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test the hidden pathos of the singer. The lips are but the portals of the heart, and singing is the highest manifestation of what dwells in the soul within. We believo Mad. Vinning's success rests mainly on a heart, warm, simple and true, of which her voice is only the expression. What is true must be loved, and must carry with it its own charm; and there is a triumph for true hearts, which the greatest genius cannot secure, not the noisy triumph of applause, but the far moro lasting triumph of life-long friends."
The same journalist speaks enthusiastically of the pianoforte playing of Miss Jane Jackson, who he affirms, is considered by competent judges equal to any pianist of the day.
fetters to tin (gbxtor.
DR. WESLEY'S FUNERAL ANTHEM.
Sib,—I was very pleased to see your notice of Dr.Wesley's anthem, "All go unto one place," in memory of the lamented Prince Consort. It is a very fine composition, and, what is the great treat in these times, an original piece of writing. Yet it is simple enough for any choir who can sing notes as they are written, and who are willing to try something beyond the humdrum puerilities which are often worked threadbare by those competent to essay music of a higher order. Let every musician purchase the anthem and judge for himself whether the modulations are not most striking and original. At the same time the parts flow smoothly enough for the majority of our parochial choirs, who, in their present improved state of efficiency, are not bound hand and foot and throat to the ground, by the bonds of the common "chord." The modulation, or rather progression, from the chord of B major to that of C natural major, which occurs on the words "Eternal in the heavens," has it most beautiful effect. The unison passage for tenors and basses which opens the anthem is striking and masterly, and so, indeed, is the whole anthem. It is a treat, indeed, to meet with anything so new. Dr. Wesley is as original in writing as he is in playing: both are his own. I am sure that all musicians, organists and choirmasters will thank you for your notice of the anthem, and will be delighted to possess such an original and appropriate memento of the illustrious Prince.
I hope you will do me the favour to insert this letter in tho next number of your journal. Indeed I am sure you will have pleasure in allowing your columns to be the medium of paying a mark of respect to the genius and consummate talent of Dr. Wesley.
Thomas Lloyd Fowle, Mus. Doc. M.A.
London, \2th Feb. 1862.
LIVES OF HANDEL AND BEETHOVEN.
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 Schindler was published at Bentley's,—Moscheles was the editor. It is, however, to be ascertained at any publisher's.—Ed.]
Herr Nabich, the well-known trombonist, has left London for the purpose of giving concerts in Paris and Orleans.
Dk. Gilbert And Miss Parry.—A correspondent, writing from Leipsic, says :—"Dr. Bennett Gilbert, from London,presented himself at the Comervatorium last night (the 2nd ult.), and brings with him his pupil, Miss Caroline Parry, a charming young soprano, of seventeen or eighteen summers. We had the satisfaction of hearing her in the grand aria from Freischiitz, ' Wie nahte,'and also Donizetti's ' L'amor suo.' This young lady is to sing at the grand levees about the 12th of this month, and there is little doubt about her success. She brings here the best recommendationz from such men as Kapelmeistcr Dcssoff (of Vienna), Julius Reitz, &C. ; enough to secure her the first position on the continent."
Croydon. — The entertainment in connection with the Literary and Scientific Institution, which took place at the New Public Hall on Thursday evening week, was a significant success. The hall doors were besieged by crowds long before the hour for opening, and many could not obtain admittance. The singing of the Orpheus Glee Union was greatly applauded. Mr. George Russell, the talented pianist, played the Andante and Rondo Capriccioso of Mendelssohn, La Cascade of Paucr, and " Home, sweet home " of Thalberg. At the conclusion of each solo Mr. Russell was enthusiastically applauded, and the performances encored — a compliment which he merely acknowledged with
bows. Such an entertainment as this is a credit to the Literary and Scientific Institution.
Breslau.—The first subscription concert of the Breslau Orchestral Union, went off with great (clat. About 1100 tickets were sold, and the audience were loud in their applause. The orchestra, consisting of seventy musicians, was under the direction of Dr. Damrosch. The principal orchestral works, comprised in the programme, were the overture to Die Zauberjlote, Gade's Michael Angelo overture, and Beethoven's symphony in C minor. Herr Jean Becker played Mendelssohn's violin concerto, and Paganini's variations.
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 with the grand " Paradcmarsch" composed by Frederick himself, followed by Meyerbeer's overture to Das Feldlager in SMesien, and a number of less important pieces, vocal and instrumental.
Prague.—Mozart's Idomeneo will shortly be performed here for the first time.
Leipsic.—We learn from a correspondent that Miss Madeline Schiller, a young English pianist, made a highly favourable dibut at the Gewandhaus Concerts on the 23rd of January. The circumstances under which she appeared were peculiar. The pianist who came from Frankfort to play did not satisfy himself or the directors at rehearsal, and voluntarily resigned his engagement. Upon this Miss Madeline Schiller, who was known to one or two of the directors, was sent for, and most bravely undertook to play Mendelssohn's G minor Concerto at a day's notice. As it was the young lady's first appearance in presence of a large audience, her situation may be imagined. She was extremely nervous, but after the first movement, encouraged by frequent and loud applause, seemed to have recovered full possession of her powers. That she created an unusual sensation may be gathered from the fact, that the directors presented her with a very handsome brooch, gold neck-chain and pendants. The newspapers all anticipate for Miss Schiller a firstrate artistic career.
Hanover There were eighty operatic performances at the Theatre
Royal during the last year. Two of the operas performed — Das Glbc/tchen des Eremiten and M. Gounod's Faust — were novelties. There were twelve revivals. In stock operas, the various composers were represented as follows :— Auber, one performance; Bellini, I; Boicldieu, 2; Donizetti, 3; Fioranti, 1; Flotow, 3; Gliiscr, 1; Gounod, 2; HalCvy, I; Krcutzer, 1; Lortzing, 4; Maillart, 3; Marsehncr, 4; Mehul, 2 j Meyerbeer, 9; Mozart, 3; Nicolai, 1; Offenbach, lj Rossini, 3 j Spohr, 1; Verdi, 3; Wagner, 4; and Weber, 1.
Gotha.— The Duke of Saxe Meiningen has bestowed the medal and decoration affiliated to the Ernetcnian House Order, on Herr Alfred Jacll, the pianist. Herr Jaell has been making a professional tour, through Hanover, Casscl, Mayenee and Meiningen, and will shortly visit Hamburg, Leipsic and Bremen.
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