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"FRESH AS A ROSE,” |
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"THE LADY OF THE LEA."
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“IN SHELTER'D VALE"
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NEW OPELIETTA, "ONCE TOO OFTEN,"

Will be Published on the 17th of January, by
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horse fame as au moins consummat melody is graceung by Sims References

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ALICE, WHERE ART THOU?66 A LICE, Where Art Thou?" Romance; sung by

Signor Gardoni, and written by Wellington Guernsey. Music by J. Ascher. * Mr. Ascher, whose fame as a writer of pianoforte music is European, has proved himself in ' Alice, where art thou?' as consummate an artist as a vocal writer as he is renowned as a composer for the pianoforte. The melody is graceful, flowing, and cri. ginal, full of the most original feeling and thought, It has been sung by Sims Reeves, Gardoni, Mr, Tennant, Mr Perren, Mr, Tedder, Mr. Melchor Winter, and all the leadiug tenors of the day. Two editions of this romance have been printed--one in B flat for ladies' voices, and the other in D flat for tenors. Altogether, we have seldom met with a composition embodying all the elements of popularity in so great a degree as M. Ascher's romance of ' Alice, who art thou?' and one that must, on its merits alone, become the most popular song of the present day."-(Irish Times.)

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Reviews.

Hope" - a Pastoral,—words by SHENSTONE, music by W.

ABBOTT, Op. 62 (Metzler and Co.).

Mr. Abbott's “ Op. 62” is as bucolic as the words of the Soyez Heureur"-Romance sans paroles, pour Piano--J. old English poet to which it is married, we will not add, C. ESCHMANN (Ewer and Co.).

and marred by the marriage. “ Op. 62" has this peculiarity Pleasing and well-written; but surely we have heard the

- that, in the symphony, the pedal is to be footed and unfollowing melodic phrase in another key and in a s song

footed alternately, at the beginning and at the end of evey part-song (?) - by another composer - say, for example,

chord respectively. It has this peculiarity. We can find Mendelssohn:

no peculiarity in Mr. Abbott's “Op. 62" but this peculiarity. Shenstone's words will be recognised in the opening quatrain :

“My banks they are furnished with bees,

Whose murmurs invite one to sleep ;

My grottoes are shaded with trees, ' Long Ago- Musical Sketch for the Pianoforte

And my hills are white over with sheep."
VIRGINIA GABRIEL (Ewer and Co.).

Magdalena”_ by Peter THE VENERABLE, translated by Also pleasing and well-written, quaint and pretty in the the Rev. ALEXANDER Ross — music by C. G. H. ; “ Magbargain, inscribed to that clever and rising pianist, Miss dalenu"- transcribed for the pianoforte - by THECLA Caroline Molique, and with the additional recommendation BADARZEWSKA (Oetzmann & Co.). of owing nothing to Mendelsshon.

“Pone luctum, Magdalena.” The Rev. Mr. Ross, who has Christmas BellsSong, words by John OxENFORD,

ably and scholarly translated this hymn to the Magdalen, music by Niels W. Gade (Ewer and Co.).

might have rendered his purchasers a further good turn by

telling them something in a foot note of Peter the Venerable, The words of this Christmas song may best speak for who, while flourishing A.D. 1092, wrote this hymn to the themselves :

Magdalen- « Cantum sacrum antiquum," as Jules Janin “Christ came to earth upon this day,

or Mr. Bridgeman might post put. , The music of C. G. H., That sin might be forgiven,

in a word, is harmonious, impressive and beautiful; and, And in an humble manger lay,

while -- "simplex munditiis," as Mr. Bridgeman or Jules The holy Lord of heaven.

Janin might interput - it soars without striving, and enThe guiding star above Him shone,

gages the sympathies of all alive to the charm of devotional And shepherds hail'd the Holy One. Hallelujah, praisc cur Lord!

melody without effort. It is some time since we have re

ceived so interesting a work for review.
"Arise, my soul, no longer moarn,

The pianoforte transcription of Thecla Badarzewska
Rejoice in thy salvation ;
In David's city One is born,

("composer of the celebrated · La Prière Exaucée?”-as the Who brings us consolation.

title page informs us) is clever, well-written, showy and Betake thee to that Infant mild,

effective.
Thyself in innocence a child.
Hallelujah, praise our Lord!"--

Guitare" - Polonaise-bolero, pour piano - W KRUGER,

(Ewer and Co.). And, although we cannot say of Herr Gade (as of Miss We're in luck with this batch of " music for review ;" forGabriel) that in this, or indeed in any instance he has afforded though Herr Krüger cannot lay any great claim to origina, us of his talent as a composer, he owes nothing to Mendels-lity either of ideas or of construction, he may fairly comsohn, he has matched the neat perfection, if not sustained the mand acknowledgment for musician-like, handling of his originality (see for example the ninth bar, “Only Lord of materials. Indeed, we should be puzzled to lay our index on Heaven"), the poet with whom we find him associated. In a single weak bar. short, the thing is altogether faultless. Patrick's Adieu ;" The Lily of the Valley-words by

MUNICH.— For about six months no concerts of any importance were

given here, and now they are following each other with unusual rapidity. E. A. E., music by Jules SCHMIDT (IIopwood & Crew). | On the 11th inst., the Musikalische Academie began their Subscription « Patrick's Adieu” has a taste of the old Irish melody

Concerts, in the Royal Odeon, with Beethoven's Symphony in C minor,

performed in a manner worthy of the reputation already achieved by, about it, especially in the minor part; but Herr Schmidt

the members of the orchestra. Of the other pieces in the programme should avoid such progressions as the following :

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, played by Herr Walther, was the most applauded. He was called forward three times. The vocal selection

consisted of the grand scene from Otello, sung by Mlles. Stehle, Eich22

heim, and Herr Heinrich ; Herr Tombo undertaking the harp accompaniment. There were about 2000 persons present, the King, Queen, and Prince Luitpold being among the number. A few days subsequently Faubel gave a Soirée at the Museum, when the principal feature was Hummel's Quintet in E flat major ; M. Mortier de Fontaine attempting the pianoforte part from memory. Shortly afterwards, the Philharmonic Association gave their second Matinée in the Royal Odeon. The most important picce in the programme was Mozart's Pianoforte Quartet in G minor. If report speaks truth, the members of the Musikalische

Academic intend giving - in addition to their four Subscription Con66 The Lily of the Valley” is much more faulty than its | certs - Grand Coucert, at which they will perform Herr Franz Lach

ner's Sturmesmythe, which was so successful at the Vocal Festival companion, without the same melodic interest to redeem its

in Nuremberg. M. Gounod's Faust is to be produced on the 28th inst. harmonic deficiencies.

in honour of the birthday of his Majesty Maximilian II.

MUSIC AT BERLIN.

ing subject no further, at present; I feel I am becoming bewildered, as

I consider it. I will discuss it in a pamphlet devoted solely to it. I will (From our own Correspondent.)

bother myself no more now), as I observed, the instrumentalist on the A PERFORMANCE of Fidelio which I hcard, or, as our French friends occasion was Herr Leo Lion ; a pupil, as I have been informed, of Drey. say, at which “I assisted," a fow evenings since, demands some notice. | schock. His instrument is, of course, the pianoforte. He is a débutant, Mad. Köster was most especially good in the part of the heroine, so good, whom I never heard before. But why does he call himself Herr Leo indeed, as to throw all the artists around her in the shade, though they - be still, my heart !--- On the whole, he was successful, and has are far from bad. The cast was the same as it has been for a considerable erery reason to be satisfied with his roception. He played two pieces : period, with the exception of Herr Krause, who assumed the character Mendelssohn's Fugue in F minor, and J. S. Bach's well-known Gavotte. of Rocco, formerly sustained by the veteran, Herr Zschiesche. The part His rendering of the first was confused and hurried ; but he performed of the jailor - an old, truc-hearted, and somewhat simple-ininded the last in a manner which reminded me unmistakeably of his master. fellow - is drawn with such sharp lines by the composer, that its distin This young aspirant for artistic fame promises well, and, if he would guishing features cannot very well fail to be correctly grasped by an not entitle himself Herr -- but no more of that. artist of moderate perceptive powers. The tinge of thorongli, bluff! The second of Herr Radecke's Subscription Concerts was distinguished honesty which Herr Krause imparted to his singing was thoroughly ap- | by three most interesting works, new to the majority of the Berlin propriate. Herren Krüger and Bost, Florestan and the Minister audience, although one is a century old. I allude to Bach's “Suite for respectively, played and sang very creditably. Herr Taubert conducted Stringed Instruments and Flute," a peculiar composition, thoroughly in a manner which proved that he had a due appreciation of the music. steeped in the taste of the time when it was written, and, consequently, There was only one thing for which I could not praise him, and that

of historical value. An eminent musical critic here says: “ It is perwas the rapidity with which, in several instances, he took the tempo.

fectly charming to hear this stern old gentleman, whose speciality was This tended to wcaken the effect of some of the numbers, such for ex

sacred music, strike up a merry secular tune, and to be conducted by ample as the duet in A minor, after the “ melodrama.” The time of | him into the ball-room of the tie-wig period, where he leads the steps the duct in G major, as well as of the concluding movement, was, on and figures as well as any one in the world. We behold the Polonaise, the other hand, all that could be desired.

Courante, Sarabande, Chaconne and Menuet succeed each other as After being connected with it for at least twenty years, Mad. Her

joyously as in an album of Dance.music. It was reserved for Papa renburg-Tuczek has at length bid adieu to the Royal Opera House. Haydn to give this confused medley a definite stamp, and, out of the The farewell benefit accorded her at the Royal command was a most turmoil of the “Suite,' to create thc Symphony, with its forms which brilliant affair, though, of course, tinged with a certain degree of will last for all time. In Bach, we have the Symphony in nuce; in sadness and regret on the part of the fair artist herself and of the public, Haydn, the dear, coaxing, merrily-laughing child ; in Mozart, the at the idea of parting. As the well-known song has it : “ Scheiden, handsome youth, and, in Beethoven, the energetic man, with sturdy ach! Scheiden! Scheiden thut Weh!

well-knit framc.” The second novelty was Joachim's Violin Concerto, As I informed you in my last letter, she selected Mozart's Nozze di “in Ungarischer Weise.” It was excellently performed by Herr Laub, Figaro for the occasion, Susanna being one of her favourite characters. who carried out the slightest intentions of the composer with laudable The house was crammed to the ceiling, and the audience overwhelmed fidelity, and overcome the overwhelming difficulties with which the muesthe fair artist with every possible manifestation of their kindly senti- !

tro has interspersed the score, as though they were mere child's play. The ments towards her. She was applauded vociferously after every

concert was brought to a close by Perfall's solos and choruses to the separate piece, and called on at the end of each act. At the conclusion

well-known fairy story of Undine. The subject has been treated, more of the opera she spoke a few words almost inaudible from emotion or less successfully, by a great number of composers. Perfali's version is begging the public to think of her sometimes after she had left them

not a great work, but it contains many beauties, and is a very respectable and retired for ever into private life. As a mark of respcct, all her

specimen of moderate talent. It was well performed. The chorus was former colleagues lent their aid to render the performance a model one,

| fresh, steady and correct, and the orchestra tolerably satisfactory, while so that even the smallest character was sustained by an artist of celebrity. the solos, sung by Mad. Cash, Herren Seyffart and Müller went with

the solos, súng by Mad. Mlle. Lucca undertook the part of the page, Cherubin, for the first

reinarkable smoothness. time, singing and acting it with such dash and spirit that she was

Before concluding, I have one or two remarks to make concerning applauded to the echo, and encored in one of her airs. Mad. Köster my last letter. I have just received the number containing it. I cannot was the Countess, and llerr Krause “il barbiere."

tell you what a depressing effect it has had on me-how many long A monster concert has been given, by Royal command, in the cherished illusious it has dispelled for ever. I once believed my manu. Victoria Theatre, under the direction of Herr Wieprecht, the principal script was not more than justifiably intelligible. I once fondly fancied performers being the members of the military bands here. The house i that London compositors could make out anything ; that, if needs were, presented a most imposing spectacle, the space before the curtain being they were capable of deciphering a medical prescription, or unravelling filled by a fashionable and clegant audience, while the stage was the Chinese hieroglyphics on the tea-chests in the grocers' shops. Alas! occupied by a compact mass of executants. Shortly after seven o'clock, how rudely have I been undeceived! My last letter was swarming the members of the Court made their appearance, the King and Queen with typographical crrors, which sometimes completely obscured, and, being at their head. Immediately afterwards, a roll on the drums, at, in no instance, improved the sense of what I wrote. Thus, at l. 29 of first very faint, but increasing gradually till the sound became almost ! the second column, p. 804, I am made to say “alla podrida," instead of overpowering, announced that the concert had begun. This was "olla podrida.” I! who pride myself de que puedo hablar y escribir la followed by Mendelssohn's magniticent “ Wedding March” (transposed lengua castellana ! A little further on, at 1. 43, “ dicbische" is transto E flat major). Then came a number of choruses and part-songs, formed into “diebesche," while at l. 36 of the first column, p. 805, which have been so often given that the audience were pretty well as “awarded " is made to do duty for “rewarded." I am very particular intimate with them as the singers themselves. The great and engrossing about my punctuation; indecd, the number of commas, semicolons, colons, attraction of the evening was the Grand Marchi composed by Meyerbeer and full-stops, in which I indulge, is cnormous. I own I am averse to for the Coronation of the King,' and performed, on that occasion, at employing these signs indiscriminately, as such a system tends slightly Königsberg, as all the readers of the MUSICAL WORLD must remember. to obscure the meaning of what one writes, and, therefore, I strongly It was admirably rendered by the combined infantry and cavalry bands object to the full s:op instcad of a comma after the word "chronicling," present, and excited the enthusiasm of the andience to a tremendous at 1. 56 of the same column and page. At l. 69, destined pe

riods," instead of " distinct periods," is somewhat calculated to puzzle The programme of the first Domchor-Soirée consisted of choruses the readers of the MUSICAL WORLD. A

the readers of the Musical World. At l. 2 of the second column, of

of the and motets by composers of sacred music, from Palestrina down to the same page, I find “ Carneval,” while, at I. 22. “ Paris Kios" are by Neithardt. They were all given a capella, in the usual masterly style, no means as correct as “ Paris Kids »

no means as correct as “ Paris Kids."

Proceedin

Proceeding a little further to under the direction of the present director, Herr M. D, von Herzberg. 1. 36, I find “ Weldvöglein," which I cannot allow to be a good substi. The execution of some of them was absolutely perfection itself. The in- tute for “ Wald-yöglein," nor can say I cxperienced any very ecstatic strumentalist on the occasion was Herr Leo Lion (a pleonastic name, as delight at beholding “Herr von Hülsen" figuring away, at 1. 6 from it strikes me ; why not Herr Leo, pur et simple ; or Herr Lion, ditto ; | the bottom, as “ Herr von Hülsenhael," the addition to his name having or Herr Leo Löwe; or Herr Leo Leon; or must the gentleman abso. been made at the expense of the auxiliary “had,” which is omitted. I lutely have two names equivalent to each other, to denote that, like thought every one was acquainted with the late Joseph Hume's favourite Coleman's hero, he is two single gentlemen rolled into one ; or, on the expression: “ the sum totile," but it appears I was wrong; otherwise at lucus a non lucendo principle, is he thus bi-appellate, thus duonomous, 1. 28, column 1, p. 806, “the sum totele" would not stare me in the face. to suggest that, though he repeats himself in his name, he will not But I am not angry ; I am only sad, for one of the articles of my faith repeat himself in his works ; or- but no; I will pursue this interest- has been mercilessly proved falsc. I once placed implicit confidence in

pitch.

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