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The matinee programme was made up of quiet things from Schumann, " Songs without words " from Mendelssohn, and like selections. But two names ap­peared upon it—those of Von Bulow and a singer un­known to us. " Thou'rt like unto a flower " was the one song announced—we can almost see the programme— and when it came it was but a single verse. But what a verse, as Lizzie Cronyn sang it to Von Bulow's ac­companiment ! Again and again—three times she sang it, until a sense of courtesy compelled the large audience to forbear further calls upon the singer. Twice after­wards we went a long distance to the great pianist's
concerts, in the hope of again hearing this one song. Each time she sang it again and again, to the delight of an appreciative audience. It is one of the perfect bits of work we recall, in a long experience of the con­cert and operatic stage, taking rank—in our enjoyment on first hearing it, and the pleasure with which we have since remembered it—along with Nilsson's " Angels ever bright and fair," Patti's " Home, sweet home," Scalchi's " It is better to laugh than be sighing," " The last rose of summer," as an Italian prima donna once sang it, and some other things, the memory of which is always pleasure unalloyed, a delight pure and simple.
THOU'RT LIKE UNTO A FLOWER
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H. Heine. Anton Rubinstein.
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