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place her beside the other three great artists. The quartet, | STUTTGART.-The yearly series of twelve concerts, given by * Blest are the departed," was entirely spoiled by Miss Arm- the Hofcapelle, opened with Dr. Spohr's Weihe der Töne. Meyerstrong. In the selections from the Messiah nothing could be beer's Etoile du Nord continues the great attraction at the finer than Mr. Sims Reeves. He sang “Comfort ye my people,” | theatre. La Reine de Chypre, by M. Halévy, will be produced and the air, “Every valley,” in a style of surpassing excellence. | about the beginning of February. Madame Clara Novello produced a great effect in “I know that! DRESDEN.—Great exertions are being made to bring out my Redeemer liveth;" and Herr Formes declaimed “Why do Meyerbeer's Etoile du Nord in a manner worthy its merit. The the nations," with great power and energy.

principal parts will be sustained by Mdlle. Ney, Herren TichatsSHREWSBURY-(Dec. 29).-Last night Mr. Walter C. Hay's check, and Mitterwurzer. On the 18th ult., Weber's birthday, farewell concert took place at the Music Hall, under the Der Freischütz was given, for the 230th time, with new scenery patronage of Colonel Frederick Hill and the officers of the and dresses, in honour of the great composer. Nicolai's Lustige Shropshire Militia. The Hall was crowded in every part. The Weiber von Windsor is very popular here. vocalists were Miss Birch, Miss Lascelles, M. Pierre, and Mr. LEIPSIC.-In obedience to an invitation from the directors of Frank Bodda. The band of the Shropshire Militia and the the Gewandhaus Concerts, Madame von Stradiot-Mende sang, celebrated Hungarian band were also engaged.

at the ninth subscription concert, the air in A major of Sextus, LEEDS(Dec. 30).—The Messiah was given by the Recreation in Mozart's Titus, and the scene and air of Leonora in Fidelio. Society, in the Music Hall, on Saturday evening last, to a large Madame Mélanie Parish Alvars played three or four of her audience. Hundreds were turned away disappointed. The most celebrated pieces for the harp. The Subscription Quartet vocalists were Mrs. Sunderlanıl, Mrs. Gill, Mr. Inkersall, and Concerts commenced on the 18th ult., when Miss Arabella Mr. Weiss; principal violin, Mr. Willy; Mr. Bowling, leader; Goddard, from London, played Beethoven's trio in B major and Mr. Spark, conductor. The band and chorus numbered (Op. 97), Bach's prelude and fugue (in C sharp major), from the upwards of one hundred performers. The general execution Wohltemperirtes Clavier, and one of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne was creditable. In “The trumpet shall sound," the only real Worte. Her playing gave the greatest satisfaction, and the failure of the evening occurred; the singing was effective, but applause bestowed upon the fair and talented artist was somethe obbligato wretched. The choruses were given with steadi- | thing totally unprecedented. Miss Stabbach, also from London, ness and precision-time was admirably preserved, the pianos who was engaged for these concerts, has left Leipsic. A new and fortes well marked, and the effect corresponding. The band, three-act comic opera, entitled Die Weiber von Weinsberg, was too, though perhaps scarcely strong enough in the violins, played given on the 11th ult. and showed signs of good drilling by Mr. Bowling. To Mr. | ERFUBT.-Malle. von Westerstrand and Herr J. Gulomy, HofconSpark, the conductor, must be assigned a great portion of the certmeister in Rückeburg, and known as a first-rate violinist, appeared at merit of the performance.

the last concert given by the Musikverein. The theatre in which the DUBLIN.—The Messiah was given by the Royal Choral Insti concert came off was densely crowded, not less than 1,200 persons being tute, at the Ancient Concert Rooms, on the evening of Thursday,

present. Dec. 21st. Miss Cruise, Miss Keane, Mrs. Mahon, Miss Glover,

COLOGNE.-- Malle. Günther has appeared as Romeo in Bellini's Messrs. Haigh aud Richard Smith were the principal vocalists.

Montecchi e Capuletti. Professor Glover conducted. The band and chorus amounted to

FRANCFORT-ON-THE-MAINE.—Herr R. Wagner's opera, Der fliegende

Holländer, was produced on the 2nd inst. two hundred performers. On the Tuesday previous, Signor

MUNICH.-An Oratorio-Association has been established, under the Regondi gave a concert in the Round Room of the Rotunda, which was well filled. Mr. Gustavus Geary, Mr. Grattan Kelly,

direction of Herr von Perfall. Its object is the propagation of classical

music. and Miss Kate Shepherd, lent their services as vocalists. The

WURZBURG.-A new three-act opera, Das Abendteuer bei Navarin, Dublin Madrigal Society gave its first concert for the season has been produced with success. It is said to be the production of an the same evening, and with great success.

amateur of very high rank.

ZURICH.—Madlle. Anna Zerr has made a great “hit.” Every place FOREIGN.

is already taken for the whole series of her performances. She opened

as Lucia, in Lucia di Lammermoor. The other parts in which she will BERLIN.-(From our own Correspondent.)-The management appear are-Martha, Donna Anna, Amina, Norma, and the Queen of of the Royal Opera House was not wrong in supposing that, in Night. spite of the unfavourable time of year, M. Roger would prove a AMSTERDAM,-Mad. von Marra continues as attractive as ever. trump card. His engagement has been very profitable to the

Madlle. Wilhelmina Clauss gave her second concert on the 12th ult. treasury. He appeared three times ; twice in La Dame Blanche,

It was most numerously attended, and the audience were enthusiastic and once in La Favorite, the theatre being crammed to suffoca

in their applause. The fair bénéficiare played Beethoven's Trio in D tion every night he sang. M. Roger also sang at the Gustav

major (Op. 70), Chopin's Nocturne, in D sharp, and Etude in F minor, Adolph Concert, which was postponed until the 27th ult. Herr

Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor, one of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne

Worte, and Liszt's Erlkönig. Madlle. Olauss played at Rotterdam on Dorn's new opera, Die Niebelungen, promises to become a stock

the 15th ult., and at the Hague on the 20th ult., where she is piece. It was lately played for the eighth time. Their Ma.

announced to give a concert of her own on the 4th of January. jesties the King and Queen, as well as the other Royal personages

HONGKONG.-A French operatic company is at present here. It at present visiting the Court, were present at the performance.

came from California, taking the Sandwich Islands in its way. The Kroll's Opera Company, which has for some time past been

“stars” are two ladies, one of whom was formerly a prima donna of the absent from Berlin, is again in full activity. The season opened Italian and French Opéras in Paris, while the other obtained the first with Mozart's one-act opera, Der Schauspieldirector, Mesdames

prize for violin playing, at the Brussels Conservatory. Credat Schmidt and Hofmeister sustaining the parts of the rival prime Judæus! donne. They were greatly applauded in the celebrated duet, “ Ich bin die erste Sängerin.” Herr Hesse, too, was very happy FRANZ WEBER'S “SILBERNE HOCHZEIT.” in his delineation of the well-known Schikaneder. POTSDAM. On the 19th ult. the Brothers Löschhorn and Herr

(From an Occasional Correspondent.) Stahlknecht gave their third trio soirée, in the Barberini Palace.

COLOGNE, Dec. 30th. They played works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Her Royal The twenty-fifth anniversary of Herr Weber's wedding day, Highness the Princess Carl Friederich was present.

was celebrated here with great rejoicing on Wednesday, the 27th ELBERFELD.-The second subscription concert took place in December. As on two occasions, Herr Weber has met with the large room of the Casino. The first part comprised Mozart's such a warm reception from the English, I think some short overture to Titus, Mendelssohn's music for the 95th Psalm, account of this unusual ceremony may not be out of place in Beethoven's symphony in E sharp major, and the soprano air the columns of the Musical World. Having received an from Der Freischütz. The second part was solely composed of invitation, I proceeded at seven o'clock on Wednesday evenMendelssohn's symphony in A minor.

ing to the Casino, where the guests, who numbered

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upwards of five hundred, were already assembled. The HERR GOFFRIE'S SOIRÉES MUSICALES.—The second came off ceremony commenced with the performance of a Cantata for on Wednesday, and was much better attended than the first quartet and chorus, composed for the occasion by Herr Max the weather being more propitious. The programme commenced Bruch, a young composer of much promise, and a favourite pupil with Mozart's Quartet, No. 2, in D minor, for the violin, viola, of Ferdinand Hiller. Presents and addresses were then pre and violoncello-executants : Messrs. Ernst, Goffrie, Hill, and sented from each of the three societies, of which Herr Weber is Piatti. The performance was all that could be desired. Ernst the director, viz., a silver bowl from the Männer-gesang- played from his heart, and was magnificent. Such perfect and verein, & rosewood book-case from the Sing-Academie, and expressive violin playing we have not listened to for many a a handsome present of music from the Philharmonic. Herrday. Mendelssohn's most sweet song, “ On the Lake,” was well Weber greeted with a kiss each of the representatives of the sung by Molle. Bauer, who has a good voice. She mighty three societies [N.B. they were men-German fashion]; and however, have selected a song better suited to her--for exafter a short speech from him, and a chorus composed ample, a bravura of the modern Italian school. She also gave by F. Hiller, we adjourned to supper, during which an air--we forget the name--from Flotow's Stradella, in which We were enlivened by a very excellent band, and the she was more successful than in “Deh vieni non tardar” from performance of several part-songs by the Manner-gesang Le Nozze di Figaro. Signor Piatti executed one of his fantasias verein, all composed for the occasion' by Messrs. F. Hiller, with wonderful mechanism, and a sentiment and tone hardly C. Reinthaler, and A. Pütz, besides others in the Cologne to be surpassed. A new sonata for pianoforte and violin, by dialect, sung to well-known melodies by the whole company. M. Benedict, was finely executed by the composer and Herr Great praise is due to Herr Pütz, who wrote the words to all Goffrie. The sonata is a work of high merit, and full of interest. the songs, excepting one by Klein. There were several good Again, Ernst came out, like a giant, in Beethoven's Quartet in speeches made, and the entertainment kept up with spirit till F, No. 1, The Adagio, in D minor, is almost painful to listen to. long past midnight.

when played by this unrivalled master of expression-20 Herr Carl Formes has played here for the last four nights, as intent and real is the passion he infuses into it. All the four Osmin, in Der Entführung aus der Serail; Bertram, in Robert der performers, indeed the same who played in Mozart's Quartet Teufel; Leporello, in Don Juan ; and Marcel, in Die Hugonotten. were fully equal to the task of interpreting this fine composition. Herr Formes played as powerfully as he always does, and fairly | The entertainment-almost unexceptionable for its excellencetook the Kölners by storm. The theatre, which has been almost was brought to a termination by a brilliant performance on the deserted since Roger was here two months ago, was on each pianoforte by M. Benedict, who officiated as conductor throughoccasion crammed to the ceiling. From Cologne, Herr out the evening. Formes proceeds to Berlin to fulfil an engagement there, but BARNUM'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY.-Barnum, after writing his “Mehas promised us a night on his return. He intends to be in moirs,” true Yankee fashion, submitted it to the publishers for London by the 15th instant. .

the highest bidding. Fifteen “bids” were offered, the highest Robert Wagner's Lohengrin is being rehearsed at the theatre, being 75,000 dollars, equal to £15,000, and 66,000 copies of the and the first part of C. Reinthaler's Oratorios of Jepthal und work are said to have been subscribed by the retail booksellers Seine Tochter is announced for the next Casino Concert.

before it was put up to competition. Mr. J. S. Redfield is the I have heard lately three new works of importance from the fortunate proprietor of the copyright. pen of Herr Ferdinand Hiller :-A scena for pianoforte and orchestra, which he played at the first Casino concert; a “ Loreley" cantata, for solo voices, chorus and orchestra ; and an opera,

For the convenience of our Provincial readers, we publish Der Advocat, the music of which is first-rate ; and, to judge from

the following List of Book and Music Sellers of whom the its reception the first night it was performed, I should say would

| Musical World may always be obtained. be highly successful. But the text, it seems, has not pleased, AGENTS FOR TIE SALE OF THE “MUSICAL WORLD.”. and for that reason alone, I believe he has withdrawn it."

Aberdeen ......... Marr & Co. | Litchfield ......... Allen & Garratt.
Bath ...............Simms.

Leamington......... Bowman,
Birmingham ...... Harrison.

Leeds ...............Hopkinson. M. ROGER.

Sabin, F. & W. Manchester........, Hime & Addison. THE following letter was written by M. Roger to the editor of

Bristol

Hodges. the French paper, the Ilustration, concerning the subscription

Brighton ..........F. Wright. Norwich ............ Howlett. opened for the purpose of sending a cargo of pipes and tobacco

Bury St. Edmunds Nunn.

Newtown ........... Lewis. to the French soldiers in the Crimea :

Birkenhead ...... Ryalls.

Newcastle-on-Tyne Horn. “Sir,What a touching idea is that conceived by the charming

Bradford ......... Jackson & Winn. Northampton ...... Abel & Sons.

Belfast ............ lady who does not smoke, to open in your columns a subscription for

Oxford................ Houghton. Hart.

Portsmouth .......... Treakell. the brave soldiers of our army in the Crimea! Be kind enough Cambridge ......... Wood.

Plymouth ............Rowe. to thank her in my name for the tears she caused me to shed on Cheltenham ......Hale & Sons. Reading ............. Binfield. the road from Bremen to Hamburgh, and tell her that an artist,

. Woodward. Ryde ................Jones. .., who does not smoke any more than she herself does, but whó Clifton ............ Harrison.

Salisbury.............Aylward. sings, joins her, both in heart and fact, in her good work. Are Derosbury ..........J. Burton, Southampton ...... Gubbins. not sound and smoke of the same family? Both live on air; i Cork ................. Wheeler.

Shrewsbury .......... Boucher. both intoxicate in a similar manner, and both pass away as

Dublin ............ Bussell.

Sheffield ............Butterworth. speedily; like a good brother, the one should assist the other.

Dundee ............. Methven.

Scarborough .....,Köhler. “I subscribe therefore to the tobacco fund of the Army of the

Dover ............. ..Sutton & Potter. Waterford ......... Howard. East, and my box of cigars will be furnished by the proceeds of

Edinburgh ...... Wood & Co. Worthing ......... Palmer. one of my performances at Hamburgh. I shall choose La

Paterson & Sons. Winchester .........Conduit. Dame Blanche. I trust that our brave brothers in arms re

Exeter .......... .Wyllie.

Wolverhampton ... Hayward. collect our old French airs, and under fire, or exposed to the

Glasgow' ......... Wood & Co. Worcester .........Jones.

Swan & Co. wind and snow, sing with joy, when they behold themselves thus

York ..............., Robinson. 5

Gloucester ......... Needham. followed by the tenderness and affection of their country:

Hull ........ Fagg.

Bombay ......Holder & Co. "Ah, quel plaisir d'être soldat!"

Hanley
............ Simpson.

Calcutta ......Birken, Young & Co. . “I remain, etc.,

Hastings............ Acraman.

Madras ......Pharaoh & Co.

New York ... Browne & Co. Jersey ................. Hartung. “G. ROGER.

Paris ........,Brandüs & Co. * Hamburgh, 8th Dec., 1854.”

Liverpool .........Hime & Son.
Dreaper,

Sydney ........,Marsh & Co. The performance was given, and 1,500 francs magnificently Limerick ............ Vickers. fulfilled the promise of the patriotic tenor.

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SKETCH OF MADAME MARA,

In Paris the usual custom was departed from, and, out of

regard for the great fame of Madame Mara, the Grand-Opéra TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN.

Theatre was given to her for her concert. The house was (Concluded from Vol. 32, page 707.) .

densely crowded. The success of the artist was not what was

anticipated. The Parisian audiences, accustomed to the sbrill, Thus passed four years in England; and Gertrude wished to screaming voices of Madame Maillard and other prima-donnas see Italy at last. Having obtained an engagement, she journeyed of the Grand-Opéra, were not struck forcibly with the graces and in 1788 to the Carnival at Turin, where she sang with complete simple expression of the German singer. The notorious and success before the court, and, at the opera, before the public. dreaded critic Geoffroy, in his journal, expressed himself: thus In the following year she appeared at Venice, and there they “No doubt Madame Mara sang excellently, only nobody heard prepared a triumph for her worthy of a queen. Still she felt anything." that the Italian opera (and the Italians at that time loved only On her journey through Germany, Madame Mara was received operatic music) was not exactly her chosen place ; add to this everywhere in the most flattering manner, and, for that country, the railleries of her fine and envious Italian rivals, and what, munificently rewarded. At Frankfort, Gotha, and Weimar, perhaps, if not for her, yet for her companion, was the most she stopped and gave concerts. She reached Leipsic in February, decisive consideration—that, rich as the rewards proved, still 1803. On the morning after her arrival her rooms were filled here there were scudi instead of English guineas; and we can- | with most of the distinguished men of the city, who, nearly forty not wonder that in 1790 she returned to London, whence she years before, had esteemed and loved her. I went to Killer's went only once, in fulfilment of a previous contract, to the and he took me with him. I, who had eagerly read whatever Carnival of Venice in the year following.

had been written in praise of Gertrude, but, otherwise, knew Madame Mara returned to England this time through France. little of her; I, who was then so much younger and more It happened, singularly, that as she was passing through one of inexperienced than now, accompanied Hiller with heart beating the main streets of Paris (in the autumn of the unhappy year high, and with the most assured confidence, that here I was to 1792) she found herself in the midst of a popular émeute. With find all far different and more splendid than in the every-day great anxiety she made her companion raise the window of her world. What was I not about to hear! What lofty conversations carriage and inquire what was the matter. Shouting frantically, upon art, and what tender scenes of recognition was I not to as if he were announcing a popular festival, a fellow replied, witness! Hiller did not have his name announced, but walked “ We are carrying the Queen to the Temple" (the prison); the directly into the house. Following close behind, I lingered full Queen-she whom Gertrude had last seen conquering all hearts of expectation at the door. We found Platner, Müller, Felix in the full radiance of her beauty, loveliness, and grace, and Weisse and some others. Hiller winked at these, and placed encircled by a halo of all the splendour the world can bestow! himself before Gertrude with his head already bowed with age, Overpowered with terror and grief, she uttered a loud and at regarding her fixedly with a mingled look of seriousness and the same time almost dangerous cry, and felt a thrill of sport. "Do you know me?" he asked finally. “No!" "What," horror shooting intensely through her whole frame, from the cried Hiller, “You will no longer know me, Trudel?This effects of which she did not for a long time recover.

popular diminutive of her Christian name had been exceedingly Her stay in London this time brought Madame Mara a disagreeable to her in her maiden years, and they used to plague repetition of all her former triumphs. The sympathy of the her with it, when she was in her peevish humours. The word public; the recognition and reward of her excellencies as a brought that time instantly before her. “Hiller, father Hiller!" singer scarcely excepting her last year, the same ; and that, in she exclaimed with joy. "That I am, with your leave," muttered a ten years' residence in one place, was a further proof of those the old man. And both looked at each other again for some excellencies, if any proof were needed. About the beginning of time. “God help me!" resumed Hiller, finally, “we have grown her fiftieth year-much later than with the majority of singers old!" "And ugly, too!" replied Gertrude. "Certainly,” said -nature began to assert her supremacy over the powers which Hiller. And in this tone the talk went on. No sentiment, no she had lent her. Gertrude's voice grew suddenly weaker. singing; not a word, then or afterwards, of the anticipated high As this took place, however, in equal proportion through all talk on art. Frau Gertrude was not at home in all that; so the tones ; and as the voice did not lose, or imperceptibly lose, that I heard her first tone only in the rehearsal for her first its pleasing and euphonious quality, but retained all its compass concert. All that might have been excused, but all she said and variety of expression, and as Madame Mara was in full was expressed (how else could she have done after so long an possession of all her artistic resources; she was still the un- absence from Germany, which had only recently become refined rivalled, the transporting singer. The concert-rooms, in which in that respect ?)-in the most ordinary forms of speech, and in she had been wont to shine in London, were of the largest the broadest dialect. This was like pouring ice-cold water over size ; the ascendancy she had exercised over men's minds in her me; and, with dripping plumage, it was some time ere I could singing had been greatly due to the imposing power and fulness | mount again. of her voice ; she was consequently obliged to descend ; but did And how did I find her in other respects ? As a woman. I not wish to do it in the place that had seen her at the topmost I cannot describe it better than by saying that in form, in bearing, height. She resolved to quit London in 1802, and to return, by in features, in the character and manner of her speech, in her the way of France, to her German Fatherland.' At her departure view and treatment of men and things, as in her whole de the musical amateurs and dilettanti of London gave her a proof of meanour, she seemed like a true-hearted, active, yet composed and their esteem and sympathy. Her last concert was so thronged, self-possessed farmer's wife, perfectly unconcerned about other that it yielded upwards of one thousand pounds.

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