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Choral Union Concert

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Boston Symphony Orchestra (70 inusicians). Arthur NUriach, Conductor; Eugene D'Albert, Pianist. This Concert will be a memorable event íorAnnA rbor. " The finest orchestra in the world," is Paderewski's opinión of this organization, and such a judgment we are confident will be coincided with by our citizens and students. The program which we give elsewhere is a superb one, and the Detroit musicians who come out to Ann Arbor to hear the orchestra because of the fine acoustic properties of University Hall, and especially on account of the program which Mr. Nikisch gives us, will most assuredly be attracted by this rare combination of great works. The Boston Symphony Orchestra needs no words of commendation from us. All we need to say is this,- do no fail to hear this concert. Extra tickets will be sold under the usual conditions, at Calkins' and Clement's. Price for the tickets, One Dollar. Paderewski has been heard here already, Now comes the only rival of that great genius- D'Albert. Ann Arbor is fortúnate, indeed, in having such opportunities. Think of the last two concerts, and then remember that there are still two great ones to come- this one, May 10, and the " Damnation of Faust," May 27. Truly a wonderful record, and we do not wonder that Max Bruch, the great composer, says: "Such an institution has a won'derful future before it." 3N"o city of anywhere near its size in Germany has such concerts. The following biography of Eugene D'Albert will prove of interest: Eugen D'Albert. only son of the Frenen comP5SÍ: i, rIes D'Albert, was born in Glasgow ín 1864, nis parents having emigrated there f rom J ranee. Hls evident musical genius was fostered by nis father, under whose training he developed rapidly ; and iu Í876, obtaiuing a f ree scholarship in the National Training School London, he studied the pianoforte under Ernest Pauer.harmony under Dr.Stainer.orchestration under Ebenezer Prou t. aud composition under Arthur Sullivan, thus thoroughfy developing his many-sided genius. Here Hans Ritcher met him, aud. recognizing the youth's extraordinary gifts, took youngDAlbert tohis own house in Vienna, and taught him for a order to brirtg him, properly prepared. to iranz Liszt, in whom he found a wise teacher and benefactor. He is called "the greatest pianistic talent, after Liszt," and has madegood his youthful predicted by Von Bfllow. who said, " There are but tbree great pianists in the world, Rubiustein.myself. and D'Albert; but the latter is yet young, and bids fair to surpass us all." At the Philharmomc coucerts in Berlin and Hamburg, last lanuary, his playing revealed such unwouted skill, such marvellous conceptions, tbat audiences and critics with one consent gave themselves up to the enjoyment of these wonderful ïnteniretations; and afterwards from every pen camc words of praise and expressions of delight such as no liviug piauist has received. The Syniphony Orchestra has been received with great enthusiasm at each and concert this season, and we pi-edict a wonderful success for the Fifth Choral Union Concert, May 10.


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