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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945

MMC Recital—Excellent Performance—Few present

MMC Recital—Excellent Performance—Few present

"And she wasted her sweetness upon the desert air!" The lady in question was Miss Shirley Craig, her sweetness—herself and her recital, and the desert air—the students of Victoria College. Out of 1,200 students at this institution of higher learning and culture (?) only about thirty could muster enough interest to attend a recital by this talented pianist held in the music room on Wednesday, June 6.

A programme was presented, catholic in scope, rich in colour, and played with flawless technique. Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven. Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, John Ireland, Frank Bridge and Dohnangi were in the repertoire; their music was played with depth of feeling and understanding, and the appreciative, if small, audience enjoyed every minute. In particular, the pianist excelled in the performance of Scarlatti's "Sonata in A major," Chopin's "Scherzo in C sharp minor," and Dohnany's "Rhapsody in C major."

After the performance the audience adjourned to the women's common room for a magnificent supper. Perhaps, if the temptation of music is not enough, the supper will prove a sufficient attraction for the next recital.

The Music Makers' Club, a comparatively new club, like so many cultural clubs, has a distressingly small membership. It is not, it should be noted, an exclusive society of high-brow musicians—it is a club where all those with any skill on any instrument in any style come to play to an apprecitive, albeit small, audience. It is a club for promoting interest in the art of playing music, and of attentive listening.

If you have any contribution to make to this club, contact a member of the committee through the letter racks, and watch the notice boards. Meetings are held every third Tuesday and an occasional recital sponsored, such as the recent one by Shirley Craig.