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Joseph Joachim in Venice, ca. January 12, 1880

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Joachim toured Italy in January of 1880, playing in Milan, Nice, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Trieste, and then Graz, Vienna, Pest, Brno, and Prague, as well as in other Hungarian and Galician towns. This portrait was presumably done at that time. 

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Josef Joachim will begin a six-week concert tour at the beginning of January, in the course of which he will visit Milan, Nice, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Trieste, Graz, Vienna, and Pest, along with some Hungarian cities, Brno, Prague, and the most outstanding cities of Galicia. In January he will be accompanied by the pianist Mr. Bonawitz and in February he will be joined by Johannes Brahms as a concert partner.