d under the directions of Strauss
music festival at Eisenach,
21, 1890, and met with the en-
stic reception which - it has al-
since received. Strauss' indebt-
to Wagner and Liszt is appar-
broughout the work, but there
>.present much that is beyond
the product of originality and
"Progra m" Translated
:ander Ritter, an intimate
of Strauss, has written the
am" of the tone poem, which
to F. Apthorp has translated as
the Sense family, are
follows for the program book of the
Boston Symphony orchestra:
"In the necessitous little room,
dimly lighted by only a candle-end,
lies the sick man on his bed. But
just now he has wrestled despairingly
with -death. Now he has sunk ex-
hausted into sleep, and thou hearest
only the soft ticking of the' clock on
the wall of the room whose awful
silence gives a foreboding of the near-
ness of death. Over the sick man's
pale features plays a sad smile.
Dreams he, on the boundary of life, ox
the golden time of childhood?
"But Death does not long grant,
sleep and dreams to his victims..
Cruelly he shakes him awake and the
fight begins afresh. Will to live, and
the power of Death! What frightful
wrestling! Neither bears off the vic-
tory and all istsilent once more.
Sunk back tired of battle,, sleep-,
less, as in fever-frenzy, the sick man
now sees his life pass before his inner
eye, trait for trait and scene by
scene. First the morning red of
childhood shining bright in pure inno-
cence. Then the youth's saucier
playing and trying his strength-till
he ripens to the man's fight, and now
burns with hot lust after the higher
prizes of life. The one high purpose
[tchat has led him through life was to
shape all he transfigured into a still.
more transfigured form.aCold and
sneering, the w orld sets. barrier upon
barrier in the way of his achieve-
ment. If he thinks himself near his
goal, a 'Halt' thunders in his ear.
'Make the barrier thy stirrup! Ever
higher and onward go!' And so he
pushes forward, so he climbs, desists
not from his sacred purpose. What
he has ever sought with his heart's
deepest yearning, he still seeks in his
death-sweat, Seek-alas! and finds
never. Whether he comprehends it
more clearly or that it grows upon
him more gradually he can yet never
exhaust it sannot complete it in spirit.
Then clangs the last stroke of Death's
iron hammer, breaks the earrthly body
in twain, covers the eye with the night
"But the heavenly spaces sound
mightily to greet him what he yearn-
ingly sought for here, deliverance
from the world, transfiguration of the
Strauss' place in the musical Pan-
theon is difficult to assign. He has
devout admirers who insist that he is
a towering genius anid areformer on
the same plane as W'agner. His num-
erous enemies refuse to concede that
he has more than extraordinary tech-
nical cleverness, and denounce his
many harmonic innovations and what
they call his overwrought, sesational
style. After all has been said, how-
ever, Strauss remains the most spon-
taneous and effective composer who
has essayed orchestral music since the
death of Wagner, Brahms and Tschai-
SENIOR ENSINEERS PLAN
ANNUAL "STEP" MAY 1
SPECIAL FAVORS TO MARK FOR-
MAL DABCE IN UNION
While the Freshmen ate frolicing
in the ballroom of the Union May 12,
the senior engineers will hold their
'22E annual step in the dining room.
of the same building. The commit-
tee in charge of the affair reports
that 130 tickets have been sold to date
and that there are 20 remaining to
be sold to the campus. s
Bottles of perfume with sterling
silver cases with the initials '22E, en-
graved on. them 'will be given to the
ladies as' favors. The chaperones 'for
the dance, Dean Wm. H. Butts and
Mrs. Butts, Prof. Alfred H. Lovell
and Mrs, Lovell, and Prof. Horace W.
Ki'ng and DMrs. King have already
The dance will last from 9 to 1
o'clock and will be a summer formal.
No stags will be admitted. George
Rogers' orchestra has been obtained
to furnish the music.
Those desing to obtain tickets,
which will cost $6, may do so by
telephoning E. S. Bradley, '22E,
chairman of the committee in charge.
The suggestion has been made that
all students desirous of spending less
money buy meal ucicets at the Arcade
Cafeteria. They'll save 8 to 10 per
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May Festival Visitors Engage Roonll
Although the May Festival will not
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Students who have investigated de-
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