Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Performance of piano music by pupils of the Girls Reformatory Institute

Venue: Prague Girls Reformatory Institute

Event type: Art music culture

Date: 07/03/1862

Season: Lent

Programme including:

General participants:
  • Prague Girls Reformatory Institute: participating institution, pf
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van : Piano Trio Archduke, pf, vl, vc, nr.7, B-flat major, op.97
     • Popper, David : vc


Prager Morgenpost 9/3/1862 reported: ‘Music production. In the Girls’ Reformatory Institute of Miss Pauline Vogl took place the day before last a production of pupils in piano playing, at which the very satisfactory results were a testimony to the good teaching methods of the proprietor of the Institute who is known as a pupil of the master [Alexander] Dreyschock.’ An unsigned review of this event was published by Prager Morgenpost on 12/3/1862. The correspondent wrote: “Musical trial. In the last days a public musical trial was arranged by Miss Pauline Vogl with the pupils of her Institute, the results of which were so worthy that they deserve specific mention.’ The source then went on to praise what was considered to be the school’s evident high standard of teaching, ‘sound and scrupulous tuition’ evident through the tasteful and well-judged performances. The programme of the concert was thought to demonstrate a worthy and considered balance between ‘modern and classical’ music. Of particular note was felt to the performance of the [Piano] Trio (op.97) by Beethoven by ‘a very talented pupil’ and in which Mr David Popper executed the violoncello part in superb fashion.’ No other specific performers or works were noted by this source.

Summary of sources:

Prager Morgenpost (09/03/1862)
Prager Morgenpost (12/03/1862)