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? [ . that body's attention from the side
shows and horseplay of the last
Pblished every ornng ecet MndySeSS n back to prime legislative Daa
,.u ringr the University year by the Boat in '
Member of Western Conference Editorial But there is a further political ___ __ __ __ _
Association._significance to Mr. Morrow's 'ap-
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled pointment. As remarked in the A REBUTTAL. TONIGHT: The Hillel PlayersG
tothe %use for republi.ation of all news dis- TePen b onGl
patches credited to it or not otherwise credited New York Times, this appointment In the spotted history of this present "The Pigeon by John Gals-
in this paper and the local news published was not made by any use of the column there have been many worthy in "the Lydia Mendelssohn
herein. direct primary, that "celebrated such complaints from our elders as theatre beginning at 8:15.
MEc e gat, aseond classmatteAr. Specia rrat voice of the people," but by a co- appeared in yesterday's campus~
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post- terie of politicians, boss-dominat- opinion. Inevitably the attitude ex- CLAUDIA MUZIO.
feaster General.
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50. ed officeholders, and state and na- pressed in them is the delightfully A Review by William J. Gormau.
Offices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
aerd street. tional Republican organizations. middle-aged one: "How dare one I Reviewing is no trouble here.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 2124.r Hence the technique of selection so young criticize our immortal Miss Muzio completely disarms one
EDITORIAL STAFF is not without the irony and incon- Schubert." These people go to sleep -that is wins one. Almost tOO
Telephone 4925 gruity of producing a man of ad- at an early age with names and;
MANAGING EDITOR mirable qualifications by political reputations firmly entrenched in generous in the way of encores,
ELLIS B. MERRY . bad habits. The choice, neverthe- their consciousness. After that, they she gave a program of astonishing'
less, remains a happy one, and it is try to pass off this easily-acquired variety-some florid, some subdu-
Editorial Chairman..........George C. Tilley sincerely to be -hoped that the slumber as refinement and good, ed, passionate and humorous, but
City Editor........ ....... Pierce Rosenberg
,Nfws Editor.. ..Donald :.l klne divergent duties thus imposed up- taste. They are forever at war, of
Sports Editor.........Edward L. Warner, Jr. on Ambassador Morrow will not i course, with anyone who dares a drawing , energ an warmth
Women s Editor........arjorie Fullme~rtffrmhrdlceha in pr-
Telegraph Editor.Cassam A. Wilson render his abilities inefficacious in think of musical taste and musicalfrer
Luicrand Dtram .. LiaecR G Klein either fields. Senators, as well as standards as shifting things, vary- sonality. She managed the floridity
Aistant City Editor.....Robert J. Feldman Mexicans, need the presence of an ing i with age and person. The of the two arias with a well-bal-
fight Editors-lditorial Board Members 1edcaendipcal a-
Frank E. Cooper Henry J. Merry unhysterical diplomat. latest lebter differs from most of anced scale and impeccle ad-
iliam.C. Gentry Robert L. Sbs _ the others only in the formidable herence to pitch; and the lyrics
Charles R: Kauiarney Wlat W.Wilds array of signatures at the bottom. with a rare sweetness of tone--qual-

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Frederick Alexander, Conductor
200 Voices; Children's Galery Choir 150 Voices
Old Noels from Ronen, Goventry, Provence and an English "Wait"
Choral Music from Purcell, Mendelssohn, Grieg, the Russians, and Old
France. Choral Miniatures celebrating Birds Songs, Moonlight, a Poet's
Love Song and French coquetry of the 13th Century. Virginia music
played by John Challis.
Pease Auditorium Ypsilanti, Thursday, Dec. 12
50 cents; no reserved seats
Doors closed for Prelude 8:00 to 8:30 p. in.



Meporters ..Being just at present one of the iyand perfect intonaton, She
Bertram Askwith Dorothy Magee Campus in the eternal debate displayed a consistently high de-
Maxell OacIet a ~pinion 'protagonists llteeenldbt
Maxwell .iauer iloa i I. Nichol Contribtors arc asked to hbe brief. it is obviously not up to me to be gree of artistry throughout an ex-
Mary L. Behymer William Page can'thing themselves t less than 300 . acting program.
}enjamin II. Berentsorl loward If. Peckham words if possible. Anonymos coin- the judge of it.
Allan H. Berkman llugh Pierce nmunications will be disregarded. The But I would like to make some Singing is the only branch of the
Arthur J. Bernstein Victor Rabinowitz names of conmmunicants will, however, BuIwollietmaeoe
5. Beach Conger John D. Reindel be regarded as confidential, upon re- suggestions as to the more pleas- musical art where the instrument
Thomas M. Cooley Jeannie Roberts g~s. etr ulse hudntb sgnrlygvnmr teto
n .ener JosephA RAssell construed as exprerisng the ediorial. ing and helpful forms this debate is generally given more attention
HeeF oie JsehRTic ip fteDiy anid deemed more important than'
Margaret lckels William P. Salzarulo opinio; of the Dai. could take in the future. As was dp
Katharine Ferrin Charles R. Sprowl stated at the beginnin of the the performer. Miss Muzio's recital,
Carl S. Forsythe S. Cadwell Swanson sae ttebgnigo h
Sheldon C. Fullerton Jane Thayeras SOUND CRITICISM. year, the students who write in I think, proved this habit of criti-
Ruth Geddes Margaret Thompson To the Editor: cism false. Her voice is not as re-
Ginevra Gin ichard L. Tobin= this column do not claim to have,
Trk Govdsmith n Ha et 0V aenne Having been here in the pre- exactly located the aesthetic Hea- markable as many soprano instru-
(orrs Grovern, Carles0.Witenr.ments in this country-Rosa ,Pon-
Ross Gustinrn Charles \White Askren-Schwartz-Gorman days it ven and Hell. Matters of pressilre(mnsmti outy-oaPn
Margaret Harris G. Lionel Wiillens AsrnShat-omndy tye n el atr fpesr selle's for example. It is notable not'!
David B. Ilempstead John E Willoughby has become a pleasure to read and frequently mitigate against corn- for s riess of ibl but
Cullen Kennedy Nathan WisepI for its richness of possibility but
can Levy Barbara Wright .pl t integration o eln n
noteeethe deveplpte adequateforpherssensitive#employment ofit
ussell E. McCracken VivianZimit nthe Musc complete adequate expression. Fre-
BUSINESSSTAFF----~~and Drama column, particularly to quently there may be another side One wants to talk about the artist-
Teiephone 21214 see its development from its ten- to the story, much that still needs ry of Miss Muzio rather than about
BUSINESS M ANAGER dencies toward a gossipy news sec- to be said. Such seems to have been that of her voice.
A. J. JORDAN, JR. tion to its present high standard the case with the concert of the Though the distinction may seem
Lener Quartet. But the point is: too fine, I think it holds. Miss Mu-
Assistant Manager of criticism, both constructive in why should criticism of criticism,, zio has a good voice, but more im-
ALEX K. SCHERER matters of perforniaice and stim- which of course should be good or- portant, Miss Muzio has had at some
ulating in matters of the music it-- iginal criticism, appear in Campus time in her caieer the intelligence
Department Managers self. Opinion one whole week after the Ito completely absorb into, and later
Advertising...... ..... ollister Mabley
.spr averso That the Lener Quartet is not an concert in the form of some vitu- to recognize in, her voice all that
Advertsng...Sherwood A. Upton admirable one is certainly not the .perative charges. We don't expect temperament and training had to
Service,. ................ . ieorge A. Spater gv t h stu ut a ee
Circulation .........I. Vernor Davis opinion of Mr. Gorman that .1 temper and vague, vicious, gener -give it. She is thus quite complete-
Accounts .............John R. Roselyaaeohrsfasnati.
Publications.. ...erge hamilton gather from his review. That Mr. alisations from our elders. ly aware of herself as an artist.
Gorman finds Mozart more impor- We would appreciate help, And the result is pleasing to an ex-
Assistants ant than Schubert or Debussy and though, in the form of good criti- traordinary degree. She never as-
Byrne M. Badenoch Marvin Kobacker in considering m such makes his cism. My suggestion is that the tonishes an audience; astonishment
Mmes E. Cartwright Lawrence Ducey 1icosdrnhim uhmkshi ugsio sta h
Sobert Crawford Thomas Muir work the more important work of people of yesterday's letter might comes from. an excess or from a de-
HryBClvr George Patterson I fect-that is from the romantic ar-
Thomas.Eieavis Charles Sanford i the evening, is certainly his prero- very well have addressed a long, jfielyins o the ismatinaof
Tanmes Hoffer Joseph Van iper gative as an intellectual and frmo-.! detailed criticism of the concert to the ment br thection By
Carlsinoenson RobeWilli amsono Itional being (and who on tht whole me reasonably soon after the con-hp
ChulesBKiness SecretarmR haoroy 'would differ with him there?). That cert. I would have been glad to heredity and environment and per-
the Lener Quartet has subtlety, have printed it in this column. A sonality Miss Muzio is too thor-
Laura Codling Alice McCullerya fuency, and by far one of h WI- long critical article instead of a oughly immersed in stage and con-
Agnes Davis, 5>lvnga Miller clrfluendytiandtbyreay onethf tcstas
Bernice Glaser hlelen E. Mussetwhite eSt and most splendid range of series of haughty accusationscof t ontofyperfr a.
H~ortense -Gootling Eleavof Walkinshaw tofhem enofprrac.J
Dorothea Waterman tones (which should include the i would have cleared the difficul- reet: mheistawareofhrself as
NIGHT EDITOR-ENRY 'MERRY' peculiar liquid sweetness') I be- ties. As it is, the short letter i an artist, Thy result is an illusion
lieve we all agree; certainl Mr. Campus Opinion merely served to of naturalness and spontaneity that
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1929 Gorman does. But when one notes exploit the writers (which I'm sure I believe to be the essence of my
-- - the same subtleness applied to MIo- wasn't their wish) and possibly to exWe believe

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zart as to Beethoven; and when embarass me (though i doubt iti- in Miss Muzic as
one hears Mozart played with a .As for the actual substance of delicate child wh
LET THEM TAG YOU. 'peculiar liquid sweetness' so in- the criticism of my article, there I into song. The
At this time of year while we're alienable to the harpsichord pe- seems to be several misinterpreta- as magnificently
riod, I certainly find it not only tions. The writers of yesterday's But somehow we
spending money right and left fo incongruous, but, with possible ex- letter refute my charges of exhi- to. We believe i
Christmas presents and getting up ception of the excellency of their bitionism with the statement that I uineness and in1
some real enthusiasm for the holi- playing per se (which of course is the Lener Quartet had "sublety, E can't always say
tay season and all it brings, let's virtuosity),' positively disagreeable. fluency, and a peculiar liquid though she has1
niot forget those to whom Christ- For certainly to hear Mozart play- sweetness." These are merely stock ment.
ed as Beethoven and to have read phrases which everyone uses to ex- '
nas means nothing but another into Mozart what one only finds ii press the perfection of virtuosity CHRISTMAS
day of patient suffering, devoid of I Beethoven manifestly becomes to which one would expect in any or- ypSH
all joy, filled only with a wistful I my mind, and I note to Mr. Gor- E ganization as well known as the The annual
longing for some of the pleasures man's, a form of exhibitionism. Lener and which I assumed. Of hes anu :
which will be yours without the Personally it was with a feeling of course they had sublety and Pease Auditoriun
asking. disappointment that I left the con- j sweetness. But I was talking of the day night begin
Galens, honorary medical fra- cert to find solace in their record- use to which they put this sublety This- is one of th
ternity, is making a two-day dmfive ings of Beethoven's F major quar- and sweetness. The writers' criti- of the year and
beginning today in an effort to ! tet (Op. 135) and his third Rasmoff- cism was not even relevant. In 'tion of Professor
provide a little fun for the crip- I sky quartet. (Op. 59 No. 3). connection with this charge, I der it is to be r
pled kiddies in the University Hos- That they find the music criti- thought it interesting to look up Orchestra Hall.
pital Christmas morning. Tags will f cisms a "public nuisance" is sur- the remarks of New Ycrk critics ccmpaniment by
be sold on campus at any price that prising to me in light of such gen- on the Lever Quartet whom people phony. The con
you feel is within reach of your, eral excellency as has been dis- perhaps trust. Lawrence, Gilman extraordinary de
allowahce, and the dimes, quarters, played, to mention a few, in Mr. states in reaction to the Lener's the elaborrtenes
and half-dollars will bring far Gorman's reviews of the Horowitz dver-emphasis on sonority: "Many In a Prelude, w
greater happiness to those patient (Detroit), Lener, Gabrilowitsch con- of us enjoy string-quartets because 8:00 Children's C]
cripples than they would to you. certs, and Mr. Schwartz' reviews they do not give us blaring trum- sings Noels fro:
Just the price of a pack of cigar- of the Dalies Frantz, Rachmani- pets." Oscar Thompson said: "This try, Provence to
ettes or a sundae will do the trick. noff, English Singers, Kreisler con- was chamber music orchestralized ment of an eigh
Let them tag you. certs. If Mr. Askren's musical Ore- until it made us doubt whether this ble-Harmonium,
- o {views were deficient in musical was chamber music at all.-There ant. Flute. Next
AN ENVOY TURNS SENATOR. acumen, this was counterbalanced were many who were quite justi- I positions by Pu
Incredulous observers who view- } by extraordinary good taste. There fied in saying that they liked this delssohn, Gretch
ed the announcement of Dwight have also been such stray reviews playing not at all. - The Mozart kov, Lvovsky by
W. Morrow's nomination to fill I as Dalies Frantz' of the Hoffman Quartet (the same one played Tie next grou
New Jersey's vacated Senate seat concert in the last May Festival that I here) became orchestrai; color was I the concert. Joh
as a political foible must be re- were good. I suggest that for com- one of the goals in a sense that draftsman in tl'
assured by the publication of Am- j parison those interested look at has been regarded as more prop- sch Studios fore
bassaror Morrow's acceptance of the reviews even in the New York erly the function of the symphony misic at Halme
the overture. Governor Morgan F. tpapers; certainly in the Ann Arbor than of the string quartet. It was tears as soloist
Lawson of New Jersey has also an- and Detroit papers. a highly controversial concert." Challis has come
pounced that the envoy will run If at times a critic may appear a So that our criticism might not ially for this co
next year as a Republican candi- trifle obscure in either his per- have been so barbaric and danger- he uses was buil
date for the next short term, spicacity or his writing, certainly ous to the community after all. be played public)
which cinches the case for that Lois Maier as a performer who And then, too, I meant the fig- ill America. The
faption's, sincerity. knows the reassurance of long prac- ure of grandmother's veil in dis- I old dances by V
Yet the i credulity of those who tice hours before the performance,' cussion of the Schubert to be ac- Each, and a d
have witnessed the success of Mr. and Mr. Laporte who is a physicist curate rather than facetious, I pieces by Ramea
Marrow's achievements toward a knows the leisure of the research don't think it was an imbecility, extraordinary ed
solution of the Mexican muddlq laboratory so conducive to thorough Schubert's grasp on the larger The third gro
is not without some foundation. It work should not belittle the at- forms was notably loose and un- miniature roman
is no puerile conclusion that the l tempts (and in my mind the reasonably extended. His genius sic. The first is "M
paucity of able men among those achievements) of an undergradu- was in the lyric miniature and he Fanning with tex
populating the diplomatic and po- ate activity which is certainly the failed where architecture was ct°- Then there are b
litical ranks of the nation has most difficult from both the point manded. The posthumous quartet delssohn and a N

we believe in the
ho suddenly bursts
child doesn't ring
as Rosa Ponselle.
don't expect her
in her, in her geri-
her artistry. One
that of Ponselle,
the better instru-

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