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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: PKBRUARY 23, 1913.
10-B Gossip of Music and Musicians Principals in Wizard of the Nile BY II ISN RtlSTT A US. UKKB. t one time It itm the wrlter'a I a 1 pleasure to visit a clans In I llterat'.Tc under Prof- Richard I1 I a. Molton. tho well known professor of literary theory IPdgy&J and interpretation at Chicago university. This day It happened that he ohoso for the subject of his lecture, "The Plot" He bepui with the lowest rorm of the plot, and It showed him In literature even at the very beftfnnlnjr the , feeling for form made Itself manifest. 'lie took up tho fairy story In which the sense Is of little Importance, but the form of story Is perfect, ire Illustrate! two kinds of plots by moans of several splendidly told tales, one In which there were three sons set to do some wonder ful task In order U win their father's farm. Each went away and studied for a year. "When they returned each was to prove his skill. As I remember, the first shaved a man during; a race. The second made a suit of clothes in phenom Inol time. At this point it began to rain, and the third, son, who was a soldier, swuns his, sword around his head so rapidly that It kept them all dry and he received the prlsn. ny this he Illustrated those plots In which there are a first, second and third Incident, bound together by a little last touch that made them all one. and a complete story. He Illustrated another type of plot. In which one In cident grows out of another lko the llpks of a chain, and uses these two ns the nuclle from which, all other plots grew Passing on to other nnd more complex types, he finally came to that master of literature, William Shakes pcare, nnd after taking up briefly the main points of tho plots of one or two of his moat famous plays, and showing how there were plots within plots not one. but many, each of which would make a complete story In Itself, but all so deftly woven and Intertwined that at the end the sweep of the last final touch brought them nil together and made them a unl fled whole he mode this remark: "Wll Ham Shakespeare Is In literature what Johann Bcbastlnn Bach Is In music." Bach In a corresponding manner takes four or more melodies, each complete In Itself (to which an accompaniment might have been written), and Intertwlnoa them through and around each other In such a remarkable Vnanner that we find all going at the same tlmo and the many parts so fitted together that the result Is a wonderful composition. In Shakes peare's works there are usually at least four plots going on at onoe In "Tho Mer chant of Venice" there can be found six. i hoa not been expected to nave a muslo lesson that day, but tha more 1 thought about It the moro convincing It seemed that hero ono had been unexpect edly taught.. Since then It Is Interesting to find other analogies along the same lines between different authors and com posers. It )s Interesting to look at muil cat compositions and work out the, plots, according to Prof. MouUon's clear, brief outline. Thero are many that viewed as a whola show tho first, second and third Incidents, and; the final unifying touch, and there are others that are just ai clearly built upon tho chain Idea. There are complex nnd simple one. There are some that are traglo and some that art not. The comparison of Bach and , Shake spoaro In this way gives to anyone w.th a knowledge of tho one a great help tt 1 an understanding of the other. It Is something like mountain climbing. You see a mountain and are curious to know what you can see from tho top, and what Is up there anyway. If you are curious enough you toll to tha top and look over, nnd there you see on tho other aide and around you other mountain topi, somtf what similar. You know they aro simi lar because you know what the one la like. If you do not climb any of them or even a foothill, how are you going tj know what any of them arc like? After the beautiful and clear Interpretations of Shakespeare by Miss Marlowe and Mr, Bothern. wouldn't It be nice to have some Bach? Lfcy,,,,.,r j INEZ ZAZXFas CJeopsibra Entirely new. costumes for all the char acters In tho "Wizard of the Nile," the comic opera which will be staged by th.i Knights of Ak-Sar-Bcn at the Brandels theater Wednesday and Thursday nights, aro bolng completed by Oscar Ueban, and new properties such as crocodiles and ani mals have been finished by Qua rtons. Their Introduction will be mado at tho theater tomorrow night, when tho last rehearsal, with all characters In full drt-ss. will bo held. Tho costumes and scenery of the show are declared to be finer and moro elaborate than thooso of the original production when Frank Dan isle started on the road with the show. Lichen Is donating tho use of tho cos tumes to the company and the expense of the production will be materially les sened thereby. The seats for the two performances are meeting with ready sale, and the huatllng committee whloh has this work In chanro anticipates crowded houses pn both nlgats, ..Li. ......... . . m . ( 1 : i.w. ..inn lumcu away, 'ino first twelve rows ore marked at $1.60 a seat and tho remainder of the house, with the exception of tho gallery, wi sell at ft a a.at. 'iftf prjoe has yet boon placed on gaiiery seats, tlie hustlers dcslrlnir iu wait until the others are sold. The boxis of the theater foe the first night al ready have been taken, and many of the choice seats In tho first dozen rows also . . i iiatu ucen soia. From, a monetary as well as an artlstto standpoint "Tho Wizard of Tho Nile" David Blspham presented some rather Interesting views in an Interview In tne last number of Musical America. He spoke of the musical conditions as sein throughout tho country on his latest tours. In the west and southwest he no 1 1 ceii a significant advance In concert conditions, but In some other cities where the women's cluhs devoted themselves exclusively to muilo they now are trying to get the most out of all the correlated arts literature, drama, painting and music which makes the concert artists' audience a little more difficult to attract. Mr. Blspham .believes that these changing conditions' are partly the cause of Joint recital tours, as well as the variety tuoh a program affords that a single artist could not supply, and the rejlef from fatigue It gives to the artists themselves. Mr Blspham expresses particularly strong views on what is termed the "unsexlnz" tt-f certain vocal numbers, which for vari ous reasons seem to belong to one gender rather than the other.- "For Instance there are numbers whloh, although ths text contains nothing which could not bo sunr by either sex, were definitely In- tended by the composer to be delivered by & man or woman, as the case mica. be. Yet because these numbers are grate tui ana appealing- to audiences, acme singers Insist upon offering them against the expressed wish of the composer. Tan-, 'an oratorio passage which, although It is supposed to represent the words t thi prophet Jeremiah, the composer con cetved as belns most effeotivoly sung by woman, wouia It not be Inartistlo for singer to place such a number on his program In direct-deflanco of the. co.n- poser? It would bo Just as If r should sing 'O, Itest in the Lord,' or a cpntralto should prpgram 'It la Enough.' Bad taste Is again found in tho prolamine by au artist of songs whloh typify the passions or the opposite sex." Blspham startled one young lady about to put Strauss' Cecllle' upon her program by suvlnir that any woman that would knowlnclv sing such sentiments deserved to be called "brazen huzzy." To another singer who was determined to put Schumann's 'Ich Qrolle Nlcht" upon her program becauu she liked It Mr. Blspham pointed out thd Inconsistency of a, woman's singing thl text and recommended some of the sami composer's "Ftauehllebe." In speaking of his successful variety in program mak ing Mr. Blspham said: "I strive t6 In elude no two songs of the same mood, nor In the same key, but while I would be the last to adhere unduly to conven tionality in the order of songs, I do not care for that overlapping of chronolosl- cal sequence which places a Bong of the Noah's ark age beside a number of the uiaitanls, period." lr Sanatorium This Institution Is the ooljr one In tho central vest with, separate baUtUncs citnatod In their own smpte crotutde, yet entlrelr dis tinct, sad rendering It passible, to cltEifr cs6ft. Tue. oao building txilnr filled for and devoted to the treatment of son-coat&gjotu aad. soswDc&tsl diseases, as others be lar xdraltted: the ether Rest Cot tage beiny tjestgnr-i for aad &s vsl&i to xbe jcxTjIsjHb treatment 4 wdsct caes refjufrlac f i. tisf watchful care and 3pe- Is expected to bo the best show the knights have ever staged. Performers Are Qualified. The various roles In the. piece have been assigned with special attention to the qualifications of the many actors recruited and the result has been a do light to the promoters. Frederick C. Froemantel earnestly declares tho or ganization Is the finest singing body with which he over worked. Ho Is tho director of the musical portion of the production, Tho cast of characters follows: CAST OF CHARACTERS. Kibosh, a Persian maglcan, making a professional tour of Egypt Oscnr O. Ijtcbert Abydos, his apprentice. .Mrs. C. II. Boylcs j'loietny, icing of Egypt II. W. Dunn Ptarmigan, Cleopatra's music teacher M. T. Swarts Cheops, tho royal weather prophet.... a H. Hamilton Odollsk, captain of the lloyal Guards A. J. Alvord Molbls, Egyptian gendormo Douglas Mclchcr unuint. jsgypuan gendarmo , S. P. Conover Chop Chop, headsman E. A. Blerman Chop Urn, headsman O. F. Drcfold special Guards to Ptolemy What ...-..! R. Tl Johnson Ho Bert Miner My , U IT. Hart uuarrt . B. K. Johnson A Priest F. U Hinklcy Cleopatra, a princess who knows naught of lovet. Mlsslnez Latoy Dimoona, noiemy a second wire Mrs. Will O'Donnell Notrn. a natrc... MIssDorret Arndt Merza, n dancer Miss Qeorcla Gideon Pages and Maids of Honor Miss Maud Davlcs, Miss Bss Latey, Mrs. 3. S. Hamilton, Miss B. Smith, Mis oBatrice Hougton. Miss Mattlo Smith, MIbs Kthol Kstes, Miss Alio Gideon, Miss Nolllo MerKiin. miss b. Keiiog. Mrs. m, T. Bwartz. Miss Florence Melcher. Musical director, Frederick C, Frecman- lei. fHatre director. Oscar G. I.Ieben. Assistant stage director, C. Doucherty. mnge manager, tr. ii. iioyies. Dancing director, W. Chambers. SYNOPSIS OK SCENES. Act I Public sauare in Alexandria. Act II. Terraco roof of the king's pal ace. Act III nterlor of the king's prlvato TwrnmM. ltoyal uuorua . jtronfisa, j. xj. douv i Moore, J. Sorenson, Georgo Blerman, nininlmli ntllnn. Bert Loll roil. K. Hatch. Importers and Citizens J. j. Bceproft,' a. . . TT .1 T 1. rt-ti.in.Ti. I son, Harry Felber, William H. Hunt, George Itelfert, Cecil Withnell, H. J. Dooms. . Slaves ti. Eadon. F. Meek, Henry 'Tlmmninn. F. W. Nelson. Ltidfes In Waiting Miss Ora Mous.:, Mrs. Bertha Chapman, miss Jismer nor. Hon. Mls Cossle Blerman. Mrs. It, K. Johnson. Miss Mable Cole, Miss Erma 711 nh. hIIrh Iterances Melcher. Miss Kaih- oririf. Fitch, Mrs. O. O. Lleben, Mls Gladys Jones, Miss Ada Bridges, Misj Helen Cunningham. Mrs. W. B. Cady, Miss Florence Hoye, Miss Blanch Man ning. Miss Mario Scoflcld, Miss H. Mar- tilt. Mr. Richard Aldrlch. -n the New York Times speaks of tha fatlure of program musia to give exact expression to tho composer's Intention. He cites a Berllos Bymphony recently performed In that city as an Illustration, In which the muslo Is a representation of the real episodes In the artist's life and In what is supposed to be his opium dream. He also qoutes from the recently publlshd volume of essays by Wetngartner called ArKorae, an amusing Illustration. A listener went to hear a performance of locnard Strauss' symphonic poem. "Kin Heldenleben." armed with the wrong uio- gram nook and thought he was going to hear the "Symphonla Domestlca." He hears the work and Interprets It by means of the wrong book and might find nothing to disturb his admiration for the skill nnd resource of the composer .to make If so well express what he wis picturing. Mr. Welngartner uses this to show that orchestral composers are not yet any n oarer the goal of the extreme programltes In depletion of things by muslo as they can be depicted by speech. "As long as It la necessary to Inform the listener In anyway what ha ought to hear In music. It Is practically admitted that muslo Itself cannot express It com pletely. There are but two ways to solve the problem, either by composing music solely for Its own sake, or. effecting a real union of two arts la the song, tho oratorio or the opera. Personalty If music expressed rrrythlxrg as tt could be de picted, by speech, the writer fears that pootlo type. If our beloved Francota thought of pastures green or. stories cr poems that served him as an Incentlvo to composition, at least the thought does nbt appear on the title page, which bears tho modest titles of mazurkas, preludc.i, Impromptus, and tho like. This leaves the listener free to follow out his own fancies In his own Interrpetatlon. The many excellent biographies of Chopin will furnish a few hints to some of his in terpreters that may bo Interested, such as the Idea of the Raindrop prelude, and how ho happened to write It, Coming back to Mr. Aldrlch'a article, he closes It with this clover satire upon tho ex treme programlo composer. It Is an old Joke that the program mu sician should bo asked to compose a sym phonic poem describing how an English man took a trip to the continent, changed his religion and lost his 'umbrella, ihe Implication was that this Is Impossible In muslo. It would bo perfectly possible In tho kind or conventional sign language used In the most advanced program music. Begin with a well dunned raig-1 llsh tuno and a quotation from "llna. fore," "He Is an Englishman." thus es tablishing the nationality and residence of tho subject. The sea has often enough been represented In muslo, and a short transition passage, rough or smooth, as might bo preferred, could Indicate the crossing of tho channel. Iandlng In France plainly calls for a representation of smiling landscape, also on old musical devioa, and a determination of French local color by a mrencn tuno. unange or religion. Lt the hero's original Angell- canlsm be denoted by somo sound selec tion from tho hymnal or a quotation from "Jackson In F," probably both, which should then, by wholly familiar devices, be made gradually to poae over to an equally uncompromisingly cauiouo hymn. say -Aorsto t-iueies." ana a passage oz plain cong. There should be an umbrella memo. Tins ought not to be difficult: thus, find a theme that could bo made to extNUid or contract bv nuirmiintatlnn or aiminuition, cy aynamio changes or by HiKciuuus nurmonia devices, mus suffir&Bt. Ing the most obvious action of an um- oreiia. Tnen let this theme fade away. Such is the crude outline of a Dotentlal masterpiece from the hand of ana ilc. compllshed Iu the manipulation of themes In the modern manner. It could even be put forward at first to t iutnii tn "for itself alono, purely as music, wlth- uui an exiu&naiory program.-' as has boon nnn-U'trh iwitlnllv mnintav ., . poetic program symphonies before. But ii wouia oe wen to see tnat copious an alvtlcal notes wnrn rlrculnt,! in-ims.il ately afterward In time for the next and u ouutcqutni perrormanccs. You'll miss something If you do not get season tickets to the Mendelssohn choir and Thomas orchestra concerts In April. I am In the choir, so I know. They can be obtained from any member of the choir. Gtoeose. Heard at the Mendelssohn choir: First Contralto Now, we're going to sing. "Hey. Nonlno" again. I think these are the ellUest words to this song. I wonder who wrote them? Second Contralto William Shakespeare. The dclosratcs of the Katkmal Federa tion of Musical Ctuba trill assemble for Introductory Sale of 26 McDougall Kitchen Cabinets on Co-operative Club Plan Mrs. Housewife, this is a Bale you can't afford to ovorlook if you ever expect to own a good Kitchen Cabinet. 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"He has been heard by many musical people and they all agree In telling mo his voice Is an exceptionally lovely bass cantata." Per haps, with cultivation, mused the bari tone, such a voice might develop into a sacred oratorio, Musical America. Musical Notes. Mr. Frank Mach will nresont his pupils. Olca Bltner (a younp prodigy), Ieo Ura- viroff and Fred M. Freuerlcksen in violin recital, assisted by Miss Florence Peterson, pianist (pupil of Mr. Borglum), on tho evening of March 4 at 8:30 p. m. Miss Eltner will Play a Beethoven minuet. Danola's Fifth Air Varle Serenade, Schu bert, and Fantasle. by Mollenuauer. Air. Uravlroff will give "Chanson d'Armour." Helmund-Sltt; "Torch Dance Henry VIII," German; Dvorak's "Humoresk" and "Hungarian Dance.' Haesche. Mr. Frederlckson will contribute "Obertass Wlnnlawskl. "Leirendn." Bohm. and the Mendelssohn concerto op. 61. Miss Pter son's part of tho program will consist of the Chopin u minor uaiiaae. Airs. a. ii. Andreson, accompanist. DmsJia Svmnhnnv Stlldv orchestra, will give its tnird annual concert 'ruesaay evening. February 26. Henry a. cox, con ductor. Dr. Frederlo C. Frcemantel will give a sacred somr recital at the First Congre gational church on sunaay evening March 1 Mr. Freemantel will have the assistance of Miss Nanoy Cunntngham at the organ and Mrs. Freemantel at the piano. Tickets of admission, wnicn ara free, can be obtained from the church, or any member of the church, or at Mr, irreemaniera sraaio. Mtaa Vera Allen, the soprano in the "Countess Coauette." Is the Omaha girl who appeared here with the Abonv com pany last year. ne has been me recip ient of a groat many press notices com plimentary to her splendid singing. The musical department of tho Omaha. Woman's club will meet Tjiursaay. eD. niarv sr. at 2:15 d. m.. when Mrs. J. A. C, Kennedy will have charge of tho pro gram, wwcli win d aevotea io uie cum txMltlons of modern Russian composers. Mrs. Kennedy also will read a paper on the subject. Mr. Berryman will play an nriitntai ohantasle. entitled "Isiamar." by BaJakircff. Miss Madge "West will contribute a sranade by Oalkln. Noc turne, Karganoff (b) Etude, Arensky, will be given by Martha Murphy. Miss Ger trude Miller wlU slug (a) "flonr of the ShflDhard." LehJL from the opera "flne- gourotchka," by Rytnsky-KeirsaJtow, and (b) llopaK, AiousaorgsKy, x no prosrnun will close with the "Danoe of th Elfs." rr Sauellnlkoff. M1sa Helen Bennett. The accompanists are Misses Elotse West and Nina Oamtt Our Prescription Departments Are exclusively In charge of state registered men who always use the purest and highest quality drugs and chemicals that money can command and never substi tute that' h why Omaha's lead ing physicians Invariably direct that you "Take It to a Sherman & McConnoll drug store." Sherman & McDonnell Drug Co, Four Stores. A Great Farm Journal TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER, OMAHA, NEB. 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