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AMUSEMENTS

_ MR ALEXANDER'S RECITAL. The second pianoforte recital in Dan. jedhi by Mr Arthur Alexander was eivpfl in Bums Hail last night. His first, reI dial was in tho nature of a surprise. [ Even with a. knowledge of his native I ability and his academic credentials, the people were on that occasion fairly amazed lat his phiyinnr— n <;l in respect to technique, f<jr that was taken for grunted, but because. his_playin.tr revealed such deep fooling, a vision such as rarelv comes t« a young man, arid his marked skill iir | t;iking his hearer* to the limit of hit | iu>vi::-y.i and affording them a glimpse 01 | what tho music means. Last "night we I had r..;t past tho .stace of wonderment nfi Mr Alexanders accomplishment* and claim.-!, and feJt set free to enjoy the music that ho brought forward. ]t was a, very iinc programme, including known, masterpieces such a.* Beethoven's"' Sonata :n E flat" (op. 27, No. 1). the first movement of Chopin's ' Sonata in I! flat minor,* Chopin's 'Polonaise in A' (?s'o. 3J, Busc:y. •; transcription of the miahty Baca ' i-!;:;coin:e,' this last-mentioned piece, being repeated by request and Sehaumann's j'Pa p: lions. The programme was also rich ! v.i :•--■; familiar miudc, as, for instance, a j most, interesting and sinking pielude by ji'aid Cunier |.-,on of the famous teacher !<.i lomposition), a noble and obviously- ; orCLii.-'i prelude by inumenfeld. a quaint j Jitt;.. piece entitled 'Hl\\k<' by Tobias , Mauk.y (played as an encore aJ the first i r--ritalj, a prelude by Priestley Smith, and i !>:uu.-,sy's hu:noj'..iu«i conceit det:ietii>g the j doings of a Serenading party. Ike whole recital was a .source of pleasure: and instruction. Mr Alexander promptly caught !;io spirit and character of every composition, and, having at command the resouue.s of varied touch, which really means all qualities of tone, bis playing wa« continuously revealing something "new and ke.cpin.g_ alive, the expectancy of tho audience. To enjoy some pianists it is necessary to_ bo in the mood. Mr Alexander is so_ full of affinnativeness that ho puts you in tho mood straightway and compels attention. That was the experience kst night. Many who att-anded tho recital were, more or less drowsy after a day in the open air, but the artist- rowed them la enthusiasm from the. start. PRINCESS THEATRE. That charming artist Miss Carrie Mo wo scored a big- success at the Princess Theat ro last- evening, a big audience, clamoring; eagerly for more-. Other items are by Benson and Roll, Rosa Loader. Leslie Holmes Costume Comedy Company, and Arthur Trout and his mermaid. HAYAVARDS' PICTURES. The big attraction at The Octagon is fnmi-bed by the pictorial version of AY. \V. .Jacobs s splendid comedy, 'Beauty and th* Large," in which Cyril Maud-a tak-'-s ihe. leading part. Apart from this the, war pictures arc int.cn sting, and th?i4 are other fi!m« w«>!l worth witnvirlnir. 1 ULLERX PICTURE''. lli> ling's 'lheatie ",s packed las* niuht. i fe'ii a war pi.-jr.-mme of mora t> n iim ~l inciit v„s presented ' Tha P M'*> P foiO Antweip' proved most int'jc In _*. end " l- jo idiy .'ppia id. d. ' Tha J■ ' ii" "hiii' 'i .■ drains c pietura \ ' 'i « veil himrd and equally well 'id As a ' Rums of Ancient P lie* < ! i i oii i full char- 1 of attention, ,i id 'h" une fiv.dh well rr--0 \cd ; "iri'TX' 11 \ " - j One of thp popular items in the curr j i nnt t! i Ou i Tlieitia ' i i f c i \i ;<, rt t' p itillery 1 1 \ t tip Ho lid nt thfi I i U-, 1 M >-hell i ii l >rn 1 \ el 1 e tl r ' tic (1 «it 1 i 1 gl t s clo c 1 o c I the < 1 t ( 1 l i i Lue-, - 111 I l tl< i 'h n tin A l nL ft low n and n k tn s an i Him i g -.ubj i/S J 1 pi t i wll'e-lii 11/ night, PLAZA PICTURES. ' A Wife fr,r a AVager," a I,oooft (irnmr.tic film, licnds the current programme ;.! the Pinzn Pi<:tun > s. Another 1.00 n't iliam.i ik a tragedy in v.bii ii a !■ h-iiied giii marries an engineer and .'•-:i'-; a happy life until a former lover ee.me.s upon t-ne scene to tenijit her fioin in 1 r nllegiaricc Interesting coniplicntions follow. Ihe supporting subjects are ai! of goo-i quality. J lie same pictures will !e i-iiov.n again to-night. HIS MAJESTY'S. M" 'diiT-rrl ind lii-. Hnpj Tlouis Enttri i (. d th"i p,l nr • 1 t 1 le i li-_-> ii Inner i i-j 4 1 ill i iin m>sent(d air n d d i b tn. iit \dl ui ( i i i \ i LU.KA .-> fIRCI <: tu •. , i < tin n 1 --t p• ii 1111- ' t \ nig 'n< u tne !>ig (i t il i * «. on oi 1 1 ick I l Ilil Ig i 1I 1 1 i "M! V KJipl 111-i ii iiin t li. • ' - kit t , 11,,, LI II 11.

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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