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Full text: m <&} "It P m m m 'X' I 7# ilrjeo^y^ applause and listened .,.;.,.1^W^tiy''.to• - the .two,pieces. The vV^i;{^wrt.jplayer yr&a waiting to go on the .^f|^i^t:'.^/vtlie; little violinist calmly ';lijftecl her instrument to her chin and . v^kMjIspdintoalhird imposition. Whisp-^'^m;the^;wing9 and hurried prompt-^:c^l^^S«^'9f-;no,avail; she had learned t^iem so'charm- ";"vf7t^jv&**r^e pould not rob the audience ' v " P&a*01^; of listening to them. —^ ;'T^Aa(l\>f6, out dt fairness to the other ^4fc$dents.this temperamental little artist to be borne off the stage shrieking ts. '.-. ¦ •?\^The little egoist of the above an-.-e<^k>te Is Ema Rubinstein. Today - -ghe is sixteen ahd is adjudged one of ¦ the finestviolinists who have appeared 'ltt;this Country, and certainly one of the greatest of woman violinists. At ; \#^<^buVin New York she made a ;^eit8atioaa] success and every succeeding confirmed the first impres- i^U'':'M. Hun^rian town'of pebredn, mother!.'nor daughter had met^ihe' . nwe ye^iLgo^ a recital ot^ Arriviftg at Lflpsi'c >':^titefl^ V j^og^^ jn the telephone H.; .$0t£jr miss of seven appeared with a' ^bodk ;and" Erna coolly called him. up.' ¦y^oci- grasped in .two Uttle hands. They / were' nvited to the master's ,':sA^ shevwas to home, and. of course Miss Rubinstein . •;;lv7; 7^y;t^>. fciiwbeW The audieiice giveN played for him. ;And of course Nikisch ''^ft^^^-^'dnhlai^'^^:, Kcfort/^ capitulated and asked that he be allowed to play her piano accompaniment^ at her coming concert in Berlin. Perfnission being gratefully given hirn; Ema Rubinstein's Berlin debut was given Under the auspices of one of the most celebrated and respected musicians in the world. The influence of these two conductors seems to have become a large part of the young violinist's artist life. She is a red-hot Mahler advocate. She shares Mengelberg's sometimes understandable enthusiasm for the creator of gigantic, music structures and no adverse criticisms can alter her opinion. She thinks in terms of Mahler first, then the others, where symphonic music is don-cerned; she has listened to some of the Mahler symphonies as many as eight times and is convinced that Wagner's fate will in time become that of Mahler's. Erna Rubinstein has made the violin the principle instrument of her art, but one of her ambitions is, to be an orchestral conductor. And when she has achieved this ambition she is going to play Mahler first. When we speak of Erna Rubinstein . and detail her successes, opinions and ambitions we hardly seem to realise that she is only sixteen/and therefore still something of a prodigy. And she has been appearing successfully before the public for the past two or three years. From her very youngest days Erna 'Rubinstein showed the artistic bent. When she was five, she was sent to a private school to be educated. Her studies did not agree with her as well as dancing which was a favorite pastime with the tot and after two years at the school the institution thought that she could make better progress without it. Other schools were tried with equal results until her mother decided to allow her to indulge at length in her love for music She was placed under the tutelage of Josef Ferudi, in her native town who decided because of her seeming frailty that the violin was the proper instrument for her. It was shortly after she began this new study that she appeared at the students* recital with which we opened these paragraphs. She^continued her violin studies, passing every examination with honors and at eleven she became the pupil of Hubay, the violinist and noted composer. \Vhen she left Hubay she was ready to take up seriously a concert career. So, while Miss Rubinstein is still a prodigy as far as her age goes, .she has been sufEoentry'through the musical mill to gain artistic maturity. Another artist in whom Mengelberg takes an active interest is the composer, Larare Saminsky, who spentaome time Continued 9% f*t* 6 eioo she made. So much so that she ready Deen engaged by a phono-^mpany for recordings. 'Ertia 'Rubinstein was brought to 'America Minder the artistic patronage , ^ pi William Mengelberg, the conductor afid she first appeared here as'soloist" .i~?it^a''^^oi>mance of the Philharmonic '[ jrfclch Mengieberg conducted. The yTnann^f in which she became acquainted the: famous conductor is akin, in the,$pint and determination exhibited, to>/her Anisterdam and asked Mengel- • i. ... it whais conductor of the celebrated /CoiK»rtgebouw in that city, to engage 'her to appear as soloist with the orches-^_tr^.' Mengelberg is not of the genial and i&ble'Oaes Where his iart rs concerned ;;'i^-';^:ai9^.MiB8.R-ubin5tein see with .«)^-'din^e«»,'hdw great was her '-7 : But tken Miss >> ' ¦ ]f\j^niit#^ TnAnftgpd x.q play for him v ( a^>feixgeJr^exg/di^ged his attitude r lat ofioe.; She did'play as soloist with ,^-66 orchestra and when he left for his / neaaoO i^x New York he brought her with blm to introduce to the American ppb&c a new genius of.the violin. The ooiy t&iiig that; was laddng- to make her debet here according to the musical Hqyie waa>to- fetave had Auer for a tejfcdber. Mecgelbcrg was the second farrrous aapdiftctor who gave^Erna Rubinstein opportamtie* that were''.far-reaching in re«ilt. The fint w^a-the late Ernest Hifciacji. On a couceit tour through, cential EUirope when she was fourteen kite was to pass through Leipsic. Her , Mr*. 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