The Music Criticism of Hugo Wolf

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Perfectly in their element were Frau Papier (Nancy) and Herr von Reichenberg ( Plunkett). But what a wooden knight was Herr Felix! This kind of humor could freeze the marrow of one's bones. Lord Tristan is a good role for Herr Mayerhofer.

1.
Emil Götze ( 1856-1901), a German tenor who enjoyed a great success first in Dresden ( 1878‐ 1881), then in Cologne, whence he travelled as guest artist to all the more important German opera houses. Shortly after this Vienna engagement, a throat ailment imposed a long interruption in his career.
2.
Ferdinand Hiller ( 1811-1885), German pianist, composer, pedagogue and author, was a pupil and protégéof Johann Nepomuk Hummel, an intimate during a long residence in Paris ( 1828-1835) of Cherubini, Rossini, Chopin, Liszt, Meyerbeer and Berlioz and later, in Dresden and Leipzig, of Spohr, Mendelssohn and the Schumanns. In 1850 he founded the Conservatory in Cologne, remaining its director until his death. Schumann's Piano Concerto is dedicated to him.

75. Götze as Lohengrin
and Faust

February 14, 1886

The favorable impression Herr Götze made upon us in Martha has not been reinforced by a more intimate acquaintanceship with the Rhenish artist. He has, certainly, a brilliant vocal endowment, cultivated with equal strength in all areas of its range, but, unfortunately, only athletically. With piano, mezzo forte and the entire gamut of expressive song he is on as hostile a footing as many a "Germanist" upstart with the use of the cases in grammar.

Herr Götze seemed to us, upon his appearance [as Lohengrin], probably as a result of too severe supervision on the part of his manager, to be in such an irritated mood that he sang his farewell to the swan for the throng on the banks of the Scheldt in a gruff voice. I feared for the poor creature. After this grim farewell he introduced himself to Elsa not as the celestial knight to whom we are accustomed, but rather like a gendarme dispatched by the grail to attend to public law and order in Antwerp. We wish to note immediately that our mysterious Lohengrin, at every last quarter note of his farewell, gesticulated a downbeat in contradiction of the upbeat of the conductor. This embarrassing conducting by the knight of the grail recalled Herr von Bülow's extemporization in Berlin when from the podium he begged a lady in the first row that, if she must use her fan, she do so in time with the music.

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