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Three U. S. Composers
Share Honors at Concert Works Have Premiere in Fourth Program of Coolidge Foundation Chamber Music Festival By ELENA DE SAYN. Three American composers, Roy Harris, David Stanley Smith and Nicolai Berezowsky, belonging to different schools of thought yet Imbued with the same high ideal of musical Integrity, shared honors and success at the fourth concert of the Coolidge Foundation Cham ber Music Festival yesterday after noon. This performance marked also the premiere of these works, the melodic contents of which was their chief characteristic. Roy Harris’ “Viola Quintet” for two violins, two violas and cello divided into a “Prelude, Melody, In terlude and a Grand Fugue,” gave an illusion of a village scene in the first and third movements. Jolly bits of music introduced by the violins, were followed by an ex pressive cantilena in which the first violin was heard above other in struments. The recitativo part to ward the close of the first move ment led back to the merry making in the interlude with snatches of familiar gigue tunes in the fore ground, closing with a fugue, the length of which, while detracting from its merits, was nevertheless very effective. At the conclusion of the number the composer and the players were recalled several times. The Coolidge group was as sisted in the presentation by Wil liam Primrose, violist. The quartet in one movement, David Stanley Smith’s eighth, in “A Major, Op. 77” has its melodic line concentrated in the first vio lin. It is like a song, a poem with out words, the instruments merging in a kaleidoscopic change of har monies, rising from playfulness to a passionate expression to find a solution in a spiritualized effect of sound which concludes the work in a triple pianissimo. The lofti ness of its concept, the wealth of melody and its masterly workman ship deserve a permanent place in the repertoire of chamber music groups or even that of a soloist. The rather unusual combination vi uiree vioims, vwo vioias ana one cello proved a clever innovation of the sextet by Nicolai Berezowsky, the combination confined usually to the three pairs of instruments. The balance of the composition was unusually satisfying. Written on a long line with a broad beginning Mr. Berezowsky works up his thematic material in the finale to a stupen dous climax. The religioso of the “Molto Adagio” has a satisfying fullness of tone with prominence given to the third violin, the part for which was in the capable hands of Eudice Shapiro. The work is well written with due consideration paid to the instruments and their possibilities. Mr. Primrose was again assisting the group. Mr. Berezowsky had his measure of success. A few words must be said of the excellence of ensemble in the presentation of compositions the harmonies of which were so in volved and difficult. Security of pitch and a roundness of tone were in evidence in most treacherous pas sages. There was a notable apprecia tion on the part of the composers for the manner in which their works were presented. Famous Harpist Scores. For some years the name of Marcel Grandj any, famous French harpist, represented the criterion of skill in the harp world and to hear him and see his manipulation of his chosen instrument at close range was, indeed, an inspiration Satur day night at the third concert of the Coolidge Festival at the Library of Congress, the program of which featured the harp in ensemble with a string quartet, with two violins and with organ. Of these the most effective was the first where he had the assist ance of the Coolidge String Quartet in Haendel’s Concerto. The finer possibilities of the harp were dem onstrated by Mr. Grandiany in this performance in which his trills matched the fluency of intricate runs and his mastery of the pedal. The magnificent cadenza, composed by Mr. Grandjany in conformity with Haendel’s style, brought into play his unlimited resources as a virtuoso and a musician, serving to climax a performance which set up new standards. Numerous recalls and volumes of applause assured Mr. Grandjany of the public’s esteem for his art. Eugene Goosen’s "Suite for Two Violins and Harp, Op. 6” gave more prominence to the first violin, using the harp as an accompaning medium. The work, divided into three movements, "Impromptu," “Serenade” and “Divertissement," Is delightful and refreshing through out, written in a romantic mood, yet having strength both in its struc ture and its theme. Mr. Kroll, whose fine tone and virtuosity on the violin equaled that of Mr. Grand jany on the harp, gave a spirited reading of the work. Two pieces, an “Aria in the Classic Style, Op. 19,” and “Fan tasie-Choral,” on the hymn “Pange Lingua, Op. 21,” dedicated to Mrs. Coolidge, formed the thi’-d and last offering by Mr. Grandjany, this time with the assistance of E. Power Biggs at the organ. In the “Fan tasie,” the harp often vied with the organ repeating the figurations or completing the harmonization. On the whole the work was less effective for the harp as a solo in strument althpugh it gave a further idea of its possibilities in ensemble. The “Pantasie” was given its first performance at this concert, having been commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation for this festival. Special interest centered on the “Sonata for Two Violins and Two Pianos,” by Jerzy Fitelberg. which, composed in 1938, was given its pre miere in this country Saturday. Mr. Fitelberg is an ultra-modernist and as such taxes with his style the ear and the intelligence of his auditors. 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The duo-pianists had a better op portunity to show their fine art In the Brahms ''Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 66b." Their smooth execution and artistic elan brought them a gratifying recep tion at the conclusion of the con cert. Lindsay Will Speak David Lindsay, Washington edi tor of Look magazine, will address the Washington Society of Amateur Cinematographers at S o’clock to night at Mount Pleasant Library, Sixteenth and Lamont streets N.W. He will discuss the type of photo graphs suitable for publication. Fort Benning Spring Maneuvers Stress Speed and Skill Encirclement Tactics Next on Program for 45,000 in Training By the Associated Press. PORT BENNING, Ga., April 15.— Military spring training stressed base running hereabouts today. The 4th Corps Blues and a pro visional Red Cross tested their skill and speed in the largest of a series of Army maneuvers begun under an augmented national pre paredness program last fall. 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