Thursday 20 June 1901 3:00PM

Madeleine Boucherit piano; Jules Boucherit violin

Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and more


  • Madeleine Boucherit piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Jules Boucherit violin* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Madeleine Boucherit was born in 1879 in Morlaix, France, two years after her brother Jules Boucherit. Jules studied violin at the Paris Conservatory under Jules Garcin, going on to play alongside Jacques Thibaud with the Concerts Colonne; Madeleine also studied at the Paris Conservatory and became an acclaimed solo pianist as well as a composer, particularly of piano works for children.

They often gave concerts together, and this joint afternoon recital was the first of two at Wigmore Hall during the summer of 1901. A review in The Times praised Jules's technique and intelligent playing and commended Madeleine for her delicate touch in the Moszkowski and, though the Chopin pieces disappointed, remarked that the Liszt displayed ‘much brilliance’.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 'Kreutzer'
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Pastorale variée K.Anh.209b
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Nocturne in F sharp major Op. 15 No. 2
        • Polonaise in A flat major Op. 53
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor Op. 28
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
      • Novelletten Op. 21
        • No. 7 Novellette in E major
  • Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)
      • Huit Morceaux caractéristiques Op. 36
        • No. 6 Étincelles
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
        • Hungarian Rhapsody in A minor S244 No. 13
  • Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
        • Souvenir de Moscou Op. 6

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