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to every phrase in the music of Elvira. It was not merely in “Mi Lucrezia's worst fears are realised. “Gennaro ! Gennaro ! Mi trovo tradi quell'alma ingrata,” that her vocal capability was conspicuous, male !” in vain she calls; Gennaro is hanging speechless over the but in all the concerted music, and notably in the trio “Protegga il side of the ship, and no antidote is at hand. Lucrezia suffers, but not giusto ciel.” Donna Anna is well adapted for Mad. Penco. In no alone. Orsini on the opposite sofa participates in her distress. A character is her admirable style of singing of more essential service. heavy sound is heard, tho stewardess rushes to assistance--Orsini has M. Faure, although he does not altogether realise our ideal of that tumbled off the sofa, and fallen with a weight which threatens the safety "ever fresh, young, loved, and delicate wooer,” the all-conquering hero of the ship on to the floor; there she remains motionless till a friendly of the work, personates Don Giovanni with skill, intelligence, and dig. | hand removes her out of Lucrezia's reach. Prima donna, bass, tenor nity, and sings with perfect accuracy. Sig. Tamberlik's “Il mio and contralto are at length exhausted: they moan and groan in almost tesoro" has gained for him lasting fame as well as the mere compliment inaudible tones to the end of the voyage, when they leave the vessel of a nightly encore. Herr Formes' sonorous voice gave emphasis to all with sallow cheeks and inflamed eyes, to repose themselves at Morrisson's the important music allotted to Leporello, from the opening “ Notte e Hotel, and prepare for the first night of the Italian Opera scason at the giorno faticar” to the supper scene, in which the German basso's acting Theatre Royal, Dublin. is as powerful as it is original. Signor Tagliafico's metallic tones are
ANTEATER, as well adapted as ever to the ghostly declamation of the Commandatore; and both chorus and orchestra – if we except the wind band which performs upon the stage in the fête scene — were as irreproachable as usual. The mise-en-scène it is superfluous to praise, seeing that the
BAND OF MESSRS. BROADWood's MANUFACTORY.-On Friday evenRoyal Italian Opera is the subject of our remarks.
ing, the 9th inst., a grand concert was given in St. James's Hall, by the On Tuesday Un Ballo in Maschera was repeated, and on Thursday
Military Band of Messrs. Broadwood's famous establishment. The the Barbiere in Siviglia. On each occasion the house was brilliantly at
| programme was of much interest, the band, conducted by Mr. Sullivan,
| on whom, as the instructor, great credit is reflected, playing three pieces tended. To-night Rigoletto, for the first time.
in the course of the evening with precision and spirit, and gaining an encore in René Favarger's “ Pas Redoublé,” which was composed ex
pressly for it. We learn, from a report sent to us, that the wind-instru. THE ENTERPRISING IMPRESARIO.
ments, the cost of which was considerable, have been paid for by the
members. This report mentions a library-re-established since the CHAPTER VIII.
fire at the manufactory-of two thousand books for the instruction and
recreation of the workmen, and more recently a drum and fife band The London season over, my Impresario makes arrangements for some of the principal members of his opera company to visit the pro
for the boys, who were present at the concert. The immediate patrons
of the concert were Earl Grosvenor and Lord Gerald Fitzgerald, the vinces. He organises a touring party. The newspaper paragraphs
Lieutenant-Colonels of the Queen's (Westminster) Volunteers, to which which announce the fact, generally attribute his doing so to the purely
regiment Messrs. Broadwood's eminent firm supplies a strong company, philanthropic desire of affording the provincial public a treat, without
with which the bands, in suitable uniforms, frequently appear. The any view to his own emolument. And indeed, whether foreseen or
numerous assembly in the Hall showed the interest taken in the success not, such is often the result of these excursions, which frequently prove
of the concert; and frequent encores, honourably earned by the distinprofitable to all concerned except the Impresario himself. Artists of
guished artists who gave their services, prolonged the performances, the greatest reputation are selected. Their pay is doubled, they travel
nearly the whole of the audience remaining until the end. The pianoand live like princes at the manager's expense. A pleasant time they
forte was well displayed under the hands of Herr Charles Halle and pass. Generally speaking, no “happy family ” can be more united and
Herr Ernst Pauer, who gave Chopin's rondo for two pianos with high on better terms than a touring party of musical celebrities. The
finish and brilliancy; and by Mr. Walter Macfarren, who played pieces prima donna assoluta and the soprano leggiero dine daily at the same
of his own composition, and with M. Francesco Berger, Mr. A. Ries, table, exchanging the most affectionate compliments upon each other's
and Mr. A. Sullivan, his brilliant quartet for four performers on two appearance. The primo tenore and his vulgarly supposed mortal
pianos, which might be heard oftener in public. Mad. Sainton-Dolby enemy the bass take long walks together, and are inseparable. The
sang the “ Spirit Song" and the "Lady of the Lea,” and, with Miss barytone, the wit of the party, passes his time in getting up new jokes
Banks, a duet by Francesco Berger, entitled “Peace and Love,” which for the amusement of his companions.
was unanimously redemanded. Miss Banks, too, was deservedly enLet anybody who imagines that musical people are a quarrelsome,
cored in Arthur Sullivan's setting of “Where the bee sucks," which jealous set fall in with a touring party. He will very probably be in
cannot fail to be one of the most acceptable songs of her répertoire duced to change his opinion. Instances, of course, occur when the ir..
during this season. Mr. Santley's “ Colleen Bawn” was encored, and ritability of one of the travellers mars for a while the pleasure of the
was called for a third time. Mr. Wallworth, Mr. Lawler, and Mr. Wil. rest; but, generally speaking, I do not believe the members of any other
bye Cooper, with Miss Robertine Henderson, who was much applauded, profession would continue so long together upon such friendly terms
completed the vocal part of the evening, instrumental solos being given under similar circumstances. But they are well paid and live well:
by M. Sainton, Mr. Benjamin Wells (encored), and on the violoncello what more can they require ? Truly, but they are still following their
by M. E. Vieuxtemps, an excellent professor of that instrument. profession, and the same causes of jealousies and quarrelling exist. The
Messrs. Louis and Adolph Ries played a brilliant duet on themes from doctors are well paid, when the slightest breach of etiquette will
Oberon. The accompanyists were from the pianists above mentioned, cause a dissension between them. The barristers are well paid, when
with the addition of Mr. Marcellus Higgs. The concert gave the they will fight among themselves for a mere matter of form. And the
greatest possible satisfaction, and was highly creditable to those who clergy, those who ought to set an example to all the rest, do not they too often allow “the pride of place" to destroy that brotherly feeling
made the arrangements. which should exist between them? The musical profession as a body is St. James's Hall. --Mr. Richard Seymour's benefit concert took more united than any other, better feeling one for another is to be found place on Saturday evening last. The vocalists with Mr. Seymour, were among its members, who, whether individually or collectively, whether | Mad. Louisa Vinning, the Misses Banks, Rose Hersee, Martin, Palmer, for themselves or others, are moreover always foremost in the cause of | Leffler, Messrs. Wilbye Cooper, Tennant, Fielding, Winn, Allan Irving, charity. But, in my enthusiasm for the musical profession, I am for Chaplin Henry, Herr Formes, and the Glee and Orpheus Union; the getting the Impresario and his provincial undertakings. The com instrumentalists, Mr. John Francis Barnett (piano), and Master Drew mencement of his campaign is generally at the greatest distance from Dean (flute). The concert was a long one, and we can, therefore, London. Dublin is a favourite starting point. There an Italian merely point to those performances which appeared to afford the greatest Opera Company always meets with a hearty reception. The voyage pleasure. Master Drew Dean was encored in a flute fantasia, wherethither from Holyhead presents a touring party in a new phase of ex upon he went directly and played a piece on the piano. Was this a istence. The slightest breath of wind, and sad is the discomfort of satire aimed at those who, when they are encored in one song, sing the foreign magnates. Ere the vessel leaves the harbour, Lucrezia another ? or was it sheer vanity to show his capacity on two instru. lies helpless in the cabin, overcome by the terror of what she knows too ments ? What if the audience redemanded the pianoforte piece ? Miss well will happen to her. Gennaro paces the deck, cigar in mouth Banks was encored in “Where the bee sucks,” not Dr. Arne's, but boldly for a while, but soon to give over smoking and sing in plaintive Mr. Arthur S. Sullivan's; the Orpheus Glee Union were made to reaccents to the steward. Oroveso wraps his mantle round him and hides peat Kücken's part-song, “ The Soldier's Love," and Mr. Hattou's parthimself in a snug corner by the engine, until Adalgisa finds him out song, “ When evening's twilight ;” Mad. Louisa Vinning was hissed and appeals to his manly feeling for the place of refuge. The steam is in the ballad " The open Window," Miss Rose Hersee in “ Cherry ap, the vessel moves, and in a few minutes is ploughing the open sea. ripe," and Mr. Fielding in an Irish ballad by Mr. Lover. Herr Formes was rapturously applauded in the “ Wanderer” of Schubert, and not crowded ; and we have seen Rotten Row, in many former his own song, " In sheltered vale ;” and Mr. Richard Seymour deserved
years, during the middle of May, thronged far more densely to be encored in Alexander Lee's song, “I'll not throw away the
by equestrians fair and foul. In fact, people are beginning flower," and the barcarole from Marino Faliero. Theso were most ap
to entertain a remote suspicion that we shall have barely an plauded, but other pieces pleased ourselves fully as well ; to wit — Miss Palmer in “Oh! that we two were maying ;" Mr. Wilbye average season after all, whereby grievous disappointment Cooper in Mr. Hatton's descriptive scena “ The Return;" and Mr. John will be engendered in the minds of Her Majesty's lieges. Barnett for his pianoforte performances. The attendance was fair, but
Why speculate as to the cause? Let us look to facts, and not so large as the attractions warranted.
facts that merely concern ourselves. Music has certainly
not a very promising aspect. At the Italian Operas the DEATH.
attendance has been only decidedly “great” up to this time, On the 12th instant, after a long and painful illness, borne with
at the Royal Italian Opera, on the occasion of the first Christian fortitude, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. W. H. Holmes,
performance for the season of the Barbière, the first perof 36 Beaumont Street, Marylebone.
formance of Don Giovanni, and, indeed, the nights on
which Mlle. Patti has appeared. These, doubtless, would ST. JAMES'S HALL.
attract under any circumstances, and in the dullest season,
more especially if recommended by the reigning favourite MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS. of the day, for such Miss Adelina Patti is- Adelina-Rosina
Zerlina Patti, as she might truly be denominated. Some in
sist that the season has not commenced yet, and that people DIGHTY. FIFTH CONCERT, ON MONDAY | have put off coming to town until the Exhibition is in a fit U Evening, May 19th, 1862.
state to be seen. We fear this will be no speedy consumPROGRAMME.
mation, and consequently are inclined to believe that the Part I.-Quartet, in F, Op. 59, No. 1, for Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello, MM. JOACHIM, L. JES, SCHREURS, and Piatti (Beethoven). Canzonet, “Sympathy" season, for many musical purposes, will not come up to the Mad. Louisa VINNING (Haydn). Song, “Now sleeps the crimson petal," Mr. SANTLEY (Frank Mori). Sonata, in the Italian style, for Pianoforte solo, Herr PAUER (J. S. highest expectation. Bach).
That, however, it will make little difference to Jenny Lind PART II.-Andante Fugue, in C major, for Violin solo, Herr JOACHIM (J. S. Bach). Song, " The Violet Girl," Mad. LOUISA VINNING (G. A. Macfarren). Song, “ T'amo," and her Charity Concerts, we may infer, not merely from Mr. SANTLEY (J. Benedict). Trio, in B flat, Op. 99, for Piacoforte, Violin and Vio. loncello, Herr PAUER, Herr JOACHIM, and Signor PIATTI (Schubert).
the crowded appearance of Exeter Hall on Wednesday Conductor, MR. BENEDICT. To commerce at eight O'clock precisely. evening, when her first concert was given, but from the Notice. It is respectfully suggested that such persons as are not desirous of remain
manner in which she was received. Not when in the height ing till the end of the performance can leave either before the commencement of the last instrumental piece, or between any two of the movements, so that those who wish of her reputation and the zenith of her powers did the to hear the whole may do so without interruption.
Swedish cantatrice exercise a more potent influence over *. Between the last vocal piece and the Trio for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violoncello, an interval of Five Minutes will be allowed. The Concert will finish before the public than she does now. She has but to sound the Half past Ten o'clock.
tocsin or beat the drum for her appearance, and a vast conN.B. The Programme of every Concert will henceforward include a detailed analysis, with Ilustrations in musical type, of the Sonata for Pianoforte alone, at the end of course, which no other living individual could bring together, Part I. Stalls, 58.; Balcony, 3s.; Admission, Is.
answers to the summons. Whether she appeals boldly in the A few Sofa Stalls, near the Piano, 108. 60.
cause of benevolence, or meekly for herself; whether she Tickets to be had of Mr. Austin, at the Hall, 28 Piccadilly ; CHAPPELL & Co., 50 New Bond Street; and the principal Musicsellers.
sings in some lordly music hall or humble concert room ;
whether she appears in town, city, or burgh; in sacred oraNOTICES.
torio or profane entertainment, the world bows its head, subTo ADVERTISERS.- Advertisers are informed, that for the future | mits to the noose, and allows itself to be dragged along by
the Advertising Agency of THE MUSICAL World is established the reputed spells of her enchantments. The world is a at the Magazine of MESSRS. DUNCAN Davison & Co., 244 faithful world — by which we mean a world full of faith. It Regent Street, corner of Little Argyll Street (First Floor). Ad- believes all it hears, believes it well and believes it long, vertisements can be received as late as Three o'Clock P.M., on
| and takes no note of time in its calculations. What Mad. Fridays--but not later. Payment on delivery.
Lind-Goldschmidt has been in her “nightingale ” days it is | Two lines and under
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physically impossible she could be now. The fire still burns To PUBLISHERS AND COMPOSERS.- All Music for Review in THE within the soul still shines through all ; but the voice no MUSICAL WORLD must henceforth be forwarded to the Editor, longer answers to the tremendous memories of the past, and care of MESSRS. DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street. mortal nature falters in her latest efforts. But Faith is A List of every Piece sent for Review will appear on the Satur brighter than Hope, and will not be disappointed. Its day following in THE MUSICAL WORLD.
apostles are blind to faults and deaf to error. Mad. LindTo CONCERT GIVERS.-No Benefit-Concert, or Musical Perform
Goldschmidt has but to open her lips, and transport seizes ance, except of general interest, unless previously Advertised, can
on them. Her first notes are the “hallelujahs" within the be reported in The MUSICAL WORLD.
gates of Paradise that invite them to bliss. To such, poor human criticism must be fallacious, if not sacrilegious. Let us respect their hallucinations, and not disturb them in their
dreams. They may, however, console themselves with the LONDON: SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1862.
fact that Mad. Lind-Goldschmidt is still the most remarkable vocal artist before the public.
Upon concerts in general the Exhibition seems to have THE prospects of the Musical Season for 1862, which at had a depressing influence, their numbers being far less
1 one time looked so bright and cheering, have not, up to numerous than last season up to the same period. One the present moment, realised expectation; nor does the would have thought that, in anticipation of the crowds exGreat International Exhibition seem to have filled the me- pected to flock to London on this special occasion, musical tropolis with such swarms of visitors from all parts of the entertainments of every kind would be provided by speculaglobe as was so confidently anticipated. London is full, but tors and bénéficiaires, and that every afternoon and evening
The Musical World.
would present its matinée or its soirée at the Hanover Rooms, joyed the universal love and respect of his contemporaries, St. James's Hall, Willis's Rooms, Collards' Rooms, Exeter be mentioned with reverence by all future generations. We Hall, or private residences. This is not the case ; and close this short notice with the words of a German poet, who although we have concerts and to spare, morning and died a hero's death on the battle-field :night, their numbers do not approach, much less exceed,
“ Vergisst der treuen Todten nicht und schmücket those of the past year. No doubt, as the season advances,
Auch ihre Urne mit dem Eichenkranz ;" they may increase; but as yet the musical year, in this re- which any true Englishman
usical year, in thiş reo which any true Englishman may translate for himself. spect, is an ordinary one, for which we are thankful, as
“Do not forget the faithful dead, but twine Benefit Concerts -- unless two or three, like Mr. Benedict's
The oaken wreath around their funeral urn."
D. and Mr. Howard Glover's, which are conducted on an unusually liberal scale-are not, generally speaking, entertainments of the most tempting kind. Nor have as many THE Bach Society, having for the last four years confined virtuosi as was reckoned upon been tempted to visit London. 1 its operations to private performances and practice for We did indeed think that the Exhibition would attract to the gratification of its members, announces the “Grosse PasEngland all the celebrated and would-be-celebrated pianists, sions-Musik” (the version according to the text of St. violinists, and other instrumentalists of the Continent, and Matthew's Gospel) for Saturday evening next. Limited in are most agreeably disappointed to find that few have numbers, and consequently in means, this little association honoured us with their presence. Those who have- of has been quietly and unobtrusively serving the cause of the whom we may specify M. Henri Herz, of world-wide renown, / art for many years. who is now amongst us, and M. Thalberg, equally celebrated, That the pianoforte and violin works of Johann Sebastian who is daily expected—are among the most distinguished Bach should delight the crowds of amateurs that attend the of the day, whom we are bound to receive with cordiality Monday Popular Concerts is not to be wondered at, the more and favour. We trust we shall have to change our opinion, so when it is remembered that they have been almost always but up to the present moment, in a musical point of view, allotted to Miss Arabella Goddard and Herr Joachim, two the year of the Great Exhibition is singularly disappoint. | artists unrivalled as executants. But the Bach Society ating. We have one good hope -- the Handel Festival at the tempts more. It aims at demonstrating to the public at Crystal Palace.
large that it is, par excellence, in his choral works that the beauty and grace, the pathos, grandeur, and sublimity with which Bach clothed his ideas, are to be found. The last per
formance of the greatest of his oratorios (in March 1858) FRESH grave in the churchyard belonging to the Dom
was attended by the Prince Consort, and created such an A parish is the grave of the Royal Musical Director, impression on that by no means incapable judge, that he Augustus Neidthardt, founder and conductor of our univer desired to have it given at Windsor Castle in the following sally celebrated Domchor. The ivy spreads its thick green year, which was accordingly done in April 1859. These two foliage over it, while at the head, close behind the tomb
| performances have familiarised the choir of the Society a stone, a weeping willow, planted by the widow of the de
| body now, as ever, under the zealous care of Professor ceased as an emblem of grief, is, destined to cast its shade | Sterndale Bennett- with the work. over the mound. It is now some time since the Domchor Without attempting an extended analysis of this marvel. had a monument, in the form of an obelisk of light grey | lous union of inspiration and skill, we would call attention Silesian marble, erected in honour of their beloved and re to some characteristics of the Grosse Passions-Musik. Not spected master. The monument, seven feet high, on a only in the chorus is the antiphonal form largely resorted to, pedestal of granite, bears the following inscription :
but the double choruses are accompanied by two orchestras " Augustus Neidthardt, Royal Musical Director, born August 10, 1794, an arrangement of immense importance to the general effect, died April 18, 1861. The members of the Royal Domchor honour his but, in less skilful hands than those of Bach, likely to induce memory."
confusion. The breadth and massiveness of the writing in On April 18, 1862, the anniversary of Neidthardt's death, the choral parts is unparalleled. There is a never-failing which, this year, happened to fall on Good Friday, the impression left on the hearer, that the band of a giant has monument was inaugurated by silent prayer and song. At done it. In the orchestral parts the contrapuntal skill will half-past eight in the morning the members of the Domchor, be of course granted ; but any listener who has not heard it with their present director, Herr von Hertzberg, the mourn-before will be astonished at the ready adaptation of the reing widow, and friends of both sexes, stood around the grave, sources of the somewhat limited orchestra to infinite variety which was richly decorated with wreaths and flowers. De of effect. The delicate shades of expression are innumespite the nipping, cool morning air, the chorus sang in a rable; indeed, the work should be played by a band of eminent devout spirit the chorale “ Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden," soloists. from J. S. Bach's Passions-musik, and the deceased's moving! The principal vocal solos — written for contralto — are as composition, “ Sei getreu bis in den Tod," with inimitable melodious, intense, and passionate as can be imagined. purity and sentiment. After this, Herr von Hertzberg called | There is a largeness and dignity about these solos which upon all present to offer up a silent prayer.
were known to and appreciated by Handel and Mendelssohn The eminent seryices which the deceased rendered in -witness, “All danger disdaining” (Deborah); “Music, his official capacity have been narrated in Theodore Rode's spread thy voice around !” (Solomon); “ Hear ye, Israel !” “ Biography and Necrology." What he did as a national and “O rest in the Lord ! (Elijah), where that fact is composer is evident from the fact that, besides his national abundantly shown. The great tenor solo of the oratorio, song, “ Ich bin ein Preusse," many others of his melodies with chorus and wind obbligati parts, is Bach pure-Bach have found their way into every class of our nation. Thus without equal, and inimitable. will his name, which shone brightly in the firmament of art, | The desire of the Bach Society is to popularise this and and which still continues to shine as that of a man who en- other great works from the same illustrious pen; and if the
attendance next Saturday at St. James's Hall is worthy the substantial benefits on others without impoverishing herself, or in any
material degree lessening her artistic renown. She has hut to raise occasion, a great step will have been made in advance. The
a finger, and the public immediately steps forth with no end managers have engaged Miss Banks for soprano, Mad.
of guineas to bestow upon any hospital or charity to which Mad, Sainton-Dolby for contralto, Mr. Sims Reeves for tenor,
Goldschmidt may have taken a fancy. Her English admirers have and Mr. Weiss for bass. Further, Dr. Bennett has just helped her not only to be munificent in these islands, but to present her published a very handsome English edition of the oratorio,
own native city of Stockholm with valuable institutions for the
succour of the poor and ailing. In appraising her benevolence, this in pianoforte and vocal score, translated and adapted by
important fact has perhaps been too steadfastly kept out of sight. Miss Helen Johnston, a member of the Society.
Were the Mad. Goldschmidt of to-day the Jenny Lind of 1847-the “nightingale ” who delighted all ears, subdued all hearts, and rescued Her Majesty's Theatre from imminent ruin- it would, of course, be
both irrelevant and impertinent to call attention to any such delicate · Crystal PALACE.-M. Meyerbeer having given permis
point; but, as the relentless Edax rerum has by no means exhibited such sion, his “Grand March,” composed for the coronation of a tender partiality for this richly-endowed lady as to refrain altogether the King of Prussia, will be performed at the concert this from making inroads upon the physical gifts which for so many years day, by a double orchestra of nearly 150 performers. M. allowed her to enchant the world, her powers have necessarily in some Meyerbeer kindly undertook to superintend the rehearsals
measure deteriorated, like those of many among her contemporaries.
That she is still in possession of wonderful means, and that the soul of this work, which will be heard for the first time in this
which from the first gave life and vigour to her song still soars and country. The Sisters Marchisio also sing. The roof of the
dominates as of old, is unquestionable. Nevertheless, the extraordinary Handel orchestra will be completed by the Flower Show on influence she continues to exert is essentially, if not exclusively, a moral Saturday week, the 24th inst.
one. The public are always eager to accept her as their herald in the
work of charity; and, hallowed by such associations, her voice — the MR. H.C. COOPER.--The able musical critic of the Morning Post,
trumpet to announce glad tidings and revive the spirits of “the poor himself an accomplished violinist, thus speaks of Mr. Cooper's
that cry"--can never make a vain appeal, nor its last tremulous accents performance at the last Philharmonic Concert:"Mr. H.C.Cooper,
fail to arouse vibrating sympathy in susceptible English hearts. Let in Mendelssohn's Concerto, proved that his genuine talent, which this be borne in mind, and each fresh apparition of the philanthropic many years ago created for him a reputation such as few violinists songstress will be hailed with genuine satisfaction, unchecked by the have achieved, has suffered no deterioration during his long so arrière pensée that even “Jenny Lind" has no absolute right to cheat journ in the United States, whence he has just returned. Mr. her admirers into a belief that she is taking a final leave, when it is her Cooper was unanimously applauded at the conclusion of each secret intention, some time onward, again to transport them with those movement, as be well deserved to be.”— Morning Post, May 6,
dulcet notes of which it is almost impossible to tire. 1862.
Since October last, when Mad. Goldschmidt sang for “ London over
the Border," though her voice has been unheard in London, it has MR. W. VINCENT WALLACE, our readers will be glad to learn,
rejoiced the “provincial” towns and cities. As in the capital, so in the is rapidly improving in health. He has left Brighton, by advice country ; her unexpected reappearance was cverywhere fêted; her of his physician, for Norwood.
charities were dispensed with the accustomed large-handedness, and Sig. VERDI is still in London, and will remain till the end of the
her concerts attended with the accustomed remunerative success. month. He will, of course, preside at the rehearsals of his Interna.
Returning to London at such a busy period, nothing was more natural tional Exhibition Cantata, which was not performed at the opening
than that, encouraged by the reception she had experienced on all sides,
Mad. Goldschmidt should present herself once again in public. That of the International Exhibition, but will be performed at Her
the attraction of her name had in no degree diminished was proved by Majesty's Theatre on Thursday evening, between the acts of the
the enormous audience that filled Exeter Hall on Wednesday night, at Barbiere di Seviglia (in which, by the way, Mlle. Trebelli will
the first of three concerts which have for some time been announced, play Rosina; and a good, saucy, buxom, “eveillée" Rosina may be when Handel's Messiah was performed by a first-class chorus and expected). - After the above had been printed, we learned that, in
| orchestra, and first-class principal singers, under the direction of Herr consequence of the indisposition of Sig. Giuglini the Trovatore, Otto Goldschmidt. Mad. Goldschmidt's execution of the soprano music announced for this evening, has been postponed, and that the in this incomparable oratorio is even more studied and elaborately Barbiere will be given instead, with Mlle. Trebelli as Rosina, and finished than before. Every word in the recitative is emphasised Signor Zucchini (his first appearance in England) as Doctor and dwelt upon, as if it had a peculiar significance; but in the Bartolo.
midst of all this careful enunciation flashes of genius light up the
text, and, as if by inspiration, reveal a hidden meaning which no comSIGISMOND THALBERG.—This imperial virtuoso will be shortly
mon reading could possibly impart. Of the airs the least effective, bein London. He has announced four matinées, at which not only
cause the most apparently laboured, was, “How beautiful are the feet," several new compositions of his own, but also several of the piano
a more flowing and unstrained delivery of which would certainly be in forte pieces recently composed by Rossini, wbich the gran maestro stricter consonance with its purely unaffected character. “Come unto has confided to his charge, will be performed.
Him” (the second verse of “ He shall feed His flock") was, so to say, DISTRESS IN LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. — The proceeds of the
preached rather than sung; but the preaching was most eloquent, and Concert to be given in St. James's Hall on Friday evening next, May
the expression given to the sentence, “ He is meek and lowly of heart, 23, will be presented by the committee of the Vocal Association to the
and ye shall find rest unto your souls,” little short of divine, in spite of unemployed operatives in Lancashire and Cheshire. The artists of Her
one or two slight divergences from the text of Handel, which might Majesty's Theatre, with other artists of eminence (vocal and instru
have exposed a singer of less distinguished eminence to criticism. mental), will assist on the occasion. The choir of 200 voices will sing
" Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion," was a superb display of Webbe's descriptive glee, “When winds breathe soft," and Meyerbeer's
bravura singing, not quite so pure as we used to be accustomed to from “Paternoster.” The performance will be under the direction of Mr.
Mad. Clara Novello, but, on the other hand, far more graphic and inBenedict.
spiriting. Best of all, perhaps, was, “I know that my Redeemer liveth," which had the advantage of not being “ dragged," as is too
often the case, and which (in spite of a “ variation " or two) was proMAD. GOLDSCHMIDT-LIND'S CONCERTS. foundly impressive from one end to the other. Here, again, the sen
tence, “For now is Christ risen from the dead "-delivered as we beMAD. GOLDSCHMIDT-LIND seems again to have reconsidered her live no other singer ever has delivered or ever could deliver it-was an determination of retiring into private life. Three times she has inspiration in the truest sense. The last air, “If God be with us, who vanished, and three times re-appeared — much less to the surprise, it can be against us ? ” has always been a favourite with the Swedish should be added, than to the satisfaction of the public, who, taught by | lady, although by the majority of singers—in consequence of its ap. the example of their very greatest favourite, Mad. Grisi, have learned to | pearing so late in the oratorio – usually omitted. The reception place little faith in such resolutions on the part of eminent artists. awarded to Mad. Goldschmidt, like the applause bestowed upon everyAfter all, there is no evident reason why Mad. Goldschmidt should thing she sang -- and most especially upon “ Come unto Him," and "I cease from exercising those talents which enable her to confer such | know that my Redeemer liveth”- was enthusiastic in the extreme.
Associated with Mad. Goldschmidt as principals” were Miss Palmer, guitar,* but Sig. Regondi's performance is really something marvelSignor Belletti, and Mr. Sims Reeves, who, as might have been expected ous; and one hardly knew which to admire most, his truly wonderful on such an occasion, took unusual pains, Miss Palmer, in “ He was execution of Herr Molique's admirable and ingenious concerto in D for despised," and Signor Belletti in “ Why do the nations?" received (and the first, or his own air varié for the last-named instrument, the latter deserved) marked tokens of approval. Mr. Sims Reeves has never sung eliciting an enthusiastic and deserved recall. Herr Lidelis qualifications more finely. The beauties of " Comfort ye, my people” and “Every as a violoncellist are fortunately too well known to require any comment valley” were comparatively lost to the major part of the audience, at our hands. It is, therefore, simply sufficient to state that, in Golterthrough the incessant disturbance caused by late arrivals;" but the mann's concerto and a brilliant fantasia on Italian airs, the performer sublime recitatives and airs of the “ Passion” (the whole, in accordance was most warmly applauded, while Behrer's duo concertante by the with the composer's design, intrusted to the tenor voice) were heard concert-givers formed an appropriate close. A harp solo by Mr, with uninterrupted attention; and the impression was such as can only Boleyne Reeves, and some very excellent singing by Mile. Parepa and be created by Handel's most perfect music delivered to perfection, with Mr. Santley—the former particularly distinguishing herself by her out a note changed or an “ornament,” however simple, introduced. To brilliant execution of Arditi's valse, “ La Scintilla;" the latter no less so those who best appreciate Handel such singing must ever most strictly in a scena and aria of Hummel's, cleverly instrumented by Mr. Alfred represent the ideal Handelian standard. The choruses were generally Mellon, whose song, “ Beloved one, name the day,” also fell to the share well given, if not uniformly so well as at the concert of the Sacred of our eminent English barytone, together with Beethoven's magnificent Harmonic Society. The band was excellent; and Herr Otto Gold | overture to Egmont--constituted the rest of this extremely well-arranged schmidt, not for the first time, showed thorough aptitude as a conductor, oncert. During the magnificent “Hallelujah” the whole audience remained standing. The profits of this concert are most generously allotted by M. and
Wrovincial Mad. Goldschmidt to the institutions in Hinde-street and elsewhere for the relief of the London needlewomen. Those of the next (on the 28th inst., when Haydn's Creation is to be performed) will be handed to the
We hear from Portsmouth that the English Opera Company Brompton Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest ; those of the third, and last of the present series (on the 4th of June, the oratorio
| under the direction of Mlle. Jenny Baur, have during the week being Mendelssohn's Elijah), are destined for the Royal Society of
been playing a series of English operas under the patronage of the Musicians and the Royal Society of Female Musicians—two admirable
| élite of the town. Mlle. Baur, Miss Emma Heywood, and Mr. institutions, which, by the way, should long since have united their for
| Swift are higbly eulogised by the local press. Miss Emma Heytunes under one general title, their objects, though diversely represented,
wood introduced on several occasions the popular ballad, “ Love being identical.
is a gentle thing," from Mr. Howard Glover's operetta Once Too
Often, in which she always elicited an enthusiastic encore. New PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS.-- The third concert was worthy in
A correspondent writes from Penzance, that the Choral Society
gave a Concert of Sacred Music on Tuesday evening, April 29, every respect of its predecessors, as a glance at the programme will
in the Assembly Room, on which occasion Handel's Dettingen assare the reader :
“ Te Deum" was performed for the first time in Cornwall : PART 1. Overture (Lodoiska)
“ This fine work was much appreciated by a large audience, and, on Aria, “ Mou mi dir" (Don Giovanni).
the whole, the performance may be pronounced a great success. MenSong (Der Freischütz) .
delssohn's Cantata, Praise Jebovah' (Lauda Sion), commenced the Symphony, "The Power of Sound"
second part. As we have remarked upon this brilliant composition on PART II. Concerto, violin, E minor
a former occasion, we shall now only add, that it was performed Scena, “ Casta dion" (Norma)
throughout after the best manner of the choir. We regret that our Overture ( Masaniello) .
limited space precludes the possibility of our criticising the performance The thanks of all true lovers of good music are due to Dr. Wylde for the of the other pieces, and can only add, that the. Hallelujah' (Messiah) introduction of Cherubini's overture into his programmes. The was splendidly sung, and brought to a close the most successful concert Anacreon and Les Deux Jounées have been given so repeatedly that one ever given in this town or neighboarhood; and the result must have might have thought Cherubini had written no others. Under Dr. been very gratifying not only to the Committee of Management, but Wylde's paternal care, the overtures to Les Abencerrages, Lodoiska,
e overtures to Les Abencerrages, Lodoiska, also to the conductor, Mr. John H. Nunn." and we trust others — for there are more of the old masters
From the Malvern Advertiser of May the 10th, we extract the (L'Hôtellerie Portuguaise, Ali Baba, and Elise for example)---stand as
following account of the opening of the Priory Church Organ, good a chance of becoming popular. The overture to Lodoiska is quite as masterly as that of the Abencerrages, given at the second concert, and
which we give in a condensed form :is as picturesque, and highly coloured. Need it be told how the band “A short time ago the splendid Organ of the Priory Church underof the New Philharmonic executed it ? Spobr's symphony put the players went a thorough renovation and repair, together with the addition of on their mettle, and the execution was brilliant. M. Jaell, the new several stops, by Mr. Nicholson, of Worcester, the original builder. pianist, created a marked sensation in Beethoven's grand concerto, The following list will give some idea of its dimensions and power:which he played with a thorough appreciation of its beauties. Finer
Choir Organ - (All New).-1. Dulciana, 8 feet.--2. Stopped Diapaplay we never heard on the violin than that of Herr Joachim in
son (wood), 8 feet.-3. Clarabella, C, 8 fect.-4. Viol di Gamba, C, Mendelssohn's concerto, and an audience more profoundly stirred it
8 feet. - 5. Harmonic Flute, C, 4 feet. -- 6. Stopped Diapason.-7. would be impossible to see. Mlle. Titiens was the vocalist ; her second
Principal, 4 feet. -- 8. Cremona, 8 feet.--9. Piccolo, 2 feet. appearance this year. She gave the air from Don Giovanni with such
Swell Organ -CC to G.-1. Bourdon (metal and wood).--2. Open power as to create an enthusiasm which nothing but a repetition of the
Diapason metal, 8 feet.--3. Stopped Diapason (wood), 8 feet.-4. Flute last movement could satisfy. The air from Der Freischütz, violoncello
toloncero I (open), 4 feet.-5. Principal, 4 feet. -- 6. Doublette, 2 ranks.-7. obbligato, and the Cavatina from Norma, showed Mlle. Titiens as perfect
* Sesquialtera, 3 ranks.-8. Oboe.-9. Cornopean.-10. Clarion. a mistress of cantabile as of bravura. Mlle. Titiens was recalled after
Great Organ-CC to G.-1. * Bourdon (wood), 16 feet.--2. Open both performances. The exbilirating overture to Masaniello served
| Diapason (large), 8 feet.-3. Ditto ditto (small), 8 feet.--4. Stopped brilliantly as a final piece. Notwithstanding the “ Jenny Lind1
Diapason (wood), 8 feet.--5. Principal (metal), 4 feet.-6. Wold Flute, Concert in the Strand, St. James's Hall was filled in every part. The 1
de 4 feet.-7. Fifteenth, 2 feet.-Twelfth, 2 feet.-9. Sesquialtera, 3 ranks. “Sisters Marchisio " are engaged for the fourth Concert.
10. Mixture, 2 ranks.-11. * Trumpet, 8 feet.--12. *Clarion, 4 feet. SIG. Giulio REGONDI AND HERR LIDEL's Concert, on the 14th Pedal Organ-CCC to F.--1. Open Diapason, 16 feet. -2. *Bourdon, instant, attracted to the Hanover Square Rooms a numerous and fashion 16 feet. --3. Principal, 8 feet.-4. *Stopped Flute, 8 feet. — 5. able audience, who appeared thoroughly gratified with the varied and *Fifteenth.-6. *Sesquialtera, 5 ranks.-7. *Trombone, 16 feet. Six interesting programme. It is seldom that bénéficiaires indulge in the Composition Pedals. luxury of a full orchestra; but upon this occasion the ordinary rule was / Couplers.--1. Swell to Great.----2. Ditto to Choir.-3. Great to Choir. departed from, and a highly efficient band, under the able conductor- -4. Pedals to Great.-5. Ditto to Swell.-6. Ditto to Choir.-7. Super ship of Mr. Alfred Mellon, gave considerable éclat to the proceedings. Octave Swell.-.8. Ditto to Pedals. Total stops, 46.* An artist must be possessed of exceptional powers to be enabled to produce much effect with such inadequate means as the concertina and
* New stops.