby and ragged Royal Hungarian Orchestra performances to which we have been accustomed.— Item. FORT DODGE, IOWA.—Schlionsky's Budapest Hungarian Orchestra delighted every person present last night. Busy business men came in to listen just a little while and remained till the last number was finished at 11 o'clock, saying we decided we did not want to leave.—Rev. Lewis P. Kopp, Pastor Christian Church.
|Title||Budapest Hungarian Orchestra: Sasha Schlionsky, director|
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|Personal Name Subject||
Brown, Walter D.
|Corporate Name Subject||Budapest Hungarian Orchestra|
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