"In the presence of
a very large and outstanding public a very interesting concert was given by
the Orfeón Pamplonés (Choral Society of Pamplona), the young lady
piano performer Pilar Bayona and our distinguished friend
They played -Two pianos version- "Benediction
de dieu" by Listz/Sauer, "Variaciones sobre un tema de Beethoven"
by Saint-Saens, the "Concierto número 10" by Mozart
with cadenzas by Zeiveke (Reinecke) and finally "Fantasía Española" by
In the third part Pilar Bayona performed "Rapsodia No. 12" by Listz.
At the end of each piece both outstanding pianists were warmly applauded.
The young lady Pilar
Bayona, whom we rather call the girl Pilar Bayona, is not a promising piano
student, as all we thougth before the performance, but a real concert
The girl Pilar Bayona has a lot of artist on herself. She proved it in
every work she played, from the first, but in a unquestionable way, in a way
that everybody, even those who were not expert on music, could appreciate,
in some Mozart's concert moments, in the whole work Fantasía Española,
also in Rapsodia by Listz and in a very beautiful jota she played out
of programme, when she was asked for a bis.
She plays not only in a very clean way, and very correct, but also she
performes very regretfully.
She does not touch lightly the piano with feminine softness but she performs
with strength and masculine temperament.
[...] so, she can offer the "zapateado" included in
Fantasía Española and some parts in the Rapsodia in a very clean way,
with personal and seductive flair, but also, as examples of its vigor, its
strength, its masculine robustness, she can perform some difficult passages
in the same Rapsodia, in the Mozart Concerto, and in the Saint-Saëns
Variaciones on a Beethoven sonate.
Performing the Jota this young aragonese girl was truly
The public greeted her, acting in justice, and the ladies of the mixed choir
of the Orfeón gave her a beautiful bouquet [...]
Review of the concert, in the Diario de
Navarra on December 31, 1912.
Programme, December the 30th, 1912