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The Central Grand Concert Company EXCLUSIVE DIRECTION Central Lyceum Bureau HARRISBURG, PA. J. S. ARNOLD, General Manager Central Concert Company Central Grand Concert Company MAXIMILIAN DICK :: VIOLINIST ADOLPH KNAUER :: PIANIST MISS EDITH ADAMS :: VIOLONCELLIST MISS MARGERY KNOWLES :: CONTRALTO IN banding together the notable artists who compose the Central Grand Company we are inclined to felicitate ourselves on the achievement of a great triumph. Four such imposing figures are not often assembled in one company. Maximilian Dick, on whom high honors have been showered by the musical centers of Europe, stands unrivaled among American violinists. Miss Edith Adams has won for herself the distinction of being one of the most artistic and brilliant woman 'cellists of the age. Miss Margery Knowles, with her wonderful contralto voice, already ranks with the greatest singers of America, with the best achievements of her life before her. Adolph Knauer is a master of the piano whose performances hold his auditors spell-bound with amazement and delight. Altogether the material of which the Central Grand Company is made up is sufficient to insure it a grand ovation wherever it appears. Every one of the artists is a great soloist, but while solo numbers will be included in every program a special feature of each will be the concerted numbers, in which the full strength of the company will be engaged. \/f AXIMILIAN DICK, Violinist: Paganini revealed the won-drous possibilities of the violin, making his soul speak through its strings with such marvelous effect that men called him a wizard. He was but the prototype of Maximilian Dick, the eminent violinist whose tremendous successes both in Europe and America have made him the talk of the world. That Mr. Dick is a luminary who scintillates with greater brilliance than almost any other in his class is universally acknowledged. Salvos of applause greet him where-ever he appears, showing the high esteem in which he is regarded by the lovers of that king of instruments, the violin. His playing is char¬acterized by wonderful warmth of tone, color and abandon, which combined withaclean technic, beautiful bowing and virile interpreta¬tion, places him attheheadofthegreat violinistsoftheday. Mr. Dick's genius has been recognized in London, Paris, Leipzig, Dresden and many other important cities of Europe. His German admirers did him the high honor of appointing him concert-meister of the Phil¬harmonic Orchestra of Leipzig. IV/riSS EDITH ADAMS, Violoncellist: For once, at least, a A woman has won a complete mastery over that difficult and noble instrument, the violoncello. The severest opponent of women 'cellists must bow down before the compelling genius of Miss Edith Adams, whose artistic work has secured for her a place in the hearts of all true music lovers. Miss Adams, in spite of her sex,is now re¬garded as among the greatest living 'cellists. She charms with the magic of her touch. Her bowing is graceful, firm and true. The intricacies of manipulation that mark the artist are hers in a pronounced degree, and while her strongest point is undoubtedly her technic, her tone is delightfully smooth and pure. While in Berlin Miss Adams was a pupil of Robert Hausmann of the Royal High School. Later she was the protege of the great virtuoso, Heinrich Kiefer of Munich. So interested was Mr. Kiefer in Miss Adams'talent that he invited her to make her home in his family, which made it possible for her to have almost daily coaching. During this time she scored great success, both in public and private recitals. IV/riSS MARGERY KNOWLES, Contralto: A beautiful voice, a charming personality, an artistic temperament, combine to make Miss Margery Knowles one of the most attractive and pleas¬ing figures on the platform. Her rarest gift is a rich contralto voice of singular purity and depth; a voice of resonant quality and magnificent range, thrilling with its trumpet-like tones and dramatic power. It is a voice essentially suited to solo and oratorio work, being musical, sympathetic and of full volume, and one whose intonation is absolutely true. Miss Knowles is still in the first flush of her youth and fame, yet already she has proved her right to be called a great artist. She has but recently returned from abroad, and the effect of her two years' training under the best masters of Europe is seen in the added power and dramatic quality of her singing. She now sings with such ease and self-possession and with such an entire absence of effort, that the effect of her work is doubled. Miss Knowles has a conspicuous place on every program of the Central Grand Company. ADOLPH KNAUER, Pianist: A very important place on the programs of the Central Grand Company is that occupied by Adoph Knauer, the pianist. It is a place that can be filled only by a versatile artist, and in securing the services of Mr. Knauer, the management deems itself most fortunate. He is a virtuoso and a technician of the first order. He gives a performance both as a soloist and accompanist that is rarely equalled. Always he wins im¬mediate attention by his sympathetic playing, and all his numbers ate enthusiastically received wherever they are heard. To hear Mr. Knauer's interpretations alone is sufficient incentive to every music lover to attend these concerts. His repertory is said to cover a wider range of compositions than that of almost any contemporary and his familiarity with all the great works is truly surprising. One hears much nowadays of temperament and sympathetic personality. Per¬haps not a little of Mr. Knauer's success is due to these attributes. But whatever it is, his performances are always received with the wildest enthusiasm, and win repeated encores from his many admirers. Press Comment MAXIMILIAN DICK London Daily Telegraph—Mr. Maximilian Dick is a skillful executant and draws a mellow tone from his instrument. His alert and artistic per¬formances of the Adagio Religioso and Finale from Vieuxtemps' Concerto in D minor, and the Adagio and Perpetuum Mobile from Franz Ries' suite in G major brought him deserved com¬pliments. Musical Courier, London—Mr. Maximilian Dick, who appeared for the first time in London, is a violinist of great ability, and delighted his lis¬teners by a masterly rendition of Vieuxtemps' fine concerto. Morning Post, London—Mr. Maximilian Dick, who made his London debut, proved himself an expert violinist and performed Vieuxtemps' Fourth Concerto in brilliant fashion. Topical Times, London—Mr. Maximilian Dick is a violinist who produces a remarkably full, rich tone from his instrument, played really well and is an artist of distinct merit. The Portland Oregonian—The enthusiasm of the evening seemed to reach its height after his ap¬pearance. He produces a deliciously round and sweet-singing tone from his instrument. He is an artist in every sense of the word. Kansas City Journal—To a masterly technic Mr. Dick adds an appreciative sympathy which makes his work that of a finished artist in every respect. New Orleans Picayune—His tone is broad, noble, full of palpitating life, of surprising purity, and his scales and double notes fell like pearls from the bow. Pittsburg Dispatch—His violin is almost a part of himself, and the tones which he draws from it are sympathetic and almost human in character. Pittsburg Post—Mr. Dick is a brilliant violinist. MISS EDITH ADAMS Allegemeine Zeitung, Munich, Germany—Miss Adams knows how to place her instrument prop¬erly, and with such grace that the severest oppo¬nents to women 'cellists are disarmed in their opposition. Besides, she combines grace with a most highly estimable technic. She draws from her instrument rich, flowery tones, yet avoids that sad tremulousness that most 'cellists like to give out as feeling. Her execution throughout is natural, and that of a virtuoso in the best sense. Bayerischer Kurier, Munich, Germany—Miss Adams, the 'cellist, nobly won her success. She succeeds in drawing from her instrument tones that really go to the heart. Her playing is deeply emotional, yet entirely free from sentimentality or affection. Particularly sympathetic is her impul¬sive, spontaneous manner of playing. Westliche Post, St. Louis, Mo.—Miss Edith Adams proved herself most worthy of her reputa¬tion as one of the finest 'cellists in the country. She is master of her instrument; and, after a most brilliant performance, was overwhelmed with applause by her musical audience. Washington Post, Washington, D. C.—In her playing, Miss Adams exhibited complete mastery of the instrument. Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.—Miss Adams played a Valse Fantasie on her violoncello; she preserved a splendid rhythm, playing with excel¬lent technic and fine feeling. Daily News, Chicago—Miss Edith Adams, the violoncellist, plays with a sympathetic coloring that is simply wonderful. Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio—An artist of highest attainments. The Times, Richmond, Va.—Miss Edith Adams proved herself a most talented 'cellist, her play¬ing was full of sympathy and refinement, and was received with enthusiasm. Kansas City Star—Miss Edith Adams is an artist of rare ability, and was given a cordial greeting. The Chicago Daily Journal—Miss Edith Adams in two numbers by Lindner, "Serenade" and "Tarantelle," showed a well developed left hand, a sure and free bow, a very musical tone and ex¬cellent taste, while her share of the two chamber music works was adequately done. The Record-Herald, Chicago—The soloist, Miss Edith Adams, made an excellent impression by her very skillful playing of two violoncello solos. Topeka Herald, Topeka, Kan.—Miss Adams, the 'cellist, is possessor of more than ordinary talent. In the varied style of her numbers she showed a remarkable evenness of skill, the result of a mas¬terful technic, and exquisite smoothness and a fine, full tone characterized her playing. MISS MARGERY KNOWLES New York Evening Telegram—Miss Margery Knowles sang for the North Carolina Society last night at the Astor, and was the hit of the evening. New York World—Miss Knowles' voice is a deep contralto of great beauty and freshness, and added to a charming personality she was the success of the evening. Williamsburg (Va.) News — The most striking feature was the singing of Miss Margery Knowles, who delighted her audience, for her voice is of rare beauty and her attractive manner added much to the artistic rendering of her songs. New York Herald—Her voice is a contralto of musical beauty and purity of tone, and she was forced to respond to several encores. Philadelphia Record—Among those singing was Miss Margery Knowles, a gifted young contralto of New York. Miss Knowles' tone production was good and her diction splendid, and she sang in a delightful manner, French, English and Ger¬man songs. Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch—Miss Knowles' number especially adapted to show the power and richness of her beautiful contralto voice and she was forced to repeat many of her songs by the large and enthusiastic audience. Richmond (Va.) News-Leader—Miss Knowles' voice is one of rare depth and purity. Her tone production was splendid and her enunciation well-nigh perfect. Her program included gems in French, German, Italian and English. Norfolk (Va.) Landmark—Her voice is a power¬ful contralto of velvety quality, and her artistic interpretation and excellent phrasing was most delightful to hear. The Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, Va.—Her voice is a sympathetic contralto of unusual depth and sweet¬ness, and the reading of her songs was splendid. ADOLPH KNAUER Rockford (111.) Republic—Mr. Knauer is one of Seeboeck's pupils, and is achieving an enviable reputation for himself on the concert stage. Rockford (111.) Morning Star—Mr. Knauer in his piano numbers was very enjoyable and was obliged to respond to frequent encores. Boulder (Col.) Herald—Mr. Knauer appeared be¬fore Boulder people for the first time last night and proved that he is an artist and musician. The audience was amazed at the ease with which he played the difficult pieces of the masters and the expression he put into them.
|Title||Central Grand Concert Company|
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