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A Pilgrimage to Ernst Sites in Nice

In May 2016, Pierre Bensaid, professor of the violin at the Nice conservatoire, invited the Californian violinist and collector, Joe Gold, to give a recital, and afterwards they were joined by four more Ernstians to tour the most important Ernst sites in Nice. The following photographs record their pilgrimage:

Did Ernst perform Harold in August 1853?

The Dutch musicologist Pepijn van Doesburg has found some public announcements of Berlioz’s two concerts in Frankfurt on 24 and 29  August 1853 which reveal that the soloist in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy was not  Ernst, as all the records have previously suggested, but a fellow named Posch, possibly a local viola player of surpassing… Read more »