An Evening of Music, December 8, 1895 Vienna

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

closeup of the bottom half of the broadside poster for Eisler & Schlanger December 8, 1895 Concert at Musikverein, Vienna

closeup of the bottom half of the broadside poster for Eisler & Schläger December 8, 1895 Concert at Musikverein, Vienna

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.

Antonie Schläger in 1898, three years after this performance with Eisler

Antonie Schläger in 1898, three years after this performance with 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

About Guenevere Crum

Guenevere Crum is an artist and a great granddaughter of Edith and Paul Eisler. She has been actively sleuthing her Eisler - Vail Ross heritage since 1999.
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