Documenting Teresa Carreño

Metropolitan Temple (February 11, 1899)


Carreño was caught in a snowstorm between Denver and Salida, Colorado, which caused her to postpone several piano recitals until the train was able to travel again.

Her concert originally scheduled at the Metropolitan Temple on February 6 was postponed until February 11. Carreño performed the Fantasie Chromatique and Fugue (Bach, J.S., Bülow's edition), Piano Sonata in C sharp minor (Beethoven, Ludwig van), Etude in G flat, Polonaise in A flat, and Berceuse (encore) (Chopin, Fryderyk), Impromptu (Schubert, Franz), "La Campanella" (Liszt, Franz).

The concert began at 2:15 pm. Tickets were priced as follows: $1, $1.50, and $2. A Chickering piano was used.


Advertisement: Musical America, 2, no. 6, 11 February 1899, 24.

Announcement: San Francisco Call, 29 January 1899, 29.

Announcement: San Francisco Call, 7 February 1899, 7.

Advertisement: San Francisco Call, 9 February 1899, 7.

: San Francisco Call, 9 February 1899, 12.

Review: San Francisco Call, 12 February 1899, 10.


Kijas, Anna


San Francisco Call, 29 January 1899.

The coming of Teresa Carreno next week will mark the appearance of another famous piano player this season. From all the big critics this woman has received high praise, and there can be little doubt that she ranks anywhere but at the top. She has been called everything, from the Valkyrie of the keyboard to the lioness of the pianoforte. She plays Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms, and is said to excel in Rubinstein and Liszt. Her technique is said to be next to flawless and her temperament simply Vesuvian. The recitals take place in Metropolitan Temple on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon of the week to come.


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