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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 23, 1928)
CffANDISE SECTION. SALEM, OBEGON, FRIDAY MORNINOr MARCH 23,1923
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Two S&lem rlrls whose appear
anc i. aJway. welcomed in the
Oregon Capital have won their way
to high ranks in New Tork City,
AVinilred Byrd pianist, and Mary
SchttlU. TloUnlBU Both sprang up
from childhood d became music
Indents, then plunjed Into th?
conserratorlea ot Boston and New
York Both hare inherited talent
from musical lamilles for seTeral
generations. Both- are acknw.
ledged to haye great gilts that
will carry the happy possesaor far
ther and farthertlnto the realm or
Art One has become master of
the piano, the other of the violin.
In the strictest sep3e of the word
these two Instruments are the con
cert instrnraents that have been
cultivated by the composers of the
musical classics and the greatest
Toasters in the. music world
fcusd expression in one lnstm
raent or the other. Whenever
nri.iji -nrA nr - Ml.IV SchUltS
come to Oregon, concerto have been
demanded or them and now Miss
Byrd la to appear Thnrsday. March
2t..at the capnoi mewr
city. Her appearance will revive
the Interest in several generations
of piano players and teacher in
Salem, Portland, and valley cities,
who have conducted classes or en
i . ..n.AwtArT nrlrlleses. men
and women who have worked hard
to extend conservatory iraiuiu
the younger generations.
Both of these Salem artists have
JI..I..HAH nt asDearlnc in
radio for the New Tork Federa-
WINIFRED BYRD CONCERT
Capitol Theatre, March 29 at 8:15 o'clock
Ballade in G minor
Waltz in B minor.
Study 0pu3 10 No. 10
Study Opus 10 No. 5 (Black Key Study)
Beethoven-Rubinstein -Turkish March
Group of Children's. Pieces dedicated to the young
musicians of Salem
Czerny Two Studies from Opus 740
Bartok Children's Pieces .
Alkan The Wind
Liszt A Dream of Love (Transcription)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 '
of her ova orchestra at the Opera.
House. The McElroy lamuy, m
and female, did orchestra work in
Salem for year and.are still omaj
menta of Oregon orchestras. Ana
we must-not forget Roy Gesner,
who aa a violinist could come
nearer than any local male ar
tist of the bow to holding
a large audience spell-bound
with his genius, and lives
only in the memory. Chester
Catlow,, a Willamette university
student, arose to violin fame so
rapidly he was soon transferred to
the permanent artist group In Chi
cago. Viola Vercler-Holman was
a running mate in the early years
with Ifiary'Schultz. She has played
In all Pacific coast cities and hav
ing toured In China also gained a
reputation as a violin queen known
in all the,grea hotel orchestras
and as a soloist.
How many still remember Henry
Dimond, one of the first violin
teachers of ballroom dance music
in Salein. in the 'sixties?
"With what lover of music, and
especially the devotees of the vio
lin and piano instruments for cen
turies, favored of the gods and
L. ! v
I lome'of the Steinway Piano
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That All Art;t Use
IpcU?cl5lLaiscSc T. S. Elobcrte
"It wasan Inspiration tome on my return to Salem to find as beautifully
equipped musician's home as that of Professor T. S. Roberts. His fine pipe organ,
his beautiful Steinway piano, and his spacious music room form the ideal setting
for this fine artist. .
'SQch a studio is likewise a continued inspiration to the students who come
under its influence." ' "WINIFRED BYRD"
always preferred by real lovers of
tion of Churches under WEAF, cert tours and is-today probably music, and when played by a real
every Sunday. Miss Schultz ex- by far the most distinguished artist surpassing in giving. pleasure
pects to be on the Pacific coast pianist in the west. : to the soul that is musically en-
sometime during 198. JdUsByrd ' i , , tranced and is to be entertained by
has been called to the coast recent- Old-Time .Memories one Df the most girted children of
ly by the severe Illness of her. salem is easily the musical as- genius, on Thursday evening,
father. Dr. Wm. H. Byrd of this . . W4tstern 0reon March at Bligh's Theater,
city, a prominent Oregon pioneer ambling place o. western Oregon Jt wgs Qf w,nffred Byrd tnat
surgeon, on the faculties of sever- with a number ot music schools, James Gibbons Huneker, super
al medical schools, and at present conservatories, and literally thous- critic of the New York times, said:
convalescing at a Portland hospit- andg oI children and young people "She biases with temperament,
al. receiving instruction in vocal and She has the energy of a demon.
Followed the Village Band . ln8trumental music In this city. Her range of dynamics is ex
Wlnlfred Byrd has played piano piino instruction is given more cellent. ,
and lived in an atmosphere of opportunities than all other forms . She is musical. Of her much
music since ahe toddled on: the o( mugjc teaching. From pioneer ralirht be written,
streets of this city .listening to the dayg lt haB Den the home city of Paderewski might call her 'the
meaaow larkSj ..singing and chas-tne pianoforte and there have been nttie devil', of the keyboard." .-I i ,
ing after the village band with the generations of men and women i ' ...""' n nftAM)ftflMMt'
pai of her childhood, Corlnne Rll- wlin Aotli thelf lives to trnl"- . . . . n n fiAMAAAAAisooMtifiMQVWWVWVQQQW V
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ey, now In the movies, both ab- lng children and young, people to
sorblng the technique of. natural pUy the piano Many piano teach
muslclans. In addition Winifred ers naTe gone forth from the capi
Byrd has inherited talent and a tal city and taken the music de
wonderful touch possessed only by partments of scores of schools and
her mother. Mrs. Wm. H. Byrd. colleges. Some of the more tal
English born Teresa Holderness, efited ones have conducted con
under whom pioneer lovers of pi- gervatory work in the northwest
ane music like the ' Chamber- and some after triumphs in other
laina, the Wellers. the . Moores cities have returned to live in
and the hoat of other pion- Salem. A notable piano instruct
eersand descendants ot musical .g of ploneer days was MrSTE.
families received tratninln the M. WaUe, later donor In her will
earlier days. Her next teacher of the electric fountain In the
was the late Beatrice Shelton,sute HouBe s,uare; Mrs. Waite.
whose classes Imparted musical Bee Breyman. could render a con-
"XV lo u-; l cert program. Another pioneer
T - V. " " . teacher was Professor Parvb of
of musical culture in the thA oM inn,ll
proferelon In New York came L" . ' a "
all the way to the west to .tin iW ZJ t mT Anwi a
complete Winifred's early training lck- tin M Mt- .An1;. a
in vl- ,, .r.' 1,. teacher and classical master of the
in her home city, Frances Pelton n.f.0. r,,,v. .
Jones, still a concert player on 1"' "d. .Prof.es' or w; ll f. '
the instrument that preceded the f fn Plan,l8t head of WlUam
piano, the harpsichord, an lnstru- ette hf?-Kof l1U8,C' a? T"
ment on whicfi the noted classic- embered by older residents. Pro
IsU. Bach, Handel and Scarlatti ffr Roberts and wife are ong
worked out their melodies which T.l S T" M Pi
are sow the musical treasure of "i.?! i? e
the world tlnction of having built a beautiful
tudio home In which la a magnlfi
The little girl who had rowdled cent three-manual Oregon built
on the streets with Corlnne Riley pip organ. They are personally
had made advancement by thir musical enthusiasts and make
time, clearly indicating that the great t sacrifices to build up this
piano would be her. companion for city as a music center. The Dun
a life clreer, playing her way nlng System Is used for beginners,
down the choral avenue of life Along with Beatrice Shelton must
SIVm wJ-ffl5 ne ??!f 049 ""tinned Elma Weller. a great
that could be crowded fcto hlr "JiJiiJ hf 7Unl
life in our country, Chicago. Boat- Rath Stford. hM f Pt weravl
on and New York, and a conseVr- 'tV "1th mtawt instructori in
atory career in Berlin, she has re- t0;10 In1.ke vh6",f WT
tained the quality of a natural ? vt6x!!ke:fbord- T!rele!
mosicUn with the bird-like touch- n er ieachin and Jnspiraton of
ea gained in the bpeh air trom-th
sonxsura of ait ontr. -r f 8,u,n Mrs. , Walter A. Denton.-
who has assisted in making poe-?
tor th- A..; y -time. , , rremment
. ,-iuhdimii HUUVU k9
songsura or all outdoors. 'One of
the features of her blrdlUe wJU be n" ms,8Tea m mWnK
a croup of compo.itonV I!
of Salem and vlrietfv tKi a.m?n :5n P"y omera cmng
" . " NIghtlngaler nd Mrs. W. , Carle-
The Toons; Graduate ton Smith. Miss Elizabeth Levy'
"The Kew England Conservatory hM dlanotoed herself many
at Boston occupied her for three !nd m?y .tlme nd Salem and
year, when at the ge of sixteen th,-j?tft of Ttlon hould
she won the Spauldlng Free Schol- Z?? 2?
arship In Piano under Carl Baer- talen8d musicians. She was the
mann and went abroad On her ?nly 9regon ,rl to appear as T,olJ
return to New York ifi rm soloist at the great World's
InteJed thnrt . ,Byrd Fair in Philadelphia in 1926. Here
JvSSlv m !h! ? w 7 JJf? enca ,n a""ce at the Expo.lJ
iJ htr LlS x?.v,n art,9t tlon: During the Sunday after,
horns hTi ak,D5 h" non of her concert, over 100.000
- T0?C CUr 8he aC" PP'e entered. 10.000 were pres-
tia AiJBSfivJ rx"-rtr ?8en ent at one tIm- also broad-
artist. This i8 not Cast from WFI, at Philadelphia,
alone because of the place of her Mfes Levy has.4baeA. ja student in
""lu " luw wesi DUl Decause oi Her Brussels. Belgium and New York
tremendous western energy and City. She has appeared as soloist
fiery youthful spirit of spontan- In many parts ofthe country in-,
eity. She expresses national char- eluding New York City and Cor- j
acterlstlcs, a pianist of power with nell University. In piano work, f
a big quality of performance. From pioneers and instructor must!
her studies abroad. Winifred Byrd not be overlooked, women of j
was thrown back into our countrv distinction in ciano culture like
to make her permanent home in Miss Eva Cor, now of Portland and
is ew York, when the World War devoted pianists, Mrs. Frank Wil
broke out. This alone prevented man and Lillian Stege, who have
her having the recognition of a honored the teaching profession:
Continental debut as Madam Car- The last named lady and her hus
reno had offered to bring her out band, -Band ( Master Stoudemeier.
in Berlin. Instead ahe made her have returned to become perma
first appearance in the American nent residents of our city. Lillian
metropolis. Has crossed the con- Stage was. for many years the fav
tinent a number of times In eon- orlte and popular viollnlste leader
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