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Friday Night's Concert

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Max Heinrich, the greatest living song-singer, in this particular field a genius of the first order, charmed a large audience in University Hall, by his matchless interpretations of a choice group of songs. That he is a genius is admitted by all persons who have an idea of the musicianship displayed in such an undertaking as singing over twenty of the greatest songs, songs written in all styles demanding a manysidedness of conception which few singers have ever possessed. Not in the absurd sense in which a man proficient in any instrument is called the Lizt - now the Paderewski of his instrument - but in a sense which carries with nothing of degrading comparison, his work in the department of song-singing must be compared to that of the greatest in any other branch of artistic endeavor. To sing the Erl King, as he sang it last night, would place a singer among the greatest exponents of the the art, for the dramatic force of Goethe's poem was never revealed so perfectly. To conceive of a more perfect realization of the meaning of that greatest of songs is impossible. Could any one fail toremark the manner in which the three distinct ideas have brought out? Not only by a change of style, but voice countenance. His expression of the eyes all combined, showed the observant listener that the Heinrich was living it again. It is impossible to speak in detail of the programme, for one to do it iustice would be obliged tp mention each one by ïtself, for there was no falling off throughout the whole evening. The pathos of "Hearing Aira," Foote, (which he sang for an encoré) and "Punchinello," the broad humor of "Gipsy John," and the delicious wit of "Gruppe aus Tartarus," and the classic "Where e'r you walk," will recur to all. Mr. Heinrich has a fine voice and (as he says he always is) inspired by his i appreciative audience. Mr. Heinrich has the capacity to appreciate the approval of an intelligent audience, which - but "comparisons are odious." Mr. Zeitz covered him-' self with glory last night, and by his masterly performance aroused an enthusiasm which manifested I itself in imperative encores. Mr. Zeitz is a finished artist in every , particular. Mr. Heinrich was full of appreciation of his work which j he characterized as "great." Mr. Zeitz has appeared so often in the School of Music recitals that he has a large circle of admirers, which, today, must include each and


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