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TITE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND,
OCTOBER 31, 1915. -
MUSICAL SEASON BURSTS OVER NEW
YORK ENTHUSIASTS JUST AS BOMB
Opening Scries of Symphony Orchestra Is One of Distinguishing Features Ann Swinburn Makes Formal En
trance Into Concert Field Elman Returns in Work'More Taxing Than Ever.
I XI New York has long- since dis-
carded the fashion of drifting
easily Into a full season, with here and
there an attraction, until before realiz
ing It one is fairly In the middle of
activity. Now the season bursts wide
open, like a bomb from which shoots
innumerable particles good, bad and
The first week of general concerts
had several distinguishing features of
interest, among which may be espe
cially mentioned the opening of the
series 01 sew York Symphony Orches
tra concerts under Walter Damrosch,
with Elman as soloist; the presenta
tion by David Bispham at the Harris
Theater of the playlet of 'Adelaide.'"
himself potraying sympathetically and
picturesquely the great master Beetho
ven; the formal entrance into the con
cert field of Ann Swinburne from the
realms of light opera, and the first
re'.ital of this season of Albert Spald
ing, the young American violinist, who
must be ranked as one of the greatest
artists this country has produced and
one of the best of the younger violin
ists of the day.
The return of Elman to the concert
fctage after an absence of more than a
vear was sensational from every stand
point. He was greeted with the utmost
enthusiasm upon his appearance, and
it was some time before the conductor
could proceed with the opening strain
of the Goldmark concerto which he had
elected to play.
For Elman it may be further said
hat nothing could be more taxing than
the work in which he made his re
appearance. One might well have ex
pected him to plav a more nmrobr
work and one in which he had a wider
trope. As it was, the success was the
more pronounced, and his Plavinir Jus
tified the strongest claims that have
ocen urged for him.
Elman shows his growth more than
it any other way by the great poise
w.nd smoothness which have come into
his work. That which was once the
impulse, of the Inner feeling has been
supported by the conviction of musi
cianship, and with all that has been
gained in poise, in authority and in
maturity there has not been lost a
thade of the buoyancy of youth, the
joy, the grace, the freshness, the spon
taneity which proclaimed the child El
man a genius when he made his first
appearance on any stage.
His shadings are ravishing, his
jhraslrgs are masterly and his tone
lirings back the realization of the old
and eternal question what is tone?
3s it within the magic of the fingers,
ir is it the mystery of the soul? What
ever it may be. Elman has something
which makes his hearers forget the
composition, even the player, and revel
simply in the sheer beauty of sound
that is of the purest, of the most woo
ing, winsome quality. Indeed he sweeps
more senses than that of hearing, for
one Is suddenly aware of seeing a great
palimpsest unfold, revealing indescriba
ble colors, dazzling in radiance and
brilliancy and of feeling the warmth
of velvet or the tracery of filmy lace.
The Bohemians, of which club Franz
Kneisel is the president, sent the larg
est laurel wreath that ever has been
made up. too large to be handed over
the footlights, and extending the en
tire length of the door of Aeolian Hall,
through which it is carried on its way
to the green room.
At last David Bispham, whose per
formance of "Adelaide" was selected as
"the bright, particular target against
which were fired the'barbs of right
eous indignation of the Sabbath protec
tion committee, faced his public on
Thursday instead of Sunday, as origi
The committee seemed the more
ridiculous after the public witnessed
the lovely little classical representa
tion of the master of Bonn.
Of course, the minature drama is
pure fancy, but it is a fancy that is
difficult to turn aside once it has been
seen. The loveable side of the great
master has never been accentuated:
when we take everything into consid
eration, what do we know about the
intimate side of the man?
What Mr. Bispham did in less than
fcn hour was to bring to the devotees
of Beethoven, as to those who take his
wurks perfunctorily, a new sense of
appreciation, of sympathy, of under
standing and of love. Haye we not
been guilty of thinking of Beethoven
merely as a master of all that was
greatest in musical invention and form?
In a few moments Mr. Bispham made
lis hear the tragedy, the depth of emo
tion born from love, joy, and hope,
turned into despair, anguish and com
plete renunciation of all earthly joys;
greatest of all. of the love of hr wh
had been his inspiration in his hours
of despair. He brought home with
those wonderful Hashes of dramatic
Ju nius which have made him a king
of interpreters, the qualities which
lmve made us tfiink beyond the fa
miliar musical thoughts and find the
fountain in the soul of the man and
in his suffering. Could there be any
thing more beautiful than the line,
"No, leai'e me, leave me! What could
be more terrible than to know that
'our dear voice was whispering words
of love into ears which could not hear
them?" and so he turned away Ade
laide, who had come back to live the
aest of their disappointed lives togeth
er she who had forced from him to
marry a rich husband, and he who had
lived his life alone, from day to day,
from month to month, trying to forget
Ms love, but immortalizing that love
within the measures of his mighty ere
ctions. It is quite impossible to express
proper appreciation of what this great
w'tlst has done for the memory of
Keethoven in bringing forward this lit
tle sketch, rewritten from the German
by himself and adapted for stage pur
poses as presented by himself and hiSJ
New Tork does not usually manifest
s'ich unvarnished, frank curiosity as it
fli i in the case of Miss Swinburne's re
el i al in Aeolian Hall Thursday evening.
The story of this charming actress is
i'o well known to need the retailing,
but cursorily it may be told that when
she came to New York from out of the
West her personality seemed to strike
like a flash of lightning.
With no previous experience, and
just because of this personality, she
as engaged for the leading role of
tne play, '"The Climax." which was
toured for more than a year from one
"J of the country to the other. She
did not want to be an actress, in fact,
had no such idea. She wanted to sing,
!-le was eager for study, hungry to
hour music; but when she discovered
the cost of acquiring a musical educa
tion she felt tht she dared not over
throw such a chance to become inde
pendent, and she put aside for the time
tli.- idea of singing.
No actress on any stage has ever
br ught back such a collection of trib
utes as were showered upon the young
end beautiful girl who was hardly put
tir.sr one touch of the stage into trie
lovely manner In which she lived
tlnough the role each night. From that
Mi.-s Swinburn was able to go to Eu
rope, where she studied with Frank
King Clark, who predicted a great fu
ture for her, if ever she could give
enough time to the actual development
of her voice. Her return from abroad
marked the beginning of her career in
musical comedy, her first success be
''15 the principal soprano in the trans
lated version of Lehar's "The Count of
This was a terrific test as well as
Me greatest strain that could be put
upon a singing artist, because for the
American version, quite different from
the original lovely work, all that was
difficult in the original soprano role
and all that waa intended for the sou
brette part was rolled into one, and
Miss Swinburne was called upon to do
the famous staircase at every per
formance, which taxed her strength to
However, she became such a favorite
that during the next season her name
was on Broadway in the big electric
light fashion at the Globe Theater,
where she became the furore, and her
name was blazoned from coast to coast.
During her entire light opera career
Ann Swinburne never had a failure of
any sort, which does not mean that
every opera in which she appeared was
a success, but it does mean that her
personality dominated everything, car
ried her through everywhere and
caused her to win not only approba
tion, but the affection of every one,
from the scene shifters up.
But light opera did not attract her.
She wanted the money, frankly, and
she was one of the best-paid light
opera stars of Broadway. When she
had saved enough to make it possible
for her to carry out her original de
sire, that is, to live in ease and to
study as she wished. Miss Swinburne
turned toward the concert stage as an
outlet for her ' musical and artistic
sense, as the culmination of her first
aspirations. She had to pass through
a harder test than other young artists
beginning a career, for no one regarded
that radiant creature that faced a con
cert audience for the first time as a
For the American public, Ann Swin
burne was an artist at the topmost
rung of success, while truthfully, she
was standing for the first time on a
platform that has been graced by the
greatest artists of the world, and hers
was a success in the most subtle phases
of the art. Those qualities which Ann
Swinburne has are those for which
singers of many years of experience
struggle to achieve, and few achieve
them. No one can create such a per
sonality, no one can acquire such mag
netism, few are blessed with such ra
diant good looks, few have the inter
pretative sense, born from an innate
picturesque imagination and the gen
eral stage training which she has had,
and few have the musical feeling and
understanding which she showed. There
are those who have more flexible and
wieldy voices, but they seldom exhibit
great vocal skill at their first recital.
Hers is a voice which in its present
condition is too light for some of the
more dramatic selections. While it has
not the lightness of the colorature, who
has no lyric or dramatic depths in
either voice or nature. Miss Swinburne
has it in both directions, but vocally
she has not gained the power of ex
pression that she has on the interpre
tative side. When she will have added
this to the superb talents that she re
vealed she will be one of the most at
tractive artists of the concert stage,
as might easily be prognosticated from
her first appearance, which this actual
She did not spare herself In the way
of repertory, as the programme which
she offered would have taxed a Sem
brich, opening, as she did, with Mo
zart's "Deh Vieni," in itself a master
piece. The first group included a love
ly Beethoven song and one by Gretry.
In five Brahms songs she showed the
intensity of her dramatic feeling, but
there was something to be desired in
actual physical power. A song which
brought storms of applause was an un
published one by Mischa Elman. lovely
in musical quality, and there were two
most interesting songs by Max Vog
rich, the veteran musician, who has
returned to this country after a long
Her accompaniments were well
played by Richard Hageman, of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, and she
was compelled to give several "extras."
repeating the Elman song and the two
songs by Vogrich. The. floral tributes
were fairly indescribable, and the au
dience was wildly enthusiastic.
After all arrangements were com
pleted to open the Lexington Grand.
JUNIOR EXHIBITS AMONG
SCHOOL PUPILS ATTRACT
Grade Students Displays Arouse Enthusiasm Among Patrons and Teachers
and Reveal Marked Ability of Younger Generation.
PARENTS and teachers came to a
realization that more than ordi
nary ability rests with the pupils
of the Portland grade schools ' so far
as individual handiwork is concerned,
when during the last week the junior
exhibits and the back-to-the-home dis
plays were held in a number of the
Portland grade schools. Boys and
girls alike entered with zest into the
expositions, and some of the products
displayed aroused enthusiasm among
teachers and patrons of the schools.
Stephens School Xotes.
The Junior Exposition held under the
auspices of the Oregon Congress of
Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associa
tions at Stephens School October 21
was an Interesting event. Many kinds
of articles were displayed. Annie Costl,
11 years old, of the fifth grade, had on
display 12 yards of beautifully cro
cheted lace, 14 inches wide, which she
made by herself. It represented trim
ming for pillow cases and sheet shams.
Vivian Mooers, of the seventh grade,
had a fine display of tatting, a collar,
centerpiece and a handkerchief. There
were many bureau scarfs, embroidered
pillow tops, doll dresses and all sorts
of articles in the line of domestic arts.
The boys were not outdone by the
girls. A boy of 10 in the Sixth grade
embroidered a pillow top and cro
cheted a scarf. Vera Falkner, only 6
years old, had some especially fine
embroidery, one piece of which was a
guest towel. A piano bench made by
O'Vene Crabtiee, a Ninth grade boy,
deserves special mention because of
the fine workmanship. There were
unique displays of popcorn grown in
the community popcorn garden. That
of Ruth Hill, an Eighth grade girl,
showed several varieties of fine seed
corn. Of the 120 pupils having articles
displayed, each of the 60 girls did the
work by herself, and of the boys, only
one is known to have had assistance.
Each pupil from 3 B to and includ
ing 9 B have just completed writing
letters to children in other schools in
all parts of the world. .These letters
describe the resources of Portland and
the Willamette Valley. The best in
each class was recopied for the super
intendent's office. All were mailed by
the teachers to different cities.
Those having the best letters were as
Marguerite Sammour, 3 A; Sarah
Elliot. 3 B; Lester Jarr, 4 B: Myrtle
Aldriad. 6 A; Wilson Echton. 5 B;
Howard Hall, 6 A; Hazel Hall, 6 B;
Henry Wagner, 7 A; George Flitcraft,
7 B; Ruth Fee. 8 A; Helen Schaffner,
S A; Paul Schmidt, 8 B; Grace Sovern,
9 A; Huabel Wells. 9 B.
Sunnyside School Sfotes.
Tuesday afternon and evening Sun
nyside School held its "back-to-the-home"
exhibit. It was given under the
direction of the Sunnyside Parent
Teacher Association, of which Mrs.
A. M. Webster is president. She was
assisted by Mrs. w, H. Saw tell and
Opera-house with the Boston Opera
Company and the Pavlowa Russian
ballet, the management decided that
the house waa not so well equipped for
performances of this sort as the old
standby, the Manhattan Grand Opera-
house, which Oscar Hammerstein built
and made famous in the annals of true
art In America. . Mr. Rabinoff there
fore announces the opening of his at
traction, or, rather, galaxy ,of attrac
tions, at the Manhattan Opera-house
Monday evening. October 25.
The opening performance will he
"The Dumb Girl of Portici." by Auber.
which has been rewritten for the com
bination of the grand opera company
and Pavlowa. Tuesday night "L'Amore
del tre re" will be given, together with
the ballets from Gluck's "Orfeo." A
galla performance of ballet will be
given Wednesday afternoon, and on
Wednesday night New York will have
the first opportunity to see the Japa
nese soprano in the title role of "Mme.
Butterfly," and following the opera
there will be a ballet from the
Tschaikowsky "Nutcracker" suite.
An elaborate performance of "Car
men" will be given Thursday night.
with Pavlowa in a suite of interpolat
ed Spanish dances, and when Verdi's
"Othello" will be sung Friday evening
there will be a series of elaborate
Among the artists to appear during
the opening week will be Maria Gay.
Felice Lyne, Tamaki Miuri, May
Schneider. Luisa Villani. Maggie Teyte,
Zenatello. Riccaxdo Martin, George
Baklanoff, Jose Mardones, Thomas
Chalmers and others. In addition to
the singers, Mme. Pavlowa, with her
full constituency of artists, will be
seen. In all, the attraction promises to
be one of the most Important events
offered New York in a long time.
There was much in the Godowsky
recital at Aeolian Hall Sunday that
might be designated as sensational, not
the least feature of which was the an
nouncement at the bottom of the pro
gramme that the concert was given
under the management of R. E. John
ston. There was an audience of such
size that it was necessary to add 100
chairs to the seating capacity, and
these were placed on the stage. It did
not take the pianist long to work his
hearers up into such a frenetic condi
tion that there were outbursts of ap
plause at the most inopportune mo
Godowsky is the last man in the pro
fession to court sensationalism, but
this recital was unique from every
It is difficult to remember when
Godowsky has played with such quali
ties, which included not only that
world-renowned technic, but a depth
of feeling and a sense of warmth which
swept his hearers into repeated
tributes to his art and expressions of
delight. , If one were moved to the
critical spirit, it might be found that
the programme was over long, extend
ing, as it did. almost to b o ciock,
lengthened by the "extras" which the
pianist graciously accorded.
The oDenins: number was the "Appas-
sionata of Beethoven," clearly intended
for the vast number of students who
must surely have treasured every note
of that masterful reading. Without
leaving the niano Godowsky played
Brahms' variations on a theme by
Paeranini. Musically speaking there
was nothing on his programme that
could have aroused mere respect anu
admiration than his playing of this
masterpiece. His Chopin group in
cluded the B-Flat minor sonata, the F
Sharp impromptu and the C-Sharp
scherzo, which group naturally brought
In Its wake a number of encores.
The closing numbers were Liszt's
"Concert Sturdy No. 2" and "An Bord
d'une Source." He. then played his own
arrangement for the left hand alone of
the Chopin E.-Flat minor Etude and a
wonderfully interesting and intricate
"Symphonic Metamorphosis," which he
made of the Johann Strauss "Kunstler
leben." In the series of encores he
Played Liszt's "Gnomenreigen," "La
Campanella" and several others.
Mrs. D. H. Gowans, members of the
Sunnyside Association, and Mrs. Nie
land, of Buckman School, who served
as judges. They selected 44 articles,
which are to be sent to the main ex
hibit at the Central Library.
Many and varied were the exhibits,
but all of them were produced at home,
by children 16 years of age or under.
The articles shown by the girls in
cluded every known variety of fancy
work, plain sewing and cooking. The
boys exhibited wireless apparatus,
mechano and erector models, and va
rious articles in manual art.
In the evening a programme was
given which consisted of musical se
lections and recitations by the boys
and girls, which was very well at
tended. In fact, both afternoon and
evening saw crowds of children and
parents about the tables.
Both afternoon and evening delicious
candy, made by the girls, found a
The committee in charge was Prin
cipal E. D. Curtis, Misses Allen, Wright
and Sorenson, from the school; Mes
dames R. R. Seel, S. C. Pier, Jr., J. J.
Jenkins, J. Ira Routledge and Laura
Rose City Exhibit Draws.
The assembly hall of Rose City Park
School was not large enougn to ac
commodate the crowd in attendance at
the junior exhibit October 26, and many
were obliged to leave without seeing
the elaborately decorated hall and the
dozen or more large tables on which
were displayed a great -.riety of
needlework, skillfully constructed toys,
appetizing pies, puddings, cakes, bread
and Jellies. An artistic candy booth.
the work of the ninth-grade girls and
bovs. was much admired and enjoyed.
The school orchestra added greatly
to the enjoyment of the evening, and
the programme by the school did not
have a dull number. Mrs. Jessie tara
ner, of Kansas City, superintended the
decorating of the hall.
The junior exhibit was held at Ter
wllllger School October 26. and much
interest was manifested by the chil
dren. Indoor baseball has been organized
at Terwilliger for both boys and girls.
The boys defeated the Holman team In
two hotly-contested games.
Mrs. Kennedy's room made the high
est per cent in attendance for the first
month with an average of 98.1 per cent.
The junior exhibit of the Linnton
school was held Monday afternoon and
evening- and Tuesday afternoon. Much
interest was shown on the part of the
children. More than 80 children entered
work they had done at home. The
judges selected several articles to be
sent to the exhibit at the Central Li
brary. Much interest was shown by
the residents of the community.
The pupils of this school took great
pleasure in gathering Oregon grape to
be-eent to San Francisco to help deco
rate the Oregon building for Oregon
Irvington School Xotes.
Evidence of the practical benefit de
rived from the "back-to-the-home"
movement was shown Wednesday at
the junior exhibit of Irvington School.
During the past month the children of
the nie grades in the 18 rooms of the
school have been busy In their "out-of-school
time" preparing their work for
the exhibit. Play time has been given
over to making many different articles
displayed by the hundreds on Wednes
day. Tables in the manual training
building were cleared and the exhib
its were .tastefully arranged on them.
The exhibits included articles varying
from fine embroidery, cake and candies
to miniature aeroplanes and wireless
plants. Practically every home in Irv
ington was represented among the vis
itors at the afternoon exhibit.
Clinton-Kelly School Notes.
The junior exhibit was held Tues
day afternoon and evening and was
viewed by many parents and friends of
the exhibitors. The object of this ex
hibit is to encourage the profitable use
of "out of school" hours.
The display of girls' handiwork rep
resented tatting by the yard. Two
crocheted doilies made by Norma Carl
Bon, aged 10 years, and Emily Wood
man, aged 14 years, were worthy of
There were doll's and babies' dresses,
aprons, bags, towels, strings of beads,
pillow slips, pillow tops and completed
pillows, articles of wearing apparel
and basketry. Especially noticed were
an embroidered piece, to be framed for
a tray, made by Charlotte Rice, aged
11 years: a pillow slip by Aletha Peck,
aged 11 years; a crocheted baby's bon
net, by Helen Cotty. two pillows made
by Kathleen Skipton and Frances
NendeL A table of dolls, large and
small, and of different nationalities
was much commented upon.
The domestic science department was
represented creditably in the display of
canned fruit, jellies, conserves, cakes,
pies, candies and a pan of rolls made
by Lloyd Sloan.
The display made and fashioned by
the boys consisted of tabourettes,
paddles, flat boats, book racks, frame
work for boats, aeroplanes, ironing
boards, a complete hunter's log cabin,
with the cooking outfit, canoe, snow
shoes and skins of animals, caught and
displayed In front of the cabin.
Leslie Quigley made the log cabin.
A mechanical derrick constructed by
Harold Bloecher and three pieces of
hammered brass, by .Adolph Mathleson,
elicited favorable -comment.
An oil painting of Mount Hood, by
Justin Faivre, was much admired.
In the display of pets, chickens and
rabbits were well represented.
A cabinet contained collections of
agates, stamps from 97 different coun
tries, a wireless apparatus, an Italian
spinning-wheel 300 years old, a hand
embroidered yoke 78 years old, and a
newspaper printed r-t the time of Mc
Last, but by no means least, was the
display ft vegetables, grown in the
scnooi garden. Among the potatoes
was one weighing two and three
fourths pounds and a parsnip, grown
by Dan Hadley. weighed three pounds.
Clinton Kelly potatoes -may be seen at
the Land Products Show.
The fourth grade, of which Miss
Grace Williams is teacher, enjoyed an
early morning walk to the Rone City
creamery one day last week, arriving
at 7:30 and returning In time for the
regular morning session of school.
This unusual activity was due to
their desire to see the work of the
creamery in progress.
They are now able to converse on
the methods of butter churning, work
ing, cutting and making ready for the
market. They were also much inter
ested in the construction and work of
The Girls" Walking Club of the sev
enth, eighth and ninth grades went to
Macleay park last (Wednesday. Those
in the party were Wilma McAyeal,
Daisy Graap, Hilda Guler, Frances Al
len. Charlotte Wells, Anne Lee Smyth.
Ramona Herst, Catherine Spau, Ina
Chapin. Margaret Westgate, Ruth Will
iams, Gladys Morian and Neva Hau
pert. Appreciation of nature and a close
observation of bird and plant life is
easily cultivated during these trips.
Miss McGregor was chaperone.
Peninsula School Nolerf.
The Peninsula School back-to-thfe-horae
exhibit was made Friday morn
ing, and a good deal of enthusiasm was
shown by the pupils. A number of
pete were brought by both boys and
girls. A good showing of cookery and
sewing was made and a number of
mechanical devices were exhibited by
the boys. There were 123 exhibits
brought by 68 jjupils. Of these about
20 iv"e-i e taken to the Library for gen
A large number of young people, ac
companied by their parents, passed a
pleasant evening at the Social Center
The school grounds have been low
ered and graded preparatory to put
ting out shrubbery and the making of
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have definite hopes that another season
will see them practical and prevailing."
Miss Alice Irene Skiff, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. William Skiff, of Salem,
was soloist recently on Woman's day
and Press day at the Oregon State Fair.
Miss Skiff is just 16 years old, and she
has an unusually good voice- Its sweet
ness and sympathetic tone, combined
with her girlish personality, win for
her many compliments.
At Scadding House, last Wednesday
night, a pleasant muslcale was enjoyed,
participated in by Mrs. J., B. Adams,
soprano soloist at Sunnysfde Congre
gational Church; Mrs. Harold Bay ley,
contralto at Grace Memorial Church";
Rolf Brandt, violinist, and Miss Maria
Garumie, and Mrs. Charlotte Bear,
reader, and directed by Miss Jocelyn
Miss Gladys C. Boys directed several
of her piano students recently in re
cital at Kelso, Wash., and the affair
was quite successful. She was assisted
by Alfred Creitz, violinist, of this city.
At St. Mary's Academy and. College
a successful musical recital took place
recently, those students on the pro
gramme being Allegra Ragsdale. Mary
Collier, Mildred Kennedy, Marguerite
Woodruff, Alice Ennis, Dora Dooley,
Frences Deery, May Hennessy, Mario
Driscoll. Catherine Daniel. Amelia TJ11
man. Edna Beck. Florence Delano,
Genevieve Rowley, Lucile Fraley,
GLadys Johnson, Rita Manning, Rose
Deery, Alice Ennis and Agnes Ken
nedy. Miss Marie A. S. Soule and her
nephew, Gordon Soule, have returned
to this city after their trip of several
months' duration to Eastern cities,
particularly New Tork. They both en
gaged in advanced piano coaching with
experts, one of whom, Albert Ross Par
sons, of New Tork, complimented Gor
don Soule on his undoubted piano tal
ent, and predicted a bright musical
future for him. Two of the pictures
shown on this page show Gordon
Soule and his Eastern cousin, Raymond
Campbell. Each boy is 13 years old,
Raymond being two months older than
Gordon, but there is quite a disparity
in the size of the two boys. Gordon
was reared in Oregon and Raymond in
Chile. South America.
Mrs. Elsie Bond Bischoff has been
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Based on a new constructive principle (THE TENSION RESONATOR)
conceded by the world's best authorities to be an epoch-making discovery,
parallel in importance to the overstrung scale and the repeating action, the
Mason & Hamlin tone has been so magnified, so glorified in its sweetness
and quality as to have caused the most skeptical of authoritative critics to
pronounce it unrivaled the most perfect the world has yet known.
THE TENSION RESONATOR sustains and permanently supports the
arch or crown of the sounding board in such manner as to greatly increase
and magnify its vibrations, thereby creating more tonal volume, greater
purity and sweetness and ;far greater singing quality that particular
quality so essential in the really fine piano, and yet so rarely found.
More time required in the making, more thorough and perfect work
manship, more perfection in the smallest details, more care and expense in
securing the very finest materials, and a final product more magnificent
than any other piano in the world; these have made the Mason & Hamlin
the most expensive of Pianos. Yet even so, it is the most economical in the
years of complete satisfaction that it brings. '
Mason & Hamlin Pianos may be had en easy payments.
Victrolas and Records Player Pianos and Music Rolls
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Other Stores Vancouver, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose,
Los Angeles, San Diego and Other Coast Cities.
re-engagedV as music director of Atkin
son Memorial Church, and has with her
a quartet of young voices which is
doing acceptable work. The personnel
is: Miss Lura Blair, soprano; Miss.
Beatrice Palmer, contralto; J. B. Lorig,
tenor; George Karnopp, bass. Miss
Ruth Pfaender. whose voice is bright
and pleasing, has been engaged as
soprano in the choir at Piedmont Pres
byterian Church. She is a etudent of
Mrs. Elsie Bond-Bischoff. Rev. Frank
W. Gorman, formerly pastor of Atkin
son Memorial Church, a tenor of dis
tinction and who is now a rising tenor
star in professional theatrical circles
in the East, also studied singing with
There is no room in this column for
extended programmes of students' re
citals or of regular church choir serv
ices. At the First Presbyterian Church E.
Maldwyn Evans, who is known
throughout the Pacific Northwest for
his work as a baritone soloist and suc
cessful director, has been secured to
conduct chorus rehearsals. The pre
liminary meeting to decide upon a
ree-ulnr niprht for rehearsals and to
DIEECTOEY OF IOE.XIANI
COS Eilers Bids.
The Boone Studio
William Robinson Boone
Organist First Church of Christ.
Mrs. William R. Boone
Miss Vera Kitchener
Mrs. R. W. Price
169 Eleventh Street
Phone Marshall 1063
JESSIE L. LEWIS
TEACHER OF PIANO.
Available tor Solo.
BEGINNERS, ADVANCED, ACCOM
PANYING. Stndloa 409 Sherman Clay Bids.,
SOS Mississippi Ave.
Phones E 4700, C 347.
Marie A. S. Soule, Mus. Bac.
PIANO AND HAHMO.VT
252 13th St.
Methods: Leschetlzky, German and
Virgil. Pupils from beginning to
Studio Open JVo-r. 1st.
MRS. ELSIE BOND BISCHOFF
CIO Oera Boildtns:.
Phone March ill SIS.
plan fo. the year's programme of con
certs will be held in room A of the
church-house at 7:45 o'clock Wednes
day night. The session of the church
has assumed all the expense connected
with the support of the chorus, so that
there will be no charge for member
ship, but all interested in choral work
and musical study are given the oppor
tunity to enroll without cost and se
cure instruction and direction under a
thoroughly competent master. The first
public appearance of the chorus will
be during the Christmas week, when a
Christmas concert, including all the
best selections from the "Messiah."
with 'solos by leading, soloists of Port
land, will be presented. All interested
in becoming identified with this move
ment for better music can attend at
the church-house Wednesday night, or
telephone Main 2336 the name and ad
dress, so that notice can be mailed
when the regular night for rehearsal
has been definitely arranged.
Miss Maysie Foster, contralto, was so
loist at the evening seVvice at the
Third United Presbyterian Church last
Sunday, singing in the quartet and a
solo. "Just for Today" (Abbot). Miss
Foster has been for the past six years
LEONORA FISHER WHIPP
PIno and Organ.
Phones Main 6780. Marshall 2000.
begs to announce his coming
November fifteenth, nineteen
hundred and fifteen, at jeight-f if
teen o'clock sharp
Multnomah Hotel Ballroom
Auspices of MacDowell and Mon
day Musical Clubs
Admission One Dollar
PIANO. PIPE ORGAN. VIOLIN
Local Representative of Royal Academy
of Music. London. England.
Residence Studio, ess Vista Avenue.
Phono Main 129.
N. W. N. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART.
A complete musical education Is given.
Parvlns Harmony Diasraxn. A key in that
atudy. Teachera and studenta need it.
Z. M. Pmrvln. Mas. Doc..
16oM tH su J Tabor 309.
JASPER DEAN MACFALL
803-4 Royal Annex. Park and Morrison.
Pbope Main 367.
Vocal Grand Opera Studio
A3 EILRRS BIDG.
contralto soloist at Hawthorne Presby
Letters have been received from the
SequoiaMale Quartet, reporting good
success. Through Eastern Oregon and
Washington and Idaho the quartet s
pronounced one of the finest male quar
tets ever heard in the Pacific" North
west. The singers have been exten
sively entertained and have return en
gagements in many places. The quar
tet will be in Portland during Christ
mas week and will be heard in several
concerts at that time. The quartet is
composed of Harry Whetsel, first tenor:
J. A. Finley, second tenor and reader;
Lowell Patton, baritone and pianist,
and M. L. Bowman, bass.
A. E. Davidson, bass of the Ad Club
Male Quartet, will sing roles at the
banquet of the Blackstone Club Friday
night at Cotillion Hall.
Dr. Clement B. Shaw, baritone solou-t
and formerly conductor of the Hande!
Oratorio Society of this city, is now
located in Los Angeles. Cal., and writes
to say that he is succeeding profes
sionally in the musical line.
Pbone. Mala 536.
245 UooElaa Place.
Applications Received Between 11
A. M. and 1 I M.
In the Eilers Building
Offers to the serious student a sci
entific system of voice develop
ment, the result of special training
' as a
under world-famous teachers.
Studio, 615 Eilers Building
ARTHUR VOX JKSSEJT
Pupil of Franj Liszt and Royal Con
servatory of Copeaiiagea.
Teacher of I'iano.
404 Eilers Building. Wain .10.
lilt GRANT (.I.LAsOX
Piano. Voice ai'd Harmony.
MISS K. BARKtTT, Associate,
Seventh Portland Season.
Pbone Main S744.
CAROLIVK 5H1MJLER . RLLAD
Voice and 118110
Pupil of Frabadelo Bourgeois,
Carelli and Charles L,eo Sparks.