The daily press was full of praise about the first evening concert. Among others, the local Journal wrote:
"The Germans far excel the Americans in musical attainments for the reason that they pursue a knowledge of the 'divine art' with industry, while Americans are very apt to let their 'ardor cool' and withdraw from a pursuit that does not put them in possession of their object immediately."
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