This tissue-thin paper poster is maybe one of the most fragile pieces I own. Just glancing at it seems to send the paper into disintegration, but it has survived 118 years to share that evening’s performance details. The previous post, Musikverein featured the full poster view – below is the lower half of the poster with a close up of the selections
A sample of the opening piece of Schumann Fantasie can be heard here by M. Pletnev
On stage that evening was an extremely popular Soprano, Antonie Schläger, seen on a souvenir postcard three years after her 1895 performance with Paul Eisler.
The Tannhäuser aria Schläger sang can be heard here in a modern performance by Deborah Voigt
Midway through the evening Paul Eisler played Franz Liszt’s Liebestraum and it can be heard here in a modern performance by Lang Lang