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The Musical World.
TEMPEST._" If this be the mission of tyrannies and tyrants, England ST. JAMES'S HALL.
has her mission too. It is to feed those beacon lights of Liberty, which, dead or dying on the continent of Europe, blaze only on her
headlands ; for she is its vestal virgin, and must watch by night and EIGHTY-SEVENTH AND EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONCERTS. day lest the sacred flame expire.”
NOTICES. ONCERTS, St. James's 'Hall, on Monday Evening, June 10, when he will To ADVERTISERS.--Advertisers are informed, that for the future sing Lake's "Summer is Sweet" (by desire), the Hunter's Song" (Meudelssohn),
the Advertising Agency of THE MUSICAL WORLD is established and “Felice il di." Mr. Charles Halle, Herr Laub, and M. Davidoff will also appear.
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... ... 28. 6d. Pianoforte : Mr. Charles Hallé; Violin, Herr Laub; Violoncello, M. Davidoff.
erms 1 Every additional 10 words ... ... 6d. Vocalists. Mlle, Florence Lancia, Miss Rodell, and Mr. Sims Reeves. Sofa Stalls. 55.: Balcony, 3s.; Unreserved Seals, ls. Tickets and Programmes at
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1 Hall...On Monday Evening next, June 16, Mr. Charles Hallé, Herr Laub, M. A List of every Piece sent for Review will appear on the SaturDavidofr, Mlle. Florence Lancia, Miss i oden, and Mr. Sims Reeves will appear.
day following in THE MUSICAL WORLD. PROGRAMME. PART 1.- Quartet in B flat major, Op. 131, for Two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello, To CONCERT GIVERS.—No Benefit- Concert, or Musical PerformMM. Laub, kies, Schreurs, and Davidoff (Beethoven). Song, "Voi che sapete," Miss
ance, except of general interest, unless previously Advertised, can Roden (Mozart). Song, "Felici il di," Mr. Siins Reeves (H. S. Oakley). Prière et Barcarolle “ L'Etoile du Nord," Mlle. Florence Lancia (Meyerbeer). Song, “The be reported in THE MUSICAL WORLD. Hunter's Song," Mr. Sims Reeves (Mendelssohn). Sonata in D major, for Pianoforte solo, by desire (No. 21 of Mr. Hallé's edition), Mr. Charles Hallé (Mozart).
PART 11.- Romance in F for Violin Solo, Herr Laub (Beethoven) Song, “ Sum. mer is sweet" (by desire), Mr. Sims Reeves (G, Lake). Song, "Where art thou wandering ?" Mile. Florence Lancia (F. Mori). Tema con variazioni in D major, for Pianoforte and Violoncello, Mr. Charles Hallé and M. Davidoff (Mendelssohn). Conductor : Mr. BENEDICT. To commence at Eight o'clock precisely.
LONDON: SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1862. Sofa Stalls, 5s.; Balcony, 3s. ; Admission, Is. Tickets to be had at Chappell & Co.'s, 50 New Bond Street; Cramer & Co.'s, 201 Re. gent Street ; Keith, Prowse & Co.'s, 48 Cheapside; and at Austin's, 28 Piccadilly.
LAN unexpected appearance has been that of M. Thalberg,
1 who for years has not played in public in London, or, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONCERT. TOR the BENEFIT of HERR ERNST, on Monday
indeed, in Europe. As nearly a quarter of a century has T Evening, June 23, 1862.
elapsed since he was at the very height of his popularity in PROGRAMME.
Paris (1835–37), his playing was a novelty for the Parisians PART I. Trio. in B Aat, Op. 99, for Pianoforte, Violin, and Violoncello, MM. Hallé. Laub, and Piatti (Schubert); Song, “ T'amo," Mr. Suntley, by permission of J. H. Mapleson, Esq (J. Benedict); Elégie, for Violin Solo, with Pianoforte Arcom.
pianists; while all who had formerly heard him in his prime, paniment. Herr Joachim (Erist); Song, “ Mine be a cot," Mad. Sainton-Dolby (Piato): Sonnta. in D, Op. 10, Mr. Charles Hailé (Beethoven).
went with eagerness to his first concert (April 22), as to a Part II.- Quartet, first time of performance in England, Ist Violin Herr Joachim ; 2nd Vio in. Herr Laub; Viola, Herr Molique; Violoncello, Sig. Piatti (Ernst): New welcome festival which had not been held for a considerable Song, Mr. Santley (Hecht); Song. " When I was young," Mad. Sainton.Dolby (H. F. Chorley); Pensées Fugitives, for Violin and Piano, MM. Laub and Hallé (Ernst and
period. There was, it is true, no want of puffed-up “neoStephen Heller).
logists," who, when his intention was first announced, were Conductor: Mr. BENEDICT. To commerce at Eight o'clock precisely.
ready with the old phrase: “ Thalberg, indeed! who will go Sofa Stalls, 108. 6d. and 55. May be secured at Chappell & Co., 50 New Bond Street.
to hear Thalberg ?" But the result has shown they were
mistaken ; for it is a very considerable period since any ST. JAMES'S HALL.-MR. CHARLES HALLE'S | D BEETHOVEN RECITALS.
virtuoso drew such large “paying ” audiences as M. Thal. The FIFTH CONCERT will take place on Friday Afternoon, June 20, 1862, to berg at his recent concerts in the French capital commence at 3 o'clock precisely. PROGRAMME.
M. Thalberg, wlio at present, we believe, is about fifty Sonata. Op. 29, No. 2 (Beethoven); Song, M. Jourdan ; Grand Sonati, Op. 29. No. 3 (Beethoven); Andante, Op. 35, in fat (Beethoven); 32 Variations on an Original Theme, in C minor (Beethoven); Song, M. Jourdan; Grand Sonata, Op. 53 (Beet.
tained, as a pianoforte-player, the highest possible rehoren).
putation - the only one who could compete with him Pianoforte: Mr. CAARLES HALLÉ. Vocalist: M. JOURDAN,
being Liszt. He is now performing, and has been perAccompanyist: Mr. HAROLD THOMAS. Sofa Stalls, 10s, 6d.; Balcony, 78.; Unreserved Seats, 3s.
forming, , in Paris, most of his latest compositions; but if Tickets at Chappell & Co's, 50 New Bond Street ; Cramer & Co.'s, Regent Street :
we would note, with wonder, the difference between his playR. Ollivier's, 19 Old Bond Street ; and at the Hall, 28 Piccadilly.
ing and the piano-thumping of some of the “lions ” of the LTER MAJESTY'S THEATRE. - Grand Morning
day, we must hear him in his old fantasias, which we have 1 Concert.-It is respectfully announced that a GRAND MORNING CONCERT known if we may so express ourselves — since we were will be given at Her Majesty's Theatre on Friday, June 20, when the most distinguished vocalists of this establishment will appear, in conjunction with all the most celebrated
children in arms. Every one is aware that the charm of the artists in London, it being the only occasion this season when such a combination of talent can be assembled together at one entertainment.
Vocalists : Mlle. Titiens, the Sisters Marchisio. Mlle. Trebelli, Mile. Marie Cruvelli. melody to be heard in the midst of a profusion of bold and
more or less elegant passages, and from his being — thanks Mad. Weiss, and Miss Louisa Pine; Sig. Giuglini, Sig Gassier, Herr Reichardt, Sig. Coselli, Sig. Zucchini, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Swist, Mr. Tennant, Mr. Wilbye Cooper,
to the delicate blending of the most brilliant embellishments Mr. Weiss, Mr. Santiey, and Mr. Sims Reeves.
with the song of the melodic theme-a Rossini in some Instrumentalists: Violin, Herr Joachim; Pianoforte, Mr. Charles Hallé, M. Ascher, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. J. F. Ba'nelt, and Herr Jael.
sense, as it were, of the piano. With the song ! - Aye! Conductors : Messrs. Balfe, Benedict, Frank Mori, Aguilar, W. Carter, and Sig. this is the great difficulty in execution. Arditi.
How do they who List of prices : Boxes, grund tier, £4 4s.; Pit tier, L2 12s. 60. : First ditto, £3 38. : | are not Thalbergs play these melodies ? Simply by accentuSecond ditto, £2 28.; Third ditto, £ills. 6d. ; Stalls, £l is.; Pit, 78.; Amphitheatre Stalls (first and second rows), 78.; Ditto and other rows, 5s.; Gallery, 2s.6d.
ating every note with a stiff and exaggerated pressure,—the Application for Stails, Boxes, and places to be made, at the box office of Her Ma. jesty's Theatre; and Booses & Sons, Holles Street.
result being that the notes thus struck are blurted out, To commence at 2 o'clock.
not sounding and singing in a melodiously connected series,
but producing an effect similar to that which would be able to condense some interesting particulars relating to produced by a clarinet, a horn, perhaps a trumpet-| the spread of Vocal Associations for male voices throughout perhaps, indeed, a trombone-the melody hewed out with Germany: sharply defined distinctness, but destitute of unity and flow. 1. Thuringia.- Sängerbund of the Coburg Land-LiederLet anyone now hear M. Thalberg and his tone! It is tafel, seventeen societies, with 400 members ; principal ridiculous to speak of tone upon the hammer-like piano, was place of meeting, Rudolstadt. — Henneberg, twenty-six thought and said a hundred times – before M. Thalberg was societies (Schleusingen).- Apolda, four societies. heard—the M. Thalberg of to-day, who can scarcely have II. Maine and Lahn District. -1. The United Frankfort played so finely thirty years ago as he plays at present, for, Männergesang-Vereine, fifteen in number, with about 550 had he done so, even Friar Liszt could have hardly stood members. 2. The Rhein-Main Vocal Association, with against him. We are in astonishment at finding ourselves fourteen Vereine and 400 members, from Rüdesheim to enthusiastic for a virtuoso, but such is the case ; we are Frankfort ; principal place of meeting, Idstein. 3. The completely carried away by his talent, and feel that it is far Mainthal Vocal Association, twenty-seven Vereine, from easier to revile “virtuosity” than to explain it. It must bear Aschappenburg and Darmstadt to Friedberg and Hanau, the stamp of individuality, and, above all, reserve predomin- with about 1000 members ; principal place of meeting, ance for tlie chief characteristic of a classic execution- Opfenbach. 4. The German Vocal Association, with namely, moderation, without which art is no longer art. Vereine from the two Hesses, Nassau, and Wetzlar ; M. Thalberg's singing on the piano does thoroughly bear principal place of meeting, Giessen. 5. The Odenwälder the stamp of individuality ; he has his own peculiar touch, Vocal Association in the Hessian province of Starkenburg, ranging from the gentlest delicacy to explosions of the thirteen Vereine and about 400 members. fiercest strength; and, just as he despises the abuse of III. Bararian Palatinate.— The Vocal Association of dragging the time in which others indulge till it becomes the Palatinate comprises forty-five Vocal Associations and mere whimpering), he never, on the other hand, plunges about 1,350 members ; principal place of meeting, Speyer. headforemost into the whirlpool of arpeggios, scales and IV. Nahe and Moselle district. -The Nahe Vocal Associruns, for he well knows that these should never be intro- ation, with twenty-three Vereine and 500 members. duced merely on their own account, their “beaux yeux" | V. Lower Saxony. - The Union of the North German being barely half the battle. In the very middle of the Liedertafeln comprises thirty-one Vereine, with nearly 1000 rapid stream he remains master of himself, and, consequently, members, from the country between Ems and Elbe (Liedermaster of the rolling tide. “Never," exclaims a Ġerman tafeln of Hanover, Brunswick, Prussia, Lippe, Waldeck, critic,* " is there a moment when he is flung out of the true Oldenburg, Westphalia, and Bremen). The place of meeting course of the evenly beautiful in true art ; never is there is not fixed. In 1862 it is Hanover. the slightest tearing or hacking of the melodic song." | VI. Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, and Hamburgh. The (Who could mistake this for British rhapsody ?) Those North German Sängerbund (principal place of meeting, Lüwere not far out who called his playing—and the enjoyment beck) is progressing every day. With it is united the Hamit produces—aristocratic; and this is, perhaps, its character burgh Liedertafel. A Holstein Sängerbund is established. even more now than formerly. But “virtuosity” must be Wiih regard to German song in the Duchy of Schleswig, aristocratic, in order to avail 'itself of its greatest justification there are Vocal Associations in many of the towns; but in art. When it descends to “Yankee Doodle," and the they are not allowed to sing political compositions. Any. “ Carnaval de Venise," it becomes plebeian, and every thing like cooperation is out of the question. All the Assodilettante of liberal education does well to turn away from it. ciations are under the surveillance of the Danish police.
At M. Thalberg's first concert (on Monday afternoon, in VII. Mecklenburg.-The Mecklenburg Sängerbund comthe Hanover Square Rooms), almost every pianist, foreign or prises fifteen Vereine, with about 400 members. The businon-resident in London, was present. T'he accomplished | ness is always transacted by that Verein which holds the virtuoso was the only attraction. He played nine times, and
“ Bundesfest." In 1862 it is Rostock. held his audience entranced for the space of two hours,
VIII. Prussian Saxony.-1. In the province of Saxony almost uninterruptedly—a feat which, now-a-days, any other there was founded, in 1846, thanks to the exertion of Herr virtuoso would find some difficulty in accomplishing. Ritter, cathedral organist at Merseburg, the Sängerbund an
der Saale, with varying place of meeting (till 1864 it will be
Halle). It reckons about 250 members. 2. The United AT the meeting held on the 23rd July, 1861, on the
uly, 1861, on the Männergesang-Vereine of Madgeburg. These consist of 1 occasion of the Grand Vocal Festival at Nuremberg, I fourteen Vereine, with about 500 members. it was proposed to found a Vocal Association (Sängerbund)
IX. Saxony.-1. The General Dresden Sängerverein comfor all Germany. It was agreed that the best means of prises six minor Associations, with about 400 members. 2. carrying out the project would be to establish branch Vocal
In Leipsic there is an Association, called the Zöllner-Bund, Associations in the different kingdoms and principalities of
comprising some twenty minor Associations. It was founded the country, which branch Associations could then be
by the late Karl Zöllner, and is now conducted by Herr affiliated with the Grand Association. The task of arrang
Langer, Musical Director at the University. 3. The Erzing all the details was confided to the Swabian Vocal
gebirgischer Sängerbund, including forty Vereine (principal Association. The committee of the latter, consisting of Dr.
place of meeting, Meerane). 4. In Plauen, a VoigtländPfaff, Dr. Elben, Professors Faist, J. Raur, and W. Wiede- | ischer Sängerbund is being established. 5. In Bautzen, the mann, who entered upon their arduous duty with the greatest | game holds good of an Oberlansitzer Sängerbund. alacrity, have just published their “First Report on the
X. Brandenburg and Pomerania.--1. The March Assopreparatory Measures adopted for the Foundation of a
ciation comprises fifty smaller Associations, with 1,000 memGerman Vocal Association." From this report we are
bers. 2. The Central-Sängerbund of the March includes
two divisions : that of Berlin and that of the province, with • Niederrheinische-Musik-Zeitung. . .
forty-four smaller Associations and 1,362 members. The principal place of meeting is Berlin. 3. The Stettin Lied- decision. In the conditions of the sale there is, it is said, a ertafel forms a Pomeranian Sängerbund.
demand that all the private documents and correspondence XI. Prussia and Posen.—Provincial Vocal Festivals have shall be kept for ten years longer under lock and key, in been held here since 1847. There will be one at Elbing at order that no improper use may be made of them. Accordthe end of July. The German Provincial Sängerbund at ing to report, this demand has been granted. It may, perBromberg comprises nine Vereine, with 230 members. | haps, be justified by the unpleasant experience foreigners
XII. Bohemia.-National song here suffers greatly from (no less than natives) hare had of some of the principal differences of nationality and language.
officers of the Royal Library, and by the voracity with which XIII. Austria.-The Männergesangverein in Vienna is the legion of writers on music, and the manufacturers of about to take measures for the foundation of a Sängerbund romantic histories of composers, fall upon such objects ; in in Lower Austria, where forty-five Vocal Associations are spite of this, however, it is to be hoped that an exception already in existence.
may be made in favour of literati seriously engaged in the XIV. Bavaria.- The Bavarian Sängerbund comprises search for authentic and original information as, for insixty Vereine, with nearly 1000 members (Straubing, stance, Herr Jahn, of Bonn, and Mr. Alexander Thayer, of Freisingen).
Boston. It is, at all events, desirable that the whole of the XV. Baden. -The united Männergesangvereine of Ba- Beethoven relics should be preserved in one receptacle, and den are about 100 in number, with 2000 members (principal consequently in the Royal Library. As a matter of course, place of meeting, Carloruhe).
they will there serve a better purpose than that of being XVI. Swabia. - The Swabian Sängerbund comprises kept simply to be stared at. 344 Associations, with about 6,800 members (principal place of meeting, Stuttgart).
HER MAJESTY's Theatre. — The report spread abroad in the In the letters received from the most different quarters, 1 beginning of the season that a new Italian Opera, from the pen of the writers express the same wish : by an intimate league Signor Schira, had been accepted by the Management turns out of German singers to afford a proof of their desire for the to be true. The bills of the theatre now announce that " a new aud combination and union of the races of Germany. North original opera of great merit, from the pen of Signor Schira, will and south, east and west, all agree in this.
be forthwith put into rehearsal and produced, with new scenery, The majority of the Associations now in process of for.
dresses, decorations, and appointments." The principal characters mation have sprung from the impulse for union ; according
will be sustained by Mlle. Titiens, Mlle. Trebelli, M. Gassier,
Signor Bettini, Mr. Santley, and Signor Giuglini. to the correspondence received, they have been founded ex.
Musical SOCIETY OF LONDON. - The Second Conversazione pressly for the purpose of belonging to the grand League of
of the season will be held at St. James's Hall on Wednesday the Singers of Germany.
evening, July 2nd. They have all declared themselves in favour of the union A GRAND MORNING Concert, in aid of the establishment of of German singers, and for periodical Vocal Festivals. | Schools of Southern Italy, will be given on Wednesday at St. The forination of a German Vocal Committee to watch over James's Hall, when, in addition to sone of the most eminent Italian the common interests of the various associations, and, also,
singers in London, the following artists will assist:- Mad. Lind
Goldschmidt, Mlle. Louise Michal, Mlle. Titiens, Mr. Sims to fix the time of the Grand German Festivals, is desired by
Reeves, M. Rubinstein, Herr Jaell, and Mr. Otto Goldschmidt. nearly all. They are all agreed that we should call a Vocal
HERR Wilhelm COENEN, a young Dutch pianist, who has been Parliament to discuss this subject.
residing several years in America, has arrived in London, and will We summon, therefore, the Vocal Parliament to meet on make his first appearance, at the Hanover Square Rooms, on TuesSunday, the 21st September, 1862, at Coburg, and, con- day morning next. Report speaks highly of his talent as a player jointly with the Coburg Sängerkranz, invite the representa
of the Chopin and Henselt school of pianoforte playing.
M. STEPHEN HELLER has returned to Paris. He was heard too tives of the Vocal Associations of Germany to be present.
seldorn during his brief sojourn among us. As the resolution which will cause us to gather together MLLE. LIEBHARDT, prima donna at the Imperial Opera House in was passed in Nuremberg, and as the preparatory measures Vienna, has arrived in London. She was to have sung last night, for were entrusted to the Swabian Sängerbund, it is but just the first time, at the concert of the Vocal Association. that we South Germans should, in turn, meet our North
HERR NESTROY, n renowned dramatic author and coinedian of Aus
tria, who for thirty years was one of the idols of the inbabitants of Gernian brothers on their own territory.
Vienna, has just died there. It is said that between 40,000 and 50,000 Although what has already been done has given proof of
persons were assembled in the streets through which the coffin containgratifying vitality in the world of German song, there are | ing the mortal remains of the Austrian Aristophanes were carried. still wanting, as it would be wrong for us to attempt to MR. BARNUM has got the smallest baby in the world at his Museum
in New York. It is a boy, eight months old, and weighing only twentydeny, many members whose absence is greatly missed ; some
three ounces. The child is well forined and healthy. His hand and arm districts are not represented, and many important Vereine
can pass through a man's finger ring. have not joined the movement. We trust that the publica tion of the successes achieved will act as an incentive to
M. CHARLES HALLÉ'S RECITALS. fresh ones. Stuttgart, 22nd April, 1862.
M. Hallé, encouraged, no doubt, by his success last year, has renewed his performances of Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas in an uninterrupted series. The first twelve (including the Sonata Patetica, and the sonata,
Op. 26, with the celebrated “Funeral March ") have already been given, TT is well known that the Royal Library, Berlin, purchased
to an attentive and admiring audience, in St. James's Hall. How Mr. 1 the greater part of the Beethoven relics, as far back as | Hallé plays these wonderful works it is unnecessary to say. At the the year 1845. Negotiations are going on for some which | Monday Popular Concerts, at the Musical Union, and elsewhere, he has were then kept back, and, among other things, private docu- | introduced so many of them, and with such unvarying success, that both ments and letters. As we have been informed, the offer to the aristocratic * few," and to the far more heartily musical “many,'
he has rendered a large number of them familiar. To play the whole made by the proper authorities has been waiting since the
set, nevertheless—from the first three, dedicated to Haydn, to the last commencement of the year for his Prussian Majesty's ap. five or six (ending with Op. 111), which, for nearly half a century, proval. Political events seem to have deferred the Royal | have puzzled the great majority of pianists-and, moreover, to play them unexceptionably well, is a feat that demands especial acknowledg marvellous combination of executive brilliancy with absolute “ singing" ment and especial praise. As the "recitals" (eight in all) proceed, on the instrument, which M. Thalberg was the first to invent, and which they become more and more interesting ; and we trust, from time to he has carried out to such extraordinary perfection, were conspicuously time, to be able to pay them that attention to which they are most displayed. These three performances were, indeed, as fauliless in a unquestionably entitled. At the fourth, among other picces, will be mechanical sense as they were poctically expressive, as surprising to the included the so-called “ Moonlight Sonata"-a universal favourite. ear as they were engaging to the feelings. A tone, deep, mellow, and
The introduction of a vocal piece between each two sonatas is a very | artfully modulated, that any singer might envy; a management of detail agreeable relief. At the last recital the singer was Mlle. Florence that left the melody clear, sonorous, and uninterruptedly rythmical, Lancia, who charmed the audience with “Licder" by Mendelssohn and amid thc most elaborate and complex figures of accompaniment; a Schubert, accompanied on the pianoforte by Mr. Harold Thomas. - general balance of force, and command of chiar 'oscuro, that showed the Times, June 9.
accomplished master in the trucst and fuirest light, were one and all [Yesterday afternoon the fourth recital took place, when M. Hallé / brought to bear with an effect in the highest degree felicitous. Last, played the two sonatas, Op. 27, the Sonata Pastorale, Op. 28, and No. 1, | not least, M. Thalberg played a MS. Tarentella, one of the recent comin G, of Op. 31. We shall speak in detail of these performances, which positions of Rossini, who, when playfully signing himself “ Pianist of week after weck increase in interest, in a future number. -ED, M. W.) | the fourth class,” probably did so with an intimate conviction that he
was destined to become a pianoforte composer of the “first." of this
Tarentella, and of other pieces from the same illustrious pen, which M. M. THALBERG'S MATINEES.
Thalberg promises to introduce at his matinées, we must defur speaking After much too long an absence M. Thalberg has re-appeared among
till another time. The German pianist gave the work of the grand old us—for the advantage assuredly of the art of which he is one of the Italian master (a bagatelle for Rossini, but charming nevertheless) con most celebrated representatives, and if we may judge by the im amore-as though he had composed it himself-and appeared to be as pression created yesterday (Monday) afternoon at his first “matinée”— much gratificd by the applause it clicited as by all the flattering marks not less so of himself. Never was an old and eminently deserving of approval bestowed upon the execution of his own “fantasias." At public favourite welcomed with more genuine and unanimous enthusiasm
the termination of cvery performance M. Thalberg was recalled ; and if ihan M. Thalberg by the large audience of amateurs, connoisseurs, and the audicnce had been indulged in their caprice, almost every one of professors (including pianists innumerable) assembled on this occasion the nine pieces included in the programme would have had to be rein the Hanover Square Rooms. The performance froin end to end had peated. the interest and the animation of a festival. As piece succeeded piece,
The second matinée takes place on Monday.-Times. and the wonderful execution of the Emperor of virtuesi, the Paganini of the piano, created more and more astonishment, the excitement grew | NEW ROYALTY THEATRE.— The performances at the elegant little stronger and the applause redoubled, until at the close-when the well. Theatre in Dean Street are now entirely operatic. Mr. Elliot Galer, known fantasia on L'Elisir d'Amore had been exccuted, for the first the well-known tenor, having now becomc Manager, has engaged time since M. Thalberg's last visit to this country, in M. Thalberg's a very good company of artists to assist in performing operettns and own peculiar and incomparable style - it passed all bounds. A minor musical pieces. The idea is excellent. A theatre set apart for more triumphant “ rentrée," to einploy the conventional phrase, could the production of Operettas is original and most promising. Why not possibly be imagined.
should there not be a thcatre for small operas as well as large, or grand The concert was M. Thalberg, and M. Thalberg was the concert. He ! operas? Some people prefer farces to tragedics, and would rnther see the had no singers to relieve him, and he performed nothing but solos. So | Wandering Minstrel than Hamlet. Would not the same be more likely much the more to the satisfaction of his admirers, who came with no 1 to be pleased with Once too Often than the Huonannte
to be pleased with Once too Often than the Huguenots ? -- not that by other desire than to hear him play, and to see whether there was any any means we would think of comparing Mr. Glover's charming little falling off (improvement was hardly to be conceived in that singularly 1 operetta to a farce, but we would attempt to show that there is n onblic admirable talent which a quarter of a century ago endowed the instru for small as well as great representations. Mr. Elliot Galer, indeed, is ment with a new voice, gave wings to the "scales," and laid open a to bc applauded for his new and happily-conceived undertaking, and, previously undiscovered region of the key-board. What has been judging from the favour which has attended the musical performances achieved or attempted since then, by more or less dexterous, more or at the theatre from the commencement, we have no reason to doubt of less enterprising, more or less accomplished imitators, all the musical the ultimate success of the enterprise. world can tell; and, on the other hand, all the musical world can attest The company which Mr. Elliot Galor has gathered round him in. that, though M. Thalberg has been worried and parodied as no other cludes Miss Fanny Recves, Mrs. Henri Drayton, Miss Bronti, Messrs. pianoforte-composer but Mendelssohn (who lived, of course, in another Henri Drayton, J. Manley, Hillier, &c. These are not celebrities sphere) has been worried and parodied, he still, like Mendelssohn, re certainly, but they are equal to their work, and that is a great matter. mains himself - original, vigorous, and in his particular way uuap- Mrs. licnri Drayion is not unknown to the musical world. She first proachable. The herd of aspiring composers can no more write like M. appeared on the London stage, if we remember right, some years since, Thalberg than the herd of aspiring virtuosi can play like M. Thalberg. - at Drury Lane (or St. James's) singing the leading woman's part in After fifty imitations of more or less ingenuity, hcar one original opera. Her voice is a bigh soprano, rather brilliant in quality, and piece from his pen, and we shall readily perceive the difference sufficiently manageable. Mrs. llenri Drayton is a thorough actress, and between pure gold and counterfeit. A remarkable example was in this respect has few superiors on the English boards. Miss Fanny brought forward on the present occasion, in the only new composi. | Reeves bas a finc contralto, or mezzo-soprano, voice, and, like Mrs. tion of importance with which M. Thalberg euriched his programme - Drayton, is a capital actress. In fact, for operettas both ladics have a so-called Ballade (MS.), 'which no imitator, however ingenious, eminent qualifications, and Mr. Galer could hardly have suited himself could have written as quaint, as fascinating, and, at the same time, as better. Mr. Ilenri Drayton is not only a singer and actor, but a poet thoroughly Thalbergian as anything of its kind that has been produced to boot. A piece written by him was produced at Drury Lane (or St. for years. Played to perfection, this exquisite romance ---- for romance James's), when himself and his wife were engaged there, and its merits would certainly be a more appropriate name for it enchanted the were amply discussed at the time. IIc possesses a powerful barytone audience to such a degree that they almost begged for it again. M. voice, and has a good deal of rude energy in his acting. The second Thalberg, relentless, however- with half-a-dozen additional pieces, morc piece, The Countess, which has been set to music by Mr. E. J. Loder, is or less fatiguing, before him_bowed his acknowledgments and retired from his pen. The title of the opening piece is Blonde or Brunette ? and Among the hitherto unknown compositions were some selections from has been written by Mr. J. P, Wooler. It belongs to the old school of the Art of Singing applied to the Piano (“A te o cara," the bacarole from intrigue, and might have been indited by Murphy, Cumberland, or Donizetti's Gianni di Calais, and a duct from Die Zauberflöte) - Holcroft. As a comedietta wo incline to think it would be more "transcriptions" of operatic melodies, arranged in M. Thalberg's ornate effective than an operetta. Still there are several good musical and claborate manner, invaluable to pianists who believe that the situations, and the composer has turned them to good account. The instrument of their choice can, under skilful management, emulate the composer is Mr. W. M. Lutz, a name hy no means unknown in musical violin itself in the delivery of cantabile passages. There was also an circles. For the most part the single songs, which are supcrabundant, elegant “Song without Words," which pleased all the more, from being are flowing and tuneful, and, if they indicate no decided originality, nor, -mirabile dictu ! - utterly unlike Mendelssohn. In the long-renowned as things of inspiration do, strike the ear the first time of hearing as fantasia built upon the serenadc and minuct of Don Giovanni, as in the with a hammer, they steer quite clear of commonplace, and evidence already-mentioned Elisir d'Amore, where the capital ballad of Dulcamara the practised musician. The operetta bas now run for several weeks, plays so prominent a part, and in “Home, Sweet Home"(made by an English and is likely to go on for as many more. The success cannot be pianist-Mad. Arabella Goddard-most familiar and popular of all), that doubted. The Countess might be denominated an operatina, or more properly operettina. It is merely a musical dialoguc between two per- of the trapèze, its graces and its perils, MM. Henri and Pfau tread, or sons; but it is spiritedly written, and the music of Mr. Loder is animated rather Ay, in the path of M. Leotard, the great gymnast of last year. and attractive. “On the whole the performances are entitled to consi- The Stereorama, which may be regarded as a coinplete exhibition in deration, and Mr. Elliot Galer should be thanked for originating and itself, is now inhabited by a lady of colour, whose hair has assumed a presenting what may be called a new species of musical entertainment. woolly texture ; and a giant, upwards of eight feet in height, receives
Tue HANDEL FESTIVAL.- The arrangements are now complete. The visitors with singular affability. Then there are the two performing engagements have been made with the entire band and chorus, and the elephants from Astley's, the well-known troop of dogs and monkeys, committee of the Sacred Harmonic Society-whose cxperience in meet- and, as a matter of course, the indispensable display of fireworks. For ings of this character is well known-state, that on no forier occasion those who delight neither in the wonders of art nor the freaks of nature, has so large an assemblage of amateurs and professors been gathered and who even look coldly at the diversions of the platform, there are together. The instrumentalists comprise stringed instruments, of whom sports of every description; and he must be hard to plcase, indeed, who no less than 138 are violoncellos and double-basses. Considerably over cannot find out some entertainment at Cromorne. 100 wind instruments are employed, together with the great organ of HIGHBURY BARN.- This place of ainusement, to the excellent manageMessrs. Gray and Davison, now receiving large additions. The chorus ment of which, since it has passed into the hands of Mr. Giovanelli, we will number about 4,000. Leeds, Bradford, York, Huddersfield, have already drawn attention, has several special attractions provided Halifax, &c., contribute a large quota of voices, whose quality and for the sight-sceing public of 1862. Besides the concerts, in which ample training are well known. Birminghamn, Norwich, Glouces- such vocalists as Miss Rebecca Isaacs take part, besides the opportuni. ter, Worcester, and Hereford, towns whose choral bodies are tics for terpsichorean exercise, either within doors or al fresco, Mr. E. regularly kept up for the services of their respective festivals, send W. Mackney attends thrice a week; and on alternate nights the reinforcements. Manchester, Liverpool, and other Lancashire districts “Female Blondin" walks on a tight rope which has been stretched help to swell the contingent; the Universities, Oxford and Cambridge, across the garden. The chief attraction, however, is undoubtedly the and the Royal choirs and chapels send almost all their best, while the “wondrous” Leotard. Graceful as ever, he attempts even more daring cathedral towns are represented without exception. Both from feats than those which served to draw half London to the Alhambra or manufacturers and other employers liberal permission has been Cremorne. He still has the certainty and confidence which can alone granted to attend the coming Handel Festival. This is doubtless render such exhibitions pleasing ; but it sends a thrill even through owing to the International Exhibition ; but, whatever the cause, men who are blasé as regards acrobatic affairs to see him perform some the most beneficial effect will be produced. The provincial chorus of his chicf feats with one hand. This, however, he does, and does with will arrive in London on the afternoon of Friday, the 20th inst., the easc, clegance, and grace which are his peculiar characteristics. and a great choral rehearsal will be held in Exeter llall the same On the whole, therefore, it will be seen that there is no lack of amuseevening. Large, however, as the hall is, it is doubtful if it can, with ment at Highbury Barn, and that some leisure hours may be passed the aid of the orchestra and galleries, accommodate the entire body of there very pleasantly. chorus-singers. The full rehearsal will take place at the Crystal Palace on the following day, at 11 o'clock, when the most important pieces in the programme of the three days for principal singers and full orchestra
Now Ready, in Two Vols., with Portraits, 21s. will be gone through. After the rehearsal, a display of the great THIRTY YEARS MUSICAL RECOLLECTIONS. fountains will be given. The great roof over the orchestra is now com
By Herry F. CHORLEY.
"Every page of these volumes fumishes evidence of Mr. Chorley's reverence for plete. The most gratifying marks of approbation of it have within the
music and just appreciation of the art, and every page offers pleasant reminiscences to last week been conveyed to the chairman of the Crystal Palace Com
the opera-goer of some thirty years' experience. No one singer of merit, or pretension pany. An eminent contractor of the International Exhibition has described to it, no distinguished composer of the period, is without his or her portrait. The
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Schools, Drawing Rooms, Churches, Literary and other public Institutions, are premises on the first day of the International Exhibition, it is with the made in every possible variety at prices fruin 6 to 110 Guineas. The Manufacturers Whitsun week, and the fine weather which is its ordinary concomitant, have to announce the complete success of a New Patent Self-Acting Blowing Machine.
the only self-acting blower that has ever succeeded, which may be seen in operatio:1 at that the Cremorne season properly commences. Then a large number
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