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• 2 6 BALLAD_Eily Mavourneen. (Hardress). In F and in D 2 6 RONDO FINALE-By sorrow tried severely. (Eily) - 26
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VOL. 40— No. 13
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1862
ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA, COVENT GARDEN. MR. GEORGE HOGARTH, Secretary to the Philhar
1 monic Society, begs to announce that he has Romoved to No. 1 Bloomsbury Square, W.C.
VISS HELEN HOGARTH, Teacher of Singing, begs
to announce that she has Removed to No. 1 Bloomsbury Square, W.c.
R. GY E has the honour to announce that the
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- to announce that her Singing Classes (for Ladies only) will commence at her Residence, 50 Bedford Square, on Thursday, April 3, at half past 2 o'clock, and be continued during the Season.
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MISS STABBACH will Sing "A MORNING RIDE,”
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By George LINLEY.
Never, never petting
But were there ever any
To know the change, and feel it,
Nor numbed sense to steal it,
Goddard, Mr. Charles Hallé, Mr. Lindsay Sloper, and Herr
Ernest Pauer exist--again to be laid aside and forgotten. “ In a drear-nighted December,” romance - words by
“ Dussek's Plus Ultra,”” edited, with a biographical and KEATS; music by J. W. DAVISON (Boosey & Sons).
| critical preface -- by J. W. DAVISON (Boosey & Sons). As this romance has lately obtained considerable vogue,
Here is another successful reproduction of a famous work, through the singing of Miss Poole at those excellent enter
too long unjustly neglected. That Dussek, if not so famous tainments, the Monday Popular Concerts, it is not surprising
a musician, was a far greater musical poet than Woelf, is to see it once again in print. The words of Keats would of
incontestable. Dussek, indeed, was both an original and a themselves elicit attention, whatever the merits of the musi
genius. His music is crowded with ideas, and the difficulty cal setting—providing only that it exhibited earnestness and
with him is too frequently what to accept and what to rea spirit of sympathy with the poet. Only Shelley among
ject. There is enough new material, aye, and beautiful as modern poets has equalled the picturesque simplicity of
new, in « Plus Ultra" to furnish forth ten sonatas of its these exquisite stanzas :
length, long as it unquestionably is. The title given to the * In a drear-nighted December,
grand sonata in A flat, Op. 71, has been stigmatised by " In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree!
Too happy, happy brook! some critics, as "vulgar and pretentious ;” but they have Thy branches ne'er remember
Thy bubblings ne'er remember Their green felicity.
overlooked the fact that Dussek had nothing whatever to do
Apollo's sunny look. The North cannot undo them,
But with a sweet forgetting,
with it. In France, where it was composed and first pubWith a sleety whistle through them,
They stay their crystal fretting, Nor frozen thawings glue them,
lished, it bore the name of Le Retour à Paris. How it From budding at their prime.
About the frozen time.
came to be newly christened Plus Ultra, may be seen in the " Ah ! would 'twere so with many A gentle girl and boy !
subjoined: Writhed not at passed joy!
“ Just previously to the Retour à Paris being sent to England, a
sonata by Joseph Woeld had appeared, under the name of Ne Plus When there is none to heal it,
Ultra, the finale consisting of variations on · Life let us chevish,' someWas never told in rhyme."
what in the style which Henri Herz was long asterstards supposed to Keats first wrote the above in the album of a friend. They
have originated. Ne Plus Ultra was intended by Woelf to convey
that mechanical difficulty (he surely did not mean to insinuate musical subsequently appeared in one of the annual “Keepsakes,"
beauty) could be carried no further; but Dussek's London publisher, and have since been embodied in the complete edition of the judging that Le Retour à Paris was even more difficult than Woeli's poet's works.
sonata, re-christened the former Plus Ultra, and brought it out with a “ WoelA's Ne Plus Ultra,'” edited with a biographical
dedication on the title to Ne Plus Ultra.
“ Plus Ultru, however”_continues Mr. Davison-.“ was by no means and critical Preface, - by J. W. DAVISON (Boosey & intended as a medium for the display of executive dexterity; it is a Sons).
grand and imaginative composition, one of the very few produced in the This modern edition of a once celebrated, then forgotten, early part of the present century worthy to rank beside the masterpieces and now thanks to Miss Arabella Goddard and the Monday
of Beethoven. Every movement is instinct with vigorous energy and
intellectual power. As an artistic creation, it is in many respects the Popular Concerts) once again celebrated sonata has, we are
finest of its composer's works showing (may it be said ?) Dussek, informed, been sold out twice, and the demand for it is still the Prodigal,' returned from his wanderings, anxious to deserve the 50 extensive as to necessitate a third re-issue. We are not affectionate welcome of his mother, “Art,' and admitting that he has in at all astonished. All musicians, as well as all amateurs,
a great measure misused the gifts with which she so bountifully endowed must feel a pleasure in the study of such a work, the former
him. Never' - it has been urged by a critical authority did a
genius whose early years had been comparatively misspent, labour so experiencing a delight in mastering its difficulties, the latter
| hard to show what was within him as Dussek, in the first movement and in hearing them surmounted by expert and diligent mechan | the scherzo of the Retour à Paris.'t Why, however, this one particular ism, Musicians will prefer the first allegro, with its pro- sonata, or the two particular movements from this one particular sonata, fusion (well-ordered profusion, it is true) of double-notes
should be pointed out as examples of Dussek's enthusiastic yearning for for either hand; amateurs (ladies especially) will revel in
distinction in his art, when so many other interesting examples exist of
the same honourable ambition, it would be difficult to say. The passionthe brilliant series of variations on the popular melody,
ate expression that stamps the Allegro non troppo, from which a sort of “ Life let us cherish " (attributed, we know not with how Weberian feeling repeatedly peeps out; the tranquil beauty and rich much reason, to Mozart)-variations, in their peculiar style, development of the Adagio; the plaintive character of the Scherzo (refor fancy and happy variety never since surpassed. The
carded by many as a kind of prophecy of Chopin - Chopin at his best, suggestion, conveyed; to the minds of many by the ar
must be intended); and the animation, gaiety, and varied detail of the
brilliant and sparkling Finale, are alike attractive and alike original.. peggio variation in F minor —“the breeze sweeping fit
Rich invention and felicitous performance are apparent throughout the fully over the strings of an Æolian harp”-must find an sonata, which, though resembling neither Mozart nor Beethoven, is not echo in every mind attuned to the influence of gentle the less welcome on that account --being no more nor less than puro harmony. In short, Joseph Woelf was no doubt, after his | Dussek.” fashion, not merely a learned and prolific composer", but, tant soit peu, a musical poet, notwithstanding the undeniable 1 + “Never did comparative failure generate such a full glow of beauty fact that the Ne Plus Ultra, to speak plainly, is rather a as in the first instance, and never was success more complete and tri. pezzo di bravura than a work of imagination. Now that it umphant than in the last. In the first, Dussek fell, like Phaeton, amid bas been, so to speak, dug out from the forgotten rubbish of
a halo of glory; his fall was more splendid than another's rise. In the
last, he spoke the language of inspiration, untrammelled by line and the past, it is not likely-while such players as Miss Arabella
rule, with an eloquence that could not be misunderstood. The slow
movement and the finale, if less strikingly original, are quite worthy of • The existing catalogues of Woelli's compositions show him to bave | the rest.”—Essay on Dussek. been not only a fertile producer, but a master of various styles. Be f It is worth noting that the minuet of the Scherzo (which, though sides a great many concertos, sonatas, and other pieces for the piano, in A flat major, has the peculiarity of beginning in F sharp minor) we find two orchestral symphonies, nine string quartets, a large numa first appears in No. 3 of the Stringed Quartets, Op. 60 in E flat. ber of trios for various combinations of instruments, a grand duet for | There are one or two slight variations in the minuet (here beginning in two pianos, and a quantity of other pieces,
C sbarp minor), while the trio is altogether different.