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A Pianoforte Recital

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by KATHARINE GOODSON
AS child, Katharine Goodson played both violin and pianoforte, but concentrated so soon and with such success on the pianoforte that at the age of twelve she played solos in public. A fter some strenuous work at the Royal Academy, she went to Vienna for four years' study with Leschetizky, and, on her return, scored an immediate success at her first appearance in London, at one of the Popular Concerts. A series of recitals and a provincial tour followed, and year by year since then her right to a place in the very front rank of living pianists has been ever more widely recognized. Throughout Europe and America, as well as here, there is no great centre of music-making where her playing is not held in honour, no great orchestra nor conductor with whom she has not joined in concertos. An artist of the widest culture and sympathies, she plays old and new music with a like true insight, bringing her command of all the pianoforte's resources to bear on grave and gay, big and slight, majestic or merry music, with the same whole-hearted zest. She has done much to spread a knowledge of the music of her husband, Arthur Hinton-his Concerto in D Minor particularly. Two of his slighter pieces are included in her programme this evening.

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