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The First Performance

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üuiversity hall was fllled with a brillïant and elegant assemblage and it seemed pecuüarly fitting that the flrst demonstration be accorcled Prof. A. A. Stanley as composer and conductor. Ilis chorus '■Triumphalis" was sung by 3C0 voice.s to the accompaniment of orchestra and organ and the ensemble was an impressive and sonorous one. The compo'sition displayed much originality together with a deeided AVagnerian tendency. Ita workmanship was forcible and Mr. Stanley must have been gratifled by the warmth of the reception accorded his work. The or chestral numbers were emphatieally a departure i'rom the stereotyped conventional programnic and Emil Mollenhauer has under liis clever direction a very capable if small orchestra. ;Les Preludes," a highly colored, vividly descriptive symphonic poem of Liszt, appealed to all tantes. The effects were dramatic, the contrasts keen, the climaxes truly Lisztian, and the whole savöred pleasantly of modernism. A charmiug novelty was a characteristic bit of Hiller called the "Sentinel." Tschaikowski is alwaya eagerly anticipated and his martial and inspiring 1812 overture was undoubtedly the orchestral chef d'ouvre of the evening. Itwas given with great vim. spirit, dignity and breadth.


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