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d! In spite of all this, however, it was not till 1736 that he deepest submission, à concerto of my composition at the in obtained the coveted title of Court-Composer. The fol- feet of your Royal Highness. I have cited myself to answer 1- lowing extract from the archives is given at page 223 in this act of-audacity to myself, and, in' addition to the obligaAs On the 1st December, 1736, the celebrated Serene Sachsen

tion I am under of rendering an especial account of the * Weisenpelsist Capellingister and director Musiees, of Leipsic, Herr employment of my talent to my native country and its noble on Johann Sebastian Bach, played from to 4 o'clock in the afternoon, rulers, I have found other reasons which compelled me to 2 upon the new organ in the Frauenkirche, in presence of the Russian venture on this bold offering to your Royal Highness. ** Ambassador, Von Keyserling and a great many Proceres, as well as of a large assembly of artists and other persons, by all of whom he was

Before all other reasons was the conviction which I once !! especially admired. In 'consequence of this, his Royal Majesty has enjoyed to the high happiness of once gaining in Dresden of ay been pleased to appoint the, said J. S. Bach, on account of his great your Royal Highness's lofty quickness of perception in .: skill in composing, to be his Royal Majesty's composer" ; ;; music, when a young man of the name of Goldberg, then in will. The new organ in the Frauenkirche was built by Gottfried the service of Count von Kayserling, Russian ambassador at *JSilbermann, and delivered up to the Council on the 15th the Electoral Court of Saxony, had the high honor of giving 32" November, 1726, by Friedmann Bach. Wilhelm Friedmann a specimen of the skill which, 'under my guidance, he had 301 Bach (born in 1710), Sebastian's eldest son, applied, in a | attained in' music. I mention particularly the circumstances

memorial addressed from Leipsic, 7th June, 1733, to the of the event, so fortunate for me, because they procured me,

Town Council, Dresden for leave to gives a specimen of at the same time, the rare opportunity of admiring more A his skill, and, in a letter of the game date, besought the closely the practical capabilities of your Royal Highness in y Councillor of appeal and Town-Syndio, Dr. Schröter, to vocal art, and because they at present strengthen one in the asiaccord him his a highlpatrocinium. Among the numerous | sweet hope that your Royal Highness will graciously cast 91 competitons for the vacant plade of organist, Bach; Oristoph a favorable glance upon this little attempt, which, as &

Schaffrath (formerly composer and harpsichordist in the lover of music, I offer as a mark of my deep respect, to so 11. Bervice of the Polish Prince Sangüsko), and Johann Christian l.great a patroness of music.” The letter is signed: “ Wilhelm of Stoy (Informatori in the Foundling Hospital, Dresden), Friedmann Bach, lately appointed Capellmeister to his Serene Dulwere permitted to a trial of skill, on the 22nd July, 1733, Highness, the Landgrave of Hesse Darmstadt.". As post-*at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, in the Sophienkirchen Bach, script we find the remark: "Your Royal Highness's Son" sbullacobrding to the opinion and judicio of all the Musicorum | (Friedrich August, the. Just) will, in consequence of I was pronounced the best and mostaskilful, and, in virtue great skill in music, be very well able to perform the very

of the protest of 23rd Julyi-01733. appointed organisti of | practicable Concerto.".. 44*}: ', 'ruts:47:) 18 the Jasophienkerche. Atither request of the Council. The Pantaleon Hebenstreit mentioned above was very 3.2. Pantaleon Hebergtraiti wagi presents at the contests and celebrated as a “violimist, and the inventor of the instrument -9118 celebrated wound Bach's skill before that of the othera " " Pantaleon" (Pantalon), on which he was a virtuoso. He AT1 Friedmann received a fixed annual salary of 79 ihalers, 19

was born 0 we are informed by Fürstenau, Page 90 et ligroschen, 6 pfenninggu besides an additional .80 thalere, and segg.) in the year 1669 at Eislebon. He learned music, lingid Trank-Stener-Beneficiumth of three casks of beer, or an | more especially the violin, and dancing. *" At the end of the

Hequivalent of 15 thalers. Heu resided in the Wildsrupper seventeenth century, when he was residing as a dancingtu Strange in the house of Mad, Aling : Court-Councilloross. | mastereat Leipsie, ihe invented a new instrument: a kind of 19 and continued, under Herr Walz, Commission Councillor, and dulcimer, called by Louis XIV, before whom he played at

Court-Mathematician, the mathematical studies he had | Paris in 1705, and whom the pleased very much, Pantaleon, bus begun ih Leippic. ve On the 16th April, 1746, he resigned after Hebenstreif's christian name. | In 1706, he was sumd'his place. Whavingt ani opportunity of bettering himself out moned to Eisenach, as Director of the Chapel, and Court 31 of Dresden,” and being obliged to enter uponi the duties of | Dancing-masters! Teleman, who, also, went' to Eisenach, dihis new appointment as early as Whitsuntide. At the same

two years subsequently as leader, pronounced the following on time, he recommended Johann Cristoph Altnikol, the well opinion on Hebenstreit's violin-playing: “Whenever I had E'l known pupil, and son-in-law of his father, as his shocessor. a double-concerto to play on the violin with Hebenstreit, I (Dos Unfortunately, it was 'Hot Altnikal-of whom, also, there was always obliged, in order to be anything like him in - 19exists á.imemorial, dated Dresden 16th April, 1746, and strength, to shut myself up, sometime -previously, with my Suurtaddressed to the Town Council - but an unknown musician. | fiddle in my hand, and, båving tucked up my left shirt. Johann Christian Gössel, from Lauenstein, who got the

Lavenstein who got the sleeve, to anoint my nerves with strengthening applications, suo poetry Bach went ag organist to the Marienkirche. Halle. 1 80 that, in this fashion, I might prepare myself for the Pain These facts: ate taken from a document of the Council

contest."" "As a “Panteleonist," Hebenstreit created such sover Archives (Sect. III. Cap. VII., No. 67), through the kind a sensation, that he was called to Dresden by Frederick

ness of Herr Naubert, the Burgomaster. The Royal Saxon August 1, and immediately entered the chapel as a Chamber. private collection of music in Dresden contains a concerto

Musician, with an annual salary of 1200 thalers. Before by Friedmann for the harpsichord, with an accompaniment going to Dresden, he made a journey to Vienna, where he for two violing, viola, and bass, (it is arranged; also, for two was presented by the Emperor with a gold chain and the harpsichords). He sent it with a letter (dated from Halle,

Imperial portrait. He quickly became very popular at the to the Electores Maria Antonia. The Court of Saxony, but did not play on his instrument later letter commences as follows “I herewith lay, with the than 1793, when, being sixty-six years old, he was attacked

by a weakness of the eyes, on account of which his pupil, may, indeed, delight the ear, but that Brook must be much more valued that, I the Court-organist, Richter, had to play the Pantaleon, no warwith rapid hand, can effect such wonders. A t

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after 1734, whenever required. For this he received 285 so ga It is said that when Orphous formerly struck the Jute, he attracted at the thalers. In the year 1729, Hebenstreit was charged with $1, 7 xbeasts in the forests; this must assuredly-be asserted more strongly of our the direction of the Court Protestant sacred music, and the So Brook, because directly, he plays, he sets every one wondering.", dij The point (?) of these verses consists in the double acceptation of the word

the word { superintendence of the boys belonging to the Chapel; by an

supernate Je, "Bach "the name of the great musician and the German for Brook.": Torder dated Dresden, 16th March, 1740, he was appointed

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“Geheim-Kämmerier," and died, on the 15th November, and MADLLE PATTI IN PARIS. ad 287 1902 1750, eighty-three years of age. * As early as 1697, het dibeli 1:500s,

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6511 10 Torsqmd was a master on his instrument, as is evident from a letter !

! ! 10 commespondente) ya jamit a te'l addressed by Johann Kuhnau to' Maltheson, Orit. Mus. PARIS has accepted Adelina Patti Süspicious at the feel page 236 et segg:), in which the writer describes 'a contest T outset, the - Capital of Civiligation' and 'the Arts swt between bimself and a noble amateur upon the lute (Count speedily, warmed to the young and engaging stranger, atid 10 Logi and Hebenstreit). He says of the last : "At length, 1 now, at every fresh appearance, welcomes her à bras outérts, squ Monsieur Pantaleon went through his capers, and after laying its homage at her feet, with the devotion of a preus si performing for us a store , of music, by preluding, extem-chevalier. The abonnés (subscribers), who had been robbed 2007 porising, fugueing, and executing all sorts of caprices with | by M. Calzado of the privilege of witnessing her début on the bare sticks, wrapped the ends in cotton and played a Sunday, the 16th), amply, confirmed by their enthusiastic risus part (Parthie) The Count was completely carried away. | plaudits (on Thursday, the 19th); the unanimously favorable to b He took me out of his room over the hall, and, listening / verdict of the gros public--which, albeit, de etant de rotüre "JITOA • from à distance, said: Ah! what is that? I have been (to employ the indolent phrase of the Viscomte de Noé), weap in Italy, and have heard all that is beautiful in music, but I knows perhaps as much about singing ab its betters. The never met with anything like that." The instrument must third performance of La Sonnambula on Saturday, the 18thy der have been difficult to learn and to play. Kuhnau bays that brought the most brilliant success of all. The hibonnézií taoli the study of it was a Herculean labor, and, on this not now, hear, of Malle. Patti's appearing on a honi subscripc a account, few fistudents" turned ' their attention to it. tion night; and so the lucky impresário; who had calculates Maltheson, also (Crit. Mus., p. 248), 'speaks of the difficulty upon having a second bumper," to his own exclusivenna of playing it, but at the same time, of its buzzing, | advantage, with Lucia di Lammermoor, was mulcted Minista beautiful, and clear sound, which was siren-like. Kuhnair expectations. Nimponte,?" says. M: Calzado, " I Hate got himself was very fond of playing on it, and possessed her for three years. He may fairly thus Console hinsertorell a Pantaleon reaching from the sixteen-foot- E diatonit. although 28" la Patti", is not likely to be merely three been cally to the right-foot G, and thence - chromatically to years', or even a nine years! :(much less as a nine daysOKOLA the three-line E. But instruments of this compass were wonder he will have to measure his wits, at the lexpiration luoda uncommon. 1 They usually had five octaves, reckoning of that term, with the wily emissaries of the Ozar, who one from centre G, and were, therefore, equal in compass to already, I am informed, havet besieged her with supplications . the härpsichords of the period. The traveller Beyaler and tempted her with roubles counted in millionis. Selon dit, . thus describes the Pantaleon: An instrument of this she will not be temptodun I fur ledna fríminnob a }i L DITO ROTO description can still be heard in Vienna, because the On Tuesday (the 25th) the second ressay was made. The 31.1 Emperor sent some one to Dresden to learn how to play it. sad Lucia sang her love her sorrow, her despair, her madas1 sd It lies hollow, so that it can be turned round without fness, in accents that went to thel hedfts of the Parisians!ITH trouble, and the performer can play upon both sides with The house was crammed to thelroof, and extra pauteuils in FIEI two small sticks as on a double dulcimer. Its length is 134 abundance showed how far too few in mumber tere the sain spans, and its breadth 33. The bottom is hollow, and on stalls. (Here the manager, dares not encroach upon the pitizeN the side strung only with woven fiddle strings, and on the You Londoners meeklyri'submit to foreible exclusion from Susilice other, in the higher notes with steel wires. It costs annually the Italiani Opera. I mean you cannot afford to pay guneas de about 100 tbalers to keep in order because it'consists of 185 | for seats ; but we in Paris are too chary, of onr rights, ito itabans strings.t Its sound is exceedingly loud, and fills the largest allow of their being invaded with impunity). As on the room." Theinstrument was about four times as long and twice | first night of the Sonn ambula, Malle. Påtti's first entry on I as broad as an ordinary dulcimer. It was oblong in shape. I the scene passed unnoticed.' A'dead silence was the freezing When the catgut strings were played upon (with hammers, prelude to her opening "hotes. A's 'on the first night at the of course), the tone, especially in the lower notes, was very Sonnambula, tob, these first notes broke the charm, melted grand and pompous, but softer in the upper notes; the the ice, and won the citadel-in a breath. The audience sound omitted by the wires was especially appropriate for were in faptures with every vocal phrase, with every large assemblies, and large rooms. One defect was the dramatic situation. The cavatina; the duets with Edgardo, reverberation of the Hotes after the blow. Besides the I (Sig Naudiny and Enrico (Big! Bartotini); "the signing of Court Organist, Richter, Hebenstreit taught the succeeding the contracts the prostration under tholis malediziobe;"> the Court Organist, Christ. Siegm. Binder, also. In the year. sestet and igrand finale of the second açt, and last, not least,

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999 O BOR 1772, Burnew, saw the remains of the famous Pantaleon," the scene of the madness, in the third, with that other, and female in Binder's house, and Binder complained that the Elector more trying catatina, were just so many triumphs, in uninst sacra would not have the instrument re-strung, and that he could | terrupted súccession, Lucy," was universally pronounce SENT not do so himself on account of the great expense. The equal if not indeed superior to “ Amina." Therapplausetatus of last virtuoso on the Pantaleon was the Chamber Musician, the end of the mad scene was overwhelmingan bonquietosi o George Nolli, in Mecklenburg" -Schwerin." He, likewise, thrown from the most artistic boxes, lay thickly strewn at was one of Hebenstreit's pupils, and died in 1789. Wo win the feet of the yoting singer; and twice was she compelled

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in obedience to a summons as dgnun: A CONCERT OP NATIONAL MELODtes, with Band of twenty Harps and j uproarious as it was genuine. About Malle., Palu's position de Chorus of 400 voices, 'is announced to take place at St. James's Hall on | in Paris there can no longer be a guestion. She is adopted gnist Wednesday evening next December 3rd, on the occasion, the second with one voice, and is the chief topiei rofl conversation in uns part will consist entirely of Moore's Irish National Melodies. The per- Levery circle o f hoop totes martstrapaziert! AT [TRİNeup formance will be under the direction of Mr. Benedict.!

ef 92 stil! : :." Voulez-vous voir la gentillesse unie à la naitetë, 17e natirèl WOELAS * If the date giver of his birth be correct, he was only 81. Unfortunately à la grâce, la déesse de ta jeunesse, Hébé en personne ? allez there are many instances of incorrectness and hasté in the book.".. ." | au Théâtre-Italien, aux jours de representations de Malle., * † Hebenstreit used to receive 200 thalers annually to keep it strung. I * T Patti."|

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Such was the postscriptum, tof M.. Hector Berlioz, rehearsal had been brilliant, Mario, in fine voice, master of his , Emperor of French musical critics, who attended Malle. resources, singing in a manner to satisfy the most difficult among Patti's first performance, and was also present at her as

| his friends. The illustrious tenor was less happy at the repre..' last- & postscriptun -appended to a long and interesting 1

sentation. It should be remembered that Mario is perhaps more's

148 timid now, after five and twenty years on the stage, than when feuilleton (Nov. 19th) upon other matters; for it is he appeared for the first time in any theatre in Robert le Diable. M. Delecluze, and not M. Berlioz, who reviews Italian | A nothing puts him out. The least symptom of disfavor or even Opera in the columns of the Journal des Debats:!: From of hesitation in the audience, paralyses him. He has been in the papers, however, you may, if you choose, glean for so spoilt! He cannot sustain himself at his proper height yourself, I shall not meddle with them.". Enongh that unless supported by the sympathy of the audience. He, who is, . in ealogistic phraseology the Parisian critics far transcend | abov

he Povision mitind for and above all, a magnetiser and i a charmer cannot transmit the '!? their brethren, d'outre manche, d'outre Rhin, and leven

magnetic fluid but in an atmosphere at once 'genial and confiding. d'outr' Atlantique... Some few are astonished at the extreme evident that a minority of the public were determined to judge

Well! From the first act, his entrance on the stage, it was " purity of Malle. Patti's Italian accent.

's Perhaps they are | him with ferocious impartiality, to reproach him for his accent, to ure, unaware that she is Italian pur sang. Her next part is to note his least failing, to take into account, not the tour de force be Rosipa, the Empress having, I understand, expressed at which he had accomplished in learning the Huguenots in six days. wish to see her in the Barbiere de Siviglia (for which that | but the little that might escape his memory in this part of Raoul. illustrious lady cherishes & patriotic sentiment), and having the

nd having new to him in French. Was it his fault if Malle. Livry burnt ".''

herself ? if the Muette, at the moment of passing, was postponed also heard that Adelina can sing Spanish mélodies with

to the Greek Calends? that he was compelled, impromtu, to the characteristic humor of & native. 1'. The Barbiere is

iós unlearn the Ugonotti, for the purpose of stuffing his brain with the announced for. Saturday. Even to-day (Wednesday) there poetry of the Huguenots? To be watchful of his pronunciation, to : is not a place unlet,

f e sta di Did JW, govern his memory, to 'overcome his anxiety, to carry away one ! I shall have something to say (you permitting about # part of the public by main force,* to conceal perhaps an ill condition Mario, who, on Monday night, at the Imperial Opera, as

of voice-such were the combined difficulties against which an Raoul de Nengis, in the Huguenots,' was treated by no'

artist, the least constituted to struggle, had to contend." ! !!!!!

He sang the air of the first act very well, with all sorts of its means in accordance with his deserts 1. I wonder the publice

elegant vocal turns and refined ornaments. The whole house * should have tacitly yielded tol atflagrant; exhibition of ill applauded him, except one little coterie stuck-up and defiant which on humor, ill feeling, envy and malice, on the part of a cabal, had determined to extend no indulgence, except, in the case that 7 which made its hostility manifest from the very outset? Mario would give proof of as much sonority as Gueymard. This sit M. Royer, the manager, himself, after: sthe performance was like seeking cocoa puts from a strawberry bush. In the second pronounced it a downright cabal, and I entirely agree with act Mario gave several doubtful tones, but also some very fine. I M. Royer. Mario has thrown up his engagement, and will

chest notes in the finale. If at this period of the evening he had!",

felt himself warmed by that benevolence which is always extended ! be replaced, in Masaniello, by i M. Michoti (a Satyr to

to him at the Italian Opera, and which makes him at home more..! Hyperion), ;I send you- M. Ho de Pène's, on the whole, or less in all his characters, we should probably have had a third; fair account of the proceeding. * From the same journal to and fourth'act of the most magnificent. Instead of this, the sym-ra 19 which that gentleman contributes I extract the following: pathy of the audience gradually diminishing, the anxiety of the

« Mario que tout le monde au ministère et X1OHéraient plutôt singer increased in proportion, and his voice stuck in his throat. sollicité de prendre sa revanche, a préféré : s'incliner modesternent Two or three phrases excepted, in which the incomparable Mario devant la sentence un peu durement prononcée hier par une partie du was recognised, the scene which should have been most favorables cuits public et n'en pas appeler. C'est un exemple rare de bon goût, de to him, the grand duet with Valentine, merely confirmed the noné van '13 modestie, de désintéressement." :)! success of the evening.. t h..! 11.ritorni rot?

le We agree with the writer. Meanwhile Mario has set out I have marked the vulnerable parts of his nature, will easily explain

" Those who know their Mario by heart, those who, like ourselves,'' 1... 'I for Florence, not, however, broken hearted; the well earned to themselves a failure which it is impossible to dissemble, and 1 reputation of a quarter of a century, guaranteed, alike by which, let us add, it was impossible to avoill in the conditions in the old world and the new, cannot be shaken, much less every respect disadvantageous under which the essay was madē.

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The greatest expectation had been excited by the performance | as superb at the second representation as we saw him hésitating at is of last evening. The debût or the rentreé, the attemptat acclimatiza+ the first li' at all towid, .1112 1 Jodiliit tion upon the French stage of the most, celebrated and most, P.S. We have this instant heart that Mario has thrown up his mii! beloved of Italian tenors could not leave those friends, of, art- engagement at the Opera. Bertan 100I 1:9.p rTibi among the public indifferent: Yesterday morning the last stalls

""}T" Í grein i ?.21 :111- II. DE PEXES !!! were negociated in the environs of the opera' at the rate of from 40 to 50 francs. There was great curiosity to hear Mario sing in French, to see him again on the scene of his earliest nebûl,

| private theatricals, but this year the Mossrs. Hlemings (whose establish-"3 " aways youndway unusone, anya elegant, conqueror olame, | ment may be termed a nursery for sending gentlemen to the artilleryyou Which does not count for this charming gentleman. Then it was ) engineers, and to the army generally) gave à concert on behalf of the known that the Tługuenots--in Italian--was one of his most splendid distressed Lancashire operatives, the Messrs.- Fleming paying all the triumphs. Those who had heard him in London sing Raoul expenses. A brilliant party assembled in the Castle a little after nine, '! in his best days and we were of the number —went about and "assisted" at one of the best musical entertainments ever given in .." asserting that certain parts of the French ropertory had shown or near Tonbridge. The concert was under the direction of Mr. F. H.'. a Mario unknown to the Parisians who werb'on the qui vive to Wright. The artists comprised Miss Eyles, Mr. Baxter; Mr. W. Cum-"'... make his acquaintance. The representation yesterday, we must mings, and Mr. Lewis Thomas. The programme was selected with "!! ! acknowledge, did not realize all that was hoped. The general

great taste, the madrigals and glees winning most favour. Everybody -

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vocal music was entrusted to Madlle. Zeiss and Mr. T. Young. The lady acquitted herself well in an air, from Verdi's I due Foscari, and Arditi's valsé,

"Il baclo," the popular atto giving a románce from Méhul's Joseph, and "The Although the success of Mr. Wallace's new opera would have justified its Hazel Bower" (Blewitt). Of the third concert we shall speak in our impression nightly performance, the discretion of the management has been shown in of Saturday nextho de via) ATM w ifi 1199 Bujup wyt. des at presenting it only four times in the week-on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, day, Thursday, not br:8911 9000 av

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MORNING AT THE PIANOFORTE. 1997 S1 FAL ous seasons. We must not, however, say much about the repose enjoyed by MRS. JOHN MACFARREN repeated her charming entertainment, " A Mores Miss Louisa Pyne and Mr. Harrison, the week before last, for we heard of their ing at the Pianoforte,"s to a crowded audience at St. James's: Hall, on taking advantage of the performance of The Bohemian Girl on Wednesday, Thursday, with oven-greater success than attended her first performance AS to sing in opera at the Hull Theatre Royal. Love's Triumph has drawn very the sister of Miss Julia Bennett and Miss Rosa Bennett-while before the good houses, and the repetitions of the work have placed the perforiners more public two of the most admired actresses on the London (stages we look for at their ease, while the dialogue has run more smoothly and smartly. The excellence in Mrs. Macfarrep reading; and her, eloquent delivery and gracefali music was so well done on the first night, thanks to Mr. Alfred Mellon, bis demeanour more than justify our expectations. Her playing admirably sossuperb band, and everybody concerned in the representation, that we cannot tains her character, as a pianist, and shows her to advantage alike in the record any improvement. On Wednesday Fra Diavolo was again performed, ancient and modern, the classical and brilliant styles. The b reception of with Madlle. Parepa in the character of Zerlina. The popularity of Auber's Brissac's elegant, study, The Butterfly, would have warranted her repeating music should induce the management to put forth the Domino Noir, which the piece, and she was also greatly applauded in Thalberg's Elisira; her own would, we feel certain, prove truly welcome. Mr. Wallace's opera improves on Caprice de Concert; a selection from Mendelssohn's Songa-without Worda ; every hearing, and it will no doubt run on to the above mentioned nights until Handel's Harmonious. Blacksmith, and some movements from Sonatas by Christmas, when we suppose Mr. Balfe's new.opera is to make its-oppearances Weber and Beethoven, Miss Eliza Hughes was encored in the song " Ak Last night Miss Anna Hiles from Liverpool made her first appearance, as why do we love," from Don Quixote; and her expressive rendering of one of Arline, in the Bohemian Girl. Of her we shall speak in our next. in series the Old English Ditties, of which the beauty is so greatly enhanced by the

o rmai Pininy , modern, accompaniment, delighted all her hearers.) MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS.

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WESTBOURNE HALL: BAYSWATER. LA concert was given on Thursday at all, seeing you cannot jump, or modulate from one to the other. I evening at the above hall, by Miss Demipsy, the pianist, in aid of the Hitherto St. James's Hall has maintained a character which should be Lancashire Distress. The attendance was not very great; but, as all jealously preserved. ,, The new Philharmonic, the Vocal Association, the artists gave their assistance gratuitously, and as the prices were and other concerts of high class music have been held here; while many beyond the average charges of the Westbourne Hall, the sum realised of our leading artists have selected St. James's Hall as the locale i for

was by no means inconsiderable! If every music hall in the metrotheir benefit or special concerts. A place for everything, and every polis would return as much to the Lancashire Operative Distress Fund. thing in its place," says an old proverb, and many will think St. James's a very large sum would be collected. The artists co-operating with Hall is no place for M. Blondin to exhibit in. We ourselves admire Miss Dém pey were Miss Messent, "Miss Lascellés, and Mr Redfearn, the Hero of Niagara" as much as most people, but would prefer vocalister i and Mr. Blagrove (Violin), Mr. Richard Blagrore con. seeing him at the Alhambra a ju pelacur Obor bod certina), and Mr. Charles Le Jeune (harmonium), instrumentalists...

To speak of the Concert of last Monday. Beethoven's magnificent The vobal piece which seemed to please the most was Rossini' duet and much loved septet was given, for the second time at the Monday "Mira bianca la luna,“ sung by Miss Lascelles and Mr. Redfearn with Popular Concert, and, as on the occasion of its first performance, evoked great artistic skill and taste. Mr. Redfearn, moreover, was much applause long and hearty from the entire audience. The tuneful scherzo, admired for his singing of Mr. Hatton's song, "Sing who mingles in which the violoncello.Signor Piatti's violoncellou-discourses 80 with my lay,'l and the romance, Tho' all too poor,'' froth Love: eloquently, was encored with enthusiasm, the whole work being played Triumph. 110 With solifine a tenor voice, and sucht downright good from beginning to end superlatively, not to be wonderedlat considering vocalization, it is somewhat strange that this gentleman 'is not heard that Herr Joachim, Messrs.: Webb, Lazarus, C. Harper, Hutching more frequently in publie. Miss Démpsy played with Mr. Blagrova Severn, and Signor Piatti were the interpreters. Mr. Lindsay Sloper Osborne and De Beriot's Concertante Duet on the Favorita for piano gave the well known and always welcome Sonata of Beethoven in G and violin, a duet for piano and concertina with Mr. Richard Blagrore, Major (Op 31, No.l)in his most finished manner, and joined Herr Joachimi and two solos, and, in all, was favorably received. Yiambi913 Terba in Dussek's Sonata in B flat, which, thanks to the Monday Popular | 1119 T T xul Concerts, has become almost as familiar as the famous Kreutzer. Restari: 16 donar 111?-) » mos elen baiss doorM ES. peated by desire,” the Prelude, Loure, Minuet, and Gavotte, of Bach

D. SUNNY HOURSS smij snoe soslat letayy were played by Herr Joachim with as great effect as before. Those

MOBETO who remained for the final quartet of Haydn in E flat (Op 71, No. 3), -11012100226 anivoi-siam (Hot musid.rongd dona 04 to woad SWI enjoyed a treat, and we are greatly deceived if this, the first performa ance, will be the last. The vocal music must be briefly dismissed. Miss

Those fair, and bright, and sunny hours, Roden's extreme nervousness prevented her doing the utmost justice to

Spent 'mid fair and fragrant flow'rs, Cherubini's "Ave Maria" (in which Mr. Lazarus's clarinet obbligato was

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from li voi a remarkable feature): but in the tenor air "louson Lindoro,

ti 9!'Midst the cowslips and bluebell no 10779 10gu r Paesiello's Barbiere di Siviglia, she was far more happy, singing with 'OUVETWhen we played along the mill-stream. A s'agiisi

Hide and seek,'" from each bright sunbeam: 10 Date charming, voice and unaffeeted feeling: A new song by Signor Piatti

it. b9164!16 Neath the shady, sheeny tow's. 987709 19 (violoncello obbligato, by the composer), very finely sung by Mr. Santlev l

1 0 30187 was warmly encored; and another novelty, 4 Ohli moon of night," from OSALS Tiny Youthful happiness was onrg. 21auiT fasteni 011010 the pen of Mr. A. Manns--the accomplished conductor of the Crystal

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Ah! those happy, peaceful hours, Palace band also magnificently given by Mr. Santley, completed the

fos er vok scheme. At the next Concert Mendelssohn's Ottet will be repeated for

Spent 'mid fair and fragrant flow'rs; the last time this season, and Herr Joachim will make his last appearance

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: 199770301 ui There we watched the break of dawn.:

?HOR, The unfavourable weather on Saturday week deprived many of the pleasure

O'er the kingcup dotted lawn; of hearing a concert of great excellence. The principal attraction was again

E T" When the skylark proudly soaringek Herr Joachim, whose execution of Mendelssohn's violin concerto was a marvel

Forth her silver musie pouring; of skill and expression. The accompaniments were admirably played, and it

We watch'd at eve the sun go home, was not suprising that at the conclusion of so perfect a performance the applause som

And lady moon came forth to roam, i jo ylber mot bio should be loud and long-continued. In Tartini's sonata, introducing the famous

O'er the trysting trees and bow'rs,

v lon EDY trille du diable," so thoroughly opposite in style, Herr Joachim was no less

Where we spent those happy hours, I.vo Logavil successful, literally astonishing his hearers. It is to be hoped that he will be

Mid the young spring's sweetest flow's Unis as ei body heard once more at the Crystal Palace before his English engagements terminate.

AL! those days, those sunny hours!

. The symphony was Haydn's in E flat, and there was a new overture by

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FRENCH OPERA REVIVALS.
Letters to the Editor., dien visitasida Signor Rossini's Moise is to be revived. It is said that Madame and

M. Gueymard are about to leave the French for the Italian stage: a proceeding imrits 1:72,51 cm diy, ita uk it 11478 pistoistons

hazardous, to say the least of it. Setting aside the difficulties of a new lanBB STUDENT OF PADUA AND AUTHOR. DOOR!! guage, neither lady, nor gentleman has any delicacy or variety of vocal style ; Sir;- Will you alow me through the medium of your valuable paper

and the latter has worn his voice by misuse. It need surprise no one should to ask a few questions concerning the Opera (Student of Padua and its

they turn up in London. Meanwhile, the new tenor singer, who is always Author) written by a Gentleman of this town, I have heard for the

to do wonders for the Grand Opéra, and rarely, if ever, does them, has again last three years, this Gentleman in question has had an Opera in

turned up this time as one of the Orpheonistes of Avighon. The voice, rehearsal and I should much like to know the truth of the assertion,

however, is described as in want of training. Revival, too, seems to be and further if he out of his numerous Articled Pupels, ever had one at

serviceable, if not in indispensable at the Opera "Comique, which theatre the experation of the term of years "qualfied to take the situation

cannot be described as in a healthy state, being obviously in want of a Advertised in yours of the 15th inst (via) A tenor for the Manchester

prima donnas" Adroit, well-prepared young ladies are habitually supplied Cathedral Choir, salary £70 per annum. Or for any other voice, look.'

to it by the Conservatoire; but it is not one among ten who can interest ing only to his ability to read Music at sight. Or do you think he

or retain her public; while the new composers appear to have lost fancy, has been afraid of making too many Musicians ?

for the talent for success --M. 'Félicien David, perhaps excepted,—whose - In the Hull News coppied from the Era I find it states H. Deral, Lalla Rookh pleases' more than the journalists, when the opera was has been for several years' a resident on the contenant, this I hear,

produced, prediéted. Great attention has been bestowed on the revival flatly contradicted, that H. D has merely visited Brussels during his

of Grétry's Zemire et Azor, now some ninety years old. What's in, a Midsummer vocation and has never beer al continous resident. Is it date?. Some of the composer's ideas have as fresh an aspect of youth anything more than natural to expect to be taught Music on appli- 1 as Ninon de TEnclos, the apocryphal,, preserved to her ninetieth year. cation to a Music Docter, shurely, it cannot be general that such'

cancrat That nich In everything like situation, the pertinence of sound to sense and stage' effect proffsional men only teach a few Songs to their pupils, without any

ile without any is excellent compare, for instance, the scene where Zemire resolves on knowledge of the riotes they are singing, as in many case I could bring

din man datula bin sacrificing herself for her father with the most forcible passage in Spohr's opera

sacr before your notice. Trusting you will excuse my taking this liberty or on the same subject:" Marmontel, however, got a very short distance beyond seeking to occupy a small place in your paper. 7,723 dizilgai :) A paleness and prettiness in his opera-books; and Grétry, though graceful I remain Yours

A SPORSCRUBER and sincere, was, as a musical inventor, merely slim (if the conceit may be Fawcett Terrace Hessle Road Hull, Nov. 26.

| permitted) in his forms and delicate in his colours. Zémire, et Azor, then, will

probably continue to please for a while, though but gently and soberly. The O., The style and orthography of this letter have induced us to heroine, Malle. Baretti, is not without elegance of look and action ; she has a publish it as a literary curiosity-ED) :!, sitting to 11 261,1 fair soprano voice, the saécess of which is impaired by the too fashionable dhe pajudit73 71 72 nin alt s. 111** *ttir dos modern vice of vibration, and by that habit of gliding from interval to intervall 0197 89911THE ENGLISTOPADA M OT ON'$" ABHTIR which makes a sigh perilously resemble a yawn: The Beast Prince (M. Warot), Sir, In your number of the 15th instant, I observe a letter signed

the afflicted parent (M. Troy, who has improved), the drollservant Ali.

(M. Ponchard), are in their several ways, satisfactory. Another revival has by Mr. Thomas H. Baylis, in which that gentloman states that he was been attended with greater interest that of Boieldieu's Dame' Blanche. the originator and pronoter of this, associations. In the original pro- Perhaps no French: opera has kept its success so long as this ; it is now closely spectus, however, I do not find Mr. Baylis name in either of (those approaching its thousandth representation. Everywhere, too, in Germany the capacities, nor do I even find him among the provisional committee. work has been for a quarter of a contury past a favourite. Some of the favour, How is this? Can any of your numerous readers throw any light on no doubt, may be ascribed to the passion of fashion which the Waverley Novels were 3 the subject?-Yours obdtly,' evig en tv-2019 A SHAREHOLDER 1 beginning to axeito on the Continent when it was composed. Some may belong

to the snatches of Scotch melody* combined and treated in it by Boieldieu with D ESH PRIZE FOR STRINGED QUARTETS.

motviacentin birinin 1f t1, out getting at local colour; but, beyond these attractions, the solid portion of D E "YA T MO

D EL 901 b 1 the music has, unquestionably, satisfied our neighbours. The English have Sir, I have been informed by a gentleman, of whom I was seeking been obstinate in never liking the opera, while they are willing to receive theri the information whether there is any union or club in London ár else- far poorer Martha of M. Flotow. For such aversions and preferences who shall where that, bestows a prize for stringed quartets (open to all comers or give a reason? To out ears, the brilliancy and youth of many parts of Lail otherwise) that you, the editor of the Musical World, would most likely Dame Blaiche, nay, too, and their force (a quality not common with Buieldieri) give me the information. If you could tell me, together with the have come like a surprise on the lute occasion of hearing it; buc, then, withi necessary conditions, and any other account you might think proper, 1 our experience, the operar has never been so well performed as now. The prins should feel exceedingly obligated.-Yours very respectfully, w bre cipal parts are sustained, with true French spirit, by Malles. Cico, Belia, Révilly,

ALEX. T. TEETJEN. MM. Léon Achard (tbe new tenor), Berthelier (who, besides being excellentlyili P.S. -Mr. Prout gained & prize with his quartet (stringed) at the farcical as an actor, in the accomplishment of audible and rapid pronunciation Crystal Palace some time ago, but I do not understand from what equals the best Italian buffo of the old school), and Barielle.' The well-known 1 association.

auction finale to the second act could be done with such perfection of animation [We know of no such benevolent and music-loving association. and point on no other stage.1: The good looks of Malle. Oico are much in her ED.]. .

favour. i : That her voice, w soprano, has been trained, is evident and one or Brod Vibe '!872 ? T

two of her cadenzds belong to the good school of singing. She may, possibly, is MADAME GUERRABELLA. 'I

develope into an artist fit for the Grand Opera; bat in her present occupation I

something of charm is wanting.M. Léon 1 Achard must be spoken of in Sir --A slight error occurs in your last Saturday's issue in the reply | another key. Some years ago, when he made his appearance at the Théâtre to “Tietien's Apollo," relative to Mme. Guerrabella. You were correct Lyrique in Le Billet de Marguerite, by M. Gevaert, with Mdlle. Lauters (now! as to her being in New York, but not unemployed," inasmuch as she Madame Greymard), he was a very young man, with a slight figure and a went out under contract to Mr. Ulman, and was to have appeared on flight voice, neither of them unpleasing. Figure and voice have both filled up. ) the 10th instant. Trusting you will excuse my maintaining your usual should his appearance in Boieldieu's opera afford a fair sample of his powers ? correctness, I am, dear sir, yours, &c., lirik die W A READER. (as we are inclined to believe) he is the best tenor singer who has been heard Nov. 19. pod linnganodi ! A

at the Opera Comique during the past quarter of a century. His voice is clear; I i za izpods art bir $1.42

even, perfectly in tune ; sufficiently forcible ; extensive in compass, taking into a A QUESTION. ach

account the falsetto, wbich mounts to B in alt, supplement which he knowsil; Sir,-A professor of music in this place, states that the enclosed is

how to combine with his natural notes without a break,-in this unlike M. written without a single mistake, and another professor maintains that

Montaubry. It is a voice which speaks to the moment, and tells in all conit is incorrect: ovat terhadt biertjih.

qerted music without strain,-in this, unlike M. Roger's. The same ease,

which, as the poet says, "comes of art, not chance," without frivolity, is to be heard Luw!! ! Congress 1950

in his execution. The new tenor's Torades are honest, the closes of his phrases are large, without that caricatured expression which we towe to moderu Italy, 10 and have come absolutely to hate!" In short, M. Léon Achard seems, as a

singer, well to unerit the real success' he has met in the hands of the whole to Would you kindly oblige'a subscriber by giving him your opinion.- audience, as distinguished from the squadron of claqueurs, whose noisy, wooden Yours truly,

GARDENER. plaudits are as distasteful to every righteous ear as is the shout on the penul." Liverpool, Nov. 17. Saprot 4 9 :41.** | Str gwroit

timate pause so dear to the totaries and interpreters of Signor Yerdi's music [There is an error in the second bar, and an error in the fourth. L

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