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MACDOWELL

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Played by ETHEL WALEER
From an Indian Lodge (from Op.
51) ; Hungarian (from Op. 39); From a Log Cabin (from Op. 62) ; Polonaise (Op. 46, No. 12)
THE first piece is one of the Wood-land Sketches. MacDowell was interested in the music of tho
American Indians, and in this piece we may find a suggestion of one of their songs, punctuated by drum beats.
The Hungarian piece is one of t welve Studies from which we heard another example on Tuesday (the Shadow Dance). Tonight's study is for dash, speed, and ' virtuoso playing.'
In the lines prefixed to the third piece MacDowell describes the log cabin in the woods where he loved to compose :—
A house of dreams untold,
It looks out over the whispering tree-tops And faces the setting sun.
The Polonaise, the last of Twelve Virtuoso
Studies, is a stirring piece of good salon music, obviously influenced by Chopin.

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Played By: Ethel Waleer

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