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The Musical World.

ST. JAMES'S HALL.

To PUBLISHERS AND COMPOSERS.- All Music for Reviero in THE

MUSICAL WORLD must henceforth be forwarded to the Editor, MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS, care of MESSRS. Duncan DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street.

A List of every Piece sent for Review will appear on the Saturdny MONDA Y, JULY 28.

following in THE MUSICAL WORLD. LAST MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS.

To CONCERT GIVERS.—No Benefit-Concert, or Musical Perform

ance, except of general interest, unless previously Advertised, can TN consequence of the extraordinary demand for places / be reported in THE MUSICAL WORLD.

at the DIRECTOR'S BENEFIT CONCERT, on Monday evening last, and in order to accommodate those who were unable to obtain adinission, the Director begs to announce that he will give

TWO MORE CONCERTS,
"The 101st, 102d, and positively the last or the season, as follows:
On MONDAY EVENING, July 28, the entire programme of last Monday's
Concert, selected from the works of all the great masters, which was received with
such extraordinary enthusiasm, will be repeated.

LONDON: SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1862.
On TUESDAY EVENING, July 29, there will be a Beethoven Night.
The instrumentalists will include MM. CHARLES HALLE, JOACHIM, PIATTI, &c.
Vocalists: The Sisters MARCHISTO, Miss BANKS, Mr. Weiss, Mr. SIMS REEVES, &c.
Conductor: M. BENEDICT.

To return to the subject of a recent discussion with a very
For full particulars see programme. Sola Stalls, 58.; Balcony, 3s. ; Admission, 1s.
Tickets, for which early application is requested, may be obtained or Messrs. Chappell

I learned German contemporary *—there can be no doubt & Co., 50 New Bond Strect.

that Marx allows himself to be carried away too far by his PROGRAMME OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST.

indignation against contrapuntal affectation, when he desigPART I.-- Quartet, in E flat, Op. 41, for two Violins, Viola, and Violoncello, MM. JOACHIM, WIENER, SCHREURS, and PIATTI (Mendelssohn); Song, “A bird sat on an nates the fact of composing a retrograde imitation † (so conalder bough," Miss BANKS (Spohr); Song, The Wanderer," Mr. WEISS (Schubert);

structed that it shall repeat a theme backwards, note for Sonata, in A, for Violoncello solo, with Pianoforte Accompaniment, Sig. PIATTI ( Boc. cherini); Song, “ Dalla sua pace," Mr. SIMS REEVES (Mozart); Harpsichord Lessons, note, from the end to the commencement), as a feat suited Mr. CHARLES HALLE (Scarlatti). PART 11.- Elégie, for Violin solo, with Pianoforte Accompaniment. Herr

only to a mere note-spinner, “unless, indeed," as he goes JOACHIM (Ernst); Songs, " The Savoyard," "The Kiss," Mr. Sims REEVES

on to add, "the theme be so artistically turned as to be as (Beethoven); Canzonet, " The Mermaid's song," Miss BANKS (Haydn); Sonata, in A major, dedicated to Kreutzer, for Pianoforte and Violip, Mr. CHARLES HALLE and good, when reversed, as in its original form." Herr JOACHIM (Beethoven).

No one, however, will allow that the celebrated fugue-
Conductor: Mr. BENEDICT.
To commerce at Eight o'clock precisely.

theme in Beethoven's B flat Sonata, Op 106 —
NOTICE.-It is respectfully suggested that such persons as are not desirous of remain-
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
to hear the whole may do so without interruption.

Between the last vocal piece and the Sonata for Pianoforte and Violin, an interval of Five Minutes will be allowed. The Concert will finish before Half past Ten o'clock.

Sofa Stalls, 5s. ; Balcony 3s. ; Admission, Is.
Tickets to be had of Mr. Austin, at the Hall, 28 Piccadilly ; 'Chappell & Co., 50 New
Bond Street, and all the Principal Musicsellers.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS.
IGNORAMUS.- On the contrary. The document was as follows:_"Spohr

born . Now therefore (1852)— years of age. First appeared in
England as a violinist at Philharmonic Concert, March 6, 1820; per-
formed at four, and led two of those concerts in that season. First

can ever be considered as artificially twisted ; and yet, in became known to the English public as an oratorio composer by the the course of the fugue, it proves capable of a retrogressive production of his Last Judgment nt Norwich Festival in 1830. imitation: His second oratorio, Calvary, produced in Londoz in 1837, at Hanover Square Rooms, and performed at Norwich under his own direction in 1839, as also subsequently. His last oratorio, The Fall of Babylon, written for and performed' at Norwich Festival in 1842. Spohr visited England in 1843, when he conducted his Fall of Babylon for the Sacred Harmonic Society, at Excter Hall. Came ogain to England at the express invitation of the Sacred Harmonic Society in 1847, and conducted the performance of several of his works, including a new Psalm, which was performed for the first time. I:1 the prospectus issued by the society in October last, they promised to produce in the present season Haydn's Scasons and Spohr's Calvary; this promise has been fulfilled. During the year cleven subscription concerts have taken place. The large hall is

In this shape it appears three times successively, giving rise, now closed for decoration. The Sacred Harmonic Society purpose moreover, to a lively intermediary movement, which Marx taking steps to improve the organ. It is hoped that the directors of quotes, while he appears not to have perceived that it is Exeter Hall wiil be equally alive to the nccessity for improving the developed out of the retrogression itself. means of erit.'' OWLET-EYE.—Read: Board of Professors :-Charles Lucas (principal),

A mere notc-spinner's talent might have produced a corJohn Goss, Gcorge A. Macfarren, Henry Blagrove, Walter Macfarren. rect retrogressive copy, and even have effected the transThe medals were awarded as follows :-Ladies--silver medal, Miss position into the remote minor key ; but the fact of deciding Fanny Armytage ; bronze medal, Miss Emily Pitt. Gentlemen - whether the theme, if not constructed with this especial object silver medal, Henry Robert Eyeres ; bronze medal, John Heywood. I

from the beginning, was adapted to a retrogressive imitation,

and whether the latter deserved a place in such a work of NOTICES.

art, could alone be accomplished by a deeply experienced TO ADVERTISERS.-Advertisers are informed, that for the future master. As such did Beethoven decide, when planning out the Advertising Agency of THE MUSICAL WORLD is established

a movement which Marx can hardly find words forcible at the Magazine of MESSRS. DUNCAN DAVISON & Co., 244 Regent Street, corner of Little Argyll Street (First Floor).

enough to praise. If we attempt to examine a little more Alvertisements can be received as late as Three o'Clock p.M., on

attentively what the master has done, we shall, we think, see Fridaysbut not later. Payment on delivery.

* The Niederrheinische Musik Zeitung. · Terms { Two lines and under

" ... 28. 6d. . † The original German word -- as we have said — is Krebsgang, terms ( Every additional 10 words ...

literally, a “Crab's Walk," or a “ Crab's Mode of Walking."

that the theme is adapted to a retrogressive imitation in | The Professors, Members, Associates, and Honorary consequence of its consisting of three characteristically | Members of the Royal Academy of Music, alarmned for the different and rhythmically separate groups, each of which, safety of the Institution, and anxious to restore it to its as may easily be perceived, is capable of being reversed - former stability and renew its former prestige, have memo. viz., the first three tones with the shake, the two following rialised Government through the Chancellor of the Exchequer, identical figures, on different parts of the scale, and the the Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone, for “the passage at the conclusion; but more especially in con- grant of a building for the carrying on of the operations of sequence of the second of these groups :

the establishment (a support enjoyed by all the scientific and artistic bodies in the metropolis),” since it would “greatly relieve the Academy of its apprehensions ;" insinuating at the same time that “the concession of yet more liberal

assistance would give the power of diminishing the charges producing in the retrogressive imitation, a new theme as

to students and increasing the number of free scholarships,

and thus vastly enhance the benefits of the Institution.” original as it is characteristic:

The memorial, with the names of the memorialists appended, was printed in the last number of the Musical WORLD. The general claims of the Academy are well advanced, and strongly advocated. It is urged, among other things, that

many of the chief public positions in the musical profession -and which subsequently proves eminently useful in the

have been filled by disciples of the Academy; that forty fugue. This striking and indisputable instance is not men

years' experience has proved the necessity of such an estationed in any of the elementary works with which we are

blishment; and that the immense importance of music, as acquainted.

furnishing thoughtful and entertaining occupation to the industrial classes, is now recognised universally.

Every lover of music must needs wish well to the Royal UNLESS Government is induced to grant a subvention, | Academy of Music, even although he may take exceptions,

the Royal Academy of Music will have to close its on certain grounds, to the mode in which it has been somedoors in a few years. The current expenses of the Institu times conducted, and by consequence his prayer will be with tion are now in excess of the annual subscriptions, the that of the memorialists. We have fears, however, for the payment by the students, and the interest on stock, by an prosperity of the application. Music has been too long average of 500l.; and as the capital in hand is about 4,2001., ignored by the authorities in this country to entitle it to it is not difficult to ascertain the term of existence of the serious consideration from Parliament, without a good deal Academy. How the Institution has fallen into its present of stir and bustle beforehand. The Lords and Commoners state may be told in a breath. The original founders of the who have their stalls and boxes at the Opera must first be Royal Academy of Music, with the late Earl of Westmore- | taught that there is grander music even than the Italian, and land at their head, having collected donations to the amount that singers have a higher goal even than the Italian Opera. of nearly 8,0001., opened the Institution in 1823. A goodly That music is an amusement, all know; but some have to be list of subscribers was also obtained. The effect of dona- instructed that it is a great and refining art; and therefore tions and subscriptions at starting was the gratuitous educa- there is just a possibility that Mr. Gladstone may view it in tion of many of the pupils. Thus was the institution the former light, and not take the same pains with the placed, in one respect at least, on a footing with Continental presentation of the memorial - if it is to be presented or Conservatoires. It was soon found, however, that private the same interest in its consideration in his closet, as if it subscriptions were of such a precarious nature as to were a subject of finance. Let us, nevertheless, hope for the render this very desirable object utterly impracticable; and, best. Some of the names annexed to the document must indeed, but for the sum of 2,2501. presented from the profits have their weight even with a Chancellor of the Exchequer ; of the Westminster Festival in 1834, it is doubtful if the and a minister so just, politic, and conciliating may think Institution would have survived until now. The fact that it worth his while to take the affairs of the Royal Academy the income of the Academy, including the subscription of of Music under the wings of his protection.

R. Her Majesty, amounts barely to 2061. yearly, places its situation in a true light; and unless the legislature comes forward with an annual grant, or the public, taking a

To the Editor of the Musical World. far greater interest in musical instruction than it has done SIR,- It is gratifying to our English amour propre tlat of late years, supports it by donations and subscriptions, the D two English artists should hold leading positions in Royal Academy of Music is undoubtedly on its last legs. one of the great Italian Opera Houses. It is more satisThere is no doubt about the matter. The Institution in factory that they should appear there than that they should Tenterden Street will have to close its doors, and many of appear nowhere; but it is much to be deplored that, having the students, in all probability, will be compelled to forego the artists who are capable of filling such positions, and who may profession upon which they had fixed their uttermost hopes, be compared advantageously with the greatest singers of the and for which only their talents had adapted them, since no. day, the reward held out to them should be a leading position where else could instruction be conveyed to them in so cheap | in ITALIAN Opera. What, it may be asked, is to become of a form. To show what the Academy has done for those who our native composers, and of those among our singers who are applied for teaching under its guidance, it will suffice to not so fortunate as to obtain engagements at the Italian state that since 1823 twelve hundred and forty pupils have Opera? been admitted, one hundred and ten of whom have been Shall we ever have an Opera of our own ? Without educated gratuitously, and three hundred and sixty-seven doubt we shall. There cannot be a question that such an on terms below the regulated tariff.

institution is most earnestly desired by the public as well as by our arıists. The interest so constantly displayed in all | Palace worthy of the special honour of introducing one of that concerns English Opera, the ready recognition of a work your grand compositions to an English audience, and our of merit from the pen of any one of our composers, and, above, pride at the warm expressions of approval wlich fell from all, the extensive patronage obtained when an English opera, you both at the rehearsal and the performance. or an opera in English, has been presented in a really efficient That you may long live to fill your present seat on the manner — witness Robin Hood at Her Majesty's Theatre, throne of the Musical profession is, Sir, the sincere wish of and Dinorah at Covent Garden -- all go to prove that it is your faithful admirer and servant only necessary that it should be established on a broad and M. Meyerbeer.

GEORGE GROVE, liberal plan, for it to become a permanent and prosperous

Secretary to C. P. Comp. institution. Is it the mission of the English Opera Association to

Kissingen, le 26 mai 1862.

MONSIEUR, establish a National Opera ? Perhaps. These are some of the conditions :

J'ai reçu la lettre que vous m'avez fait l'honneur de

m'adresser, ainsi que les médailles y jointes, presqu'au One of the great theatres should be the field of operations,

moment de mon départ de Londres. Je n'ai donc pas pu both to give éclat to the undertaking, and that English

répondre de suite. Mais je ne veux pas tarder plus long. Opera may have the same advantages, as far as possible, as are enjoyed by Italian Opera.

temps à vous dire combien j'ai été touché des sentiments de It is not necessary that the prices of admission should be

bienveillance et de cordialité que vous m'exprimez au nom

de Messieurs les directeurs de la compagnie du Palais de the same as those of an ordinary theatre, The Company would, of course, comprise all the best English artists; and

Christal, ainsi que du souvenir si intéressant qui accomthe prices of admission should be such as would secure a

pagnait votre missive.

· Vous ne me devez aucune reconnaissance (comme vous proper return for the amount expended. There is also a foreign artist whose name and whose

paraissez le croire dans votre lettre) pour vous avoir permis services would be a tower of strength to the undertaking.

de jouer ma Marche du Couronnement au concert du Palais If the services of Mlle. Titiens were available, the works of

Pavailable the works of de Christal; car l'exécution de ce morceau par votre ex

cellent orchestre sous la direction de Monsieur Manns, son the great masters might be presented under the most favourable circuinstances; and we might have occasional perform

chef si intelligent et si consciencieux, a été splendide, et m'a ances of Les Huguenots and Norma, Oberon, and even Don

fait éprouver une vive satisfaction. Giovanni, to reliere Balfe and Barnett, Wallace, Benedict,

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur, l'assurance de la considération Auber, Halévy, Macfarren, &c. &c.: and who dares say that la plus parfaite de votre très-dévoué

MEYERBEER. our new National Opera will prove a failure ?

But where are the means for setting such an English Opera House on foot to be obtained ? The English Opera

GRAND CIVIC ENTERTAINMENT AT Association has hitherto pursued a very sure, though a very slow course. Let it proceed still as slowly, if so surely. It

GUILDHALL. has the privilege of publishing, as its Executive Committee, On Thursday evening the Corporation of the city of London, the names of gentlemen well known as musical amateurs. | desirous of offering a suitable welcome to the distinguished

These must have influence with such as may wish well to foreigners and other eminent persons visiting the metropolis English art and are inclined to lend it their aid. Let us on the occasion of the International Exhibition, gave a ball wait, then, another season, if it be necessary, or until suffi- and concert at Guildhall, under circumstances of extraor. cient money has been obtained to commence in a manner dinary splendour, in pursuance of a resolution unanimously which shall reflect credit on the cause, and insure success. adopted at a Court of Common Council specially convened

Anything less than a thoroughly complete and well for the purpose on the 19th of June. The entertainment appointed establishment will not fulfil the expectations

was similar in its character to that given by the Corporation raised by the prospectus of the English Opera Association. in commemoration of the Great Exhibition of 1851, and all

Robin Hoon.

the necessary arrangements were made under the direction of a special committee appointed by the Common Council,

and composed of the Lord Mayor, fourteen members of the MEYERBEER AND THE CRYSTAL PALACE. Court of Alderinen, and twenty-nine Commoners, with

Crystal Palace, Sydenham.

Deputy Harrison as chairman. The invited guests were

May 19th, 1862. upwards of 3,000 in number. The concert, under the MY DEAR SIR,

direction of Mr. Alfred Mellon, commenced about nine I HAVE the pleasure to enclose herewith a resolution of o'clock, and lasted until eleven. The programme is subthe Board of Directors of the Crystal Palace Company, joined :thanking you for your kind permission to perform your Overture, “ Zauberflöte,” Mozart; Trio, “ This Magic Wove Scarf" new compositions; and I hand you at the same time the (Mountain Sylph), J. Barnett, sung by Miss Louisa Pyne, Mr. Sims medals referred to in the resolution which were struck to Reeves, and Mr. Weiss : Canzonet, “ The Spirit's Song," Haydn, commemorate the opening of the Palace by Her Majesty in sineb

Til sung by Mad. Sainton-Dolby ; Scena, “ Oh! 'is a glorious sighi"

| (Oberon), Weber - Mr. Sims Recves ; Air and Variati ns (Crown 1854,

Diamonds ), Auber- Miss Louisa Pyne ; Concert, Violin, Mendelssohin, After the remarkable enthusiasm displayed by the au- performed by Herr Joachim ; Part Sony, “ Oh Hills! Oh Vales !" dience on Saturday and the unanimous expressions of the Mendelssohn, sung by Miss Louisa Pyne, Mad. Dolby, Messrs. critics this morning, it would be impertinent in me to say | Donald King and Weiss ; Romanza, “Ah ! mon fils” (Prophète),

f Meyerbeer, sung by Mad. Didie; Ballad, “My Guiding Star" anything. But I trust that you will allow me, on behalf of

(Robin Hood), Macfarren, sung by Mr. Sims Reeves; Duet, “ All idea" Mr. Bowley, Mr. Manns, and myself, as the three chief Barber of Seville), Russini, sung by Miss Louisa Pyne and Signor officers of the Company concerned, to express to you our Belletti ; Grand Overture (composed expressly for the Internacional gratification at your having found the Band of the Crystal | Exhibition, 1862), Auber.

The French national anthem was played by the orchestra generally that, besides the preceding, there will be an endless variety at the conclusion. Dancing followed in the great hall and

of entertainments, it is pretty clear that the public will huve no reason saloon, with an interval for supper, and was kept up until

to regret encouraging, by their presence, the efforts of the ladies and

gentlemen of the dramatic profession to establish their excellent charity an advanced hour.

at Woking on a lasting foundation. The fête will be continued on

Monday, when the admission will be, as usual, one shilling.
“PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT.”
To the Editor of the Musical WORLD,

The Operas.
SIR,- In the award of the umpires in the recent compe-
tition for the prizes given by the Society of British Musicians,
besides the high terms in which the two successful quartets

ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA. (No. 19, by Mr. Ebenezer Prout, and No. 7, by Mr. Edward IF Don Pasquale, the most genial and admirable of Donizetti's comic Perry) are spoken of, scecial commendation is bestowed on operas-by which is meant, in the strictest sense, “ opere buffe" has No. 10 and No 33. It has since transpired that these are

little chance, at the present time, of being “cast " with the perfection severally the works of Mr. William Layland and Mr. Henry

that many (too many) frequenters of the Italian Opera, in London as in

nry Paris, still remember with keen delight, it is nevertheless a boon to Baumer, whom I trust you will gladly assist in your columns meet with even one of the four “ dramatis personæ " exhibited, both to obtain the credit due to them for having so honourably from a musical and dramatic point of view, not merely with propriety, distinguished themselves.-I am, truly yours,

but in such a manner as fully to realise the beau idéal of poet and Chas. E. STEPHENS.

composer. Admitting the author of the libretto to be a poet (and some, 2 Howley Place, Maida Hill, W., July 15, 1862.

with more or less success, bave preferred feebler claims to the distinction), it is doubtful whether he could have dreamt of a more

graceful, engaging, and at the same time spirited impersonation of his ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY --The bands of the Zouaves

heroine than that of Mademoiselle Adelina Patti, who on Saturday

night essayed the character for the first time at Covent Garden. A and of the Gendarmerie of the Imperial Guard gave their parting

more genuine success could not possibly have been achieved. The performance in the Society's garden on Wednesday afternoon, responsibility entailed upon Mlle. Patti was in the present instance and left London on the following morning. The enthusiasm more than usually onerous, inasmuch as she was concerned with a Don with which they have been received by the English public has Pasquale who, however zealous and self-confident, being utterly wanting greatly delighted them.

in natural humour, was rather obtrusive than entertaining. NevertheMan. Czillag has accepted a very lucrative engagement for the less such was the vivacity, such the intelligence, such (to use a term for forthcoming season, at the Barcelona Theatre.

which we have no English equivalent) the esprit of her acting, that, SACREL HARMONIC Society.-Elijah will be performed on Friday since the incomparable assumption of Mad. Grisi, when Mad. Grisi was next, with Mlle. Parepa, Mad. Sainton-Dolby, Mad. Laura-Baxter, in her prime, no such piquant, attractive, and irresistible Norina has Messrs. Sims Reeves and Santley, as principal vocalists.

been witnessed. In each of her several costumes Mlle. Patti-now a BENEFIT OF THE BURNT-OUT.--Prince George Galitzin, who is at ready pupil in the hands of Dr. Malatesta, now a demure recipient of the present staying at Paris, last week announced a concert to be given on advances of Don Pasquale, now a veritable tornado under the roof of behalf of the poor who recently suffered by the late conflagration at the whilome peaceful bachelor, now an impassioned listener to the St. Petersburg. The Prince himself was to have conducted the amorous declarations of Ernesto-looked the arch widow to admiration, orchestra, and several of the pieces in the programme were from his own and in each her conception and execution of the part were alike pen, Next week we shall give an account of the concert, furnished histrionically effective. A little inore “ vixendom," when Norina throws from our correspondent “K."

off the mask, and makes Don Pasquale thoroughly aware of the MUSIC AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. — A series of performances unlooked-for treasure he has picked up, would have rendered her has been given during the week by Messrs. Phasey, Richardson, Wil performance irreproachable. Mlle. Patii should bear in mind that in son, and Tamplin, near the entrance to the Horticultural Gardens, with this particular situation Norina is acting a part set down for uniform success. Several of the pieces were much admired. Among her by her advisers-not exhibiting her own proper nature. Her these may be named Meyerbeer's beautiful Lied (sung by Herr Reichardt), singing was, from first to last, as nearly as possible faultless. The les" Here on the mountain"—the voice part adapted for the euphonium, son duet with Dr. Malatesta was full of life and buoyancy; the great and played to perfection by Mr. Phasey, whose execution of a transcrip scena, in which Norina perplexes and torments the unfortunate “Dun," tion for the same in-trument of M. Ascher's “ Alice, where art thou?" was genuinely sly and huinorous; and that in the garden interview) has also elicited great applause. Mr. Tamplin's version of the National where she reciprocates the love of Ernesto just as impulsive and tender. Anthem, with solos for harmonium, cornet, clarionet, and euphonium, This last - in which Mlle. Patti was associated with Signor Mario, played capitally by the arranger, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. whose vocal tones, when married to the accents of passion, are, as ever, Phaser, concluded the programme on each occasion.

inimitable-elicited an enthusiastic "encore." At the end of the opera CRYSTAL PALACE. (Communicated.) – The Dramatic College fête, - in place of the ordinary finale Mlle. Patti introduced a valse, in the to take place to-day, is always one of the great events of the year at “ bravura" style, a composition which, alike elegant and effective, was, the Crystal Palace. This season the ladies and gentlemen of the corps in the hands of the always ready and versatile young artist, a singularly dramatique have set to work with a hearty goodwill to amuse their brilliant display. This brought down the curtain amid immense appatrons. Foremost among the amusements will be the fancy fair, for plause, followed by a summons for Mlle. Patti, who came forward with which nearly forty ladies, the leading members of the dramatic pro- the other principal singers. fession, will hold stalls. The fair will be opened at twelve o'clock by Oi Signor Mario's Ernesto it is enough to say that the audience were proclamation of the Herald, Mr. F. Romer. The great concert room enchanted to welcome him once more in a part in wbich he has never at the Palace will be enclosed and fitted up as a theatre, with scenery known a rival. We need scarcely add that the famous serenade and appointments. In it will be played what is humorously described “Com'è gentil" (sung behind the scenes)—was, as usual, redenjanded as a “ New Sensation Drama in the style of Old Bartholomew Fair," and repeated. One of the best representatives of Dr. Malatesta since alternately with a new burlesque by Mr. H. J. Byron, entitled “The Tamburini, if the execution of the music be taken into account, is Rosebud of Stinging-nettle Farm, or the villanous Squire and the assuredly Signor Delle Sedie – not only an experienced singer, but one virtuous Villager" (being as domestic a drama as can be done in a of the few stage " gentlemen” that walk the boards. The house was quarter of an hour). “Aunt Sally ” will be kept by Mr. Buckstone literally “crammed to suffocation." and other celebrated artists ; “ Posés Plastiques” (niewly and beauti On Monday Guillaume Tell was given for the last time this scason, fully atrired) by Mi. James Rogers, of the Strand Theatre ; a Photo- Mad. Dottini (another new comer of more than average ability) taking graphic establishment (by an entirely novel and original process) will the part of Mathilde, in place of Mad. Miolan Carvalho. On Tuesday, be at full work by Mr. Toole and Mr. Paul Bedford; a Cirque Don Pasquale was repeated. On Thursday, Robert le Diable was perOlympique will be opened under the direction of an experienced formeil, with Mlie. Batiu (vice Mad. Miolan) in the character of the manager ; a Royal Punch and Judy will be under the care of “Little Princess; and la-t night the never-tiring Barbiere. Brilliant audiences Clarke," of the Haymarket; and as the programme winds up by stating have attended each performance. Dinorah (with Mlle. Patti as the

heroine) is postponed until Tuesday, the 29th. Meanwhile, Mad. they were all invited guests of the noble host and hostess, in lieu of a Penco's engagement (as well as that of Mad. Csillag and Mad. mixed audience of dilettanti. Mad. Anichini's programme was as full Miolan) having cxpired, the new singer, Mlle. Antonietta Fricci, is of attractions os usual ; and as usual the responsibilities assumed by (on Tuesday) to assume the part of Alice, in Robert. La Figlia del herselt were wholly disproportionate to her legitimate claims as an Reggimento is in preparation, for Mlle. Patti, and Masaniello, for Sig. artist. Beyond her share in a "villanella," by Sig. Pinsuti, an ancient Mario. Nothing can be more spirited than the actual management of preghiera (“ Alla trinità beata "), and a duet from M. Gounod's Philimon affairs at this theatre,

et Baucis, with Sig. Ciabatta, her exertions were limited to a single solo. This, however, was the graceful romance, “Les adieux à la

France," from thc lato M. Niedermeyer's opera of Marie Stuart, in HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE.

which the sympathetic voice, correct method, and genuine expression THE English musical public is tolerably well acquainted with the of Mad. Anichini were exhibited to perfection. The rest of the vocal Norma of Mlle. Titiens. It has been already acknowledged as the programme was as excellent as could be wished, but too long to admit noblest assumption of the character of the Druid Priestess — with the of more than a glance at the most striking features. Among the lady single (and remarkable) cxccption of that of Mad. Grisi — since Mad. singers were Mlles. Parepa, Gucrrabella and Trebelli, to each of whom Pasta first made the English public acquainted with Bellini's now most was assigned a solo — to Mlle. Parepa the brilliant caratine from celebrated tragic work. Still further progress has, however, been made | Auber's Le Serment, to Mlle. Guerrabella a valse by Sig. Biletta, and to by the accomplished Teutonic songstress, whose uncommon natural Mlle. Trebelli an air from Mercadarte's Giuramento; each performance gifts are well bestowed, inasmuch as she endeavours her utmost, in in its way irreproachable. Solos were also entrusted to eminent procvery instance, to turn them to the best account. The most striking fessors of the other sex: to Sig. Solieri the romance from Martha; to exhibitions of lyric tragedy are at the present time undoubtedly to bc Sig. Ciabatta a melody entitled “ Souvenance," composed for the witnessed at Her Majesty's Theatre, where the “sabled heroines” of occasion by Sig. Vera; to Sig. Burdini a romance called “Chanson modern Italian opera are represented by Mlle. Titiens, whose Lucrezia d'amour," by M. Membrée, the “enfant gaté," of Parisian saloons; to Borgia, fine as it has justly been pronounced, is at least equalled by her Mr. Tennant a new song by Sig. Pinsuti (“ Hast thou no tear for me?"), Norma. Mlle. Titiens may not sing “Casta Diva” to absolute perfec. and to M. Gassier, Mozart's inimitable “Non piu andrai.” Besides the tion ; but no non-Italian singer - cxccpting Mlle. Sophie Cruvelli, and, foregoing - and an English ballad, set down for Miss Lascelles — thero perhaps, without excepting Jenny Lind - ever did ; nor, by the way, were threc ducts, as acceptable on their own account as on that of the did Mad. Grisi, who was nothing if not Italian. Still, even in this manner in which they were executed. It suffices to name “ Dunquc most arduous caratina, Mlle. Titiens has splended points, her glorious do son " (Mlle. Trebelli and M. Gassier), the duet for soprano and voice coming forth “ trumpet-toned" in the cabaletta. In the superbly | barytone from Verdi's Ernani (Mlle. Parepa and Sig. Burdini), and dramatic (however feebly musical) trio, with Pollio and Adalgisa — and Blangini's pastoral, “Per valli per boschi” (Ml!c. Guerrabella and more particularly in the famous passages, “ Ah, non tremare ” and “O! Sig. Solieri). A solo on the violencello (Piatti's Linda), by Sig. Pezze, di qual sci tu vittima"- Mlle. Titiens very nearly equals the vigorous of Her Majesty's Theatre, together with performances by a German energy and transcendant enthusiasm of Mad. Grisi ; while in the duet, pianist (Herr Blumner) in the first part, and by an Italian pianist (Sig. “ In mio mano alfin tu sei” (Act II.), where the outraged Druidees by Andreoli) in the second - the first selecting a polonaise from Charles alternate threats and promises endeavours to make Pollio abandon Mayer, the Jast an andante by Thalberg, and a danse by Gottschalk, Adalgisa, she - like Cruvelli — (may the word be uttered ?) all but | completed one of the most attractive programmes Mad. Anichini has surpasses her. Not to enter further into detail, the Norma of Mlle. ever furnished at her annual concerts. The accompanists at the piano Titiens is one of the most striking representations at present open to the were MM. Vera, Pinsuti and Benedict. “ variegated crowd ” which row invades the British capital city, and HERR FRANZ ABT, the well-known song (Lied) composer, gave must not be confounded with the ordinary London public. The opera a concert at the Queen's Concert Rooms, Hanover Square, on Friday is, on the whole, efficiently played. Mad. Lemaire, in Adalgisa — as afternoon. All the vocal music was contributed by Herr Abt, whose in all she attempts — is careful, conscientious, and correct ; Sig. lieder, or ballads, enjoy almost as large a popularity in this country as Armandi exhibits a certain manly energy that redeems the character of | in his own. The vocalists were Mlle. Titiens, Mlle. Liebhart, N!lle. Pollio from its normal insipidity; and Sig. Vialetti is an excellent Elvira Behrens, Herr Reichardt, Herr Scaria ; the instrumentalists, Oroveso. The band, under the able guidance of Sig. Arditi, is irre Herr Alfred Jaell and M. Rubinstein (pianoforte) and Herr Lidel proachable.

(violoncello). Several of the pieces were familiar to the audience ; The first performance of Norma was on Saturday. At the second, on among others, “ When the swallows homeward fly(Die Schwalben), Thursday, Mle. Norden (Mlle. Van Noorden ?) appeared as Adalgisa, sung by Mlle. Titiens; the “Bird Song(Voyleim im Tannenwald), in the place of Mad. Lemaire, and was extremely well received. On and “Good Morning ” (Guten Morgen), by Mlle. Liebhart; “ Are this occasion the house was so thronged that the first part of the per Maria !” by Mi'c. Behrens ; and “O rosy morn!" (Schlab wohl, du formance passed off in dumb-show ; nor was the uproar quelled until süsser Engel, du), by Herr Reichardt. Two part-songs-“O sweetMr. Mapleson came forward and addressed the audience as follows: flowing streamlet !(Am Bach) and “Wood notes”- rendered by

“ Ladies and Gentlemen,-I thank you very much for the overwhelming patronage Mlles. Liebhart and Behrens, Herr Reichardt and Herr Scaria, were which you have th's night bestowed upon me, and I deeply regret the inconvenience among the most interesting examples of Herr Abt's talent. Mlle. Titiens you suffer. Any lady or gentleman who may wish their money returned, or tickets for

was, of course, the grand attraction of the concert, and her singing was another night, can have the same on application at the box-office." This set matters right, and the opera was allowed to proceed without

worthy of her grcat reputation. Besides the song alluded to above, sho further interruption.

gave, “ The nightingales are singing" (Sre Wissen's Kaum), and " Thee On Tuesday the Trovatore was repeated. Sig. Giuglini's voice is

only I love," both in her most incomparable manner, demonstrating,

beyond all question, that she was no less mistress of the simple than now in thorough order; Mr. Santley is gradually making his way as an Italian singer of the first class; and Mlle. Titiens -- but of her there is

the grand, of the plain than the ornato style. Three small pieces on no occasion to speak. Mad. Gucrrabella has replaced Mlle. Carlotta

the pianoforte by Herr Jaell, and a solo on the violoncello by Herr Marchisio as the Princess in Robert le Diable.

Lidell, served to relieve the vocal music. A new impetus has been given to the ballet at this house by the

Mr. WALTER MACFARREN gave a Matinée d'Invitation to his friends arrival of Mlle. Katinka Friedberg, who, in M. Petit's prettily arranged

on Saturday, the 5th inst., at his residence, 1 Osnaburgh Street, Regent's divertissement, entitled Le Reveil de Flure, dances with an agility, grace,

Park, and presented them with an entertainment of great excellence and “ aplomb" worthy of the days when Terpsichore rcigncd supreme.

and variety. The concert opened, with Professor Bennett's trio for To-night Le Nozze di Figaro will be revived, which, immediarely pre

pianoforte, violin and violoncello, and concluded with Beethoven's ccding Don Giovanni in the order of composition, comes immediately

sonata in C minor for pianoforte and violin. In the former Mr. Walter after it in the order of merit. All the strength of the establishment is

Macfarren was assisted by Herr Joachim and Signor Viatti ; in the included in the “cast.” Sig. Schira's opera, Nicolo de' Lappi, is in active

latter by Herr Joachim. Need we say that his own admirable playing, rehearsal.

assisted by such inimitable adjutants, made the performances reach Voo

the nearest possible point of perfection. Mr. Walter Macfarren

selected for his solos Schulhoff's "Aubade,” two “ Sketches ” by MenConcerts.

delssohn, and a “ Tarantella” and “Impromptu" of his own compo.

sition. The “ Tarantella" was unanimously encored. Better still, of Mad. ANICHINI'S CONCERT.-The entertainment given from year his own contributions, was a manuscript Sonata for pianoforte and to year by Mad. Anichini to her patrons took place at the residence violoncello, which we are inclined to think is one of his happiest and of the Marquis and Marchioness of Downshire, in Belgrave Square. most artistic efforts. The vocal music was entrusted to Miss Banks So elegant was the company assembled, that one might have thought and that star of the Royal Academy of Music that some time since

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