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Interpretative and Lecture Recitals ALETTA W. GOSS The interpretative and lecture recitals of works of representative modern dramatists, and on the development of lyric drama, offered in his circular, are presented by Mrs. Aletta Waterbury Goss, assisted by several well-known musical artists. Mrs. Goss has had special preparation for this work through musical and dramatic study in the Chicago Musical College and Chicago Conservatory, further dramatic training under Steele Mackaye and George Riddle; extended European travel and study of modern languages under University instructors. She has given courses in vocal music, classic and modern drama in Bethany College; courses in drama and public speaking in Callanan College and Des Moines Conservatory, and a special course in Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, Iowa. She has had experience as a magazine writer, and has conducted courses in the works of modern dramatists and novelists in the Chicago South Side Club, Chicago Woman's Aid and Lake View Clubs. Single recitals or lectures have been given before the clubs mentioned, also before the North Side Art Club, Chicago Woman's Club, La Grange Woman's Club, with drawing-room recitals in several cities. Mrs. Goss has been assisted in her programs by the following well-known artists: Mrs. E. L. Lawrence, harpist, formerly of Thomas' Orchestra; Miss Marie Ludwig, harpist, of the Metropolitan Opera Company Orchestra; Miss Bergman, director of Vocal Department, University of Wisconsin; Mr. A. R. Dean, baritone, Hyde Park Presbyterian Church; Mr. Edward Walker, tenor, St. Paul's Universalist Church; Mrs. C. A. Fieldcamp, soprano, First Presbyterian Church of Evanston; Mrs. E. N. Layfield, mezzo-contralto, Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. The pianist associated with Mrs. Goss is Mrs. Katharine P. Viets, Organist and Musical Director of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. Her musical education was received from Eugene Thayer, of Boston, Armin Doerner and Otto Singer of Cincinnati, and Clarence Eddy, formerly of Chicago. Figure Aletta Water bury Goss Figure Katharine P. Viets Mrs. Goss and the artists associated with her will devote much time next season to lecture-recitals of some of the great lyric dramas, and to a series of recitals on the development of opera, laying especial stress on the illustration of the influence of folk-song and folk-lore in the great lyric dramas . Several of these programs have been given with decided success, and new programs will be presented . ITALIAN FOLK-SONG AND FOLK-LIFE IN ITALIAN LYRIC DRAMA Illustrations from Monteverde, Carissimi, Cavalli, Stradella, Pergolesi, Cimarosa, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Wolf-Ferrari. Recital of Verdi's OTHELLO. GERMAN FOLK-LORE IN GERMAN MUSIC DRAMA Illustrations from Weber, Marschner, Wagner, Humperdinck. FRENCH FOLK-LIFE AND LEGEND IN LYRIC DRAMA Illustrations from Bizet's L'Arlesienne and Massenet's La Navarraise , and Our Lady's Juggler ( Le Jongleur de Notre Dame ). INTERPRETATIVE RECITALS OF WAGNER'S Tristan and Isolda. Rhinegold. The Walkyries (Die Walkure). INTERPRETATIVE RECITALS Midsummer Night's Dream, with Mendelssohn's or Weber's Music, and interlude of fairy dances. Lady Macbeth's scenes from Macbeth. Hauptmann's Sunken Bell with Zoellner's music. Judith of Bethulia—Aldrich. With harp accompaniment. The Witch's Song (Hexenlied) Von Wildenbruch. Musical setting by Schilling. Melodrama of Hiawatha. Music by Mrs. Coe, with Cadman's Cycle of Indian Songs. COURSE OF SIX LECTURE-RECITALS REPRESENTATIVE MODERN NOVELISTS Balzac, Turgenev, Bjornson, Meredith, Fogazzaro, Sudermann, and Frenssen. LECTURE-RECITALS ON MODERN DRAMATISTS Given singly or in courses of three or six programs: Ibsen, Bjornson. Hauptmann, Sudermann, Fulda, Halbe. Shaw, Pinero, Galsworthy, Granville Barker. Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory. Giacosa. Rostand. Lavedan, Hervieu, Brieux. Maeterlinck. An attractive syllabus with collateral readings, and a dramatic adaptation for recital of the masterpiece of each of the great modern dramatists or novelists included in these courses, afford illuminative and artistic studies of the spirit and trend of modern art . For detailed information concerning recitals, address Mrs. Stephen C. Goss, 5410 Madison Avenue, Chicago.
|Title||Interpretative and Lecture Recitals|
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Goss, Aletta W.
Viets, Katharine P.
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