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STEPHEN HELLER'S PIANOFORTE WORKS.
7. Déclaration, Morceau caractéristique
Diponsärs fugitives (d'après Ernst et
Dix Pensées fugitives (d'après Ernst et Heller): 1. Pas é.' Dedicated to Dr. Roth ... 2. Souvenir. Dedicated to Mad. Montgolfier
Romance. Dedicated to Mad. C. Hallé
Lied. Dedicated to Mr. Rakemann ...
10. Intermezzo. Dedicated to Mad. Moscheles ...
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Allegretto con grazia, in E
18. Allegro non troppo, in G minor
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IN THE PRES s. · A New Edition of the STUDIES, thoroughly revised and partly re-written, published under the immediate
superintendence of the Composer. Fifteen Books, each bs.
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CONCERT SOLO,“ Der Freischü
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3. B fat minor ... ON MONDAY, JUNE 9, will be given a GRAND
4. F minor EVENING CONCERT at Exeter Hall, when the whole of the Music performed
Addison, HOLLIER & Lucas, 270 Regent Sireet, W. at the Opening of the International Exhibition will be reproduced on a scale of great magnificence, under the direction of Mr. BENEDICT.
The Orchestra and Chorus will comprise 400 Performers, selected from the Band of the Royal Italian Opera and the Members of the Vocal Association. The Programme will include Meyerbeer's "Grand Exhibition Overture," Anber's
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Stalls, 58.; Reserved Seats, 3s. 6d.; Tickets, 2s. and 18.
TO DE GIVEN DY
MR. JOHN THOMAS “CRADLE SONG”
ST. JAMES'S HALL, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 4,
with the kind assistance of the Members of the Vocal Association, the Royal
Academy of Music, &c.
WELSH NATIONAL MUSIC,
ACCOMPANIED BY A BAND OF HARPS.
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109 GREAT PORTLAND STREET.
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wedneSDAY EVENING NEXT, JUNE 4. MENDELSSOHN'S ORATORIO, “ELIJAH," the
proceeds of which will be presented by Mr. and Mad, Goldschmidt, in support
To commence at 8 o'clock precisely.
MR. HENRY LESLIE'S CHOIR. - Hanover Square
1 Rooms. This celebrated Choir will give au EXTRA CONCERT on Friday Brening, June 6. To which subscribers' privileges will be extended. Several works of interest will be performed, including, "In Exitu Israel," Wesley; “ Ave Verum," Mozart; “ March of the men of Harlech," and " I'r Owen," **'The Chough and Crow," &c.
Stalls, 58.; Area, 28. 6d. at the Rooms and the principal musicsellers. .
MR. GEORGE PERREN will Sing Ascher's popular
U Song, “ ALICE, WHERE ART THOU?” at Mlle. Valentin's Concert
M ISS STEELE has the honour to announce that her UI EVENING CONCERT will take place at the Queen's Concert Rooms, Hanover Square, on Friday, June 13, 1862, at eight o'clock.
Vocalists: Mad! LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON, Miss STEELE, Miss MARTIN, Mrs. MEREST, Mr. TENNANT, Mr. TRELAWNY COBHAM, and Mr. SANTLEY.
Pianoforte : Mr. Kune.
Violoncello: Herr LIDEL.
Conductors : Mr. Kohe and Mr. HENRY BAUMER. Stalls, Half-a Guinea; Tickets, 78. To be obtained of all the Musicsellers ; and of Miss Steele, 28 Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, N.W.
WILLIS'S LARGE ROOMS.-Miss LOUISA BAR,
V NARD has the honour to announce that her GRAND EVENING CON. CERT will take place at the above Rooms on Saturday evening, May 31. To commence at 8 o'clock.
Vocalists: Mad. LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON, Miss ROBERTINE HENDERSON, Miss AUGUSTA THOMSON, Mr. ALLAN IRVING.
Instrumentalists i Pianoforte, Mies L. BARNARD, Violin, Herr CARL DEICHMANN; Violoncello, Herr LIDEL. Conductor, Herr WILHELM GANZ.
Stalls, 10s. 6d.: Unreserved Seats, 5s.: Back Seats, 2s.6d. Tickets to be had of all the principal musicsellers; and of Miss L. BARNARD, 35 Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square.
MRS. JOHN HOLMAN ANDREW'S MATINEE of
1 CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC will take place on Friday, June 20th, at her Residence, 50 Bedford Square.
Instrumentalists: MM. BLAGROVE, CLEMENTI, R. BLAGROVE, DAUBERT, and KLINDWORTH.
Vocalists : Miss Lovisa PYNE and Miss SUSAN PYNE.
MRS. ANDREW'S SOIREE MUSICALE on Wednesday, July 2nd.
TASTER ARLIDGE begs to announce that his
T GRAND EVENING CONCERT at Myddelton Hall, Islington, will take place on Monday, June 9.
Vocalists': Mlles. PAREPA and FLORENCE LANCIA, Miss STABBACA, Miss LEFTLER, Mr. MONTEM SMITH, Mr. FINLAYSON, Mr. GEORGE BUCKLAND, and M. DE HUGATE, the new barytone.
Instrumentalists : Pianoforte, Mr. W. B. !HARRISON ; Flute, Master J. CHURCHILL ARLIDGE.
Conductor: Mr. FRANK MORI.
M RS. MEREST (late Miss Maria B. Hawes) has the
honour to announce that she will give a GRAND MORNING CONCERT on Thursday, June 24, 1862, at Dudley House, Park Lane, the Earl of Dudley having in the kindest manner offered her his Picture Gallery for the occasion.
The Concert will be under the immediate patronage of H. R. H. the Duchess of Cambridge, H. R. H. the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg Strelitz, and H. R. H. the Princess Mary Adelaide.
Tickets, One Guinea each. To be had of Mrs. Merest, 7 Adelphi Terrace, Strand.
MGR. APTOMMAS'S HARP RECITALS on the follow.
I ing Tuesdays, June 10, 24, and July 8. The following eminent Artists will assist:
Vocalists : Mlle. PAREPA, Mad. FLORENCE LANCIA. Mad. LAURA BAXTER, Miss MESSENT, Miss RANSPORD; Mr. Swift, Sig. FORTUNA, Mr. ALLAN IRVING, Mr. LEONARD WALKER.
Piano: Herr Kube, Mr. CHARLES SALAMAN, Mr. G. A. OSBORNE, Mr. ARTHUR NAPOLEON ; Organ, Herr ENGEL ; Violoncello, Mr. GEORGE COLLINS ; Violin, Mr. H. WEIST HILL; Harp, Mr. JOHN THOMAS, Herr OBERTHUR, Mr. APTOMMAS.
Conductors : M, BENEDICT, Herr WILHELM GANZ, M. EMILE BERGER, M. FRANCESCO BERGER, and Sig. CAMPANA.
At the recital of Tuesday, June 10, Mr. APTOMMAS will play BochsA'S GRAND TRTO with several Morceaux by Zanetti, Labarre, Alvars, &c.; and a Doo for Harp and Pianowith Mr. G. A. OSBORNE.
To commence, on each occasion, at 3 o'clock. Tickets, 10s. 6d. and 5s.
MLLE. CAROLINE VALENTIN has the honour to
announce her MATINEE MUSICALE on MONDAY, June 2, at the Hanover Square Rooms, at 3 o'clock precisely.
Artists : Miss Banks, Mad. NITA Norrig, Miss . LASCELLES and Mr. GEORGE PERREN; M. SAINTON, and M. PAQUE. Conductors : Herr WILHELM GANZ and Mr. GEORGE LAKE.
Tickets, 103. 6d : Reserved Seats, 153. Or Messrs. Ashdown & Parry, 18 Hanover Square; Duncan Davison & Co., 244 Regent Street; of Mile, Valentin, 6 Duke Street, Manchester Square; and at the Rooms.
ASCHER will Play his popular Solos, “ ALICE".. “ DANSE NEGRE," Morceau Caractéristique — and Fantasia on “ DINORAH," at the Grand Exhibition Concert, Exeter Hall, Monday Evening, June 9.
MHE MISSES HILES will Sing the duet “A young
and artless Maiden," from HOWARD GLover's popular operetta " ONCE TOO OFTEN" at Mad. Dryden's Concert, June 19.
QUEEN'S CONCERT ROOMS, Hanover Square. —
S. THALBERG has the honour to announce that, after a long absence, he will give a MATINEE at the above Rooms, on Monday, June 9. The only occasions on which S. THALBERG can possibly appear in London this Season are limited to FOUR MATINEES. They will take place as follows:-Monday, June 9: Monday, June 16: Saturday, June 28 ; and Monday, July 7.
The Matinées to commence at Hall-past Two o'clock. S. THALBERG will present his last Works, entitled " The Art of Singing applied to the Piano,” and “Les Soirées de Pauselippe," consisting of Twenty-four Pensées Musicales.
Several unpublished Manuscript Pieces, composed for the Piano by RoSSINI, will be executed on these occasions, among which “Tarantella," " Le Prélude Préteutieux," " Le Prélude de i'ancien Régime."
Stall Subscription for the series, 31. 38.; Stall Tickets, 218.; Unreserved Tickets, 10s. 6s.
Prospectuses and Tickets may be had at all 'the principal Musicsellers and Libra. rians; and on application to S. Thalberg's Secretary, Hanover Square Rooms.
ST. JAMES'S HALL.-Mr. W. G. CUSINS' GRAND
CONCERT, with full Orchestra and Chorus, Thursday Evening, June 5. Artists: Mad. LEMMENS-SABRRING TON, Messrs. SIMS Reeves and SANTLBY, and the ORPHEUS GLEE UNION; Messrs. JOACHIM and PIATTI, Professor STERNDALE BENNETT, Messrs. HAROLD THOMAS and W. G. CUSINS.
Professor Sterndale Bennett's Exhibition Ode, under the Composer's direction, and Auber's Grand Exhibition March will be performed ; also a new MS. Overture, by Mr. W. G. Cusins, and Beethoven's Grand Concerto, Concertante, for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violoncello, with Orchestra.
Stalls. 10s. 60.; Tickets, 5s., 3., Is. At the Hall, and the Music Warehouses. Stalls may be had of Mr. W. G. Cusins, 2A Cavendish Street, Portland Place, W.
TR. ASHTON (Barytone) is now at liberty to accept
1 Engagements for Concerts, Oratorios, &c., in London or the Provinces. Applications to be made to Mr. Jarrett, Musical and Concert Agent, at Messrs.Duncan Davison & Co.'s Foreign Music Warehouse, 244 Regent Street, w.
JULES DE GLIMES begs to announce that he
will ARRIVE in London on Jupe I, when he will resume his Lessons in Singing and Harmony (Fétis' system).
Letters to be addressed to the care of Messrs. BOOSEY & SONS, Holles Street.
MHE MUSICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON._Fourth
Season, 1862. – The FOURTH ORCHESTRAL CONCERT, at St. James's Hall, on Wednesday Evening, June 11, at eight o'clock.
Conductor, Mr. ALPRED MELLON. Programme: Overture (Athalie), Mendelssohn: Air." Dies Bildness”(Die Zauber. flote), Mozart; Concerto in D, Violin, Beethoven: Air des Bijoux (Faust), Gounod ; Overture (Don Quixote), first time of performance in London, Silas; Symphony in C minor, No. 3, Op. 78, Spohr ; Duo, “ Rasserena o caro" (Guillaume Tell), Rossini ; Overture (Oberon), Weber.
Violin, Herr JOACHIM. Vocalists: Mad, LEMMENS-SHERRINGTON and Herr TheoDOR WACHTEL (from Vienna).
Tickets for the Gallery, at 3s. 6d., may be obtained of Messrs. Cramer & Co., 201 Regent Street; and of Mr. Austin, St. James's Hall.
Charles SALAMAN, Hon. Sec., 36 Baker Street, W.
HERR MOLIQUE begs to announce that his CON
L CERT will take place at the Hanover Square Rooms, FRIDAY MORNING, June 13. Full particulars will shortly appear,
VANTED, at Midsummer, an Organist at all Saints'
Church, Dalston. Salary £30 per annum. Applications with testimonials to be sent to Rev. A. M. MYERS, All Saints, Dalston, N.E."
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.-SIXTH CONCERT,
1 on Monday, June 2. Sinfonia, in E fat, No. 8, Haydn; Concerto, in D minor, Pianoforte, M. HALLE, Mendelssohn; Overture, " Ruler of the Spirits," Weber ; Sinfonia in C Minor, Beethoven: Concerto, Violin, M. BLAGROVE, Sphor ; Overture, Prometheus, Beethoven. Vocal Performer, Mlle. TITIENS.
Conductor, Professor STERNDALE BENNETT. Tickets, 155. each, to be had of Messrs, Addison, Hollier & Lucas, 210 Regent Street,
ASSISTANT WANTED in a Music and Pianoforte
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Direct Y. Z., 2 Castle Square, Brighton. Stating salary required, qualifications, &c.
VIOLONCELLO for SALE.-A first-class Violoncello
to be disposed of. To be seen at 13 Silver Street, Notting HII, Bayswater,
which Signor Verdi had to invent appropriate strains, and for which he could find no more emphatic musical illustration than in what he thought fit to accept as the national hymn of each particular country.
That he should have arranged and combined them so effectively is HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE.
greatly to his credit as a musician. The termination of the Cantata, in On Saturday night, after the Barbiere di Siviglia (in which the suco | which, among other noticeable points, the opening theme is given in cess of Madlle. Trebelli was thoroughly established), Signor Verdi's " anison" with that pomp and splendour for which Sig. Verdi has been Cantata-or, as he himself entitles it, “ Canticu”-composed, at the long renowned, is as telling and effective as the rest—a climax, in short, request of Her Majesty's Commissioners, for the International Ex- which fully answers expectation. hibition, was heard for the first time. A more flattering reception The execution of the new work, under the direction of Sig. Arditi, was never accorded to a new work. The Cantata, by unanimous de- aided by the excellent chorus of the Vocal Association (the society sire, was given twice from beginning to end, and the composer sum which Mr. Benedict conducts so admirably) was first-rate. In the solos moned no less than three times after the first, and twice after the second | Mlle. Titiens was magnificent ; and it was difficult to believe that they performance. That there was a large amount of feeling (national and had been composed for any other voice than that of a “soprano.” To otherwise) mixed up with the appreciation of Signor Verdi's music on add to the strength of the chorus, the entire company of Her Majesty's this occasion can hardly be denied; but that the popular composer of Theatre (including Mlle. Trebelli, the Sisters Marchisio, Sig. Giuglini, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, and so many other operas which have elicited | M. Gassier, Mr. Santley, &c.) lent their assistance. That the Cantata universal favour in England and elsewhere, achieved a legitimate and was enthusiastically received we have already said, and that it will brilliant triumph is incontestable. His work is not merely effective, enhance the reputation of its composer we sincerely believe. but in every sense good. Regarded from a certain point of view, it lays On Tuesday Semiramide was repeated, the Marchisios as Semiramide itself open to criticism, inasmuch as while its second (English) title is, and Arsace, M. Gassier as Assur, and Sig. Coselli (Sig. Laterza having * Chorus of People of all Nations-a voice among them-place, the in made his “exit") as Oroe. Sig. Verdi's Cantata was repeated with reterior of the International Exhibition-epoch, 1862," "all nations" newed success. are exclusively represented, both in the words and in the music, by The Huguenots was presented on Thursday night, with a new Raoul, England, France, and Italy—the national hymn of France, moreover, in place of Sig. Giuglini, to whom the public has so long been accusbeing ingeniously put forward under the familiar guise of the revo tomed at this establishment, and who, still labouring under indisposition, lutionary “ Marseillaise.” This was probably the true reason why was unable to appear. Sig. Armandi-Sig. Giuglini's substitute-did Her Majesty's Commissioners, after having solicited the Cantata all in his power to rise to the height of so great a part, but in his best from Signor Verdi, were virtually disabled from including it in moments only revealed a sort of earnest mediocrity. It would be usethe musical performances at the opening of the Exhibition. We cannot less to criticise his performance, or, indeed, to say more than that, beyond help saying that had they owned as much they would have screened a certain strenuous vigour, he has no evident qualification to fit him for themselves from no small share of obloquy. But considerations of this so conspicuous a post as that of first “serious" tenor at Her Majesty's kind have nothing to do with Signor Verdi's Cantata as an artistic Theatre. That in a less responsible position his talents might be turned production in which respect it is eminently happy, and may lay claim to account, there is no reason to doubt. to unqualified praise. It opens with the “coro di popolo" alluded to in In other respects there was much to praise in Thursday night's perthe second title—“ Gloria pei cieli altissimi”-in sentiment, at least, formance. Mad. Trebelli's Urbain, for example, was really admirable. having something in common with the Ode of our Poet Laureate, set to She looked the character right well, and acted it with no little spirit and music so admirably by Professor Sterndale Bennett. Signor Verdi has vivacity ; while her two airs were sung to perfection—the last, “ No, no, conceived this in the right spirit. After an orchestral prelude of re no, no" (composed by Meyerbeer expressly for Alboni, when the Huguemarkable interest, the somewhat bombastic stanzas of the poetaster nots was first produced at the Royal Italian Opera), being unanimously whom it has been the fortune of the popular Italian composer to im encored. In the acquisition of Mad. Trebelli, Mr. Mapleson has been mortalize are wedded to a broad and simple melody, voiced and harmo remarkably fortunate. Her talent seems as versatile as it is distinguished. nized with becoming dignity. The task of setting such words as the M. Gassier, too (another happy instance of versatile acquirement), is following,
decidedly the St. Bris who has been able to approach more nearly than " Gloria pei cieli altissim
any other the memorable impersonation of Tamburini. In the scene of Pei culminosi monti,
the plot for the massacre of the Huguenots, M. Gassier fills the stage like Pei limpidi orizzonti, Gemmati di splendor," &c.
one long accustomed to tread the boards with confidence, and exhibits both
vocal and dramatic capabilities of a more than common order. The rugged was one of no small difficulty ; but Signor Verdi has redeemed their
and at the same time thoroughly picturesque Marcel of Sig. Vialettibathos by music calculated to charm (like the Lieder of Mendelssohn)
whose reappearance, under the guise of the hard and unequivocating Puri“ without words." One of the people (“ Una del popolo"-a woman,
tan, was generally welcome-has often been described. It retains all its translated, with extraordinary address, from Signor Tamberlik into
peculiar characteristics. A more voluble and brilliant executant of the Mlle. Titiens) then delivers a sort of rhapsody about peace, intermingled
music of Margaret of Valois than Mlle. Louise Michal-whose début in with reflectious on a wholly supposititious “ Past,” when war and universal
the same part, under the management of Mr. E. T. Smith, may be still misery were rampant. Here many striking points elicit attention, but
unforgotten-has rarely been heard. An occasional slight uncertainty none more beautiful than that in which allusion is made to the horrors of intonation is the only fault that can be laid to the charge of this exof war :
tremely clever singer - said to be (and assuredly meriting the distinc-"E survi un giorno
tion) a protégée of Mad. Goldschmidt-Lind. Then the subordinate perChe passd furiando quel bieco Fantasma della guerra," &c.
sonages were all in more or less competent hands; the band and chorus,
under Sig. Arditi, gave further signs of progress (the worthier notice in so The sentiment of this is expressed with touching plaintiveness, and
touching plaintiveness, and elaborate and difficult an opera); and the concerted music -- not exceptreveals a spirit of genuine poetry. It is followed by an apostrophe to ing the immortal “Benediction of the poniards" -- was, with a reserva.. the Deity,
tion here and there, more than averagely delivered. Last and best, the “ Signor che sulla terra Rugiade spargi e fiori,
Valentine of Mlle. Titiens remains what it has long been accounted-the E nembi di fulgori
finest embodiment of Meyerbeer's most romantic, if not most perfect, E balsami d'amor!"&c.
heroine which the actual stage can boast. Often as she has astonished allotted to a solo, with choral responses, the orchestra laccompaniments and charmed her audience in the splendid duet with Marcel, at the renenriched by the addition of harps "obbligati," The melody here is dezvous of the “Prè aux Clercs," she never did so more effectually thoroughly devotional-large, pure, and unaffected; the choral re- | than on the present occasion. The long-sustained “high C,” and the sponses, in full harmony, nobly echoing the theme. In the finale (solo brilliant descending scale, in the allegro, were as triumphant and im. and chorus) “ God save the Qucen," the “ Marseillaise," and a vigorous posing as ever, and elicited the same rapturous applause. Sig. Giralair entitled “ Inno nazionale d'Italia" (one of the inspirations caught doni played Nevers, and Sig. Soldi gave the solo-couplets in the from the struggle for independence at Rome in 1848-to words begin “ Rataplan.” ning “ Fratelli d'Italia ") are introduced-first alternately, then treated
Mrs. Anderson's Farewell Concert (of which full particulars in our in the fugued style (of which Signor Verdi had already afforded an next) took place yesterday morning. To-night the Trovatore, for the inkling in the introduction to Un Ballo in Maschera), and lastly first appearance of Mr. Naudin and Mr. Santley. brought together with felicitous ingenuity, “ Salve, Ingh’lterra, Regina dei mari;” “E Francia, tu, che spargesti il generoso sangue ;” “ Italia mia, che il cielo vegli,” &c.- these are the successive exclamations for
ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA.
think that Dr. Wylde and his cohort ever achieved a more decided vic
tory. The want of applause at the beginning was by no means owing On Saturday the Barbiere, and on Monday the Sonnambula, were re
to want of attention, nor to want of appreciation. But the allegro, an. peated.
dante, and scherzo do not excite so much as they absorb, and the jubilant The performance of M. Flotow's Martha on Tuesday night, though
finale, coming after so much gloom and pathos, has a sudden and overexcellent in most respects, was chiefly remarkable for the manner in
powering effect on the dullest hearers — as, indeed, was the case on which the part of Lionel was played and sung by Signor Mario. This
Wednesday evening, when, although St. James's Hall was very crowded, accomplished artist-10 employ a common phrase—would seem to have
enthusiasm, except in a few instances, seemed to have wafted itself to taken " a new lease of youth and vigour.” A less interesting personage
Exeter Hall, to wait upon Mad. Lind-Goldschmidt. in the super-sentimental line than Martha's woe begone inamorato could
Herr Jaell played Mendelssohn's Concerto very finely, and was rehardly be cited. After the escape of the feigned servant and her com
ceived with thunders of applause. Such applause, indeed, would have panion, Nancy, he has little to do but whine ; for even the pretty
warranted him in repeating the last movement, instead of returning to romance, “M'appari - tutt' amor," is of the same melancholy cast as
the platform and making his salaam. The Messrs. Holmes, if not solo the remainder of his music. Nevertheless, Signor Mario, by his broad
performers of the first rank, play together with extraordinary precision - and manly style of phrasing, his exquisite “chiar-oscuro," his graceful,
and neatness, and are always listened to with interest. In so long a impulsive, and natural acting, redeems the part from insipidity, and enlists unanimous sympathy for the woes of a thoroughly unsympathetic
piece, however, as that of Spohr's Concertante Duet, so much double
playing is apt to become monotonous, notwithstanding all the art of the hero. On Wednesday night he more than once roused the feelings of & somewhat apathetic audience, and for the romance in question - with
composer, and the performance was found too long.
The “Sisters Marchisio” made their second appearance at Dr. its plaintive burden, “Marta, Marta, tu sparisti” - obtained an enthusiastic encore. The part of Martha is, perhaps, not so well suited to
Wylde's concerts, and again chose duos only for performance. Of the Mad. Penco as several others that might be named. She played it,
threc duets in the programme, that from Semiranide was most aphowever, as she does everything she undertakes, with the utmost intel.
plauded, but all werc marvellously given, and the “ Sisters” were rea
called after each. ligence; sang the music uniformly well; and gave the gem of the opera -“Qui sola, vergin rosa"(“The Last Rose of Summer”) -- with such
Mrs. JOHN MACFARREN gave her annual Matinée, at the Queen's
Concert Rooms, on Saturday the 17th instant. The fair pianist was true expression that it was cordially redemanded. The Nancy of Mad. Didiée was as piquant, bustling, and vivacious as could be wished;
assisted by Herr Joachim, Mr. Lazarus, Signor Piatti, and Mr. Walter Signor Delle Sedie's Plumket, though a trifle sombre, irreproachable in
Macfarren as instrumentalists, and Mad. Guerrabella and Mr. Santley as a musical sense; M. Tagliafico's Lord Tristan dry and quaint; and the
vocalists. Beethoven's Trio in B flat (No. 4, op. 11), for pianoforte, Sheriff of M. Zelger a graphic embodiment of a comparatively insigni.
clarinet, and violoncello, and Mendelssohn's Sonata Duo in B flat (op. ficant character. How admirably, and with what studied completeness
45), for pianoforte and violoncello — two B flat pieces - the pianoforte of scenic effect, M. Flotow's opera is put upon the stage at this house, we
part in both performed by Mrs. John Macfarren, with Mr. Lazarus and need hardly say. The varied and appropriate costumes, the beautiful
Signor Piatti at their respective instruments, were specially note
worthy. The play was excellent play on all hands, and met with loud scenery, the excellence of the ballet-in which the pas de trois is danced to perfection by Mlle. Salvioni, Mlle. Esper, and M. Desplaces—and the
applause. Still more excellent, and still more loudly applauded, was busy animation of the statute fair, which recalls with vivid reality some
Beethoven's Sonata in E flat (No. 3. op. 12), for pianoforte and violin, of the most picturesque of our old English customs, are calculated in
by Mrs. John Macfarren and Herr Joachim. The “sensation" of the
concert, however, was Herr Joachim's performance of Tartini's violin an equal measure to rivet the attention and delight the sense. In short, despite the epigrammatic verdict which (perhaps not altogether irrc
Sonata “ Trille du Diable,” accompanied on the pianoforte by Mr. verently) has likened M. Flotow's music to something for which the
Walter Macfarren. Mrs. Macfarren's solo essays were, a Toccata by English equivalent would be “ Brummagem French," there is a charm
Paradies, Professor Sterndale Bennett's Romance “Genevieve," about it, when performed at the Royal Italian Opera, which is irresist
Meyer's Etúde “ Triolino," and Caprice de Concert, “ Irish Melody," able. To say nothing of Mad. Penco's “Qui sola, vergin rosa," of
the composition of the lady herself, in all of which she was eminently Sig. Mario's “Marta, Marta," of the quartet at the spinning wheel (which
successful. Mad. Guerrabella sang the Scena “Hail, happy morn," on Tuesday night, by the way, passed almost unregarded), and of other
from Robin Hood, and the Aria “Parto" from the Clemenza di Tito; favourite passages, it would be worth sitting out the whole of Martha
and Mr. Santley, the ballad from Robin Hood, “From Childhood's
Dawn,” and Blumenthal's Aria, “ Non mi guardar cosi.” The ballad if merely for the sake of the quartet, “ Dormi pur, ma il mio riposo," when the two young farmers bid good night to the two young ladies,
from Robin Hood, splendidly sung by Mr. Santley, had a great effect. who, in a frolicsome spirit of adventure, have trusted themselves in
MR. APTOMMAS'S THIRD HARP RECITAL came off on Tuesday last. their domicile under the guise of servant.maids. Nothing could be
Spohr's Sonata Concertante for violin and harp, executed in an irre. more faultless than the execution of this quartet by Mesdames Penco
proachable manner by Messrs. Weist Hill and Aptommas, was the pièce and Nantier Didiée, Signors Mario and Delle Sedie.
de resistance of the programme. Another striking performance was On Thursday Don Giovanni was given for the third time this season.
the Marche Religieuse, “L'Annonciation,” for harp and organ, written To-night the new singer, Mlle. Antonietta Fricci, makes her first ap
by Adolph Adam, and played by the benéficiaire and Herr Engel, a pearance, as Valentine in the Huguenots. Next week there are to be
thorough proficient on the organ as well as the harmonium, the instrufive performances.
ment of his predilection. Other performances, too, were entitled to favourable notice, of which we may cite that on two harps, by Messrs.
John Thomas and Aptommas, entitled “Souvenir du Nord," the compoConcerts.
sition of the former. The singers were Mad. Laura Baxter, Signor Fortuna, and Mr. Leonard Walker. The last-named artist, wbo has a
capital bass voice and knows how to use it, sang the great comic air New PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS.— The programme of the fourth con from Cenerentola, “I miei Rampoli," with extreme gusto and animacert, given on Wednesday, if not marked by any special novelty, which Dr. Wylde has taught us to look for in his selections, was marked by MADAME Puzzi's CONCERT,_This is invariably one of the most brilspecial excellence. Let the reader judge for himself.
liant and attractive morning réunions of the season. The Queen's Part I.
Concert Rooms, Hanover Square, were as crowded on Monday last as Overture (Fingal's Cave) Cave) ... .. ... ... ... ... ... Mendelssohn.
at any former anniversary, the singers as numerous, and the selection Concertante Duet, in A m or, for two Violins and Orchestra
Spohr. Duo, “ Quis est homo".
as excellent and well varied. As the picces numbered twenty-five and Duo Serbami ognor "*(Semiramidëj .
Rossini, the artists reckoned above thirty, we can afford room for little more than Symphony, in C minor ...
a bare chronicle of the entertainment. The singers comprised the PART II.
“ Sisters Marchisio," Mad. Lemmens-Sherrington, Mad. Guerrabella, Concerto, in G Minor, for Pianoforte and Orchestra
Mendelssohn. Grand Duo, “Di quai soave lagrime” (Safio) ...
Mlle. Parepa, Miss Augusta Thomson, Mlle. Marie Cruvelli, Mad. Overture (Der Freischütz) (Sallo
Weber. “ Conductor : "Dr. TÜYLDE."
Lemaire, Herr Reichardt, M. Gassier, Mr. Henry Murland, Mr. Ten
nant, Sig. Solieri, Fortuna, and Ciabatta ; the instrumentalists, Sig. The glorious symphony of Beethoven (No. 5) was magnificently Andreoli (pianoforte), M. Ascher (ditro), and Sig. Pezze (violoncello). played-as magnificently, indeed, as the Jupiter at the third concert; In consequence of the predominance of the fair sex, there was no boisyet, strange to say, the first three movements were received with com terous demonstration in any instance. Herr Reichardt, nevertheless, parative indifference. The finale, however, literally carried away (“en was called on to repeat his “ Cradle Song," with which the ladies levée,” as the French say,) the audience, and the applause was vehement seemed fairly enchanted. Sig. Schira, Biletta, Pilotti, and Mr. Benedict and continuous when the conductor laid down his bâton. We do not were the conductors.