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PIANOFORTE RECITAL. — +- — The announcement of Emily Giles' piano- forte recital at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on Saturday afternoon drew together a large audience, comprising most of the musical amateurs of the city, who gave Miss Giles and her confreres z. cordial reception. Miss Giles, as is already known, was a pupil of Mr. Edward Dannreuther, at the Rcyai Academy of Music, who, as well as Dr. Hubert Parry, the director, speaks in the highest terms of her success as a student there, and her capabilities as a teacher. In this latter respect Miss Giles has returned to Chester, where everyone will wish for her a continued successful career. Her selections on Saturday were sufficiently varied to test her powers of technique, the Sonato in E Minor (Grieg) affording ample opportunity for the display of wrist power and executive ability while the beauti- ful intermezzos by Brahms (minor and major), and the dainty Ballade in G. Minor by the same composer were in sufficient, contrast to display her versatility. No programme of pianoforte music would be complete without a Chopin item, and t,i, re Miss Giles introduced as the closing it-em a Barcarolle by this composer, which, of a lighter na;e, pleased the audience to such an extent, that nothing less than an encore would appease them. The vocalist was M'st Rosina Beynon, who adds piquancy when singing by a natural chaim and gracefulness of manner. Her voice is rich and powerful, her intonation accurate, and her enunciation distinct. "Three. Green Bonnets. a new song, which Miss Beynon sang with such good effect at the Chester Christmas Eisteddfod. was no less captivating now. and its rendering involved the penalty of an encore. Tne air from the French opeia, "Samson and Delilah'' iSaint- Saens) is well-calculated to demand all the r& sources of an artist- and in the somewhat difficult recitative-like opening Miss Beynon's notes were given with thrilling effect. and her phra.ses well sustained. Two dainty moreeaux were "lv Ro-se and "Ballad of Kisses," in which kind of song Miss Beynon is almost incomparable, and again the audience would not be denied an encore, Miss Kitty Wooliey is a talented young violinist who ia. so far as we know new to Chester, but her charming rerfoi manees on that instrument at-once installed her a favourite whom Ccstrians will be ;I&d to we.come again. Her solos, including a W-rka by Zarzywcki. an Adagio by Ries. and "Kuyaw'iak," by Wienawski. were varied enough to shew off the later styles of violin writing, re- quiriug all the delicacies of tone-painting and the ibility to overcome difficulties in technique; while in Handel's sonata for violin and piano iiii eon junction with Miss Giles) we had the style of the old master, equaily a giant in instrumental as n choral music. Her instrument possesses a. bril- ii»T:lit. pleasing, powerful tone, which in the nancis jf ehis accomplished young lady suffered no loss of idriue. and the audience were enraptured. As a aiusiof.J recital, it was a treat for which all present ,\L'ie grateful to Miss Giles for providing.

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