[We invite all men in the University to submit communications on subjects of timely interest.]
To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
Will you allow me through your columns to call the special attention of all music lovers in the University to the course of lectures, of which the first takes place this afternoon, to be given by Mr. Arnold Dolmetsch on the instrumental music of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as developed by the English, French, Italians, Spanish, and Germans. As the announcement of the first lecture, published elsewhere in this issue, mentions, periods of particular fascination in the history of artistic culture will be treated, which are of special interest to the layman. Such periods are music among the English in the time of Shakespeare, and French music at the Court of Louis the XIV. These lectures have been made possible through the enthusiasm and generosity of several friends of music in the vicinity, and it is to be hoped that they will be greeted on the part of the students by the large and steady attendance which they deserve. W.R. SPALDUNG '87.