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Onslow: Quartet in B, Op.

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Goss: Glee: Ossians Hymn to the Sun
Rubinstein: Trio in B, Op. 52
Mozart: Recitative and aria Mi tradi from Don Giovanni with Mme Stubbe
Beethoven: Quartet in A from Op. 18
Rubinstein: Romance and Impromptu, Op.26; Courante in A minor from the Suite,
Op. 38; and Etude No.2 in C from the Six Etudes, Op. 23
Rubinstein: Two songs: Die Lerche, Op. 33, No. 2, and Lied, Op. 32, No.5

The quartet had its regular players: Herr Goffrie (second violin), Richard
Blagrove (viola), and Alfredo Piatti (cellist), but it was the custom to invite fore-
most violinists of the day to lead the quartet: on this occasion it was the eminent
Italian violinist Camillo Sivori. Despite the distraction of the races at Ascot, the
concert was fully attended by the musical aristocracy, wrote the music critic
for the Globe. However, the same critic was at pains to warn his readers: To
those who prefer the passive inanimate style of running quietly over the notes,
as a satirist once observed, without disturbing the dust on the keys, Rubinsteins
powers of execution will give them cause for alarm. The trio, however, was
rapturously received and the presto movement was encored.102 Goffrie gave a
special entertainment in honor of Rubinstein at rooms on Harley Street, where
Rubinstein performed his own Cello Sonata, Op. 18, with Guillaume Paque, and
Herr von der Osten sang some of his Persian Songs. Rubinsteins last appearance
in London that season was in another of John Ellas Musical Union concerts on
23 June. This time the French violinist Prosper Sainton led the quartet in works
by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and Rubinstein took the piano part in a per-
formance of his own Cello Sonata.
Toward the end of June Rubinstein returned to Paris for a few weeks, but he
was soon summoned to Baden-Baden by Yelena Pavlovna who held court there
during July and August. Rubinstein wrote to Senff that he wanted to write a
violin concertoand if that is successful, then a cello concerto as well. For the
time being only the Violin Concerto in G, Op. 46, was completed, and it was
published by C. F. Peters in Leipzig in 1859. During the late fall and winter
season Rubinstein played in Leipzig and Vienna. In Leipzig he was joined by
Ferdinand David in a performance of the Trio in B, Op. 52, at a Gewandhaus
chamber concert, and on 12 November the Gewandhaus orchestra performed
his Symphony in F major, Op. 40.
In Vienna Rubinstein gave ve concerts and Hanslick devoted a separate
article to Rubinstein (subsequently reprinted in the book Aus dem Concert-
Saal in 1897). In the artistic sense I was extraordinarily happy in Vienna, Ru-
binstein told his mother in a letter of 29 December 1857/10 January 1858.
There were many honors, and on this occasion even a little money.103 He also
informed her that before leaving Vienna he expected to receive an opera li-
bretto: That is, to see my cherished dream fullled, for at the present time,
only with an opera can one achieve real success; we may assume that it will be
successfulmy passionate desire is a guarantee of this.104 There was good news
about Das Verlorene Paradies, too, for after Rubinsteins unsuccessful efforts to

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