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MENDELSSOHN'S VARIATIONS IN B FLAT.* Although this work is marked No. 11 of the Posthumous Publications, and “Op. 83," its origin dates long previous to the death of Mendelssohn, which happened on the 4th of November, 1847,in his own house at Leipsic_little more than a year after the triumphant production of his oratorio of Elijah at the Birmingham Festival. The Andante in B flat was intended as one of a book of three original Airs with Variations, which the composer had agreed to write for a London music publisher, but of which only this and another, in E flatt (Posthumous Publications, No. 10, “ Op. 2"), were found complete among his MSS. That it was heard in
In the year 1844, Mendelssohn remained more than two monti England many years ago is certain. Few, however, may be aware
here, and conducted the last five Philharmonic Concerts. Amon. of the fact that it was first performed in public by Mendelssohn
other things, were produced, for the first time in London, th himself, in conjunction with our countryman, Sterndale Bennett,
incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream (which, at th: at a morning concert given by the latter, on Tuesday, June 25th, suggestion of the late King of Prussia, Mendelssohn wrote, to 1844, in the Hanover Square Rooms. This performance is recorded complete what the well known overture had begun), and the Fira: by a musical journal (since defunct) in the following paragraph :
Walpurgis Night-the former at the fifth concert, * (May 27th),
the latter at the eighth (July 8th). Mendelssohn, who was busy "A burst of applause welcomed the appearance of Mendelssohn, and conducting during his sojourn, directed the concert of his friend the concert giver, Sterndale Bennett, who both sat down to the piano, Bennett, and, among other things, his own great Symphony ir: and performed, in the magnificent style, a duet-Andante con variazioni,
A minor (not then known as The Scotch Symphony), and his motet. in B flat-the composition of the former, which but for the tardy arrival
“ Laudate Pueri," composed for the convent, Trinita di Monte, at of the band, was intended to have wound up the concert. Of this
| Rome, were performed. Of Bennett's music were given — the composition, which we understand to be one of three original duets, we shall decline offering an opinion until another hearing. As far as we
overture called The Naiades, the Fourth Concerto in F minor, and can judge at present, it is full of fancy, and quite worthy the reputation
the final Rondo from a Concert Stück in A (which has never been of Mendelssohn."- Musical Examiner, June 29, 1844.
published)—the composer being himself also the pianist. How
highly Mendelssohn esteemed Bennett, and how generously he And yet one would have thought the style of the duet simple avowed his opinion, may be judged from the testimonial which he · enough to enable the critic to decide without hesitation upon its sent to our countryman when the latter was candidate for the merits. The following is the theme upon which the variations are Edinburgh Musical Chair-a document so honourable to both that built:
it cannot fail to be read with interest.
" Berlin, December 17, 1843. “My dear Friend. I hear that you have proclaimed yourself a candidate for the Musical Professorship at Edinburgh, and that a testimonial which I might send you could possibly be of use to you with the authorities at the University. Now, while I think of writing such a testimonial for you, I feel proud and ashamed at the same time
-proud, because I think of all the honour you have done to your art, your country, and yourself, and because it is on such a brother artist that I am to give an opinion; and ashamed because I have always followed your career, your compositions, your successes, with so true an interest, that I feel as if it was my own cause, and as if I was myself the candidate for such a place. But there is one point of view from which I might be excused to give still an opinion. While all good and true musicians are unanimous about the subject, perhaps the council of the University might like to know what we German people think of you, how we consider you; and then I may tell them that if the prejudice, which formerly prevailed in this country against the musical talent of your country has now subsided, it is chiefly owing to you, to your compositions, to your personal residence in Germany. Your overtures, your concertos, your vocal and instrumental compositions, are reckoned by our best and severest authorities among the first standard works of the present musical period. The public never feel tired of listening to, while the musicians never feel tired in performing, your compositions; and since they took root in the minds of the true amateurs, my countrymen became aware that music is the same in England as in Germany, as everywhere; and so, by your successes here, you destroyed that prejudice which nobody could ever have destroyed but a true genius. This is a service you have done to English as well as German musicians, and I am sure that your countrymen will not acknowledge it less readily than mine have done. Shall I still add that the science in your works is as great as their thoughts are elegant and fanciful—that we consider your performance on the pianoforte as masterly as your conducting of an orchestra—and that all this is the general judgment of the best musicians here, as well as my own personal sincere opinion ? Let me only add, that I wish you success from my whole heart, and
* This fifth concert was further memorable for the first appearance in England of Joseph Joachim, who (then a boy of thirteen) performed Beethoven's Violin Concerto in a manner that has not been forgotten by any who were present. The Midsummer Night's Dream music was repeated at the sixth concert, by command of Her Majesty, who honoured the performance with her presence, accompanied by the Prince Consort, the King of Saxony, and a brilliant train of courtiers. 1844 was in other respects a remarkalle musical year for London; Signor Sivori, and M, Sainton, the violinists, Herr Leopold de Meyer, the pianist, and Madame Anna Thillon, all paying us their first visit.
* From the programme of the Monday Popular Concerts.
† They are also both published for one performer on the pianoforte- the composer's own arrangements-by Messrs. Ewer and Co.