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The Perry Concert

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The third chamber concert occurred Wednesday evening at Newberry Hall. Mr. Perry was assisted by Frederick Mills, of the University School of Music. The lecture recital, which is original with Mr. Perry, takes its name from the fact that it is his custom to preface the music of each composer with a short account of his characteristics and the circumstances under which he wrote. This method is certainly of great assistance to the audience and added much to the pleasure of the evening. "The Wanderer," byShubert, is a series of tone pictures of the experiences of a lonely gifted stranger, who is in search of home and friends. It is symbölic of the author's own struggle with adverse circumstances. The three selections from Chopin were intended to illustrate the different characteristics of his genius. Every great poet has his counterpart in music. Chopin is to music what Tennyson is to letters. "The Nocturne," corresponds in mood to the Lotos Eaters. Chopin's waltz was written after he had read Byron's Eve of Waterloo. The evening closed with two selections from Listz, who is the Byron of music. Mr. Perry is a sympathetic interpreter, and his playing is marked by a fine touch and nice conception of the moods of his authors.


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