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Carnegie Chamber Music Hall, 1941
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Carnegie Chamber Music Hall concert review: New York Times, March 30, 1941 (note: this is the first NY Times article mentioning Anthony di Bonaventura) "Anthony di Bonaventura, 10-year-old pianist and one of a family of four scholarship students at the Music School Settlement, made his formal New York debut last night at Carnegie Chamber Music Hall. His program included Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata and shorter pieces by Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Hummel, Liszt, Chopin, Paderewski, Bridge, Poulenc and Debussy.  The boy already has technique enough to encompass the notes of all these works. He also showed last night in Liszt's "St. Francois D'Assisi (The Bird Sermon)" where the meaning lay well within the range of his understanding, that he has interpretative skill. If he develops normally he should mature into a capable and perhaps an excellent player." R.P.