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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1918.
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1 Finds Its Ideal in the
By J. MarJI.
"Tell me what a man thinks, and I
', trill tell yon what manner of man
Tho insistence of a new note In
1 music new. that Is, to American au
diences; at least in the emphasis that
the opening program of the present
music season in Washington puts
upon It prompts a thoughtful con
sideration .of the motive power be
hind this music
France in music the serious music
sido of France Is being given us
"en masse," this first neck of the
season of 1818-1919. In the march of
progress "of French musical art, the
names of Camllle Sjlnt-Saens. of
Cesar. Franck. of Charles Bordes, and
of Vincent d'Indy "will remain, above
all," says Itomain Holland, "con
nected with the work of a national
regeneration that, for thirty
year', has waged a valiant war
against Indifference and routine."
Franck and d'Indy! What do these
i men bring In their music message?
,'Just as the war has revealed the
cause his cause Is not with the pres
ent, he knows that his mission Is to
serve, and to contribute by his works
o the culture and the life of the
generations that come after him.
Th? artist should be touched with
i 'me Charity, "la Plus srrande":
" ' his Ideal, because the unique'
prin f of all creation is the grand,,
the 'liin, the charitable "Love,"
Faith. Hope and love, these three
does Vincent d'Indy put forth to hu
pupils in the Schola Canto um Jn
Paris, in an Inaugural address to tho
hool at the beginning of Uils ccn
But France Is not wholly mystic
France tho gay, France the dcbr.n
nair. has Its word to -say In music
It Is the France we knew best, until
war revealed this deeper soul. Ono
does not forget that France aoKe
the music, also, of the Carmen of
Bizet "that spirit of the Uldi" as .
It Is called.
Leader of French.
Th- announcement of the re'ti-n
engse-m-nt of thle famous otI i
tra ' rarii, under, the ausr""s
of tr French High" Comroirsloi,
with i second concert to be given
next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock
shows ivlth what a quickened consci
oure:r of the need for music ill
publ lis arisen from the lng el
lence enforced upon It these la3t
A long line was being turned awhy
from th box office this week when I
Ora B. Talbot, manager for the or-1
chestrn. entered the office and, find
ing a disconsolate officer In the uni
form o' France who could obtain no
reservation, announced to him that
this fundny concert had been ar
ranged. This officer's Joy undoubt
edly will be echoed In the hearts of
many who failed In their quest for
seats for this significant occasion
when France and tho United States
may -n-rt at the altar of art. I
"All hall to la belle France and her
art!" is the heartfelt greeting of tho
moment with Peace, and" Hope, sad?
a Future taking shapo In the dreams1
of all the world today.
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cyneopaUon and. tU dellcat facility
In execution. The orchestra va saw
Uonal significance to the occasion- by
tta playing of "The Star-SpaasUd
Banner" at the opening of th pro
gram, closing with "La Mars4Utta.
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dlgnlty and beauty
notable ensemble .
In response to recall after racalL
M. Cortot gave as encore the charac
teristic Albenlz "Chanson d'Espvuma,"
with Its typical fantastic syncopation
domlnantly featured In rare execu
tion. The Interest this artist arouses
whets the appetite for mora of him.
stein- a more tanglbU note u pnt, Tnr ""- """ " Pai
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sDlrltuallty of France, that has made
her strong to do and to endure, so
i these creators. of -her. music speak a
"Cesar Franck. Belgian by birth
and temperament, French in heart
and musical education, lived outside
the great Wagnerian movement in
music, in a solitude serene and fruit
ful. It was around his name that
the young school of Franco rallied.
In face of the Wagnerian art he un
consciously resuscitated, the soul of
Jean-Scbaatlon Bach," writes Bol
laond. Pero Franck he is fondly called, and
upon his precepts was founded In
Paris in 1894 the Schola Cantorum for
the restoration of religious music.
d'lBdy Mlrrora Franck
Vincent dlndy, more than any other
name, has mirrored the spirit of
"Father Franck." An artist in lltera
who remained Che pvpll of Cesar
ture as well as In music M. dlndy,
Franck long after his own afar of
success was in the ascendency, has
given us eloquent expressions of the
religious thought of that "grand old
dominant artist" that reverberated
through tie" life of his disciples. oS
d Indy and the many followers of the
founder of an individualistic school of
music In France.
Of dlndy, too, the salient features
of his personality are the force ot his
moral character and his almost re
ligious trend. High arc his precepts.
"The artist should above all have
Faith, faith In God. faith In Art: be
cause It is Faith that Impels ono to
understand, and, by that understand
ing, to elevate one's self more and
more to tho level of Supreme Being,
the end of whose Ideals is God.
"The artist must practice Hope: be-
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In Alfred Cortot, too, Washington
is hearing for the first time the
much heralded French pianist who
accompanied the French Orchestra to
thle country for this official tour of
tho United Slates.
. 11 Cortot stands for Oie new
Frer.ci school of piano playing -of
uiiki'. it is said, he is. along with
Edou.ird Risler, tho chief exemplar.
In Europe he Is known and acclaimed
from London to Petrogrnd and Mos
cow, in Italy and In Spain.
If. Cortot Is linked, also, with
Chopin the Pole by virtue of hav
ing been a pupil of Deeeombes, one of
the last pupils of Chopin. With
Jacques Thlbaud and Pablo Casals,
the altter of whom we are to hea
this week. St. Cortot founded a trio
In 1003 of which the tfamo. Is world
wide. And with the advent of Peace,
America the United States of Amer
ica wlU have a new opportunity. A
fresh message Is coming to' us; new
faces, new Ideals. We eagerly await
them not alone In a spirit of hospi
tality for the art of our" allies, but
as a starting joint upon' which to
build for ourselves.
For here In tho Nations! Capital
should come to pess some of the
dreams of culturo that endure across
the evil years of life when men's
hates or monarch's obsessions strive
to rob the world of ita rightful
hjrltaga.of upWUBad ef-keauty.
LAUDS YANKS' PLUCK
The French people have been
amazed at the adaptability of the
American soldier to war conditions
and at the way he accomplishes re
sults under what apear to be insur
mountable difficulties. Lieut. Marcel
Jousse, of the French commission, told '
more than 700 students of Georgetown
University In a lecture yesterday.
"It seems that when tho American
determines to do a thing he does it."
Lieutenant Jousso said. "We French
had tried for a long time to take that
most difficult salient at St. Mihiel and
had come to regard It as nest to Im
possible The Americans took it in a
few days. Lieutenant Jousse has
terved more than three years In the
French army. He came to Washing
ton from Camp Zachary Taylor, where
he was director of training In Held
Boy War Savings Stamp today and
provide for your future.
An additional Music season of va
ried charm has Just beenadded to the
prospectus for Washington.
For the advancement of music In
America, the Shubert Theaters are
now 'being opened throughout the
country for a scries of concerts by the
greatest artists and organizations In
art. With two Shubert Theaters in this
city, the Belasco and Poll's, this an
nouncement offers innovations and
novelties of the best In muwlc that
will greatly enrich the eeason for
Five Sunday afternoon concerts, to
be given at the Belasco Theater at
I o'clock, will Include In these "Wash
ington Fine Arts Enterprises" a pro
gram by the Isadore Tuncan dancers,
with George Copeland, pianist, on De
cember IS; on January 5, a recital by
WschaJElman. violinist; January 26, a
costume recital by Mine. Helen Stan
ley and Raoul Laparra In Mr. Lapar-
ra's song cycle. "A Musical Journey
Through Spain;" February 23, a piano
recital by Mischa Leviuki, one of the
sensaUonal novelties of the year; and
on March 18, the great Jewish cantor,
Joseph Rosenblatt will be heard.
These concerts will practically be
inaugurated by the concert this San-
Iy of tbe French Orchestra, of the
Paris -Conservatoire, whtyxwtir appear
for the second time, under the official
patronage of the French high commis
sion, at Poll's Theater at 4:S0 o'clock.
Cortot to Flay.
Alfred Cortot, piano soloist with the
French Orchestra, will be heard In a
piano recital December 17 at tho Be
In addition 'to these concerts, there
aro spring announcements of the ap
pearance here of Antonio ScotU's
Grand Opera Company and of the re
turn of the French Theater Company
Mr. Scottl. the famous baritone of
the Metropolitan Opera Company, will
bfe heard in his celebrated role of
"Chlm-Fang" in Leoni's opera, "L'Ora
solo,' which will be given in a double
bill that will include Mascagnl's
"Cavallerla Rustlcana." The dates of
the spring engagements are yet to be
announced, as well as other artists
who arc under consideration by Ona
D. Talbot, managing director of these
"Fine Arts Enterprises."
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One cf the rarest of musical treats
Washington wax privileged to enjoy
yesterday afternoon, when the Sym
phony Orchestra of the Conservatory
of Paris, under the direction of Andre
,Mersagrr. gave Its first concert at
Poll's Theater, with the distinguished
French pianist, Alfred Cortot, a
To greet these notable guests of
the nation, who' come to us nndcr
the auspice of tho French govern
ment and the French high commls
slon. a Urge and distinguished audi
ence was gathered. It was made of
ficially Important bv the promlumcc
f the uniforms of the military dip
lomatie misrlon of our allies hrrr
,of our own army and navy officer -l
High Here one's hopes at h-n
this foremost orchestra of Paris, u
Lhev wera fully realized. M. Mea.t. ,
plays upon his orchestra aa th' jgn i jM
li- had 'he zephyrs &t h!s commsnd H
There is no sense of Instrumenta
tion In the flow of this music In
tone of faultless purity, of amazing
oneness, and pastel shades ot color in
Its subtle gradations, this orchestra
plays wl Ji a etnnous rhythm that j
charms through Its every phase of ,
Tfnsll titfapanpM Anrl V9,!r1 ap. '
tbe tone-pictures It evokes' But
whether It is the absolute' repose of
exquisite pastorals, or the mellow
toned vital life of the d'Indy scene,
always Is there felt a vibrant beauty
of tone that answers to the will of
tho director. H
Almost Silent Landscape.
It was an interesting combination,
the placing of the Berlioz "Symphonic J
Fantastique" Just before the DeBussy
"Prelude a 1'Apres-MIdI d'nn Faune" I
a pastoral fantasy of yesterday and
today In French art. In both, the
winds wero significantly perfect in j
Intonation or In quiet blend. Almost
silent landscapes they were at times,
out of which the Ineffable sounds of
nature came In- exquisite flow and
subtle, gradations, while mythical
"Pipes o' Pan" camo from near and
far to people these fancies.
Surely music for music' sake! It
has been said that M. Messager loses
himself In the presenting ot the music's
message, lie does even more, for he
summons aa Imagery In tone. In gentle
dynamic stress, in nuance such as the
rare "summertime" of the Berlioz
fantasy that awakens a slumbering
Nature In marvelous suffused tone and,
with the voice of a rare oboe, speaks
oat of this picture, and then sinks
away In an amazing finale where the
kettle-drum throbs the earth messase
Added to this, tn the Debussy Idyl
the fnsed orchestral web holds an ex
quisite harmony out ot which come
rarest colored themes, and amid the
sounds of far-off pipes and distant
carnival there was a very ecstacy of
Nature sounds all quiet, as If one
voice alone created tbe feauty of 1L
Cortot Flays aa Feet.
M. Cortot played the Saint-Saens
fourth concerto. Breadth, orchestral
color, suavity "In a most compelling
rhythm, and superb mastery of his in
strument were combined In this emi
nent artist, who put the Impress of a
poetic conception even in his most
virile moments. He employed a whole
palette of color In his tones, while
his lie in runs were velvety, holding
tho '. -i. dynaznla rhythmic" power
that -yed bis massive passages.
Thiie was a Chopin quality of
hpailti In ft nr?n7it HAVfnnr1 r1l I
the subtlest virtuosity, and a
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zeeiing. xne measurea lones or an,
a-uaiwic were luminous in meir qual
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staccato of the allegro vivace was
again Impressively characterized
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