Sunday, 25 March 2012

Stanley Moses overseas 1893-1896

News in Brief
News was received last week from Master Stanley Moses, the young Hawkesbury violinist, that he had arrived safely at his destination, and will stay with a sister of the Belgian Consul in Sydney.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 8 July 1893 page 4

Local and General
Young Australia. — Master Stanley M. Moses, the Hawkesbury violinist, has passed his examination and been admitted to the Conservatoire of Brussels. He has commenced his studies in the class of the great M. Gaoye Stanley. He played at a large concert at Brussels in the place of M. Barthelmy. 'Fantaisie Caprice,' by Viduxtemps, and ' Second Romance,' by Tours, and was recalled twice on each occasion. This young student is nephew of Mr. G. Moses, of the Bathurst railway parcels office.
Bathurst Free Press and Minig Journal Friday10 November 1893 page 2

Stanley Moses.
The following appeared in the " Musical Notes" of Saturday's " D. Telegraph" :- " Those who had the advising of young Stanley Moses, the clever boy violinist, who exhibited so much talent in Sydney, did well in sending him to Brussels, where he has Eugene Ysaije as his master. Of course the boy is at the conservatoire. M. Ysaije expressed himself as surprised at the talent and aptitude of his new pupil, and as a reward for six months' work, gave him the Vieuxtemps' 5th concerto to play-a privilege extended to only two other students in the conservatoire. Apart from his studies, Stanley Moses has heard three
of the world's greatest violinists, Joachim, Sarasate, and Caesar Thomson. There are many artistes who regard Ysaije as quite the equal of any of the famous trio named.
Mr. W. Moses had this week sent him a copy of a cablegram received by the Belgian Consul in Sydney, stating, in three words that his son Stanley " had recovered." Mr. Moses understands from this that Stanley has been seriously ill and pulled through safely. He was unaware that the boy had been ill, and thinks he has had an attack of influenza, which is a more serious illness in a cold climate than it is in ours.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 5 May 1894 page 5

This Saturday's " Daily Telegraph" :
" Some few weeks back there was mention in this column of the progress in Brussels of Stanley M Moses, ' the Hawkesbury boy violinist,' who went from Sydney to Europe to complete his studies. After gaining the premier position in his class, with the accompanying first prize, the clever boy was unfortunately stricken down with rheumatic fever and pleurisy for five weeks. So he had to abandon all hope this year, as the Conservatoire examination will take place on July 5. His friends and admirers
will, however, be glad to hear that his health is rapidly improving."
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 30 June 1894 page 5

Amateurs here will regret to learn that Stanley Moses, the Hawkesbury boy violinist, who lately obtained the premier prize in his division at the Brussels Conservatoire, has been dangerously ill for five weeks with pleurisy and rheumatic fever. Though happily now on the road to complete recovery this untoward illness will throw him out of the great competitions which open in the beginning of
next month.   
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 7 July 1894 page 4

News in Brief
We have received a most interesting letter from Stanley Moses, dated Brussells, September 9, 1895. He states that he has just arrived from Boulogne-sur-mer, where he had been engaged to play at the Casino and theatre. He was there for two months. His friends will be glad to hear that he is progressing rapidly with his studies.

Mr W Moses has received from his son Stanley, at Brussells, a number of interesting photographs of Boulogne. Stanley speaks French now, as if to the manner born.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 26 October 1895 page 3

Stanley M. Moses.
STANLEY M. Moses has just returned from Boulogne-sur-mer to Brussells, after a very successful engagement there. Before leaving he was presented with a beautiful violin bow, mounted in silver and precious stones (by an eminent violinist, who took a great interest in him) as a souvenir for his great talent. Stanley is highly pleased with his magnificent pres ent, as it is a great advantage to his playing-bringing a more powerful tone, and being so pliable for the various bow ings. He has commenced his studies at the Conservatoire, and created a fervour amongst the masters and students by his masterly rendition of a concerto by heart of Max Bruck, which piece lasts consider ably over half-an-hour. At the finish, contrary to the custom, the students clapped vigorously, M. Ysaye joining himself-at last raising his hand to arrest the applause. After considering for some time, M. Ysaye decided to give him the concerto of Saint Saens, with which he himself made great success in America this year. For the next lesson, Stanley had prepared three pages of it from mem ory. M. Ysaye was very contented. M. Ysaye has so much confidence in his tal ent that when called from the room he left a pupil to continue the lesson, under Stanley's instructions. In his last letter to his sister, Stanley says, "You would be astonished to see me giving lessons (violin) to a lady 22 years old, who has been a pupil of Joachim for the five years previous. I wish you could hear the wonderful progress I have made with my violin; I am sure you would be astonished." He concludes, as usual, with compliments to all his friends. M. Ysaye lately bought a violin, a 'Strad,' for £1000. It is most beautifully conserved-not a scratch on it, and such a quality of sound, round and clear again when he plays on it. He will likely visit Australia soon.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 9 November 1895 page 6

Town Gossip
The following is from last Saturday's "S. M. Herald" Musical Notes column :
Mr. and Mrs. Wiegand reached Antwerp late in September, and at the end of the month went to Brussels. Mr. Wiegand lunched in Brussels, with Eugene Ysaye, the famous violin virtuoso who has so often starred in London. Ysaye is now violin professor at the Royal Conservatoire, Brussels, where he has under his special care young Stanley Moses, the Australian student (of Windsor, N.S.W), who left Sydney with brilliant prospects before him about two years ago. Ysaye repeatedly referred to young Moses as " his best pupil," adding that he would become " un artiste de tout premiere ordre," and that he had already appeared with success at the best concetts in Antwerp and Brussels.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette Saturday 21 November 1896 page 3

No comments:

Post a Comment