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Mr. Lloyd Powell's Playing.
A considerable number ot young siua ent« received an impressive lesson' m the art of piano playing last night, when Mr. Lloyd Powell, the visiting English examin
er, gave nis secona reciiai w me iicna katta Club Hall. Mr. Powell's message to his audience was calm, clear and true. What he saw in the music he conveyed s very distinctly to his hearers. ? By his strength, his sense of rhythm and his limpid delicacy he captured the imagina tion. It was a fine sustained effort, in. which his hands never faltered, but were obedient to his will to the last. , ,,. ' The rippling grace of the Chopin studies Nos. -V-.2 and 3, from Opus 25, earned away his audience with delight, and the fire and brilliance of the rhythmic Chant Polonaise in G Major by Chopin-Liszt, which tapered off lightly to its effec tive end. was no less appealing. .Game the moving strength, the imposing, mas save chords of the Brahms s Rhapsody in G Minor, finely conceived and impressively wrought. Chopm evidently strikes a re sponsive chord in the breast of Mr. Powell, but the player's range is wide and the Greig Nocturne in C Major was treated caress ingly and tenderly and with full appre ciation of. its poetic beauty. The three Rachmaninoff numbers which concluded the recital found the pianist in his most brii'iant mood. First there came the Pre lude in G Major from Opus 32. .bright, rippling, and, transparently clear in tone: then the Kreisler-Rachmaninoff 'Lieln-s- lied.' with its fascinating waltz move ment, and running accompaniment; and finally the great crash of chords and fiery vigour of the Prelude in B Flat Major, from Opus 23. The audience sat on ex pecting more and got the great Polonaise in A Flat Major by Chopin, given with fine verve and telling strength, and other numbers. Earlier in the evening, Mozart's Fantasy in C Minor was played with re freshing simplicity and quietness and the Beethoven Sonata in E Major from Opus 109 flowed melodiously and sweetly. Ire land's piquant and light 'Amberley Wild Brooks' and Debussy's Jardins sous la Pluie' were also well done.