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Miss Marie-José Schunck

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“Violinist at the Dutch Students Orchestra, Orange Hotel, Bergen aan Zee”
This letter of 6 January 1960 was sent to her by her violin teacher, Marcel Thijssens, who played in the Limburg Symphony Orchestra.
The content was the receipt for a violin that her father bought from him for Marie-José. Thijssens found that she had enough talent to become a professionl musician, but he also warned against it. “For it is a hard life.”
Because of problems with her right arm (due to overload?) nothing has emerged.
In Bergen the NSO has always rehearsed. According to Wikipedia, the program was in 1960 as follows below. Surprising is, that the Paukenschlag Symphony, also called Surprise Symphony, is Symphony #94, not #3. See links.

ConductorSoloistProgramm
Jan BrussenAnner Bijlsma, CelloGeorg Friedrich Händel - Concerto grosso No. 6 op. 10, Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello concerto No. 2, Lex van Delden - Symphony No. 5, Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 3Paukenschlag

Album : Schunck-Cremers

Marie-José Schunck
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