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A Bosto 

The Thuih.M> 1. . ! .udience c 
Boston Symphony Orchestra Is a disgi aire 
to the city of New York. At -the end of 
last nlghfa cojopert It Indulged in a reg- 
jular riot of enUnisiasm, stHnding up, ap- 
plauding. shouUnnr. inakinK the orchestra 
get up, recalllnR the conductor over and 
over again, and behaving in general like 
the audience at the close of a Paderewski 
or Kreisler recital. It was the biggeat 
««inonstration over made since the time 
when this orchestra began to visit New 

York. wvOlMU \\p.l'Vl'*\ . 

This vJould have been afl right, of 
course, if the work performed hud been 
a symphony by Haydn, Mozart, or 
Brahms, or some other of the composi- 
tions of the ruthlessly Teutonic school, 
which have been so sternly proclaimed 
as the only proper food for Thursday 
audiences In New York. But it was not; 
It was the "Paust" symphony, of the 
vulgar, cheap, disgusting, salanic Liszt. 

What aggravates the situation is that 
In Boston, too. the audiences of this 
orchestra have had their taste corrupted 
by Dr. Muck. Last season, when he pro- 
duced the same "Faust" symphony the 
Bo^on Joumd said that "hundreds of 
enthusiasts couldn't get Into the hal at 
al! There has been nothing like th.a 
Intense interest over a symphony m Bos- 
ton in recent years, except at one or two 
special performances of Tchaikovsky s 
Pathetic Symphony." O tempora. O 
Boston. Liszt and Tchaikovsky-the very- 
composers for the favoring of which our 
own Philharmonic Orchestra has been so 
sneeringly scoffed at of late. But the 
worst is yet to come. The Boston J ra«- 
script of last Saturday remarked that 
"the seventh performance of Liszt s 
•Fausf symphony in two seasons of the 
symphony concerts t\ok place yester- 
day afteLoon [the eAvhth followed on 
Saturday night], making an unprecedent- 
ed record in the way of repetitions by 
general request." Drat these degraded 

audiences! \ -.„^ 

Dr Muck is not by any d^eajis the first 
conductor who ha^ deliberately set him- 
self the task of corrupting musical taste 
m Boston. Two of his P^^«^~- 
Henschel and Nikisch. also featured L^^ 
AS for New York, the disgraceful record 
^rries us back as far as the days of 
^rl Bergmann (1&55-76). Under him 
"Faust" symphony had it. first New 

^ork r>erfo^^^^^l^^Zrvl^^. 
His successor, i^- i-<eoP"'" " 
though he held the Philharmonic oon- 
Srship only one season, --^-^^^^^ 
did missionary ^ork for ^^^^^ with h^s 
own orchestra. He was a friend and 
' r>upil Of the great pdanist-composer, who 
dedicated one of his symphonic poems 

to him. ... 

After him came Theodore Thomas, with 
wlt^Ie activity in his behalf Liszt was 
j«o much pleased that he wrote lum a 
letter, dated May 27. 1871. in which he 
thanked him for his friendly efforts and 
remarked that his compositions need the 
sympathetic and intelligent care of the 
conductor, on account of the .ma^V 
'changes of tempo and tone color. The 
unfortunately too frequent ^f^^'^f-f: 
sight performances are not sufficient for 
them. Mediocre music-making is a s n 
against art; we demand something. totaUy 
different, namely, the upUft and inspira- 
tion of the soul, and cry Sursum cordct 
(Uft up your hearts). 
I That Anton Seidl, who came next m 
the Philharmonic hierarchy, adored Liszt . 
and did for him as zealous missionary 
work as for Wagner, is too well remem- \ 
bered to need dwelling on. Nor is it 
necessary to recall the fact that it waa | 
,vith Liszfs "Tasso" that the present 
conductor, Josef Stransky, made his tri- 
umphant entry into New York, and that 
he has given model performances also of 
Liszt's other symphonic poems, as well as 
the "Faust" and "Dante" symphonies. It 
was his admirable reading of these scores 
that won him the warm friendship, 
among others, of Joseffy, the last and 
best editor of Uszfs works. 

To drop both banter and historic remi- 
Eiscence, last night's performance of 
Liszt's immortal work was one of the 
most enjoyable occasions of the season, 
and the enthusiasm of the audience was 
as edifying as the magnificent perform- 
ance under Dr. Muck's baton. It can- 
not be said that it was finer than any 
ever given here, for we have had superb 
Interpretations under the great con- 
' ductors just named. It might even be 
I said that the "MargTierite" movement 
lacked some of the sensuous charm to 
wiiic'h ' ■! " ■ the glo- 

, > , iinai . Ill' !i. 1 . ..iiJiHJiiM 

'ikB to the ooopiMution ol a choi 
mcti as Now York h;i3 never hearU 
this work. It was worthy of the exalted 
standard of the Boston Symphony Or- 
chestra that it brought down a choir of 
eighty men all the way to New York to 
Bing less than five minutes in the final 
chorus. And how they did sing— with a 
virtuosity and a tonal beauty equal to 
that of the world-famed orchestra itsejf. 
When, after an hour of orchestra alone. 

■BeV5^; " ,1 _ 
rnid inu.->lc*l alylr, ■ - ioii 

iiothliiK more than i of 
. Irclinlcpl fftilllty 11 I 'v, 

. uii Crxcelltnt toiio Kave iiertijini- 
'uice qualities of Hrtistlo value. In 

V'Braclnl's Bonata In Milnor and Mo- |P'*y " '''ne (Star-,--., 

zart'« In (J alio was hoard to excellent |e"t'''0 crowd l<'ar),-.i 

i......t I...*!. 111. rtrKt tn Ul,..rl...,. . u , 

BSrIot-von KunltH. Josef Adier played [viO 1,1 M. ST AMJ PiAXi 

her accompaniments In cxcellont style. . 



^ nVj\ 

— Bdouaid Uoru, viollnUt to Kl 

the organ came in, followed by the choir. An pnthuslaetic audience filled Carncslebert of Belgium, and .Jan Slckesz 
and the exquisitely melodious and cxpres- Hall laf.t evening to hear Mmp. Rt-hclDutch pianist, Joinod artistic forces > 
sive tenor solo, the floodgates of emotlonallLeginijka in a piano recital, given in ald terday in a concert In Aeolian II 
sublimity were opened and the music- 'of the People « Symphony Concerts, whichCountry^^^ 

lovers in the audience trembled with de- covered a wide rnnge of composition. Ro?-|yioiin and piano by i3rahrns"^on^ne 
liirht Dr Muck with in.spircd gestures, 'spa u Gavotte with varlationB she playeltho programmfi. in which thrj pUyer 
light. JJ'- MUCK, wun in.spircu fcCBiures,^ .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!^^^ ^ ^ ^^^^ understanding' an 

rose fuUy to the occasion, the result be-^,j,,^ ^ fine.sio that brought immediate re-P'«yed very well together. Mr. .SickcBz' 
ine a climax such as has seldom awed ...r>on»fi. a croun of small pieces, - ("oii-e?." T^^°f>_'55«'"_ was not .satl.sfactorj 

, a, 7f c 

"'^AnO^'N A JOI.VT HECi r.lI 

ng AJ-I 

and overwhelmed a New 
Wagner himself, king 
ers, never excelled Liszt 

jcm, iniYi-. ^ were to on reveaiea m in 

[burst, and — did you notice once more — he^y Chopin, the nocturne in 
remembered Liszt's "Faust" when he the Scherz.s In B minor, w 

C minor ani 
•hich were rej 

remembered Liszt's "Faust" when netne scnerz.s m o loinoi. wa.i,.i v>.,,,-, . d-,^;.* di,„o Rrilil^ntu 

^ ..r.-,f A-r..^r.,;,r,^" „ cbI v cd wl Ui such f 3 vor th 8 1 t hc samB CO HI B z i li 3 M Pianist Plays Brilliantly 
composed Gotterdammerung and ^^^-llJ^.^^,^,^i^,,^^n^xv,-^r.gx^en^^Bi at Aeolian Hall. 

special line is due to Stephen S.^TacDo^^'ftc^a' '^Thet^lt^,'' wj Guiomar Novaes gave her last plan<^ 
iTownsend, who trained that choir, and a the central feature of the programm^.ecltal of the seaHon yesterday ^a^^^^^^^^ 
i , • , • <. *i,^Mme. beginska s reading of this nobUin Aeolian Hall before an audience tna. 

icolumn might be written in praise of the^^^^^^ testified anew to her emotionallsnTillcd all the 1,400 chairs in the house, 
tenor, Arthur Hackett— a new "find" and^^,^ executive ability. Her playing of Hjt was a remarkable showing of the pop- 
a big one — a singer with a splendid voice,was essentially masculine in its breadthLiaiity won by the young South Amcr 
and style, who sang his very difficultjYet It was f ull of tenderness. Its concluLan arti.^t, and an augury of her retu 
oart with the snontaneitv of Caruso atF''°" ""'^ marked by great «PPlause 4,fier a trip home with her mother thi 
hfs beTt TsJZTZ:L7Z ilkr^rLT^^^ -^summer, possibly.the time.slnce .h 

could he have heard him in this, the BOSTON ORCHESTRA 

most sublimely beautiful product of his 
creative imagination. 

Many in last night's audience doubtless 
felt like the Boston song writer, William 
Aj-ms Blsher, who wrote to a friend last^ 

Cherublnl, Brahms, and Mozart 

Played — Witek and Warnke Soloists 

The Boston Svmphony Orchestra cnd- 
Arms Fisher, who wrote to a rnena .a.5u^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^.^^^^ ^..^.^ 

Saturday: "I take my hat off before such^.^^.^^^ season in this city, with 

a masterwork and from now on the name concert yesterday afternoon in Oar- 
of Liszt has a larger and deeper ^ignifl^,egle Hall. The program was devoted 
cance." to music that might all be considered 

The revised version of the orchestra- in the " classical " style. It began 
tion obtained by Dr. Muck in Bayreuth 
added beauty and expressiveness to the 
score. It is worth noting that some of 
the best of these changes had been made 

with Cherubini's overture to " Les 
Abencfirages " ; not one of tlie ' Galli- 
cized Italian's best ones, It seemed yes- 
kerday as if it had been pretty well 

ucov U.1 i.ii<:.-,c m.c.iov..p . - — idricd out by the hundred years that 

by Mr. Stransky without any knowiedgej].,a^ye passed over it, and that it had 
of the Bayreuth revision. Ilost its savor. Its dignified style re- 

'mains, and not much else. It is not 

Mme. Homer With Orchestra. hong since Clierubini s "Anacreon" 
. ,,„„, ovc-i ti,re was played here, and seemed 
Madame Louise Homer, in. excelieni] ,„» ^n„„ t„ tv,,=. 

• _^UilillI<, I I \/-^r-^-J' Kjtj - 

went as a student to Paris that she wil^ 
have visited her native Brazil. 

But three names were on Miss .N^ 
vaes's program yesterday, Beethoven _ 
sonata. Op. O.i, leading off, and estao- 
lishing in its tlosing allegretto a moodj 
of sunny melodv in consonance with the" 
Spring day. Still more filled with thf 
lirv grace and glinting color, as hintins 
pf the plavei's own exotic peisonalltyJ 
were Schumann's " Papillons " and Cho- 
pin's " Preludes." in all of which th« 
lightness of touch, the clearness Of line, 
the flashes of characterization, wore' 
free and lightning-like as the flight of s. 
l)ird. It is something to be " the fash- 
ion," as Xovaes has become, but it wasi 
more of a pleasure yesterday to note thel 
very qualities by which that success had| 
been won. toUCh, 


considerably more Interesting to the 

Irish Tenor Provides Classical Pro- 
gram at Carnegie Hall. 

John JlcCorniack sang to the largest 
number of persons that have been 
packed into Carnegie Hall this year at^ 
his matinee yesterday, to be followed b 
Mozart's C major symphony was the ^j^^j. o„ April 15. the week afte 

Easter. The Irish tenor again surprise 

voice, was the soloi-st yesterday afternoon j ^^^^^^^.^^ taste, 
with the New York Symphony Orchestra' 
at their Carnegie HaU concert, the next 
to the last of this series for the season 
She sang "Ombra mai fu," from Handel's 
"Xerxes," "Dem Unendlichen," by Schu- 
bert, orchestrated by Mottl, and Verdi's 
aria, "O don fatale," from "Don Carlos," a 
work which suits her especially well. She 
sang with breadth and passion and re- 
ceived much deserved for hei' 
performance. She has not been heard tc 
better advantage this season. 

The orchestral numbers were Mendels- 
sohn's "Fingal's Cave" overture, Cesar 
Franck's Symphony in D minor, Wolf'fc 
"Italian Serenade," Enesco's "Roumanian 
Rhapsody" No. 1, and two movements oi 
a new work by the Danish composer. 
Thorwald Otterstrom, his "American 
1 Negro" suite. were built on two 
old n^gro melodies, "Blow de trumpet, 
I Gabriel" and "Trabel on." They are ef- 
fectively orchestrated, and the general^,.., ueit ajiu n unu 

atmosphere of Africanism has been wel!|^J*-^j^ ''>rioll'n^^arKi f\VsT'^, lo!o"ncp^\o,' ''rejuality, but hardly ready as yet for th 
preserved. Moreover. Mr. Otterstrom had ispectively. of the orchestra. Tl-.ey anigtage. aoDeared yesterday at the Prin 
the wisdom to treat them as piquant hor* both ad.mrahle aTtists, .nd they 

d'ceuvres and make them duly short. The 
melancholy melody of the first has the 
beautiful characteristics of the negro 
"spiritual." They were well played, as 
was Wolf's "Italian Serenade." 

other orchestral number, and this has 
not been staled by the passage of I-".' 
years. It came yesterday as from an 
inexliaustible fountain of youth. Tt 
was delightfully played by Dr. Muck 
and his men. There Is always a prob- 
lem confronting the modern conducto/ 
playing sucfi a symphony with a mod- 
ern" orchestra, in which the' strings are 
much more numerous than they were 
In the orchestra Mozart knew and 
wrote for. There is thus necessarily a 
thicker and heavier string tone that 
has not the balance with the wood 
winds that he had in mind. Nor is the 
balance restored by increasing the num- 
ber of these wood winds, but a ditier- 
ent quality is produced. Not even .si 
killful and so discerning a trt-a.tmen( 
as Dr. Muck gave the orche.stra yes- 
terday can afford the real elfcct. which 
will not be heard again till some con- 
ductor cuts down hiS strings to a num 
ber somewhat nearer Mozart's. 

For the first time this season a con- 
certo was played, Brahns's double con 
certo for violin and violoncello. Op 
AVitek and VVurniie 

his public with a program of classica 
rather than popular airs, and his mos« 
critical listener could not but pay himi 
the compliment of admiration for hlsj 
singing in Italian of an opening pair byl 
Handel, and of a later song by Schii-l 
mann, in English, followed by Schubert <1 
" Ave Maria " and Kreisler's " Old Re-" 
train " for encores. j, ^. m 

Irish folksongs gave a glimpse of the! 
old McCormack of the tenor's ballad 
days, especially the deftly humoroua 

Foggy Dew " and the dainty " Rey-I 
nardine." a fairv tale of County Lim-! 
erick from the Hughes collection, admir- 
ably accompanied by Edwin Schneider.. 
Donald JIcBeath played Xreisler's violinl 
arrangement of Dvorak's " Indian La- 
ment," and McCormack closed with a, 
group bv American composers, who willj 
be his countrymen upon the tenor's n.i ' 
uralVzation in two years more, the sot 
yesterday including Chadwick's " Df 
Love," Hadley's " California Troub^ 
dour," Schneider's " One Gave Me > 
Rose," and Mrs. Beach's " E.xaltation.' 

Recital by Estelle Bass. 

Estelle Bass, a pianist of some indlvid- 

Lester Donahue's Recital. 

— — - — iLitt: uini.^ v^L otj 1'^ .v»,.ii 

^ ^ ^ , . , Iplaved it. They were deservedly ap 

Mr. Lester Donahue, a young -'^meri- pij^udej. 

can pianist of promise, gave a piano re- 

cital yesterday afternoon at Aeolian Hall.jSYMPHONY'PLAYS FAREWELL 

He has been heard several times in New 

stage, appeared yesterday at the Prln-| 

... ... ~v-r\,r"--t-" -f"^\ Theatre. Nervously erratic in heif 

„ musician! y and intjlligent Perto.m .^^^^^^^^ Chopin's C .sharp mlnoi' 
ance of thus work, of -..hich t"e 'iM" pantasie Impromptu." she made a rea 
two movements, at Ifast. are ."l departure from the hackneved concei; 
Brahms's finest and strongest repertory in unusual pieces by Schube'^ 

Mr. W^arnlte's tone was not m ail p>ace>^j^^,j-,^^,g„ Rachmaninoff. Moszkows: 
quite pqual to holding its own in th^^nd Liszt, ending with Leschetizky's < 
ensemt>le. But one of Ine en.|Oj'aDU)„„„ — „„„, r^,. n.ff Vianrt olnnp f>f 
features of tlie performance was 
."Singleness of purpose with v.'iiich 
two artists aproacned the work anu 
the unity of style with which the> 

York, and has been commended for his 
good work. He has a singularly lovely 
piatw and mezzo forte tone, but the loud 

"The Star-Spangled Banner" Brings 
a aPtriotic Outburst. , 

Tv.o orchestras filled Carnegie Hall 
er work is not so satisfactory. One has; yesterday, a season's farewell of the 
the impression that his digital dexterity Boston Symphony being followed last] 
inclines to carry him off the musica^ 'evening by that of the Symphony society 
, ^ ^. , . , , , .„ „]of New York, for which A\ alter Dani- 
track. for his playing lacks phrasing and ^ program, with Louise 

plasticity, and leaves one longing for a-.jjQj^pp gj^,. 
second of repose. He has qualities o^ rpve "Spring 

Jijand Liszt, ending wltn Leschetizky s a 
'^'%,''iangement for left hand alone of t 
fhff'nale from "Lucia." 


S/tt^ " 

lohn, McCormack Ha> 

Third Recital— Caruso aj^ 

VP^ '*«*'' , 

, ^ , There were tour concerts yesterda^ 
symphony of St^""- .(^.^jch attracted popular interest. 

mann w'as again a timely favorite, a."" (^^j.^ggig jj^j] the a'ftcrnoon .jonn 
so was Mme. Homer's air from the operajcormack, giving bis third recital, t 
■•Xerxes." iu praise of a shady tree; an ^"f'^d^^^' e'ktrf Lis o„\i 
., ^ . , . , . c •' Ombra mal fu. better known as Han- tornim and fillea 4uu extra 

side of piano playing before his ^"Ser.^X -^^^^ „- ^^^^^ Schu-feta-je. 

technique becomes the end and aim of his' ' ~' 

■^VWs^erl ^a^ei^iw^s^ecifaf 

Miss Vera Barstow, a young violinist, 
properly described charming, who 
gave a recital In New York last season, 
reappeared in Aeolian Hal! yesterday 

aftcrnooi- ' ' " ' pleasure 

bert s " Dem L'nendiichen, " and " O 
Don Fatale, ' from Verdi's " Don ^ ar 
lo= '• The orchestra added Wolfs 
"Italian Serenade" and Grainger s 
Erittsh folk dances, " Molly on the 
Shore," " Irish Tune," and Shepherds 
Hey ' 

The tenor s programme included afi 
kn Italian by Handel, standard Germai^ 
song.-: in English, Henry Hadley s A| 
California Troubadour," Edwin Schr 
der's "One Gave Me a Rose and J 
fo'kson-rs. with one. "Reynardine. ' wi 

Mme. Homer stirred the audience toaccording to a I""°^'"f.'"'P^„,';'''fue 
en lulsiasm, and theic was a still more^vaditional Munster air about the 

• - - iicert's close wl>en|fj, anj. was rV.und •■• H-isrree. 

en stand up and 

MME. vSlPE SiNOb. 


me in ^. -- 
BtrfoB. :Mi-. Doru With the - 
ment o£ Mr. Francis Moore. Mr. i^' 
. I made an excellent impresslBn na :• 

cere artist of ample aeconipUshinemf la.. . - -y. 

atrreeable tone, intonation of e^nei^ i J,„rKluctins, an<l Mm 
flfough not invariable accuracy, nn.s cal ^" .„ hief j 

I>oc«l Soprano Olvcs Keclol 

Aeollau Hall. though not invai iauie civiv,ui j ■ ■-- , 

Mme. Marie Volpe. a local ^.tlid\°' "1 ml2^too-\t en 

gave a song recital la^t evening ini ^osUion^^to ^^^^^ to another on the 
Aeolian Hall. She had Uie a-ssibtance ofi fi^ggrboard is^not 


suus for th' 
,t the Mclv' 
ii Mr. Polo'-' 
I 'arrar and M ' 

and agaui delighted hi? hearers h> 
Individual charm of h.. voice, .a. e 
„ in phrasiiig, clear diction and a re 
j, power in the expression o, ^^^^^^^^^^ 'tha^'lhriast b".rpe"rh^prhrs slyle/is 

k, tional feeling:. „er programme, well sf^^c^^^^ ^^Jl go wel^^^^^^ for his work as for 

r At the same time Mated of alra by Pergolesl, Gluck and oVhis program. He showed 

];„>,„S Brazilian pianist Gu'omar Novae^^ -^^^^^^ ^ .„ German. '^Vfadth aV beauty x>t tope m^^.taU^s 

Las giving her ttnrd Z^"^^^*" ed I songs In Russian by Balakirew, Tschal- cha.^Qnne.lA^k^Ol 1.V 
b'!hV.s«ts'rnctt\iri^ar'^ — Mr SicuCTzhaS-norc, 

^otlan HaT Bh^'ha'd ^ a^s^ce i^,^- fo? tl.%,fe"a°ant°aV o 
Tt «;Kpste.n. Who played the £|«|ct3 He gl^^^^^^^ 

'=T.r™oTa..n.e. w.U f ectcd <.n- =The last bi. ^.s, . 
_r_*.^ «^ oi,.« Pereolesl. Gluck and ^„ t.;^ ^vn*rr«rn He showed 

the poetry oi mc limoiv, c**.« 

' CHOIR iriHEWCft 


- . Raohmanlnoir, Arnoiu m,. sicktsz had not conquerca a nw»i 

I larse number i kowf icy anu ,„„ TirsiTiohps'' nionp in the New York musical publics 

eats, incuuM.. 'ist ! volpc's "Under Klo'^"™'"^^ ^'^^"h in ^stelm bv performances 

,.,J on the plattorm Th« s^ ol ^ P i„ FVcnch, In-^ ^teem by ' i^^^P^^^ j^i^ pi i„g of 

, a programme ol l'^." ^^^^^ ^! '1 '.pin was lacking in appreciatioii of 

?S=f r.".rrr™93g5'4HP MUSICAL ART 

of tona color, clarity and poetic grace, 

""V'thr'^^enins at the Metropolitan I 
,, .;.a House a grand benefit concert 
. .-■ given under the auspices of the 
, nitato -Nazionale Ittaliano di -^sis- 
■xe d'Azione, assi.sted by the manage- 
,, ,;t of the Metropolitan Opera Coni- 
, , V Enrico Caruso, who seldom ap-; 
.. s in concert, was among the vocal, 
siars The other singers were Mmes. , 
Alda Muzio and Perini and Messrs. 
lUartinelli, Amato and De Lu^a. 

The Metropolitan chorus under Mr. 
Setti s baton, also took part. The con 
Uuctors of the orchestra were Messrs 
VoZco and Papi. Mr. Bamboschec . 
was at the piano. The audience, wh .h 
luded the Xtlian Ambassador and b k- 
r " was as large as the house could 
uld! The proceeds amounted to abou 

M^so^ in the evening at the Hippodrome 
a 'concert was given in celebration of 

conaucuns. : ; greater i 

Amato m the '^h^^f ^^'^'^^g remained to ; 
share of the ".<'^""'", ' t.. gieiit hen-. 

Plays Programme 
of Wagner's Works 

Orchestra Delights H^rer/ at f^nal 
Concert of the Thursday 

The Seco 
fourth Seaeo : 

The Musical Art Society clo..ed 1 Ul i 
twenty-toi:rth season last evening - 

^r^- - M, Art sfe^cty Gives con 

nine: Palestrina s ( oguaru 

Pm the V^'"^'»tt »?holic rhurch fo. 
prescribed in Catholic c uircn ^^^ 

Passion of christ^was ^v^^..^^ composer 

cevi of Exceptional 

ia'conc^rVw^o^'^'glvenTn 'celebration of, Golgotha;" , 

ilr Patrick's day by John Philip Sousa 1 Othe^i^av_^.n-h^^^ 

f ^nd his band, with the assistance of "^f^erwith orchestra.Tx^^ Ua. jU^v. X 

everal artists. The programme con-; voices^ ^^^^ "^f^'^PcaUed «or th? 

listed entirely of Irish ..elections. The, „f j,,,, fJ^ /^whleh sang 

, , "Die Meistersinger," FJmil Fischer gons H has bee^n co^^^^^^^^ 
;;.e brought back by the splendid Per- O^^.,^,^^-^^ .R^^Tt^ an^.ept 
^nrmancp of Clarence Whitehill. the its qualify, of the holcenes^^^^ 
tSL, at the Metropolitatt Opera h. t^. -ginm;^ 

"House last night, for this great smgeipanied .'?""?,''^i°5t)ll the severest test ot A 

in, in the great monologue in the thirdl The last pa^t^, ^^ ^H^^r^. ^^n^ 

was full of poetic beauty, and his'-;';-;,,. ^6't 'the', last 
jut diction was a joy to all hearers, ■• zigeunerlioder.^^up. • 
acting- w-as equally satisfactory; 
never once forgetting the bourgeois 
haracter of Hans, he was kind, tender 

A.n "all Wagner" programme can still 
exercise a. p6tent fascination for concert- 
coers If was the attractioh at the con- 
cert of the Philhannonlc Society In Car- 
regie Hall last night, for although Joset 
, Stransky. conductor, had ^"'vlded no 

TONA), QUALITY IS '^^^r ^ .rXC-^.i 

went. .It knew well from experience the 
excellence of the orchestra in Just such 
programmes and Its confidence was more| 
than justified. \ 
The orchestra played admirably,, 
precision and sonority. It takes muse 
like the magic fire scene from D e, 
AValkure" to show an orchestras bill-, 
iance, and last night's P*-"'— 
It evident that the Philharmonic In that 
re.pect-needed no uartcr from any one. 
; great volume of tone was at all time.j 
, „=H As for dynamic contrasts 
M.%Yransky w4s ^osf .ftective. as he, 


being those from "Rlen^i, J'^^"?.^p"^„3t" 
Meistersinger, "D,e_ M^f^^/^^^lement of 


by Mr. Humiston. was an, no ^^^^^ 

'Co.ffitavit -Dominus" Sungi 
With Finisli Tliat Deliglits j 

The .ecoud concert of the twenty- 
fourth season of the Musical Art Society 
took .place last evening in Carnegie Hall 
-Ov Frank Damrosch, the .conductoi, 
prefaced the programme by directing 
choir and tho audience in smgms 
„ , .. .vmerica," which act called forth lu -ly 

^-^hat' s'tyfe 's^'onc demonstrations <>' ^P^^^^f,!, 
inai .H*^/'^. ..„j „ mv. ttmnsition to tne ni. 


" Zigeuneriicder, yP.v- „rcompanime 
The original I'-j^.V,!'^" .^^estr^^V Victor 
^vas arranged "'^Snvey the gyPfV 

Kolar, and to help convey ^^^^^.^ „^ 

«Dirit he included in " ° " ^ the cim- 
f Hans, he was kind, "naer, fPV\'onal Hungarian instj .j^^^^^^ 

humorous, ani imaginative in turn— a|balonia^|yM PL^p- ^.^ ^^^y 

U-eally remarkable conception. It was 


numorcu., .i.a - - '^^^hoop^i^s Recital. 1;;^^^e through ^'^^/^^ 

Ireally remarkable conception. It was a ,^!l^'Jroper Pianist, who ^^^f ^'teenth cen^^^ 

Lre treat for the large audience, -Wch C^-l Coope^,^^P ^^^^ f,^;4^^'M:.arts'"Ave Verum" and a 

frequently attested its delight. Gadski earlier m ^^" V \ m bv J«hann Michael Bach com- 

,.-as eminently satisfactory as Eva and -JP--^^,, ,,,terday in ^-2;'^ S: M?-t:d the first ^pa^^^^ 
JCoril-. v, a.. a., a,».using as usual a. Beck- j iraportant numbers wer e «e._^ J 

tniesscr. Bodarizky conducted and the 

it rrom uie j-i^i...-^" — -- — 
ieFemiah. This extraordinarily beaut. 

lev^iwriv*..! . 

cv'eTeach r^-^^'^^^^^'lr^ Mr 
concert of the ^„eeU ed n,,,, 

Stran.kv orchesti a recen ^ 

than the usual "^'f'^.f ^.^^'^^l and each 
Bonal good by, so t^'/Rf '".^''Lv so. 
«ember in the »"^'j^^'r\T NiCHObS. 

■ I'chestra playe^ excellently. 



His Hans Sachs Is Well Bal- 
juu'cd Conception of 
. ,i>tV the Eolc. 


A penormance of Wagner.-s "Die 
IMeistersiriger von Nuernberg" given at 
Metropolitan Opera Hotiso last even- 
■ wao attended by an audience of 
fioderate proportions and generally 
aim demeanor. Such demonstrations of 
Athuslasm a.s there were emanated 
Vom the patient "standees," who never 
.-o to an opera to toe disappointed. 
Th-rc wa.-'i nothing of novelty in the 
. ^nlngs doings except the appearance 
',v, Clarence WbitehlU as Hans Sacli^, 
- - thi.^ de.-'erved some attention. 

\Ir Whitehill disclosed a well bal 
^ c.d conception of the role. He de- 
r -e l -With skill the broad human nature 
, the man. his kin-iness, hi.^ buoyaiicy 
s-jirit. and at the same time indlcaiedj 
■ ) clearness the deep undercurrent of 
tic imagination. -Vt the same tune 
1 -nresen'ed the bourgeois character of 
tthc; cobbler, which is too often cither for- 
fkotten or reduced to a rowdy level. Mr. 
i ■VVhitehlll was in good voice and he sang 
Iws music admirably, especially the great 
Imonologue of Act II. His distinct enun- 
^ciation was not the least of his merits. 

The other members of the cast were 
Imore familiar to operagoers. There was 
rnnich heated debate on the stage about 
fthe knightly estate of Mr. Urlus. but 
S there could have been little elsewhere. 
} Ho was a son-j- representative of young 
i, ^^^alter. . . „ 

ilme. Gadski succeeded in making hva 
-nte dull and hea%'y, but Mr. Goritz was 
. ' most as amusing as usual a.s Uecfc- 
Krwsser. Mr. Bodanzky ondncted, and 
'tlie orchestra ployed er 

"V-I^Xir^ mi-;: S^iu- . -^n;? O^a- tor elghl voices 

Chopin's Ballade in 1' '^.f^tti that Snces and likely to retain its place 

also the two Piccp.- be m the repertory for years to come. 

Tausig arranged, pianists seem jo^^ ^P^^ ^^^^^ °r''"''n.''nantck 

l^,t;''irsu"irpiece.s%tLt'V ■ ^ '^-tock 


Alda's Season's Farewell. | 

• La Bohfime " drew a gala; 
the opera last night to hear, 
c.ruso who had not recently sung, 
Caiuso, wii>^ 1, o~ last tenor note 

come gypsy songs or «ranu,=, ...... Rodolfo here, and whose - 

orSiestral accompaniment arranged by' R^^^coiito of the fhst 

hi^^vTctoi Kolar. assistant conductor of thej fallowed by e^^'=l^^^^*^°?ffth time^ f or th.o 


;towski. — , 
Mr. Cooper s 

'^^^^^■Xt'-^'r^ i^-shrd^'^eater^'^pixci^on of tonal| special_notice^d that Ml^ Spa^^j 
.^^''^nd^hnn ant music of his Pro-,.^,„es and more discrimu 
Ki^ . t his hands^ , treatment of dynamics. In 

-7«,erbest-at his ^-^^^^^ .^^^ 

(WfTchak's Young Men Play 
irably at Their Debut Here. 

The Berkshire StVln. Q-;;;' ^t t^eo- 

last porsmihtles 
York at a moment offei n S P 
to any chamber olive 
--'f dispute t^ie ieh w Ui t^^^ 
Meads and the l loi, . fgcj^. it 

i.nponding rct.remen °J ^;;^/^„%comers 
v. as pot to be round 
that tl-y ^h"^^;^"^?^ ;t,ehak. had as- 


A special notice saia Mason, 
as- Musetta appeared fo^^^lu^gegurola 
^ho was 'II- Amato, i u ^.^^^^ ^^^^ 
^a^-ufo'lel Te'lu^iV^e lighter scenes. 

jachii.setts hills 
their new name 

values and more u.^...immation in the 
treatment of dynamics. In precision and, 
unanrmlty there was also an improve- 
men" The music presented was all de- 
Uehtful and the plan of the programme 
was such as to afford the needed va-^ 
riety. ' 

BriUiant Throng 
Hears "Aida" Sung ^^t^-gaw^^ 

^^<r*~e4^ 7.>2t.LJ-J ^ polonais<^__ .. 

■ — ~^ — I~Z'^TiT°ftm«'s Second Recitai. i 

Messrs. Oruso, Amato and Seott,. r 'S"'rS^. o;«..„ 




\eSSr5. V^HIUDU, - , Mi-ss ■-«"'/-"^";, „ve in Acoiian Hani 

,,s Moz;o and '^^^f^S^Z^IS^ A 

in Leading Roles. j^,^ a^urge^^udierK. yo^^^ 

in the Metropolitan j <iua"^'^ , ^ 

of uncommon^ 

opera , . auditorium, especially m I'^rench these a wide 

j.-,anck's nuarlet in D '^Jf^\°Vhe Kneisel 
which it was i^^,^''^^. ,a?,or Mr. Kort 
once spent four 1^^'^'' admirably 

roTso^niuch.!,! brUli^ancy of tone as m^ t^pera ';-,^7fi,,ed the auditorium. 1 --^^ally in Krencn 

• ij^. 5eru and Sickesz Play^ . 

. Of the two who gave 
vesterday afternoon in Aeolian HaU. Mrj 
>esiciua^ Ta„i(rian violinist, 18 a 

Kdouard Pert, a Belgian vi ^ ^^^^^ 

new comer; Mr. Jan before. 

pianist, had P'^f <^,'^f ^^.^orman^e of, 

excellently as A'dji:^e^'"=?hnities of tlu. fected as t^^I 

performances this season.^ 

Enico Carusc 
the Rhdames. 

ht and ordnieiii; 
fected .as to ca^^ ^ '- Yj,^ punty of he, 
^ pa.ssing shadow upo . ,„ 

intonation. i^Frf. lMo7.Bit,.Vl>u!»i. 

^"She sang "^H^^l 






I WTO arllnlii: 

Schlndler. Tli.; . r,^ . . , ^ 
one to oommend Itself to tho coiisM' 
tlon of music lovcix, altlioiipth In ^ 
Instances the hearor;; mWht have foiiir 


libes's Music Has Not Lost 
ts Fascination Since Last j 
Heard at Opera in 1907. f\ j 

VV j 


!'\orTn'd'* .ar«?uui^' ra^^^^^ the 8on«« more •.tr klng In -their plimltlvol TWO INTERESTING RECITALIS 

• ■■<'-':■ oxecuted. Mr. MartlnolM tont\. 

as the Kiisllsli officer, Hut Mr. Schlndler «howed much aklll^,,,^. 
t not dlstinKuiahed In hi-: as well as taste and discretion In his ar 
niu.slP. It might be FaUi ranc-emonta. In most cases the flavor of| Krowu, \ Inllnlitl. Heard 

is ar-j 

Uu' purl i.s not one that ndmits of \^p''~^!~it!'"L~a''„T^'Zr^^^ 
h distinction in action. Mr. Rothler ^'^^^^1°^^^}^,^! J 

vor Itvnton, I'lniiUt, and lUt. 

rie. Barrientos Delightful a» the 
Indian Maiden — iVIartinelli^ 
and Rothler in Cast. *» ^ 
\* i 

u:m!C, opera In throe J.^«rnn, '■'?\ne' 
hy Lr^'Uellbes. At the Motropol- 

>km«' "^^'^ M''^'^ Barrientos 

irJi}^-:^' Leon Hothler 

fall ka ■ .Baymonde I .elaunoU 

l?-J'',V ...Giovanni Martlnelll 

iie""""".".'..'.. Giuseppe lie Luca 

n„,\ ■ Lonora Sparkes 

Minnie Egener^.n RBntaon'!' Kathleen Howard 

i£iU ^ Pletro Audlslo 

■■''CoAdu'ctor.'Glorsrlo Polaoco. 

The Metropolitan Opera House again 
^Increased the season's repertory of 
operas, which will be large when the 
end comes, by the pertormance there 
M yesterday's matinee of Dellbes's 
" Lakmf " In the orlgrlnal French. The 
opera -.vas last heard at the Metropolitan 
in the season of lim-im. when it was 
fflven th-.-ee times, with Mme. Sembrlch,- 
Mr. Rousseliere ajid Mr. Journet in the 
chief parts. Three years afterward it 
was given at U\e Manhattan Opera 
House, so late in the season that only 
one performance was effected, in which, 
Mme. Tetrazzlnl and Messrs. .John Mc- 
ormack and Huberdeau took part. Thus ! 
Is not one of the more familiar of; 
dern oppras. A large matinee audl- 
o heard It yesterday witli frank ex- 
?.=^)onb of pleasure. 

I^m6 " is one of the few modern 
ras suited to the needs of the eolora- 
a 6oprai!;i jinffer; and for the oper- 
!c manager who disposes of the serv- 
of Fin-h .singers it has valuejjf? 
abllng him to Increase the i^jjif^wry 
,d give something of a more modern 
(•end than most of the coloratura so- 
ranos' operas. Yet its history does not 
^3eem to show that this fact is enough 
,10 noat it on a very prosperous career. 
jit ha.s not been performed often' outside 
(of the Apera Comique in Paris and the 
Theatre de la Monnaie In Brussels— in 
\the day.s when Brussels was able to en- 
joy opera. Its story is not a very sig- 
nificant one; It has reminded various 
commentators of " L'Africalne " on the 
one hand and " Alida " on the other. 
Its scene is Oriental and it makes use 
of Oriental musical traits. 

The heroine, Lakm6, like Aida, loves 
an enemv of her country who is unwit- 
tingly delivered by her Into the hands 
f her people. Nilakantha betrays hl.s 
enemy Ukft Nelusko ; and like bellkS,, 
]jakm"6 bears her wounded lover, Captam 
Oerald, away to an Oriental paradise, 
Thinking to keep him always with her. 
Like Vasco da Gama, Gerald desert.^ 



as prcserve.d and In sevcralj (^,,^5,. Denton, an American phu 
u« w ell as Nllnkanthn, and made hlin ^'i'^i;* "rst heard here earlier In 

b-cHHon, Rave a second reel 
.... ^. , klay afternoon in Aeolian 11 

The Kusslans naturally have thelr^.^,^,,,,,,,, „f mio,., 
own mancr of treating the harmonies of i^^,^^.,,,,^.^.,,.., ..i.:,.„i,.a" aonala ; four! 

••thing a llttlu Vnore'than'thc oper'alVc of the Itueelan part song If 
itlier. Aii lntcre.stinK study of a minor peculiar technic. 

i rt. in which «lio shows a j^ood voice 
liiiid a good vocal ,'ilyle, wa.s made by 
.Mme. Delaunois as Malllka; and the 
two young i^gllsh girls with the 
French version 01' the I'.rltish old maid 
were well done by I/eonora Sparkes, 
Minnie Kgoiier, and Kathleen Howard. 

There Is a luxurious and realistic 
scenic representation of the temple 
garden and the Indl«n; &nd the 
public squfirc of the town Ib pic- 
turesquely shown. Mr. Polacco eon- 
lUicted a smopth and Honorou.s per- 

' Wngner's " O'tc. 'W'alkuere " was staged 
jilt the Metropolitan last evening for the 
rfourth time thi.'j soaKon. and the" first at 
popular pri'ie.s, with a largo , audience 
attending. Mme. Gadski reappeared iis 
lirunnhllde, Clarence Whltohiil as Wo- 
tun, the earlier «cenes engaging Kurt, 
Ober, l.'rlus, and Ruyedael, as" before, 
while Hodanzky conducted an admirable 


ecltal yesiei-jSfj 
lall. TIlH pro-lj I 
rest, included rA 

Eugene 'Vsaye Plays Again. 

Eugene Ysaye, at his second violin re- 
cital In Carnegie Hall yesterday after- 
noon, played wUh Maurice Danibols at 
the piano a sonata of Lekeu, dedicated 
to 'Vsaye, and given two days previous- 
ly by another Belgian artist, Kdouard 
Tieru, who ll.stened' to his compatriots in 
their masterful performance yesterday. 
After a concerto of Vlottl, with 'V'saye's 
cadenza, arid a " Cliant d'Hiver " and 
" Divertimento," also by Ysaye, the star 
was Joined by Dambois, this time as 
'cellist, in Saint Saens's duet, " La 
Muse et le Poet,'^ accompanied by Gas- 
ton Dethier. There were solos of .Svend- 
sen, 'Wleniawski, .and again S.iiiit Saens 
In conclusion. 

Iiiumbers from Hie same writer's "New 
jlCnglaiid IdylM," and LiR/.t's tenth 
{gariaii nh-., pcrifK- 'jh^^4 fti i(f 

Mr. Doiitou jluiyi-rl willi ii good 
Icchiiic ami line musical feeling. HIh 
tone, sometimes hard in ((iiiilil.v. lacked 
olor and his st.vie I'ould have been 
more finished. In an etude of Scrlabinf, 
opus S, No. 10, there was insufllcleni 
I hythni. but the number was played with 
much dash and had to he repeated. .\ 
"Bourree." opus 10, .No. 4, tirxt time, by 
lOnesco, was in the liht. Not a very 
interesting composition, the piece con- 
tained no few technical diflieultles 
Mr. Uenton performed it well. 

In the evening at Carnegie Hall 
Brown. American violinist, gave 

their songs, and Mr. Schlndler made no 
hesitation In the actual folk songs about 
brushing aside some of the peasant 
idioms and subfitltutlng phraseologyl 
more sophisticated. But he was not 
guilty in any case of making such al- 
terations as to rob the molodles of their 
character. . 

To enter Into a detailed commentary 
on the music would occupy too much 
space. The opening number was "Pare- 
well, Carnival," an open air processional 
as sung in villages. This number was 
taken from the prologue of Rlmsky 
Korsakov's opera "Little Snowflakes.' 
.Several succeeding numbers were also 
taken front operas. Others had music 
iby well known masters, so that they 
could not properl.v be classed as folk 

The true folk song is like Topsy; it Honata 
never was born, but "Just growed." The 
ge fiddler a century ago may have 
mafle it of rememtiered scraps, but if 
eople loved It, saTig it and handed 
own througli generations. It was a 
folk song indeed. In this class on last 
evening's programme were two from the 
treasury of the Russian Jews. They, 
had both beauty and character to recom- 
mend them. 

Much more might be done with the 
music of the Hebrews, for it is tre- 
juently moving in the highest degree, 
though it is rfaturally not often of un- 
mixed Hebrew blood. Travelling east-, ^^^^^,5^ MiHi-r/iii Soi 
.ward the programme came in time tc ^^t^ fi^t^ 

Ihe familiar Volga boatmen's song, "El 
'ouchnem," which brought the concert to 
its end. 

The choir sang in general well last 

though "written in the folg songj farewell recital for the seHPoii • 

programme that began with Beelho 
violin, opu 
further Br 


mati. L. T. Greunberg, ai^ 
piano. (J^- ^ 

evening, though the men ladced purityltalian, German. French and Ertp 

Bogumli Syl<ora,, 'Cellist, Applauded. 

Bogumll Sykora, who gave his second 
'cello recital yesterday afternoon it 
Aeolian Hall, displayed In Davidoff's 
concerto with Walter Golde a tech- 
nical brilliance more like that of a 
violin star, a quality more and more 
sought by 'cellists today, and one that 
aroused hi.-? audience to q;ai'jk en- 
thusiasm. There were shorter pieces by 

Tartinf, Ariosti, Klengel, and Volkmann, . . . 

and a fantasy by Fitzenhagen on themes Jacoblnoff. Mrs. Young- Maruchess. 
from Rubinstein's opera, " The Demon, ' \/i„i;_i»*o. tr Mnn'ri. Pianist 
much in the same effective vein. At; Violinists, F. Moore, Pianist. 

the close Mr. Sykora's hear>.-rs remained: ggscha JacobinoCf. violini.'^t, gave a 

i-ecltal yesterday afternoon in Aeolianj 

for piano and 
No. ;!, and included 
'Scotch l''antasia." a 
apricc, and a "LItti 
time, by Harm 
.•listed at the 

The two players gave a delivery 
the sonata tlvil contained an admlrabh 
adjustment of dynamics and dellghtfu 
feeling. The Bruch fantasia is a work 
which affords Mr. Brown some spe<Ui 
opportunity to show his excellent re 
sources in taste and technic. He wa 
at his best last night am]j|Ais genera 
playing won much meriteJ^^i>ioval. 

Sons Uecltal. 

, V 1"^ 

Rosalie Miller gave her secofld v 
ecital last evening in Aeolian II- 
ler programme wa.s arranged 
amiliar lines and contained song^ 

lof tone. But on the whole the per 
formance was one to call for commenda 
tion, and It certainly seemed to giv( 
pleasure to the large audience. 


for several encores. 

Mme. Farrar Twilight Club Guest. 

The Twilight Club will entertain 
Geraldine Parrar at dinner at the Hotel 
JBlUmore this evening. William Gillette 
will be toastmaster, and the Chairman 
of the committee Is Daniel Frohman. 
Guest.s a,nd speakers include Enrico 
Caruso, Laui-ette Taylor, Loti Tcilesen. 
Constance Collier, the Rev. Stephen S. 
>Vlse, Ruth St. Oenls, Rubin Goldmark, 
.r. Hartley Manners, ,Iob K. Hedges, 
and Jesse L. L;^.<?ky. Miss Farrar will 
tie the last speaker, and in addition to 
her address will sing "The Star- 
Spangled Banner." 

SInsheimer Quartet Ends Season. 

The Sir.shelmer Quartet ended its sea- 
son with a third concert last evening in 
Romford Hali: Bernard Sinshelmer, 
Itobert Toedt, Josef Kovarik, and Will- 
iam Durleux were heard in music of 
Haydn, Brahms, and iiebussy, and with 
Messrs JDei.s and Manoly In Weingart- 

Flall, :ind Mv.s. '^'ouns-Mariiclicss. vio-i |y| :'nd Francis .Moore, ,.;anist, to-',' 
gv-thei- savr one in tlic l'oi\iPdy Tlio-I 
:itre. .^11 thi-cc liavc hocn 11' ard licve 
before, and gave plca.^ins. if ilot his'l 

Important peiforniaiiccs. 

Mi.<^s Miller .sang most of her songs 
understanding and all of them with 
enunciation. She showed a fair kn- 
edge of style and within circumscr 
limits some expressive ability, 
would doubtless be more successful w. i ^ 
her tone emission more free and elastic 
Her deficiency in this matter often made 
Iher delivery heavy and wanting in color 


^TtT^^SllUn ifd?tiT^r?e^^c'/lunr 
-"Siegfried" for "Iphigenla." 

i\y.\ The Metropolitan's annual benefij 

Mr. Jacobinoff. 
with energy" and cai-ncstnc; 
powerful tone concertos b 
p.nd, and sroup; 

matinee for the 

emergency fund.»_ 
with ^ 

nns m.iii. played change of opera last night 
""°*""'--Nr,inlfeal emergency 'cast, made a moie.h. 

.smallci eight-hour day for the stars and t 

nieces. 1-le has Inlcm and 5Clio°,"''',S.L»,p„fla,nt satellites yesterday 
but has not yet arrived at .some of tlif , audlci 

afternoon a. near VO.WO audience hc.^ : 
entire scenes from four operas, .beg.^ 
nin^ with "Hansel and Grcle.. i! 
" ?\fda" with Martinelli; " Tos 
^■mi Muzio. and finally .r^^^^j-^. 
Barrientos in a stirring Rigole 
nuartet. led by Polacco. 
' u was during this ixrrfo.rmance^ 1 

nn I . . ^ . I peviormancc. 

if.ftt-J.M7. .1 THEJCHouM^iT 

snd snns WHH Fine viTcci. ', A Concert of Folk Songs f 

^n''oti::^,'^^uritTh°e^ ;^aV'^,1 hircTuntr^UcANTERBURY pllgrims' 

and, again like Selika., LakrnS poisons ' ~ ' " ^ 

iierse'.f with a deadly Oriental flower, , 
Delibes treated this story musically 
with a lighter touch, naturally, thani 
■ ilhpr Meverbeer or Verdi treated his. 

Another bi., audietioe greeted "The 
n-^ody remembered in other works of jCanterbury Pi'gnms" last evening at the 
■j.-libc-s- and the music may seem .tohyigtropolitan Opera House, wbere it hiiil| I He 
,^ome to have aged somewhat in its third presentation. ^i--^^ 
hirtv-four years; but there 13 much i„, 

and charm in it, a real melodic yo^^.'^' 

and", although "Messrs. Sembaeb,- onoral cla.ssificauon Mr 

Tlussian son 

finer eraces of his art. whicii he may 
cf|Uir3 with thought and a i iper ex- 

Mrs Young-Ma ruclies.s played Man 
(iel's sonata with pianoforte accom- 
paniment in G minor. Rims'K.v Kovsa 
kofC's fantasic on Ru.«.«'.an tlirmes. no 

an enlivening composition: two bour |^ ,^ as uui^.-o v...^ ' -i.j in .nri 
rees bv Bach, and some other pieces U j^i.e tenor Sembach repprtca ni. ana 
a sincere and aiti.stic manner, sliow ^.vening'B " Iphigema 
ing also good .schooling and intelligence f,iy canceled. So the e.'*er-ioaa\ 

Mr Moore was heard both as her ac lf,.ied " wa^i started Instead at s^if?,'' 
rompanist and as a solo player: ! hgif hour later than usual 
pianist of musical feeling, capable ^luch time had to be cui 
whon the matter In hand ,s not to. inusic to end It around ,11 ;w. 
exacting, as porbap.s t.'hopin's '' Bar drama gained in spuitcci eiieci 
rarollc " was. In pieces by T.eethoven i \ost In lengtn. and the * n"" 
Handel, and Ruch ho ;,-nvc ploa.sure b; 
a cl'-ai- cut. inci.sirc. and s.. rnpatheti 


rom East 

s-nd. Uifci 
out of^mp 

ern Europe. 

second concert of the 

■feast tn 

ner'a_3extet. ' l,,^- --,^, Ruch 'ho ;,'nvc' ploa.sure b; ^Vpiause 'fo^Urlus and all c^^ 

k-iir» Ober Sparkes. Kelsa. i»ot 
Ruysda.i; Braum «nd Conductor 

V.itertainer has carried the spi' 
Western audien' CS bettei 
,.ime. Ratan Devi. Yesterday sb^- 
peared with Roshanara. dancer, fr 
Mmes. IMason.lCantoruin. wi.ioh was given "^'.^"'''S^epoTifl time. Classical Ea-st Indian - 
SniK'elins Eg:ener and Tiffany n Carnegie ITali. was devoted to lo k j^,^ so„g5, were dclighf 

b^t*.now* portion of It is the |and Althonse san- with now umlerstai.d-^ a program of much other dauces. An ano 

cultivated by every _colo- gpfi wonderfn! musical eltects. tofi'^rtnssian songs naturally occuplea tn- p_ir".c^<. 

__ -r Tr..^tai^ art amolauded bo 

iven last evening 

Bell Song," 

e upon it. but there 

remarka'olc in their exotr , - « „i-" «»Mnn Aoa! 

ntcrosting musically ■"TheBa.rbep /if Qeyllie'.USung Agai 


; a,-. ura singer as a concert song, ^'h^^re ij^j' ,p_,f peoplo seemed nsain to , 

;.rc other effective numbers: -'^ P'^'^^^ll.p„t^y \„ the Prioress and the Wife l''^'^ 
duet for Lakm6 and Mallika ^ tl^.^ Mv Bodanzky. who condu. ted, got"""^ 

llrst .act; an agreeable air ^or Gerald, watn. ■ , ...^..ff - (1, ^character or more i 

" KB»talsl-es aux divins mensonges ;!a lot of new and vital stutt into tno traditional Yiddish songs 

one fS Li.km6 in the first act, anj ™„sic. and the acting tempo of the operal,Uian t^^^ "i'.^ ' ra," • shows curious ^.-.g. 
ducts, well known, for LakmtS and ^een notably improved. It was thcOne of Uiesc. Aurara. sno^>H , peatea 

lierald, in the first two acts.^ j. oompletelv satisfactory performance|unguistic pcculiari 

The old Brahmm priest s soru,. „pp',.a has had and its recep-lsnnurnc-d by tbe Russian folk tunes. j^, 

,^^!:;Tti'°hJT^v^%o^l^ a'nl tlon demonsfVates that it i« also the mo.t other, '• Eili, " an 

sf» no acc, nas a ce^u^^ "Americnn grand opera" whichlj,^^^,,^ ^.y Russian, Polish, and New 

thoB'.rmese and other dauces. ^^""i 

r Bf eevMIe" Sunc 

enlng r»- 

The Barber of Se\'iUe," heardj 
itlcs and is musically ^^^^ onog hitherto, bcfcro an audience 
Hie Russian folk tunes; ^^^.^^ ^j^e and one Uiat found Ple;- 
Incantation." ure 

.^l-Quence. and Gerald's air in the last 
tirv, ■ Ah, vlens," is not lacking in 
( harm. In fact, there were numerous j 
l>laces in yesterday's performance 
where the audience interrupted the 
course of the opera by Its applause ot j 
the " airs. " 

Lielibes apnlied " local color copi- 
ously in the music of " La'kme." Ori- 
ental intervals, rhythmical and har- 
monic formulas are abundant in it. 
Now, constant Oriental coloring In 
music is gained only at the expense of 
what seems monotony to the 'Occi- 
dental ear. That ear is likely soon to 
reach the saturation point and is cloyed. 
It Is from thi.s that manv will find the 
opera of L;ikmS to suffer. Yet there 
.\ ;is obviously a continued interest in 
Mie performance yesterday, and the 
be lUty and charm of the music hardly 
I o.«t their spell from Iv-iglnnlng to end. 
;\rme. Barrientos I.s a delightful figure 
. the Indian maiden; graceful, lithe, 
, 'ii:]ing in appearance and action. The 
.i,.5;e, t'.' ' ■■!; ..T-,,- well; and 

i : ■-•!! ■ ^'iie delicacy 

\ , : , i iiT- . and with a 

, '.aii;> - ■■ 'lerl <-x- 

lias yet been offered. 


Mme. - liiEViMitos's aristocralic 
Sir De Luca's adroit I igaro^ 
Carpi's i-ao»t gentlemaidy yount. 


York Jews, is based on synagogal mel- -^'^^ ingh^spiritron the stage wete com 
odv. of strange and seizing emotional ,„^„|cate.d to the audience which tiUc 
aTineal J the lobbies in the entr actes as on . 

Of the Russian songs several '^'ie, used night. The »"S0B scene, w.t 

bv Rinnskv Korsakoff in operas: j^ . ^^^ g pnmavcra, ' was encored. 

Programme Was Composed of 
Folk Music of Eastern 

The Prisoners in the Cauca 

ossack lament, was noted down frQm , 
"^'^hUg of Litae ,RussJan.s^jn New ^^^^^^ Marguerite MelviUe I^>"" • 

The second of the two subscription 
concerts of the eighth season of the 
■Schola Cantorum took place last e\ enmg 
1 Carnegie Hall. The programme was 
ompoeed of folk music of eastern Eu- 
oe, arranged for the purpOaes of the 

on the program wa.8 
•■ Ei I chnyem, 

fully sus 

th. _ _ 
York. The last 
ilir well-known 
Volga boat sons. 

The singing of the chorus 
tftined the reputation it 
jts rooent concerts; 
vouthful in quality, , 
knd well finished. The mueic wa 
mastered and the spirit understood and 
convpved. Several solo passage- 
sung by members ot the society 

Pianist Heard Last Year. 


plajed better at her piano 
Aeolian Hall last evening, her f --^^^P- 
than she did *t 
lur previous recital there a year ago 
and undoubtedly gave a better and| 

has madi thl« season, 
it was fresh and) 

vigorous. •^'8.3ticjj^_^_^ ^ - - - 

fairer Bccotint of her real powers a« «n| 
were artist Uian at her first appears-n.^e. 
in volc^: American who has ' > ed 

telligenti' Vienna Her excellent c 

fJ.%5j^^r^U^s i!;u<i¥^^h^rlt^ her ' 

y?sisted._ At_thc end ?,f...thf. ,?''"!;^?^I.Iype, 


Rtar-Snapslcd Uanncr 

n technique, 
,t of tone, and tonal effeoU. 



a "piitatlon much m 

ore than local. 

'aud - 
lie clilcf 

^ color She Blzei s ;'<--=^^> "'S';^. eaii Hi tbat. »mcd 

aVr performance. She pl^p J* pUoc />f Maescnet s fha.s. ^ 
" ..nosa and with tliel' led at the la?t "^^.T Air. Amato. As 

K;ar,nen ■ for ^^^'^^^^ 

aer performance. She plays "i^^^ J'^,^If ?,,oment ng to a sad- 

;ance\nd repose and -'^^^^^l-^^^T^^^l.^^'sl on'Sf Mr. Annate.. Asj 

, ;;l:c TanT^iSS that ^^•^re ex- Ithe Toreador roU> , «f Saturday] 

? t?,«t er?^t V o'rk shoild have surprise that -t 'sold out fori 

first part, nor all the par. 


\h^^?^^'Vtrt.";^/:ra i;^;-^. oTBToa^a^ . 

El?;^rand^ll^a^K >n MR. f*AOEREmKIJ> RECITAL. 

^^A n~^-*>'^n^^^^^^^ Great Polish Pianist Plays for! 

fe«Hur afd^X^o rnt • ,Hc Third Time This Season 

TheJ^ a numerous aud.- „„„„ ^^^--^^f'^J'^done there - 

applaud her. . ; , l'aderov,-8kl. as he has,_donc^ ^.^ 

, uS to applaud her. . 


leoni's One-Act Operatic Trag- 
edy of San Francisco China 
town Is Excellently Given. 


audience as »^.••^^fto In cage 
V ould hold, and excite.d it to jage^ 
re«pon.siveness of ct^usiasm for tl o 
finer manifestations of his art i h 
progran^ contained nothins ti>a. h - 
iv.s not repeatedly played in ''>evv 
VorU t. the tw,n.y-tive years ^ 
ho rst appeared here: Rrahms-Han- 
del variations. Beethoven's sonata 
F flat op. 2T, No- Schumann » 
"Carnaval of Chopin the r minor 
Ballade, two n^azurUas th G^m.^^°r 

U^^r^ci^m re^.o=amesof^t,i. 

— ' 2^1^^!^ «^in!heauty. and 

fieotti Gives a Vivid Performance of ■ - — 

the Villainous Chim-fen — tdltln 
Mason as Ah-yoe. 

, .r o, (The Oracle,) 

M tL%tetropolltan OP.ra Houbo^ ^^^^^ 

^I'^-'l?" Antonio Sootlt 

-•-'■'^n ..Giullo RosPl 

"^'n .unca Uotta 

V, ir, : RUa Hakos 

►-"^hee Ma.-.oi' 

.Sonhle Braslau 

gtiuce...... •• Pietro Audlslo 

|rtune Teller blVrg o Polawo 

Buctor 'j'^'f 

h-anco t-conl-s Intense little one-ac 
.p^v^tic tragedy of San Francisco 
Chinatown. - lyOracolo. ' ^h'^.h ^^^^.^ 
^ it produced at the Metropolitan Ope.a 
iwo years ago. was given thero, 
Im for the first time, after an Intel 
I of a season, at yesterday's matmfe.e, 
& piece is a, if made for one membe , 
a •• double bill." and has oeen anc| 
.11 be found useful by the manascmcnt 
varving the combinations of .-ucl^ 
i,. Yesterday :t was given with 

-hfltb^euo. by one CamiUo ZanonU 
' on tl e play of " The Cat and 
. Cherub." by Cheste, Bailey Fernald 
,o dramatized it freely after his o^ n 
e of the same title. It is a gruesome 
.sedv. with an ending of 
.^n^efitlonal effectiveness. hether 
POt it is a ^rue picture of Chinatown | 
. not of material importance. But even ; 
. It were. the reali.m that Mr. 1- ernald 

,e rrpresentation "f 4rilfi„,; love 
-V . ns^-n conversing^ ^"",^,'^'^11^11^ to 
and iiiurdenng i" , "al an lo 
of the most -aturated H^' ai. 

ft is. perhaps, more mpor 
,at for operat c purposes 'I '"J 
a etriking little drama, though 
V ,h T. eood deal of preliminary to 
« •'• Strong " scenr, and the one pow- 
Xl tuSaf'on that forms tho climax 
•-'^'•4 eu m"nation of the action ^ an^ 
affords M. Scotti an oppo, tunitj 
^ of the most cxtraordmanb 

?;Vhness ?^."^teanng 
cradations of tone, o"" f hVs mol.i- 
and P-i&"ant cantabUe . o'l 

:^f^>^,^an^iior3%.lo,uent PO^ 


ven-s early sonata h<.d ^U t^^^^^ 
macy. the tcndeiness^i = ^.^^,3, 
humor that aie amon^^.^-' "Carna- 

^'"?'-*'he'- make, I' gTw?nV picture of 
l^lr s'h1fUn^^-{od^, poetical, rom.r^ 

!:^??Min|m^-^,^-V^ concert 

„ote than ni the Chop n 
There v.-as hoTe a.o'|auntu g^^^^^^ 
i there wore tears l%^,^^,„^ted u. 

surface, eloquent pe.form- 

an almost sa\a,geiy ^ scherzo: a 

"p^'^forla^e charged with a protouna 
and tragic bitterross^ 
It is needless to saj uia ^^^g^. 

ience was P'-^'^'^fus? for the plati 
that there ^ ?^ a rusn > 

l^aTtfil Piint°t^w-fs Uhe?al ?n addin. 

more pieces. 


Victoria and i^^I^TnTBoshico Appear 

vvitli Volpe Orchestra. 

Victoria Boshko. pianist. recentb' 
. ti,e Metropolitan, and hei 
^"ata'l^ BolhkV violinist, made a 


Zarskoe ^el°;^„,.Y>rchestra, they altcr- 
Volpe S>TTOphony Oicnesu , ^.joUni.^t 
nated in solo numbeis. i.n ,. .^^ 

choosing the Pianist added' 

Xldrci," to which ttt| ^ ■• Hun- 
T.i.fzfs concerto m l' nai. 
garian >>"tasio^ ^uh 

numbering 300 volees. The orchestra 
comprised tfiO Xew York plaj'eis. Lam- 
bert Murphy, known In recent seasons 
a member of the Metropolitan Opera 
Company, sang the tenor solo. The 
conductor was Edgar Var/se. a young 
Frtnch musician, w ho, like other French 
.musicians, has come to .Vme^ica after 
' " doing his bit " in the trendies. 

Though much money and pains had 
been spent in Ui'e preparation for this 
performance, it was not an ideal one 
The circumstances were Indeed no 
wholly favorable for an ideal per- 
formance. A chorus prepared by art- 
other, taken over at the last moment by 
a strange conductor, combined for only 
one rehearsal with an orchestra trained 
separately with no matter how much 
care, and placed on a ."tage not w^ell 
adapted tor the purpose in view, is 
handicapped in the performance of a 
work offering so many problem.^ as this 
• Requiem." The chorus di.sclosed good 
reason for its large reputation. It sang 
Willi evident knowledge of the music, 
with energy and volume, and. when It 
.showed its best, with excellent quality. 
For some raggedness in its attack it is 
not difficult to find excuses. The or- 
chestra did not alway.s make quite so 
good a showing as might have been ex- 
pected. '-Mr. .Murphy's slnring in the 
" Sanctus " was admirable. 

Air. Varfse's conducting was not free 
from disappointing features. There was 
singularly little vitality in his reading, 
little care in the elaboration of sig-nifi- 
cant detail in the music. Only the most 
obvious effects were sought and e.xposed. 
The performance was on the who e 
■=todgy rather than inspiring. The music 
itself IS not inspired: but there is more 
in It than was revealed last evening. 
It should be said, however, that to judge 
Mr s nower as a conductor by a 
performance given under such conditions 
would be unfair. various 
Much might be said as to various 
asnects of the performance. ^" f^^ jno 
se^lra! components of "le orchestra and 
the chorus properly balanced? I he ceie 
hrt ted sixteen kettledrums were all 
K and ?he equ.^lly celebrated tour 
hrlTss bands; but the "timbers of the 
rest of the orchestra were less man 
Berlioz prescribed: and the Proportion 
.M' hra«s to the chorus was probably ex - 

cessic've. ^Much "".^'^fr^^f H.'' extra^°a 
the composition it.self: of it<= extra^a 
B-nnces which reminded Heme ot pi 1 
mevaT nionsters and fabulous empires. 

f^ the dullness which l^'^^S^ °;„er so 
much of it ; of the poverty not onl> of 
it\ i %p rat on hut also of the technical 
l-iU In port writing which makes so 
much of this choral work neffeetiye 
of the composer s vast ambiUon. behind 
wh ch his achievement pants so meffect- 
nallv Pe?haps it would be ungracious 
to do. so in A?iew of the purpose ot the 

° There" was a large audience present 
nnVsnnrinE of its applause. Mr. John T. 
Watkins c^onductor of the Scranton Ora-^ 
toAo Society, who prepared the chorus 
for Mr Varftse. was very properly 
hTought out by him, and was greeted 

r'vv^, Tom Dob«o«f» Reclt«l. n 


Bpeoial imprest wbu h .this ru. cini opera) 
alwava attraets. the patrons of the 
Metronolitan Opera House arp specially 
keen to hear Mr. Althouse -Jp this exact 
iug tenor role. 


T Avp Tscharkowsky Selections 
Played to Celebrate Rus- 
^. sian Freedom. 
f. ^ • [ 


Bauer and Gal)relo^^ilhcll Play 
in Joint Kecital at 
Aeolian Hall. 

The People's Symphony SociOiy. Franz 
X. Arens, conductor, gave its third and 
last subscription concert yesterday af er- 
noon in Carnegie Hall, The orchestral 
numbers wer* Beethoven's ''BStnont 
overture, Tsohaikowsky's titth sym- 
phony and "Slavonic March" and the 
Bach-Pranko "Arioso lor Strings. 

According to announcement the two 
.elections of Tschaikowsky were play . i 
■•to celebrate Kussiaii freedom. 
lowing the symphony there was mu. 
applause and it ^'as shared by the co^^ 
ductor and the members of oichi. 

''aUcc" Nielsen, soprano, ^vas to have 

, Morgana, soprano. Miss •T'"^''^" / 
' ^^ioW' , ' ■ , the society s lii'>' i 
annaUnced to sing ai i'"= opf a<;io!i 

•■Will7 Song" from Gounod s Mircilit.. 
hT, colomSrc work contained des.rab e 
qualities. "The Waltz Song" ahe had to 
^ repeat. 

Bauer an* GabrllowltscA. 

At Afcolian Hall In the aftemon Har- 

Tnuet. gavotte and scherzo and Aren- 
rom — • I ■ J ^^-,rw Kuite "Silhouettes. tive move 

i::son in the rnncU asm. the^Pt^tich and^ ^^;^^ ^^ 

Theatre last^ i"^" M ^ .d l f W' Ul ramme 

devoted largely to ^ZZZ'^\onzs 

devoted largely to/S-en-rsongs 'andlj^rano crtum%>,'' in which 

eluded, a /™«P„l/^i'^^;" itiotis. -iiH.ed Dillnig. who 

Itln^g^Tpoal to many Russian hearer. 

,7'''^^; M 4olti an opportunity stirring appeal to lu^.... 



rlioi's Work Produced at the^ 
Hippodrome for the First 

I The Grand Opern Concert 
The entire chortis of the Metropolitan 
Opera, directed by Giulio Setti, partici- 
pated in last evening's concert. C\&u^ia. 
Muzio, Adanio Uidnr and raul Alt- 
liouse were the principals singing SP; 
from "Damnation of J<aust 

lections . - 

■ lis rescuer, and i.s Tinauj ■'■"• _■„ 
y ed by the learned doctor who s'^s. , 

li V hodv UP on the bench beside him.! 

II \. . J it while ti e policeman peers 
^on his rovinds. and finally goes 

[?« \eaving it to fall in a shapeless 

H^^^ScoVu-^'^presentntion of this 
.. ■•■aracter a wonderfully vivid 
In , >:,nXcfng embodiment of furtive 

r . and is the dominating tlgure 

' '. . Voce He was in admirable voice 

■''•r ',"''li^=t is the same as that. whieli 
-J- n??iented the opera, except that 
ytv,.- "^Bdlth Mason takes the part of 

^:!'\nS?^^>f1he^o;Sr:s agreeable. 

#Hn^frtV' '^^?,^e,raVe"ire.«TarJt^ r*^" 
Tt^erf Cit of Puccini and Mascagm. 
.rlr;^lers in | "'^j,,,,^,., ; perhaps / mo.j. 
iilnglv shown in Ah-yoe's 'apos- 
•.. from the balcony to the silvery 
, ft, - f:;.'^^^^";^ little altenipt to use 

....n.,itv where intcn.sity .wo' ld Iwve 
;.:-(Vl ir time of need, a.-i in the music 
; Iccompanies the sterner portions 
, - I'i. dra^ha Here the composers in- 
r.- itv and agreeable powers a.^ a| 
vr,-;j,^t do not serve him effect.vel 
"■ music has little »i?mificance in 
t , =,. passagr'i. little potency of .s.-vage 
:::'^^i^}^^-'o;o'"'on"he who,, inter- 
. . . :i and pleaspd 'he s^^ence, as ^ 
,'-,,'1 .^r Vnors. .\n excellent perform- 
• ' - ' >ven under Mr, Folaj-.-o 3 

•lioru.s 1.; good, and the 

, T»|e< Ul^lrfl lt 

Time in Years. 

"Samson et De_^ 
iil.T " "Ot^llo" and "Boris Godunoff." 
The house was crowded and enthusiastic. 
The continual indisposition of 1 as- 
ciiiale Amato made it necessary to sup- 
plant him with Paul Althouse almost ot 
the elpventh hour. He sang with splen. 
did pffpct and his sudden and success 
ful participation in the program 
pleased his hearers immen«My. Mane 
I.auienfi also sans with pr.nionnced sue 
coss and the unoxpectea change did not 
diminish the concert's success or re- 
due- the enthusiasm of the big audi- 

Ebo was assisted uy iu p„,.gibiy the 

from the eighteenth centurj . 

Berlioz's "Reanlcni.' 

In the evening at the New York H;. 
podionie the "Re^^'^'^ ' p^^i^Sun-i 
■Berlioz P-J-fdead 301^0'" all 

r«a;-k"and";hrasing. The balance of 

rticipation in the Program attack f"* P^,X/"%ave for a few in- 
his hearers jmrnen^^^y.^ Mano t le gr«at cnse nble.^ . ^^^^.^ 



Oratorio Society of 300| 
Led by Edgar Varese, 

Who Served In the Trenches. 

„f Berlloa's Requiem U 
A performance "ff;^ .^^^^^ tHe 
Mass was given las'; 1 
Hippodrome as a ^-"^"^.^ Jons who 
announced, for those of '°7form- 

^ftms maa: Tin tirbofate and 
; ance of this maBS is a ^^^^ 

cf :^ted 

^ composer a generation or so ag 

Wd this one ^^o^'l^Jithvanddis- 
men and women, wealthj ana 



the great cnse - ^.^erpow 

rA^ vrr?.ieTo|s o\the. singer. 

-3 Ken-a"y .tl\'"one ' of aevo- 

■[nge and share in ihe plaudits^ 

'"A'trrces enlisted, in the perform- 
ancVere V Bcranton O^ono So.- 
1 — "Tiizatio" ti»*^ 

^Ugifms^ Hepeale.! 
Bef*rc Large .Vndlenco. 

Bodanzky. conducting the 

,o„e new nd W*";'^^^;^,.,^ f.uered 
passages « performance 

Kdith Mason ;^'««;"/etrd with striking; 
ve-f Ober. Sunclelius^C EgPPer, 

value. -Mmes. y"^'-. ^Vw spirit 

and Tiffany entered into tne 

the performance and ^loss^^^^ 
bach. Althouse, Lemhault^ HeK^.^^. 

Tegani. Kt>;^'\^f/j, one another in the I 
T.'iver, view witn "u*^ " , opera. 
pewly-accPlerated tempo of t^e^ oP^^^j 
A laree audience e'f.Presseu 
u-ii'h Repeated curtam '■a' f' , , 

On next 'ri>^rsda> af tPriuiou 1, ^.^^j ^^^^ „ 

pr.,.forinance ^J"'^ ' ■^CuhousP «ingu ^.^eetlng of applause 
be Sivon. with la'i' - Geraldine ^^^1 w,r - ' - 

Pinkerton. for._the ^rst^J^^ and An:J fiends 

tnse and share m ^'^^P'^""'^ cKinF H i 

La»t Concert of the Famouo ; 
Music organisation in Aeolian Ha • 

The concert of the ^-f ^^^was 
given la« evening in Aeo'ian 

tbe last of "-.^-^^'^-.rthich bas cov- 
lio concert of its eare^;;^^^.,^ ,.«ars. in- 
ered a span of tinn. 
eluding twenty -five ^^^J.^^udiences 
wa^ present one of ^'^^^^^^^^/audience 

^'^^ ^T^'ftriet^Mr. Kneisel and hi. 
determined to let , ^ly the re- 

associates knew ""'"f,^^;^''*'when the 
gard in which the>- are^ i ^d^ ,t,ge 
four players came ^'-^^^ "^^^^od with . 
,b. whole audience Jose and^^^^.^^ 

platform f 


^vil! sin?. 

Mi.T.-iblo- lluipy. 
.. 1 iinU M>-. ; 
-11 a member T» ltl 
on since tho first ct>n<?erl 
stop llic applause, Air 

. (-npM, who ha 
ini of Ih'* org«ni 
WtiErt he 

responded on behalf of the Qusirtet. 
'u'tly remarking; that they pouM iiot »11 
'P'-ik a., once. His speech had llio xhn- 
I'lii it\- anrt modesty of trvie ■lislinetlon. 
I If. said that their work had been very 
great ; all they hnd done was (o dcvoto 
themselves to studylngr the -worUs lhc\- 
presented under Mr. Knclsel'B dirocllon 
without scekinir lo gl\<« either amuse- 
ment or amazement. If ttke success with 
the audlenje In the case .of new works 
jUad not always been what they had 
hoped for. they did not say that the 
i«udienC9 had not understood the music, 
but that perhaps they had not. In g\v- 
ingr up their work they recognized that 
there was still a large field for quartet 
playing in this country, and placea able 
to support quartet concerts which had 
never yet heard one. They realized that 
Itheir work would be taken up by other 
jserious artifts, and asked their friends 
Fto give their .'upport lo such artists who 
Iwould succeed them. Tt mattered not 
'what thefr nntioualitv was. so long as 
they were loyal to his Majesty. King 
Ludwig A'on Beethoven. 

Even then the audience seemed reluc- 
tant 10 BO home, and melted away only 
gradualb'. It had listened to a. program 
romprislng Brahm.';'s quartet in C minor. 
Opus ">1. No. t; Richard Strauas's sonata 
for pianoforte and 'cello, and Bee- 
thoven's qurtet in B flat. Opus l.SO. The 
quartets of Hrahms and Beethoven were 
significant of .some of the most impor- 
tant work the Kneisel Quartet have 
done. They have played Brahms with 
special authority, love, and understanil- 
Ing; and they have shown the real sig- 
nificance and beauty of Beethoven's last 
quartets, so long regarded as obscure, 
ugly, and impossible. Strauss's sonata 
was played by Mr. 'U'illeke with the 
assistance of I\Tr. Gabrilowitsch ; a de- 
lightful performance of a work that is 
pleasing but not profound; exceedingly 
spirited, flni.shed. and elegant, exqulsit' 
in tone and in the "balance between tlv 
two in-strum entg. 

/Rose Levlson, Piantet, Makes Debut.' 

I Uofic ricvison. a young arti."?t from 
iih Africa, made a first appearance in 
no recllal at Aeolian Hall last even- 
iivA. assisted by Paulo Gruppe, 'cello. 
MiK.s Levison, with Ics.s technical equip- 
iiiout than some newcomers of late, dis- 
vl:\vod genuine gifts of musical tempera- 
i lit. and interested a large audience 
! her performance of .i sonata by Grieg 
. hI slioiter numbers by Schubert. Cho- 
1, biszt. MacDowcH. and .Messandro 
I iigo. Air. (Jmppe added sulo.s of Bach, 
■\i'udEeii. Pi'iiper. Ciileridsc-Taylor, and 
Omanuel Moor.^y^^^^^ ? 


s. Q^^t, 

Eacli's -St. WattheAv Tassroii'' 
Pvoscnted Admirably at 
Carnegie Hall. 

Murpliy and W'errcnralh. Tlio former'B 
ellvery of the dlftlcult recltatlven of the 
narrator wa« maBterly In Its control of 
tone and its clarity of enunclalloii, and 
Mr. Werrenrath brought to the words of 
.lesius profound feeling as well aH Tioble 
repose of style. 

To complete the record It may be ( 
odded that there was a double orchestra, 
Charles A. Baker at the piano to ac- 
company, the recitatives, David McK. ; 
Williams at the organ and the choir of 
bin s from the Cathedral of St. John the I 
Divine. I 


rirtt Performance of It in Ten Years 

.Mnio. .M.itzuii^uur .iaiiif Jiuudry ex- 
colk'ntl,v, and the choir of llowor girls 
commanded warm pralac. Mr, Ko- 
danKky'8 conducting was «igain a Joy , 
to all those who love clarity and light ; 
rathor than tumult and confusion. In 
tho evening the opera wii,s "Toeca,"'- with 
(Jeraldlne Farrar in the title role. 
4.000 Hear Caruso Tn Verdi's 'Aida.' 

Verdi's " .\ida " for the seventh tim» 
pr.ckcd the Metropolitan last evening;, 
when a (Taruso of 4,0(X> braved 
ihe gales and rain to hear the tenor's 
early " Celeste Aida." Manyv^-crc puz- 
zled by a new makeup and wig, out they 
mls.scd none of the thrills of I'aruso, 
KC.lng to ivar with the flag* that Ober 
T-. avcd over the footlights as jhc. Ban|; 
the •• Ritorna Vincltor. " fJ^J^j^^^v* 
Muzio and ^mato were rfie~\fncarr 
ro>allst plotters, Didur the High Prl«st, 

The Oratorio Society at its final con- 
cert of the season last evening in Car- 
negie Hall gave Bach's "St. Matthew 
I'.ission." This grand creation of the Im- ■ 
mortal cantor of the Thomas School of 
l.elpstc is not performed as often as 
t ought to be chiefly because the gen- 
eral public prefers to contemplate tite 
sublimest of earthly histories musically 
through the medium of Handel's more 
Imposing "Messiah." 

But a few such disclosures of the 
iKHlficance of the "St. Matthew Pa.=;- 
ion " OS that made under the direction 
of T.ouis Koemmenich last evening 
would do much to alter the public atti- 
tude. To be sure, the oratorio was not 
conceived with a large auditorium and 
great assembly In the comijoser's 
mind. He aimed at the limits of the 
Thomas Church and its congregation 
and planned his music with a view only 
to the closest intimacy of expressions. 

To overcome this fundamental condi- 
tion and construct an interpretation 
which shall meet the expanded condi- 
tions of a concert auditorium siich as 
Carnegie Hall is something of an un- 
dertaking, and yet Mr. Koennnenich, by 
following something like the adTlce 
iven by 'Wagner to theatre conductors 
[to "bring about the utmost di.etinctiies.s" 
chieved a genuine and moving success. 

The performance was 'all intelligible, 
lot only In the treatment of the text but 
|in the matters of tempo and phrasing, 
he deep and tender meanings of Bach's 
usic were published with searching 
loquence. In this admirable result solo- 
ists, chorus and orchestra were equally 
Iconcerned. It was plain that much study 
ad. been bestowed upon the work and 
ithe results were most gratifying. 

In quality of tone the chorus was 
excellent. In balance it was highly com- 
mendable, while in the disposition of 
accent and the various nuances there 
was art of an inspiring type. "We have 
not heard the Oratorio choir sing with 
Mjrli rln'sh an,! Tvirinse In years. 

■rinne Ricloi- 
:i Wakeflold, 

by the Oratorio Society, 

For the first time in ten years tho 
'">rii.torlo Society gave last evening in 
i^arnegie Hall a performancS of Bach's | 
' Papslon According to St. Matthew. " i 

The interval had been too long; and j the"'g'8lk casT. and I'apl conducterj 
It. was well that the society should take " ' ' 

up a work that stands as one of the 
greatest monuments of choral music. 
Ir was well also that the audience, un- 
• llsmayed by the storm, should be one 
of the largest that the Oratorio Society 
>iBs had for some time. 

There are several kinds of difficulties 
that beset a performance of the 
" Matthew Pas.sion." Tho technical dif- 
ficulties for chorus, solo singers .ind 
orchestra are great. Quite as great is 
the mastery of the spirit of the work. 
I^ night's performance was not Im- 
peccable as a. realiz,T,tion of all the de- 
mands that are made upon the chorus 
and the onhestra. Tlie chorus was not 
ideally balanced, for one thing; the so- 
pranos sometimes preponderated In the 
'•iloral ma-ss. and the inner \olces were 
not always heard olearb- as a natural 
and necessary part of the polyphonic 

Tet It was plain that the chorus knew 
th« music, and that it had passed be- 
yond a struggle with Its difficulties to 
ihe higher significance of its expression. 
A notable feature of tlio performance 
was the intoillgenc that animated it. 
that co-ordinated Its various eletnent.'' 
into a. profoundly moving and at tlie 
same time in a robust and. healthy plo- 
quence. a sincere lenderness. The 
" Passion According to St. Matthew " 
ha/: often been lamentably sentimental- 
ized. The. chorales have sometimes been 
eung in a lingering pianissimo, like an 
angels' serenade, instead, of the devout 
utterance of a, C.utheran coi>gregation. 
They were sung last evening with 
plenty of vigorou.'; piet>'. There was an 
abundant differentiation made between 
the reflective, the devotional, the dra- 
rratlc elements of the choral speech. 
"There was abundant nuance, and there 
was pregnant utteranc of the signifi- 
cance of the music. .Quite as important 
was the spirit that was infused into tlie 
lecitatives, that occupy so large a. part 
of the work, and that may be and too 
^ften are made intolerably tedious by 
iSionotony and cloying sentimentality in 
their delivery. Mr. I.ainbcrt IMurphy. 
who had tho arduous task of the evan- 
gelist's narrative, declaimed it in a 
rnanner simplj' admirable, witli a diction 
tha.t left nothing to con.lecture. with a 
rapidity and naturalness of utterance 
that belong to =uch a narrative, putting 
emotional expression only where emo- 
tion charges the text, and then with 
sincerity and directness. KqtiaII.\' fine 
In its appropriateness and in beauty of 
voice and phrasing was '^Vtr, Werren- 
rnth's delivery of the words of .Ie!;u.<:. 
\Irs. Rider Kelse>' sang the soprano 
part with fine sl\ill. and tliere should 
be praise also for the excellent worlc of 
Henriette 'VN'akefield. contralto, and 
Fra.nk Croxton. ha.=s. 

The chorus was assisted by the boy 
choir of the Cathedral of St. .John the 
T)lvlne. The secco recitatives were ac- 
companied on the pianoforte by Charles 
\. Baker, David McK, '^'illlams played 
the organ, and the violin obligalos were 
played by Fred Landau. Tho ."spirit of 
the perform ?i nce was obviously and 
definitely e^t.aBItShed and controlled by 
Mr. Koemmeri'-h. Ttsi best qualities 
were such as to deserve a livel.v feeling 
ft£ gratitude. - 

tt was emieritlx- fitting that the per- 
fr.rmance should be introduced by the. 
singing of " My Country 'tis of Pliee.''^ 

OPEN vyrr 

Mr. IfidMrs. 
Gave Their 


First Joint Recital. 

Herbert Witherspoon and Florence 
Hinkle 'Witherspoon nad their audience 
rise and .sing with them " My Country, 
'Tis of 'fhee," at the start of their well- 
.3,ttended matiaSe, the first recital of the 
two artists together, in Carnegie Hall 
yesterday. The patriotic number led to 
a transposition of classic duets that 
were lo have opened the bill, but ,-iatnt- 
.Saen.s's " ' later v.'as encored, 
an. I Hiihn's " Hunting Song" at tho 
close was foilowed on recall by Mozart's 
" La Ci Darem," admiiuble in respect 
of Mr. Witherspoon's diction and the 
former Miss Hinklo's hiih notes. 

The so'prano repeated a pair of solos 
hy Woodman pleased her house, 
and the towering basS encored Crist's 
" Mistlet " among his new songs, while 
Louise Homer from a box heard her 
husband's composition, " How's My 

The accompaniments wei-e well played 
by Richard Hageman. 

Constantin Nicolay in Greek Songs. 

Con.?tantin Nicolay, a Greek base- 
baritone of broad range a'nd style, and 
remembered from his days in opera here 
with Hammerstelji, gave a song recital 
last evening in Aeolian Hall, as he has 
done in recent years at Chicago. Greek 
folksongs alternated with his many 
opera aJrs, some of the lyrics as quaint, 
as their words in Greek letters in £1 
program f&lder, whiclj dated the earlie* 
melodies back five cpnturles, under thi 
'" barbarous slavery " of the Turks. Itjf. 
n r ' ij J H/T-^.Vo nf tei-estlng later numbers were two mo. 

Performance Had Merits O* em Greek songs by Calomlris an, 


High Order. 

n-iU'T- — 

Wolfram von Eschenbach, a German 
minnesinger, who took part, in a con- 
test of song in the palace of the Land- 
grave Hermann of Thnringia about 
1204, wrote a great epic entttieil "Par- 
zival." Richard Wagner, a German of 
liOO years later, made Wolfram one Of 
his most beautiful characters in one 
of his most human dramas, "Tann- 
i auser," and on the epic constructed 
iii.'s final contribution to the lyric stage. 
Yesterday alternoon, while newsboys 


iLambelot - Carusso, the latter na 

wiii .1.. iccal.dl oT lii.s mo: I 


There is no record of any prevlou? 
pcrfonnance of "Mor.H ct 'Vita" In thl.s 
city, and It cannot '.)c said that It wa.-* 
given in Its entirety last night. When 
Gounod in his old age turned to religious 
mysticism and endeavored to express 
himself in his "Redemption" and ''Mors 
et Vita" 'he also burdened himself with 
a new theory as to ways and means. 
"Music treated In the style of fresco" 
was what he called his new plan, and 
Its ideal was simplicity. 

,But the kind of simplicity in which 
he indulged made his melodic lines ex- 
tremely thin and ihis choral compOBition 
very threadbare. Accordingly a consid- 
erable part of Count d'Harcourt'a lalior 
of love consisted in cutting out several 
whole numbers and anany pages from 
^'cfA^Xo clt^^pl'cTa i others, all of which would In his opinion 
assuredly have proved weariness to the 

He next sought to inject the rltallty 
of movement and the spirit of nuance 
into the performance. The score show:: 
no indication of a hundred gradations 
of dynamics and tempi 'R'hich the con- 
ductor disiclosed ttast evening. These 
were his orwn, and they disguised mucji 
of that style of fresco which the ageii 
master conceived as the proper embodi- 
ment of the religious mood, 'Mors ct 
Vita" under the baton of »L d-ilfercourt 
was less mors and more vita than in the 
original. But the toreath of immortality 
is not in it. 

The performance last evening was on^- 
of uneven merit. It began very raggedl; 
ibut in the course of the first few page 
settled down to something like certamty, 
if not to smoothness and flnish. Never- 
Itheless there were portions of the score 
which were admirably sung, and In these 
tlie chorus distinguished itself as we.l 
13 the soloists. These were. Mme. Rap 
pold. Miss Braslau. Mr. Botta and C^l.- 
, Wiitehill. The orchestra •was no. at an;, 
time up to its familiar standard. Tlie 
performance of the oratorio was pre- 
ceded by the singing of the Jlarseu- 
jlaise" and "The Star Spangled Banner 


Only Outburst at'"Sans Gene" — 
German Operas Sold Out House. 

i;cyond a, big ovation for the " Mar- 
.■^'^^illaise " lii.a.* occurs in " .\Inie. San? 
Cene's" first act, the final Monda.' 
opera but one for this season went of 
last 'evening without fvtrlhcr 'Patriot i 
•demonslralion.s such as have becon ■ 
comon on Broadwmay of late. The gal 
Icrics looked for .Mmc. Farrar to siii- 
an American air (luring intermissioti 
btit s!ie confined herself to Giordano',- 
music, in company with .Martinclii and 
later with .Amato. in w-hlse stalwart 
per.son Sardou s Napoleon wa."* .-icen foi 
the last lime for another year at least 
Propertytnan Charley Koss caused oit 
comtuotion b.v sending a German as- 
sistant out to buy gunpowder for the 
'Sans Gene" mob. As a sympathetic 
assi.stant director remarked. " He might 
have been hitched. " 

The Jtetror)Olltan Opera manngemeni 
denied night that contracts ha!i 
been either renewed or withheld In tb' 
CMses of several artists for next sea.'jon 
T.vo Wagnei operas with German .stat ~ 
MHVe sold out the house sipce the coitn 
try was declared in a state of war win 
(iennany. Director Gatll-Ca.sazi;a hini 
.';elf saiVl. ■• We must recognize att.t 
this that .\mcrica is the mo.'it civilize. i 
nation in respect of art. " and he adde 
Ithai such a siiectacle of tolerance cotip 
have occurred nowhere ol.<!e In.the worM 
It was remarked 'ast nlgnt that thi 
week's opera bills represented prac 
ticallv all the Allies -France In •' Saii> 
Gene,'' Russia ne.xl in " Boris, .lapan 
in the scenes of ' Butterfly." Lnglau'' 
ill those of " Marta " and "Canterbury 
I'ilgrinis." and finally Italy iti the musf 
of " The Barber." A Friday " Trvnrm 
will be the last of Wagner, that wing ' 
the company taking part next w-eck i 
iwo operrts respectively from Fr.-^m 
iMil Anicriean soiiiees. 


.ind Rossi a King after Gatti's own IJnes 
Sundelius, Galli. a 
e g»la cast, anc . . 
foduv's advance sale again showed tli« 
greatest audience in some years for this, 
afternoon's !ood Friday " Parsifal," 


German Artists Give Evidence of 
Thtfir Sincere Desire to Please. 

There was much interest shown In 
last evening's Metropolitan performance 
o£ " Meistersinger," a fifth time this 
season, and one that at popular prices 
drew almost as great a house as the 
previous day's special " Parsifal." The 
(ierman artists, who faced a difficult 
international situation with the help of 
a public more tolerant here than are 
audiences in European lands during 
wartime, gave evidence of their sincere 
desire to please their friends in New 

The Metropolitan company was re- 
solved to " obey the law," as enjoined 
from Washington, even if in the na- 
ture of the case the opera stars could 
not " keep their mouths shut." The.v 
sang well last night, a cast mostl.v of 
veteran artists, including Gadski. Sem- . 
bach, Weil, Goritz. Braun. and others, 
with Miss Howard and a spi'inkling of 
.A.merl(;ans, leti as usual by Bodanzky. 
If a disturbance was feared, it did 
not take place in the opera's only two 

(_'.aruso sang to a capacity house In 
" Rigoletto " earlier in the day, with . 
Barrientos. De Luca. and Perini in tlie 
quartet, and Polacco at the baton. 


had completed the declaration of a state 
of war between Germany and the United 
States, a silent and apparently much 
impressed audience sat in the dim light 
of the Metropolitan Opera House au 
ditorium and listened to the ineffable 
music which Wagner composed for the 
Good Friday spell in "Parsifal." For it 
was Good Friday after all. 

The performance was one which con- 
tained merits of a high order. Its grav- 
est defect was the impersonation of the 
"guilelees fool" by Mr. Urlus, whose in- 
■ssant grimacing never seemed more 
u; of place and whose unvocal singing 

I -■ v.T ine f fiMini.-ive. I'erhaps the 

, 1 - , ' rr !.,-he.l 

duly like a famous Italian tenor's, ai;id itiUs* Koenen Glre' Recltnl i" 
inally the " Old Demos's' Aria," from O 
'arreris'.'^ opera of " Marco Bozzarls." Aeolinn Hall. ^ ^ 

^lld nl^e^c^aer^t^t lla "cm^! ^ Tilly Koenen, a Dutch contraUo, ^r. 
nd by Emil Polak and a mandolin a recital last evening in Aeolian liai 
rchestra und«r Air. d'Alesslo. Jiiss Koenen was first heard here oi, 

'MftR^ FT VlTi' S11NG«^^'-'-— =^ 

lUURO IjI "11"- wUaIU i^as said about her at that lime migh 

-i the repeated this morning. She possesses 


|vi-ith some briliiancy in the upper tonw. 
, « ~ ] Miss Koenen sang heavily and with 

labored breathing last evening. She dis- 
closed ambition and earnestness and 
forcefulness in the declamatory style, bti',^ 
there was little of nne finish or 
igratiating beauty In her delivery of su-- 
Fained melody. She showed appreciatio 
bf the contents of her songs, but at 
Itime was it possible for her to arouse 

re screaming through the streets the (i HarCOUrt 

Dvnamics Into Gounod's 

the .benefit of the Tranco-Aineri- |emotion by her style of singing. 

can committee of the Paris Conserva- 
tory Gounod's "Mors et Vita" -was given 
a- 'the Metropolitan Opera House last 
evening and Count Eugene d'Harcourt 
came all the way from the French capi- 
tal at the instance of the French Go\- 
Irnnient to conduct it. ^^I- d^^arcourl 
has gone upon missions for Ins Go^ ern- 
ment before now and with much credit 
,o himself and to the cause of music. 

Brahms, Schubert and Strauss were 
represented on her programme and there 
was again a group of children's songs 
by Catherine Van Rennes. It was witli 
some of these songs, delivered with son 
humor and fancy, that Miss Koenen nic 
pleased her hearers when ?he r. -r 
peared here. 






Sinss Sono-s of Love and 
Cliivrtlry at Maxine Elliott 
(V^A^ Theatre 


Australian Soprano bhoSNs 
Voice of Great Beauty 
and Strength. 

Yvette Guilbcrt was heard again in 
..ecital at the Maxlno Elliott Theatre 
yesterday afternoon for tl.e first time 
;,uce her return from ^^^f f^J^t: i 
She wili ^'vej^he second o ^^^^Jf^Zt 
recitals on i<ria«iy. ^ >- f 
vostprdav was panned to iliusirdio 
••T •Amou^- en France,- and she read in 
her Sou" Bngllsh a lecture on her 

'"si'e sans songs descriptive of the love 
of the age of chivalry, of ^^/"f^VdiveT- 
and ^var, and of garden and ball diver 
sions of the eighteenth and jnineteenth 
centuries A sons dealins with a hall at 
VerJlVnes In the time of ^.^-^-^^1^^, 
: illustrated by the dancing of se^eral 

""ime. Guilbert prefaced each song by 
a narration of its content. In treating ^ 
of love of country in the fn^l ^"'"^f ^ 
^ she gave a remarkable declamatory de- 
• Uvery of the Marseillaise. This, of course, 
I aroused great enthusiasm. 

Edward Mumma Morris. Piani^t. gave 
his nrst recital in this city m the Con - 
edy Theatre yesterday afternoon. His 
programme was very ambitious, mdeed 
n^what too much so for his powers^ 
is very young and apparently not 
enough in his art to hold the intcr- 
of an iudicnce in a rcHtal. His tone 
, agreeable, but not full, and theic 
little variety in color. He betrayed 
;int of technical resource in such ex- 
,ng numbers as Beethoven's prelude , 
1 fugue in D and Mozarfs B minor , 
crzo He played Jlozarfs "Pastorale | 
rieo" commendably, and was also i 
;,rd to advantage in Chopin's C sharp 
iior etude. . ' 

,„ .\eoiian Hall in the evening Theo- 
ry v on Homert. a Outoh Barytone, and 

. derick Burgy. an American tenor | 
ve a concert. They were heard i' ; 
„,ts from "La Forza del Pestmo and 
' ,;s Pecheurs des Perles' and n solos^ 
cannot be said that either disoK-sed 
.,ice o;- style of distinction.^ _ 

\Mr, Althouse Wins 
' in Tenor Role in- 
Madama Butterfly 

jsings Better Than N^any Italians in 
Same Part— "Marta," with Mr. 
Canj^>o, at Night. ■ 

■"or tho flr«t time In his operatic career 
ul Althcnse. American tenor. Bang the 
of Ptnkerton In ' Madama Butterfly' 
= terday aftemoor In the Metropolitan 
n»ra House in a cast -wliloh Included Jliss 
-raldlne Parrar ;n the title rdl" and An- 
,io Scottl as Slispplesa. 
Mr. AMhr.i.!=-= had been haard t^e even- 
feing previous in the prlAolpal tenor rOle of 
'V'Bori'." Hlfl is a full, rc^sonact volts 
capable of cnrrying a big drair.ti'^ ar.a 
Ito a thrilling climax or of doInK - - - 
-3lu singing. The tone wa.s 'co ' « ^ 
colorle.=.-, it .seemed son^e.J-^,-) ^ t 
Is of! quality. VocaUr ":: ''avs 
1 , admirable performance, l^'-ti-o • «v 
I .nv that have been offered v^re h.^ 
! ;,lian tenors. His dramaUc • ^ 
.ilted. however. . • .. 

; here wa.s lltUe freedom In V » ■ 
i3e'.s movements or little in M ^ 
suggest 1-ho real character oMl » ■.-^^ 
rson he was impersonaUng. But . - np» 
-r had many important rSles to s'*^? 
s brief career, which has been caxTled 
entirely in this country, and with ex- 
ricnce should Improve his acting. 
I "he evening 'Martha." with Mmes 
nrrlentos and Perlnl and Messrs. Can,^- 
d de Luca drew an audience that t. itu 

_ ilia-house. - „ - ..... . 

iVrtne. V art 'Dresser s Recttfli. 
' Ar„,, ^Tarcia Van Dresser, mezzo 

■ nee a member of the Melr^- 
Opera Company, gave a post- recital in Aeolian Hall Ifrt 
nd a large audience gave her 
applause for a long programme 
,.1 German. French. Russian and 
POn = s. Her voice is »'"• of 
hie l eauly and the tone often is 
lUd wavers from the ,.ilr,h. IT^r 
, . ' charm lies in her interpretive 
1 and Ibis found its best '' 
,ap of songs by Krich Wolf. Amnnc 

iinu.= iia,l nuthhpvs wor° -i- ' 
, Rns<5 Sainte." .lof^^ph ■ 

was heairt ror we rarnegie 
San- Thrwafalsitird" b? DavrHocV 
2^ vlotinUt! who began the proceed- 
wlth an excellent performance of 
flTs movement of the Me^^f^^" ' 
nprto Miss Castles elected to dis 
I about the full range of her quali- 
fies in her nrst number, the mad scene 

'¥tr^xTrprsru^nmS'l\l ^ 

dId''o^''^a"'smaller scale only What She 

oV' not" unfamilia^' typ^ tlie color 
aturrsing^ with a VO^fV^ ^^;::^^^^ 
fi°=ng r^fonreK ft'^s\=g con- 

strength to warn her 


=eh 'to^h': detlm^ent of the quality o A/ ,^ , . 

futne'srit'— d ..,i„othe(pl/ee.or 

s9iiLiivg it In Iho origiDal French. 
A novelty wa* fntroduced yester- 
6X3 by having a small company of 
ywjBg rlrls Illustrate eh* dainty 
dances ol olden times while Mme. 
Oullbert sang fascinating ancient 

One of the exceptional features 
was a grotesque dance by Miss 
Myra Jane Wilcoxson, entitled 
"i>anse des Jongleurs 13th Siecle," 
or Thirteenth Century Jugglers' 
Dance. Miss Wilcoxson imitated in 
attitude, posture and grimace tlie 
famous gargoyUes which decorate 
Grothic cathedrals. The nmnic for 
this number was adaprted by Mme. 

In gorgeouaand Incomparable cos- 
tumes of the periods. Mme. Oull/bert 
sang of religious legends erf the 
fifteenth century; and of romances 
and festivals, some dating from the , 
thirteenth and extending to the ' 
eighteenth century. The singer's 
thorough understanding of dramatic 
effect added materially to her in- 
terpretations. Facial expreesion, 
attitude, gesture and suggestion 
proved to be a rare and enjoyable 
treat as well as instructive to a 
high degree. 

The audience seemed loathe to 
have the programme finished, and 
by its enthusiasm and recalls 
doubled the length of the list. With 
her usual charm and graciousness 
Mme. Guilbert added several amus- 
ing and reverent selections which 
had appeared on programmes earlier 
in the season. 

Tavdas; Mandolin 0> hea&a. "War Song, 
from -'Alexander's FeaatP Handel; i fte 
Eaule." Synadino; Mr. Nkolay. i^onala n 
4 l^carlatti: Harriet Scholder. it i; 
Enou'jh." ■•Mendelss<.hn; "The Eyes, 
LamOclet-Caiiisso; '-The Bayadere, Calo- 
miris- Mr. Nicolay. Tarantella, Foppej 
Helen Scholiler. Figaio's ar}a, from L,i 
No.'.e di FUjaro," Mor.a I ; Old Demos arva 
from -Marcus Bot:a.s," Carrens; Mr. 



■r! ill"'' 

Id' I 

Mr. Nicolay's New York debut was! 
rich in interest. Specimens of Greek 
music sung in the vernacular by a well 
equipped native artist are rarely heard 
in our concert halls and it was upon this 
exotic phase of the l.aritone's program 
that attention naturally concentrated.' 
These songs possess a fascinating flavor,a j,., 
a poignant quality, an atmosphere very!' ij'' 
much their own. The mood is generally; 
plaintive, but in such examples as the 
"Battle of Mega Spileon" dramatic! 
heights are reached. Mr. Nicolay sang 
with intense fervor. His voice is un- 
commonly voluminous and has a rich, 
dark color. Although Mr. Nicolay dis- 
closes a preference for the heroic and 
virile, he possesses considerable versa- 
tility and is by no means at a disadvan- 
tage when coping with emotions of a 
.subtler order. 

The recitalist's main defect upon this 
particular occasion was a pompous plat 

• •'|- ,,n 1 Uoli-ir>" iiform manner, coupled with an unfortun- 
Indian una i^uiuc u nvprinHnltrence in theatrical senti- 

^r^tone Wn she kept the voice 
Rhin its natural fulness it streamed 
brilliantly, with fomething ap- 
Vching limpidity, and at any rate 

erally clear and ^'^'^^f ^.'i^^oX Her 
possessed brilliancy of 
Ascending chromatic «cal««.J^°Xless 
equal in tonal q^^^^^^/.^^^rct. and her 
S^-nrsrierL^t^eTerit Of even- 
ness and clearness ^ 


Hety '"^,rX°etic shor comm^^ was a 
singing an K^th?*'"; ^" ^hole Miss 

want of taste, .f on u 
castles haB "merits of importance, a ^.^^ 

ate overindulgence in theatrical senti- 
Donna Si: mentalities. His experience in the oper- 
atic world is no doubt responsible for 
A.1 in oiheV pv^ees of amusement thiougi ^j^jg^ ^he baritone was applauded with 
out the eountrv last night the nation the utmost heartiness. , 
anthem wa. piaved at th* M^tropoUi. The Misses Scholder earned individual 
opeiB Hou-e In spite "f the f«"t tb: successes with their several offerings, be- 
ihe opera '.f ihe night ^as Kuhard ing recalled to the platform frequently. 
, r.ei -Tristan and Isolde. " wuh The mandolin orchestra pleased a por- 
' Johanna Gadski making her final »'i>t"'Sion of the audience. To US it seemed a 
£nce this ,.e«..on ar.'i. P*" VJ U* Ji feature that misrht well have been dis- 
;i'n:^:.epton?V;"i:;u^^ --"V,.- EmU Polak accompanied 

T^i the o^cheM. rpiay "The Star Spangl Mr. Nic olay wit h fine understandnig^ 
Banner" afiei the first act 



Ole Win 

Olt W!i 
lav,.:' S! 

■113 t W 

afiei , ,,. . 

The first noiee of the tiymn electrified 
the audience which withoiii exception 
.stood anc the sub6eq>.eiu demonsiratioh. 
lwa.<> dignified. .Msny or those present 
added their vo ce? to swell ihe volume of 
sound and ai its conclusion gave way to 
severRl rounds of applause. 

Arthur Bodanzk?-. last nighf* condu.aoi:, 
led the orchestra at the first patriotic out- 

"*•'■ ■ ^it= of imnortance. a"" butet at the Metropol ian the night Pre*:- 

astles has merits of import ^^^^ Wilson declared a state of war to 

colorature singer she can cia | exiM becween the fr.ited States a 

exiJt between the I'r.ited Slates and G 
many and when Mi. James W. Gerard 

^ many ar,o wnen jauic- »* ■ v..^.".- 

tmiOO «MV PAQTl ^IIMliS "be cheering. Since then diplomatic rela 
MISS AmT ^J^ii^ "-^^ OimU^J. ^.^^^ ^^^^^ severed between this coun 
t i. » / * i — ^ A ■ li'^' an'J Austria, and as .Mr. Bodaiizky 
Vn Australian Soprano Heard in Austrian, the management did not 
LJ-.11 Tiim to conduct the orchestra for lasi 

Carnegie Hal 

J nishl s demonsti ation 

Miss Amy Castles, announced as an .^^^^ leader's desk was 
"Irish-Australian soprano," made her ^^^j^^^j.-g 

first appearance in New Tork last 
night at Carnegie Hall, in what was 
called a ballad concert, a form of enter- 
tainment more popular In London and 
the English provinces than in this to-ivn. 
It did not greatly matter tiiat there 
were few ballads, f-operly so called, on 
her pro-am. It mattered much more 
thit Miss Castles disclosed * voice and 
Btyle that may both fe considered le- 
markable. The voice is a bruiiani, 
Si-werful and searching soprano, of a 
j!r,^Htv that at its best is fine and 
sympathetic It loses of its best some- 
times when the s'neer pushes it beyond 

i Erof\n'^l'lge^^'-inS- tl^fs^fs '^^^l 
I needless! shice there is abundant power 
i ^^n-l'e^r iC" /n" al^able 

ccl?mand^of coloratura, which she pro- 
S wlUi ease «"%,«Xuty for a 

ness. There was warrn applause rrom 
a somewhat^ sparse audience. ^^j^m 
cv,/» wai assisted bv David tlocn^-^Bl". 

I something still in imagination m grace 
and persuasiveness. - ■ - 

T^SB last otf Mme. Tvette Gull- 
■bert's quaint and original 
concerts was given at the 
Maxine Elliott Theatre yesterday 
afternoon. Althougrh she designated 
the event a "Young People's Con- 
cert," the cosy theatre was crowded 
■with an audience comTiosed of ma- 
ture as well as youthful admirers 
of the delightful French artiste. 

FoUowing the fashion that has 
obtained during the current sea- 
son, Mme. Guilbert brially explained 
eAoh eon« ir. Eivglish before pre- 

taUen by .\doi 
an assistant conductor at the 

Metropolitan and manaaer of ihe on-hes 
■ra. who has been an .Nmeiican citizen for 
Tiany vears. He conducted with vigor and 
Jroughl from the orchestra a sonorous 
olume of pati-iotic melod.v. 



'^^seThiofmann plays, f 

His Polish BeT^fiTR^ital Heard 
a Great Audience. 

The pianoforte recital tfiat Josef Hof- 

been heald lieie in 

^^"li^ wittTUV'l^rge' audienc: , 
was filled wiui ^ ^ t,y his pen nKn 
Profoundl imp-ssed ^y^ . 

formance. ""^„ ^ p,itirely of'^ 
priately nd was skillfully ai 

Iried^o"^ iiv "•the"'"Uest variety an 


- • ' flat. Y<! 


,ir li ______ . _ 

nay i 
eitit! ! 




Louise Davidson, Soprano, and Clairc 
Rivers, Pianist, Entertain at 
Comedy Theatre. 

A unique recital Entitled ".Musioal 
Etchings" was given by Louise Davidson, 
soprano, and Claire Rivers, pianist yes- 
terday afternoon at the Comedy Theatre. 
"Musical Etchings"' consisted of the sing- 
ing and playing of quaint compositions, 
in a thorouehly original and pleasmg 

*'m1ss Davidson, who has a cbarminiz 
soprano voice, sang songs -^V Spam aud 
Ireland delightfully, ond Miss Rivers 
dLsplaved much skill in her playing of 
"A Reel " founded on two Irish melodies, 
arranged by Percy Grainger. It was 
altogether a highly enterUinmg and re- 
freshing afternoon. ' 
At the same hour at Aeolian Hal 

! Mme Staberg Hall, soprano, gave a r 
eital of En'glish. Norwegian and CiPrmn 

I song.s? She was assisted by Bruno HuUi? 

j at the piano. 


:[aln"othe "p fices'hat fir Hot;ma« ^ 


pieces that arc often ni^,^u i^ ^ 
of mere "e^t ess ana onu ^^^^^^^ j- 
;rr"an exi^ressi'on of subtle po 
Hi's'plaving of the sonata la one ofj 
ments. ll'e P°V'"il' ' gtous sweep/ 


r-o oCtea made to nM;kjvith_3eium^^ 

s .Mr. ifl 

di.-5 jlOHt'lf I 

tnc^o arc thing.-^ t'.iat have often 
other pieces by Lhopln. f 


CONSTANTIN NICOLAY, bass-barltone. 
Recital, /Eolian Hall, evening, April 7. 
Assisted by Harriet Scholder, pianist; 
Helen Scholder, 'cellist, and the 
York Mandolin Orchestra, Mr. d'Alessio. 
director. Accompanist, Emil Polak. The 
proc,ram : 

- * •« i^^ n Dp Giovanni Domcnico ; 

'^akellaridis; Mr. Nicolay. Scherzo 
,. t'tn?,in Harriet Scholder. Ana of 

"'"''Tiolay Allegro Appassionato Sam - 

Opera Star Gives Delight at 
Only Song Recital in a Year. 
Olive Fremstad, radiantly ^"' W^ 
raised her arms toward a balcoir/^11| 
with many flags at Aeolian I. U 
evening and exclaimed, " Fi icikIn ^^l-. 
sing the national anthem," w.ileii 
audience did with enthusiasm, ^■vl- 
led them. Mme. P'remstad b> 
friends other cause for rejoii 
after for her dnly song recJl-nl . 
d"c[o.sed the famous opera^sta. 

.. . . command th«>" .^'^^ ^,^,1',',*^" r , 
New qualities of voice and temper. • 
^ which she was idolized n op» . f . 


I rirl 

, he r_ 
all bol 



, whicn sne w<i,b '""""^" i*,,, 
women of recent years have ir" 
1 The fascination of Fremsta.,]! 
less energv, the will to bica 
of natural limitation remaino 
difference-that she adapted . tone' 
?he smaller bal' with .a del |U> ch.;. 
that had yet tl« thnll .'=\„7 
iheatric impor!?onatioj,is. ' , ? 
Vtalian? FrLch, . d?.^nar l^^l 
ranged from old air.s. cnc . 
I herfs " Wohin, to a i 
less congenial to her ej- 
their recall number, t^ti 
' mine " There was hua " ' 

Canterbury Pilgrims" at Matinee; 
"Barber of Seville" at Night. 

The Mptiopolllan's matlni^o uviliserfb- 
1 hcni-d •' Th.o Cnntorbiiry PIlRrlms " 
■strtrday in tlio brlllinnt .sotting pro- 
Ided by tlic- opora directors for tlielr 
mrrlcan production of the year, and 
*'*i§ith the usual o;ist of five performance 
iw, to be foll>wcd by one nioro when 
t! Koven'3 oiK'ia rnda the season next 
iturday niKlit. I'he 5Cont> before the 
tan ;ugliKh cathedral was applauded. Mine, 
iher appeared wdhout ml.shap such as 
larUeri tho hiiit occasion. Sembach .sans 
le poet Chaucer, aiid the conductor was 

In the evenlns tho laat but one of the 
opiilar Saturday night crowds greeted 
repetition of Ro.fl.slnl's " Barber of 
evillo.'" with Barrlentos a.s .star in tlio 
amous lesson scene. Do btica again 
nd the title part, and the Italian ool- 
nv \va.^ apparently not nnmmdful oC 
sea-son's farewell of the young tenor, 
ricl "ernando Carpi, 

Y 3 



)ie Windingstad Conducts a Con- 
cert, with the Novelty "Sappho." 

Ole "Windingstad, new Scandi- 

av4an Symphony Society aims to vniite 
5ome forces active in various Northern 
inisic in the past and to become a per-' 
iianent feature in recurring New York 
?ea.<^.cns, gave a first concert in Carnegie 
Hall last evening. The program was 
already of more ambitious scope than its 
prcdFcessors, also conducted by him, on 
three annual patriotic occasions of the 
Ameriean-Peandinavian Society, a body 
still represented in the new musical de- 
parture. . , , , J 

The young Norwegian leader had the i 
Mflp of a chorus of l.'jO men. heard ip 
the former concerts, who sang in Grelg'a 
Landfall " last evening. A new mixed | 

horus assisted in the novelty " Saphp. i 
bv Count Axel Wa^inmsJSJgracmii- 1 
poser t\6w'l^eT* H'tUn Sweden. The or- 
chestra gave Sindin^'s symphony in D 
mil, or and the " Ossian " overture of 

lade Ihi.s last in honor of the centen- 
ary vea roC a " fatJier of symphonic 

iiuslir ' among the Danes. . 


(h. li-bration <lf thai 
( n-Ml, cr. in Carnegie H.- 
to a Latin text by U. i'; 'i.„','2 
Lagorts, and describes the IcadmK event* 
In the life of tho Saint. , , ,„ „ 

Air Arinnl's niuslc is conceived In a 
modern > ein. He flnd.s occasion for 
descriptive touches In the first part, 
rev'resentlng Uit attack of the Poruglans 
upon A88l«l. Tliore Is much- po m"<;l^- 
arlMs for solo voices of a raUier vague 
and Indetenntnato sort, in ^rH^l^ 
in the choral i.assages, the haririonic 
basis is often bold and sometimes beau- 
tiful The composer has succeeded b*:st 
in writing for the chorus, where ho is 
freuentlv effective. His treatment or 
the orchestra Is much less .so; a^nd. 
fact, shows frequently afi unsklHed 
hand. It is a work, on the whole, not- 
withstanding undeniable beautle^=i and, 
indeed, traits of originality and bold- 
ness of Idea, that shows certain crude- 
ness and uncertainty, as of one not 
wholly master of his material. 

Tho chorus sang well, with plenty 
of voluino and enthusiasm. The solo 
singers were those who took part m 
tho performance last Autumn. 
Messrs. Didur. Botta, and Liaurentine, 
and Mme. Alda. 

Sines '■' Star SpaiiRled Banner." 
John McCormack sajig " The Star 
Spangled Banner" at his seventh New 
York concert yesterday afternoon, while 
the largest audience recently in Car- 
negie Hall not only stood up In abso- 
lute silence to hear him, but promptly 
encored the air. Mr. McCormack, who 
was In good voice, later gave other en- 
cores in a program ranging from 
classics of Handel to American pieces 
by Kthelbert Nevin and Mrs. J^eaclu 
Bizet's " Agnu.s Del " ended the tenoi s 
Hst with violin, organ, and piano 





(Ipern l*nyi^« the ^Ielr«ipoll- 
titn Opora lloiin'-. 

■| iiminous'y beautiful <if 
"l.iikme" fixed forever to the eqiiall.T 
poii;nHnt mnsii' supplied by Leo Delibe*. 
wa« given tor the last time this season 
nl tbp Metropolilati Opera House to an 
(iiicliencp that was more than appro- 
lir.tive of tlie sinj^inc and acting of 
.Maria Barrieiitos and the fine cast which 
hptie.ared in her siijiport. 

.MmvK. I )elaiinc)is. Sparekes. Kcrener 
jukI Howard nnd Messrs. Martiiiella, 
De Liica, Itotliier .nnd Aiidisio. ^liared 
inodeRlly in tho honors of a tine ppr- 
forniauce. l)ut the crcat crowd niado , 
tho iiual appearance of .Miss Barricntos 
the occasion of an jilniost spectacular 
ovation. The Spanish prima donna has 
won tier way to the hearts of tiie New ^ 
York imlilic. and whether by her cap- 
tivating persoiielity or tiy lier gifts of 
son? and iiiiraicry. she had already be- 
come one of the foremost favorites of 
he Metropolitan oust. 
After the srecoiul act an innovation 
Iwas "siining" in tlie playing of both 
]"The Marsellai.'^e" and "Tlie Star 
Spansled I'anher'" by the orchest''a under 
Mip direction oi' Mr. I'iilai;ct'. Tlie play- 
ng of tlio J'"r''nc li;ind AnT-rjcan "hattlo 
ynis" croated a fm-i>re. and the perforin- 
ncp t^;,a8 flelayeil for reiniTtes, wliile the 
lexcited' aiulicnci' deiiKinstrated its en- 



Alany concerts yesterday made it ccr=' 
in that, though the musical season 
ny be nearing Its end. it has not yet 
fialeached It. One of the most Interesting 
¥« as an orchestral performance grlven 
iriid 1 Aeolian Hall by Mr. Ossip Gabrilo- 
Itsclj, the first of a series of three In 
■hich the distinguished pianist will give 
further ehowing of hia powers as an. 
rchestral conductor. He presented one 
r\ New Year's Eve. at the JIanhattan 
'pera House. Yesterday's was under 
cro favorable circumstances: the or- 
hestra was better, so were the pro- 
?ajn— the first was devoted entirely to 
lachalkow sky—and the audience. 
Mr. Gabrilowitsch played yesterday 
eethoven'a "Egmont"^ and third 
Tieonora " overtures. 'Mozart's G 
[!nor Bymphony and Felix Mottl's re- 
rcheatratlon of ballet music frorft Gr4- 
ry'% " Cfiphale et Procrls." Sir. Pablo 
isal* ■was the soloist aJid played 
aydn's concerto for violoncello In D. 
L>'. Gabrilowitsch showed stlU more 
onvlnolngly than he did before that he 
.a4 In him that which makes a conduc- 
ciiiBsr Of the finer grain. His readings of 
ne niuslo of Beethoven and Mozart 
?er» truly fine: hey were full of life 


]y O'rood Impiession at His 
Debut Here. 


nd vitality, they embodied a conviction 
latthe music was alive and vital, glow- 
ig ■with beauty .and musical significance 
hlcjx It ■svas the conductor's business 
ilr 1 0 reproduce. ' 
fiCvi Gabrilowitsch showed a keen and \ 
onetraSing sympathy and understand- 
1151 -igS aria they were revealed in his inter- 1 
retailons. These were studied with, the; 
ktH of an aocompliehed musician, in 
10 ordering of the larger proportions. 
1 the adjustment of details, In the 
lodeUmg of the phrase, the balancing 
f tie Ijmer voices, the continual search 
or thit " melos " which Is the life ot 
rchestral performance. Tho effect was 
ch- and ample ■without exaggeration, 
here %V as tho trvie spirit of Beethoven, 
l" Mozart. It was evident that Mr. 
Jabrito-wltsch succeeded in producing 
he results he had in mind: and his 
M eohnique as an orchestral conductor 
■as displayed thereby as far-reaching. I 
he audience showed a great, an un-, 
sual enthusiasm. 

'Tr. Casal'a playing of the concerto 
1 masterly In its finish and repose, 
1 ? aroused much entliustasm. 

" St. Francis of Asatsl." 

e evening, at tlie Metropolitan 
kjra House, another pianist presented 
nself as a conductor and composer 
well; Mr, Adriano Ariani, whose 
torlQ, "St. Francis of Asslsl," was 
.formed under his direction. Thla 
vas composed for the fifieth annlver- 
ary of the first Franciscan Church In 
country and was first performed at 

Dlavcd by Donald McBeath. Robert i- 
Gannon and F^win Schneider A final 

"popular" concert by McCormack fl VllIU I JJW W V ^ > 

wfth a request program, was announced / Sr. / / ^ 

for Sunday evening, April 2V, at the rtAu^ JJSLlLjjLJ W 
Hippodrome. ^ I'^ 

Gunice Pro»»or'» Debut. ORalpll LawtOll jMaliCS Distilict- 

Bunico Prossor. a young violinist T . , 

from Tacoma, Wash- where the home 
folks thought so well of her that the 
Mayor of tho city led a subscription to 
send her to study in New York,' made a 
first bo'w Jn public here yesterday at tlie 
Comedy Theatre. She played a sonata! 
of Brahms' s, a concerto of Bruch, and 
the ■o-called " Symphonlo Ksnagnole by 
Lalo with pieces by Bach, Cliopin, and 
Schumann-Auer. Jliss Prossor dis- 
played a vigor and power In tWs music 
surprising in one of her f if ''t an.^ 
girlish physique, and while there weie 
lough Bpots in the playing, she made 
an impression of artistic gifts of a sen- 
ulne order. 

Victor Wlttgeiuiteln Plays. 
Victor Wittgenstein, a pianist already 
known here, appeared at the Princess 
Theatre yesterday afternoon as an ex- 
nlorer, not of ultra-modern discords, but 
of music sufficiently out of the ordinary 
run to add to the Interest of the day. 
Besides a sonata of Beethoven and 
pieces by Chopin. Liszt, I^schetisky, 
and Godowsky, he gave a group of pre- 
ludes from Debussy. Salnt-Saens and 
Cesar Franck. and later the Ameilcan 
MacDowell's " A. D. 1620," noted In the 
printed bill with a poet's lines on the 
voyage of the Mayflower. 

Thomas Kgtan and LlUlan Breton. 
Thomas Egan, tenor, and UUIan 
Breton, soprano, began with " America " 
and closed with " Star- Spangled Ban- 
ner " their first joint concert in Carnegie 
Hall laat night, following an extended 
tour. Mr. Egan, who under an Italian 
name sang in opera abroad, had ap- 
peared on this stage two years ago as a 
concert singer. He gave ■with Miss 
Breton last evening LuUy s Ait Clair 
de la Lune " and a popular duet from 
JVerdl's " Trovatore." 


The Composer's Son'gs and' Instru- 
mental Pieces Heard. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holden Huss,' 
■well known in the musical life of Ney 
York, gave a recital yesterday afternoon 
in the Comedy Theatre, in which they 
were assisted by Miss May Mukle, vio- 
loncellist. ^1r. Hu?.« 8fppe;u-ed as com- 
poser and pianist, interpreting his own 
compositionv ; Mr.'.:. Huss as a soprano 
.'Singer. interpretin,g a group of songs by 
her husband, a group of folk songs "of 
different nations and one of modern 
songs. Mukle, an English artist of 
admirable attainments, whose public ap- 
pearances in New York, though they ex- 
tend back over a number of years, have 
not been numerous, played a couple of 
dance movements by Lully and Gemini- 
ani. and. with the composer, two move- 
ments of a sonata for violoncello and 
oi.'i^'ofovte C mnjor. Ojii;.'-; th«t is 
new and still in manuscript. Several of 
his songs that Mrs. Huss sang are also 

It is probable that neitlier ISlr. nor 
Strs. Huss would choose to be classed as 
virtuoso. Tlie pianoforte style of a 
composer is a recognized quantity in 
music; and Mr. Huss's is sufficient for 
purposes. His -work as a composer 
produced , interesting results. 



which there is often especially a certain 
distinction in harmony. Mrs. Huss's de- 
livery of lier songs was graceful and j 


Rosita Renard Plays Brilliantly. 
P-Osita P.enard, the Chilean, pianist, ;■■ 
aehieved a performance of Liszfs B ■■', 
Ihinor sonata at her second recital i i;' ' , 
Aeolian Hall yesterd.ay afternoon, rlvat'^ ' 
lug In brilliancy the iijrterpretations 'of ; - 
many artists of twice' her years and 
prowess. It was an extraordinary ex- 
hibition that the young woman gave in 
ll-f,iszt program, a departure from - 
lioiial_and a personal triumph 

Ralph Lawton, pianist, was heard for 
khe fir^t time here in a recital given in 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. Jtr. 
Lawtou -R'as fonnerly a teacher of piano 
;n Des ilolnes. la., and afterward went 
to Europe, where he played with consid- 
erable success till war conditions forced 
him to return to this country something 
more than a year ago. 

That he wished to be viewed as an 
artist of wide sympathies was demon- 
strated by his programme, which opeiicd 
with the Bu.'soni arrangement of Bach's 
organ toccata and fugue in D minor. 
Then followed a Brahms interme-.zo, 
J)' Albert's gavotte and musette, LisKt's 
T! minor sonata, pieces by Debussy^ 
Aikan, Boitkiewicz and Scriabin, and 
finally Chooin's B minor sonata. 

Ml-. Lawton made a distinctly^ good 
impression. There ■!\'ei-e somo technical 
slips in his playing, hut none the less liis 
te<;hnicai ecuipment was .=;hown to ba 
on3 of large power and resource. In 
thl.s department his greatest shortcoming 
was a wo.ut of certain varieties of tone 
color nrjch ivieacd in modorn piano 
music. His tone \rns natural and un- 
fnrced at ail lirce.-'., but it never had the 
extremes of mellowness and delicacy and 
too frequently it tended toward dryness. 

His atylo proved to be on the whole • 
bold and broad, but not without interest 
ni ita details. Irs rhythm he was excel- 
ie.nt. and li'icewise in the adjustinciit of 
tho balance between melody and inner 
vo!— K 'nc showed a nice appreciation and 
indfueiiaencc of linger. His readings 
v.-erc iriteiiitjenl nnd rcusicianly, fuid 
they had ■ - . is-re.---isive Coroo. - His , 
Interprett;* ' Liszt sonata was 

most prai*-. ^'1 so was his play-' 

ing of the toccata and fugTie and ths 
Bnihms interme/,7.0. On the whole «;■. 
Lawton proved to be a pleasing- adc.Ki.:)n 
to the list o; .A.mer!cBn piaiilfiti' and li^ 
win probably \k \^^:L,:■:C^ "nere ag.'iii:. 


First AppearancennNew YorV "bf 
an American Pianist. 

Ralph Law ton, an A.ocrican pianist 
from the v;est. made bi.^ fii-,>'> iij.pear- 
ancc in Xcv,- Vovk yc«cr.lay «fvcr»oon in 
Aeolian Hall. -Mr. i.awton i.- a playei , 
iwell equipped wiiii some of ibe most im- 1 
Iportant qualities that make for good 
ipiano playing. He has taste, feeling, 
[understanding', clearness of view, and 
these things ai'peared in his playing yes- 
terda^ . His technique is well developed, 
though not beyond the point of liability 
to mischance. He went some distance in 
producing variety of tona ^o.oi • And so 
in Busoni's arrangement ot I.f^'Y „^ 
minor organ toccata and "^"f Mi . Lan 
ton attained an iinu.'=ually clea' well 
bBlanced and welHpioportioned pe 
fo^mance. following Mr. Busoni in mak- 
ing it as much of a piano piece and as 
little of an organ piece as Possible 

He also played Liszt's sona a and Cl o 
pin's in the same key of B nii alvotte 
termezzo bv' Brahms, d '^''^er^^'^'^.^ieces 
and :Musctte, and some modern pieces 
Including Scriabine s Poeme t'?-'^an 
Sue " which shows close research on 
t^e comlioser's part into the ^^^^^^^ 
nharacteristics ot Liszt s orcncsLiai 
" Mephi/to ■^Valtz.'' His Performance of 
Liszt's sonata had fine quali les : but 
pi?haps a somewhat less restrained, less 
sober manner would have brought it oft 
belter -There should be even no suspi- 
cion of dryness about this sonata ,f u .9 
?o make the effect: it should rr-U, .'Mp, 
exude. . 


Edouard Deru Appears with Eugen 
and Gabriel Yaaye at Aeolian Hall. 

There was a large audience and muci. 
enttiusiasni at tho concert given In Aeoli- 
an Hall yesterday afternoon by Edouard 
neru, -n IU1 Kugen Vsaye and Gabriel 
■y.^aye, his son, and Gaston Dithler. Tin 
program was of uncommon Interent ari'i 
outside the scope of most recitals 

Mr. Doru played with Mr. D^thier, <:(-nu 
1 ranck'H sonata; with Eugen Ysaye In 

jplayed Bach's concerto for two violins 
and the three artists together plaved 
a concerto for three violins bv Antonio 
Vivaldi. In these the three pianoforte 
aceompanlmcQt wa.9 nlaved by .NIj . 
mthler. -i-^ %\^UUr^ dii^ / 4 V T 
.Mr. Deru roaffirnicd Ufc good iinpiei- 
.«ion he made at his appearan.-" 
not long ago. The double and triph 
con ertos were listened to with great wi. 
terest and applauded with much enlhii 

jsiasni, by the audience: but the entbn 
slasm, largely given to the great violin- 
ist whose return had already been an 
warmly greeted at his own concert.-i 
was somewhat out of proportion to the 
excellence of the performances. 7'he 
finest artists in the world mav co-oper- 
ate in an ensemble, and unles.<< that en- 
semble is finished and inspired bv mu- 
tual understanding and ba.sed on a 
identical conception the results will b. 
disappointing. There could not. o 
course, fail to be fine qualities about 
these perfornianceB. taken by them- 
selves: but the performances as a whole 
were unfinished, and sho-wed numerou" 
rhythmical imperfections. Mr, Dern 
finished the program with a group ot 
short pieces. ' 

tfiree Compatriot 
Aid Deru in -Recital 


^T his second recital of the sea- 
son, yesterday afternoon in 
Aeolian Hall, Edouard Deru, Bel- 
gian violinist, had the friendly co- 
operation of three distinguished 
compatriots: Eugene Ysaye, his son 
Gabriel, and Gaston Dethier, pian- 
ist. If the truth must be told, 
however, the assisting musicians 
only added fuel to the painfully in- 
artistic, not to say amateurish, 
proceedings of the matinee. 

A more lifeless performance than 
; Cesar Franck's beautiful sonaita 
received at the hands of Messrs. 
Deru and Dethier has not been 
heard in New Tork of late. Tet did 
this familiar work fare considera- 
bly better than Bach's immortal 
concerto for two violins, in which 
the veteran Ysaye and Mr. Deru 
played against one another, ' much 
10 the discomfiture of the composer 
and to the distress of sensitive 
listeners, with Gaston Det'nier try- 
ing in \'ain to preser-\e a tolerable 
rhythmical r^nderstanding with the 
tw-o see-sawmg wielders of the 

To make things worse Ysaye, con- 
trary to Bach's specific directions, 
"Largo, nea non tauto," insisted in 
forcing so exaggeratedly retarded 
a tempo on his associates in the 
slow movement that the heavenly 
song of the two instruments (one 
of the most profoundly beautlf tl 
and heart-searching melodic in- 
spirations in the musical literature 
of the world), lost not only its no- 
ble symmetry and form, but most 
of its emotional intensity and pa- 

Nor was there any improvement 
when Gabriel Ysaye joined the en- 
semble in "Vivaldi^s concerto for 
three \'iolins. Even he could not 
solve the metrical puzzles pro- 
pounded by his father and estab- 
lish law- aiid order in the disorgan- 
ized family. But the audience bore 
the experience manfully and proved 
in prolonged and tumultuous ap- 
plause its respect and reverence 
lor a man -who at one time held a 
supreme position in the world ot 

The programme closed with a 
group of solo pieces contributed by 
Edward Deru. 


Final Performance of t''«^ ^ ' 
Opera Dra^s Crowded Andicnco. 

Enrico Caruso as the Duke in "Rico- 
lletto" last evening gave one of the best 
'performances of liis season at the ]Metro- 
^politan. Singing in his native tongue 

he is always at his best, but in the per 

foimance last night 

vigor, sincerity and 


lie acted with 0 
unction that have 

not always, been evidetit in his nnpc^ 
sonations. ^> Tei i4 //^ 

, Caniso sel a pace in the (fvst a'-t thSf | 
Imado for ne-«- and finer achievements m 
(imth song aud action for tlie whole cast, 
i.'c Lnca struck new and admirabi'^ 
values out of the name part and t n' 
(-:iida of Maria Barrientos slniuc wit.i 
L'azzling beauty. Mr. Papi condiictcjl 
Uith extraordinan- spirit and the inci- 
dental l)allets were jnven with . stirring 
\ igo-.- ind grace. 



Madb Carbone Sings Two Parts Un-I 
der Pressure for Music School 
Settlement Benefit. 

i Atthough the Metropolitan la closed N«w 
I FTork Is not without opera. "Carmen" 
!.wa8 sunff last night at the I.exington 
Opera House, whei-e the Chicago Opera 
Company -will tompete with Mr. Gattl 
>a^za3 artists who are thl3 week In 
' tlanta. Tha performance was for the 
nefit of the Brooklyn Music School Set- 
..ment No> 525 Grand avenue, and a cast 
. utainlns several well known singers was 
1 »ard by a lai^e audience m a creditable 

\inie Pauline Donalda, who once waa a 
orite at Covent Garden in light soprano 
le-s and who sang the rOle of Micaela 
the Manhattan Opera House when 
^-rar Hammersteln -^as giving opera 
ere last night had the heavier r61e of 
-rmen She acted it with the proper 
,niril and enunciated her French very 
ell Her voice Is one of reel beauty, but 
infortunately she sang off the key much 
■ ■( the time. 

1,3 Don Jos4. Mischa Leon made his 
irst tNew York appearance in opera, 
■hough he has a good natural voice he 
idoes not use it well. Rather a good actor, 
'he made up for his vocal faults in part 
»l>y the arnest manner In which he handlea 
"the rOle. , , 

Vuguste BoulUez. who sang a few weeks 
o in the Garden Theatre with the Cos- 
nopolitan Opera Company, was Escamillo, 
nd of all the principals he was the most 
-niisfactorv. His fine even voice and 
ioofl singing style were best shown in the 
Toreador song and the audience showered 
him with applause. 
Mario G^irbone as Remendado performed 
i a difficult .feat iin the second act. Rem- 
' endado and Dancairo are expected to drive 
me commander of the Seville troops from 
he tavern at the pistol's point. Dancairo 
failed to respond to a cue on time, and 




of Philadelphia played the rhapsody. 

and Mmes. Kurt, Tiffany. Perlni. and 

Robeson and Carl Braun, also of the 

Metropolitan Company, sang the vocal 
numbera.7-»"-»-»^ U*.<^ <jf */ 7 

Mr. Bloch- had already shown musical 
talent and distinction as a compofjer in 
his quartet; and the same power and 
originalilv were amply revealed in tins 
concert. " It was called a Je^'^l* 
Cvele." and in his music Mr. Bloch 
avow.'^ that he w;shes to give expres- 
« on to the Jewish racial spirit, as fsn 
as to his o«n individuality. He does 

' ihi.'; with small use of existing tradition- 
nl Jewish melody. Yet the conclusion 

i can hardlv be avoided that his musical 
inspiration has been influenced to a 
L-reater or les-s degree by this "^f}op 
;nid bv certain Intervals and nielodic 
forms "that are recognized as Oriental. 

I As a " ' ■ 


Bloch's style, i 1 is muSa 
fell rot vrritten for .^rfe.ct. A aadnea.. 
charaoteristio of Jewish art permeate* 
i o poems. Mr. Bodanzky's vigorous 
methods of conducting and hi» fine sense 
^balanceand climax were very much n 
evidence Without his interest and en- 
thusiasm the concert would ndt have bren 
held To go into the intrloaoles of a 
rhapsodic. "Solomon" for orchestra am 
■cello >wlth Hans Kindler is soloist, and 
lof Uie svrophonv "Israel." two movements 
'of which were plavect under the direction 
of the compo.ser, would require more space 
than is available. Only those who liWel 
modern dissonance, whose ^ave be- 

come accustomed to ^'^ff K^'-f *^<^ P^J'^^'^I 
fifth.-, and octave.s could ECt all of the, 
beaut V that was in them, but the whole, 
audie.,. e must have felt the strength andj 

_ - l^"^?. ' th« sincerity' of the music. 

... harmonist. Mr. Bloch goes to .\he 'lie sim^ J contained three 

1 limit of modern procedure; '^'^i^]"^,^^}^^. and barytone and or- 

'To^f He' /iL'rr';^n^;kai;^°'ori^n^nd ^^iZ^^^^ ^'"-'^ ^urt and Carl 
orcheltraT technique and there is Soloists in the symphony 


l.a Te 

^ Garden TUeatrc 


With the intention o^^Jatm^Hmg 
Spanish theatre ;,^^,^^;,'''s,panish! 
,ent cor^any o P-^--^ en t' 

"""^ 1 tart bV producing at the Gar- 

Mm Haff 'Recitaf 
Aids Osteopatfiic Cfiniq 

A JOINT recital was given at Aeo- 
lian Hall last evening for the 
benefit of the New York Osteopathic 
("linic The musicians who gra- 
ciouslv volunteered their services 
were Maud Powell, the celebrated 
Ameroan violinist; William Wade 
Hlnshaw the equally famous na- 


' Miss Powell shared honors with 
Mr Loesser in Greig's G major so- 
nata, and later in the evening re- 
vealed her sati-sfying artistry in se- 
lections by Wienaiwski, Brahms- 
roachim, Martini-Powell, and ended 
with that "tour de force, • Liszt s 
"Rakoczy" march. 

Mr Hlnshaw's solo numbers con- 
sisted of Burleigh's "Ethiopia ba- 
iuting the Colors." Damrosch s set- 
ting to "Danny Deever, How Is 
Mv Bov?" iby Homer; "Keep a Gctng. 
by Jaiobson and Hughes's arrange- 
ment of the Irish folksong. 'Bally- 
aure Ballad." „ , , , 

Compositions by , Paderewskl. 
Rachmaninoff, Stojowski and Liszt 
were played with good effect by 
:Mr. Loesser 

Mr Garbone not only sang his own taur^-, 
ing lines but those of his associate, whilel 
the officer was humiliated with one in-, 
stead of two pistol.s. ..Ko^nna 
Others in the cast were Miss Albert na 
Rasch. prima ballerina, who danced el, 
Mme. Regina Vicarino. who was Micaela 
Gaston Sargeant, who was Z""'f ^. 
ininor roles Misses Carolyn Andrews and 
\delina Schumaker and Earnesto de Gio- 
^ como. Joslah Zuro conducted^. — 
BibU^al opera itself and the beaut ful ] 
choral writing Saint-Sacns arc ain<e | 
admirably adapted, and in whtUi 1 
Uic work is most widely known. Mary ; 
Jo?dan and Dan B^^doe Bunplied cx- 
cell'-nt voices of heroine and herO; Aian 
Turner wa.., the High Priest and Rob- 
ert Maitland both Ablmelech and the 
nirt Hebrew An orchestra froin the 
Philharmonic, with Lozcns 
f'"' oV"''^^'Jaltt4''H'''HalK'Vvcn' taking 
lVo";U^Ki.L5>' cljnoos oS^he^al- 

siVoa dowramid the '-^ choral oni- 
, rv. the audif-nfte wa.s a.sked to r!f« 
Join in ^'V^^^iiJ^^^^^T^^ 
ii^:'"^} which .^r'J^printod in the prcv; | 
tV,m -\nothcr half dojen concerts win 

Hviiss Eva Gauthier Sings. | 

Mi.s Eva Gauthier, a soprano and a 
in Xpw York concert hall^, 
newcomer in Acw i u. , 
anneured vesterday for the f ist time 
hero in a song recital at .^eollan HalL 
hA program was amiMtious beginning 

;:uh'airs by O^^cl. ^^'' .^^^^l^^o^f^ 
Bishop, and the 1;°'^^^;^ Borgia." 
f™'" . °°ne'rvoul in Ihe bigtnning. and 

evrlo of three songs 

fam'iliar to Spaniard^^«f ;l[ ^^-j 
to Italian/. . ^^^'^.y,. ''yorU. and| 

d< n 


:Sr^rc.^t;^^ t?cl^nI^S^;^ "S^^ru ---..oi^i^^r soloists in the symphony 
much that is extremely str king in this , ..ontained voice parts were Mmes. 
respect in all the compositions playe^d. ^ Tiffany and Ulla, 

\7rr<^Po'^^r^Zrtl^^i^^^^^^^ *^^".ion to Mm. Kurt and| 

' ^?,tl''"scarre^y^r!n^te^rj;ii^sil'n"^so4^^^ which contained wny'j 

gloomy, the utterance of 'am^nta.tion , , ^ appla-ided composer, conductor 

Ind this lamentation sometrmes be- " g^xoists heartily. every well 
comes shrill. It is clear that . " f * °on\luctor in New York was pree-! 
?r?or\a^;;r7tl'^rcr.u's\re°,^^r-?^an'd lea^roli'^^rinclud^g Georgio Polacco, Genn.rot 
doJs he The mood becomes oppres- . j^^^f gtransky. Louis Koenrnenich. 
sive The most acessibe music,,in the Fran?: Arens. Oeoar Spirrs- 

rwYsrPo^s,"'"en\,tTe"d^ VrspecJ^^eTy cu G. Jaccie, Sam Franko and GuiHol 
" Danse •• ^ te." Corti-ge EunNire. Sett, 
TiTp *han<!Odv •■ Schelomo "-that is, 
"Solomon '"-^is presumably Intended as 
a character sketch of the tno",'i^'^'^-.l{V 
violoncello part, very well played bj wr. 
Khider is an Oriental improvisation , 
not in point of fact, expressing much 
"n its great length; and the e'-eatest 
value is in the powerful orchestral epi- 
sode near the end. _,„„ i,„v<. a 

The settings of the, Psalms 1 « 
qtranee and o angent appeal througn 
. thet? wild and" impassioned declamation. 
ThTsTmphonv (which Mr. Bloch con- 
I^cted himserf. with more tha" 
• Y^oaer'<! <iklin is apparently unTimsnea 
J ''rC-e is an introduction, allegro, and, 
a slow movement, all enchained m 
fhc slow movement the quartet . of wo- 
men's voices and tlie ba^s voice are 
used, as purely aflunots to the insti u 
mental effects. In thus ^I";- Blo=^^ 
latest product, he is most «treme in 
his modern tendencies, and U is most 
d fficult to disengage and to grasp the 
sigriificance of the mpsic at first hcar- 
fAl? " nd especially hen tha t hearing 
comes after an hour and a half ot 
rmisic of a similar duality. 
\ . In truth, this concert of Mi. Biocn 
music suffered from the monotony of 
«!tvle and expression inevitable in tiie 
ork of one .?uin so wholly under the 
swav of one Idea as he is; and espfCial- 
IV one whose methods make so heavy 
d^n^ands upon the listener The audi- 
ence was large, distinguished m 't.s 
uualitv, and very appreciative of Mr. 
Ploch's work. The performance, those 
?nder mT Bodanzky s and that under 
Mr Bloch's direction, were extremely 

ISTs ih gabs like USTZ'S 

h"! tut only 

Hrr™.a. ^^^^^^^ 

Astoria. The 1 ghts were « P^j^^.^^ „,,„ic 

he came ^ot-waia priest- ,.i-ge HCalo; it }ya,.s aeuj.,> ^ 

.h..e Who ir^n»""^Us^^^l 

Cabcllo. of ion;; ^^^ico anO SouU. 
tluct ons m, -vif-Y ,_ 

America. He ^^"V^ '^h'-ort operettas 
I'C^will'b" g^-«n aftf"'^?-" 



it is 

sTcoTfof His S</ies of Orchestral 
Concerts in Aeoiian Hall. 

Ossip Gabrilowitsch continued last 
e °nlng. In Aeolian Hall, the scries of 
7^"r^ concerts in -^ich he is demon- 
strating his talent as a oonducto, . rhere 


gram was -vmphonlc poem 

??l-^°p"4^d\l?^' Ha..^ 

ductor were again .sho« n. his 

tfni«y « 
rein! 0 
}m 51' 
ttif vm 
In th* 
Ike Cos 
pm w 
work S!> 
i» h'r 
tkf sw 
\iM e 

■:, Tiii 

based on Malay 

Carmen." ^f^^ 

The performance of "Carmen" given a' 
the Lexington. Opera Hotise last night for 
the benefit of the Brooklyn Musio School 
Settlement had Its strong and its weak 
points. As it was a benefit performance, 
the latter may be Ignored. Mme. Pauline 
Donalda sang the title rSle, and displayed i 
considerable originality in her conception j 
of the part, without, however, departing 
so far from tradition as to be eccentric. 
Mr. Auguste BouUllez waa a splendid 
Kscatnlllo, singing thti Toreador song with 
plenty of verve and enthusiasm. But 
alter all, _ the star of the performance 
-ivaa the conductor, Josiah Zuro, who took 
charge of the performance almost at the 
last minute, and who, with only one or- i 
chcstral rehearsal, which was not attend- 1 
ed by the .siuse;-.'?, carried things 
through, as far as the ensemble was con- 
cerned, to a triumphant conclusion. The 1 
orchestra was well balanced and well pro- 
portioned to the volume of tone from the 
;?ingers, and the climaJtes were built in 
m effective manner. 


Lud facility 'n floY'l ^fvont " Lucrezia 

shown „'", the an finish, 

Borgia. Hei fij le 'ui ringing of: 

they seemed .i little poo. 

posses"' — <= - 
the a^ien^*^' 

Jewish Music 

Played in Modern 





oleases in Oratorio, "'Sam»on ar,d , 
Delilah." at Carnegie Hall. 

The CoUinibia Chorus filled a buill- 
,, stage at Carnegie Hall last evening. 
„r,d its audience filled the floor of tao 
i.aU for a hearing of " Samson and De- 
m-ih" M, or«torio form, to which 


^ Jewish Composer's Attempt, to 
Express the Jewish Spirit. , 
The society Of the l.lend. 0^^ 

m a friendly »t^^ /^^ff ',^tngs that! 
la^t evenlnr-^ne of he t^ng ,1 
have given a reason fo. its ^ 1 

Xew Tork-by <>''''''''l^%,ZTmocJ. 
Carnegie Ha.1 of works by L^^est ^ ^^^^ 

Mr. Bloch Is a SvMss " one 
the war has sent to this count , 
I of his compositions, a string Q 

' had already been P-'--f^\^^ ^een 
Quartet Others » 
Boston by the Boston S, rn . 
;v,ony orchestra. The concert aet ven-j 

'"^ ^^T,%:/:,^eirestra- ■•lch:Uo." al 
f,:ri'c Khaplody for' Violoncello solo 

' bcr.« were played by an orchestra larg | 
)v made up of Philharmoni.- n 
ciucted by Artur Bodau^k- o. 

Enfct Block Playct 
with spirit-Three of Them 
Heard for First Time. 

strangely ....nal -^^^^^ 
,„ » modern, free 7^,^^, Hah, 

X.w Tork last ,t r.rnest 

.ehere a ---^ °*^^J.\r*s given ""dev 
Bloeb, Swiss • y „f i«e»^ds of 

MUSIC. There »ia ,1 
composer... but so attempted' 

t„oso of the f - .tinctly Hebriac 

write tnus o of a^^ ^^^^^ 
icharaicter But im- 


that confront al wh" conduct a n ^^^j^ 
orchestra in A^o Ian Ha^^. {t^ ^^^^^es, 
to be expected unde tne circu ^^^ 

chestration i.s of a cl ^ffacwi 
hance.s this ^ of^'.ty. ^^^^ 
maintenance ot '-°"f,\t ^xacl adjustment 
ness of tone and ^^'^^ a , natter for pro- 
of ilK inner vOK^sJ^s a ^ nt ^^^gr 
,lonued e.xnerience, -in" c-M'^, , j ,^p„iian 
. 'the special conditions that cN «tm^.^ ,^ 
Hall. Wul >vhat JVIr. J..anr^ „ 

k']S/a'ra"cU\,c'J;to'f"lirn^tl gi«. and 
rare accomplishment^ 

Mr. . Bauer's Pe^^°™«„"„^^n and much 
mann's coneei to is >veii ki ^g^- 
admired; \'lfe" i^"not often » f'ncr a 
formance. There is no rhythmically 
more closely fitting, a >j ( ^ ,,^3,.^ 

^Ifali'^th^t'^Sh M-'^Gab^ilowitsch pro- 

Spanish opera presented 

^ff^^fort to arouse intercs. in 

has tried to do. 

pos^dSp^n^sh theatre in New yo 
ipanv of Bpamsh pi^^ers 
beard, three of ^^^'Han engagement o 


r..r worlcs were ^-rd tbree ^^ --^lan en....^^ 
ifor the fir^t time anywhere.^ Thr ,^ J tTheStorm). a th, 

ifor orchestra 

perfo . 

•^^ht in "^a^TomtW 
ee act opera, iw 
was beaulifuUI 

^me '"y'^"*"- Bos-'sfad" (The Sto-mK - --^as beaulifuUI 
had been plsyed *y the ^ maguage f^^'^XZ^f^Te could have hurl* 
v,.=.r!,. They in snoken. but Don Qi»'.'-oie o 

ton Svmphony O'"''''*^"' ,„,„^ting part of h\a lance Into the hu< 

».n^a 'rno .run*'"- - astic. was not la 

'^ec^TbTrthur Bodan^^^>;. ^In'export age 

a symipho' 

rrtilorium With perfW 


.onic,^^;;-^^^;;.;nd the prince,-, 
that^-lor of. cxr.o.taUon -ere^^ln^ehai^c^ 

^arance here as a sv 

r. Strongly s^f^^j^Y,*" ^it related t^, York and the export agent wou^^ 

harmonically a T^„„„inn "!...-j_ «.i>vi Soulli Aipfcai' 

France and 



jjoiissor'^ ■ 

the"nu8slan i',;de"' with ,'^°"V\.;dl2im'of'Vne arts. 
. deep i'^P^-^^" thronsh the duk-et medlum^of^^.. 

cottojentrf! ' 



pirl (. 



,,f the thoali'' 
I to mind tliiJ 
W hen tlio flrsi 
, »MH Hhoul half ov. ihc |.prfovmano< 
IS liu.M-i upIrd tor several inomcnla wlilK 

M< play«rs. ' ,,, . . 

nv way of vcraatlllty tho bill will dp 
:(nc(>(l this afternoon, when three short 
inU- oprrn.s will bft sunlf. "'.a Tempe- 
,\d ' is to bo rppnatcd to-nlKhl. and on 
indnv aftPinoon and ixighl ■ I-a Propla 
I ^(luna. km ■• a com. civ , lo lir produced. 

A'holher masterpiece 

number, Schumann's piano couo rto, lor 
which Mr. Gabrilowitach supplied a most 
aympathctlc accompaniment. Tho solo- 

,,,.„ _ Ist was Harold I3auer, whose playlnf? of 

netted plant. In full bloom* waa hurried ^^.^ justly popular concerto had all the 
wn tho aisle and ove* the rootligui. ^^^^^^^^ virtuosity and musicianship 

that have won him auch a large follow- 
ing. He, too, had to respond to an end- 
less number of recalls. ITie last of these 
post-season concerts, on May H, will 
have a Russian programme, Gabrilo- 
wltsch appearing both as conductor and 


Virginia ^Snet Mayer Entertains 
Large Audience at the Comedy 
With Matinee Program. 


Sc<-iin«l Orchestral Affnir l» (on- 
ducted In Aeolian Hnll Hnro»<t 

Raiier 1* the Soloist. 

, ».4y^™Ds 

i Cantor Josef Rosenblatt in Fine 
i Singing of Reverential Hymns 
^^01^ of Jews, 



Masfile Teyte, KuffHah l.yric So- 
prano, In Grand Opera at 
Columbia Vnlverslty. 


The history of the work has alreads- 
been recounted In Tub Svn. There foi 
s-oino years has been curicilty whether 
'Ty,i. .Serva Tadrona" would interest 
.Americans of this time as It did the 
Parl.sians of 1752. The Donizetti work 
ha.s ibeen 'unknown even to readsra of 
operatic history, and Us restoration to 
tho stage Is hardly likely to be pernia 
nent. We do theso things better now, as 
witncvss "The Secret of Su.sajine," and 
yet. iiermit them to pass away into un- 
deserved oblivion. 

Haa Trail of T|radlttonai. 

F!iit Bcrgolesi's little comedy comes 
ciuun the years with a streaming trail 
of traditions. There were wars about 
in I'aris and learned men wrote pam- 
phlets in the days when letters to the 
editor did not afford a medium for tho 
relief of bursting emotion. It 3s not 
impossible that the overetta will acquire 
:i new, if only short, lease of life. 

Tho story Is amusing, albeit it is of 
a type no longer tolerated in the theatre. 
In these days the conventional opera. 

tions of farcical strategy are regarded J?i;„f shourd^ne^it" w~lcirthe same kind of 

Music was in tlie air li'M-oaliout yes- 
terday nfternoou and evening with the 
recital of the yo' thfiil ai tist. Virginia 
.Janet Mayer, at the Comedy Theatre and 
the .second orchp,strnl program i>f li-sin 
Gabrjlowitscli at Aeolian Hall. 

In thp af'prnoon a large crowil fillp<l 
the Compily Theatre to enjoy the I'lo- 
gram rendered by Miss ALtvi'-. r.iid her 
work appeared to give geirnine pieasnre 
to hrr andienrp. Thp prograrn ^vas 

Cantor .Tosol' Pvusenlilatfs first ap- 
pearance in coni ci t at I he Hippodrome 
also marl<p(l llie (•omuiptifcmcnt of the 
pi-opaganda tour whii li he is to make to 
thirty cities under the auspices of the 
Central Committee for tlic Kelief of Jews 
Sufferiue- Through the A large and 
enthusiastic aiulirnie gi-eetcd the singer 
1 and a liandsoiuf sum was realized. 

Thp progi-am was selected with great 

pombination of dance, song and mi!si( 
the seennd part of the hill being d"-,parp. in order to tirespiit groups of bar- 
voted pxchisivply lo tlie first nampd. 'monies that, while religious aud showin? 

ruder tlio geiif.r.'il ,-.|i|iou. ■'.lust I,;t-|tlie most beautiful pvaypis. adorations 
tie Things." the nper.ini' portiiui of 


l,v liuslnre 

program comprised three 
folksongs by Sihulert 
I.azaru.s. a oyele front th 
Vvptfe (iuilhrrt. arr:tu;',p 
Ferrari, and two lirely 
wi'itary fiaviu', .■il--n I' 
pollpption. the work of 
arranged by Ferrari. 

Three songs in Rugli^li elnsed t'ni'-' 
part of tlie program, they 1-eing Sidney 
Homer's" "Young Xight Thought," M. 
Barthalonien's "Li'1 .\!oon' and IMnna 
Zupcu's "Mothpr Dpai."' Three riclin 

1 of I he land chants of .lewiy. were yet generall}' 
Ceiuruilyiopular and typieal of this phase .of 
(iustin P 
■ tion 


mnsip. Durin; tlto past week, with this 
purpose, the jiroposod program has been 
(arefiilly gone over and announced b.v 
M. H. TTaDson, the eoneert manager, of 
■i:',T T''ifth Rvpuue, '.vho is |ivPsiding over 
this first ron. ert .luri the lour, and ?*Ior- 
ris Fngplnian of tne Ceutrol Committee 
for the Relief nf .Tews Sufl'eriug Through 
the War. who hns ehai-ge of the flnan- 
eial a rran.geiuen Is, 

Mi- Kosen'olatt sau- ".Mto Nigiesso 
r-Tluui f)idst lleveal Thy>elf"i. hy Bel- 
ser uith the ehoir- 'Min I]amP;'.;)r cTn 
lilstre^s 1 Called T'i)0u the Lord"l. by 
l^\■olll. -villi clioii- and oi-.;an: "Omar 
. Tiali'.i l-;ie;e/pr,'- liv Rosenblatt: ■■\'erus- 
solos followed. They were a '"P"'"''''!® |l,„la i nV ' (-( ) I. "I 1 ' Return to •Ti'iu- 
br B. C. Faueonier, •■.'-;elipr7o," hy S. l^a'eni"!, lo, T.'oseiiMntt : -'.'Vfto Yo-zart-i" 

bv V I'-Thou Itid-t Ko.-ui Tliv World"i. by 
Itospubl.tll ; --i 'bun. ho \on)v.v" r-Aud 


van (loeus. and 
A. Tirindelli. 

The daneps that took it]) the sppond 
part of the pn^grani ranged from quiet, 
unassuming stPiis to tlip rilinhl niareh of 
the hnceliantp. Tie-,-. in.-:nd( d ■•Tiie 
Herald of Peace and .loi." liv .\kinien- 
ko and Chopin, and the "I'ifth Htm- 
garian Dance" by Brahms. 

The dances were niiati,-'e:; by T nuis 
H. Chalif. 

with indifference. But as a plot for a 
short operetta this tale of a -serving 
woman who eet a matrimonial trap for 
her employer answers well enough, 
fjiven singers who can bring to the 
performance eufTiclent gayety of mood, 
viyaclty of action and gUbness of ut- 
erance, and a conductor who can enter 
nto tho delicate and lively spirit of the 
music, there should be no difficulty in 
making the thing entertaining. 

Without doubt the twittering swiftness 
of speech, which belongs to the original, 
was not adequately reproduced last eve- 
ning; tout it could not ibe except witlt 
the use of the Italian text. However, 
there was a fine measure of unction aj-id 
authority in the deliverances of David 
BisphiaTO, who appeared as Dr. Pan- 
dolpho, the middle aged gentleman a 
victim of the wit of hig servant. Flor- 
ence Easton Maclennan acquitted herself \ 
charminjgly In the role Zerbina, the maid. 

Has Simplicity and Clearness. 

The little operetta gave real plea.sure. 
Pergolesi's music Is of a type welcomed 
by the avet>age operagoer. It combines 
simplicity and clearness of melodic out- 
line, with <iuick and fluent movement, 
easy rhythma and happy (feeling. It 
may bo that some music lovers will 
hesitate at pronouncing It the ideal of 
Italian opera buffa, as some of the' 
Parisians did in 17'52. But without 
obliterating our Tnemories of Wolf- (Fer- 
rari and Rossini It may be received as a 
deliglitful addition to our list of ac- 
quaintances. Y 

TJie presentation of Donizetti's lively 
little work enlisted the services of Jl^r. 
Blspham as Don Hannibal Pistaccliiic, 
the apothecary ; Lucy Gates as hl\ 
bride, Seraflna; Albert Reiss as Enrico). 
Hariet Behnee as the bride's mother, 
Rosa, and Carl Formes — historic name — \ 
as the apothecary's apprentice. Artur 
Podanzky conducted tooth operas. 

The operetta was performed with 
great spirit and Its tuneful music was 
well sung, including the intenJolated aid 
by Miss Gates from the score of another 
work. Mr. Relss was very funny as the 
young gallant who spoiled the apothe- 
cary's weddiriig night by keeping the 
night bell going while he appeared dis- 
guised as various patients. This gentle 
hint as to the nature of the plot should 


L;eeuni Theatre, ■.\lieii I'-r rei;.;iji. 
trite " IntermezKO." " The Mnld .\1 
tiess" aud ■• Donizetti's coinic opu: 
" The Night Bell," wci o glvon. 

.\:\ was the case with the Mozarti 
operas, are presented In Knglini 
translations, with some adaptation. Ti 
translations were made by Sydr' , 
Bosenfeld. The bill announced them :< 
performed for the first time in Amcrlr;. 
In Uie case of " The .Maid Ml.stroB«, at 
least, this Is by no means true. Before 
the end of the eighteenth century it had 
been given In various American cities i 
bolh lingllsli and l<Vench ver.slons. 

The'performanco last evening made ■< 
auspicious beginning. The theatre v 
full; there were much laughter and : 
plause. The lilllo operas were foi 
tuneful, pleasing .in very different wn 
and tlie representations were arli.sii. 
There was the enthusiasm of a l 
night greeting, and something that 
»hould prove more substantial. 

The undertaking to present .such works 
Ia.s these in a small theatre suitable foi 
them in its inliraaey. of a size to eimbl.- 
'them to be perfectly undeistood, and 
artistic forces of high merit, i.s on<- 
■ ■ ■■ -,amc kind ol : 
the Mozart | 

\^"hen the .Vrk i;e>|e,| -|. (.\nr,il,e-s X., 
til clKiir mill oi-nii: '--^orea Zo- 
dokos" f-'Whr, I oveih Uiuliti-ousiipss"); 
"Yaale" C' Cur rr;iyei-« .\sepud ). 

Wohl: "Fl MoIp RMoliHrniT,' ("AI- 
miality. Thou Art Full oi' Atereips" 1. 

(Pr.iyer for the Dfadi. liv Rosenblatt. ig^.,^,3^^g,., ^j.^^ of playgoers, who 
tlip . ;i ';lor singing this finalp with organ, |„.|.g^y gather from it that Donizetti was 
piano. Tiolin ami barn. _ , ._J not so far behind the present times. 

■ Louis Graveur's Last Recital. 

1 ouis Graveure, baritone, gave his 
I third and last recital of the season In 
Aeolian Hall last evening, singing a re- 
1 quest program of songs In French, Ger- 
man, and English. Amoni 
named were two 

Gabrilowitsch Conducts A'gai: 

It Is related that when Munich, the 
headquarters of Wagnerism, was slow in 
appreciating the symphonies of Brahms, 
the eminent Dutch composer, WiUem 
Mengelborg, scored by interpreting them 
in the Wagnerian way, -with dramatic ac- 
cents and eloquence. A few years ago, 
at Carnegie Hall, Stokowsky and his 
Pliiladelphia o-chestra presented the 
C minor symphony in the same 
dramatic fashion, which is not 
(the fastuon Brahms himself fol- 
owed. More in the real Brahms spirit 
tvas the reading of this work which Ossip 
Gabrilowitsch save in Aeolian Hall last 
night at the second of his three orches- 
ivaX concerts. It was serene, classical, 
subtly thought out, and so appealing that 
the audience gave the conductor an 
amount of applause that recalled the 
farewells of Caruso and Farrar. He was 

Icalled back numberless times, and he Donizettl'S Work IS Performed 
may look on this occasion as the big- 
|gest trivmiph of his career, though he 
jhas achieved many successes as pianist. 
jThe exquisite horn solo in the third 
movement -was splendidly engineered, 
I and -where a dramatic climajc was really 
called for, as in the last movement, Mr. 
Gabrilowitsch rose to it -with ins[pired 
gestures and true eloquence. 

He also gave a fine reading of Llsart'a 
T,e8 Preludes" at the other end of the 
concert, although the initial tempo seem- 
ed unwarrantably slow. W^hat a master, 
piece of melody this ssonphonic poem is! Tne 

the last 
„ „roup8 of Hungarian 
folksongs, given in translation, and in 
lo/A irran-ed bv Dr. Vincent Pisek. 
JnirVe ve.e° also -iyrics of Strauss and 



\ — 

'•La Serra Padrona" Gives Beal 

Pleasure at Lyceum 



With Great Spii-it — Reiss 
Makes Hit. 

The Society of American Singers be- 
gan Its season of opera in ISngHsh at the 
I^yceum Theatre last evei-iing. The 
operas presented were Pergolesl's "La 
.Serva I»adrona," now called "The Maid 
-Mistress," and Donizetti's "11 Campa- 
nello dl Notte" ("The Night Bell"). 

These short musical comedies, belong- 
ing to the class which, the Italians de- 


"The Maid Mi/tress" and "The 
Night Bell" Given by Society 
of American Singers. 


Bispham, Florence MacLennan, and 
Ivey Gates Admirable In Works 
of Pergolas! and Donizetti, 

THE MAID MISTRESS, comic opera in two 
acts, by Giovanni Battista Pergolcsi; Eng- 
lish adaptation by Sydney Bosenl'elit, At 
the Lij'ceum Theatre. 

Doctor Pandolto David Bispliam 

Zerbina Florence Easton MacLennani 

Ecapln Burgh Staller called forlli by „„, , , 

operas last Autumn. There are no monj-j 
Mozart operas to go on with, and even 
if tltere were a repertory could not be 
made up entirely oC Mozart. Of the 
pieces chosen for presentation now, one, 
Pergolesi's " La Serva Padrona, as It 
is styled in the original, wa.s, a century 
and a half ago, one ot the most populat 
of its kind. , ,. „ 

It was called by the Italians of tho 
period an " ntermezzo," the lightest 
kind of comedy, which was represented 
in the entr'actes of seriou.s or tragic 
opera, with which it had otherwise no 
connection. Danizetti's " II CampancUo 
di Nottc " occupies a less distinguished 
niche in the hall of fame, but is cbar- 
acteri.=;tic of hi.s mirthful and farcical 
stvle, in which he did what now .serin 
bis best work, known today by h- 
somewhat more substantial " Dani;. 
quale," " I^'Elisvi d' Amore," and " i- 
Fille du Regiment," "The Xifbt Bf: 
'however, was never vouchsafed his ta.^i 
'Of immortality that has fallen to tlv-u- 
lot and that has kept them alive today. 
The third of the series, to be giveti on 
Thur.«day evening, i.s Gonnod's ' Mock 
Doctor, ' a .setting of Moliere's, .Comedy. 
" Ije Mi^-decin Malgng Lui." 

It would be hard to imagine anything 
less substantial tb.nn "The Maid 
re.'is." There arc but two speaking char- 
acters: Pandolfo, ''bachelor, grumbling 
at the wav his hou.sehold is run, and he 
iw neglected; Zerbina, the maid who,| 
runs the houKcbold, neglects the ma.';ter 
and twiKt.s him around her little fmsor. 
There is also Sciipin. a footman, in 
household who has nothing to say oi- 
sing. AVhon Pandolfo begins to t^p'^ ' 
of marriasr, /.erbina begins to think 
being the bride. She accomplishes 11 
bv the simple expedient of announc ; 
that she i.s engaged to a BulgariauJ.', 
tain— he is a sailor in the original \ 
sion— and dres.=!ing Ccapin up to repr' - 
sent h'm. He presents such an un- 
pleasant fiarure that Pandolto needs but 
a short tinif to persuade himself that 
he must wed the maid who has already 
insinuated her way into his heart, to 
save her from such a fate. 

Pergolesi, " the child of taste and ele- 
gance and nurstling of the graces," as 
Dr. Biu-nev called him, wrote music for 
thin of simple and tran.sparent beauty. 
It is charmingly melodiou.s and unfail- 
Inglv vocal in its character. Besides 
the "airs, the original is set altogether, 
in " secro " recitative of the kind best' 
known to this day and generation in 
Mozart's opera.s. AVi.sely, probablj 
since the art of delivering this kind of 
recitative with the requisite vivacity and 
naturalness of accent has almost van 
i5^hed— lliis has all been turned into 
ppoken dialogue by the adapter. The 
singing voices are floated upon an a 
companiment played only by the strin-, 
together witli the harpsichord, that wn.~ 
an Invariable component of the orchc- 
tra in Prrgolesi'.s day. 

"The extreme simplicity of all this calls 
for singing and playing of^finish and i 
finement; for there is nothing belli 
which cnideness/.Tnd roushness .can t . 
refuge. .So, too, tlie acting must be 
an equal finish and nicety. Jfr. Da 
Bispham as Pandolfo and Florence K; 
ton IMac Lennan as Zerbina last ever 
■met tliese requirements admirably. '■ 
Iprig since 'Mr. Bispham has sung bu- ■ 
and bis skill as a coniic actor was m , 
fested. Mrs. MacLennan's fresh, tr 
voice and her excellent style of sinj; 
gave a. true account of the music, 
showed an abundance of resource, i\ 

esse, and deniureness in her portrayal 
the wily niuid. and her performance wa 
wholly cha l ining. 

■ Mr. Arthur Bodanzky was the condu 
tor, and gave a smooth and well-balanced I 
performance. Between the two sceiiesj 
of the piece was played as an intermezzo | 
a movement from" the concertino by J 
l-'ergolesi that Jlr. Sam Franko intr^ 
duced In one of the concerts of t 
Friend.s of Music last Winter. ' 

In Danijelti's "Xlght Bell' there ■■ ■ 
music and comed.v of a century lat' 
The opening scene in the wedding I'c., 
of an apothecary, into which come.- j 
former suitor of the bride, determined^ 
to make trouble. The guests are dis-j 
niis.sed and tlie newly wedded hu.sband^ 
is about to follow tho bride to t! - 
bridal chamber, when his office b 


THE NIGHT BEU-, c-omlo opera in one ac t, 
by G. Donizetti: English adaptation by 
S.vdnev Rosenfeld. 

Don Hannibal PistacchSo. .' David Bispham 

Serattna I.ucy Gates 

Ttosa . . 


rings and he is ^oblig-ed to admit a 
ticut. He is disposed of, and th.: 
apothecary again prepares to retireJ 
when the bell is again rung by anothen 
and the same interruption occurs ft 
.Harriet Bellucci^asain. The needs of the three patici 
.Mbcrt^Rei-ss occupy the whole night. The last 

Spii-idono ...L-arl 1' ormcs throws off his disguise and is reve.i 

I onductor Artur Bodanzlcy. • di.sappointed suitor, whe undo: 

fetasc dlrectoi-, Jacques Coinl. .different disguises also effected the tw. 

'— previous interruption.'. 

The Society of American Singers is the' "The scheme is not one of the utmost| 

result nf thp pxnpriment made last Au- delicacy in the world, nor is its ela bora- 
result or tne expeument maaeiasc au ^j^j^^ ^^1^^ j.j^l^ comedy. But it is 

tumn of producing the two little operas amusingly and effectively carried outJ 
of Mozart. " Bastien and Bastienne " The mu.sic is recognizably in Danizetti'f 
and "The Impresario" at fne IJmplro co^'c ■^'p'"- . ^'i*'- P'<='ljy of timefuhie.''S 
_.. ~, . J • a and rhvthmie verso. There is a momerr' 

Theatre. The singers cng.^ged in and^v^p,, jf a., jf composer 

e ve their Te\iva!l move m 

numerous others now undertake to con 
tinue the experiment hy producing more 
operas of the same genre; and ihe first 

last evi 

going to rise to the level of his bel:t 
known, which justice could hardK- V 
done by any but an Italian, 
performance on the whole is 

^agi)-:'-, nnd v .t s ''•• i'ld 

iusn*'sl'>-s ""<|l*^"'^^;;,,'.ic of Sera- 
Miss Galcs sang the "^u^-c oi 

Igi-acp. and i'<?^,"".'"v „ a,.,- Bodanzk: 

Archaic Comic Operas. 

' \^^ audience including many profes- 
sionals thoroughly enjoyed the perforni- 
uico, Iftst night, at the T.yric Theatre, of 

wo antique Italian eomic operas in an 
i;ngli8h version, and as adapted by Syd- 
ney Rosenfeld. They were Pergolesi's 

■Iji Serva Padrona" and Donizetti's "H 
'":impanello di nottc." Pergolesi's little 

ipera, "The Maid Mistress," used to be 
as popular as "Madama Butterfly" is to- 
rlp,y. The tenuous but amusing plot tells 
liow a clever and good-looking maid suc- 

< ceded in making her master marry her. 
1 he music is equally tenuous, but prettji 
in its way. Mr. Bodanzky, who conduct- 
"d the opera, used the original version, so 
i ,r as the orchestration is concerned, in- 
woducing, however, as an intermezzo a 
;=low movement of a work by the same 
' orn poser arranged by Sam Franko. which 
is a gem. The cast included B'lorence 
Kaston MacLennan, who sang the music 

< harjningly and acted with engaging vi- 
.acity, David Bispham, whose Doctor 
Pandolfo was like a living portrait, and 

he servant Scapin, enacted by "Burgh 

In Donizetti's "The Night Bell" Mr. 
Bispham presented with much humor 
;ind rare histrionic talent the part of an 
unprepossessing old apothecary who has 
married a pretty girl, but is kept busy 
nil night answering the bell. Albert Reiss 
showed delightful versatility in the va- 
rious guises in which he appeared as a 
sufferer needing the apothecary's noc- 
turnal attention; Harriet Bellucci, as the 
bride's mother, added some comic touch- 
es, and Carl Formes did what little there 
was for him to do as the druggist's ap- 
prentice so remarkably well that ono 
wished he had had a more important 
pari. He i.s a grandson of the Carl 
Formes who was the leading operatic 
! basso of his time— about the middle of 
I the last century. 

The greatest pleasure of the evening 
' was given by Lucy Gates, who enacted 
■ the part of the bride with winsome grace 
end refinement. What la of much greatpr 
Importance is that she revealed herself 
on this occasion as a colorature singer 
of the highest rank. She sang the air.s 
of Donizetti with a voice of luscious 
bea,uty, an intonation of enchanting pur- 
ity, great warmth, a surprising ease and 
spontaneity, exquisite taste and style. 
Here is an American girl ripe for the 
Metropolitan Opera House if ever there i 
w-as one. Indeed, that famous institution 
harbors at present only two artists who 
can by their singing give a musical epi- 
cure as much unalloyed pleasure as 
Gates did last night. - 

Sasha Votichenko Gives An< 
other Recital at the 

cr. orTncnKive 
_ ;ni zynibalom. The .stage wa.s much: 
df ( oratod^i and the small franie of wires 
in a grilded case wa? set high on a table 
draped with black and gold upon a 
ral.«ed platform, whore the player stood 
between dazzling light.". His music in- 
cluded original fantasle.'=i on Russian and 
allied war .songs of today, a rhapsody of 
old airs, including the " Volga Boat- 
men's Chant," ana a minuet of the Court 
of Catherine the Great. * ^ ^ 

The Marquis of .\berdeen. who was to 
have addressed the audience, was de- 
tained, and an apology was made for 
him by Dtmitri .Stephen. Othera in the 
program were Yvonne C^rrick, Georgi 
Harteweld, l^eon Zlnovieff, Tamara 
Swirskaya, and the Russian Balalaika 

Moliere's "Medecin Malgre 
Lui" Done Into Music and 
Perf or^edatjie Ly^^J^ 

companimcnt and'^i 
the sfirit of the period, lu . : « ' ^ , 
ful The connoisseur can. in taci, ..i 
intellectual delight and refreshtnent in 
ne-- y ever- measure of the score, even 
.".^V..^ "•'^,nposc^'s melodic invention 

"'The English version of the comedy 
made by Miss Mattulath, is m rhymed 
ToupleU which despite thetr d^jernc . 
would become wearisome to ^he ear i- 
xnc acto..3 wore 'ess clever than the., 
^re in dccla ming them. In tins rc 
'^nect Mr George Hamlin. Mr. Hemuf-i 
rhahners and Mr. Formes were 

was disclosed by Miss A" , ^ in 

, whose voice was „'^^^JJ''3y°Dia^ 

^..S off the honors for action, dic- 
rgood"'er,fci,^^°a'?nf -Howard w.^ 
a heartv round of applause ^^'it.h the ; 

/'"••''''The bTst^of it is. foun - 

gaged '"^„e;'P/,?'""fj,,e old man and hxA 
''"''vInts'Tf not if not of the daughter. 1 
m r the" music" has trve expt^sstve 
^owor and c^o^i^ sugge..U0 . 
nemblics arc of iiif '^^r v dauchter join.« 
*'\1h'rer'gibber" b'\nTlat,"f he quintet! 
o7^^e ^o^h^eV'i'imusic in w^^^^^^^^ 

the lover oP«"f,„„^"!,nnarentlv this i" 
charmingly ^^^i^^^^^^lt"^^^ ^^n^^^^ • 


III- r ■ 

.„i,«,v> Alhprt nuraerous_ noi a^, ""^V'-^v „„»nin(r. but 

The ringing comedians whom Albert 
Reiss and David Bispham have banded | 
together in a praiseworthy effort to 
restore high class comic opera in the 
vernacular to the American stage pro- 
duced Gounod's "Le Medecin malgrc 
lui" at the Lyceum Theatre last night. 
Its English title, "The Mock Doctor 
dates back to 1732, when Henry Field- 
ing made the first translation of 
Moliere's comedy for London. That 
translation has a venerable record ni 
New York, having been played here at 
the theatre in Nassau\ Street (which 
was the first home of English opera in 
this city) as long ago as April 30, 17ol, 
only nineteen years after the first pro- 
duction in London. There was music 
in Fielding's "Mock Doctor" then, but 
it was of the kind with ^^'ch the 
theatregoers of 160 J'^^^ ^'^^^ 
much more familiar than are tne 
"heatregoers of to-day. feven song 
were introduced in it, and four of them 
were sung to tunes which 
antiquaries might recover without d^ftt^ 
culty if they felt so disposed Thev 
■'Betsy Bell," '^"'t" 

numerou> ---^^ evening, but 



Spdiety of American Singers 
Gives Sixty-Year-Old Work i 
Based on Moliere's Comedy. 


A Spirited Performance in English, 
In Which Kathleen Howard, 
Chalmers, and Hamlin Excel. 

, They 

Winchester Wed- 

Elliott Theatre 

i Sasha Votichenkofgave another of his 
tympanon recitals yesterday at the 
Maxinc Elliott Theatre. Mr. Vatichenko 
is a true virtuoso on his peculiar in- 
strument, and he deserves audiences as 
large as the one which gathercii to 
f honor him yesterdaf. It is a pity that i 
'* he feels called upon to surround him- j 
' self with a golden screen and to bathe ; 
while he plays in the rays of a spot- ] 
light He plaved to the piano ,accom- ; 
paniment of Miss Mabel Hughes, a 
number of his own compositions, and ; 
played them surpassingly well. . v,.^ . < 

He was assisted by several artists. 
Mile. Yvonne Garrick recited very et-. 
fcctively Henri Bataille's "An Essay on 
the Tympanon," Sully Ppudhomme s 
"Au Bord De I'Eati" and some verses 
from Le Petit Abbe. Georgi Harteweld 
; nlaved several numbers on the piano, 
- / Balalaika Orchestra gave Selections 
, ,! Count Leon Tolstoy spoke on Rus- 
> ;.n music, and especially Mr. Voti- 
c'.enko's contribution to it. 

|Sa8cha vJtichenko's P'-°9;a|^_ 

eludes Fantasies on War Songs. 

Sasoha Voti'-benko gave a recital 


,f..-ian music at "Ma.vinc Elliott's Thca - 
ve^-ti'i-dav afternoon, playing upc n 
. tMUpanon. a keyless stringed instru- 
„t Htn..-K with padded »t="""^"--' /j; 

... .:■>,. uf rrl.'ilive of the spinff. 

rg," -^rhTmatT Cannot" and "W^ve 
Cheated the Parson ."[^a tfj iL.' ' f 

No doubt the taste of thJ patrons of 
the old Nassau Street Theatre found 
them quite as pat to the Purpose as 
that of last night's audience found t e 
niusic of Gounod. In both cS^es the 
rmpression made was that o| rn».sic in- 
troduced somewhat arbit^aXiX 
Moliere's rollicking satire 
heighten its dramatic eitect, 
an clement pleasing even if 
cign to the nature of the play 
"The Mock Doctor" is more 
with music than an opera in 
erally accepted sense Much of t 
music, the major part^of ' 
dolightful in melody, harmonj,, rh>thm 
fnd orchestration, and ^-""nt^f 
=nite its many evidences ot erudite 
ingenuity. We cannot speak as much in 
priise of the first act as of, the two 
'-''-it numTcr' which -ceive^tli^. most 
.nplause last night was a d""^»"e='°"f 
whose melodic fibre seemed to us= 
tawdrv though the attention was fas- 
ctnatcd by the delicious contrapine tal 
nrattle of the instruments of the bana. 
Toi the weakness of the. act, compared 
with the second and third, the blame 
seems to rest upon the ongmal com- 
edy which, is followed quite closely in 
the operatic version, though there is 
! naturally a large curtailment of the 
! dialogue. Neither the composition ot 
I Gcronte's serving-men, which is essen- 
tial to the exposition of the comedy, 
nor the cudgellings of his w;ife by 
^gLarelle and of Sgararelle by the 
servihg-men is the part of matter foi 
music though Gounod did much for 
, them. The sentimental episodes m the 
'second act, which introduce Leandcr : 
and enable him to smg ba latls to his 
mistress, the scene in which the wood- 
chopner, who has been clubbed into a 
r.hvsician in spite of himself, diagnoses 
the case of Lucinda, and the scene in 
. v.'bich he prescribes a whitf from an 
ododiferous cheese for a crowd of men 
i who are halt, drab, blind and what^ not, 
, are much more to the purpose of the 
composerr and Gounod has made most 
admirable use of them. There is no ef- 
fort to obtain archaic color, suggestive 
of the period of the comedy; nor does 
the music, as a whole, indicate tnat 
Gounod was gifted with a sense of bu- 
rner comparable with that of Offen- 
bach, though his sense is more refined. 
Neither is there even in Leander s love 
-cng' a breath of that ecstatic senti- 
ment which seems almost ineffable to 
the devoted lover of "Faust" and Ko- 
mco et Juliette": but the best numbers 
„e fascinating in their lightness and 

reUe'tqui^es t"o"ibe symptoms o 
Tudnda's cHstemper - J„.^4%;Jeeh. 

young woman, t^-ho is 

essness in order t° /«^=fPf hi. 

marriage, .^^-^[f/' "^oek doctov 

^-.e^^e g;^^^d:compan,^with 

Sho" ' 1 ri' 1- I 0 

THE MOCK DOCTOR, comic opera t" th"« 
acts, founded on Mollere^s '•I-e '■If^'l^^l" 
Malgre Uul." Composed *>>:,, Sha les 
Gounod. SXiglish version by Alloc Mat- 
tulUth. At the Lyceum. 

Ofronte Percy Hemus 

Lucmda . Patterson 

1 panier Rafael D.a/. 

SEanareilc Thomas Clialmers 

M "rtUie Robeson 

Jacqueline Kathleen Howardi 

T,,„l.<! Geor?9 Hamlin 

Valere '.' ■' Formes 

'. ' ' Conductor— Paul Etslcr. 


The new pi'oject of the Society of] 
American Singers was continued at the 
Lyceum Theatre late evening, with the 
first change of its bill, a performance 
of Gounod's opera " The Mock fioctor," 
In the original, " Le MMecin Malgre 
Lui." This Is. in length at least, more, 
ambitious than the previous undertak- 
ings of the society, as the opera is one 
ithat fills a whole evening. It was no 
less successful, however, than the pre- 
vious productions, and its success cpn- 
flrmed the judgment that selected this 
almost forgotten and unknown opera of 
Gounod's as a part of the repertory of 
the short season now begun. The audi- 
ence was large, and liberal in its ap- 
plause, and the applause was deserved 
by the excellence of tne performance as 
well as by the beauty and piquancy of 
Gounod's music and the gayety of the 
It is. of course, a setting of Moli^re s 
•well-known comedy and libretto, by 
Barbier and Carr^, librettists of the 
" Faust," which was composed at the 
same time, closely follows the original. 
The central figare is the immortal 
Sganarelle, a personage who appears in 
other of Moliere's plays, and who is 
the instrument of Moli6re'.s satire 
egainst the medical profession ot his 
time. He was fond of satirizing it. and 
did so in several of his plays, among 
them " L' Amour M*decin," of which 
Wolf Ferrari's operatic setting was 
produced at the Metropolitan a few 
eeasons ago. 

Sganavelle in " The Mock Doctor " is 
a. wood chopper, who ill-treats his wife, 
G*ronte is a landed proprietor whose 
daughter Lucinda, to avoid a distasteful 
marriage, is feigning dumbness, and a 
doctor is .sought for her. Martine, Sgna- 
»velle's wife, looking for trouble on his 
behalf, tells them tbat he is a learned 
dotcor with an eccentric disinclination 
to practice except under the compulsion 
of a beating. He is found, beaten, and 
forced to attend Lucinda— whicli he does 
with an amusing parody on the medical 
pedantry of Moli^reos time. Then comes 
Leandei", Lucinda's lover, and arranges 
to elope with his sweetheart while bgaii- 
avelle engages the father witli solemn 
professional jargon and prescribes a 
sauce and a song. The couple return 
man-ied. and the indignant fatner i.« 
about to hand Sganavelle over to judi- 
cial puni.slunent when Leander an- 
nounces that' lie has inherited a 
property and is, hence, a perfectly eligi- 
ble son-in-law. 

Gounod^s music to this is whoU.v m the 
spirit of the French op6ra conuque of 
sixtv years ago. when it was comiiosoii 
It has lightness, facile melody, piuuant 
rbvthm. and harmon>- ; ■•ind, through it 
iVi dl.^tlnction. ^' ' ' "ws » 

Side of Gounod's tho«e 
w!io know it on. 

The " GlOU-giou ,,r^ hr,Hle in I 

i^anarelle ,^P°/X? ,eems\s admirabl^ 
rw'*af It^^^id*^ w,^- tropera was firstl 
^^^[^ri'eVformance maintains the hig^^^^ 
level that has been set b> ^hal- 


appearance kiuite «^P'^'"2-r One o( 
I doctor's infatuation -with h«- ^ 
the most excellent ui >.> - 
tXi^ in the Perfor^^^f ^Xn°^ 
George Hamlin flV}'^^^: u^^personate^ 
the fa-tber. was ,suitabl> >n>P^^^i the 

out exception are t° ^hP^^'^n lines, 

V^^le'r" 4^^\hI'cond^ ct'or' anS^ obtained 
r spiHtld ai^d finished performance. 


Last of His Three Orchestral 
Concerts Is Given. 

Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the distlnguiahejl 
piS conducted the of his^se neS 
of three orchestral concerts -^f 
Hall last evening. The P'-^^y^'";"/;;^". 
. omposed entirely of inua c by t o com 
posers of Mr. Gabrilowitsch s natn^ h. "^^ 
Russia The numbers were the ovei turi. 

rShika's opera, '"I^, ^.^t 

miUa" ; Gliere's symphonic poem. The 
Sirens''; Rachmaninov's second pumo 
concerto and Tschaikow^' VSjIl"' 1 »>" 


part of the concerto with Arnold \ olpo 
'c'onducting. That there is a constant de- 
Imand for the best things in mus e was 
made evident by the size and chaia^^^^^^^^ 
nf tbe audience. The hall was complete ^ 
)y nUed and many applicants for scats 
were turned away. The applause 
enthusiastic and there was ground for 
be ief that Mr. Gabrilowitsch inight we^ 
go on conducting- till checked by NvaiiW 

^'^'viWhat has a>een said about hi.s pre- 
vious concerts might be fairly repeate^, 
were such repetition necessarj-. No » 
it essential again to describe the ait.^t S 
admirable performance of R^c^i^aiuno s 
concerto. The chief source of '-au.tac 
tion at present is the quick and laigt ic 
spouse of the local musical public to the; 
disclosure of the Russian's ability a^^ an. 
orchestral director. It shows a he.^lthy 
condition of public taste and also PO'"t* 
to the conclusion that the great outpour-. 
in< of concerts of small importance m 
ih,. season now ending has very litUet 
nTccted llio real sensibilities ot the me- 
tropolis. It is to be hoped that oppor- 
tunities will be found for the 6f 
Mr t;abrilowitsrh'3 line talent next seM 

War Clu 


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I UmX/0> 

Pianist's Last Opch«»tral Conceiii 
Like a Gala Pepfoprnancc. 

Osslp Gabrilowitsch gave at Aeolian 
Hall last evening, befoje a house soli 
out as on a gala night in midseason, t!ie 
third and last of his special orchestr-a! 
concerts which have attracted unusual 
attention in New York and even 
been noised abroad in other towns 
There were those present on this oc- 
casion whose impressions of Mr. Ga^ 
brilowltsch as a conductor were lilteljR 
to be of interest in jnore than one citj 
where the war .situation Utm dlsturbeq 
the calm of resident orchestras and PP 
the men In control of their destinie.=^ ■ 
Mr- Gabrilowltseh opened his fina,l 
program with Glinka's overture to 
"Russian and Ludmllla," and C,n^reB 
symphonic poem, "The Sirens. ana 
he resumed his more accustomed role or 
piano soloist in the Second Concerto or 
Rachmaninoff, ft work of rhapsode 
.sweep and power not inferior to Tachal» 
kowsky's best known modern concerto. 
Arnold Volpo conducted this number, 
while GabrllowiLsch ag^in took th« 
baton for Tschalkowsky's Fourth Sym- 
phony, with which the concert Hrid U»* 
series closed. 

edtfiai ^ndut^r' 

It was announced — .- , 

orchestra would reappear in a .speciftl 
concert Tuejiday afternoon, May W» 
Aeolian Hall, for the benefit of tl» 
iRussian political exiles now returnlnd 
from captivity in Siberia. 



Ancient Airs Revived f6r 

belief Benefit. 

The AVomen's .Armenian Relief Com- 

, .,r.|,l M . i-„.,,,-.n' K> ^-n'■:^^ 

< 1. ' a.M A. , .11. Ill llall has not hearJ 
- yciir to a group of soloists, nearly 
MOW to this alago. 
' Chah MqunuiifUi, a trnor from the 
iturod eltr of Van, was a favorite, 
I his Arnionlan folksongs, dating, it 
. ' .said, from the days of the crusades 
the Orient, were of extraordinary In- 
I 'St and worth a more general hear- 
hoie. Souren Sewny. ylollnlst. as- 
led him in Handel'.i " I^arso." ad- 
s.-sed to a "Shady Tree," and flt- 
^ly suns: under towering palms. Mrs. 

Panostan sang the " Yerpor Pat- 
lin '• of Armenia's eanyons, not un- 
M' the " Kom Kyra^' of Jenny I>lnd. 
'ihers were Mrs. Donchlan. a former 
irnfe.sslonal .<;lngrr In (Constantinople; ("ostlkyan, who added piano solos, 
md Mr.i. Tlenry llolden Huss, who sang 
Armenian. J, t jf* J L-j » * 

(IcCORMAC K RAISE S $14,000. 

"enor's Home Town and French 
*A'ar Charity Get Benefit Proceeds. 

John McCormack raised $14,(XiO at the 
lippodrome last night, in what was 
aid to be the biggest " one man " 
enefit ever given here, the proceeds to 
le turned over today in two equal 
hares, one to the Uuc de Richelieu f-jr 
111- French Tuberculous Soldiers' Relief 
und, and the other half to Thomas 
■hapman, editor of The Westmeath 
iidependent, for the. vwor of McCor- 
n.ack'.s native town, Athlone, Ireland. 
I he tenor s children, Cyril and Gwen, 
,Oth the little Due de Chaulnes, grand- 
on of Theodore P. Shonts, and sevei'al 
iiore, sold allied colors, also the 
;ieen of the Emerald Isle while .some 
,Town-up folk added to the fund from 
*iouvenir programs. Bishop Curley ot 
I'^orida, who was born Ir;^ Athlone, was 
guest in a box. « i-V;V*-^„,v, 

Mr. McCormack gave a full program 
bf his favorite songs, acompanied by 
Edwin Schneider, and with the usual 
violin solos bv Donald McBeath. The 
novel feature "was a first American ap- 
pearance of a young s<.prano 1> 
Meagher, a war refugee from miblin. 
whom McCormack coached for the 
stage. Miss Meagher faced more than 
(i.tKH^ persons as she sang in a, Ugni, 
high voice, of eharping natural qual- 

'Hvitl^ar>cl*ea7*«icX'i 4s her 

•■ teacher " himself, she gave songs of 
Massenet, James H. Rogers, and Mol- 
loy. She also- p-dded two encores, the 
last one "Danny Boy," that McCor- 
mack has sung to other words of the 

■ Tender Apple Blossom, and ^^Itl 
Kreisler arranged for violin and Percy 
Gramger composed for chorus as the 

• Irish Tune." Miss Meagher showed 
lunexpected power over the ernotions of 
K great crowd Vn that simple, tender 


Begin Second Week of Opera Com- 

iquc at Lycetmi With Two Mo- 
1 n zart Operettas. 

reissAakes part in both 

'with a motive and indicate the point 
,of its satirical purpose had to go by 
the board. The enlistment of Mr. Carl 
Formes for the part made it possible 
not only to pive effect to a fragment of 
music from "The Magic Flute" around 
which the introductory love episode re- 
volves, but also to interpolate a fine 
sons of Mozart's with its original 
orchestration into the score. The song, 
"Were 1 an Impresario" (a paraphrase 
of "Ich mochtc wohl der Kaiser sein"), 
was capitally sung last night by Mr- 
Formes, and gave the public its first 
opportunity to judge of the musical, 
quality of this p: , . . 

artist. It made a decided hit, wm 
nine a demand for 


iiirmes as Valore. But the other 
members of the cast were newcc/mers, " 
and one of them, Mario Van 

Him (Jilt! Lii^.iii, i.ji.r'n ,Tj«i,, iTj 

Kasen, made herUrst public aM«aii- 
ance on any atage. U^C^ / V */ 
Miss Van Essen effcctedlher deUur 


.Ala.-! V nil «-o.T»-ii t i.-v. ^ , 

Jacqueline,' and It goes almost wlth- 
I saying that she could not oonrpal 
rntircly her nervousness, though 8h» 
gave a gra<:eful and Ingratiatliiy cm-' 
Ijodlment of the nurse. It was only in 
icr acting, hqwover, that one noted 
ertain limltation.>< due to inexperience, 
.-^lie sang Jacqu line's <>oupletH fluently 
fa id easily, dlsaiuslng a mezzo-soprano 
rv'olco of pleasing' qualit.v' and sufficient 

i.i^iral I Admirably, too, di,d Harriet Behnee, 
. . " „ achievements in .Savage's oiicra 
promising young Uompany are not forgotten, deal with 
decided hit, wmr ^^\^ ^f Martlne in song, word and 
repetition, and Motion, as did Isiabel Richard.'son with 

frace, beauty and humor. H- v.. "K 


ti?^T«- t >, /TO 

mpresarlo " 'and " Bastien 

launched the little piece into the jthe role of Geronte's vivacious ^nd 
flood of merriment and sparkling iiaugbty (laughter. Ivuclnda. 
musical huror which the fine skill of nrc\.» Torpadle In 'The Impresario.' 

^ f H.!hHi;nn.''Vn the G'cta Torpadle appeared with the So- 
^ciety Of American Singers in's 
song and Miss Gates might have sung ."The Impresario" to a house sold out 
"The Warning" three times had she at the I^yceum Theatre last night. She 
been willing, so arch, beautiful and ap- Iwas the third young woman in a week 
pealing ewre voice and diction, so i^g <i\r\g the dainty and difficult rOle ot 
charming the accompaniment which iMozart's own prima donna sister-in- 
she Dlavcd upon the spirit. In fact, itjlaw, which -she did in admirable .style, 
sne piaycu "f"' „„.f.__. deter- vet with the charm of .slender youth 

seemed as if the audience was deter birdllko vocal ability. The singing 

mined to hear all the music twici.. ^,o„|(;„t ,^^1, i^ucv Gates brought down 
iNone of the 'preceding performances ((,^^ tor an encore. Hamlin. Diaz, 
of the operetta approached this in Bi.qpham, and Formes reappeared in a 
tbrilliancy and finish, a result largely- jdouble bill including Mozart' .s " Bas- 
que to tL admirabi; work of the or-;l c.. and i^.o^e, ^^d ^qaj^^anko 
Ehestra under the direction of ^^'y ,7, . ,r.iiT noCDA 

lam Franko. "Bastian and Bas^ §p/\N|/\RDS IN LIGHT OPERA. 

itienne," with its characters represent^ ^ 

led by Miss Garrison, Mr Eiess and MrJ Garden Theatre Is to In- 

Bispham was sung with in generoud reason at uaroc 
I" - - • ^ rr , cludo Dramas Also. 

Spanish light opera. Spnnish dances 
aSid drama are compri.'^i U in ;i season 
opened at the Garden Tlunu - la.^^t cve- 
ntpg with the operelt:. ' MjiriiKi. 
Miown in the West, and a Oancing atler- 
pSecp, " Escucla Flanione'a." to be fol- 
lowed tonisht by a vcr.'sion of " The 
MavseilUiisi-." v.ith Kouget de ^i«|<; «^ 
hero, and later h\-A spo4<:en pla> . Don 
Juan Tenorio." ■f 

"ose Ortiz de li^arato and AniMi.a 
cCrdio headed the singms perl oi hk i s 
last evening, witli a new baiitonp,^.Jo.'<e 
li-rances, and a popularcomediaii,^ Mau- 
iiel Noriega. V*.**" ■ Jl.tTi?,, 

Thp promoters hope t« find a iTiiblTc 
lor future seasons of productions in 
Spanish in Xcw Y ork. 

Hoffman PlayB the Lute and Sings. 

JTrederic Hoffman, pla.\ ing f lute tied 
with the tricolor and perched v illi Honiei 
Informality on top of a grand piano, .sangj 
old Frentli trou'nadour songs to an riu-, 
dlence ill one of the .'^mallei- music room.=!| 
o6 the Waldorf last night. He was HS- 
Uisted in 'e.'llo solos by Ennco Leide and 
Ipiino piece., by Harold O ,^mith. The 
I nBcr's pros,'; am was novel in character 
and perforiiianef. an .ipproach to the 
Istyle of eaib- da^i^ — =r«.,mV? — 
Members of the Men's Club had a "Wel- 
to America" for Edward Pot.les, 

' The 

Bastienne" Give Delight. 

Mozairt's two little operas, The Im- 
presario " and its earlier companion, 
•Bastien and Bastienne.' were re-vlved 
bv the Society of American Singers at 
the Lyceum last night, just as they 

Eere produced at the Empire and the 
arrick last Fall, to the delight of a 
usical assembly of the cognoscenti 
and no less, of those theatregoers who 
frankly like a good show. It isn t 
everv dav that Broadway hcar.q operas 
as tuneful as Mozart'.s, but it will do so 
every day except one this week, the sec- 
ond and' final week, if original plans 
hold, of an artistic English opera 
Spring season.!^* »v,« 
There was Sam Franko, new at the 
baton last evening, and Jacques Colni 
assisting behind the scenes of Daniel 
Frohman's well-set stage.. The actual 
singing cast was as before, with only 
one exception— Carl Formes as the im- 
presario's nephew. The house encored 
Ithe voung baritone's air of the plea for 
native art, with its timely patriotic 
toueh, "If I were impresario T d send 
khesc foreign singers fljing." It added 
repent.>d stanzas of Pispbam's recital of 
ithe impresario's troubles, lecalled Lucy 
CJates in the dainty spinet sria, and re- 
iemanded the trio of Mabel (iarrison, 
and Bispham about " Society 

Reiss and Bispham aooui nociKvy . , 

It the rnusle had distinction and |jom6 „ - 
charm, so had the text an e^xfaordlnary nianist and composer, last night 

deftness and sparkle, though fewer op-Belgian pianisi. 

eratic folk were '^l this revival to teRch|i„ the club rooms, at No. 601 west iwui 
Mr. Krehblel'.i sly thrusts at situations Potles gave a recital and 

as apropos to New York in 1017, as they street. Mr. Fotjes sa onnata" 
were to Vienna In 1701. Tonight's repe- played Beethoven's "Apasslonata bonata 
tition.l add Florence Macbeth. 'Rafael „r„,,_„ of Heipctions by Schumann, 

Diaz and George Harrilin to the casts, and groups of selections oi 

T>iaz and George Hanilin to the casts.iana bioui« v. - 
and later In the week. Great Torpadiel^hopin Chaminade and Moszkowski, ana 
Bjid Mabel Rlegelman, „^-.„T „f y,i<, own cJmuositlons called "Hun- 

•Bantlen ntid Bastienne" Bnd ' Th*. 
Impresario" the Compositions 

""If.f o.M/^?DT"nP Win7ART Itwo of 'his own c|mpositlons called "Hun 

NEW SINGERS ^OFjyiO^AK i . i^^ .^^ v,nc.s.'Ju:^ /-rj/y 

'Hymn of Free Russia" 


tietine." .\n operetti In one act b> »" i 
gang .\mideus Mozart. English version by ] 
Alice Maltulalh, 

The Ca»l. _ , 

_ , ,,,, Albert Relf« 

Mabel Oarrlson 

"■^'•■'""^ David Bispham 

Colaa Sl-ll. 

••The lppr«ario," By Mozart Ifngllsh r.r- 
f ..ion br H, E. Ivrehblcl.". • ■.';'-!^,«& 
Pbilip Albert Reisa 

I u^.f.r Mibel Garrison- 
Madam Holer , 

Demoiselle fhllch 

! Conductor 

,.. .Uicy Gate! 
.Sam Franjjp 

Mozart's Operettas Are Per- 
formed by the Ameri- 
r^^c anSig|r sH<n<{; 

Mr. Reiss's American Singers, begin* j 
ning the second week of their season | 
at the Lyceum Theatre last night, re- 
turned to first principles and performed 
"Bastien and Bastienne" and' "The Im- 
presario," the former a product of Mo- 
zart's boyhood, the latter the fyuit of 
his repeat period of creative activity. 
The operettas were given with only one 
change from the casts of last fall, and 
that in "The Impresario." The change, 
however, brought with it a decid- 
ed musical improvement. The origi- 
I representative of Philip, the 
ilover, v/lio conspires with his 
sweetheart to hoodwink Schikaneder 
into giving her an engagement 
at his theatre, was not a singer, and 

Lucy Gates, Tlorerfce Wlacb 
and Hamlin In Double 

Four newcomers were brought for- 
ward by the Society of American Sing- 
:;s m its double bill of Mozart^s opera 
\ Tvceum last evening, and were 
heard by an audience that filled the 
Itheltre in "Bastien and Bastienne 
one of the most active of these artists 
Wtherto Lula Gates, proved herself a 
'w'^ome comedian, while Bafael Dia 

sang well as the P^^^^^t.. ^ 
more ambitious music ot The tmpie 
rrlo" gave Florence Macbeth and 
George Hamlin their chance as tli^ 
nrir^a donna, Mme. Hofer, and her fa- 
Cs brothir-in-law, Mozart himself 
Miss' Macbeth fitted "^^j' 
♦ nicture o£ Vienna opera intrigue 

Icago. made up for a tew 
mi Mozart's, stature by 
Ivoice of lyric quality. 

added inche 
still highei 
and he got 

Sung Here for the 
'h ' First Time 

One feature of the concert given at 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon for 
the benefit of the Russian political ex- 
iles was the singing for the first time 
in America of "The Hymn of Free 
Russia," written by the Russian com- 
poser GretchaninofT to the words of 
Constantin Balmoni;. This song is now 
being sung in all the Russian national 
theatres and bids fair to become the 
Slavic national hymn. It made a deep 
impression on yesterday's audience, 
and George Harris, jr., who sang it m 
was forced to 

|l°SI{^^r«Mewith^a,Un t,e original ^-^^^.T ^ 

■■is'°'i4?^ sX"s^nee^'t"preffr^ repeat it. ^ A^'^PjJ^ 

public IS '^^l-^" „^ti',p and nays more 
ll°"ife"ar"\hlm^Sc^ause' Th'ey? are no^ 
of us." _ j 

"Tfie nock Doctor" 
DefiQfit6 Once More 



P Tiocton" presented for the first 
time in America lost week by the So- 
ciety of American Singers, was re- 
peated by Albert Reis-s's organiaztion 

j yesterday afternoon, in the L»-ceum 
Theatre.' A large and delig'nted gath- 
ering of music-lovers listened to the 
French composer's delectable melodies 
and applauded enthusiastically the ef- 
forts of those who made the perform- 
ance under Paul Eisler's alert and 
Tifalizing direction so eii.ioyable a one. 

As at the ftrst hearing, Thomas Chal- 
mers sang the part of Sganarelle, with 

MPercy HemuB appea ring once iQpre as 

It is a song / distinctly Russian 
character, possesfed of a fine dignity 
and even stateliness of spirit, which, 
however, does not detract fro^" 
democratic feeling. .It ^ 
fitted for choral cingmg, and it was a 
that it could not have been given 

Wr.^Harris'sang it as well as his 
v^y limited volume of tone could per- 
mit The composer sent the song 
Mrs Kurt Schindler, who, with Mr. 
Schindler, made the following English 
translation of the words: 

Young Russia, hail, victoriou^l 
\11 praise we chant to the«. 
Araid the nations, 8'°"°"* ^ 
Thou standest, proud and free. 


„ tyrant shaU ^nj'fj^tf'''*- 
Thy sun arises 
All hail to those who sa\^ 
New Freedom's sacred light . 


'Y'ounsr Russia, hail, victorioua '. 

All pmise we chant to thee. 
Amid the nations, glorious 

Thou standest, proud and fret, 


A sonir of countless voices 

KciioundR from shore to fthor*. 

The Russian folk rejolren 
With freedom evermore I 

Younir Russia, hail, victorious I 
All praise we chant to thee. 

Amid the nations, bIoHoub 

Thou standest, proud and free. 

Besides the ^vmn Mr. Harris sang 
an air from Tichaikowsky's "Eugen 
Onegin," and Wassily Bcsekirsky 
played Cui's "Cavatina" and the first 
movemerrt of the Tschaikowsky 'Violin 
Concerto. The purely orchestral num- 
bers were the overture from Glinka's 
"Russian and Ludmilla," Rimsky-Kor- 
sakoff's "Caprice Espagnolc" and 
Tschaikowsky's "Intermezzo," Op. 4.'3, 
and Theme and Variations from Suite 
No. 3. The latter two little heard se- 
lections had some interest, though both 
were too long and at times dull and 
even banal. 'The audience was of good 
size, though by no means as large as 
at Mr. Gabrilowitsch's previous con- 

ThW'e?!lt. s*l%a* olTtlfeTluvvory 

Avas packed to fire limit,-, last niflu wlu n 
the Roval Italian Opera Ccimpany. h't.-- 
ly in from Central .\meri«e, started two 
week=: ot the old favoritfes, beginning 
wfth Verdi's '• ATua." Bettiha Frteman 
cd the ca^. with Mmes. Cademai'lon 
^'fd Haesel^Messr.s Oppezzo. V ,g lone, 
He Biasi CeS'yi, and Rossini, and .\ii . 
{.eotti Cp*Bdurte< . The opera was we 
staged W'a bouse recalling on a small 
«cafe'A) e famous old Acadeniy further 
tip%w# Tonight's .bill i« 'X'ia ■• and 
and^hner ■'Carmen. " 
" Pagliacoi " and " The Ma.sked Ball.. 

CHORUS OF 1,500 

Community Musio Conference 
Gives a Gala Oratorio Per- 
formance at Hippodrome. 


Vast Audience Joins ' in Nations 
)^jrs — Organization to Lead 
Armies' Singing in Camps. 

This country's first National Confer 
ence on Community Music ended its tw( 
'days' sessions at the Hotel Astor yes 
Iterday, when the 2.50 delegates voted J 
permanent national organization, tha 
shall lead the nation and its armie: 
teinglng patriotic songs in the training 
Icamps as the most direct service tha. 
musicians can render in the war. Ther 
[the conference adjourned to a gi'ea* 
jconcert last night at the Hippodroiua, 
where the 1,500 members of the Cdm- 
munlijr Chorus of New York and neigh- 
•borlng New Jersey towns gave a per- 
formance of Haydn's " Creation " on a 
*cale rarely attempted in New York. 
I More than 5,000 joined in popular and 
!patrlotlc songs at the close of the ora- 
korio itself, the house calling for some 
Ithat were not down on the program, 
like the "Blue Danube ' waltz, and 
others, such * " Dixie.' that Leader 
Harry Ba-.-nhiiTt had omitted in ordei to 
get the vast audience started home be- 
fore midnight. Florence Ilinkle, Dan 
Beddoe, and Frederick Gunther were 
soloists in The ^Creation. Kitts 
Cheatham spoke and added Mi.s. -Stet- 
'son's •' Love's Lullaby " to the later 
songs. Then the big crowd stood up 
lor Handel's " Hallelujah " chorua and 
••■The Star-Spangled Banner, w-lth 
which the night ended, juat as It had 
Jbegun nvlth " America." . .„(.,„,. 

The chorus, rising in twenty-foui 
Ij-ows, fifty and more in a row, to m 
Ipalnted " sky " at the back of the Hip - 
fcodorme's stage, looked like an arm'. 
Ion review, the men in obvious mmoriv,. 
Seated forward at centre with an or- 
hestra of a hundred around the con- 
luctor. Mr. Barnhart was dressed in 
■hite flannel.s for a strenuous occasion^ 
te achieved really remarkable resuii. 
f nlanl.ssimo and swelHng lone at ap- 
iropriate points in Haydns musif^ 
■ The Heavens Are Telling. at the 
■lose of the first part of the oratorio, 
groused great applause, and so did tm 
favorite solos, "With >,eidure Clad 
and " In Native Worth," and the final 
Praise Forever." ^ 

The audience had its turn to siiig Mrs. 
Howe's • Battle Hymn of the Repub^ 
lie " and it carried alone a stanza oi 
" Old Black Joe," while those on thf- 
stage Ustened and applauded. ,,"hen 
lhe?e were " Home, Sweet Home, ai-d 
some new American song.s for a ,f=tanza 
apiece, including C. 'T. Griffe.s a Jh^sse 
Things Shall Be." Bessie Merz s 
•• Prince of Peace," Mrs. Stetsons " Our 
America," and Arthur Farwell s Joy, 
Brother.s, Joy," and " March, March. 

Mr Farwell was elected President of^ 
the new national organization for com- 
munity music yesterday, and was pres- 
ent with others of the delegates in the 
boxes last evening. 

Lee F- Hammer of the War Depart- 
ment Commission on Training Canip, 
Activities, was a speaker at the miodayj 
?ii(>ft''i *old of the desire thei 


Kir)isk\ -K6 
was also cbi'Jtifaily 

and >N 

The He. 

,,v ui war lo III" .'U ■'„■,,„,.„. 

f havB fe«='>!"\*„,fl^'s'and Vatriotic oc- 
I^ItJ'n"' ,°lnce the Community Chorus 
"^^n"m.nt blsan itB ^pvcad to many 
of the United ttate?. 

David A. Ompbell ana miss 
'^BrSndake of Chicago, were 

other «Pefl<«'-J !*'t;evin nf the Unl- 

pH'Hra?SS;| Pierre Montem 
'Third popular concert 

Dg tfttlp. , ChaWrTer'f: "Tlfgfltii 
^ompletPd' tlip prog-rammr. 
,The patriotic address whli,h has become 
- ih established feature at these concerts 

deniption Morceau Symphoniriue of Cesar given by Senator Theodore E. Burton, 
FrancVt and Beethoven's Leonoie Over- >f Ohio 
lure No. 3 Were other numbers. Miss j J i' 
Case introduced the patriotic part of the: 
programme by clasping a large American 
flag- and singing "The Star-Spangled 
Banner." The concerts are to be given 
every \Vedne.sday and Sunday night, the 
soloist next Sunday being Maggie Teyte 
ind Robert Lortat. 

Of OrchP.tral Soplpty. >VI<h E%elyn 
Stiirr anrt Ornoe Hofhelmer. 

Kvplvn StJirr. violinist; (irace Hof 
neimer. pianist. 

Conducts First \ 
Civic Concert 


zi who sang the tenor role, being tiii 
same aa on the first night, Gaadenzi ac 
quitting himself well. The evening be 
gan with the playing of "The Star-Span 
gled Banner," by the orchestra unde 
Marcel Charlier. which evoked much en 
thusiasm. The results thus far of th 

- - - grand opera summer season at the Un: 

the St. Nicholas Rank, curiously paral- ^gj.g^ty ^re so satisfactory that the prol 
leling the experience of last year toward .^^ ^.^jj^j n^ely to be larg* 

the close of these concerts, when the or- z^/,^ /-? 

chestra played to capacity in the Madison ^ 

Square Garden in the last three concerts, | 

and last night saw the first of the last, Summer Concerts Rich i 

three concerts of the present season, for, France 
Sunday night will close the series unless : ' 
the recent appeal of the Society shall! Pierre Montcux. loader once of tn 


j'"^^^ Civic Orchestra Concerts./' 

A record attendance greeted the Civic 
Orchestral Society concert last night in 


and Vernon D Arnalle.J 

The .acred flame of art must not be 
lL,uished by the cruel ^st of wa>, i 

record of French music In the Summci^ 
programs of the Civic Orche.itra Society, 
which gives tonigrht its tenth concert Ir 

tne recen. app«.xi o. cu. U^^.^.t, Colonne and of his own orches 
furnish the money necessary for furthe. ,,,,, interesting 
concerts. It is to be hoped that the ap- 
peal will be successful, for better music, 
- - , J 01 ^-ai, . better played, is rarely heard in New _ ^ 

nalle. J extinguished by the ciuei ddressing York in the heated term, and the soloists j^ew York. Thirty-flvo compositions 

baritone were the three welcome soloist.-l said Mr. Otto IT. ^^^^i, ^„„„e,t of have been the best to be had in the city Frenchme.n figured in the bills, or cx 

^t laTBr^htV concert at the Standard the large audience at the first conce.tjtj ^^^^^^^ it is impossible that the con- actly half the tot. 

Theritre— the third of the popular sym 
pho^,. concerts hy *he OrclifStraLSo 

3rclifstral h< 
vith 'great" II 

Z econd season of the Civic OrchesUal 
society, given last night in the St^. cho- 

"The flag of art is still a neutral flas. 

<iptv'of New Vork ^ . . 

y\ax .lacohR •^on/cted with gre 
-Pllieence and vig/ readme thj' 1 ve - 
uhutz" overture «^th marked effeetMen 

Iplssobn. Verdi. Wagner. Chopin. ebor^, *.a...u . ^;V.note everything 
attr.Tct a 

icerts lo uB givci. 

I patriotic note in them. 

dcians r<fspond^ed nfaR'.- 

large and approhative andiencej 


Litchfield County Chorus Opens Its 
Three Days' Festival./^ 1 

Sp'tciaX to Tha .Vsit York Tirnei. 'I 7 \ 
NORFOLK, Conn., June 5.— The 
T.itchfield County Chorus today opened ' 
.1 three days' te.stival. including much 
low music, which attracted the usual 
.attendance from New York and other 
Initios. The chorus thi.=i year numbered 
^41.5 voices, under Arthur Mee.";, and an 
■«orche.<!tra of seventy-five was assem- 
bled from New York by Henry P. 

John Carpenter's new symphony, ledi 
bv Fred Stock of Chicago, was a feature 
n'i tonight's opening concert. Elgar's 

King Olaf" was sungi, with Florence 
llinkle. Theodore Karle, and Herbert 
■U'llherspoon as soloists. 

Tomorrow's program, from Handel, 
Bach, and Mozart, will be followed on 
Thursdav bv three new productions, 
Stanford's " Irish Suite." Grainger's 
■' The Warriors," and Laucella'a 
" 'Whltehouse." 

Civic Orchestra Concert. 

! The Civic Orchestra opened its secondj 
season of summer concerts last night ini 
a new setting and under a new con- 
ductor, and also with a new purpose add- 
ed to that of furnishing New York with 
good music at popular prices in the hith- 
erto closed musical season. The St. Nich- 
olas Rink, accommodating 2,000 or more,| 
j will never be able to equal the record ofl 
I r attendance established last year in Madi-| 
son Square Garden, but its acoustics are 
' far better and the soloists, if not the or- 
i chestra, will have far less difficulty in 
making themselves heard in the back 
rows. Pierre Monteux is the new con- 
ductor. He came here with the Russian 
ballet, and has been engaged to conduct 
' at the Metropolitan next season. Besides 
' being a Frenchman, and therefore a nov 
elty at the head of a New York orches 
tra, M. Monteux revealed a fondness for 
; bizarre and highly colored works which 
i promises plenty of variety in forthcom 
! concerts. It is a good guess that 

.10 will be no all- Wagner nights in 
this summer's repertoire. 

It remaned for Otto Kahn to place the; 
series on a war footing by announcing 
1 that at each concert there would be aj 
S; cech on some patriotic subject. LastS 
I ^iit it was Col. Chadwick, U. S. A.,whO| 
1 lie an appeal for 3,000 more recruit.s j 
omplete New York's quota before the j 
end of the month. Mr. Kahn pointed out | 
V, that while we were engrossed with war, j 
li we must not allow patriotism to overrule | 
Mart. "The flag of art still is neutral," he | 
'^remarked, "and, please God, it will re- | 
, .- main so. " 

' 'i I 

Ji M. Monteux's programme led off with i 
fthe bverture to "Le Roi d'ys ' of Lalo, a. \ 
I brilliant work which gave each division , 
':^0f the large orchestra an opportunity to j 
J display its .skill. Another selection in | 
■X this category was the Rhapsodie Rou- I 
,'l.maine in A of Enesco, which concluded i 
" thr' programme. Of the Rumanian rhap- j 
ly it may be said that it is like the 
ingurlan only very much more so. 
George Barrere, the flutist, provided one 
of the high spots of the evening in the solo 
art of Itach'.s Suite in B Minor, and 
■is y.:::. Jase, I ' I v " I >■.;•, 1 1 1 

'Ilia fnr 

, ?spo- 

cally to th^aton of Pierre Montcux, the 
SetropolitJ?. opera, c^ompany s ne^ 
French conductor. The audience w|s e^pc- 
ciallv delighted with the interpreition of 
Beethoven-.s Leonore No. 3 overture. 
Work.s of Franck. l>alo. Bach and Enesco 
al«o were on the programme 

When Miss Anna Case, who volunteered 
her services, appeared before the audi- 
ence wrapped with the American flag and 
n„ -The Star Spangled Banner." accom- 
panied bv the full orchestra, the throns 
cheered for several minutes. Snc sanK 
v-ell Her voice could be heard evenly in 
Vomers of the rink as wires had 'been 
'stretched from one wall to another to pre- 
n echoes This work was done by Ed- 
ard Siedte technical director of the Met 
r'ooolitaLopera. The stuse itself was buiu 
.in such a manner as to act as a coundingf 

''Tlr'^ Kahn introduced Colinel Walter H 
^ > ..„t;,.^,ll who made .Ti 


pnneal for recruits \o jum i 
"e defence of democraty. "Two men o.^^ 
lach thousand Now Vovl«;rs arc necc -d 
uT-entlv." said Colonel r-hatfie!d. ^\ e] 
need Z,m men within ten .la^.-. s. _ ^ 

Urchestrat Society 

at present. It is impossible that the con- actly half the total. ^^''^^ these were 
certs can pay expenses with the popular IZTT.l XZ77:n%.T^S:..l: Z 
prices charged, and thus far the Society ^^^^n all other nationalities, in 

has paid the difference, and lovers of real g^^^m^,, many American patriotic 
music should aid in their continuance. gongs a:id encoreSy^><^ * ^ ^f^y 

Miss Mabel Garrison, whose lovely French music looms largest, with 
voice has so often charmed opera-goers overtures of Lalo, Bizet, Saint-Saisna, 

at the Metropolitan, was the vocal soloist. Berlio. ^^''^^^'^^'.^X Tnd', 

i. i-v:™««,, »' from two svmpnonica oi rrancK ana,^ 
and was heard "Charrnant 0.seau.__ J ^^^^ 

from David's opera "The Pearl of Brazil. charpentlcr. Dukas. Lalo. d'lndy,' 

and in the vocal pyrotechnics of Strauss'a pclibca, Berlioz, twice each Saiiit-Saens 
"Prima Vera" waltz, followed by "Comla' -'to^'^%''sa^n\^iall;^:"Fa'if.""a^nd'=?{;; 
thro' the Rye" as an encore, in which she Alsatian BoeM^^^ 

was charming. Later she sang "Dixie, ^fg^^Vl Bembe^gr Meyerbeer, Gounod, 
and had to take a triple encore. Max and twice Bizet. 
Pilzer, former concert meister of the of' Be'eTh^vtn.'X^r 

Philharmonic, played two "^°vements tbe sanie. "^ast^^^^^^ 
from Bruch's violin concerto m G minor, ^.^^.^^ g^^.^ and 'wagner, solo coB- 
to the great delight of the audience. Thcicertos of Bruch and Liszi, and .son^s 
orchestra was in fine form 

and brought! fJ'^^^.J^k^^^'^ 
the audience to Its feet after its per-; p,ece.._pby^^^Fn^^^^^^^ 

formance of Beethoven s Fifth bym- j^.^y.^orsakoff; a concerto of Gries, anc 
phony, and Pierre Monteux, the con-soiigs and airs of Goring Thomas 

be «t<^ 
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added to D'Indy's "Istar," which | Donizetti, twice Verdi, and thric< 


was superbly played, 
sidor" prelude and 
from Delebes's "Sylvia" ballet, makin 
a mo!3t delightful programme 

Brxmeau s ' Mes-i Pucclni. 
„ j.^ ^ ^ The orchestra of eighty-five men wa. 

Cortege de Bacchus < , ^^e best ever engaged in Sum 

up; mer concerts" here or abroad. The sol*^ 
' Ists who served without pay. werr 
equally noteworthy. Amonc the Pinseri 
On Wednesday Leon Rothier will sing were Anna J^^jo^fa^'^l 

^\iift-Iolds First Concert 
\a . 

Maggie Teyte Featured in Pitri 

otic Programme 

The Civic Orchestral Society gave 
the first of two patriotic symphony 
concerts last night in St. Nicholas Rmk^ 

Miss Maggie Teyte ^^"Vohert Lorta? 
"Madam Butterfly" and Robert Lortat 
the pianist, rendered Saint-baens . 
Concerto in C Minor. 

-The second concert, which will be 

"The Marsellaise" and arias from "The vaVll^3.^'sophre"'*B"r'aslau. Jean Coope; 
Magic Flute" and "Robert le Diable," and . Mabel ««-'Tolh^^?^'mo^-r?han\aV,^ 
Maurice Dambois will be heard In sym- .th^m from the Metropolitan Opera, 
phonic variations for 'cello and orchestra InstrumentallMs ^hore ^were^^J,eor 
by Boellman. Orchestral numbers will Maximilian Pilzer, violins; Mauri 
by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Debussy. g^r?' Lonat "^and ?o'hn"' Powell ''•pll 

' "La Boheme" at Columbia: •e^„^^',,jr^.t„';e''7es-um^ed"'n%Tt yefr.\- 

Columbia's season of summer opera 


even proposed to so on later 

Summer, 'if 'funds can" be raised for' 
began last evening as auspiciously as guarantee 


Audieic*e^ ^0 0 (/ jj I (i s'^M u z i o t 

Sings Supetbl/ at 
/ Civic Concert 

lives a 

Accompaniment— Orchestra Also 
Pleases Audience. 

Before the largest audiences of the sea- 
son, the Civic Orchestra played again in 
the' St. Nicholas Rink last night, demon- 
strating anew that there is an eager musi- 
cal public in this city which appreciates 
good music adequately played in summer 

Pierre Monteux, the French soldier-ce«- 
ductor, had the courage to open his pro- 
gramme with Beelhoven's Seventh Sym- 
phony, but the playing was not without] 
its rough sp( Is. Nevertheless, the audi- | 
ence applaude - until Air. Monteux had the! 
orchestra rise. Richard W.ngnrr's prelude 
^nd finale of "Tristan und Isolde," which 
opened the second part of the programme,, 
,vas played with much more finish. 

The surprise of the evening was the 
5U,perb .singing of Miss .Sophie Braplau. 
i young American contralto, whose rich 
voice, under superb control, was shown in 
'hree operatic selections, and "The Star 
Spangled Banner." After her excellent 
rendition of "O Mio Fernando." from 
Donezetti's "La Favorita." the HUdicive 
demanded an encore, whereupon -Mi.^s 
Braslau seated herself at the piano and 
was successful in the difficult task of 
singing the famous "Habanera" from 
•Carmen, " playing her own accompar.i- 

Tir-n i 

played (Ja.!>ri<-.! 
ith and ingrarial 

SlnglVig "Star-Spangled Banner/1 

The largest audience seen at tl< 
(Civic Orchestra concerts filled the 

that had to do service m tne gyuu_i.^u .. p,H,,.u.u^ 

Maggie Teyte was delightful as Mimi, |^ concerned by most popular concen 
'promptly disposing of any doubt of the there or abroad". Clamlla Muzlo of tl 
ability of a singer to make herself prop- 
eriy heard in the bai-n-like structure. 
iMatiel Riegelman rather overplayed the 
part of "Musetta," forcing the vaudeville 
I possibilities of the r61e beyond the taste 
of some of her audience. But for her, 

the most ambitious could wisfc. The per- 
formance, the crowd, the patriotism, all 
were of a character to insure success 
for one of the most interesting experi- 
'Saint-Saens'sl ments that either the University or the 
metropohs has attempted. Both eye and 

The seconu i;u..-.v' "iT h I ®ar were pleased by the rendition of the f^.jpj^Qjas Rink last evening, to the « 

conducted by Pierre Monteux, wilt °® p^pgjjji work on the improvised stage [ccurascmcnt of generous promoters wl 
held Wednesday evening. _____..J ^^^^ service in the gymnasium, jplanned this Summer series on a lavif 

/I/7tC« R r^^lail ^/jlA/^ */ Maggie Teyte was delightful as "Mimi," fcale ^^^^__^^^ _ 

:ri/a5 XJidOlClM //V*7^ / 1^ Hi«nn.<,in^ of any doubt of the here or abroad Claiuila Muzlo.of tl 

Metropolitan Opera sang Ameiica 
and " The Stai -Spangied Banner, 
which the crowd of :<,i«»0 joined. a.l> 
Martha Mavnard introduced the .spoaW 
of the evening, George Gordon Battle.' 

" What we have .scon up to now. M 
Battle said, " h:is been the pomp ai 
pageantry of war. The grim realtty 

1,1 band; very soon wo shall hear U 

/ / / r ' or some OL uci ■;~:' beating of the wings of the DeM 

' . / ' ^ 4^ Uo,. 0,im Piinn ; as well as for Luca Botta, Pompilio Mai- Angel. I have often thought thero W» 

Gives an Encore to Her Own Piano |--^_ ^^.^.^ ^^:^^^,^'%r'''^:^''V"il 

zari as the four Bohemian students, cataclysm of war. But the time is 
the;e was plenty of applause and calls hand^wheii w^^ 

for appearance before the curtain. The enlightened world. /"/ j. 
same^ing is to be said, indeed, of the f^^^Z i^^^,:^ 

entire cast, with Paulo Ananian in the and ^ve liave clasped hands 
double reie of "Benoit" and "Alcindoro," Jf^^:p,-"^,,4'-'=^.\u/T;ubnca,V Franc 
and Pietro Audisio as the street cner. with the constitutional Governt-K nts 
T s^li word, as always, is due the Engh».d^and^taty.^^^^^ 
orchestra Reduced in size, as suited the try into a nev>- and liigh ro.'^ol 
Tt did its pan. under the leader- -^y cost^ -ery^ sacrifice 

shin of Marcel Charlier, with Its accus- prove ,iur.«elvps worth.v of our i ' 
snip oi maiuc ^^^^.^ ^^^.^ MucM midnisht is tran- 

tomed distinction. j,,,^ ,1,^ cawn of a new day ;m - 

The patriotic note was sounded oy jaj-ting peace." 
Rear-Admiral Bradley A. Fiske and Con- conductor Monteux and his 
^ressnian Murray Hulbert, who spoke ."tars from the best orch. . 
^n behS of the National Special Aid So- New Vork g^^^^ p.^o- , 

cietv, which is interested . in the work '.V^i;[' ■p^".?"/f and .■: mo 
of American a\'iators. The money re- symphony of '^q 

^{^^fJrtr^lghrts \o go to the -iatioB sin^j;;.^and^t.^ Russ,^ h 

^"^The next performance takes place to- " 
morrow evening, when "La 3ohenio will .. ^yda 
be' rei>eated. The cast wilfbe the same Ardili'.> 
; as la?t night, with th.- 1 exception of 
Giuseppe Gaudenzi for Ldca^ Botta. 

'La Boheme" Repeated. 



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led with the DiaglV- 
Muzio sane IT 
and " Tosca " and for 
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I "La Boheme ■ ncpcattu. j ^jvic Orchestra Plays to Throfi 

"La BohSme" was given for the secon.J 1 2,000 at Stadium, 

nnd last time at Columbia University lastj Jargest and the best-p»j 

and so great was the audience that audience the Civic Orchestra has dre 
^ in the gymnasium was taken,' this Summer filled the St. NMcholas P 

every seal Department had to shut last evening, when Pierre Montei 
and the Fire i =tandfes A flayers brc,;r, ond Iv;!!' of t 

down on the admission of stai.rt e._ 

fine performance was given, 

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i Ihril 

;„-Mr.. a n.-.i.K m-.mI all.-. ii.mI 

■ imli-. Paul Kcffr stepped from the 
uiks «» Bololsl In Kaure's " lilesy 
f .r Vollo. Sophio Briislau sane airs 
lom ■■ Favoi lta " In Italian and ■' Sam- 
ion nnd Dellliih " In Fronrli. addlnif th* 
(I.ihunera from " Carnjcn ' to her own 
VcuiipHMlmcnt at lha piano, and later 
't Tlip Star-Spa njflcd rtanncr.' wavlnc 
It flaif while the audience Joined In the 
■ iliorus. There was a patriotic speech 
I'v ex-Senator Tlieodore K. Burton of 
. ihlo. 

Mr. Riirton told the young men \ivfH- 
Icnt. of the need for fightinif men. I 
would that they nilKht rush forward 
!imd enlist as they did on this side of 
■Mason and Dixon's line in the civil 
war." he said. •• I wlnh 1 could say 
they would find no danorer, no .lutfer- 
iiiK, l)Ul I <!/.iinot. Thore are mllUonH 
now burled In tlie fleld.i of Krancx- 
whom the archanKt-l's trumpet, and not 
irinrv's. will awaken. But there are 
-ther.'t who will hear the Bhout of elory 
:,nd will live to ."Ing ' Home, hweet 
Home.' When U»e war l« ended. It will 
be a lasting reproach to you and me 
if we have not done our part." 
" To the vounB women," he added, 
' I want to" sav, Your country needs 
\ r>u. It calls on you to help as nurse.s. 
Ill many actvie ways, or by your rnoral 
influence on those around you. It la 
better to have a sweetheart at the front 
Ouin a slacker at home." 

Twelve thousand persons packed the 
<'itv College stadium last nig-ht, to the 
llnVit of all but the extreme side sec- 
lions, tor the first of the city's free 
public concert."!, of which seven in all 
are planned, by an orchestra o( wind 
and brass plavers of the best in New 
York, directed by Arnold Volpo. The 
aireat audience, a sight In itself, at least 
lieard the concert as well as those given 
n the parks. All the speetatorB had 
5eats and all could see over the broad 
ithletlc field to the Harlem plains be- 
ow, while the acoustics of the central 
lections nearest the band were remark- 

The favorite music last nlglit was a 
antasy from " Alda," an opera that 
he stadium wa.s to have witnessed in 
ull dramatic form, had not plans gone 
wry early this season. There were 
ther operatic numbers, liglUer pieces 
IV Kevin. Herbert, Lltolft. Suppe, 
ivorak, W'aldteufel, and patriotic airs 
nd encores, iticluding the cni'ckly rec- 
crnlzed " Maryland. My Maryland." 

• rl sluiK 
si'i'oiul street, 

"(icncral rershing." a uew inilitar.r 
inarch, written by Isidor S|)il(>r, bas- 
siMinist of the band, was roccivcd with 
marked applause by those present. The 
music, inspired Ijy the safe arrival of 
(icneral Pershing in France, has been 
dedicated to the man in cbarRC of the 
Aiiiericnn forces abroad. 

Profcrtim ot i'oiieerf. 

The program consisted of the follow- 
ing numbers: "The Star Spangled Ban- 
ner"; grand march, "Queen of Shebii," 
Connod; overture, "L'Ktoile du Nord." 
Meyerbeer; waltz, "Vienna Blood," 
Strauss; grand se'cction 
\Vagner; grand fantasie 

is -Wagner. .M 

.\li.SM Teyte not . ,,, n . 

a voice of sweet and lender quality, but j 
her Marguerite looked as one would have 1 ic» 
Marguerite look— always devoutly to b^admirably sung. '11.,; >.,m ,„ i',.^i,aLc. 
wished Mr, Weldon's Mephistophelei '^'^ composed of Giuseppe Oaudenzl » 
wa.s a good bit of acting, but his vole, ^^nio, Claudia Muzzio us Nedda, Mar, 
was somewhat the worse for a cold. Mr^^^""; Tonio, Pietro Aud.sio as li.p,, 
C.auden/.i and Miss Wakefield were bott^'^d Mario Laurenti as Silvio. A word o 
acceptable "Tosca" will be the offering "^ould go to Mr. Dalle, a newcom 
to-morrow night, and on Thur.sdajf'' South America, for his singmg o 
"Kaust" will be repeated. | the prologue. The orchestra, under Mar 
icel Charller, was in every way accfptubl'- 


olumbia University Gyni 

Last Civic Orchestral Concert. 

Kigolettd." Bassi; overture, "The Bar- 
ker of Seville," Rossini. 

"I'eer (Jynt" — ,Suite, "The Morning." 
"Ase's Death," "Anitra's Dance," "In 
the Hall of the Mountain King," Grieg; 
"Bndinge." Herbert; '"The Boys of the 
V. S. A.," Bonnycastle-Goodwin; Scotch 
Mazurlta. "I.a Gypsy," Ganue; march, 
"(Jeneral Pershing," Isidor Si)iler; 
"America." | 


Lohengrin."! '"he tenth and last conceit of the Civic jgg 
for clarinet, lOrchestral Society for this season was 

natlum Closes Tonight. 

given last niuht before an audience that I „ . , 

givuii lani. wv-i." ^ , t I ^he Summer opera forces, mostly fro 

proved the success of the experiment. .^^^ Metropolitan, gave their second 
While there disappointment over the jformance of "Tosca" evening 
announcement that no more concerts jthe Columbia University gymnaslu: 
v/ould be arranged for this summer, thi.s where tonight's repetition of " Cav;< 
feeling was in gratification over theileria" and " Pagllaccl " will end li. 

"Faust" to bo Followed by "Tosca" 
^^t%nd a Double Bill. 

.statement tht'.t the organization had been 
made permanent, and the inference tliat 
in consequence this season's delightful 
series was only the beginning of a new 
and excellent feature in the musical ac- 
tivity of this city. Last night's pro- 
gramme and its rendition were worthy of 
Pierre Monteux, the 


Grind opera on a Metropolitan scale . 
as to orchestra, chorus, ballet, and ^is appreciation 

many leading singers has rarely been conductor, was compelled to get the or- 
put before the New Y'ork public in .Sum- chestra up on its feet in response to the 
nier time as It has this last week, to the lapplause that broke forth following the 
delight of thousands, by Edoardo Petri Uiaying of Beethoven's "Eroica" sym- 
and an able staff in charge of the Sum- ^^ony, Robert Lortat was at the piano in 

mer session entertainments for (1.000 stu- , j^nrgggive performance of a concerto 'latest developments In both lighter ai 
dents at Colutnbia University. The per- [ ; qnndelinq cans- heavler-than-air machines. Thelar. 

f Greig, and Miss bundelius sang audience was on hand early, and stay. 

fortnight's season. In the final doub! 
cast are Villani and Botta. Muzlo ai 
Gaudenzi. Helen Rogers, a New Yo. 
girl, is to make her operatic dfibut n 
Lola in Maacagnis opera. Henrietta I 
Wakefield, who sang that part last Sat- 
urday, having gracefully yielded it in | 
order to give the young singer a chance. 

Major Perfettl of the Italian FlylngJ 
Corp.s. head of the country's Military,] 
Commission for Aeronautics now In thtl 
United States, was the Invited speaks 
last night. By request of the Natloiiii , 
Special Aid Society's Aviation Commn 
tee. througli its 'Chairman. 


Mrs. Bart 

he gave a picture review of th^ 

formanccs continue to the end of July. , 
and though It has been necessary to re- p^armingly an air from Carmen 
duce the number of seats, owing to lack fongs by Liszt and Bemberg. 

and late, enjoying the novel combination 
I war picture>s. and grand oner; 

15,000 SINGERS IN 


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1 tli( 
1 111-. 

of exits from the big gymnasium build 
Ing used as a theatre, the crowds on the 
brilliantly lighted campus have been re- 
inforced by holiday amusement seekers 
from the reiiular theatre district four 
miles downtown. 

It Is a far cry from " La Bojidnie " ot 
lower Broadway or Uie boulevards to 
an improvised stage in the covered 
amphitheatre among noble trees at Co- 
iimbia. Thp cool promenades d\iring 
intermission, the effect ot open air and 
tinted foliage under Joseph Urban's 
searchlights seen through towering 
arched windows .-surrounding the dark- 
rti IT u ened hall, above all the contrast ot 

New York Community Chorus XlOlaS gayety in transformation from Winter 

to Summer garb and from rigid oper- 
^--i- ^^1^ convention to a now note of aca- 

demic festival and freedom, have been 
appreciated as fully as the benefiting 
Aviation Fund's patriotic appeal. It 
was all less novel, perhaps, to happy 
strangers within the gates than to those 
urban dwellers who take these pleas 
ures sadly at other times of year. 

The third performance, and first 
change of bill, last evening, brought 
" Faust," sung by Maggie Teyte. Glu- 

■\r.,_:„ It mo of them — seppe Gaudenzi, and Henry Weldon, a 

Music patrons— lo.Utiu 01 inem , "(^^^^^^^y together with Auguste 

gathered on the Mall in Central t ai'Kj3ou,|,„ Henrietta Wakefield. Marie 

"Tosca" at Columbia. 'J'"? \]\/[lss ReValhS 

First Event of Its 1917 Sea- 
/ son on the Mall. 



f«„™ o unfil R o'clock Te«terdav after- AVinietzkaya, and Jean Romani. Maicol 
from 2 -until b o elocK yesieruay a ^(.^^^„g,. conducting. Next Tuesday's 
noon, during -which time two concerts^^jpg^a will be " Tosca." with LuLsa VII- 
^Jt-^t, Tho fir<!t was bv members lani, Luca Botta. Auguste Bouillez. Miss 
were given. Ihe nrst was uy memuci ^^rakcfield, Messrs. Malatesta, Ananian, 
iof the Xew York Community ChonisUy(jjglo ^nd Mario T^aurenti. On Satur- 
j iu -Ktt ■n'A.inin'i: Orrlipstra dav next, the fourth new bill Includes 

iand the second by DAqmn s U^^^^^^ and " PagliaccI," sung 

iand Military Band. The latter is one i alternating casts of the singers al- 
lof the many arranged by the i arli i^e- 1 ^^^y named, with - - - 
partment for the present season. plauijla Muzlo a;. 

The Comnninitv Chorus, the member- ^ 

.ship of which is made up of all who r^^„:„ -Rennvan in the 

desire to sing for the joy of .singing, re- I ^g^olne and of PhiUp Benin an 
gardless of their ability to_ jead ..-^^^l':: ^-^^r;,;^^',^^^^^^^^^^ 

Luisa Villani's first appearance in the 
series of grand-opera performances at 
Columbia was made last night in the 
role of Tosca. It was the signal for such 
a reception as would delight any artist. 
To the audience, Boston was ' evidently 
as welcome as New York, when it could 
furnish so pleasing a singer. Or did the 
applauders associate the star with the 
Manhattan Opera House? Either way, 
she gave them good cause to cheer, as 
did Luca Botta, who played Cavaradossi. 
Another member of the Boston organi- 
zation, Auguste Bouilliez, was Scarpia. _^ 

He also drew his share of the plaudits jsociety's concert in the St, Nicholas 
for his rendition of the famous rdle. jiast night, but the charm of the beai 
Marcel Charlier, who conducted, was not bremiere danseuse of the DIaghileff i 
forgotten in the enthusiasm. Every sum- Jiusse, dressed in crimson and gold 
mer concert in 1917 must have its war 
speaker. Last night it was Major-Gen, 
Bell, whose theme was our part in the 
war in the air. The offering to-morrow 
evening is "Faust," which had its first 
perfonnMce last week. \^ f 

-i. r<«1«rn 1110 I'll 

Concert as^Ralle 

pancer Makes Debut Here as Sin: r' 
in "The Star Spangled Banner,' 
Backed by Old Glory. 

M!s8 Flore Rcvalles san "The 
Spangled Banner" at the Civic Orchc 


addition of 
" Pagllaccl " 

Iwhat similar to Miss Liberty, and di : 

large American flag, invited a 
test between the eyes and the ears, 
which the eyes won. 

Perhaps had Miss Revalles respond 
to the calls for an encore the spectat^ 
might have formed a more definite r 
Late of her lyric soprano voice, but ' 
iof them were too busy admiring her - 
lumbia University last night before | ,e grace to analyze her mu.s.c^^^^ 
tge and enthusiastic audience. and_ tl^But^ «ie^patri^^^ 



|]^/;,'T'Faust" Again at Columbia. 

Gounod's "Faust" was repeated at Cd ^ ^^^^ ^^^.^ -^msy admiring her 

performance was 

rendered a program of many numbers 
under the leadership of Harry Barn- 
hart, its conductor, aided hy an orches- 
tra of tweutj- -three pieces. 

Classes are unknown to the members 
of the chorus. Standing beside a 
wealthy stock broker could be seen per- \ 
soivs who appeared as if they had 
m-alked to Central Park owing to lack 
iof carfare, while leaders of society and 
women forced to work for their living 
shared their music score. 

W. K. Brice, son of Senator Brice of 
Ohio, and Max Morgenthau, Jr., a 
nephew of United States Ambassador 
Morgenthau, were conspicuous figures 
■among the men, while among the so- 
pranos could be seen Mrs. Martha B, 
Sc'hirmer and others. 

Conductor Amoses Them. 

In addition to the music and song ren- 
dered by the Chorus, spectators enjoyed 
jwatching the efforts of Barnhart, who, 
I standing atop of a wooden chair, led 
the singers. 

To begin with, the conductor was 
jdressed in a pure white serge suit, which | ^nd bustle of Broadway by a spacious 
j looked even whiter than it really was | g^ove wherein the audience may stroll 
[owing to a bright orange necktie which j between acts. There are present all the 
encircled a white soft collar. This, how- 
ever, was not what amused the audi- 
ence. It was the apparent infringement 

•h \l^e oncraT will be-fotlowed by an 
?;r^todo Kal'^arly In August. 

"Faust" at Coiumbia. 

Columbia's first week of summer opera 
came to a close Saturday night with a 
performance of "Faust" in the University 
Gymnasium. The Columbia summer ses. 
sion is in progress, and there is a big 
enough out-of-town population on Morn 
ingside to assure a full attendance at any 
performance; but the audience was by 
no means confined to summer students. 
If anything, there were more outsiders 
than students — indicating that New York 

, -urcKi never more striKmgiy 

even better than °n the first Fourth of July^ 

first hearing. Henry Welden was m bet ^^^^ ^^rs are to be trusted the da ,^ 
ter voice, and is entitled to praise, MaggL V^^^J^^^^ 'Z:^^^. X 

Teyte again gave her delightful P^H^;^;* ^ ^^..^^^ 

mance of Marguerite, and Gauden^-orse^place ^ The fact th- 

^ r r^r^^e^Set^Sod^-^i^j^rrsK 

^h^rarTheTrchfstra under Charlie opei. doors ^d windows, proved . 
Three more performances are to be giveff ^.j^^^. ^i^^ing ..The Star Spangled 
"Cavalleria" and "Pagliacci" to-morro^„er" she held the American f ag hig 
and Tuesday nights, and "Tosca" 

Monday night. Marie VallewiU Ton. Playe^d.^^Tl^e M^^^^^^^ f,om "Fau.- 
when Claudia Muzio sings Nedda to-mor ^^.^^ Revalles has sung m^'^"; 
row night, and Helene Rogers, a youn^nd in France, but th.s_ was he. - 
American singer, will make her operati| 
debut as Lola in "Cavalleria." 


has been quick to take advantage of 0-peT& at Columbia, t^*/ |-i 

these really excellent performances of /••^ / / 
, the more popular operas by capablel ' Columbia University's season of su^ 
singers and amid surroundings thatj'"^'" °P'^'-a will come to a close .this weeV 

with performances of "Tosca" to-night 

pearance as a prima donna in Am^ 
The other soloist was Lucca Botta,_ 
sans the flower song from Carmen^ 
Nastrucci. violini.%t. Vl^>f^,^XT^f 
prelude "Le Deluge." and Pierre T^i 
conducted the orchestra through jorj 
Bizet. Soendscn. Lalo and Berll': 

are by far the most agreeable thus 
far furnished for summer-music lov- 
ers. The Gymnasium is large and 
airy, and is set apart from the noise 

on the part of the conductor on the 
calisthenics made famous by the Rev. 
Billy Sunday. 

The concert yesterday was the first 
Sunday offering of the Community 
Ciiorus, which, it was announced, will 
! t.ike part in several of the Fourth of 
.Inly celebrations planned by the Mayor's 
I Committee. 

' At 4 o'clock the Community singers 
gave way to D'Aquin's military band, 
which rendered a program of a dozen 
numbers, beginning with the singing of 
"The Star Spangled Banner." and end- 
ing with "America" by all within hearing 
distance. Drifting over the Mall, the 
..singing o£ ttiej||%ti.onal anthem could be 

advantages of opera in the open air — 
with none of the disadvantages. Colum- 
bia has always been proud of her Grove, 

and "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagli- 
acci" to-morrow, the last bill being a rep- 
etition of that given last Saturday night 
before an audience that packed the Uni- 
versity gymnasium. There will be but 
one change in to-morrow. Miss Hel- 
en Rogers, a New York woman, replac- 
ing Miss Henrietta Wakefield as Lola in 
"Cavalleria." It will be Miss Rogers's 
d4but in grand opera. Seldom has the 

but seldom has this garden spot beeni i,, j v, tt * ■ 

^ , ^ , company assembled by Mr. Pietri been 

more alluringly decorated. Japanese Ian- , , , ^ ^ ..4. j t ^.u 

* ^, i J heard and seen to better advantage than 

terns are strung among the trees, ana . ^, . , ^, ^ ^■l. 

oiiuiis a i, , these two Inseparable favorites, than 

soft-colored lights help to lend an air of ^^.^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ 

fairyland to the scene. | ^^^^^^ ^^.^^^ hot-weather con- 

Maggie Teyte. who continues steadily to, ^^p^,^^ ^^^^ "Cavalleria" in- 

grow in favor with New York audiences Lj^ded Lucca Botta as Turiddu, Louisa 
appeared in the role of Marguerite, and,,^,j„^j Santuzza. Auguste Bouilliez as 
the rest of the cast included Marie Win.- ^^^.^ Winietzkaya as Mona 
etzkya as Martha, Henriette Wakefield as ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

Siebel, Giuseppi Gaudenz. as Faust, 


Henry Weldon a,s Mephistopheles, Auguste ^^iiie 

~ mani 

song was particularly agreeable, 
the "bell chorus" at the beginning 
of the second part of "Pagliacci" was 

all iJtrformances. ""'tJiily "half were 
summer school students; the rest were 
from the general public. As a result 
summer opera probaibly will be re- 
peated next year. l.AM "I 
Bellini Company Opens In Aiaa. 
The Bellini Opera Company 0P«"«'l » 
two weeks' engagement at the National 
Theatre. Houston Street and S«=<>"f fj" 
enue. last evening to a capacUy ho .se. 

Mine. Sthumann-Heink Comes from uia^ scale 

!^ 14 

Pleasing Con cert 
Held ior Relief 'of 
Disabled Aviators 

Sings ''Aida" Well 
y-/7as First Opera 


California to Sing at Benefit 
and Charms Anew. 


A I DA, opera by "V'erdl. 
>i,,. ^ Miss Mary Kocstnm 

A.;mcriV;.V; Mi.s s^tMiH j,nm,.n,. 

Amonasm I..v.-pl. r.".' ■ ■ . 

\X ITltslf.',^ Hiss rranc-s M..T-J=lni]., 

^ After touring the country from the At-, 
lantic to tlie Pacific Oce.ui for a decade 

??te''^\ecruse "the costly "opyrlffht on! '^^^ farlo Grand Opeia Company has 

, , that early work e'^P'^^ "^^^ag?r''takesl to Ne)l*r York and last night it 

The warmest night of Ju y w-as not a Butterfly ' because^the -anager^ta^^ .n^gement of two weeks in 

,ropitiou3 one for a war relief benefit .n o"^ ^ Vstonians. and frankly says, ^ .si,ect Theatre. Popular 

city theatre, but the audience hat wen . ^obody else wants^to^ao ^^Butter ^y ^^^^ _^ ^^^^.^^ 

the Manhattan opera House last nigh |fje. th^^^^ ^^.^^^^^ ^.^^^^^ ^^^^ 

attend a special performance In , to^ audiences t^at^^V^^re^ probably, i ,„„c.sfu1. 
Mutualitfe Maternelle de Paris 
Tder of th3 Golden Cros.s. touii 

1 a d of to audiences that wiii ne<u ■ 

ti,p; Forty-fourth Street Theatre Probably. : ^een successful, 

and the Forty rou^^,^,^ „f costa R'<=^- °f^i|n'f ^'^'t "'S'^t 

ided bviish descent, the son of a musician oi nerforn 

he company gave a satis- j 

ish descent,, the son of fa''t"on- p°erformance of -Aida" and an 

... Aeronautical Society of An, for> the^,Centr^^^^ ,^ 
.ho relief of disabled aviators, was amply his W« " Aldr' In open air. Anting popular opera here, barring the] 
:ewarded for the extreme discomfort. ! "f,>?VaHe Ralpold at St. Louis, and ,,pnn,ry Opera Company, has presented 
Th-:re was a long and diversified pro- w^^^i^J^'^era he comes to New York ^^^y^^. ^ppra in recent year.s. Tlie .scenery 
•ramme, wliich served to bring Mme. Er- ',^„orrow nleht. and costumes wercp resentable. llie choru.s 

Inestine Schumann-Heink back to New 
L'ork after a long absence. Her first num- 
was "Ah. Mon Fils," aria from "Le 
Prophete," and the first notes made itj 
evidOTt to her hearers that her suRerln 
voice had not suffered as the result of ^ 

tomorrow nleht. 

;^IDA" AT THE 44T 

Oirlo Oprra Com 



ri y (Ape 

n.". wh?ch „„„ 

and costumes wercp resentable. Hie choru.s j 
and the orchestra were good and .some[ 
of the principals were capital. lOxcciJt forj 
an unfortunate choice of a soprano for, 
the title r61e the cast was excellent, 
s Radames, IMamuel Salazar, a Span- 
tenor, sang well. His voice contains 
some thrilling high notes and at the^ .same 
time is not lacking in warmth and lyric 
beautv. He was hardly a typical military 
hero, 'so far as his acting wont, but if a 
tenor can singe, that is about all that 

«iirfiii' injuries she received in an acci-; The San Carlo Opera Compa 
;ent ai St. Louis in February. She sangj -^-on a reput.tion ""is'fe ol 

ith lier accustomed volume and richness! york by it-s P'^rformances of opera m 
r.f toMe. The singer had come from Call-, Italian, was hearrl last ""f'^' 

fornia to appear at the benefit before go-l n,,t tin.e in this ^'''>: J^e "^^^an ^^ in grand opera 

mg to Chautauqua. N. Y. ^ _ \ Uon. under U, '""P f^''7°-,,.^ ^.^eks are few enough tenors who-can sin 

AS .tn encore she sang "The Lord Isj yal-.o. bf.?an a I' atre The i It can hardly be said that any of the 

Mindful of His Own." from Mendelssohn s. the I^<'^-^:'°"^"\^'' f ' ,^'\there was: royal pc.-sonages in the cast, and 
St. Paul." She also contributed to the success of the compan> « f^^^^/^. "l^a all th^^ characters are kings ur king's 
-^cond half of the programme numbers by <iue largely to the Production o: oper _ ^ i ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^.^^^ ^^^^ 

-of the kind f '^'^;^°'''>,/^^"^1rhi'i p an utero wa.s much good singing. Miss Sflla 
—at rcsulsr theatre prices. Tlii. P'"*" rp';,^^,,^ 0,,^,^ ,va.s a contralto with 

will be followed here^ Metropolitan Opera Company, <lis- 

•■Aida- wa.. the IK^pular ^^o.k^ele ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ Amncrl.s llcr 

last night. Manuel S<ald?.a' . a ^^^^^^^ ^^.^^ fi„p quality, but her bearing 

,-iano; two groups of songs by Leonl „ho has bCM much prai. no > „„„., .^^as not that of .1 princess. .lo.scph Ftoy. r 
•IKothlcr, basso of the Metropolitan Opera] uties, sang Rhodames. wiiue is -^^^ ^^^^ Ethiopia, .sang w.ll 

• cates were MM Royer « t5.a. 

Cervi. On the <^'^^^^ .^'^^J}^\: '^^Z^ Natale Cervi. as the Kgyptian kiug, an. 
were Mary Kaesler a>«I.^;^»^il^ j"" .^li pj^tro de Biasi, as the high priest, .san; 
There was a large audience. ^^ " .^"^ sonorouslv. The less said about Mi.s: 
celved the performance '=;:f,?,. ^^.-l jiaw Kacstner's performance as Aida the 
of pleasure, ^ht' better. 

"Pagl-.acci Will be sung lu ims"'-, _ 

iizet. Weatherly and Aditi. 
Thei-e was a wealth of music in the pro-, 
ramme including three songs by Miss[ 

iCato Vannah sung by .John O'Malley,! 

Irish tenor, with the compo.ser at the; 

lompanv; violoncello solos by Max 
iegna; violin solos by Max Pilzer, as well 
, IS the instrumental background by an 
1 >rchestra conducted by Nahan Franko, 
1 .vho also contributed a violin solo. 

"The Foundling," a one act drama by 
■eoffrey C. Stein, with Miss Myriame 


ffeoiii'^y v^. ^idii, will, ^ - 

beroxe, Misses Josephine Morse and Ethelj by the company 

Conrad and Edwin Brandt in the cast 
.lances by Mme. Teresa Cerutti and Miss 
,1 Helen Badgley and songs and a chorus by 

leveral members of the First Reserve 
tkero Squadron in uniform, diversified the 


"l Finally Dr. B. F. Roller gave an address 
'ii "Physical Prepaiedness," after which 
lid Tommy Draak, a Belgian athlete, 
led. A temperature uncomfortably 
to 100, degrees was not adapted to 
rt wrestling and their discomfort was 
= (i bv the spectators. _ 


Many Au^ors Take Off Coats 
to Be Cool at Last Perform- ; 
ance of Season. 

The scenery and costumes were neatc 
rinrin- theland more attractive than is usually thr 
Other operas to be sung ".'.'^ti^ojf.ase with road companies, and the choru.';, 
week are "Martha." ^.^ar'nen n J.^ ^^^^^ ^.^^ skilful. While the priu- 
letio," "La Gioconda. ' craflcipals who took Ethiopian roles were rare- 

and "11 Trovatore. ^"^"^ , TL. sallfullv blackened and painted, in the <^horuj 
will make her appearance ai ^jLJthpre were several )-eal negroes, an iiino- 
urdav matinee as Tio!cfn. ^^^"yation in "Aida" in Xew York. While thi> 

rSRFFT <iAN CARLO COMPANY touch of reaUsm was not particularl.\ 
j» f I ^- ^^ Q I I artistic, seeing that the real negroes con 

an iJarloTfpera 
Company Begins] 
mil With 'Aidar 

eater Rawling. \ 

TUUNIN'O west from Broadway 
at Forty-fourth Street some 
time before 8 o'clock last nlsr'it 
on© fonnd himself in a turtnalent, 
clamorous, hut good natured mob^ 
over the heads cf which floated, li^ 
raucous tones, the tinnouncemcnt, 
I *1No seats for to-nlffht!" It m.arkea 
! the coming to town for the first time 
. of the San Carlo Grand Opera ComJ 
pany at the Forty-fourth Stree^ 
Theatre. The venture was launched 
' here after several se.isons of success 
throughout the benighted regions ol 
the United States and Canada that 
somehow manage to exist outside oi 
the one and only "Little Old New 
York." Hundreds were turned away 
It was an auspicious beginning. 

The opera was "Aida'" (always the 
first, choice of visiting Itali&.n opera 
companies), and Verdi's made-to- 
order but splendid a^d compelling 
work stirred the audience to enthus- 
iasm. Mr. Gallo, the impresario, there- 
fore, may congratulaite himself upon 
the success of his Initial performance 
The singers, practically, were un- 
known to us. although In the casti 
there were faces and voices not un-^ 
familiar. Manuel Salazar, as Ra-! 
dames, gave a somewhat colorless ox 
position of "Celeste Aida," After that 
early and trying aria he improved 
steadily both in his singing and act 
ing of the Egj'ptian General and de 
servedly won favor. He la a native of 
Costa Rica, his musical training ac- 
quired In Italy. Mary Kaestner was 
Aida. She disclosed a voice the qual- 
ity of which was marred by a certain 
childishness in utterance. Her beat, 
work was In the final duet. Stella 
Demette, who has faced MetropolitaJi 
Opera House audiences, it aeeras to 
me, sang with some charm, but wa.a ! 
oo sprislitly, up-to-date, and not far 
?,nough removed from Broadway for 
;he Egyptian Princess Anuierlr, 

i}^l"L\JL-' trastcd' harshly with the make bclic\ 
nrimense Audience Hears' Mioa negioes, there were many excellent touche.- 
with New Singers of Merit. i the staging, and there were few realli 

disturbing elements in t^e performance 

The stage orchestra, which in most 
itinerant companies is a thin g to cause 
lauf;lit<r wa.>^ .TxTellerrr The ronducto 
l arlo I'e'ront, handled lil.s forces well. 1 ! - 
lighter ami muni delicate .«< ctibns. su> n 
i.i.s th<- Xilo scene, wtrp-doiic wiUi tli' 
■ same rinesKe as the stirring lriuniph.<i 
eiitrv into Thebes in the .sccon.i act. - 

Tho audience seemed to like the per 
formance. There was plentiful 

The liesat gave New York something 
., new In grand opera last night. At the 
performance of "Cavallerla Rustl-. 
cana" and "I Pagliaccl." in the Co-, 
l| lumhla University gymnasium, a lon.g 
suffering man sweltering amid women 
In cool, white dresses, took off his 
coat and enjoyed the opera a la 
shirtsleeves. Soon a great many men 
followed his example, giving the city 
Its first coatles opera. | 
' It was the last of a series of elg'ht 
performances in connection with thel 
•university summer school. An ex- 
cellent performance of the double bill 
' vvas given for an audience or more 
;aan 2,000, which filled the auditorium 
n and overflower upon the camps. 
rfLulsa Vinianl and Luca Botta were 
' " Santuzza and Turiddu respectively 
S \ In -Cavallerla," and Claudi Muzio 
\r and Gixiseppe Gaudenzi were Nedda 
ll \{ and Canio in "PPagllaccl. Helene 
' r. Rogers, a New York girl, successfuUj 
made her debut as LOla in th« first 
'\ opera. Under the leadership of Mar- 
: eel Chajller the orchestra deserved 
., especial praise. . 
' The net receipts of all eight per- 

' formances will be given to the avla- 
tion fund of the National Special Aid 
\i Society. Not even an estimate of how 
i , much the fund will receive could be 
If given by the management last night, 
. 'but the opera season has been an un- 
^loubted financial success. 

Even th« management was surprised 
by the crowds which turned out foi 

The San Carlo Opera Company's musi 
cians played " The Star-Spangled Ban 
ner" to a packed house, from which 

<x»0 more New Yorkers had been turned 
axvav, at the Forty-fourth Street Theatre 
last' evening, and having stood up and 
anplauded that, the many Italians pre 
sent shouted for their own " Marcia| 
Reale " and cheered that in turn, under 
the baton of Carlo Peroni. It was com 
cidcnce that these patriot 
been heard in the same 

weeks nast, during a previous exhibition oiuau...*,-. ...v. -.-., - _^ 

of' offi?^^l pictures of ^"I'Vunher """ses, hut the .San Carlo company 1 

Toinc^idence'hat l^o"tune uSllo" tl.eSauj started J^;cIl. 
'carTo'1Zr%sa\io, had sent mo^^^^ . .. y .<Aida.' 

from his company to the Italian T , , , 

f^"o''^of1,fs 'trrfe"biother.s.^Vn" of^ whVm IfThe San Carlo Opera Company lives 
r.°ve°d^'V'of\iclrs^i%.e UaUan Army^ the promise of last nighfs "Aida^ 

be^°„''aiV%"n/rh'e%otlnropera"o?|an{^;- and New York is willing to hear exceHen 
Uom. m'' America: and ^^^^1^^ music-draina without the accompaniment 
'^'^-o^i a-^^ilr and" nlV voice; "of of a horseshoe full of diamonds, then two- 

mer^t' \n"ufe ^st f.'-f /"'""^^tVi 'dls-": dollar opera has come to roost for a sea- 
di'.s " AJda ".lait nigUt the .stage ;iis_ " ^ ^ ^^^^^ individually 

of E 

Z ^hs hadi f"»' ri-m^'iwlH and for the ,.o. 
theatre foij ^^,;„,,,p,. ;„ Bowery, in'the El ), 
Broadway, .scldoip has drawn 

.Joseph Boyer, a French-Canadian, as 

Amonasro, sang conyincinsly, his 
voice holding unusual charm. He 
should study the methods of 
the acting of the part 
Biasi was Ramfis and Natalie Cet vi 
was the King, both competent. 
Frances Morosini, as the hidden 
Priestess, would better have sung 
more softly. Luciano Bossim was the 

"'cario^Peronl conducted accepUbly. 
the orchestra strived manfully to 
achieve its purpose, the chorus was 
sonorous and the scenery was 
Went under tho conditions. 

Before the opera the "Star Spangled 
Banner" was played, the audience up- 
standing, 'but talking and laug.iing 
and gazing around as most audiences 
do. failing to recognize the signifi- 
cance, especially at this period, of the 
National Anthem, which should be 
listened to in silence aid^'^h rever- 
ence. Tlien there were shouts for the 
IttSian national hymn, and that was 
played to the accompaniment of 


Immense*^ Audience Hears "Lda 
with New Singers of Merit 

The Ban Carlo Opera Company's musl 

-jt. In the first live niinuic» > ■ . ^oiia.r opera has come w luwo- - Tj,g ^a,rio upera v,o.»p<i..j ° — 

' V^'^-^l'l'liV'Med^'fnd cilorfil^set ing son near Broadway. Both Individually pj^y^d - The Star-Spangled Bari. 

F^votran pafac^s^ ensemble, the company madel ^er " to a packed house, from which 

con^lan";- mt?odSced the first of its two and as g^gion. The occa-' ,<!,000 more New Yorkers had been turned 

chief newcomers of American bii u - a very pleasing impression. aWav at the Forty-fourth Street Theatr*^ 

Xrt |s, taking America .n ^he oonti- ^^^^ ^^^^^el Salazar, singing Ra- 2; ° J ^^^^ «tood up and^ 

'''T"ire^1n%^'; Ma^uers'a^^^^ Is a tenor of great power. '^^^^^^^^^^ r.^ny Italians pre4 

Rican. who '^ang as a youth m -Nlexico^^^^^g ^^^^^^ requirements of a nie-,^^_^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ Marcla 
miian*wi r^e'^nt him^o^tu^^^^ theatre, but also, when i " and cheered that In turn, under 

provid to be an a'-ti:^^ of |°°/ stagol modulated to equal sweetness. | ^j,^ carlo Peroni It was coin- 

SS^i^-h?gT"nTo.l ^ t^^^fn'. .'Iiior Salazar m.ade his audience forge^ that these ^^^^^^^^J^l^. 

ai?of " Celeste Aida " ga^^^ heard In the same theatre lor 

Eb l^sS^^eTtili^-n^'ro t^^;^^a f ^tonr Mary Kaestner P'-ed A^d, weeks past « ^^^^ ^^p^ 
le^in.TnV^- wirthfiTI^Jurg'-^m in every -J-'^^ --^^ , ^r^r M^^^^^^^ 

-|.'".,!rtU'n°S"act^ ^^^'^^.J^X^^^'^Z partTher voic'e -rlo ^^^f^^-\.^^r^^i:^^^ 
j;:r^^ni"foi?n"of' proved not to be entirely even, and not funds last -^^,1-^^ o^w^^ 

^or°k^. "^^^io^^^. always true to pitch. But as the even- ^ved as officer, ^^the I^^ahan ^Vrnr^^^^^^ 
rood'hnpression as the A [-1 can savage . ^,,^anced, her singing Improved grea . be^n'am%"ng'th;%o'?ring opera organlza^ 
Amonasro, in realistic ' ''=g."'i=*^.'„. J''.^ Anally In the death scene she left ^ons m America, and they aie first ,n 

^)^na.'wht. Madame Uje this Autumn,^ w.t^^^^^^ 

Efc" ?c"ei-'^^o?k^^'^ t^- D-ettee, who sang Amneris. has a .splen |^Ht, ^In the .' „^ - mmutes^of ^er- 

?^gyptian pAncess. The King was a ^^jee, of great carrying power di s f°tii-iiUted Ind colorful sett ng 

Bfs??vas^'A:e^"H,^frPrie^?.' ^"'r* and deeply pathetic quality. In ^ac^, r^^ 

""•Tonight' the Amba.ssador Co"Sul ^ poor singer in the whole w?omers of American blrth- 

r,ener?l of Italy are announced to oe tn orchestra hardly ,hat Is. taklng_ America m the conU- 

ivas not a V""' ^....o— — — chier newcomcip ."""^."^"■i.. „„«fi 

present- 'Angela Antola, a baritone or, east. The chorus and orchestra hardly t^atjs taking Am^Hca.^m 
!"putaUon:^']f a n^'^Tonlo " Pag- ^^^^^ standard set by "le solo- nental sen Manuel Salazar a Costa 
l'^s"o^';^.^°«se''i^'^rS«u^lUf^ although the orchestra wouM R^-n^ who^sang^ a^ 

s n° and Luigi Dellemollc, P|'f,f 'If^ flt if increased in size somewhat. But „^ ^^nt him to study abroad 

"Cavallerla Rusticatja. .^'t'' „ n=t nighfs performance gave! proved to be an artist of good stape 

T!nhinsnn Marta Mclls. Aliee .iniri qx\, lasi uiBni. ^ i i.rpsence. abundant voice, ari i . ^ 

Giuseppe Agostini, and Mr. Rov promise of future a:h..vemen( high nous, .wr'- - 

..,,-o " Martha •■ and " Carmen ,„lr of " Celeste. Aida "_g 

'1 1 R8 (inry tTiV ltallui 
1 i«n do. 

•Cavalleria" and "Pagliacci." 

The several eallerlel 
unil 90 was. the stjiiullng room 
hn i> floors. 

nti uot Joseph Roy^r. « 
iiun, who had mme from 
. of Berlin, N. H., whore 
1. 1^ UL churoh slnKer. to study 
Ni u k n few years ago, made a 
impression as the African savage, 
1 "i; sro. In realistic disguise. The 

■ 1: stars were Mary Kaestner. a 
'I> Aldn. who Joined Mr. Onllo's 

< In California, and Stella De Mette, 

■ 'iy heard In New York, as the 
ptian Princess. The King was a 
'un. Natall Cervl. and rietro De 
I was the UlRh Priest. 

■night the Ambassador and Consul 
i^ral of Italy are announced to be 

'•nt. Aneelo Antola, a baritone of 
I'.ation, is a new Tonio in " Pag- 

1 " tonight, with Ralazar in the Ca- 
I rflle, I^oulse Darolce. Luciano Ros- 
ind Luigi DellemoUe, preceded by 
ivalieria Rustlcana," with Agnes 
inson, Marta Mells. Alice Homer, 

I'PPe Apostlni, and Mr. Royer. There 

" Martha " and " Carmen " to fol- 


'ERA AIDS ITALlAffS $1,000. 


that they rtpeate 

which, be It said witliuin d - ...-iujn 
A crowded house, which Included; tjjp n^grlts of the singer.o, is not the most 
members oC the ItaJiaii Military Mission.! artistic thin? that can happen in the 
greeted tlio rcndUion of a double bill liy'^ourse of the performance of an opeia 
the San 

and Incidentally had the opportunity of gtella Demette as Maddalena. ' was 

\\ard3 Hand next .Sunday 

Carlo Opera Company, at the j ^he quartet In the fourth act. with Glu- "'Hi "U'l tlif Park nrpur'n , 

irth Street Theatre last night. Ueppe A«ostinl as the Duke of Mantua oncfn'ts ilTi'J'', p"/,-"'"''' » 

displaying enthusiasm over the strains 
of the "Marcia Roale." It was the com- 
pany's second appearance, and bore out 
the lino imprcs.sion made the ovcnins be- 
fore. Agnes Robinson as Santuzza in 
Cavalleria Rusticana" and Louise Dar- 
clee as Ncdda in "I Pagliacci" sang their 
parts bettor than they looked them, but 
does not this discrep;uicy frequently oc- 
cur at the Metropolitan too? The honors 
went to Augelo Antola, who had to re- 
peat the "Prologue" in the latter opera 
and whose full, clear baritone voice, and 
clever acting delighted his audience, 
throughout. Giuseppe Agostini .should be 
mentioned for his singing of Turiddu in 
'Cavalleria Rusticana." One pit of "busi 

nes.s-' ought" to ""be " dropped instanter. to suggest painful comparisons,. Where 
While Nedda renders the bird-song a me- are good, ho is superb. 


1 Carlo Company Appears 
• Cavalleria" and "Pagliacci." 

its second evening on Bioadway. 
i .his time for the benefit of Itellan 
.sufferers, to whose fund about 
"11 wii.s contributed, the San Carlo 
,a lompany. at the Forty-fourth 
.--'t Theatre, last night gave the 
lian double bill, ••Cavalleria" and 
Pagliacci," to a crowded and enthusi- 

tir house Including several hundred ^ 

H.K]ee° Con.sul General Gaetano Poc- intenUons than for its mvanable realiza- and General Pasqualo Tozzi, with tion of them 

another triumph. The Sparifucile of. 
Pletro de BiasI was a worthy pendent 
to the larger r61es, and the orchestra ac- 
quitted itself as creditably as it has from 
the beginning, Slgnor An tola's repre- 
sentation of the black villain aad devoted 
father was most effective. He was im- 
passioned without being mei^ely violent, 
and his employment of his resources of 
facial expression, gesture, and general 

business" -was usually subsidiary to the 
intellectual and emotional reciuii-ements 
Df the moment, while his voice was de- 
lightful. Although no other member of 
the company is quite in his class, ther>» 

s no such gap between him and them as 

chanical songster In the flies accompanies 
her, to the irritation of everybody who 
prizes opera above vaudeville. The or- 
chestra merits a word of more than per- 
functory commendation, but the chorus 
must be praised more highly for its good 

On the whole, however, the 

members of the Italian mUltaiy performance thoroughly deserved the 
pied B 
en th< 
• wa,s 


her . , 

ission now in this country, occupied a plaudits it called forth, and the company 
X draped with flags.^ and teuveen^^^ have, an equaHy good house for 

this eve- 

.o operas the '-'gt-j—j.- 
aved and cheered. MT^C* < 
l/a<!t evening's newcojher on the 

.\ngelo Antola. n. bai'itone of repu- tiin^. 
aion in Italy and South. „-^h<' 

vidlv recalled the artistry of Sani- 
arco of the old Manhattan. The new 
nser proved a skillful actor as well, 
nd his clear, ringing voice e^arned a 
p<-tition of the " Prologue ' The tenor 
alazar. in the " Ridi. Pagliaccio, was 
loro at home than on the opening night 
.hfu he sang in '• -Vida." 
Thf company put forward last night 
V vouiig Americans. including 
r.uisp liarclec. a St. Paul physician .^i 
auiihler, at Neddo In " Pagliacci, and 
prnes Robinson and Marta Melis. both 

!is Santuzza and Lola 

f Kansas, cm as. ^^ari^^^ n^meA was 

ts presentation of "'Carmer; 

San Carlo Opera. 

••Carmen," produced last night by the 

San Carlo Grand Opera Company, add 
another considerable item to the list of 
creditable performances which have ^va 
marked the present engagement at the , j 
Forty-fourth Street Theatre, and are now ' 
filling the big house with music lovers' g- 
every evening. Ester Ferrabini, in the I ^^^^^ 

Ponchielli's opera, "La Giaconda," ^a.-? 
the offering of the San Carlo Grand Opcia 
company last night in the Forty-Kourlh 
Street Theatre. The house was filled, a.": 
on all previous nights, and the audienoe 
derived a lot of pj^asure f rom the per- 
formance. /f» Sr^iy • ^<ii^ -^^^ 

Miss Mary Kaestner as La Giacoiraa, 
Miss Stella Demette as Laui-a, Miss Marta 
Melis as La Cieca, Manuel Salazur as 
Eiizo. Pietro de Biasi as Alvise and Joseph 
Boyer as Barnaba were the principals. 
The men carried away the vocal honors, 
but Miss Demette shared «iein with Mr. 
Salazar in the moon song' and duet in 
the second act. The orchestra, under the 
areful baton of Carlo Peroni did its full 
lint in nialdng the performance what it 

San Carlo Productlo:'- 

Armour. Giusepi" 
who first, sans: 

in th' 

tl'tle''part, played with a Are and spirit j ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^.^ ^^^ 

which won and deserved high prasle. She 
sang, perhaps, not quite so well as she 

in America, and. JoEej:.h i acted, but the total impression was of a 

jjo by Mrs 
the tenor. 

the barttone.'""coiii"pletcd the ^^^.j^^g^ .^ygU worth both seeing and hear 
cast. fresh and jng. Manuel SalMar was Don Jos6, 


Tha" chorus voices 
vouttful. for half of 
Vouife Americans 

th<-.-c ■'^■""^iLuisa Darclee was Micaela, and the 

chorus had been assembled with an eyg 
San Carlo C0mpany\'° the abinty of its members to sin 

ji/"^ San Carlo Opera, (f^? 

Verdi's "Travlata" and "Trovatore'Tj 
closed last week's performances of t!:'- 
San Carlo Opera Company at the For: 
fourth Street Theatre on Sa^urdji 
"Travlata" was sung in the afternr, 
and marked the high level of the ( 
gagement, Marcella Craft was t 
Violetta, and gave an excellent p' 
formance. She has been heard here yr 
viously In concerts, but that Is not -i 
field, for she is eminently suited to i 
era, and scored a great success on S 
urday afternoon. In addition to a ckar, 
well-trained voice, she possesses con- 
siderable histrionic talent, and was par-^ 
iticularly good in the first act. The per- 
formance as a whole was smooth, Giro- 
'jamo Ingar, as Alfredo, and Joseph Roy- 
er, as Germont, being especially effec- 
tive. The chorus sang well, and ; 
orchestra was thoroughly satisfacto- 
Miss Craft will be heard to-night 
'"Faust," and there is every probabili 
of the second week beginning in an ai 
picious manner. 

^Marta Melis had the largest share 
the honors in "II Trovator^" in the c 
ning. being greeted with a tremendt 
outburst of applause after her first 
pearance as Azucena. She was in good 
voice, and her acting was sufficiently up 
to the demands of the part to please all 
but the most critical among her audience. 
Slgnor Antola again distinguished himself, 
this time in the role of the Count di 
Luna, whose qualities he made unusually 
vivid, while his singing was, as hereto- 
fore, a delight. The part of Leonora was 
taken by Luise Darclee, who measured 
up to its musical requirements so well 
as to overcome in great degree her physi- ' 
cal unfitness for It. The last act showed 
the singers In perceptibly better form 
than the earlier ones, and their efforts 
merited the appreciation they evoked. 

psnj' inaj3e his appearance in l''onchielli's 
opera of the Venetian canals, " La 
Gioconda," and sang the tenor .solo, 
" Cielo e insr.'^ to .1 crowded house at _ , , 

the Forty-fourth Street Theatre last { Patriotism was at high tide, also, the 

eveninr.-. "Joseph Ttojcr bioiiplit a fine' | crowded house remainine- standine- after 

barilons to the role of Barnaba. the «pv..Uv,„ ..^t^.^ c!r^o„„l ., ' ^ "^"^ 

unrt PiPtro de Biasi was the State In- r"^ ^'^ar Hpangled Banner' through the 

qui.sitor. while the trio of women in- strains of the "Marcia Real p. " 

. , eluded Mary Kae.stner in the title part. 1^ ^ - — ,_ , ,' 

That is the familiar difference betweei jjarui M^lis as the heroine s blind /( "FaUSt. /4 ("7 

v,„„„,.no rvthpr choruses mother, and .Stella de Mettc as the con- ' 

grand opera choruses and Other cnorust-s.i^^l^^ ^.^,^1 ^^^^^ 

Somehow it strikes one more forcibly ugg^jpgi ail tlie prima donna's wiles and 

»n grancl opera 

Heard Again in 

1 when the grand opera chorus occupies 
dnf^rafci T UndeTTl^^^ stage of a music hall. But the es- 

L/oerdtci 1 diJuciiJ ^^^.^j ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^.^ ^^^^^ did its 

>^/«^ / f / , 1 fyjl sjjare toward what must be regarded 

successful rendition of the 

rrics off the hero 

Marcella Craft added to the laurel.' 

tradition into the bar- 
gain. The women'." voicc» blended in 
an uncommonly beautifvil episode at the 
end of the openinar act in the palace 
courtyard of the Doges of Venice. 

To the surprise of many rival promot- 
Ts of Italian music here, the house 
• gain sold out for the least familiar 
opera, of the week, as it has also for to- 
Martha," wasMghfs old . favorite. " Trovatore.'^ fol 

she won on Saturday, when she appr 
ed as Violetta in "Traviata," by 

. ^ ., *T^<i n as a very successful 

:a\ alleria Rusticana" and I Pag| g^^et classic. 

liaCCi" Applauded bV Consul Gen- ', FlotoWs tuneful opera, ---^-- Sowing the special •• Traviata •' this aft 

- sung in the afternoon. Edvige VaccanLmoon wiUi Marcella Craft. 

fral, War Mission and Others. as Lady Harriet sang with rare spirit I —uppiiy^ upjipq ^r^innONDA " 

Kor its second bill m Xew York the SaJ and excellent voice, which -as specially ! I """NU H t^Kb_^UUUri UM. 
■,rlo Grand Opera Company last nigh effecUve in the upper register. The Last | ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ KaCitner in Chief 

• esentod in the Forty-fourth Street The] Rose of Summer," eliciting a tunaultuous 
,..e the famous operatic tandem, "Caval. encore. Stella Demette contralto for- 
. : ia Rusticana ' and " Pagliacci." and itj merly a member of the Metropolitan 


Roles In San Carlo Production. 

Manuel Salazar of the San Carlo com 

Kusticana ana ■ t-agiiacci. ana ni lueuy a lucuiu^^ nonv martft hU nnnenrance in PonchlelU's 

upheld the reputation which it haj Opera House Company, sang Nancy, and l^^J^^^' 'Z '^l^'^Z canals " La 


Oloconda," and sang the tenor solo 
" Clelo e mar," to a crowded house at 
the Forty-fourth Street Theatre last 
evening. Joseph Royer brought a fine 
baritone to the r61e of Barnaba. the spy. 

adeon the opening night. \ wonders why she was ever permit 

In addition to the operas there was an at-i Giuseppe Agostini, as Li- 

n action in the three lower boxes at the v.i f*- = 

left of the stage. These were decorated' onel, has a voice of great range ana con- 
\yi\h the Italian flag and occupied by a trol and Angelo Antola, as Plunkett, was 

,.3rty which included Cavalleri Gaetano splendid voice. The chorus presented ll'^'-"^'^^^^"^^ '-^ll^^i'^^^'''^^^^^ 
Poccardi Italian Consin General for N>w ,j J f f jnintne pulchr^ while the trio of women 

■ ork. and his staff, and General Pasquale a pieasiug uibpici> "i- ^, j mi " ' ' 

•i o?si. of the tallan Mission to the and the ensembles were all well done. All 
I nited .'Stales, and his staff. " | in all it was a thoroughly pleasing and 

■Cav„lltrla Rusticana" introduced asLrtistlc performance, 

>jr!tu7:za Miss Agnes Robinson, whose art 

Italian as her name i^s English, and 

^ I.Ola. Miss Marta Melis. Both are fully 
:> 10 the standard of the company. 
iu5eppe Agostini was the Twiddy. sing- 

, and acting well. The intermezzo wag 
. o ed so well by Carlo Peroni and his or- 

ipstra that the audience insisted on a 

Mmuel Salazar. tenor, was heard for 
e .second time in the rale of Canio in. 
I I^agllacci," He and Miss Louise Dar- 
!.'e as :Xedda and Lyciano Rossini as the 
lowi) shared in the applause. Mr. Sala- 
rii s Rldi Pagliacco and .\Ir. Rossini's 
I ologue were of course the features. For 
Mi.os Darclee there were flowers as well 
Leoncavallo's music, as well as Mas- 
r Riu .s. received sympathetic treatment at 
ih" baton of Mr. Peroni, and the audience 
■ a. 3 not slow to appreiciate it. 
The audience contained several 
an--, among Avhom were Cleofonte (•am-1 
pnr mi. director of the Chicago 

an Carlo Company 

Tlie San Ca 
c\en!ng at the 

npany ^ogv'^RuiJi 
•lo Opera ftfmpal' 
Forty-fourth Street "1 


tre gave its new baritone, Signor Antola, 
a first hearing in another famous role of 
tragedy and come'ly combined, for which 
his gifts are exti aordinary. This was 
the name part in " Rigoletto," wherein 
he acquitted himself with high honor, as 
he had done before as the Tonio of 
' Pagliachhi." The new Gilda was Mme. 
Vaccari, who had made her d6but in 
" Martha " the pre\1ous day, and though 
still nervous, she sang Verdi's music 
well, especially in the third act duet, 
which she and -\ntola were compelled to 
repeat after many curtain calls. Mr. 
Agostini and I^liss De Mette completed 
the quartet in fne closing scene, and >lr. 
De Biasl was a formidable Sparafucile. 
Mr. Peroni conducterl. The audience 
was a large one. aCAa-i been the case ; 
throughout the ^veeirT'*'* > 

"Rigoletto. i<^t7 

Slgnor Antola again proved his abiU- 

cluded Mary Kaestner in the title part, 
Marta Mells as the heroine's blind 
mother, and Stella de Mette as the con- 
tralto rival who carries off the hero 
against all the prima donna's wiles and 
au grand opera tradition Into tha bar- 
gain. The women's voices blended In 
! an. uncommonly beautiful episode at the 
icnd of the opening act In the palace 
Icourtj'ard of the Doges of Venice. 
I To the surprise of many rival promot- 
i ers of Italian music here, the house 
{again sold out for the least familiar 
opera of the week, as it has also for to- 
-night's old favorite, " Trovatore," fol- 
j lowing the special " Traviata " this aft- 
ernoon with Marcella Craft. 


Concert in Central Park. 

ducted her nnli- 

Miss Edla Soeller conoucieu .^^^ - 
ny band of fifty .'"e" '"t^apPa, k last' 

mceH — 

usi-lltf ^ 


' nades 

filled the 

rendition of Marguerite in last perform- 
ance of Gounod's ''Faust" by the San 
Carlo Grand Opera Company at the 
Forty-fourth Street Theatre, which tV. 
began the second week of an ambitio: ^ 
repertory. Her voice is not one of the 
immense voices of certain famous prima 
donnas, but in sweetness and flexibility 
it left little to be desired, whUe the charm 
of her acting made her representation 
one of rare pleasure. In the scene with 
the jewel-box her histrionic and musical 
gifts -ivere richly blended in a series of 
superb pictures. Angelo Antola made an 
effective Valentine, the only trouble be- 
ing that the .^a-'t hardly gives h : . 
enough scope foi . .s abilities. He w.: 
have acted ei' her Mephistopheles 
J-aust with a u.-i • otion that Pietro 
Biasi and Girolan. ..'gar were quite 
able to give thea>. • >les, but one m ' 
sing the part for • lich one's voice . 
adapted. The Mephi - opheles of di Biasi 
was a bit heavy anu acked the cunning 
traditionally associate I with this per- 
sonage, while Senor In^ar sang his part 
iwell enough, but acted it hardly at all. 
i Madalena Carrena made a fair Siebel, 
I and Alice Homer a good Marta. Two 
things in these otherwise excellent per- 
Iformances the management should stop. 
i'One is the practice of halting the per- 
formance in order to allow the performers 
jto bow their appreciation of the applause, 
(as if the affair were a concert The 
other, still less excusable, is the int i- 
minable wait between acts. Last nr- 
and prome- it was approaching midnight when the 
' ""^'ascension of Marguerite's spirit pemit- 

jnoat uniionu , w-^f.^if^v,,,, the first lo 
spectators. .P'°Sew ^Ql'k's it'iVIl" ^ 

.,...a Conipanv Mi,s D ,— 7^ ^ ^'"^^^ ^""^ Tetto'laS IS^'a'-^batoVr " / 1^'^/ f considerably after 

r^:^i^^^'^!^-^-:Z^:;:^ of_ the_Pan^of^I.g^otto^last Lnd^eom^rt. Mt;^g^J^to Us patrons to . 

benches - 

ilic terraces 01 

.Casino "near by. T'^<=^ ^^'^Telty "'"tr'th" ted the audience to run for trains. A 
neat uniform^^wa^^^a ^ ^^^.^^ ^„ ,.«,-formance that does not start until 

eight o'clock owes it 

,^„.hes. of Cleveland, Ohio, and GiusVpp; night at the Forty-fourth Street Thea- of — 

■srnpanari. barytone, and his .".on Chris- tre, where the San Carlo Grand Opera TschalUo^^sk^. '^{^•^j^^,,. suUivan., 

'^""rdltrJeTX^Lr^ company played once -ore to a « I'X-.Thoi^ of scaudina^;ian a^. by 

"•»• , „,,«,-of.i£<tive. ±ie l,,-,,i,i„,, Ole Bull, anu iiti rorm- 

close before mormng 

Company played once more 

both weU filled and appreciative. ±ie ,.;u,i,au, Ole '""her father, rorm- 

sang the (The last^,.-.-f-fJj^^^^^^^^ 

S^^^sT^the second and third ^^'V l^tX^ ^h.f •'i- n^^^" S^e'^f - «° ^P^ritod a perfor 
Ss m a way to call forth tempests o fe, ' oloi.t «\Vrmu.lcal skill m her . barber of Seville " 
r.,o„«P and even. In the instance of fc'^^K as co. 'n - . • - "'^V a Company ga^e at 

as Gilda, 

Urly leader 


1 v'lndimir 3> 



SoeVleTpiayd when 


applause, and even 
! one of the duets, 

evoke so 

many calls Arnold A ' 

San Csfrlo Company Gives a Spiritec 
Performanc* of Old Comedy. 

formance of Rosfini's 
as the Pan Carlo 
the Forty - foui ili 
I go Street The.atre yesterday aftrrnoon ha^ 
heard at regulai- iheai" 



- i ologue I 

ii'u:ii -t'a^i.uuci,' i'orcy uraui^cer, in 
Untform, played several selections, as 
•f'.sTii Tfif did Mischa Elman; Mme. Frances Alda 

inous old Ivrlc trom Bea.uni!.i clmih's 1 s«ng the "Vissi d'Orte" and "Un be! 
.-.nerty has made- history on the N>w di.' Giovanni Martine h. Cie o e mar 

Il k on-e » » I and the Flower Song" from Carmen, 

' ,^ ' , . and Mme. Schumann-Heinke an air 

i h,hp Bennyan. a banlono. of Aiuie- ^^.^jj^ "Titus" and one from "Rienzi," 
II tin buth and brought up In California tlve programme closing with the trio 
wlicnci he v;ent to ?tudy irith Lorabardl from the last act of "Faust" sung by 
■M Italy, was heard in opera for the firstljlme. Alda, Mr. De Luca and Mr. Slar- 
tlme hrre, and his Flparo fitted well tinelli. 

into the goneral enseiublf;. Mme. Vac- i . Mips Jeannette Rankin, of the House 
c:;rt eanp the music of Rosina with niu-h ['o/. Kepresentatives, presided, and 

Mischa Appelbaum, the founder of the 
cult, made an address in which he 
spoke at len^h upon the cult and him- 
self. The audience showed throughout 
considerable enthusiasm._ ^ _ 


/ . iiarni. Mr. Asro.stini was the Almavlva, 
Ml r-prvi tile Dr. Bartolo, and Mr. 1)<J 

B.ifilio, all good In thetr parti 
ioatp fancy of the old coin(>dy 
. iflcult to convey than -soipe roar 
. !i- coiiitdles of today, pleased the mat!-' 
".i'"" hon.^c greatly. 

The company announced a third v/eek, ' 
when it will add Ma-^penet'.s " Thatt " to 
Hie best of the operas already heard. 


"Carmen" last night began the San 
:arlo Grand Opera Company's third and 
final week at tha Forty-fourth Street) 
-Xheatro and was well received. Every| 
fceat In the houso was occupied, although, 
lit was the third performance of Blzet'sl 

-'ranees Aiaa; wW6 has" sTTe 
holiday singing for charitj . 
evident pleasure to her au:ii 
■with her brilliant rendering 
"Vissi d'Arte" from "Tosca." 
the tender beauty of "One Fine.; 
Day," from "Madama Butterfly- 
Giuseppe de Luca, wnose vocal 
art has few rivals, and Giovanni 
Martlnelli, associate tenor of Caruso 
at the Metropolitan, sang arias from 
well-known operas, and were 
cheered for their efforts. 

Then Percy Grainger, khaki-clad 
and shorn of his romantic locks, 
forgot the soldier for a moment and 
again became the musician. He 
played his own piano arrangement 
of an old sea chanty entitled. "One ■ 
More Day, My John." His second \ 
number was a piano paraphrase on 
Tschaikoweky's "Flower Waltz," a 
stupendous work and filled with 
thankful opportunities for the in- 

ischa Elman, the Russian violin- 
, made a feature of "The Souvenir 
.uc Moscow," by his fellow country- 
man, Wieniawski; demonstrated de- 
lightfully the pure classic style of 
Bach's air on the G string, and 
acknowledged his sympathy with 
modernism by adding a tango by . 

Mr. Markham was received ny a 
standing audience and recited his 
original po&m, "Justice Above I 
Charity." , 
Bellini Company Opens in "Aida. 
The Bellini Opera Company opened a 
two weeks' engagement at the National 
Theatre, Houston Street and Second Av- 
j enue last evening to a capacity house. 
Under the auspices of the mentbers ol . ^he opera was " ATda." with a cast in- 

Noted StarsSing 
in the Garden ior 
Humanitarian Cut 

Mischa Applebaum, President, Speaks 
and Russian S3'rapiiony Or- 
chestra Plays, 


I Mis 
5 ist, m 
\ de M^ 


man, :viesi*i a. yj^xi^t^f^, 

lone, and Cervl, and the conductor was 
Mr. I^eotti. Tonipht Rigolletto will 
be sung. 0iW f •*f t T 

Grainger and Military Band.__^ 

p^c^ Graing«r and the F^^ntH 
Band, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A. 
gave a concert for the Fort Hamlltor 
Auxiliary of the American Red Cross las 
night in Aeolian Hall— a fitting accom 

Mme Ester Ferrablnl, In the title rMe 
■peated her earlier triumphs both 

■iress and singer, and was aided aamir- ^^^^ ausp^ii^ ui. .^o .^v.... , — , ^ v,^,cih. w»= ^.v--. " T,r 

blv in the duets by Manuel Salazaar,| l ir„u of which Mischa eluding the Misses Freeman and Jar- 

bly °" , to respond to encores^' the Humanitarian Cult, of wmcn misuud Messrs. Oppezzo, Ameto. 

\r°solof as wetl as for ?heir duets, an<^ Applebaum is founder and president, a ,one, and Cervl, and the^ conductor was 

I me Ferrablni had to repeat her Spanisl-j go„cert was given before an audience thai 

,;.nce in the tavern scene. JosepH Royer jjj,^ Madison Square Garden lasl 

^^^^^^1^^^^^ SI It wa. the nrst — 

'ang her arias sweetly and made an ex-| The society a short time ago had strona 
cellent impression. pacifist leanings, hut now seems to be 

riicl'^H^^iitTnd^Sle C^e^rv^^ ,uite warlike and opposed to Europea^ 

buclano Rossini, Pietro De Blasi and autocracy. , 

Lulgi Dellemolle. The orchestra anc^ Representative Jeanette Rankin waj ^^^^^^^ ^,.„..c... - ^ 

chorus maintained its good ensemble ^^^^^^ ^ the iprogramme and introj paniment to the great parade of the day 
ffects under the direction o^Can o Peronij ^^^^ ^ sp^kers, Leonard M- Wall: ._and its success was undoubted. TM 
n/f'„ Xu. """^^ ' stein and Mr. Appelbatim. The latter a.n| programme was admirably chosen, andj 

IrllSS \^TaiL^jUf4* / 7 Inounced that (President and Mrs. Wnsoil fortunately, short, for the number of en^ 
• , have been jnade honorary members of thj cores materially lengthened it. Probably 

as VlOletta ^ f * *>rcnlt foUowlns t^ie President's acceptanci the best playing of the evening washear<^ 

» |of a gold medal awarded to him.<br th(| in the Liszt Hungarian Fantasy for pi^ 
'T'-OT/t o/o-''*! society (for his humanitarianism. j anoforte and. orchestra, the orchestral 

iiCZViCZLCZ : concert presented several notec, score arranged for band by Rocco Restaj 

musical stars, and the Russian SynrphonJ the conductor, in a surprisingly effective 

Orchestra, Modest Altschuler, conductor manner. The accord between Graingeil 
played the accompaniments. Giuseppe dt and the band was perfect, and the housej 
Luca, barytone of the Metropolitan, sang which was thronged with musicians, was 

the "Large al Factotum" from the "Barbei prompt to respond with applause. GrainJ jyUgg Anna CaSC ScorCS 

of Seville" and the prologue from "Pag- ,^ "Gumsuckers March" was aJsd 

.... .... .... ^ , i''^'^'^'^'' ^''"'^T°'/'T*''■■r.'','^'^*;°hZm^^^^^^ Song Recital at Car- 

"Tiaviata" was sung by the ."^an Carlo! the Fifteenth Infantry Band, in his miU- mai«.eu ujf e ^a. .. I & 

Grand Opera Company in the Forty-fourth itary uniform, played "One Day More,'' Ing of the Chopm Polonaise in A flat 

«f , „^ , \ . It ^ V . I the Sailor's Sea Chant, by Rosher, and gi^owed plainly that his playing of the 7X< l-n. n CglC nau 
street Theatre last night, and an audience ■-o-""' " tv,o "Trinwer Suite' """"^^ »^ . f'»^^/^l^^«^l^ 

Uiat filled the house completely applauded ^'^"rn:™^ Flower Suite ^^^^^^^ the band has »mpa.rea _ ^ 

principals, conductor and orchestra. '^MKscha E^^^-^- ""-«*' ^'^^^^ "^'^ "^ Tj.T^i l^e ^ot{^ea/o/^s* upZ us full 

MISS Marcella Craft was heard as Vlo- ' "Tango, " Bach's Air on the G St""^ march and war song, with and vesterdav slw three after- 

, . . , the "Souvenir de Moscow;" Mme. Francepj goldiers, was effective, and the playingblast, and yesterday saw xnree aiier 

,etta, Giuseppe Agostinl was the Alfredo | ^^^^ ^^^g. ^^^^^ ^^^^ -Tosca" and "Mad- Halvorsen's brilUant "Triumphal noon recitals, all of them well attend- 
ed Angelo Antola was the elder Oermont. | Butterfly:" Giovanni Martine li, , ^^.^^^^^ .^ ..lgl2" overture.ed. Miss Anna Case gave a song re- 
Xhey and Miss Frances .lorosinl. ' san. "aelo e^^^^^^ S^'Dance of the' Hours" from "Lacital at Carnegie. Samuel Gardner one 
J, Flora of the cast, received applauce in ^onda, and the flower Gioconda," and Grainger's "Colonial Song"of the violin at Aeolian, and Arthur 
?l proportion to the music which \ erdi al- . ^^^^ Ernestine Schumann-Heink was j^^^ nothing to be desired. It is manyFriedheiTO a p iano recital at the Prin- 
lotted to the characters which they im- : i,e^rd in arias l^<'^''^''^''^''\^''J^'''f^^'z years since the equal of this band hascess Theatre. Of the younger artists 
personated, the audience expressing n» j -d J-Rienzi. Jy^^^^^^^ ^dl, MesV.. been heard in public. Under Mr. Resta' of the concert woz^d no one has risen 
approval at the end of Its favorite a""'^" 1 ^uca and Martinelll as the final vocal direction, precision, tempo, and expres-^iore rapidly in popular esteem than 
-nd duetd. as well as at the end of each ,^^,^^toin. J sion were almost perfect, and the soloists, 

..The'^rw^RL'sfarAnXm,-^ ^^-cisco D'Alo. euphonium 

San Carlo Company Presents Famil-i 
iar Opera, with Mr. Giuseppe 
Ag-oslino as Alfredo. 

^liitiioi:^ Ir iii.>U.fiK.u.-, pa.-ii-as'vi of ihe 
Pacsanini concerto in I), though .-^omo | 
rou-hnessos appeared lu the more ra;) d 
lechiVieal embrSidorios Of its theme.4 m 
WleniaWKkr.-* version. 

Mr Gardner, indeed chose half iii.J 
pi-OK-am of such double 'C 
woik<reither revl.«ed or else ad.-iptea o 
Tho viohn bv other musiclan.s down to 
Krcis e arrangement.s of Shubert and 
Couperin. There were later numbers of| 
7soU Gliore and Arbos. an introduc- 
tory fuKue bv Tartlni, and the concerto 
in G minor, Bach-Narhez. . 

The last named wa.s given with , he 
help of a small orche.stra Including 
Conrad Held, Robert Toedt, Jo.ieph 
FuX and William Kroll, vlolln.s; Cynl 
Towbiii and Gerald Kunz, violas. Hti-i 
m^in Sezelv, '.■ello: Richard Ch^rliasky, 
u....„ Edward Rechlln. orsan 


Afternoon Program of "Pioneers' 
i f.*J^,i^»^ tl^e Princess 

j Artiiur I'riedhcim, a who al 
I wavs command.s respect and often cu- 
i thu"sia.=m from a public that has known 
! him through the period of a generation 
at le^st, began an unu.sual .series of 
recitals yesterday afternoon at the 
Princess Theatre, a place among the 
more fortunate of its kind, blessed with 
ciuiot intimacy and resonant acoustic.s 
His program of "pioneers" included 
' Beethoven, whose Sonata Op. 110 will be 
duplicated by another star this 
■week- Chopin, most largely represented; 
Liszt limited to two selections and a" 
encore-Mr. Friedheim does an entire 
I>iszt program next-and Balakireff 
first of Russia's " great five,'' and as 
it ha °1 enod, the one I.slamey 

'il*''F?i'*edheim quoted U^^-thoven's i^- 
tort to a violinist complaining of some 
difficulty in his music .. .^.Y^?"., do i 


.1 m rlcall a pioneer of America's 
aiki. d on lecan a t t,sclialk, whoso 

■ 'V-;„,bou a '' long ago discovered some 
iuiml of 1 antatlon melody aloni? 
posiibiUtUM ppvcv Grain- 

^''^^ulT' hou^e ^';pl^4ciated'\he friendly 
l^^iir^o^^'irtnrtS^ ^^t?s» 


, act. Carlo Peronl conducted the perform- 

the p^rform- 

OPERA!) 1AK^3 I 



packed house greeted 
ice of "Traviata" by the San Carlo Op- 
, !a Company last night at the Forty- 
jCourth Street Theatre, Marcella Craft. 
; [again scoring heavily as Violetta. Shej | 
' was ably assisted by Ferrabini and An-j 

ttols., and the applause was frequent and 
discriminating. To-day's bill will Include 
Ihree operas. In the afternoon the 
i"TEiles of Hoffmann," will be heard for the 
second time during the engagement. The 
cast will include such well-known fa- 
voi-ltea as Viccari, Carreno, Agostinl, ! 
and Royer. In the evening the double 
bill of "Cavalleria" and "Pagliacci" will > 
be heard, the latter with Angelo ^ntola | , . p Qj^en at 

.i;^ Tonio an.d Manuel Salazar as Canio. "emaPKaDie rrogrdmme Uiveil dl 
I others in the cast are Kaestner, Melis. , MadisOn Square, 5,000 CheeP- 
))^ Filippe, and Dellemolle. 

(Percy Grainger, in Khaki J 
Plays at Gardem/« 
^^^ ^ Concert 

1 What was perhaps the first concert 
I of the season was held last night in 
Madison Square Garden when an audi-i 
ence of several thousand persons gath- 
lered at a meeting in aid of the Hu- 
' ,'manitarian Cult. The programme was 
a varied one. and it was presented by 
a number of our best known musical 
I, celebrities, assisted by the Russian 
I't symphony Orchestra. 

It would be idle to furnish any critl- 
:al comment of a concert held in an ■ 
nuditorium o' t]io impossible proTior- 
1 A mention r, ' 

an idea o. 

Miss Case. She is to-day one of the 

"The New Russian Anthem," -Ku.ssiani ■ - -.^--- - _^ Hreal drawing cards in her field, and the 

Soldier Sing" and "The Star Spangled Ban-' were masters of their instruments. Th^f^ct that Carnesrie Hall was completely 
nor," and five other Russian airs during climaxes were built up in an astoundiiigfli]^^ ^jth ^several h 
the evening. , manner, the effect being overpowering 

Edwin Markham read his 'lew poem ' programme concluded with "Th^ 

"Tiicvir-p A!hnvp Charitv. and, taiKs were ° 

i,^n for thl humaniTarian side of the Star-Spangled Banner," and, for once a 
war by Messrs. Wallstein and AppeTbaum.j least it belonged. Army ofHcers stood 

^ ^ » ^ . ^t salute, and even the children's littl^ ^^j^^^^^ ^ ^ .^ ^^.j ^^^j^^j 

hands were raised to their foreheads. ^^.^^ applauded Miss Case so 

They knew well what it meant, and th« ^, . ,■ ,, t j , 

■ , , J i enthusiastically ycsterdity — applauded 

salute was natural and spontaneous. , , -^^ a f\\ 

^TATCrO RECITAL IN VAUDEVILI.E^ and showered her with flowers until] 

ptving a Suf of classical piano workj the stage took on the atmosphere of 
Miss Daisy Cordler Nellis, daughter of i 

made he 

filled, with 'several hundred persons 
turned away at the doors, testifies elo 
quently to her appeal even in the 

Few more bril'iant audiences have 

ing Schumann-Heink, Alda, Dej 
Luca, Martinelli; Percy Grainier 

OPERA stars and literary lights 
were heard in a remarkable 
programme at Madison Square ' 
Garden last night. The occasion 
was the seventy-first meeting and 
concert of the Humanitarian Cult. 
Fully five thousand members of the 
organization attended. 

While such distinguished person^ 
as Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin 
and the renowned poet, Edwinj 
Markham, "did their bit" during the 
evening, it was the several musical 
celebrities that were specially fea- 
• tured. 

The flag-draped rafters vibrated 
with the glorious corftral' 
Mme. Schumann-Heini 


physician in Kansas City, Mo. 
vaudeville debut last night at Keith'sf 
Riverside Theatre at the regular Sunday 

performance. O'^^'^ * V 

Rachmaninoff and Chopin are not un- 
known to vaudeville audiences, but usually 
thev are burlesqued. But Miss Nellis 
played them seriously, . as if at a staid 
piano recital, and she played her numfcpr- 
so well that several encores were df 
manded. She has a musical touch n,, 
enough dexterity of fingers to indulgu , 
"stunts" if the occasion demands it. INIoi- 
over she is young and pretty and hr,.- 
pleasing stage presence. A-pparently 
well played classics did not stnke ti 
audience as out of place sandwiched i,. 
between a Japanese dance and a song and/ 
dance artist. ^a^A ^ / 'f / ' 



Young Artist Gives a Recital at 
Aeolian Hall. r*l i"^ 

L.iii...(^ the season's full wee-, 
daily music at Aeolian HaU wa.s .. 
violin recital yesterday by Samu. : 
Gardner, a young artist well known .r. 
.^ome vears, and one bearl- v 

„pon th'- i-.^- '■-'-'"•■';'|';-^^'^^^;,;;^,'" 

audien '"' ' ' ' - I 



coijservatory. Ami as a rule the ap 
plause was well deserved. 

The programme was judiciouslyj 
chosen for the display of the best^ 
qualities of the soprano voice, Miss| 
Case was a vision of beauty, beautiful-j 
ly gowned, aiid her voice was in bet- 
ter condition than last year. Indeed,! 
Miss Case has practically every quality 
for success on the concert platform; 
she has youth, beauty, charm, one of 
the most luscious of natural voices, in- 
terpretative sympathy and intelligence. 
In each number, as the Sgambati ar- 
rangement of the old Italian folksong, 
in Chopin's Lithuanian song, in Bem- 
berg's "II Neige," which she gave for 
an encore; in Leoncavallo's "Serenade! 
Francaise," and in Mme. Renard's "An- 
gelus," she was at her best, and thej 
sustained notes of her medium were 
of a high beauty, warm, rich, and filled 
with colo^. It was in the production of 
her upper tones in full voice that she 
showed need for improvement. These 
tones have always been with Miss Case 
refractory, and she has not yet con- 
quered their weakness. Aside from 
this, her recital yesterday was delight- 
ful and her singing always sincere. 

Mr. Gardner is a young violinist of 
highjiromise and a good deal of pres- 
ent attainment. He possesses a rich 
tone, sincere musical feeling, an inci- 
sive sense of rhythm, and not a little 
warmth of imagination. In his play- 
ing ypstorH r- of the Tartini Fugue in 
A major 1 splayed all these qnali- 

tliKlo bv Kftcti. writtfn fi-f- the haipuf-yj^ 

: lit 

Aiihur Irieh. 
11 cxuU(>nl HI 
vvflve rt'ciUls . 
TdUKht forth i 
nambnrs. His i 

lUlukvieff, 1 . <- 

is/.t, nnil hi« K lect wuB "Ihe 

^.rcatost of the i 


Vleesrs. Maler «nd Pattlion GIvtf fc" 
ntorostlna Proflram In Aeolian Hall. 
Performaiicps upon two pianos nre In j 
ncral tuoro inten-stlnR tp the rlaV'"''* 
aan to the llateimrs. ui\\f»a trie playtr" 
rc of an iinusunl iirtlstlc distinction, 
luy Mnlor auJ I.i-c I'atll.ioti. two youiii,' ; 
■Imlstsi \yho plnyod toa^thcf In that | 
^v:^y last ev«nln.!T In AeoUan Hull can 
r;rcUy lie cnllcd such: but they gavo j 
'■'.■•\v iiorrornuinco Interest by a, pro- , 
1 ini ihut Included «ome unfamiliar I 
nr ;. TSu^io waa an cxocllont finish of , 
..B. i.'.blo In tlieli- playing, intclliifeiico, i 
• inualcianly feollng. 
Vho pieces of niosl Interest were one 
.y J (.iuy Ropnriz, in H minor, not 
ithcrvvifie *nlUlt><l. and Del>ua:iy's " 
;n.>..k ana Whl(«'; thrco sketches, onn 
lo Igor Stravinsky,"' In which mlsht 
i- l\f;ii-d au«?estions of " Potrouchlta " j 
•• I.irutynatU Juciues Chariot," 
:;llkd 111 battle In lUi:,, In which a trag- 
n. ii'. of buslo call Is followed )>y the 
r.-illh of a German chorale, and one 
To A. KmsscwUsUv." Ru.s: ian double 
'•is.'i virtuoso rn'i orchestral conductor, 
n wiilch the i.or.sonal nllusion. IC there 
, vi Miv had !•> bo cuosscMl. These are 
.11 ohnrnoterlstt'- c.f DMbii.-^.iy in nianner, 
y.-t not of hla best In their roaiXr;r. 

\ sot of viulaflons by voii W ilm, m- 
•A-s^iiUy suseestlni? other men's music; 
l uffs noat fi;av.)t(e. a transcription ot 
s iint .sJncns's nymphotdc poem, "' Omn- 
aai. s Spinnlnif Wheel." and pieces by 
.I fre and Iljlnsky ^vere the other 

liss Henrietta Conrad Makes 
Her New York Debut at 
Aeolian Hall ^f^^ 

Miss Henrietta Conrad, an American 
uprano whose career hitherto has been 

I Germany, made her New York d6but 
ist, night in a recital at Aeolian Hall, 
ad Miss Conrad's vocal control been 
qual to the natural qualities of her 
oice and to her interpretative intelll- 
ence, her appearance would have been 
lie of pleasure unalloyed. 

ill her German songs, especially those 
f Richard Strauss, the clarity of her 
iction and her quick sympathy of in- 
glit were admirable, yet the full effect 
as generally marred either by incor- 
}ct intonation or an annoying change 
f timbres. Whether these faults were 
ue to nervousness or to imperfect 
reath support and tonal emission it 
ould be difficult to say from a first 
taring. Yet, despite these handicaps, 
!Y voice at times, especially in mezza 
)ce, was one of warmth and clear 

M iss Conrad opened her programme 
ith an Italian group, consnsting of 
ozart's "Ridente la Calma," Monte- 
rde's "Mortal Cosa son'io," Scarlatti's 
lugiodose Odorose" and Marcello's 

II mio Bel Foco." Her German lieder 
;re by Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and 
rauss, her programme closing with 
iglish songs by Horsman, Maley, La 
rge and Rummel. She was liberally 


s ranees Nasb. a young pianist from 
who- has ppeared here on several occasions, gave a recital yestei- 
iiftornoon at Aeolian Hall. Her niosl 
itant ^-onlribution wa.s Chopin'.s B 
I, .sonata. Technically there was much 
hi. Ire in her playing, and she instilled 
rtain amount of feeling into it. At 
< however, ber performance of 
lin'.s music was cold and unemotional, 
iilaypd Bach's prelude and fugue in A 
,1 with firm, strons touch. From 
assy she gave "The Children's Corner." 
.s ''s playing is virile and at 
f lul and delicate. If she could infuse 
'?'" Ml 1. more emotional power into he 

itf«(n.r ■ 


ati «■ 
» Bf 
)ve m 

no one's anybody. 

0 be the case with recital (jivera, 
v.'ould not like to withhold a 
I' ived meed of praise from ho fine 
an artist as Miss Nash. The only 
'luestlon is. What shall we do with the 
score that are to conic after her? 

H. v.. K. 


PVooram of Chopin's Music Ifp 
AROIian Hall. 

•% a 


II ill! 



I raei 
I tbm 
of tlf 



ti elo- 

in ti! 

! tavi 
Im. !i 
J unti 

e best 

it b<i' 

|'r,*HuIo DV iJarn. wriiit-ii i,n- iiui 

■l ord, one delivered It with trroat m 
i' lit ;i Hpiort thai, together witl 
1. k of ihythmlc flrmnesa, made It .son. 
Mins a little cloudy. The prelnd'' i' 
nipo.tiMl of a .nici es.'lon of chorils, 
wan the Invnrluhlf; i-u*tom of Hnoh'B 
(iino lo play such oliords " ai peftKloert." 
:ir,d those piobnlily ohould be ^o played. 
Mini Nfiah w»w soiiiewlial overw-emlil id 
i)y Chopin's B Minor aonata. There wa« 
ii'nii'h vivacity and chft('*<^*'^'"'*'-'c expres- 
sion In her pln vln^ of the bIx pieces of 
Debumy's "Coin dts ICiifanus, " the titles . 
i>f which offer a proinlao not fulfllledi'^ 
tn hiffenulty nnd humor, tliough Miss 

liasl, made them count for .-ill there Isi HuKhe.s, an American plani..., 

^"^' -ormerly resident in Germany, who 

played here last season, gave a ri-- 
eital ye.Vterday afternoon In Aeolian 
Hall, of which the prosrain wn.v en- 
tirely devoted to (.hopln. A pianist 
n<H?d.s to be certain of calling -as a 
Chopin interpreter to devote a whole 
jiiograni to his music, eapeclallv when 
he exacts of hlrnselt a performance of 
Lhe two .sonatAA, as Mr. Hughes did. 
The other numbers were three mazurkas 
and the KanUsle In K minor. 

There were many excellent and agree- 
ahlp. features In Mr. Hughes's playing, 
but it did not denote a apeciaJ sympathy 
wltli Chopln'9 music or understanding 
of It. There were intelligence. dIpTillj, a fine technical competency ; 
but the imaginative flight was not sus- 
tained, the poetic fire burned only ru- 
tully. It could not be saJd that Mr. 
Hughes failed to understajid the music 
ho played, Cut he viewed it -"'Ith so- 
briety With all the excellent ^luallUcs 
Jthat were, recognizable in the playing of 


l< lioriorH of the day for Amc l' ' 
A.ioliun reclua last evenlnu,' 
• performed a Konatn.. "Imnie 

plii>t-il tiiu 


s Ivllllan Ammalee. 
Angi les and a Lcsc 

porrormed a Konatn.. Klmnlo ' 
nuilodious, by CharleH Cadma^ ,., 
po.ser of a. fopih,-/,,nir,„ '. . 

n forthcoming Mctron 
opera. This she prefa. ed with a n 
ii b suite of Bach, and followf.l 
agreeable trifles 


All were playo'd 

In them. ; 


Sonars IMoasc at Princoss Thea- 
tre and riauo Selections Arc 
Enjoyed. at Aeolian Hall. 

'•■r.ivy.iout iniics, an Arot 

-•.•.l.-«ludy and Kosenthar.s "Huti 
(i\ Icsn known. All -a/or,. .,i 

ber recitals would be more inter- 


tty Lane Shepherd, Soprano, and 
Frances Nash, Pianist, Apptar. 

A singer new to the New York concert 
alls, J^etty I,ane Shepherd, interested 
nd pleased a good-sized audience ot 
h-j Princess Theatre yesterdav after- 
loon with her disclosure of an agreeable 
nd well-managed voice, a sincere and 
tialghtforward style, and musical feel- 
IbW |ns. The voice Is a soprano of excel- 
lent metal, not without power, that 
eemed Of rather better quality when 

et »»• 

((«■ , 
iniJt f! 

a rit« 

in '»"• 

ised with less power than with greater 
Irs. Shepherd's style is fluent and lier 
lellvery spontaneous, and her perform- 
ini-e Is musical and intelligent. Her 
Togram Included a large varletv, old 
ongs by Marcello. Handel, and Brown, 
nodem German, Ueder, and B>ench 
mf,'s. a-nd a group of American ones 
Frances Nash a young pianist, who 
Ik been heard Df>fore In New York 
recital y- rri^.v „i-i, ■ .,r,on in 

the full-bodied swiiig for a^ertai;*" tTi' 
'^\*hm from Chopin to Strau.s." 

Miss Mane Caslova, violinist, and M 
Klizabeth Wood, contralto, will to I 

I Two recitals invited the attention of 
music lovers yesterday afternoon at Uie 

I Princess Theatre. Betsey I^ane Shep- 

i herd, soprano, gave a programmo of 

; songs before an i^udience that was ap- 
parently well pleased. Mrs. Shepherd 

had something substantial to offer hef^,ja,i wcic. .c.,,^t,...-. — - — — - — 
hearers, and she will doubtless be heard Ihe B Minor Sonat^ ^'''T ,h.,"?hrpl 
again. Her voice Is not one of opulent KpproxlmaUon to the spirit of the three 

quality or power and is wanting in the tn'-a-^ "'"'^^^- a w 

complete freedom to which singers all Benefit for Belgian Babies, 
inspire. ,\ concert for the lelicf of the Belgiai 

t)n the other hand it is pleasant to haliieis w;is given in Aeolian Kail yes- 
Ihear and is well managed. Jlrs. Shep-L^p^gy a.fternoon by an organization 
herd sang yesterday in tune, with cx-l.,y,(,<i the Belgian Royal f'orfccrt Trio, 
cellent phrasing, with good breath sup Wj^c members are Miss Daisy Jean, who 
port, clear enunciation and a good com- jilavs both \'iolonr-ello and harp: .Ian 
Imand of graduation ot tone. Technical Callignon. bass baritone, and Gabrielle 
'equipment of such 1<I"<1 h- decided iP^^^^^^^^ 

va.lue. In the recital field it must of I ^ j^(,up j^a^p pieces by Bel- 

necessity be employed in the service ofL|a^„ composers. Mr. ColllSTion eang in 
understanding; and this indeed Mrs. KotJi I-Vench and Flemish, his songs in- 
Shcphcrd showed. icludlng a number of Flemish foli^song.^, 

Bhe sang honestly aiid^ sincerely such ^"d Mi^ss Radoux played pi^ce.s Bo- 
jongs — ~ " ■ 


not - -. 

demanded by such lyrics. O 
hand, in the "XachtlKaln" of 
singer w.^s xcry pii.;.:e;wful 
Franz's "Es hat die );ose .sich belUagt." 
The fjpverest test of lier art was Han- 
del's "Oh, Sleep. Why Dost Thou Leave 

..,.^c..,^v.. Yvuoci, rontraiio, will to, 
and tonight end a new .sea.son's f,. 
busy work at Aeolian Hall. 

'VfoUnist and Contralto Heard. 

Miss Marie Ca-slova, a young violinist | 
hoard in Aeolian Hall yesterday after- (' 
noon, has advanasd ixa an artist In the' 
interval .'<lnce licr d^but here. Still young 
and of agreeable stage presence, she hiu-t 
overcome a roughness of style, has. 
pralnod polish and noise, as shown In • 
N<»rdini'3 sonata In Ij, and Max Bnich'sj 
concerto, her principi'.l piece.s yesterday. | 
She was accompanied by Waiter Oolae I 
in these and In lighter numbers of De-| 
bussy. Saint S.ien.'*, Roger, Granados-i 
Krei.sler. and Joiichim-Bra.hma. 

Miss BllKabeth Wood, a contralto, 
from New Orleans, who .^an? In " The 
Messiah " Summer at Ocean Grove, 
w.x.s heard in Aeolir.n Hall l.'i.Ht night. 
To a voice of natural sympathy she 
united a con.sld* rable command of 
varying moods and an admirable- enun- 
ciation of her tejvts. Klmcr Zoller ac- 
companied her in Sgambatl's "Perche,"' 
Schurnann'.s " Volk.sliedchen," Franz R i 
■■ Im Hcrbst," and Hahn's "Dune 
I'rison," which was encored. At the, the singer gave "The Star- , 
Spangled Banner," with organ, on a 
stage hung with flags of the Allies. - , 
— 1/ f/'y 


A Very Large Audience Hears Him 
0C.'' 1] Carnegie Hall. > "j I "] 
l/eopo!d Godowsky gave his first and, 
as was announced, his only New York 
pl.anoforte recital of this season yester- 
day afternoon in Carnegie Hall. There 
wft« a very large audience present; so 
large that seats had to be provided upon 
the stage; the sort of audience that will 
probably be less often seen after the 

Elizaveta KaloTa Performs *jaying"has "lu^^^^^^^ 

he sang honestly and sincerely such M'd Miss Radoux played Piece.s by B 
ss as Schumann's ;;FruhUng-snacht'' fe^^^^ iDulxiu 
Strauss's "Caecilie," but the voice is p:,,^ Belgian bubie-s meriteifr Vf 
capable of the torrential utterance r T»T/\-Bir » IT 


ami ,asain in 


With Zeal Pieces by 
Slavic Composers. 

Me," and sb« passed it victoriously, for 
she sang the number with breadth and 
dignity of style and wilh genuine feeling. 

At Aeolian Hall Fiance.s Nash played, 
upon a piano. Her programme com- 
prised a Bach prelude and fugue, Chop- 
in's sonata in B minor. Debussy's set of 
pieces entitled "Coin des Eufants" and 
one of Liszt's Hungarian rhapsodies. 

.diss 'Nash has been heard here l.>efore,'| — 

and it can be said that s!ie confirmedi twr> re. 

the impression gained at iier former ap-! .Aeolian Hall was 
ipearance. She plays very prettily. with-,oitals of music yesterday. I" 
out excitement, without affectation, with-lnoon Elizaveta Kalova a Russian vi- 
out anv sort of sUly pose. iol'n'^t, now living m Boston P'^sed a 

Her • performances are not likely to i^onata in B niinor by Nedbal, first 
bring disturbing elements into the pres- imovement of he Tschaikowsky- conce. to 
ence of comfortable audiences. Turbu- 'and several other P'^«s by bla^lc corn- 
lent emotions did not obtrude them- Poserg. She approached he. t 
.elves yesterday : nor di.l unseemly zeal and an evident desire ^« -1"^ '^^ 
gavetr rollick the pages ad- to' the music of her native land, but her 
dressed by M. Debussy to the little ones, .technical equipment was not such as 
All was decorous, and furthermore theito enable her fully to achieve her pur- 
bianist was genuinely in earnest about|POses. 

I ! In the evening Lillian Ammalee, pian- 

Ust, of Los Angeles, gave a recital. Her 
jprincipal numbers were Bach's English 
suite, a sonata by Charles Wakefield 
Cadman, whose new opera is to have a 

Two Recitals Yesterday 

TyUinx'J>, Afternoon ' 7- 

There were only two concerts in' the 
public rooms of the city yesterday, so 
far as we know. Betsy Lane Shepherd 
—what a refreshingly Yankee name in 
these days! — gave a song recial in the 
Princess Theatre, and Miss Frances 
Nash gave a concert of pianoforte mu- 
sic at the same time in Aeolian Hall.* 
Artists, both of them, of the type and 
capacity which it is a pleasure as well 
as a duty to record, even in the' course 
of a season which promises to be 
crowded with performances of the great 
and the little. The programmes were 
not unusual; but what would you? In 
a little while the singers and players 
upon instruments will feel called upon 
to show political feelings— there have 
been symptoms already — and then it 
will go hard with them, as well as with 
the listeners. Especially will this be 
the case with the singers who are most 
desirous to show what the American 
composer can do. 

Miss Shepherd covered the big field 

hearing at the Metropolitan Opera 
House : a nocturn of Chopin and Schu- 
elt's paraphrase oh Hie Strauss^ waltz 
"Sounds from the Vienna Woods." 

There were commendable qualities in 
Miss Ammalee'a playing. Her fluent 
finger work showed the results of good 
schooling and in the Bach number sine 
displayed excellent clarity in the enun- 
ciation and balance of the polyphony 
as well as taste in the of tonal 
effects. She was less satisfying in the 
singular music of Mr. Cadman, in which 
she lost much of her previous clearness 
and fell often Into a confusion of sounds. 

Her loyalty to the great State of 
California and her participation in the 
deep Los Angeles devotion to Mr. Cad- 
man did her credit. But the composer 
has given more real pleasure with bis 
•'Land of the Sky Blue Water" than 
with his sonata. 


Mrrie. Kalova Makes Her Debut- 
Lillian Ammalee's Recital. 

Mme. Elizaneta Kalova is a Russian 

lovers of the ^lianoforte. 

This interest is centred in his tran- 
scendent mastery of certain things; yet 
this mastery does not extend to all, nor 
to even 'he m.ost vita! and fundamental, 
maters in musical art. His playing, In- 
ideed, is apt to be more interesting than 
i'Vpply moving. It is the art of one who 
has consummately mastered the mech- 
Wr-i.^m of pianoforte playing; whose per- 
formance ha.s the exqui.slte contour, the 
perfect chiselling, the finu^hed surface 
of a cameo. It has a gem-Jike trana- 
narencv, and also often something or 
a pem-Iike hardness and brilliancy. 
When the deeper feelings are to D« 
touched. M. Godowsky often does not 
touch them. . . , ^, „ 
Mr Godowskv did nothing better than 
the nehement Rhapsody by Brahms, op. 
Uf) No 4: and there was much charm 
in his playing of the Intermezzo from 
on 7«— less in the one from the same 
set that he added as a"jncore. His 
performance of three of his 
sance- series, modernized reconstruc- 
tions of pieces bv Rameau Lully and 
StfTrlatti. to which he' added another, 
the tambourin from Rameau s opera ot 
" Dardanus," received great applause, 
and, granting his premises, fully merited 
it for Its clearness, cnspness and the 
exquisite adustment of the/""«''fy°rt^w' 
But some would object that Mr. Godow- 
sky's additions and alterations (especial- 
Iv in the mater of harmony had de- 
stroyed ."ome of the most charactensUc 
tr.-iits of style that make these pieces 
what they a"re. , 
His interpretat-ions reached their Wgh 
est value, as they have ori occasion be- 
fore, in Chopin's music: the Barcarolle, 
the F sharp minor polonaise, a waltz 
aand the G minor Ballade were playe<, 
with much beauty and with more poe i- 
cal feeling and sentiment than he pu 
intfe Rnything else. .Mr. Godowsky b.- 
gan wilhi Beethoven s sonata in A. ti^.' 
OP lt<^, in which he provided something- 
of disappointment. The second moy^ 
Iment had an impetuous rhythmic Ir 
1 o*i!ivenes3, the fugue a remarkable clar 
! ity but there was not quite all the grac 
that belongs to the first movement, an ■ 
the brief eloquenc? of the recitatn e, Ui- 
'poignant appeal of the plangent ario^.. 
were to seek. ' 


I, Violinist, in Carrieg* 

Mischa Elman 


i.iisB oiici/iiciu v.v..viv— — --a -T-- violinist who has pursued her studies 
from the eighteenth century ^lassics,^^^ ^^^^ ^^.^ country. She had 

Hown to to-day, like an honest song ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ publicly till yester- 
cUlly'as'an in't'erpre'ter ' ?Vithout7ar: H^^^ afternoon, when she gave a recitaJ 
cular charti of voice or art, she dis- i devoted entirely to Slavic music m Aeo- 
^Tayed that^ntelligence and clearness ban Hall. There wa^ a sonata by 
expression which discriminating iNedbal. a member of the once famous 
■ ■• ' ' Bohemian Quartet, as well as a prolific 

<'omposer, and shorter pieces by other 
Slavs, both Russians and Bohemians. 
Mme. Kalova's style is more notable for 
dash and vigor than for scrupulous ob- 
servance of many of the niceties and 
finer requisites of violin playing. In- 
cluding beauty and purity of tone and 
even correct intonation. Nedbal's 
sonat.i. wbirh ha," trait.? of the Bohe- 

d in an 



iovers of song delight in. 
! Miss Nash has played for us before, 
and very much as she did yesterday. 
We are likely to hear much of such 
iplaying, as we are of Miss Sheplierd s 
singing, until the tax on deadheads 
'makes the giving of recitals a hard- 
ship. This is not saying that the plav- 
ing and singing will not be good, only 
that it will not be so supremely good 
as to justify it when there is so much 
mu?ic to be heard. How^are we to 
discriminate? Wasn't it Gilbert who 

J fi- 
do .1 

did not 

Hall — Evan Williams, Tenor, 
in Aeolian. 

I Another throng as large as Carnegie 
Hall could seat, with extra accoynmo- 
dation on the btage, went to hear Mischa 
Elman's first recital there yesterday 
[afternoon. Mr. Elman wa5 in his best 
form in respect of tone, purity of into- 
nation, vigor of bowing, dazzling brill- 
iancy of the left hand, finish of phras- 
ing, "and obvious sincerity of purpose. 
There was less forcing of the sentiment, 
.less resort to sensational display to "im- 
press the unthinking among his listeners, 
than has sometimes been the case in 
iMr. Elman's performance. 

He played a concerto by Vivaldi, re^- 
Itouched for modern uses by TividarJ 
'Na.i-hej;, with .ic-orapani'm.'jn for 


r.igh;^ ,r. the first place, il devoioi 
itself to folWnonif in the farm of «!■- , 
I W rangements for chamber mu«ic. maWing 

-fWtoHna organ; 4 " subsTiHtOT » »peeialty of the sonfr. and ballad, of 
of eighteenth ccntuiy music. wMBii the mountains of Kentucky, i hi.* waa 
■.Irnan played with breadth and not' ptrhap; natural, since Mias Kubel is; 

niece of Proctor Knott, former 
teman and Governor, who himiself 
prediliction for folkaonp. But 

'Pi>ose and with beautiful lone. 
" Syrnphonie EspagBolc,' 
. ments of it. he let himself go 


iiie *JL *>.. I- - — 

as was natural, and, to a' there was somethine more 


in the 

ilerable extent, proper. Handers| 
oi^ata In E has before now been on hisj 
iframs. and his playing of it admired,; 
\. matters that he presented were; 
iraphrase by himself of the beauti-| 
..negro song. Dnep River," another^ 
{i. tango by.Albeniz. and Paganini's 
l9.lions. " I Palpiti." . 

Aeolian Hall Evan Williams was! 
Bg a recital oi: tcror sonps and airs 
unusual one, for his prog%^m be- 
frnn with the American songs that nat- 
iv como at the end of programs, 
i-nded with airs by Handel, Bach, 
I'.eetlioven that b.sually come at the 
itiing. Mr. Williams s voice show.s 
of usage, and ye.'^terday at times 
hnslty. But there is an abundance 
ower and if the sensuou.'j beauty 
is tiot what it once was, there Is still 
lh( remarkable potency of exprcssiotj, 
,.th<- deep feeling that makes so much 
iof Mr. Willlam.s'.s singing profoundly 
finipressive. the intelligence, the skill in 
fmanv wavs. Mr. 'Villiams's English 
enunciation is such as to make a book 
■it the words needless. All his songs 
yesterday were in Kn.^lish. Three from 
Handel' ts " Acis and Galatea " he sangl 
delightfully. One of the most remark^ 
able of his achievements was the air^ 
" Haste, Te Shepherds. ' with it.s pre-i 
aeding r«-citatlve from Bach's ' Christ ■( 
mas Oratorio." The air abounds in 
tone phrases, of ten full florid aiv'SI 
ions." a." the old English term is. Such 
passages are a stumbling block for mosH 
modern singers. They are generally 
con?idere<l hopeless: they are ca.lled 
" instnimentril " in character &.nd apolj 
ogized for. They ?.re not hopeless, how^ 
pver for such powers as Mr. Williams s: 
He not only sang every one of them 11, 
<i -Jingle braath, without signs of dlS^ 
nc^s at the end, but he showed ho-w 
1 , h pas.';age,'^ are not merely ornai 
1, r 'al, but can be made musically exj 
: . ssivt — an enhaaoement of the tenj 
.sentiment of the words, ' 


because the sonff «nd ballads in ques- 
tion were known at the time only to 
folklorists, and to them in a literary 
w>y It was Miss Rubel who con- 
ceived the idea that they mipht be 
utilized in chamber nuisic. 

From this notion the extension to 
the folk^onts of other peoples was 
natural, and thi.s element became a 
dominant feature of her programme, 
altbouch »he insists in keepinif at 
least one feature of pure art-musie in 
her lints. 

The personnel o!" the 1 no nas 
changed since last year, bxU only to 
add to its unique character. It 
composed wholly of graduates of the 

cept in a fi>v.- Bllppcry spots. Tii" 
ciicc doted oil it. 

Handel's E major sonata, paraphi ■-. 
on "Deep River" and an Albeniz lanjc 
made by the violinist. Voffrich's arrange- 
ment of tiie slow movement of Schu- 
mann's 'cello concerto, a Brahms Ilun- 
sarian dance and a I'aganini piece were 
the other numl)ev.'=. 

At Aeolian Hall also in the afternoon 
Kvan 'Williams, the popular tenor, ua'^'e 
a concert of eong.=. It was a dellffht- 
fuUy varied prog-ramme (hat he offered, 
»11 in English, enunciated as only a few 
singers can enunciate. The Amcricau 
tomposor had his inninr at t;:e hegin- 
nin^ and in the middle of the list, for 
the old airs -A-erp i-cseryed for Uie end. 

It was here that JI- . ■\\"illiams sanf 
three numbers from Handel's "Acis unfl 
Galatea," "Haste Ye Shephe:-ds" from 
'Bach's "Chrlstn;aa Oratorio" and "All 
My Soul Within Me Shudder.^" from 
Beethoven'? "Mount of Olives." In 
these he dlfT)layed hi.-; ilarniliar command 
of breath support in long and heauti- 

11, qualities In- 

I e not largely required 
I slcrday. 



Gertrude Auld and Christine 
Miller Appear at 
Aeolian Hall, I 

\:^^:'Ju.^^^'r:^^r:,;;;.. a„d.hie mtimate 

institute 01 Mu-iL-' . I „f ,v,„ Rtvte of the mu.slc. 

out into the woild to show not onlj 
that" thev are not such virtuosi a- 
music schools ordinarily turn out bu 
artiats of original ideas, who know 
how to make music for music s sake 
and not their own s^orv. So they ap- 
peared last nigl t -Miss Ldith Rubeli 
violin- Mis.s Marie Romaet, the wini 
ner of a scholarship last year violon- 
cellist, and Miss Katherine Swift of- 
<vhom it may be said tbat she plays 
the pianoforte as well as she composes 
and compo.= e, as well as she dances atid 
1 pUy, Altogether a fine combination 
I Sf musical ta*lent and one th»t deserves 
1 credit individually as mueh as it re 
i fleets glory upon its school. 

Thoueh tl"" pvogramme was syrae- 
what m^ore ambitious t*)*" '"'^f,' 
last vear, it preserved the essential 
' ihara'curi-stic. There was, '0 
with, the v.riatiens ^^ich Beethoven 
composed some '.'^\f I 

Prague on the ^^.'^-f/ -''SiUder 

understanding of the stylo of the music 
Ho tras in excellent voice yesterday and 
It tras a pleasure t j li.'tf,n to him. 


ler, Contralto, in Aeolian Hall. 

' Mmc. Gertrude Auld, « '•'•o has given 
aong recitals before in New York, gave 
lone yesterday in Aeolian Hall, devoted to 
' French songs and Russian songs in 
French translaUons. With a -group of 
folksongs of French and oUicr origin. 
Mme. Auld's sympaUiy with Freiicli 
^nes was evident; vet it did not appear 
Sat slTe espe-Jially qu^ilified to sing 
them bv natural endowment or acquired 
skill. Their fitting ejcpression often 
needed iiomclhing more tl^n stio 
brought to them : a greater ele 
gance. vivacity and , charm, or 
deeper note of feeling. 


>mu»ing melody 01 a | a oeepei nv.. j., produced and 

I ;onrbeginning- "Ich bin der Schneider , Aujd^3 ^.o.ce. ^^h^^^^^^ j.^,^ 
^Kakadu" written bv Muller for his 

^'^^dVin Hughes Plays Chopin 

heard" to"its' best advantage, is of fine 
and appealing quality ; but too often it- 
n aus rrag, 1 beautv is marred by faulty producUon or 

: rBeethoven) induced the wiUicam ] incorrect, placing. 

written u.v >.^".-"- — 
opera "Schwestern aus Prag,' J^n'^)) 
"1"^ - , ^ .-_j..i~«j ^^^•> witticism 


in one variation of marking 
very enjoyable Chopin recital ws! strekes of the violin up-stroKes. 

7v very enjoyaoxe unopiti lecitai >,i,r<..i^. j^jtches 

L-ven in Aeolian Hall yesterday atternooi 'h.^e variations 
;jv Edwin Hughes. It was an ambitiot; ^^^^ jr^,, and sonata 

14. A\A tir 1 c Trifi in ^, r 

minor, and a group of mazurkas. Mi — ^^j^i^h 
Hughes has lived in Germany som- ..jjy Robin Is 

incorrect piin-iiif,. ■ i„»«n.r 

or Its quality in inj"''ed o"" 
in Uon is^ affected. I" t,'!*', f 't^Jiivt 
passages, including a trill, ot "t'creux s 
" 1/Oiscau Bleu " she showed an insut- 
ficient technique. But her ajnging was 

of a tailor 

;,y Edwin Hughes. It was an ammtiot. j^,. ^nd ^orem 1 fi„ed wUh 

programme, including as it did two - and Smetana's Jno .n ^ ^ ^l^. ^^Z....... .nn^-. 

natas. the elaborate Fanta.s.e tn 1 » " folk-melodils. .ne feat-: 

langemen.. ^^^^^ *^"'"*The| 

;;;^r;u;"he plays Chopln ^ the Slavic P^^of ^the TrioJ^^^^ -ther 
not the Teutonic, way. This was ev. 
aenced particularly hy his performanci , 
of the three mazurkas on his programme-' 

it was full ot rhythmic charm, and hii 
subtle variation.s of tempo (so often mis 
called "rubato") were quite in sympathy 
with the great Pole's music. Of the 
Fantasie he made a dramatic poem with 
full realization of its power. Both the 
virile and the tender side? ot Chopin 
were revealed in the 'B minor sonata 
*which opened the recital, and the one 
1 B liat minor, which closed it. 
On listening to such a masterful ex 
i position of the Chopin sonatas as Mr 
Hughes gave one could not but smile 
once more at the grotesque notion so 
long held in the professional world that 
, Chopin was not master of the sonata 
form. One English critic of the Ger- 
man school went so far in his tolly as 
*ii declare that Chopin had style, hut no 
^^'orra! That he was, on the contrary 
(like Liszt), a superlative master ot form 
lucidly demonstrated by Edgar Stillman 


I'opulai- Eussian Tiolinist At 
tracts All Classes to 
Carnegie Hall. 

•■Tn^Uirevemn,.: Miss Christine Millei- 
much and properly admired J^, . , "T^'f " 
zo-contralto " singer gave a rec al m 
the same halL .\s happened earlier m 
the dav. the program was mwae up 
wholly of songs in English and l-i'fncn. 
There was a set of " Five English Songs 
in the Olden Style" by .Alfred G. 
Waltfall — but singers who wish to sin^ 
S English songs in the olden style would 
I do much better to try some of tli^ 
beauUful real ones, even though not 
composed for and dedicated to theni a 
set of three Persian love songs by J^ouis 
\Mctor Saar. once of Now Jork ; three 
French songs hy Felix Fourdrain. some- 
what more ambitious than succey.«rui as 
realistic .lepiction.s of French scenes; 
-and songs by American composers — l^ur- 
fe"gK llLter. Foote. Fisher, Homer, and 
Speaks. Miss Miller's rich aini powerful 

Tliere were two song recitals in Aeo-1 
llan Hall yesterday — that of Mme. Ger-j 
tnide Auld In the aften-ioon and Chrls-i 
tine Miller's In the evening. 'Whetherl 
from patriotism or timidity both singers^ 
avoided the wide realm of German song.! 
Since the music of the Teutonic masters| 
of the old Gen-nany of ante-bellum times 1 
has been played and sung much already 
this season without local dlsturbancea' 
there need be lltUe hesitation about 
singing more of the lieder of such writ- 
ers as Schubert and Brahm. 

Mme. Auld sang French songs and 
Russian ones In French. She sang also 
some in Engllsli. Her programme was 
not enlivening, for It distinctly lacked 
virility of character. She was not In 
her best vocal condition and seemed to 
Blng with constraint most of the time. 
She was heard to advantage In dainty 
i numbers such as Delibes's "Hlrondelle" 
i and "A mon Bcrger." 

Miss Miller aang some songs In the 
old English style by Walthall, which are 
by no means as good as the old English 
songs themselves ; three good fiongs by 
Louis Saar. three more hy Fourdrain 
and H. T. BurleliJh's "Tilo Sailor's 
"Wife." which the talented composer 
wrote for her. 

The popular contralto -was in full com- 
mand of her fine voice and^her charm of 
art and personal 
tomod spell upoi 
After her third 
encore "The Mar 
ence stood. 



Reinald Werrenrath Interrupts His 
Program to Make Large Sales. 

Reinald Werrenrath turned his 
Liberty Day song recital at Aeolian 
Hall yesterday afternoon into a Liberty 
Bond selling bee, and with success as 
distinguished as his singing, which is 
iaying much. The concert waa about 
lalf ever, when Mr. Werrenrath an- 
lounced that two men from the Suh- 
rrcasi.ry were present to .sell bonds and 
table was put 

'ipeak.s. Miss Miller's ricn ana poweri.ii ,3^^,g .subscriptions. A laoie v,a.o v-^- 

voice l.> beautifully m.inaged. with ^ platform, which was deco- 

l^^^i^?^pVotilUl^ml'"'^ri'^%^S^''^t U^^^ Lberty Bond posters, atvd 
s^iVce'^o? a fine "a.<-tc. a penetrating l,he audience was invited to step up and 

feeling for the poetical, the fervent JLhe i„ large numbers, and 
dramiUc. the paOietic. Thei^e i.s a vTlde ->"y- 
range of expression in her singing, and 
she got the most out of a prograin not 
lyiiforraly of the highest mjisical valu" 

Evan Williams Also Delights 
in Varied PvogTainme of 
Soiig-s ill EnglislL 

it the end of about half an hour's in 
ermission, Mr. Werrenrath announced 
Lhat the people who came to hear a 
iong recital without expectation of m- 

IViiaclia- Elman, the Russian Niolini.^t 
^elley in his wonderful book, "Chopin ^S^o macle for himself a temporary 

I le Composer," pages 106 to 111. which 
lould be read by all American amateurs 
; .d student.s who have been misled by 
]H dantio critics. "So aljsolutely did Cho- 
absorb the spin*. of the sonata in ita 
■ per significance, so ccjfnfiletely did he 
jc'iuaint himself with every device 
linown to the craft, that all his greater 
orks became sonatafled. He was not 
Ugcd to give each time the complete 
^utline, main, lyric, closing theme, work- 
ing-out section, reprise and coda, to show 
his familiarity with this form." Pf he did 
Ijot iii all ways follow German models he 
Kad his' reasons therefor — reasons in- 
spired by his good taste. Moreover, t 
cite Kclley again, he Introduced "fea 
tures whicJi greatly increased the diffi^ 
lulty of treatment, as \corapared with: 
I he simple Inelodic curve^ of the elassi 

home in this country, gave his first re 
cita-l for the present season in Carnegie 

Mme. Gertrude Auld an, — inglnToney-had takeny.O,«»^o^ 

Miss Christine Miller Sing 'onds. r^.^w^^^,^ %Uri^fl"^f 
In Aeolian Hall 

Mr. werrenram » i""" , i;„,,ri;.ir 
iongs in Italian, French and . Lnglish, 
out there was no .lack, ^anety. Mi. 
VVerrenrath's singing ,in « ^-f.f^'^^t 

vn abundant yarieiy '".„hi3 inte igent 
i ind musical interpolation ^he 
There were two song recitals yester lu^nce;- °f ^.ej[Pf ^hc^ Hchest and 
day fit Aeolian Hall, Mme. Gertrud* :?;',',^p^,<{- ^^yle at its most finished. 
Auld in the afternoon and Miss Chris: There ■were^t^ireejine oldj^tahan son,, 
tine Miller in the evening. Both singi, 2>|,g opponent,) and Lesrenzi. to whicji 
ers are known to New York audience* ^e ad.ied Giordani s " Laro mio bon. 

cila-l t^r uie present season in v..ainusic| eia arts niiuw.! _ sun" with an admirible realization 

Hall yeBterday afternoon. Again it was I and . both are artists of considerable J'^ '^hefr^ Uue^. stjie-,^^„M ^his^ > ^ 

an inspiring i^ight to see tl^e^ eager , ^"j,*;^^"'*^'*;^ ^est in songs requiring ^o"naioly ^^vi'^htful^^" Ch- 
llironps prevjsiiig into the hall. • . . j a r p ic 

•women, old and young 
maidens, soldiers and sa 

and oven babies crowded into the grent ^ ..^ ^^^^^ uerger. jl/uiui.<;» — , 

auditorium to hear the sweet strains of | peri'lhou's "La Vlerge a la Creche" was 
the Slavic fidd^. May it always ho j worthy ^of the warmest jralse. In 
thus despite 'tvar and its taxes. 

see the eager , -^^^-f^i, ,,3^ in songs requiring ^=ol>^''11^ted7; Maigi^ <^ 
,hall. Men and I •^^^"it.i^ «„d quiet of mood, monde ; a d^^^^^^^^ 

ig, youths and I These songs she gives with rare taste,j ut^o^Bes^j^^.^j^^.g .. pa^trje," were noi- 
sailo..., childreniintelligence and with unusu^ ^ 

"o\"'Tonr'coi;;:^"H;rslnging ofpji-,r songs by Gust^ve Ferrari who 
"A lion. Berge..;: ;;D0rmez-vo,,s'' tliz^^of:"'in,''lto'^^^^ 

"mPr^cd" ^O^'lh^sr^'^Le Sr.'^lJthofy 
SiTrSliinr representation of mood and 

Cui's "Les Trois Olseaux and in 

Delibes's "Air de I'HiTondelle" she was 

Mr Elman showed a disposition in | i^gyonj her vocal powers, with a result 
his opening number to take himself at times little short of disastrous. But 
' . , 1 ^ Tvithin her ranee, a limited one It )s 

somewhat more seriously than he has ^^^^'^ ranse, a , _ 

at Borne other time* 

. •>! school."! _ L. ^. - 

Rubel Trio in Us First Con-| 

cert of the Season at 
^O^. Aeolian Hall 

2 3 /77-?" — 

From th( beginning of its career 

been .omtthinf unique .b««t ^J^* 
Rubel Tno, which .ave -t, fi« con- 
,f tn. .ea^on at Aeolisn H41I l».t 

NacheB anungeme::t of ■Vivaldi's G 
minor concerto, which brings the organ 
to aid of the piano in accompaniment. 
Tho played the concerto in a 
manner to make glad the hearts of real 
music lovetf-. . 

Little of his habitual exaggeration o£ 
effects was to be found, but Instead 
thereof a sound and dignified style. Es- 
pecially in the Blotv movement did Mr. 
Elman play with great beauty of ton<% 
with simple elegance and reposo and 
^Ith a fino appreciation of musical oiit- 

''"it' i-^ not p0£?"ibl6 to say as much ii'.j 
praise of his -reading of tho Lalo "Sym-i 
phonie Espagnole." which has degener- 
ated into a fiddler's show piece. U] 
oxvea this state to auQh pertormances as 
■Mr Blman's. which laid heavy f tress on 
the swaying of the Spanish hip and t ie 
fli-- - - of tbe Spa-.iifli f='> I?"t >t ^' 

He Tho^ the true,, Mme. Auld is a sincere and ac 

complished artist. 
Miss Christine 

Miller's recital 

A Heme '• were repeated, .-md then 
Mr. We™renr.ith. with a word of .e^^j- 

planal.on, sang a POP^'^^' P^^";.'?;^'' ^ ^d 
ad by the .same compo: ei , >.lio u._. 
snatches oi American pathotic air. . ; 
the .-loconipauiment. fconie of t-- ■ 
bridge Crist's " Mother Ooc • 
RhyfnesV ' had qua h i tin. 'v.moro . 

There iveie oth<:r son„.s i" 

iVllSS l.,nriBl,inc 1.. lilt. ,T J i i^i'j;"— 

brought out a larffe audience. Had her touches. .XATn-'"-/' setting b^ Bryce- 
progfamme been a more ing^atiat ng Lrjghsh n^^^^^^ oiiS! /tossetti's I 
one it would have added ^L^^tly to the ^on T. .Mr ^ p^^,^^,... 
nleasure of the evening. The opening — , Recital. 

?roup of five English songs n the older Maurice Dambois m Oelio 
ftyle! dedicated to Miss Mil er by their pambois. one of the Belg .^^ 

composer, Alfred G. Walthall, had^ y^^g 1"^>''"f aT^cor?plished 'cellist 
merit but the songs' very natural sim-, America. jmd an ^'-""^P^j^i ^t Aeo- 
n^^ritv of mood cau.sed whatever flavor, i„to «^«,,*'^^fSrdaranernoon. accompa- 

■,vith intelligen«. 

jli.HS Dai 

I 1 

■lU'.rn hmiiKHiv nntl f 
•h n.H NiivrrtlllN vi 
U lii'ff '* " M«i |.''i.-i I 
iptMinow. and 
'blrms l)\ Kwo' 
I- b<«t in ihi' i 

IX'I" unci "Somiili riiillulul 

••• antl Hhc ••ni-ori<l a "Rlga-udoi 
Amoilran MiicDowftl. 

)amrosch Insists 

On Germaui Music 

7 . r i^/n^*^ — - 

Vouftl^i^ather ^ay bown 
Baton Than Ignore Mas- 
ters, He Tells Audience 

saidnothinK; buthUpro- to Mr. Strar, .on. From its 

,,,, iM.i -.runK one American, two ^ipnlause follov - tone poem the 

;i";«y"ai r^-^^i' V'^v°ir.w«''"""' '^°"'P"«'i'""»- (U.nnan composer miKht have been a 

icU ■»»••< ai implied Bimllur vlcw». . ,, . , ir i u i iu.t 

ilo ■■\'iiar- I jj^ Dainrosch had competed an In- l.'r«nchman. and a Verdun hero at that. 
°L tor€«tinK promam. but o"<?^ The symphony was Henry Hadley'a 

tno lone It comprised HePtno%-cn .s infth . , . , ■ ■ ,^ a t 

Syraphonv and Kor-nakofs suito T-ourth. which was recomng its flrBt 

Scheherazadej;^ (°lJ"l?}l^^}f^l - B^ur' i Pi"sentation in New York. This work 

'was written for the Norfolk Festival - 


The uso of German music in this 
untry, even though we ^are at war 
til the nation from which it sprang, 

I) minor concerto, and Strauss's 
Insque " for pianoforte and orche.stra. 
played by Harold Bauer. 

Slrauss's " llurlesque ' wius probably 
unfamiliar (o majiy or most in the audi- 
ence thouRh no doubt it had bt^n some 
time' before h«ard In New York. It be- 
longs to StrausB S earlier period, when 
the proKrani was not everything to him 
and when ho Is said to have been under 
the innuence of Brahms. The Influence 
of Krahm.'f Is not much In evidence in 
thiH composition: there are certain 
phr.^.ses and not a little of the treatment 
thuLt are, even at this distance of time, 
iinmistakably Strauss. The humorous 
intent is frequently in evidence, not so 
skilfully or so successfully carried out 
as In ■• Till Enleruspicgel." naturaly, but 
5o that the listener could identuy it :uid 
reflect upon it, if so disposed, as humor 
in music. But apart from this there arc 
Krace and brilliancy in the work. As 

iiich he interpolated into the first 
iiicert of the New York Symphony 
icliestra, held in Carnegie Hall. 
■\lr. Damrosch's address was in- 
liicd, he explained, by a letter which 
had received from an old subscriber 
' tlic concerts, asking whether it 
ould not be as well to omit German 
u-ic from all programmes until the 
ul of the war. 

Concerning Germany as she is to- 
ly the conductor advocated no half- 
iv measures. 
It is our duty," he said 

and produced there on June 6, 1911. 

Tlie programme notes in ^cussinu 
state as follows: IjCAf^ I'X"^ 

It is intended as a musical portrayal 
of the various sections of our country, 
but as these four great portions of our 
country intor-penetrate and overlap, 
BO each movement contains character- 
istics which may represent features 
common to the whole country. The 
"East" is represented by the alow 
movement — but there is a very lively 
dance in the middle which approaches 
"ragtime" in its rhythms. The third 
inovement, as the composer himself 
says, contains themes which "suggest 
'darky tunes' by their 'ragtime' syn- 

te chn lcal problem it i.>? one of the most : copations." There is a single bar of 

"Dixie" quoted (the thjrd), which is 
made much of. 

IS defended yesterday afternoon by exacting Mr Bauer disclosed no diffi 
Miter Damrosch in . brief address 5"''>- '"^^alin;;. with 

^<irmance vfas oi delightful raciness and 
point. There were still more valuable 
tiualities in his dealing with Bach s con- 
certo, a noble and beautiful work, bet- 
ter fitted, perhaps, for more intimalo 
stening than Carnegie Hall affords. 
The orchestra has played better than 
It did vesterdaj , with more finish, bal- 
incc. and precision, yet there were pa.-*- 
agcs of great finesse in tlie Scheuera- 
zade " suite. . , . 

Ur Stranslcy began with a symphony 
/ Henry Hadley, ca.lled " North, iSaJ-U 
South. West." It was composed for and 
first heard at the Norfolk Music Fes- 
tival six years .ago. and this perforni- 
the first in New York. Mr. 

to portray the 
It is 

ance was 

Hadley's purpose wa 
various sections of this country 
not certain that he has succeeded so 
to strike Itha tthey could be identified without the 
1 J -11 fese of a map, though, perhaps, one 

ard and as quickly as we can until ^^uld not be necessary for the " Alle- 

■- the 

> victory" we all hope for is achieved, gretto Giocoso " that represents 

; ... , . • South Much more important is it 

this point there can be no tem- r""^^* written in a vigorous and fi 

nzing, arid our young men are going Iknit -style, not, perhaps, alwaj's distin- 

, . .u„ I, J J c ^-L J J. kui'hed or fluent as to thematic inven- 

h by the hundred.s of thousands to E^^, bxit yet with an unmistakable 

to our enemies what American 

-i rmination stands for. 
To me it would seem unutterably 
iig' and ethically false to carry our 
htcous indignation against the Ger- 
1 government to the point of ex- 
ding the great German masters to as a people we owe so much. 
■ llow can we look upon Bach or 
vtho\en or Brahms as Prussians 
they are great creative art- 
s who have, through their genius, 
i tributed to the development of the 
rUi and who no longer belong only 
i' the country in which they happened 
have been born, but are a part and 
eel of the emotional and artistic 
I of the entire civilized world? 
As well might the Austrian Cath- 
s regret that the Pope was born in 
iy, or I, as an American, renounce 
Protestantism .because Luther was 
I .erman. 

[ cannot conceive of now ignoring 
jie great German masters, who form 
he very cornerstone of all that music 
las achieved in our country. Rather 
Mild I lay down my baton than thus 
fle my heart's deepest convictions 
a musician and an artist." 


^/ 7 

ymphony Society and Philhar- 
monic Greeted by Big Au- 
diences in Carnegie Hail. 


a3f- ?7 /-f' 7 

Tenor Appears in Aeolian Hall; 
Also Alan Taffs, Pianist. 

Fndcrick Gunster gave a recital of 
tenor songs in .\eolian Hall last even- 
ing, accompanied at the piano by Harry 
M. Gilbert, whose air, " Where'er Thou 
Art," he used as encore to his .'\.merica,n 
pieces. The audience would also have 
had him repeat " Magnolia Bloom," by 
Cadman, a name to be known at the 
oi.cra shortly. There were others by 
);o.s.s. Sharp, Bartholomew, Blair, and 

AJ r Gunster ha..s a li.tcht but manly 
voi' imforced and often of appealing 
qiidlitv. >iis command of languages lie 
obtained abroad, first at Naples, and 
more briefly Munich and Ijondon. as 
well as here at home with Mr. Bisp- 
ham. He showed intelligent discrimina- 
tion of style in cla.ssics of Giuck, Pur- 
cell, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, and 
some modern Frenchmen. 

Alan Tatfa, an English pianist and 
crrmposer, whio has apent the last year 
in America, appeared yesterday after- 
noon at .\ H.1II in a recital of 
music includinK a dozen of his own 
wjrks. upii.ssuming in them.selves, and 
pi(_.sented without challenging compari- 
sons in the matter of execution. 

fc rasp, of his material; with a bold and 
free harmonic sense and wiht much skill 
tn orchestration. The music " sounds, 
Wnd Mr. Hadley's instrumental re- 
Sources are varied and at ."iome points 
itovel. The " Soutli " section has themes 
hat the composer intended to suggest 
legro tunes with " ragtime " syncopa- 
lons. wherein ho has not feared to ap- 
raoch the border line of vaudeville. 

^'he composition renews the favorable 

mpresslon made on those who heard iis I r- • ju • 

irst performance; and the spirited and (<rei£ler, the Symphony, Fnedheim; 
ichly colored performance that was i Dostal AoDear. 

■iveri last evening greatly pleased the I ana uostai Mppear. 

Sudience. Mr. Hadley, who was pres- jj,. Kreisler made his first appear- 
E"S'use ^"^^'^ repeatedly to the j^^^^ ^^.^ ^^^^^ Carnegie Hall yes- 

r^Another composition new to New York iterday afternoon, where the audience 
Iwas a " Symphonic Intermezzo" t''o^/wa.s as large as any he has ever gath- 
the cantata " Notre Dame de la Me.r, 1^^^^ there— that is ' to say, every seat 



gwh ar.d Seethoven, He Says, Must 
Not Be Regarded as Prussians, 
but Part of Artistic Life. 

Jbe two chief orchestras of New York, 
p Philharmonic Society and the Sym- 
lony Society, (they are mentioned here 
alphabetical order.) began their Spa- 
in yesterday., both in Carnegie Hall. 
IP audiences at both concerts were 
rsjc, both conductors were received 
)t)i enthusiasm when they appeared, 
ih began the program with " The 
, ^r-Spansled Banner." The concert of 
Symphony Society^ which took place 
a the afternoon, was the first of its 
wdltional series of concerts which are 
'o be given there, the regular series be- 
\g continued in Aeolian Hall. 
Mr- Damrosch made a speech before 
jjnnning his program concerning the 
ijing oi German music in this coun- 
y. While we were at war with Ger- 
^ny. ana we must strike as hard and 
quickly as possible till snctory was 
sured, the civilization of our country, 
I , said, must not halt, and the needs of 
{iin .'ligiou and ot art must be met to the 
jU. Bach. Beethoven, and Brahms are 
to be looked on as Prussians, but 

bv Theodore Dubois, a French composer, 
whose work is little known here. It is a 
summing up of the cantata, but without 
the program it is felt as music of im- 
aginative power and poetic suggestion. 

Two dances by Clebussy for harp ana 
orchestra were also played in their orig- 
inal form for the first Ume, the new 
harpist of the orchestra, .\lfred Kast 
ner, plaving the solo part. hTere wen 
also upon the program .'^trau.sss tor.' 
Ipoem, •• Don Juan " and the prelude t; 
'Wagner's comedy, " Die Meistersinger. 
both long familiar to Philharmonic au 

Afan^Jaffs tieard a^ 
i (^ompo^er and, Pianit 

JT wa.s in the double capacity of 
compoijer and pianist that Alan 
To.ffs made his New York debut at 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. 
Mr. Tafts hails from England and 
has been in America just aboiit a 
year. In his native country, and in 
various parts of Kurope, he has won 
a measure of success for his various 

His programme contained seven 
original songs and a group of piano 
pieces entitled "Five Bagatelles." 
The songs were interpreted by Mrs. 
Tyler Dut,ton, mezzo-soprano. Mr. 
Taffs should be credited with some 
pleasing melodic thoughts, which 
were more satisfactorily exempH- 
fied in "A Song of the Virgin 
Mother" and "Cradle Song" than in 
the. other numbers. 

The instrumental works contained 
a certain peculiar charm of meter 
and melody, but were not of any 
special importance. 
1 Besides these, Mr. Taffs was heard 
iin Bach's CKromatic Fantasia and 
JFugue; the C major Fantasia by 
Schunianix; a Brahms Rhapsody and 
|a Chopin Ballade. , 
Mr. Stransky, like Mr. Damrosch. 
-vidently believes that patriotism does 
.ot preclude the works of Wagner or 
pven of Richard Strauss. The Phil- 
harmonic Society's opening concert on 
sday night and yesterday after 

in the hall was filled, together with as 
many as the platform would hold. 
There was great enthusiasm for Mr. 
Kreisler's playing, fully justified in at 
least Tartini's sonata in G minor and 
the Sarabande, its double, and the 
Bourrfee from Bach's Solo Suite in B 
minor. The sonata was played with an 
especial beauty not only of tone hut of 
expression in the turn of every phrase, 
ill the lofty spirit that he discerned and 
embodied in .his pevformancc, in the 
serene spiritual sigiuticance that he 
ga\e to it. There was mucli vigor and 
power in his playing of Bruch's Scottish 
Fantasy, but it was less perfect ih cer- 
tain technical particulars, and even Mr. 
Kreisler's art cannot make this man- 
handling of certain beautiful Scottish 
tunes seem significant much longer. 
After the fantasy he played smaller 
pieces by AVilhelm, Fiiidemann Ba' h, 
Beethoven, Haydn, and Schubert, the 
last two in transcriptions by Carl 
Friedberg, and then two pieces by Ed- 
win Grasse that have been heard here 
before — a Song without Words and a 
characteristic piece called " Waves at 
Play," Mr. Kreisler's own arrangement 
ot an old Arab-Spanish gypsy song, and 
a Slavonic ii^antasy by Smetana. 

At the same time the New York Sym- 
phony Socieiy was giving the first ot 
its Sunday afternoon series in Aeolian 
Hall, which was also crowded to the' 
doors. The symphony w:is one in D, 
that has not been much favored by 
orchestral conductors. The other piece.s 
for orchestr.i were Handel's concerto in 
F for strings and two wind choirs, and 
Grarwille Bantock's comedy overture, 
" Th^ Pierrot of the Minute," which 
has before figured on the programs oi 
these concerts. 

Mr. Percy arain,ger - was the .■?oloist. 
He appeared in khaki, with hair of the 
United State.? Ai-my length, and played 
Kubinstein's D minor concerto. 'The 
program \\ ill he repeated at the first 
of the Thursday, af.uei'vipon .si-.ries this 

Arthur Friei 
terday, in a series of twelve planned, 
at the Princess Theatre, harked back 
to his master, I.iszt — " Liszt only." as 
the program said. Both tlie brief talks 
and the pieces pla> ed were interesting 
to those aware that Li.szt and ail his 
works will be much :n the limelight by 
virtue of an operatic production short- 
ly. Mr. Kriedheim's chief numb.irs were 
the sonata, " Petrarch " sonnet, tenth 
Hungarian rhapsody, and the fantasy, 
" Don Juan." 

George Dostal, an American tenor with 
a higln, clear voice, not alw.ays equai 
in volume to the demands of Carnegie 
Hall, sang there last evening an operf 
scene of Dvorack's, other congs 01 
contemporary Americans, and somi 
Irish airs, with " Mother Macliree ' 
for encore. In Faure'a " Sancta Maria,' 



Georee Harris and Arthur. Middle 
tor in Recitals In Aeolian Hall. 
George Harris, tenor, has repcatfily 
shown before now how he can make ihr 
program of his song recitals of unl luc 
iiitorest, by his exploration In unfamil .i,- 
fields. He gave a recital yester'i;, >• 
afternoon In Aeolian Hall In which 
program was far from the conventlon-j. 
Ho began with the aJr, " Sound an 
I Alarm," with Its preceding reclUtlve 
;from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus." 
and two airs by Bach, both with vlohn 
oobllgato, played by Reber Johnson, 
There was then a long leap and .Mr. 
Harris sang five songs by Duparc. His 
jspecial knowledge of Russian literature 
and' music brought to the program airs 
from Tschalkowsky's " Eugene Oregin " 
knd Rimsky Korsakofs " Sncgourotch- 
ila," and songs by Rachmaninoff. 

There was an interesting group of 
(oik songs In arrangements by Cecil 
jharp and Howard Brockway ; a song ot 
Mr. Harris's own composition, being a 
getting of Christina Rossetti's " Up 
Hill " ; and two patrioUc songs to end 
;with " Le Credo Patriotique," by Birbi- 
rolli, and Julia Ward Howe's "Battle 
Hymn of the Republic." Mr. Harris, 
like many otl.ers, eliminated the modern 
German Lied. IS «X • SC« 

His singing M all this music showed 
the great intellgence and musical un- 
derstanding that have marked his work 
for a good many years. Mr. Harris ob- 
viously enters into the inner significance 
of most things that he sings. There are 
discrimination and judgment and full 
feeling and sympathy in his interpreta- 
tions. It is a part of his attitude to- 
ward the singing of songs that his enun- 
ciation, and diction should be of excep- 
tional clearness and intelligibilty. Mr. 
Harris's voice is not of the greatest 
power, nor is its production always of 
evident ease. To obtain some of his 
effects an apparent forcing seems some- 
time.^ necessary. But at Its best ita 
tones are excellent, and Mr. Harris has 
been able to get the most out of it. 
There was a large and Interested audi- 
ence. Mr. Ernesto Rappee played the 
a.ccomnaniments with exceptional sym- 

Arthur Middleton, a baritone who has 
appeared at the opera, gave his first 
New York song recital to a large audi- 
ence in Aeolian Hall, where he earned 
last evening more than the usual en- 
thusiasm shown to a recruit to the con- 
-■ert stage. He sang as an artist, his 
wealth of voice, of musical quality, 
power and control, tracing at leisure the 
susta'ined phrases of old English airs, 
fo audible expressions of delight from 
Nome hearers. There was an exaggerated 
jpianissimo in Handel's " Where'er You 
\Valk," but the mannerism lent tender- 
kiess and humor to a later encore, 
Homer's " Uncle Rom." or to the ga,y 
|bit of braggadocio in Lucy Broadwood's 
I Old Surrey Air." 

Mr. Middleton sang Shubert's " Dcr 
[Wanderer," Thomas's " Le Tambour 
piajor, • Rossini's " Uargo al Factotum," 
in as many languages and stvles, 
ling with the rough dash and dialect of 
ifamiliar ballads from Kipling. 

sda^af.!^-^on s^iesth 
cASeim's secOTid ^e«'?al ye 

jThursuwjr ...fc..- . , i^QP gj- 

noon opened with "The Star-bpangiea jj^^ accompanied by Lucile Orrell 

(,v to DC u w 00 j-iu;<sians, Dui I „ , „,;tVi the prelude iEmil Polak. and Peter Boergermann 

gieat creative artists contributing to |Banner and closed wiin 1. v j^j.^^ Orrell's 'cello solos were enjoye< 

i,e development ot^ the world; they no |t„ "Die Meistersinger," while btrauss s ^ j^,, audience, and she also adde. 
onger >'«_long__to the^ country in which V,.._,, ^f the other num jSaint S,; i.'s " T -e ' 

wo-c bom. but 

rt of the j;-l"Don Juan" 

WO Excellent Song Recitals 
Q Given Yesterday 

Possibly the war is going to bring 
musical conditions, as well as economic, 
down to hard pan. If so, there will 
^lot be much to be deplored, for though 
every one who thinks he has a voice 
or feels disposed to spend his time 
[toying with the keys of the pianoforte 
Icalls himself an artist, and, as such, 
ideserving of the world's consideration, 
ithere are many other people who may 
be of a different opinion which is en- 
titled to respect. At the present mo- 
ment, the engagement pages of our two 
concert halls are overflowing, but we 
do not know to what extent there may 
be reservations, so that, to be frank 
we are not sure of the authenticity c 
our own calendars^ which for years we 
have believed to have the fixity and the 
authority of the fabled laws of the 
Medes and the Persians.. But what is 
to happen after November 1, when the 
novice desirous of a metropolitan hear- 
ing (and the notices of metropolitan 
newspapers) will have to "paper" the 
house with war-tax payments and can 
no longer depend upon tlie agent to 
send up hill and down dale for people 
to fill the seats and make the noises 
which Nero commanded by imperial 
decree when he appeared in the cir- 
cus? It will, perhaps, be an excellent 
thing for art when the listeners shall 
be such whose appearance shall really 
mean something more than the appreci- 
ation of the favors of the box office. 
The audience of last Saturday which 
heard Mr. Heifitz may, perhaps, be set 
down as memorable. Nobody among 
the knowing thought that it repre- 
sented much mnn' v in the box office. 

. lUdcmonl ot ih;- ui'iic "' -^^^^ 
and, therefore, us cnthu.vast c, 
;.l meant a great deal, not only 
artist but to music. , , 
, ppl ' the lesson of Saturday o 
,1 Lv's vocal recitaU-that of y^r 
r Harris, jr.. in the afternoon anit 

■, herein Mr.j 
lionly, and; 
iiole a line} 
a quartet in| 
Welrier. His 
many in Ne,w, 

ih wereinAeohan Ham-f^,^> i 
i an excellent sign of th* times ^ u., 
fin proKrammos. in P'"'-^"'^"'""" 
popular acknowledgment thele was 
' than the ordinary dcBree of ap- 
Vo CP. voice and again 
:"\VaTonce Jaid to be all sufficient 
, u. old-fashioned notions make us 
that voice wa.^ then understood 
P.nusual. Afterward, we are in- 1 
: ,0 think that instead "f ^^l" " 
..lU"execution," it was wmmon- 
"d, as if the P«rfo.--mcr ought to 
Mulod over for hanginc) that tooK 
I the PlLco of voice. Now. it appears to 
hat the critical minority who a e 
pay for the pleasure of '•f'-^-K. 
»»r<i are not coins to be sacisiicu 
-Wlt^voice and technical skill only, biU 


Its' nl< l.ut will vest UPO" -niethin| 
nio- and something bettci. 1 hebc | 
its were suggested by the song' 
Is of Yesterday— that of George] 
■ jr., "in the afternoon and Ar-i 
■ilaitland in the evening. The 
,ie not alike except in their reco^- 
uititu of the need of musicianship 
Mr Harris's ambition overleaped it- 
salf in the first number, -when lie es- 
•ifeed a song in the school of Handel, 
vjiere Mr. Maitland is peculiarly at 
■ h;«me. Mr. Harris ought not to have 
Jititempted to sing Handel's "Sound an 
yUai'in," simply because that style of 
mvsic does not belong to his voice andi 
rafcnncr But, without being carried, 
away, really or affectedly, by his voice 
and manner, it was delightful to hear 
hte two Bach songs (with violin obli- 
gatoV not because his voice was etiualj 
c m. but because his intelligence 
And so later the pleasure grew 
as wc listened to his beautiful diction 
in the French songs by Duparc and! 
noted how perfectly he interpreted i 
them, although we could have wished 
(as we often have wished) that thc| 
1 songs of the modern French school 
' ' less monotonous, less "atmos- 
(which is the adjective their 
lors like to apply to them). Still, 
larris illustrated the lesson which 
c trying to teach at this moment 
i)v i-liowing that musicianship in sing- 
iv iig is coming to be set at a highei- 

celighu . 
hoven's m I' 
J^tz sho.Vi .1 
the crg:n:iiLL;. ,1 .u, -x 
jeellns i'^ .style; *nd 
K flat. i>i) i. by I-eo 

viame is i.nfarr.iliar to -- ■ 

York ilf 13 a young Hungarian, pupil, 
of tho Ac^ lorny of Music In Budapest. | 
and now or recently a teacher there. 
Mis quartta is a work of much charm 
though nol always wholly original anr 
not aimiiiK at gravity or power. 'Ther 
ia much graceful and sPa^kUng fane 
manlfe.^led in it, expre.s.xed w thou 
straininsr ii.i"ter originality, and th 
wrlUng for the .stringed uislruments 
extceniely skillful. Though the con 
posir is llun.^ariun, the niu.sical inf lu- 
enaes at work in hfs music soem mu( i 
more Bohemian; there is in the soco.i 
and fourth movements .C^'SP'-ftlve : 
more th.»n a .suggestion of Dvorak an. 

Smetana. The new orp'"'fv,V'i" ,,wv 
nut to a severe test of it-" skill in iil.iy 
y s Wc'ircr's work, for it is extiemelj 
difficult in ens.,'inble and in intonatlort 


uc than mere voice or technical skill, j 

.rthur Middleton, whose appearance I 
I in opera and oratorio have b^eni 
lativo of pleasure, gave a song re- 
last night at Aeolian Hall. 
Middlcton's vocal equipment i.' 
sual; his voice is of a rich ami 
„ cty timbre, fluently produced and 
irfectly controlled, and his breath 
teport is excellent, as is his coramahd 
"egato. . 
is sense of dramatic values, too, li 
developed, but at times too much 
s it carries him to excess of con- 
i8ts. This was particularly evident 
tt night in his singing of Handel's 
lere'er You Walk." 
I His singling, however, of the rccita- 
ive and air from the same composer's 
Asis and Galatea." the old Surrey air, 
Some Rival Has Stolen My True Love 
>(> ;i' ." and Monro's "My Lovely Celia" 
(■^ distinguished in style and ex- 
/iiK<itely clear in diction. 

Mr. Middleton's offering wa-i a 
.vorthy one, and one which a large ?u- 
bdicnce appreciated highly. 


♦uccessful Appearance of ar T^w; 
Chamber Music Organization.' 

T' Letz String Quartet made its 
: rippearance last evening in Aeolian 
i; I, where it was welcomed by a con-l 
ible and friendly au.lifnce with 
warmth. This new addition to the 
chamber music organizatii;»i is 
of the latest and most promiSlng| 
; ' It.s ot the good seed planted by the- 
iCi iscl .Quartet in its long career. Mr.| 
\A as all music lovers know, was the! 
?. 1 "d violin of the Kneisel Quartet ini 
1.! Inst yeais of its existence: he has 
r ,. i;tted with himself as first violin 
ii; ' W quartet, .Sander Harmali, ! 

f, I lin; Edward Kreiner, viola.: 

t( . , Maas. •cello. \ 

■\ ■ our showed themselves last 

, killful [ layers indivi'Sually, : 

. , sod of tl f true spirit of cham-i 

( . -equal co-operation and sul'-i 

:n;i ;oii to the end of perfect e.i-j 
!e. Mr Lelzs quality ha.s Ion;., 
1 know.i from his work in the older 
ir:izaticn. Tlie ideals that he sharer) 
iiat It Is evidently his purpose to iin- 
ii in th - quartet he has now formed, 
ibe m-Uttr oi style, in the details of 
. i .ctnbie. in finish, tonal balance and| 
^i.iiitv of lone a high level has been' 

\ first concert of a new striiig| 

^ lemarkably high level wa.-s^ 

Perfection of ensemble, or a 
' • iipproach to it. is a matter 
lowtn, not to be arrived ai 
It by taking thought. hT- 
,1. ri' : j:. u.ce of the l.relz Quarloi 
i .enirig was- one that could ri- 
tiip soul o^ Mie lover of chamber 
' NVr wl^t it, was. but 

Youns l-l""'"*>& 
MeritH and De«ei-t^s. 

Edward Morris, a 
was heard tor Iho first lime ^^rc n Apijl 
of the present year, gave a reUtal yy 
terday afternoon in Aeolian Ha^K 
most exacting number was Bcetno%en s 
sonata in V. Hal, opus J' „.„,.„ 

It-, his performance of this lovel> wt iK 
there was a certain merit, hut unlortu- 
natelv some regrettable dete.-ts i 
wa.s "clear that the youn,' pian hatl - 
warm affection for Uie sona a a . 
played it with -'erlous dc-votion. B t 
hi.s indulgence in c-^^aggorated storz« = i.l 
was frequent and marred *he mutual 
effect of beautiful pas.sages. 

In Jfendclsfohn's prelude and fuguo . 
i'l E minor, with which he began h si 
recital, he wa.< heard to gretjta- ad-] 
vantage. In this he played with good 
lone, with clarity and with fluency. Fur- 
iherinore his reading shov.-od a cl«arl> 
drawn artistic, which was uot 
so evident in the Beethovoii composition. 
Mr Morris is very yo-.luS and has 
enough talent to justify tlio liope that lu; 
will develop into an artisl ot some dis- 
tiiKtloii. I * 


It Offcr« rroniise of Excel- 
lence But Is Lacking 
in Finish. 

Oct. 28.) 


Of -ourse, we ought to have known all about Mr. Heifetz, since 
he effected his debut in Russia four or five years ago, but we 
didn't; and therefore he came as a surprise — as a surprise ?" 
unusal character, because there was nothing sensational about nim 
or his playing. We aje used to sensations, but there was none, in 
his plaving, because in it there seemed summed up all the fine quali- 
ties which we have admired in the older artists, some of whom we 
have mentioned. In their cases we took the great qualities for 
granted, because thev were not only violinists, but musicians as 
well. There was so much beauty in the playing ot Mr. Heifetz that 
we did not care to think about his impeccable intonation, his loveli- 
ness of interpretative phrase, his gracious attitude on the stage, as 
if a musician might be an unobtrusive gentleman who had concluded 
that extravagance of conduct was no more essential to music than 
long hair and violence of gesture; his intellectual as well as his 
emotional poise, even his exquisite loveliness of tone, though that is 
a quality which is usuallv bestowed by genius. In short, it was only 
in a secondary sense that the newcomer made us think of him as a 
violinist for, if he ever had them, he had put off every affectation 
and mannerism that we ordinarily associate with the tribe to which 
he nominally belongs. He rose above his instrument and the music 
written for it, and therefore we are glad to associate him in memory 
with the best of his kind that we have listened to in twice twenty 
years Perhaps the last remark ought to be qualified so far as the 
Vitnli Chaconne (with organ accompaniment) and Wieniawski s Con- 
certo in D minor are concerned. These compositions are violin music, 
but legitimate violin music, and when played as Mr. Heifetz pla>;^d 
them yesterday they proclaim their native dignity and beauty. He 
appeared a stranger before a strange audience; but his extraordinary 
ability won speedy recognition. He will not need to stand again 
the test which he stood yesterday. He is now in his own shoes, and 
we are not sure that any violinist now before the public can fill 
them as well as he does. 

The dissolution of the Knolscl Quartet 
has led to the formation of a new or- 
ganization of four iilayors of stringed in- 
struments. The leader is Hans betz. 
who was formerly second violinist of the 
Kneisels, and the new body l^,/^"'"'!; 
therefore, the Let-/. Quartet. Its drst 
concert took place last evening in 
Aeolian Hail, where the nrlisls were 
cordially w.-lconied by a large audience. 

The progrununc consisted ot Haydn s 
C, major quartet, opus 64, Xo. " 
thoven's in V Inlnor, opus 0:., and I.eo 
Wciner's in E flat,, opus 'I. Quartet or- 
ganizations, as all musicians know, are 
made, not born. Portection i.v chamber 
music performance is the truit of lo\c, 
patience and long labor. The Letz Qiiar- 
let is quite new and its promise is of ex- 
cellence yet to come. 

There is already much to commend. 
In precision and unanimity the players 
were admirable. What is yet I'i'-l""^ « 
finish. The balance of tone is good but 

l"e tone it.self is deficient in «moothnes^ 
and richness. Roughne.-;s was too often 
^o ceable last evening, but there was an 
i °v goraling spirit in tho style of the ot - 
ganlzation. It was in the seneral vnacU> 
the playing as well ho new 

that the greatest pronilse of tho new 

Quartct was manifested. 
' Mr Letz's associates are Sandor Hsi- 

mali, stond violin: Edw|«rd Kremer, 

viola, and Gerald Maas,^llo^ 


Gcrnldlnc :»InrrrieU nncl Burton 

Geraldino Mad , vick.soprano a.Hl Burton 

Cornwall, fearylone, ' 
an.cM iiere In a joint recital at the Pim- 
oes' Theatre yesterday afternoon. Tne 
m^^grammo began with a duet from 
Mendel8«ohn-s • Klijab." which was to - 
lowed by solos for each smger. lucliid- 
IPK operatic airs, several GErman songs 
and songs in Knglish. 

In the duel the sirigcrs failed to do 
them.selve.s full justice^ because of ap- 
parent nervousness. I>=<ter in their .solo 
numb.>rs both disclosed good taste and sincerity. The soprano won 
Mj.-cess through the fine quality of lier 
voice which she used well In the mld- 
dlf i'egi:=ler. She showed an uncom- 
mon amount of dramatic feeling well 
p-, pfo.-<>-*od. 


Mr.' Percy Grainger Soloist in Uhe 
, Carnegie Hall Concert. j 

The New York Symphony Society re4 
peated in Carnegie Hall yesterday after- 
noon the program that it gave .n| 
Aeolian Hall last Sunday. It being the 
first day on which the war ta.x on 
tickets was collected, there was some 
contusion in the lobby and delay on 
,ne part ot many people in gaining an 
entrance to the hall. Mr. Damrosch 
made a short intermission on this ac- 
count. The delay was owing to the tact 
that many had not '•''^f ^^'^..^^e speciaj 
tickets -showing payment of the tax. ana 
the necessity of making a cash payment 
at a little booth erected tor thai pur- 
choirs and string orchestra is not ai 
stranger to New York programs, and 
it received a 
formance. Th 

zart is a quite uuicm"-"- r-;-- -"s 
it belongs to his mature period, and ha^ 
mau^y traits of mastery in common with 
Jurthree last ones. It .^l^bm-ate in 
ifa development, especially the first 
afoement and is beautiful in its clear 
j^Xu^entTl color. To restore such a 
work ?o the symphonic repertory would 
be something worth doing. „^„,.-^.s 
The insinuating grace of BantocK s 
clever and iraaginailve overture The 
Pierrot of the Minute" was much en- 
ioved Mr. Percy Grainger wa.s the 
iXfst and played in the ^jak' uniform 
ot a bandsman of the United states 
Army Rubinstein's D minor concerto. 
He" Played it with much sweep and 
?ower Perhaps the exactions of array 
fifr iccounted tor a few unfortunate 
false notes at critical point;> But the 
iudfence applauded him cnthusiasti- 


W&v'^Ws to KcoiAiisicj 
Lovers From Car- 
ucirie Hall. 

CVemng were wSlTwithrn powei^, 
and her audience appeared to ^'^ 

Griff es accompanied his own 

fled. 3Ii 


Mc^zo-sJpVano Gives Her First Re-, 
Hal-Eva Gauthier Sings. 

«na%i=r -rha^s ^nc; 
hatt^n opera <l>«^^very. ^ ^^^^^ 

^axie her w-ay at -^^^^^.^^^^^ ^ 
audience. Q^^ti-Casazza of the 

whom was Mr. /^^'^ , re- 

Metropolitan, to Hall. Miss 

e,ul la.t v^ice that met 

G^nUe has ^J'^J' dramatic 
ihe demajids of her ^^^^ 
songs, beginning ^ ^h an.^^ , 
Verdi's .F£I^hor. best in Chadwlck s, 
audience l>^^„hf best in^^ Master"! 
••Ballad of ^ "^.^ personally conducted | 

New' York -programs, and! P^^nli'-'JaTp-V^^^^ ^.^oo^"'' a?tfr , 

a splendidly sonoroijs per- Death Knocks at iny x^'^ _ 

the symphony in D by Mo- -^^^^^ „t Tagore^^and Reb^kolt ^^.^^ 

uite untamiliar one, though 1 orj ^TSiW?egT^rn^ J^^"^ 

an^i Speciajsl fc! 
,ngs and exotics ot 
with Marcel Han- 

X^sted at the P'^'^?^'^^'' ^ specia.. 
^va Gauthier t^opiano. ^ "^'g^oijcs ot 
quaint Breton f4\l^^°"|?th Marcel Han- 
tlie Far East, sano, recital m 

'sotte. many "°\«'^^;tning, i^i^luding one i 
AfOlian Hall last eveiuiii,^ ^^ ^^^^ 
lor the first time in All There 
kimsky-Korsakoff s CoQ d Russian 
^vere Japanese lyn^s set n ^.^ 
ballet composer, StravmsK^, 
part accompaniment ot s ^^^^ 
?;,nd^ and .some old Chm^^^^^^^ 

'others d 

heard at the opera here. . 

l;^t?^'lo»u^^ h^<>^- - I 

Kaymond Wilson, Lois Lond 
and Franklin Riker Give Re- 
citals at Aeolian Hall 

Alice Gentle, mezzo soprano, gave a 
song recital In Carnegla Hall last eve- 
ning. Desnite the fact that the war tax 
on tickets was in the first day of its 
collection she had an audience of large 
size Her programme was composed of 
songs, except in the case of an aria 

"T a Forza del Destmo, 
from \erdis i-a ^ "'i''* Mjss 
with which it began. In this =i'>aj^»^ 
Gentle, who was a member of Oscai 
Hammerstein's company a he Man 

There wer^ t^-o recitals yesterday ati 
Aeolian Hall. In the afternoon Ray-, 
mond 'Wilson, a young pianist of some 
musical feeling and vigojr, gave an of-' 
fering which included the Chopin B 
flftt minor sonata, the Schumana 
"Scenes from Childhood" ;and a group; 
oi Godowsky arrangerr.ant. His play-; 
ing throughout was sound, Ihouffh; 
scarcely inspired. 
'The evening roqital was civan hv Leiw 
T:oni, .^prano, and Frankli.i Biker 
tenor. Miss Long displayed a pretty 
voice of ligbt calibre which, will 1 
greater knowlcdse of it? use might 
prov^iiftective on the recital platf°-n>- 
]..T,;^'ftiker'3 natural voice seemed to fi^ | 
tJ^admirablc ok«, but liis P[°f,",<=^'°". 
^ it rcsultins ill a contimiStl thioatl 
ness was unfortunate. Asi^e^ron. this , 
he showed taste 3nd intelligence of in 

hatr4 opera House, and has lately been , ^ showed taste and inteiiigeu^e ^■■ ■■■^ 
Sng at,^La Scala in Milan. _ showed ! tsrpretation. Tl^ audienceslat both 
her progress in drajnatlc music She concerts were of Moderate si;-*. 

nuhe TLme,%'in^othU X' to- ^ ^^.^ Large Audience Hears Her^ 
rTLrfargr^ote.w^icir^^^^^^^^^^ Carnegie Ha....^.; 

fim\ forced llst^Ven^ng, Mme. Schumann-Ueink's concert m, 

In tune and with brilliancy. A tendency carnegie Hall yeeterda>- afternoon pre-, 
to overemphasize her efforts seemed to ^ ^ ^^^,^1 nowadays not unfamiliar 
be her most serious departure from ^^^^^ ^^^^j^ favorite.-, appear ther^ he 
<-nod taste. seats all filled and many people sitt ng 

° Eva Gauthier. a Canadian soprano. s«ts a ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

wli^ eave two recitals here last season. , «n t" . 
wno Ba\o _,. „ xioii Inst fiveiunf 

Among these latter 
here last season, , ,;;i;""jg,^5ation of; young men 
;-as heard in Aeolian HalMast evening W^^ , 
in a Progi-amme ot unusual intc schumann-Hvir.X had plain.y a 

A-0"g --r^TnclTe saw'se'r^^ice ! I^lr.. place in her heart and a .pecia. 

ana i^iiiiic.->v- i utr.ivlnskv. 

ana unmenc i^^^ t:trivinckv 

T,nd a Japanese group by .StravinsKj 
The last - had an accompaniment ofj 
inano wood, wind and strings. , 

ui, ,1 H well. Most of her selections las.| 

of the featurea of th-'- - miscellaneoOB 
concert '• whicJi have long been ob.nolete 

in > >w York. There WiUf the .is.<<istance 
of -ladimir Pubinsky. 'cellitt. who 
nlayd Boellmann's so'Tjew-hat lon| 
- 5yn"phonk> Variations. ' and 
It a somewhat long cricoro; a player 1 
of excellent skill, though not of 

iirl u a« It 

rn In wMoh I 

1 ir.i. cn-.r,, . u Ml. < (t ■11 '11 .11.1 ' ■ ' 

turn of plirnfi*'. and throuicli It «jl l'"' 
v.hol''-hrj»r»<>iliiriui. thi all-ln-'Iuslv.- 
nnilftbllltv (hAt fire Irronlftlblo. Kvory- 
Ihlnp Pho alri w«a e.nthudltuillcwly »P- 
plauilt<1. nn.l »h« cAlU'd upon for 

M'Vfml rn<:on'!-. Sho liogftn 
HiindfrH •• I,«.«i in eh I'' I'i'inira ' and 
liai-h « •■ My U«-u!-t Kvcr rftlthful am) 
8anK a number of <i«" U«a«r, an 
• Aimii.1 Del •• by Blifit with cello ob- 
bllKAtor. »nd a group of ponga In I'-o»- 

After her last «onK -he reapiv^arefl 
and sang " America." and told the 8U- 
dlpnoe Uiat the concert was not lor 
her ponkcl. but for the soldiers: and 
thon Kho came out again und urged 
♦verybody to aend all ne could to the 
soldlem. Including wristlets, with which 
word 8ho had a tussle. And she said 
she had four boys at the front. 


Fine Qualities of Metropolitan 
Basso's Singing In Aeolian Hall. 

Lton Itolhicr. the admlr.abic Frtiich 
bass singer of llie Metropolitan Opera 
Company, appeared on the concert plat- 
form iajjt evening In Aeolian Hall, and 
dt-monstralod again. he has before, 
the, fine qualities of his art in a variety 
of songs and alrn. His slnsing of an 
air li oni Olwck s " IplUriinie en Aulldc," 
and of •• Kois t^pals.^ from Uully s 
■•Amiuii," ■Wit." a lesson In style, in 
rcpo.»e. and roiuxntratlon. He sang .also 
with lino finish a group of Italian .songs, 
.indent and modern: a group in l!,n!,lisli. 
and one of modern French songs. 

Mr. Rothter's voice is noi one of the ne.\tble, mr has it Breat beauty or 
vunetv of color. But his skill 
in iif. oontrol ia frrtftt: and in phrasing, 
in polish #nd clearness of diction, in 
seizin- iin I s-ttlnR forth the essential 
(lUjilu aificance of Ms nonr.^. 

his . nasterly. It was much 

ofjir. ; evening by a large 

»iidi<n. ... yw V ^ 

ght to bo prcnipt> a 
tcrcst in them, r;i 

,.rc dcBirc to (cet so.n. k 

„. or as near nothinpr as possible. 
The concert oC the Symphony Soc.etN 
oved to be a lonit one, despite the 
ct th»t its pioBramme contained only 
;'ee numbers. Circumstance, alter 

The flrst ."^°^«J"«"\;/„pJ:ony' c,„„-ecl, lire in abundanco.- His insig 
^"'fH 'ai e'l one toother .he foHcitie.. of the Andante 

fiofJgh „ r nortions used to especially noteworthy, and throughou: 

" '"^Soyable feaUe of un orches-itbe evening he showed abundantly h. 

. '! lut 

tiroke ! 

' .\ cd ui . 

rc. Alter thiD, K 
>>ol)i Mailing, and it. 
iho Andante in F i 
'•nes in E flat major, ; later in tn 
'^"nata Apassionata, ll.v youn? pi«" 
itii.'ti playing was of a hi(fh order. 

Mr. Lcvitzki^e.i a hisrhly devrl 
oped technique, a warm, caressing tone 
nreat. delicacy of taste, and. when r" 

,e an enjoyaoie "hnracter; Poetic feeling and his sense for thr 

[,ral concert of » P^P^'^^^^^'^X '1,^^ without which 

^,Ut the ."r^^f^Io Iho love"Uny reading of the crassic composers 

1ThU pretty' U «lt prof*ound?Xic.^b dry. and unprofitable. Mv. 

'' The Beethoven violin concerto looms 
,/so monumcntaUy that it ha« f^^-y'^J^^l^^"^ 
, „„.lrome feature of every conJtorward. 

oundcd artist vho ought to go 

do not Know inaT, j n AT TkTTirjp ^ 11 FiFiT A TTOT' 

ivant^ie thmroii this 101)^14 M AriLAUSb 

flust we be content with 'J \ ^ ^ , in this work, even A *JJ?f!L^ ^ „ <S - ►«» 

Proves Charming as Ever 
at Aeolian Hall. 

. , 


Brazilian Pianist Captivatw Her Au- 
dience in Aeolian Hall. 

i .;'.;oinar Nov.^es gave a piano rw.iUl 
e.xtru.ordinary at Aeolian Hall ycste:day 
aftcinoon. pl.vlng a program from Bach. 
Chopin, Liszt. Debussy, a Gluck ar- 
rant-ement by Sgajnbati, and Beethoven's 
" Turkish March." retouched by Rubin'= 
Stein. The audience at the snd simply 
eioo<i and waited for encores, among 
them .^chuherfs " .Mjirche Militalre. 
crl'plv pla>*d with all Mlp:s Novae 
Blra;ii;'! gift for finding inn- r voices lr| 
the hnrmonv. as a painter shqwK th^, 
spirit .sentinels oi' the " Jeanne d .Vrc I 
up a; the MetrotiollUan Art Gallery. 

Tlif KrazlHan pianist, whose public will 
call !ier ••brilliant" to Oie exclu.sion of 
ctlh'T qualities rhe may possess, was 
hei !;elf a shfnlns example of personality 
• innsformlng £f workaday worlTT, of 
tf.r.ieraraent gleaming through her 
'iii;<^H :i.s the birds flish sunlight in tlic 
tropi.- forests of her native Brazil. She 
fwill play with the Philharmonic next 
^^:Un<Ja^■. | 

Mischa Elman and the Sym- 
phony Society Play at 
Aeolian Hall 

There were evidences which the 
multiplicity of concerts made plain 
yesterday that the cost of the war tax 
on admission tickets is sot likely to be 
the most embarrassing element of the 
new dispensation. It may remain pos- 
sible to fill concert rooms either with 
payi^ig patrons or deadheads, but the 
ciifficulty to do so will grow unlesis 
somp manner is devised to save time 
and trouble in the payment of the tax; 

There was no delay on that account, 
so far as could be observed, at the 
concert of the Symphony Society in 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon, 
probably becanse a iHdeawake man- 
agement had early given its patrons 
the benefit of the ruling of the Treas- ^ 
; ury Department that the tax mi<rht be 
paid by the concert-giver. But in. 
other cases, especially vi.ere lobbies 
v.erc inadequately small and the 
would-be payers of the war tax were 
compelled to make their tickets or free 
passes good, there was much delay and 
cnnoyancc. Mr. Zimbalist'.s recital at 
(■nrncgie Hall, which entered it!to * 
1 ompctition which in itself might have 
hcen embarrassing because of the 
, imultaneous appearance of Mr. El- 
:■ vin at the Symphony conceift at; 
.\eollsn Hall, was Jpoatponed three- 
ouarters of an hour because of the 
nceii of satisfying the. demands of th« 

vemment in respect of the tax. 
both cases the audiences were 
; umerous than might have beer 
p x-tcd, but on this point we are 
ir.S no stress Just now. 

Ko doubt there are many questions 
touehing the giving of concerts in New 
Vovk to which a solution, financial ani 
(■o.?sibly. also ar»-:- .. •,viljfl|^^,|^^|^ 

,lin Vo'nceri'oToomBl l'Cvitzki, despite his youth, is already » 


hearers. We do not know that: his | 
technical equipment ' 
in it to finer adv 

casion. But mt , . , _ .... . „ 
brilliant in th.3 work even v / ^ # 

though mixed with a considerable Ai/W '■O •» / / / 

modicum of something higher and bet- Gold marks "RuStic Wcddinjf" 
tcr"' Were we not entitled to a finer 
lesthetic poise, to a loftier serenity, to 
greater dignity and reposefulne^sa of 
utterance than were vouchsafed us? 
Somehow, it appears to us that the 
artist who is to give us the full content 
of this composition must play it as if 
the player were "boi-ne as on angel s 
wings " as Mendelssohn demanded of 
the singer of his "Eliiah." H. E. K. 
/At tne con^t or tne i^BW iuiii 
phony Socley m Aeolian Hall yesterday 
afternoon ttie symphony was GolU- 
mark's •• Rustic Wedding." Mischa El- 
man was the soloist, playing Bee- 
thoven's violin concerto, and the pro- 
gram ended vrith Liszt's " Mephisto 
Waltz." There was nothing unfa- 
miliar here. Goldmarks symphony, a 
symphony only in name, keeps its vital- 
ity remarkably for a piece that so nearly 
approaches naivete, perhaps because of 
it. Tlie instrumentation has richness 
and an expressive and appropriate qual- 
ity of its own. It sounded particularly j 
well yesterday in Mr. Damrosch's care- 

fully prepared and well finished per 

Mr. Elman's performance of Bee- 



^ I 

Rendition of Beethoven Con- 
certo Dignified — Damrosch 
Presents 'Mcphisto Waltz.* 

thoven's concerto was in many respects 
beautiful. It was one of his better 
days, when bis extraordinary powers 
celebrate the music rather than the ex- 
ecutant. He approached the music with 
seriousness, with a view of its lofty 
eloquence, poetry and tenderness. There 
were some phases where greater sim- 
plicity would have txad greater power; 
but the performance on the whole was 
marked by continence, dignity and re- 
pose. Technically, it was extremely 
fine, and Mr. Elma;n's tone was or 
great beauty. The gloomy spots were 
the cadenzas, which were in deplor- 
able taste, constructed with a sole view 
to their technical brilliancy. Mr. El- 
man was enthusiastically applauded. 

Llszfs " Mephisto Waltz " is a mor- 
dantly brilliant piece, needing not only 
the brilliancy that was iven it in the 
performance, but perhaps also a littie 
more freedom in the languorous section. 

Efrem Zimbalist, the Russian violinist, 
gave a well attended matinee in Car- 
negie Hall Yesterday, announced as his 
only recital here this season .since he is 
leaving soon on a tour all the way to 
Texas and California. Out there, by the 
way, his wife, Alraa Gluck, was singing 
yesterday in San Fi-ancisco, while he 
played in New York. Formerly the 
yo'-ngest of Russia's group of stars of 
the fiddle, Zimbalist is now among the 
recogmized favorites, and he was heard 
with mamtest pleasure yesterday, not 
only in an unaccompanied Bach 
" Chacorme." but in his opening sonata 
of Cesar FVanck and the Lalo •' Sym- 
phonie Bspagnole," with Samuel Chotzi- 
noff at the piano, as^well a^ln smaller 
pieces by Tor Aulin. Jt</V # J« ( 1 i / . , 
Hans Barth. an Araerican*^)ianfet With 
a young man's fancy for honest volume 
of tone, and a technical equipment 
above the ordinary, was a newcomer 
vesterday afternoon at the Princess 
Theatre. He presented himself as a 
serious artist in the Schumann fantasie, 
jthe scherzo from a Chopin sonata, and 
such interesting novelties as a caprice 
by Reger and a romance by Sibelius. 
Kis "Vienna Woods" waltz of Strauss 
iin the elaborate f chucttuerion was en- 
Icored, and there were also an oiigirial 
jpiece. •• The Music Box." and a polo- 
Inaise of MacDowell. 

I Marv Zentay, ft native of Budapest, 
paid to have appeared as violinist with 
jarchestras in Vienna aJid Berlin, 

Three numbers constituted the pro- 
gramme offered at the second Stinday 
concert of the Symphony Society given 
In Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. 
Thcj' wero the •'Rustic Wedding" sym- 
phony by Carl Goldmark (Hungarian), 
the violin concerto of I^udwig van Beeth- 
_ jjov^n (German) and the "Mephisto 
Waltz" of Franz Liszt (Hungarian). 
There was no demonstration of hostility 
on the part "of the audience, even the 
sdidiers and sailors w!io were in It joln- 
' ink In the general applause. 

Walter Damrosch has a veteran's love 
fci rthe music of elder dayf?, but Mv. 
Stiansky has outnurnbered him in per- 
fei-rnances of the Goldmark sj-raphohy. 
Xevertheless it i.s inconceivable that thi.i 
work could be heard to greater advan- 
tag-e than In the peace of a Sa.bbath af- 
ternoon. It is simple, unpretentious mu- 
sic and It deals with tiie doings of tl'.e 
peasantry In the piiniitive style which 
laddened our hearts In the era of Theo- 
dore Thomas and old Stein way Hall. 
iLiJe and music were less 
then. The tone art had not begun u> 
expound eystems of philosophy, first 
principles of ethics and Ibsenian seK 
problems. Xor had conductors rlsin to 
th© flaming heights of prima donna, 
glory, lighting the skies for miles around 
wiiii the glare of their artistic temper.t- 
meiit. When some one plays the "Rus- 
tic Wedding" again, go and hea rlt and 
fill your self up with good "juventus 
roundi." It IS" a very violet of sjTnpho- 

\ violet In the youtij of primy nalurs, 
I i-irwara. not permanent, sweet, not iRst-.m. 
The porfum eand suppliancft of a miiiut*. 
.\nd yet it revives from time to t5me li> 
sing peace and rustic gladness to is. 
wicked woi:l(3. 

r^iischa Elman was the solo performed 
In the Beethoven concertos He is a 
.more restrained player than he used to 
lie, but no will yet charge him wiUi be- 
ing barkbound. The juices of Ms ini- 
p.jlsivo nature put unnecessary tears 
into some of Beetl-ioven'.s manly tender- 
ness yesterday. Perhaps he Is one of 
tliosa who always cries when he .lieiirii 
good mtisic. 

Aside from this and his reanaa'kabiti 
taste In cadenzas he played the concerti> 
well, and in some moments witli oncoin- 
ir.on beauty of tone and style. It wa'( 
on the whole a dignified 'and serious 
presentation of the work. The lapses 
were characteristic, but they were fewer 
than of j'ore. 

- ,- , „. Mr. Damrosch Is not tn© greatest Xilszt 

recital ^^t nigtit at the Cort. choosing^ 
Jier music ambitiously for a pia>er oir .. ~ » . 

Jier apparent years or present powers.fthe most frequent. For both of thes« 
fel.e was heard in a concerto by d'Am-*aots let there be praise and thanlraglv- 
brosio, a Bach chaconne. ling, coupled with an humble petition 

that the "Mephipto Waltz' 


Few o£ the young pianists who in the, 
last few years have swum into our ken 
have received a recognition more 
prompt or more cordial than the one 
accorded Mischa Levitzki.^/V' « ' '7 ' ' 

His was a talent hailed at once as un- 
usual, a talent sincere, fanciful and 
well controlled. This impression^ he 
deepened by his recital last night 
-Aeolian Hall, a recital for which hejiad;. 
high mark in 


choosing a Be«s 
The rcj 

lh" new Isw. 
-olution can 

thoven-Schubert programme, 
cital opened under handicaps. 

The large audience found itsel 
while yet only in the lobby, in the torn 
of the war tax, the consequence bein; 
I that the pianist did not begin to pla^ 
1 until 8:40 o'clock. Then, at the ve'^ 
o-r.mencement of the Beethoven 

now be ae- 

ijrorded an honorable furlongh of at least 
half a dozen years. 


At the piano recital of Charles Cooper^ 
yesterday af terncon in Aeolian Hall Bath's' 
Prelude and Fugrue in C minor began the 
programme. It takes a genius to present! 
Bach in such a manner that minds seekingft 
relaxation are fascinated by the working ] 
out of his intellectual problems, and of 
geniuses there are few. Mr. Cooper has aj 
marked sense of rhythm, .-J.nd gives a{ 
simple, straightforward reading. He did 
not succeed in arousing much mtercst In 
t i; cr. but his 

. ;,-,te his : 


l^d with u (lelirale nm 
' crudity of dynaml< 
' . r .1 ■,. . i ;!! times Inacfurucy cii 
lie pi rforman''e, -His tone is rich, aii 
'I'^ ii al and usually clear. As ,a rule u 
r shows admirable restraint, but 
■ nally there Is ,i lapse Into manntr- 
Hiat are noticeable, ejutclalL/ in Ilia 
' l iving for dynamic effect*' iv« y / *} 

m LION or 


'Despite Youth, Russian Pianist 
Is Full Fledged Artist, Whose 
Language Is Intelligible to 
All— Achievement Extraordinary 


WITH a courage and iiideppi 
dence characteristic of Rii 
sians. Jlischa Levitzki ii> 
voted the programme of his fir 
piano recital on Monday night 
Aeolian Hall to music of Beethov< 
and Schubert. Liszt also was reu- 
resenled. to be sure, but only in the 
capacity of adapter and elaborator. 

Mischa Levitzki is not only 
Russian. Despite his youth, he 3 
ready is a full-fledged artist, whose 
language is intelligible to all peo- , 
pies, in war as well as in peace. 
That is why his performance was 
so thoroughly enjoyable. ' 

He confined himself to xvorks of 
genious. did this young lion of the 
l-;eyboard — and he played those 
works like a master; played them 
with an intense serio'isness. an in- 
tellectual .and emotional penetra- 
tion a grasp of detail and a breadth 
of expression that belied his years. 

From" a technical standpoint alone 
Levitzki's achievement was extraor- 
dinary, though his mechanical pro- 
cienc\- always served him as 
means of attaining hi.« aesthe; 
purpose: never as a medium for f 
pcrficial display. 

One noted with keen pleasure t 
supple resiliency of his fingers ,h i 
wrists; the power of his amazine 
elastic .arms and hands as tli' 
swooped to the keyboard; the lii 
and masculine expressiveness of hi,^ 
touch in cantilena: the crisp and 
I delicate giace of that touch in stac- 
cato passages; the fine ineisi ven"^?' 
of his attack; the strength, the - 
rility of his rhythm. 

Rut. above all. did one admire tin' 
essentially noble results he achieved 
in maUins his remarkaljle talents 
subservient to the music of the 
masters. It was a sheer joy to listen 
to Beethoven's variations" in C .mi- 
nor, .andante in F major and "Ec- 
cosaise" in E flat major (the last 
repeated) as presented by him. Tt 
was more than a joy — it was an ex- 
perience—to hear the "Apiissionata" 
sonata interpreted with tne sincei- 
itv of feeling, earnestness, emotional 
intensity and dramatic breadth 
which he brought (o this immortal 

Delieiufullv were Schuoen's Ini- 
irrt>inptu in B flat major and "Mo- 
ments Musicale" in A Hal major and 
F minoi» performed by Levitzki: de- 
lightfully, too. the Schubert-Liszt 
".Soirees de Vienno" No. •! and 
••March-Gallop." Only the "Par- 
king'." ■n<,the Li'szt transcriptii 
brought disappointment. thon- 
brilliantly played. And one colj 
not quite agree with the pianist 
llic iieculiarly .slow tempo he adopt- 
ed in the great Abbe's ada;nation of 
•'Hark, Hark, the Lark,' which ' 
offered as a supplementary conn 
b'utiou at the_end_ofthe c\ eniiT^ 


Milwaukee Player in Interest 
ing MacDowell ProgramiiiP 
at Aeolian Hall. 


^Souata Eroica,'* Sclmmann's 
'Tapillons" and Liszt' 
Sonnet Please. 

ftarolvn Cone-Baldwin, pianist gave 
a ™culT ye^Terday afternoon ^n Aeolla^. 
Wall This player comes from Muwau 
^'w^e^'shi is favoraA^ly knowP 
chiefl'' as a perforn, . ' - ■ - 

The most interest: 


t\i was 11 
:o.i,-c bill 
Aiuhfcui will 

lie i.iuycd 

•Tlui Na- 



the Brahmsiti- is to the chan 

OO Ing andanto, n iiuii<os an irresistii 

^ ^ appeal. The whole work was perform' 

-.uah.y irthe l^tTf^'Mrae. With- splendid virtuosltr, and at the on 

iivln waa htr tone, which was' the players had to share the enthusiast, 
musical and unforced. In, applause with the conductor. The con 
an;rf-Lul U,erff.8'l'"cl.mme';il: closed solemnly with Wagner's "P^^- ^.^i, ■^V^^u.^ -^n the c.ou, 

. .. «i£al" prelude. Before it came a F-'^"^'^ J |o^.^,'^|;;^f^/V'}.n'rr.^'ultl"; 

•pnala an intelligent but not largely de-| work, Berlioz's "King Lear" overture, and "V.^ "" 

^loped reading. The composition j_tself| ^ Hungarian symphonic poem, Ljszt's 

"Prometheus." Dr. Muck deserves thanks 

for producing this Hungarian work, even „„,,. .„uj.iii=<. - 
though it is less inspired than most or; ^:^,:'^'f^orr^:^^:,^^ 
r.*«wfc- rtrohpctml wnrka! but the Berliox ttrplndn to Waerer's "Parsifal. 

tmands much vigor on the part of the 
Bayer to give it vitality. Its Inher^ent 
jpwer Is by no means as large as Mac- 
Dowell devotees declare It to be. 

_ _ Iht 

- luimber of the program." 1-'.'" 
. onducted it. U was a version m 
Lhe melodv. intoned by th«; bra.^.-j. 

interpoint I'.v 
pai'l. when all 

, ly. Ihere was 

inuoh and no fault found ap 
ffireralv with the spirit of the wUoli 

The regular numbersc of the proerani 
ivcic Brahfns's minor .synnphony 



h RnMKlan Planiat Saatalns HIa Ulsb 

Artlatlo Record* 

Mischa Levltzkl, pianist, gave a recital 
last evening In Aeolian Hall. Mr. 
Levltzkl. who Is of Russian parentage 
[jn v but Is llvljig in this city, was first heard 
here last season. His programme last 
night contained by Beethoven the C 
minor "variations ; andante In F, and the 
ecossaisses In E flat ; tlie same master's 
, P minor sonata called the "Appasslon- 
, ata," and five selections from Schubert, 
f**' of which three were transcriptions by 
J»n ' Liszt. 

,7''*^ The musical gifts disclosed by Mr. 
'-^ Levitski's work last season at his deibut 
I and then agaii^j|fed in two recitals he 
iJHNgave later oj|^|U^recognSzed as those 
|I^P*' of an unu^^^^der, while at the same 
I time his d(Btic development was placed 
j ' p on a plaK of accomplishment cxception- 

! ' His performance last night emphasized 
' ' c'alms for uncommon distinction In 
' ■ his field. He played with remarkable 
■'>reailth and clarity of style, and in this 
respect he may, indeed, be said to have 
advanced In his art. .Among other qual- 
ities that gave delight were great varl- 

litszt's orchestral works; but the Berlioz 
overture seemed empty and over-Ions 
even as played by the Boston orchesjtra 

Songs from a German Prison Camp. 

jFjom some points of view special in- 
terest, attached to a song recital given 
by the Belgian (or American?) baritone, _ _^ 

Louis Graveure, in Aeolian Hall yester-j — p ' . "mucK was sev 

day afternoon. It was devoted entirely to ,.,.^1 times recalled, and made the orches- 
eongs by Bryceson Treharne. a Wel.<=h- '^%:;^^J<>Jl^;i''^^,^^^ „o, 
man, who was interned for a year and! y^^y exciting. Tt Is difficult to find any 
a half in the German prison camp "n ° t. T^^e^^'l^e ' ml^^^^^^^ 

Ruheleben, near Berlin. During thi^i passages of somewhat more lustre than 
time he lived mostly on acorn coffee,} ^^^^^ ^^-"^ ^■''^ 

boiled cabbage 

preludn to Wagner's "Parsifal.' 

J>r. Muck ha.s more than once played 
Riahm.s's fourth symphony: and the 
beautiful rendering of It that he givcH 
is well remembercfd ; a reading full ot 
llic. of sinuous grace in the move- 
n-."nt, of immense vigor in the third and movements, of lovely sentinien' in 
tiio andante: e\erywhcre of beaut'ful 
<"lor and subilc adju.'itment ot the in- 
."Jirumental voices, of finely turned and 
liregnant phrasing, of subtle nuancint; 
■ ■ It caused, and very justly. 

nages of fine instrumental coloring : but 
Doiieu cauuci&c, and the German prison; ji jg not music to touch the imagination. 
... J =or,/i nVinnned straw rve •'''till te«fi Is I-isrl's laborious illustration 

bread made of sand, chopped straw, rye thafate of Prometheus; one of the 

and potato flour; yet he composed 
these months nearly two hundred songs 
not to speak of other more elaborate] 

In spite of these privations, Mr. Tre 
harne, as, he informed a representativ 
of Musical America, found Ruheleben . 
good place to work in. "One becomes v^ 

Ul in9 ia.l.c Ul jr I uiii'Tuin^u^ , ^1. 

least frequently heard of the symphon^ 
poems. The reason why was made plaJn 
last evening. The performance of the 
•' Parsifal " prelude was an imposin 

I'resident A. Augustus Healy of the 
Board of Directors of tne Brooklyn In- 
stitute, which runs most of the concerts 
•at the Brooklyn Academy and acts as 
'asent for the Boston .Symphony Orches- 
tra's independent series there, was ap 

.erfunctoiy liand-c . 
wi!ic;i .1 as bit odd in view of tne 
\jiroviou3 early eftorta of a certain I 
'groiip in one part ot the auditorium. ' 
■■■ The programme waa another Muck 
aftalr.'needlessly dry, lacking in con- 
trast until the end almost hawl been 
reached. Just wliy he should have 
chosen two such works as the Berlio!^ 
j"King Lear" overture and Liszt's 
wsymphonlo poem, "Prometheus," to ' 
follow Brahms's Fourth Symphony Is' 
ja question Dr. Muck can best answer. 
The "Parsifal" prelude, which closed 
the programme, was the one worki 
which lifted the bearer from musicali 
heaviness. f 
Xho orchestra played this prelude 
vrltJh genuine tonal beauty and servca 
' well in other compositions, even i 
jits performance was by no mean^ 
Kfiwless. Dr. Muck conducted, aa h; 
s ways does. In acadeinlo fajsbion. | 

^ermSs silent asI 


lio.slon S^ iii^ibii}' On-licstra 
} l^ruins [ts Ciivoi'ft'io ( oiiccrl 
With .iuthoni. 



cty and beauty of tone, poetic feeling 
I' and brilliancy in finish. 

During the first number the Beethoven 
, variations, the recital given was un- 
™' fortunately interrupted in his playing 
because of one of the pedals that was 
out of order. He was obliged to ask the 
'ndulgence of the audience while he left 
the platform and the cause of the an- 
noyance was properly adjusted. After 
;his he returned and recommenced the 
work, when all went well. The Beetho- I 
ven ecossaises had to be repeated. | 

A Placid Boston Symphony Concert. 

If any one shared the apprehensions of 
the Police Department that there mig'it 
be a disturbance at last night's appea.-- 
Mi anco of Dr. Muck to conduct the season's 

good place to work in. une oecoiiies v.: v| • ^^^^ regular board meeting 

active mentally on a limited diet. It really, K-csterday to head a committee to con 
seems to act as a spur; ones head t'c- 
comes clear, and 
labor which can 

.. with Major Henry L. Higginson ot 

- 1 .boston with regard to the concert of the 

comes clear, and the amount of mental) •- 




first concert of the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra, he did not know the audienc.3 
that gathers for the Carnegie Hall con- 
certs of this famous organization. To 
thi4 audience everything this orchestra 
or ItH conductor, does is absolutely above 
criticism. Probably ninety-five of every 
hundred of these good and honest folks, 
if blindfolded or placed behind a screen, 
could not, to save their lives, tell whether' 
this particular orchestra was playing or 
the New York Philharmonic or Sym-j 
phony, or the Philadelphia or Chicago; 
orchestra; yet to hear their Pharisaical 
or adulatory talk one would think thax 
Boston alone provided us with the real 
thing, everything else in the country 
being second or third rate. The Boston i 
orchestra certainly is first rate, and Dr. 
Muck is an admirable conductor in many, 
ways: yet he was known in Berlin as 
"the metronome," and his programme 
are certainly far from being models. 

It Is this idolatrous attitude of certain 
listeners — and newspaper critics, chiefly 
in New York— that has led to the recent 
unfortunate row over the Anierican an- 
them. The malady known as "swelled- 
head" led certain very estimable persons 
to suppose that this Bostonian orgainiza- 
tion could do no wrong, even in war 
time; and that even if the other orches- 
tras lowered themselves by playing "The 
SUr-Spanglftd Banner," the e.xalted Bos- 
ton band need not stoop to anything so 
inartistic. Now our anthem is not as 
great music as the Russian natioiui! 
hymn — just discarded because it glori- 
fies the Czar, or the Austrian, or the 
French; yet it is far better than "The 
■Watch on the Rhine," which the German 
orchestras play, but which Wagner just- 
ly desciibed as "eiw ^aites Liiedertai' J 
Produkt." /^tn/ 'j^i ^ / 7 

Enough for the present. The Bosto \ 
Orchestra discovered its rnistake, an l 
last night Dr. Muck conducted "The Star- 
Spangled Banner," in an arrangement 
i Y^ich introduced some curious contra- 
! puntal jingling suggesting the Venusberg 
nlusic. It was good to hear it sound so 
•wUl, and there was as much applause ^f- 
ter it as there had been before it when 
► Dr. Muck first came on the stage. 

There was no soloist last night, nor 
•was the programme exhilarating. 
Brahm 's fourth symphony, which opened 

Jrehestra In the neighboring borough to- 
r,orfr.rmed undeii Ale-ht. It has already been announced 
performed unaeij ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^ conduct "The 

such conditions is quite surprising." Very »ar-.SpangIe,d Banner " over there. 

rpy,„ „,,p„tion onlv is f Major Higginson. who accompanied 
surpnsmg, indeed. The question oniy is| Q^p,,gj.^ra to New York and was 
wViether if Mr. Treharne had taken bi^ A.rcsent at its concert in Carnegie Hall 
wneuiei, i .5,,p..Jhast evening, was expected to meet the 

meals in Pans restaurants as they ^e.e,, ^.^.^^^^^^.^ committee today. He has 
>ipfnrp the war there might have been found the usual subscription audiences 
Detore iiic • j , oj,,pr cities, except only Pro\^dence 

fewer songs and better ones, a susim , Baltimore, favorable to a continu- 
cious circumstaiace is the fact that -^^-i.^ncc^of^th.^^orche^^^^^^^^ 

was no • concert 
Wednesday, and 
turned away. 

A proposal haa been made to the Bos- 
ton man.agement that it shall use sev- 

11.... ..w " - „ oppf, dates now abandoned in the 

the present dearth of good new music ^.^y giving extra concerts 

f-prmnnv and the low State of morals, on its monthly toursi here in New York, 
in Germanj ann iin. luw aic . some hundreds of would-be sub- 

should be not hi'.vo kept songs a-iia jg^-rjijepj; ygt on the annual waiting 
1 » J c« a Teutonic nroduct? Ilist There was no disturbance at Car- 

printed them as a Teutonic piouuct. j.^^^.^ ^^^^ evening, though Police 

Joking aside. Mi-. Treharne undoubtea-^p.^(j,n,arter6 sent a squad of plain- 
ly made a seno..:s mistake in composingi clothes^ men ^to handle the '• riot " that 
nearly two hundred songs in eighteen 
i months. included in yesterday's 

Mr. Treharne became an exchange pri? 
oner because of ill-health (from which 
he soon recovered), the censor allowed 
hini to t?.ko along all his maiuineripts. In 

in Baltimore last 
.=;old-out house was 

1 Pi'cladc, to 

■•rarsifal" Amoim 
nil ?roi>'i"amm<> 
!v IiNMvU'l'cd. 

list of sixteen— at least the first nine, 
which the writer hoard— seem too much 
like factory products, very well made, 
but lacking individuality. "Ozyrnandras" 
-suggested Dukas; the "Fair Circas- 
sian' had a touch of Grieg; "The Night" 
seemed Brahmsian, and so on. Tl.o 
workmanship is excellent, but the com 

poser seems to have no new masiBage. ^jg [y|gp q| BOSlOn 

An admirer, who has studied these songs j 
so far as published, informed this writer, 
that there are better ones than those 
produced yesterday. Mr. Graveure may 
have chosen these because they euitedi 
his voice, after the usual fashion of vo-| 
calists. He has often been praistd fori 
artistic work, but yesterday he was not', 
in good voice, an his enunciatiop left! 
much to be desired in point of distinct- 
J^ness. — 

Symphony Orchestra Played 
It Even Worse in Car- 
negie Hall. 


yrr^hony Conductor Is 


Boston Syi 
Warmly Greeted as He Leads 
'The Star-Spangled Banner.' 


President Healy and Committee of 
the Brooklyn Institute to Confer I 
with Maj. Higginson Today. 

sil'ier its exeiting experiences of lasll 
week the Bo.ston Symphony Orchestra 
nrrived in New York and gave the 
"oncert of it.s New York .season in! 
« iii-negie Hall. There was a very largv 
audience, such as has for years attend, d 
Vnese concert-s. The heated discussion 
thus has gone on concerning the i)lay. 
Jng the national anthem urider the oato i 
of Ur Muck, and remarks aJleged to 
),ave been made about it seemed no. 
o hav^affecl.^d the New York audietu.. 
In any imfavorable way. There wn- 
V.vo or three emptv boxes, and a vei : 
f w ^mpli .Teal.s.'^ The New York aud. 
euce wa*V<''-cted. however, wit r -i d. 
■ baTcivil t« .Dr Karl Mu 

Dr. Karl Muck led the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra In Carnegie Hall 
last night when it played "The Star- 
Spangled Banner." It did not appear, 
however, to be gracious leadership, 
for Dr. Muck refused obstinately to ! on 
.acknowleuge vociferous appi? use af- 
ter the performance of tne anthem 
tnat he conatdera "inartistic." 

Dr. Muck stood v/ith bis back to the 
audience a third of a minute while the 
hanuclapping went on. As ho snowe<l 
no slgn.'J of unbending, and as the 
majority of the 2,500 persons in Car- 
, negi'e Hall seemed in a good-natured 
mood, the German conductor— who at 
first had refusftd to lead 'The Star 
topangled Banner" and then did .so 
after tendering his resignation— waa 
allowed to begin tne evenlnff's pro- 

Dr. Muck led the national anthem 
badly and the orcnesira played even 
I worse, a fact not one to their being 
• asked to stand. Third rate orchestras 
do much better. , , ^ 

But there was no outward enow of 

£hf Boston Jsyniplioiii vcnest,ra gas 
the first ooncert of its season in Cai-. 
negie Hall last evening. The principal 
number on the pro?pmme was "The 
Star Spanglei Banner'." It was not in- 
tended originally that it should occupy 
this conspicuous position, but H.78I 
tained It by force of clrcumstanoea. ov 
which the conductor. Dr. Karl Muck, n 
no control. The reeo-rds of the tunno l 
raised In Boston over the refusal 
either Major Hem-y L,. Hlgg'nson or D - 
Muck — It is not yet clear which was re 
eponslble — to .-lermit the orchestra t 
play the national anthem are fresli 
the public mind and need not be repeated 
this morning. 

Since Baltimore arose In its patriot, 
majesty all cv>ncwned have seen a great 
light and have been enabled by it to dis- 
cern that "our flag is still there." T' 
house bills last evening said; "The n 
lional anthem will be pl.'iyeil as tl 
. opening number of the prognimme." 

Dr Mutk, who is a Prussian, clo.'-elv 
^ affiliated with the Imperial Governniei ' 
land a personal friend of the Kaiser, w; 
received by the audienee with p-olongfcc 
and hearty applause when ho appearec 
on the stage. Germans in the audiene 
within range of. Thk Srv observer 
eyes violently beat their hands. 

Dr. Muck personally conducted ili 
national anthem of his country's enemie 
with dignitv. The audlenec applaud 
again with energy. The Germans und 
The Sun representative's <)bser\at!oii 
did not applaud at all. Dr. -Muck did nu 
■bow In to the approval of 
playing of the anthem. And that 
the termination of the tempest in a Bo^ 
ton tea pot. 

Ceriniin Music Playefl -*l<»o 
The concert proceeded calmly fn its 
yuAv in the admirable manner, made fa 
inihar by years of performance in thi 
town bv the Bostonians. The .numbers 
fonowing "T>.e .Star fjpan-led Banner 

he programme were the T3 minor 
symphony of Brahms, Berlioz's King 
iJcar" overture. Li.szfs syn.p.^onlc poem 
"i-romethei.."!' ;;nd the prelude to Wag- 
ner's "" As in .jther instances 
no hostility 10 the «"n»n. music wa 
fnown. The l:oston Orchestra again 
proved itsc'f io l.e an instrument olf^au 
la-fme besuty .'.nd nr. Muck playocl upo.; 
ft with tUft skill of "'■'•"^'-'■•j.^'-ij 
rreat artist and from the '-el* « »' ■ 
♦ he battle "f the .nations Should »t 
),.-.rred as Jor.« as it is P'«*^slble,. 

•rhe occa-.on. .however, ^hou^d not be 
T,. , ^tted <o ra.<;.^ \vith<5ut comment mr 
, .nvc.e.ri r.iie aKl entirely unnece?- 
..iiuation wh-ch lately arose 
.:...,ihine, in a ii:easure. .to i;ote that theie 
V . c e"^denccs -r sou.e salutary chasten- 
1 of «pi-its. sv.nter (-ome fervent 

r i were moved 10 complaimog.'' ^"6"^ 
Donderositv ot the progrannnee. m 

anta8«nlsm by any part of last eve- . ■ ^'"^;'^'„^en,e„t;, of last ev^^ins ^ere 
ning-s audience toward tne maj> who he announ^eme . ij^a^ 
has aroused so much hostile fee'mg ^.e fou|^ « k > 1 . -^Ih 
and whose professional presence Jui'"e cniravion . „ 

bome cities will not be tolerated. 

To speaK truthfully. Dr. Muck was 
moat warmly received by at least 

one-fourin of the Carnegie Hall audi 
ence Perhaps 200 of tne orchestra, 
seat smart folk applauded the Prus- '"'.^s 

limit seeriilii'ily had iieen .set at one . > 
nnd fifty minifies. «^ 

There wi.^ :i lime, and that not 
sway, when m .Muck made hW pro- 
■ raivmes without eo«*lderation Of an- -i| 
except possibly these profou' 

seiw. - ^ , ortistlc principles which, as they we: 

am.n musician the moment he carr«| ^Uxuientlv by the tremulous h 

m sight. Three-quaners of a mu.-i Higginson. the t^le--. . u wi. 

uteiaier Dr. Muck oegan Ms wcer*. "j,^,,,. ,^.,she,i .i.-mss :^ distwi 

,1 I'oii.u 

Jhitee— it . >v ■ , 

r.ftt ua hope that the iinui.-ni i"', 
not stop Ihcro. but viuu.i.ily out 
thB rations by aiiothL-r ten mtnutcd. 
Poaallile Ktrvvf ot DUclpUne. 

l.-vera nvI\1 b« bettered by thf L 
ment of th.- NaHt. All thr mnxl'- that 1. 

iiy.inL ud to her 

. ... ,u . , ."■to</Mr?'i/^'a 

l i . iDi- her to he In hor imsl vol<-«, 
h imh she shuk with consummate ' 
Kill ;uid charm. Hi?i- sflocllon.M in- 
hnl.Kl Moattrt'.s "Voi, che BupetP." , 
loimod's •'Serenadp. " MaHsoiiPt's i 
Miu re tes yeux blous," (Jn 
iler by Fraaa. GrloBr nnrt 
inlno/f: "Habanera." from B 

„u.„t or «°nP"f.f of th<- 
tr;»fcic cry at Ihe ' • faaen 

lament, after ^vhieh e -nv h^c ' 
through ever more pe.uclul haimo 
to Ihe end." j, written, 

Tho composition is n,ood« 
„. lo<liou8 presentation of t»e 

lu-d by the J'f'""'-*^ r, • "lean arc 
the po t on ulea 


the'.eason. Mo.tfof all U 1. to be hoped 
that Major UlePrlnsou will ^K'^'", 
fall into Iho lamentable ^"•■•'^r,''' '"l*,, 
oo^InK that it l« time for hton to tell 
the people ot the ^ "'^'^'L ^"V^^f^^'f,' ! 
they are not Kood Ik. will take their 
Boston Symphony OrcbeBtra away troffl 

1 '""Z assuming Juch ^ P^'rinuJlc 
Ihoneflcent patron of tiio art ot music 

' ♦= V;i„,«»if souartlv .beside its prac- TschaiKowsKy in i^."-'^"".;,/--;: 


B-t-_ symphony _0.^hes^ra should be 

hJi. ha1^,/t did -^,-^rWth from The com- 
-vo.e. thou^h^ a — ^^^^^ ^'^l^:, ^ 

worn one ; 

''-'/aces*of"the'art of song are not <^V?->^^n of Chopin's J« "''""'.^piVy if it 

'"'■^;ord""V^e"anK ^ " 'a '^l-o'^p'of Exchange their harps for piano^-^ g^^. 
fbiSb^h^^t^^^:^^ ^/^nd^^TscbaiUowsUys 

" ''^"L%^Sony"societv at AeoUan 
Hall reputed tj^e Programme o Sat^ 

Dubois's "Symphpnte Fiancaise. 


ivi srs. Eichheim 4nd Charles Earn E: 
tttm in Violin and Piano Recital 
lldiry Eichheim, violinist, and Sa; 
( liailes, pianist, both of Boston, u. 
.1 i cilal in i^^olian Mall on Ji'hurs' 
1 1 II I noon of last week, devoti , 
i Kcs lo modern French music, whi> 
lli. ir especial field. The artists arc e 
( i ll. nt musicians, gifted both in joint atn 
solcj work, though only the pianist wa 
alone. Mr. Eichheim a; 
ii.linirable tcchni(|ue and a fine unde> 
slaiuling of what he essays, his on 
ws being occasionally insecure inton 

„ ] i^i^rtn nr»f 1 n \7H T'i llKl V VlTYlflf.t 

, Langcnhan. who gave a sons --^ . geem, however, as Haws being occasional y insecu.u ..uo. u, 

^ening in Aeolian Han. ha^ n^^^^^^^ ition and a tone not invanab y smooU? 
i voree though a somewhat and Mr. Charles p ayed toget I., 

'.'a dramaUc and inipressivei P"/;^-" ^jj^^ wonderful you^^^ \ ,^ frequently beautiful violin an. 

one in which all the finer fJij,, ouiomar ^ovaeB played the ^^^^^^ ^j^^ reccn ly wriltcJ 

fhe art of song are not con- Chopin's F «>"°/„/ ""lay if it sonata of Debussy. This last, aboul 

Aiss I-angenban began in ^ g.^,,,! Jeal of talk has beel 

' sted lately merely because it happeni 

^ve^n'' th^ ^^^^ '^,r; List Of Piano Pieces. , -tioTarke -r-The^Red Cross Spirit 

rl'lsbandedand Symphony «aU crapea ' -;;^;7;,rmulate and delight the lover. 1-P«— > ^.Vtten "for the Worcester 

to be a sonata, serves no apparent pu 
[pose except it be to show how complete! 
[the composer, upon whose accents 
world hung avidly ten years back, i 
day written out. J 
I Mr. Charles played Debussy's "AudL 
Ljiices du clair de lune," "Fireworks,! 
['Goldfish" and "Bells Through th] 
Leaves," as well as Ravel's "Le GibetJ 
111(1 "Alborada del gracioso" in a styU 
iistinguished hy technical finish an*j 
■onsiderable grasp of the native essenc 
ijf the music. H. F. P 

<:rvr« «hOUl<l OB CUIun-i""f . 

oner"tink de^arunent.,^f. a .na?.:al 
, ^.-u.izatlon. It has had IW little sput- 
\o«- it ahou-.a be carefully swathed 
. 1 m batting and laid away in a 

, ( Ki.set. 



,u..i.»mc Uroltert to Worfe» of 
Hrycenon Treharne. 

Uraveure. the distinguished 
,t,.ne gave a recital of songs by 

■ ■-^^oii' Treharne at Aeolian Hall yes- 

■ . iiflernoon. The audience was 

,rid -there was an abundance o' 
. y applause. Several ot the songs 
10 be repeaters and it was evident 
: most of the tile the listeners were 

1 is ^always a 'doubtful experiment 
nake a programme of music by one 
poser, even wh*n the works of one 
the famous masters are chosen. K 
frtain that sopie of Mr. Treharne s 
, heard y«gterday would hav-^ 
.'od by being dUssociated from others 
ilav in style ajid quality, 
"he oompoier iajingenious in harmony 
i often .«eems to sacrifice spontaneity 
ueludy and litness <;f cxpre.ssion to 
love of the unusual in modulation. 

such numbers as "Uphill ' anu 
rge for a Soldier' he has conihinpft 
x'f.sfully all his characteristics in 
lorly. rhythm and harmony Mi. 
oeure sang his programme wilh dv- 
• ion and skill and Francis Moore con- 
inited most artistically pl.ayed aocom- 

gestion, a drama In petto. with it.s 
changing moods, "s grave ope-ng i s 
eloquent recitative, its ^"Sued mov^ 
ZlnU Mr Bauer had retouched it loi 
his own use. expanding many 
«,.th octaves and in other ways fUlmS 
* out and with this rescorlng he played 
?n Venresent as nearly as the mo-iem 
LTrum^eTwould allow, the effect of 
the harpsichord, upon which Bach 
Played it; with octave couplings and he 
qualities of tone afforded by he 
varied plectra of the elder instrume 't. 

Mr Bauer worked wonders in galr-ng 
different tonal effect, for this^ 
such a rearrangement of the music, of 
that period is not a ,==°Pj>^^'<=^^'°" ."^ 
to malfe a virtuoso's holiday, but a 
rearrepresentation of what it 
yas under jta composer's "^J^^^'^^^. 

There waa Schumann's set of ^^aia 
scenen." Op. 82; one of those leaser 

In the evenin" there were two reci- 
■als -Eddy Brown at Carnegie and 
r":or?e Reimherr at the Pr>"««%T\^- 
Are Mr Brown is in all respects an 
xcellent and in many respects an un- 
gual vLunist. On his ProF^«™-^ 
/art night were the Tartini maior 
fednata and the Debussy Sonate for 
iolin and piano. Mr.. Ke mherr is a 
Zng tenor whose voice is an admi- 
•able^one. but who is «^ .^f J" ^V'/j 
■hildhood of his art. With greater 
■xpcrience and a Ram m ^ f 
he wse of his voice, he will be heara 
vrih real pleasure^„_^ 

This Season in Carnegie Hal. • 

Eddy Brown made his first ^PP'^^''^"^ 
ihirseason in a violin recital last even) 
t in Carnegie Hall. His program hac 

scenr-Tp. 82 Tne Of those leaser ^ -,ro7unu-a.interest as contain; 
^'^lA^.^'^^^A^H^ »^ P a new sonata for vioun and P^ 

III in 

\rS^ect"theVinto a bigger frame.^an 
jiev can occupy. A^/rV I V ,.t 
He filled Beetfiovens sonata. I^.- 


rurep ot the BeethoTen Sonatn" 

nell)rhtrnlly Played. 

Tiie .^ocifetv oC the Friend.-* of Music 
1 pr.'spnied Harold Bauer, pianist, ami , 
.Licques Tribaud. violinist, yesterday 
iternoon at the Punch and Judy The- 
in the first of a series of recitals 
ten violin and pianoforte recitals' 
Ke«thoven. The sonatae given yes- 
,i.iv wero those in D, opus 12 ; in G, 
f«>. and opus 30 in C minor. 
• two distinguished players were 

the modern i' rencn j „ and _ 

Sl"rcribed Tom the, op^I.^^°',, ^ 
encorea at the £nd 

; i re 



the • two (Iisiinsui3"»:<< i^i^.c. • 
excellent form, and it is safe to say 
-:_ »mKiA wnrlT np.ver has 

■^eiient lorni, anv* iv .-^ ^ 
•bit their ensemble w-ork never has 
e ven greater delight here than yester- 
. V- The i-ondltions of intimacy in the _ 
' • -oundlngs of the auditorium were ,-- 
', ■.1 tor their purpose and thus en-j 
iJaicv-d the sympathy of spirit and 
U-iiy and finish of 'heir deliv^ to- 
■-e<l-e:- of Beethoven's music. 

„^ a new sonata for violin and p.ano, 
"ne bv Debussy, which Mr. Brow-^ 
hen played for the first 

najor sonata, the concerto bj .Tulef 
r^nus. and a number of shorter p.e es 
nc ud ng an arrangement by himself o 
, Rondlno by e arner, and of Paganlnl ^ 
irrentv-Bccond caprice. 
. et le xvcc.^^. . ^ n^T- Brown showed, as he has snowr 

■ ' ' pober and straightforward view of vhal 

,o plavs. Perhaps a little moie t^nt^^Jj 
, lighter play ot imagination than Ix 
possesses, is needed for Debussy s new 
V,onata." It is a sonata cliiefb n 
.atne. and ddes not conform ^lo^*"'-^ 

' Rhapsody ' 

^^V:S ve^y ^i^i^rL— leaf narures. 
Pi^o t<r heights of rhapsodic and fien 
t oquencef^There wa. a lesson heig in 

r^^.°T,^rpieces by Isaac All-n^^.^^ 

laine, a"u uuco 

he accepted schedules for -^onatas 
l!-' ^r., i,io-h imnortance. Ihe 

;„is is hot*^ W^»^-n-;J '-^^^.^ 

jS^ociety AttendsTht'' 
of lAornino M\dti 

1 p.tSHION thronged to the Bilt- 
more yesterday, where the first 
of the Friday Morning Musicales 
took place. But even though the 
programme was exception.'il in qual- 
ity and charm, the notable feature 
event was not musical, but 

added"' several 

lach of FiveNoteworthy Mu 
sical Events Yesterday 
^ Well Attenckd 

The war and even the w5r tax seem 
I unable to quiet the enthusiasm of out 
iconcertgoers. There were no feMiwr 
musical events yesterday 

tavoraote i.iit""-' 

room hi^i readnip iiia> hav.. 
-ivpn th.^ right value to hiF part. M.. 
n w. . xiirdiallX^prlaUd^i 


On an even higher artistic level than 
'■'The T^nd of Joy" itself was the first of 
i a series of Sunday nighft concerts given in 
the Park Theatre last night by the com- 
pany now playing in the Spanish operetta 
there. The perfervid spirit, of the troupe 

I of the 
', sartor 

khan three musical events yesterday; J^J^^f^^I; '-^^^, ^jg^t ^ang /eve';^! ^^^^ 
afternoon and two yesterday evening. -^^^^ inimitably, with J.'^It Uae 

and all were well attended, the two (composer of '^^^^^^.^^g^Ver charming 
Isymphony concerts even turning people P^f "^^^^^^^sses D^^^^^^ and Martina 
away from the doors. On the Phil hat^ l^^d^ Stonio BaJbca. dancers ™.ed 
monic Society's programme at (.arnegte Miss Kanetf^ FlacK, ^^^^^ 

S^iV'Vwi w«= a novelty in Henry t'^^'ni^lll- t.he company, pleased the 


rtoi livi- 1 ' - «• — %, 

The leading artist was Miss Ger- 
1 .akline Farrar. She made her first 
is'ew York appearance on that occa- 
Anil, as thouerh to m^^ko if 


,n. Aiiu. as though to make it 
„, forgettable, she wore a most at- 
- and unconventional cos- 
Miss Farrar entered in a 

■ colort-d un'l sold gown, rui 

I tr:>ctive 
f '1 n\ 

monic Society's programme ^^.v-o-'-sf- 
Hall there was a novelty m Henry S, 
Gilbert's symphonic pro ogue, Kichea 
to the Sea." This received ite 

first performance at the Peterborou^ 
Festival on August 20, 191i. The pro- 
logue is, of course, 'nspircd by the 
drama of J. M. Synge, and i-^ga'dingAt 
I the composer himself has wutten as ^ 

follows: u^„;„ ..iiy rf V 

' "The composer in his ^^V^'r-honic pr^ « ^ 
ue has pri:sontcd ' ' ' domina,/ 

7h»~m;7lv.-- Miss Nanetf^ Flack. Amen- 
themstili < - ■ ^nmnany pleased the 

can soprano of the compan. P 
audience, with ^"ngs In En»hsn. 
the numbers were from The .>a 

! Joy-" . .„z>,i-inir ■na'-t of the audi- 

1 The Spanish sP^akm^ JI-^^^^ .^^^ 

lonce wa. "-^ .^^f^.J^r' ^>c.^ spec:. , ton. in- 
Iprecsnts on the stagf. 1^ 

.luded theatrical rn^a^ ^^j,^^^^^ „^ 
Tth ^^'veign vV- thoir Sp:in»,b. 



A New Vv'ork by Re 

Miss Novaes the -Soloist 

The Phi!h.irnionic Society .?Urted its^^.^e 

W 24 



■ty s Fii'st Smul.-f^ C/ii- 
i in Caniesio Hall Drjtws 
Big- Audioncf. 

haps still more wooden and uiicorapr- 
I 11T r i>T>T»rr xTvirr'T H'A- -i-uil'li hending. The first movement wa.s taKen 
UILBKR I NOVLLll l ltiLl) at a slnsfularly sleepy tempo; before, 

in Mr. Stranskv's interpretations, the 

aldl. ti. 
nUHic or 

.. ^ coui-picuau. 

series of Sunday afternoon concerldvith the acuoini- 
Xesterday. as all series ,pf concerts '^''^J^^'^a^.a'i?. '\'''''lV 
started now, with " Th* Star-Spangled — , ' " ' 
Banner." Mi-. Stransfcy'6 piograni in- 
eluded Brahms's s^cotid symphony; 
Henry F. Gilbert's symphonic prologue, 
•' Riders to the Sea," a^id Tschailtow- 
sky's '■ Nutcracker " suite. Miss Guio- 
inar Novaes was the soloist and playecj 
Chopin's K minor concerto. : 
Tne performance of . Brahms's sym-^ 
phony ^^s.s on the ord^t of what Mr.i 
has given it before, luit por- 


in Mr. Slransky's inteipretations, the 
passage which hsrahms twice prescribes 
in thiS movement as to be played 
'■ quasi-ritenente," he is a liltie fastei 
than his principal tempo. In ail th„ 
rest, even in tne allegretto grazioso, 
there wa-s the same singular lack of vi' 
lality in the performance. 

This did not appear in Mr. Gilbert . 
piece, which went with vigor and poign 
apt expression. The piece presents 
JECcordin;; to the r s statement 
the ■ two dominant moods of . . M 
Sjwige's Irish tragedy, " Kideis to thi 
&a." There is the elemental inood o 
ate Impersonal, the irrevocable sea; an_ 
vSek tne human emotion, the lament] 
I olp-song of grief. The music is of strong' 

was crowded and .all the standing room , and vigorous imaginative power. Therei 
,. - ^ ■ ^ ri-u 11 . 1 ! i» the touch of Irish idiom ia it that 

was occupied. The andience listened ^gfitg to 3y„ge s p)ay. Thei 

I witli close attention and applauded I mood is gloomy througliout; the mood 


Z' Camso and Other Principals of 
Aida '■ Stir Vast Throng 
at Metropolitan. 

iTsiD- niu.'.io ; 
famili'tr matt<>r 
..tvea Mozart's 
' ■ ' ' ^ horn : 

H flat for pianoforte, clarinet, - nil 'cello 
two pieces In the form- of canons for 
ol)oe and .strings, by Theodi,. o i/u.^wb 
whqse svmphony w as rec ntly played 
here, and Wolf-Ferrari's chamber sym-; 
ph'ony Iti H flat for strings and wind.i 
The works by d'Indy and Dubois werej 
I playe<| for the Ume in New York. 

Suocess in various moasui-e attended 
these' performance.?. It did not m th<^ 
highest measure attend the quintet by 
Mozart. In which neither the strings nor 
horn readied u very high standard., 
trio bv d'Indy was much more sue-, 
c< s.-sful. the piece by Wolf-I- cn ari( 
which the organization has played bc-i 
fore, was repeated in " response to manM 

I Syjuplionic Prolouue Please^ 
and Brazilian Pianist, Miss 
Nova<»s. Plays. 

Tiie first concert of the Philharmonic So- 
siety 's Sunday afternoon series at Carnegie 
I Hall yesterday indicated that the season 
I would be one of prosperity. The house 




"^g. CAl 

attention and 
vigorously everything from 

of crushed grief, of resignation. Thei 

vigorously everything from I'lie ^tarj,^j,^ contrast is necessary to the; 
Spangled Banner," which preceded the! subject; j^^t jj p^jg ^ burden upon the 
programme, down to the end of Tscliai- I music. Mr. Gilbert's orchestration! 
kowsky's ingenious "Nut Cracker" suite. : fipely, heightens the expression of his 
The flrst number on the list was the D I musical iueas; it throws a suie touch, 
nifttoi- qvmnhonv nf UrabnK! T.i ihi= ^ confident application of means to the 
nmjoi sympnony of lii anms. \ o this ^ggired end. The piece made no ordi- 
compoeltlon Conductor Joseph Stransky impression, and Mr. Gilbert was 

gave a reading marked by gravity and | called out several times to bow his ac-i 
restfulness. It was a reading ii^t al- • knowiedgments. | 
ways strictly in accord wiUi the direc- i M'ss Novaes is at home in the music, 
tions of the composer, but it had smooth- ^^l^^^^^^^ o^^o^tTc ''&,1t.SI 'an^d^ 

ness and general clearness to commend °'.,"- > r -J- 

I it. The orcliestra played admirably. 
The novelty of the concert followed. 
This was Henry F. Gilbert's symphonic 
prologue to J. M. Singe's one act dram.a 
"Riders to the Sea. " Mr. Gilbert, an 
American, who is to have a ballet pro- 
duced at tlie Metropolitan this season. 

fines.^e; these, very properly, w^re its 
qualities rather than power or brilliancy, ; 
and the performance brought her en- 
tJiusiasUc applause. It would have made 
an even better effect if the acccmpani- 
meiit had some of the same quality of The reorchestration of ttichard 
Burmeister was used. 
George Reimherr, a young tenor with 

Laurels for Mme. Matzenauer, Mies 
Claudia Muzio, Arrtfeto, snd Mar 
denes, a Ni^omer. 


^Ao^''^ %^i;isTa^\r.f '^1n"l&^ 

.io^i^by <-.s=-PPi verm. ^^^.^ ^^^^.^^^^^ 

ijrr,^ s=. .■ XIargarete Matzenauer 

Ajnneris Claudia Muzlo 

.'V'^,* Rnrloo Caruso 

««<i^"^'' .■/.Jose Mardoncs 

Hamfi.s .Pasquale Am»to 

ABionasro • pfetro Audlsio 

ji S^v;;.v;;;;::;£;!ie sundeuH 

Conductor, Roberto Moranxoni. 

The sca."on at thTMetropoUtan Opera openc-d last evening with all the 
brilliancy and F-jmptuousne.<»s that have 
characterized opening nights in piping 
times of peace. The opera was " Aida. 
wherein the' management Is enabled to 
put forward all that it can offer in 
magnificence in singing and in scenic 
isetti-ng. It ■was a choice whose wisdom 
has been confirmed by experience, and 
which at Itie present time is based on 
iJie best assured grounds. There waa a 

Brilliancy and Enthusiasm ofi 
Peace Days in Evidence 
at the Premiere. | 



Mr. Moranzpne Leads Orchestra 
Forces Well— .\\ayor and Judge 
Hylan Present. 

.\TDA, opera, by Giuseppi Verdi 

The King 

.\ninpris Mule 




.\monasro. . . 

.Basil Ituy.«d.ipl 
Nfar^arpto MalBcnati"r 

.Vliss CUiidin Muxio 

liuTk-o C'artiHrt 

.lose Mardoins 

...Pasqualc A ma to 

.vilKiim;.n» j. 

Mcssouger Pictro Audisio 

Priestce Mi"* Marie Suudcllus 

haa endeavored to delineate tlie sea and a clear, unforced voice of peculiarly sus- 
the sorrow of the woman whose sonsi tained or "carrying" quality, sang at 
were swallowed by It. The composition 'he Pj-incess last evening to another 
is melodious and beautifully scored, but ^"f^h Tod^^l^^^'^lS? a\'^the"pL^no',° Mr! 1 
us dominant mood is perhape too .sus-,' Reimherr gave folksongs from Russia, 
tained to permit of contrast. The au-' Serbia, Japan, Bohemia, and Iceland, 
dieiJ.:e liked it much, and Mr. Gilbert ac- airs from Sullivan's "Prodigal Son," 
cepted his honors modestly. Handel's " Samson " and " Judas Mac- 

oabaeus," and songs in French, Ger- 

Ilrazillnii Plani<it iioai-.i ^"'^ English. Ofthese last, one of 

iira^iliau flanlst T.s Heard. ^^^g^ effective was by Charles W., 

The aolo performer was the young Cadman. 
Brazilian pianist, Guiomai- Novaes, Quinito Valverde and the Spanish com-| 
whose number was f'h.-.nln'<i i Pany singing his " Land of Joy ' at the 

\\nose numbei was Chopin s F m or, pg^^k Theatre, gave the first of their 
concerto. Her playing of the familiar Sunday concerts at that house last nightj 
work was marked by great beauty of | with an entire program of songs andj 


i;.;7hrfirs7 mov=;i her use of the, ^Snce^l'andTe^'^L'2^,."*'' 

riibato quite distorted the most liici- 1 n^-rt-Krnxi ttvt TiFnTTAL 

.sively rhythmic of the themes, while in I CHURCH TENOR IN BEt^llAL. 
T'.. finale she seemed to have no definite; From tenoi soloist In the chuicii(..s o ■ 
Ption of the characteristic Polish ^rrancis Xavier and St. Ignatius Loyola to 
. fim, which beiong.s to the second . ,,.„:,„, .ieUl is the record of .\ntonio 

■ It is possible and. indeed, it seems ^ngenti. ^J^'^^^'^X^^^'^^^'i^n" 
Pi-obable that Miss Novaes is aimin.U>e l-^^^f ^'af -'^Jj^ 
just now at extremely high finish, and ^^^.^^ i,^^ f^^-.^y sweet. His tone produc- 
that in striving to reach her ends sheL.^,, is ■ imperfect and ho frequently clf- 
robs some of her performances of point, .jj^j^^j- f,.-o,n the pitch at his fir.?t iccita.. 
The ChopLn F minor concerto ie cer-|j_jj. programme included two gioup-< oi 
tainlv a tender and delicate composition, Ug,,^., English and two arias in Itnlinu 
'jut it need not be transformed into "Lnd Fretich. Mr. Franz Kallonborn. Moim 
narcotic. isl. played "Vieuxtemps, " fantosie ca||-.^ 

The Burmeister orchestration was I and two compositions by Ries,^/J^,/^|^l 
used Wlien accompanying is as difficuU 
tB it was with Mii« Novaes's erratic 
methods, the less orcheetration the bet- 
Chopin's original score does not 

ijie best assurca groui.uB. j...^.- -^ SWih all of the brilliancy of other years 
very l^rse audience present, one of thej ^^^^ ^^^^ United States was at peace with 
largest that Uie house can hold; one to world, the Metropolitan Opera 

whom the war ta.s: was as an uncon-i ^^^^^.^ ^ts season last night with: 

'TheSotic moment eanre, . a-s it i performance of "A'ldu.- Men nnd women; 
comes at the ginning of every musical rf society, officers of many dj,,lo. 
-TindertaHns oT these , days. It was at| Batists, artists, musicians, many ot 
the end of the second act, a patrioUc 1 fork's foremost citizens gathered to m 

.^t^Mv. TJo^amPW i_ . :_ J a*. U**. nwAcmnf of tVin 

Miss Dorothy Berliner Plays. 

Mis.* Dorothy Berliner, a capable pi.^nlst. 

who has appearrd here, gave a recital 

ower. A smaii auaimce usienea aimi 
velj- to her iProKiiiimne au|cl applaud^ 
er efforts heBrtil>^*V 7'*' 

t:, -^i^' \*'xn 

Fi?s' oTTserlesTf Five Recitals /i 

:;::n^snrwYenToloist"a;:d^ ^>rchesura. yesterday afternoon In Aeolian Ha.,. He. 
there were yesterday. programme included Beethoven s sonatn 

opus 109. the Bach-Bu.soiii Chaconnc in 11 
Eddy Drown in Hecltal. minor, a group of Chopin's prelude.s and 

„„„ ,-i«iinisl two numbers of Rachmaninoff. Slie 
Eddy Brown, an American x loUnst schooled in technical matters aid 

who was heard here ^ equently lurh g ■"'^I'it^/fincsse. if not with moving 

the last two seasons, gave ^ recUal In ^^^ "^ ^^.^irnce listened otm,: 

Carnegie Hall last evening. He was as- J'" p,„'^' j„\er proK 
sisted bv L. T. Gruenberg, pianist. , tn elj to ner ,p 

Tr Brown's chief aolo numbers were , he 
unl's sonata in G major and the con 
., of Conus. Among some Short 
were his own arrangements of 
,ino bv Cramer and a Pagam , , , . , a t^r 

iro His playing contained the fa- the Hotel Astor. 

• '.lualitics of his style, technicril ijonnet, the admirable Vrench 

., good tone and taste being fea- | , , York last 

Following the Tartinl sonaUi, *^ho ca « 

n which the programme began, the ;y^^-7^s under "^-^ J' ^ jn,. 

al giver and Mr. Gruenberg played ,^vanco-.^.en,^n A - t,od x.^^^ 
..issy's violin and piano sonata. ;!.^cal Ari. tool, refj^e ^' ° ' j 

vt the Princess Theatre, also in the . ^.^ies of organ lecuau:, ui the baiiioom 
Ping, George Reimherr, a local tenor, ^ ^ H„,ei Astor. V'Vi^^.'iit^v ^College''" 
. his flrsl recital here. Kis pro- ^.th the 't"|ronf ilie ^i sic^l 'cr^.t e^o; 
lime included a grou,. of folk song.s a ^""^ ^^nd w ^ n i.' cipT^eriug in- 
by Sullivan and Haendel. French <^^°^['' Aeolian Hall, the Hbtel 
i Ckmian songs, and In closing '-^ .'r^^oT ballroorn . seorned to offer t^^^ 
•up by American writers, amont; j'^^t available instrument , fo. pubhc 
rich was a manuscript number t>y Cox_ju^^ vestcrday the first 

ar. Reimherr disclosed a voice of Mr.^E^,^.^ 

using Quality and good historical chiiractor. This was de- 

., „ni.-,il accomplishments were com- jo 'ore^ino-rs ot f 'lcn n om 

rdable His diction was clear. TT- ^j.-ea GabEieii, A"^?n'*ivioenth ?e 

wHh an agreeable though ^^-^ ^-^^^^^ T^W^tA^L. 
.Z\ style, save when at times n:s |;''4^:,,g,/"'pacli-lbel. .•^nd others ot 
,res.sion of sentiment became exasr- 1]^^.^;^^^/^,,^,^ ^, 
t ■ Tie a large audien 

moment in the opera when Radames 
ha.<5 made his victorious return. The 
curtain fell at the close of the act 
was immediately raised again when the 
principals were discovered at. the front 
of the stage prepared to sinj, ine 
Star%anglld Banner," Mr Caruso be- 
bjg prepai"ed with a copy of the word.s. 
St Ss carrying them in their mem^ 
ories. The national air wat suns ana 
iplaji;ed with much fervor. 

New Italian Conductor. 
The performance in its principal out- 
lines was one that has been heard and 
adinired before in the Metropolitan 
Opera House. The new Italian con- 
ductor, Mr. P.oberto Moranzoni, made a 
disUnctly favorable impression as a 
musician of ardent temperament, intent 
upon bringing out the dramatic nuances 
tte dramatic contrasts of the score; but 
not disposed to let the orchestra usurp 
more than its rightful . place in the en- 
semble. Mr. Moranzoni was not making 
h s first iippearance in New \ork, and 
Siose who 1 ad heard him conduct per- 
formances of the Boston Opera Company 
in this city, v.ere prepared to find l.ini 
L conductor of experience, authority, 
and temperament. There are more sides 
of his art that must be made known 

h. -re before his powers as a conductor 
can be fully known ; but his first appear- 
.•mce was enough to predispose his listen- 
ers in his favor. 

Mr Caruso, Mme. Matzenauer, Mr. 
.\inato Miss Muzio. are no new aspi- 
i^nts for the favor of this public in 
" Aida They have been admired in 
the past as they were last evening. It 
cannot be said that Mr. Caruso was in 
his best voice, but he, as well as Miv 
"mato. sang with power and dramatic 

i. iten.sitv. Mme. Matzcnauer's Aniner fe 
t unirable in voice, and Miss Muzio 

continued to fulfill the promises of a 
' ,1 career that she made last season 

Jose Mardonca a Rcmfls. 

Vi,. was a new Ramfis, Mr. Jose 
■ilaidones, who disclosed a voice of cx 
e'lent quality, and who bade fair to 
an important place in, the company 
Mr Ruysdael, who has long been a 
m. ra'xr of it, is not a familiar figure 
iTSTo cast of "Rida." He took the 
pkrt of the King, and both in appear- 
iue and In his singing he was, suc- 

'^The"''sin«4ng of the chorus wa.s ex- 
. Jlent a^d the spectacular features ot 
hi« opera were made the most of. as 
h V °o often have been before 


n'owever be.-iutifv 


Begins Us Season. 

Carolyn Beebe's enterprisinF Ne 
^^ l rhimber Mu.^lc Society be<an 
^° J^ri^t evening in Aeolian Hal 
new. ^^f""^^'^ star-spangled Banner, 
1 on a patriotically draped stag- 
played oh a P ^^i«„,ive explora 

various combinati. n ^^^^ ^ 

wind lnstr» .puealt 
irak-- her proer.- 

]omage to music and to be present at the 
most picturesque of all the season's entcrJ 

The chatter of conversation before thi 
first curtain and between the acts w 
bright as al-ways. tMcndly greetings ofi 
artists, parted during a long summer, were* 
as happy as ever. There was little to in- 
dicate that any one felt the gloom of the 
war though the olive drab and the gold . 
lace that marks officers of high rank i»err 
seen in aU parts of the house. 

One touch of the spirti of the times 
came between the second and third .acts 
with a stirring performance of "The 
Star Spangled Banner."' sung by the; 
I -whole company. 

As for the performance, the manage-; 
mcnt made every effort to give the seni-j 
blance of novelty, though novelty iui 
an "Aida" performance is about as diffi-j 
cult to produce as rain in a dry spclL But 
the general manager, Ginlio Gatti-Cas-i 
azza, did his tocst. 

He put in a new conductor. Rol>ertc 
(Moranzoni, who is to take the place made 
vacant by the resignation of Giorgic 
Polacco. Then he presented one new 
singer. Jose Mardones, -nho was Ramfis, 
But more important to the thou.sands of 
istepers was the fact that Enrico Carust 
was singing the role of Rhadamcs. Xc 
novelty can equal his first or last ap 
pearance for enthusiasm on the part 
the audience. 

Mr. Caruso at TUs Best. 
His voice has lost none of its golder 
quality through his season of summei 
opera in Sotfth America. Always his manj 
admirers at the beginning of each seaso 
listen for some evidence that the voice i 
going, but if it is it is a long time on th 

■When the curtain rose at ten minute 
after eight o'clock promptly and Mr 
Moranzoni stepped into th econductor' 
stand for the first time with the Metro 
politan company there was a ripple of ap 
plause. From the start he made his hear- 
^ers feel his strong personaUty. He is full 
of vitality— almost as much so as Arturo 
Toscanini. During the first act, when 
every one showed signs of nervousness, he 
forced the tone of the orchestra too much, 
so that voices were drowned, but after 
that things calmed down, and he did a 
really fine performance. 

Tlie Triumpl'.iil scene in the second act 
was most effective. Mr. Moranzoni 
showed far more finssc in hi.s handling of 
the orchestra than he did here last se.Tson 
when he was conductor for the BostiVn 
National Grand Opera Company. He wa^ 
called before the -urtain several times 
_ ;sl i napneara-iee be 


■ 111" II ni Uii> or. In -.sill,. 

Xcw ■Slnuor a* IIIkIi l'r(r»< 
I Tlio olhor now membpr oC llic ■ 
I MiitxIoiiPK, al«o niuile a • 

I ivoniblf ImproHxlon uh the bin i ■ ' 
'lo hut. a powerful reHuiiaiU voice. Thcii: 
' finish aa well ns vitality lo his singing, 
iif" iil^o has consldcrahic ability an an 

I'h.'io is mile new to recorrl about Mr. 
■initio's ainslnK of Ihc part of Rlia 
"Ill's, Many opera Roerji like him bc.«i 
'1 this i-dlc. Mo sann: It with his usiiul 
-i>ii"ii. r&ttquale Ainato's Impersonation 
.\inona«ro is famllliir. He sank n'< 
11 ii« la!<l seaaon. And JIIms Claudia 
Muzio. in the title rdle, tllfiplayed little 

i'l an \inexpoctcd chmacter, except Uiat 
le wore a new Kown. 
It. was as s!trlkin»f as the one she wore 
i.-^l soj>son. but likewise a little too elcb- 
rato for tlie robe of a .slave girl. Hur.-* is a 
lai-ilintr impersonation of the roOlo. She 
ocs not sinK It as well as som* of her 
iiedeccssors. out none of them in recent 
"•.->.>ons acted it as well. Her success wUh 
lie audience was complete. Appfausc mot 
!■ I at the close of the first .wcne in the 
lift act. where she takes the curtain culls 


^Imr. Maty:onnuor'i> Rcveptlon. 

>oiiu' aiiprehen.sioii was felt ns tu 


■ i-eption that was in .""lore for Mme. .Mar; 
;.intc Matzenauer, Hun.uarian by birth, 
lalian by marriage but American by rea- 
on o^' her having applied for citizenship 
>iipcrs before the United Slates' declara- 
ion of war with Germany. Upon her en- 
ritnoe there was sudden applause, whieli 
\as recognized by many as the worl< of 

I clique, aiul inimediatoly there were vis- 
nous hisses. It did not seem to be quite 
loar then whetlicr the hisses were meant 
)!■ her or for the offenders of good ope- 
itic taste who apphnided in the wrong' 
1:1(0 until tfhe started to sing. Then 

\ erything became n«iot as a churchyard 

I I night, except for the r»psic. until Miss 
Vluzio made her entrance' The same ap- 

lause from the same lieavy handed in- 
lividuals culled for another indignant 
urst of hissing. It then was clear that 
lie hisses were not for the singers. 
Hasil Tluysdael. •krnerican bass, best 
nowii as a singci^f VVagnierian roles, 
-ms the part of the king sonorously. He 
ti good actor as ■well as a snlger of 

Xothing in the whole performance was 
■nore beautiful to heear than tlie singing 
if the priestess' song in the first act sec- 

■ iid .scene off the stage by .Mme. Marie 
-;undi»liu.'i. Tlie ballet was again .a strlk- 
iig part of the efitertainment, Miss Tlosina 
;alli coming in for her share of the hon- 
M s of the evening. 

The singing of the "Star Spangled Ban- 
in r" came at the close of the second act, 
hi'twcen the triumphal entrance of Rha- 
.lames. and the Nile scene. It never has 
lu on Oone effectively a,t the Metropolitan. 
'Die whole company took part. Mr. l;u.\s- 
.l;iel. tlie only .American principal. IioUl iin 
Ann-riciin flag. Flags of .-ill of tlie alljed 
. nimtries decorated the 

Ill fionl of .Ml. Rii>.sd.Tol .sti'orl JILs.s 

ALu2iu. Jdme. .^auscuuuur and iUsets. 
.Vmato and Mardones, with Mr. Caruso 
standing in the centre. Mme. Matzenauev 
seemed to be the only one who knew the 
word.s. but the others .sang at the top ot 
their lungs nevertheless. 

Mr. Caruso Carrie Our Flag'. 
Mr. Caruso eyed a sheet of paper con- 
taining the words now and then, but he 
furnished the greatest thrill of the son 
by singing a high B 


>oung Pianist Heard Agai i — Mrs. 
Fjrrington-Smith Sings.» liogualawslil,. a young pianist 
who made a promising first appearance 
i:i Sf.vr York la.»t sca-ion, played a^ain 
yesterday In -Veollan Hall. His program 
wa.B not of the usual sort ; It began with 
Weber's A flat sonata ; .Schumann's 
" .Sc enes from Childhood " : six of I'aga- 
niiii's caprices arranged by L,lszt. and 
pieces by Itublnsteln. Howard Brockway. 
.schulx^rt, and Oabrilowifsch. Mr. Bo- 
fTuslawsky played sincerely, often bril- 
liantly, and often with taste and musical 
feeling ; but there were some things in 
which his tempos seemed too alow, as 
in several of iSchuinann'a little pieces. 
Those need to be played with a little 
more distinction and jroliit than he gave 
Ihoni, to weath«r a pul.lic |)i rformance. 

Mr. Iloguslawski sliouh) also look to 
the quality of his tone, which too often 
wants roundnc».s and richness. His tech- 
nical equipment carried him safely 
through many difficulties. 

Mrs. Farrington-.'smlth. soprano, for- 
merly of rhiladelphia. gave a recital ol 
.song.^ at the I'rincess Tlie.Ttre yesterday 
attoinoon, playing hoc. own accompani- 
ments- -not the simplatkt ones, either — in 
a group by 1 >ebus« With Francis 
Moore at the piano, .ulfe sang old French 
and Italian airs, modern ICnglisll, Amer- 
ican, and P'rench again, with mucii 
grace, sentirrient, and communicjitive 
imagination, as in KoechUn'."! " Aux 
Temps do Fees " and the "Hnlterflics " 
of Seller. 

Chamber Music 
^ Society Plays 
^<n>'^^ New Works 

Organization Strengthened by Edou- 


other art 'lie Russians, the 

cruelty, the . mcc, the vast possi- 

liilitics, even tlic philosophic idiocies, 
of which Russia sccmii confounded, 
rhe wailinjr of the fool in the snow- 
■ lorm may not have meant much to ua 
when wc first heard it: but to-day, 
lifter readingr the proclamation of Leon 
Trotzky, wc suddenly realize that per- 
liaps the fool was no fool at all, but 
road deeply 


:i true philosopher 
"fJcclesiastes." TVi^i- -— i » 

Well, "Boris" was given again last 
night, and those who love to dig for 
.symbols had a fertile field, while those 
'who love good music were equally at 
home. "Boris" has always been one of 
the most satisfying productions Signer 
Gatti has given us. It has stood as a 
constant proof of the superiority of 
the new school of scenic artists over 
that of the stucco-realists, whose 
"Aidas" and "Gotterdammcrungs" have 
lioen in the approved style of the 
iicademicians of 1875, and whose ad- 
vents have brought tears of joy to 
those to whom Bougere.iu is the mod- 
ern Raphael. "Boris," in short, has re- 
ceived an investiture designed of Rus- 
sia, for Russians, by Russians, and 
the designers didn't care a hang for 
the traditions of the Paris Opera La 
Scala, or even the Metropolitan. That 
they didn't, let us thank the gods when 
we see our next Milenese Thebes or 
Berlin Valley Rock! The theatre may 
forever be the home of mummery^ butl 
'Boris" and the Paguerean "Offeo ' 
prove that it needn't be that of flum- 
mery! '\a^\ > ^4* 

In Mr. 'rfitlur we have had a czar 
who has made us feel what czardom 
meant, and under Signer Setti's direc- 
tion a chorus which told us that the 
Russian both suffered and protested. 
lOutside of Mr. Didur's part Boris is an 
opera of the chorus, and to Signer Sett! 
goes the credit for making even the 
oldest box-holder forget that the opera 
house was once the chosen land of 
vocal acrobats. Besides M. Didur's re- 


ard DerU Belgian Refugee Taking ^markable impersonation, the other parts 
' ° were in capable hands. Mr. Althouse 

Place Of First Violin. 

in general American principles of hunian- 
ty, but also because ot his rausicianahip. 
The New York Chamber Music Society 
?ave its first concert of the season last 
ht at Aeolian Hall. The personnel of 
the organization has been changed, E<1- 
buard Deru. Belgian refugee, taking first 
I'iolln's place. He isf an excellent mu- 
sician, with thorough appreciation of the 
needs of perfect ensemble, and the or- 
ganization has been considerably strenglh- 
jned. Music lovers welcomed him, not only 
Tlie rather long programme began with 
Mozart's Quintet in B flat major. This 
ivas delightfully melodiotis but somewhat 
thin and old fashioned. The perfection 
5t ensemble was not well maintained ix\ 
this number, because of the tonal diffi- 
culty rn the tricky passages for French 
horn. Vincent D'Indy's Trio in B flat 
major was the most interesting number. 
This was its first performance in New 
York. It is in four movements and is 
scored for piano, clarinet and violoncello. 
The divertissement was vigorous in treat- 
noV'^',,"Lr'' f°7hf ment, as also was the final movement, 
flat on top of the 'r,^^. c-7»,.!„„,.« . 

Dimitri. Miss Bras'.au as Teodoro, 
Miss Sparks as Xenia, Miss Howard 
as the nurse , Mr Rothler as Pimenn 
and Mr. Segurola as Varl(jam. Signor 
Papi conducted with more regard for 
the singers than feeling for the ele- 
mental sweep of the music. This was 
the cast: 


Teodoi 0 


The. Nurse . . . 
Sclioui.sii.v . . . . 
Tchelkaloff . . 
Brother Pimeii 

Adaino Dldiir, 

Sophie BraslM 

. . . Letinra Sparkes 
.Kathleen Howanl ; 

Ailgclo tiada 

nceiizo Besr.iiigilaii 

Jy?on Itotliier 

....Paul AlLhouso 

chorus and principals near the close of the 
refrain. Then when he came out for a 
curtain call v/ith the others he was carry- 
ing the American flag. He waved it as 
tbo audience applauded madly. 

The season at the Metropolitan has 
opened in promising order. There is to be 
no opera in German this season, but every 
effort is being made to make up for the 

o.'^s of ■V\'agneri:'n operas with French 
ivorks. and added Italian and Russian 
Dperatf. Many new singers vsill give va- 

iciy to the casts, and the old members 
jf the company will have new roles to put 

pic? into the season's offerings. Every- 

hing about the opera house last night 

The Chant Elegiaque.' although coBta!n-| 
ing sonic beautiful harmonic effects, did 
net sustain its interest. 

For Theodore Dubois' Deux Pieces en 
Forme Canonique, which also was i-eceiv 
ing its first performance liere, the society 
was au.smenled by ■ Herbert Borodkin 
viola, and Philipp .\bbas, violoncello. This 
coTiiposition, while not so inodern in its 
thought or harmonic structure as the 
D'Tndy Trio, nevertheless proved to be 
most grateful In its melodic simplicity. A 
large audience enjoyed it thoroughly. Botli 
of the new compositions were played skil 
fully, with careful attention to detail. Th( 
balance of tone was for ttie most part 

Marina .-. . .Margare.le -Matzenauer 

Varlaam Andres de Segurola 

^VILs.sail I'ictro Audl3lo_ 

The Innkeeper Marie Mattfelrl" 

Tho Simpleton AUiert Reiss 

A Police Official Olulio 

Tcemial-owsky Ci^ri Schlegel 

Conductor, Gonnaro Papi. 


% i/y, / 7 

Moussorgsky's Vital Work of 
Ancient Russia Proves Its ^ 
Perennial Strength. 




If »* 

lad an optimistic turn. War time opera, |car©fully maihtaiiied 
ipparently, i sto be as vital a par tof the 
ifp of tlie city as war time dramatic 


tienerously Mine. Frances Alda turned 
ei- annual' -N'ew York coticert aX Cai-negie 
Hall last night into a wax benefit. 
nIV did she oontrbutft her -serylces, but 
he defrayed the entire expense of the con- 
cei t. The beneftciarics are i.c Bien ^.Ctrc 
du Blesse and the poor and. ill children of 
\merican soldiers, but the large audience 
Inf friend^, musicians and persons prom- 
nent in society felt that they too were 
tunatc beneficiaries in the enjoyment 
ivod ifom Mmo. .^Ida's pleasing 



,T.Vm.Uefo^^ '^'l. ^t^'ie -velties produced by 

' TVuh H;indei:s.''Come fcver Smiling | lienor Gatti-Casazza during his long 
nboriv," from .ludas Maccaljeus. and two ji'eign at the Metropolitan Opera House, 
harming old songs arranged by Frank La lone above all other seems destined to 
Korge P.einture- du .Minuet from the enrich the operatic reoertory. "Boris 
- ,.,„Vi and Strephon from the English, r-. j „ , , , 

an encore she sang ' '^Lorcly Ceha." jGoudenow" has travelled a long way 
Two of her most Interesting numbers were atiring the last eight m.onths. In March 
T efvcr, by a Swedish composer. Men- it was yet the musical evocation of the 


Alice Sovereign's Recital. 

Alice Sovereign, who has sung in 
Aeolian Hall before, gax-e a recital there 
yesterday afternoon, postponed from a 
fortnight ago. Her voice is a con- 
tralto of real contralto quality, that is 
especially good in its lower tones. Mr:s. 
Sovereign's singing has taste and mus- 
ical feeling; it is not marked by a gr.'at 
display of temperament or of interpre- 
tative gift. Her program yesterdav 
composed songs In German bv Schubert 
and Strauss, and Italian and a French 
group, and songs by Americans in Eng- 
lish, including two Indian songs ar- 
iranged by Harvey Worthington L,oomi«, 
and a new arrangement by H. T. Bur- 
leigh of " Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." 
Mrs. Soxereign .unfortunately sang flat 
a good deal, f ^vM HiAT* / jr;/'^?/' ^ 

l<anto, ii 

^„„e lovely singing,.. 

There might be various deductions 
made and inferences drawn from the 
fact that Moussorgsky's Russian opera, 
" Boris Godunoff," reappeared in the 
repertory of the Metropolitan Opera 
House on the second night of the season. 
The most obvious one is that " Boris 
Godunoff " has proved to be one of the 
most vita) and lasting of any of the new 
works produced in the last few seasons 
at the Metropolitan, where many have 
been tried and found wanting. 

Moussorgsky's opera is an embodiment 
of the ancient Russia, untouched by the 
modem ideas that are causing the old 
foundations to crumble. The work is 
racy of the soil as few musical works 
are, and the skill with which the com- 
poser has caught the folk-spirit and 
^ Wrought it Into the texture and sub- 

iread in it the spirit of the Revolution istance of his music gives it a perennial 

or' iookod !'T,p Flor,, i^ven the spirit of Bolsheviki. For The^peVformance last evening differed 

Mousorgsky's opera, fromless in story, tittle from many performances of " Boris 

:_„i . . „ • :f„_n, podunoff" that have been given in re- 

inchoate in manner, sums up in itselt [r„_, ^ o .. . 


Didur an Imposing Figure in Title 
Role and Mme. Matzenauer 
a Heroic Marina. 

BOR^ GODUNOFF, opora in three acts and 
eight scenes, (in Itiilian.) Mu:-ic by 
Modeste Petrovlch Moussorgslty. At the 
Metropolitan Opera House. 

Boris ■ Adamo Dldur 

Teodoro Sophie Bntslau 

Xenla L.enora Sparkes 

The Nurse Kathleen Howard 

Schouisky Angelo Bada 

Tchclkaloff V'lncenzo Reschlgllan 

Brother Pimenn Leon Rothler 

DIrjTitrl Paul AlUiouse 

."Harina Marparete Matzenauer 

Varletam Andrea de SeguroU 

.Mlssail Pletro Audlsio 

The Innkeeper Marie Mattfeld 

The Simpleton Albert Relss 

A Police Official GluUo Rossi 

Tcorniakowsky Carl Schlegel 

Conductor — G?nnaro Papi. 

nd "Keh-tO-lBUlau/' by Jaerne- iRussia of the Romanoffs; to-day we 

In the latter number "Mme. Alda did 

ont seasons. Thorv- is not 


, , .,, an.i '>i".t ■wore in tno 

I .,, I,, , I,,., r ToBcaninI, but 

K t III' iiird i> .11 ' ' ' uninl dopartod ■ 
liiin Mr I'apl f oii'lucted with skill 
inn.H. ienoe, but the dnistlc accent, 
power, as well as certain finer doi... 
woro missing. Where, for instance, v.;i.- 
the wonderful effect that there usod to 
be ill the simple orchestral .Jiguro In 
the introduction of the thin, -vjono of 
the first act — an effect marvfiously 
su'^'Kostlvo. but not imitative, of groat 
Icathodrtil bells? 

Mme. Matzenauer was the Marina, a 
heroic one In the grand style, who ap- 
Ipoars only in the (iceno In the castle 
igardon. and with this exception the cast 
wMs such as ha-s been he>\rd before, 
though other ch.'inges have been made 
since the first seasons. She sang in 
oxoc-llont voice. Mr. Didur's powerful 
limd dramatic impersonation of Boris, 
Isomotlmes a little too powerful and too 
dramatic, is the most Imposing single 
Ifo.iture nmong the Imlivldual singers. 
ITlio chorus Is the roiU centi'' of Interosi 
in ' Boris Godunoff." Mr. Althouse': 
voice sounded better than over, and hi.- 
Ringing was of beautiful i|u;ility. 


Plays Bru'cn in D Minor with 
the Symphony Society. 

At Uie concert of the New Tfork Sym- 
phony Society yesterday afternoon Jas- 
cha Heifetz, the young Russian violin- 
ist who was found so admirable an 
artist at his opening recital three weeks 
:j 0 made his first appearance here 
wii'i an orchestra. He played Bruch .-^ 
concerto in D minor, not a work of the 
first order, and not one making the 
1 highest demands upon an artist's emo- 
tional or intellectual euuipment. But 
llho music was put on a higher level by 
Mr. Heifetz's noble and dignified per- 
ft.i mance of it. T"'* . • 

There was all the beauty, the richness, 
the seizing quality of tone tliat he dis- 
plaved at his recital; there was the fine 
' finish, the unerring certainty in intona- 
tWm. the security and firmness of 
rlfvthm. the beauty and elegance of 
phrasing through breadth and elasticity 
of bowing. All these qualities .'<ppeaJ-ed 
in a performance of the concerto marked 
bv singular poise, simplicity, and con- 
centration. Only a master plays with 
such style and such effect. The desire 
still remains to hear Mr. Heifetz In 
concerted music of the first rank. There 
was much applause for his playing. 

The orchestra repeated its effective 
performance of Theodore Dubois'.^ 
" French " symphony, and closed witli 
Georg Schumann's " Variations and 
double fugue on a merry theme ": pleas- 
ing music of itsikind with a high Teu- 
tonic flavrr. 

Arthur Alexander and Miss 
Mary Jordan Give Recitals 
J^^jjl in AeoHari Ha|l^ 

There were two sons recitals yester- 
day in Aeolian Hall. In the afternoon 
Arthur Alexander, a young singer who 
is not unknown to ua, gave an offering 
of songs to which he played and playei 
most charmingly his own accompani- 
ment. There was Giardaro's "Caro mio 
Hen," and Gluck's "Odel mio dolce 
ardor," a group of Schumann, Brahm.'-. 
and Strauss, and a modern French 
group of Faure, Franck, Debussy, Du- 
paro and Wider. 

Mr. Alexander is a singer of much 
sympathetic quality, and keen intelli- 
gence. His voice is by no means a 
great one, but it is of a pleasing quali- 
ty, and in general he is one of the 
most pleasing singers of intimate re- 
citals to be heard to-day in New York, 
i The evening recital was that of Mis 
Mary Jordon, whose hosts of friend- 
always turn out in force. Miss Jordor 
was in admirable voice. Her chief do 
! feet was, as always, a slight lack o 
variety and a weakness in the uppei 
register. Yet she is, all in all, an ex- 
cellent artist, and one whose voice ir 
an organ of purity and power. 

Among her songs were a number ol 
Inegro spirituals arranged by H. J; Bttr 
leigh. The audience, one which fillet 
'the entire hall, greeted the singer mos 


Helen Stanley Is Solofst, and 
Beetbovcn Society Sing,* tin- 
Final Magnificat. 

Every so often Liszt's "Dante" sym- 
Iphony ha.g to be played, and it was the 
Philharmonic Orchestra's turn laat eve- 
ning. Conductor Stransky had evidently 
jrehearsed it carefully, and the orchestra 
ihad the assistance of Helen Stanley, so- 
prano, as soloi^it, and the Beethoven So 
iciety — a chorus of women v'oiceS' — fo-; 
the closing JJagnlflcat. ,'c<Ai*. / ^7 
j The symphony is probably me of the 
Iprize noise pieces of musical literatuiv. 
and the sound of the trombone wa;; 
)ieard to tho utmost in Carnegie Hall. 
^The first ptrt. "Inferno," was given with 
much g-usto and some rousliness. but in 
li he "Purgatorio" fne musicians sen; 
ticross a better tone, and t'ne instru- 
[■'■':nza.l soloists wore particularly good. 
! "lie oijorus sang admirably the little it 
iiu-'i to do. ■ 

; In the other solo numbers, arias of 
7londe!ssohn and Debussy, Mtss Stanley 
isiing with fine feeling. Her voice, of atj' 
' ■ "live qutdity, round, full 
ii.serl \v ;'i skill, more ao 

J I 


>tLO i 

\ 1)1 i 


S;ru^."::,n,.,K.' ..u:»ber. which Wes a | 
''Vro%r-^h';•6T;a'playe<l the Blgar >rarU^ 
>\,-,,< In fine Ft.vlf- ^ 


Mai^ Jordan, Arthur Alexander, 
and Thebaud and Bauer. 

Jl.iry Jordan, an admired contralto, 
whose annual recital filled Aeolian Hal: 
with a gala audience last night, sany 
" The Star-Spangled Banner " amid a 
decoration of flag.s and palms, and irl- 
troduoed into her program not only 
l><ii-h. Russian, and old Hebrew airs, 
,]i ,11 were redemanded. but also Amer- 
ica! negro folk song.s. and, by request, 
St. i,(>n Foster's ' Suwanee River, 
v; the house applauded at the first 
from Carl Deis at the piano. Miss 
j.iru.Tu sang three unusual numbers 
Willi evident sympathy, as she did Ar- 
thur Whiting's •' Hundred Pipers and 
ir. T. Burleigh's "The Sailors Wife, 
among her less familiar pieces. i 

Arthur Aloxandur, tenor, sang to his 
o-wn artistic accompaniment an^ entire i 
nrog'-am from old lUlian and tjcrman i 
to modern French and American com- 1 
posers yesterday afternoon in Aeolian 
Hall ilr. Alexander's vo'ce of agree- 
.ible' aualitv. his communicative appre- 
ciation and delivery of poet. c texts have 
been made known here before, a-s ev- 
■ lencPil by the fact that most of both 
ih." French and American groups were 
■ reouest " numbers, including airs of 
Dunarc Duiont and Wider L.a Forge, 
.Vrnpbell-'i'5p*'^ri. and Ca.-I Bu-'ch. 

Jacque.s Thibaud and Harold Bauer 
c ntinupd v< sterday their complete re- 
citals of Beethoven's sonatas for violin 
and pianoforte at the Punch and .Judy 
Theatre, where the concluding matinSo 
takes place a week from n'-xt Monday 

nder the auspices of th^ Society of the 
Friends of Music. Four sonatas made 
up vesterdiiy's program, heard in inU- 
inatft surroundings by an audience ot 
enthusiasts, auick to show its delight in 
a perfonnanco far from Uie run or 
crowded events in local concert halls. 

Great Audience Again Hears 
Caruso in Donizetti's 


... _ . . ,.i Mr. BcoiirH galliuil b^igeant Belcorc 

V Vannliar Fa<:es in AudiJ ia - 

enco Despite Changes 
Wrought by War. 

la a tamiliar figure and loses nothing of, 
allurament in figure and presence aa: 
, time goes on. though the voice is not) 
'what once it was. There is rich unctu-J 

fy~tTie vtolinist-^i?^?* 

Dante Symphony Played. 

The Philharmonic Society at its con- 
what once it was. There is ncn ""ciu-i vi"-tprdav afternoon and Thursday 

ousneas in Mr. Uidur'e impersonation ot^ ye..teraa.\ ^^^^'^""""^ ., " 

the Imposing quack, Dr. Dulcamara.l evening made I.istzs Dante s.vmp- 
ithough not much of that quality in hia phony the principal number of the pro- 

voice, ! eram which included also Weber's 

Th» little piece was presented with fcrani. wmcn ^ , . 

After reposing in silence since IftlOlpienty of spirit under Mr. Papi's direc- " Buryanthe " overture and l;.igai- s so 

Donizetti's cheerful comic opera -L'Elisirl ion- The chorus s;ing heartily, 
d Amore was revived in the ""'ddle} W m AT) Iff I CTWrC 
of last season at the Metropolitan Opem j|| \JvI\lllf\VJl\ UlIlUU 

House. The restoration of- the gay little 
work to the repertory of the theatre 
save such pleasure to the patorns of the 
house that there was no question of its 
repetition this year. 

Accordingly it was placed on the 
adiedule ot the first week and was heard 
last evening by an audience which 
ricalled that of Monday night in size 
and ttiantfestatlons of Joy. It went 
■without saying that this would be the 
case, for In Semorino Mr. Caruso finds 
one of his most congenial roles. 

It Is his fate to impersonate many 
times chevaliers, knights and even 
mighty warriors, but he Is never more 
satisfying than when playing the un- 
fortunate lovesick countryman chasing 
the elusive elUir of love. Mr. Caruso 
has a way of Impersonating something 
like tills peasant sometimes when he ap- 
pears before the curtain In other rolesj 
but his farcical doings are much mord 
at home In "L'Elislr d'.Vmore." He 

called ■' Enigma " variations for orche.';- 
tra: Mendelssohn's " Scrna." " Infelicc. ' 
and a recltiitivc and air from Debussy's 
cantata, "The Prodigal Son," .sung by 
Miss Helen Slanley. Mr. Stransky played 
the " Dante " nymphony with great zeal, 
with due empha^iis of all its sensational 
effects. The women's choru.s at the end 
was sung by the Beetiiovcn Society. 
'There was enthusiastic applause, 
r f In Elgars variations the orchestra 

• Ji'- it,. noVMit played with spirit and energy and with 

akes Mis UeOUt as ^^(^^.y but there were passages where 
the expected finish was not .quite main- 
tained. Miss Stanley's singing of 
Mendelssohn's ra,ther absurd " Scena " 
from an imaginary and non-existent, 
opera and the air by De'oussy revealed 
her powerful and brilliant soprano voice 
_^ . • i-T'ir-i II AOT and dramatic .-ityle as she has made 
DISPLAYS BEAUTIFUL AK l them known here in opera. She put an 

acent of intensity into the " Infelice 
that might easily be missed in it. and 
she was much applauded. 



M?kes 5is De?i 
Member of IVi'etropolitan 
in " La Boheme." 

But Rodolfo Is Not a Role Beslj 
Adapted for Him — Ruth Miller, 
American Soprano, Makes Bow. 

BOHBME. Opera in tour a-ts' book J 
f<«nded on "La Vic dc Boheme." ofl 
Henry Murgcr, hy Giuseppe Glacosu ami 
T.utgl mica, (in Italian.) Music b> 
Giaoomo Puccini. At the Mctropolltanj 
Opera House. 

Kedo&o' •J"'^" McCormaeU, 

cyiiKir u.vmijic. gchaunard .\danio Did'ir 

used to 6ing some of the music better Benolt ^"'"'"'rV'^nces Mda 

S!j^i_;,;,'i v\<itTo su'cM^io 

mwe^o .::: Giuseppe rte T-u™ 

cSnne Andres .le ^-esi.rola 

A Sergeant Vinecnzo Rescliigliiui 

Conductor— Gennaro I'ir. i. 


"L'Elisir d'Amore" 

Signer Caruso appeared last night as| 
Nemorrno in Donizetti's "L'Elisir| 
d'Amore" and once aga-in a huge au- 
dience heard him in the sort of musici 
of which he has ever been being. Only' 
the angels in heaven, and probablyj 
only the archangels at that could have 
surpassed his singing. It was an ex- 
quisite exhibition of golden tone, dell-i 
:acy of phrasing, smoothness of degato, 
snd all the other vocal virtues which 
combined make Caruso the incompara-i 
bio. Whether or not we like the oldj 
operas, such singing is its own excuse, 
for being. In addition. Signor Caruso,} 
always best in comedy, is here in his 
element. , , 

Also in the picture was Signer; 
Scotti's Belcore, for Signor Scottij 
knows how the operas of the Italian 
jchool must be sung, and he knows 
that grace of manner is an asset not 
to be despised. Mr. Didur's Dr. Dul- 
camara is a real creation of the art 
of the buffo, even if the hollowness of 
his tones do yearly grow upon him. 

Miss Hempel is scarcely a Laitin 
Adina, but she is one of the few sing- 
ers in the Metropolitan who have a 
knowledge of the traditions of aristo- 
cratic song. All save the highest 
reache.'i of her scale she accomplished 
well. Signor Pope was in the conduct- 
or's stand and far more in his element 
than he was in the preceding night's 
"Boris." H.e brought out admirably the 
sparkle an(< charm of the score. 

■With tha departure of the German 
opera it is probable that we shall havj 
many more of the operas of the sunset 
days of belv;anto. Donizetti, and Ros- 
f ni and Bellini will trill to us through 
I c season in utter oblivion of the ex- 
tcnce of blind gods, and Walhall and 
Llsung blood. 

■I/Elisir d'Amori" i.s only the first 
>f these works, whose success lies to- 
almost completely in the throat of 
^nor Caruso. So long as that throat 
, spared us these operas will continua 
■ 0 attract audiences as huge and ass 
oithusiastic as the one last night. 
.\f' cr that throat no longer- gives forth 

t golden flood — but who knows? ~ | 

riiis was the cast last night: 

\ 1 , Frieda Ttnupel 

.1 .i:inei,ta . . ./ Lenora Sparkes 

,Vomi)rlno , . .£ Enrico Curuso 

eelcore Antonio ScotU 

Dulcamara , Adaroo Didui 

("rnductor, Oflnnaro Pupl 

at metropolitan 

( arn80 Finds Nemorino a ton 
f Gonial Role— Hempol u 
Charming Adina. 

than he does now, especially the beau 
tiful aria "Furtiva lagrlma," but intq 
whatever manner he elects to wande 
his public follows him with humble de 
votion and loyal praises. 

Mme. Bempel In Splendid Voloc. 

Mme. Hempel's Adina is one of het 
most charming roles. Slie inniarts tc 
it the necessary grace and vivacity and 
brings to the delivery of the music an 
infectious buoyancy or spirit. The col- 
orature of the role lies easily wilhiii 
her powers and la.«t evening she showed 
a growth in her treatment of the can- 
tilena. Also her voice was unusually 
strong and brilliant. 

Mr. Scotti Is alwavs an excellent Ser- 
jeant Belcore. He was by no means in 
his best voice last evening, but his style 
and his artistic skill always give plea-! 
sure. Mr. Dklur was again the Dr. Dul- 
camara, a role in which his comic skill 
has full scope. The chorusus of "L'EIisiri 
d'Amore" do not burden Oiulio Scotti's 
•veil trained singers, who ramble through 
them with every appearance of comfort. 
-Nor Is there anything exacting in thej 
orchestral part of the work. CJennaro 
Papi. who i.s held in high esteem in ofti- 
clal circles at the Metropolitan. con-| 
ducted the op(*ra accurately, hit hardly 
with distinction. 


German Soprano Appiaaded for 
Her Excellent Performance \ 
of Coquettish Adina. 


Donizetti's Comic Opera Given with 
Spirit in Italian Under Gen- 
naro Papi's Direction. 

rvET^lSIR D'AMORE. an opera in three acts [ 
and four scenes. Book by Felice Romatu. 
(in Italian.) Music by Gaetano Donl=.ett.. 
At the Metropolitan Opera House^ ^^^^^^^ 

A'^'na ••■ • ...Lenora hparkes ' 

il^ . ■ • Enrico O-niso 

Nemorino ..Antonio Scotti 

Belcoro . . . Adamo Didur 

Dulcamara •■ u.fl, 

Conductor— Gennaro Papl. 

There was contrast enough with the | 
first two evenings at the opera in the , 
third, which was last evening, when 
DonizetU's comedy. " L'Elisir d'Amore, 1 
was given. It is an opera that has, 
been restored in recent seasons to the 
repertory -of the Metropolitan by the! 
presence in the company of Miss Frieda ) 
Hempel: an artist able to sing the 
music of the rSle of Adina as no other 
soprano who has been here since Mme. 
Sembrich. And so this German soprano 
was necessary for the production of 
Donizetti's comic opera in Italian this 
reason. She sang beautifully and rep- \ 
resented the coquettish village maiden | 
with arch gayety. Tt is worthy of note , 
that she was cordially received and , 
•applauded in accordance with the ex- 
cellence of her sinsin.i,'. 

Mr. Caruso finds one of his beat parts 
in Nemorino. the peasant consumed with 
a jealousv which suffers nothing from 
over-subtiety a:3 Mr. Caruso presents it 
m his actions. He was In better voice- 
last evening than he was on the first 
,, ■ ,1 if sea.^or.. but ■■■ '• ' ''^ 

A very large audience thronged the 
MetropoliUn Opera House last cvenin;,- 1 
for the first performance this season ot 
Puccini's 'La Boheme," which has be- [ 
come one of the pillars of the repertory 
prevailing there. The size of the audi- 
ence was no doubt largely due to the| 
popularity of Mr. John McCormaik, 
who appeared as Rodolfo. one ot the 
f»ur irrepressible Bohemians. U wast 
Mr. McCormack s first appc.'irancc a.'? a 
member of the companj- of the Metro- 
politan Opera House, but it was not his 
first appearance on that stage, which 
he made in the .leason of 1011 as a; 
member of the Chicago Opera Company 
in Victor Herbert's opera of " Xatoma." 
Before that he was heard numerous 
times at the Manhattan Opera House. 
He is engaged at the Metropolitan for 
enly a few performances. 

It was perhaps not wholly fortunate 
that Mr. McCormack reappeared here 
first in this opera, for the part Is not 
one best adapted for him. It needs a| 
livelier dramatic temperament than his 
is, a potency of more passionate expres- 
sion than he can give in either his sing- 
ing or his action. First, in the first 
act, where there is much roistering and, 
last evening at least, considerable shout- 
ing, he was not conspicuous in the 
m616e; nor in Uie duet with Mimi did 
he express the sudden surge ot passion 
that overflows at their meeting. 

The voice is a light one; it necessarily 
lacks some of the swelling and stento- 
rian effects that have become familiar' 
in " L-a Boheme." and which, in large! 
part, it was written to provide. Hut 
what Mr McCormack contributed here, 
and later in the opera, was much beau- 
tiful singing, of its kind uns;n-passat)li' 
in quality of tone, in pvirity of diction, 
in finish of phrase, and in most of the 
subtler graces ot the art that arc not 
alwavs the first to be recognized. There 
arc other operatic works in wiiirli it 
may be honed hf will be heard wherein 
Mr McCoimack'.s extr.iordinary <tuali- 

John McCormack and Miss 
Ruth Miller Sing in 
, "La Boheme'' 

Puccini's "La Boheme" aws the opreaj 
last night at the Metropolitan, andi 
John McCormack sang Rodolfo. Thil 
fact was probably of transcontinental 
interest, for not even Mr Caruso pos- 
sesses the popular appeal of the Irish 
tenor But, alas, ballad singing is not 
opera, and despite Mr. McCormak's 
many virtues, it is improbable that the 
lyric stage will ever claim him as its 
own. His is not a voice of any great | 
sonorous beauty, and it has, except in 
its middle register, a throaty quality 
which is far from pleasing. His chief 
virtue last night lay in the clearness 
of his diction. , . . _ 

His acting was rudimentary, his sing- 
ing f the Racconto lacking in charm. 

b'Ift he won the applause that is always 
his. Is he not, after all. John McCor- 

'"T^here was also a new Musetta in 
Miss Ruth Miller, an American girl, 
whose only stage experience has been 
a season with the Aborns In fac?^ 
figure and charm of manner Miss Miller 
was the most pleasing Musetta the 
Metropolitan has seen since tritz'e 
Scheff She was exceedingly nervous, a 
fact which interfered with tone 
production in the Waltz song, but she 
evidently possessed a voice, not large 
in volume, but of great purity of 
timbre. With a larger experierce and 
the assurance which comes with it, Mi.^s 
Miller ought to prove a most accept- 
able addition to the company. 
; " Miss Jeanne's Recital. 
I Miss Edith Jeanne, a young soprano, 
made her first New York appearance 
ycsterdav in the recital at Aeolii.n Hall, 
singing a parapbraf-e from " Aida " and 
German. French, and Knglish •.ong.-; and 
two bv Stephen O. Foster-" Nellie \^ as 
a Ladv" and "My Old Keijtiicky 
Home. " Miss Jeanne has a voice of un- 
usual possibilities, a qual ty is 
often appealing and expressive and tha. 
h^ possibilities of dramatic force, fche 
is^ot yet wholly ripe for public appear- 
and bowever. bs her recital showed, 
oh^ hia not yet full control of her voice. 
Ihich is not^ It all times rightly placed 
Snd is not entirely equalized.. Much of 
S0S8 Jeanne's singing was enjov^d^^^ ^ 
rirnSler style in f»V,'^'' 
have become them better.|t««. » 1 

ties as a singer will count for more than'j 
they do in " l.a Boh.^me." , 
A voung Amcriean soprano. Misss Kuth;' 
•filler made her first appearance as 
Musetta. a part that has been i.iade in 
recent vears the subject of experiment. 
It was 'something of an ordeal for Miss 
Miller, who is said to have had little 
operatic experience and who may well 
have been overwhelmed with a handicap 
of nervousness. There were glimpse.s— 
a very few. it is true— of a voice of ex- , 
celletn possibilities, but her singing was 
not agreeable. The voice wa-s pinched 
and often shrili. and. though she showed 1 
some understanding of the part, her 
representation on the whole left a good 
deal to be desired Miss Miller will 
doubtless do better when she feels more 
composure on the eMtropoIitan stage. 

There was to be also the first appear- 1 
ince of Thomas Chalmers, the Amen- I 
lAn baritone, nev.'ly added I0 the com- 
hany, but the fact that he is needed to- 
iiav in "Faust" caused Mr. Uldur to 
be" substituted for him in "-lie part of ! 
Bchaunard. Mr. De l.uca »iid Mr ho- j 
gurola were the Marcello and Colline. • 
Mme Alia, whose Mimi is a familiar 
feature at the Metropolitan, sang bel- 
ter in the third act than in the first. 
She has. in fact, rarely sung bettei- 
M<- Papi conducted creditably. thou:-'li 
i, was not averse to volumes of or- 
cliteslral tone .sometimes large enough 
to cover the singers. 


/vW — /^f^ 

■Jounod's Masterpiece 

Gounod's Masterpiece Is Given 
with Ceraldine Farrar 

as Marguerite. | 


Thomas Chalmers Makes His Debut 
as Valentine — Pierre Monteux | 
Conducts for First Time. 

FAUST.-An opera in four acU auu scroti 
scenes (in French.) Book by Jules Bar 
bier and Michel Carre. Music by CbarI.'.-< 
Gounod. At the Metropolitan Oprr;. 

p-ust. Giovanni Martineili 

MephlsVopheles • ■ • ■ n Thomas Chalmers 

MarThe . ............. . ..... . Kathleen Howard 

Conductor— Pierre Moiueux. 

" Faust" in these latter years iias had 
a way ot ceHlnpr into the ropert-rv of 
(he iMetro; 


'11 • ^iiraosi! I'unlm 
'1 it wa* 11 sljipN' ' 
' ' " I "Jry. Iho . ■ 

Uounod'K mastcrploce In 
IS ii^yw a wuujett ror soii^ 

Visloiday It waa thus replaced for the 

iirst tinii; in four ylnra tor the m.illn6e 
iiudkricf, u laipp on.', and there were 
varuiiii in(eiosling tliilalLs. Thvre wan 
tJic first appoarance ihiH sevori of 
Jit-ruiUjtn; I uiiiir; a rifw Ainoiic-art bari- 
LOijf, Ihoinus Chalmers, tnok Ills place 
m tiif iiimpany for iho flMt lime, as 
vaii iuiu ; unoihor AmerlcaJi »lnK<;r wius 
111 Aiarthn. Mine. Kathleen Howard: 
Mmo. Raytnondo Dclnunoi.s waa allowed 
"lie or uu- mo3i impmtknt opportuni- 
ln.\t have been K'ven her In the 


••..M .... 1 thrM of ii . . wi. j...- . 
One More l>»y, My John." a lull.iby 
frcni " Tiie Tribute to I'lvstcr," and a 
Pill aphraso on Tschalkowsky's " I'Tower 

VletropolUaii company aa Siebel. Tne 
new French conductor, FIcrro Monteux. 
onaucleU for th.- first time. And, per- 
iiap.s not least, there was a new scenic 
''''•''Iff l>y Joseph Urban. 

The performance waa an lnterc«tinR 
'"le It) many ways; It was not .inch a 
IH rformaiice in the matter of Hlng.nx of 
pure vocal beauty and vocal technique 
as they usetl to give at the Metropolitan 
' Jl'era House In the Rood old days when 
ifio art of sinfriiiK was in n better stale 
than It Is now. Miss Farrar's Mar- 
Kiu'rlte l.M a well-known flRure; it has 
much is appealinfr and symiia- 
'heiic. but vocallv it wns not so ijoort 
ve-iterday afternoon as It has been in 
'lluT years. Some may particularly 
u\M> lamented her " Flower Sony." Nor 
^ Mr. Martinelli's Faust one that ob- 
scures any memerles of Faust. It is a 
iinoere and painstaking undertaking, 
'lit not Inspiilne. Mr. Martlnelli'a sing- 
I'K at the beginning: was not of fine 
luallty, but he bettered It considerably 
;i« the afternoon progressed. Mr. 
Kolhier'.i Mephistopheles is a well- 
Ivnown and properly admired specimen 
of the tru*- French style. 
Mr. Chalmers did extremely well as 
alentln. His experience gives him 
frrwlom and expressiveness upon the 
Mage. He sang In excellent style, with 
|;i. good French diction, and in a voice 
(hat showed power, excellent control, IVIischa 
and good quality; a little metallic, but 
not in a way or to a degree that injures 
Ita value. Mine. Delaunois was a gal- 
lant Siebel, quite at home in the part, 
iind singing with taste and skill. 

Mr. Monteux conducted with skill and 
auUiorily. He made it evident that he 
has ample knowledge of the score and 
cx)ntrol of the orchestra— an unmistak- 
.ibly rhythmic beat, a sense for dra- 
matic values. The performance was kept 
from perfunctory lines. The chorus 
gave a good account of itself, except m 
the first part of the " Kermesse " scene 
of the first act, where there was un- 

The new scenic pictures are of re- 
markable beauty and effectiveness. Mr. 
Urban has not indulged much in the 
extravagances that some of his work in the past shown; he has taken 

Symphony Concert for Young People 

The .Symphony Concerts for Toung 
People, A name that long since carao to 
mean nold-out houses and an audience 
of all ages, for the concerts themselves 
are in the twentieth yea-r. began with 
a gala event at Caftnegle Hall yesterday 
afternoon, introduced bjr " The Star- 
Spangled Banner " under Walter Dam- 
ro.sch's baton. A symphony of Mozart, 
No. :18, In D, headed the p/ogram, fol- 
lowed by ■■ The Narrative of the Cal- 
endar Prince." or second movement 
from ■■ Sch<^," by Klmsky- 
Korsalcoff; the " Hungarian Fantasie " 
of l^i.-jzl for pianoforte, played by John 
I'owell of Virginia, and the symphonic 
prelude, •' Polonla," by Sir Kdward El- 
giir. Mr. Damrosch's talk on the music 
and on patrioti.sin as weil found entiiu- 
xiBjitic rv-Qoiue from bin Uouse. 


Gabrilowitsch Gives Piano Re- 
cital Entirely of Rus- 
sian Pieces. 


Elman Gives Violin Concert 
at the Metropolitan With 
Two Singers. 

Mr. Ossip Gabrilowitsch made the pro- 
gram of his pianoforte recital yester- 
day afternoon, in Carnegie Hall, con- entirely of Russian music. There 
were two sonatas, one by Glazunew and 
the other by Scriabin, his fifth, which 
had then its first New York perform- 
ance. Scriabins, like others of his 
sonatas " heard hei'e, is in one move- 
ment; in which he takes a few small 
and rather inconsequential thematic 

^ fragments ind puts them through an 

thought for historical accuracy, for at- elaborate series of acid disharmonies 

fL°e''^i^^S°hi°r'm^^SL11^^Sfor^.^'-"^f%s?irr ^"'"^^ ^'^"^''^ ^"^ ''^"'^ 

" the best settings that the '™P°'*^'^"'^® '^'"^''''"S a musical entity 

I that carries much conviction. But Mr. 
Gabrilowisch played it with great spirit 
and with evident conviction. 
' Other pieces were by Balakiref, Rach- 
jmaninof, Arensky, Tscherepnin, Rubin- 
stein; and there were two by Mr. 
Gabrilowitsch himself. His playing was 
full of charm and poetic spirit. He was 
much applauded by a large audience. 

Both the Metropolitan and the Hip- 
podrome, where popular concerts were 

is one of 

Metropolitan has had. 

The performance included the " Wal- 
nurgis Night " ballet, which is not 
ot'en given here. The scene was effec- 
ti e; the li<>IIet perhaps a little sparse, 
but the dancing of Rosina Galll waa 
much ; rp' 'ucco. 

The Metropolitan completed its open- 
ing week with Verdi's " La Traviata " 
in a special performance at popular 
prices last evening, when Frieda Hem- 
pel, nlready heard with Caruso on 
Thursday, returned to a favorite prima 
oonna part ag Violetta, the operatic 

CaraiUe. Fernando Carpi, Italian lyric , . , 

tenor, who joined the company last 'ast nieht, held capacity crowds, 

year, made his re-entrance in the con- 'the two audiences exceeding 4,000 and 
genial rOle of Alfredo, and Mr. De Luca, j5,U00, to which other musical events 
.. ..... „ .. jj^^ added several thousands 

■ . :TS IN Til 
y concert . 
i HI ivv.j ilifRlres, tlw r.i!]v .irii m 
' ' iitury, the first by members of the coni- 
pmy playing "The Land of Joy," and 
much of the second by these appearing In 
• 1917."A.5,/a<*«,^*C 

.\W)Bl of the music of the songs and 
'i inccs at the Park w.ts by Quinito Val- 
ve rdo. eorapo.i'cr of "The Land of Joy," 
' lit Miss Maria Marco sang an aria from 
"I'll Tosca." It was an Interesting pro- 
^lamme, to which Antonio Bilboa and 
.\Ii.'>.<?e.s Dolorete.s and Mazzantinita con- 
ti ibuled no small part by their dancing. 

\\\»% Mollio King, who can sing and 
'i.uicc as well as net In motion pictures, 
was one of the entertainers at the Century. 
Kaymond llitchcock, Leon Errol. Mrs. 
l?e.«sie iMcCoy D.ivis, Miss Faiuiif^ IBrice, 
lOddie Cantor, Doyle and Uixon and Miss 
l;iizabetli iBrico and Charles King also 
\\cre on the programme. ^t.^|/,/^ * / ^ 

Two recitals were held yesterday in tne 
Ti incess Theatre. In the afternoon Arthur 
I'^riedlieim entertained a good sized audi- 
ence with mu.'iic by Ia^vX, Beethoven, Rub- 
instein and Chopin. In the evening there 
was a .song recital by Mine. Clara Pasvol- 
.sk.v, soprano. In Russian songs b.v Gretch- 
aninow, Rachmaninoff, Cui, isorodine, 
Halakirewf Glinka and others she dis- 
played a good singing style and an at- 
tractive voice, I 


as Germont. sang the " Di Provenza' 
air. Mr. Moranzoni conducted 

A note of color was added to the per- 
formance by Mme Hempel's striking 
red wig, and by sorne gowns, not of 
Pans in the crinoline days, but mod- 
ishly made this season in New York 

After the " Faust " matinee Director 
Gatti-Casazza and Conductor Monteux 
received a cable message sent by Mme. 
IGounod-Lassus from Paris in which 
the composer s daughter expressed her 
warmest congratulations on the union 
France ''"'^ Patriotic," of America and 
It waa anounced that Bizet's " Car- 
men ' will be performed for the first 
time this season at a special Thanks- 
giving Day matinee, Nov 29 with Fa? 
rar and Martinelli, a new Micaela, May 
Peterson, and the baritone, Whitehill- 
an all-star cast, and ail »vo»,^f "„ 


except one 


|conductop Altschuler Starts Series 
with Patriotic Program. 

I The Russian Symphony Society, now 
its fifteenth season In New York 
nd playing music not in the lepertorv 
r other established bands, marked the 
tart of Its series at Carnegie Hall last 
ight with a includinir 
baraphraae of " The Allied 
by Glazunow. to which 
iModest Altschuler had 
• Hymn of New Russia 
Mnerica's anthem, quickly followed°"bv if'"!' 

Dixie. A remarkable feature of th« f^"" receixed enough encores to fill fifty 
series was Glazunow's superb scorlne 
of the hymn of Japan. scoring 

Hymns " 
added the 
and also 

more. John McCoimack, following his 
recent return to opera, was welcomed 
back to the concert platform by a vast 
outpouring of his older and faithful 
admirers, of whom those sealed on the 
Hippodrome stage alone would have 
filled some smaller halls. The tenor 
sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" as 
he appeared in the midst of this throng, 
and the house rose to greet the song, 
but would not interrupt the singer by 
joining in, waiting until he finished the 
stanza, when there was great applause. 

Mr, McCormack gave with his accus- 
tomed directness of style and pure dic- 
tion two airs from Haiifel's oraionos ol 
Samson" and "Joshua," lyrics ir 
English from Schubert, Goldmark, anc 
Brahms, and later his Irish folksongs 
and pieces by Frank Tours and th< 
Americans, Mrs. Beach, Arthur Foote 
and Edwin Schneider, his accompanist 
He was also assisted by a newcomer ir 
place of Donald McBeath, the violinist 
who has gone to war. Andr& Polah, £ 
protege of Y'saye, was the stranger, a 
young man oi engaging presence anc 
musical intelligence, handicapped, as f 
violinist must be, in so large an audito- 
rium and by nervousness of a d^but. 
Mr. Polah played well in his second 
number, including two movements from 
the Mendelssohn concerto. Mr. McCor- 
mack will appear next at the opera on 
phristmas Day. 

I Mischa Elman was the added star at 
(he Metropolitan's first popular Sunday 
night concert to 51 packed nouse lined to 
the walls with scaiidees. The Russian 
yiolinist gave the Wieniawski concerto 


/[rtn^/$r '7 

Harold Bauer's "Duo Art" Roll In- 
terpreted with Orchestra. 

The Aeolian Company made a unique 
demonstration last evening in Aeolian 
Hall of their "Duo Art Piano," in 
which they had the a-ssistance of the 
New York Symphony Orchestra, con- 
ducted by Mr. Walter Damrosch. The 
program contained orchestral pieces 
with a pianoforte concerto, accompanied 
by the orchestra. Only, instead of a 
pianist, the concerto was played by the 
automatic action of the Duo Art roll 
in a grand piano. It was a reproduction 
of Mr. Harold Bauer's interpretation 
of Saint Saens's G minor concerto. Mr. 
Bauer himself was in Chicago. Mr. 
Damrosch followed it as he would a 
player of flesh and blood, and created 
some amusement by his occasional cjose i 
scrutiny of the moving keys of the key- • 
beard and his success in " coming out 
even " with the roll, after the pianist 
had had a pause which was filled in 
by the orchestra. 

The orchestra began with the overture 
to " Oberon," and after the concerto 
two of Mr. Percy Grainger's folksong 
arrangements were played. 

There was a remarkable audience 
present in which musicians and piano- 
forte makers were ' conspicuous. The 
achievement of the Duo-Art roll and the 
ochestra together — a.i achievement 
which is perhaps unique — arouseu great 


Wreath Festooned With Rus- 
sian Colors Is Given to 

Before the patriotic group. Mr Alf 
schuler pr^ented a symphonic poem 

Hyrcus Noctumus." by Vassilenltn- 
an enUre third act from the oner ' 

■ Mlada." by Rimsky-KorsTkoff?^ 

■ Dance of the Goat-Footed Sylva'n<! 
py Satz. and a pianoforte concerto N.i 
t;. by Liapounow, with a Russian so^o: 
ist, Tamara Lubimova. ouio- 

Mme. Lubimova won applause bv a plucky finish after she anrf 
the orchestra had come to an awkw.rS midwa y in the conc erto. 

Grainger Plays for Manassas School 

Percy Grainger played for the benpflf 
r.f the Manassas Industrial School 
Virginia, his first recital of the sealsnn 
:n Aeolian Hall yesterday aftl?^S5' 
The peianist. now on furlough from his 
post as enlisted man in an army b-infl 
.vas heard in Bach's organ fantasia 
.nd fugue in G minor, arranged bv 
Uszt; a Norwegian ■• Cattle cSl " 
lolksong from the Valders district ha, 
mnp;5!ed by Grieg: Debussv's ••Refill' 
ti n,- ir V.-,v:.:r. ' Chopin's prelude and 

minutes on his first appearance, with 
more extras after his later numbers 
Jrom Wilhelmj and Faganini. Sophie 
[Braslau sang the contralto air from 
Gluck's •' Orpheus." and in English, La 
Forge s " The Crucifix ' and Manney's 
onsecration." Ruth Miller, who had 
made her operatic dfibut against a phy- 
sician's orders, while suffering from 
bronchitis, was heard to better advan- 
tage as she repeated Musetta's air from 
Puccini's " BohSme, " wit'n Rogers's 
The Star" on recall. Even the or- 
chestra, under Hageman, took an en- 
core. There were miiny men in uniform 

Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the distinguished 
Russian pianist, made his first appear- 
ance of the present season in a recital at 
Carnegie Hall yesterday afternoon. He 
offered an all Russian programme. The 
player was heard by a large and deeply 
Interested audience, and his work was 
warmly received throughout. 

Following the second group, which 
closed with his own love "Elegy" and 
bizarrely written "Caprice Burlesque," 
Mr. Gabrilowitsch received a large laurel 
wreath festooned with the Russian colors. 

Mr. Gabrilowitsch played well from the 
start, though he was in even better form 
after the programme got under way. It 
is perhaps a question whether this artist, 
rare tone poet in his field that he is, does 
not find himself more advantageously 
placed when in an auditorium somewhat 
smaller than that in which he played 
yesterday. However, he has many ad- 
mirers and they are evidently always 
eager to attend his recitals. 

He gave as the first number in the 
programme Glazounow's showy and ef- 
fective, yet withal very interestingly 
written, sonata In B flat minor, and de- 
lighted the audience with technical bril- 
liance, rare melodic phrasing and virility 
of feeling. In the Glinka-Balakirew 
"L'Alouette" there was exquisite tone 
coloring, and In the G minor prelude, 
opus 23, of Rachmaninoff, fine rhythmic 
and dynamic force. Two pieces of 
Arensky. "Pres de la Mer" and the 
"Bigarrure" in P. seemed to please 
greatly, as did the Rachmaninol¥ C. 
shairp minor prelude, given as an encore. 
Tire third number was the fifth sonata. 

In the house, and there will be another | opus 53, of Seriabine, which was played 

next week on the stage, the pianist, 
Percy Grainger. 

Two concerts at the Princess Theatre 
yesterday presented, in the afternoon. 
Arthur Friedheim, who continued his 
series of piano programs from Liszt and 
other masters, and last night Clara 
Pasvolsky, assisted by Vladimir l>u- 
binsky and others, in a Russian even- 
ing, made up of composers not often 
represented here, and attended by af 
largo an audience of their Russian com- 
patnot.<; .as the little theatre wnniri hr,lr! 

for the first time here. Written, seem- 
ingly. In the composer's most interesting 
and individual manner, this work among 
his ten of like order has been called the 
one in which he was experimenting in 
harmonic schemes and form, and yet 
an analysis of tlie later written sonatas 
shows that here he had already decided 
upon hlB mode of expression.- Rich and 
elaborately massed in its harmonies, 
through which there run ever returning 
: phrases of indodv the work, in but one 

"|"vement, ■ all.M r,„ ;, wide range or 
Virtuosity in its delivery. Mr Gabrll, 
jwitsch played It Burpasslngly" well ,1" 
feTlu^."""""^ b<='"^ ^ 

The list closed with TscherepnIn's 
Mumoresque" ana the G minor b^r- 

S "^^^ '^■'"^ °' 

Tohn Vflfr- *^*"',"8r at the Hippodrome 
•lolin McCormack gave one of his char 
actertlstic Bong recitals before a large and 
Jemonstratlve audience. In the .song re- 
cital field Mr. McCorma<:k occupies the 
eading position In respect of popu- 
arity. His hearers include grent muriil 
bers who do not attend the rtiWWPof 
other artists, but who are attracted by 
tins singer's wide celebrity. 

It has been said here before and must 
be said again that it is greatly to Mr 
McCormack's credit as an artist that he 
always puts .some of the works of th.- 
i)est song writers on his programmes and 
thus constitutes himself a potent agent 
ill the spread of an acquaintance with 
good music. He sings these songs ir, 
English, and the crystalline clearness o) 
his enunciation leaves no possibility of 
doubt as to the meaning of the text 


Her Characterization Shovs 
Much Improvement in 
Several Ways. 


Martinelli Appears as "Cavara- 
dossi' and Acquits Himself 
With Credit. 

The second week of the opera season 
liegan at the Metropolitan Opera House 
last evening, when Puccini, the most 
popular of living compoisere of lyri'- 
(Irama, had his second representation 
!The work was "Tosca," that remarkabU^ 
version of Sardou's drama made by 
Sardou's drama made by Illica and (a? 
well told by Mr. Gatti-Casazza in a re- 
Icent newspaper article) originally of- 
fered to the Baron Branchettl, composer 
of "Asrael," "Germania" and other tid- 

There ars Tosoas and Toscas, and 
even the present assembly of singers at 
the Metropolitan contains more than 
ore interpreter of the role ; but as th- 
■uninitiated may not know, the fir?' 
Tosco belongs to Geraldlne Farra' 
I Some other may be heard later, bu' 
last night it was her privilege to as- 
sume the sweeping garb and phrases of 
the Roman singer. 

The American soprano has much im- 
proved her characterization since sh- 
first made it known to this public. I: 
has gained In clearness of dramali- 
purpose, in development and in em' - 
tional directness. In action too it h;, 
acquired a significance and at times ai 
' Intensity which it quite lacked at first 
Riccardo iHartin was to have suns 
, Cavaradossi, but at 4:30 — ofiicial time — 
he sent word that he was indisposed an'' 
accordingly Mr. Martinelli consented " 
appear, despite the fact th^t he mu.- 
sing to-night in Ph.ladelphia. He at- 
j quitted himself with credit, 
' Mr. Scotti's Scarp-id has long been ad- 
mired .as one of the fines'c pi?ces o. 
sinister characterization known to th 
lyric stage. It had all its wonted fon 
last night. Mr. Moranzoni conduct 
with much sp rit. .sometimes with t" 
imuch. Also there were new scenic sci 
Itings for the fir^t and second acts. 

Joseph Bonnet, French organist, gave 
tlie second of a series of five organ re- 
citals in the ball room of the Astor Hotel 
yesterday afternoen. A large audierc 
lieard his numbers and applauded bin 
The programme was devoted exclusivei 
10 the music of Bach. Four choral pr^ 
ludes. a prelude and fugue in G. a ponat.i 
.Vo. 3; the Passacaglia and fugue and .th 
:irnlude and fugue in D were heard. 

Mr. Bonnet s playing wa.s of the hlghc. 
character. He seems to be making orgai 
recitals popular here. In churches and at 
some of the colleges organ music h«s at- 
tracted many music lovers, but in the 
theatre district this type of ontertainmci" 
has been rare, altliough there are se-, cv,, 
I good organs in concert ]K< '"'^ 
rooms of several hotels. '7 • *^ 7 


m. MERTORlib 

Pi.uiist/Prays lirillia'ntly Stm 
(Id's Arrangement of Piece 
Writtfi nfor Organ. 

you for a ycav. Of course the servants 
^-^soa ^ < ■ "Marta- did not stay bound, but 

" , ' o^Vci =nH Bf-Pthoven ! that was only because one of them was 
Franck, Bossi. and Beethoven. ^ ^^e England of that 

^Tfee Adelc Mur^lies Trio b.gan Uic.r| ^^.^^ ^resided over by Lloyd 

tbiateonlh season in New Yoi 

.theifr concert last evening? in Aeolian 
Hall. They liavc deserved -well of the 
New York lovers of chamber music, and 
■ have- been conscientious and skillful In- 
•terpreteis of a form of that music tliiU 
Ms not otherwise i^yslcmatically repre- 
sented in public concerts, though it com- 
prises majiy fine works of the masters, 
greater and lessor. As in recent sea- 
sons, the organization is made up of 
Miss Marches, piano; Mr. Luchtenberfe-, 

■ ! violin, and Mr. .Schrocder. 'cello. 

»„i»oii Tlie piogram last evenmg compnbed 
.lands Hero, pianist, gave a recltali,^^. j^-rancl<s trio. Op.. 1. No. 1 ; a 
rday afternoon in Aeolian Hall Her sona.a^for ^^^^i::^- ^^^^^ 

1.1 . ramme was one of interest and la-l ^ ^1^^^ Qp 5^ i- ianclt's early 

.She began with a very '^^f -J 'l-K!,'; ^^^Zl'^^^^ 
arrangement of an organ concerto 01. jt ^as characteristic traits that are 
frriedman Bach .n,ade by A"^-^ ^1 ^'„th^^o^ 

V whi--.h gave her a good opportunitj. 101 ai^^^^.^ procrressions now and again ; and, 
di^T>lav of tone and technic. Mme. Mere most of ail. tlie " co'?"\"J'''^>: 
sh,];:^';^rogress 'in her Perf~c. of Ua. s 

vigorous and 

. composition. " i-s a virtuoso piwe,--^^^^^^ most in th.; direc- 

pfid l;ut 5he played it brllllantlj, hei y^^ lascivious pleasings, and in cer- 
l ive' work being especially noteworthy. portions unmistaka^bly dry. . l^ut 

In the Uavld.'ibundler Dances' o,f nhere is an abundance of yitaHty m u, the same mastery of the "ev- 1 J-|;„^.gr, . t,.io hivs before now ap- 

ivd, ibut in this music she failed -f^ ] ppared u..c programs of '.he Jlargulies 
.f tratc tl>o poetry of the musician's j xrio. 

I .light. U«bus.'?y, Rachmaninov, Doh- 

r; invi and Liszt were other composers 

r-r-vesented on the programme. The 

aiKlionce was large and enthusiastic. j TTumTITv TIT (TUT I nm I 

Miss Pyle Gives \ IS LIFTED IN 1ARI\ 
^ • Piano Recital r^^j^T-c*-^ 

\ Trio. 


George, the aristocracy had certain 

privileges. , 

At best they were great days_ for 
capital, and to judge from "Marta no- 
body much objected. ^ 

Certainly last night's audience at the 
Metropolitan did not object with Caruso 
as Lionel, De Luca as Plunkett, and 
Miss Mempel as Lady Harriet. 

Mr. Caruso was again altogether 
himself, and the opportunity the, 
music gives for the graces of bel canto 
he accepted, as a rule, to the utter- , 
roost. Mr. De Luca was a w.arthy co- 1 
adjutor, though an utterly un-Enghsh 
one ■ ¥iss Hempel. now that she knows 
hW "to sing "The Star-Spangled Ban- 
n«ir." has become altogether an An- 
glo-Saxon, and gave. "The Last Rosg 
of Summer" as if Berlin was as foreign 
to her as Bagdad. 

Mr BodanzV" conducting at the AleC- 
ropolitan for the first time this sea- 
son made the melod ious, fooli sh, dear 

mighXiSn that it might be. . 
thoiJfeh ttfritteii by a German, and v.^p^ 
Mian we of the English-speaku^ 
Urld'have taken to ourselves, eithet 
because of it. English, setting, or U» 
Irish "Last Kose of. !?u"^f 1,;°^ 
simply because its music "f the kind 
our public likes. Laugh ^^/^ '^.^u',. 
will, it somehow_.strikes home to oui , 

Jiss Farrar as 
^ad Butterfly ' 

Nearly .Ml the Artists .\re American 
as Puccini Opera Is Heard 


by Giacomo) 

Mad.^.m v Butterflt; opera, 

JCio-Cio-San Miss Gcrald.oe ra.rar! 

1 Suzuki. 

Kate rinkprton 

, B. F. Pinkr-rlon 

I tl. S. Consul Siiarpless 



The Un'lo-rriest 


Tlie Impi rial Commissarj- 

. .Mnip. nita Kirnia-I 
Miss Mionic K 

Taiil .Mllioiv; 

.Antonio f ' 

\Ilx;rt n<'i 

Piotro Au<ii- 

r-ouis (l'.\n;. 


sentimental hearts 
night's cast: 
r.ady Harriet. . . . 




Sir Tristan 

rhe She rift 

\ Servant 

This was 

'/■ - «^ t ~* J „ . \ K Servant f Lavima P 

" /^i •? 'Von Flotow's Work Sung irt n>,,eMaid3 teric 

I j Young Pianist from Texas Plays Be]. Italian, by Italians, with Ex- — r. xhu.*. 

Frieda Hompel . 

.Flora rerliil. 

.Enrico Caruso 

Guiseppo de I'"^*, 

'i'.PouiplUo MalatesU 
Mario Laurenti 
■■'-vintcnzo liesdusUaa 

' na Malaspln* 


Arturo^ Bodau7,lty._ 

fore Large Audience in j 
Aeolian Hall. 

jriss "Wynne Pyle, a young pianist from 
lesa.<!, presented an unconventional puo- 
etrnme at her recital last ni.aht in Aeolian 

Beethoven's rarely given Dcutschr 
' Tiinze, arranged by Selss, and twelve pro- 
1. .1. s by Scriabine gave to Jliss Pyle an; 
(. r.ortunlty to show hor ilidividiialityj 
.it only ill her choice of piogrnmnic. b'.iii 
. \ er.v phase of her offering slic donlon^ 
' jted a na'ivc eccentricity hardly in koep'i 
with her gifts. A darkeiieil sta— 

ceptiton of Frieda Hempel. 

A Vivacloiis and BrHliant Perform- 
ance, v»ith Caruso in Excel 
lent Form as Lionel. 

«»T?T A—Onora in four ?cts and fix scenes. 
'^B^t^'w FHedrlch. <in Italian.) Musio| 
by Friederlch von Flotow. at the Mtero- 
polltan Opera House. . 

uar.,.-.,v.,. .■^>.,6. , S-j^nel Enrico Caruso 

grateful to the eye and conducive piunkett^. ._. 'r^'t^^.'^^r ^« 


; I poetic mood, pould not imparl pooti<" 
cliarm to a style of playing in whi<h i' 
was essentially lacking. 
The Beethoven Tiinze .showed that Mis 
• was technically well ciiuippcil witli 
rm, vigorous sense of ihyllun. II 

was clear but hard. ' Her use oC the 
lis wa.s unhappy, . and. there wa.<! no 
Hety of romance in any of her work, 
iiissimo and pianissimo evidently ;beiti3 
11 ijnly terms in Mis;^ Pyle's dynamic; 
;ibulary. ! 
hi^ played Gluck's Mclodie. airaiiacrj 
sgambati, with little roKard fof 
it.v of sentiment and Willi no rr-qraidj color. In Padeiewski s 'I'hrrn'i 
l ie she was more successful, hci 'inas- 
ot its technical difficuUics winning 
lier the approval of the large aud- 

Miss Pyle has power and intelliscm 
; I 'll it She wishes to achieve nrtistic S"f- 
^< she must cultivate the imayinaliv': 

Miss Garrison's Recital Mabel Garrison, whose sit 
the opera has put her among the tal- 
ented American contingent there, gave a 
song recital yesterday afternoon in 
Aeolian Hall, where a large audiencei 
'lit.'ird her. The voice is a light and 
rravr:le high soprano, delicate and clear 
n quality, rather slender, naturally, in 
• apacity for emotional color and ex- 
,, i . s.sion. but, through the skill, grace, 
;inr) \ ivacity of Miss Garrison's use of 
I it cjpable of producing delightful re- 
Hulti. Tt can hardly be said that the 
aria •from Bach's cantata, "My Spirit; 
\\'u< in Heaven," which she put on heri 
I i)i;rani after Handers " Come Thou 
(; hKIsss Fair and Free," iv. one adapted 
t 1 Miss (Jarrison's voice or style. Far^ 
•;■ e so was Mahler's charminfj song, 

■ >Ver hat dies Lieoleinerdacht " ; and 
in jrencral the songs of lighter sentiment 
and manner were those .in which she 
W IS most successful. 1f%m*AA jMM^f 

?Cotable among these was the Hymn 
,1 the Sunfram," Rimsky Korsakoff s 

■ i"o(i d'Or," with its oriental meli.smas 
ni high tones; or Stravinslry's " Pas- 

:ir;U," without words, or the Oriental 

■ ; >,ir,se Sacree " of Georges. Miss Gar- 
r;?i,n included a proup of English and 
\ ierican .songs in her program, includ- 

' r- on.> by Mr.* Kurt Schindler. who 
ii . ed he "racrompfiniments with exqui- 
1 skill, and two of the delightful Ken- 
I kv .songs collected by Howard Brock- 
iv and Miss Ivoraine Wyman. One 
■liing her admirers would like to hear 
•■'<>ni Miss Garrison Is an attack upon 
s Kitained tones that is not followed m- 
rr<.«antly by a swelling of the tone ; 
.vherebv her legato style would 1^ im- 
M - ^ed The charm, delicacy, and fre-. 
M-.ently the brilliancy Oi hor singing 
I - ive great pleasure. 

sir Tristan Pomnllio Malatesta 

The Sheriff Mario l^Vf."" 

A Servant Vlncenzo Reschiglian 

Three Maids Lavlnla I>uglioli, Nazzarena 

Malaspina, E!mirKi Borniggia. 
Croductor Arthu Bodanzzky, 

Although the management of the Met- 
ropolitan Opera House has formally 
bajmed German opera from its stage for 
the season, Gerniaji opera crept into the 
repertory there surreptitiously last 
night in the shape of "Martha.." It 
-vra* given, to be sure, in an Italian 
translation, but the house progratti did 
not attempt to palliate or to eonceal the 
fact that the composer was 1 riedncn 
von Flotow. and might have c'illed ni«n 
Baron, It that the librettist was one W 

^he"audience was cheerfully disposed 
toward the programme, which wa.s an 
iinuEually \-ivacious one. under the ai 
r«ction of Mr. Bodanzky, m former 
times the conductor of the German pei- 
'fwrmances, and, we believe, himself an 
Austrian. The performance was given 
■by Italians— with the verj' important 
exception of Uie heroine's part, taken 
by Miss Frieda Hempel, whoec nation- 
ality need not again be dwelt upon. 

Considerably more important in the 
minds of those who heard the perform- 
ance, apparently, than these questions 
of naUonality, was its excellence If the 
music, overflowing as it was with tunes, 
sounds old-fashioned oftener than not. it 
is Kiven a new lease of life by the elas- 
ticfty and brilliancy with which it was 
carried off last evenin.?. , .. v,. 

Miss Hempel's singing was of delMht- 
fol aua'Uy in the fine finish, the fin mcy 
and freedom of her coloratura. Its tonal 
beauty. \t not quite qf her best in her 
hilther tone« at the beginning o, the firstj 
act. increased as the performance went; 
on. There are few artists cf e;aab-| 
Ushed repute who realize as she has 
realized that even a prima donna may 
learn something more and make a tur- 
ther step toward perfection. Miss Hem-| 
pel's art has gained unmterruptedly 
since her first coming to the Metropoli- 
tan, r 
j\tr Caruso's T^ionel has become one 01 
h!i! familiar parts in late y<-ars ; and he 
sang last evening in excellent form witn 
prv>dlgal voice, with warmth and P'~"'e'" 
of expression, though with some C' tne 
unfortunate mannerisms in style that 
have grown on him in recent yearn. 
Mme. Pei-ini as Nancy, V.r. de I>uca a.- 
Plmikett. Mr. Pot.>pilio Malatesta a^ S:r 
Tristan were other member? of the cast 
w-ho shone with considerably less efful- 
gence, in varyins.dtgrees. 

Caruso and Marta «^harm 

.-TTATHERINE DAYTON entertained 
at the Punch and Judy Theatre, 
yesterday afternoon — her third an- i 
nual recital. Her programme, as 
usual, was formed on unique lines, 
combining music and terse histori- 
cal anecdotes and explanations. j 
Miss Dayton made a specialty of 
■folksongs. Her examples were 
tUken from Americ.~n Indian runes. 
Greece French Canada, Ireland. 
Flanders, Savoy and other French 
provinces; and volumes of minstrel 
lays and ballads. Besides, she sang, 
selections by modern writers, bhe 
prefaced her programme with a. 
1 clever and witty elucidation of the 
1 fountain head of folksongs. Shel 
took several concrete examples and 
pointed out their churchly begin- 
flrngs, peculiar talents and tricks 
of their various authors and com- 
posers, and in this fashion quali- 
fied her title as a "diseuse. 

Three American minstrel songs 
composed the opening groiip. These 
were "Buffalo Gals?' "Camptown 
Races" and "Dandy Jim o, Caro- 
line," all sung With the fascinating; 
neerro dialect. ^ , 

These were followed by Cadman s 
arransemLMit of a Chippewa Indian 
followin!? "From the Long Room of 
the Sea " a curious melody scarcely! 
straying from the monotone. 

Of an altogether dlfterant class 
were Tremblay's "En Roulant ma 
Bouie," as sung by the Cana.lj&n 
woodmen and Krehbiel's arrange-: 
ment of a quaint little Craole chant. 

The singer's versatility and com- 
mand of ityle were further shown 
in a Greek Serenade, ancient Gallic 
romarTces; Jessie Gaynor'a adaption 
of^'^t Ever I Get Married, ' found 
' ?n the Irish hills; Carleton Chand- 
ler's dramatic "The Fiddler" and 

°'^Th"' musical programme was di- 
vided by Ethel AV! Usher's "Four 
Histrionic Hints" and Margaret R. 
Jvong'^ "Thumbnail Studies in Tem- 
po^ .ind Temperament. 
Uiss Ruth Dayton presided at the 

Vinccnzo Rc^ 
"Madama Butterfly," sung for the firstt 
time this sea,son at the Metropolitan Opera.U ] 
House last night, is fast becoming Ameri-j, 
canizcd. .Mthough founded on an Amcri-| 
!cah story by John Luther Long. Puccini's^ 
! Italian music and the ^talian singers who 
! ftave sung it in the past cause it to become 
Latinized. Last night, however, three- 
j fourths of the principals were Americans. 

'Miss Gcraldine Farrar, most popular ol 
'all Butterflys, as usual sang thc^title rdlc 
i [Though she has been specializing of late 
; ! in more sophisticated operatic characters 
i I there arc many music lovers who still like ^ 
1 iher best in this part. Her popularity wa^i 

attested by the large audience. 
1| Paul .\lthouse, for the second time In' 
'' his career, sang the part of Pinkerton 
Riccardo Martin, announced for the rdlc, 
is still indisposed. Mr..Althouse's voice 
resonant and of fine dramatic fibre. H 
managed his first important Italian 
well, as he did when he first sang it last! 
-spring. As usual, Mme. Rita Fornia was] 
a good Suzuki. The fourth principal, th 
only one not American, was AntonidI 
Scotti, whose striking impersonation of 
the American Consul is well known 
Metropolitan audiences. Roberto Moran 
zoni conducted the opera for the firsj tl 

here and did it well. 

ivir. Keimer's Recital. 

-.^-t^l^!ln 1:^^ 

^S^'^ ^-^^hl^S seem^^/e; 
tions and.manne.i.Mn^ Lt a» 
grown upon him .Mt,.;^;^,* ,ions. which 
vantage .. of hi.s ir 

are apt to be lini _ _^ 


lerprelations, which 
^fdng in'their finish 
Mr. Keimers^sang ^^^^'^^ 
German by^chupe o. 

^m^e^'i^a^rVsp o^f ^,--..^f.-„<! 
for the first^time.-l^ arid 



ternatTonar'folk .songs. "■!>» v ■ ••'I'W— 


Americansjoisily Dispute Prior 
Right at Biltmore Musicale. 

While Fritz Kreisler was waiting to 

' ■ thT!ioise of their dispute even 

AlS'Greii''T^^e75^e- Tork s6pr^^ an audience in the bailroom 

.ho hrb-nSin.ant.ualsonsreci^^^^^^ the nineteenth floor 
here for several seasons, entertained a 

'"'""miss torpadhs kecitai. 

Big Metropolitan j 
' Audience 2 li 

■yVe do not commonly regard "Marta"j 
as a problem opera, yet the solution of 
the servant problem as promulgated 
therein ought to be of interest to any 
modern audience. England was surely 
"Merrie" England j^J^^^ys, when 

Lge audience at Aeolian Han last night 
an artistic singer and has a fine 
r^ht vo^e of more than ordinary flexi- 
i!ay «he gave delightful interpretxitions 

^^-^^ JeXts t^e^ScTndu"' 
^^^"^^ngs ^rc "i^e most interesUng 
BeruUfu"y Phr^ed and charmingly sung 
Beauuiui>_ p audience demajided 

Trcp'^Htlon'^Emng's "Jeg LM" 

^'^•^"T^rpldt chafacter^Th^r song. 

She ha. a talent for catcMn^ th. 
snoods Of h^r various selection.- ^^^^^^] 
^^Tdc'rEnfan" jSu.""." wMch she s^n^ 
^::^^^nef^k': difficult colorfii 
song of Loeff 
and repealed.^ - - 

cn'°Sie>rigram^^^chindVer7'Kramcr.l Sisp^l^^ed-fo 
Buhner ind Bu.zi-Peccia. An audience - - 
fontaiuing many prominent cans ap- 
plauded her num.bersJiberall>. 

The women 

on the mnei-ecn... -^--^ 

Kama appeared with ^f^'^^^ °' 
Uonal colors at her wais a troP^y P 

Mme. Namara^ .showin 



iff^r. ■•Les Faons," was^una 
f ■'5^^^o^ers^^■^r/ t^^sentcc 

? rma^Ja^e?; R. B Jo*inston 

"Well. I have It in JgjVna '' and I 
blue " .retorted Mr^e. Kalna 

t"tt 'aVeirfnce^ln my owh coun- 

''^^aer Rudolph ,Ganz opened the pro^ 
gram, Mme. ^alna sang the^^ . 
Mme. Namara did not. fhe w ^^^^^ 
later di.soovered tnat tne> > j 
Calitornians, <^l^,';'i';8^^l^';V;'nations tha^. 
there were ™",Vlfi.^''(Peh" gs of bo^^ 

rpr'esentc^ ^L'le^ r^^^ 
- J luncheon. 



ureeted by Large Audience' on 
His Return as the Hero of 
Saint-Saens's Opera. 

I best v •iliijiiioun, wlicii Itulpli Luwlon 

demand f. ,vc a recital of ntodci-n music, accom- 

' " ' I ilie iiiusic. . i ' . i .11' ,.11 , . . ,. . . 
Ue. i,\( ly sungc without elegance of , """"1 by eloclnc lights. ThelighU 
'style. Mr. (.Caruso iipproaches Iho ini-|«<'ro part of his experiment in the' 
per.>^oniitlon seriou-sly and endeavora toi piojcction of a melodic harmonic 1 

pnrlmv to the audience the futile .| ,, , . I 

.s(#UK«lo Of duty against love. His I ".^ '-'^"'''^ " »ood conception m tone,- 
Knmson has virility and a certain dt«-p^'"' the help of "a related atmos- 
n ly which is too often missing from , !)lieric settinp." Practically, thi.s meant 

jtbat while he played Debussy's prel- 
'ii'l'- in A minor, for instance, the eleC- 


iiis impersonations. 

A Xcw "DnIIIn" Henrd. 


Former Chicago Singer IVIakes Her 
Debut at the IVIetropolitan — White- 
hill Excels as High Priest. 

" llll tiw 
Wan Open 

in;, (mm 

3A.MSON ET DALILA. an open* In three 
.■ct.i and four tableaux. (In French.) 
Hook liy Fi>rtllna.iid Lemalre. Music by 
• '. Salnt-.snons. At the Metropolitan 
. Opera Houae. 

5ahl.i Julia Clausson 

!;tr>n Enrico ('arUMo 

t~hi HiBh Priest Clarence Whltehlll 

inclpih Carl Si-hloBcl 

oiu Hebrew Leon llotliier 

^ 1 lilllstliie Messenger Max }!loch 

Ir.^t 1-hllUtlne Plctro AuUlRlo 

iott'tid Phlltktlnet VIncenso Heachlgllan 

OoniUictor— Pierre Monteux. 

popaai s 
1115 ot IJK 

^0 still liti 

Hi Itit li 

(fee. fit 
tilin ii 

icipil, til 
I Aitois 

itmn !■ 

ti ieian threvvr on the back curtains a 
rainbow, which proved most .sympa- 
tlictio to the music by modulating its 
soul III response to the tones. Tbe 
'Soiroo dans Grenade" was realized in 
imber and piiili, and the "Poissons 
.!'or" in green. The house was dark, 
und the pianist (though not the piano) 

There wa.o a new Valila last evening 
ill the per.-^on of Mmc. Julia Claussen, 
who liad not previously been heard liere 
Til opera, although .she has made concert 
Hitpearancea. Mme. Claussen gave an 
entirely creditable and conventional im- 
jiorsonation of tlio Philistine siren. 
There was nothing distinguished in her 
acting-, which followed all the lines of 
tradition, especially the curved lines of 
spinaphoric gesticulation suppo.<!ed to 
lure Samson to hi.s destruction. Her 
singing disclosed a voice of extremely 
dark timbre, dry and unemotional, and 
regrettably insufficient for the sensuous 
utterances created for the temptress by 

,<.'iunille .Saint-Saens. ~- ^ i i j ,,, . - 

.Mr. WhltehiU sang Uie mgU Priest , fPP^P':'"*^'^ t>"ted stage illumina 


U !iound.'< very precious and Green- 
vich Village-liive, but there i.s some- 
\.\\'\w% in the idea. The neutral back- 
jround of curtains is an improvement 
iver the ugly visage of most con- 
erl stages, and a darkened house Is 
restful. It is conceivable, too. that 
kre might become accustomed to an 

i . 


f-'aint-Saens opera of " Samson et 
n.ilila " has become one of the sta^d-| 
ng features of the repertory at Bxei' 
\l< tropolltaii Opera House, because Mr. 
uso has made of the hero one of his 
t part.s. It was given there last 
liKht for the first time this season; and 
1.-^ Mr. Caruso took his part of Samson 
hero was the assurance of a large au- 
iitnce amply fulfilled. 
The opera is carefully balanced at 
irnes on the line bcfween oratorio and 
>peia. as in the first act. where the 
iigucd overture and the <:horus behind 
ho curtain, as well a.'; the first scenes 
f the chorus and Samson's long solos 1 
.ive little dramatic quality, however 
iih.stanlial they are as music. And 
lirre is little in opera that is less 
lausible than Dalila's love-making to 
^ani.son in the public square, coram 
opulo. with his aged Hebrew friend 
curing good advice into his other ear. 

then the balance is turned the other 
v:cy in the second act. when Dalila ex- 
n ises her final and supreme allure- ^ 
iient upon Samson and sings the air 
r which the opera has chiefly become 
amous. And there is the moment of 
iial catastrophe .at the end, when Sam- 
)n pulls down the temple of Dagon., 
Vith Mr. Caruso In the part of Samson 
rc is enough here to make " Samson 
Dalila" satisfactory to the taste of 
he lovers of opera at the Metropolitan. 
Tlie perfonnance last evening in many 
:iys reached the high level that per- 
>rma)ices of this opera have had here, 
"he music is admirably adapted for 
Ir Caruso, and he sang last evening 
c his best. Tliere was a new Dalila in 
line. Julia Claussen, who hais been a 
. uiling singer in the Chicago opera, 
nd who made her first appearance at 
111 Metropolitan Opera House. She has 
l owerful vnioo of dark color that at 
iir.os takes on a singularly hollow qual- 
v Xor is her method of singing al- 
' ays without fault. Last evening she 
i-equently felt for her higher tones in 
' is known as a " Bcoop." She 
;howe<l her art at its best tn the second 
ct. The part has been sung here with 
rea.ter vocal beauty, and though Mme. 
laussen showed amplo skill as an 
i-tress and abundant resources to rea'— 

the essentials of the character, i 
las also been impersonated with grreate 

Oiif) of the notable figures in tht 
lerformance vi-as Mr. Clarence White- 
lill a-s tha High Priest, whose violent 
ncursjon into, the fii-st act he represert- 
d V ith immense dramatic power and 
,vith suijerbly vi?:orous singing. 

Mr. Monteu^ conducted the perform- 
nce with great skill and with a realiza-' 
1on of the opera's best effects. The 
■i>nr\;s sani? wit h sol idity and precision, 

'SAimssONG ' 

C aruso Has His Siren in Miiie. 
Julia Claussen at the 


for the first time. He lent distinction to 
jiho role. His singing had verve and 
point. There was passion in it. And he 
[made the French text intelligible. Aside 
|from these three personages there are 
no important characters in the opera. 
It remains to be said, however, that the 
scoi'e makes heavy demands on the 
chorus and that these were met with 
steadiness by the veterans of Giiilio 
Setti's well drilled forcee. 
. Pierre Monteux conducted and again 
proved that in him the Metropolitan has 
acquired a French director who may be 
'counted upon to give smooth and well 
iroandeil neT-fnrnianrps 


Wftert Bavrtone^t His Besf in 
Annual Recital at Aeolin 

tion. Btit soulful rainbows are really 
too much. r\ 
Mr. Lawton's style ;of playing is toW 
blunt of this spectral obbligato. Per- 
haps, like other pianista who have been 
heard recently, he is trying to break 
away from the .''atmospheric interpre- 
tation" of Debussy. But it is yet to 
be.provcjd that the thing can be sue. 
cessiully done. / 

Mr. Stransky, m the usual Philhar. 
monic concert in Carnegie Hall, di* 
rected one of those reliable Tehaikow- 
sky- Wagner programmes. But even the 
obvious Tchaikowsky must be played 
more cleanly than were the "Varia- 
tions" if ha Is to be fully enjoyed. 


Percy Grainger, in the uniform of a United 
States Cooast Artillery bandsman, ap- 
peared as piano soloist at the Sunday con- 
cert last night in the Metropolitan Opera 
House.The Metropolitan is too spacious for 
most piano players, but Mr. Grainger Is 
one of the few who are able to cope sue- 

• ' - 'K'Jl /..l, win) 1,1 jjrci- 

Krams a patriotic appeal for fund.i u, 
build a great concert hall at Camp Up- 
ton, L. 1., concluded ye.iterday with 
Uuee gay songs In his native .Spanish 
tongue, Alonso's " Gitana " 
l'..r(illo's '■ Chanson Kagque." und a 
i'ostllion Song " by the late Enrico 

j The Philharmonic Society, under Jo- 
[sef Stransky, gave at its matln<?e In 
iCarnegle Hall yesterday an orclieslnU 
program. ' Including T.schaikowskv.s 
jsymphony No. 4 and his " Them^ and 
Variations," which the composer hajl 
led in person fiere at the hall's dedica- 
tion In \m\, and which, on the present 
Occasion, furnished the best playing of 
the day. Between the two Russian 
numbers there were three Wagner ex- 
cerpts, the " p'orest .Sounds " from 
Siegfried, " the " Wotan s Farewell " 
from " Die Walkuere," which won a 
rising recall, and the third act prelude 
to • Meisfersinger " Wagner himself 
approved concert versions of his worlcs 
where their performance as opera was 
imi>o.ssible, as is now the case In New 
^?^}^^ '^^'^ °f scene and action is 

■ f""" 'he present the music 

will be heard in no other way. 

Percy Grainger, in khaki a.-< an en- 
li.sted American army musician but 
iwith hair grown a trifle longer since his 
recent furlough for concerts for the 
Ked Cross, was warmly greeted by the 
Metropolitan s popular Sunday night 
;rowd last evening, .an audience that 
illed .standing space and galleries, 
hough leaving some empty seats on the 
rround floor. The former Australian 
)lanlst played a concerto of Greig, Op 
.15. and his own ari-angements of the 
Irish Tune " and a " Flower Waltz " 
rom Tschaikowsky. Claudia Muzle 
lang an air from " Madame Butterfly " 
^nd songs in French by FoudraJn arid 
iassenet. Thoma.^ Chalmers, the Amer- 
jan baritone, pleased the house wl'th 
'/'^^'•'^ '■, Mattinata" and a song by 
^orris Class, in addition to the pro- 
ogue to " Pagliacoi." ^ 

Miss Farrar as 
Marguerite at the 

[Third Week of Opera Starts witti 
I Society Well Repre- 


The song recital i.«! .^uch a f e^uentl eggfuHy acoustics. So vigorous 

feature of the season of music that!.^ j^j^ manipulation of the keyboard and 
the record is apt lo become monotonous.' i^rge is his tone that his interpfeta- 
But from time to time some one lifts, tion of Greig's piano concerto was stirrint;. 
a sadly conventionalized form of artl Later he was heard in two of his own com- 
, . ...v.- » . . positions, and there were se;veral encores 

Interpretation up to Its proper level and .^^ addition. /'^-"^ -Z / f/y 
then there is occasion for re.iolcineJ From within the operatic forces of the 
Music lovers know that the most fln- company appeared Miss Claudia Muzio, 
Ished vocal art is not to be found (nj soprano, and Thomas Chalmers, barytone. 

tif^„ ri„»„ _.,™J'^T'ss Muzio sang an aria from "Madame 

tne .MeiropoTitan Opera House, wliere rj,,*»«^»i.." i t,i_ , _ . - ii,„ „ • ... 

. . ^ Butterfly* and Mr. Chalmers presented he made at his debut as Valentine, a 

holdneps of utterance, a vigor s-itne-jthc prologue from "I Pagli.Tccl." The or- 
ttrnes verg!ng upon savageiing and al'hostra; under the direction of Richard 
fnwik resort to sensationalism are the '^'"^^'"^Ji, played several' popuUr selec- 
most certain means to excite an audi 


Starting the third week of opera at tlie 
Metropolitan Opera House "Faust" was 
jrepeated last night. It was the first rep- 
ietition of the season. 

In the cast of this recently revived opera 
Miss Farrar again was a striking Mar 
guerita and Mr. Martinelli sang many 
thrilling high notoi as Faust. Thomas 
Chalmers carried out the fine impression 

ence, whose appetite is for the the- 

The finest vocal art is now found on 
the eoacert stage and even here only 
in the posaeession of a few singers, 
gifted not merely with beautiful Voices, 
but also with rare delicacy of artistic 
perception and a wholly rast:diju.« taste. 


.\rthur Fricdheim. pianist, yesterday 
afternoon in the Princess Theatre played 
to the lar.5est audience wliicA has attended 
his series of recitals there. His pro- 
gramme conaistrd of compositions of Liszt, 
Keethoven. Mendelssohn. Chopin and 
Schubert, all ot which pleased his hearers, 

fcVIme. Delaunois was an excellent Siebe 
Mr. Rothier a>gain was a good Mephi:> 


One of the formost of the.«e is lhe|f,_p,,.jiaiiy Schubert's Moment Musical ill 

barytone EJmiito <le Gogorza, who -jave 

Fricdheim was in- 

pauer and Thibaud, Bonnet, Clara 
i f**:^ demons. 7 

Harold Bauer and Jacques Thibaud 
finished yesterday afternoon the series 
jf performances they have been giving 
Uio Punch and Judy Theatre of 
Beethoven's ten sonatas for piano and 
i.ioIin. It was the third concert, and 

However, it is not in the matter of the I m-hytlimical knockings back of the stag' 
progTamme that this bantone;9 recitals J p^^j^,, ^n electrician under the 

I reach their highest excellence, buftij the-i^jjjgg" pa^sgg(j ^ome time testing what 
1 polished musical quality and temptra- Ipej^e^l to be a system of code flashes, 
^ mental eloquence of the delivery. , .,iso unrhythmical, when Schubert's Mo- 
Mr. da Gofforza has one of f he -'rteh^st lucent Musical was being played. 

»i,n<l most flexible barytone voices now I — AZ' ,' %> if Tf ^ 

the public. He has a lechuic OONCKRT AT THE CEKTURT. 


Wliitehill Lends Distinction 
""'•I' to Rolo of High Priests 
Monteux Scores Aiyain. 

I Saint-Sacns'i.- opera "Samson et Da- 
lila" was given at the Metropolitan 
lOpera House last evening. Tlie work 
l.ias been received into general favor 
since Mr. Caruso assumed the long hair 
,i£ the ancient hero of Israel and con- 
sented to be reduced to misfortune by 
|-:ie ambulatory wiles of a contralto, 
j It was a hazardous experiment for the 
idolized tenor. At first his Sanison was 
being of most -honest purpose but 
nodest achievement. However, he was 
.onvinced that there was a field for his 
"art nouvcau" in the role, which gives 

before the public. He has a lechuic 
which leaves very little to be desired. 
H« entinciatee text in all ih elanguages 
which he offers in so clear and spontanc- 
! ou* ft manner that he creates the atinos- 
I phere of natural speech. 

No other singer has in our time sur- 
PMsed him in the subtle art of. uniting 
■<. fluent cantilena witli a phrasing which 
DubliBhes in the fullest sense the declam- 
I afjory value of the verse. In his tieal- 
I ment of the elocutionary values of his 
lines Mr. de Gogorza has probably no 
peer in this country. He is a master of 
the pre art of song-speech. Add to this 
[ his superb master.v of style and you rcc- 
! ognize a singer of unusual abilities. 
I In his singing of "Diane impitoyable" 
I from "Iphigenie en Aulide." two airs of 
I Orctry and Monslgny's "Adieu, chei e 
Louise," which formed his first group 
I yesterday. Mr. de Gogorza gave an un- 
j forgettable lesson in style, especially the 
! much talked of but little heard "grand 
style" of Gluck. 

But he was equall.v successful in fen- 
der, elusive lyrics, such as IDuparc's 
■Phidyle'' and dashing numbers like 
Cuvillier's "Au bord du Rusisseau." His 
delivery of Lemare's "Bells of Reims," 
5f ; >ng of the present war, was couched 
in iccentb of profound emotion and 
vi.<=ioly moved his hearers. Let it be 
added that he paid a tribute to the Afro- 
American composer by sinsitig Rosa- 
mond Johnson's "f Told My l>o\ ■ to the 

The third of the Century Theatre Sun-i 
day night concerts was given In that 
house last night William Rock and Mlsf 
Frances White, Robert Emmet Keane and 
Raymond and Caverly in a new act minus 
their familiar German dialect, were feat- 
ures. Others on the bill were Miss Eliza- 
beth Brice and Charles King; George 
White and Miss Ann Pennington; Vlvienne 
Segal, Harry Kolly, . Van and Schenck. 
Savoy and Brennan, Claudius and Scar- 
let, the Zancias and Stephen D. O'Rqurke. 


piogcrza, The Philharmonfc. and 
Percy Grainger Are Heard. 

Emilio de Gogorza. the baritone, than 
whom no artist appeals to a more dis-, 
criminating public, made one of his rare: 
Aeolian Hall yesterday 
and sureness of 


afternoon, singing with fine 

sincerity °f /^^^P'^f %°"„'grtrom --91^ try. gave a reci 

the finished and refined interpretations 
of the two artists. 

Joseph Bonnet, the French organist, 
had another large audience in the oall- 
room of the Hotel Astor yesterday 
afternoon at the third in his series ot 
iiistorical organ recitals. Hhis program 
for this one was devoted to Handel, 
reoresented by a prelude and fugue in 
F "minor andu.he tenth organ concerto, 
and pieces bf^d'Aquin. Padre Martini. 
Krebs. Mozart, Samuel Wesley, am 
Body ; of the last four pieces wer.- 

'aara Clemens opened with '' Tlv 
Ptar-Spangled Banner." sung by Mark 
Twain's own daughter, her recital a 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon, whe: 
she was assisted at the piano by he; 
husband, Os.«ip Gabrilowitsch. who al.«' 
composed one of her contralto song? 
" Good-by." Mrs. Gabrilowitsch gav 
a place to German composers, includin- 
'Richard Strauss, and to early Italians, 
one Leonardo Vinci, differing from the 
famous painter by two le"*^';^^^"^,,-": 
years. The singer made her best erte.t 
in Debussy's " C'est rKxtasse, sung 
mezzo voce in contrast with much 
Icuder declamation yesterday, ana r. 
ptated a second time, as were Bizet - 
r'April ■• and Moussorg-sky R . HopaK. 
ko which last the accompanist addea 

Jtrue Russian fervor, 

Miss Tina I^rner, Russlajt pianist, after 
absence of two seasons from this coiin- 
tal yesterday afternoon In 
SparWing runs and crLsp 

'^■'^TnWren^e eii'AuUdeT''''"Monsign ^a-^^ 

14eading;'.and Edwln^l^emar^^ ^ ^.^^ T^^er's smSle lon„ Dumi 

otorte accom- 

of Rheims. the 

Miss Lemer's 

war echo 

in the pin 


to tilt 

lin's B ■ '^his sjie V^^^ j^,.^ SeiRle i" one of tlie best siiiffOi-.- 

but II , .^wJ'was ai "etoie public. His coawiiand of (oiu- 

llentshow. ^i n^ nt.^X Therewas a^ ^^^^^^ ^^.^ skilful uso of he»d 
noropqt.e" Juon. w^d Kacn ^ phi-aAing and enunciation 

,ff's"Pohchinf-lle "and t^o d^^^^^^^ command praise. His -roic* is some- 

Bwsky transcriptmns Hense^^^^ i ^eflclent in wannUl. tout liis niusl- 

a Bird" and ^ ..^-^'"^isat cal inte.Ilgcnce rnaicM his interpreU- 

" g^ood audience apprecla- 

her tochnlcal ability and musIcaJ BONNET AT THE ORGAN. 

pretations. , r. •* i < ,. . 

UUtlng-alshed French A*ti«t C«n- 

tlnnes Recltali. 
JiVoTii tie Late Eiifion ofTesttrday'a SrN. 

Joacrii Bonnet, the disUnffulshed 
French organiit, continued his series of 
fivft historical organ recitals yasterday 
afternoon in tho ballroom of the Hotel 
Astor by presenting his third pro- 
gramme. Tf*ich contained music begin- 
ning with Handel. 1685-1739, and ending 
with Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely. 
17«5-1S58. I*ublic Interest in the Eeries 
\ra« again ovidenced by the presence of 
au unusually largo audienca 

Mr. Bonnet played Handel's prelude 
and fu^iie In F minor ajid concerto in 
D, No. 10, which he followed by Louis 
Claude A'Acruin's "J>."oel wjr les Flutes." 
The central numbers in the list were 
Padre Martini's gavotte (well known in 
a violin arrangement), from his organ 
sonata "So. 12; » short prelude anrt 
fugue in C by Johann Ludwl? Kre'oa and 
Mozart's F major fantasy. 

The other seleattons were a g'avctte 
by tl:e gieatest English organist of Ms 
time, -Samuel Wesley, ard by Boe'.y a 
prelude on the Cresoriavi so-.i? "Pans'* 
lingua." an andai'.le con rnoto. a preluSe 
on a sixtP' century Chriftnias carol 
u.ri'1 a r^ntasy a:id fug;:e in B fiat. 

air. piaycrl with his usual 

I ma Lerne 
lias Tina l.,erner, 
years has been contiibulins 
of pianoforte playins heard in .N<-w 
k, gave a recital yesteiday in Acoli;in 
Tall Her playins disclo.-^ed Uic pleas- 
ng musical qualities that have hcrclo-i 
r..,e won her admirers. Her fleet and| 
iiHlliMnt technique and nice feeling for 
'o'nc makes' her V.y.ns of ^^^^^^^^^ 
11,1- ■• I'a-storale \ arioo. altiibult; i j 
,-f Sgambati's Oavolle, and la'J- 
brilliant ariungenieiil of p"'^','" 
- " (loiitrabandlsto ' very a.tlr^^'■.- 
, „d Miss lienor was wise to I"^ ''f'; 
n her p.osrain a croup of short 
bv modern Kui;.<iians and anolli'-r^ 
lliinl c-oncert aude5<. ,The SroaU-rl 
nal exactions of Chopin s b minoi 
1 she did not wholly meet. 


i ens Season with a New Viola 
jyer — Dohnanyi's Quartet Played, 
iie I'lonrahy Quartet began its series 
subscription concerts last evening in' 
ilian Hall before a large audience 
u signified by its numbers how firmly 
- organization ha.s established itself 
I he admiration of lovers of chamber 
i.-iic. It may be, also, that it has come 
1 an inheritance from the Kneisel 
..irtct, now retired. At all events, 
fineness of its performance has won j. 

I has deserved a constantly widening! 
ognilion. ^ J, /"/'M**^ 

"he quartet has suffered the loss of its 
iinal viola Player, Mr. Kgo -Vra. now 
\ inp in the military forces of Italy. 
= place has been taken by l.ouis Bail- 
fioni France, who adds a fourth na- j 
liililN to tho."*e represented by th • ' 
lyer.s. He showed himself last evcninK 
."> be a chamber music player of high 
attainments, evidently skilled in all the 
routine and detail of ensemble playing, 
md possessed of all the fine ideals of 
the Flonzaley Quai let in rosard to fin- 
ish, precision, and tonal balance, and 
producing an admirable viola lone. 

Tht vrogram comi)rised Mozart's quar- 
tet In \. a quartet by Ernst Dohnanyj 
U flat. Opus 1."), and Haydn'.s in D. 
Opu.v "JO. -N'o. 4. Uohnanyi's work has 
qualities that interest and quali- 
'ties that comniEpd it on a single hear- 
—not u.>>ually the ones that rnals« for 
long survival. But the-mii ferial i.« more 
substantial, of more' definite musical 
Value than that of some of this Hung.T- 
rian composer's music heard here ; and 
there is great ^kill in developing and 
molding it, as well as in setlin.; it for 
the instrument'. The inslruiiienlatlon is 
beautifully made and uticommonly ef- 
fective in sound. No one who knows 
Dohnanyi'.s work will have expected any 
excursions into the advenlnrou.' regions 
of modern harmonics, nor yet any de'ib- 
;ite refiection of the composer's n.i- 
nality in any folksong clenienls. II 
\ expected .suggestion.? of Brahms in 
■ a and tieatment, such as appear in 
I ( her of Dohnanyi's music, they found 
' I ■ m only rarely. 

■I'he Flonzalcy Quaj lot played this, as 

II a.s tho works by HyyOn and Mozyrt, 
ill the finest finish and tonal fullness 

V.enulv: and wit'n great snirit. 'I'here 


fPrograrnnib at Aeolian Hall 

of whai 


vifforous ofm 
lied style of playing and 

delicate tonal color. His I 
nuipment was ample in niDst 
! played yesterday. 

Hempel's Wig anc 
Gown Interesting Feature 
of "La Traviata" 

The most interesting features of las 
night's performance of "La Traviata' 
were the singing of Signer De Luca an< 
Mme. Hempel's wig, though the sam 
soprano's gown might also be rnenj 
tioned. Signor De Luca sang the Fathej 
with all his great skill in sustaine^ 
legato and beauty of phrase, sang it aij. 
Verdi himself would have wished ij 
sung. Whether or not Verdi would havj 
believed in Mme. Hempel's wig anc 
gown is another question, though, bej 
ing a man of somewhat saturnina 
humor, it is probable that he would 
have enjoyed them. The wis was flam^ 
ing enough for any courtesan and the 

■ rruzie ScEeiT. ner' 
(ice flmirable one, pure in 

lirabn , aiiicient volume, and easily 
produced. In addition, she is an actress 
■possessed of temperament and plastic 
Krace, who, to make Musetta amusing, 
does not feel called upon to make her 

The superb voice of Jose Mardones, 
was a grateful offering in the part of 
Coiline. The Metropolitan has pos- 
sessed no such bass voice since the 
days of Val Vlancon. Owing to the 
illness of Thomas Chalmers, Louis 
d'AAgelo took the part of Schaunar 1, 
filling it acceptably. Mr. Vapi cou- 
duetcd with much spirit. 



her . 



a ci"i 

. rjabrille (.lilts,' FretJch soprano, 
ings Fiench songs offccUvely, saN • 
. ond rccitafrof tfie:' .season yester 
afternoon in Aeolian «lall. 
lie aria from Charpenticr's •' 
UP of songs *y Gabriel Faure and 
^ Jjy R. vnaldo lUihij, Chabricr, l)e- 
and ljuparc wore sung charminsly 
-pirlt of hoi' interpretations is dis- 

„...na7diaph"anous as might have beeri Uneily French, and her' voice is of lovely 
wished for by any Parisian boulevardie^ quality. A large audicmc "i^J"'";^^ '^/''^^ *' 
mutmeur. Mme. Hempel'^ «inE several encores before it would di. - 

or i' iC'U-j! iii^v iw w». — — _ - — - — » — ■'xtiti uv,,.*..— - 

voice is not equal to the florid passage* per.^c i3-C ^ / /^f^ 
of the first act, and more warmth ol| ■- ■ ' -r'—r-' / 



liicludfts Marccllo'.s 
IMio Bel Fuoco.*" 


ar Seag'.e, bar-j-ione, gave a songj 
... .. .il la&t evening in Aeoiiau Hall. Hisi 

l.projiamme was one of Interost in that! 
'it diverged from conventional lines. The' 
[ Srst group contained Marcello's famlllai- 
t air, "11 tiiio bel fuoco," and four old 
Frencij chansons populaires. Six sypsy 
■fcongs by Dvoralv formed the second 
group, while modern French writers con- 
i tributed the third. .\ Swedish folk song 
. opened the final group and w.aa followed 
by r,ve of Ilonry T. Burleigli s ariange- 
mer ts of negro ".'spirituals.'' 

Mr. Burleigh has made a specialty of 
arranging these songs and Mr. Seagle 
of singing them. The barytone has 
deeply immersed hlmuelf In their singu- 
lar cn.otional style, and he dis.::loscs 
Ihoir content with rare appreciation 
and a masterly application of technical 

I'l \\.'.% opening Prei. ' 
seen-e.l vnabic 

fupei'c co.mmand o.* Y.'.s instrument and »» wr-.i r* 

fine digiiity of style. Hi.-? performance \ v^rmen, With rarrar an< 

of liie ilandel xvofUs was rel■narl^able for'T 

tecimical clarity and nobility of feeling, i 

•while i:i such numbers aj» the Frencli | 

Christmas carol by d'A<jJiin lie tnaAtt % 
' €eep impression through the lofty epliit- j 
1 ual 'beauty of his art | 

tone might be wished from her through, 
out the opera. Her impersonation i: 
painstaking and Germanic, and at times 
really moving. 'What her Violetta laclssi 


tion of the recent .'VU'redos, rather -weakl . f * * V** 

and wabblv of voice, though given with A ► k 

not a little flexibility of utterance. I" (a_,,„.,„- ffi^ trTRoai Vnioi^ hnt 
figure he was, however, rather much of ] OOpranO JNOt IH JJCSt V OICC, OUt 
a man. Signor Moronzoni directed 
with considerable spirit, and did his ; 
,best to infuse his own spirit into the. 
proceedings on the st^e^ _ _ _| 

Martinelll Shows 


Final Piano and Violin Beethoven 
Sonatas Are Heard. 

f rom the Late Edition ofYestarduy's Suv. 

Harold Bauer and Jacques Thibaudi| 
appearing under the auspices of thel 
Friends of SIuslc, brought to a close' 
their eeries of three recitals of IJie ten 
piano and violin sonatas by Beethoven: 
yesterday afternon In the Punch ana 
Judy Theat.'-e. The sonatas given were in .\, opus la ; In F, opus 2i, luid 
hi A, opus 4 7, "Kreutzer." ! 

The two artisLs were in e.-ccallent torn' 
and played with deliginful cooperatior 
:;i the sympathy of mood and technical 
finesse. Their deli vet \' of liecthoven'; 
■"Kreu'.zer'' por«;ila Teas f;nipassin,t in if! 
' beauty and srrverl as a filiiiig unci to tUi 
„seri6s, ivliich ihioaghout has iiftordec 

♦ an enjoyment somewhat unusu^il ju Uiii 
'i l'e.aiirg of enseni'iHe w.^iks. ■ 

RudofD^ Reuter Heard ' 
in Pir^t Recitaf Here 

^FTER a year's postponement, | ' 

Rudolph Reuter gave his first 
recital in New York yesterday i 
afternoon before a small but appre- ) 
dative audience. i 
This pianist is a young American ' 
who holds a position of honor in the 
I'hicago .Musical College. But even 
rnchers feel the need of cmergini;' 
occasionally into the limelight from 
the privacy of their profes.sioii. and 
not all of them boai- the lest as.; 
successfully as Mr. T?euter. i 
The programme which the visit | 
ing musician and pedagogue had 
chosen for the occasion embraced 
.Mendelssohn's Prelude and Fugue, 
opus 35, No. 1; two of the same 
composer's Songs VVitliout Words; 
three iTilermezzi and a capricclo by 
Brahms (opu.s 116. book 2); Schu- 
mann's Symphonic Etudes, and two 
groups of composllion.s by Brahms- 
Glucic, Busoni, Hcnselt, Ca.rpentei, 
Adolf Brune, Scott, Bernard D:e- 
ter and Lirzt. These works he 
played with considerable (echnic.T) 
facility, though b.^• means impecca- 
bly. Indeed, there is every reason 
to suppose that the Chicago Musi- 
rril College lias in Mr. Reuter .n 
' li'Dr pugh ly capable teacher. 
Rudolph ReOter's Recital. 
' Rudolph Reutei-, an American-born 
pianist prominent in Chicago, who 
made his first New York appearanrc 
last season, played yesterday in Aeolian 
Hall. He made his program on inde- 
pendent lines, his most important num- 
ber being Schumann's " Etudes Sym- 
phoniques." He played Mendelssohn's 
prelude and fugue in E minor, a book of 
Hiahms's last fantasies, and a number 
of smaller pieces of a variety of in- 
terest One of them was Busoni » 
•• sonatina No. 'ir in which the pianist 
composer has been thinking a ong lines 
sueeested by Schiinberg, which are not 
pleading to the listener, however . sin- 

• •rev Mr. Reuter played the piece. 
■• Avalanche" is a new composition by 

. f %r , Ileuterls pup^l.-, Bernard 

Boheme.Thanksgiving Offer- 
ing at the Metropolitan 

The war has broken many tarditions, 
and one of them is th^t of the Thanks- 
giving performance of Varsiful, at the 
Metropolitan. This year Carver was 
substituted, a far cry, indeed, from 
Wagner's music drama. Of course, 
Mme. Geraldine Farrar sang the title 
part. Mme. Farrar was not in her best 
voice, and the richness of her tones 
seemed diluted. 'What she had lost in 
nature *e had, however, gained in art. 
She sang the first and second acts ex- 
ceedingly well. After this she was 
much less successful, the expression 
of tragic emotion being always beyond 
her. She has greatly improvtd her 
characterization over her first two 
wilful seasons in the past. She is now 
unexaggeratcd, in action, and in the 
first two acts very much the gypsy. 
Mr. Martinelli's Don Jose is always 
sincere, and he is this year in super- 
latively good voice. His singing of 
the "Flower Song," received and de 
served the warmest applause of the 

Mr. 'Whitehiirs Escamillo is always 
manly and informed with a graceful 
dignity which is as it should be. His 
voice yesterday sounded uneven, al 
though his phrasing was always ex 
vellent. At times his tones were of 
much beauty and at others rough 
T here was a newcomer to the company 
in Miss May Peterson, who sang 
Micaela. Miss Peterson possesses a 
pretty face and figure, a gracious per 
sonality, a fine feeling for style, and 
a voice which, while exceedingly light, 
one of crystal purity. She was ex- 
ceedingly nervous, a fact which inter 
fercd somewhat with her singing of 
the air in the third act, by giving her 
at times inadequate breath support Peterson, when she gets her bear- 
ings, ought to prove a welcome addi- 
tion to the company. She possesses a 
beautiful if somewhat fragile voice, 
which she uses with taste and skill. 
Mr. Monteux gave a polished reading 
of the score, though one which some- 
times lacked in vigor. No mention of 
"Carman" is ever complete without 
word for Miss Rosina Galli's superb 
dancing. Miss Galli does with her 
body and her tees what few singers 
can accomplish *jth their voices. 

In the ^evening "BoJienie" was re- 
peated, but with several new acO<rts 
in the cast. The Rodolfo was Riecardo 
Martin, who was appearing at the 
iVletropoIitan for the first time in sev- 
eral years. He was afflicted with such 
a bad cold that critical comment would 
be unjust, and the audience's indul- 
gence was asked for Mr. Matin by 
Press Representative 'WiUiam J. Guard, 
ivho appeared before the curtain after 
|iss Mu^o was fi^e^ 

From the Late Edition of Yesterday's Sun. 

The musical offerings of yesterday 
were confined to the Metropolitan Opera 
House. In the afternoon the first per- 
formance of >'Carmen" for the season 
was given and in the evening "La 
Boheme" was repeated, but with a dif- 
ferent cast. 

Geraldine Farrar is the only accredited 
representative of the wicked gypsy now 
In the Metropolitan forces and her im- 
personation was again received, with 
demons-trations of pleasure by a goodly 

The soprano was not in good voice. 
She has not been at any performance 
this E-utumn. Henoe her Carmen was 
somewhat wanting in Inclsiveness and 
her action repressed itself in response 
to vocal conditions. Giovanni Martinelll 
showed improvement in his bon Jose. 
He is wisely trying to learn how to 
sing instead of shouting. 

There was a new Micaela in the person 
of May Peterson, an American soprano, 
who has often been heard in concert, but 
who made her operatic debut here. She 
was for some time at the Opera 
Comlque. Paris, and was therefore not 
without experience in the lyric drama. 
She was very nervous yeeterday and 
her contribution to the representation 
suffered accordingly. She has a prett.v 
voice and a generally good technic. 
Doubtless in future performances she 
will rise above the level of more ac- 
ceptability, which is all she attained 

Mr. Wiitehill was a competent Esca- 
tnilh} and Pierre Monteux conducted 
wit'.i judgment. Andres <ie Segurola 
wa,3 the Zuniga and mo«t effectivel>- 
^f'.ded distinction to the role by wearing 
'i is monocle. 

In "La Boheme" Miss MuJcio sang 
.Tfiii;! for ti e first time here. It Is a 
I pit;,- that a woman w-ith such .a good 
I voi - e has so many defects in her metho'l 
I of siiiglnf. I&r chamcterigation of tiie 
I role v,-as '.commendable.. Mr. Glialiner.s 
was to have auiig Hcliaunard. but was | 
1 indisposed, and his place was very 

I creditably taken by I^uis d'.Vnt'elo. Mr. ! 
ilardones was an admirai>Ie CoUtnr. 
nnd Mr. Seotti the same delightful Mar- 
tello that he alway.s is. Miss Miller's 
I Muselta .showed lmproveil\ent. 

Riecardo Martin STIw^aied as Rodolfo. 
He should not have d0|ie .<^o, because 
he was suffering with a Ifavy cold such 
as to make his singing tjaiiiful to him 
.vPd hi s hearers.- 
vvoman qlHHm^^the' %;ni)() 
the hero, plaWd witli hum 
the inevitabl cigarettes wl' 
W. T. Clarldiiii.ssed .all the 
of charaetei fetion .^-agigeote 
of a Scotch Kcculytor. Da 
was pIcturesLc the Itali 


the secoiiditact. ] 
Minni, and \ oharn 

im's fourth sympnoi. 

learns howi'to 
mezzo voce .-slf 
perfect singer thai 
She possesses lea 
a .fair«natnral \oici 

yet for her to 1 srrt. Miss Ruth Miller 
was again the Au.sttta, and, freed froi 
her cold and te liei-iousness of hi 
debut, she pro (Jdi perhapo the '» 
.satisfactory Grketp th 

Caruso Sings in L'Elisir d' Amore" 
and Kingston in "Trovatore." 

It was tenors' day at the opera yester- 
day, when the Metropolitan matinfie 
ng one. When she drew a great crowd to hear Caruso in 
in her tones inl " L'Elisir d' Amore," a repetition as farj 
11 be a far more as the gay Donzetti comedy was con- 
she IS at present, cemed. but a first time for Caruso be-i 
fore the Saturday afternoon subscript 
tlon. the largest of the weekly series. 
Heiapel, Scotlo. and Didur reappeared, 
Mui there was great applause for the 
tenor aria, " Una Furliva Layrima.'' ■ 

temperment, and 
but there is much 


, , .... 'T"-!r-.y 

" ;uioLiier bis Jiousc. Tin- Wclali tenor., 
'Vho had sung in EnsU.ih two ye^''^ 

"R Centurv, pio\cd a voice worth aau- 
to the polVK'lol casts of Broadway 
»ic was warmly sheeted aUer the 
k'uella Pira." Muzio. Alatzenauer. IJ* 
f'Uca, and Rol.hier were other staiJ. 
Jjul^^l'apyconducted both afternooo ana 




Borodin's Opera, Lacking the 
Strength of 'Boris Cbdunoff,' 
Is Sung at IVPetropolitan. 



Bhe Giv« some New and Old Songs 
in Costume. 

Mm.. Tvcttc «u>lb.r, returned 
kor a series of recital, in her own pe 
feulla.r vein, the first of which S'^^" 
Pterday afternoon in »he The.MreJU^ 
k',eux Colombior. Mme. Uu.Ibert ,s 
Untly enlargins her -per ory alre_ady 
u, astonishingly large one In its variety 
u, well as its extent. She is constantly 
rinding new 

Vlmo Kdita Tavarez, a Porto Rican 
\^^^-^^-c^^}^<>\} yJ'ISZ^i^U^l^. -^-e an encourasring account of 

Airato a Fine Figure in Hero's Role 
•— Mme. Alda Sings JaroSlavna 
— Bodanzky Conducts. 

) I, A 1 ■ I " of Krahms, ■ 

I h, 1 r, , ■ nded with a 'i 

iiMHi ■• 1,^ II 1,1 itc Arthur Arndt. <i'< 
i'iiml of Kiaii '.-.I'er. played the I'lan' 
aocomiianiments, and ICdwJird Rechl " 
.several organ solos, including a loccat ' 
by Widor. . . 

A war tax was Included in every lU Kei 
.^old, a.s wa.'i the « at Lhe firs c^n- 
cerc giv.-n of thi.s kind by Otto Goritz 
in the A.stor ballroon- three weeks ago. 
Collector of Internal T<r-venue MarK 
ICI.snor of the Third lUstrict, New oik. 
xvji.'^ represented by deputy ' oHector Jo- 
seph .J ('ohen, to whom M. h. Rhein- 
n charge of yesterday .s co"'*''. 

and old material that la , ^j.^^j that" the singers would pay 
„»r «.vle and methods, or some Sy.JO as their 10 per cent, share 
^^■^ "I'^ll.!: .7.. „.nx. hoWlto the American Government. 

Tavarez's Rccitai 


Pierrot and 

^cn," from Plctus's 

^^n^^n^.- triule/riforgue.: Tn these 
ron^s'^"Mme\ Guilbert appeare^^^^ 
Pierrot costume. i nen 

(followed a 

"Golden Legend" in , ^^''yi^J^nt^ 


he standards of piano playing in Porto 
j.i,.o at her recital in AeoUan 

^ ^ „ rri,„,. ar^^ llOt ill aU 

rday afternoon 

ey arc in 

■V^ecls°Vuch as Pr- ail .n t v 
capital.-! of the world, but ine 
respects V^'tl^^'^l 


....... ofayed y'^^T.^: 

tilles. Bodi s ' nro- 

tax the powe 

Mme. GuiTbert;rep_resent,ed m 

A-r^n MairV. Joseph, a6d St. matic^ 

.°'r..'!f"ro™s.^and Liszfs eighth 

'^'Wli'at were called - comic motets - 
of™ thirteenth century and Popu'f/^ 
songs of the sixteenth and seven teejith 

rRINCE IGOR, opera in a prologue and 
three arts: Italian text liy Antonio 


Mme. Guilbert a 

l.eka and Clullo Setti. Book anrl music jP*r' °Ia^^ ^^^^I^^e 

hy Alexander P. Borodin. At the Met- ^.^f,^°™'"*7n fine^^^^^ in plasucuy, ... 

ropolitan Opera House. > P?" P" _™;,.Ji,rue Mf i- voice does 

l.or SviatoslavMtch Pasquale Amato subtle .^^Vl^'lfr,t^^;,^ rnnsick? l^auty, 

Taroslavna P'rances Alda not gain irt quality 01 ."^"f ff^able 

Vladimir icorevlfh Paul Althouse .but such as it is she aPe*'./®'"^'^?,,;^ 

Prinre Calitzky Artamo Dldur Ithings with It and makes it contnDute 

Konirhak Adamo Didu.- Uq the effect she gains so ricniy 

Kontchakovna Flora Perini Uvirough pOse, action, facial expression, 

Ovlour Pietro Audinio _^ all the potent but intangible re- 

,ie Scsurola |,ourccs of the artist Thoro were inter- 


There were inter- 

cliestra Ploases in Tvo 




Concerto for Two Pianos — Pergo- 
esl's Concertino for Strings Heard. 

There were two novelties promising 
titerest on the program of the Philhar- 
nonlc .Society's concert yesterday af*er- 
rooii. One was a " concertino in^ 
tiilnor by Pergolesi for string orchestra, 
»a arranged by Sam Kranko. and played 
Dy hiin last season at a concert of the 
Kiiends of Music. The music had a cap- 

i' ating .sweetness, and yet dignity, 
joined with a beautiful suavity '^and sim- 
plicity; yet with some inter.isting har- 
Bnonio progressions, and was played 
witji a fine and muscular tone by the 
strings of the Philharmonic. 

The other was a concerto for two 
pianos by Max Bruch. written for the 
two Sutro sistert-. Rose and vJttilie, and 
played by them. They have been wide- 
•y known as plaj'ers of compositions for 
two pianos. .\ concerto for the two in- 
struments with the accompaniment of 
orchestra is a strange, if not a fearful 
wildfowl. The effect was hardly such 
to encourage other composers to 
follow the footsteps of Max Uruch, ap- 
pareptlv a pioneer in this direction. It 
was thick, and often heavy, sometimes' 
confu.sed. and it went to show that 
rioublins the means does not always 
double the effect. The allegro of the 
firxt movrnient had brilliant moments- 
but Bruch's inspiration did not flanie 
very bigh in this concerto. The two 
riiavers toiled over the work to over- 
come a heavy orchestrai handicap, and 
^err rewardexl by app&usc fitting for 

heir exertions. 

Tho symphony was Beethoven's 
,P\rnth: of which Mr. Stranskj-*s read- 
pg l.s now familiar. The end ,-ame with 
Berlioz's " Roman Carnival ' overture 

Helen Stanley. Soiii'ano. Is 
Soloist in Pliilliarnionic's 
Vsual IM'ojii-i'ainme. 

•"'•'ka .Angelo Bada Ifudes'^^'in' the "shape of violin P'eoesi Tir„|,.,.jT.,i;|r:, 

T^f. Nurse Minnie Egenor Xved by-Mifes Emily Gresser. ( 1 1 0|>01 M dll t/|R 1 .1 

A Toune Gin Rajmonde Dclaunois ipiayea uj ^ 

Conductor, Artur Bodanzky. ^ TschaiKoWSky Program. 

A Russian opera is so valuable an •• Tschaikowsky programs" are an In- 
kJet to the Metropolitan Opera House dispensable part of any orchestra s sea- 
tinder preeent circumstances that none son. The New York Symphony Society, 
can be allowed to escape from the j^^d its last evening In Carnegie Hall, 
repertory, and so Borodin's " Prince xhere were only two ntimbers, the Pa.- 
Jgor, " which was first produced there tj^gtic " Symphony and the first P'^"°* 
two seasons ago, is to be maintained ; f^rte concerto, played bV M^- J^"form- 
this .season. It ha.s its striking point.s. 'canz. Both Mr Damrosch^s P^^^P^^f 
but they are much fewer and further ance oMhe^s>rni^ weirknown ; both are 
between than those of "Boris Godunoff." (highly colored and brilliant. ^on- 
The basis of Russian folksong is in evi- ; is Pe'^^P? tation lt'"oftetrs to 

dence. but the composer's inspiration is j ^^1^°^ irresistible to one lavishly en- 

fot often so potent, and the dramatic j ,r,,pd with musc le, ^ii,^ .' J 'f ''.'2.^ 
Iructure of the opera is even vaguer 
nd less cohererjt; and the sum and 
t:bstance of it is that a Prince goes off 
9 the wars and then comes home again. 
Tie most powerful episode from a 
lusic-al and spectacular point of view 
! that comprised in the second act, 
bowing the camp of the Polovtsy. and 
he wild and barbaric dances of the 
'flrtar ballet there displayed. 
Mr. Amato makes a fine figure as 
*r(nce Igor and fills his Impersonation 
Fith dignity and impressi veness. "The 
jart of .I.aroslavna is now, and was 
rom the beginning, allotted to Mme. 
Vlda. who seems in process of prorao- 
lon gradually and Irrevocably to a po- 
lition as a leading soprano, if not the 
eading soprano, of the Opera House. 
Vow, Mme. Alda's dramatic powers and 
-xperience are of a high order and often 
?lve her impersonations a substantial 
ifalue. But her singing last evening 
»-as not of a sort that has hitherto been 
!xpected of a leading soprano, or thi 
eading soprano, of the i Metropolitan 
"ipera House. Her middle and lower 
;ones were under little control and in 
that part the voice was of poor quality. 
In the upper tones it was better. 

Mr. Didur makes the most of his 
Kcenes as Prince Galitzky. but his sing- 
ing last evening contributed much to 
the generar gloom that overtook lovers 
ef good singing. Mr. Althouse offered 
some relief, but there was little from the 
rest of the cast. 

Mr. Bodanzky conrJurted the opera for 
the first time and with plenty of spirit. 

A Vast Audience at Violinist's Sec- 
ond Carnegie Hall Recital. 

Carnegie Hall has probably held no 
larger audience than that which was 
present there yesterday to hear the 
young Russian violinist Ja.scha Pleifetz. 
The seats of the hall were filled, and 
so were as many chairs ar could be put 
upon the stage. It was Mr. Heitetz's 
second recital— his fourth appearance in 
New York, for he played with the Sym- 
phony Society in a pair of its concerts. 
He reached yesterday a little higher 
in his program than he has done before 
in his New York apeparances, though 
it was not altogether sudi a program 
as a great artist should present. He 
began with Handel's sonata in D, fol- 
lowed it with Caint-Saens's concerto 
in B minor, and with the chaconne from 
Bach's D minor solo suite for violin. 
Then there was a group of lesser pieces. 

The significant works that he offered 
■Mr. Heifetz played with authority, with 
great repose, and fine expressiveness. 
In Handel's sonata there were breadth, 
a touch of the grand manner, felicity 
of bowing, and a tone not only power- 
ful but beautiful and deeply expressive. 
Mr. Heifetz played the Chaconne as it is 
not often played, especially upon the 
technical side, where he showed a re- 
markable precision and security and an 
apparent ease and spontaneity in deal- - 
ing with passages that often cause dis- But more important was the fact 
that he played it as music of deep and 
eloquent meaning: and If he did not 
plumb all its depths, he presented it 
with great beauty, with a sensitive feel- 
?ng for the variety of the content. Th& 
Hfirformance that he gave of Saint- 
Silens's concerto was a brilliant one, 
yet not one that made brilliancy its sole 
end, but sought for musical values. It 
is a rather dull undertaking to play such 
a composition with a pianoforte accom- 
paniment when .so many of its effects 
ilepend on the contrast and the illumi- 
nating power ,of the orchestral -hack- 
ground. Vi 4Ll»* 

I But the effedKoWtJrs aptrearance was 
to strengthen the impression of Mr. 
jprfetz's remarkable qualities as an 
rtist and his extraordinary command 
f every resource of the violinist. 


War-stranded Artists Give a Con 
cert at the Astor. 

I Five German opera stars, formerly of 
ithe Metropolitan, gave an invitation 
concert at the Hotel Astor yesterd.-iy 
^ifiernoon, when some WX) of their 
fi-iend:; brought balm to this group of 
v,-a:-tranded artists in the shape ol 
ubout .<;;t,i:<K) paid lo hear them in se- 
lections froiu^the . roles they suns on 
beneath ?^ c/inopy >ff halt 'a dozen 
American flags. Krau Margarete Ober 
Isaiig in P^ench a r .''oni ^'^ 

iSa.-ns's " Si^mson et Dalila, and with 
lohannes Seinbach a^duci. from Verdi -s 

Alda " in Italian. 




selections'^ ^ 

tions, and in clo.-..,., 

j siomie" suite, No. '2, of Bizet. 

Following the overhire and iusi 
fore the symphony, Mme. Stanley : 
, ilie aria, "Vol che sapete," from .VIoz:i 
"The Mairlage of Figaro." Her d. 
cry of the air gtive much pleasure, . 
to the quality of her voice and a v 
legato. Her style also was good, ih.Ci 
I'll nuance there could have bee-i m 
fiuish. T.atfir she was heard i,, the "l 


in-the roles iney nao otuii^ 

r £'n5py '^'half'a do« 

•lags. Krau Margarete Ob( 
i"rench jni air from t-^aii 
,a,nison et Dalila," and wH 
,einbach a duct from Verdi 
■ Aioa ■ in lUilian. Frau M^'"""- . ^j".: " 
;ave iu Italian an ana troni Poii( hielli s 
•La Gioconda," and with Hennann 
Wpil a duel from SVagner a !• lying 
man " Herr .^embach sang l^an-. 
ioiiaid s "Down In the I- orest 
n Hir from " Tosca." Carl H'-'^i^'" 
I , .cue's b.illful, "Archibald 

OiLhestras weie busy yesterday, that 
of the Metropolitan Opera House most 
of all. It not only played at the regu- 
lar Sunday night concert at the Theatre 
of i.yric Art but also in the ballroom 
of the Ritz-Carlton in the afternoon at 
the first subscripiion concert of the So- 
ciety of the Friends of Music. The pro- 
gramme was made up of music by. Kr- 
iiest Bloch. who conducted, and oii 
l.indov and Mon^sorgsky. ' There were' 
vocal Viumbeis with orchestral accom-: 
imnimerit and iliese enlisted the services 
oi Mme. Povla Krijsh. a Uaiiisl* so- 
prano who has been received graciously I 
into the favor of exclusive circles. 

l^iadov's coiilributloii was his "Chan-, 
sons Populairfcs," opus 58. This is an 
oi-cliesl ral treatment of eight songs, re- 
markably rich and ingenious in instru- 
mental coloring and delightful in ils apt 
lianslalion of the character of the l.N rics 
into the languagf of absolute music The 
composition was admirably- conducled 
by Mr. Bloch and as well played by the 

Mr. BIocVs music consisted of two 
orchestral movements entitled "Hiver — 
Printemps" and four song-s grouped as 
"Poemes d'Automne." Th« Society of 
the Friends of Music also is particularly 
friendly lo Mr. liloch, to whose Hebrew 
works it gave a propitious hearing in 
Carngeie Hall last May. The composi- 
tions introduced yesterday revi-ved recol- 
lections of the previous hearing by rea- 
son of their direct publication of an in- 
dividual cast of thought and a firm com- 
mand of boiJi the technic of composition 
and that of orchestral utterance. 

All of yesterday's music, however, was 
sombre and poignantly unhappy in 
mood. Mr. Bloch would earn more 
gratitude if he would try to cheer us 
lip a bit In these depressing times, and 
perhaps if Mme. Frijsh had something- 
more optimistic to sing she would not 
be so lugubrious as she was yesterday. 
It remain* only to record the names of 
the Moussorgsky numbers, an introduc- 
tion and dance from the opera "Kovant- 
china" and the song "Hopak." 

Snnilay Afternoon C'oneert*. 

In Aeolian Hall the New York Sym- 
phon.v Society entertainment as min.V 
person.s as 'the place would hold. Twc 
numbers were offered, the abiding "Pa- 
thetique" symphony, which knows not 
weariness, and 'Beetha\'en's piano con-i 
cert in E flat. The soloist was RudoU 
iGaiiz, the distinguished Sw'iss pianist, 
who played the work with dignity and 
every evidence of deep appreciation. 

Tlie Philharmonic Society gave 11?= 
regular Sunday afternoon concert at 
1,'aniegie Hall, with Helen Stanley, so- 
prano, as the soloist. Beethoven's over- 
uire. "Prometheus." served as tlie first 
number, and it was admirably played 
bv the orchestra. The symphony was 
liaydn's in D (.N'o. 2. r.reltkopf and 
Haertel). In the first movement of the 
work there are thentatic allusions to .Mo- 
zart's "Don Giovanni" and ".Marriage of 
Figaro." l! was performed by Mr. 
Stransky and bis men with delightful 
clarity and also svmpathy in spirit. ,iiid 
esp. . : r - • ""^?L£:'.'-'^^'^- 

if;e.^re*ts" aria of Leotiom, u-',n\ 

Society of the Friends 
Music Gives Pleasing 
Concert at the Ritz 

The Hotel Ritz ballroom was well 
lilled yesterday afternoon at the con- 
cert of the Society of the Friends of 
.Music. The concert was under the mu- 
sical direction of Ernest Bloch, who 
had under his baton the orchestra of 
I the Metropolitan Opera House. 

On the prpgramme we're two num- 
'bers of Mr. iBloch's own composition, 
|his "Hiver Printemps" and "Poems 
{(i'Automne." The first purely orches- 
j I Till work Mr. Bloch directed two years 
[iifjo at Miss Maud Allen's recitals, and 
jthough given then by an orchestra of 
no great merit it showed many notable 
beauties. It is a work of considerably 
earlier date than the composition.s 
played at Mr. Bloch's Carnegie Hall 
concert last spring, and it is probably 
simpler in appeal. It is a work which 
shows the beginnings of the composer's 

The four "Poemes d'Antonies" by 
Beatrix Rodes were set to music by 
Bloch in 1906. They partake of the 
sombre, even melancholy, mood which 
informs most of the Swiss composer's 
work, but they are powerfully written, 
and. bear unmistakable marks of Mr. 
Blocii's peculiar genius. They Were 
most admirably sung by Mme. Povla 
Frysh, who r-ave also the concluding 
Hopak of Moussorzsky. 
' The opening number v.'as Liadow's 
"Chansous Populaires," a charmingly 
written and beautifully constructed 
composition, of which Mr. Block gave a 
most sympathetic reading. 

A Puccini-Verdi programme al w i> s 
draws a huce audience, and last night's 
at the Metropolitan was no exception. 
The artists who appeared were Rita 
Fornia, Ruth Miller. Flora Perini, Leo- 
nora Snarkes, Paul AlthoUse, Jose Mar- 
dones and Louia Angelo. The orches- 
tra Avas under the direction of Gennaro 

The five Germa;i ex-artists of the 
Metropolitan Opera Company whose 
contracts have been cancelled because 
of the war gave a concert yesterday . 
at the Hotel Astor. These artists were 
Mmes. Kurt and Ober and MM. Braun, 
Sembach and Weil. There were 800 
persons present, each of whom paid 94 
for his ticket, and the governmeiit's 
war tax receipts amounted to $320. 
The concert, which was for the benefit j 
of the five artists, wa:i under the di- [ 
rcction of S. Rhcimbers. - j 

It is one of the mo-st amusing of ! 
pastimes to let the fancy bring Papa | 
Haydn or Chevalier Gluck ,to our j 
twentieth century and listen to tlieir 
comments on modern music and musi- 
cians — to bring them, for instance, to 
the oi-chcstral concerts of the last few 

Haydn would certainly have ex- 
claimed at the tempo and tone with 
which Mr. Stransky conducted the 
minuet of his symphony in D at Car- 
negie Hall yesterday afternoon. This 
movement, instead of being an allegro, 
as marked, and lively and sparkling as 
the score and the custom of the time 
would suggest, became a somewliat 
grandiose allegretto. The jolly linale 
jbecame almost ponderous in its at- 
jtempt to be impressive. This is, of 
;ourse, in accord with the tendency of 
o-day. and there is probably uo rca- 
Ison why the tonal strength of an 
ig'.ileenth century woi'k should not be 
nlarged with the resources of the 
.wentieth century orchestra, provided 
t can stand the process. 
But this dainty symijhony, when o:.'- 
trio.i to enlarge it, only becomes puficU 
[up. In effect, whtit heppens is this: 
! The sixteen violins and three or .four 
violas, ■'eellos and Tar which 
Haydn \vrtce this particular synaphony 
are doubled, while the wood y/inds re- 
i main in their cUsfcoriiary pairs. The 
tremendou.sly increased string tone 
tends to make the v;hole work heavier, 
r.nd this somehow inevitably implies & 
slower tempo. Papa Haydn would cer-i 
tt'inly be delishtod with the 'arge Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra, and would doubt- 
less go home immediately a"'' write a 
ne wwork^for it; but ar, for the D major 
symphony, he would nrobsibly say: 
I wrpte it for the strings which Solo- 
mon gave me; what do I want with 
your, thirty noble violines and your 
I eight bull lUidlcs?" 

j After all, couldn't th.e eighteenth cen- 
llury symphonies be play. ' v i flicn 
icriginal proportions . 
iivood winds, with the t ' 

r 32 

.r.ot's fast recital will la. 
iidav afternoon. 


played Saturd>;y 
oiild havp found 
But Ii" \vo>ild 
rl the nlU-grftii), 
ht lu-d - M.'j n it, and b/^-e' d 
luctor (o iMid it more srr.i'nt!) ly 
itly. He would have marvilU'd 
the errand piano, with its twen- 
of tpn^iou, and even more nt 
• i, able to strain ever 
He woii'd, one feel 
:i:usod at tht> soloigi 
etf.Kij with the Xs'iichows^l. 



Contralto's Reentry at Opera 
House Leads to Mai» 
Curtain Calls. 

linor concerto and tfic E 

o of Bccthcvcn. Yet he \vdu!i 
n lyhave admired, at the audi- 
(!, Mr. Ganz's clean and honest 
i.::nf hip. 

m\m jhii "II' I nils-. 

The opeia, produced at Melrcpoli 
\s for Helen Ptanlev, tan Opera House last evening -was Mo- 



m': . 

^o!l>! . with the Philharmonic, 
would certainly hare asked for a little . 
less effort and a little more finesse. 

Charles Anthony's recital at tl'.e 
Greenwich Village Theatre in tlM' 
afternoon would have mystified him, :is- 
■t did the small group of listeners, 
ith its atfenipt to evoke "The Spirit' 
France" from miscellaneous piece'! 


ave been the more puzzled , a', 
•'ouflag?, because Mir. Anthony':) 
is in its«lf clean and straight- 

dest MoussorgsUy'e ' Boris Godunoff, " ■ 
wWch was given for the second time this 
season. The superb Ttork of the Rus- 
sian master again arou.sed attentive in- 
tre«t on part of its hea;«ers and the 
demonstrations of approval often were 

^ . There was additional interest In the 

iln, r)ebussv"'amrFranci^ set "ofT ! production because of Mmc. Homer's re- 
<LUOtntion irom the Bible. He appearance with the Metropolitan forces. 

The popular contralto was the Marxna, 
a. part whioh she first sang at the time 
•',Poris" had its initial performance here 
on Marc'.i 19, 1913. 

Both in beauty of voice and appear- 
ance does she fit herself well into the 
picturesr.ue episode of the Poliijh gar- 
den, wliei e in the only love scene of the 
opera fhe sings the duet witli her lover, 
the false Dimiln.. l.ast night after this 
scene, in which .Mr. Althouse was the 
Dimtf/ 1, there were many curtain calls. 

Mr. Didur repeated his striking imper- 
sonation of the Rusiiian Czar. The 
other more important rOles were in fa- 
miliar hands, save that of the r-nnkeepn: 
which w(»-< taken by Jlis.'! Rol»on. Tlie 
two great choral scenes were as usual 
a teatuio. Tlie orchestra placed w^el). 
^Ir. rapi conducted, and the perform- 
ance went smoothli'. 


ven r 









Welcomed Back to Met*pol/a^ fea 
the Princess in "Boris Godunoff." 
Almr. Louise Homer made her first 
appt-nrance of the season with the Meti 
ropolitan Opera Company last evening, 
when a creat Monday subscription au- 
dience wi»lcomed her us the Polish Prin 
ef:is in ■ Bori.s Godunoff. ' a rule tha 
p1ie_h»-r.- flf had created when Moussqrg 
.> w historic lUis.sian ir.-iKedy wa.s new 
,Ncv- \ork. The contralto, 
di.<;tinsui3hed peihai.s of all thi 
ifijcans are now more than halt 
(he Metropolitan stars, returned iJi 
i'lta) void' and spirits, nnd made i 
■ilcin.: f;gi,re of the woman wh3 
.■iTftl the Pr-^tendor. her lover, to de- 
re himself Czar. She domiiiat«l Ih. 
• nc of the Polish nobles' dances ic 
'^'i^ "atunal style by Ordvnski. ! 

Ih«„!!.-. P"*"!-', rharactfrization of thi 
haunted and dying Cza^ remains one o, 
the memorablt- portrayals in mnd.-r. 
T I ^V"^ newcomers in minor p.trt; 
ere J,ila Robeson, who .sang The rtu« 
'""l<«'«'Per'3 quaint folki^ongs. »nJ 
.'.chlegel as of thi 
.jcrne In the .ki nw. Althouse Bras! 
Sp.-,rke.s Howard Hada. Rothit.' 
S r," «»d others reapprared 

.Id Pa PI conducted _ ... „ , i 
Joseph Bonnet s Fourth Recital. 
,At the fourth of his series of historical 
rgan recitals, given in the ballroom of 
|the Hotel Astor yesterday, Jo.seph Bon-j 
net reached the " romantic period." He 
Irepresented it by one of Mendelssohn's} 
|organ sonatas in F, a work that reache.^i 
Jt8 mghest point in the fine first ipos^-] 
lineR^; three of Brahms s choral Vr«- 
llude?, written after the manner of; 
[Bach's choral preludes, of which the^ 
[third, on the song, " Es ist ein' Ro«' 
I entsprungen," has a singular charm;; 
I Liszt's monstrous fantasie and fugue 
[on the chorale. "Ad nos, ad salutarem 
( dam "--the title of "fugue" being a 
'courtesy title only— in which he made 
• one of his most prodigious efforts at 
■ greatne.«s, and three pieces by Schu- 
, mann which are rarely heard on the 
(organ. The canon in B minor ia ob- 
jviously a pianoforte piece, as the per- 
Jformance showed, "nie fugue on the 
[notes represented by the letters in' 
[Bach's name is an extraordinarily fine! 
[piece, In a pure organ style, with a| 
noble climax. - t/ » i f ~P 

anfl piano -n 
After playing Miizarfs fre.'^l 
ciiaiiiung work in D major they pro- 
ceeded to Brahms's sonata In C minor, 
opus 120, No. 1. The work was not 
originally composed for viola and piano, i 
but for clarinet and the companion In- ! 

Not only is it a beautiful creation, but 
for lovers of Brahms it has precfous as- 
sociations. It was composed at Ischl, 
where Brahms had his sequestered sum- 
mer home, in 1S94. and was designed 
for the use of Muehlfeld, the famous 
clarinetist, a warm friend of the jnastcr. | 
Later in the year Uiere was a delight- | 
ful reunion in Frankfurt, when Joachim 
and Clara Schumann were present and 
the two sonatas were played by 
Brahms and Muelhfeld. and afterward 
Schumann's "Fantasiestuecke" for piano 
and clarinet by Muehlfeld and Mme. 
The eubstitution of viola for clarinet 
! Is not to the benefit of the sonata, hut j 
the music cannot be obecured by the ; 
changt!. The wonderful buoyancy and i 
vigor of spirit are still there. Mr. and | 
Mrs. Mannes gave themselves to the in- , 
terpretatioii of the sonata with deep de- I 
volion a.nd firmly held the attention of i 
their audience. 

Tliougli less can be said for the Lekcu 
■work, it also has its associationa. x,. is 
the only composition of its kind left by 
the Belgian, who died at the age of 24, 
in the year of the birth of the Brahms 
sonata. It was produced here in Men- 
delssohn llall on December 15, 1910, by 
Nikolai Sokolov, violinist, and Edith 
Thompson, piani-st. 

It shows something of the manner of 
Cesar Franck, who was one of the young 
man's teachers, and none of that of 
Vincent D'Indy, who was another. But 
t it has none of Franck's imagination. It 
j Is good but not distinguished music. 

Olhe Xevin, cousin of the compos^ 
sang Ethelbert N'evin's songs at hM 
first recital yesterday afternoon in t.S.- 
Prlncefis Theatre with an unaffe<'ted 
charm as .^he declaimed her mothi»- \ 
tongue, and her utterance was not los» j 
clear In Italian. FVench. and German. ' 
The .voung woman's simple directness, 
her aibsence of mannerism— she ntver 
once claaped hands or clawed her chest 
after the tortured style of matinee hero- • 
i'nes too numeroua to mention— won sin- 
cere applause from an audience that! 
filled the intimate house. A soprano! 
\olce of bright tints, rather than color- 
ful brilliance, ranged the scales andi 
leaps of Kevin's inimitable bind songs, 
of whicii "Tlie 'Woodpecker" was en- 
cored, and another, jil'Jn ApriKI'^was: 
added at the close. P0UM-*if^ 11 


Operatic Contralto GItcs Hei 
Vearly Song Recital. 
"I lltt li illl 1.^ I'l III'MIMTI ■! FII 



New Series Opened With the 
National Anthem, Sung' by 
3Imc. Francos Alcla. 


Jascha Heifetz, Russian' 
Tiolinis.t, Shows His Skill j 
at Waldorf-Astoria. 


Ball RoorA at Astor Crowded 
for French Organist. 

tor i 



/■'I Ulii IIU thAtumilllil. \l]*ILf.^t^,;l„,f 

•losepii Bonnet. t;ie eminent French 
organist, ga\e the fourth of his five 
historical organ recitals yesterday after-; 
noon in the ballroom of the Hotel' 
Asior Tine P'.-ogramrae embraced Areii-i 
dels.tohn's sonata in F, three choral 
preludes by Brahms, l.iszt's fantasia' 
and fugHe on the clioial "Ad no.s ad 
.^alutarenn undam" and tinee numbeis by; 
.Schumann. Tiie audilo-, iuni was crowded, 
a condition wliich betokened the wide, 
interest aroused by these artistic enter- 
tain inetit.*. ! 

Testerday's programme represented 
-hat ia comnKonly known as the "ro- 
lantlc" period in music, and its most 
nposinp ninmber 'nas the composition of, 
.iszt. Organists legrard this as th<- 
i-eatest orgsn work written by a mod-' 
'i n. and SaliH:-Saens even went so far as 
I'' call i! tl«e most extraordinaiy piece 
' er written for the instrument. Mr. 
•".onnet won his first prize at the Paris 
'on.«iervatory by playing it. 

Naturally he is now an artist of far 
riper powers tlian he possessed then 
and his performance yefterdav di.solosed 
•nee more thofc nn» qualities of taste 
;id musicianship which have been in 
*i'ideiiee at hi.i every appearance. i- 
- a delig.'jt to hear Ihs organ plaved i„ 
»3'feci keeping with its noble character 
■.\- a, performer whoso srupreme technical 
ikiS is backed by profound under.stand-J 
ng and a most intimate knowIedg^ of' 

5Ir. Bagby began yesterday his mu- 
sical mornings which have been a fea-i 
ture of the ta.<!hionabIe season for more 
than twenty years. It was the 237th of' 
tho series, and as usual was held in the 
grand ballroom of the "VValdorC-A.«toria. 
'Which was filled with a notable audience. 

The artists were Mnic. Frances Alda 
and Giovanni Martinelli of the Metro- 
politan Opera, and Jascha lleifetz. the; 
young Russian violinist, who has been ' 
heard frefruently In New York. At the 
piano were Richard Hageman, Andrfi 
Benolst and Frank La Forge, and the 
organ was played by Frank Sccley. 

(Mme. Alda began the pi-ograninie by- 
singing the national anthem with organ 
and piano accompaniment. Her other 
numbers included old linglish and 
French songs, also Poster's "Old Folks 
St Home," hnd a song written by Mrs. 
Felix Rosen entitled ".Somewhere in 
France." 'With Mr. ^turtinelli she sang 
the duo from the first act of Puccini's 
"fja Boheme." Mr. Martinelli sang some: 
Italian songs and an English song, "Phyl- 
lis Has Such Charming Graces, 
aria froni Gounod's "Faust," 

Mr. Helfetz played Mmpositions 
Saint-Saens. Chopin and 

also tho 
"Salut De-i 



Bi'aliiiis* Woi'li in C Minor 
Opus 120 Is Feature of De- 
lightful Evening-. 

.Mr. and Mrs. David Mannes wcio 
' rrl once more at Aeolian Hall last 

Italian, French, and 
ongs Finely Sung. 

*^!9^x\% recitaJs by George Hamlin, tenor, 
have long been one of the fixtures of 
the New York musical season, and they 
generally have something new or un- 
familiar and at the same time inter- 
esting to contribute. Mr. Hamlin's pro- 
gram for his recital of yesterday after-! 
noon had not the interest or musical 
value of some that he ha."? offered, but 
there were new and unfamiliar things.. 
There were three songs by James Hook, 
a copious composer for the Marylebo-^ 
and Vau.'tha.ll Gardens in London in the 
latter half of the eighteenth century, 
not a period of fine thing.s in English 
music, nor are these songs quite worth 
exhuming. Three songs of Ixiuis Abert 
were the best that the program con- 
tained; niubic of real eloquence, expres- 
siveiy written for the voice and richly 
harmonized. Mr. Hamlin sang them 
with errcat fervor, and oiio of them., 
" Vieii* Chanson Espagnole." he was 
called upon to repeat.. The noble song^ 
of .Salvator Rosa and Caccini. with 
which he began, are familiar and were' 
finely sung. AtAmJ^' 'tI /*> 

Two Eong,>! o^JdwarT Horsnlah, \'o\i 
.-\re the Evening Cloud," and " The. 
Golden Ptag." the latter dedicated tO' 
Mr. Hamlin, he delivered also with great 
tpowe:' and conviction ; they ajre fine 
songs and a credit to American music! 
Mr. Hamlin favored the .American com- 
poser also in four bongs of Campbell 
Tipton, (also dedicated to him.) and 
songs by Rudolph Ganz, Bmndels. Runi- 
mel, and Uda Waldrop. Cemian songF< 
and" the Gcrm^i language Mr. Hamlin 
eschewed. "f' 4 *«■ m -^O 

He showed great rower and sang b>] 
preference much in full voice. Therw 
were the pregnant and sigiiificarrt decla^ 
niatloii, the adiuirrible phrasing, the 
clear and pointed enunciation, and there 
was the highiy developed command <•£ 
style that gives Mr. Hamlin's singing a 
peculiar value. 



A Yojng Singer fronrj the Opera 
House Heard at Carnegie Hall. I 

Mi.<s Sophie Braslau. one of the most 
talented of the young American singers 
In subordinate positions at the Opera 
House, appeared last evening at Carnegie 
Hall in a song recital. A large a.udicnce 
heard her with obvious admiration and 
Ifave lavl.ih applause. Miss Braslau sang' 
a program of Italian. p:ngli.«h., 
Russian, "yiddish. and Prejich .>»ongs — 
Yiddi.'ih being the nearest approach she 
permitted herself to Ger-man. Siie sang 
these all with a singularly seizing style: 
a .'tylc In which there is nothing cf the 
commonplaoe. in which there is an e.ager 
desire for the expression of every shade 
of meaning that can be squeezed from 
the te-xt. In which there Is always some- 
thing of the dramatic, even in music the 
least drnmatic. Tliere is. Indeed, .lome- 
tlmes an e.xcesj of this, an exaggera- 
tion: Lind Oie music and it.* true Inter- 
pretation suffer tiyereby. 

Miss Bra-slau'."* voi.,-^ has remarkable 
p<»wei'. color, and rh-'n quality: a wide 
i and a large potency of the vari- 
civ of expression ."he .eceks to convey. 
Slie ha.s A con.oiderable facility In its yet her technique is not in 
all respects: finished. .\nd to 
fejiturfv! of her tonal production is due 
the fact that her eniinriation of the text 
<j= not always as clear as it .=.hould !>«•. 

While Miss Br^i/ilau was most. .sucoe,<?!>- 
rul in soncjt of a .<ornbre c tragic cAst. 
-i.c caught a good dsal of the spirit of 
I^egrcn7.i">i gay " Ct'e VSfiTO Costume. " 
and " ."he.pberd. Thy Demeanor 'Vary." 
bv Rmwn. There wa'» niuf l> pith and 
point in h'.r d li\ery of Mou»=orgsk-, '.-, 

' Little Orphan ' and "The Cias-^icist . " 
She did nothln/r finer tha.n the Jfw.s'i 
lamcnut tion. " Eill, Klli : " In '^'id.'lis.i. 
hj- Schiilid. which wa.< recsived wii.n 
!■*' 3 '.'pr'A 'ft ■ i ' ri 'n ' ^'id'cn "'- 

Sophie Braslau, a young contralto ol 
tha Metropolitan Opera House, gave her 
annual song r^ital last evening in Car- 
negie Hall. . 0-"- / / y 

The programme 'was an lntere«ing 
one. It included old Italian airs, modern 
Russian and French songs, Sibella'si 
"Villanella," two numbers by Mahler 
and one by Bach and songs by William 
Arms Fisher, CrisJ, Leoni, Josten and 
Manney. >7 . 9 'S,*^ *^ 

Miss Braslau's singing showed as be- 
fore that she is an artist of admirable 
interpretative skill on the recital plat- 
form. Her voice is one of great beauty, 
and she usually ehows judgment in sing- 
ing songs that lie only within its range. 
Her vocal technic and finish in style are 
not yet of highest perfection, but she! 
continues to improve 'in these matters. i 
Her delivery last night of certain songs' 
showed variety of mood, fine intelligence 
and taste. Richard Hageman played the 
accompaniments. Ae a whole the recital 
gave uncommon pleasure. 

In the afternoon at the Princess The- 
atre Olive Nevin, a soprano from the 
middle 'West, was heard in a programme 
that ranged from old airs down to songs 
by present day writers. 'Vocally she was 
at her best in numbers of lighter vein. 
All her work showed intelligence and 
admirable feeling. A group of Ethelbert j 
Nevin's eongs closed the list. There was | 
a large and friendly audience. | 


tVith the intrepid spirit of the Ameri-| 
ca,n pioneer, John PoweH, young pianist! 
from A^irginia, presented at his recital. 
> esterday afternoon in Aeolian Hall anl 
all Schumann programme. Giants of thel 
r'oncert field mi.ght well have considered 
.' uch a programme daring. As it was, the 
Tdvisability of his programme became the 
piibject of much discussion during the, 
intermission. Many admired the young 
man's pluck, others deplored it. 

Mr. Powell offered Schumann's rarely 
b.^ard Humore.sques as his first number. 
The audience was frankly bored by this, 
and even Mr. Powell's earnestness did 
not arouse any perceptible appreciation 
of its subtle wit. A/ , JjCjC .B '/ *> i 

The Kreislerian^ *nd The famuiar Sym- 
phonic Etudes formed the remainder of 
the programme. The Kreisleriana made 
c^•en heavier demands on the attention 
than did the Humoresquea, but here Mr. 
Powell successfully induced the appropri- 
ate mood. His contrasts were well 
wrought, and from an interpretative view- 
point his playing was most sympathetic. 

Mr. Powell played with imagltT^tion andf 
nith much poetic feeling. His playing 
still lacks polish, and an occasional slipi 
hr,<;peaks a technical crudity. There wa^j 
much applause at the concltislon of thcj 

Mme. Alda Races 
from Chicago to 
Sing Manon Here 

Train Ute, butShc Joins Mr. Caruso 
in the Cast with Few Minutes 
to Spare. 

Puccini's "Jfanon Lescant" had Its first 
performance of the season last night at 
tho Metropolitan Opera House, ■with Mr. 
Caruso in the role of Des Gricux. IfthingJ 
were not going any too well early in the 
opera, toward the end they picked up. 

Mme. Alda. who had sung in concert 
in Detroit on Tuesday, reached the opera 
house onl.v a few minulcs before the pcr-l 
formance. Her train was two hours late.| 
and she had to hnrr.v from the station to' 
the opera, house to get into her costume 
as Manon. Mr. Caruso wa."! in excellent 
voice and his solos won entliusiasticalb 
applauded. Mr. Amato ■was the I^cscaut 
of the cast and Mr. de Scgurola Gerontc. 
5Ir. Papi conducted spiritedly. 




Society Revives Pierne's Musical 
Y Legend, 'The Children's Cra- 
rf z sade,' in Honor of Belgium. 

Waller Damrosch hes returned to the 
Meadcrship of tht Oratorio Society. 
f;whlch his father founded and which he 

i|he!d ■ 


honor of^Belgium." The" perfonnaiwe 
"as Ucvoleii to Gabiicl HierniS's 
" musical legend. rhe Children'.s 
('iu.sado." wiiioh was given by the 
cocioly eleven years ago and aroused in- 
leicst llie,n. lis special appropriateness 
ill tlii.s time is due to the fact that, tlie 
."cene of the first part is suppose<J to 
i be a Flemish villag'-'. whence ttic Chil- 
dren's 1 rusade set forth. 

The conoef I was begun with " The 
■^tar Spangled Banner." suns thrilling- 
y by the chorus, with accompaniiiient 
or a.e orchestra, in which the audience 
\va3 asked to join: to aid in which, tiiere 
was placed in each seat a copy of the 
rnu^ic with the wordii. the music being 
yivcn in the re^asion prepared at tiie 
request of the Ij'nitcd Slates Bureau ol 
Kducation by a committee consisting of 
Will ICarhart, Walter Damro.sch. Arnold 
J. Ganlvoort, O. ti. Sonneck. and John 
Philip .Sousa. 

Tne performance of the cantata was 
preceded by the recitation of the patri- 
otic poem, " Carillon." by the Ijelgian 
[loet. Kmil Cammaens. with music by 
i?ir Edward Elgar. The poem was re- 
ciica i.y Miss Frances titair, in co.stume. 
and arou.sed much enthusiasm among 
most of the audience : a few were con- 
jipicnous through tnclr lack of it. 

Tne subject of " Tnc Children's Cru- 
st, dP " is taken from Marcel Schwob's 
narrati\e of the futile and patholic epi- 
sudc CI ihirieenth century history, w lien 
i -0,01)0 cliildren went f ortn to destruction 
' IP an access of religious onLhusiasm 
' LH-giiis' an expedition fo'.' the conuut.-l 
loi l;ic: Holv I^and. It must be said, 
however, that Schwob's narrative after 
I it crneiged from the hands of the 
Kiench adapter and the English trans- 
lator, is shorn of much of its beauty.. 

Ttie store is a series of pictures rep- 
resenting " The Forthsatting," '■ The 
tlighwav," "The Sea." "The Saviour 
in the Storm." Pierne's musical treat- 
ment makes little attempt to present 
dramatic incident: it is rather an at- 
tempt to heighten the. value of the pict- 
ure in each case, to supply a general 
mu.~ic8! illustration: to represent the 
ecstatic mood Uiat heard celestial 
\olce.-. an'i the access of devotion that 
:.l;jrtod the sacred quest: to represent 
the v.ailing parents, the guilele.srs and 
ii. tenuous cliildien; to .'ihow incidents 
of ihe journey, in the appearance of 
.]e.-u.« to rescue them in the storm, the 
iiLaiins of the blind child. ■ 

Tiiere is material here lor a musician 
o I'iniagination .md technical powers, 
and Mr. Pierne ha.s shown botli in his 
seuinpr. One of Ihc most significant of 
i>i=! is his creation of a 
refito mystical atmosphere env.iap- 
ving much of the narrative, a straisge, 
di-camy ecstasy that fill.s much of ii. 
The naivete and confidence of childhood 
Lire :5U2:pe3ted, ind a most potcnt nioans 
->r its T-'UffKCStion is a cho 
that is oddcd lo the re 
Oratorio Society. 
Tl',0 orohcstiviion i."* rich and tiani»- 
parer.i, often peculiarly expressive in, 
c|u:i.iil>'. Many effects of a distant choif 
are used, tn the seciion c tllcd " 'ihe 
ilij^hway " thire is .an old foil; tune 
suns by' the childrf n in v.-hich the eoii- 
.-tant chan.To from triple to doubU 
rhythm gives a sort of quaint incon^e- 

f;u''.;nce. / 

But. in general, the music, .suffer-.', trom 
monotony of effect beyond t!-e inteii- 
!.ion;il monotony given by thf oft- re- 
pea ted children's sona. There l.M not 
inu;h determinate, definite, melodic out- 
line ■ and the incessanlK shifting har- 
monics .ire rcstlo-s-;. Ye there j.s a 
liaunl'ng charm .ibo'it many pages of 
lii:.-; work that cdiniiot he .eain.said 'and 
th.-^;. the lapses into monotony do not 
efface. There a! e a number of in-.- 
pressive choral c!imaxc<> and striking 
.solos for tv>o .=oprano-„ .M!ys and Alain, 
and for the narrator. 

The chorus sang well, with abundant 
\ igor. and with ci;n'siderahle beauty of 
lone jnd finLsh Quite as pood was the I 
c'.nging of the chorus of children fruni : 
the oiiblic schools, trained by Dr. li^rank 
R lib:. Dire !tor of Music in the schools, 
wiio did themselves great credit, -. The 
ivirt of .Main, the blind boy, was sung 
b\ Mnic. Marie Sundelius. who wa.o 
'aid to be suffering vritb a cold, but 
V ho concealed most, though not all. of 
ir..^ effects with skill. Florence Mac- 
tcl'i v-as v.'holly admirable ?.s .-.lly;), 
,1 Albert I-'ndquest sung the tenor 
rt of the Narrator with an excellonl 
voices ill excellent style. 


V Program Made Up Entirely of 
Schumann's Music. 

.lohn Powell last season gave " with 
■reat trepidation of sr-lrit." us he con 

k.,v through all Ujc .■,c\.-i;i,l 
which ultcnflbly work.s agaiii-st them, 
but there arc a fullness and t'.chnet-s ol 
idea, a streaming, flow of 'msiiflnaWon, a 
lomantic tendernes.-* and tire wJioUy 
characteristic of Schumann .'^ youlhtui 
reriod aa a compoecr for the Pia-no_i;'\';° 
there i.'^ much of his originHl and char- 
8c.lori!»tic treatment of the instrument. 

tl wa.-^ a deltglit to hffar these pieceb, 
still fresh, still buoyant tn their insp)'- 
ration a."* it was to hear the .c.ucccssion 
of the " Krelsleriaria," better known 
Olid undoubtedly somewhai .''O""?' 
ed in form and content, though they 

raiorio Society Gives " 1 he 
>^ hildren's Crusade," With 
Damrosch as Conductor 

£C • V- / *7 ^ 7 . 

Waller Dami^sch f<rrmall>? began 
Ills new term of service as conductor; 
of the Oratorio Society _§n Wednesday 
night t)y conducting Pierne's 'The 
Children's Crusade" at Carnegie [lalj; 
lie began brilliantly, too, calling forth 
111 imposing volume of tone from his 
in<rers, maintaining excellent pre- 
cision of attack and most of the lime 
making the welkin ring with massed 

A quieter performance might Have 

admiration for this music. p'or the Sniparted more variety of expression to 
" Uumoresques," especially, he adopted [the v.ork, which became at times 
an intimate and inten.sive style that ad- [tvessinglv monotonous under the oon- 
Imirably suited the character of the (^^j^to^^s "i^gty beat. It is a question. 
M'r.' powell sought by every means to however, vvhether ^his ^Flemish Le^ 
- ' " g'end has deserved its brilliant repute. 

Pierne was never an inspired musi<;ian 
and the harmonic modernism -which h( 
learned from Cesar Franck he uses 
with monotonous restlessness and with- 
out Franck's classic sense of fjrrn 
Only in the second part, where the 
children sing their ancient folk tjine 
does the music i-ise to the level of tn; 
spiration. Belgium deserves and wil. 
receive far nobler "tributes" than this 
1 i n the era to come. 

I The chorus and the 200 school tlul- 
jdren who assisted thein are excellent 
I material which Mr. Danir<^gc« v.'ill 
(doubtless train to greater delitacy ant 
accuracy of execution in the Eande 
iand Bach works which' are to come 
Iprefentlv. The soloists— Marie 'Sun- 
delius, Florence MacbatJi, Albert Lmd 
quist and Royal' Dadmun — sang a; 
[clearly as might be over Mr, Dam- 
rosch's tempestuous orchestra. 

The officially standardized "Star 

ihod, and . 
•A of temperaii 


embody its sentiment and feeling. It 
would, indeed, have been better if he 
had not sought so continuously, or ali- 
tempted the realization of so many ef- 
forts or so concentrated a feeling , m 
e\erv measure and every phrase; in a 
word, if he had played with a little mord 
simplicltv; with a little less incessant 
Tubato. "But it is shabby to look in tlie 
mouth such a gift horse as Mr. Powell 
brought forth yesterday. A large audi- 
ence enjoyed it. 


Vernon Stiles, Tenor, Sing? LiSZt 
and Wagner In Khaki. 

The Philharmonic Society's program 
at its concert last evening in Car- 
negie Hall offered something of a 
superabundance, especiS-Uy in tlie 
modern latter half. Mozart's over- 
ture and "Don Giovanni" and his 
Symphony in C major were followed by 
Liszt's setting of the Twenty-third 
Psalm for tenor and orchestra. De- 
bussy's " Rondes de Printemps," Du- 
kas's " Sorcerer's Apprentice," the 
prize song from " IH Meistersinger," 
and Eschaikoweky's orchestral fantasy, 
" Romeo and' Juliet." 

The setting of the Twenty-third Psalm 
was given for the first time with or- 
chestra in America, so the program 
said; a statement difficult to verify. It 
was sung by Vernon Stiles, who ap- 
peared in khaki, the uniform of a sing- 
ing leader in Camp Devens. The com- 
position itself is not an inspired or an 
inspiring one; commonplace in its mus- 
ical substance, rambling and repetitious 
in its treatment of the words, embody- 
ing little of the exquisite poetry of the 
Psalm. Mr. Stiles sang it with slncerlt- 
a.nd fervor, but he could not make 
Interesting. Nor did the musical exer-f 
cises of camp life seem to have been 
advantageous to his voice and style in 
the concert hall. He was received and 
rewarded with enthusiastic applause. 

Mr. Straneky gave painstjUcing an* 
praiseworthy performances of the two 
compositions by Mozart; there was f m- !( ■ ] 
ish of detail; but .the vitality and 
warmth of the music were not qtuie 

Mr. .\ 11 was a liery and pap- „ 
Bionato TurMdu: Miss Perino was 
an alluring Lola; Mr. de Luca a.n 
.Mfto was, as usual, a delieht; and 
Mme. Mattfeld sang Lucia. 

Mr Caruso sobbed his -woe in 
"Pagliaccl" to thei joy of the am i- 
■p Miss Muzio as Nedda, Mr. 
lato as Tonlo, Mr. Bada as Beppe 
and Mr. Laurenti as Sylvia com- 
pleted the capable cast. 

Mr. Moranzoni conducted, DOtn 

ieifetz, (iodowiu and 
r\me. Af.da at Biftmore 

"rpHE Star Spangled Banner in 
Triumph Shall Wave" 'was an- 
nounced by Mme. Frances Alda in 
tjie early part of yesterday's musi- 
cale at the Biltmore. The diva, 
with Leopold Godowsky, pianist, 
and Jascha Heifetz, violinist, pre- 
sented a programme that attractea 
a' capacity audience. 

Though the audiences at these 
concerts are supposed to be more 
fashionable than musical, the dern- 
onstrations that followed Mr. 
Heifetz's renditions proved an un- 
derstanding and appreciation of a 
rare and high art. Two interest- 
ing and rhythmic works by Sara-^ 
sate, Beethoven's graceful ' Minuet 
and extracts from the same mas- 
ter's "Ruins of Athens' (arranged 
hy Auer), and numbers by Suk and 
Wieniawski wore on the pro- 
gramn;ie. . •, 

Mme Alda, fresh voiced and en- 
thusiastic, sang in English, .Swed- 
ish, Russian and French. 

Mr. Godowsky, with his cus- 

The onicia IV sianaaruizeu jmi- mr. ijuuu v. »<v ^ , ., — , ' . j.„„v, 
Spingled Bann^V' which had its .vs. |tomary faiiltless^command^of tech- 
performance at the opening ot the con 
cert, is distinguished chiefly by its 
avoidance of the freak harmonies 
which have crept into it. To Emila 
C'ammaerts's patriotic poem. C iril- 
lon," Edward Elgar has written mar-; 
Itial and slirriug music. Frances Starr, 
who recited the verses last- night ovei 
this' melodrame accompaniment, was 
hardly able to dominate the large ludi- 
torium, though she affected the grand 
manner as well as a realistic actress 

^ jl|ARDIN 'AM' 


I potent nioans -i^tiaJt^ — i/^C- |»| / 

;uiL°'fo?cls oJ H=nry Raba^ Symphony PlaVed 
— Mme. Homer Soloist. 

jiiiu'c Mjulr ill OVcr.-i V,nv 
Ouiiig' to Illness 1)1" 
l i'icda lfenii)Pl. 

— Mme. Homer Soloist 

At the Carnsgie Hall concert of the 
■Symphony Society yesterday afternoon 
tlje symphony in E minor by Henri Ra 

', Thfio w.i." to have been a performance 
of ^^ozart's "Le Xozze di Figaro" at 
ti,c .Metropolitan Opera House last 
svenhig, but owing to illness on the part 

He sympnony in minor uy xiciui i">-- oc.....;,, u^-. •••o - < 

Uatid vr&a given. It ■was first heard Frieda Ilempel it could not be given 

here a year ago. Tlie composer is also 
the composer of the opera " MaroUf," 
to be given for the first time in this 
country on Dec. 10, at the Metropolitan 
Opera House. Whether or not this may 
have suggested its repetition, the cir- 
cumstance was by no mean.'? necessary 
to givjo interest to a performance of a 
work that was found so excellent at Its 
first performance. 

The comiK>ser is a modem French- 
man, one of the conductors of the Op6ra 
Comiqtie Jle does not pursue many of 
the methods of tlie dominant school of 
French composers; he does not devote 
himself wholly or largely as an end in 
itself to orchestral or harmonic color, 
ar.d is looking for something beyond the 
ci-eation of " atmosphere " or moral, or 
even the making of a vivid emotional 
appeal. He has worked with definite 
thematic material, and has accomplished 
his end by the development and elabora- 
tion of it. In this he has employed 
large resources of contrapuntal skill. 
The music 1.1 finely felt; it is not writhout 
emotional expression or the evocation 
of mood. ^ ^, , 

It has much to .lay. and at times elo- 
Qiientlv. It has charm as well as power. 
If it lie."? open to the charge of being 
" academic. ' this charge holds clncfly 
as to the first movement. The andante 
has poetic feeling, the allegro •vivace a 
sinuous rhythmic grace, and there is 
an exhilarating dramatic force in tne 

fe-^ses in a little essay on the affair put Mast movement. The use or the com 

U.lo hi., program yesterday at Aeol:an Q}'^^y„^^,^l^'Z^^^^^^^^ 

Hall, a pianoforte recital wiUi a frag- ^ent to another is skillfully carrifKl 

ranee made entirely of , " ^ ^ jj^. Rabaud's adeptnf 

. imaiin s 

ucrka. This season he gives another. 
•A-i»h less trepidation, preaumably bo- 
cause the former one ts'as so well re- 
ceived. But there was even more dar- 
ing. t>erhaps, in this one, which he gave 
vcsterdav in Aeolian Hall, because of 
the conioosition of the program. It con- 
lainc-d the ■' H'lmore.snues." Op. -M. and 
ri"hl of the " Kveisleriana, " and the 
Htudes Symphoniquei." Of these the 
•■ Ktudes Symphoniqufs " are much 
played: a few of the " Kreisleriana " a 
littic and the rest of them and the 
• ■ iJumoresqucs " not at all. 

And yet the " Humorcsques " arc qult,^ 
worth giving in public, even more than 
.come other better woriis of Schumann 
(hal pianists ha\e lately found valuable. 
Mr I'owell in his little essay points out 
tii'.'ir continuity, their perfection of time- 
(V,,.i)- fascination of cnntra-sts; v.hi -'n i,.' 

men*, lo ixuoi-ii^i ".^ .l:.xv. --r . 
out. and Mr. Rabaud's in in 
tiirunieiitation is richly in evidence. Jt 
3 a symphony worth a repeution. 

The other orchestral works were \ olk- 
;nann':i prettv serenade in D minor for 
jtrine orchestra, and the poeilc syni- 
-ih!>nic movement from C^sar FrancK s 
)ntorio. " The Redemption. " , , , 

.vime Y-.ouise Homer was the soloist 
!he sang with gr.'.at power arid beauty 
.f voice. Mr. I'ajnrosch's vivid setting 
.r Kipling's ballad, " The Lookmr. 
Jlass," and a ,tUi'VOful one of St.eve»i- 
lon's »ongs, •' Mv Wife "; two songs 
)y her husband, Sidney Homer, the ac- 
•onipaninients to which are orchcstratei; 
ly Victor Kolar. a well known mcmbf t- 
)f the. orchestra, and I'rofesKor Horatio 
•arker's splendid setting ot Dr. John H. 
inlcv'.- stirring " Red Cro.os Hymn, 
•,n. ' h'- had sung at a previous con- 
arou^d much ciithiisiii.'^in. 

Since the aristocratic art ot Mozai t has 
lot been popular in recent years in the 
nappy home of vocal trumpot peals it 
; probable that the pubstitutioii ot 
.Vida " was received with great joy. 
Mme. Uopjiold suslaiiicd the title role 
previously assumed by Miss 'Muzio. 
Mine. Rappold has always sung the 
music with a fine legato and with ■well 
jjlanned nielliods of interpretation, if not 
with subtle meaning or emotion. She 
lias improved in the role of late and it 
was a pleasure to hear the much mal- 
treated music given as she gave it -nith 
justice to its melodic character and 

Others in the cast were Mme. Ma,tze- 
nauor as Anutcria, Mr. Marlinelli as 
Rhadamc.'i. Mr. WhitehlU as Amoiiasro, 
Jlr. Mardone:s af Ra'iifis. "Mr. Ruysdael 
as the Kinri and Mme. Sundellns as the 
PriesUsx. ^\v. WhitehlU made a dra- 
malic figure of the Ethiopian king, and 
sang the music -vvith excellence of style. 

Because Mme. Hempel is suffering 
from a cold the revival of "I-a Figlia del 
Ueggimento" has been postponed afid 
"l.a Boheme" will be sung at the Slctro- 
politan Opera House to-inorron' after- 
noon by Mmos. Alda and Miller and 
Messrs. Martirtelli, Scotti, Didur and De 
Seguiola, Mr. Pagl conducting. 

■forence^Easton Mts 
De&ut at hefropofitan 

Inique and elucidation of tonal 
Ibeauty, played original composi- 
itions and works by Mendelssohn- 
Liszt, BlumenfeJd, Chopin and 


Rachmaninoff's Long Symohony 
Wins Great Applause. 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra 
•cached New York punctually yesterday 
on it;? second vi.sit of the season, having 
rrancelled engagements in other cities of 
its weekly tour. Carnegie Hall was 
Kill; Dr. Muck was received with cordial 
Lppiause; he played , " The .Star- 
fepkngled Banner "-a diflerent version 
from the one he used last riiotit.i with 
f' more matter and less art. And then 
he set to and conducted with great 
bower, great enthusiasm, and complete 
[na-^tery of all its content. Rachamnln- 
ijff'6 superb symphony in E minor. No. 
|>, Op. S ^ft^ , , . 

" The symphony had been played here 
before; it was first made known b.v the 
ttussian Symphonx' Orch.i^^tra about 
tiine years ago. Ask not lio-w-. . I'aj't 
tiight's performance di.«cIosed. if it haa 
not been disclosed before, the remailt- 
able beautv and power of the work, it 
is much too long: it lasts considerably 
more than an hour, ft would have an 
even greater effect if the composer had 
'worked with greater concentration, "let 
it would not bc .ejisy to point out when 
he sholud cut. The four movements ar< 
full of ideas; ideas of beauty and po- 
tency. They are treated with the as- 
surance and in the large style of a 
maiiter. , . 

He ha-i continually something to say 
Something to axid, to develop. It is al 
fcogent. vigorous and organic. His 
hour's length is not the hour's lengtl 
if a Bruckner, who labor.s with a fe'W 
Trandiose idea.s and imbeds them ir 
iiard and trv concrete. Though P«ich- 
maniol'i'i: development is often too long, 
here is much of interest in liis use ol 
:ommunit\- of theme " in the re- 
;urrence of certain ideas common tc 
several of the four movement.'?. Oiif 
hf the features of increa.=ing interest if 
fhe archness and variety, the color and 
brilliancy of the orcliesti-^tion; the cer- 
Liinty oi" touch with ■which the signili- 
tancc of the idea is heightened by it. 
The beautv and power of the composi- 
and the fire of the performance 
deep impression upon the au- 
Notwithstanding its length, 
there ■was much applause. 
I The rest of the piogiani was made up 
Uf the overture, nocturne and .scherzo 
trom Mendelssohn's inu.'»!c to " A .Mid- 
^ummer Night's Dream 




I sef 



J^iLORENCE EASTON was the sub- 
ject of much favorable comment : 
at the Metropolitan Opera House ; 
last night. She made her debut as , 
Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana," 
which, ■with "Pagliaci," formed the 
bill of the evening. It was the 
season's first performance of these 
two Italian Iragedics. 

Miss Fasten is an American so-' 
prano who has many European suc- 
cesses to her credit. Not since 
Mme. Destinii's impersonation of., 
Santuzza has the Metropolitan vPre- 
sented a more admirable artist In 
the role. Miss Eastoii possesses a 
powerful and dramatic soprano, 
voice. saiiB- witli l.c;nitiful quality A 

Yvett- Guilbert Appears Again. 

Yvette Guilbert gave jesterday iV.e 
.ond of her four 
tl,e Theatre du Vieux Colombifti- 
alternating with four Sunday even- 
bofore Christmas and including 

.. i.e.^rof'^hrist/^^two nnee^ 
^-V V^d^-nove\^y wa^ again tho 

vv-i?coxon appeared in an old 
^ Vhe Jongleur." and Maunce 
ted at the piano 



a3sisled al the piano. 


In their vestments of red, Maick and 
gold, Uie Russian Cathedral choir of St. 
Nicholas Cathedral gave a concert last 
night at AeoHan Hall, evoking enlhusias- 
t'c applause after many numbers in their 
comprehensive progiamme. Ivan T. Gor- 
o'Khoff wa« choir master, 'wit'a thirt\ 
ices, ranging from the deepest basso 
the clawBiiVtwWe of the iboys. 


able anlinlionri, ui svlu . this orgam/a- 
Uon p\cp1h also litanies and respon.sesl 
1 moft delicately sung. The .■«>lolst.s in-i 
dudfd A. KandSba, basso, anrt .losef 
, Wilchofsky, one of the boy ^^ItoS' 

' the creed of the Gre<:o-.Ri'ssianl 
rch with rare toeauty^o:' >'<j1" 
The Saturday Concert 
I Saturdav afternoon the Bos^Lonians 
[presented m surpassing fashion Edward 
jMacDoweH's "Indian Suite," another 
■ suite— Debussy's "La Mer"— and the 
Ithird "Leonore" Overture. It was due 
Itime for a hearing of MacDowell's won- 
Iderfully beautiful and poetic conception, 
■which only Mr. Stransky has noticed of 
Irecent years. Yet it remains the great- 
lest orchestral production of an American 
■composer, quite irrespective of the more. 
I inflated proportions and modernistic tech- 
Inique of the younger men. MacDowell 
■would have won a place among the un- 
Ideniably great if he had written nothing 
Ibut the "Dirge," in which utter sim-i 
Iplicity goes hand in hand with an in-| 
Itensity of tragic purpose and a poignance 
Jof tragic expression incredibly moving. 
Iln calling it the greatest threnody since 
r'Sicgfried's Death March" Lawrence, 
Gilman is in no wise hyperbolical. j 
Debussy's "La Mer" seems to be one! 
of Dr. Muck's favorites, for he played 
it here only a year or two ago. But 
except certain sensuous beauties of or- 
chestral and harmonic color, its value 
is slight and its suggestiveness ex- 
fremely limited. There is more of the 
sense and spirit of the sea in the first 
Itwenty bars of "Fingal's Cave" — to say 
Tiothing of the inimitable denotements 
bf the varying moods of the deep in 
the "Sea Pieces" of MacDowell, in the 
If'Flying Dutchman" or "Tristan" — than 
n Debussy's whole score. H. F. P. 

The Philharmonic Concert. 

^'^''^r° u is^nif ?robrbrfhat"d 


'i'^'^TnT^^^ -^^^^^^^^^ 

phony 'L,"'f,^nrp^s began the " AU- 
.udescribabl<> aullness oegan 

t-^'^^I^'-^o^ertu^e^^^aint Saens;. 
■ Bhonic poem. PVethon^ancl Mab 


Miniature Philharmonic Offer^ 
Novel Form of Musical Enter- 
tainment at Aeoliaji Hall 

Miniature Philharmonic OVch^tra, Con- 
ductor, Jacques Grunberg. Concert; 
iEolian Hall, Evening, Dec. 10. Solo- 
ists, Marie Narelle, Soprano; Bernardo 
Olshansky, Baritone. The Program : 

Overture, "Iphigenia in Aulis," Gluck; 
Suite {new), "The Chriatmas Tree" — 
-March of the Gnomes," "Silent Night," 
•'Dance of the Chinese Dolls," "Dance of 
the Clowns," Rebikoff. "The Green Hills 
of Ireland," Del Riego; "An Irish 
Mother's Lullaby," Hamilton Hartz; 
"Shule Agra," arranged by W. A. 
Fisher; "For the Green," arranged by 
Herman Lohr; Marie Narelle, Kathleen 
Currie at the piano. "Novelette" (MS.), 
Mana Zucca; "Norwegian Bridal March" 
(MS.), "Song of Vermeland" (M.S.), 
I Herman Sandby ; "March Miniature," 
from Suite, Op. 10, Jacques Grunberg. 
"When the King Went to War," Koene- 
man; "The Dying Child," Paschalow; 
"Autumn," Tschaikoicsky ; "The Gypsy 
\ Ballade," Lyszyn; Bernardo Olshansky, 
George Roberts at the piano. "Petite 
I Suite," Debussy. 

There is undoubtedly a place for a 
t diminutive orchestra like the Miniature 
{ philharmonic (its membership numbers 
i thirty-two) in New York. To be sure, 
others before Mr. 'Grunberg have made 
experiments along the same lines with 
greater or lesser success. The new or- 
ganization was established with a view 
of cultivating the "many symphonic 
gems of rare delicacy and beauty which 
have been entirely neglected," owing to 
1 "the modern tendency toward quantity, 
Ivolume and massiveness which h ■ e had 

...rtant mu- 
■ ae Will > "-'1 .-mall orches- 
tras"'" Also' with the intent of perform- 
ing ' "modern compositions for small 
orfheslra by men and women of^g-mne 
talent whose work, because of its unuiue 
ness has not gained a hearing. inub 
the circulars distributed at the orches- 
Sa's flr^t concert last Monday night. 

A large audience gave every one con- 
cerned Ibundant cause for encourage- 
ment and was most prodigal of its ap- 
Dlause Mr Grunberg has. a good deal 
of excellent material in lus orchestra 
,nrl he conducted with abundant zest. 
The playTng will probably improve 

^^-\ S'^rSf fot^'frn^o^t paK 
TtnirS^ but little finish or 
beautv and smoothness of tone. A Dei 
fer balance and correspondingly le^s 

1 f„ mpv come eventually. 
aU event^ 'Mr Grunberg will have 
to be cons derably more circumspect in 
his choice of compositions "by men and 
won,en"of genuine talent' to justify h^ 
nrrhestra's existence on this score. «ji 
?^e ones he brought forward Mon- 
day only Herman Sandby's "Nor- 
wegian BrMal March" and his Gramger- 
Se arrangement of the beautiful Swed- 
iTforksong^"Vermeland'' seemed worthy 
Dlavrn? though all the others m- 
cTuXI'his own cleverly scored "March 
Miniature," were noisily received^ The 
niiick overture — without the Wagner 
do'se-r^e^efved an honest but not very 
polished rendermg, and Debussy s 
"Petite Suite" was musically one of the 
most enjoyable things of the evening. 

The soloists were ecstatically greeted. 
Marie Narelle's Irish songs ^n that so- 
prano numerous recalls, and Bernardo 
Olshansky's Russian numbers weie 
much relished. That baritone showed 
himself possessed of . a ^eajly beautiful 
and well managed voice and his smgmg 
had taste and style. ti. a. r. 

iHi's travel. 

■ H all hope that Ml6.« GaiTliptl 
I introduce anythinp more of this 
. t to U8. She ?ang the thing as if B*e 
foU no erreat confern about ts f' t'TS- 
She might better be engaged 'n elng »K 
the Queen of the Jiight air from "Die 
Zauberfloete." She Ket.s more out of II, 
and so win any audience, 


Yonng American Pianist Heprats 
]Ila e^aocesN, 



Mabfel Gamson',6 Rendition in 
German Causes No 

Hans Barth, a younfr American pian- 
ist, who recently made a favorable de- 
but here, pave a second recital vector- 
day afternoon In the Princess Theatre. 
He wa« heard with Interest by an audl- 
en<-e that nearly filled the auditorium. 

Tn a Phort programme that included 
Schumann's toncata, LIszfs fantasy and 
fugue on the theme B A C H, and two 
pieces by himself, the player's perfor- 
mance confirmed the (rood impression 
he made iMJfore. A Chopiti nocturne 
lacked poetry and in <erUln other mim- 
toer? there *afi Insufficient breadth. But 
on the whole be gave n commendable 
e»xhl'bitIon of technic, color and musi- 
"ianly taste. Mr. Barth is a young 
ilayer of talent and accompliahmcnts. 

(Aiis Brasfau Stars at ' 
^fo'urthl)liera Concent 

rpHREE artists of the. first i^nk 
were heard at the Metropolitan 
Opera House last night. It was the 
fourth "opera concert," and the 
audience was as large as the house 
would hold. Miss Sophie Bras au. 
the vouns- and gifted contralta.i 
Bfrem Zimbalist. the Russian vio-| 
Ivnist, and Morgan Kingston, tliei 
Welsh tenor who has recently 
joined the Metropolitan forces, 
were heard in one of the best pro- 
grammes of the season 

Miss Braslau's art has broadened 
considerably in the last season or 
two' Her voice is exceptionan> 
rich and sympathetic in qualit>. 
she sinSs with admirable taste and 
methodr and her musical equips 
ment is unusual in variety and 

^^Last evening she sang the ariii 
"Omio Fernando" from Donizetti J 
"La Favorita" with command o, 
style and technique that made ;i 
most favorable impression on her 
critical audience. After the veryl 
difficult and brilliant number. En« 
sang "Colan Dhu," by Leoni: the old 
English ballad, "Sheph(ird, Thy De- 
meanor Vary;" a Spanish folksong 
hv Guetarv entitled "Mi Nina, and 

in" years. She ha^s Uttle of the temper 
ment that appeals to a Ijatin audienc 
but she has beauty of voice, style and 
quiet charm that should mak© her e 
ceedingly popular with American <Qjet 
goers. Not many voices stand ^{<w< 
iin contrast with that of Mr. Caruso, b 
1 fhe duet was all to her credit. Mr. Caru 
lis one of the few great artists who w 
sacrifice a big tone to produce an artist 
effect or to encourage a new singer who 
jtone is not comparable with his in size 
Others in the excellent cast were Cla 
ence Whitehill, an extremely satlsfyii 
lEscamillo; Mmes. Sparkes and Fomia ai 
Messrs. de Segurola, Reiss and Bada. M 
Monteux conducted a polished and spi 
ted performance. 




Heard in Several Solos and 
Also in Tavo Duets. 


Henri Rabaud's Symphony in| 
E Minor Repeated at 

Concert. ' 


Songs in French, Italian, j^iig 
lish and Porsetxhii'e Dia- 
lect on ProgTiUiuiif. 

Mr. Bagby's second;-al mornin; 
of this season brought out yesterday 
notable audience that filled the grar 
ballroom of the '^'aldorf-.V.storia. Th 
art'.''!s were Mme, Louise Homer of th' 
Metropolitan Opera, Mme. Alma dllid 
and Efrom Zimbalisi, violinist. ' ' 
piano wore Miss Florence Mcjr 
S. Chotzlnoff. 

Mme. Homer sang an aria from Haen , 
del's "Xerxes" ; also songs by SIdne; 
Homer, Carl Deis, Corner and Carpen 
ter, the last mentioned being sanj ii 
Dorsetshire dialect. With Mme. Qlucl 
she sang Bayly's "Lonsr, Long Ago" an( ^ 
Nevin's "O That We Two were May ; 
ing." Mme. Gluck's selections ■Ktp 

including compositions of Massenet 
Cacctnl, Stenson, La Forge, Saar ani 
Dichmond. Mr. Zimbalist played com 
positions of Bach, Beethoven, Cui, Sara 
sate and wien!..Tt-^i-' r\«v 


Joseph *Bt?net, Miniature Philhar 
and Martha Phillip*. 


Henri Kabaud'a delightful symphony 
in B minor was repeated at the Sym- 
phony Society's concert In Aeolian Hallj 
yesterday afternoon and the other orrj 
chestral numbers were Volkmann's^ 
serenade in D minor and the baccVianale. 
from "Samson ot Dalila." AU . have, 
been heard at previou.s concerts of thej 
fc-ocletv. The soloist was Mabel Garri- 
son, soprano, who sang an air from| 
"Don Giovanni" and (for the first time| 
here) a now much discussed excerpt fr m 
the "Ariadne auf Naxos" of Richard| 
Strauss. She sang it in German and 
there were no dcmonatrations of dis-; 
pleasure. ( 
Ariadne had a bad time In iMajcOS-i 
No matter which of the .'•everal legendfi, 
0P<! accepts he has to BympaUiize. with, 
the poor girl. Minerva got Theseus to\ 
decamp and leave her deserted on the 
island, but Venus came along and told 
h*r to cheer up, she should be the bride 
of Bacchus. The god arrived as P'orn- 
ised and gave her a golden crown which 
was £<ubsequently placed among the 
stare. . „ ' 

If Ariadne had not lived a safe num- 
ber of centuries before StrauBS she , 
might have heard her own aria. It is : 
another long «trlng of recllUive. arioso j 
and melodic movement after the manner j 
of the Princess's music In "RosenUava- | 
Uer" with the addition ot scintillating 
embroideries of an appallingly difficult j 
nature, doubtless designed to have refer- 
ence to Ariadne » symbolic business ot 
guiding the soul through the labyrinth 
of life. 

Just what it was all about and why was 
not quite clear. It sounded like vastly 
unimportant music, pointless and vapul. 
despite the ingenuity of Uic diminutive 
Bcore The difficulties were just difficul- 
ties and nothing else. T^ey were not ^ 
even ornamental, Mr. Slrau--^ has been 
known to write a piccolo part for a; 
trombone and he has published a trea- ; 
tise on instrumentation. 

He has in this instance used a soprano 
voice as If It were two flutes and a plc- 
eo'o combined and when he has finished 
there have been many scales, staccati, | 
trills and leaps, about as badly wrlttRi, 
for r-r voice a.', po(>«lble and .mit* as 
L o-i ' oif ■ -..> haacJ 

Hebrew words. 

The audience demanded extra; 
numbers and Miss Braslau gra-i 
ciouslv added two to her long list. 

Mr " Zimbalist was in excellent 
form! And he. too, seemed tireless. 
After his performance of the Paga- 
nini-Wilhelnij Concerto in D he 
added three small violin selections. 

His group consi.sted of an original! 
rythmic Russian Dance, and com- 
position by Cottenet and Sarasate.' 
This number was doubled before 
the admiring throng permitted himi 
to make his final bow. 

Mr. Kingston merited his success] 
by giving a powerful and poignant| 
presentation of "Ridi Pagliacci."i 
which even the Italian standees ap- 
plauded. Charming ballads by 
Tosti. Grant and SuUivan were sung 
with effectiveness and appeal. 


terday's concerts, but not so 






; sli 




Bonnets series at the 

l!^!hrt!tkl^'d\nte^r|t^U. h^^^^ ' 

gram ot ^.^"^^'•"oi'e T^'v Bonnet ga^ 
whom a P'^'"'-'^*^two Belgians. JacqU' 
prominence to t^^o weigian ^ ^ 
Nicholas I^mmens and t.eiM.r ■ 
^ «TT#nUe played eloquently Guilmani • " 


stars sin? 

er for First c.^.^.;jS^}M{n fl^^ 

Donna Is in Most Vivac^^^-t, 

tribute to Excell'^--^-''"'^ ^'^""^ 


'"^ram "iWdiO F.a* hear 
Aeo.ian Hail ^udience^ to hear 

Miniature PB 

With more -vivacity than osual. 

Grunberg ana inu ^ ge 

Geralditie Fatrar aang the Utle r61e in thekrom G luc^^ ?r^'^' ^klniatu?. W j 
second performance of the season ^^l^l^^^^'-f,^^^^^^ 
Bizefs sparking masterpiece "Carmen, p,tbfkofrs'' Christmas Tree "a "ov^^^ 
in the Metropolitan Opera House '^^^If- V^^^^^ 
night It seems as If sho never imper-itrouchka ^^^ T <omrth1 

sonates the part twice alike. Last night!,. ^^^i:^%XnA 
was one of her ferocious nights, ^he^ ^^3^^^ orchestra. Mar^*"^/*^^ 

fought harder in the first act. threw the,, was accom^^^ 
helmet with more force in the second and,^,^^ ^y, *>=^:,'!°"^4o,^°Tn KuS 
, died less gracefuuy In the la^t than is her as >as^^ i^XX ^ Swedi.a 

^ bPKrd here last season, ap," 'I'jj 

Miss Parrar. .rst appear^ce °^ ^S^^^r^^S.^/firHS 
the season with Enrico Caruso, but ^'^i'^lwho listened wiUi^ e^^^^^ 
her acting was most vivacious, there -aSjherJjcandmavj..n .o^g 
no repitition -of the spirited encounters , c-.-t^:'-*?^"^, i 

which made memorable their singing <'<'P"5^;*'^t'' all. f.nd she encored , 
the same r51es two seasons ago, nor of I skogen .ftJ^ys '' o! 

Miss Farrar's <»nflict with one of the group she ji.d^.Sa.nt ha^^^^^^^^ 

chorus women. were American pieces. 

Mr. Caruso -i^a&Jn excellent-voice, ""^e ;;, Japan^se^Doath^. 
flower song and all of his flowing 
melodies wer© sung superbly. 

Miss May Peterson, who on the after- 
noon of Thanksgiving Day gave a fine 
performance of Micaela, repeated her suc- 
cess. In fact she sans her aria and duet 
■virith Mr. Caruso in the first act better 
itbaA it has keen done . «{t th e 

urogram vfithou I printed Scot 



"or Is ill ^)o(l Voice and 
Nopivnio Siiics With. 

1 oi > l O^TTHtWe- 
ron\|u)'<"l « foil ' ' 
of FieiH'li luiiiii" 

•(.uiprlsed "onRS In V'.Uf.' 

lire* !)>• Kianlt I>a Forsf 

■rv of tliose Hoiief Mrs. I'hilhi..'^ viui'.'i i 

>>th taslc and feellripr. Slio was cspe- 

id sulijga. by Uon'Wd P. Tov<-,y, c< - 
Une of varla-tloiw on a th»ni<i 
lilck and a ' In New York " f r 
lo trio or nocturne. " Fairyland, ' Op. 
;, No. 1, for piano, oboe, and viola, by 
osef Holbrooke, who witli l>ord How- 


Ifopeats Ut'v Charininff 
Mic.iolj, — wiiitoiiill !i 
(iood Escninillo.* 


■r.lly b.ippv'l;. ilio Northern lyrlo.«. Mr. Jd do Waldcn once wute an opera. 
I 1 I'oiBe was al the piano, and a» usual ' The Children of Don." 
oMl.uteU ii v.Tlual)le element to theen- in addition to the two UvlnB Englten 
t<" ;;oii)neni. , nuslciaJi.H there was a new " Serenade." 

Ul;„e. Vmma Rnl-wrts ailC Jp. 14. by Bernard Seklco of J rankfort, 

IVliss bmma Koberis aiic ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^j^^^^n e^c. ,>t piano, 

jind with the addition of Alfi-id Kaflt- 
ler, harp. Miss Beetoc's program closed 
with a sextet. Op. 6. by Ludwlg ThuiUe. 
tnown throueh hi3 opera " U>betan2 " 

Before dl>ddlng into BTOups the dozen 
vrtists, amonc them Engelbert Roent- 
;en, who is enrolled in the draft army, 
first appeared as in '• committee of the 
whole •' for their patriotic number, 

Emma Roberts anc 
I New York Chamber Music 
Society Give Concerts 

VompcramcnV under \M 
intclliBoncc is one of the rarest virtues 
in the rcciUil fieUl. There is in that 
lieKl plenty of intellifrence, ancJ occa 


Held pieniy oi iiitcinK^in-r., wnuit; ivi — 

sionallv we eet temperament; but tht which they played standing lo a stand- 
.-.iuiirtii> b<=^ I- . 1. __ , „„ o ir«nhv of French 

.nnipii" wd.s .-sung .it tl>e Mefropoli- 
' V)eva lasl ovenliiir foi- the 
■ latloii of t!ie Monday night sub- 
lior.x. i( ^vas the ."econd performance 
lip opera this .<!e,-»-!on. The previous 
tool; place on ThanksSiving: after- 
1. w'.ien Mr. Martinelli was the Don 
T.ast the foolish hrifadicr 
1 enresented hy Mr. Cartso. Tire 
■'vl (prior WH.T in frood voice, not quite 
:ood a^ in the "Pagrllaicci" perfonn- 
' of last week, but belfer than at the 
nr.Ing of the sca.son- For rest It 
>nl.y needful to record that his Don 
if had all its familiar characteristics, 
me. Farrar'9 voice lias had a sin- 
; dv!nes.s this season, and it 
I'i particularly deflcier.t in bril- 
last evening". But elie impcrson- 
I the gypsy with mtirh of the vivacity 
put into i-.ei' famous 'movie" of the 
Ati8s Peterson repeated her 
■ming ^f!caela, in whk'h her pretty 
e and good style are advantageously 


Whitel-.ilVs fine stage presence and 
Tous methods lent conviction to the 
■h abused Escamillo. while Mr. Dc 
(jurola sang /.unina wit'a a large mon- 
and a small voice. Mr. Monteux 
liKted the opera in a manner smooth 
not as incisive in certain places as 
loiiUl luive been. 

J- «-c.^f— - 

liTch OrK'nnlat Sh 

intelligenco is usually employed Ir 
pointing out the way -to an emotior 
which does not exist, while the tem- 
perament, like tho wind, blows where i' 
liatoth. The result is that the averagt 
audience haa Hobson's choice of forn 
without lire or ilrc .without form 
jSometimes, however, a singer arrive 
who connects these two congenitall; 
'divergent virtues, and then we an 
made happy.. Such a singor gave i 
j recital yesterday afternoon in Aeolian 
Hall. She was Miss Emma Roberts. 

Miss Roberts is not an impeccaWe 
Isinger, Her intonation in her upper 
register was not always true, and the 
restricted range of her voice caused 
Iher some elfort. Within its true com- 
pass, none the less, the voice is an ad- 
Imirable one, warm and vibrant, bhe 
I knows how to sing folksongs, as she 
proved in "Barbara Allen," and m the 
French "Marianne," and J'V^^'^ 
oroKramme she put down "My Old Ken- 
tucky Home" as a folksong, her singing 
I of the air was admirably executed. 
1 With fine spirit, too, she ^gave Cui s 
"Les Trois Oiseaux," and Weckerlin s 
"La Chanson du ambdurineur.' Miss 
Roberts has feeling, which she is not 
ashamed to sh6w, and taste, which she 
does not. hesitate to apply. Her audi- 
ence was deservedly large. 



own lHn Inter- 

epli Bonnet, tlie French organist, 
yesterday afternoon in the "ball- 
1 of the Hotel Astor the fifth and 
in his s€.-ies of recitals illu.slrating 
historic development of organ music, 
presented a programme of "modern 

in • composition.s selected covered a 
ranse of styles in musical form 
nere taken from writer.s niostlv 
'1 Seven Parisian organl.sts, most 

A i.)m are living, were represented. 
:st opened with a prelude in E flat 

I II? Relgian compo.ser Jacques N 
iien». 1S2S-18S1. 

xandre Gullmaiit followed with lii.<; 
loir^ on "O fiUle" (Faster song), 
effective number was much liked, 
fo was a toccata from the fifth 
, iiony of Charles Marie Wider. 

HUt and Widqr were pupils of 
fi'S and hence, according to Ihe 
n.nrne notes, the latter writer may 
onsiderecl "the grandfather of the 
' n French school of organ play- 

j. av Franck was repre!!onted l)y the.- 
nd of his three impressive chorals, 
land was represented by Sir Edward 
ill an allegretto from his sonata, 
Z%. A ".Sonata iChTomalira." by 
.\. Vou of New York and dcdi- 
d to Jlr. Ronnet. was played, and 
ere works by Gigout and P.opartz, 
[an improviflation (from suite ii> D)' 
Tthur Foote. 
ompo^itlon of magnitude in con- 
n and performance was a "nhan- 
. (^atalane." by Mr. Bonnet, \fter 
Widor toccata, an old French piece 
en Taille." iby Grlgny. was given 
E^n encore. TTie programme closed, 
the finale from the first symphony 
lui.-i Vie-. ne. organist of Notre Dame 
■. Boiiiiefs performance again made 
.found impression tor its beauty and 
dth of interpretative i^ower. and bv 
ar.ce and finesse in tho command of 


iConti-alto Is Ileavrt Agajii m 
a Charming' Eocital at 
Aeolian Ilall. 

Kmnia Itoberts, contralto, who made 
I highly favorable impression last sea- 
ion, was heard again in song recital <3.i 
eolian Hall yesterday afternoon. .4. 
ileasinjg programme began with a group 
ntitled "Folk Song.s of the Allies,", in 
vhlch "My Old Kentucky >Ioms" waa 
nade to do duty for the missing Ameri- 
£n folk music. The second group com- 
prised lyrics in Russian and French, 
'ind the linal .section held only products 
f American compo.sers. 

Miss Roberts lias made valuable prog- 
f.i^ In her art since she was heard here 
jcfore. She ha.s acquired a much 
rrcAter ela.sticity of style, a braider 
■?.nge of vocal nuance and a richer 
palette of tone color. These enhance 
Immeasurably the effect of her very- 
lieautlful voice and her excellent tech- 
nique v.hich enables her to sing smoothly 
land normally throughout her soile. She 
■cas suffering from a slight hoarseness 
fit the beginning of her recital but it 
diminished as .she advanced in her list. 

She displayed yesterday an intimate 
variety of charming interpretative m in- 
ner in all the lighter sonss of her pro- 
gramme, while in those calling for the 
Lommunic-ition of deeper emotions she 
revealed a more touching tenderness 
and a more profound pathos than be- 
fore. Her adaptation of style to dif- 
fering numbers was so ingenious 
every song she seemed to one not 

ng houee. before a trophy of French 
ind American flags surrounding a rep- 
Ica of Houdon'a Washington. 
Of the new music, Mr. Tovey's well- 
Uade variations on an air de ballet, the 
ame air that Bodanzky used in the 
Iphigenia " last year, found a Men- 
Wlssohnian finish in an aii-y fugue, the 
belody carried by William Kmcaid, 
ule, youngest member of the euseinblc, 
Wd a product of New York's artistic 
locb foundatioai.- 

Edna de Uiina in Variety of Songs. 

I Kdna de T^ima. soprano, gave a .song 
recital yesterday in Aeolian Hall, re- 
Ivivin'.; a doTien remembered songs of 
(Robert I'lanz, and later of Schumann, 
with as many more by French and 
American composer... To one of thesC; 
Duparc'.-. " T>amcnto," much a-tfected bl 
.sinrers of late, this young a'-tist some- 
how lent fresh charm in her lightness of 
touch, an art almp.'^t French 
Thero were vivaclou.s dance-songs o., 
Bruneau, a " Butterfly '• of the popular 
Kmirdra n oth,;.-s of Vognch and the 
acc™u"ist? La Forge. Miss de Lima 
contrived to make slender vocal re- 

^il ha^^i^SpeTllr ^onc/rt. 

i Tlie Philharmonic Society's orchestra 
i gave a special concert night at Car- 
negie Hall, where Conductor Stransky s 
program ranged from Brahm's First 
Symphony to Berlioz's " Roman Car- 
n'vaf." Sophie Braslau of the Metro- 

IpolUan. sang Saint, , ^^^^^^^^^f '-B/own 
1" Sam.son et Dalllah," and Lddle Brown, 
ihP after three season."! m his 
own counlrv. made his first appearance 
f,er" with orchestra in the violin con- 1 
berto of Tschaikowsky. : 

Y Faust" Sur^g^galn at the Opera. 

•■ Faust" was sung for the third time 
Ihis season in the Metropolitan's spec- 
tilar restoration of the French cla.ssic 
la .t evening to another large subscrip- 
iion -ludipnce which gave a remarkable 
t vafion tS Martinelli after the tenor 
omance in the Gar_den scche. Reap- 
l.farinur in other roles weie tairar. 
iRothic?. Chalmers,, d' Angelo, Delaunois, 


1,;,.,,. ,, 1.., .' I. ..ould bavi 
written more of£«x:tlvely If he had writ- 
ten more concisely. He upeaks altnoMt 
linccAsanUy through the full voice of thp 
orche.Mra. He ha."! been unmindful of 
Von Bulam's favorite advice to young 
lcornpo.-,ors to "let in the air. Ihcr"; 
are too f'?w points of repose. . 

But thcr'' Is an abundance of Idea.i : 
definite, tanetble. striking, effcctiv*. 
often beautiful. Tho composer Im.i 
shown great skill and resource In hl.t 
trp..tmciit of them. His use of themes 
common to the four movement.^ of the 
symphony l« Ingenlou.-". and his writ- 
ing for orchestra Is of no common rlch- 
nes.a. variety and beauty. Rachman- 
inoff had something today In thi.', .sym- 
phony; and not all have who -wtUc ."ym- 
phonles in these days. It war. playe.1 
with much care. wiOi fullne.-t.<i of c>i- 
pn.sslon and richness of tone. air. 
Stransky'9 program contained al.^o ex- 
cerpts from Wagner. 



artha Pliillips. soprano, who had 
heard here in a previous season 
a recital of songs yesterdav after 
in Aeolian Hall. Mrs. Phillips is 
live of Sweden and has sung at the 
khohn opera. Her voice would be 
suited to certain operatic roles 
; it is -A lyric sopratio. light in qua! " 
, but of -Sufficient power. There are 
c e defects in the soprano's technic 
n., ,s much In her singing to give 

an her recital with Handels 
ngero la Forte mla." which she .sane 
•>ar.i.nilartir the prefa- . 

there is 

quite the same a.s that employed for 
any other. 

Gaiety and melancholy, infectious 
humor and delicate feeling were con- 
veyed with equal skill. In short, al- 
though comparatively new to the local 
■-cn^ort platform. Miss B-oberls put for- 
vard cliims to a position of high rank 
and gave promise of still better things 
in the future. Frank la Forge played 
ndmirablo accompaniment and furnished 
lo the programme two pretty lyrics. 



larolyn Beebe Gives a Program of 
Novelties In Aeolian Hall. 

The New York (Thamber Music So- 
lely began with " The Star-Spangled 
lanner " Its second concert in Aeolian 
lall last evening, an event for which 
Carolyn Beebe, Edouard Deru and their 
:SEociates had prepared more novelties 
han are often given in an entire series, 
'hese included a " first time in 

for the qui ntet. Op. 28. for f " 


Music by Louis James Boulter. 

Ivouig James Boulter, composer and, exhibited his art in both capaci- 
ties at a concert given yesterday after- 
noon in Aeolian Hall. The program wa-s 
entirely of music of his composition. He 
played piano pieces, arrangements of 
Sxirtions of a symphony and of pieces 
:or violin solo, and Mrs. Caroline Hud- 
;on Alexander sang a group of five 

Boulter is distinctly modern in 
that he says and undertakes to say. Jlc 
.■ses sometime.^ Uic speech of the moo- 
srn Frenchmen, sometimes one that 
ieem.i to refer to Liszt. Th*- plano/ortc 
bleces that show the I'Yench influence 
in greater or less degree need sonic- 
'hing rapre of the French giace and 
iieiicaii.f*that go with the obviou.s anc 
Salpable qualities. And it must be said 
ttso that most of Mr. Boulter s music 
ffcds a more vigorous creative impulse 
nd greater concentration of utterance, 
llr. Boulter is serious and his aims are 
\igh. _ 

Society Hears 
uUe. Homer 
^ JfinAidaRoh 

lMr.^Xti, the Tenor, hi Smooti 
Performance at tbe Met- 

-Aida- liaa Its thW pcrfonww* of lb' 
season last Tilght at the Metropolitan 
oX House. A large aud.enco heard » 
familiar cast, headed by Mme. Mar. H.P 
pold. Mme. Louise Homer. Mr. Mart nell 
and Mr. Amato. It wa^ a smooth it no 
a very spirited performance. 
urthici-. Chalmers, d'Angelo, uciauno..,, 1 ^j^^ ^^w bass, pleased ^ Ji* ^ 

nd Howard, arid Monteu^condncted^ and Mme. Marie S«"?iehus a« the Pnest 
"La Traviata" Sung Again. Cs. Mr. Moranzoni directed the orch^^^^ 

I a Traviata " was repeated at the 'society jvas well repiesentea, 
...t opoutan last evening the ^'^-^^ T ijgJpgFJ^ SQLOIST AT 

ouch of realism being added by the 
snowstorm outdoors after Verdi s death 
scene of the operatic CamiUe. The cabt. 
Ik on two previous occasions included 
Mme. Hempel. fully recovered from a re- 
icent cold, as the audience testified by 
brolonged applause of the P"ma donna s 
p.wo early arias, while De Luca and 
Carpi were the father and son out ot 
Dumas's story, and Moranzoni con- 

Aurelio Giorni, Pianist, Plays. 

Aurelio Giorni. an Italian of the fair 
or Northern type, at his piano recital in 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon en- i 
icored Binding's " Crobelin " among his 

i>i familiar pieces, one a modest "nn-liinr'TT 
Aria'' bv himself, and added other ; rUVV ±ii/JL( 
numbers at the close of the matinee. I 
Bach and Beethoven headed the pro- 
gram , in which a Chopin group brought 
lout the pianist's peculiar gift of clear- 
cut rhvthm, surety phrase and sing- 
ling tone. 4t^ < ? 
Symphony Society in Mozart Airs. 

'J'ho Symphony Society yesterday aft- 
ernoon in Carnegie Hall amended its 
program, in part repeated, by dropping , 
> an air ' from Richard Strauss's 
I "Adriadne. " Tn its place, the Queen 
ot Night's music from "Magic Flute' . 
wa."! paired with another of Mozart's i 
from 'Don Giovanni." sung as before 
Iby Mabel Garrison. The orchestra gave 
I Schubert'."! "Unfinished" symphony, Kl- 
Igar'.s tone poem of "Falstaff." and 
at-'ain the bacchanale from "Samson eti 
iDalila" of Saint Saens. ? I 


Eussiaii Violinist Arouses En- 
thusiasm of Large Phil- 
harmonie Audience. 


American Pianist Gives Ad- 
mirable Performance of 
Liszt Concerto. 


iRachmaninofrs l-ong Symphony 
• Repeated— Wagner Excerpts. 

I Bv one of the extraordinary coin- 
Icidences that from Urae lo time make 
i their appearance in the programs of the 
orchestral societies, Mr. Stransky put 
ion the program of the Philharmonic 
'society for its pair of concerts yester- 
day afternoon and Thursday night 
Rachmaninoff's sj-mphony in E minor 
played here last w.«k by the Boston 
orchestra. Some eight or nine years 
ago the symphony had a 
performances in New ^ork U has 
aroused renewed admiration at t^.e ^ost 
ecent ones. The work i. 
•e^ though Mr. Stranr .y ,s said t 

Tliere were two orchestral concert? 
yesterday afternoon. The Philharmoiiiv 
Society- at Carnegie Hall g.^va its regu- 
[lar Sunday programme, with the young 
Rus.'^ian violinist, .lascha Heifetz, as the 
aolo performer. At .\eoliaM Hall .Tohn 
Powell, American piajiist, was the solo- 
ist with tile Symphony Society. 

It was tho fourth appearance of Jiir 
Heifetz here Within a few weeks ti:r 
a-id his -second one with orchestra, 
was heard in the Tschaikowsk,v vio'..i, 
concerto, a work he had played with 
the Philharmonic in Brooklyn a week 
»go. His performance .yesterday of the 
familiar concerto aroused unusual in- 

The house was packed and at the 
(close the enthusiasm as shown in ap- ran over into the following or- 
Ichestral number. His reading was in 
[all respects a remarkable one. It aaton- 
i."shed through a great technic, and in 
interpretation it delighted for a proper 
breadth and elegance of style in which 
tliere was a ravi.=hing. display in tonai 
nuance and rare musical feeling. 

Orcbertra in Good Form. 

The orchestral numbers on the list: co', - 
' Tivorak's seldom pi;-' - " :''iir ■ 
^■hich iMr. Strar 



-veasonr Thc Swan of Tuonela."'! 
Sibelius, and Smetana'a symphonic, 
• Vltava," and afUr the violm 
In. as a i-losins number. Vk-tor 
•fs "Irish RhapBody." The or- 
a. was In good form and played 

• Symphony Soci«ty''= prograrume 
a. revlxal number in the form; 
iT s "In the J-'oresl" .symphSny, and.: 
,p Tvav. it is interestinR to re- 
-ri- h»rp. that last, yrnr Mr. Dam- 
brought forward the .^ame coni- 
"L»nore." With movements 
<1 "Tn the SunliKht." "in the Twi-; 
■ "Dam-e of Dryarls," and "At 
!"— describing a wild hunt with 
Hollo and Wotan and daybt-eak. 
music sounded very simple and old 
mod vet withal restful and musi- 
oiijoyable when not too long drawn 
If was admirably played by thftj 
sna, but it made only a fair im- 
- ion on the audience. 

Appla""*' ^""^ 

i I- Powell's number was the A major 
-rto of I-iPzt. ■ ^o pianist gave an 

■ urable nerforma ce of the solo part.i 
l.laving it with an exciuisite feeling for 
linnal values, vigor in style and bnl-| 
liance in technical virtuosity. His per-, 
forma.nce was warmly received. I 
The prnpramme closed with Elgai s| 
.-ncclivo symphonnc study, "''^'f J"; 
,„-chei»tra, a work Mr. Damrosch brought 
/!,t here in December, 1^13, when it was, 

lljrcsh from th- ■ ■ "^''■'■s' 


So])rau(r^ Technic Has Im- 
li proved and She Sings With 

Elenorr .VUuiaii Given rronramine 
of rlano Compofltlonii. 


the'younRi r baritone who hvmsdf -a . 
an ovation in the "Vision FuB''^ 
from " llfi-odladc." Raymonde D- lau- 
nols sane the ' Habanera " from " t .^^- 
men " • the flower song from 
that opera, and Rothier opened with an 
from •• La Juive." The orchestra gave 
other numbers from " Le Roi d'Ys o. 
lilo and • Sylvia" of Delibes. Nex 
Sunday's star, it was announced will 
be the Russian violinist, Joacha Heitetz 

Klenore .Mtman, a local 1-lumanlan 
pianist who hasbeen heard here before in 
recitals, offered a programme of piano 
compositions last evening in .\eollan 

Hall. The principal numbers were two i Palph Lawton. Pianist, Plays, 
sonatas, one by Schubert in A, opus Ralph Lawton. pianist, gave a .second 
120, and Schumann's in Ci minor: two jg..^ evening in Aeolian H.'ill. a.'J 

Xapsodv ' n 11.; ti^t were also Sto- wich Village Theatre. .Nnother pianist. 
1owski's""\ de Pierrot" and the jWinifred Byrd. had canceled an .(^Goll'dn 
"Cracovienne Fantasti^iue," by Paderew- matinfie, .so that Mr. Lawton alone 
ski. ^ itC**\W Ifaced the first day's dwindling audi 

Alttnan'R pSrformaiiTe Nil 


/liss Hempel Sings Bnliialitly 
in "Tlie Daugliter of 
the Regiment." 


ihoweil I 

a 'techVical fluency that wa 
praiseworthy. There were .sc 
notes, some overuse of rubato in 


some pr^ogress in style and it 

ences of the week before Christmas. An 

•it^ the 

skill and-tfstc. 


artist of 

---- ^*"?'' !^ .prefaced wit^ the Bach-Bu.'5oni •' or- 

There were .some sUps in ■■ fusu<' in D minor, and with Bec- 
eruse of rubato in place tijovpn's i in (.i iTiMjor, a more than 
of tone color and a lack of force in usually modern program, the chief num"- 
,..Trf«i,. irmal passages. As a wliole, bor of which was the sonata "in F minor 
certain ,,"®L .^^^^ sonata of Brahm.s. Between Grieg's '• Bal- 

h<y^tver, as m ° variation.s, Smetana's "By the 

there was an uncommon display or g^^ ^j^^^^ ., j,^^ Paganini-Li.szt 

musical feeling, taste and artistic nnisn. .. , .jji.j.ipyi^^l,g -. ^^^.^ contrasting 

Her work was warmly received. jyiood-pictures of's " Cathc- 

— ' iclrale Knfrloutie '' and j aidZOiutpw's 


Revived, With a Com 

Its Music Is Sparkling and Full ofi 
Comic Vein — Scotti Admirable ! 
as Sergeant Sulpizlo. 

Jascha Heifetz 

7 ur(i i ni . <jni XnuinJii il iiUii i u/Fi-utti iJUJJ<M|j' v .v. 

Helen Stanley, soprano, gave a songj 
reciial yesterday afternoon in Aeolian 
ITall. She had a remarkably large and 
friendly audience, which she entertained 
on a stage handsomely decorated with 
greens suggestive of the Christmas sea- 
son. Miss Stanley is, of course, no 
stranger to the local musical public. She 
has sung here in opera and in orchestral 
Tts as well as in recital. 
1- entertainment yesterday was most 
>!iig. The programme was well va- 
in content and provided the singer 
;i:rul opportunity for the display of 
hei excellences. Miss Stanley is a singer' 
of merit and of charm. .She ha^ a lovely, 
fresh and sympathetic voice which secmsi 
to be suited equally to the polished or 
flcrid airs of the old schools and the! 
e Intimate communications of thei 

. r Jechnic is better than it was when 
.vas heard here first in opera, which 
' course, greatl.v to her credit. She 
: ii .ivcd musicianly under.standing in her 
^phrasing of OrlanJini's "Caro. son 
■•cosi. " and fine apprec iation in her C!e- 
T livery of Cook's "Over hill, over dale." 
I Nothing in her list could have been done 
I better than Pergolesi's "Stiazoso, mio 
J atizzoso," which the audience rede- 
■T; manded. 

ance of Tschaikowsky's Concerto 

The Sunday afternoon concert of the 
Philhannonic Society was given un- 
usual distinction by the appearance at 
It of Jascha Heifetz, the young Russian 
violinist, who had been heard at on y 
one pair of orchestral concerts before in 
New York. He played Tschaikowsky s 
concerto. The performance was an 
extraordinary one. No doubt the piece 
has rarely or never been played here 
with such a perfect mastery of all itB 
ereat difficulties, with such apparent 
'and Uioroughly deceptive simpl.cUy a..u 
lack of ostentation. There have been 
few performances in which theie was 
such absc lute security in every passage, 
every run. ever phrase ; in which every 
note was in tune, perfectly round and 
distinct, golden in tone, in its true re- 
Ution to what went before and what 
came after; Or in which there was £0 
subtle and vital a rhythmic pulse. 

There have been, no doubt, perform- 
ances of greater sweep and vehemence, 
of more feverish passion. The music 
may be read so, and P^rh'^'P^ "-^f^ 
naturally, but Mr. Heifetz showed that 
it may well bear a more lucid interpre- 
tation; one that Is nevertheless ^'^^ " 
I'eeUng and vivid in "P"'^''^'"",. f ^.'t'' 
events, Mr. Heifetz's interpretation ■^as 
a consummately finished ""^"'^^^^"'^ f'''^ 
proportioned according to '^^^ 
had in view; a beautiful work of aU^ 

I^^^^STm f^m 
a very large audience_^ Dvorak s 

The P'og''^"I.,„^,'-^?,eouI symphony in suffic 
melodious and spontaneous s^t^ largely to 
G. OP. SS. that ha.s disaPPeai eu , ^^^j 


"The Daughter of the' Regiment 
("La Fille du Reegiment")- Opera in 
three acts. (In Italian.) Booy by Bay-! 
ard and Saint-Georges. The lUhan 
translation by Bassi. Music by Gaetano | 

Maida. the Daughter of the Regunent. .Frieda, Hem^j 
The Marctilon ess ^[^aah.Smlu 

Orunsiu ]^ y D'Angelo 

A CorporaJ tpietro Audlao 

A Poajsanl Edward Alexander 

A ^ol^-y Maria Savage 

A Duchess ■ 'o^Ai 

Conductor. (Jenuaro Pap!, „rr,i,„ 
It is fourteen years since ine 
Daughter of the Regiment" was last 
given at the Metropolitan Opera House. 
In those days Marcella Sembrich was 
Maria, and Charles Gilibert Sergeant 
Sulpice. Afterward Oscar Hammer- 
stein introduced it into the Manhat- 
tan's repertory to display the voice of 
Luisa Tetrazzini, Mr. Gilbert again 
singing Sulpice. Mme. TeUazzin^s ca 
thedral tones are remember, but better 
yet is remembered her figure, as she 
(ripped upon the stage. 1 
female Falstaff. Never will that mo 
ment b<^ f^-^otten. never deserves it to 

f '°hffrf°ihe''regimeIt,The w/s ^'^1 ^^j^^c 'follow 
Ser of° the ar^ such things ar- 1 nolitan. Mme. 

, . , S^rl^rtr::. ^e^da^nSeMs 

THJ-? D.\l CBTF.R OF TUn r.liUIMKM. 
opera ill three afis, from tbe > rfncli hy 
Bayard and .saint-CIeorBe.s-, Italian "•a"v bv Bassi. mush- by Gaetano Mom • 
i.-t-l. At the Metropolitan Oijcra Honsr 

■Maria Frieda IlMnp.'l 

tfe, I;;; cilioness Marie Mat tfel l I 

" ' Vincenzo Uefchigllaii 

A Vo^^orai. L?-''? ^' t'T^" 

. PeR.<ant Piotro AudiKi.i 

A Notary Edward Al^.nd.; 

A Ducheiis - 

Conductor. Gennare Par"- 


Choir .»f St. .Tohn the Divine .V»- 
slstx In ChristDiB!! Fvosramme. 

T'ne rinnual Christmas programme of 
' Symphony Society, Walter Dam- 
ii conductor, was given at the or- 
iza* ion's fourth Saturday night sub- 
iition concert in Carnegie Hall last 
.ing. The music offered was of de- 
■ itful variety and its performance wa.s 
\n cl.aborate scale. The orchestra 
.11 the assistance of the choir from 
he C.i'Jiedral of St. .lohn the Divine, 
ivith Miles Farrow, leader. 
Heforo the programme began Mr. 
: rosc'n led the audience, choir and' 
■nostra in a stirring delivery of the ! 
i inal anthem.. The numbers in the j 
. for the <hoir were the old German ; 

song, "Silent XighL ' ; Stokowski'9 I 
u hen Christ Was Born" ; .a Haytian { 
radle ?oiig, ".Jesu, Thou Oear Babe 
O livine "; Gavaert's ".lesus. Meek and 
.. tile"; two eighteenth century number.<5, 
; \Niip1 Maconnais" and "'The Song of the 
• and by Osgood, "Listen, Lord- 

i-'. IJn'-o Me." 

■ ;ie symphony pcrformeil was 
ims's second (sometimes called the 
I'vishine" symphoii.v). which IiUf>d the 
■'t part of the programme. The other 
'ction.<» for orchestra were three cpi- 
>s from Ravci'B "Molher Goose" 
i to, "Laideronnette, Bmpress of the 
..-stuettes," "Bea.uty and the P.east" and 
!(> "Fairy Garden"; the introduction to 
' • nx., from Wngner'.« "Die Moister- 
s^er" .ind the Fame master'.^ "Bldo of 
Valkyries." The programme was 
heard with an apparent! ■ interest 
Ijon the part of the audi- 

Qier wouiu hoi-vtone it was archaic the . -- , 

to the dead r<;eiicli .barytone, iv ncompaniment misht 

not, though beside it Antonio bcotli p^^^ ,,.,e.ssins Hcinpcl 
a fisrure equally etreciive, ,.j.rp Ht-thc pic 

^a^' pTacXaT^re equally efrecUve 

thousrh differing somewhat in aevaii.| ^^^^^ navins [euui..:>j i..<: .^>/^. w, .. .^-^ 
t!, =hnW the revival is a worthy one, excision ol works not availab o now 

pass luuisi'^* ' , • 

G, op. SS. that ."'^•'^XnTveaVv a'workJ "--ndiere— at least in a Teutonic army, 
from programs in recen >^ vandieie ^^^^ Gihbert,s 

dreamy " fawan o^,Tu""^a''' and Her- 
"^i^isreap^^^J- P-'- 

symphony society f:jr its s^nth 
Sunday afternoon concert u. 
Hall yes'crday „l^^^^,':\%Zu^r sevlvP.l 
phony. In the ^hJ. davs when Leopold 
decodes ago n daj | wn^_^^^ 

-ln?^^^^^er(pr^&| ^ 
played the .f°"''„P^';'f' Dryads " and 
- Twilight," " Dance "f^i"^^ briefly of 

E,^fr^^'"FM' ^ cWthe 

It needed a memory that could so 
back fourteen years to remember the 
last performance of Donizetti ^ -comedy. 
" La Fille du R<?gimenl," at the Metio- 
politaii Opera House, where it was pro- 
duced la.-it evening. Fourteen years 
may not be much lo old opcru -goers, or 
tven 10 middle-aged ones; but it 
good >s'Qvle for an opera to sl< ep and 
then, on being reawakened, to find it- 
self alive. It proved to be reasonably i 
alive lasi evening, under l''c revivifying f 
touch of Mis.-; Hempel and Mr. Scolti 
who were the important ligures in tnci 
pei formance. , 

Mme. Sembrich was, O; course. t,,r 
chief figuie in the last performance at 
ti,.^ ;.l^tropolitan. ,u,„ ' 

The oi'cia ha.s been oone since then 
at Oscs.- Hammcrstein'.s •■tanbal^in 
Opera House, in the sea.'^on of T-"'" ^ 
with Mme. Tetrazzinj. Mr. Gilbert, (who 
had also taken part in the Previous 
Metropolitan performances,) and John 
ilcCoi mack. ■• i .j 

The rca.«ons for the lapse of i-A 
Fille du Regiment" into the Jimbo of 
foreotten opera.';, applying to it ano " 
most other operas of this lliihyn singe, 
of sweet «nd sugary nirljdies ar. 
several. One ot them, am one ol th 
chief, was to be di.scovered lasl e\en!i.^ 
How many operatic singeni are tjei' 
now who can euier into the spirit and. 
most of .Til. sinr,' its mu.'^ic'.' Mme. beM- 
bricb could; and to her rare art t i^; 
revival of Ihe opera was oue m 

ing .t^cjson at the Metro- 
poYitan. Mme. Tetrazzini cotild give -i 
colorable imitation of .oingirg thf; music, 
but i.oi even a colorable o- f of repre- 
senting the livelv heroine. .Mifs Ilemi"'! 

can .'^ing Hie music with rjeauo' ; 

skill snd .'^h'" mnde r. creditable 
tempt to embody the volatile energy " 
the siirightlv Maria. Me.ria )ih<^ wa.s hi--" 
evening, and not Marie, for the opei i 
was "La Figlia del Reggimcnto " anl 
was don" in Italian. 
Furthermore, the style is absoletB. an' 
littl" piece is a'-ehii'^; n ' 
ecco recitatives " wii i 


,„.,.,.,v.,.-...„ ^ and 

vocal powers, so rsire af-the pi-esent tim 
Slid having reducsd the lepertoiy by " 


and an enjoyable. The^J"® °^^^^h ] 
zetti stm warms the heart and illu- 
minates the 3pirib-if it be seryed iii 
crystal goblets and not in beer mugs. 

Let ui laugh at the old tunes if we 
will, let us snicker at the sentiment, let; 
us assert the superiority of the realis- 
tic, the victory of the polyphonic, we 
have the right to. We are childrei. o 
our epoch, and to the past we eouldn t 
return even if we wished to. Yet, de- 
spite us all and our enlightenment ano 
mitinfee , • f i„ Ti<!Zt'sl our sophistication, Donizetti will le^ 

'"^^ITtf^Powell^was^the s^olo^^t^ in Lis.t s| our^_ P^^ ^^^^^^^^^ A«„ 

Over the 

was heartily "^PP'^L'i^f.'^'hun-" for the 

Friday, and botn i^"*-" 
Geor/e Possell were call 
uniform, that evenmg to .-.j.. -^-^^ - 

^, and 

m khaki 

the d'u^t'TieV inched ^}'':}^rJ\^"^''%Ti 
of "Pelleas" and of "Elektra. I'oU 
Donizetti was simple and he was sinH 
cere. He sang in his t^o^?^^^^'' 
foolish way because he had to smg He 
sane of gavetv, of sadness, even of de-^ 
spafr, and hfe -touched the heart of his 
generation. He treated his oreh«sH 
Cavalierly, and for this our modem 

management will tiea.-ure La..T>it;l 
del Keggimento " as a pearl. So ini; 
well tlif operatic public, in view of u 
appaicntly impending extinction of in 
colartura singer. 

But there is still charm in the oper;* 
and a sligWness of texture better bein 
ting a house of half the size of H 
Metropolitan. The libretto is indr-. 
► r-etly (hin; the music is of the lighu 
»d most facile, but at time of a rc: 
»,-or and character, full of the ceni 
in that became Donizetti so muci> h. 
than the tragic. T'ne music 
rkliiig; it has verne ; it is wlinn 
the role it has to play in U 
•'era. . , 

Miss Hempel's impersonation had niu- 
k he mischievous humor, the frank gt" 
S )w.<:hip that one needed; and m t^ 
5ind art the suggestion of burlesq': 
»>petu!anc(> and 3;chness. Her smpc 
•.as brilliant and quite In the style tl 
the music represents. Of course. I 
•Iruni obbligato in the .second act v. 
Highly enjoyed, and the chorus in wn; 

cavalierly, and for this our n™""='" (t'°comes had to be repeated 
musicians cannot forgive him. jet ,jf Hempel' 

;h"e""sertet"of "Lucia^' he proved that 

,lhe knew what orchestral drama was. 

LOUISE HOMER SINGS 'DlXiE.'l was an aristocrat, an amateur^.aa 

Metropolitan Audience Joins Her in 
Singing Patriotic Choruses. 

Louise Homer encored with " Dix-e 
and "The Battle Hymn of the Repuo 

Scotti was the one who signified. I 
took the part of the Sergeant. Sulpizi 
Tt is oiif of his admiralily chara-*" 

^ tr^^^'^f b^tf v:^ 1 t'J^ int;.r,;;;,;^i^i;r in whicit"he i. 

idler beside the spr ngs ot "eautj , ^^^^ military tascmati. 

he -»as all this— and he was a genius. ^^^^^^^ y,i„, that other Sergei; 
"The Daughter* of the Regiment is ■• L'irii<,ir d'.ii.more. i 

, r,r nnni7etti s master i,,,,,,r,r ,i-i!i1r>lii^d the heroine's, a capn 

"The Daughter >oi lue ivc^i... -- Bcieore. in i-^iisir < 

no* nprhaps one of Donizetti s master j^umor matched the berome's. a eai 
nov, pernaps, oii« comedy is de- foil to it in its heartines.= and bluffn 

works, but Its spa^^'^^e com ^ <.h.Tracter is competed with 

lightful. Miss HemP^' ? ,nd sht the skill and care that thi.-. consumn 

, it is true, a little heavy, and sne devote to hi.s most 

Mig«on " and ^ S~ I""' 
the Metropolitan gala concert of French 
onera selections by a half-dozen stars 
U^t evening. M the only intermission 
he orchestra, under Hageman also t_o,- 
1 «.-<.rt rhabrier's " Bepana with me 

Star-spangled Banner." In this, asjn Joxnie te.u«_.^„^.-^^-^ ^ 
Mme. Homer's patriotic pieces rna^V the Napoleonic grenadiers. 

5 Quickly joined their the ^st ot y,^ according to h,3 

Everybody, in- bignor yaiiii ^ at his 

-The Battle charming wis, it is true, a little heavy, auu ^ ,^ „^,,^t 

lie" her contralto airs f ^om charmms ( wa ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^, ^ f^i p^.^tant part. Mr. Carpi ropre.sented 

-— . T^-.i.i- S^tl" c.otti's masterful characteriza- ro^er. -ponio. with not a trule sn 

„ch 1 Signer bcottis m ^.^gn. signoi iho.i,!r;i his .sim;ing left .something t. 

jtion anything can oe iorg t^an hi; desired. Mr. Pani conducted a perfo 
Scotti has do'ne nothing , gpce in which th- orehesLal part 

i Sergeant Sulpice. It was '\^omedy not s,. hi.r.iv poli^V.l it mishi : 
worthy counted piece 'I's tragi. b^^„ 
Sr arnia— a figure compounded of bon - 
homfe tenderness_ and rough__loyalty. 

of the audience qi 

.'t thT concert's close, when Leon Ro- 
thier =ang the " Marseillaise," a demon- 
< atlon not surpassed hitherto on this 
stege a^d in this company of many 

Baston sang 
-T;o"ulse." well as the 
.•,th Althoufie and 

an air 
Faust ' 
■r. and r 



; music UJ. t-"^ 11 _f 

Italians, and brontrht out the sparkle of 
the score with admirable effect. 

The curtain of the second act 
brou-ht f^th a storm of awlause, as 
Mi-'i'' Hempel knelt before the Fi-ench 
??.f^nd pressed it to her lips. Miss 
Hempel bad a ready cast off the Kaiser 
„Ta?l his worke, hut Berlin scarcely 
^.Jec^d^so ut^r'a f ^-L Well ma:^ 

Yonngr^^opl^ ^Symphony V. 

Tlie Young Peaple's F/miTliony 

phony coucert 

The Young Peaple's f^'/ni^iio^J' f 
at Carnegie Hall yesterday .afternoon 
celebrated Christmas. For 7°^* 
the choir of the Cathedral of St. .Tohn 
the Divine, Miles Farrow director, was 
called in. The singers were heard in 
sel ei^l old numbers of charactenst o 
flaxor. The orchestra played P°r"ons 
of Brahms's D major symphon> , Ra\ei s 
•■Mother C^ose" ai^ Tsch^koiv-. v s 
"Xut Cracker" suite.'' ^ • ^ 


{ubiSt^if - 'c(n^'(^iZi "Pa- 
triotic Flavor to a Christ- 
mas Profframmo. 

fay Potprson, Clara Clemens 
and Kudolpli Ganz in Songs 
and Piano Xnmbers. 


Made notable both by tbe superlative 
laracter of the entertainment and the 

Uliance of the audience, the Christmas 
)ncert for. The Svn Tobacco Fund 
ven last night In the grand ballroom 
' the Waldorf-Astoria proved a nota- 
e event. It had been arranged by 
'illlam Rogers Chapman, director of 

0 Rubinstein Club, In connection with 
e choral members of that organiza- 
)n. Every number was delightfully 

The solo artists who generously con- 
Ibuted their services were Miss May 
terson, coloratura soprano from the 
etropolitan Opera ; Mme. Clara Clem- 
s, mezzo soprano, and Rudolph Ganz, 
: inlst. At the piano for Mme. Clemens 
IS AValter Golde and for Miss Peter- 
Charles Albert Baker. . For the 
'. ibinsteins M1.<!S Alice M. Shaw was 9.t 
e piano and I^ouis R. Dresser at the 
' Kan. 

Mme. Clemens ."sang first a group of 
lisslan songs, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Ga- 
lilowitsch and being the 
imposers represented. 7n her second 
joup of songs she gave Bizet's "Chant 
(Vvril," Dcbu.osy's "C'est I'Kxtase" and i 
: jussourgsUy's "Hopak." Miss Pater- | 
selections were the aria "Carol 
me," from Verdi's "Rigoletto," and 
r songs in French, compositions of 
echlin, Debussy, Rhene Daton and 
urdrain. The Debussy selection 
;^med particularly appropriate for the 
< ;asion. It was. translated, "Christ- 
1 i.s for the children who have no 

Mr. Ganz played In the first part a 
I >iip of Chopin, including two 
^gs transcriVied by I>iszt, and in the 
ond part the " Heroiquc." 
ich Debussy wrote in homage to King 
ert and his soldiers of Belgium. The 
er composers the pianist drew on 
re Ravel. Sibelius and Godard. 
distinctly patriotio flavor prevailed 
le contributions by the Rubinstein 
oral. This famous band of women 
gers opened the programme with 
iierica'' and "The Battle Hymn of the 
r>ublic" and closed' it with "The Star 
iiiigled Banner." It sang also Sulli- 
I's "Lost Chord" and .a group of songs 
.ln.s;enbine J^iierwood. 

/vc 'in 

me. Garrison Sofoist 
SymDfionu Societi 


.VBAUD".S Symphony in E minor 
and Volkmann's Serenade in D 
inor for Strings, with cello obbli- 
ato, were repeated at yesterday's 
atinee of the Symphony Society 
Aeolian Hall. Instead of the 
rmphonic poem by Franck, heard 
Th'.irirday, however, . Walter 
amrosch offered as his final num- 
r the Bacchanale from "Samson 
Dalila." And whereas Louise 
omer had been the soloist at the 
-evious concert, that honor this 
mo fell to Mabel Garrison, of the 
etropolitan Opera Company. 
Mme. Garrison's voice seemed to 
ve been affected somewhat by the 
eather. But, if her tones were 
t quite as limpid as usual, she at 
iy rate gave a remarkable exhi- 
tion of vocal skill and musician- 
lip in Zerbinetta's excruciatingly 
fficult aria from Richard Strauss's ' 
Vriadfle auf Naxos." 
To master, as the American so- 
■ano had mastered, the puzzling 
iterv.Tls of this music and lo nie- 
int them correctly from memory 
ith the shifting modulations of tVie 
istruniental accompaniment as a 
instant distraction to the em- is 

1 small achievement. But Mme 
arrison not only fulfilled ihe lor' 
al requirements of Strauss's work' 
le sans' the sky-rocketing colora'^.. 
ira with virtuoso dexterity anfl 
recision. — " ' 

.Vs a concert number, though, th; 
aphisticated ccrncatenation ' of 
inal gewgaws fails of the desirert 



iria. "■'th no! mio bene," fro,,- 
fozaifs "Don Giovanni," and how 

:ct. How much more enjoyable ' 
terday from every point of vi,«. 
3 the ^beautiful Recitative anVl 
a. ".Vh no! mio bene." f,.„.,: 

marouf; opera of 


AmeJ^canVr^miei e (^baud's 
Fairy Comedy of ".Arabian 
Nights" at Metropolitan. 


De Luca Scores as Cobbler of Cairo 
and Mme. Alda Is Pleasing Prin- 
ecus in a Splendid Performance. ; 

erxra In four act-t. tlio book frodfi the 
S.-snth of »hi 1.O0I • .\r:i()l:in Nlchls. ' II- 
hrrtto In I'Yfnih by t.\ic>n Nnfoty. niiisie 
by H(nrl Itabaufl. Trbdueed lor th<> flmt 
linrift in till">- at tlis MctropoHtiUl 
Open Il«U!e. 

M«r6i)f Giusrop^^ do T.ucfc 

Tlip ivlnofia l-'niiices .MJa 

Thp i^tiltan l.rnTi rtoHiipr 

I''MLim«ti , Katlilc^n Howard 

'Iho \'lzler Andrei do Susurola 

Alt Thomas Hi^lnvrs 

A rsitry cook Holirrt I.<*on»rJ 

A Fellah AnsPio Hada 

i Vilrf Sailor .Albert r.elFS 

Two Merchants 

Angflo Bada, Pompillo iMalatesCa 

Tho Csdl Cluho ItOHS} 

Two Mxierzina Max Blor-h. ,\nt^clp ilpda 

A Donkrv Driver Pletrb AudinijJ 

oriental DIvprllKSomtTt by notlnS. Oalll. Pljft- 
TTilere T)anseu?<^t Glusrppe BonfigHo anfl 
Corp.s dc Ballet. 

Iiur;-. nmre effective, despite 
bl . • •v"!iciiy of the wrlti 


The Metropolitan Opera House last 
evening made the of the new pro- 
ductions that have been annoiinced for 
this season, " Marouf." an Opera in 
four acts by Hrnri RAbaud, one of the 
few French operas of the most recent 
years. Tt was given for the first time 
in America. Owing <o circum«tarices 
that will be evident to everybody. little j 
bad been heard ok the new opera in ( 
this country. There was, however, a ' 
large audience at the first performance 
that' siiowod the curiosity of a " first, 
night " gatherliig, an audience that 
showed increa.sing interest as the per- 
formance went on. 

" Marouf " was produced at, the 
Opera Coriiique, Paris, in May, 1014. It 
was enthusiaslically greeted by Frerioll 
critics, boUi " moderns " and conserva- 
tives, and ♦hereafter had a great suc- 
cess in Pari.s and in some other cities 
even after the onset of war. Its com- 
poser, Henri Rabaud. Is a coiiductor at 
tUo Opfra Comique; he had previously 
held the some position at the Grand 1 
OpSra for .some time, and .since he to<Sk.; 
the Roman Prize at the Conservatoire: 
in 180* has been a fertile composed 

The story of " I\farour." as h^-S been 
made kiioivn alre;!xly. is taken froin 
■'The Arabian KigliLs Talcs Tho,nd Nir,iits and a Ni,-;ht," as they 
ptefcr to crill them nov.-. Mni'ouf is the 
henpecked cobbler who seeks an e'cape 
from his tri.-'ls by .shipping s\h a Koilor, 
is wrecked and rescOe;! niid found by 
a rich merchant fricuu. who suidcrtakcs 
to give him what i.s knov. n as " the time 
of his life " by introducing him to tha 
Sultan as the richest man in the V. orld , 
with a wonderful csravan cc.'ti.n,^, 'j'tife ' 
Sultan offers him ]\is daughter in niaiy 
riage and entertains him lavishly. 
Marouf finally confesses lo the PiiuccsS' 
that it is ail a hoax and the two fifec 
from Uto wrath to come in disguise. 
They reach the de-sert and find one of 
those iron rings in the ground that are 
so common in " The Arabian Nights," 
a.nd appear .so seldom .Tnywhere else; 
w+iich, on being lubbed, calls forth & 
genio, who supplies incalculable treas- 
ure, as genii pre expected to do. It is 
just in time, for the Sultan is in pur- 
suit. He arrives, and .simultaneously 
appears a great taravan, provide<i by 
the genie for Marouf; The cobbler 
triumphs and Q.H are mode happ.v, ejt- 
capt tl^o r jsUspicious- -^MzieivWf^iio ■ is ' 
thrashetl. ■ ' ' 

An Engra^lns Fairy Tile, 

It is an innocent and en^agin;: fairy 
talc, well adapted for operatic treat- 
ment in a lighter vein, a tale without 
horrors, without gloom, without prob- 
lems, and offering many opportunitl^ 
to the musician for variety, illuminatj 
ing description, characterization, ana 
local color. The local color is, of course. 
Oriental. The Oriental in music is al- 
ways a temptation, bul it mav be a 
dangerous one. The Oriental idiom is 
easily at the disposal of any well-in- 
formed mu.sician. But nothing so easily 
becomes monotonous to the Occidental 
ear as tJie Oriental formulas. Mr. 
Rfttoaud has drawn deep'.v from the 
Oriental^spi ing and has saturated his 
music with its waters. 

ITie composer's method is. naturally, 
rnal of the modern musical dramatist, 
"he orchestra is the unceasing com- 
mentator and expounder of tlie dramatic 
situation and action. There are recur- 
ring them'-s developed orchostrally. 

■»1 '^■'^'^'CS sing in declamatory style 
without often finding an opportunity to 
broaden or intensify in a more purely 
lyric manner a particular episode. There 
are. of co' some .<uch p.a.ssages. Those 
that are in the Oriental formula 
fiTr '° '"'''^ Western eai? some- 
thing of their polehrv of emotional ex- 
pression. There are passages for 
Chorus; the noteworlhv being that 
Which accompanies the gathering of 
townspeople at Khaitan. the capital 
Where Marouf has been rescued from 
tno sea: and especially at the very end, 
wBcrc ihfre iy a sonorous chorus in a. 
iiS^t praise of Allah. effe<t- 

I p .U^ suhstanee and rhvthm — one 
thing.s in the opera, but 
^ .fl?^""f^"'"'""^^'~'>' •a"' in the pro- 
i_ceuiftgs to count for its true value 
▼Ith an audience already starting for 

Klnhnnitr Ilii ' 

1)1 tlirv jierenfl art 
f'lr Considerable lengtii,, „i iiuiu 
what, cannot be called otlwr than the 
monotony prevailing In the first, for In , 
it there l« little that form.i a mualcal 
■ entre of Intercut. It I.s a di.itrlbutlon 
unfortunate for (he .ippeul of a new and 
unfamiliar opera. Mere there l.i a 
E' eater variety or eippe-'slon and of 
I liythm. There i.s elaborslte ballet mu.sic, 
in which Mr. l{,ib!iud has .«ald hln Ori- 
' utai sa>- without circumspection.'' There 
is love mu.«;i<- that Marouf .vings to the 
r' char.Tcteri.^tlc in ]ln flow, but 
hardly highly diollngulshed and not 
hea\'11y fraught with pa-s.slon -perhap."*, 
under the <-ircumstances of the uieetlng, 
not Intended to he. And there i.s an air 
»ung by thi" Prince.*"! of a similar sort. 

Whcr» Mr. Rabaud shines most bril- 
liantly in this opera is In his treatment 
of the orchestra. There Is much finely 
<hiseled, detailed filigree work here, 
much subtle and delicate instrumental 
color, with some that i.i applied more • 
broadly. There is the effect often of 
novclt> . He deals often in complicated 
and mixed rh.\ thms. 

The performance was an excellent one 
of a worii offering many difficulties in 
detail and in ensemble. It was under 
the direction of Pierre Monteux. the pew 
l'"rench conductor of the Opera Ilou.'e, 
who showed his admirable music ianship 
and his firrri command of the situation 
in the good results he obtained. The 
orchestral part, a delicate and closely i 
woven" tissue, with a constant shifting I 
of instrumental color and rhythms, was I 
played witli finish and nice balance; 
anrl Die elioru.'is. difficult, were ! 
sonorous and effective. ' j 

De I.nen the .\dTcn(uro)ls C«»bbler, 

Marouf is represented by Mr. De Luca 
—for it is a baritone's opera— who has 
done nothing belter than this insouciant 
and humorous impersonation of the ad- 
venturous cobbler. Tiie music is singu- 
larly well .su'.torl to his voice and ho 
sings it In excellent style, in that bari- 
tone lliat HO often and so curiou.sly 
vei^'cs on the tenor quality. Mme. Alda 
is nicsl prepos.vessing In her quality of 
Oriental Princess, both in aiipearance 
and in action, and her sinfliliig of the 
music had more excellencies than some 
of her offetings this season, so far. Mr. 
Rothier, .Mr. Chalmers, and Mme. How- 
ard made Valuable contributions to the 
representation. Kxcellehce of French 
diction is not a notable quality of the 
performance as a whole; for wliich rea- 
son Mr. Rothier's came into a special 



igar «;iej, 
. AW :,i .ii^,id one swocieiied 
Willi honey. Ho th« woman, did nonm 
chromatic .<(crcain'.' ;:. accompanied b' 
mi.xe.l portamento cliromatleK In tin- 
jStriugs and then ra.i off lo tell the Cadi 
jthat her husband had beaten her. The 
t'«di, bclMu; a just man, accepted her 
Btatcnieiit -with unquestioning courteHy 
land had the cobbler inelronomicaUx 
bastinadoed, four beats in a bar. 

nivr« .Haronf a Good TIniv. 

I That settled It. 'Marnnf packed hi;: 
urlp and executed an Oriental getaway 
— oil foot and, then on a nhip. There 
followed the inevitable Arabian .\ights 
wreck .-^nd Mnrouf v-as picked up in 
Khaitan, a port somewhere east of Suez, 
hy no less a person than his long lost 
and now thoroughly Bolvent friend Ali. 
This latter determines to blow Marouf 
to one good time and passes him off 
aa a wealthy merchant M-hose ships of 
the decert, that is, caravan, will soon 
com© in. 

Kven the Sultan i.s taken in, though 
jhls Vi-Acr has doubts. The fiuUan, hav- 
ing no prospective son-in-law in sight 
[for his marriageable daughter, sees his 
j chance. Ho takes Marouf to the palace 
I and showti liim tiie harem ballet, which 
I must appear in the third act to make 
! Oriental movements and "add verisimili- 
I lude to an otherwise bald and uninter- 
|i esting narrative." He also shows him 
the j'nncMg. It being an Arabian 
Nights entertainment, th© two tall deeply 
in love. 

Hut the caravan persistently lingers 
In the fourth dimension and the Sitltan doubts to an obligato of the 
Tizici's "I told you so." ATarovf and 
the Priiicesx being opportunely alone, he 
tells her that the caravan Is entiiiely 
intangible and inaceessible. He 'thinks 
It a fine joke till both wonder wliat irate 
Papa may do. So the girl bids him tlee. 
He sees no allurement in fleeing nlone. 

Kloiies to tlie Dei»<'rt. 

She dotis H suit ot boy's clothe.s. which 
n^ke her look more like herself than 
sVie did before, and being thus adorably 
di.'guised elopes with him to the desert, 
I where tlic.x' meet a good old man plough- j 

jng. iTarouf, willi^ng to help, takes his 
turn at the plough' and turns up an iron 
ring, in the cover of the usual subter- 
ranean chamber. The Princess rubs it — 
magic rings should always be carefully 
rubbed la order to ascertain whether 
' they are attached to any genie. This 
one is and the old peasant properly turns 

KcAV Lyric Plaj- Welcomed at "^'o 

He produces much treasure, and JUst 
as the Sultan and the Vivier arrive with 
poor AH and are about to puni-sh both 
offenders the orchestra makes sounds 
like a thousand camels that have had 
notliins to diink for three month.s and 
the.t aravau emerges from the fourth di- 
mension, to the great joy of cver.v one. 
especially Marouf. The general satisfac- 
tion is appropriately expressed in the 
best chorus in tlie opera at an unfortu- 
nately late moment when the whole thing 
is finished. 

Mr. Rabaud ha.^ treated the story in a 
thoroughly modern manner. Hie voice 
iparts move almost wholly in arioso. 
jThcre are no shanil.v defined song or 
laria form.s. Oriental color is laid on 
iiiot merely with a brush but with a 
pallettc Icnife. And the greatest amount 
of illustrativo and descriptive detail in 
the entire work is inevitably given to 
the orchestra. 


3Ietroi)olitaii by Large 
/) Audience. 

'Oil IX' IT TO 


Oriental Color Is Laid Thick 
on Work— No Touch of 

Mctropolilau Opera House — "Marouf, 
the Cobbler ot Cairo." 

The Princess Krancps Alda 

Fatimah . .Kathleen Howard 

Marouf Giuseppe d.^ T^uea 

The Sultan Leon Rotliier 

The Vizier...' Andrei de Seirurola 

Ali Thoma.i Chalmers 

The Cadi Giulio Hossi 

The Pastry Cook Robert Leonard 

The Donkey Driver Pietro Audisio 

The Feliah. .' .^ 

First Merchant I Angelo Bada 

First Muezzin J 

The Chief ot the Sailors. .. A Ihert 

Second MueKxin Max Bloch 

Second Merchant .... Pompilio Malatcsta 

Conductor. Pierre Montcux. 

"Marouf, the Cobbler of Cairo," is the 
title of the first novelty of the opera 
season, produced last evening at the 
Jfetropolitan Opera House, The .new 
lyric play was kindly welcomed to these 
1 shores by a large and sympathetic au- 
dience, which must have found its youth- 
[ dreams of the splendors of the Ara- 
bian Nights rfalized in the brilliant pic- 
tures of the Orient. There was much to 
s-e and admire hi the new opera, which 
is one of fancy, humor .and sentiment 
without a touch of the tragic. 

It is the -work oC Henri Rabaud. at 
present a. conductor at the Opera 
<'oiiiique, Pari.s. At that theatre "Ma- 
rouf was produced in the spring of 
mil. and it has been popular with Pa- 
risians ever since. The libretto of the 
work is by l,uoien Nepoty, and is 
founded naturally on one of the later 
tales of the inexhaustible Scheiezade. 
Tlie composer is rot unknown here. 
Ai'aller Damrosch, conductor of tlie Sym- 
tilioiiy Society, has introduced to New 
"^'ork Rabaud's second symphony, which 
is one of the best compositions France given us of late. 

'I ho way the opera story began, 
'ill Marouf, the cobbler, bought a ca 

Mnt'h Oriental ■Wailing-. 

This might almost be a sufficient sum- 
mary of the traits of the music. Theie 
mucii Oriental wailing up and down 
strange scales and in long breathed | 
florid passages. One thinks of darkly 
bearded Egyptian priests ululating to 
their gods or Syrian women beating 
heir throats into trills in proclamation 
3f a melancholy joy. 

Tile Oriental wailing chant is the basis 
of the extremely fine texture of the 
n'holo score. Tonalities of acidulated 
tang and harmonies sharper than a ser- 
pent's tootli are utilized in a musical 
web in which refinement of method is 
arricd almost to emasculation. There 
■s no i h.vthmic ipoint or d.vnamic climax 
ill the third act is i;eached, and then it 
s all expended on the brief rejoicings 
vhich accompany the meeting of Marouf 
ind tho I'j'i»ccss amid terpslchorean 
jestivifies. with the Khaitan Hippodrome 
iirilliantly illuminated in the back- . 
fround. _ 


Negro^)ivitiiIil Takes Scat Be- 
side Capella Motet 
of Antiquity. 

B-rom the Late Edition of Yesterday's Sun 
The negro spiritual has climbed to a 
seat bestde a capella motet of musica^ 
antiquity. Three of them, ^ems 
■Deep River' (oC course arranged bj 
Henry T. Burleigh), were on the .iro- 
conoert ot ine 
-„,, ^iv.^-ieal Art 





gramme of 

•^A r-ntv-fifth 

the first 

season of 


1 lall last night. Ai 

^. ,,. u,,,.„ p, :..une it was, too, for, 

'-"it put the spirituals right beside ElKar'sj 
'•Death on th*- Hills" and Berlioz s bara, 
Ua Haigneuse." | 
' In the beginning there were a psalm , 
bv the Netherlands master Sweellnck, 
iiibtet by I..asso and three old Breton I 
songs. Then came the almost inevitable' 
old Frenfh Cliristmas songs, the "Can- 
tique de Noel" and "Chanson Joyeuse de, 
Noel." arranged l)y Oevaert. The central 
number was a ballad called "Pilgrimage 
to Kevlaar ' for three choruses, reader, , 
orchestra and organ, by Friedrich Klose. ^ 
,\n iirifiosing array of forces was mar- , 
shallcd for the performance. Edith 
Wyitrio Maahi.^on was the reader and j 
Oaston Delhier the organist. Besides, 
the Musical Avl Society's chorus there j 
were the choirs of Calvary Episcopal 
Church. John Bland director, and the 
Jladison .\venuc :Methodist Episcopal 
Church, George A. Wedge director. And 
there w.ns the Pyniphony Society's or- 
chestra. All were united in "The Star 
Spangled Banner" at the close of the 
programme, vhkh was Introduced by 
' one stanza of "America" sung by the'' 
Musical Art choir and the audience. 

It was one of the most pleasing off 

It was one or tlie most pieasmg \'",„- inobbler of Cairo who snp 
the society's concerts. The spirited set- from his rancorous wife: cut 

ting of the l.'.Oth Psalm by Sweellnck; ^ gi-eat figure in ^I'Stant la"ds 1 
- — th» intprpsf of the hearers itl u^rrovvlni;- money HO'ii B''"'^. 

iiii.s ' 

aroused the interest of the hearers at 
the beginning and there was plenty toi 
sustain it to the end. especially inj 
Klose's musical treatment of parts of 
the ballad chiefly read by Miss Matl^ii- 
son. If there is something less of thej 
■ nhon'.c a capella church music inj 
,rogrammes now than there was in 
■'■r years, it must be confessed that 
seiieral public probably hears as 
, 1? of it as it cares to. Sucli inusio 
-als chiefly to educated taste, and 
], alter how well sung, loses much 
lis proper effect when dissociated 
llioni its natural surroundings. 

On the other hand the more modern 
■,rnrK-s are <iuite as well within the 
M ince of the society and within thcit 
can be found a. 4a.rger variety o 
M„ls. character and stjTcs than in 
rsiastic music. The present choir ol^ 
1 MMSical A rt Society is a ■good onel 
It'^ tone is full and of good quality and 
its singing is marked by .enthusiasm and 
precision, if not always t>y perfecl 
finesse in the matter of details. Dr 
Frank Damrosch has done well in sus 
taining the artistic level of the concertsj 


0 «tc. i,o. <ry7 

it ask;- let* a far more intiroatc re-i 
lation b. tween interproter.s and au-l 
diencc than the Metropolitan af- 

'°mft Giulio Gatti-Casazza had 
mounted the opera with a lavish 
hand providing finely effective 
scenery, designed by Ernest M. Gros, 
and costumes of sumptuous Ori- 
ental design and color. Moreover, 
he had distributed the roles arnong 
the most .satisfactory aval able 
inembwrs of his company, allottuiff 
the title role to the excellent Italian 
bajitone, Do Luca. and the part ot 
the Princess to Mine. Frances A da, 
who proved to be quite delightful in 
ev"ery respect. If. theretore, the 
new work should fall to win gen- 
eral approval, no one will be able to 
pomiJla n of the mise-en-scene and 
n^P Visl Nor will any one surely 
find fau t ^^Mth the way in which the 
difficult .stage-problems were solved 
under the direction of Klcnara 

*^ Of " the treatment Rabaud's ex- 
ouisitely wrough and finely elab- 
orate d orchestration received one 
cinnot speak with as much enthus- 
ii<!m Moreover, there wai, a ae 
; f. -able lack of that close co-opera- 
between s ngers and instru- 
. .ta^ists whu-h is essential to a 
; understanding; of ^"^^^ 

tricateJy interwoven tonal fillioree. 

"'ifh^'^Jo'.V'or-Ma^^uf" recounts 
the Pituresciue adventures of a 
'mobbler of Cairo who sbps 

'-i^^^Til^^'^sJj:^^ r 'tV^e^^^ax'^ro 
is save'd from a f'''^^;,H,fp richly 

itors. (aKipau sh,ows us 

The opcninar taoieau „.-,fr. 


can be found . 4«-er var.ty o. ^^nlf^^^^^^J^^^ 
,s. character and styles than in th^ The tl-'J,^ ^^^f ' The kins' residence, 

Ind the pJ^nclssrand a pretty love 

"""The fourth act takes us into the 
InteHor of the palace-a veritable 
Ar-bian night dream with a. fountain 
^urlinl gently beneath richly-carved 
?olon#ac?es-and embraces the con- 
fp=,.=i-n .nnd the escape. Tne fiftn 

, a hanks to the Genie of the R.n^;. 
i, re made happy for the re^t of then 
lives. Decidedly, it is the weakeat 
■nlrt of the whole work, for it i!» 
neUher impressive nor humorotjs. 
but simply ridiculous. , „, ~ 

RuDaud-.s score, as =^V''^'-V Uo^f^ 
cestcd is of extremely delicate 
Workmanship. So finely drawn, in- 
deed :ire many of its musical strands 
that thov probably would fail to 
achieve a palpable effect even if pre- 
sented with rhythmical precision and 
clearness of outline. But many of 
the charming details, which a study 
of the printed music discloses to tne 
eve would doubtless have come to 
the surface last night if Pierre Mon- 
teux had succeeded in giving a 
clearlv defined and dynamically 
well-balanced reading of the com- 
poser's instrumental weavery and 
had established a complete under- 
standing between singers and or- 

o f VMarou f] 

The task was a difficult one, U is 
true- for there are constant change 
in rhythm, and the voices <'fte 
aovetail niost aiscoijcerti^g^^ 

however, it should be 

ality. ' 

'i' -7', ■ ,M ■ or 

decidelv .,.,ip,i 


not onlv with great dexterity and 
skill bi t with discrimination, with 
rel i ement aud ^yith unfaHing l:jst v j 

Future Bf-.e Iv'"?"' heir °"Mai-u" 
But theVe I in it to give 
delieht i. Ihe present, and not 
leait for he musician who iB ca P ; - 
blf ot Ipi^reciatins, Ohe fine p-bi.,-^ 

"'ji^i^'^Alda. who doers not mal^e 
her aiVi!>earance in the fir3t hall » 
I theevening accomplished a grc:. 

lEr^r" ^oi!o.^e5?^uisit^i; 

^"^her Tre two Versions of the 
title role one for tenor, the other 
for bl? tone, in choosing the lat- 
lll rh,ii< Gatti-Casazza was ui- 

capable ^/ving as fine a p 


!j^^1^j;u:ir)s:;.d,:es ^e Segarula^w.- 

' ^haYmers^a%a'^:fsfac\or^A^. "uk 
•,8100^ '^ the first Muezzin, put an 
'«x?ellent bit of -singinK to h 
r?ed t Angelo Bada. as the Fellah. 
^tt Tr<\n\vo.n,en^^. but being no 
Sifnt ii physique. ni4de n tho. 
oughlv absurd figure when that hu.s- 
bandman is transformed into a 

° Praise i^^ due, also, to Signorina 
^alli for her special chireographle 
Contributions to the splendid Ori- 
ental flivrrtissem'-nt mJJi- 
»Carl^ riWs the Metropolitan, 
carmen theatrical 
1 T.^'tTuTweel before Christn^s 
, traditions of the wee ^ 
,by selling out the last fceai barmen."] 
'last e^remng f^^./'^-^e this season. 

3ung for the third Flower 
, Caruso ^^'^^'^J^^^cted the later scenes 
song,'' and he acted dramatically as 
with Mme. J'-^l^tlf^^ Miss Peterson 
I they have < o»e bef o. e ^ ^ ^he 
confirmed the. f^^°^f Mr. WTiite- 
^ '"'^^^ ^,/iang a powerful Torea- 

Delaunois pleased iu familiar - 
Pcrini, as the Nurse, and Mr. 
the thirsty A'arlaam, were nc .v m 
of the cast 'and both gave good account 
of themselves. Mr. Pa pi conducted. 

Loses Voice in 

stops Sudd"I^u;inf'n-osca"<ni 
and l eaves Stage at Bilt- 
more Musicale. 

1 There. was a *ries,of mishaps at the 

'.JSicale in the Biltmore Hotel yesterday 

morning that kept the fashionable au,l - 

rnee guessing as to what would come no. 

Because of the sudden indisposiUon of 

Mil Anna Case, her place on the pro, 
Miss Anna ^^^.^^ 

eramme was taKen 

Mme. Marie Rappold, soprano of tho Met- 
ropolitan. "Star Spangled Ban-i 
^" MS^KaP^l^ sUed'to sing th 
aria, from "Tos^" H wj.^ 
lienSe that sh. 


"Vissi d' Arte' ^. — - 
noticed by many m the aud 
noucea voice and was sm-ii i 

>art of tho programme now, -wnicn 
"^ho other artiste were Jamc3 Sj^^^^ 

^VAE^iuaaved the^day.- ^_ 


He Joins Letz, Svecenski, and Will 
eke In a First Concert. 

It was a happy thought that the 

Leatiei-^Ddig'hts Ailfirencc by 
Playing- One of His 

From the Late Edition of Yesterday's Sun. 

A novel type of concert was that 
given by the Salzedo Harp Ensemble, 
'■•vlos Salzedo leader, in Aeolian Hall 
iTday afternoon. The members of 
ensemble, who are artist pupils of 
Salzedo, are the Misses Frazier. Mal- 
• Miller, Ostrowska, Seller and Sul- 
i .an. Mr. Salzedo prefaced the con- 
cert by reading a paper on the music 
of the harp. 

The composition played by the Harp 
Knsemble comprised "l..a .loyeuse." by 
n.nmeau ; two pieces of Couperin ; "I-e 
,,iuct," by Francois Dandrieu, a 
inning piece that had to he reneated : 
a Provencale." by Pierre Candeille, 

I three selections by Claude Debussy, 
udins his "Danseuses de Pelphes." 
dmirable results, both in intrrpreta- 

II and in technic combined with fine 


and enchanting effects of nuance ( impression 

siiuu.,. ^i'ifl that the 
vagueness "Which 

10 attained. . 
Mr. .Salzedo in sorpe solo work de- 1 
,lited with a masterful delivery of a' 
imber written by himself and styled 
1 ariations On an Old ■ Style Theme." 
fe played later another number by him- | 
;f and set down in the list as "Penta- ; 
ivthmic" (first series), five preludes,! 
nng" and one called "Be Gay." were 
in form, movement and rhythm! 

ist time in New York). . 

V feature in the programme was tne 

1 client singing of the soprano, Marcia 

n Dresser, of five Greek folk songa 
Ravel (first time complete in 
merica) to the accompaniment of six 
,rps. Two of these songs, a "Bridal 

,,pj i:illv pffectivc. For the final num-; 
she sang again with the Harp EnH 

nble Duparc's "L,'ln^•^tation au voy-. 


HEXUl RABAUD'S "MaroUf,": 
first produced at the Opera: 
(;omique in Paris shortly be-j 
,re the beginning, of the war hadi 
1 ^ American premier last n ght m 
,ie Metropolitan Opera H°"?^^^fl 
ore n representative gathering of! 

Th?s''del^table setting of Shehr- 
^- last story in "The Thousand 
Ml ^ One Nights" inevitably 
;', „.(hhig of its charm In the on 
r, n . fnaces of our huge lyi ' 
- ' IVi on Broadway. Fashioned . 
*' , ,,?. that gives little oppc 

/I'Vv'Vor y^^«l*^'^»»*«*'"* 

'^^HJ^:-^ was i. 
l!i'-/thnraTrn^cls\von^^s 'and unan- 
'■^^ere is an abundaiu^ Of leading 

drama, in '^<^.*' M''"''"'''^ 
two tonal toimuiae i'^ ^ only 

liil^nld*^"'. oixhesual" c^nva.s , 

'^"'V'^'rthe r^ce cal"e with honey, 
ject as the ^'ce La ^^^^ 

??"?r ° better results— better 
achiever "ettei . , yjew, at 

from an operatic point ot 
any rate— in those i create 
which he% h s ^""l^h^osphere ap- 
nierely a "ood or atm P^^^^^ ^^.^^ 
propriate to his .a. J ^^^ ^^j^,, 
developed, le^s foP" - ,j ^^an : 

to mi""'^%^,f„^*the the languor 
Tiassages ''leatne i,m 
the montony of the O. len t, ^. ^ 
ire among tne j^: ,,, 

st>-^'-"^„v^^^^.rher;;fd^ by „„ 
^^v;^^ ?ha|W or \}^^^^::: 

from the roof-top.'. M-r 
tl^^ ro»r;e Wbaud overburdc., 
, isicil picture with insigmu 

;>UKc»J till" . — 

dor. The ^il>«-"i^h Conductor 
were kept_ w^Um •# \ 

Monteux. r" ' ' v f — _ 


Columbia University Chorus Ap 
pears in Carnegie Hall. 

The Columbia University Chorus, un 
der the direction of Professor Waltei 
Henry Hall, fulfilled one of its annua 
functions last evening in Carnegie Hal 
bv giving a Christmastide perforir,anc< 
of "The Messiah." The concert wai 
begun with the singing of a new Patri 
atic chorus by Edward Horsman, witl 
orchestra acconiȤJ)iment. entitled 
"Stand, Stand Up, America." It is s 
stirring and vigorous composition tc 
ringing words by the conii oser, am 
should make the Teutons tremble. 

The quality of Uie Columbia I niversitj 
Chorus has already beftn shown to b 
excellent. The men, especially th. 
tenors, are considerably outnumbered b> 
tiio distaff side, but tho complaint i9 
not uncommon among mixed choruses, 
and the volume is not unsatisfactory 
The chorus knew • The Messiah wfl 
and sang it well under Professor Hall s 
direction, who gave a reading that ere- 

Tho solo Quartet in<?luded MisS Flof- 
onco Hinklc, soprano; Dan Beddoe 
teror : two well-known singers thorough' 
Iv at home in the oratorio style, and m 
thi.s particular oratorio, who sang with 
lignity and distinction, and Miss Mabel 
Iddison. contralto, and William Tucker, 
aass, who are less well-known here. 
;VIr. Tucker's voice has power and qual- 
ity he sings with intelligence and with 
looA tnunclation. Unfortunately he is 
troubled with a considerable tremolo. 
VMch interferes with the smoothnpss of 
lis delivery and of his .sustained tones, 
there was also intelligence and sln- 
erity in Miss Addison's singing of the 
rntralto airs, though the voice lacks 
omethinff in fullness and ^"i— 

f ew 

Frenx^h Admiral 
! Attends the Opera 
2 y Boris'' Is Sung 

Mrs -L^niund L. Baylies, «t ihe Met 
ropolitan, Wears Legiof of 
Honor Decoration. 

Knei'er Q:art;t should not wholly dis- 
npear-with its formal disbandment 
r=Lt Spring but that the inestimable 
r:Lures o"' knowledge, experienc^ and 

ripe judgment its . '^f^^" ^er ': 

.umulated in the practice of chamber 
music should still be f^.^^ 
united to the' genius °f ™ if ^. I 
Mr. Kneisel has retired; his three as 
sociates, Messrs. I^tz. Svecenski and 
Willeke. joined with Mr. Kreisler la^ 
evening in Aeolian Hall in the first o 
a series 6f three concerts to be given n 
Uie of the season. --^^ 
has 'also, for the present, retued. D 
to mir^meiit had the proviso that 
iwou d still keep the engagements 
had made for charitable -use . H 
i share in these three '°J,.. 
Liven to a charitable c^"'^*= J;*'^,, , 
l:"the Bohemian^ror U^e lje|«m 

! needy musicians. ^ f '"TTI^ , , 
The opportunity to ^^^''^ , 
.anization appealed to --vj^-^ „ 
chamber music, to the o'" *^ j-.,, 
the Kneisel Quartet, and to s"^h r. 
nore -as the hall would hold. And as 

which have ma^ny t'^l'^lis^, "yuartfi 
programs ''^ .^^^ ,J^c "tL fhst oi, 
Mozart's ^^'^^l^'^J^^^i^'^s^- quartet.^. 
It T'\to. l.^'tn^F^'Ind Schuberf.s 
cuartet in .\ minor. 9P- r-.- new 

^it appeared ''""«^\!^\'^\^n and -h^ 
a.ssociaUon was othei than an i ^^^^^ 



snlendidlv vital and »P" '"•. ,,'. ti,r 
fni.'otional and ^P-J^-^-^JiViU^' ^ ' 
I' te'cf was greatly Stimulating and * 
«o .sensed by his hst^-^e^^; 

There was nothing in bis do.n„.^^^ 




slighting the task 


the iii'isp 
caul 111' I' 

,- , 111- hearing ■■.■■v,,„ 
-,,;';Ut pleasure pe.;!-;- - 

Vonclusion "f 'h',,,:]^-^:./ fiuriU 
,,,,, ^,r<.ne that niinf^ .^^^^^ 

one recalls 

■ minsiy id.VlV' 

an end 
C the. 

"Boris Godunoff" was the .opera last 
night at the Metropolitan. Mr. Didur . 
striWng impersonation of Boris ^'^^'^^^J- 
iHomer's singing of the role of Marma| 
we.e feature.. Mr. Allhousc and Mme.i 

tho great 
the great a' 

• ■I— " .. J, T-if. i.s, Indeci 

condeseending to .. ' - ^, 

sreat enough artist, to reaii/«. 

-/In ^ -v^S -a 

forniance at undulj or in 
enthusiasna sometimes ^ 
away, or that tne p«-i'«^ ^„„;, was 

th^ hStV'-f-^'"" 


of ensemble. _ 

and .Preatesl beauues. ^o-,-i,"iha, ,l.n>. 

ing;, IS a plant f'"j%^°n s^hOuM 
not .spr n:r up ove nislU. .,„, , 

he sai.l that t 'eie were u. ^^.^i,„u 
many when .the ^nn .^^ tt.,tf/ ^ 

^ vorv SRM 

one'of "The first 

■ of nnartot pla>^ 



Mozart's Entrartcing Comedy 
Pleases on First Presentation 
This Season at Metropolitan. 

"[ J ,.rT ^ ' 
I (inn- I' 
fl in All ■ 
I i.s\', yet o, 

■ •• and sUiIj. IIS .1. inss an \v. il 
brouurht rluiriictiTistli-ttlly hiuI 
:ly wltliln tho picun'C. J'jiui 
iHiii.-^i! wiui thi^ W in San lAiy of a 
ni^-li! love fOTif!, a pnrl that tnc late 
i.uia Bo'.la crPaU'd horo. ■ s 

Ttui two frroiit fiifiippji. Srotti and l>i- 
diir. orni'lea of an <)rl<>nlal craft, ami 

• aim like no others In Ki'an'l opera's 
riortrait gallory, v/orf grroetPd afrain 
■with rapt fluapensr. AmonR the trap- 

• dy's familiar factors wore Miss Brafl- 
laii an ihQ nurse. little lOlla Bakoa ns 
the rhenib. Mr. Morannoiii conducted, 
n-s he also did for " Paprliacol." auncr by 
Martinolli, Muzio, and Aniato. 




De Luca as Figaro, Mme. Farrar as 
Cherubino — 'L'Oracolo' and 'Pag- 
liacci' Double Night Bill. 

tJB N07,ZB I>I KIOARO, (Th« Marrisse of 
Figaro.) niiora In (our «m.s, »ft«r Bdftii- 
fnar<-hni,i's comod.v. by l>a Ponf». Music 
t>y Mozart. At the Motropolltan Opera 

Count Almavlva Adamo Pidur 

Th»i Ountua Margaret* Matwnauer 

FlB»ro Gluneppe di> t.uc» 

Susanna , Frl»<ia Hempol 

narbarlna Hclon Kandcrn 

Cheruljino , Goraldlnr Farrar 

r>octor Hartolo ,...Pomplllo MalalMta 

Maroolltna Marin Mallf'-ld 

Hon Ha.slllo AlVri n.-las 

Antonio Ilobffrt I,oonhardt 

Hon Max Ulocli 

Two Bride.-iinalds, 

Phyllis White Oliisepplna Mazza 
Conductor - Artur BodanzUy. 

MaJiy opera-goers will deem thcm- 
Relvps fortunate that th'^ Metropolitan 
Opera Company now cortsiders itself able 
to Klve pcrformariocs of Mozart's on- 
trancing eomod\ , "I/C Nozzc di Figaro." 
There was a time wlion it did not so mn- 
Eider. "tie Nozzc di Figaro " was put 
on the same shelf with '"I>on tJiotfanni.'" 
and vemaincd there for eight years till, 
last season, it was rostorod to the reper- 
tory of the Metropolitan Opera House. 
It still remains in it and yesterday wan 
Sivon for the first time this season at th; 

Mozart's operas .mean singers who can 
sing in the true and finest manner of 
vocal art ; the performance of his operas 
when tliat ability is absent is avenged, 
sometimes cruelly, and more directly 
than In any other operatic worlds now 
alive. Fastidious listeners to yester- 
day's performance, as at last season's 
porfamiances.' had to exercise a good 
deal of indulgence for some things they 
heard and did not hear. The elder 
among them thought of other perform- 
ances in the same house, in years gone 
by. and their memories were not oblit- 
erated by what they hea'd : nov were 
they willing to coiii>lder tliemselvee 
merely •'lauditores tomporis acti " If 
they found that there was a very real 
difference in standards of vocal art then 
and now. 

The ca^t of yesterday's performance 
was, so far, as concerned the leading 
•inger.s, the same as it was last season ; 
the performance itself, a.^ it was then, 
under the direction of Mr. Bodanzky, 
was in most particulars much the same. 
It was one more notable for its ex- 
pedition and dramatic animation!!, and 
for certain excellences of dramatic ex- 
pression, than tor the e.xcellence'ot the 
iinging or the mastery of the vocal style 
displayed. It is not easy now to find 
lialf a dozen singers in the company of 

the Metropolitan or elsewhere who can T ^ ' memoers, and when 

deliver either Uie airs or the recitaUve ^'"^ listening: to music which no one 

dScd ""^""^ '^''^ ^"°«>1 "-""'^ ta produce in public they 

fnder the circumstances Uio perform- <=f' «f ecstasijf: 

ju e yesterday was commendable in L S,^ '^^ beautiful afternoon yes- 
It was their second concert of 

ajue yesteraay was commendable in . ^ "'^ 'J 
iiiaiiy ways and gave obvious pleasure i^''^^^^- was t 
J here was spirit and a certain amount season in the 
I'l^l^fr .^^'^t ^-^^ the .the Ilitz-C.rlton^ 


A Brooklyn Organiration Gives a 
Concert in Carnegie Hall, 

A concert was given la.ft evening in 
Carnegie Hall for the benefit of the 
war fund of the Insurance Society of 
.Nfew York, by the Choral Art Club, 
which undertakes to do for Brooklyn 
what the Musicjil Art Society does for 
Now York.- It was under the direction 
of Alfred Y. Cornell, and had the as- 
jiistance of George Barr6re and his Little 

The program included unaccompanied 
jiart songs, several pf which have been 
made familiar here hy the Musical Art 
Societ y, beginning with Naiiini's Christ- 
inas hynin. " Tlodie ChrLstus Natus 
Kst." and Including three old Bohemian 
<arols. one of the French no81s ar- 
ranged b.v Gevaert — in which the chorus 
unfortunatol.v followed the Musical Art 
bo<:ioty'H shocking example in the pro- 
nunciation of " chanlons " and some 
other words — three negro .spirituals ai- 
raiiged by Burleigh, and others. Tlie 
choru.s is a well-balanced body of eighty 
singer.'i, well trained and with a good ^ 
body and excellent quality of lone. It • 
saiif,' well. ; 

Mr. Barrfire's I>ittlo Syrhphony played ' 
a .set of dances from an opera by Gr^try 
and a suite, " I'our Mes Petits Amis," 
by riern^, and Mr, BaiTf^re himself 
played a group of flJte solos. The con- 
cert had highly meritorious features, 
and deserved a larger audience than it 


<^ > y ^ f y y 

Their Second Concert at Bitz 
^ ^rlton Is Cliinafied 


Orclipntm Shotm Deddcfl Improve- 
ment iu f'nncrrt. 

Tiie CircheKtrnl Society of New Vork, 
ila.\ Jacobs conductor, g.avo the tirst 
concert of its fourth season yesterday- 
afternoon in Aeoliuli Hall. 
' The chief work on the vrogramme for 
orchestra wa.* Cesar Franck's .symphony 
In 1) minoi', and it was followed by 
T.schaikovvsky'B symphonic fantasy, 
"l-'rancosca da Itlmini." Tho playing of 
the orchestra in these numbers showed 
decided Imiirovement over iiast work. 
Tho performance of the 'symphony con- 
tained commendable qualities, though 
there lack of proper balance and 
unanimity, due in part evidently to' 'in- , 
sufficient rehear.sing. 

The fantasy was much belter rendered 
in the matters of tone, color and finish. 
The orchestra's percussion and wind in- 
.slrumcnts in both numbers were fre- 
fjuently too much In evidence in their 
respective T>arts, 

The society aims to hrtag forward 
works, new or otherwise, by American 
composers. Yesterday tho third number 
was given up to two symphonic f-ketches. 
"In tho Orient" and entitled "Idylle." 
and "Bacehanale," by Arthur Hartniann 
(first time here). 

Mr. Hartmann is a local violinist who 
enjoys favor in his field, and his concert 
tours abroad have taken him 'through 
parts of the Orient. In his two sketches 
he has endeavored lo write down some 
impressions he gained there, or, in other 
words, as the programme notes stated, 
he has soiight "to portray the langaior. 
the voluptuousness and the melancfliol.v" 
as cliaracteristics of Oriental life.' Jfr. 
Hartmann's two pieces, .iccording to 
their titles, offer opportunity for m.uch 
contrast in musical Ireatment, and of 
this tlic composer ha.s made good u.^c. 
Thc.v proved tf> be well and effectively 
written in their showing of orchestral 
color and quite suggestive as mood pic- 
tures. They were well played l>y the 
orchestra and much liked. ' The com- 
poser, who was sitting in one of the 
hoxes, had to rjse and bow his acknowl- 

The final selection in the list, and one 
also on the whole well played, was 'Vic- 
tor Herbert's "Irish Rhapsody." 

, , ' ' their . 

'"i U. ■ i.iini.- 1,1 ,, ,^ri 
urion tile combination ol flu 
'■(•llo and harp, played by M. 
Miiquarre, Huns Ki.stlcr, an.. .,,,,,,3 
Salzodo, at their concert (riven yestir 
''"f.f '^flcrnoon in the ballroom of the 
Kitz-Carlton. Tho program ir ■ '"'^ 
a sonata with flute In U-m 
Mozart; a harp solo called 
rhythmic." by Mr. .Salzedo; a 
rambe," by Leopold Stokowskl. an. 
quartet, op. 10. by Debussy. Mr ' 
z' do .s piece is one of a series of 
J 'M' harp solo, " five in form, movemi 
hythni. ' The " Dithyrambe " 



Sttlzedo', Maqnarre »jul Kind- 
ler Play in a BeAvilder- 
ing Style. 


VIetropolitan Thronged as Never 
Before to Hear the Young 
Russian Violin Star. 

Mr. Stokowskl, better known as i 
conductor of the Philadelphia Orel,. 

la tlian as a composer, was played ' 
I he first time In New York, and v 

he first of his compositions, bcsio 
:hurch music, to be heard In this ci 

I>hllhannonlc RaiiieM $4,040. 

The Philharmonic Society, assisted by 
Ima Gluck, soprano, and Efrera Zim- 
(, violin, raised $4,000 at Its ben' ' 
concert for the Halifa.x sufferers, )i 
|yo.sterday afternoon at Carnegie IJ;,il 
Mr. Zimbaliat played the Glazounow 
concerto. Mmc. Gluck sang the air from 
J.,ouiso and four Creole songs ar- 
ranged by her violinist husband, and 
the orchestra, under Mr. Stransk. gave 
Dvorak a "New World " symphony, 
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice," 
'-"JLi . ^ "Love Death" from 


The Orchestral Society of New York 
conducted by Max Jacobs, played its 
first matinee of the season yesterday 
in Aehan Hall, an event dignified by 
the beautiful symphony in D minor of 
Belgian, " Cesar Franck," in which 
t.*iese seventy players acquitted them- 
.selvcs with high credit. Arthur Hart- 
^T?"",', heard his two sketches. 

In the Orient," written ten years ago. 
and played now for the first time— a de- 
lay .such as Ainerican composers have 
complamed of before— and Victor Her- 
bert was also present to acknowledge 
his own " Irish Rhapsody." 

Gullbcrt Sings Folknonss. 

Yvette Guilbert was greeted by an en- 
thusiastic house at the Theatre du Vieux 
Colombier last evening, when the French 
artist took her leave before a Western 
iour. She sang again her folksongs of 
the time of Jeanne d'Arc, and others of 
the armies of Louis XIV., of the Revo- 
lution, and of Napoleon. There were 
interludes for two violins, a Bach con- 
certo, a sonata of Leclair, and little 
duets of Godard, playod by Emily Gres- 
ser and Sam Franko. 

The Greenwich Village Theatre held evening- a concert of Christmas 
music, old French carols sung by a 
quartet, including Gretchen Morris, 
Helen WeiUer. Albert Quesnel and 
L. Wells Clary. There followed a 

masque by Abbe Printanne, of Uif 
fifteenrh century, the prologTie by 
Richard Le Gallienne spoken by Mar- 
celle Darcy, to music for quartet by W 
Frankc Harling, Natalie Boshko. and 
Sara Gurowitch. 


The old time Republican orators used 
to brighten up the dulness of campaigns 
by declaring in stentorian tones that 
"the Republican party is the party of 
progress, tlie party of freedom, the party 
of ideas." The Society of the Friends 
of Music is that party in the domain of 
tonal art. Whatsoever is new and 
strange and hazardoua excites profound 
interest among the members, and when 

Holiday crowds began ahead of time 
with some of yesterday's events of 
music, and most of all last night, when 
the Metropolitan held its largest 
audience this season, officially the 
largest that ever heard a Sunday con- 
cert in the Golden Horseslioe, from 

Tinney arssistkc!, .... oiig others tiom thi 
_ , HocaJ_sUse. ^«PC« / 9/7 

boxes for once as packed as were the j Orchestral Society Gi'ves Its 

standees who had lined the curb from 

Chinafied ballroom of 
And the feast was 

l.vcry where briiliancy' was reauired' ^ °^ ^^l" Thaddeus Rich Quartet, 

i,ightnes3 of touch in reprt^en tine mis' i^^'lch comes from Philadelphia. It was 
■ chievous sayety has never been Tor X*""-' ''e'lutiftHly Played, and Mr. Ma- 

'i',n7"i;^^f.u",'°''M.ML^"^'" '"'■diligence wa.s ' l^^^^e's contribution to the perform- 
^^'•/'Jh^,"w». ^.?i"?nr„.*?'^ Mme, Far- »""=e was ttat " 

rar'i?, who was Uie Cherubino, a figure 
alas, not so neat or so trig as it 
when as MUs Farrar, she fi«t Jeprt! 
-sented that ardent youth. Her singln- 
was not of her best, for her "oief 
seemed to oe under some sort of clolid 

There might be some doubt a-s to tV," 
advisability of casting Mme. Matzenauer 
as the .Countess, for the muste "3 at 
times hiph for her; her beauty of vol?e 
,s <n cvidencft m her sinking, but nSt 
K " .E""""^' vocaliiiation de- 

fi\^ '1,° .'-i^j- ^.T!;"^.ii?5..«y?>y lad-; His^"y'";r;^';/!:,r''" 

of an artist of the first 


Then Carlos Salzedo. the harpist, 
■ilayed what he calls "Pentarhythmic." 
This is five preludes for harp solo and 
,s described as being "five in form, move- 
,nent and rhythm." Mr. ..Salzedo em- 
arked at the outset on the sea of tha 
hole tone scale and tacked variously 
pon it with occasional chromatic boards 
o the end. His preludes were Uewilder- 

Philhapmonic Matin«6 Earns $4,000 
for Halifax Sufferers — Gullbert's 
Farewell and Other Concerts. 

Policemen Give a Concert. i 

Police Commissioner .\rthur Wood.' 
spoke at the first concert of the New 
York Police Glee Club yesterday after- 
noon in the Casino Theatre, held ?3 a 
benefit for families of patrolmen now 
serving with the colors. Mr. Woods 
praised the work of the force, and the 
value of "a singing policeman. " 
caarles L. Safford, the volunteer con- 
ductor, led a prugiatn that began with 
"The Star Spans, ed Banner." Fatioi- 
man Adam '/Ai^ol Look up the paaiotic 
note in " The Long. Long Trail. ' and 
Patrolman l^oui.s riyman in an older 
wartime song. "Break the News to 
Mother." Howard Smith, a star tenor 
[of the force, chote Caruso's own " Riul. 
|I'asliaccio." T^e men all joimd Jimmie 
Fl.vnn in " It's a Long. Long \-, ay to 


wi;h a bif 
' .and jamt.-i 

choi us on til. 
'oroeit and Frank 

display of skill. 

that her gray wig suggested fast '^^^ alone were amazing and 

, on. The vocal achievements of m, f^^^ command of color confounding. 
"'J?.'°,finn^of"',t^f'?- "ristocratic , t^^me together with him Mr. Ma- 

"i^^.^°r?sponTigri^''^r iZ':z''''f ""^r 'H"'''^'-' °* ^-^^ 

much of the dramaUc intP?r>.,"'L% Z,""" ftVLl^'^'' ^° .P'a.v Leopold Stkowski'i? 

performance, for its cl^"t'ic"^d° ran'^^ |"DIthyrambe." This began with some 
movement^ and tor the finely finish»° |f_""<}M?ted chords in common Jlozartian ! 

)r the finely fin «ho^ pimqua 
playing of the oi-rheatral score. tonalities, but speedily winded Its glow- 

JS^'addS'^U)' the 'rTel*,^" P^^^"'™" fl^ '"to the whole tone ether The 

re^nrs"^'''^Or^cofo^.^- folFo^VTby '^'Ta^ ^uc"!: as"o l'".'°, "^'^^'^ 
liaoci," two thrillers whicii hav^ k^" ' Orientals practise in their dailv 

i-ore been paired in seasons aincR ?ul ^""J the harp accompanied them 

though the opera of San t>an- I "'.'^l'^^ 'i^^loiV''^ sHssandi, sweeping 

other delicacies, 
composition of its 

- - and tvn'ir^JJ' iV u' iT""" "• nave been more so if 

,t all. owing to the wiThdnawai 

thougn the opera of San Fran T''^" harmonics. gl!s 
;f • The ?-ir«nS°?? 'f^t ^raeriMn repetition.-, and < 

J , The Cat and the Cherub " hiT It was an effective c 
1 been heard but eisht nlU-, . \rZ fJ^ enective c 

seasons hitherto, and t»-^« ^""^ " "^""''^ '"'^'^ 



Broadway around the block to Seventh 
.\ venue since mid-afternoon. It was a 
capacity house, and about a thousand 
)eslde that listened to Jascha Helfetz, . 
[he one new violin star of a war year. 

Mr. Heifetz played the Mendelssohn 
concerto, not of his own cnoice, per- 
haps, for he seemed ratlier indifferent 
the old /avorite piece that others 
have performed with more warmth, but 
no man living with such ease, such 
flawless clarity, and dazzling, almost 
double speed. His later numbers, Gla- 
zounow's " Meditation," Eigar's " La 
Capricieuse," and especially Bazzini's 
Ronde des Lutins," he gave with 
piano accompaniment and with a lively 
interest that transformed trifles again 
into perfection. Of encores the young 
artist had no less than four, following 
the concerto with Drigo's " Valse Blu- 
ette " and Strauss's " Persian March," 
and at the final recalls a " Siciliana " 
of Francoeur, arranged by Kreisler, 
and Beethoven's " Chorus of Der- 
vishes," set for violin by his own Rus- 
sian master, Auer. 

Marie Conde's Debut- 
Marie Condg, a newcomer to the Met- 
ropolitan stage, made her d§but as a 
colorature soprano, singing the " Ah, 
Non Giunge " from "La Sonnambula " 
with correctness of style not often com- 
bined with a voice so young and fresh, 
and finishing with a top note. G above 
high C, that brought a quick ovation 
She again soared to high E In an en 
core, " Love Has Wings," and these 
upper tones, always of musical quality, . 
were won without sacrifice, as usually j 
happens, of a true, even scale below. 
Mme. Melba heard the new singer from 
a stage box. .lose Mardones sang a 
bss air from erdi s " Don Carlos " and 
a song in Spanish, and the orchestra, 
under Hageman, introduced both parts 
of the program with lighter music of 

First Concert of the 

The Orchestral Society of New Y'ork, 
which has been giving concerts for the 
;last two years under the direction of 
Max Jacobs, gave its first offering ol' 
the present season yesterday afternoon 
at Aeolian Hail, Mr. Jacobs's orches- 
'tra is a body of capable musicians 
iwhich showed yesterday a distinct im- 
provement over last year. It is not 
yet perfectly balanced, and its playing 
!of the Fianck D minor Symphony 
jlacked perfect articulation, yet it gave 
^ creditable performance, and Mr., 
Jacobs proved himself a conductor pos- 
isessed of taste and authority. The 
Imass of the strings at times out- 
|Wa)ghed the other sections of the or- 
l:hestra, and its tone was not always of 
ithe best quality. \'et it is evident that 
the new organization is finding itself 
artistically. Besides the Synipiiony, 
the programme contained Ischaikow- 
sky's "Francesca ua Rimini." two new 
symphonic sketches by Arthur Hart- 
man, "In the Orient" and Herbert's 
"Irish Rhapsody." 

' Mme. Yvette Guilbert gave her Jast 
recital for severaLmonths to come in 
the evening at the Theatre du Vieux 
Columbier, appearing in a programme 
of songs of the ?oIdier= of France. 
There 'was the "R -.- ; t N." 


«1 tiie time of Jeanne cl Arc. 
Henri IV! - "Votre Cot>l'°"'.^ 
kTabouv." "Marlborousrh sen \a 
[of course 



Applauded by Big Holiday Audi- 
enc« — Caruso Gives $1,000. 

John McCormack made his second ap- 
:i^o"'peUrM:thVeu;"^^ "I- Boheme " at the 
Of course "La Marseillaise." In the I Christmas matineo at the Metropolitan 
fikt for French culture JIme. } ^^^^^ '\ yeHter&3.y . singring more freely than he 
Guilbert is a whole army corps "e^'; had in the season's opening week, with 
self, and one of her recitals puts ^° i ij^j^, style or natural ease, suavity, and 
rout the best prepared ottensive oi. ^^^^ ^^^^ aroused great enthusiasm 
thTrrt^f^Mm';. Guilbert sums up - 

lSX^T;;rt"o7tay at hon,. i^ 
whtle their elders visited the 
to weep over the sori-ows of RodoUo 

^The avoidance of the problem 
nroniable for no Christmas matmee 
Tad I la'«'- ^^"^ 

in itsoU- the best of Ih-; aristocrat)., 
tradition v/ith ti-.c best of n-.oaevn; 
Perios. ft is a iivin- expression of t..ft 
cowedie hvMrWMie, v,c come 
wil! she bfi %vken s.-ie returns to u=. 

charm that aroused great enthusiasm 
from the Wg holiday audience. May 
Peterson, the new Mimi, essaying her 
second role on this stage, was an ap- 
pealing and youthful figtjre. and sang 
with more refinement than is some- 
times heard^ in modem Italian lyric 
drama. t ^ V 7 , , 

(" gave his annual present of 
$1,000 to the opera chorus and orchestra, 
distributing not gold pieces but 200 crisp 
five-dollar greenbacks. It was an- 
nounced that Mme. Farrar s cold had 

"yOL'.st' yLAltJi HLMLb. 

nellti neclit ot .ieollan H«H 
X>Iaya Mnch T«l«nl. 


_ _ VIecht, a youn;;\ 
t^he performance of •'La Boheme/' Of i^j^t fe'sve a first recital here lart 
t t great nopularity of the work there ,s 
no%uestion, nor doe, any one need _to 
be told 

The evening concert at the Metro- 
Dolitan brouKht out a large cvo\vd, nouncea tnai mnie. j-a. i^vi ..^ 
^,anv hundreds being refused admis- toproved and that she wmi d^^^^^^ 
sion. The reason was the apFenrance ^Slo m Fau^ 

of .lascha Hcifetz, the young E^^sian £l«ctor^Gaui^^«.i^_^y ^^^^^^ ^^^^ 

violinist, who has already set tne mu- 
sic v.-01-kl agogr. "^^r. Heifeta played 
the Mendelssohn E minor concerto and 
i- group of short pieces with man-e!lous 
brilliancy. A new soprano, V^s -^lajis, made her New llflrk dAbut, sing- 
ing "A Kon Giunge" from -Ua >oi"-| 
uambula" and an air from "Laltrne , 
She was e.xceedinely ner\-ous, but de-, 

spite this displayed a voice small pcr- 

i.ans in volume, but of great purity and 

lexibiiitv and not a iittle warmvh. 
He-- ioloratnra ^-as uneven, diie 

probably to her nervousness, but its 

best :t wai f.uent and even brilliant. 

Wi*h greater assurance iiliss Conde 

ought to be heard, from. Tne other 

singer of the evening was jose iUi- 

dones. whose supeib voice gave p eas- 

"n-e in "Ell.! Giannovi," from "Don 

Carlos The orchest.'-a v/as under the 

direction of Richard Hageman. 

.\n atmosphere of Parisian twilisrht 
hunir over the concert given by the 
Society of the Friends of Music yes- 
terday afternoon in the ballroom of 
the Kitz-Carltcn Hotel. .^^fter the 

was " no foundation " for reports that 
Farrar would leave the company after 
next season, or that the opera board 
had objected to her acting m moving 

Miss Farrar 
as the Boy in 
Mozart Oper, 

"Marriage of Figaro" Sung- for the 
First Time This Season at the 

nltht at .\.eoJian Hall. In Bee.thoven a 
sonata, opus 33, and in more tnoder.-i 
nboul H. But since Job" selections the player dlsclossd an 

through .y,^^ " sin" it on the coi.- \^ "'twere M'ere features ^espeaUmg 

Ji^rplXni but Twta=ve had the o,;- yeTulne" talent and mu»lcai promise for 
nortunrtv to hear John McCormaclc! j-^t^^e .as a 
•■himself' sing it in the opera. He -vi . 
it eTceptionafly well yesterday, in .P.; 
of a slight <old. and the applause .x. 
Ton? and loud. He had plenty more lat, 
in tlip nerforniance. 

Alav Peterson was accorded an oppo. -, 
tnn U- to sing Mimi. but her essay wa^ 
no highU s.K'<-es.sful. In the first scene 
was lamentably nervous ^ind QU-te 
unable to do her*;elf justice, hhe had 
I the mis fortune to break on the final < • 


e as a plani^ , ^ \ 

\ lO DlCcliV v/.i J 

Afterward siie sang much better; but slia auaiei.^- , 

i ga 4 no bint of histrionic * 1 1 and 1 H ,^ j.,„hco Caruso of the 

Mimi was colorless. Th%olher mem Metropolit..n C 
bers of the cant were old friends doin„i ,..^„,,,^j , 

With three prima donnas in the cast, 
Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro".^waa 
sung for the first time this season at thcj 
Metropolitan yesterday afternoon. Al-i^ 
though Miss Hempel. who sang the rol 

the Kitz-L.ari on rio.e . - ^.^3 t^e only one whose styl 

Mozart quartet m D major foi a strm „,„„,„r',„ „..,Hv fitted to Mozart' 

trio and fiute, came Carlos Sal^edo^s 
impressionistic pentarhythmic experi- ! 
ment for the harp, previously played' 
here. Harp, fiute and 'cello then 
played for the first time :n NeW' York; 
Leopold Stokowski's "Dithyrambe,' aj 
colorful and shrewd adaptation of the^ 
learning- of Debussy and Rirasky- 
Korsakoff to the picturing of some] 
Greek Eleusinian ritual. 

Debussy's early quartet. Opus 10, 
played by the Rich Quartet, closed thei 
programme, which by no means af- 
forded as much pleasure and novelty 
as the subscribers to these concerts 
are wont to x-eceive. 

of singing is exactly fitted to Mozart'si 
music, Mfne. Matzcnauer, as the CountessJ, 
and Miss Farrar as the boy Cherubino, 
added lustre to the cast. Miss Farrar was 
suffering from bronchitis. Jloreover she 
'was neither so trim nor so slim a boy as^ 
was Mme. Alda, who had a masculine 
role in "Marouf last Wednesday. 

But Miss Farrar never fails to be in- 
teresting though there are roles better 
suited to her than Cherubmo. Mme, 


""'""•iladama Butterfly" will be fetmg at aj 
soecial Xew Y.-ars Day matinee in the 
l?:tropolita.n Opera ^House ^ 
Farrar Fornia and Egener and >lessi 
AUlouse, Chalmers. Hciss Audisio 
Ruysdaei and P'Angelo. Mr. Moranzoni, 

will conduct. h,^')rin■•( 
"Marouf will have its second hc.iriir-, 
r.ext Monday evening with the 
cast, ncludin. Mmes. Al^f 
and JIessrs. De I.uca, Rothier De Se,u- 
rola. Chalmer.s, Rossi, Eada. Re se, Mala- 
testa Leonard. Bloch and Aud.sio. -Atiss 
Gam' and Mr. Bonfiglio will dance. Mr. 

Monteux will conduct ( Vsa7/a 

General .Managf-r Giuilo Gatti-Casaz/.a 
said vestqrdav there was no foundation 
fo the re1^o,t\hat Miss Farrar is to ve- 
th'e f^m the Metropolitan Opera Com- 
pany after next eea.son 

Sings «t l'»«< »«■ necembep Series 
of Baerl>y Affnlrn. >^ 

Mr BagbV." last musical morning' of 
the December sciies was held 5;«fter<lay 
iu the grand ballroom of the Waidcrt- 
Aatoria, bringing out a large ...d 
notable audience that Ustenea with 


Opera and Mlscha Elmati, 

i8t were o"u - ■• vjoUnist At the piano were Vinccni!0 

s in the accustomed maii-| 8,,^ pniup Gordon " 

C. carl played the organ. 

Mr. Caruso sang Godard s Chanson 
de Juin. ' "LoUta," 'by Buzzi-Peccta ; an 
aria' from Beyer's "Sigurd'' «»d ^ong. 
by Grieg and Rossmi. He sang also 
-ffizet s "Agnus Dei." with vlolm and 
'.organ accompaniment. . , , , 
■ Mr Flmans numbers included com- 
positions of Bach. Brahms-Joachim 
Wagncr-Wilhelmj. Vieuxtemps and 
Schuberl-Elman. . _ - i 


Years— Opera Singers Applauded, i 

The oratorio Society gave last cven.nS 
at Carnegie HaU Us annual performanc 
of Handel's " The Mes.siah. not to 
[•followed by the usual 

■We hope to have her with us tor. .^^ ^y the usua. '^''J;, 

veiT many'years." he said. ,^,^0- Ititlon, and for ^th^t ^^^^r thf s?a^ 

••Xor is there any basis for the state Pj.,.o^-(ipd, as ^\5",^,':,°„\io^n f"'" 
ment that the board of directors had oh- |bv th year s collection 
Tet"U to her appearing in motion pic-gTl^e chorus 

r s uui.c^wv... 'of war fa" ; 
with some recent changes., 

;ro1ces°thirtV powerful tenors and .s; 

H^S PREMIERE IN CHICAGO Z^^^-^e^rh^r^nftf^^^^^ 



•lO^->^3*rt*^- intrrrkl of vears. brought , to the 

CHICAGO, m.. WeAedRay. -- 


In the Greenwich Village Theatre, 
in the evening, a "pastoral masque," 
credited to the fifteenth century Abbe 
Printanne, was recited in French by 
Marcelle Darcy, to the none too sub- 
iued accompaniment of a quartet sing- 


count, ^.i.. — . i ,1, 

tormance smoothly, bringing out uv 
beauties of the score -wcith a sure hand 
He excels as a Jfozart conductor. 

nir cavo!s. The spoken prologue 
'"^,4stmas Anthem in Way Time " was 
• wor!- of Richard Le Callienne. 
. pr06r£.mme did not, howevei, 
' him -l-.o credited to fhc fouv- 

'h a^d nfteenth centuries a nuni- i —. . ■ ^ - 

of amiable quartets which ^'Ot'^d- »QDACOLO" WITH 

•hough they had bean composed 1 L \JXKl\K^\-J^ . vy i i 
om- con.^cientious England choir- , 

.ter Greenwich Village Theatre 

-s an admirable place ior 4nti- 
ve-it2is, and its concert stage- 

ing," designed bv John Wenger, is 

■ slcome innovation, but it must 

lish its reputation for tra.hfu- 
...s in such matters of dating if U 
is to gain the confidence of the musi- 
cal piiblic, even though such points 
may seem academic to the manage- 

^be first iSlfi-^'^^ir^ne'' rcvlsed"r<^din«^ 
Matzenauer with'her "powerful, goldenj l:"'\7:r'fV.-^-^ora.'' an American opera „,attcn^^ oxpre-ssiv?'^^^^^ in'th'-: 

^n^d voice is not particularly well fitted a libretto by David .^i^^^Vd o^Vtsti-r^f a retreating heaven-, 

to sin!?ing light rSles, but her voice was by Henry Hadlej , wiuu. ?L and r.-i 

rufy beautiful yesterday and she handled st,,.ens. was given "^^^^ ^^^y-^^ ^Jv^^or^y: Orchestra, accustomed and 
the light music much better than last ; grand Opera Companj . the coi g^^^^,, 

season. noser conducting. 

Mr. de Luca, who was Figaro, shared, po^er ' entirely Ariiericau 

with Miss Hempel the chief honors of thel The cast a.s eniix^ ^ _ 

afternoon. A new soprano. Miss Helen 
Kanders. displayed a fine voice and an 
agreeable stage presence in the small role 
of_J3arbarina. Mr iMuLoleased as the 
Mr. Bodanzky directed the pei 

The cast wa.s entirety .v^- 

\Liveiy War Opera 
in Metropolitan 

Instead of "TAais'SIJi i: 


Leoni's . melodramafic, one act oner.-i- 
"L'Oracolo," one of the most dramatic' of 
operatic works, had its first performancelj 
this season at the Metropolitan last night, j 
The feature was the acting of Antonio ji 

Samson et Dalila 
with Mr. Caruso 
on Holiday Eve 

Scotti, -wiiose impersonation of Chim- 
Fang, keeper of an opium den, is one of 
,the finest bist of character work that can 
be found on the stage to-day. 

-The Daughter of the Regiment" Re- 
peated witli Spirit After Perform- 
ance in Brooklyn, 

i "With it« lively tunes and martial wcencs 
Donizetti's opera of war in France.- 'The' 
Oaugbter of the Kegiment," was repeated 
in the Metroi»oUtan Opera House last, 
night. It had been sung in Brooklyn on; 
the pre\-iou.<j night with the same cast. 

sponsive to his wishes, and of I'lauK 

icgi.-t.e,. _ contralto solos bei . 

evnda Van d<>r \ cor, wlu 
■nerou.s nnnlaji'"' 


^C^f ^ 

t5.,.iiiinnff vtith Mrs 
^-'""m:rlca. in which t^^u^enc 

coined,, -'-tLtl ootaT Britain 

Aeolian HaU > ^i^^^^^i^^ Scienlistsf 

^^'Tosttr B -n..zzo contralto. 4 
' ^ang carl slmi s Vlctorio mio cor« 
?Hs 4 Florindo e fedelo' 
Scarlatti " ^ J. He"" beauty 

llaiidel s "Care ^el^ • -esthetic sensH 
an >"-^<l^-':-r.^^fi'nrce Ind'stood her 


- .the previou.<j nieht wltn xne Ea-mo imi, an Immeaiaif- » , 

z > 

" Mme. Florence Eastn for the first tlm^^l altliougn it is seiuoru ^u.. » '""Trtead in'winning appiovaK 

wa.s heard Ah-Yoe. the r61e formerly ginger at the Metropolitan l.s asked to smsj tood ^t „ 
sung bv Miss Lucrezia Bori and Misssj ^^.^ ^^,^^^.^3;,^ ^^yg. ||THRONU HtAK5 PMUOl. 

Bdith Afason. .^he "^ade much of the part ^^^^^^ oharminifly. 

^mS:;" Jf'^^t.'p^^uf A\t;:u.:e.'^mak:J^^iplayed the drum sltilfully and kissed the 

ae. Homer Also in the Cast Which 
Is Heard by a Large 

tic plieci. raui /Aiw.v,... ... 1> — . » , i 

his first appearance as Win .San Luy. gave prenc.h flag gracefully as Maria. Antonio^ 
a god account of him.self. He never has f^coj-^j ^^as a most interestliig sergeajit and| 

— - " "Faust' tor , „_ht as int 

dine a r61e better. Another strikinc: im- Keinando Carpi an ugreea-ule Tonio. faied the Metropolitan last 

_ _ . . . — r^-.j.... — . . . , ^: — , .vij times, with Mr. trarii h a.uuii'" ..jr. 


oamson et Dclila," the only Biblical 
la in the repertoire, was heard by a 
,e audience last night at the Mctropoli-j 
1 Opera House. In the title rOles Mine. 
:ner and Mr. Caruso gave their hearers! 
'h to admire in the matter of beauty 
' ")n<' and fine dramatic singing. The 
. ; ing song, "Mon Coeur a toi voix," and 
t th.-^ fugue in the last were admirably de- 
BUvered by Mme. Homer, who was the sec- 
Vond Delila of the season. MeAsrs. Amato, 
iilegel and Rothier added to the per- 
'nance, and the ballet was picturesciue 
i lively. Mr. Monteux directed a goodi 

hristmas Eve at the opera has neveri 
• red as one of the brilliant occasions; 

I e fashionable side of the season in thei 
iropolitan Opera House, but society wa.<? 

II represented last night in the par ios 
1 mgert' for the performance. 

personation was offered by Adamo Didur 
as the learned doctor, and Mi.=!.s Braslau 
gave a fine performance as the nurse. 
Mr. Moranzoni directed a spirited per- 


'Thais" was to have had its first fre 
sentatirpTi of the season last night, hut be-l Geraldine Farrar is suffering! 
from a cold It was postponed until next) 



Mme. Alda Sings Marflucrite and 
Martinelli the Title Role 

for holiday-week crowds 


ouor Swings "ETxtT-ptioi) 
Well Before CroAVclod 
House at Matinee. 

■•Francesca da Rimini 
ond season at Ihe Metropolitan, was je 
peated last night with 

^^"^^ir^-es, TvitVMr: Satti^s addit 
scene and spectfcle, bhown ^^i^' 

. t;.=^ayed on Xew 
her first sea.son. 

Both the soprM 
\vho held a ringing 
tenor's " Salut Demeure. 

tired at first, as in the 

^<%^v '^ye^^'s;n;ght^m.' in 

'^ K-lR^"'?io 
a ringing high^C * the 

I \ Mme 


Alda seemed 

with lovely effect asj and.she acted^ Go;'-^^^ 

familiar cast. 

.rancesca;and Mr. Martm.h gave voca ir^^H^^^^ 

if nothistronic disUnaion to the r6.e of 


Mr. Rothier again 
spirited ensemble. 

spirited ensomoiB. nllVC 
AmrtoVas a triklng Giovanni, and CARUSO CHEERED AS DUKE 

ottrs in the wen . haJanced cast jH 

.Vhen Teutonic music drama was, ^mes. -^^J'^^r^^T^. 
•Jilhed from the Metropomaii^ Opera SparKes and |gene^ 

House many observers of the ^^^^^jl .pint, 
distinguished institution wondered, 




' ;A'H"«i7ed audience, applauded th«) 
.^rtith enrhusiastic sign.s of :.p^ 

Sings in "Rigoletto" Role .n 

He Made His Anierlcan Debut. \ 

Caruso, at his best in voice and spirU- 






noon in Hen of ''mnsel und^Oreter 

Metropolitan V'f'^';^^:. 

afternoon to the ^'^-^^^ "^^Xl^^^-^ 
^,ek. an audience >";'''''<^';4'^^J: „,ui 
women gave a touch of ^"^'^^^^ 
on., that intui. 
hearing of v-ru, s iMt^oi'-no 

opera Caruso, is the Uuke.^ I 

'''^ Anierlcun dchut and had found I" 
lAl*' for «hl< h he will be a« lonn 
' 'iionibcred by his more tliouifhtful 
;'•<"'« as ho la lili<!ly to be In sonv; 
iier nn,| Inter chnr.iclera nppaallng to 

i';.Uli>Kuly|..,-d, JW,^,J,„,T^7 a'lfln^who 
-lilt do no wmnK lunonK liln roiirtlerB, 

oad. mad I>uke tossed off Vordl M 

• ayest nrlu.s us he mlirht blow the froth 
iiMii oliatnii:iKno. Tlie apt'lftti«e after 
I'K! •• Donim IJ MoUlIn " broufht the 
' i ' ra for souio incment.i to a stop. 
^' ler lorfK abnant from tho repertory. 
Ntorday'.'i return of " RIgoletto " wua 
- • 0 wlpinK out oi' the slate of the 
■■(u tenor s fifteen years In America. 
^vn.s the yoiinK t'aruso. Kor Frieda 
' nipel. too. the afternoon was propl- 
■ ' iis; hor (JIMa's " Caro Nome" was 
uirmlntr to hesr. r>e I>uca in the title 
I 'If btgan lieavlly as the jester, but hf to the third act episode of traglo 
tenderness with the Duke's victim, 

For the llnie at this house 80- 
I.liie Braslau Bang; the part of Madd.T- 
1( na. costumed a.s a (flrl of the people, 
convincing- In tlie raillery of the tavern 
.'^(■ene. and lending fuli voice to thu 
famous quartet, at which point agr.tln 
the house beifgred hard for an encore. 
.Mardones was a newcomer iv9 Spnra- 
fuoilo. the tnlured Monterone was suns' 
Rn.ssl. and Moran/.onl conducted th" 
performance, which, if it did not touch 
the dramatic hciKlifs of some past per- 
formances, was both musically and In 
respect of staKlnff on a par with the 
palmy days of the Metropolitan or of 
tho Manhattan opera war. 

Iiast evenlnp'.s opera, for the fourth 
time in recent week.s. was the Russian 
masterpiece. Mou-ssorfrsky's " Boris Go- 
dunoff." the ca.'it includinir DIdur, Del- 
aunols. and all their royal house as 
before, except that Mme. Maticnauer 
returned to the rflle of the Polish Prin- 
cess. Marina, wliilo Mr. Ruysdael agiin 
s aigr the wandcrinff monk, and Mr. 
T'lpl conducted. A popular assembly 
followed the music drama with rapt 

Cherniavsky Trio Plays. 

T'oe Chcrniavsky Trio, "nho have 
travelled widely in America since, 
they camo here over a j ear ago, ap- 1 
pcarod at Carneprle Hall last night in 
an ensemble program, suc'n as tliey 
have played before, with added solos 
for all three. Jan Cheniavsky, the 
pianist, had a toccata and fugue of 
Bach-Tausig. " Autumn Reveries," by 
nabikow. ai d the Bchubert-Tauaig' 
■ Marche Militalre." Michel, the "cel- 
llts, ^.Kwv Boellman's " Symphonic 
Variations," and L,eo, the violinist (Jf 
the family, a concerto in U minor by 
"Vieuxtemps. The brothers joined in 
a '. ro, op. 3S. of Gretc!\aninow; the 
" Rom.ance Orlentale," cf Risky-Lor- 
sak-jff, and " At :the Stream. " Boia- 

,vt CarnesiG Hall yesterday af- 
Tlin auditorium was completely 
1 and many eager liatenws sat on 
■ tagPi Many moie stood up bchin'tl 
?ieat.'? In tho orchestra. The pro- 
nine wag not 01 tho kind to excite 
II e wildest enthusla.'^m among hearers 
not trained In the niceties of the violin- 
'i.-'i'.'i art, but the ap,')lauso was sufflclcnt 
Ito K'low that genuine i)loasurc attended, 
the entertainment. 

The first number on tho list was .To- 
:-ei)h Achron's suite "In Ancient Style." 
.\ehrou, like Holfotz, is a o'lP'l of I'*"" 
puld Auer. and his ancient suite cuuul 
lie called ancient only in the formula of 
its movements. In fiddle technic and 
stylo it wa.s fairly modern. But it 
servcj to warm up the lad'.s cold fingers 
and his cold violin, .so that in the mic- 
c?edln<? number ho coasod to play just a 
t^'aade below his normal level. 

This next number was Mozart's eon- 
1 eito In A majpr, in ^hich all of Hel- 
letz's exquisite purity of tone and ele- 
,!,ance of delivery were <Iit<i>layed at their 
liest. Tho beautiful slow movement, one 
.f the loveliest creations of Moz.^rt's ever 
resh in.'-.oiratton. was performed in a 
tyle which erave the greatest possible 

The last division of the i>iogramme 
was devoted, accoriing to time honored 
ctLstom, to violin pieces of lighter calibre. 
i^A Cliopin nocturne (Auerized). a 
iBr.ahms Hungarian dance (.Toachimized) 

ind three Paganini numbers (in the 
riginal packase) were tlie contents of 
his set-lion ^r-v fi f"fz will be .heard 




of Beethoven's 
ked by Much 


] l anccs StaiT Eecites Poem 
"Carillon," With Elgar's 

Thibaud and Lortat In Flec!tal. 

.Tacqucs Thlbattd and^crt L-) 
had a full house at Aeolian Hall yes- 
terday afternoon, when these French 
artists gave the first of two chamber 
music riecltals, a string quartet as- 
sisting on this occasion in their con- 
cluding number, the concerto for vio- 
lin and pianoforte oy Chausson. The 
fno players opened with a sonata by 
another composer, the Belgian, 
whose career had been as brilliant 
.".nd brief as tliat of their own com- 
patriot, and between the pair of 
moderns they placed the sonata in 
B flat. No. 15, of Mozart, a genius 
ever young. The spirit of youth, In- 
deed, was in all they played, and the 
music was much applauded. 

"The Children's Crusade" Repeated. 

I'ierne's .' The Children's Crcside," 
with which W.^lter Damr-jsch had 
opered the Oratorio Bocletv's season 
earlier this month, -was repeated yes- 
tfcrdjv afternoon as an extra concert 
of the Svmp'iony Society In Carnegie 
I'.xll Hoth organizations again toolc 
part, with 200 children from New ^ 
York public schools, upon a much ' 
hi)llt-up and extended stage, holding. 
It was said, 450 performers. The solo- 
ists, with one change, were Florence 
Macbeth. Edith Chapman Goold, 
rtarl^el Harris, Albert Llndqulst and 
P.oval Dadmun. The Flemish cantata 
was. as .before, preceded by the new 
Government version of " The Star- 
Span^glcd Banner." ; 


■With nine singers and a piano soloist to 
attract Sunday night amusement seekers, 
the icy weather had little effect upon the 
size of yesterday's concert at the Metro- 
i.olitan Opera House. Solos occupied the 
lii-si part of the programme and concerted 
.iiunbers from familiar operas completed j 
iho entertainment. (U^C<if / 9- ' ^] 
I The best singing of the evening Was that 
Li JIme Mabel Garrison. , She sans ai 
■iria from "Lucia." with lovely voice, 
bringing out th* difficult runs and trills 
Kvilh remarkable clearness. Others on the 
long prograinme were Claudia 
\luzia, Sophia Brasley and Helene Kan- 
u. r.': Jose Mardores, Morgan Kingston, nando Carpi, Mario Laurenti and Pietro 
Vvidisio. Miss Victoria Boshko played 
line- a piano concerto. Richard Hageman 
ilireoted the orchestra. ^/ ^ 

IN mm mm 




lAppears U> Advant|ige in 
Carnosie Hall. 

r/lme. Alda Again Is the Princess 
in Performance More Spirted 
Than Premiere, Though Rabaud 
Work Still Leaves Hearers Cold 


his musical cohorts bade fare- 
■svell to the old year last eve- 
luiig in Henri Rabaud's .\rabian 
-Vight opei-a,. "Marouf," which had 
lis second performance 011 this side 
of the .\tlantic. ; 

A.s al the premiere, receally. Mme.' ■ 
Frances Alda appeared as the! 
J'riticess, Giuseppe J3e !^ij(a :is me 
I'aii'cne Cobble;'. Ijeoh i;oi,io; ae 
I he King. Ue Scgurola the "Vi- 
zier, Thomas Chalmers as .in, tvatn- 
leeu 1-lo-ward a.') i''atimali and An- 
yelo Bada a.s the o^i,' peasant, of 
Kcllah, who is transt'ornied into tlie 
Geiiii guardian of the magic ring. 
The musical direction, too. was 
once more, in tlie hands of Pierre 

What already has been said of 
"Marouf" need not be ciualified at 
this tirnc. nor amplified. The work 
unquestionably bus detects, tliough 
one shoulij bcii i- in mind that these 
.'lefects would be less conspicuous ih 
H small auditoj'iuin. where the 
words of the to;a. inte'lllgiblc to .the 
iiverage listener, compensate for 
lack of dr.-jmatii- actio.-, aiiu wliere 
the fine points of a dol'tly contrived 
scorp carry greater weigiit. Cer-' 
taiiii.v. the. music laci-c.'^ originality 
and vital 'force. Hut tliere is so 
much uiore merit in Ry.baud's ex- 
.'luisitely \i roug-iit composition than 
the average .-Auditor i.aii recognize 
that the wi-itt r can sec no reason 
lor laying stress 011 more ov less 
obvious shortcoauings. 

l.'ucu-n :'«t;poi.. .s liorelLO, oy the 
vsa.v, IS bascu 0:1 a, Ifmis.ation of ■ 
itiij -"iiioutiai.d and One IS ignis," by 
I'l. ,1. I'. .ViuUru^. w.hic.i uas been 
iK .--c;-ibed as tiieial. As a matter of 
fact, the French transiator has 
-.iv..n tree lein ',.0 I'ls own imagi- 
l ytion — 'as may be ascerig-ined by 
- ousijlting' the Bnglish vergtons of 
J-Uirlon or I'ayno — and lias mater- 
ially changed certain parts of the 
sioiy of ''Marout" 10 suit nis own 
..jucy. The vojago of x'm Cobbler, 
example, on a Hailing vessel, 
.-!t0.ct on tne slioulaers of a 
.--'adrid or Genii. falUs into this 

tor the sii.nptuous mise-en- 
:-,^.iu; i/rovlded iiy v_;:aiio G.ilti-Ca- 
f,tzza, and the elaborate builet of 
lie third act. they did hot fail of 
lUeir" elfect last nighi. "i et the 
iK/rfojmance. tliougli more fluent, 
rierhapB. and spirited, lliun the first, 
II ine auuicnce cold despite the 
<:»celleut singljig of- ttn. pi'-inclpals 
;i!id the prai.'?e worthy efforts of 
I iiose who devoted their talents- to 
nie smaller part-; in tlic intricate 

The <ast included Rooert x^eon- 
iiardt ns the baker of vne fatetui 
Kenufah. or Vermicelli cake; Al- 
lien Kaise, as the chief sai.or; i'ora- 
iiilia Mala testa, as one of the mer- 
chants: Giulio Rossli 3.S the Cadi; 
Max Bloch. as the first Muezzin; 
Pietro Audisio, as the donicey driv- 
er; Burgh Slaller, as SheiK-Al-Islam 
^ind .\ngelo. Bada as a merchant and 
a Nuezzin as well as the husband- 
man of the final act. 

1'he eighth Sunday afternoon concert 
' ©f the Symphony Society, whicla took 
place yesterday afternoon in Aeolian 
Hall, began with (Beethoven's "Eroioa" 
I eymphony. l^spite the fact that the 
j composition is one of the most familiar 
in the entire orchestral repertory, there 
was ground for thought in the perfor- 
mance. If nothing else had suggested 
I comment, the deeply felt and ibeautlCully 
[ e:5ecuted reading of the funeral march 
'night have furnished food for much 

Itouibtleas Mr. Damrosch and aJso his 
men have been Immersed in th* pro- 
found moods of this time, -when red war 
1 sweeps the world, with the grim spectre 
i of social an.archy treading in its foot- 
steps. And doubtless, too, the service 
flag with if!? six atars which hangs 
above the orchestra at every concert 
n<yw helped to a realization of the verj- 
presei/* meanings which can be read 
into Beethoven's sublime dirge. 

After the symphony- there was a 
more direct reference to the war in the 
Belgian Canimaerts's poem "Carillon," 
with .Sir Edward Elgar's music. As at 
ia previous concert, Frances Starr re- 
cited the poem. Her delivery was more 
^effective in Aeolian than in Carnegie 
Hall, and tlie cignificance of Elgar'.-4 
rather conventional music was more 
clearly disclosed. The concert ended 
with Vincent d'lndy's "Ishtar" varia- 

As music lovers know, these varia- 
tions begin with the last one and work 
backward till the theme is revealed, 
even as Idlitar was when she took off 
her seven successive veils at the seven 
successive gates of the hereafter. Yes- 
terday she had perfect sympathy. No 
lone wLshed to think of having to take 
off even one veil. 


I lleifetz, the youthful Russian 
w ho ha."5 qulto got the start of 

He Opens Concert 'Wltli "The Star 
Spaiigrlcd Banner." 

Mlscha Klman gave a second violin 
recital in Carnegie Hall yesterday after- 
noon. He liad a large audience of warm 
admirers who were somewhat Impatient 
before the start. Owing presumably to 
the fact that Mr. Elman had to tha-w 
out his hands and Instrument he did not 
appear on the platform until half an 
hour after the time set for the concert 
to begrin. 

Mr. Ell-nan played for his first pro- 
gramme number the Nardini concerto 
1 in E minor, an interesting work that 
Mr. Elman seems to have made his own 
for performance, and then he followed 
it witli Ernst's P sharp minor concerto. 
These compositions were performed in 
masterful style, and the bristling tech- 
nical difficulties of the Ernst concerto 
were thrown off with the same ease as 
though a simple scale were being played. 

The third programme number was a 
sonata in D major by Haendel. Here 
Mr. Elman was at hie best.. HI' -violin 
seemed to have fully warmed up and he 
ivas able entirely to command it in pro- 
ducing all tho intricacies of a beautiful 
tone. This together with a noble dignity 
of style as called for by the music en- 
abled the hearers to enjoy a delightful 
display of his art. 

There were two more groupB In the 
list, and of course encores were given. 
The groups comprised two arrangements 
Ijy Mr. Elman, one of an "Orlentale" by 
Amanl and the other of Weber's "Coun- 
try Dance" ; the E flat nocturne by 8ar- 
lasate-Chopin, tho BraJima-Joachlm 
"Hungarian Dance," No. 21 ; Balaklrew- 
Volpe's piece called "Oh, Come to Me," 
and the "Souvenir de Moscow" of 
Wieniaw.iki. , 

Jlr. Elman opened the concert iby play- 
ing his own arrangement of "The Star 

^'lifh^hS^mT'a Sono Contest. 

Italians of New York introduced at 
Aeolian Hall last night a custom of 
their country, the annual Neapolitan 
song contest, such as in the Old Worid^ 
had produced " O Sole Mia," that Mr.\ 
de GoRorza sings, «iid the gay " Funi- 
culi Funicnla. ' which look the prize in 
th.e vear they finished a railway up 
Vesuvius. 'ITiirtecn war ^ongs and l>-p- 
ical tunc? in the Naples style were sung 
la-t evening hv anonymous volunteeis foi 
the Rea Crop's. Only co'f posers «nd 
?■M:^^t■s w»:e nanie.i in Uie hill. an4 
Mirod-3 Salmagei conducted a 
dieswa. AVhat Aeolian s^^ce lacUed 
ir le.m.b-! .; it made up in auallt> hon - 
r, fo- botii .''colti and Caruso ,wer- 
i,s or_Feiaando Tanar^^ tne judge- 

\ WORLD ^ 


THAT Jascha Kelfctz is the rage 
in the concert world was quite 
apparent at the young Russian 
violinist's third local recital yes- 
terday afternoon in Carnegie Hall. 
Vet the demonstrations of the big 
gathering which applauded him 90 
frantically after every selection on 
: the programme in no way ruffled 
the equanlmlt/of this extraordinary 
youth. Despite tumultuous demands, 

or ^^Vv'lfw '''8 plan 

rourTh^f encores only after the 
Hovi T^V^.u"' P'^<^e« and at the 
nocfn' 1,,'^"," throuKhout the after- 
f?, ,?nl l^'ayed a.s one whose every 
ri'ir Y'^-'' ^'^'^ unswervingly un- 
der absolute control ' 

tpMini'cfr^ amazing exhibition of 
mastery than Heifetz of- 
rerea m juch works as Paganinl's 
KrSrf^^. and Fritz 

sfon of ""m f^^'i'igly difficult ver- 
^'.",'?„°^ *^'iat arch-virtuoso-s "I Pal- 
oo<!«ihy^''l''''°"^' would be im- 
v?niTnilf*/° imagine. Professional 
b a ''^ape ^« he made 

men t /t gasped in amaze- 

out of h.?''. ^""^^^ '^^ stiook 
out of his sleeve, as it were the 

r,',c?iH^Ki'^""^ strings or octaves at 
incredible speed. 

thif fT""^' confessed. However, 

that this wizzard of the bow failed 
shen^o °f^i/'''' slightest rift in his 
sliel! of self-possession and placity, 
.^V,,„r°' ^'^'^^ ^ single pnrase with 
anything approaching temperamen- 
tJi' zest or abandonment. 
anTi n-^'"'"'"*^®- Sicilienne. Gavotte 
and Gigue in ancient style from a 
Suite by Josef Aehron (pupil of 
Leopold Auer. too) he played de- 
lightfully But Mozart's Concerto 
'",f^,'"ajor could well have born, 
a little more emotional vigor a.v. 
emphasis; and the Brahms-Joachie 
Hungarian Dance No. 7. given will 
a truly mathematical calculation of 
every effect, including the rubatos 
was drained of every ounce of emo- 
tional throb and passion. 

The accomiianiments were admir- 
ably performed by Andre Benoist. 

Crowd Hears ^arrar in "Butterfly." 

'J'he Atetrapolitan's holiday matinee of 
" itadame Butterfly " at a fraction le,- 
than evc:iing prices was played to a c:. 
paeity crowd ye^iterday, and Caru- 
:who was a spectator for once, .saw il - 
standees lined up five deep, as t'l- 
will be tonight 'and later this we^ 
[when he sings to New Year visitor.' . 
New Yori;. JIme, I'arrar as the .Tap.-v- 
ese bride, her most popular role, v.i, 
I>eautiful to sec, and sh» seemed in. b^-^ 
ter voc;i! xonditioa than she ha.<i 71 
eeiilly. ff/W >V»M- ^ 

Puccini'.T opera<:ast '.^as .'<0 per ceni- 
.Vmerican. with Fornia. Althouso. Chn'- 
mers and o'.;hers, -nhile Moranzoni con- 
ducted, and Ordynski's stagecraft l.ti 
deft touches to the Nagasaki picture- 
jwhicl), b^' the way, ar6 true to the p^id 
they represent. 

" L'EllsIr d'Amore " Sung Aflaln. 

Doniietti's " I/Klisir d'Amore " was 
sung for the third time this season at 
the Metropolitan last evening, to a great 
audience that waited late, for the 
" Furtlva bagrinia." In tli-; famous 
air, Caruso'.s admirers have one of 
Iheir favorite exhibitions of the Italian 
tenor's elngtng, all in one moment of 
article seriousness amid a. comedy, 
every scene cf which Is as plainly con- 
genial to tho sts.r himself. A familiar 
cast Included Hempel, in fine voice, as 
.^dlna : Scottl as Sergeant Belcore, DIdur 
as the quack doctor. Dulcamara, and 
Vapl conducting. A riot of applause 
and cheers for Caruso in the last act 
brought no encore, though the shouters 
were determined an^ thelr^emonstra- 
tior. was prolonged. ^ ^ ^ / ^y^^ 


Zitnrei Yoh Society Gives Its First 
Recital — Eddy Brown, Soloist. 

Before an enthusiastic audience at 
Aeolian Hall last night the Zimrei Yoh 
.Society. (Songs of God.) wlrose object it 
lis to revive Hebrew music, gave its first 
recital. -'V chorus of sixty singers, most 
of them soloists of temples and churches 
in the city, rendered the works of 
Hebrew cantors and composers of syna- 
jrogal mu.sic. including Uewandov.'ski, 
\Vciss. Spiwalv. Weintraub. and Sulzer. 
The soloist was Kddy Brown \;ioliuist 
I The work of the chorus .showed the 
result of careful training, and it is to be 
hoped that the organization w>'l b«<^<>" « 
a permanent institution to present the 
much neelected Hebre-n- music. Of par; 
Ucular beauty were the " K»en« ' 
i of Weiss, sung by the male chorus, and 
' U ■• W'Shoniru " of .Sphvak, sung by 
•'le full choru,-^. The <onductor whs 
Kernhai-d ."^teinbcrs-. cantor ol J emple 
Beth-El.-an aulhori',«on Hebrew music. 

Gab^llowltsch PlaJs with ^ymphiTny 
The Symphony Sofciety s sixth Thur-- 
d,.v afternoon con*;!rt at Carnegie Ha 
,' -.• brought a Brahms prograi. 
h.; baton of Walter Da.r.roscl. 
sip Gabrilowii li a-* s^l -e''- T:;- 

! i| 



id I 





"ni-ol'e'stra played the 
M. Gabrilovv.-; 

These t«o '°"%f tne a"^»V" -fi 

;he eon-: 
: a i" ° 
, made uP 


Liszt's AJratorio 'Has Its Amer 
ican Premiere in New Form 
"at the Metropolitan. 


Clarsnce Whitehill and Mme. Mat- 
zenauer Also Aid in Success 
of Bcsutiful Pageant. 

0T BI.TZABI:t1I. n rolocue ana four Bcens», 

■ IhP or.-ilorio -by ITaiiz . Us/.t. ^to-. 
.hKP'l as orcr.'. for th<- first timo in Honk by Otlo I'.oqu'-llc. suns in 
llnclish >ran-lation. At the .MelroirolUan 
I )|,pra Housr. i-.»„,„., 

Kl i zah-t H ;,-7'"''''"'"';vi'; 

icravo Hermw in Carl S. lil^sei 

icravc Sonhlo Margarptc Aiatf^eaa-j-r 

S..nP!.<-hnl Roliert 1.oo,mr 

. Chi\Vl l.iKhV.R... Marsraret Bellerl 

Conil uotor— A rtii r Bcdaiizky . 

iipre' was a large and l<eonly, intcr- 
.1 audience at t!io Mclropolitan 
. j-a House last'cvoiiing to- see as well 
hear I.iszt's '* St. Elizabeth." the 
son'.s second novelty in respeet of 
but its music, familiar as oratorio 
ri' than a generation ago in New 
i;. and n-ow first produced here as 
la. with a further departure from 
ustom in the fact thai. lUouglT origi- 
nally composed in German, it was sung 
In Knglish. the language both of .lhou- 
-ands who heard oi- will hereafter hear 
;t and of the principal artists who took 
It. It shouhl be siiid at once that 
beautiful iiagcant last night was 
drama, the drama of action and 
conflict of will, at which indeed it hail 
n.-v|t-r aimed. Of its subject, however. 
:i proved an imprc^sivo ijtj-trayal. and 
.1 the singing of Knglish a new dis- 
-ure and delight. 

ilie trun.-ilation. T'lira.sed to fit the 
.«ie. was crcditeii in the pro&rfm to 
( ..iistanee Hache ; words were not 

In all eases the prin'.cd libretlo text, 
\ing been changed d.-ily ni rchfarsiSl 
ilo tune alloweii. Tfcre was a |>a- 
ilit touch at the start cf thi- evenins 
wh Conductor Hodanzky. greeted Willi 
,, led •• The Slar-.-^pangled l>an- 

( ,,,, I '•■uiic.i ' liiui!-.. .... .1 

1S.S.". The woi U was rei)r.Hted I^ec. 17 
and l.^-il. lollovviti.; I.iszt's death, 

as it was .-.l.'^o at Cineinnati wilhii. the 
name vear. It.s last local hi-arins wan 
PCc 11. 1!)11. at a celebration of the 
ceni-^nnial of Kiszt s blrlli by the Mac- 
Powell Society, under liurl fc'chiudkr. 

llow I.iszl niitieiiJated WaSner may 
be heard in the ■• Miracle of the Hoses " 
in ■• ft. Klizabcth."' taken note for note 
bv the Abb?"s .son-in-law for his de- 
scent of the dove over the Grail in 
•' rar«ifal ' 'I he heioine herself is not 
» the iciizabeth of " TannhUuser." a crea- 
ture of Wagner's 1 alley Horn ^the oiil 
iPKiiuH- hei jircsent nnmes.iUc^ foilow's 
]^iszl'.= reading of the actual life of the 
Iltth^ Iliinearlan Priiice-is. whose day 
Is Nov. 13 In the .Saints' (.'alendar. 

The Warlburg. accurately \shown in 
one er more of Crban's new scene.-, is 
not oiilv the hall of the song contest in 
•• Tanniiau^er. " but the historic refii.'3;t' 
of .Martin Uuther. .\n opening view is 
■ucli as mav have been the real Interior 
court reral'ling here other pletureil cas- 
tles of •■ l-(>hei<prin " or ■■Tristan." In 
B. serlis ot five are als.j sup>'rb fores- 
vistas presirving the atmosphere of a 
niiracle-lo^ing period, no; Mil'- In color, 
mas/ and outline, but in the noveLJUu- 
inin'ition. without llieat-ic ssugseation. 
hv lielil from above. T'.iere afe ' no 
font lights ■' In the "new" art of the 

^1ii»lc Loans 'IN»v!ird Drnnin 

Jiliisically, the " opera " combines the 
method of \Vagiierian description with 
the epic recital of oratorio, though loni 
•• speechef- " are. cut. and a strong lean 
Injt toward drama. In spite of Its slight 
aclion There is consistent use of typical 
tune-; sonic of Ihe Catholic Chiirih. me- 
diaeval hymns. Magyar folksongs. 

The :vieli-opolitaii foi'<-es acquiltod 
themselves well in Ih.c •inging of the 
work. Their first experiment of Eng- 
lish ^ince the war was interestmg, in 
view of whal might come after, a new 
precedent of " lianslaled " opeio. 1 i^ie. 
the chorus, so patiently trained twice 
' over bv liiiilio Setti, cannot yet enun- 
ciate a" text in the vernacular,- as. for 
exatiiplc. .\mei-ica's ally. France. hear.<i 
Its own French spoken and sun>;- in na- 
tvonal theatres. Kut Clarence W iiitehill 
tan sii.K F.UElish. His diction, in his 
native tongue, was as perfect, as crisp, 
clear, and powerful, as in other lan- 
'Cuagis when he sang (.Scrman at Bal- 
' leuth l''i-eiich at the Opera (.'omique. or 
Italian that won Gatti's homa-jc in New 
1^ fork. 

f ' Florence F.siJiton in First Rank. 

For I'lorence Easton, who stepped 
: last night into the first rank of Metro 

ii„i.-.iC5 ueucacy or- i^ucb. ttt iK^a-mri 
^rftdation, in definition ( 
itoitr, in technical fluency 
W<ui on a high r -t'-nc. ; - 
no moment before the larger aemaiicia of, 
tnterprctaUon. Miss Novacs, ior i-M her| 
youth, has the rare Eifls of mind and 
soul that make the proper interpretation 
■poeftible. Her performance %va3 the es- 
sence of poetic beauty. The orchestral 
accompanimriiit, conducted by Josef Slrar.- 
sky, was not ratlrely happy. 

The orchestra was heard aiso in Caaar 
Prank'.s Sy.nn'-.ony in D minor and in 
Strauss' ••ncath and Transfiguration," 
hi -was played with vigor. The strings 
Were uneven and there -was the usual de- 
Itermination ct the brasses to strive f.9r 
■dominance. A - service flag, seventeen 
^starred, -w.i.s evidence of the big orches- 
tra's personal patriotism, 
tras per H ^^^^^^^ NICHOLS 

J!.-%'eryDO<ly yioit-tw on Cad 

'":ir"hcrm^ :-.=oriages i 

.-aerlo-opcr • ■■.verwhflr, 

p-.oi's. The Landgi a inc; .Sophie, bciiii; 
contralto, is, of course, an evil beli 
" ' cither she nor any one else In t' 


.Saiiivl.v /Oratorio Beantiful m 
s/ots, but Too Dull, 
for Most. 

Ipietv taxes endurance 

Chont.s Wins Laurels Afresh 
and Audience Is Kindly 
as Ever. 

But ., .„ 

drama ever smiles from the rise of ti: 
curtain to tho falling thereof. They ai 
continually rolling their eyes up towar 
the presumably celestial regions in th 
neigliborhood of the tie floor, and th'- 
are unceasingly going down on the: 
knees and getting up again. EJven "wht. 
th"y are not doing these things they ar- 
ecstatically nw'dlaeval. so rapt, so palli 
»nd so engrossed In "uttering platltud'- 
In stained glass attitudes." Orange en-^ 
purple lights stream upon them fron 
heaven, and sweet storms of magic;. : 
leaves rain down around their bend^ . 
f heads. Ciosses arise in their path, -an., 
fat their coming suddenly glow with su- 
pernal light. When to all this la addc • 
music, w'nich always flows and flows a'> 
flows with the placidity of molasses ar. i 
almost never boils up in the orchestra ' 
pot endurance is overtaxed, and even ;. ; 
Quaker mlglit wish that .some ore woul < 
rlgi I shrewdly whack the holy blond 
hes-d of Elizabeth with a stout cudgel ot 
knock the legs off the Landgrave Ludwlir 
with a good two handed sword. 

Once upon a time the dramatic versior. 
was produced in Piague and had sixty 
nerformances. This may have tempted 
Mr. Gatti-Casazza to give the work a 
.learlng in New York. He was In need 
f>t a German novelty. After preparatlor;- 
were well under way German was 
■jarred from the theatre, and ao the work 
Vas presented last night In Englisl-.. 
Mr. Bodanzky mercifully curtailed it by 

many minutes by omitting portions to 
ward the end. 

Last Scene lias Moments of Dennt.i 

L.j Liszt's music does not call for extend' il 
ijiS^discussion now. Music loVers are tal-' 
erably well acquainted with it ; Oth'ers 
will not strive to become so. One has to 
be a very ardent Liszt devotee in ordn- 

_,. . ., „ , ... _ '° enjoy more than a few passages. Tl 
Elizabeth." — Metropolitan Opera | , „,„„,,,„„„ ,., \ , 



Elizabeth Florence Easton 

Landgrave Sophie. 

Margarets Matzpnau^r 
Landfrrove Lufln-jg... Clarence -Whitehill 

Lan.igrive Hermann Carl SchUgcl 

A Hungarian Magnate. .Basil Ruysdael 

."^entscbal ..Robert Leonhardt 

Conductor, Arthur Bodanzky. 

Liszt s oratorio "St. Elizabeth" -was 
'i produ--cd at tho Metropolitan Opera 
J House last 

politaii stais, the impersonation of 
Kli/.abeth. her first great role, was al- 
•niosl eqiiallv i cmarkahle. No singer In 
all the Mcliopolitan productions ot 
Oi-iuinal. .\merlean operas only, tliej 
[hnl-.- ones in Knglish hitherto, has so 
1 combined a i.ure enuru iation with n 
TSi^e r; -h viliranl '■olorl'iil throiighoiU 
jy.-i rang''. H^hoifld I'.ic '.vnr .<itiuilion 
lead to F.Mcli.-ili-spoken Wagivrr, .--he laii 
.Sinn thf^ oilier lOlizabeth. lite Prunii- 
h11<l.^=■.. Isolde. KundiA. In brief s..-oiU! 
of Ihe par. ii's of Mszt s bi-idegroon-i 
l-.oM.. .Mme. Maizenalier harl 'an oppor- 
ttnlM- Tor one ii-omf-in of fury .-is the 
u.-..ipiiig n-iothei-in-law. while rir-hlcgel 
glided a noble biritonc voice to the ad- 
dres-es of welcome. Ilobert I-eonard 

^v%%hb,fckHrg'''H\mVarian o^f[-1 artistic if not absorbing, and new glory 

the tinard. .-, was won by that important Metropolitan 

For Hudanzky at the baton, needless J j^jg^ the chorus, 
to )ia>, the production was a triumph'' 

"''JV^ VUUK U> tV** ^JV*U» • • t. 

.workmanship is excellent throughout. ■ 
^especially that of tlie beautiful orchestra- 
^ition, and the Choral writing is solid and. 
"'iffective. But the melodic inspiration is 
■ery mild indeed. 
The best solo parts are those allotted to . 
lElizabeth. Ir. her last scene she sings 
Isonie mfmorable music, of which at.yl 
|theati-ical master might have been proud. 
And in the scene with the Landgi avin^- 
jthi re are moments of dramatic vi'-'o; ,j 
jNevertheles.'-, '-St. Elizabeth" is dull, and 
!n the theatre dulness is the untvirdoi! j 
able sill. I 

evening as an opera in 
five scenes. A kindly audience observed 
the vroceedlngs with amiable interest 
and bestowed tyion the singers that meed 
of applause which falls at the Metropoli- 
tan upon the just and -the unjust. The 
production was generally regarded as 

of energy much more than appearea 
^^^31ffi^S{;i^fr!^d:!,i.S ^h^n'tJ^e 
Soard of D rectors decided the opera s. 
Pa^g-u^agl must i.e c, , crb^^^^^ 

^wX'Htrind%omlthing- approaching 

Wl-.encver the name of Elizabeth of 
Hungary is seen in .rrint there arise«< 
fornii.lable temptation to the commenta- 
tor to be historioal, legendary and pa- 
thetic. Let this be vigorously resi.ste i. 
The book of thi.« oratorio by Otto Ko- 
with lire ana so.i.t^.....o 1 quettc said to have been suggested by 

action by Ordynski. shared in the g^ui^ j^^^,,^ ^.^..^ Schwind's frescoes in the 

t^^It'^iu.^.a v^^^ ^^- l--'"^'-! Wartburg Ca«tle 

The stasc hackgi-ouuds. each pietuie [ 
turn, drew spontaneous tiibutc from 

' house, until toward the end. which I 

nie early, at 11 o'clock, there wcie j 

"scs for silence as interest centred on | 

.s.« F.aston s remarkable deal hscenc 
choral tableau, ilankly toned, afli-r i 

, mbraiidl a " Night Ivatch." U>f/.i s 

,n counlrvwoman, .\Inie. Matzenaucr, 

-IS silent "ihrou^tli two of her tluee 

< nes, there beiii!; no composei- at hau l 
1, this case to write an ana at a prmn 
. nna's ruiuest. , , ^, „ 

. )i-rtvnski and Setti. who filled tii» 

a-e' il not with action, at least with 

.•i-mo\-in? masses cf people and with 

ill more ■■ moving " .«ound. were 
; lied hefore the curtain with the -"m'-- 
ol; stats after the second act. an<l alt.-r 
1 e third the two tiniest children, who 

■ re Virginii Oilchel and Alice Ne-.v- 

nn. tots of the ballet school, ciirtsv -, „„ii,.v t 

-i- (iemuic'y. Theie wa.s a .special cur-^ pursuing an open door policy 

lin '.letwcpii .scenes, a black drop v. .lh|yea-r This recognition o 

shining cro.s.s, as if of a _st a -m-xl-', American composers. Tbis rcc = 

oi^rl-dB.'^:^^ pioblem in 
nf the Itoses, not wholly met bv asii> 
white ro.^-es an'd theatric vines grew 
green over her forest shrine. 

Plays Music by 


vL Philharmonic Society evidently thid 

Elizabetli herself was ce of the most 
saintlv of the exceedingly saintly women 
who .'"taved at home and Fang "chansons 
d'hisloiiV," while their husbands were 
enga?- d in trying to rescue the Holy 
Sepul : --^ i'rom the hands of the infidels. 
She was h.-trotl-ied in c'hildhood to Lml 
wig. eon of Landgrave Hermann, who 
e^ev-- one knows, held a famous con- 
test o: son? in the second act of "Tanii- 
Jiaeus- and had a particularly hol\ 
Elizabeth of his own. created for the 
immecliate purpose by U. 'Wagner. 

Elizabeth Is Turnea Out. up Ludwig trotted off on a| 
I white 'lorse to the crusade and as soon; 
«s the Saracens had properly .!:spat.'ii 
him h'e mother turned Elizabeth' out of 
'the h.^u.-e, Tlieieupon she continue' 

TRlUnPli fOR 
mi. t A5JQN 

premiei* of LisA Oratorio Here 
Adds/Another Brilliant Star to 
Fofees at the Metropolitan. 

, Conforms to Best Traditions 

5 „at;;r talent. -f^^\^'l^ZTZX4'Z "or;n t,^' ci;^rities-which she had 
storvl^-^^ Of generosu^o^ top^^^^ I practised at^^^U. 

i^ss window, and the churehlv effc t 
..s again apparent in a final apotheosis 

r ii'ivui ling OI sejicnji3...j ~- — - ,__4.1 nrev 

• St. Klizabeth sei.s f"''>l;^ « ^,':";r,n to be commended. At its copceri: last ^ j • -^^ overta'.^en with that myte- 

tir'-''^ J,':t"s"" ar " reSd" and in Carnegie Hall. Nicola Laucella. aj ^iou. direase which so often attacks 

V:r.„.'',. *ind 'he-e%na:i" livfng f'^" " of the wood wind section of the., pi^ m he Inst acts of "peras sh. 

: in n-b'r. pictures of his- member of the onnortunlty am;d fne singing of the chorus ai- 

. ',.nd fin- characterization. 'orchestra since 1909, had the opportumiyj ^^,^^.,3 glorified upon a 

i.riiind and. IhJiouch all. the -„j,mitting his symphonic impressions. , ^iuj ^ pede •'! and surrounded by 

. .s lis reaifion for being on of submittmg ^^'^ ^ , ^ mu. ful reiuUe.,t ra , of the spotlight. 

, c w.., ld'.< I'-ading operntic. s^aKe, t f orchestra, '"Whitehouse, to m t et no one. permit him-/.f to confu.<« 

■Miains the music, of the Ahbf^ Liszt ...=t nf nubile judgment. Let J^^^" f^™'^ '.' ,. .,i„,,p,u The 

■ : tl-e gre:.i itmovntor of the piano- mate test Lancella's -work la her with Tannhaeuser s '':jl'?,a-''f,^". ^ ^,.7 
: fter 7 hopin. or.e who Iran- The odd title f/'.^° Mrs. Carl! l.^tter is indeed "unco gude, but s-he 1 e- 

d all l-fore him in m-kinc ibat ,the name of the home of Mr. ^nd ■ ^^,^3,, ,,„tion3 in at 

leiit orcliesti-.Tl. f na v sought his o,„p,.kel at Norfolk, Conn, iney are vco. t ..,-i„.i„ = ir.ii.rn 

th. orchrs'i a '..self. For the Litchfield County Festival, one .^c-ne. 

vpai*.*: h*^ livc'i rcli!''^cl from tli'' ^loui ^ ^ composed. The as e, n oe 

[ num.. ' - — --- — - 

Ludwigs Elizabeth, so far 

hriehtly delineated, and just to show uiai, \' ^j,^ g^ng contest took 

iniraiioii and 7eai 01 isonaiii-.K.> n.i " Drigniiy uomv. • . onlv master of never !i\en. Duc _v,„„. .oa. 

Ikf 'v"crVi ont in New Voik. llcie. in Richard Strauss is not the on y ""f-^" I , according -to "VN'olfram about 12n4. 
Vmclira, n had eiirienl examples of ginfonia domestica there jva. t e ^^er p ^ ^ ^^^^^^ ^1,^ 

- Samson et Dalila. " a better opera than j sound of the 1""'^'?^" "'„ disc?verv- of human passion, 

.oratorio: or "Boris." in which '.t. "jir Lancella writes well m modern vein., aucce converting oratorios 

:;re-i-i;!i,-.;-l-^ \r''.?r''' -f lVa ?Vnariofi X composition is of uniform mentj J^^^^^^,, ,,.,r.^^y sue- 
1° of the ■• Kli.iah," and. in ! throughout nor does °"?he term" of cessf-al Berlioz's "D3mnation de Faust 

Knelalid of the orntorios of Handfl. i teresl. when measured in the j.erm.9 01 ^^^^ - - 

Mho. howi'ver, bowed to I'urWan 
llon< of in adbpted land. : follow 

"K l>v the I.lnicrkraiu! in ts7». 

Vovk fir.^t braid the "St. KMza 

aiidfl. Iteresl. When measured in the terms or ^f^^^'j^ ^,,as a r.iicces d'estime. 

the Beethoven number, which >nj™ed,ately w Uh Rena 0^^^^.^ "Elija'a," with G^-y- 

: followed it, it became merely a Pleasant b t ^^^"^ r/^ ^ prophet, was doomed 10 

of musical writing, pictorial and melodious l^if^.-^^^^^j,;" Liszt's "St. Elizabeth." Is 

but too detailed. ^ ,„ -f-ndamantally unsound in its episodic 

ibut too detailed. fundamantaUy unsound in its episodic 

Miss Guioinar Novaes was the so 01st in ^ a,-t,on. Of such 
t„e Beethoven concerto in G ma:or r ch^ 


of action. Of such 
-is either lyric or 


' I ISZT'S oratorio, "The Legend 
' I of Saint Elisahth." copiously 
abridged hy Arthur Bodanzky. 
i-^vho stood in musical charge of the 
(production, found its way into the 
'repertory of the Metrojjolitan Opera 
Company last nighi in the ,suise of 
lyric drama. 

Though not entirely unfamiliar 
to concert-goers of this city, who 
smay well recall the MacDowell 
Chorus'B centenary performance on 
December 11, 1911, in Carnegie Hall, 
•this pious work of the great Abbe 
had never been honored before in 
America with a scenic investiture 
■ .r is it likely that the experiment 
il be repeated after the expir.a- 
011 of the present season, unless 
!the public develops a I'^e ler mter^ 
est in the purely musical feature^ 
of an operatic "entertainmenl 
■ has ever shown m the past 
Thanks are due, however to Giuli 
Oatti-Casazza, to Bondanzky and 
.Kichard Ordynski,. as well as tu 
U Joseph Urban, designer of Bcener> 
^1 Lnd costumes, for a production that 
dlmeasured up, musically and spec 
tacularly, to the best standards of 
the house. From a purely artisiu 
'iipoint of view, their triumph ^^ 
'complete. ' ■•r.i^, 
With theatrical accessories Die 
iiilLegende von der He'ligen Elisa- 
i? ibeth" had its first hearing. an>- 
V.|! -where at the Court Theatre °f 
I Weimar on October 23, "SI- 
;the direction of Edouard Lassen- 
that is, sixteen years after the pre- 
miere of the oratorio, which took 
place in Buda-Pesth on August 
1S65, with the composer himself at 
Uie Wo"' Since then 't , has mas- 
queraded in operatic vestments n 
various cities of G«rmariy--in 
Vienna, for example, "n^^r the m 
rection of Mahler, and In Munl^.h 
-under the d rection of Hermann 
]l"vy!Lbut never with complete sue 



himself, we are told. 

.1 oT pri' 
.'ii'uiiia to )i ' 

11 'Mbly .MUD' 

■II It liiiidu ui" 
ii^'Vi-,, Rliuii nil iH said, il must 
lulnilttod th;it only a few epl- 
lu8 meet ni>i>roxlmiitcly the nor- 
II re<]uirciru'iit8 of the lyric stage. 
" you accept the work kh nn ora- 
■II', the pictorial Bottiiitfs, left to 
■ ImAKliuition li\ tho concert hall, 
'•\y augment tlirouK:h the sense 
s'Khl the' cnjoynionts derived 
'^I'UMh hearluK. If you iiislat on 
"inlnsr It as an opera — as most of 
" Metropolitan subscribers, who 
Msuniably f.r<i not dovot,»>e8 of 
itorio, are llkolv to do — you can 
'^lly fall to flnil the production 
iinctly monotonous In spite of 
suKgesllvenes.s of Urban's set- 
'^^a. the excellent Individual 
'Movements 6f the principals In 
oast. the Jlne sln(?lnK of 
'ilio Settl's admirably tralntd 
■rus, and the olo<iuent playing of 
• orche.stra under the vitalizing' 
■ ulershlp of Mr. Uodanzkv. 
"The Legend of Saint Elisabeth" 
epoch-making siKnIllcance as 

hiss Muzio as 
Manon for First 
Time This Season 

Cast {](/ Other PjSiciilars Is Un- 
changed, with Mr. Caruso Singing 
the Role of Des Grieux. 

A rcplUtlon of "Manon Lescaut" at the 
Metropolitan Opera House last night 
brought Miss Claudia Muzio before a ca- 
pacity audience as Puccini's Manon for 
ihe fi-st -time this season. 

^'"'^"'■'ally and dramatically hep ap- 
s often been'polnte'd'outr'l'n°that fX^^rance in the part was one of the most 
rnai ka the first Introduction of romjnendablc features of an excellent npr- 
\\ agnerlun system of leading tormanc^ t„ excellent per- 
j lormance. In somA nancurr^ u^^ -..^t 

lives Into the domain of the ora 
'lio. It Is peculiarly Sascinatlng, 

■ Ml, to note how it shows the In- 
I u-nce exerted upon Liszt bv the 

■ aster of Bayreuth. while offering 
•I "Of ai the same time that the 

ufband of t'o.sine did not hesitate 
■ ) borrow Ideas for his ••Parslfal'" 
'111 his generous father-in-law. 
Vet, even in this day and genera - 
iii'U, does something more than 
hi.'^lorlcal Interest attach to LIszfs 
srore. Beautiful the music is; of 
iluu there can be no question; no- 
ol.v beautiful, delicate, graceful and 
.It times deeply moving in its plac- 
id .serenity. But, though there are 
HI il moments of great poignancy 
and iiatbos, as well as passages of 
ri'iuarkable descriptive power, LIezJ treated his subject in a con- 
sistently devotional and religious 
.spirit, avoiding the dramatic and 
emotional exuberances characteris- 
tic of opera and so essential to that 
hybrid form o'f art. 

11 seems hardly necessary to en- 
ter into a dtailed discussion of 
••Tlie Legend of Saint Kllsabth," 
wliich was sung in English last 
Miglit. by the way. instead of in 
viei-man, «a.s originally intended. 
.Nor would it serve any particular 
nuroose to present here a catalogue 
of data that may be garnered from 
ilie exhau.stive essays ^nd guiles 
written in variou.s languages on 
the worlt. Beides making sundry 
short cutjs and adju.stnients -in the 
purely instrumental portions of the 
score, Arthur Hodanzky dropped 
entirely the choru and march of the 
■Crusaders, which brings the first 
part of the oratorio to a close, and 
amalgamated the ififth and last 
.subdivisions— those representing re- 
pcrtively Elisabth's death and her 
anonization — into one cene by pro- 
ceeding from the Angel's chorus ot 
the former section directly to the 
concluding "Tu pro nobis" of the 

Presumably, Mr. Ordynski, who 
was in full charge of the stage- 
management, had seized every op- 
I'ortunity the oratorio afforded of 
visualiaiiig the dramatic concep- 
ons iB movements and actions on 
ihe part of the singers, the chorus 
and the supernumeries. The pro- 
lofiue. showing the bt-trothal of 
Klisabth and Ludwig in childhood, 
the third scene, whicli 'depicts .the 
depaiture of the Landgrave with 
ibe Crusaders, was carried out ad- 
mirably. So were the other epi- 
odes that lent themselves to the- 
atrical treatment. The miracle of 
the roses, in the second and oper- 
atioally least effective scene, of- 
d a problem difficult to solve. 
X'.uL the management gave a fairly 
plausible picture of the incident, 
though t'le pendant branches of 
pinkish hue — borrowed from Kling- 
sor's -magic garden in "Parsifal" 
perhaps — hardly added much to the 

Satisfactory, on the whole, were 
Urban's settings, though they hard- 
GTi- be counted among his best. 
For the most remarkable, the most 
11,. p.. .iig, most obsorbing single 
feature of the performance, how- 
ever, a woman was responsible. 
That woman was Florence Eastoni 
one of the latest additions to 
Giulio Gatti-Caeazza's flock. 
I Mme. Eaaton last night took a 
place among the most brilliant 
Mulio Gatti-Casazza's "stars." tof'^ 
he not only disclosed in the pai't' 
of Elizabeth vocal charms of a very 
l! order — alas, that she cannot 
heard this season as the Elisa-- 
buth of "Tannhaeuser," the Elsa' of- 
'•Lohengrin" or the Siegllnde of. 
'Die Walkuere" — ^but she sang with 
111 emotional expressiveness and in- 
en.slty that carried her musical 
jnessage straight to the heart 
' To special advantage Mme. Eas- 
ion was heard ^in Elisabeth's pl3,int 
1 the fourth tableaii and in the 
n)ei of the following scene. Cut 

the limpid purity and warm*h of 
her lyric voice; the ease of her tone- 
production, the clearness of her dic- 
Ition and the skill with which she 
I invariably managed her resources 
were always in evidence. Singing 
that conformed so nearly to the best 
traditions of the past has not often 
heard in the Metropolitan 

■iil^UBi.'; ' . rym^^^^Ciin . 
•lies now sold out b> the year. -Mi 
iirosch made short talks before lb' 
infinjshcd " symphony of Schubert, 
Olid also before Twhaikowsky'ii march 
''"m the " I'athetlciue." whose com- 
I 'ler once visited New York. 

" The inarch Is not a march of »ol- 
< i<ra," Mr. Damrosch saldi " We seem 
I ' bear the scurry ot a iTiultltude. the 
^'<^'tit Itusslan sweep toward :i new de- 
H 'x racy which Is our goal, too." - 

lifreni Zlniballsl, soloist of the matl- 
n6e. played Hruch's concerto in O for 
I violin, with the orchestra, and a short 
I eiifore. 

OsHilp Gabrllowltsch was the star last 
tvenijig. when Mr. Damrosch repeated 
Tllursdny's program of Brahms In tlic 
I »M,tn<i hall. 

^00:iii Uniform 
as Guests Hear 
John McCormack 


tormance. In some passages her "voice, 

was most pleasing and showed a beauty ! ' ^'""r ClVj^S SeatS lo Soldlers and 
f tone wlUch won for her the approbation ^ r . , ,• • 

a"<l thm in wav, 

1' iultleH for hillliant 

pei Corniance clearly communicated to the 
bearer. Some pieces are very difflcult In 
: tio.h ways that an audlenco doiw not 
suspect It. Thirdly, the concerto has In 
lis first movement a certain dramatl, 
fnrce and In Its slow one some pages . ' 
.'genuine lyrlo beauty. 

Mr. Zimballst played tile work ad- 
jniiably. Its preparation mu.'t have WHtt 
liim many an hour of earnest study and 
it l.s doubtful whether he will ever be 
•hly repaid. Tho work contains many 
pages and much matter that \% 
merely opaque. There an unnecessary 
parade of dlfTlculties at tho expense ot 
i"^-:iiit). The violin after all Is noblest 
when It Bings Tyrically. 

The audience was generous In Ita kn. 
plause yesterday. The vIoUnlst was M. 
c.alled .•several times and his hearers evl- 
dently wished to show him that they 
understood what a prodigious effort he 
had made to please them. 


f her hearers. In oUier particulars the I 
.ast wa.s unchanged with Enrico Caruso 
^s Des Grieux. =.»uov.j 


Seamen for His Recital— Au- 
dience Numbers 6,50O. 



I Nearly sixty-five hundred person.^ at- 
Ifcnded^pli^ McCormack s second'song re. 
of'thffeason last night in the-filwo- 

. A ;;rtftndsland er 

Csraldine Farrar Again Sings 
Title Role, and in Better 
Voice Than Lately. ^* 


rcctcd on th'€"stagfe 
\ii\itiS Women s Christian Assa- 
mass meeting in the afternoon 
^ liim an opportunity to sing to a 

;lai-scr .audience than at his pre\ i' 

T'lr li,,--. 
j<: iation 

'■lous re- 

Rafaelo Diaz, In His Debi;t as Niclas, 
Displays a Tenor Voice of Sweet- 
ness Rather Than Power. 

Mi-. McCormack gave awav two hundred 

htm% no'^iTi;" -^l^-™"' J^elrd 
anda on<. J Spangled Banner- 

ami a long programme of arias and songs 

Jrgs%'f^F^ur?Tot?i' a^n^r^'^ 'h^^ 
f;Mlowed them,!:nd?hl\"fmfthe'habi^u°al 
i?.oup of Irish ballads. "The Ballynure 
ihe Lagan Love Song" aJid 

VH-^IS, lyric romance in three Rcts and '(J 


"The Baird of A 

tl''.^ full of fire as ever. And his au- 


Uniagh-' were delTglitfuT 

six scenes, music _ by Julea Massenet. 1^ j^i^ ^J^^^^. ^^'"^5 insisted upon innumer 

book in French by Louis Oallet, based 
the novel by Anatole FVance. At the 
Metropolitan Opera House. 

Thais Geraldlne Farrar 

i^'lctas Rafaelo Diaz 

Athaiiael Clarence ■Whltehlll 

Palemon GluUo Rossi 

A Servant Vlncenzo Resehlglian 

'^lObyle Leonora Sparkes 

™,Vrtal9 : Minnie Bgener 

Albine Kathleen Howard 

l/a Charmeuso Roaina Galll 

Conductor, Pierre Monteux. 

Massenet's " Tha'fs," the Metropoli- 
tan's most elaborate addition -to Its 
French opera.s last year, a list gaining 
rew importance through this .season's 
dropping of another third of the reper- 
tory In German, was restored to cur- 
rent use at yesterday's matinee, when fj) .\^JjJf{Qg(^,JJ 
the huge audience of the Saturday sub- 
Bci^lptlon found delight in stage pictures 
of an animation, a Gallic verve, be- 
yond Mr. Gattl's first, rather heavy, 
production. This revival somehow 
brought back more the memories of 
" Thais " at the Manhattan, when Os- 
car was consul, and of a heroine, Mary 
Garden seen again this la^t week In 
a .Strand photoplay version. 

Mme. Farrar was called before the of 
curtain a half-dozen times after her 
entrance scene in the house of NIcias, 
and again after the street riot in an 
Kgj'pt of late Greek occupation. Con- 
ductor Monteux shared the recalls for 
tliat glowing spectacle, and so might 
w-ell Ordynski, newly in charge of the 
Btage. Parrar's Thais had grown, her 
Ideas of the Alexandrine courtesan had 
»nodifled, since last she ."sang the rCle. 
Besides, she was in better voice than 
lately, and in the boudoir epifode wore 
B ]new robe, gorgeously beaded white, 
firapod over with an emerald veil. 


Zinibalist Ways Difficult Vio- 

lin Concerto of Jeno 


AVhHIloiii«'a "The Rain" 

l>y Fhllbarmontc. 

At the Philharmonic Society's regular 
Sunday afternoon concert in Carnesie 
Hall an orchestral work, new here, by 
Kmcrson AVhithorne, was played T'nis 
work is called "The Rain." 

-Mr., Whithorne was born in Cleve- 
Imid, Ohio, where he now Mves He 
.studied in Vienna and lived several 
years in London. He wrote the music 
for the Japanese play 'Typhoon," and 
among his published works are songs 
piano pieces, a tone poem for orchestra 
•The City of Ts" and "Ranga," a 
•symphonic phantasy, which was played 
for the fir-st time last month by the 
jSt.^^Louls Symphony Orchestra. 
I "The Rain'' was admirably Wven vcs- 
(terday as to rhythm and bv'tlie 
orchestra U i.s a straightforward, 
effective bit of wriUng which keeps well 
to its title m the mailing and without 
, any exaggeration in effects. The hearer 
1 can easily Imagine (himself in a oosey 
home wSien a ««ntle undecided ralnf&ll 
develops Into a "downpour" before stop- 
Ding fop good. The audience liked it 
and Mr. .Stransky had Mr. WhSthoiue 
come out twice and. bow his ocknowJ- 

The other numbers for orchestra -were 
Goldmark's -.Spring" overture, which 
opened the list; Debussy's "Rond«s da 
Pilntemps" and Rachraanlnoffa aecond 
symphony. The soloist waa Louis 
Graveure, harytone. Ho sang fli-st, -with 
stentorian tone (knij admirable style and 
diction, "Sel Vendicata Asaal," ft-om 
Meyerbeer's "Dinorah." Later ho was 
heard In "Hfawatha's Vision" for aojo 
with orchestra, from CoIeridge-Ta3!2oT»s 

Kalliuiliov's Worlv in A Major 
Is Explained in Song- by 

Two novelties graced the programme 
the Symphony Society's concert in 
Aeolian Hall yesterday afternoon. One 
was the A major symphony of Kallinl- 
kov and the other the violin concerto of 
.Jeno Hubay. with Efrem Zimbalist as 
the solo performer. Also Walter Dam- 
rosch sang a song, but that was not 
down on tlie programme. It was the. 
Russian folksong whose theme is the 
root of the symphony and Mr. Damrosch 
Sang it for the information of the audi- 
ence. Ot" after that every one 
recognized the theme the instant it ap- 

It was very busy appearing, too, for 
Kallinikov used it as a germinal idea. 

Ra.faelo Dial, making his d^^but i;ere building aU of his movements on it by 
, . , . • » 1 causing at to return in n^w manifesta- 

as Nloias, showed a tenor voice of sweet- " „4„t: „ 

' , ^ , tlons, incarnations, reinstrumentations, 

ness rather man power; a stage y>^^^^r^'^^^^y,^rmomz-^nons. rhythmic transmogrifl- 
Tiot without modesty, and some skill asipayp^s ^^^^ the other delicacies of 
ictor. Whltehlll. dramatic, a superb | thematic development and variation, 
'figure as Alhanael, ;',ufi\red in voice! This portentous account might lead the 
after the tasks of a • f't. Klizabeth " , gg^^gj. the mistaken supposition that 
premiere. As In that work, .so yesterday i ...„ ,„ _ „,„_>,__,. „» n.^ ,.„o_ 
Bgain he displayed high art in en.semble '^is is a symphony of the Kind cu^ 
Hinging, his best tones in duets of the tomarlly de.scrioed as musicianly and 
monk a.nd the diui'-er. 'skilfully ny^e. It is all that, but for- 

Tho French diction of the opera house tunatelv it ^^nore. It is of all things 
benefited by recent efforts to extend not a profoiflR work. It indulges in no 

« „**«'„''i;^'"l°i?^ "''-'T ^i^V'"''' -^"^^'i soarings after the unsearchable or 
vas nan as the old monk. Palemon, and' . ,,, „r„ii -»>,i. v, 

the singing girls, done by Sparkes aiad i 'l''^"'""" ^"^r the unfathomable, but just 
Kgener, wero effective. Miss Howard bu^'bles over with good humor and In- 
Xiiade much of a moment as the nun. J fectious spirit. 

Alblne, and everj'body, including the u i.s not hfghly original, for one can 
^'inf^R^n??^,'!" '""S'^ °f "'f ballet with hear in It a little Puccini and a little 
kaleidos?Spll"colS? ^ " °',Dellbcs. but then one can hear "Tristan 

Xjaet evening's sold-out in a' «n<i Isolde" in the Hubay concerto. The 


Joliu McCormack and Miss RauiUillX 
JDntertaln Anaiences. 

There were recitals last night by .John 
MoCormacli at tlie Hippodi<ome and by 
Bianca Randall, sopranoi, Sn OeorgB M, 
Cohan's Theatre. 

Mr. McCormack delighted a great au- 
dience with 1,000 persons, imiludlng 
man ysoldlers seated on tljo etaje. 
tlirough hia appealing tenor voice and 

] excellent style in the airs byj- Hsendel, 
"Oh, Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Mo?" 
from "Seniele" and' "Morral Si" from 

"Rodelinda," in sings by OPaure, Tosd 
and Rachmaninoff Irish folk songs 
and by other songs that included "When 

i the Dew is Falling,* by Edwin Sohneider, 
his accompanist. The final song in the 

I list, "Ah ! Moon of My Delight," was 
one of Mr. McCormaclc's earliest Ameri- 
can successes. Andre Polah, Belgian 
violinist, adde dto the programme by 
playing some soloa 

Miss Randall sang giovpn of songs, 
largely such as almost any one lov«e 

I to hear. There were, among others 
"Polly Willis," the 'V3aribaldl Hymn.** 

I "Loves in My Heart of Woodman," two 
negro songs (first time), that' were 
written for her by Hamilton Heynolda, 
and Speaks'3 "When the Boys Come 
Home.'' She sang Sn a simple, unaSCected 
manner and so gave pleasure. Francis 
Moore as sisted by playing some piano 

, olos. Harry Gilbert played the accom- 
paniments for Miss Randall. 

One'-a House in recent years. popular series heard with evident wel 

' ^, come the present 'Season s gay re^-iva^ 

'ot Donizetti's " Daughter of the Regi- 
inent, ' the usual cast appearing, in- 
cluding Hempel, Carpi, Scotti. and Papi 


charm of the symphony, and it has a 
potent one, lies in its spontaneity, its 
rollicking moods, its tunefulness and the 
immense spirit with -which it is written. 
It ought to be heard again, and probably 
will be. 

Mr. Zimbalist has not been heard very 
lately and he was accorded a warm wel- 
^ come. It is not diffi'cult to appreciate 

Matinee for 'Voung People and Night ithe attraction which this Hubay con- 
wlth Gabrilowitsch as Star. j certo had for him. it is first of all some- 
' thing new. and violin concertos tliat 

i-ne Symphony Orchestra played to a | seem likely to stay with iis for a time 
crowded Carnegie Hall ycsterdaj- after- nro .■scarce. In the sc, op'^ i- ,:e ;f is 


ftnarfet's Performance Tnclndea 

Sketcheii by Gooscns. 

In the afternoon at the Princess The- 
atre the Zoellner Quartet gave their an- 

,nual concert, with an audience that filled 
the auditorium. The programme com- 
prised Haydn's quartet, opus 7<, No. 1 ; 
two "sketclies" for string quartet, opus 
J. 5. by Eugene Goosens, and Beetho'v«n's 
fjoartet. opus 74. No. tO. harp qtiartet, 

I It was tlic time that Uie Gooseiie 
composition was played here. The -writer 

I of the work !s an EagllBhman, 24 years 
old. who lives In London. His works, 
whiTh are already many and In varied 
forms, are practically unknown in Amer- 
ica except a suite, opus 6, and the 
"sketches" which the Zollnei^ have 
played this season while on tour. 

The composition heard yestenjay 18 In 
two divisions, |"By the Tarn," a descrlv- 

I" .'" ..""i„,,, •. Rnth oketchea are dred so'.diflrs. the tenor's guest*, stood i 

moving air at night. 1^°! l^^'^f.^'^" oaeiuV at attonuon nhlie he sang - The Star- 
; short ajid -written m a highly moaei;i gp^,^g,p ,, p.^^ner." 
French style. Bianca Tlandall. soprano, with Franci* 

Dissonances abound and difficult har- jj^^pp pianist, gave at the Oeorg-e M. ' 
iH.i ie.s are made use of in depicting the Cohan Theatre last nlcht the first of 
<ubiect<=' With all their lack, save very a serice announced as • a return to the 
uujci-i.... vviiji aw iTitcrpstprt Amerii-.aii idea of entertainment, eonsra 


subiect" With all Uieir lacK, save voi.v » .-^ci.t: n.^.^^i.^^^w ^ 
uujci,!.,^ 1 tvioir iTitercsted Amern-.aii idea of entertainment, 

httlp. of melodic beauty, ll^^ru- of other days, foreign nnd home-grown 

through their oddness in vlvia '"^iru ^j.^^ r'.andaU gave songs, negri 

iii^nlal colod and were -wamny ap- ^^i^g j,,,^] ^ selection from ••■»»--'- — 
1 Kled, The Zollners played them well, i Buitetil 
. ter in fact, than they did either of the 

. lassie numbers, where there was too 

often an insufficient precisiou In attack 

and an intonation not alware true. As 

A whole, however, then ensemble has 

liff- :ind much grace to commend it. At 

I Ik . lose •the. Zoellners had to give an; 
> =0. .Tud so plHx-ert ;i short number. I 



Kalinnikow'f Symphcfliy Shar 
Damrosch Matinee with 

'joscf Hof- 

iann Also on Programme 
in ^\aldori'-Astorki. 

Zimbalist as Star. 

^ - -^ir. Bagby began anotiier. series ol_niu- 

iy Shares slcal morranss yesterday, Mme. Ne!..e 
' -Meroa. t>-c soprano ; Louis Graveure. 

Jose; Hofmann. pianist, being heard, 
i The ballroom of tha Waldorf- Astona was 
1 filled, A-t the piano were Frank wt. 

' Lesce'- and Francis Moore. _ 

' Mii-'e. Me!•u.^ sans a.i anj, trorn mo- 


■ \(^uts^^d'cyh Foran encove 

rMlharn,onlc Play. "The Rain" andj^^sang 

Zoellner* a "Jack o' Lantern" — 
Metropolitan, McCormack and 

^nd anotlier 
olayed compo: 
-tein. "Aloszkc 


itior.E by 

Frentfo congs 
llr. Hofmann 
"Liszt. Rubin- 

..■■/i-LiSKt and 

Cnr of the most sonorous climaxes in 
n,j3lc since Tscheikowskys solemn 
•■ Overture 1812 ■ to come out of Russia 
rpi.ently, its score said to have been 
r rought here by' a member oC the Root 
ilsslon, was heard yesterday at the 
< once-t of the Symphony Society in 
-A»oli8n Hall, where a new Kallnnikow 
mphony wa.; produced, anrl at its 
o.«e, as in the older master's tone- 
; ..-ture of Moscow, the clash of strings, 
wind, and percussion was loudly min- 
gled with the ringing of hells. As a 
foreword in the society's bulletin put 
It " From this point to the end, pan- 
flyle.3f of the 

JoseDfi Bonnet Heard 
in fareweff Recital 

JOSEPH BONNET was heard in his 
farewell recital for the season 
in Aeolian Hall last eyening. The 
programme was given in response 
to many requests following the ter- 
mination, a few -weeks ago, of his 
historical series of organ music. 

Everything considered, the audi 
ence was good-sized. Mr. Bonnet 
had better luck with the instrument. 


ILvRGB and demo^tratlve auu 
ence greeted Dorothy Fox at 
her recital yesterday afternoon in 
Aeolian Hall. Not every singer, 
surely, even among those who have 
won wido recognition in the musical 
world, could have induced as many 
persons to leave their happy homes 
in weather so uninviting, but, pre- 
sumably, this intrepid gathering of 
music-lovers a.lso included friends 
and admirers of George JIarrls, Jr., 
himself a vocalist of reputation, ] 
who assisted at the piano in the 
major part of the matinee, and of Ij 
Dwlght Fiske, who played the ac- 
companiments to a ferouH of his [ 
: own prettily effective compositions, j 
Miss Fox has a mezzo-soprano of 
pleasing quality which she uses to 
good advantage within its natural | 
range. Whereas her middle regis- j, 
ter is sufficiently mellow and vi- 
brant, however, her head-tones have 
a rather vitreous timbre. 

In a programme that included an- 
cient airs. Russian songs, lieder by 
Brahms and a group of selections- 
by French composers, the youthful' 
American singer disclosed musical 
intelligence and taste, thongh some 
of her numbers, such as Brahms'Oi 
! "Feldeinsamkeit," for which she: 
1 lacked the necessary breath-sup- 
port, asked for greater interpreta- 
tive powers than she had at herj 
command. Rachmaninoff's "God' 
took from me all things," given 
with the original Russian text, and 
several of Mr. Fiske's harmlessly 
agreeable creations, she repeated ini 
response to the demar-^- of her 
auditors. Miss Fox wa, aeard atl 
her 'best, perhaps, in the fi lal groupi 
of French songs, especially in Pierre 
^.lin's "Au Coeur embaume des Jar- 
dins." Here, too, her diction left 
littip to be desired. 




Gifted Soprano Returns fo Local 
Concert Stage After Long Ab- 
sence — Delights Audience at 
Princess with Pleasing Program 

lfe'"blganyfiU'Vhe^S*ta^r-?pL1^ed ce'u/ and P>-- 3^%^^^^^^ 
Banner.'- A<ter this he played three mln-r trio, ^P'^^^^^'^J'^ loc^i concert 
selections by seventeenth century compositions is. new ^ the 

^«w,,,r,aor« These were "Grand halls. >«d there was notnmg i"^'^ 

composers. These 
Jeu," by Dn Mage 


'Recit de tierce 

Jeu," by Dn Mage; "Keen ae libiuc ^aitor to do last "^vbi""* 

en taille," by de Grigny, and a pre- -„j„f„i.tably and welcome old I""';""; , 

lude, by Clerambault, One can X^dele Margulies Trio has labored 

scarcely imagine more lace-like m its ch sen field. 

evening but to sit 

than he secured in 

|Btej)atI!a:c Compositions Rendere 
lis Concert af AeoUan Hal!, 

The ASele Margulies Trio is now ir 

_ Its thlrtpsnth reason, of wh'ch the sec 
monium reigns." On _ . wa,o -■• - => 

ore. SB further noted, there was print- better luck with the instrument, concert tok place last evening m 

.J a Russian folksong, which formed Lj^^^^ last played in Aeolian Aeolian Hall. Tlie prograjnme consisie 

u, - motto or generating theme of the Hall. At that time the organ was Dvorak's trio in F minor, opiu, 00 . work. . as unruly as it was °'^4'y^^' Grieg's A minor sonata, , opus, 36. _^o 

It was a gay marching song, a swing- evening. ; :»„ « * - .. - 

measure, " with three main accents 
tcad of the four customary in We.=it- 
■ 1 music. " persisting through all lis 
aried proclamation in the en.guing 

■ i-raal contrasts of mood and /)f in- 
,n umentallon. It was most beautifully 

.•^■•ns" in quieter pa.=sages, especially effects 

ii'* second movement, an andante can- 

ihPe. where the air was Intoned by 

If English horn as u gentle elegy, 

lansely drav.n from the "Pandora's 

o:; " of the Russian peasant tune. Lest 

^■.w siiould read into the symphony an , uoc kj^ ~ i, 

mplica.ion of Rus.sla's new revolutions. demonstrated than ir 

li may be addc<l that Kallnnikow died | j^^. g^nnet .j^^as presented with i 
.11 UH.1l. thonsh his other and first sym- |iarge floral tribute, decorated witl 
i,honv was given bv tue society only two Ithe French colors. 
, -ars Ago in New York. , ^ ^ l.a.«l Btf -e of J^J^^ 

i;fi cin /.imba:ist assisted Mr. Dahi- ' 7S m € 

losch and the orchestra in a violin con- jn^g/ii Bonnfft. Org 
i--rto now 10 .America, composed b.v » Rmnfl llie dUli.'guishcd 

lIubBV, a Hungarian, once protes.sor at Jo.>tpn Bonnet .ea-Mi.- 
i.russfci:'. The concerto, which bristled |,-,.f noli organist, licie tor » 

■ nil difficulties, stalled poorly. In fact un.ler- the auspicfs of 'he I''encn- 
o , overwhelming the solo Instrument as' ' < -<:nr-iaticn f^r .Musl-al Ai t. 
,s the modem way. yet here again. .^ n-eHcau ^^^If^'^^'t^^.^eoiien Moll last 
Minonif four formal movements, it wa.oaw^eaieu abdiii ^- ^^p.,,.tipe for a 

■ he auaglo that gave full play to a c^r- nig .vni". .-an tour. Mr. 
inin .'pirltual quality In the performer. ' J'._'\",.,i .-.n ttals ocoH5ion - 

bile the more taxing parts were tossed > oi-"^,}, proRraui .-.:.u.i..c= - - ^ 

„ _ thesd long and earnesUy in its ch se^^^^ 

Selicate and stately works. , Perhaps the P^ol^.^f ^ ^tU J m ite P'-ay- 

The audience was roused to a made. Uiemselves leU a- Uttie ^ 
high pitch of enthusiasm by hia ,ast night, but if "ie'^%'l7,jLce and 
misterly performance of Bach's Q • also a nicety of ^'^lance ana 

minoiafantasie and fugue. His rare ^n*^® " 's ai 

command of the stops, his fleet and 
precise fingering and his marvelous 
use of the -"pedals have never beer 

Viist, Heard. 

there" was also a nicety -^v ^i- 
3?y,e Which gave P^^t'^-^'t^f cello per- 

Schroeder. J/V*y|_j^L/ / ^ / 

Mme. Melba Sings 
in Brooklyn with 
Her Girl Protege 

off with brilliant effect.. f n^Ll °ci iel' from Palestrlna 

Tb'- Phllhavmonic r^ociety at the sa'Tie h's^loi c ai 1 1 , Imu:!' XI\ 

matinee hour in Carnegie Hall played 'le''*'"'^''''""^? I "bt 
interesting program, vita louis''"^", ^" '''• 

a n 

,v-bus-(V. Guihnant, 

- - - • 1 wiriAi- Me wa.s again hoard by a 

Uraveure, baritone, as soloist, and a»'i".".'" 

iicT, composition. "The Rain." by an'i'Uft.c nnoien . 

.\in'?rican. Emerson irhlthorne. wlio 

Prima Donna Heard in 

/ Miss Stella Power, of 

owed his acknowledgment' 

•Carmer" Sung at the Strao&, 

. .-_„--- from the gpief 

atagf. The piece wa.s bracketed with . T„„pi uo-a I-ind. Andre Eniu.o 
Debussy's " Rondcs de Printemps, " to Anu.< ]d»,c, name? for 

which it formed a brief prelude of hom- .\ntUon> l.cscault. toui na 
»Ke to the French pioneer. Mr. Gra- ..,« son-e of whom arc refugees, m 
\ Gure sang airs from " DInorah ' 

artists, sojiie ^> '• — „ 1 A« 

„,.., „ and , ^ orima donna and a bass trom An 

Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha." while ^' -•• th» .-'trand I 

Brook... n^usic -^^^r 
Mme. Mclba in --eH 'ast n . ^^^^ 

she has ^PP/^^-^^r^J'^^i^er this sca^n.j 
this side of the ^-^^^^^'=';^„„„cd the 
enthusia^uc -<^-"-g7;„,,,„ ^ead- 


CRINOLINED in an expansive 
skirt of translucent green, her 
hair arranged prettily, with a 
saucy little topknot, to conform t j 
that quaintly piquant fashion. Mm.'. 
Namara sang ve5terday to a dilgiii 
ed gathering in the Princess Thea 

It was the first recital this gilt. 1 
soprano had gien in New York i.. 
several vears, and a wholly deli^'ln- 
ful entertainment •4t proved to 1.. . 
not only because of the charm .ji 
her singing but because of the fell- 
ing of intimacy, so rare in th..■^'.■ 
days, which hung over the matin. .- 
from beginning to end. 

In a group of medieval airs, euu j 
10 the tintinabulations pf a harp:-,- 
chord kindly loaned by .Mr. Hem;. 
Symons, Mme. Namara established 
at the very outset the atmosphi-i'i 
she htd sought to create. And wb.: n 
she sat down at the ancient instru- 
ment to accompany herself in jn 
encore, and, warned by a fe* tink- 
ling chords that her memory miKli< 
not be quite reliable, called into ti e, 
wings for the music, she put h'. r-; 
self into even closer touch with hur 
auditors. , . ._, j 

Nor was this the only incident 
that empha.sized the refreshing lii- 
formality of the proceedings. I-er 
after singing Giordano's "Caro nu ^ 
ben," Gretchaninow's "Berceus- 
and Ladly Poldowsky's "Spleen, 
Mme., Namara did not hesitate i<> 
ask her listeners what they want.. .1 
he rto repeat, and after Rudolijli 
' Ganz's dainty "'Neath the Star.s, j 
she exclaimed, "Shall I sing iti 
again'?" On one occasion, more- 
over, she evoked, a little outburst of 
friendly merriment by explaining 
with amueingly naive franliness 
why she had turned away from the| 
audience to lift a bit of delicate 
lace to her nose. ' 

But if Mme. Namara was sufterln_ 
from a old in tiie head nothin'g but 
this amusing interlude disclosed 
her predicament. For rarely has 
her voice sounded so mellow and so 
rich in the middle register, and 
rarelv have her high tones com- 
bined in so marked a degree clarity: 
and sweetness of timbre . . ,1 

It may be. to (be sure, that her, 
avowed condition was responsible 
for the difficulty she had in sus-, 
taining the broad Ph-^ases of Gior- 
dano's "Caro mio ben' Shortnessi 
of breath, however, did not pie- 
vent her from sinking 5,«f,jtjJ^!,^ 
Kurt Schindler's ^'La Columba, 
"Debussy's "L'Ombre des _arbres 
and "L'Extase"; Fourdrain s Pa- 
pillon"; Florence P, Glere's "I /m 
me Wind," which was redemanded, ■ 
and the prettily florid melody of 
. Buzzi-Peccia's "Little Birdies.' . 
There were other Pei-s"asions 
than Mme. Namara's, thought, to 
make the concert an enjoyable one. 
Herman Sanby. first 'cellist former- 
w of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 
deservedlv aroused admiration in 
Fiifre'r-Ele^-ie," Cui's "Orientale. 
SibeUus's "Musette" and two of his 
own compositions— RoSelil. -M 
Danish song, and •■Hailing," a Nor- 
,„.oo-inn dance He also pia> c.i 
oblfgatos o ?he songs by Giordano,, 
Gretchaninow and Poldowsky. i 
^Accompaniments ^^re provided 
Concert Wlih for him, as well as for Mme. Na-. 

mara, by L. T. Gruenberg. .^.^J 

lYr. Martinelli 


was sung 

A large audience heard it 

ima donna and a Dass iio" — . 

s Op.ra. s:ins a' th» .=-'trand| Australian singer m the 
brief but ■•ivi^L' .' LjJ^^^si,; cmy of Music. 



Mme. Matzenauer as ^^J" ^^^^^^ ^.^s a ' 
with beautiful etfect^ M>ss Mu ^^^^ 
strtKing.Aida, and Messis. ait. 
.dones ai\d Rossi, in "^^er ra^e a ^ '^ 
the performance. Mr. 
iducted. fyr^ 


Mme. >'s -':--r|l)iver6 jtij Keynote of 

1^- e Farrar to the bor- 

i^^^^BSB f'^if^armonic Concert 

the orchestra in wine colored^^^^^ ^^1 

ir, the audience. ^ " added lustre to the Home Sym- 

Melba-s programme included the jj^ony concert of the Philharmonic 

»o-calIed ' harp " quartet, the two «t nilTTDnDnl IT&W , hi;,i-k; hat, importing color lo . SOLDIER- VIOLINIST and a 

wketches. Op. l^^ by Eugene Gooscn.% an "MARTA" iJ METnOrULlI ftW. a la.rge blacH nai, ^.j^an also J A ^ave 

.^;nffli..»hman. answered well to their iVlHn • « m r,ale eray auditorium. Mucna i^i ^ famous operatic soprano gave 

title.-. By the Tarn." a sound of . . rj pMDIICn IN FINE FORM 1. audience. 

*aters in a pool, and "Jack o' Lan- Ofln. UAnUoVJ l|t| I n»u i y ^^s m the auoienei. 
^4«rn," a tonal wlU-o'-thiv-wisn. Both , ft-^ V < y/ y** Aj^ Mme. 

4-eie .«hort. ar..1 both " different" from ..J/*^., rJofeted at the Metropoli- . 

1 hat chamber i;i"si': audiences are ac- ' Varta was rcpeaLcu .-lewel 
listomeu to he.,,. tan Opera House with a 



casv"3^^^ sons" froni - - the most dc 
|TuVMetr-opo.ui„-« usual .co.«en.i«^*^^rtcT(Sru8o":^ ^^^^^^^j^J!:^^-'' '^^"^'^ ' 

"Faust" and a group ; 

,.jlit.'.a's usual concert last Knrico Caruso aa Honei saiii-, " . -Rimsky-Korsakoff's 

vening'presented a name unfamiliar to , ^"^^j^ j„ od voice and with fine drarnatio jghtful was P^'"^'^ 

the opera house. .M^'-vl"? 1 ^ct Miss Frieda Hempe) was a gowl T„doue." lAin<"\S _her en 
Lady Harriet and Mr. de I.uca sang well ..^^^-^^ Laurie" and Som.n 

Ihe public of . 

Jliaaz.^1. a pianist, who niade )ils t'ir.s. 
appearance In Tsohaikov^'bk> 's concerto 
and pieces b.v Chopin and Liszt. Mr. 
Martinelli sang te .or air."» from 
• Faust " and " .Mida,'."i' and Marie 
t'ondp. the 'ouns Ameri-^n co'.oraiure 
roprnno of aiiiaiituj topnotes. reappeared 
'n David's "Channant Olseau " and 
-'■r - . including " Comin' Thro th" Rve." 

Hempel s performance of 
of Summer. ' Mr. Bodanzio 


(Among ber encores w^ej 
— -^^f Jji^ 
She introduced a protf^ from 
letralia. Miss Stella 

power, nineteen 

Lady Harriet aim ™»- "° ■-' -Anni' 

as Piunkett. Great ^^nt^u^siasm was shown 
for Mr. Caruso's big arias and for Mi.s 
Hl„r..r« T,erformance of "The Last Rose ^^^^ 

^Uk St."i::^^erVas the accompa 

Society in Carnegie Hall last night. 

The violinist was Sergeant David 
Hochsteen, of the 30Gth Infantry. 
The singer was Mmel Maggie Teyte, 
of the Boston Opera Company, . 

Mr. Stransky selected an interest- 
ing programme, one best cajcnlated 


-J^'^^ Wbitcd a coloratura voice ' to illustrate the talents of the 

years old, who ex ^^^^ much applause, s.^loists and the massed 
of high range accompani: ' omnanied 

men who 
ompanied them. Mr. Hochsteln.-^ 
)hcd in his neat khaki uniform, 
i;d the Mendelssohn Conc(srt6 

lie Jitr. 


. <a •% 

l.-ytP wn« licuil Iti all niTa 
lussciiofrt "ThiilH," tlx- iiuinlc 
I'h Is poculiiiily and h«lil)"y 
pled t<> hfir voriil KlftM. 

-I IV 

w:is ilie keynote of the 

II Mi;il iiun\beru. Tho 

: I hi SI- wan T< hal- 
Kourth Sym- 
' " lii hini UK tho appfi' ' ' ' 
• "1 (ulk tunr>8 with the K 
I". hurinonles which 
" ' ' li tho Russian coinpii" , 
"orKs. Weber's nviTture to "Eury-, 
anthe" In whU-h the Wasnerlai! 
liloni was propliecled: and that 
suuvp. Bentlmentiil and tender Bo- 
hemian tone picture, '•Vltava" (The 
IMoldau), by Smetana. were ti»e 
dthor orchestral contributions. ■ 

'l"he audience was enormous and 
I'.iKl ohthuslastlc triUute to Mr. 


GIVE mbi 

Jev\«^York and Boston Symphony 
Organizations Render Generous 
Programmes at Carnegie Hall. 
Miss Muzio Heard as Soloist 


WHAT with the concerts of the 
New York and Boston Sym- 
phony orchestras, both given 
in Carnegrie Hall, the musical mar- 
* yestterday offered enough in- 

»noiln.i boon promiacd ui pa: llol.iiievik , ^ 
Uayf, WHS withdrawn. New Yorkers ,, 
heard the flrgt of the two suites, which i" 
the composer »rrange(i from his music, 
lindi i- tho baton of Mr. Damroach three 
years aco, but the second was not 
ina\,,l here until last nisrhl. when the 
n .Symphony Orchestra performed 
I Carneirie Iluil, foliowinit coso 
ui -ii thg first American production, in 
boKty a lew weeks aeo. 

li.c music reveals Kavel as some- 
thinc very different from the under- 
study of Debussy which he la widely 
supposed to be. He is a composer ot 
fresh and fluent invention, vigorous 
imuKination «nd acutely disciplined 
taste. He possesses the virtuoso com- 
mand of the orchestra whiclj "s the 
common property of the French ultra- 
moderns," but he is bolder than Ue- 
bussy alike irr thematic material and 
in harmonic treatment. Best of all, he 
lhas a structural power which was not 
a characteristic of the earlier I'rench 
impressionists. Though the specific 
theatrical implications of the music 
were of course missing i" the concert 
hall, the audience was able to appre- 
ciate amply the warm emotions, the 
physical verve, the color and sunlight, 
which are in this music. . 

Tho same audience was intrigued 
with the sight of Dr. Muck playing the 
piano and conducting his orchestra 
with upraised hand and outstretched 
haigcr in -the D minor "■Concerto 
Grosso" of Handel, arranged by beil- 
fert for large orchestra. This delight-, 
ful wok was apidly and enegeticaily 
played by the boston musicians. One 
might further tell about the "Pastoral! 
Symphony," which opened the pro^ 
i gramme, but it is not "news, and 
> hence not part of the journalist's work 
to record that Mr. Muck plays Bee 
thoven superbly. 

Tho remaining piece on the pro- 
gramme was the "Anacreon" overture, 
written by . "Citouyen Cherubim," in 
1803. Why not an overture by Tava- 
fiah Stravinsky? 

new nt thefie Ponc'-rlH. wa.' a 
11 piece of 8h<cr vlrluoslly by llic 
!• band, not oflon to be i xcollod, 
ueep of harmony uiid rhythm por- 
ing a god Pan'« Invitation to the 

uniental viands to satisfy all but r<l • - A 1-1 

:'\ToSociety Assembles 
at the Opera to 

tin- most voracious appetite". 

aesihetic gourmands, however, who 
did not belong to the visiting or- 
ganization's privileged throng ot 
devotees, were restricted in their 
clioice of banquets; for regular sub- 
scribers controlled practically all 
the seats at the evening's feast 

u'alter Damrosch had made gen- 
erou.s preparations for his matinee 
Kuests. His menu embraced 
only Berlioz's "Harold 
symphony. Ernest 
Poemes Juifs' 

Mme. Befiihardt's Granddaughter in 
(Audience at the Metro- 

Bloch's "Trois 
. ("Danse." "Rite" and 

Cortege ), and Weber's "Freisch- 
uetz" overture, but also two operatic 
selections, sung by Claudia Muzio. of 
the Metropolitan Opera Company 

Dr. Muck, on the other hand, fol- 
lowing the Boston Orchestra's now 
firmly established custom, limited 
his bill-of-fare to symphonic 
course. jjresenting Beethoven's 
Pa.?toral symphony, Handel's Con- 
certo Grosso in D minor. No. 10 
Cherubini's "Anacreon" overture' 
and three fragments from Ravel's 
Ballet "Daphis et Chloe," entitled 
; I.ever du Jour," "Pantomime" and 
Jtanse Grenerale." The virtuosi 
iroiii the Hub. however, can well 
afford to dispense with prima donna 

Signorina Muzio quite startled the 
Symphony Soietcy's audience with 
a swagger stick that emphasized the 
military character of her visored 
cap.In .a close-fitting gown of white, 
the tall and statuesque soprano 
made a striking picture as she 
stood close to the conductor's Jlat- 
form, clutching her little cane in , 
both hands at right angles to her 

But Signorina Muzio had some- 
thing more than her uViusual cos- 
tume to attract attention. The 
;;Casta ,piva" aria from Bellini's 
•Norma offered jproblems, to be 
sure, which she did' not entirely 
solve She was more at home in 
the Depuis le Jour" from Charpen- 
tPi's "Louise." Yet. taking everv- 

thiufx into consideration, it must be ' Boston Symphony Orchestra, 

ac knowledged that she sang both «"*'^"«^ ''•3 third visit since the new war 
;.r;,!;rndT's\^i\^^^^^^ the abbreviated tours, and. 

dyiia;t,ic m,odulation and even Of longer, inland travel, of an unusual 
colnintura for which few habitues jee^Sfn. appeared at Carnegie Hall last 
r,' ^T'JJl-e!','' her"^credTt!'''^\<'hI?hlr ' "^"^ hundred men and with 

•Marouf." new French opera, with 
varied colorful Oriental scenes, wa.s re- 
peated last night at the MetropoUtar 
Opera House. Mme. Frances 
delightful as the Princess and Mr 
Giuseppe de Luca gave a fine performancij 
in the title role. A familiar cast, includinjj 
Leon Rothier, Thomas Chalmers. Andres 
de Segurola and Miss Kathleen Howard 
was heard in a smooth performance, witj 
Mr. Monteux conducting. 

Ill' is'cw York S.Mnphony Soci'iy 
)i" ii' il i' Carnf-Blc Hull iimtin'O yo»tei- 
\:<\ With thf " llerold In Italy" o, 
fi clioz. a work a» rare tlK'i"'' dav.M as 
fNion a poein, which jiiigBOKled .ilH . 
; iiunjinilc tCMP-plcliir>'8 of Ihf mour- 
' 1 1 i,< of the .Minizzl and the <lwcller.'!. 
:il;;iinis, lirigands. therein. Mr. Llfs- 
■I ' \ played Ihe viola 'obligato of a 
mi l s ser<'nadc. The inallnee nololft 
i\ II ■ Claudia .Muzio. Koprniio of the 
|\1< t i opolllaii. who sang the "Casta 
lM\a" from Belllnl'M "Norma" and 
[' 1 ir-imi.o Ic Jour" from (,'harpentier's 
'' LoiiLije." It wa.s nil all-Allv list, 
I'l ' II li niid lialian. except for tVcber'e 
'' I r.-i.scliUPtK " overlnre. and one num- 
f"-f from neulral Switzerland. 

rOi nest Bloeh'.'i " Trols Poenics Julfs " 
I ' l \ii)led a central point of Interest In' 
jhi w York orchestra program, these 
lex.uiiuies of the .Swi.<ia ccmposcr'.s works. 
Hinong the rnost acces.slblo of his music 
iiiorican hearers, IxHng performed, 
foi llie first time at these concertf^ as 
(hc,\ wore on l\Inv :! of last year by Mr., 
Boiianzky before' the l''"i i<'nds of Music, 
the (■(iinposer hliiisolf h iving led a firvt 
AinerK-an production th - previous Jfn • ii 
22 Hii'I 'S.i by the Bo.sloii .'Symphony ■ - 
chtstra in Boston. 


.^a.^cia Jacobscn, a young violinist, who' 
nadc hi.s dObut two yeaib ago. gave a re-' 
i<ay la;.L night in Acoliun Hall. A large 
udiC!u;o heard him with interest and ;,p-- 
nis playing. His programme was 
JEhl in character, with the excep- 
thc Reger pi-oliirto and fugue on 
by Bacli. Thi.s whs the first time' 
,'i"vpn in New York, and it proved 
most exacting in its dcniaiids upon the 
violinist'.^ skill. 

Mr. .Iacob.<ioii has. a fluonl teclwique. a. 
good rhythmic .sense and a fine inusica.1 
tone. He is still .somewhat iinmaturo 'and 
laclciiig in breadth. Tircro is. too, an 
undue londency to sentimentality, which 
mars, an otiierwise fine i.crfoimaiice. In 
.Vaidini's concerto in K minor and in 
i.,a!o's Symphonic Kspagnolo Mr. Jacobson 
made a favorable iminessioii. 


Alli ed /7Mc.^;crlin, BflgiSij violinist, the; 
new coil/ort master of the Philljarmonic' 
Society, was the soloisi at a concert of that 
orchestra yesterday afternoon in Carnegie 
la 11. He proved to he a sijiloist of distino 
ion. good lone and a .terviccahle tech- 
liqiie. combined wilii tcmperanicnl. made 
lis playing of Sahit-Sacn.s' Concerto No, ■>' 
riir I rating 10 a bn-ge iidienco. I 

Tlc~ orchestra wa.s heard in HmcUner's 
<-ii; , <Jrawn out .S.Miiphony No. 5, which- 
\ I, well played, blXt not of sufficient 
Acisht musically to cause a deep impres- 
sion. Other works heard were Deliii.s' "In 
jL Summer! Garden" and Berlioz's Hun- 
;aiinn mai'f'h from ''The Damnation of 
Faust," -all of which were conducted by 

oscf Straiiski". 

Aida ^^Lisz fs Opera, 

St, Elizabeth/* 
^ Enjoyed Aneyv 


onittdor's Novel Terformancei 
as He Directs Earns Ovation — H 
New York Symphonv Matinee. 

The Boston Symphony 

kcond Performance of Work Made 
from Oratorio with Mme. Gaston 
in Title Role. 

en out in full or in half voice 
tnne.s were at all time? bautifui 
lualuy and she h?.d no difficulty 
in the closing mcisures of the 
- Louise" aria, in spinning out a 
■leiicate and finely resonant pia,,is- 
.-imo on high B natural. 

Lrnest Bloch's masterfully or- 
chestrated Jewish tone-poem'! 
heard for the first time at ihese 
concerts, though by rio means new 
to the public, confirmed the favor 
impression they had marte 
when produced here by the .'iocietv 
Music under " tile 



of Friends 


three instruments over the quota; three 
that were sent on and off like starts of 
the occasion, a celesta and glockenspiel 
jn- the newest of Ravel's dances for a 
Russian ballet in Paris, and— what 
peemed to Interest the New Y'ork au- 
dience inore— a grand pianoforte, played 
In novel fashion by Dr. Karl Muck. 
During Intermission the piano was quiet- 
ly set in place of the conductor's stand, 
end there the chief musician seated 
. , , " uie i^ilniself on a level with his first string 

^V^^f 'c°a"pi°tilfy'•'pTa.^''e°d''•^';fd^^r Ja'^ 1"!^'^^ ^ "^''^^'-"^'^ 
rosch's direction and the composer' r^'''®°*^<'- 'D«"t head or with up- 

who occupied a bo.x in the raised finger, the Concerto' Grosso in D 

minor. No. 10, from a series of twelve 
conipo.<?ed by Handel. ' 
AT'^ick restored more than the 
rnusic. akin to the famou; ' 
'':th quickened \ Igor in .5t\ ie 
"■lack an ot^ Intir.-i.Tt.t'^ n't-Jsed in i-i-^nv loc.-^ 
eris o: 'ate. Thp :U)'.!a;;r-' "jis Ir^ 
. . p'-a: t 'I V ;-, :v>-\vi <! 'eci'ore '■^(•.•\i-:^'a : . 
o Pla.y. and the ovation aftorv.-a'rd In 
^nose to share by- beckoning the orche 
»IS-!SL2*^^"^ him. A rising recal 

coitewed Beethoven's "Pastoral" sym 

,. Dam- 

nd the composer 

tier with his fam^il.?, Vose^in "if 
knowledgement of the apnlauae 

Praise is due to Mr. Lifschey-of 
the Symphony Orchestra for his ex 
cellent performance of the vinln 
obbligato part in the Berlioz svm 
phony, which Mr. Damrosch con' 
,j _ ducted con amore. 

! I Boston Symphony Heard in 


' * ' Sjfcond Suite of "DapKnie 
and Chloe" 


L.-^i :::o 

Ui.i-.e •■ 



Liszt'.s "St. Klizabeth'' had its second 
performance at the Metropolitan Opera 
House last night. Its picturesque tableaux 
and scenic effects were en.ioyed by a large 
audience. Wmc. Florence Baslon was 
charming in the title role. She gave a 
fine performance, singing tho music with 
beauty of tone and fitjesse. Mr. W'hitehill 
as Landgrave Ludwig and Mme. Mar- 
garelc Mat2enaucr as Landgravine .Sophie 
igave good account of themselves in the 
other principal roles. All sang in excellent 
Fnglish. Mr. Bodanzy directed the pcr- 
jfonnance with .sympathy and the chorus 
tang with stirring effect. 
! .\rt in artistic roior effects was not con- 
jfincd to the stage. U'hile simpli.-ity now 
li.s the keynote of the costunie''s worn by 
'T\omen who wg.tch the performances from 
ko parterre row, novel cffect.s are often 
bhtaine-I without sartorial di.spla.v. Such 
I note was struck by .Alr.s. William Astor 
"'hanler. who, with fir. and Jlrs. Ben- 
amin S. Guinness and Jlr. Alfonso de 
N'avarro. was in box ,Vo. 3o. Sho was in 
i flowing of white which formed an 
xcellent background for the largest fan 
r peacock features yet introduced in the 
t)pera house. The. feathers were of almost i 
nil length and were of number .sufficient 
o form a full circle when the fan •«.-^<=\ 

1 Boston Symphony Matinee. 

■ The third matinee of the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra at Carn<-6ie Hall yes- 
ierdav brought together the usual large 

audience to hear D'--,K^> 
ibrated company of musicians, ur. 


cati) movement, and at tho 

;;yn'phony Dr. Muok llod ,h"e '"k"; 
ore|„..stra to their feet ir, i i ''''^"'•■ 
'^'.Ihusla^tl,; applause J'' *;^""4'Si!;"l«* 
„.,f '? other numbers 
"hicb were warmlv\..-Li ,° m»tin<?<» 
" "^rairlc" overturi /.J n f ' th- 
Swan of Tuon-Ia wUh^r?'"""' ' The 
n ^.h folk tun^ 'i,^ "f* "f rin- 

Straus.s'B tone ^enf a.ui 


wTascagnVs Opet^ Founded on 
Ouida's 'Two Little Wooden 
I Shoes' Is in SimpIeLyricStyle. 


Mme. Faprar a Naivo Young Heroine 

in Dutch Cap and Sabots — A 
, Picturesque Production. 

tiODOI/ETTTA, OT'era in three acts, from 
Ouida's novel of "Two Little Wooden 
Shoes." libretto in Italian by Oloacchino, music by Plctro MtLscagni. Pro- 
duced for the first time In this country 
at the MetropoUtajT Opera House. 

Lodcletta Geraldlns Farrar 

Flammen Enrico Caruso 

Franz Andres de Segurola 

Ola-notto PaequalA Amato 

Antonio Adamo Dldur 

A Mad Woman ^ Llla Robeson 

N'annard , Cecil Arden 

Maud t ...Minnie Egener 

A Voice Max Bloch 

A Letter Carrier .Sante Mandelll 

An Old Violinist Burgh Staller 

Conductor— Roberto Sloranzonl. 

fter the concerto car 
-rubini's " Anoereon, 

Muck led " -^---e .Star-spangled Banner 
and then T.schaikowsky s Fou tli hy m 
plionv in F Minor, both after tb^P'^?.'. 

Ma3cagT>''« latest opera, " Lodoletta," 
was produced for the first time in >'ew 
Tork and In this country yesterday af- 
ternoon at the Metropolitan, where It 
was sung as never in the early days wa.s 
his " Cavalleiia Rustlcana " that swept 
the musical and theatrical world nearly 
a generation ago, non under the com- 
poser's baton, his " Iris " also, which 
like yesterday's new work, had been 
first heard on this stage, given out of 
season at the time of Mascagnl's only 
visit to America. " Lodoletta " proved 
here, as in Rome last April 30, to be 
a. return to the simpler lyric style of 
some of his other operas less known 
to this public, such as " Li'Amico Fritz." 

More than 4,000 persons, many chll ■ 
dren in the boxes, and more tlian the 
usual matinee proportion of men among 
the standees, heard and saw yesterday'.s 
production. The audience made it a ' 
Kala occasion, giving Caruso after the , 
first act an ovation that he shared with j 
(he other stars, and after the second ! 
episode more recalLs for all, including • 
Conductor Moranzoui. At the final cur- 
tain not a soul left; seven minutes l>y 
(he watch the crowd applauded. Ca- 
ruso and Farrar, bowing, picking up 
bouquets, including a bunch of violets 
that the tenor captured amid much 
laughter, as he made a show of eating 
the flower for his well-earned supper. 
" Mangia' spaghett' 'sta ser' ". an Ital- 
lian admirer, was heard to shout among 
!the noisy " Bravi! " and " Bravissimi." 
j Scenes of I>Iany Colors. 

Holland and its_ windniilKs were a 
irrand opera novelty at the start. Scenes 
|of many colors in nature — and out of 
it— besides the china-white and Delft 
blue of beflowered, tile-roofed cot- 
tages, could not but capture eager eyes. 
Nor could the new opera, whatever its 
worth, have failed to interest a Metro- 
politan audience, presenting as it did a 
catit of many favorite stars, Caruso, 
Farrar, Amato and others ; in the tenor's 
case, providing a new impersonation 
with much fine singing, more difficult 
often than his hard-won familia-rity and 
skill would have made it seem. Most 
important to the work itself, it gave 
Uie prima donna a. role of youthful 
charm, comparing with no oilier since 
her Goose Girl in " Koenigskinder," but 
contrasting with that by the very bright- 
iness, the picturesque gayety, that ai- 
ilsrnated with more pathetic, even tragic, 

" Lodoletta " reached America alt' i 
having lurnishea one of Uie few success - 
Xijl world-premieres of late years iii wai 
olrickeii Europe. Laso May Day il- 
cables had biouglit better than fan 
praise of Mas:;agni's music, dashed oir 
it was .said, in a hundrea day.s. Ti 
story of tlie opera was a pcpular ci 
Irom Ouida's novel of a tloha.i . 
maiden, here called Little Sk.vlark, a 
Maif brought up by the good ^ old 
Antonio, who on the girl's sixieenth 
birthday, as the story is related, falls 
liora a peach tree and is killed amon„ 
the children holding a teslival. 

The Parisian painter, l<"lainmen. com- 
ing to borrow the Madonna at a i^hrine 
in Lodoletta'.s. care, becomes interesti ! 
ni the disconsolate maid and tak»;s iv r 
I.': hi.'i model for a pictu.e. Their idyl of* 
i^pring is soon distur'oed. ni the .\uiumn| 
■ t .Vc'c -, by a growing Iios'.ility ct thcl 
rjutch villaso folk tn...tbp innocent girl| 

\ i 

T A 


ose home to reaf •IHe as 
I ■• in a phrase of 


V.,- -tjy »'»<"V 

Now V.a-.-.i live, l^^'^"''^;'-''', ''i ^1 
.--^ 1.V back to hi.n aiul diet. J' /' 
^^mly discovered by Kor ■ two l.ttU 
■'j^^^ n shoe.'. " 

J.Yer Youlh ;n Its S.orc. 

D',t Mascaet.!, a - one-opora mijn " 
'-O'^. ite of many lator attempts to hW , 
mark he himself had made in 
'''.'avalleria.'' should have won his^ 
ount.-ymen at last to approve Lodo-I 
cun,- PPoke something for the new, 

,.1 Uu- composer'^ other worKs, as icw 
f his lonK nst have snivivtd to 1 e 
" in!- hc're thU public rather _has fo 1- 
^un3, 11 H .. younu " Italy s. 
" ■ a alms through the year, from a 
1 seHcs U developed in operas of 
■■■■■ I New York, as it happens, is 
to coitiparc- ■• bodolctla •• with I 
agni-s own •• isabeau to be given 

. ^^IX^-""^^. ambition, as 

,c some page. Of" BoMme Phc 

ThftendeV^ passion but t '-,.^„-«V°o 
gainst a new "°t^^°Ve \odoTetta's 

'?"''^^;V mournlnl song, a brie akin 
^a;•mony Tithofsdemona's prayer in 

1 c^'o",^ ra'st^.'^wlirhoUow •• tin pan ' 

itto- " l"e Slaschere." ;/ Arnica.' Pan- 
^'J!todSreUa"-'w^s"?he twenty-fifth op 

Another -llimlcal Treat Givru 

y^J^ French Socletr* 

The Sociftte des Instruments An< ; 
gave its .'second concert in the The; 
<Iu Vieux Coloinbier yesterday afterrn 
The progTiimnio cOTnprise<l Mar;i 
"Petite S>^npllonio" and "Les Plai 
Champetre«" of Monteclair for 
viols and cla vecin ; 

Hara Guro- 
i.-n of conc»rts 
Harllne ut the 
OtI\eri on 

^^^^ bas 

the" Civeenw'lcH Vill 



was the twemy-mui y>v- Xiooley for the- viol quartet; solos i.. 
era "shown at theJVIetropoIitan this sea- clavecin from Bach and Scarlatti, and 
ly the fourth of Mascagal . ^^^^^^ 

son: it was only fourth of Mas^aga^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^j^^^,^ 
worta to be S'^trers Lnd they arl many fn the sonate .Maurice Hewitt, 
^rd'voH ero'us"wn?'be glad the spell of Played it. repeated the frifuc. M 
m iMck irbroken at last, shattered for Patornl had to add a clavecin numb 
the moment as Indubitably as the little as <iicl ihe entire ensemble at the c 
pitcher In Greuze s famous painllns oi ,pj,g j,^^; 

loiiiim was well fillcil. 

IV ! 

vnd .several ot u 

society^of Friends of Music 
, Gives Another Concert 

• on i 

pitcher In Greuzes tamous piiiin....s -' The 
'^^LaBotme sung to a popular' 

"rnvHa'^^i^t being ^ arl?d oy the new; 
Museua. sunrr by Miss Kanders. 

Mr Gktti-Casazza gave no ti^'n as to 
wheiiirr It was pure accident -hat t.ii 
iJ^ pr"^ario's two countrymen. Mascaf,n 

^"^^ dSpUon J>f 

"F^aHfga^ely in ?ne day on the Metro- 
polilan stage. 

at Ritz 


The Society of the Friends of Musid 
?ave another exceedingly interesting 

concert yesterday afternoon at thd 

n/l11^W OF OTHER DAYS Ritz, Mr. Bodanzky conducting a smal 
mVblL ut Vin^^" orchestra of forty musicians in severa 

, . l'-'*7«-„». Fr*ncft compositions which rarely have received 

Andent InstramentS at trenCl{ " performances. The Haydn D 

Theatre--Bodansky Plays to 
Fmnis of Mask. 


V figure 0"'> ^'^'ts'^wlth hoUow " tin pan 
minor conirastfc. wun i ^^^^^ 

l^^ffect^ hardb intendea^ i c 

V brief character bits is tnaL picture, 
discovering their Plaj ma te,, m 

•'E I^^.9\t*fs I^doletta to the life," a 
,„„i;. s-iv and how pretty she 
'*ic '^°"Thl best writing for solo part 
>°°.V,» relucted lover's address to th* 
'°, n was well sung by .^mato. 

- '7^"en\o"°ofVt^L^_!H!!!ii_i'2^-t± 
>.cl Caruso, suggesting a ^farpia mi 

/rail of this Second Empire B exile 
enlivened to a quickstep at re- 
10 Paris on the summons of a sup 
:dly Napoleonic letter. 

BrishtnesH and Tragedy, 
ler two scenes gay and grave m 
ir tone-color, no less than In the 
nted canvas of a duplicated Nether- 
:,i landscape behind them, the Paris 

- A.H 3 brings an infusion of brlght- 

and of tragedy condensed in one 
. dance measures, the ery 

' fi-i^ends appear as shadow^^^^ 

To \Cw S?^, 

: in^' pointe^rbeard and velvete^^^^^^ 

?n"tl4",rlird «hifun"g ..o- 

uilted calico, later a^tl^J.-t/'hreexes and. 
Hioletta shone in red s"'^ ^'^ \ jllaee 
Ucoats, gorgeous to ^.i'^*?^! 

' "■^?The kiJ^ ^ould save any 

row.-' • And'^%he'^ youngsters' chorus 

'"Imi'ng oibers in the r^st. Cecil Arden 
n^a'^hfr first appearance as a member 


■ . lise scenes Lila Robeson had to aPPear 
inc.' A Mad Woman, shouting '"conerein.ij' 
at the herolnT There was an mdignant 
chorus of mothers. Mr. Mo^.^"^,",'' 7on° 
Hi had rehearsed the "P^'-a with care, con 
(WP ducted the premi(^re. and the action ana 
: ensemble owed much to Ordynskl ana 
The quaint co.stumes were from 
Jesigns by G. Pallanti and the tmee 
.scenes painted by Pleretto Blanco. 


Symphony, Gabrilowitsch, Frances 
Sonin, All In Aeolian riall. 

Three aud.enccs filled Aeolian Hall at, 
a-i manv concerts yesterday, perhaps a 
new record for New York's two-a-day 
house ot musical d^ils. A throng of 
children, only twice before seen on the 
mornings at U " of the Symphony 
Society's scries for youngest listeners, 
"greeted Walter Damrosch witli his hmi-, 

rirrrt m.n. In brief 'tilks and excerpts 
fllu^tvJting music for brass. The full 
orchestra %layed such examples as 

Kefs^ohn^^^^oc^u^^^^eJrThe '3-^ 

'Tschaikowsky's ■• Mai-ch Slav. 
_ nt. in Oabr lowitsch. the Kussian 
nian it gave his second rec.tat.on in 
Aeoliaii Hall yesterday afternoon, de- 
voulig his program to tw° comp^se^^^ 
Schuinann ho Pla>-ed the Fan'as^c m 

mfnCr' 8p' 22. while alternating with 
?^'e"o'we?e groups of Chopin's p eces., 
the Kantasie Impromptu the ballade 
Op and selections from the ma- 

zurkas and shorter pieces of <-hopm- 

P>-anccs .'^onin. soprano, who appeared 
last ?^.'on in Aeolian Hall, re urtied 
law night with a prograni of Russian 
folic "'ongs an3 children's songs 
sisted bv Aaron Kaufman. Pianist. 
"udi 'l under j:.ouba3soff at P^ rograd 
^rV iVaiifman won a gold medal of Pe-1 
^Vad Serx^atory^ ^^fovej^^ cam^ 
to America because of the wai. J 


ArVur Bo«lanzky Leads Oi-^ 
ehestra and Giulio Sctti Di- 
rects Women's Chorus. | 

Music of old composers^ played iu the. 
manner of their time, as it f'ttmg| 
.sucn muvir should be. g^vc onto.*;'! 
mcnl of ..ov.l quality and mu<-h senous 
intcrcM at more than one of yestcda.v s 
crowded < onrort. of a busy .^""<^»> ' " 
-: the new I-renrh playhouse, the Iheat.e 
" du yiei'X Colombicr. the Socit«ty of An , 
<.lcnt instruments m.-ide its second ap- 
pearance, performing on a 'l^atlet of an- 
tique viols and a clavecin, ot- ha.psi- 
chonl, the " Petite Symph<.nic of .Ma- 
nn Marais. who was b-rn a ftcnoration 
before Hach. There wpi'c Bach solo^. 
„nd a sonatina of Scarlatti. plaNCd b 
Mmc. I'atorni: a sonata for 
A>lns:i. for Maurice Hcw:tt. and foi MM 
i-asad.-u< Miuiniic cn.'.enible a quart/t, 
bV N iVolov, and a final -set ot dances. 
'\;s Plaisiis Champelcie.." b^ Mcm^^-I 

Metropolian, Opera ^ehestra. as wcU 
as thirty ot Mr. Vietti's chorus assisted 
: in a program of the Society _o_f MMond.s 
of Music yesterday 
Kitz»Carfloii. Just 

^'■j charact 

The Society of the 'Friends of Music j 
gave a concert yesterday afternoon inj 
the ballroofn of the Kitz-Carlton Hotel.! 
\s i-i usual at these entertainments the 
mus-.c cOnsi<rted of compositions seldom 
if ever hea.rd. ' 

The programme comprised Haeniiel » 
concerto grosso in F, No. 13; Haydn s 
Symphony in D. No. U: four song:: 
(sung in English) for women s yoices,| 
with two horns and harp, opus li, n> 
Brahms, and Mozart's baUct suite, ' Les 
Petite Riens." 

The combined forces whlcn performcai 
the music were from the Jlefropolitan 
Opera. There was an orchestra, led by 
\rtur Bodanzky. Giulio Setti directed 
the women's chorus. All the composi- 
tions were warmly received. 

The Brahms songs, including very 
effective "I Hear a Harp." gave evidence 
of much rehearsing, asi they were ex- 
ceedingly well sung by the choir. Mo- 
zart's charming ballet music is set to 
Jean Noverrea's "Les Pctits Riens. It 
was written in 1778. when the composer, 
at tlie age of 22. was in Paris, and in tne 

Hoston symphony men had done recent- 
ly with a difference in number and 
character of instruments, however. Mr 
Bodanzky presented an example-, that 
in K majoi— of the Concert! Gros.n ot 
Handel, concerning which Remain Rol- 

te. il s;iV..sci-iption ycstcday aiteinoo 
n 'Aeolian I'all a prograa. prev,ouHl,>^ , 
given olsewlK-re. .M^cludins Hg..ioz. , 
lynVphon,-. " Harold m.. '^«^ '......e^^^i 

a .wiallcr liali tnan ii'^- ortvaiitarc 

or Carnegie, was l ea. d ;° f^'imn.-.. 

i\:,rn;'- and"'' OeP^-.^^ '--^ 

of the PQCm.s. _f>i ^.^.^ 
MV. Blo. h lias sai 1''^ '^V'sh music. 
^ •' or , 

not ■' a^t'ie"' . .Ml e .lewi.-.h soul." 
tempt to Portra>^ the jev ^ ^^^^^ 
I Again there was evident in.. M> 

Stirring c>;P!«^''\V,<^"tf„% atid m'-lodi- 
thcmcs. certain "^'«'(^,Venta c.v.-.iblned 
forms recognized as tJUemH 
with a fine comma vd of on nc.. 
nlque and modern ha, iiion>^- ^^,o'.M 
which, the con^pose. sugge^i.^^^^^ 
M.ffi'-iently >'>[,';'ni fVie '\.^i«ect!voly a 
music-^ content « ere . P P^,. 

major symphony (B- & H., No. 14) 
proved especially delightful, given a 
it was bv an orchestra admirably suited 
in numbers for the perfect presenta 
tion of the/*ristocratic beauties of^he 

work. 7^.^. fiiif/lr 

Mr. Bod/nzky found' in it a subject 
peculiarl/grateful to his sympathies! 
and gave a reading distinguished in 
quality, beautifully articulated, gracious | 
in snirit The same enconiums should j 
{Te g^en to his airection of the Haende , 
Concerto Grosso m F (B. & f °- I; 
and to Mozart's charming ballet suite 
"Les Petits riens." Another interest 
ing part of the programme ^a?^ ! 
-inffine bv a women's chorus selected , 
f -omThe Metropolitan Opera Company , 
and trained by Giuho SetU of four 
songs of Brahms for wom* s voices, 
accompanied by two horns and harp. 

Of the four songs the two last, 
"Greetings" and a song from Ossian s 
"FingaC ^ere, both in merit and in 
presentation, the Pl«''«'"5',, J^' 

bssian song in particular PO^«"«\d f 
haunting, almost "lyst'c . Powei. and 
despite its exceeding difficulty wa. 
' sung with remarkable perfection by the 
— ^ i choLI Indeed, the work of the chorus 

afternoon at the^as practically fl«^l;^^\,«^^|P^o^^ents 
Dr. Muck and the I first song, where there weie moment. 

nrsv SUU&, " . . 

of raggedness and indecision. 

The audience completely filled . the 
auditorium and listened throughout 
with an attention which was of good 
Imen. but the feeling of, o-^^^-}\V„^^ 
public for things of '"E^ 
which, for one reason or another, 
little known. 


I Aria From "Madama Butter- 
fly-- and a ^'Carmen" Selec- 
tion in Her Numbers. 


Max Bosen, Violinist, Play.v- 
Large .\ndience Present in 

' DaiTSc 

"'Elizabeth Gutman gav.^ a 

.i'tol ycsierday « Vu'ded a.i V.n 


sian and Yiddish folk fong. • 

A large auriience attended Mr. B^^o- 
musical morning, which was held 
USU91 vest-'rday In the grand ba.lro-, 
of Uie Waldorf-Astoria- The arti> 
were Mme. Geraldine Farrar and O' 
seppe de Luca of the Metropolitan Or.f 
and Max Kosen. violindst. Mme. Farn, 
Mumberf. included an aria from "Mada . 
j Butterfly." the "Habanera" from "L.-^ 
'men- and ^-ongs by Bemberg. Mass- 

sian and > uK..»u jij:',-;..,,,^: where the i;^;; Harrington" and Romllh. With Mr 
were sonji;.^ or "'^„',,": -averted their I 


liave rc(;cnt!y 
for separation 
and two were 

from I no old 
Russian gyp-'V 

■At tlie age of 22. was in Paris, and in the, Russia, and t"o , Vonggjiicludod. one 
tlm^year it was first performed at the fong..,Jhe P^o|-- 

ide Luca 6he sang the duet from C" 
Irrlovannl." "LS. Ci Darem I>a Mano. 
•; Mr. de Luca sang an ana from ^ 

Paris Opera. 

Kovel Scenery m Fenlure. 

Not Delft blue, but a whole rainbow- 
pale'te. colored the pomegranate 8ky ot 
Holland on the stage, a sky motUed 
with sca-blown fog over a land ot 
Pijrple shadowed cottages, often hidden 
by trees from the artistic flofa of a ■ 
never-never land. It was a task of no 
mean skill so to avoid the obvious. Onb , 
the peach tree was frankly pink as na. , 
ture'^^eant it to be, while the peasant 
characters in green and brown equaUy 
baffled the conventional. Winter in H^^^ 
land brought at lea^t a feltt blue bacK 
drop, still mottled as to a sk> arMea 
to soft gray like the vases of Copon- 
haeen glaze in the shops. 

Would Mascagni have known his work, 
in it" new-world dress. fars and 
cubi«t skies? The verltism of Caval- 
leria '■ was a red flag in music compared 
to Uie iridescence of " Iris" or to "1^- 
;ir.1pVta'« " cool, vernal afterglow The 
composer, bo°rn'at Leghorn in 1^^ and 

dr""n a fugitive from home for his 
, ' j' ldi.— h'ld .'=''t a world afire -Mtn 


ISlizahcth Gntnian Gives Kccital inj 
rrince.5» Theatre. | 

ElizabeUi Gutman. saprano. gave her i 
annual song recital yesterday afternoon | 
n the Princess Theatre. Miss Gutirian | 
specializes in Yiddish and Russian folk 
!;ong« There were such songs in hei | 
list vftsierday. with one. "Oi Polna, a. 
Russian g>n)sy song ; two Yi<W>sh wed- 
Eong« ".Salt sesunterheit and 
Hecher." and a Polisii song. 
Nami." by Zarzychl. Then 
there was a group of songs in Englis.i 
and among some modern f^rench songs 
one, "LC9 FeuiUes Sont Mortes, ' by 
Gustave Doret. 

«L linger of rave intelligence. :Mi!.s 
Giltman was able to -ustain deep in- 
Urest throughout her li.'.t. -Laurence 
Goochn.-in furnished go'^d piano accom- 

hi Hebrew MI^s ^."tm-^ ^e Lahore." also compositions bv' |: 

Rachmaninoif ^ ' TfnTli>!h group, lieta. 

fire'no;"«ma';i''1,.a?e"cr'th^' a'— ^'Mr. Rosen's v.t«.*ers Included -r^P-v 
'ptiments. ^,,j,vight to j^lttons of Chopln-Auer P^««^'''" -J^^'; 

.'Va'^;^ :;',di?nc?''aV>x" V^'^;'7<^"h."^^^^^^^ and Mo^kowsU-Sara 

fjrfi^nu.^. f'^-\'\':a^.\?;hon" Ks-: ..ate. Richard Hageman 
„lii«.f number If '^J" (.,,n.,ln nocturnef, , 
pugnole. • and I'^ter - of.J>ia41f 

nrranged by ^•''!-»/f'f,,iu.d bv Auor. Ibis 
Pa;ranini's caprices ccliu 

was at thA 


|^-^eca.ling a ^-il^V^^-I.^Inn" 

other olMhc .^^.'f^' t/ie opera company 
.Max Rosen. ^''^lYa, " hiii,' » '"nor air 
ll.^elf. Rafaelo M ".^^idn ■ a .Span- 
froni ^""'■^7J^\;Varez .SWney Homer's 
liph son=^ . '^„V\?av Fo.'-.tcr's 
:;^->%,,,t,r<^t^rJusUi. was 
'Jrc^eted in the cony a to on 

Saens'?< '-^^'r^r^Jllif--^ 
ng Bizet s 
nen." and a 

■ Spring 
„., warmly 
from Saint 
la'er add- 
ilnhanera. " from " Car- 
Kuss-ian harvest song by 

, «^;^%u^S;j?""nigi.r rccita 

soprano, fcave a 
^citaT at the 
»e.c0'ici p^,",'';"' , •i'irpfltre with a group 
,-!eor-e M. I'ob.a" ^'l^tiJ^ed bv HajnUton 
.f negro melodies nrrange<;^^^^J_,^^.., , ^j, 


aiarming hTrluJi^ce with he- 
genuousness as the Jfrphan Judy, Ml 
Frances Stirling Clarke, daughter 
Peter F. Clarke, a banker in Atlanta, 
made her d6but as leading woman in W 
com.^dy -Daddy Long Legs" in Loew 
seventh Avenue Theatre last night, i] 
was her first appearance in this city af 
ter a bri.f totir of New England., and hej' ' ' 

■ "I'l h i{rsititii,|„ fnr i 
"••■'"Is and .such Kront l..r h,T 

'>"o«„ bpn„fH,.tor. wlin had her Uikn 
"■'»n an orplwin ««\liim a .il ciluoitefl In c 
' 'Ml .^iinl.le Kirla' hi-IiooI. und on who'ir 
r'>- li id iippllod th.. snhrlquot of "Datldj 
i I^),-K, ' „ot kn.iwliig iit.-i rral niiino. 
I ' little star, who looks and ncls th.- 
jix'i t of Ji«]y to |M rf«>( tlon. wa* plras^d 
^^'lli hor succetw. but niodeitt over her 
' 'I'mph InHt nlRht. whrn .men after the 
'lorm.mcp hy a Hkoali) reporter. "It 

"1 1 u; vltaUlj . ' ' ''' 

111 tho sweltcrlnR- tone-tint rlot- 
in- UBS of Scrlablno, aa disclosed In 
H J'relud*. Poenie and Danso. as In 
shimmering souiid-corruscationa 
"I Hfivel, the pianist was heard to 
Kirt.-iter advantas... Like a sun- 
iiowor, h« basked In their twen- 
iH'ih century luminosity. 

Two Arabesques by Debu.ssy, 
Mbunlzs "Ketze Dieu a Seville." 

v,¥^J^*^ Twelfth Rhapsody 
brought to a close the revelations 

part to mo," she satd,' „-„..■_ - •^y^iai.iwua 

nuv tho churnot.-r .ludv. I. too, frel «i,.ee^bU with fL^^** begun very 
' in PlHylng U „,y droam. have como !#k'ircw\V' vfad^r^'u'rsk?"'- 

It Was mv in-f-n(«Kt iimhKion nflfr' > '<iuii nursKy. 

Mr. Caruso Gets 
Silver Bowl at 
^ Br^kl^i^pen 

Mis^^^-Maria Cxinde's Operatic Debul a 
(}ilda in "Rigolctto" Another 
Feature of F'erformance. 

Was my jn'ealent ambition after 
' ' h.-ivlns: .<ie«in tho play in .Vew York 
■ 'lavc ihe pl -asuro of acting It. T feci 
li ii Iht! part is real, and my power tr 
"It iTi.wscir in ihf place of .Tudy' 
*itli ouch pprformanoo. The New Yorl 
>iidt<>n<-.- is (loIi;{htful In Its treatment o 
■no, and its sympathy with tho part an< 
he wholo play. " 


/.iikIoh.iI^ ()i»(>ra Suiii;- \Mtli 
Alii.i. Mjirtiiidli. Amiito iiiid 
l>;ul;i ill riiiof Kolcs. 

llio season a, l .\i . l . ..|,iM!:ia Mj„T.i 
II. 11^0 opencil its tenth week la.s-t nigh! 
" Ill tlir thirt.v-scventh inih.scrlption pcr- 
' ' tnaiico. The cjaerii \»-as Zandonai'.'^ 
' rmu-osca da Rimini," whUh appears 
' ■ liave taken a lasting If not pernia- 
u )il;ioe in the i-eperlory. This is 
n'lite liprht. sinoe it is •> day of mode.<it 
ai hlevements in art. If "Francesca d:i 
Himiul" is not a great work It ia one : 
ii>ntaining: much that is beautiful. Few 
comparers can write lour thorouffhl.\ i 
;-rood a^-ts and no one can do it when 
one aci is largely occupie;] with a battle. 
1 Zandoiiai's opera has an exceptionally 
?ood Hist act. of which the conclysion : 
is indi od lovel.v anil poetic. The third 
act is not so good as the first, but- is 
worth while apd has beauties. The! 
other two acts are not sood material f 
for nni.= ical expression. f 
The performance of the work at the 
Metropolitan Is cwmiTiendablc. . Mmc. 
.Mda is at her best as Francesco, and' 
the same may be said of Mr. MartinelU 
as r>ao/o and Mr. Amato as Giovanni. 
Mr. Bada. XK- versatile, character ac'tor. 
u.iUcs much of the ■jealous 
>i liHr. 

^-..v/uj> penormance. 

Knr'co Caruso, ■ Miss Geraldine Farra 
and other stars of the Mctropolita 
journeyed to the Brooklyn Academy o 
Music last night to sing 'Tusoletto." I 
was the tenor's first appearance in tli< 
borough across tho bridges this season, 
and during a stirring performance ol 
Verdi's opera it was brought to his atten-, 
tlon in his dressing room that something 
unusual was to happen. He was reminded 
that he had been . singingr in Brooklyn at 
the new academy for ten years. He and 

I 1 \ HK« 8 nallM' play. iHif .Siiuiimli 
' P' Hoiiif. "The Rllverfimilli." wan 
^tllton'f■ .•ily'Alienfo ". amid go 
I' ll' li nonibre melnncijoly. 

iiilalonlnn Id ii tongnn of clipped 
T.:<lln \ocnblei!. not always mnklng for 
jlcnuty In these hombs. but giving orlg- 
liml fl;i\or. best In tho rouKh pea.iani 
Ituno-j. The lo\ ers' fiiinrrel •' I ndor tho 
lOlin ' eiK'cd with the ^voni.nn wishing 
n prio.m road the man s finirral mass. 
wluicMH he wished hoi- ' in a bai;n of 
burnliiL^ straw, with a brisk wind blow- 
liiK. iiiul would have been amusing in 

'Ivor the stage, two American flags . 
ri.inkrd OIK of Spain, as well .ts a 'Welsh 
opibloni. <he red dragon on white in a 
ri. 1(1 of bine, lent bv the local St. 
I i.n id's Society. The Kcbola also huns 
:i HOW service flap, with nine stars. 

Leo Ornstein In Recital. 

T^eo Ornstein Rave hi.'i only recital in 
.\coIipn Hall yesterday afternoon, per- 
haps ills first as pianist merely, and 
not r,9 composer; In that other rftle he 
had early won attention here with fan- 
tastic "cubist" pieces. He recalled to 
many a remark of Gounod: "At 20 I 
.said "Myself and Mozart'; at 40, 'Mo- 
zart and I ': at (ft. i sb.\ ' Mozart.' Mr. 
Ornslein Is yet In the "Jt's. but he ehosc 
nothing of his own .\ oslerday, playlnK 
jinstead Beethoven's sonata " Appassio- 
nnla." some (Jhopln, and tho twelfth 
•rhap?!ody of I/lszt, li\ sober but Individ- 
mal style. Ho added, for "modernist" 
Ctouch. ft " Danse," " Poeme, " and two 
'" ProUides " of Scrlablne; "' The Olb- 
bet," " Searbo." and " A Barriue at '. 
Poa," b.v Rnvol; two "Arabesques" oft 
Debussy, and Albenizs "Festival of j 
Corpus Christl In Seville." | 


Wllletn Willeke, 'Cellist, Reappear^. 

AVilloni Willcke, tho 'crllist. .son-in-law 
of Franz Knelscl, and himself an artist 
Nvhose public is as large and loyal as 
that of the foi-TTier Knelsel Quartet, in 
which he was for ten ycar.s a member, 
made his first reappearance in solo re- 
cital last evening at Aeolian Hall. Mr. 
Willeke ' 


was a good 'cellist when Mr. 

i-neisel and Louis Svecenskl first picked 
he young Hollander to join them after 
ho .etlireraent of Alwln Schroeder; he 

Jr'et' ". 'f%:"' o^(l:ldT>V°n'ot'7n"i.'^ieSi?.t?o^^ar'^F,'jr,^^^^^ 
pirector.s of the academy would like tn igtyip^; i,ut in qualities that make a true 
have something to say to him a,cross flie Imusician. He played last evening his- 
footlights during or at the end of the per- low n arrangement ot a Bocchorini mel- 
fonuance odv, with other unfamiliar works Of 

"Nr« i^r. „,„ r_)„_j •• I -1 it. i 1 Eccles anrt Jeral, as well as d'Albert. 

No, no. my friend, " said the tenor, g-p,,-!,.,, ^nd a fellow-New Voi ker. Ru- 
Ploa.^e excuse me. That would be veryfl^i,, cjoidiliark. j 

embarras.sing. 1 would be very glad tW'f °~ 

hear ajiything the gentlemen would like 
to say to me, but please let them say those 
words to me privately." 

Mr. Caruso's wishes were respected and 
after the second act in the greenroom be- 
neath tlie stage Colonel Willis L. Ogden. 

President Thomas T.. deeming and other u„„ ^j^.,, „ „ 

directors faced the greatest tonor of them the early' part of the second act. with 
all in the costume of the duke. On a table 'clarence "^N hitebill agaui a commanding 
beside them was a beautiful silver punch 
howl and Colonel .Ogden presented it in 
an address that paraphrased the inscrip 

Mme. Farrar Again Sings Thais. 

Massenet's " Tha'is " was performed 
for the second time this season at the 
Metropolitan last evening, when Mme. 
Farrar, in a harness of jewels, of which 
alone her costume consisted of above 
the waist, made a sensational scene o£ 


orma nce ^ >f <» / St" It^" --"'Presented to Enrico Caruso 'by the 
« «i* ' / ' O directors of the Brooklyn Academy 


Hartridge 'WTiipp, a barytone from the 
^'est, gave his first recital here last 
ight in Aeolian Hall. Arias ffom ora- 
)ries and oper-os alternated with songs on 
is programme. His voice is large and 
^son.-int and has a good range. 'With 
onorioiis tone he presented two %el#ctior)S , 

-0111 Mendelssohn's "Elijah." 'Fdlk songs one to each with 

Hungary and old Italian works *^'^'''^''' 

Music in appreciation of his golden voice 
and incomparable art, which has made the 

fi=-ure as the monk, Athanael. Mr. 
Lifaz sang Xicias. and Mr. Monleux ton- 
ducted It wa.« remarked that the next. 
"Thais" in Xcw YorK- would be next 
week's revival by the' Cliicago Opera 
(^ompan\' at the I>exingtovi, v.-ith Mary. 
Garden in triple she f^Jt '''■V^L''^ i" 
America 'TN»— *^ /^^*f^/k^ 

last ten years of grand opera in Brooklyn 'AMERICAN PLAYS NEW MUSIC 
so^distinsuis.hed and inspiring. 

Thank you a thousand times," said Mr 
Caniso, and turning toward the pvmch 
bowl discovered Miat it was filled. Then 
he waved aside a waiter who wa.s in at- 
tendance, and himaeif poured twenty-four 
glasses of punch for the directors, pre- 

word of 

Oliver Denton, a young American pianist. 
In hi.s annual recital yesterday in Aeolian^ 
Hall varied the conventional programme 
and introduced elements of novelty that 
might have caused a more seasoned artist 

- . - — ito hesitate. He gave to Mme. Fay Foster's 

-c>. among his most attractive ""mbers. Later the c"P ^'^^ Placed on exhibition fetude de Concert and Harfv Rowe Shel- 
K, (,^«>« whipps smguig was a | !" ^"yer and many opera goers viewed i 

\l times Mr 

I tic off the key. and he did not always 
liiva.-ie his songs iv-ith sufficient finish 

This was not the onlv. event of creat ihearin 

|ley's Suite in B major theii* first public 

ul a goo4 sized audience found most ofl!,'J^P°'"'^'i"c« at the performance, for Miss 
jis numbers interesting. Maria Conde, a young singer new to the 

• - !<=°™P^">'v'who has 'been heard so far onlv 

fl°?r ^^"^ '^""'^'^y "'Sht concerts at 

-h^ .r./ ^"<^'''- *^he hae I 

■vo?ce i^Vi^'" ^^T*^ '"iddle! 
» f.-il""^ ^° as in her high notes 

Cii&istic Fancy $)fiown 
jn 0^n6^eln'6 Kecital 


rtiO Jvjdge from the applause which 
T.,eo Ornstein aroused in Aeo- 
lian Hall yesterday afternoon, more 
ti.iui a few persons who attended 
)iis recital either enjoyed or 
I tiought they enjoyed, his treat- 
nrnt of Beethoven and Chopin. 

It is diftlcuU to believe, however 
iliat any one possessing more than 
modicum of musical intelligence 
. ould have approved of his pecu- 
iiarly dispassionate performance of 
lie Sonata "Appassionata" or of 
Ills grotesquely affected misinter- 
pretation of a group of pieces by 
the Italian master. Indeed, one 
musician remarked, after listening 
to the Nocturne in B major, Valses 
in C sharp minor and A flat and 
the Ballad in F minor, as refracted 
through the prisms of the pianist's 
cubistic fancy: "Except for the 
programme, I would not have 
Known what he was playing." 

The Beethoven sonata, of course 
gave far less opportunity than the 
('hopin numbers for what — to bor- 
row a phrase from .John Payne'g 
translation of the "Thousana ana 
One Nights"— might be described as 
Cairene motitations and Yemani ' 
wriggllngs and Hindi tortious." 

Yet Ornstein did not throw his 
gibbering admirers from 'Washing- 
ton square and other centres of ad- 
vanced culture into the depths ot 
woe by leaving this classic master- 
piece entirely unscathed. Upon 
their highly wrought senses, per- 
haps, the angles he cut into the 
riivthmlcal design ot the composer 
and the dynamical and metrical in- 
, ovations he Introduced into his 


and they were well received ^y a 
large audience. / ^7 ^ f ^ 

Botlv are writes of ability, especiall.v in 
the field of son.g. The suite is in four 
movements. .V .short recurrent theme ol 
graceful design seemed to give some co- 
lerence to an otherwi.<;e aimle.'iis score. A 
ew abrupt rhythmic changes arrested at- 
ention momentarily, but^ the suspenst 

H. r voire i-oi • "a "■ "'^ notes. toe\ er developed into a proper dramatic 

Harrientos ilii" ""'^ ^""^^^'lat of Mme. ilose. either rhythmically or harmonicall v. 

"■'o the im ^''■^^ visibly nervous and The composition suffered from lack of 
ii-^ard to wrC^'T""),"^!^'^ '^'^^ -would be siiginality and was hampered further bv 
-l-n this has worn'awav" The^'aJl^Je^^' Keaningloss ornamentation 

gave her a very c '■ "iwiiencCT 

iman.v curtain calls. Mr. De Lura w.^l 
-•other principal member of '^he 

verv cf. 7- I ' Denton also played Chopin's B minor 

• .1 coraial recepiion and; ^onata. Beethoven's Variations in C minor 
lid two Schubert numbers. Ho plays with 
com- Cluent technique, always woll controlled. 
■J liere is a tendency toward muscularity. 
In compositions demanding poetic insight 
he was not able to make his interpreta- 
lions convincing. However, he plays in 
iitraighlforWard, sturdy fashion and free 
from pose. His hearers Ijked his unas- 
. fuming manner and his wholesome Amer'- 
•' pan spirit. A laurel wreath tied with re.I 
I iliboii rewarded hi.': good pl'ivirig. 


I ^^^^it ^HV^'^'' SINGS. 

the Choruses Novelties. 

j The ch*ru., of the Schola. Csntorum. 
tor nine Seasons a producer of inusic o^' 
wide appeal as old Kngli..=h Purcell, 
the modern French and Hu.ssians, and 
once the " a. Elizabeth " of J.i.^zt. gave 
Its stjbscription concert of the Win- 
ffLr'^ evening in Carnegie If,Il, again 
|f.nolng novelties far afield. There were 

,«onl Tl^^^ ^""^ ""'^ fighting 

pones of Males, the country of Llqvd 

ImnT,'' °, ■ ""^••^'ti^'' "oth ancent and 

tbl?w character of many of 

1 e.,e later miracle and N-ativuv pieces, 
b nglng to light a national musical re- 
l ninrV fo'- tl'*' l«.^t quarter 

and chorarsln^er^o'?^?"!:," '""^""^^'-^ 
iPioprlatc St a V '^'^'"'■''- was ap- 

""lerested as ,,1,2^" '";^ An.-ri.ans a!e 
expresses fhe Move In nil that 

'-^f opea^! people"" ^'^P'^^^'""^ ot 

><^^t"hcorTJ^':.^J ^'^'y «'^'' audience 
<;nrrl.sonT, "^'Thi^v^J'-?-!^'?'! '"'""S "y 

till, M «H now a,, 

Ml. ,„ , ,, •llo five „, ,, , 

f'llh atlckr.ov A I . I''"V<-r.f 1.1,,; 
^'«=c.l r'Afiicaln. """"^ I'a<'kard, 


ThJod""*.'" ®P'"-'"fl Recital. 

J^fr. Spier In2 n,» ^ R'ch.ird Kpsteln. 

i osterday with rare nmdesty' p, 

«iU>"'beauty'^';!rr„;;f. 'I'V"^'?'' P'":. 
jand with technical , lt^ru"°''> 
"ilnon concerto o? v, '^.^Ity m the A 
l^as a nervous has,V^"rr,"""'' I''"-'" 
J'anlod Bach oh,,it'^ '" unacco, , 

later pieces Hko^h^" i?"' observed 
prelude and others "of "^^JV"'"'^'"'' 

Cecil Bm1^h^,d'&ye.Jf 

l"L.;Oracolo" and "PagllaccI" Given I 

raruso m a revised version " doub^ 
bill sold out the Metropolitan last' 

theatre-closing war rules, -rhe works ' 
, performed were Leonf.. 
Of San Francisco'^ (^if . "racolo," - 
btit once before and ?n?.''"'Vu"' •^^^'-''l 
{}.e favcrlte " Pag"facci ■''' n^""'' /'"'^ 
vtas aasfsled in fii» i,., ^^^^ tenor 
i-Mnzio. Amato and '"^"""^ P'ece by 
f?-^sicar^SS^°,"„1S^ VPT-^''^,Z'\l' 
\ ' at and the Chemh '• Vu ' ■ ' "aid 
|t.ors were Kas'ton a id iSras^Lf ' 
iScott . and Dirl.n' jvt ""^aslau, Althouso, 
I both operas ^^loranzoni conducted 

folande (^f oj^ tort 
in Her Second Reciraf 


V T HER second recital of the sea- 
■ son, yesterday afternoon in Aeo- 
ian Hall, Yolanda Mero, Hungariati 
sianist, gdve another exhibition of 
:ier bravura powers, playing a pro- 
gramme that embraced Saint-Saens s 
iriangenient of the overture to 
Bach'.^ Twenty-ninth Church Can- 
tata; Beethoven's Sonata in E ma- 
ior opus 109; .Schumann's 'KrelS- 
eri'ana;" the F minor .Study (No. 
Ill) from Liszt's "Etudes TranScen- 
daiites;" the same composer's tran- 
scription of Schubert's impromptii 
m (t ma.ior, and his Rhapsody No. b. 

Mme Mero's merits are so well 
recognized that they hardly need to 
\)e expounded at this time. She 
ronibines in a remarkable degree 
technical prowess, muscular energy 
and temperamental ardor, hhe is 
prone, however, to be over-exuber- 
aut in her treatment of the ke> - 
board, to indulge in dynamic and 
other exrtvagances. 

In the "Krefcleriana" Mme. Mero s 
lempi were almost invariably either 
too fast or too slow. The second 
movement— which was described on 
the programme, strangely enough, 
as "verv sincere and not too slow, 
whereas Schuipann's directions _ are 
"sehr innig und nicht zu rasch, or. 
"with heartfelt fervor and not too 
fast"— she took at altogether too 
retarded a pace; the third movement 
at a speed that made it impossible 
to drive home the rhythm emphatic- 
ally and Indecisively. To the.fourth 
movement she brought a funerea 
oxpansivene.'^P and lacl? of >^etiical 
svmmetry that were not in keepin^ 
with the true character of the mu- 
sic- to the fifth movement, again, 
a velocity almost grotesque in its 

'"'^hiHie sixth movement Mme. Mero 
voiced the 'beautiful catilena in full 
cenS-like tone, instead of imn.J^- 
simo, as the directions explicitly 
,how. And in the scurrying eighth 
and last division she rushed along 
■with such headlong fury that .the 
skin to the sixteenth note of each 
measu'e became entirely inaudible 
creating the impression that the 
music was written m fouc-eightl . 
' nstead of in galloping six-eighth 
ti^me This striking detect, Mme 
Maro could Jiave remedied, in part 
at least, by accentuating the firsi 
beat ot the bar more emphaticall:, 
and tlie second beat toss. 


Four Young Women In Concert, As- 
sisted by Helnrlch Gebhard, Pianist. 

I The American String Quartet, a for- 
midable title for four young women 
responsive to artistic leadership of one 
of their own group, Gertrude Marshall, 
and sponsored by the well-known com-, 
poser C. M. Loeffler of Boston, ap- 
peared, with the help of Heinrlch Geb- 
hard of that town, yesterday in the 
Princess Theatre, playing music of 
Haydn, Debussy and C6sar Franck. A 
Debussy sonata for i.'lolin and piano- 
forte was said to be frew here— in public 
at least, r^tl,^ « . / S* Y S~ 
Miss Marshall and Mi\ Gebhard found 
much in this to answer for in the " fan- 
tasy, lightness, anljnation " expressed, 
in the work's subtitles. The I^ranck 
quintet, of stiflSteg' themes and latterly 



Orchestral Composition by Er- 
nest Bloch Draws Many Who 
Heard Work Before. 

Three .Jewish poems, coinprisii.- 
oi'chestral composition by Et - 
Bloch. were performed yesterday 
I icrnoon in Aeolian Hall by the 
York Symphony Society, Walter D 
Irosch conducting. So unusual 
Whey that many in the large audi 
(Who had heard tliem on Thurs 
were interested in their second pt' ^ 
tation in this city. 

M". Bloch. v.'ho came to tli 


■■■if apn. - ;in <^f stioiifi- 

nalitj-. 111.^ .sty;ij IS ultra-modern, 
it was fon :b;v pliown in each sec- 
of the Jewish music cycle, bear- 
the titles "Danse." "Rite" and 
: tege Knnobre." 

10 averase concert patron will not 
much of interest lii these "poems, 
h constitute the first work of ; 
period in Mr. Bloch's creative ef 
But to the musician Ihelr dis 
nee, rupsed instrumentation and 
'ty of coloring will exert a vital 

0 composer shows in this compo- 
even more independence than 

i\A , IN FOUR ROLES. tensityvl, with the venr 

,irred the very stones ' 

Amen." But Stravinskv' 
She Appears as Pianist, Pantomim- ongs, narratinjr to Pushkin 
St, Actress, and Dancer at Matineej 'dventure.'^ of the Shcpherui>.~ ai.., 

Faun, scarci'lv justified the fluttcriiif. 
Thamara ywlrskaya, who is to dance which the announcemen 
In Massenet's " Cleopatre " in thd caused in ultra-modern hearts 
Chicago Opera Company's season here] one feels fnve. a student 

■liliB pvf- , 
i-ture in tiai-mony wit 
1 lavendfT and Ivorj . 
^.>U8ly and with appr. 
imtninsr lack of breath 
like Giordan! s " <'aro Mio 

and who once appeared in a metro- 
politan " Orfeo " revival by Toscanini, 
save at the Comedy Theatre yester- 
day a matinfe in which she figured 
as pianist, patitomlmlst, actres.;, and 
dancer. Of four episodes, two were 
;one-act plays written or planned for 
her by a titled Russian woman now In 
New York. V^gf , ^ J^. /'^^ 

" The Soul of ChoplnlV recalling the 
Russian ballet " Syljjfides," was a 
series of solo dances for Mme. 

last .season for the first timo 
I ft is in "Three .Tewish Poems" a 
th of dramatic feeling in spite of 
composer's written confession 
that he has "guarded his orchestra- 
lion, "' and a Hebraic touch which is 
unmLstakablo in, its poetic quallts". 

Claudio Muzio of the Metropolitan 
Opera sang "Casta Diva" from) - 
■ rma' and the "I.ouise" aria "D<;-| '*e'"-V Herberts ■ Natonia 

I TOUslc Introduced a Spanish dance with 


diverting, at times beautiful, but never 
highly stimulating. 

As for the "Poeme d'Extase," which 
was played "in memoriam" of Scria- 
bine, it must have made many in the 
audience hope that in the future he 
may rest in peace. It is music of the 
sort to evoke learned books, such as 
that by Dr. Eaglefield Hull, but not of 
the sort to stir the emotions. There 
is a ''Scriabine movement" already 
lustily initiated in New York and ad- 
vertised in the public prints, and many 
are already proud that they can under- 
stand the man's music. But one sus- 

i "; V„ 1^.1 ® 1®''"' Swirskaya. in, the course of which she. 

■floated up to -a grand piano behind 

gauze veils and played one of Chopin's i pects that the persons are few who can 
pieces. The others were conducted by! honestly step forivard and sav witliout 
Arm?.nd Vecsey, with an orchestra from „ fluttev ja{ oride that .thev really 
the Rltz-Carlton. Stanislas Potapovich fiv"?^ " ^V. X V " '/i-l? ^ 
later danced a Chopin mazurka, and ^."^ p!?* *^ ftT^Tr-^ 

, Swlrskaya added "The Butterfly," by, Miss Bianca Randall gave the TfiiTd 
Krelsler. of a series of song recitals last night 

In " The Mexican Inn." a spoken play in the George M. Cohan Theatre. Miss 
set ;; somewhere on the American bor- RgndaH a good looking young woman, 

le lour" The former n J ^'^^s.c Int Xced^^^sh d^n'cn^^ i" voice, style a^d interpretive 

le .Tour. The former was noU ^'^1^^ the heroine beguiled the bandits POwer apparently has nothing to offer 
I to the soprano s style, which until the Yankee army arrived. A fatal to New York. She sang songs by a 
s the repose necessary, just aq pistol shot failed to go off, but the i large number of composers, including 
her voice the legato and agility well-trained Washington Siiuaie Players Brahms Massenet, Purcell and Cyril 
U^riroz'^'-H 'r^Jd T"'uah svmu ml'me!^'' Th-e Pols'o^n'ed ^Fl^JlT^^'^ Scott. Harry M. Gilbert played her ac 

„h„;„-^ Tvr ? , u , - ■ '^'Pjesquc in solte of mincing steps and cyppanimcnts 
phonj, with Mr. Lifschey playing thcj more "comic opera" bu.smess, com- 
vlola obhgato .splendidly, and "Den pleted the matinee. 
I>e!schuetz"' overture completed th 
pri .Tiiimf. 

Stales Signal Corp.s. 

No More Music 
of Living Germans 
for Philharmonic 

Management^f Society "Hangs Ou 
Its Flag" and Takes Strauss 
Off Programme. 

companimcnts. , . 
Culiui? Koeiil, a fairly yo 


IPJiillijn'inonic Gnres S^'onof of 
;p^thoven-B/ahnis Series 
in Carneffie Hall. 

The Philharmonic Society gave the sec- 
Jond of the three concerts In its Beet-t 
tlioven-Brahms festival yesterday after- 
Inoon at Carnegie Hall. The programme 
[was well planned as a part In the gen- 
|eral scheme of the series. It contained 
jBrahms's "Tragic" overture, his D minor 
(piano concerto, No. 1, and Beethoven's 
Iftfth symphony. Rudolph Ganz was the 

Beethoven's fifth symphony seems tol 
toccupy the place of a "pet child " in the 
iPhllharmonic programmes. Played ad 
Bthe opening number of the society's fir.sfl 
|conccrt in 1842, the work has come td 
serve as the piece de resistance in many 
»f Its general and special programmes] 
Mr. Stransky's orchestra plays thp 
[)lendld composition -with acUnlrabh 
IskiU and sympathy. 

I Mr. Ganz gave a comprehensive ant 
Iclearly defined reading of the Brahni 
ptano concerto. His delivery contalne( 
Ithe desirable poise In style necessarv. i 
Itho hearer is to Kra.'=»p the ideas traceabli 
Ithrougii the difficult harmonfc mazes o 
Hh« score. Additional helpful feature; 
■were his unerring technic, clear tone 
jdeflnert phrasing and a general muslca: 

oung and very 
youthful pianist, gave a recital last 
evening in the Princess Theatre. He 
is highly talented and technically able, 
but hi.s playing at present is tempera- 
mental rather than temperate. How- 
i ever, the sheer delight which he takes ) avlng Germans from time to time, and we 
Amparlto Farrar, a young Californlan i in the sensuous beauties of the piano i ^ .^^ ^ 

not alone blessed with the surname ofj disarms the criticism ot tne audience ! "™ ^ 

a famous star on Broadway 


Ypung Cal^ornia Sclera no Pleases — ' 
Society of Ancient Instruments. 

"The I'hilharmonic Society of New York 
announces that no compositions of living 
German composers will be played by the 
PhlUiarnionic orchestra for the duration 
of the war. The performance of Richard 
Strauss' "Till Fulensplegel,' scheduled for 
the concerts of January 24 and 25, has 
been cancelled and the composition will 
be replaced by another number, 

This statement was sent out last night 
l}y the Philharmonic Society after the 
management had reached a decision 
earlier in the day. 

'We have been dropping the works of 

where she 

herself appeared in light opera, but also 
having high ambition and sound train- 
ing here and abroad, gave her first song 
recital before a large audience last eve 
nlng in Aeolian Hall. Miss Farrar's 
voice is a light, clear soprano, that 
seems to " sing itself." in a simple le 
gato admirably, as in her Irish balladsi 
last night. There was a native zest in 
her .Spanish songs, including " Claveli- 
tos," by A alverde. She showed taste 
and intelligence in Debussy's air from 
" L'Knfant Prodigue," Faure's " Apres 
unKeve, " and Duparo's " Au Pays oui 
se Fait le Guerre." 

An afternoon concert in Aeolian Hall 
presented the Society of Ancient Instru- 
ments, together with Gabrielle Gills, so- 
prano, and Joseph, the Fren'.H 
organist, all of whorii have appeared inJ 
dependently before. A large audienc* 
heard their program, which includes 
Bach. Handel, and Mozart, with olc -roublefl 


as it apparently disarms his own. Miss Hag out once and for all," said Felix F. 
Ruth Dwinn assisted with, a group of Leifela, secretary and manager of the 


In the afternoon Paolo Martucci 
played an interesting programme of 
piano pieces with a restraint that often 
robbed his music of color and vitality. 
Only in the use of his pedal was he 
sometimes unrestrained. Indeed, it 
Handel could have heard Mr. Martucci 
pedalling through long runs and trills 
in his "Musette" he v/ould probably 
have condemned the modern invention 
of the pedal to the same Inferno. 


Y'oung Men's Symphony in Old Airs 
— Philharmonic Ends Cycle. 

Timely interest in " old music," un- 
by problem.") of the - modern 


French and Italians, Bruni, Lorenziti 
d'A'iuin, and Rameau. | 

Repeat "Daughter of the Reglment.'y 

•• The Daughter of the Regiment " was 
eung for the fourth time this season at 
the Metropolitan last evening. Hempel 

and Scotti led th ecast as Uie drummer' by Sam Fra""nko7 Vho'voulhf ui p'ertor 
girl and «^'"Seant w>th Carpi as ^^j^ ^^.^ j^^,^.^ ^ enthusiasm 

French Corporal, and Papi conducting. j 
Director Gattl's shining array of neyi than many veteran bands, and they 
uniforms for the old Donizetti revival' acquitted themselve/s creditably in 
again interested a large audi|m;e among Brahms' symphony No. 2 and Jlassenefs 
whom were many^ soldiers VSS*'/^/*' , . '.^^ „ ™„ 

lespots of din. was shown at the ttarl 
of a .sixteenth season of the Young 
Men's Symphony Orchestra in Aelolan 
Hay vesterda.v afternoon, when .Arnold 
Volpe led his players in Pergolesi'.l con- 
certino for strings In F minor, arranged 

r-» • ' " Phedrc." The soloist In 

Musical Tableaux From Rim- Salnt Sacns's piano concerto In G minor 

was Helen Desmond, 

.Vnelcnt InntrnmentK 1 »ed 
Aeolian Hall Concert. 

French forces were mobilized yester 


sky-Korsakoff 's Opera Feat- 
ure of Russian Symphony 

All except one of the pieces played 
Saturday night by the Russian Sym- 
phony Society under Mr. Altschuler's 
baton at Carnegie Hal} were new to 
New York, and presumably to the coun- 
try. Though Rus.sia has passed through 
the first furor of musical creation, it 
is evident that her musicians have not 
ceased to compose vigorously and 

■The most interesting piece in an- 
ticipation was the suite of "four m\t- 
sical tableaux" from Rimsky-Korsa 

■ afternoon for an interesting concert 
Aeolian Hall. Mme. Gabrielle GUIs, 

■rano: .Jci=»ph Bonnet, Uie dlstln-J 

shed organirt, and the Society oi koff's opera, "The Golden Cockerel," 
lent Instruments offered a delightful which is to be sung later in the season 
Kramme. The organization of ex- the Metropolitan. And it was this 
ent artists who archaic instru- *''^t proved the most entertaining. The 
nXs was heard in the third symphony music, as elucidated by the programme, 
Bruni and— with Mr. Bonnet's aid— depicts the snoring idleness of the 

Czar Dodon in the home, the alarm 
and hasty 

Handel's concerto in D. 
Mr. Bonnet played as hi« solo num- 
••^ hu own "Klfes," a flii»le by Gull- 
|mant and D'Aquin's ".NoeV on two 
IChrlstmas carols from Txirralne. Henri 
ICasadesus played a suite of l.orenziti 
iror viole d'araour, and Mme. Gills sang 
nnmbers by Handel, Bach, Mozart and 
»meau. The delicate art of the So- 
of Ancient Ir,3trument.s gained 
Its asTOclation with that of Mr. Bon- : 
t and Uie whole concert was restful ' 
md enjoyable. 

departure, the battle, the 
survey of the field of slaughter, the! 
dance with the Queen of Shemakhan, 
the splendid wedding with the same 
exotic lady, and finally the sad end of 
Dodon, done to death by the cockerel. 

Rimsky-Kovsakoff wrote all his notes 
to be heard, and under Mr. Altschuler's 
direction nearly all of them were. With 
a facile sureiiess of touch which few 
composers of the later nineteenth cen- 
tury equalled, he burlesqued with mas-j 
terly deftness the fraudulent pomp and' 
-plendor of the Romanoff autocracy 

The IJrahras-Beetlioven cycle progi 4W, 
given .lointly by tiie Philharmonic .Soci»^» 
and Nevv- Choral Society, was repeatci' 
yesterday afternoon in Carnegie Hall, 
bringing a three days' festival to a close. 
BeetJ^oven's Ninth symphon.v was given 
again with the soloists— Grace Kern.s, 
Alma Beck. Theo Karle, and .Arthur 
Mlddlclon— heard last Thursday. As 
before, the work was preceded by 
Brahms's " Song of Fate." led by Loui.s 
Koemmenich, and his " Tragic Over- 
ture," conducted, as waa Beeihovcn's 
music, also by Josef .Stransky. 
John Powell, pianist, among many 
.(Soloists on that instrument in yester- 
'|day's concerts, was tlie guest star at th' 
Metropolitan lasb evening, the American 
irtlst appearing in I.lezt's " HunBariaii 
Fanta.sie " .nnrt Chopin's F-mn lor noo- 
-urne and C-sharp minor scneizo, h^' 
n-ell a.=i several encores. Margaret .Mnr- 
lenaucr sang the air " Ah, Mon Flls 
from "l.e Prophete " and Beinber*;'.^ 
" Death of .Teannc d'Arc," and Morgan 
■ Kingston reappeared in the tenor air 
from " Tosca." Gorlng-Thoma.?'s " A 
Memory." ajul Frank Lambert's " Irish 
Ballad' y<5*1» i/^/t" 

Paolo Miartucci arlfl* Julius l^oehl, 
planisi,"; both, and also New Yorkers, 

society, last night in talking of the an- 
nouncement. "We have been playing 
music of dead Germans, such as Wagnei 
and Beethoven and Bach, and we shall 
continue to play it, but not the other. 

Mr. Ijeifels said Kdward MacDowell's 
symphonic work, "Hamlet and Ophelia," 
would take place "Till Eulensplegel" on 
the programme for next Thursday and 
Friday. MacDoVell is recognized as hav- 
ing been one of the greatest American 

Asked who had proposed the eliminatloi. 
of the music of living Germans, Mr. Leifels 
first credited it to that anonymous in- 
dividual, "the iwanagenient." Pressed for 
a more definite reply he admitted that he 
himfeelf had prompted the action. 

This action follows by a fortnight the 
resignation of Oswald G. Vidlard, pro- 
prietor of • the Evening Post, from the 
presidency of tlie Philharmonic Society. 
Mr. Villard is known as a man of pacifist 
tendencies, but It was said this was the 
reason for his retirement, although he 
himself ascribed it to lack of adequate 
time to devote to the affairs of the society. 

Josef Stransky. conductor of the orches- 
tra, was bi-ought from Austria by the 
Philharmonic Society, and questions have 
)een raised as to the propriety of his con- 
luating concerts in cantonments of the' 
''lational Army, as he has done. Mr. Lei-, 
!els last night explained, however, thati 
VIr. Stransky is a Czecho-Slav, a man! compatriots are fighting with the 
VUles; that he has taken out his first 
laturalization papers and that his resl- 
lence in the United States has been too 
liort to permit of his obtaining his sec- 
>nd papers. 


Jiarsc < nmd Attends Musical 
Horning Despite Mixnii 
••vov the Date. 

•-hanfr'mg the date owing to Ihp 

St : -g-ulatloVis of tlie Fuel CommisBlo.i 

/ind then changing h.Tck, Mr. Bagby ga' ■ 

(.he titird of his morninss- of tlv 

jinuary coufs*"- yoster.<lay In the grand 

ballroom of the WaMort-.\storia. when 

appeari fl yesterd;:y afternoon and even- I g, Targa .ludifence gathered to hear Mm • 
ing respectively n t the Princess Theatre ' 

Mr. Martucci piiiycd Beethoven's .^onato 
Opus "7. No. 1. with delicacy of tone. 
If not deep feeling, and his pieces from 
old Italian masters were gracefully done, 
and there was a new group by Giuseppe 

ViOPRANO CIVE'^ TfVTTTA T w«>c1> 's now gone forever. The per- Martucci. wKh .«ome Chopin and I>iszt. 

I ' i\^t:^K^l in.Lj. formance of the opera itself onlv gains Koehl al.10 played a Beethoven 

P. . in interest hv heino- »hii= nnf i^ino+^.i ;„ sonata, in ('-minor, with Scnumann s 

L*innarlto Farrar Make, Del.nt at the concert h ill '^^^^ " Childhood .Scene.^ " and moderns like 

li "«r.nii ni lllB LUllcei I nail. /-,,„c»^ir, Td.olin-ioni.infl' Vfn (a 

Aeoltan Hall. 

Amparito Farrar. a Western soprano 
whom many glad tldlnjj.s have come 
mherward, gave her first recital In this 
ity in Aeo'.ian Hall last evening- .She 
Usclosed a soprano voice of light quality 
"^d moderate powei", fairly well used 
the medium but verv badiv treated 
the upi(er rep'Pter which was sadly 
nched. Some of her songs, partlcularlv 
"jres "Au pays on se fait la Guerre" 
ved that she had both taste and 
entlment. but her range was so lim- 
ed th;it her recital was 

Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" is, Mr 
Altschuler avers, "the cry for freedom 
and deliverance which went forth from 
, the heart of Russia prior to the revolu 
tion." It proved to be a strangely pene- 
trating melody scored (even over- 
scored) for the orchestra by Mr. .\lt 
schuler. Jurassovsky's symphonic 
poem, "The Phantoms," is an ably writ 
ten work in the newer manner, with 
traces of nationalism. Spendiarofl's 
"The Sermon of Beda," is an eloquent! 
j and moving scena, which was .5i;ng by 
I Sophie Braslau with somcthin;^ of the] 

cnerally ' 

Ornstein and Rachmaninoff. He Is 
young, yet promising, with an odd rc- 
.sernblance to a pianist now active in thr 

I Percy Grainger reappeared last nigh! 
jot the Harris Theatre in the fourth 
■ Sunday entertainment pro\ Ided free for 
enlisted men— of whom he i.s one— bv the 
New York War Camp Community Serv- 
ice. He also played Liszt's " Hungarian 
Fantars- " and his own "Shepherd's 
Hey," while the Fifteenth Coast Artil- 
lery Band gave Leader Resta's " Let's 
Lend a Hand to Uncle Sam," In which j 
the men all aang. 

Bianca Randall, who gave a third Sun- 
day evening recital at tho George M. 
Cohan Theatre last night, again dis- 
played refinement and taste that far. 
outran the skill in presenting an ex- 1 

Ga.brie:ic> Gills,; Giovanni Mar-^ 
tine.lli :nvl Joec Mardoncs of the Metro-j 
pollton ')pe.-3 and Sergt David HochH 
stein, .■'.iiBUi li^faulry, violinlyt. Ri'-'.ia-d 
Hagenvin and Walter Oolde' w#^'e at the 
piano. j 
r MiKC. i";-li« >;ang "Depuis le .I'lur." 
! frr^m < 'h.Tvpentier a "Loui.^e," and :i 
ui^.np "f French -songs, and afterward 
■seiUaifC," which was receive.) 
■husia.«iir. Jtr. Mavtine'.li >-an? 
lipo.' from Meyerbeer's "L'Afi . 
nd some Italian song.« 'I'll' 
of Mi-. Mardonea included ai; 
Verdi'.s "Simon Boccmegra' 
j and BOni-i Spanish ssongs. Sfrgt. Hoch- 
I stein's numbers included composition.-: or 
I nehfeld, WIeniawfki and hi,-: own ar- 
i.Trgeni. nt of a Brahnv waltz. The last 
numb'?r on the programme way the tri''' 
rroiTi Counod's "Faust." sung bv Mme 
Oill.^, M.utinelli and M.-irdoneg, 

Jstoli Atlitics |MARYflARIIENSI116S ||||||||E MIITZEilEll 

Artistic TriumpTa^ 
ttneroencu lofofetta 


|'r_is fortunate that Glulio Gattl- 
lasazza d«-cided las4 Summer to 
araw Klorenoe liiiston into hla 
Uock — lortuiiale lor him as well 
lor his subscribers. How. indeed, 
i-ouid the general tnanager of the 
•v^otropolitan Company have ^iven 
second performance of "Lodo 




"■ft.i last night If this charming, 
versatile and muslcianly soprano 
lad not been r.vailable to take the 
piaoe of Geraldine Farrar, whom 


prevented her from making 
promised appearance? 

lo accompli.-!h at short notice what 
she did on . this occasion, when she 
.sang- Maacagni'.s heroine tor the first 
time in her lif?, and without a stage 
01' orchestral rehearsal, requires 
.something mort than the typical 
prima donna has at her command; 
something more than vocal beauty, 
personality, histrionic skill and va- 
riou.s other patent persuasions that 
make an immediate appeal. If, 
therefore, any doubt existed as to 
whether Mme. Baston combined 
with her palpable artistic qualities 
the musical Intelligence, the quick- 
ness of memory, the .'vdaptability, 
the steadiness f.nd assurance which 
were accredited to her, this doubt 
was dispelled effectually by her lat- 
est and most remarkable achieve- 

Her portrayal, of cotirse. showed 
clearly that it had not yet been 
worked out carefully in every de- 
tail'. Under such conditions as she 
faced It was only natural that she 
secmfd somei\hat ill at ease at 
mes. and that she found herself 
obliged to watch with rather ob- 
ions attentiveness the baton of 
iloberto Moranzoni. But her Lvric 
soi^ano voice, pure and liquid in 
uality even in lofty tonal .altitudes, 
•as admirably adapted to fulfilling 
the demands ot Mascagni's music, 
.sustaining easily and without evi- 
dence of physical stress the high 
tessitura of the role. 

She deserved fully the manifesta- 
tions of approval bestowed upon 
her by the enthusiastic audience. 

Upon Enrico Caruso It must have 
put somewhat of a strain to sing 
Flammen opposite a new Lodoletta. " 
But the great tenor, ready at all 
times to help and encourage his ar- 
tistic associate, as he did on more 
than one occasion, gave once more 
an Irresistibly compelling perfor- 
mance of the Painter, singing with 
hat mixture of lyric grace and dra- 
natic intensity, peculiar to him,; 
whicli Mascagni's latest opera 
bles him tp employ in so re- 
nai kable a degree. 
All the members of the cast, 
hich Included Pasquale Amato as 
jlanotto, Lila Robeson as the Mad 
Voman, Ce^ll Arden (one of Glulio 
iatti-Casazza's latest acquisitions) 
3 Vannard, Minnie Egener as 
laud. Andres de Segurola as Franz, 
[.damo Dldur as Antonio, and Max 
iloch, Sante Mandelli and Burgh 
;taller in the other roles, gave of 
he best they had. 

Young Violinist Plra^ses. ~ 
Ma.x Aosen, eighteen-year-old violinist, 
ince a student at the Music School Set- 
lement in New York's east side, gave his 
irst recital here last night at Camegie 
all. -tf' lOH . 2 2, Y 
A week a^last Saturday he played -with 
.he Philharmonic Society and showed un- 
lisputed talent. His recital bore out that 
mpresslon but also showed many short- 
mings, due for tho most part, no doubt, 

0 his youthfulness. He plays flowing 
nelodies very well, with good tone and a 
vitality that grips. But when the gets 
nto the more complicated movements of 

1 large works .s'uch as the Dvorak Con-' 
;erto. which was his longest number last 
light, he i.s not at aJl convincing. 

Ho tripped over tectinical difficulties 
md did not play on the key as consistently 
IS he should have done. Among his most 
ittractive numbers were 'Vitali's Chaconhe 
md from Beethoven the Romance in E 
ind the Turkish March. A large audience 
ittended and showed ample appreciation 
:or Mr. Rosen's talent. 

Miss Vane at Hippodrome, 

Miss Sybil Vane, a little Welsh prima 
lonna, sang yesterday for the first time 
IS a member of the cojnpajiy playing 
'Cheer Up" in the Hippodrome. She was 
iwarfed by comparison with the big stage 
)ut not so her voice. It was easily large 
inough to fill the huge playhouse. She 
lad two songs; "What a Wonderful Mate 
low Are," In the jungle scene and "The 
jueen of the Nile" in the Oriental scene 
joth songs were written by Raymond 
lubbell and John L. Golden, and both 
ongs and singer pleased the audiences. 
I Miss 'Vane sang a few times in New York 
last season. Before that time she had 
lung in opera in London, and since ap- 
Learing here slie has been singing for 
3ritish soldiers in hospitals. 


3Iuratorc and Baklanoff AIsoi 
Heard at Opening of Chi- 
caao Opera Seasoi. 



Large Audience Welcomes Kc- 
tiii-n of Favorites After 
Four Years. 

ExceTlent Performance of "Samson et 
Oalila" Given — Special Applause 
for the Two Stars. ^^ ^^ ^ | 

'I'lic Chicago Opera Company opened 
its season last evening at the Le.^lng- 
ton Opera House -with a performance 
oC Fevriers "Monna Vanna." The 
opera was first Kung here at the Metro- 
politan Opera House on Februflry 17, 
3914, by the same organization albeit 
at that time it was a hyphenate, with 
Philadelphia as the prcflxturc. The 
leading persons concerned in the first 
performance were Jlary Garden, Luclen 
Muratore and A'anni Marcoux. The 
latter was replaced last evening by 
George Baklanoff. 

There waa a large and expectant audi- 
ence, which seemed to be in a mood to 
receive anything offered to it as a reve- 
lation from superior powers. Yet those j 
who will recall what was said in this ( 
place in 1914 will know that the most ' 
important of all revelations did not take 
place. Momia \a.nna Is called upon to 
go into the tent of PrinrscvaWe. clad only ■ 
in a cloak. But at the critical moment 
when she is about to give evidence of 
her good faith he c'.iecks her with a 
gesture, and she remains 'envetopec." tt 
ie reported that there will be more can- 
dor in the doings in "Isabeau. " 

Fevrier's opera is a good, workmanlike 
production, written with knowledge and 
skill, if not with inspiration. If it never 
rises to great heights it also never ^inks 
to low levels. It is never cheap nor 
nnean in its musical attire. The big 
flcene between Prinzcvalle and Monna 
A'anna i.s well written, and in the hands 
of t'B'o such artists as Miiratore and 
ilary Garden it i."* bound to have its due 

Much portentous matter might be 
written about last night's production, 
hut the plain truth is thnt \\% chief in- 
terept lay in the return of Mary Garden 
i>nd bucien Muratore, two artists whose 
riower to absorb t"ne interest of the pub- 
■ic is Fupreme. Both are known to local 
• iperagoers, the tenor as a man of virile 
rorce and bold vocal style, the soprano 
.-IS a -woman of subtle intelligence and 
magnetic temperament. In "Monna 
Vanr.a" Mr. Muratore has a favorable 
vole of -nhich he makes much. Miss 
C.arden is admirable as the heroine. 
Both impersonations have been fully de- 
scribed in earlier days. Time has not 
wrinkled them nor has it lemade them. 

Mr. Baklanoff is not -a stranger here. 
Tie is known in this city as a barytone 
who possesses a good voice, a not im- 
lieccable vocal style, and an excellent 
command of the technic of dramatic inv- 
personation. Such an artist could be. 
nothing but suc-essful 
Oirfdo. Marcel CV.arliei 
<ipera creditably. 


Large Audience at Recital in 
Aeolian Hall. 

Samson et Damla. Book by Ferdinand 
I.,emaire. Music by C. Saint Siiens. ^ 

Balila .......... Margaret Matxeiiaucr 

Samson .Kurico «'aruao 

Thf Hi?h Priest.....— Cl«roii(;o WbitehiU' 

,AblracIwii , Carl SiOilogel 

'An oW Hebrew I-P"" iKothior 

A FhillstiiR- mftssengcr IMux Bloch 

First Phili.stine Pictro Aiidisioi; 

Socond Pliilistinc Vincenao Kcsdilglian ■ 

Knrico Caruso and Mmc. Margarcte 
Matzenauor were tlie Htara in last night's 
performance of "Samson et Dalila" in j', 
'the Metropolitan. Opera Both were; 
}a excellent voice and wero hoard to great i 
'advantage in their ducts in the and 
second acts. Camillc Saint-Saens, cora- 
iposer, favored Dalila, with his best arias, ' 
,so.Mmo. Matisenaucr, whose French dic-i 
tion was excellent, was applauded heartily ; 
after her grand aria in the second act, 
when Mr. Caruso as Samson surrendered 
'to her charms and was .'shom of his locks, 
According to Biblical history. 

AH of the eight principalis in the cast 
sans and acted in a maniior that rounded 
out a splendid performance, and it was 
remarked by many that Mmc. Matzen- 
auer, who was in the part for the fust 
time thi.s season, sang it in a way that 
compared more than favorably ^^'Ith her 
predecessors in recent .seasons. L/eon 
r.othier's deep basso was liked in his 
arias as the old Hebrew friend of Sam-son. 
Clarence Wnnitehill wa.'^ an inipre.-<sne 
lUg'h Priest, and Carl Schlegel was equally 
so as Ablmilech. Max BIocli, Pietro Aud- 
isio and Vlncenzo Reschiglian were , the 
Phniftine m.essengers. Mi.-<s Rosinc Calli 
and her corps de ballet had two pretty 
dances in the temptation scenes. Pierre 
Monteu.x was the conductor. 


1 the role of 
conducted the 

JIarie Louise AVagner, soprano, gave a 
Eong recital, with Kurt Schindler at the 
piano, yesterday afternoon iu Aeolian 
jHall. Her programme ranged from an 
iftir by Pergolesl. through standard «er- 
juian songs and mo<lern French and Eng- 
(lif?!i songs. Miss Wagner was heard here 
(two seasons ago, when- her work showed 
some unusual promise. 
] Yesterday her singing gave pleasure 
m certain respects ; in other.<i it was* 
disappointing. She has a voice of fine 
quality, dramatic in power and ot good 
vangp. Infufnclent breath support 
marred her delivery in certain numher.o. 
Her head tones were not alwaxs usPd 
with skill, nor did she always ring in 
V senerallv good, 

though lea.«;t .so in the F»i-ench .songs 
Hero one number had to be i-epeafed. 
The Piiwjer has much in her favor, both 
vocally nnd in stage presenov ,«hc 
ehould acquire a more polished coval de- 
livery. .\11 she did was admiral>lo in 
rnu.?ical feeling. The recital wa.- heard 
.irge audien.-e. 

Mary Garden, Luclen Muratore, 
and Others Win Ovations 
^ in "Monna Vanna." 


Composer Fevrier's Music Enhances 
But Little Glowing Lines of 
Maeterlinck's Poetic Drama. 

MON'X-^ Y.'^N'NA. opera in three acts; muHio 
1-vv Henri Fevrler. book In French (r6m 
the poetlo (irama hy Maurice Maeterlinck. 
At the Lexington Opera Hou.-Je. 

Mcnna -V'anna Mary Garden 

Prlnzlvalle I,uclen Muratoro 

Guldo Georffes Baklanoff 

JIarco GviBtave Huberdeftii 

Borso Octave Dua 

Torello Desire Detreve 

Trh ulzlo Constantia Nlcolay 

Conductor — Marcel Charlicr. 

Thirty curtain calls for Campanini's 
urtists, singing a French " Monna 
Vanna " in this city that no longer 
knows " Tristan," made a brave wel- 
<ome for the young I.iochinvar.'i from 
th« West at the Lexington last night.' 
Half a mile ot Lexington A\-enue and 
all side streets were blocked with 11m- 
(.uslnes, finding their way for the first 
time, while society and musical folk 
>;r'-eted fhc Chicago troupe a thousand 
miles from its home stage and its own 
" Golden Hor.=eshoe." Those patrons 
also of the local Metropolitan, who had 
taken boxes for the prohibited Tuesday 
night, .vielded to the AVedne-iday folk 
and were content to scatter about the 
orchestra floor. 

Melba in a, second tier box joined her 
voice in •' The Star-Spangled Banner," 
played before the opera's second act. in 
which Garden and Muratore found the 
theatre more kind to voices than any 
other where opera has been recently 
sung. The building, whose walls expartc 
like a sounding board or a great horr 
from proscenium to street, gave ar 
eloquence " Monna Vanna " never ha< 
here before. 

Act WloB Fifteen Rfoalln. 
Fifteen recalls after this act alon« 
f 1 -illy brought the singing actress an< 
umantlc tenor separatrly befon 

Ithe house for an ovation. There wer- 
interruptions by applause during the 
scene, too, and Baylanoff, as tho hua- 
band, had his turn at the footlights a 
few minutes before midnight. One of 
the novel features waa the summoning 
of the crowd from the lobbies by an 
army bugle call. 

The Chicago Opera Association made 
good Its promise at the Irf-xington Opera 
House last night that It would open In 
Ke.w York a season of grand opera 
such as It has given In the Weal, where 
It is established on a Metropolitan 
scale, and. indeed, had been fOi sonic 
years a -Metropolitan ally. Clcotontc 
Canipanlnl performed more than prom- 
ises, too, when he and his staff brought 
their company East under difficulties 
of transportation due to the war, the 
rongcKted railroads, and the fuel famine, 
hf-re felt especially in opening and heat- 
ing a theatre which the company had 
not previously occupied. It was after 
a day of further postponement by the 
Government thes,tre closing order that 
the Chicago stars held to their choice 
of operas, if not of dates originally an- 

Without doubt, it was a matter of 
pride on their part to mark the return 
to New York by recalling in double 
measure some of their earlier achieve- 
ments htre. For Fevrier's " Monna 
Vanna," with which they opened last 
night, and V\ olf-l-'errarl's ' Jewels of 
the jMadonna, ' which was to follow It 
this evening, had been the last operas 
produced by the Chicago Opera Company 
in its guest appearance at the Metro- 
politan four years ago. In last evening's 
prevailingly French cast, also, were 
most of those who had appeared In 
" Monna Vanna " originally. The ex- 
ceptions were only t*o among the sing- 
ers on the stage, Baklanoff and Octave 
r>ua replacing Vanni Marcoux and one 
Etienne Contesso, respectively, while in 
command ot the orchestra. Marcel 
Charller took the baton for his chief, > 
Cleofontc Campaninl. 

Heard Hrre hut Once Before. 

Henri Febsier'a " Monna Vanna " had 
been heard but once in Xew i'ork before 
last evening, and it was moi'e familiar 
doubtless in Maeterlinck's original poetic 
play. The opera was first brought here 
in the course of the Chicago-Philadelphia 
Opera Company's self-imposed task of 
introducing to America new operas of 
the modern French repertory. Miss 
Garden had done much to make popular 
[that repertory in four years at Ham- 
merstein's Manhattan. She and others 
(Continued four more seasons as an inter- 
city troupe, occasional guests at the 
Metropolitan, and the company for the 
last four years had devoted its Winter 
season to Chicago, ex^cept for brief Au- 
tumn tours of the West and South, this 
latest return to New York, and pres- 
ently to New England. 

" Monna Vanna." as New York first 
heard and saw it on Feb. 17, 1914, was 
one of a special French series of Tues- 
day evenings at the Atetropolitan. Mis.' 
Garden, Muratore and Hu'oerdeau, , as 
well as Vanni Marcoux, with them then, 
had interested a large audience and. in 
part, a demonstrative one, an indulgent 
first-night assembly that found the 
work's chief excellencies in the literary ! 
<tuallties ot its book by the Belgian poet. 
It was said in this newspaper at the 
time concerning Fevrier'.s new setting 
that the composer's contribution wa.s 
neither deeply significant musically nor 
such as to heighten to an important de- 
gree tho dramatic and emotional effect 
of the story. Maeterlinck himself de- 
sired an operatic setting for his text. 

Unlike other playwrights who have 
protested such musical treat- 
ment or have even prevented it when 
they could, M. Maeterlinck intrusted his 
drama to a young composer, practically 
untried, -whose sole previous attempt 
• t an opera had had a short life at the 
Opfra Comlque in Paris. Fevrier at 
least fared better in hi.s new task, or 
" Monna Vanna " on its own poetic 
nnerlt has been made fortunate. It lias 
had a longer span of life on its original 
stage and has found a wider appeal. 

The Action In Italy. 

The opera reached America by way of 
a, production at Boston in December, 
1913, given by the Boston Opera Com- 
pany, now no longer active in that 
town. The Chicago-Philadelphia com- 
■jany gave it in both the cities, between 
)Vhlch Mr. Campanini's forces then di- 
Ided their season, and finally they 
•rought it to New York. Its slugglsh- 
tss in reaching Broadway was rather 
markable in view of the fact that 
Monna Vanna " as a play had been 
eh in memory of most theatregoers 
n, more so than at the present time, 
^ly is the scene of the action, which 
fs place In Pisa in the fifteenth cen- 
The city i.s besieged by Floren- 
troops, with Prinzlvalle as leader. 
}, chief of the Pisan forces, sends 
ather, Marco, to treat for pfeace, 
iparate " peace, as such negotla- 
weie, between cities of that day. 
ther brings back an offer of pro- 
for the starving Plsans on con- 
Vhat Monna Vanna. the wife of 
shall go that night to Prinzl- 
•e, naked under her cloak. She 
her husband raging, whils 
ter blesses the woman for her 

^c^ sensational scene of ^■^o- 
^ecessarlly. of unveiling, 
iceives Vanna timidly, ten 
• hPi' he has loved Ivt al 
a. boy h" first saw hei; 
heir cliildhood. of .^cen, 
■often. But the Flor] 
olted against Pri 
; hi.s troops, as 
q woman, ."'incj 



' ; 1 


1 uniii-'^i>"'=" - , 

settinB of Maeterlinck 

, .1 among the author - 
, 'Fevrier has. hardly an:- 
m fact, you may searf - 

nothing of their story, he thiow^ i-i/nf- as a °'' ^ actresses, ho\v - 
valle in orison. Then cries Vanna. '^M smging aciois ana pu, . 

refusal to ..^v... 
her DledKe of hospltalltj 

produced here. I choice. „,,naser. as well as 

M««lo H-rdly K,ual lo PK.r. ^r^^^i.ff'lfi'rector cSaninl carries 

• The mu«ic at be..t enhance., but little ^f//^'e, dous burden on 

J admitted value of the play, as lUtle ^e^s^'He d.d not conduct last^.|ht. 

as..uccinidid^lthBelasoo-s''Girlot the ve'egaUng that ^^f-^^^ , 

■ Men WoBt,- lefis than had often been Charlier. .n 

.s, to rui"",'ablea th,. nianafrerneuv ^ 
her love has' ^bl«a and Lucien iluratore 

Guido gives, ■^J^yuan ou.-b to the Pu">'c— ''V 

Slav s'"'""^'"' , » ..noohpri to no othei 


IVM^ 'V'l', 

Makes Theatre Ring in 
Wolf-Ferrari's Opera. 


fluVntur'qusrtoi-^^ than dirt the v ' ' 
of New York of it.x leading ' 
house.- The Metropolitan never - 
over the verlftic music dram* of 
life !n the Naple.s Camorra. H d'dl 
adopt "The Secret oC Suzanne, and, 
Director Gatti-Casazza .brought ^oK- 
Ferrarl from Italy Ao,''*^'^^^^^ ^A'^f^f^e'^ 
later productions, L/C Donne Cuilose 
and •• Amore Medico. | 


GUGomo , Rimini. Baritone, Makes 
■ HIa Debut Here us Rafaele— Mr. 
Gaudenzi In Tenor Role. 

,P bv the adroit Ma.<;scnPt. Fevrier .^ 

, cal invention P'-^^.l^^"'^ jr'^C\r^J'-X- 
/.ie-llr,ck's glow ng lines, as in man\ 
r,uldo> 'agonized speeches there s 
,lef ined cha ractenzallon of .f^^^^^;^ 
:,1 personages. >IO""a ^ :Vectivc 
raiicea on the scene are etfccinc 
" nictures but never in the 

J> L.,it nff In the second act. the 
Tufre ''of Pfinz valle's boyhood love 
; the composer a warmer In^p.ra- 

,1 ■ here Kevrier h?s mo.-t '^earij 
, -hed success. The final scene re- 
. ngeful passion of Guido is mus.c^lU 
lent, nothing more. 

\ Triumphal 

^1 i f 

fnr"manv voars, even In the days oi:! 
Jhe Manhattan opera House Nor; 
will hL phvr>icians permit :him. to, 
wield the baton at any time dunngi 
rhe'coiV^se of the present reason, 

^"BVt'^^So 'c\%"n?nr ^;atches 
Mttentivelv over rehearsals and gives 
h s conductors the benefit of his 
knowledge and experience. .When 
he appeared before the curtain last 
ftrht to si;are:honors with the prm- 
ciuals of the cast, and Monsieur 
ri^arfiei, the vociferous crowd 
greeted him. therefore, not only as 
S^ganizer and chief executive of th^ 
"hicaeo Opera Association but alsd 
as the^musical genius of the organi^ 
/.at ion 

jiigut i' - . .Giuseppe Gauden^ 

»i in snite of the fact Gennaro Louise Berat 
ngton avenue, in spue oi- i ctrmela ...KosaKaisa 
»hat Enrl-co Caruso, recognized siiu , ^laueUa V.V.'.'Gia^omo Bimm 

mat cnn-i-w Hvine tenors, Rafaoie .....Francesco Daddl 

as the greatest of all living leuo Giordano Paltrlmeri 

was pouring forth as Samson tones 


HE storm centre of operatic 
interest shifted suddenly last 
night from Broadway to Lex- 

Chicago Ofjera Association; 
in "The Jewels of th^l 
Madonna" at the Lex-.v^ j 
ington Theatre ^/ 

.'The Jewels of the Madonna" (in 
Italian). Opera in three acts, by Er- 
manno Wolf-Ferrari. 

■of liquid gold in the ancient and 
honorable establishment presided 
over by Giulio Gatti-Casazza. 

The rekson for this swift and 
sweeping, if temporary, displace- 
ment in the world of lyric drama 
was the triumphant onset of Cleo- 
fonte Campanini and his cohorts 
^rom Chicago in the first charge of 
\ musical expedition that is to ex- 
tend over four weeks. 

For a few hours, at least, the for- 
tune of war smiled upon the in- 
vading army that took the Lex- 
ington Theatre by storm after a 
long and arduous prepartory cam- 
paign. How, indeed, could any one 
resist the terapiaiion to witness 
the coming of these intrepid ^Yest; 
erners and to cheer them ir 
gallant fight against heavy 

..Francesco ^"r": 

Giordano Paltrlmorl 

. Marie. Pruzan 

Alma Peterson 

.Jeslta SwarU 

Aunetta Pclucclu 

Octave Dua 

ilodoUo Fomari 

Kocco ■. B. Landesman 

A Macaroni Vender. q juncrva 

I A Toy Balloon Vender Grace Cunningham 

A Water Vender _v. Correntl 

A Water Vender Margery Maxwell 

1 A Flower Yonder. m. JUchellol 

vender of I-„Cr=g?; MarVei' Cb'arUer. 

Blaso . 
Stella .. 
Serena . 
\ Grazla . 
Totonna . 

Was it any wonder that every 
operatic "fan," free to make an 
•nedition into regions somewhat 
1 the beaten track, tried to gam 
.Imission yesterday into the com- 
rtable and spacious citadel or 
vhich Oscar Hammerstein s former 
ssociate had taken possession. 
Vas it surprising that the demon- 
strative throng of enthusiasts, 
.vhich applauded so generously the 
.efforts of Signor Campanini's bel- 
ligerent forces included more than 
a few habitues of the Metropolitan 
Opera House, several of Giulio 
(ratti-Casazza's songsters, and per- 
.'laps even one or two directors of 
hat might nstitution? 
Let it n ■ be supposed for a mo- 
lent that,, after the brilliant suc- 
i>.ss of their initial manoeuvre, the 
■hicasjo singers will continue to 
arry all before them. Against the 
,r-r.suasions of Mary Garden, "Lu- 
ien Muratore and Georges Bak- 
anoff, who gleamed and glittered 
n the firmament last night, and ( 
(gainst the fascinations of the 
other "star.s" of the competing or- 
ganization whose effulgence is soon 
10 rise above the horizon. Giulio 
iJatti-Oasazza can bring to bear the 
most formidable artistic resources. 
'He and his collaborators have not 
been wasting time of late in pre- 
pa'-ing for the forthcoming period 
of .siress and strain; and the pen- 
dulum pf foruine will swhig back 
,^nd forth, no doubt, while folk in- 
dulge in violent controversies about 
rival heroes and heroi.nes of the 
lyric stage. 

Tn the meantime, however, the 
public may well rejoice, may well 
encourage heartily the fighters i" 
both camps, for, whatever the ro- 
suU.f of contentions, the process of 
matching strength ran hardly fail 
10 stimulate each combatant to draw 
'he .bow tight and to take aim at 
the highest goal. 
I In a sense Cleofoiite Campanmi 
I did not put forward his best last 
. nl-'hf, for Fevrier's "Monna Vanna. 
which he elected to present as his 
iiiitla'; offering, already had been 
heard and found wanting four years 
■i-o in the Metropolitan Opera 
House. It was he himself, '"deed, 
-vho gave that performance on one 
. o " the Chic.igo-PhiladelphlA Opera 
' r,.,npavy*s excursion^ to '^lanhat- 
, ,.n from the Quaker on Feb- 
ru-vrv 17, So he surely must 

' I "ve known how little the general 
\\,- and musical cognosced i 
French con 

The second performance of the Chi 
cago Opera Association took place las 
night at the Lexington Theatre Jh^^^ 
opera was Erraanno WoK-Ferrari s 
"^he Jewels of the Madonna that 

'alchemist who almost r.^^^.^-^^'^U 
d west- lieve that ^he result he achieves ^^^^ 
in their -good to the palate. • virtues 

y odds? Ihere are in "The J?^^'^' ""Xd ^o faS 
which might have been applied to lar 

^The^use" of Neapolitan airs in th^, 

V^t the color of the crowdsj |g not a syinpai"^ . , 

S v^ulgarity their brutal vigor, arei second act ends when -the gul smks 
adr^irlbly portrayed. We are almost (^^^^.^ ^.,,,,6 murmuri. „ 

SuaVd/that a second ,„other name, i.^a, damper U^^.ost an 
Rusticana" is in its birttt tni°es- 

ran JEWELS OF THE ^^^^^f OKNA «n 


Theatre. GluserPe Gaurtenzt 

Gennaro Uouise Bemt 

Oarmela kosh a 

Mallella oinromo Kiir.'"l 1 

B»fael» : Franiesca Daui: 

g)*"? ..Giordano Paltilni' .1 

Clecllo Marie rru7.;^n 

8t«Ua Alma Peterson 

Concetta jesUr Sw:oi/. 

Ssrana Annetta Pelucchl 

Orazta octave Dua 

Totonn* hodolto FcriKirl 

Bocco .•• oeelre Detrere 

A Morra Player Vlttorlo Trcvlsan 

^'"'"conductor-Marcel' Charlier. 

The Chicago Company marked 

the second evening of a month b stay in 
York by reviving at the Lexing on 
U:rnight a^ork which had been h. 
last farewell of this company at 11 c 
Metropolitan four years ago rue 
Jewels of the Madonna. Theie %vas > ^ 
cMt of three dozen name pai ts. ne,.i 15 , 
all added lo the Campanini forces me»n- 
^hUe, and including not . 
array of the Western company ^ oun„ 
American singers, but al.o m leading 
r6les some European artists who aic 
among Chicago's pbpular star.^ 

Giulio Crimi was in a hospital when 
the troupe came Kast. and his place a.s 
Zlov was taken oy Giuseppe Gaudenz. 
Giacomo Bimiiii. a baritone, was new 
here. The import...nt member, as prosed 
by the interest of the audience, was the 
new prima donna, Rosa ^^^^ 
matic soprano, who had made sta c 
dfebut in September. 191.'.. at Cam 
paninl's theatre in Parma, having tied 
to Italy to e,.cape pe,-secut,on m he> 
Uivo Russia. Last nighfs'lfpera itself 
was wcico)r.ed by a large and demon-, 
fitrative auclienco. , 1 

• Miss Raisa has a voice of -"-"^-^ 
richness, power, warmth, and natmal 
beauty, and .he di.splayed the hceales.|- 
prodigiality of youth in her ot it., 
Itie se-ed in extraordinary fash.on an 
opportunity to make t>^° "1 
^tb that voice as she climbed the sU 
i^ the Naples hovel in Act. while 
pouring down top nots, pas- 
sionate hateful, hysterical, less to Gen- 
'„a" edification than to the deligh of 
the house, and to its frankly invited 
ovation, whic hwas a hearty one. Ma- 
S IH not a sympathetic character. 

Chioago Company's Dramatic 

Soprano Delights in "Jewels 
] \Y^^ of Madonna." ^ ^ ' 


Gracomo Rimini Displays Good 
Acting and Oi*chestra and 
Chorus Are Good. 

The second evening of the Chica«o | 
Opera Company in the 1>xington 'Hiea- i 
Ire, which was last evening, was devoted i 
to 'a performance ot Wolf-Ferrari's ' The ; 
Jewels of the Madonna." The opera iH 
sufficiently familiar lo local music lov- 
ers to be received once more without 
any dissertation upon its peculiar quali- 
ties, more than a passing reminder of 
tho fact that its power to shock the 
sensibilities of many persons has not 

been destroyed. 

It was never a popular opera, but Mi. 
Campanini clings l/rfo; 
and this has been one of pets for 
several seasons. The mo..t lmpo^rt»-"^ 
omco of lat night's repetition of the 
^ork wa^ to introduce 
^me of the new .singers of f ^^-P^^ 
iilni's Ir.tercsting company. Of these tne 
one whose coming had been 
with tho largest curiosity 

^ Sht is the dramaUc soprano of the 
company, and the reports which reached 
, ua from Chicago were that a "ew star 
■ of the first magnitude had arusen. Mls» 
Raisf proved to be a singer of excel en 
qualities. Her ^ "'^^ ^"^cUy 
and of large power. It ^^^"^ 
..qualizedEfcw voices are-and <he uPPer 
PMrister j3 prone to openness. But it is 
^fffesh and so ^^rre fo thl I 

it cannot fail to give pleasure to the 

"^M^Baisa sang the rn,,sic^ ^ali.n«,l 
^vith tem-H^r.mont and f 
Her impersonation as a 
force and invclligcnce. And ■!^lthal • no , 

■»S?°^mo"Rimini introduced lumsoU | 
R^/aele. He is a fine looking >_oung 
I Tian-tone with a light 

■was Rosa 

drv voice, which 

Kusticana - is lu •-- , 

love music in the second ^c* J^^^ itb 
beauty, a beauty ''T'f^'ea- 
the last scene is ^.^l'^*}^ "^t^rough It 
politan under world. Yet tlirougn 
all we have the feeling that it is a 
work made to order for the delecta- 1 
■Uon of the groundlings, a work at ^ 
bottom insincere. /-.„..,_o 

The performance of Signor Campa^ 
nini's artists was uneven. In Rosa 
Baisa. who sang Maliella, New YorK 
has made the acquaintance of an extra 

Ordinary voice,* °f * P^^^* f^^t 
Mme. Kaisa's voice is one of Bremen 
dous power and great sensuous beauty. 
In her singing, even in fortissimo pas- 
sages, she^roduces her tones without 
effort yet she is able to carry a pian- 
issimo into the furthest corners of the 
hoise She might color her voice to a 
greater degree, than she^ does, but as 

•with much interest. f,.iiow and 

-Ft^??:;rS di^ir?ti 

^ra^c'l^/c'redit°^;,ry ?l"e absent t-or^ The 
hl\ life'^stale ^?^«-i'"so' troumcsonic. 

%hrl arTbrilflaiii touches in the al- 
du^Uonfto tl- ;;everal acts ..lytu^^^ 

hars-tone with a light, dry voi^^-. . 
I>e used last evening with sonve e«or . 
Perhaps he was not in his best condi- 
and in later Perrnor^anoes he ma> 
disclose himself as a .^'"^^^ °' !L'^*^" 
resource. Hte delineation of the charac 
ler wa excellent. . 

GiuUo crimi. a J tenor was or.^- 
Snally announced as Gem.».o hut h.s 
lilaco was taken by Giuseppe p-*'^^*"", 
';;ho sang indi-ferently. Louise Bera 
accent'ble as CannrM. while nan 
'"co Daddl made fun as of yore in the 

™'Thf chCs proved t, be a good one 
and the orchestra also showed merits of , 
n .hEh orde.-. Marcel Chalier con- 
:;,ic?ed won To-night comes Mary GaK 
den in "Thais.'' !i 


'^Is^'otse^pe Gaudenzi took the part 
of Gennaro at two days' notice it would 
be un"uBt to judge him. He was very 
bad indeed in the hrst act. but im- 
proved as the opera Progressed. 
'^ Giacomo Rimini was the picture of a 
daVedevil Cammorista, but his vo ce 
lacked resonance. Louise- Berat. a sin- 
sere and finished artist, was excellent 
as Carmela. 

^Hlege- and Hs^h^saie deaths In 
the den of t'j;^„^:?-'r°certain " opular ex- 
^^^.11^' eV^n°- ev-eli^^ on' the mimic 
stage. , „„cf r,f " The Jewels "' 

night, "or Jlld Campanin ; p 

farewell, as he naa u « ^^e 
ductlon here Maicn J. 
Metropolitan. Madonna" wa.<3 

•older house 

of Suzanne," wa™;s wh^re"'"" The 
^J-^^wel^^^hal pr'eSly run for two en-: 
^^d^JraH was^Jjame uiikn in| 

thrill"!-. Boston and Chicago 

mHE Philharmonic Society gave 

^ <;-<=^';\ie'"flr^:r un1l^er..2hy 
evening, the J^^^^ uj p'^lfer^.mme 

^cSned^n'o" wi1-ks\y 

played ^ the solo P^rt m ^^^^^^ j 
:v^.ere cSnclrto by Bad:: 


intonation ^ravi»..-=^ — -^^^ 
concerto acquired aaaeu ^^^^ 
charm undej ms mag^c^ ^^^^ , 

gave''"dmirable support ni 
the colorful accompaniment. 

ravished the ear. 


u, leave as an ally ot tn.. 
e^^On that evening the same 

Ivric comedy. ,. .ji 

^.'.^' was .sung in, J'-ngl'sh 

lucago Upera 
Its Season 



• I l-. 

ii st Performance Is "Monna 
Vanna," With Mary 


Garden in Title Role y 

\'\\^ . .^^ 

Musical Competition 
Welcomed by New York 

Audiences Glad of Opportu- 
nity to Hear Former Favor- 
ites Under New Auspices 

Icll.. \\. 

ice of gn 
with tn 
lie IS, nioreoviT, m lacu, lituif 
■" "'■""•'r splendidly fitted for the 
CllS J> ''irayal of tomuntie roles — in short, 
[ill si such a tenor «s New York had 

Hnr,'un to think had vanished from the 
_ _ His Prinzivalle is a creation 

Ca C I' i iiH'd in the grand style, poetic, pas- 
1 . nutc, graceful. It will not soon be 
loi i;otten. 

Miss Garden's Monnu Vanna is not 
llu- Monna Vanna of Maeterlinck. It 
lacks all the tenderness, the wistful 
boetry of the play; it is daring, defiant, 
1> combination of Thais and the Spinx. 
But, takinpr it for what it s, it is an tx- 
I laordinarily powerful creation, and 
Miss Garden, more slender than ol 
yore, gave it with all the gusto of her 
'superabundant vitality. Incidentally 
Miss Garden sang. Those who had 
heard her in years gone by were not 

Mr. Baklanoff made a fine figure as 
Guido, and except in his upper regis- 
ter sang the music well. Mr. Charlirr 
conducted acceptably enough. Tho 
audience warm in its applause and 
tuwaid Mr. Muratore lumultuouK. 


.Mmo. Soinbrich, Frieda 'Heni- 
l)oI and Others Encoiirngre 
New .\rtist. 


■^d In New York 
rrolno of " Ooy«H: ;. 
' . - ' I'lue Grana'los. Arlhui i 
!• 'in v/u.!i In another .Metropolitan nr., 
' Mi-ilon, Weber'B " Kuryuntlip. ' whil 
I riink I'relwh did the da^i^r dan. « 
v.itii Mary Garden In Herbort'H •• Na,- 
loina. ■ 


Soprano's Hcuditioij of B'reuch 
Shows Pleasing Style and 
Color Sense. 


I In rrrncb. tn Uireo acts, hj Fsrrlsr.) 

na Vanna Mary Garden 

-Ivallo I,uclni Miiritoie 

lo Q«org05 Baklauoff 

a UusUto }lub«rdMU 

i 'l Oct are Du» 

'i» OctaTe Dua 

■Ho .' Dcslro Dofrers 

ililo ConstanUu Nicolas 

Conductor, Marcol Charllcr 

By Grenville Vernon 

Tlie four weeks' season of the Chicago 
Opera Association opened on^Wcdnes- 
day night in the Lexington Thealrewith 
a performance of Fevrier's "Monna Van- 
na," and for the first time since the 
days of the Manhattan Opera Company 

N'ew York is again the scene Ui W ' 
operatic battle. 

The old question as to whether New 
Vork will support two first class opers 
H'nipanits is once more opened affc 
will once more oe answered. What 
that answer is to be lies yet in the lai 
of the gods — a first night audience an- > 
swers nothing. 

Pignor Campanini, like young Loch- 
invar, has come out of the West, but 
unlike that gallant, he comes not alone. 
In hij train has arrived a puissant 
army, in which the names of Mary Gar- 
den, Hector Dufranne and Charles Dal- 
mores bring back vivid memories 
Othcx's less known here will be bettei 
known before the four weeks are out 
and one may judge for himself whethei 
Amalita Galli-Curci, Rosa Raisa, Ric- 
cardo Stracciari, Lucien Muratore ant 
Genevieve Vix deserve the praise thai 
has been lavished on them. 

Competition in art. as in everything 
else, is always welcome, and the com- 
ing of the Chicago company has al- 
ready produced certain vibratory emo- 
tions which, if continued, may serious- 
ly disturb the eight years' calm of the 
local operatic life. Every opera lover 
welcomes the invasion fx-om the West. 
Signer Campanini has entered the lists 
and thrown down the gage of battle. 
He fights with no golden horseshoe 
nor stupendous subscription. If he 
wins, it will be because he has pre- 
sented performances and artists at 
least the equals of those at the rival 
theatre in Broadway, but whether he 
wins or loses he will have brought 
both pleasure and profit into the 
operatic world. 

Signer Campanini chose Fevrier's 
"Monna Vanna" for the opening of the 
season, exactly why, one may ask, and 
echo only will answer. Mysterious are 
the ways of prima donnas and im- 
presarios! "Monna Vanna" had re- 
ceived one previous performance in 
New York, at the Metropolitan Opera 
House, February 17, 1914, when the 
Chicigo company gave it with Miss 
Garden, Mr. Muratore and Mr. Mar- 
coux in the chief parts. Its presenta- 
tion caused no ripple of excitement, 
aespite the fact that Miss Garden, 
whose close relations with Mother Eve' 

lad been established in "Thais," 
Salome" and "Sapho," was billed to 
appear with a cloak in place of a 
tig leaf. . 1 

The only vivid remembrance of the I 
performance left was the acting of Mr. ' 
Muratore and Mr. Marcoux, whose fier;' 
nnd romantic impersonations lifted th 
poetic libretto through its heavy musi. ' 
cal blanket and allowed the audience 
to rvalue that, whatever the shortcom- 
ings of Fevrier, Maeterlinck was & 
dramatist of genius. ; 

A second hearing of the opera added ' 
nothing and subtracted nothing. The 
lirst act is an unmitigated bore, the 
third act little better. The second act 
possesses considerable dramatic inter- 
est and two or three moments of lyric 
beauty. From this act alone can the 
opera win any popularity. It would be 
useless to dwell upon the music. It is 
enough to state that the score is well 
made, but with the exception of the 
tew rare moments in the tent scene 
lacks any melodic inspiration. The 
appeal of the opera depends entirely 
upon the impersonations of the pro- 
Of the performance one figure stands 
prominent — the Prinzivalle of 


i^^cwels of the Madonna" Wtroduces 
■ Soprano to New 'Mfork at tlie 

13.S OP THB Madonka. Italian), opera, 
in thr«e acts, by Eiiaaajino Wolf-Ferrari. 

• -CTMiaTO..., 

" anncla. . . .' 

riafaelo. , . . . 
I I)iaso 

<icoillo . 

f^tella „ 

I oncctla. 

l-^oreDu. ....*. 

iJnuiia. . . ... 

I otoane. .. . . 


QiUi^cppe Gaurienzi 

lU>nise Bcrat 

Rosa Raisa 

.GiaroiDO Rjoiini 

TraBCPsco iJailcli 

...(iiordauo Pattrinieri 

-Marie Pruisau 

.Alma Pptersoit 
. .. ..^ . . . . Jeska Swartz 
Annette Pelucchi 

• Octave Dua 

— UodoU'o Fomari 

Deprived of its principal Italian tenor, 
fJiulio Crimi, who k in a hospital in Chir 
'■ago, the Chicago Opera Company suve^ 
Its second pertarmaaice and sans its first' 
Italian opera at the Lexington last night. 
" The Jewels of the Madonna," sung here 
often In EngUsh by the Century company 
and once by the PhiSadelpiiia-Ohipaso Op- 
'era. Company, was tbe offering. 

The chief interest in the perfotmance 
lay in the Xmv York: debut of Mme. Rosa 
aaisa. Polish dramatic soprano, whose 
fame has preceded her here. ^ 
As Maliella she disclosed a gorgeous 

llulda haalianska, a jseprano who was 
heard here several ."jeasoris ago an solo- 
ist with t!)e .Symphony Society, gave a 
song recital last evening in .\eoIlan 
Hall. Frank I.a Forge piayed the 
piano accompaniments. In The large 
audience there w«re many well known 
musloians. Including Mnie. Sembrlch. 
with whom the recital giver has studied, 
aiifi Mnie. Heinpel. 

Mme. LashansUa presented a pro- 
gramme conventional In form and of 
excellent taste in selection. ]t ranged 
from Old airs in Italian through oIa.s.slc 
songs in German and song.s in I->ench 
and English, with two of the latter 
by La Fcge. 71 would be a plcasur(^ 
to dwell at length upon her performancs 
of many of her iium'oer.s. .<:o beautifully 
were the.v delivered and xo genuine th» 
artistic pleasure they g-ave her listeners. 

To note a few in Ihe list, the dlfBcuU 
lonianza from Rellini's "Komeo e Giuli- 
ctta," was Srvug with admirable tecnic 
and style ; Schubci t's "Du bist die Tiuh.'' 
w-ith fine suatainir.g power, and Grieg's 
"Erstes Begegnen. ' which was repeated, 
with exquisite feeling. In her BTench 
songs the slng«r was well at home 
in style and of color. 

jMme. Lashanska. is still young. A 
few Immaturities in her art she can 
easily remedy. Her voice, of fine qual- 
ity and range, can acquire a more 
evenly agreeable quality throughout 
and her diction might be clea.rer. Her 
head (ones are well managed and her 
phrasing i.'? admirable. Mme. Lashan- 
ska gives promise of a brilliant career 
as a conceit ."inger. 


, Memories — "Azora" Prtmiere. 

I Gounod's ■' Romeo and Juliet." a 
, mainstay of the Metropolitan in the 
'days of De Reszke. Eames, and Melba. 
or ,of Saleza and Suzanne Adams as 
■n-ell. was brought back to town by the 
Chicago Opera Company in' its first 
matinee yesterday at the Lexington 
Theatre. Though the opera had been 
creditably given at the Century, where 
it was sung in the language not of 
Gounod, but of Shakespeare, this was 
the first performance In the tongue to 


j Leoncavallo's Opera Preceded by 
I "L'Oracolo" — 'Aida" at Night. 
Caruso sang to the u«ual sold -out 
liou.^e at the Metropolitan yesterday aft- 
" noon, when he appeared for the fourth 
time this f.e.a.son In " Pagliaccl." asslal- 
cil by Muzio, Amato. Bada, and Lau- 
^rcntl. Leoncavallo's thrilling drama of 
j.-^trolllng Italian player.n and .tobbing 
t«nor wa.<( again preceded by Leonl's 
L'Oracolo," a work that appeals by 
icason of Its .scene In .San P'ranclscxi's 
Chinatown. Easton, lira^lau. Althouse, 
Scotti, DIdur. and Hossl Impersonated 
I he Oriental characters, and Moranzoni 
conducted V-oth operas. f 

" .\ida " was sung Tor the fifth time 
li'.'it evening, a performance as nearly 
American in cast as 'V'erJr.s opera has 
had In New York in sonie time. Au- 
disio, the messenger, was the only 
I Italian announced, the others being 
l;:ippold. ^lalzenauer. SunTdellus. King- 
ston. Chalmers. Mardone^, and Ruys- 
dacl, while Papi conducted. 



Great Audience Greets Pianist 
Carnegie Hall. 

Josef Hofmann, an inspired artist anri 
.T. sincere one, emerged from a year s 
retirement to be welcomed by a great 
audience yesterday afternoon in Carne- 
Kie Hall, some 2M persons being seated 
on the stage. After the pianist's open- 
ing numbers, which included the sonata 
op. Ill of Beethoven there had to be 
two encores, while in a Chopin grout,, 
the house broke in for a repetition of 
the A-flat waltz. 

Mr. Hofmann restores respect tor a 
much abu.sed instrument, ass he also did 
for another compo.=ier when he closed 
his program with Li.szt. 


voice. She .'ang ronghly at times and the music was composed that N 

without the finesse, of others who have 
sutng the role here, but at her best she 
^Jas remarkable, Hei> voice is large, rich 
and warm. Sho couldido wonderful things 
wiUi it. But her petrforinfince lacked artis- 
tic finish. She sanj;' to the audience, not 
Hlways in the spirit of the role. 

.Miss Mary Garden and Lucien Muratore 
iiad done somethang so thjilliug in •'Mon- 
na Vanna" the preceding night that some i 
disappointment in the second offering 
.aiose. To be suoe, there were fine mom- 
ments. and the .audience, which -was of 
I Kood proportions, but by no means as large 
n.s that on the T>recedlng night, showed 
real interest in the opera and the new 

In Mr. Crirai'B place GBuseppe Gaudenzi, 
who ha.s suns "witii tlie Boston Xational 
Grand Opera Ctompany, was heard 1n the 
' ole of Genaa-o. He is a. cap-able but not a 
brilliant .singjer. He did the role conven- 
tionally. Hi.H voice is raiher pleasing and 
he has no gnave faults. But he did not 
.q'lve his 1 61c the proper dramatic touch. 

Anothei newcomer -wras Giacomo Rirnini, 
who sung the. maritone- role of Rafael and, 
of course, the jiow faTnou,s Serenade. Ho 
has a good \'oicr; and is a, good actor. He ! 
gave a creditable- but not aja exceptional I 
T'crformancc. i 

Mine. Louise Bcrat aans -well the role of 
"Camiela. Marcel Cliarller directed loudly 
nt times and at others with finesse and 
*iy.mpathy. Tbe clKJrus sang effectively. 

While "Tlie Jewels of the Madonna" has 
a few cheap spots, it is a strong opera. 
It has had feiw •firat class performances 
ijn Xew York and deserves more. The 
prchestra has baen handled skilfully by 
the composer and all of the parts are weil 
f<uited to the voiCK, not after the manner 
of most modern things, too drainatic for 
Kinging. On the -whole the performance 
was interesting and " orthy of iirai-c 

York had heard since the season when 
. Geraldine Farrar as Juliet made her dS- 
jbut on Broadway some years ago. 
, The Lexington's new heroine, Gene- 
vieve VIx, a native of Brittany and for 
nine years a singer at the Opfra 
Comique, has hardly a voice to dim 
I many memories. She made little of the 
famous "-Waltz Song." which Patti de- 
lighted In. But, like the American girl, 
Adams, she brought youth to the part! 
and though she was awkward, angular.' 
strangely " gauche " in acting, the au- 
dience recalled her heartily after the 
potion scene. As Romeo the tenor Mu- 
ratore assumed his second r6Ie here ; hi.^ 
voice may not have the golden tone that 
r:pens under the Italian sun— indeed, his 
ancestors left that country two genera- 
tions ago — but Muratore sounded 
note of Romance, a " gold " 
that lies at the rainbow's end. 

Romeo's death was heroic to the point 
of extravagance, an excess perhaps not 
unjutrjfied by Gounod. Shakespeare 
' The 1^^%,^!^ strong, G.,unod is sugar.-. 
The old Italian v.-ars of Montague.s atid 
(apulet.9 were never the faeble feuds 
of tne opera stage. It rather a 
welcome to new singers that earned' six 
recalls after the curtain ycstlrdav 
^^ter the garden scene AN 
I feed Maguenat, a new French baritone 
I made a succes.s In Mercutio's air. IJu: 
jberdeau was the Frfre Laui-ent Du- 

'sw^riz asVi'e^v""'- r^^'^'^'-^ wereJeska 
'f>«f.?, ^tfPhano. Louise Berat, Pua 
(Defr^re. and .Artmondi, and Charlier 
conducted. The performance, which wa= 
r^el mounted on a new stage, last-d 
I until after « o'clock, "si^u 
Last evening at the Lexington ton 
late for review today, brought the' .Xew 

here of"^'? Alor^. " P-^rfo^^ance 
nere of Azora, otherwise " A Daugh- 

,lW-Per-cent. American ' cast 
ihib work, which Chicago heard on Dec 
j K • u " iomantic opera in three 
"adiey, who also con- 

\en3, tells a story of Mexico at the time 
of the wmquest by Cortez. Of the ca.<;t. 

Bauer Plays for French Charity. 

I Harold Bauer, the pianist, in conjunc- 
tion with the Society of Friends ol 
Music, gave a matinee benefit yeaterda,v 
j in -Aeolian Hall, where it was announcec" 
1 at the concert's cfose that.he had earnc.; 
$2,3yrt. which would go to a French 
'charity. 'l.\ide aux Musi- 
}cien.s, Mr. Bauer was one of five found- 
lers of this charity in 11>H. and he is it 
I official representative in this countr 
jHe played yesterday alternately fr 
Chopin and Schumann, the lat' 
" Fanla.^y " and "Childhood Sec- 
land the Chopin sonata in B minor. 

Concert for the Red Cross. 

Constance Boprdsley Eldridge. pianist, 
with Mlltonella Beardsley and others, 
assisted by the Volpe Orchc.-stra, gave a 
concert in .■Aeolian Hall last night for 
the Red Cioss. The concert was one of 
those postponed by the recent theatre- 
closing order, and a resulting confusion 
cost this benefit most of its hoped- 
;for re-sults.^^^^^^^^^ 

Julia Oraussen in Song Recital. 

Julia Claussen. mezzo-soprano, who 
j has appeared with the Metropolitan and 
Chicago opera companies, gave a song 
recital yesterday afternoon before a 
large audience at Aeolian Hall, Mme, 
Claussen's admirers, who are man.v. 
seemed to like bggt in her long program 
the singing_of Faure's ' Claire^ 

Liszt's " Thre 




itziu. Van 


Tirdon, Lairont 

Her Dramatic Acting of the Hero- 
ine of Massenet's Opera 
Aroases Big Audience.^ 

THAIS, operafin three acts; boolf In French 
by T.oul.'' Gallett, from the novel of Ana- 
tole France; ttiu.sIc by Jules Massenet. At 
the Lexington Theatre. 

Thais ,,Mary Garden 

.\thanael Hector Dufrann« 

Nlciaa Charles Dalmores 

Crobyle ; Myrna Sharlow 

Mvrtale .leska Swartz 

Albine Louise Berat 

Palemon Gustave Huberdeau 

A servant Constantin Nlcolay 

Conductor. Marcel Charllcr. ( 

Mary Garden, reappearing last night j 
in her famous rOle In Massenet's > 
" Thais," drew the largest audience of j 
New York operagoers yet seen at the | 
Lexington Theatre, The Chicago Opera 
Company's brief Eastern season had 
twice offered works of greater novelty, 
while its third evening was a revival 
of remembered glories when Oscar was 
Consul, Miss Garden had made her 
American dfebut In " Thais " at Ham- 
merstein's Manhattan, Nov. 24. 1907, 
She not only sang it twentj' times Inv 
three years there, but once also at the 
Brooklyn Academy, and on four oc a- 
slons— the last Feb. 18, 1913— at li 

•rhaVs" n. -unded 
.bfller than in Uie I.>;xir.t;i.oi. s Intl- 
Imale spaces, nor had the Chicago com- ■ 
priny before filled Its stage with such 
, semblance ot gay life and moving 
^owds. True, the vision of the Alex- 
andrian dancer by Athanael missed by 
moment Us cue for lights. But the 
Teat scene of Thais's entrance, as she 
lompcd over the marble terraces and 
pssed roses in air. had to have its 
bterruption of applause for old times, 
Jake. Miss Garden left little to any 
Rivals in the unveiling of tlie siren; 
.h" was lightly harnessed In jewels 
^^,v.^ the waist. Her acting In the 
s, ,! act, of the Venus mirror and 
(! 1, onk'B curse, -would have been as 
rrin.Trkable on the dramatic as on the 
I,;., ratio stage, or, for that matter, the 

' Th'^re were a dozen curtain calls after 
rh act anil the usual hisses for silence 
M.l renewal of applause for the " Medi- 
i;!on ReliRiouse." well done between 
.-nos bv Charlier's orchestra and a 
,dest unnamed first violin. Dalmor^s 
•k1 Dufranne. -joth veteran.s now, nad 
heartv welcome. Jn the cast were 
iHO Hiiberdcau. Nicolay. and Louise 
'•rat Two newcomers. Alma Peterson 
id j'eska Swartz. as the pair of danc- 
i girls In the house of Nicias. .showed 
1 at a Lexington debut Is highly favor- 
li.le for the hearing of new voices a 
-ot not without interest, as It applies 
No to a famous Italian .star next Mon- 

1 1,, ini.i' 
tliis s!i 

i , , , ri.s of dr.-" 

malic L.ense— even in the scene in: 
^Thais'.s looin. where she falls, hy-l 
(Sterically. upon Tier couch aftet^ 
Athananel's denunciation. j 
Playins the part, and loo-kingr it, a.<j 
she did, Miss Garden -may ibe forgivei 
her vc-al shortcomiags of olurrlnf 
and wandering from the pitch. Fo: 
she caught the French spirit as dr 
the entire company. 

Dnfrnune and Dalmores Good. | 
Artistivallv finished also was the 
Athanool of Hector Duframe, a toari-l 
tone of long acquaintance, and the. 
ThaLs of Charles 'Dalmores, who** 
voicf and singing were scarcely lessi 
effective than when he set a standard! 
'■ fo rthis pin t at the Manhattan elevenj 
[ years ago that no other tenor hasi 
since approached. . . ' 

But it wi ■>! not these principal.-? 
' alone who carried the burden of the 
r presentation. Their less distinguished 
i colleag-ues performt-d ably their tasks, 
and the crohesuu, undei- Charlier,. 
touched U.-^ fii--''t ' genuinely . fin*, 

Such atmosphere aad sucIl an en- 
semble as those of last night reflect 
ci-edit tipon those of the Chicaaro 
Company responsible for it, and Oe 
serve recosnition 

severe a.} 


Metropolitan Sold Out for Puccini 
Opera — Chorus Is Knitting. 

■ Madame Butterfly," with Mme. Far- 
,ir in a rOle that has become her own 
s no other in which she appears, had 

■ sold out at the Metropolitan 

■ ,5Jt evening for the third time this sea- 
on. Doubtless it could oftener do so. 
,nd the spur of operatic rivalry may 
, - plain another popular favorite today 
., •• Pagliacci." with Caruso. •'The 
siar-Spangled Banner •" was played just 
l.pfore Puccini's opera, in which the 

■ ..niposer makes use ot the themes from 
,he national song. Mr. Scotti strength- 
, ned a cast that included Fornia, Ege- 
,,er, Althouse, Reiss, Ruysdael. and 
1 Angelo. and MoranzonI conducted. 

When the opera chorus Is not busy 
on the stage it occupies itself with knit- 
ting, and the stars give the Varn. Mr^ 
-'nrn^io during a rehearsal of Le 
Prophete yefterday at the Metropol- 
itan invited the other artisLs to in- 
spect with him the articles that the 
kchorus had produced. There were ready 
tto be sent to .-soldiers in the war more 
Ithan fifty sweaters, as many trench 
Iscarfs, and iv hundred pairs of woolen 

U 111 _ . 

"•tabiy persuasive that 
iiiily enjoyable, that tlu 
uauy can bear a second examm... 
Hon without putting the 
of the spectator to too 
strain. i 
Far and away the best feature of! 
Hadley's melifluous score is the 
flnely-wrought and admirably elab- 
orated instrumentation. For the 
thoroughly musical listener his 
treatment of the orchestra offers a 
grreat deal of compensation for fu- 
tile attempts to infuse human in- 
terest into stage-puppets provided 
by David .Stevens In a lamentably 
lnadequ.ite book — a libretto that 
would have offered an Insolluble 
problem to men far more experi- 
enced thftn Mr. lir.dley In handling 
such material. 

Yet it must be confessed that' the 
composer would have achieved bet- 
ter results if he had employed a 
greater variety of rhythem; if he 
had been more aiive to the dr,i- 
matic possibilities of contrasts in 
tempo artd mood, of pauses, of 
silence; if he had been less insistent 
In keeping liis musicians stress- 
ftllly in the foreground. 

Mr. Hadley overworks the orches- 
tra, and as he has nothing of 
profound consequence to deliver 
through the medium of that tor- 
mented body of players, of whom 
he demands so many martial strains 
and* fanfares in the course of the 
first act. the effect of his Huently 
snorous progressions is somewhat 
monotonous in the Ing run. I 

Perhaps the reviewer mai^be ex- 
cused from recounting;- the story of 
iMontezuma's daughter, who is so 
.nfatuated with the charms of 
Xalca, politely interned warrior 
within her father's domain, that she 
closes her ears to Ramatzin's pro- 
fessions of love and her wealth, 
preferring to meet death on the sac- 
ripiclal altar with the idol of her 
iieart — a cruel consummation hap- 
pily th-warted bv the arrival of 
Cortes and his wViite-robed priests. 

Some idea of the language em- 
ployed by Stevens m»iy be gathered 
from the following amorous apos- 
trophe pat into the mouth of tfie 
.\ztec villain, Ramatzin; "Listen 
but a moment, Azora: Here, in this i 
heart, engendered by your charm, 
ihere dwells a mighty love that 
ne'er shall yield to ajight save 

The characters have a peculiar 

hilt *^till PrnHlirt of Novice reminding you, now of one | 

UUT Ollll. rrUUUtl <J\ hu»iv-C] j.a,millar operatic figure, now of 

another, and for this composer and 
librettist are probably both* respon- 
sible. Thus Montez'nma is the Ram- 
fls of "Alda" at one time, the Wotar 

rHANK:S to Cleofonte Campanini, of "Walkuere" at another. Thus 
who like Glulio Gatti-Casazza, Xajca. a second Radames .generally 
.f^,„„i.f<. suddenly assumes the traits of 
Lohengrin. Thus, too, Azora her- 
self Is not only Aida and Bruenn- 
■ijlde. but for a moment or two even 
H-isa. Mr. Hadley has drunk from 
• he waters of Perdi's genius, but 
has drawn bigger draughts still 
"orm the torrent of Wagner's. Per- 
'Saps it was .appropriate to make 
-.;_se in 'he second act of the Qibi- 
c'nung iTall scene which saw con- 
Hideraible service in the Chicago 
proouctions of "Goetterdaemme- 
lung" after Giulio Gatti-Casazza 
had provided himself -R-ith a new 
setting for "The Ring." 

It Is unfair to iVn-. juadley to say 
that he has not treated the voices 
of the singers well. He has given 
them every due consideration, and 
has written some admirable en- 
sembles. There is more t'naB a 
superficial relation, liow-ever, be- 
tween his finely constructed quin- 
tet and ti ^>.-i-tain quintet most of us 
have lieaid in the last act of "Die 
Meistersingei-." Dead German com- 
losers :ire still honored in tjiis 

erve recosnition. ^ _ 


Cnti" ^nas TJewest Mfnencar 
Work Distinctly Superior tc 
Those Heretofore Presented 

ier ReturMo New York on iVlon 

day Forgotten VVhen She Ap- 
pears in the Lexington 
as Thais. 

;arden really came hack t<j 
< , York public las"t night. | 

On Monday she made her operatic 
^e:)ppearance at the Lexington Thea- 
tre In an unsuitable and unknown 
Vole; but last night it was the Alex- 
;indi-an courteson in "Thais" that the 
Vn-crlcan soprano portrayed— thf' 
.\eier in which she is 'best liked 
, which will, in this country at, 
yi.;,!.sl, always be chiefly associalecl 
Ivviih the Chica.goan. J 
U ■'^■as a performantie of distincUonl 
nh.-)! be Chicago Opera Company 
'• ga.^ >efoj6 an audience larger evei\i 
tthya the laree one at the Monda.Vj 
Ipremiere, and Jliss Garden's share m 
lit was considerable. I 
I From the moment of her entriincji 
I— when slhe strode to the f<x>J''!?f,^^ 
las no one else can stride — to t c] 
'.closing scene in the convent of tiiei 
White Sisters, iUss Garden neglect-, 
Lied nothing to anake her lm^>ersoru-i 
P- tlon one to he remembered by hen 
] audience, in Which there were many 
I society folk. i 

.•Vpitlauae 'Wa.s Vigrwrons. 
\ That her effoKs impressed the nia--: 
Ijorily was shown by the vigor anJj 
l-spontane:iv of the applause. And, 
TMiss Garden worked for it, even dur- 
1 in? her curtain calls, when she waved 
jh'M- hand ana smiled in a way that 
Miily said; "I'm glad to be with yc 

'here-were tew occasions last even- 
when the artist indulged in hei 
ion'f>ry exaggeration of pose and 

T-Ii- T'^ni.-< wa.« ino"f> D'hysJ) 


HANK:S to Cleofonte Campanini, 
who, like Glulio Gatti-Casazza, 
has undertaken to stimulate 
1 he growth of grand opera in this 
city, New Yorkers had an opportun- 
ity on Saturday night to inspect the 
latest plant that has sprung into 
flower under the influence of the 
recently inaugurated scheme of fer- 
tillEatlon— Henry Hadley's "Azora." 

"S>is product of American agricul- 
iur*-^the output of American soil — 
imprt^gnated with imoprted nitrates 
and harrowed by a foreign hsuband- 
man — was i first put "n exhigition 
in Chicago on December 26. 1917,i 
where it reecived benevolent ap-l 
proval. Here in New York, where, 
Mr. Hardle has quite as many 
friends. its efflorescent charms 
evoked expressions of delight more, 
effusive, perha/ps. At any rates, the 
drum-flre of applause became so 
deafening when the composer ap-i 
peared before the curtain with his 
(Singers that he seemed quite dazedi 
and stood mut« during the procla- 
mation of "Th* Star Spangled Ban- 
ner," until M»«i Middleton nudged, 
him gently. , 

It Is possible, Tiowever, that these 
Thunderous trttjutes of admlrationj 
were inspired i» a measure by his 
achievements with the baton. He 
iiad conducted his own score with 
adlsplay of enthusiasm, energy and 
authority that affected the audience I 
as well as thos.s who interpreted his 

If any one had harbored the hope 
thai "Azora" Ibore a new message 
for the world artistic, the process) 
of disillusionment would have been 
depressing, of course. Even the 
most fanatical admirer of Mr. Had- 
ley, however, could hardly have 
strained his imaginative faculties to ' 
such a pitch of anticipative ardor. 
For, with all his skill, his dexterity 
and resource in manipulating the i 
orchestra, this gifted composer \3\ 
as yet a novice in cultivating the I 
loam of lyric drama. 

It seems reasonable to assume, 
therefore, that the enthusiasm he 
provoked on Saturday was due 
largely to the fact that the ma- i 
jorlty of the audience appraised his ' 
work as the effort of a pioneer, 
and in estimating Its value adopted 
a standard of measurement based 
on comparison with musico-dramatlc 
l oncoctions belonging strictly in the 
same class, such as Parker's 
"Mona." Damrosch'.« "Cyrano." Her- 
berts "I^atoma" and De Koven's 
"Canterbury Pilgrims." 

That "Azora" holds its own very 
well when placed in juxtaposition 
with the experiments of other Am- 
ericans, few are likely to deny. In 
the opinion ot the writer, indeed, 
this opera is on the whole dis- 
tinctly superior to its fellows. 
True, the music is neither original 
nor Inspired, for Mr. Hadley's re- 
tentive mind, saturated with the 
influx of lovely impressions ab- 
sorbed through eye and ear, sheds 
with extraordinary facility the es- 
sence of other men's ideas. But 
f.he fancies so easily and so un- 
consciously appropriated, so fluent- 
ly poured forth, and so delight- 
fully embelleshed with instrumen- 
tal brilliants guaranteed to be 
genuine, have a merit long sint,o 
.thoroughly , tested, and approved: 


Aiuont liK- membeis of tlie cast, 

all American, Anna Pitziu as Azora, 
Forrest Lament as Xalca and Arthur 
Middleton as Ramatzin, ristin- 
iguished themselves especially, bat 
vocally rather than histrionicallv. 
Cyrena Van Gordon appeared as 
Papatzin, sister to Montemuza; 
Frank Preisch as Canek. High 
Priest of the Sun; Jame^ Goaddard, 
a veritable Ruysdeal in propor- 
tions, as thj Emperor of Mexico- 
D. Mann as Plqui-Chaqui, the in-^ 
evitabie operatic messenger- George 
Wilkins as Cortez, and Clara Shaw 
as the .Slave Gl^l 

noil with 
,.(,,10111-! ■ I .MTioforte ami ' . .ui 
•with Etliei LeKinska as the soloist. The 
pianist was decidedly at her best. Not 
always does she display so inn<'h artistic 
halance. She played the ojitire con- 
certo' excellently, but the srow move- 
raeni with exceptional beauty of style 
and tenderness of feeling. 

The other numbers on the list were 
three movements from Ravel's charming 
"Mother Goose" suite and TechalKow- 
eky's "(■'aHse Noisette" suite. Here was 
a whole ;i-i».sury of dainty fancies, some 
whimsical, eome jocund, some,, like 
Ravel's "Beauty and the Beast." filled 
xw-ith th.-it humor which lies close to tears. 
All ■were well played. It was a reposeful 
Supday afternoon concert. 

SInrela Van Dresaer SIhkk. 

Marcia Van Dresser was the soloist 
at the Sunday afterhoon concert of t\i' 
Philharmonic Society in Carnegie Hall 
When a Wagner progi^mme was given 
She sang In English Senta's ballad from 
"The Flying Dutchman," and also with 
orchestra and in Knglish the five sontis 
set to poems by Mathllde Wesendonck. 

The .soprano was not at her best, 
though she delivered the songs much 
: better as regards Smoothness than she 
did the ballad. Her singing as a whole 
seemed to. lack color and life, and the 
orchestra in these same respects did not 
give her all the help to'T>e expected. 
There was no question about tho lino 
musical dignity in her singing. 

The concert opened with a brilliant 
rendering by the orchestra of the 
"Rienzi" -overtu^-e. The other selec- 
tions for the band were two pi-^ludes. 
Including the "Love Deaf;i" from "Tris- 
tan and Isolde," Si^iDfried's "Rhine 
Journey," the prel'iae to "Lohengrin" 
end the "TannhaeuBer" overture. 

Ite<^ital Iry Votlchenko. 

Sacha Votlchenko, the tympanon vlf 
tuoso, gave a recital last night at a new 
uptown concert hall in the Hotel des 
AorMstes. His programme included his 
own arrangements of old Russian folk- 
songs as a rhapsody and some Arabian 
melodies as a "Poeme Oriental" and a 
piece by himself styled "France of To- 
day" — "Les Cloches de Rhelms." 

The recital giver was assisted 1 
Car<)lina White, soprano, and Da^ 
Blspham, reader. Yvonne G-arrick 
the start gave an "Introduction to • 

The second part -R-as taken up hy 
series of allegorical a>antomime table; 
by Mrs. Chri-'tian Hemmick, repref^o 
ing "From Barbarism, to Civilizatic 
with music arranged by Israel Jos- 
for harp and violiii. The many nar 
of the tableaux participants Included^ 
Count and Countess Tamburini, the^ 
Countess Cippico, Flore Revalles, SlmeJ 
Yorska, Helen Ware. Vera Beresford,; 
T^ada and Kitty Gordon. i 


i o{,go Ccmpany'for First Time Here. 

The Chicago Opera Company attracted 
a representative. audience of New York 
niuslcians and society folk -at the Lex 
ington on Saturday night, when it gave 
the first of its actual novelties, 
"Azora," an American opera, con- 
ducted by Ucnry Hadley, compo-r^ 
This work had been produced In Chicago 
on Dec. and once repeated there. It 
IS ?ue for at least ^ fourth heanng 
^•ben the singers procce-l '^^^-^Xl 'ly, 
Boston, the home town "f..'^^;"! ^tev 
ens, librettist of " Azara. Both Mr. 
Hadley and Mr. Stevens appeared be- 
fore the curtain here » ith the 100 

American cast, and a large - -^^^ 
„-ift to Hadley. was held ..lo!> 
hy-Annr^itziu while^^l^^;;:^-;^!^. 


ivea Great 
Deli v,ht— Ethel Leginska 
Is Soloist. 



j Marcia Tan Dresser Appears 

Witlv Philharmonie in Wag- 
I ner Programme. 

The flcventh Sunday matinee of the' 
symphony Society Aec^ian Ilall y^^^^^^ 
terday afternoon apparently S^v . mu 

jfei^Uj- .the merry fugue «^tjbejnd^: c 


concert master led - 


den City Cathedial "^g^tra, and 

Tine of the theatre, ^nd st 11 mme i 
dramatic note, it "?,\t"^3''^^usic o, : 
being either mere schoU r s musio 
singlble. His score of .Azora f - - ^ 
fin? barbaric dance in the first a ■ 
lyric episode in Act w th the hei om ^ ^ 
air " Now Fades the Opal S'^y' ^ ^ ,■ 
some sonorous ensambles a trio ot ^ 
Mexican Princess .'md two 
seek her hand, as well as the last , 
quintet, of the -'^^'^ /h'lracter ^ l. 
Montezuma's sister and a ^ fh pi'^i 
of the old Aztac gods. Ihe q"'"tet, no 
tably well sung by fresh, yo^^.'^'fimnTe 
e?fiU voice, in this theatr^^s intimate 
acoustics, vs'as only a httle top i,"" 
oiiged. too fondly dwelt ,1", 
deed! we. o the .Mexican people s last 
shouts to the conqueror, Cortez. ., 
Ferdinand Cortez, as the late Albeit. 
Niemann once impersonated him, haa 
appeared on the Metropolitan the 
"only naturalized American f" 
opera belore Puccini's • Madame But 
terfly." The old Spontlni srectaclc, 
given by tho Stunton management Jan 
G lSb8, had evoked a criticjsm that 
•"•'the people ehiployed in the represetila- 
tlbn rivaled in numbers those 
constitvit-d the veritable Co'-tez s armj 
while the horses came within thiee ot 
the numb. r that the conquering Spani 
ard took to Mexico." Without .atteinpt 
ing to carry literal realism so clo-'^e to 
hstorical verity, the t-ampanini pio-- 
; duction of ■• Azora '' was «t'«'7,^"t .> 
colorful to suggest the g owing embei 
of a dying Astec civilization. 
natlve lieroine herself was ot as honor 
able an operaUc Uncage a.s poor 
terfly. a .sister to Aidft,_ •' whose mother I 
was Lakme, and I'Alfrlcana her grand-j 
A niother. " 

■ I - 11 1 \ ' ". 

'.■.U l iil .1 M.-liT. ) 'Uplll" 'Ml. WllH .> 

mn iKuliiio. who fniilv liPlri 
uro in Uio nuintPt. mi l l'"i>niik I'l' 

seoM In " Nnloma." wnn the itm st, 
iiok. James Gudiliird, «« JliinU'ivinia. 
icet 2. anil rverv Indi a KInK. "''"J 
t of volco, hut h(i rose ti) tho momont 
' Montoziimn'a wrath when h<" <on- 
I' uincd hia (luURhtvr »nd her cnomy 
vi r to death. 

rho Mexican snorlflclsl ttone wan oiia( 

- was to havo been 

,,,, H,. ,1. Mi'iiHtratlon had ceaHed, 
ItaUa was brought to the fron . 
ihe audience would not be husiieo. 
,,.duclor aiuianl walled a momont 
,,>,lot. and seeing there wo-f to b» 
, raised hiB baton, and the orohes- 
began the air Iroin ■Norma for/ 
■, JUlna. The Hololsfs voice with 
xreat volume, was completely lost. 
, few nioment.s. but finally emerged 
,, the uproar. MIsb Ralsa Hang >i|ao 
,lr from "Sicilian Vespers. • She 
,, „red with Arlmonda in a duet from 
,ro^;-\r?nc'luded .elections from 
■• oVfei) ■• and •• Samson •' for Carolina 
lizttir -who received all the floral 
■tb e.i of the evening, and alr.i from 
- Kausf 'and •• Kavorlta '• for Juan 
Nadal. tenor. Marcel Charllerr con- i 
ducted the overture to Lo Kol d xs, 

iftme, Leginskas ^ 
Playing Arouses 
Symphony Society 

a Flano Concerto by Beethoven — 
Philharmonic "ibrchestra Heard. 

I t of the antlqultlos of North America' „„j sylvla Lazarl. the ^'a^la .an cot>i 

lui'^cr conducted his own Prelude 

ecoKnIz.Tbly phown on the stage. The i| 
opcia should have ended in the open 
for the Aztecs worshipped on plateau.^ 
on the pyramid of Cholula. for example 
and not In caves. But Ihe cavern hero 
represented was of spacious depths and 
atmospheric distances, lighted by the 
dawn of that simrlsc which saw the 
coming of the historic Cortez on his 
white charges, wltJi his chanting prlest.s 
and banners of the cross. It was Willi 
this theatric Invocation of the " deu.s 
ex machlna " that Mr. Hadley ended his 
opera happily and set his fictitious lov- 
ers free. 

P H I L H A R M 0 N I C~l N^WAG N E R. 

Army and Navy Men Numerous at 
Carnegie Hall Concert. 

An enthusiastic crowd that filled Car 
negio 11.111 yesterday afternoon hard the 

hllharmonic Society's Wagner pro- 
pram, presented In accordance with a 
decision of the Directors, by which the 
society has excluded only the works of 
Ivlng tJerman comrosers from Its con- 
Certs during the war. The audience was 
an American one. and the presence of 

any men in army and navy uniforms 

t the I'nlted States and its allies s\if- 
flciently emphasized the character of 
those attracted by the program. 

Marcla Van Dresser as soloist sang 
enta's ballad from " The Flying Dutch- 

an." and then five Wagner songs, only 
strange under their new titles, " The 
Angel," " Stay." " In the Hothouse." 
" Grief." and " Dreams," all in English 
translation. The singer had to ackno