No dia 22 de Novembro de 1931, exibiu-se no Teatro Capitol, o Trio Schneider, composto pelos artistas austríacos o mestre de orquestra Remja Waschitz (violino); o professor Wolfgang Schneider (violoncelo) e o professor, barão A. Vietinghoff-Scheel (piano e cravo-“harpsichord”) (1) (2) (3)
Cinco citações referentes ao TRIO SCHNEIDER, no jornal de Singapura “The Street Times” (4) de 1931 e 1932, aquando da digressão deste trio por Singapura e Malásia.
Music lovers will welcome the forth-coming visit to Singapore of the Schneider Trio, of Austria, consisting of Professor Baron Vietinghoff-Scheel (piano and harpsichord. Concert-master Remja Waschita (violin) and Professor Wolfgang Schneider (cello). They will give concerts in the Dutch Club on Feb 5 and at Raffles Hotel on Feb. 6. They specialise in baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries, and items for the harpsichord will be special features of the programmes. Professor Vietinghoff-Scheel is taking his own harpsichord on tour and the beauty of this instrument makes these numbers very popular. All three are artits of high ability, and thaey have been highly praised by the Continental Press. They were described in Vienna as forming a trio of the first order.” (To Play in Singapore Next Month– «The Straits Times», 26 January, 1931, p. 8)
“The first perf ormance of the Schneider Trio in Singapore will take place at the Dutch Club on Thursday evenining when a programme of classical  music will he given. This will comprise pieces for the violin, violincello, piano and harpsichord.. The latter instrument will be a novelty in the East and listeners will be charmed with the delicate tones and expression it is capable of producing.” (Harpsichord To Be Played At Recitals – «The Straits Times» 3 February 1931, p. 12)
To be present at the début of a musical instrument in Malaya was the experience of those who attended the recital by the Schneider Trio last night  at the Dutch Club. The harpsichord, which was played for the first time, provided a distinct novelty, though as a serious musical instrument it has long been superseded by adaptations and developments which have finally resulted in the pianoforte as we know it today. The period between the 16th and 18th centuries saw the heydey of the harpsichord and many of the great composers of that time wrote specially for it.(Novelty Combined with beautyit – «The Straits Times» 6 February 1931, p.18)
Those who heard the Schneider Trio on the occasion of their last visit to Singapore some months ago will be pleased to learn that they are returning some time this month to give two concerts. The Trio comprises Prof. Baron Anatol Vietinghoff-Scheel, piano and harpsichord, Remja Wastchitz, violin and Prof Wolfgang Schneider, cello. During their visit to Japan they gave command performances in the palace of H.R.H. Prince Tokugawa, to members of the Royal Family, Ministers and the Diplomatic Corps, and Baron Vietinghoff-Scheel gave a concert at the British Lagation in Tokyo. In the Dutch East Indies they gave about 60 concerts” («The Straits Times» 1 July 1932, p. 12)
“A concert of rare beauty and distinction was given by the Schneider Trio in the Adelphi Hotel last night. This accomplished ensemble is no stranger here, having paid a visit about 18 months ago, when a distinct touch of novelty was introduced  y the harpsichord, which formed part of their programmes. It is unfortunate that this instrument suffered damage in China ad had to be sent back to Germany for repairs, for it produced many charming effects” (Concert of Rare Beauty And Distinction -«The Straits Times» 21 July 1932, p.12)
(1) GOMES, Luís G – Efemérides da História de Macau, 1952
(2) “Baron Boris Alexandrovich Fitinhoff-Schell, a.k.a. Baron Boris Vietinghof-Scheel or Baron Schell (1829? -1901) was a Russian composer. Fitinhoff-Schell was trained at the Moscow Conservatory under Field and Henselt, and was a classmate of Tchaikovsky’s. His most noted work are the ballets The Haarlem Tulip (1887) and Cinderella (1893), composed for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. His Wedding March, scored especially for the wedding of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna is still occasionally heard.” hapsichord wiki/Boris_Fitinhof-Schell
(3) Cravo (Hapsichord) – instrumento musical semelhante ao piano muito utilizado nos séculos 17 e 18.
Pode-se ouvir num dos mais velhos cravos de meados do século 15, restaurado no museu de South Dakota, uma peça do século 16, tocado pela chilena Catalina Vicens, em: