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SEE • 8
Danielle Decours Local Debut
Discloses Pianistic Talent
By aiicc cversman
Danielle Descours, French pianist
and a newcomer to Washington, was
cordially welcomed last night at her
local debut recital in the Phillips
Gallery. A graduate of the Paris
Conservatoire as pupil of Isidoi
Philipp, before the war began, she
wa^able to continue her public ap
pearances from time to time in
Lyons, where she lived during the
occupation. That she has many
friends and 1 admirers in thief city
was shown by the size of the audi
ence attending her first public ap
pearance here.
Mme. Descours is the possessor of
abundant talent that has been well
equipped for expression and which
she presents, with authoritative ad
| dress. There is distinction in the
I crisp clarity of her tone and in the
fluent and resilient quality of her
I finger technique. She has also a
sensitive comprehension of nuance
I to which she can modulate her in
■ cisive touch from weighty sonority
to delicate tints with a pleasing
flexibility. While having at com
mand a wide gamut of coloring, she
makes use of it with refined taste
and with intelligent discrimination.
She placed tests on her musician
ship immediately with the Bach
"Prelude and Fugue in G” and
the Schumann "Fantasy, Op. 17.”
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I a ted her performance of the
Bach gave it a particular sheen
and it was balanced with nicety of
effect throughout. The exacting dif
ficulties of the "Fantasy” are not
beyond Mme. Descours’ technical
possibilities and as far as these were
concerned, she showed herself equal
to its requirements. Yet the char
acter of the work was too sharply
etching in black and white and with
little stressed put on Its romantic
Its more dramatic measures were
not impelled by innate fire but
were rather brusquely stated with
emphasis more on volume than
warmly infused tone. When a lyric
moment arrived, the exciting qual
ity that is resident in her forte
playing, was not retained in the re
duced tone nor did she take advan
tage of these opportunities for sing
ing expression. The natural nerv
ousness of a first appearance may
account for some slips in the open
ing numbers and for some peculari
ties in tempi. The latter were more
apparent in the "Fantasy,” which
seemed less well suited to her own
Further listed on her program
were three posthumous Etudes by
Chopin, his "Barcarolle,” Ravel’s
"Noctuelles” and "Oiseaux Tristes”
and Debussy’s "Prelude,” “Sara
bande” and “Toccata.”
Community Chorus Heard.
Warner Lawson, dean of the
School of Music of Howard Unlver
a choral conductor with the pres
entation of Dett’s “The Ordering of
Moses” last night In the Metropoli
tan AM.E. Church. It was sung
by the Washington Community
chorus organized in 1943 and in
cluding members of all races and
creeds. Although planned as a
morale project during the war, it
has growq to be a significant or
ganization in the community. Mr.
Lawson^as been the director since
the beginning and has presented it
in public concerts several times.
“The Ordering of Moses” was com
pleted by R. Nathaniel Dett in 1937
and first given at the Cincinnati
Music Festival a short time later.
The noted composer has utilized
both Biblical texts and Negro folk
lore with exceptional skill, creating
a thrilling work inflamed with glow
ing ardor. The magnificent choruses
are planned on a broad scale and
the splendid voices of the group
singing them last night expressed
them With fervent spirit. The great
“Hallelujah” sung by the women’s
voices was but one of the pulse
stirring instances in # a generally
inspired performance.
Excellent soloists, who delivered
their respective parts with rare con
viction, added to the impressiveness
of the presentation. The role of
Moses, explained in the program as
being a shepherd and probably
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young, was assigned to Chauncej
Brown, whose beautiful tenor has,a
particularly haunting note in It.
He fting the music with remarkable
effect and authority. The unusual
range;-of Nancy Fisher’s soprano
voice was most appropriate for the
brilliant writing for the role of
Miriam. Her performance was
marked by smooth vocal delivery
that lost none of Its ease and con
trol when mounting into the high
register demanded by the score.
The -cool loveliness of her tone
formed a fine contrast to the rich
volume of the chorus.
Hie gifted Arthur Davis took the
two baritone roles of “The Voice of
God" and “The Word" and the fine
contra Ho, of Louise Burge was heard
in “The Voice of Isreal.” Excep
tional accompaniments were played
by Almd J. Montgomery and Thomas
H. Kerr, Jr., the two pianists giving
notable performances also of the
three instrumental interludes.
French Teachers Sponsor
Foreign Film's Premiere
The Association of American
Teachers of French In Washington
will sponsor the premiere of the
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french movie, "The Well-Digger
Daughter,” at the little Theater «
8:30 p. m. Thursday.
The proceeds of the perform anc
Will go to the fund for the main
tens nee of french exchange stu
dents in Washington. Patrons c
the premiere are the french Am
bassador and, Mrs. Henri Bonne!
One hundred such students now ar
attending Americafi universities &h<
colleges, and 65 appointments havi
been made available to Americai
students in France.
Tickets for the benefit perform
ance may be obtained at America!
Aid to France, 1733 Connecticut
avenue N.W., and at the office oi
the Little Theater, Washingtor
Loan it Trust Building, Ninth anc
P streets N.W.
Rummage §ale Announced
The National Park College Alum
nae Association will hold a rum
mage sale tomorrow, Thursday anc
Friday at 1626 Fourteenth streei
N.W. Proceeds of the sale will be
given to Children’s Hospital, where
the alumnae support a charity bed
duririg one week of each month.
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