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Vocalists: Miss Bamks, Miss Martin, Miss M. Bhadshaw; Mr. Wilbyb Coopek, Mr. Walton Smith, Mr. A. T. HAttacks, Mr. Allan Ikvikq.
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MUSIC IN BERLIN. (From our own Correspondent.} There has been little novelty at the Royal Opera House lately, the attractions having consisted of Nurmahal, La Fille du Regiment, and the Lac des Fees. In the last-named Mad. Masins-Braunhofcr sustains the part iof the fairy Zeila, and makes more of it, both vocally and dramatically, than any of her predecessors whom I have seen undertake it here.
Leaving the stage awhile for the concert-room, I have to chronicle the third Soiree for Chamber Music, given by Herren Zimmermann and Stahlknecht, a very agreeable entertainment, with regard to the pieces selected, as well as to the manner in which they were executed. Among the old favourites were Schubert's Pianoforte Trio, Op. 100, and Beethoven's Quartet in F major. In the way of novelty, there was a Quartet by Herr Stahlknecht, of which I am inclined to think favourably. Herr Becker, who is well known as a violinist in Paris, and, if I mistake not, in London', has produced a favourable impression of his talent, on the occasion of his first appearance here, when he played some Paganinian variations, and Mendelssohn's Violin-concerto. In the former he astonished the general public; in the latter he proved his right to be considered a musician fit to interpret the works of the giants of art. The programme of the fourth Sinfonie-conccrt, by the Royal Chapel, comprised Beethoven's Overture to King Stephen, Mozart's Symphony in G minor, the "Reigen secliger Geiste," from Gluck's Orpheus, Cherubini's Overture to Anacreon, and Beethoven's Symphony in C major — a goodly array, as I am prepared to assert against all comers, although, it is true, the first-named overture was u piece de circonstance, and is one of the least vigorous compositions that ever came from the pen of the mighty master. Gluck's contribution delighted the audience so much that they insisted on its repetition, yet, to my mind, the effect would have been greater still, had the well-known "Dance of Furies," from the same opera, been played first, as on former occasions. Cherubini's overture to Anacreon—one of the show-pieces, by the bye, of the Royal Chapel—fully maintained its old popularity. That both symphonies were performed in a manner worthy of this celebrated band, it is perhaps, superfluous to add. That of Beethoven's I never heard more beautifully rendered. At the third concert of the Singacademic the attraction was Blumncr's oratorio of Abraham, first performed by the Society in March 1860. The choruses were given with great precision, and materially enhanced the effect of the solos, in which, on the present occasion, Herr Krauso, ui
A large number of invitations was issued for the last Court Concert, in the White Hall of the Royal Palace, M. Meyerbeer, Royal Musical Director-general, acting as conductor. The first piece in the programme was Beethoven's overture to Coriolanus; then followed the "Waltz-song," from M. Gounod's Faust, sung by Mile. Luccu, and the "Inflammatus," from Rossini's Stabat Mater, by Mad. Koster. The first part was brought to a conclusion by the "Miserere," from // Trovatore. The second part began with the introductory music and bridal chorus from Lohengrin. Next came G. M. Gounod's " Ave Maria," sung by Mad- Koster, with violin accompaniment by Herr Becker; and finally M. Meyerbeer's imposing "Coronation March," performed by two orchestras, the effect of which was exceedingly grand.
Mozart's birthday, the 27th January, was allowed to pass over without any particular demonstration on the part of amateurs and professors here. About the only exception was the performance of the overture to Die Zaubeiflole, and the Symphony in C with Fugue (Jupiter), at the fifth Soiree for classical orchestral music, given by Herr Liebig.
Herr Hans von Billow has returned from the Netherlands, where, according to report, he was very successful; but then Herr von Biilow is pianist to the king, and the good Netherlander, like the Germans, have great respect for any one who is "Kbniglicher" this, or "Hof" that. The gentle musician's cheval de balaille appears to have been Liszt's Transcription of the waltz from M Gounod's Faust, which he played at almost every concert. He is loud in praise of the orchestras in Holland.
The Italian performances at the Royal Opera House were brought to a close a few days since. A season of three months in Berlin may be taken as a fair test of the capabilities of the company; the mere fact that the original term agreed on, namely, two months, was extended to three, is a convincing proof of their excellence. Yet an attentive observer could easily perceive the difference between this year and the preceding ones. There was no such lively interest as in the previous season, and scarcely any enthusiasm, while, when there was any manifestation of the latter feeling, it was confined to a few individuals. Whence arose this coolness?
* Monday Popular Concerts, to wit.—Ed,
Whence sprang this sudden want of sympathy? Were not the greatest female artists in the world assembled here? Was not the favourite of favourites with the Berlin public, namely, Zelia Trebelli, again engaged? Were not the Sisters Marchisio, and Adelina Patti, who was preceded by so brilliant a reputation, worthy of the most lively interest? We must seek for the reasons of public apathy in some other circumstance. Many will assert that the want of a good tenor was the principal cause. Without absolutely denying the truth of this assertion, I believe it cannot be logically maintained. I must, therefore, seek some other reason. For two years, the public had given itself up to the intoxicating excilementof Italian music; raving about La Traviata; in raptures with Rigoletto ; worshipping 77 Trovatore. I mean, of course, only the great mass of the public, for competent judges were invariably calm and moderate. Without wishing to dispute the excellences of the above operas, to which some few others might be added, I say that, for German tastes, they do not, in the long run, possess sufficient attraction to create a lasting enthusiasm. Accomplished singers appeared and charmed the public, and, in the general excitement, even persons of less talent were accounted great. Such was the state of Italian operas in past years, a state which justified Eugenio Merclli, who could call the greatest artistic celebrities his own, in looking forward, full of hope, to the season just over. But circumstances had changed. The result of two years' rapture was a marked reaction; and now ensued a want of interest, bordering upon apathy. Much has been said and written for and against Italian Opera in Berlin. Some thought it uncalled for, while others regarded it as a necessity in "the metropolis of art."' Without adopting either of these views, I confine myself to facts, and, from the experience gained, believe I am justified in saying that a mediocre Italian company dares no longer show itself here, and that even the combination of first-rate artists, such as we had last season, would find it difficult to maintain a position for any lengthened period. A retrospective glance at the events of the now defunct season, will prove that the impresario Merclli has deserved the thanks of the public, though much is due, on the other hand, to the Intendance-goncral, who, at a large sacrifice, provided a body of singers, such as few Italian theatres in Eurorc could show. Italian Opera has become a matter of fashion; the members of the Parisian beau monde meet each other at the Theatre Italicn, while the rendezvous of the London aristocracy is Covent Garden Theatre. But apart from this national and fashionable view of the case, which, at Berlin, may, perhaps, be placed in the background, an annual and not immoderately extended series of Italian performances possesses attraction for amateurs and professional men; and when artists of first-rate talent are engaged, it is of undoubted value. If, therefore, Herr von Hiilscn made a sacrifice for the sake of art, he ought not to be blamed, but, on the contrary, is entitled to gratitude. By introducing singers of the first class, his object was to give tho art establishment intrusted to his care its proper rank.
The season began with the Sisters Marchisio, who alone sufficed to keep alive public) interest for months. Then there was Mile. Trebelli, who showered out, in a single breath, an entire cornucopia of bravura and solfeggi, entrancing with the nobleness of her style, and conquering With the clear, bell-like tones of her voice. Miles. Ridcri and Brunctti (to proceed) were also valuable acquisitions; and, last not least, Adelina Patti, the girlish vocalist, who speedily transported her English triumphs here, and, by a rich combination of artistic excellences, brought the season to a brilliant conclusion. Six such ladies in one company is almost unexampled, and shows clearly the object of the management of the Royal Theatre to have been the gratification of the public. If we cannot think as favourably of the gentlemen, the reason is that even in Italy thero are not many really great men-singers; and that we must be content with such as can with least discredit fill their place. Signore Zacchi, Agnesi, and Squarcia, were very good, and if the tenors Pancani, Montanaro and Tiberini, were less commendable, a double obligation is duo to Herr Theodor Formes, for having, with such readiness, come to the rescue of the Italian repertory, and enabling Lucia and // Trovatore to be played towards the close of the season.
Sig. Orsini conducted the performances in a manner which showed him thoroughly acquainted with the repertory, the style in which he got up Un Ballo in Maschera especially demonstrating his musical ability.— The Italians have left Berlin, but, it is hoped, only to return next winter and delight us with more that is beautiful and new.
Hamburg.— The members of the orchestra and chorus at the Stadt theatre lately serenaded Herr Neswadba for the great pains he took in getting up M. Gounod's Faust.
* What will Paris say to this t-- Ed.