Edwin Grasse, Blind Violinist.

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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

I wish through you to call the attention of the students to the significance of the concert to be given in the New Lecture Hall tomorrow evening by Mr. Edwin Grasse of New York, whose claim to recognition is three fold. Mr. Grasse is a composer of genuine melodic power, and has already produced a number of original works. He was considered by Grieg to be one of the most promising of American composers. He is also the first blind man to become a violin virtuoso, and is ranked by Eugene Ysaye among the foremost violinists of our time. Mr. Grasse is furthermore a pianist with a beautiful touch and a highly developed skill. Grasse's compositions and playing have received the warmest approval from audiences both in Germany and in this country. Let us therefore not be behindhand in furnishing a worthy and enthusiastic audience to greet this real genius at his first appearance among us.