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Fi Acclaimed 'Incomparable'By Critics




Feuerniann, Austriani Cellist,
Is One Of Greatest Virtuosi'


LilyPons, 104-b. Primadonna,
s Called Iox-Office Dynaim ite'
"Three hundred thousand living for two years. When she recovered
souls, the greatest assemblage ever she threw herself into the work of
aiding convalescent French soldiers.
gathered at any place in any coun- One day, after she had finished a
try to hear a concert, istened to one program of piano compositions, she
of the greatest voices of the century, sang a song at the request of one
and one of the most beautiful visions of the soldiers, and when she had
the lyric stage has graced, with an finished, there was a moment of si-
almost awesome silence and order- lence, then thunderous applause. Lily
liness unbelievable from such a mul- Pons realized that she had a voice.
titude," wrote a Chicago music cri- Expert's Prediction
tic following the historic appearance One day she walked into the office
of Lily Pons in Grant Park, Chicago, of Max Dearly, famous Parisian pro-
in the course of what has been called ducer and talked herself into an in-,
the most triumphant tour ever made genue's role in his new show, where
by a concert artist in this country. she was discovered by Alberti Di
More than 410,000 people in five Gorostiaga, famous vocal expert. He
concerts-an average of over 80,000 was amazed to hear that she never
listeners at each performance, heard had a teacher. "You are a natural
the Metropolitan Opera's "coloratura singer," he told her. "A voice like
soprano monopoly" on her transcon- yours happens too few times in mu-
tnental tour, which broke attend- sical history. Five years from now
once records in cities from New York you will be singing in the Metro-
to California. politan."
Lily Vs. Footballers Then followed a period of hard
Described as the "little lady who work, for, under the expert guidance
draws bigger crowds than the best of Di Gorostiaga, she was appearing
football teams ever brought togeth- with small opera companies in the
er, or the most exciting heavyweight wi nelier whsngi Lerica"
bout," nwspaper crtc thyougb.oui provinces. She was singing "Lucia"
theutned paercrihaves through o 'in Montpelier, when two Americans
the Unidu ates. hayv reisrred to in her audience suggested that she
the dnutive French diva as "Box- come to America on her own and
Office Dynamite." audition for the Metropolitan. She
Lily Pons started all the excite- sailed for the United States a few
ment by being born-on April 13 in weeks later, sang before Tulio Sera-
Cannes, French city of flowers on fin and the great Gatti-Casazza for
the Riviera. Hler first cries and gur- her auditions. Thus, exactly five
gles were no 'different from those of years later, on January 2, 1932, as
any other infant, and there was Di Gorostiaga had predicted, she
nothing in their tonal quality to in- stood upon the stage of the Metro-
dicate future vocal greatness. politan and sang "Lucia,"-and the
And so it was that childhood was usually dignified audience became a
a normal one--unlike that of most clapping, shouting throng, hailing
great musicians. Her days were spent the arrival of a new star.

Pronounced by critics "one of the
greatest living virtuosi," 'Emanuel4
Feuermann, the Austrian cellist was'
exiled from his post as head of the
cello department of the. famous Ber-
lin Hochschule fur Musik five years
ago, and turned toward the United
States as the "last frontier of liberty."
Feuermann, who, with his wife,
took out citizenship papers a few
months ago, was born a little more
than 30 years ago to a family of
musicians at Kolomea, Galicia. He
made his debut when only 11 years
old ;with the Vienna Symphony Or-
chestra under Felix Weingartner.
The young artist had studied first
with his father, a gifted cellist and
later with the famed Julius Klengel.'
When only 16 he was appointed
to a professorship at the Conserva-
tory of Music in Cologne. From there
he assumed his post at the Hochschule
-until his exile. !
America And Music
Upon entering America. the cellist
was struck by the widespread and
intense interest in music so prevalent
"Europe has for centuries had a
great musical tradition, but of late
it has been resting on this tradition,"
Feuermann observed. "The United
States is doing something active
about music;-I have never seen so
many schools with fine music de-
partments, so many clubs that exist
just for music. Every child seems
to be studying music in some form.
With such an admirable state of
affairs this country will soon have the
highest standard of musical appreci-
ation among the people-at-large that
any country has ever achieved."

Feueriann's first American ap-
pearance was as guest soloist with the
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of -Bruno Walter
five years ago. After this and en-
suing recitals he was placed on a par
with the great Vellist, Pablo Casals.
Recognized In Europe
Although he is becoming widely
known in American concert circles,
Feuermann's recognition in Europe
as a soloist is widespread among the
great orchestral conductors. In addi-
tion to his appearance with the Vien-
na Symphony, he has been featured
with the Berlin Philharmonic under
Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwaeng-
ler and Artur Nikisch; the Hamburg
Philharmonic under Carl Muck; the
Paris Symphony orchestra under the
baton of Pierre Monteux; under
Pierne withthe Cologne Orchestra;
the Berlin Opera Orchestra under
Otto Klemperer; the Leipsig Gewand-
haus Orchestra under Fritz Busch,
and again with Monteux i the Am-
sterdam Concertgebouw.
Whenever his concert dates call
for night travelling, Emanuel Feuer-
mann considers it imperative to re-
serve an extra Pullman berth for his
The famed virtuoso never lets his
$30,000 Stradivarius out of his sight,
and since cellos are too cumbersome
to leave in train aisles or to crowd in
the same berth with oneself, he of
necessity must book an upper and a
lower. It's a two-man job getting
the instrument into the upper.
The cello is famous because it was
the last instrument of, its kind made
by Stradivarius.


Ziorothqy #taynov'

The right is reserved to make such changes
in the progroms or bn the personnel of partici-
pants as necesity rnoy require. Tickets are
sold at purchosers' risks, and if lost, mislaid,
l burned, or destroyed in any monner, the Uni-
versity Musical Society will not wassume re-
sponsibili ty, nor will dupl icates be issued,
Concerts wil begin on Eastern Stonda&d
time. Evening contts at 8:30 and afternoon
concerts at x2:30.
Heideris of e on tickets are requested to
detach the proper pon for each concert and
present for admission (1rstad of the Whole
Concerts will begin on time, and doors will
be closed during numbers. Late coers will
be required 'to wait until .admitted.
Lost and 'found articles should be inquired
for at the office of Shirley W. Smith, Vice-
President and Secretary of the University,
University all.
Traffic regulations will be enforced by the
Ann Arbor Police Department and the Building
and Grounds Department of the University.
For .obvious reasons, notices will not be an-
nounced from the stage,
Rehearsals are private, and rauditors will
not be admitted.
An art exhibition will be condtucted in
Alumni Memorial "loll dujrin the tae tivol
The Steinway is the official piano of t e
University Musical Society.
'fer six concerts b.y "Stars Cloarses, gnd Or-
chestra, are $3:04, $4.00, $5.00, for those
holding "Festivci' colupons; and $6.00, $7.00,
and $8.00 for others.
The prices of the individualconcert tidets
will be $1.00, $1.50, $2.OQ and $2.50.

Friday The 13th Holds
No Terrors For Soprano
Friday the 13th holds no terrors for
Rosa Tentoni; in fact, it was that
day which brought her her first lucky
On Friday, the 13th, July, 1934,
while preparing for her New York
debut at the Lewisohn Stadium as
Nedda in "Pagliacci," she was sudden-
ly told to hurry into a costume of San-
tuzza. The news had just been re-
ceived that 'Bruna Castagna had an
attack of tonsilitis, and it was neces-
sary for her to sing that role (the
lead in "Cavalleria Rustica-In,") too.,
At first, she was terribly afraid but
finally she went through it and awoke
the next morning to find the papers
filled with her praises. A break in
a million she believes, and although
naturally sorry for her colleague's
misfortune, 13 has become her favor-
ite number.

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