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Ina Ens'gn one iolo. August and
Romanes voluntary; Beysr, C harlea Hagenow played two double
Nocturno; Baca, Sarabande, concertcs. H. G. Kn'ght and George
John Randolph.
the 'cello. In February 1895 Miae Eiche phonie Concertaote; Bazzini, op. 75
was relieved by Mr. Robert S. Browne, Batiste,
who became the 'cellist of the quartet. Reverie,
In the beginning of the season of 1895 Prelude in B minor. Air de la l'hacoto; Abbott played a serenade from Titl for
Charles Hagenow returned from Chica- Beethoven, op. 18, No. 4, op. 18, No. 1, the tluto and ho n. Mr. Knight also
go and became the 't el Io player. I be- March Turque, Scherzo fr. sept., op. 18, gave a flute solo, "Nocturno," by Dopp
ljeve this completes the history of the No. 2; oe. 18, No. 5; Bailee, Silesian lor. Ben KendrL-k rendered n cornet
personnel of the quartet except the re- Song-; Bocmerini, Minuet Celebre; bo'o by Mercadnnte The phnistswho
fact that in the fall of Buckler Largo, fr. op. 7: Chopin op. IS. have assist d are Mist Mario Hoove-,
Will Owen
j iie next oesi in ng to a permanent corning oi ine idci inai in me rail or uucKier Largo, ir. op. i
grand orchestra in a city is a pel manent 1896 May Belle Hagenow replaced Miss No. 4; De Beriot, Rondo Russe 2d con.; Miss Susie Scotleld, Mrs.
string quartet. For the smaller works Ensign as cecond violinist making the De Seve, "Angel's Lullaby;" Dittartdorf, Jones nnd Willard Kimball
Duo s, tr'os. quartets, quintet, orig
inal co n position from the following c m
p sers have I 'en rendered: Bazzini,
one: Bee'hoven, twele;D tteraJorf, one;
Haydn, seven e n; Mend lanolin, tvo
qr., one trio and seven arr,; Gade, trio;
of the great masters, especially of the quartet at present certainly a Hagenow min.. fr. E major qr.; Fauconier, Medi
composers who adhered to strict classi- Quartet. '-titioo, Vision, Reverie, Resignation;
cal form, are not always the weakest Its present personnel is a: follows: George St George, Suite; Gluch.Gavotte
works. Many of the most profound August Hagenow, 1st violin; May Belle fr. Paris and Helena; Gurlitt, Commeui
ideas of Beethoven are contained in the Hagenow, 2nd violin; Emma Hagenow, etfa Overture, Marionettj; Gounod,
smaller art forms. Many of the most viola, and Charles Hagenow, violincello. "Unfold," fr. Redemption, Suckes fr.
spontaneous and lovely melodies of Schu- The concerts of the quartet were dur- St C. Mas; Handel, "I Know that My Mozart, three t qr., one p. qr , five arr.;
bert are found in the writings for string ing the seasons of 1805 6 given at the Redeemer Liveth," Hallelujah chorus, Rnlf, one; Reissiger, quintet; Tschaikow-
quartet and for strings with a few other Universalist church in this city on every Largo, Sarabande; Hajdn, op. 33, No. 3, ski, one: Buehler, one;Spohr, two;Schu-
icstruments. Of course the grand or- Sunday afternoon during the months Serenade op. 76, No. 2, Largo, Min- bert three; Rubinntc'n, two qr., one
chestra, besides the string, has also a between September and June. The uet, fr. Mil. Sym., Dudelaech Min.
wood wind quartet, and the brasses give library of the quartet has gradually in- op. 51, No. 1, Adagio fr. D minor,
sonority and tone color, but pers nally I creased until it now numbers the more or., Hey Day fr. the Seasons, trio,
have often enjoyed the b autiful finish import tnt works for quartet of the old 1 F and C op. .12, No. 2; Men
and unanimity of artistic purpose in the and modern masters, and many of the delssohn, Songs Without Words,
playing of the Kneisel String Quartet as lighter standard compositions, besides Consolat on op. 12, Wed. Mch. fr. M. D., have been played: Bach,
much as I have enj yed the greater vol- arrangements from works not originally trio op. 49, op. 44, No. l;Mascagn, Inter- Batiste, Chopin, Gluch,
ume of tone of the Eos ten Symphony for string quartet. As a matter simply mezzo; Moza t; Quoniam fr. Mass in G
Orchestra. 1 here is the de'icacy and
sparkle of the diamond in their in
terpretation rather than the architec
tural massivenessof a work performed
by a full orchestra but who shall s y
that the result is less an artistic tri
umph? In educating the taste of the
public in a small city where there is
no permanent orches'ra and but few
regular musical performances of high
class, the value of a capable etring
quartet can hardly be overestimated.
Nevertheless in this smill western
city we hae had for the past few
years ser'ous, capable and artistic
performances of the best music for
string quarte. I say we have had and
have a capable string quartet, but the
lack of financial support and encour
agement has made the maintenance
of this organization a labor of rove, a
genuine missionary effort in behalf of
the advancement of art which must
very often hve ben a Eou'ce of
much discouragement to the players.
A few words in regard to the history
of the Hagenow String Quartet may
not be amiss.
In the spring of the year 1889 a few
musicians were in the habit of meet
ing from time to time to spend a
musical evening in the practice of
string quartets and other niusis.
From the embryo was developed the
Hagenow St ing Quartet consistii g
at that time of Mr. August Hagenow,
1st violin, Charles Hagenow, 2nd vio
lin, Mr. J. G. Saver, viola, and Dr.
George E. Andrews, 'cello. At the
time the qUdrtet was organized pub
lic appearances were hardly thought
of, the only object being the pleasure
derived from the ensemble playing.
Occasionally musical friends were in
vited in to hear the progressive develop
ment of the little band, and at their sug
gestion a first public appearance was
made in the Congregational church at
the May Festival of 1889. At this con
cert, owing to the severe illness of Dr.
Andrews, Mr. Heyn of Omaha took the
'cello part in the quartet At the recov
ery of Dr. Andrews, the original person
nel! of the quartet was retained until the
fall of 1892, when I har!es Hagenow
went to Chicago to study. Ihisyoun,
man s success as a violinist since his re
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arr.; Schumann, one p. qr thr.earr.;
Schaf r, three; DeSeve, two; Voig,
one; Welhsenborn, two; Boccherini,
Arrangements by these muicians
Blise, Beyer,
Gurlitt, Re-
ber, Mauagni, ficorge Ft Gore,
Handel, Gounod. Fauconi r, Neasler,
Flotow, Weber and Wagner.
The violin solos havo been as fol
lows: Angus Hagenow, Cavatina,
by Ratr, Reverie by Vieuxtemps, An
dante fr. Suite op. 2(5, by Ries Adagio
Relii so by Lubin, Ar'a by Bach,
Treumerei and Romano by Schu
mann, Largo by Handel, Bojedictus
by MacKenzi, Romanze by Svv nd
ton, Pries Lied by Wagner-Wi helmja,
Adagio Relig'oso fr. 4 h cm., Vieux
temps, Canzone' ta by Godird, Sim
ple Aen by llnine, Rounnze in F
by Be thnven; Charles Hagemw,
Rondo Russe fr. 2d con. by Do Betiot,
Adagio fr. 1th con. by David, An
dante from 2J concerto by De Beriot,
Adngio fr. 2 1 concerto by Sp hr, Ari
oso by Rode, At th Fountain by
David; Ira Ensign, Leende by
Wien'awski; Bertha Davis, Reverie
by Vieuxtemps, Romanze fr. 2J con
certo by Wii-niaws'tf.
The vocal numbers have been as
follows: Carol Churchill, "Jesus
Lover of My Soul," by Tours; H.J.
W. Seamark. "Lord God of Abra
ham," fr. "Eljah." by Mendelsshn,
"The Last Chord," by Sullivan, Nel
lie Gr'ggs, "Ave Maria," by Gounod;
Mrs. Cheney and Miss Sewell, "For
ever With the Lord," by Gounod;
Mrs. E. Lewis Baker, "Romanze" fr.
II Corsoro by Verdi; Mrs. A. W. Jan
sen, "Be Merciful, O Lord," fr. Ora
tory. Fan Giovanni by Battisti;
Eugenia Gettner, "Resignati m," by
Raff: Mrs. D. A. Campbell. "The
Be'ter Land," by Cowen; Helea
Lundeen, "Thy King," by Paul
Rodney; Gertrude Wright, Imo-
gene Clinton, Jessie Lansiugand Ethel
0ria fr. 12th Ma-s, Minuet 3 Galley ..The Lord is My Sh-pherd," by
.fr 17th S.T. (Turkish March) Koschat and ..q Holy Savior," old
of record I clip from the State Journal major, Gloria
of June 7th, 896. the following list of sym., min
music performed at the concerts of this Ave Vcneri; Meyerbeer, Cor. Mch., "The
organization during the season of Prophet;" Nessler, Andante; Rubinstein,
1895 96: op. 17, No. 1, Melody in F. on. 17, No. 2;
John Randolph, L. A. Burastead and Reber Berceuse; Ries, Andante, fr.
W.K.Tuttle, a, "Lead, Kindly Light ;" Suite 1; Raff, op. 192, op 85, No. 3, op.
b, "I'm a Pilgrim," by Buck; Bessie 85 No. C; Reissiger, op. 191; Schafer,
Turner, "Consider the Lilies" by Tiehof, Stilles, (Jluch, Susses Er.nnern, Selge ramo-'(I Masad.en. by Verdi: C.Mo
"In Happy Moments," by Wallace; Nich- R"h: Schumann, f. q.. op. 47, Traumerei, ..Haiden roselein Erl Kine " by
hymn; Florence Worley, prayer from
"Golden Legead," by Dudley BuclcCaro
Nome by Verdi; Almeda Adams, "The
Message," by Blumenthal;Maud Oakley,
"Hear My Prayer," by Mendelssohn;
Mrs. Cheney and C. F. Tucker, Io
olas Lawlor and Josie Finnigan, "I Feel An den Sonnenschein, Am Camin; Schubert; Ar;a fr . Mhgic Flute, by Mo
Thy Angel Spirit" by Graben Hoffman; Spohr,op.4. No. 2, op. 45, No. 2; Schu- ar, ilrs c g Lippincott. "For All
.vgnes oeweii, ".vve aiana, oy .uascag- '.'""". "- c P. .. Etern;,yf- bv Mascheroni. "Plains of
ni; W.C.Kettering, "From the Depths," No 3; Schuberth op. 40, op. 34; Tschai- Ppni - . ,,.,. AlM s;mm(1M
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make-up of the quart t was chang
ed. Mr. Rudolphus Strassman, a
pupil of Mr. August Hagenow,
taking the second violin and Mrs. Emma
Hagenow taking the viola. This ar
rangement was retained during the sea
son of 1)3, except that for a time, Mr.
Edward Walt, also a pupil of Mr. Hage
now, was second violinist of the quartet.
Jn the autumn of 1894 M ss Ina Ensign,
another pupil of August Hagenow. took
the second violin and Miss Lillie Eiche
Aria, "The People," fr. "The Messiah,'
by Handel; Mrs. Dr. Cotter, "Holy City,"
by Adams: Mrs. G. W. AobK "Lijht
From Heaven," by Gounod; Hattie F.
Becker, "He Shall Feed His Flocks," by
Handel; C. Bruce Smith, "lhe Wan
derer," by Schubert; C. F. Tuker, "My
AH," Bohm.
This is a list of the musicians and
their compositions that have had place
on the Sunday programs and have been
rendered by tne quartet: Alard, Sym-
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The following review of the Sunday etrunnntal and vocal. In their laudable
music services is offered for the benefit design Mr. August H-igecow was ably
of those who may be interes'ed in know- seconded by tie unselfish assistmejot
ing something of the musical spirit that tie best musicians of the city who gave
has resulted from the careful work of their services in both solo and ensemble
the quartet August Hagenow played work without money and without price,
fourteen solos, Charles Hag-mow six Moreover, more than a word of prasse ia
solos. Miss Bertha Davis two, and Miss dje Dr. Tyndale, who was an able co-

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