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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 18, 1013.
iTS'iS'tJiiS";:. ..101 piay ran sacked hejst
kN the twentr-seoond day of!
way, just 100 years ago, I
iucnara Wactier tlrst opened
ms ayoa to look upon this
world 'of toll and strife. A
I certalnlr proved to be In his case. U
Vou are a student of music, and nro dis
couraged, do riot waste your tttna In
(file replninjr. f(Ut wander .over Vj tho
library and road tho history of th iir
of ihp. man. tho. hundredth anniversary 1
of whose birth Is being; -recognised by
musical organisations all over the civil !
lied world. It rjolds a great lesson for
you and tells the. story of a man who be-
lleVed In htmseic He flt that hi latna
of reform In opera, wore fjiht. and Sn,
spite of the direst poverty, failure after i
failure, and abuse and. ridicule, that j
lasted with but . a Blight cessation tor
almost thirty years, He maintained Ms '
high Ideals throughout. Through this 1
period of -the darkness of distress the I
friendship of Frans LUst shone with. I
an enduring flame, and by writings andj
productions at Weimar of the Wagner
operas, 4ntid even the expenditure of I
much, money LIsxt did so much to bring
them to tho notice of the public, tHat
Flnck declare ,he save the first im-j
petous .to the Wagner movement, that
later" spread to every civilized natloh. '
Wagner has been called the most dis
cussed, most maligned and the most
adored of all composers. He Is said to
have", two manners, in the first, to
which "Rlenzl," "The Flylrtg Dutchman,"
"Tannhausor," and "Lohengrin", belong,
he traveled In the track of his predeces
sor.. Although In these operas he in
troduced a very personal hole In., his
way of writing, thera was .no revolu
In his second manner he becomes tho
Innovator. The dramatic vI6tX. Is char-'
acterlsed by division Into scenes united
with' each other,, (thus breaking up the
old system of arias, duos, trios, otc) and
by tho systematic and permanent use ot
the "leitmotiv," which liad already been
introduced in "Lohengrin.' To this new
system are said to belong "Tristan and
Isolde," (considered by Huncker as )irs
greatest work1),, "The Idelstersinger,"
"The Nlbelung's King.'' a trilogy with
a prologue, requlrinC four occasions to
produce, completely and containing, suc
cessively, "Rhelngold," "Die Walkure."
"'Slegfrfed" and "aatleraammerunjr,"
and lastly. "Parsifal," the master's final
One historian aptly remarks that "the
music drama of Wagner may be consid
ered as cast In dno piece, and In com
parison, operas, written In the usual way,
as works of mosaic or marquetry," The
difference In these two procedures Is aP
, parent, without taking Into consideration
lljo question of' supcrlprlty.
Wagner as a great musical genius, pro
found philosopher, poet, and superin-"
tendent of construction of the stage ma
chinery, and stage manager, was differ
ent from any great composer of the past
or .the present. . His greatest Influence Is
felt In his use of tho orchestra, develop
ing orchestral coloring to a point before
unknown, and to such a perfection,, that?
'it almost' seems unsurpassable. But "in
art there Is no limit, progression Is end
less." Ho Introduced new instruments)
Into the orchestra, and demised new- com-'
blnattons. His methods have influenced
nearly every great musician since to a
greater or less degree.
After tho appearance of tho "Fairy
Prince" In the Btory, when King Ludwlg
of Bavaria became hla royal patron,
Bayreuth was made possible and hero up
to the present day, Wagner operas are
performed (under the censorship of his
on. Siegfried, and his wire, Cosima. one
of tho daughters of Liszt). Of this one
writer' says; "One must go to Bayreuth
to appreciate the intensity of emotion
which can be produced by a. Wagnerian,
drama, religiously played, and religiously
listened to, without tho Interruption of
applause, without tho cries of 4BravoI
f zzz 1
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SCENH IN JraONT OF TUB HIPPODROME THEATER AT 9, O'CLOCK OK
MAX LAN DOW
Bravo!' without calling for oneorea all
strictly prohibited there; with tho scenery
and the stago setting precisely as the
master ordained It; with tho Invisible or
chestra, Its sonorities dellctously melting)
Into each other, never noisy;, wltn the
auditorium in total darkness; Instead of
the foyer of the entr'acte, a Verdant,
rolling country; Instead of the prompter's
bell, a brilliant fanfard Sending' to tho
fpur cardinal points of the' sky the prin
cipal leitmotiv of tho following-act. AH
this Is Ihtbxlcatlng, ravishing to the su
premo degree." It ,1s. n curious fact that
Bayreuth has only lost Impreaslvcncs
when It has. tried to Work out Its own
Ideas, and for the moment deputed from
Distorted" plfcturisof" tho character of
this man who .lias had such a great In
fluence upon "musicians to the present
time have so long held the public eyo
that tho real Wagner has had scant
justice. The; two. points of view from
Which b'e'ls 'regarded are bo clearly
brought out. In the' following artlclfl that
It Is fitting' to present It:
"Emphasis has always been laid upon
these quklitles;. a colossal egotism, that
allowed no consciousness, no considera
tion of others; violence of temper; a
cruel tactlessness; unsociaomiy; unpar
donable extravagance, and Inordinate
Uivo of luxury, With an effeminate lik
ing for soft, rich apparel and draperies.
Without doubt," these qualities made up
a large part'df his character personality,.
but there should bo added to the accusa
tion of luxury-lover tho'pther side of the.
plcture; the. .fact of his colossal Indus
try, and the fact that he would not
pander to tho public for the sake of
gaining wealth;, that 'In keeping to his
Ideals he' struggled a, lifetime with pov
erty anddebt; and to offset somewhat
the talesof exhibition of violent tem-
Iper, the Equally true tales of his pa-
licnco wiui ins ursi wuu, miiuio. wuu
through 111 health and poverty, developed
an Irritability and lack of faith In his
genius, in tho fait' years of her life; his
kindness to servants; his love of pets,
and his efforts In behalf of the help
less lower animals. In extenuation of
tho unsociability, his absolute need of
oolltude for the accomplishing of the
great mass of work produced and tho
exhaustion and nervousness arising from
111 health and long continued labors. Ha
was a tremendous worker, and Inacces
sible because such a worker; but that
Muscial Comedy Pay
he had a capacity for friendship, and
could hew himself trlondly there hi free
and full evWenee In his voluminous . cor
respondence; and the witness of not a
few friends presents a view of a eharm
tng social tide Uppermost In hours of
Perhaps it it had not been for his eolos
sal egotism through those Hnfr years of
poverty and distress, he would ha'o lost
faith In hlmtclf, and eoukl not -havo
clupg to hla high ldwls. In his nrt he
displayed a courage and heroism that Is
sot the least admirable of his good qual
ities. Co in 1 1 n I'nnrfrtn.
Max Lnndow. the well known pianist,
has, arranged anv unusually Interesting
program for Monday evening at the
Drandels theater, when he will give a
benefit - recltalv for the Baercd Heart
icademy. MK Lnndow will ho assisted
by Martin Bush at a second piano. Mr.
Bush has arranged the Tschnlkowsky
Fifth symphony-tor two pianos. This
symphony was played here last month
by the Theodore Thomas orchestra. The
lull program Isi
Sonata in F Minor, up. 5T Beethoven
Ballade in A F.nt Major, o). 41; Noc
turne In t ishSvp Elinor; op: z7;
ValsS Irt A'Mlnbr, 3t Scherzo
li? O Sharp Mlhor, oiv 3 Chopin
(a) Ilomance Arensky
lb) Second Mutsmept ot the .Fifth
Symphonle (arranged by Mr. Bush)
(c) Dance Macabre Salnt-Saens
Three pieced lor two. plunott ployed
by Mr. Bush and Max JUundow.
Vcchlo Mlnuetto. .Bgambatl
Menilet -. Sahuberi
Bird ns Prophet Schumann
Maiden's Wish . iChoMn-I-lSZt
Salrec de V'lennc No. fi Schubrrt-I.lsit
Uhapsodlf Ilongrolse No. 10 IJszt
Gustnv Holmquist f' Chicago, the fa
mous basso profundn, w(U la one of the
feature attractions at tho Ladles' Festi
val chorus, which Is tp be given n( the
Boyd theater for the benefit ot tornado
sufferers, the night of May 30. Mr. Holm
qulst will be the only outsfde attraction
on the program the ladles' chprus and
the festival orchestra ot forty pieces fur
nishing tho balanco of the evening's en
tertainment. Thore will bo mbre than
150 voices Irt th chorus and n will be
costumed In white. Tho program will be
John 8. Helgren Is director of the
chorus and will conduct the affair. The
entlro net' proceeds will be turned over
ito the citizens' relief committee tor the
benefit of tornado sufferers. The prices
set nro popular, because It Is belleve"d
that many more will turn out at popular
prices than If tho regular concort prices
werf 'charged. The concert- will com
mence promptly at 3 o'clock. The pro
gram: March t Brnhara
(a) Twilight Dreams ....uwei
(b) Oh for tho Wings of a Dove...
Solo . . , Qustaf Holmqulst
(a) 3Uet for Today .Abbot
(b) By Babylon's Wave .Gounod
Reverie ' Roberts
. Festival Orchestra.
1 (a) O Lovely Night Offenbach
(b) With Sheathed Sword..,..,....
., , .(Naaman) Costa
Solo ,...,...,....auBtaf Holmqulst
(nl Drink to TJe Only with Thine
(b) Love is spring.. ......Menaeissonn
"Landslghtitur" j...w..... Otieg
, . Mr. Holmqulst.
Festival Orchestra and Chorus.
Three, soloists will assist the Mlnno-
n Dolls Symphony orchestra at the Audi
torium on Tuesday evening. May it. Ar
thur Mlddloton needs no Introduction. Ho
Is recognized ns America's foremost basso
and there In probably no more popular
singer today. Richard Czlrwanky Is also
well known and remembered as former
second concert master ot the Boston
Barbara Walt, the third, la new to
Omaha. Miss Walt has taken loading
contralto parts fn the operas given, at
Ravlnna park, Chicago, . the laat two
summers (with the Thomoo orohestra),
and has had most flattering offers) to en
ter grand opera. Tho well known composer-pianist,
Charles Wakefield Codman,
says of Miss Walt: "A consummate ar
tistry marked , everything she easayed.
Her's is a beautiful voice, remarkable Irt
its texture, and capable of a hundred
moods. Sho Is, Indeed, a true artist.
THE AVfiftlNQ OF SUNDAY, MAY U,
ERE?8 tho answer, For many
months the promoters havo
wondered why their high
prlcod offerings have not
drawn a responsive stream ot
gold from tho erstwhile
patrons of the theater. One of the rea
sons Is shown In an Illustration printed
herowlth; It Is from a flashlight photo
graph made In thcopen air In front of tho
Hippodrome theater on last Sunday even
ing, when tho first show of the evening
was about over, and shows the crowd
waiting to get In to see tho 9 o'clock
performance. It Is more eloquent than
words, The "movies," the "tabs" and the
"pop" vaudeville havo the call right now,
and tho answer Is tho price. Tho multi
tude looks upon the theater aa a place
for amusement and when the multitude
can get Its amusement for 10 cents a
throw It Isn't going to spend 1.W, and
that's all there Is to It. The "big" pro
ducers will have to meet tho competition
of the llttto fellows or glvo up tho tight.
Martin Beck has arranged to keep the
Orpheum open this summer In order to
glvo patrons an opportunity of seeing
the special moving pictures and Edison's
talking movies, which he has secured,
A continuous performance will be given
every day from noon until 11 o'clock at
night. The films will be changed dally
although a tew ot the best. reels may be
presented more than once. As the Or
pheum Is one of tho coolest places In
Omaha, It Is probable thatth;e post-season
entertainment will prove very popu
lar. The pictures will be shown Sun
day1 'for the first time
Mme. Kenny Llpzln, the well known
YlddiBh star, and her own company from
her Now Tork theator, are to be at the
Brandels on Tuesday and Wednesday,
presenting some of Mmo. Upzln's most
successful plays. This company la es
pecially chosen for the road tour of Mme.
Llpzln, aud has In Its membership n
number of the most capable actors on
the Yiddish stage, who so well under
stand their art that they are able to
clearly convey the meaning ot the play
without the -necestflty of the auditor un
derstanding the spoken word. Amond the
leaders In Mme. Upzln's support are
Messrs. Ellas Rothstcln and(Jacoli Cone,
who rank high tn the list of American
The live wires ot Omaha certainly are
showing 'some real activity In the Hip
podrome popularity .contest now on.
Boylo Woolfolk, the producor of "tab
told musical comedy," has a winner In
"A Night For A Day." A mulcal comedy
In two acts, lyrics and book by Robert
B. Smith. There are three players tn the
production who are amusing and Ipnny
without a doubt. These three are Janet
Priest, Charles Rose, Cecil Summers, and
much of the success 'of the play I due
to tho efforts of these three, cdmblned
with tha work of Al Laughlln who
staged the play Irl Its present form.
Miss Janet Priest, the dtmlnutlvo and
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that are very funny, one being, "I'd
Llko Another Situation Just Like That,"
and" tho other, "I'm married Nbw." Ce
cil Summers, who appears aa Marcellne,
a chef who -has Invented a meat sauce
which he Is bound thall be Used by"
everybody on every occasion. Works hard
and makes his presence felt among the
others. Miss Claire Clay, a young wo
man with a pleasing voice, considerable
grace and beauty, Is the Muriel Oliver
and her work In the part of the younff
coed la refreshing. Mr. IClrby makes n'
good Marcostari. RUth Vail Is seen tn
the role as Mme. Woodbury at the head
ot the seminary. The chorus Is bound
to be a great feature. There are many
surprising things In the show and will
be welt liked by all who will see' It
Tho bill at tho Empress beginning to
morrow will be headlined by. ISckert ft
Berg, presenting an operatic musical
fantasia called "Blossoms." BoaUUtuI
oriental settings and costumes are uaod
and the vocal work of the principals nro
said to be ot very high quality. Princess
Bonlta, the horse wonderful, one ot the
oleverost educated animals on the vtoga
today, Is bound to make a big Impression
with hit lovers ot animals. Luckls & Yost,
a pair of musical comedy favorites, will
present "The Jealous Lovers," with a'l
the frills of on elaborate production. Hill,
Cherry and Hill, who aw well known In
Omaha for their very successful work,
will complete the vaudeville performance
by presenting a "comedy bicycle panto
mime." A program of five reels of motion
pictures, every one of which Is absolutely
first run, are shown during the noon
iiour, the Supper time and after the even'
Ing performance. The picture program
tor the first half of the week includes the
Pathe Weekly, Four complete vaudeville
performances are given dally.
The "Innocent Maids" burlesque comes
to the Krug next week. It deals with a
youpg man of the "fast set" of New
York City, who has a habit of proposlr-.tf
marriage to every pretty girl he mt,
which naturally leads to many up'oar
lously funny complications, especially
when a holt dozen prospective brldts ap
pear nt his wedding. The first act is
the sceno of hjs farewell bachelor dinner.
The next act shows the company aboard
tho. Overland Umlted bound for San
Francisco, en route to Australia. The
scene Is laid In a Pullman Bleeping car
and the title oi.the comedy here become
evident, "The Honeymoon." Friday night,
as usual, wilt bo Country Store.
Tha Persistent and Judlolous Use ot
Newspaper Advertising Is tho Road ty
Bt., Omsha. (Zst. 1S59)
HOULD HAVE -u I
COMMAND W I
VHm - ss - aM - aMM
of G-, Ai R, Will Be
The national encampment ot the Grand
Army ot the Republic is to be held at
Chattanooga; Tenn,, Beptember 19, 30 and
Jl, the anniversary of the battlo ot
Chlckamauga, A reunion of the Army
of the Cumberland will be held in con-
nctlon with tho Grand Army of tha
Ssyeral clUe In the country endeavored
to secure the meeting of the old soldiers,
but the southern city was chossn, after
much debate. Omaha Was to have been
given the convention, but the ISaster
Sunday tornado delayed the campaign for
The state encampment will be held ai
Fremont next Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday. Preparations wltl bo made
for chartering ot a special car tor the
Nebraska delegates to the head camp,
It Js expected a large number of Ne
braska veterans will attend the meeting
Persistent Advertising- is the Road to
Weak of Monday, May 19th
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TWENfiCTH CENTURY FARMER
Ucuones Parmera and Stockmen.
Dcst of All farm Masastaes.
Wo nro not holding out for high
prices or big profits. Must have
floor Bpaco lor now block. That's
tho real reason for tho following
fUN'GKTt I plight
Walnut caio -a
m m ox up.
iot grand, wal
nut case, ektra.
Several others equally low In price,
A LITTLE HIT DOWN.
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IT KIORLS U1U0 A PRESENT.
Wo rent Pianos for $8.60 par
month. Tills rnnt applies on pur-.,
"Th Art and Masla Xocm of tA.
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Western reptesectatlvsn tor the
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