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and fresher voices. The ballad-opera is no more, and to be Hague, where he was employed in the same line of parts. a mere ballad-singer is now the aim of none of our artists. In the month of May 1835, he returned to the Opéra All desire to be great and grand, in place of simple and en- Comique in Paris, and remained there for a succession of gaging. The desire is not to be discommended ; but it too 1 years. At a later period the management of the theatre at often comes to pass that a young lady or gentleman, who has the Hague was confided to him, and during the term of his a fresh and beautiful voice, possessing more feeling than management the King of the Netherlands treated him with energy, greater delicacy than force, a larger amount of ten- marked favour. Suddenly, however, Chollet threw up his derness than dramatic fire, with full powers of sostenuto and post and returned to France. Since then he has appeared small powers of execution, rushes into the classical and in London (at the St. James's Theatre, when under Mr. the bravura style, and so a perfect ballad-singer is lost for Mitchell's direction), and once more at the Théâtre Lyrique ever to the world and a respectable artist substituted. in Paris. While in Brussels Chollet met with frantic
applause; no such vogue attended him in Paris, where,
nevertheless, the public was well disposed towards him. THE new edition of M. Fétis's Biographie Universelle des
Endowed with qualities which might have ensured him 1 Musiciens is, in almost every respect, a vast improve
a superior talent had his vocal education been carefully
I attended to, Chollet possessed more dexterity than real ment on the old one. One of the recent articles relates to
skill, more manner than style. He would sometimes deliver that very popular dramatic singer, Chollet, who was much
his notes with an abruptness savouring almost of affectation; admired in this country, even when past the zenith of his
| and as often altered the character of the music by varia powers. Chollet, it appears, was the son of a chorus-singer at the
tions of tempo or the introduction of a multitude of caOpera. Born on the 20th of May, 1798, he was admitted a
dences (points d'orgue), for it was especially in such empupil of the Conservatorium of Music in the month of April
bellishments that he made a display of his head notes. The 1806. There he applied himself to the study of the violin
study of vocalisation was the point in which he was wanting,
so that the production of his voice (mise de voir) was deand the solfeggio. Shortly after, his course of study was
fective, and he never executed an ascending scale othersuspended, but subsequently resuming it, he obtained a prize for solfeggio in the competition of 1814.
wise than in an imperfect manner. Notwithstanding these The Conservato
defects, the charm of his voice, his knowledge of those rium being closed in 1815, in consequence of political events,
things which pleased the public, and his self-possession as a Chollet not long after this became a chorus-singer at the
musician, enabled him to produce more effect than singers Opera; thence he went to the Italian Opera, and, lastly, to the Feydeau Theatre, where he remained until 1818, and
of greater ability unpossessed of these advantages.
Chollet has composed romances and nocturnes, which have finally accepted an engagement with a troop of country
been published in Paris and Brussels, and in some inactors. A good musician, and gifted with an agreeable
stances have met with success. voice, though little experienced in the art of singing, he made up for want of scientific acquirements by great in
VOS telligence and address. His voice at this time was of deeper
M. Van Påaag. – This most able and obliging of concerttone than was subsequently the case : its character was that agents and managers of balls, soirées, &c., has issued his annual of a baritone, for in the list of the company at Havre, in
circular, wherein he apprises bis friends tbat he has taken up new
quarters at 71 Wardour Street, W., where he will be most happy 1823, he figures as engaged to take the parts of Martin,
to hear from them, engaging himself, by his zeal and unremitLais and Sollié. He was then called Dôme Chollet. Being ting attention, to deserve that confidence at the hands of his engaged in the same capacity at Brussels in the year 1825, patrons which has been bestowed on him for many years. We on his way through Paris, he appeared at the Opéra endorse, without hesitation, the document of M. Van Praag, Comique, where he was much applauded, and obtained an knowing him to be every way experienced and trustworthy in his engagement for the year 1826, as a salaried actor. Accor- | business, and no less eager and willing to serve those who employ dingly he returned to fulfil his engagement, and his débuts |
M. VIEUXTEMPS' makes his last appearance this season on were so brilliant, that he was admitted an associate (socié
| Monday night, at the 76th Monday Popular Concert. On Tuestaire) at the commencement of the following theatrical sea
| day he starts for Rotterdam, being engaged to make the tour of son in 1827. Composers were eager to write for him, and the principal musical societies in Holland. from that time he gave up baritone for tenor parts, to HERR Joseph Joachim is daily expected. He will first play which latter he confined himself exclusively. The first wlio at the 77th Monday Popular Concert, then at the first Philharwrote a part for him of that character was Hérold in his monic Concert, and then his own Hungarian Concerto) at the opera of Marie. Then followed La Fiancée, Fra Diavolo, first concert of the Musical Society of London. Žampa, and some other works, providing him with a stock
M. DEPRET.-The report that this singer had died in Italy,
turns out to be a canard.
The of parts, in all of which his success was brilliant.
M. Depret is at this moment sound of
wind and limb, and enjoying himself at Florence. Also, rumour public listened to him with pleasure, although in Paris he
recently slew Herr Schultz never exercised that attraction which has the effect, when the
Mr. Louis JULLIEN.--" On dit," that this year we shall have a name of an actor appears in the bills, of filling the theatre
new aspirant to public favour in the person of Mr. Louis Jullien, with a dense crowd.
the son of the renowned musical conductor, who formerly was asOn the dissolution of the Society of Actors of the Opéra sociated so much with the entertainment of the public in the proComique, Chollet was engaged by the management which
duction of the most interesting and popular concerts of the day, succeeded; but the failure of that enterprise having left liim
viz., “Jullien's Promenade Concerts." From what we have
heard, we anticipate a repetition of promenade concerts as they free to dispose of himself, he seized the occasion to make a
were, combining all the talent, musical effects, and novelties of tour and exhibit his powers in the principal cities of France.
former days. Engaged as leading tenor at the principal theatre in Brussels,
ein Brussels, PosTPONEMENT OF THE BRADFORD Triennial Musical FESTIhe made his debut there in April 1832, and continued val.-A special meeting of the general committee of the Bradford there until the spring of 1834. He now proceeded to the Musical Festival of 1859, was held at St. George's Hall on Tuesa day, for the purpose of determining on the course to be adopted Poole, Mad. Bishop, Mr. Henry and Master Edwin Sanders, and in the with reference to the next festival. There were about fifty pre instrumental by the Brothers Shapcott, who played selections from sent. Mr. Ald. Brown, chairman of the general committee, pre
operas by Donizetti, &c., &c., on the “Silver Neo Horns.” Mr. Henry sided, and explained that he had called the meeting in order that
Parker was the accompanyist. Previous to the concert, Samuel they might confer as to the desirability of holding the festival
Gregson, Esq., M.P., the chairman of the West India Dock Company,
addressed a few words to the audience, begging them to refrain from this (being the triennial) year; but taking into consideration the
| encoring the different pieces in the programme, as it would extend the great attractions of the metropolis, such as the International Ex
concert to an unreasonable length. Notwithstanding the good advice hibition and the Handel Festival of three days, to be held at the
of the worthy M.P., repetitions were insisted on of the “ Last rose of Crystal Palace in June, he was of opinion, like many other gentle
summer;" song (Mad. Bishop) “Will you for a soldier go?" by Miss men connected with the town, that there would be no hope of
Poole; and “ The Bay of Biscay,” by Mr. George Tedder. The last holding the Festival with any prospect of advantage to the In
named, indeed, pleased so much, that it was doubtful whether he would firmary.--The Rev. Dr. Willis, the Rev. Dr. Campbell, and other not be obliged to sing it a third time. gentlemen expressed a similar opinion; and Dr. Campbell moved |
| Strand Theatre.On Thursday night a very lively farce, written
STRAND THEATRE -On Thursday night the following resolution, seconded by Mr. John Barraclough, and by Mr. J. P. Wooler, and entitled Orange Blossoms, was produced with unanimously passed :-" That in consideration of the holding of a degree of success remarkable even in these days of universal approbathe International Exhibition in London, it is not expedient to tion. The title points to matrimony, and the violent propulsion of a hold the Triennial Musical Festival in Bradford during this year; determined bachelor into the holy state is the subject of the plot. Mr. but, in furtherance of the general understanding that a musical Septimus Symmetry (Mr. J. Clarke), exulting in the independence of festival should be held in Bradford every three years, the com single life, is a professed hater of the fair sex, and scorns the idea of bemittee do now adjourn till January next year, to take such pre
coming a Benedick, notwithstanding the circumstance that, by the terms liminary steps as then may be deemed expedient, for holding the
of a deceased uncle's will, he will forfeit his extensive estates if he does festival in 1863.”'
not take to himself a wife before he has completed his 35th year.
Colonel Clarence (Mr. J. W. Ray) and Mr. Falcon Hope (Mr. Belford) ST. JAMES'S HALL.-A concert was given on Tuesday in aid of the he regards as mortal foes, simply because they bring their wives (Miss Hartley Colliery Accident Fund, which attracted a brilliant and over- | Bufton and Miss Kato Carson) into his house, and thus encumber his flowing audience, notwithstanding the advance in the terms of admis. ) premises with two lively specimens of womankind. He resolves, theresion. The artists, all of whom tendered their gratuitous services, in- fore, to work them a mischief, and his discovery that in early days cluded, among others, the attractive names of Titiens, Giuglini, Ara- Colonel Clarence aspired to the hand of the future Mrs. Hops, while bella Goddard. Sainton-Dolby, Weiss, &c. The Vocal Association, Mr. Hope honourably wooed the future Mrs. Clarence, enables him, too, under the direction of Mr. Benedict, gave their services, and sup
with the aid of a little exaggeration, to destroy the happiness of two plied some favourite pieces by Mendelssohn, Auber, Bishop, Handel,
couples at once. Words run high between the Colonel and the civilian, &c., honourably distinguishing themselves in all. Mlle. Titiens sang Signor
but the mischief-maker is not allowed to have his own way, for the two Arditi's “ Il Baccio," a German Lied, a duo with Mad. Lemaire, and the Othellos soon find reason to believe that their mutual jealousy is mispopular duet « Il suon del arpi angeliche,” froin Donizetti's Martiri, I placed, and that their common Iago is also their rival in the affections with Signor Giuglini, all in her most splendid manner, and creating
of their wives. To escape a double duel, Septimus accepts the conquite a furor in the first and last, which were encored. The one solo,
| dition imposed upon him by the husbands, which is to the effect that he “M'appari tutt' amor," which fell to Signor Giuglini, was unanimously
shall immediately marry Hope's cousin Louisa (Miss Fanny Josephs), redemanded, when he sang “ Spirto gentil” instead, with no less effect
an eccentric young lady, familiarly known by the name of “ Little Loo." than the romance from Martha. In the trying scene from Mír. Bene
By affecting a hatred for matrimony, “Little Loo" has already made dict's Undine Mr. Wilbye Cooper sang like a truc artist. Mr. Weiss,
some impression on the heart of the woman-hater, and when he contoo, displayed his remarkable powers in Schubert's “ Wanderer," and
sents to take her for a wise he is refreshed by the discovery that she is "The village blacksmith.” Two songs from the Puritan's Daughter, “ My
the person to whom his estate would have passed if he had remained a own sweet child,” by Mr. Lewis Thomas, and “Bliss for ever past,"
bachelor beyond the prescribed period. by Signor Burdini, were both commendable performances; while Mad.
The circumstance that Mr. Symmetry is a despicable, malicious pol
f the Sainton-Dolby's chaste and expressive reading o n e lay on the troon, half demon and half idiot, does not in the least lessen the diversion Lea " was entitled to all praise. M. Sainton achieved an irresistible
afforded by the farce. The author has simply endeavoured to get up a encore in his fantasia on Scotch airs, and Mad. Lemaire gave “Nobil
genteel “ row" among a set of well-dressed personages, and his plot, in Signor” and “Il segreto” in her best manner. Last not least, Miss
spite of its improbability, is rendered highly entertaining by his own Arabella Goddard's incomparable playing of Thalberg's “ Last rose of
smart dialogue and the very lively acting of the compact Strand summer” enchanted the audience beyond measure. How the perform
company. It should be added that the action takes place in front of an ance was received we need not say. Messrs. Howard Glover, Ganz
exceedingly pretty scene, representing the garden of the principal perand Benedict conducted the concert, being under the direction of Mr.
sonage. Mapleson, to whom belongs the credit of its origin and organisation. On Wednesday the Hall was again occupied for charitable purposes,
OLYMPIC THEATRE.--On Monday night Mr Oxenford's capital farce, the Infirmary for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest being the
Retained for the Defence, was revived, and Mr. Robson, after a long in
terval, resumed his favourite character, Pawkins. In delineating this motive power for the display of that virtue which is said to cover a multitude of sing. Mad. Sainton-Dolby, Miss Arabella Goddard, Messrs.
plebeian victim of circumstantial evidence, Mr. Robson presents one of
those types of low life on which he has partly based his great reputaSainton, Cooper and Weiss were once more the principal artists, and repeated the same morceaux which was given at the previous concert.
tion ; and among the amateurs of humorous acting Pawkins takes his In addition Misa Augusta Thompson sang “ Qui la voce,” from I Puri
| place with the Wandering Minstrel and the Boots at the Swan. Mr. tani, besides joining in two quartets; Mr. Brinley Richards performed
Neville has become a member of the Olympic company since the last
he piece, and he represents the barrister. Mr. White. two pianoforte solos, “ Ethel" and a " Tarantelle," while Mlle. Gcorgi, I who made her debut at Mr. Howard Glover's concert, if we remember
wash, not only with his usual gentlemanlike ease, but with a forensic rightly, exhibited a pleasing voice and much promise in the airs, “ O
assurance that gives individuality to the part. mio Fernando,” “Floating over the waters," and “O bid your faithful DEATII OF MRS. BRADSIIAW.--This once eminent vocalist, known to Ariel fly." The West London Madrigal Society contributed the follow the elder generation of playyoers as Miss M. Tree, died on the 16th inst. ing pieces :-"All ye who music love,” “ Lady fair let golden sleep,” | In the old days of English ballad-opera she stood in the highest rank of “ who will o'er the downs,” “When April deck'd," " Cheer up com. | her profession, and in the musical adaptations of Shakspeare's plays, panions" (encored), “Tother morning very early," and “Spring's de which were common many years ago, she was frequently associated with lights," all fairly sung and warmly applauded. Messrs. Bencdict and Miss Stephens. Her retirement from the stage, consequent on her marLake were the accompanyists. The room was well filled despite the riage with Mr. Bradshaw, occurred so long since, that to modern amamiserable weather, and, as in the former case, the concert was a decided teurs of music she will seem to belong to a remote past, and to exist success which must add something considerable to the funds of the only in honourable tradition. Thirteen years have elapsed since the Infirmary, thanks to the generosity of the performers who again ten- death of Mr. Bradshaw, and she has left one child, a daughter, who is dered their valuablo services gratuitously.
married to Mr. H. Langley, formerly of the 2nd Guards. Mrs. Brad. The CONCERT given at the East and West India Dock Company's shaw was the eldest sister of Mrs. Charles Kean, and in consequence of Literary Institution, on Wednesday, was under the direction of Mr. her death Mr. and Mrs. Kean have not performed at Drury Lane TheaGeorge Tedder, who was assisted in the vocal department by Miss tre during the week.
and the result is a rare combination of music and histrionic power. The buffo duet with the Count, •Pompernik, full well you know'- in which there is the repeated exclamation, •What a wonderful man !'
called forth hearty laughter; the change into a delicate melody, · Her
| loveliness and artless youth,' adding greatly to the effect; whilst the The following is an extract from The Leeds Express of this day:
aria buffa, “In my chateau of Pompernik,' is one of the best songs of its
kind to be found in modern opera of any school." “To the committee of gentlemen who organised the Messiah per
The reopening of the Town Hall at Greenock, according to the formance on Saturday last, in the Leeds Town Hall, much praise is justly due — for, in addition to the opportunity thus afforded our local | :
| local journals, was a most brilliant affair. A concert, consisting musicians of showing their heartfelt interest in the cause of a noble
| principally of choruses from the oratorios of Handel and Mendelscharity,-they were instrumental in procuring the services of a distin
sohn, under the direction of Mr. J. M. Hutcheson, was given by guished foreigner, who for the first time essaved the soprano music of the Choral Society, Mr. E. T. Chipp, from London, and Mr. G. Handel's great oratorio. Mlle. Titiens readily transferred the weight of | T. Poulter, town organist, presiding at the organ. The Choral her name for the benefit of our local institution, when it was found that Society of Greenock is not only a well-organised but a highly the Hartley Colliery Fund – to support which she had originally been influential body. It emphatically represents the musical taste of appealed to for her gratuitous services — needed no further assistance, the town, and to its exertions the public are mainly indebted for No lesz acknowledgment is due to Miss Carrodus, Mr. Inkersall, Mr. the new organ and the improvement and decoration of the ball, Brandon, Mr. Haddock and his band, Mr. Burton, Dr. Spark, and the The Greenock Telegraph thus describes the alterations effected in members of the Leeds Madrigal and the Leeds Festival Societies - all the building, and the additions in the way of ornament, &c., which of whom willingly placed their abilities at the disposal of the managing have been mnde in the interior :committee. We have stated that Mlle. Titiens, for the first time undertook the soprano music of the Messiah; and at the present time, when
“ The Hall is now a complete change from the cold, comfortless a vocalist to supply the place so long held by Mad. Clara Novello in the
| dusty and dreary appearance it had until a week or two ago. The oratorio school is wanted the event is of more than ordinary interest.
gallery front has been painted a light green, with gilt mouldings; the It is but following an ordinary expression in criticism to say that
front of the boxes is of a rich maroon, overlaid with green painted fretMlle. Titiens created a profound sensation. Her singing indeed touched
hed work hatched with gold. The organ screen has been decorated in a the hearts of all present. Miss Carrodus. M Inkersall. and Mr. style corresponding with the beautiful arabesques on the front pipes, and Brandon, in their respective solos, sang with care and efficiency. The
in small panels are emblazoned the names of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, band was, in most respects, admirable—the strings being superior to
Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn, with medallion portraits of the two anything we have heard for some time in Leeds: the winci instru. | principal composers, and in a panel above the key-boards is displayed ments, however, were as usual, a little under the mark. The chorus
the name of the builders — Messrs. Forster and Andrews. The appear. once more proved, if such a proof were necessary, the thorough com
ance of the hall as a whole was magnificent, — the platform clustered petence of our Leeds singers (with a little additional strength in the
with gentlemen and gaily-dressed ladies, the beautifully decorated soprano and alto departments) for the finest performance of any com
instrument towering behind them, the galleries and back of area plete musical work. Whilst the popular choruses For unto us'
crowded, in the boxes a brilliant throng of ladies and gentlemen, princi(encored) and the Hallelujah' received the greatest applause, we
pally in evening dress, while the light thrown by the many chandeliers must specially notice the chain of fugal choruscs, commencing 'Surely
above the galleries contributed to make the tout ensemble most imposing He hath bornc our griefs.' Dr. Spark played the accompaniments to the
and agreeable.” recitatives on the soft stops of the organ. At the close of all the songs, the A second concert was given the following evening, consisting organ was employed ; and also at the end of the · Pastoral Symphony.' | entirely of organ performances by Dr. Chipp and Mr. Poulter. The Mr. Burton conducted. The attendance was exceedingly good, and we proceeds of both concerts are to be distributed among the charibelieve a respectable sum will be handed over to the Treasurer of the
table institutions of the town. The organ playing of Dr. Chipp Leeds New Infirmary.'
created an almost unprecedented sensation, as was proved by the The production of Mr. Howard Glover's operetta, Once Too
overture to Masaniello being redemanded with acclamations. Often, at the Free-Trade Hall, Manchester, is noticed at length A correspondent from Bath writes as subjoined :in the Examiner and Times of Monday. The writer commences “At Mr. Simm's morning and evening concerts, at the Assembly by saying
Rooms, on Saturday last, M. Ascher played the following pieces of his “We have long been of opinion that English taste and feeling inclined own composition:--'Alice' (romance); ‘Rondo des Elves ;' 'Sans Souci' to the comic rather than the serious character of operatic music, and I (galop); ‘Fantasia on airs from Dinorah ;' 'Gardez cette fleur,' and that we only want the experiment fairly tried by some of our best 1 'Galop Brillant. M. Ascher, with a true feeling for art, unites a rare English composers to secure a successful result. It was, therefore, with | facility of execution, attracting no less by the grace than the brilliancy no slight gratification that we found on Saturday evening last so large
of his compositions. His playing exhibits singular ease in passages of an audience gathered in the Free-Trade Hall, and heartily enjoying the rapidity, together with extreme delicacy, especially in the management performance of Mr. Howard Glover's latest production, entitled Once of the diminueudo, seldom attained." Too Often.”
Saunders' News Letter gives an account of the last concert of With this opinion we in some respects agree. Of Mr. Glover's | the Philharmonic Society in Dublin, at which the “ Sisters Marmusic the journalist thus speaks :
chisio ” were introduced for the first time to an Irish audience. “The composition of this little work is decisive as to the true direction
They also appeared at two other concerts in the Inish capital, one in which Mr. Glover should employ his rare musical talent. There is
| morning and one evening, and drew enormvus audiences. Their originality of melody throughout, and of that special quality which
success has led to a second engagement, and they return next follows you home, and lingers in memory, and which you are sure to
week and give yet two more concerts in Dublin. M. Vieuxtemps, hear sung in every drawing-room, and most probably brought still who accompanies the “ Sisters" in their tournée, has shared largely nearer to immortality by the street organ of the dark-eyed Italian boys. in their success, and is lauded to the skies by the writer in SaunAmong the airs especially worthy of notice we would select the Romance, ders. Master Arthur Napoleon, the young pianist, and M. La'A young and artless maiden,' sung by Herr Reichardt with a refine mory, the violoncellist, are also mentioned in terms of praise. ment and delicacy of style which he has of late approached in a mauner unsurpassed by any modern vocalist. • Love is a gentle thing,' is another From the Torquay Directory we learn that Mad. Louisa Vinning of these charming ballads, to which Miss Emma Heywood did ample gave a concert in the Bath Saloon on Wednesday morning, the justice. The songs allotted to Blanche, equally graceful in character, | 29th of January. The attendance was large, and the concert emare marked with deep and earnest feeling ; *The solemn words his lips inently successful. What the above-named journal thinks of have spoken,' with its brilliant second movement, Now all anxious Mad. Vinning, may be gleaned from the following: doubts,' gained for Mad. Bauer a warm encore. What shall we say of
“We rejoice to find that Mad. Vinning retains her wonderful power the genial-hearted, rollicking Formes ? and who, having witnessed his Marcel or Bertram, could anticipate such broad, unctuous humour
and sweetness of voice, qualifications seldom blended except at a sacrias he contrived to throw into the Baron Pompernik ?
The Italian cavatina displayed her dramatic execufice of one or both.
The composer has evidently studied the natural and artistic qualities of the great basso,
tion, but we delight much more in those simplo English songs, which
test the hidden pathos of the singer. The lips are but the portals of the bows. Such an entertainment as this is a credit to the Literary and heart, and singing is the highest manifestation of what dwells in the Scientific Institution. soul within. We believe Mad. Vinning's success rests mainly on a BRESLAU.— The first subscription concert of the Breslau Orchestral heart, warm, simple and true, of which her voice is only the expression. Union, went off with great éclat. About 1100 tickets were sold, and What is true must be loved, and must carry with it its own charm ; and the audience were loud in their applause. The orchestra, consisting of there is a triumph for true hearts, which the greatest genius cannot seventy musicians, was under the direction of Dr. Damrosch. The sccure, not the noisy triumph of applause, but the far more lasting | principal orchestral works, comprised in the programme, were the overtriumph of life-long friends."
ture to Die Zauberflöte, Gade's Michael Angelo overture, and BeetThe same journalist speaks enthusiastically of the pianoforte hoven's symphony in C minor. Herr Jean Becker played Mendelsplaying of Miss Jane Jackson, who le affirms, is considered by sohn's violin concerto, and Paganini's variations. competent judges equal to any pianist of the day.
ERFURT.-The last concert of Soller's Musical Union was given in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frederick the Great's birthday. A bust of the warlike monarch was set up, entwined with flowers, in
the most conspicuous part of the concert-room. The concert began Letters to the Editor.
with the grand “ Parademarsch ” composed by Frederick himself, fol
lowed by Meyerbeer's overture to Das Feldlager in Schlesien, and a DR. WESLEY'S FUNERAL ANTHEM.
number of less important pieces, vocal and instrumental.
PRAGUE.- Mozart's Idomeneo will shortly be performed here for the Sir, I was very pleased to see your notice of Dr. Wesley's anthem,
ley's anthem, first time. “All go unto one place,” in memory of the lamented Prince Consort.
LEIPSIC.-We learn from a correspondent that Miss Madeline Schiller, It is a very fine composition, and, what is a great treat in these times,
| a young English pianist, made a highly favourable début at the Gewandan original picce of writing. Yet it is simple enough for any choir who
haus Concerts on the 23rd of January. The circumstances under can sing notes as they are written, and who are willing to try some
which she appeared were peculiar. The pianist who came from Frankthing beyond the hundrum puerilities which are often worked thread
fort to play did not satisfy himself or the directors at rehearsal, and bare by those competent to essay music of a higher order. Let every
voluntarily resigned his engagement. Upon this Miss Madeline Schiller, musician purchase the anthem and judge for himself whether the mo
who was known to one or two of the directors, was sent for, and most dulations are not most striking and original. At the same time the
bravely undertook to play Mendelssohn's G minor Concerto at a day's parts flow smoothly enough for the majority of our parochial choirs,
notice. As it was the young lady's first appearance in presence of a who, in their present improved state of efficiency, are not bound hand
large audience, her situation may be imagined. She was extremely and foot and throat to the ground, by the bonds of the common
nervous, but after the first movement, encouraged by frequent and loud “ chord.” The modulation, or rather progression, from the chord of B
applause, seemed to have recovered full possession of her powers. That major to that of C natural major, which occurs on the words “ Eternal in the heavens," has a most beautiful effect.
she created an unusual sensation may be gathered from the fact, that the
The unison passage for tenors and basses which opens the anthem is striking and masterly, and
| directors presented her with a very handsome brooch, gold neck-chain
and pendants. The newspapers all anticipate for Miss Schiller a firstso, indeed, is the whole anthem. It is a treat, indeed, to meet with
rate artistic career. anything so new. Dr. Wesley is as original in writing as he is in play
HANOVER.- There were eighty operatic performances at the Theatre ing: both are his own. I am sure that all niusicians, organists and
Royal during the last year. Two of the operas performed - Das choirmasters will thank you for your notice of the anthem, and will be
| Glöckchen des Eremiten and M. Gounod's Faust — were novelties. delighted to possess such an original and appropriate memento of the illustrious Prince.
There were twelve revivals. In stock operas, the various composers
were represented as follows :-- Auber, one performance ; Bellini, 1; I hope you will do me the favour to insert this letter in the next
Boželdieu, 2; Donizetti, 3; Fioranti, 1; Flotow, 3; Gläser, 1; Gounod, number of your journal. Indeed I am sure you will have pleasure in
2; Halévy, 1; Kreutzer, 1; Lortzing, 4; Maillart, 3; Marschner, 4; allowing your columns to be the medium of paying a mark of respect
Méhul, 2; Meyerbeer, 9; Mozart, 3; Nicolai, 1; Offenbach, 1; Rossini, to the genius and consummate talent of Dr. Wesley
3; Spohr, 1; Verdi, 3; Wagner, 4; and Weber, 1. Thomas Lloyd Fowle, Mus. Doc. M.A. London, 12th Feb. 1862.
Gotha. - The Duke of Saxe Meiningen has bestowed the medal and decoration affiliated to the Ernetenian House Order, on Herr Alfred Jaell, the pianist. Herr Jaell has been making a professional tour,
through Hanover, Cassel, Mayence and Meiningen, and will shortly visit LIVES OF HANDEL AND BEETHOVEN.
Hamburg, Leipsic and Bremen. SIR,_" Figaro” means the translated edition of Schindler's Beethoven, and also the translated edition of Chrysander's Life of Handel. [Chrysander is not translated. We believe the translation of
Three Hundred and Twenty-fourth Edition of Schindler was published at Bentley's,--Moscheles was the editor.
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