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ROYAL ITALIAN OPERA.

· PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. Ernani has been performed three times in succession. If

The third concert, which took place on Wednesday evening, variety be acceptable, after n Conte Ory and Fidelio, Verdi's

| was ill attended, although the programme, as may be seen, was Ernani cannot have failed to please. Nevertheless, there was

interesting: no enthusiasm at the second and third performances, although the cast is very strong. Signor Graziani must be heard in

PART I. another character than Don Carlos, to be thoroughly appre Sinfonia in B flat, No.3, MS.

Lucas. ciated. He is already in great favour. A voice like his is a Romanza (Huguenots)

Meyerbeer. rara avis.

Nonetto for stringed and wind instruments Spohr. On Saturday and Thursday Cerito again appeared in the new Recit, and Aria :

Beethoven, ballet of Eva, and the audience were not so excited with Ernani Overture, “Ruler of the Spirits"

Weber. as to be insensible to such an exquisite display in another art

Part II. than music. They remained till the end, and applauded Cerito with the ardour of old times.

Sinfonia, No. 7 . .

· Beethoven. Fidelio was represented for the third time on Thursday. The Duetto (Così fan Tutte)

Mozart. performance altogether was a very fine one. Mille. Jenny Ney Overture, “L'Alcade de la Velga”

. Onslow. is everything except poetical--a remarkable clever singer, with

Conductor, Herr Richard Wagner. a fine voice and all the stage "traditions,” but not Leonora. To-night Signor Lablache makes his first appearance this

Mr. Lucas conducted his symphony himself. It is the same season in his great part, Dulcamara, in L'Elisir d' Amore. The

which many years ago was received with high favour at the opera in other respects is well cast. Madame Bosio will perform

concerts of the Society of British Musicians, and though not a Adina; Signor Gardoni, Nemorino; and Signor Graziani,

great work, is superior to three-fourths of the symphonies Belcore. It remains to be seen how Signor Graziani will get

written now-a-days. The first movement is the best ; but there on in comic music and in a comic part.

are grace and melody in the larghetto, considerable ingenuity in the combination of the three subjects at the close of the minuet, and no little spirit in the finale. The whole was finely played,

and well received. ROYAL OPERA, DRURY LANE.

Herr Wagner's conducting was as before-unsatisfactory, full MADAME GASSIER continues to attract, and the performance of fits and starts, not always intelligible, sometimes leading to of the Barbiere seems to afford real pleasure to all who go and new effects and good effects, but generally incoherent. The same hear it. On Wednesday Mr. Aguilar's annual benefit took place, applies to the overture of Weber, which was encored, and the when La Sonnambula was given, and followed by a concert. symphony of Beethoven, the second movement of which, an The opera was received with great favour, and Madame unusual thing, was not encored. The overture of Onslow was Gassier was encored in the rondo finale, and recalled after taken so fast that it was wonderful how the stringed instrueach act. The entertainments, however, were too long, and ments got to the end of it. According to Herr Wagner's in varithe audience, which filled the theatre in every part, would able custom, all the second subjects, especially when cantabile, have been well contented with much less. Mr. Aguilar per were taken slowerthan the first; and the balance was ill-contrived formed two of his own compositions on the pianoforte - Allegro by certain crescendi and rallentandi, of which Weber and Maestoso, for pianoforte and orchestra, and fantasia on Fra Beethoven never dreamt-crescendi and rallentandi, we presume, Diavolo—the distinguished merits of which, however, the visi-" of the future.” tors to the pit and gaileries (very “mixed”) were not able to The Nonetto of Spohr was a very unsatisfactory performance, thoroughly appreciate, although they were played in a masterly more especially the first movement, although the executantsstyle, Acry of fire had been raised in the theatre at the end of Messrs. Sainton (violin), Hill (viola), Lucas (violoncello), the opera, which, in all probability, would have been attended Howell (contrabasso), Pratten (Alute), Nicholson (oboe), Williams with the most serious consequences, but for the promptitude of (clarinet), Baumann (bassoon), and C. Harper (horn)—are all Mr. Edward Stirling, the stage-manager, who came forward in men of note, as of notes. Such contrarieties, however, will an instant and declared there was no foundation for the outcry. happen in the best-conducted establishments. Moreover, Mr. Smith, the lessee of the theatre, also lent his voice to restore chamber music of this kind is quite out of place in concerts confidence, and from his private box assured the audience they where the full orchestra plays first fiddle. had nothing to fear. Nevertheless, some trifling accidents oc The vocal music was good. Herr Reichardt sang the first curred, but nothing of sufficient importance to interrupt the flow romance of Raoul in the Huguenots with irreproachable taste, of the entertainment. The disturbance, however, had put the and was admirably accompanied by Mr. Hill on the viola obbligato. audience out of humour, and upon every possible occasion they The expressive duet of Mozart, from Cosi fan Tutte, was as well gave signs of a desire to be obstreperous. They had not, how- sung as could have been desired; and Madame Clara Novello ever, many opportunities afforded them. In the concert, besides threw all her energy into the great scena of Leonora. the performances of Mr. Aguilar, Madame de Sainville sang a Tannhaüser at the next concert-two rehearsals not having cavatina, by Mercadante, in which she displayed considerable been sufficient for so stupendous a work. executive powers, and “I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls ;" Mr. Herberte an aria from Ernani; and Mr. Hamilton Braham, “Non più andrai.” The band also performed a very spirited

The New BALLET OF “Eva.”—The following letter has been and effectively instrumented march, by Mr. Aguilar. The enter- Laddressed to the Messager des Theâtres et des Arts, by M. Degtainments concluded with a divertissement, which, “in spite of

places, maitre de ballet at the Royal Italian Opera :-“Sir, I am their teeth," the grumblers remained to witness.

extremely astonished to find, in your journal of yesterday, the

statement, that a divertissement, entitled Eva, the composition of NEW BEETHOVEN Rooms.--Mr. H. C. Cooper's First Soirée took Mr. Harris, had been represented at Covent Garden Theatre. place on Wednesday. The programme comprised, among other This ballet (for it is not a divertissement) was composed entirely things, Mozart's quartet in B flat, No. 8; Beethoven's quartet in by me for Malle. Cerito; and Mr. Harris, one of the regisseurs of E flat, No. 10; and Mendelssohn's sonata in B flat, Op. 45, for this theatre, wrote out the argument in English.-The dances pianoforte and violoncello. Mr. Cooper was assisted by Herr having obtained much success, I reckon upon your impartiality Kreutzer (violin), Mr. Webb (viola), Signor Piatti (violoncello), not to bestow the credit of them upon another.-Hoping that and Herr Paner (pianoforte) as instrumentalists; and Misses you will have the goodness to take my protest into consideration Milner and Poole as vocalists. Mr. H. W. A. Beale conducted. I pray, sir, to accept, &c. &c., DESPLACES, Ballet-master at the The concert was very successful.

| Theatre Royal Covent Garden.--London, 26th April, 1855."

NEW PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.

MUSICAL UNION. THE third concert was given on Wednesday night week, in aid of the funds of the Hospital of Consumption, Brompton, and

The second concert, which attracted a brilliant assembly of attracted a large audience. The performance was under the

fashionables on Tuesday afternoon, was interesting, since it patronage of her Majesty and Prince Albert, and the Emperor

brought back M. Charles Hallé, who appeared for the first time and Empress of the French, who lent their names as patrons and

after his recovery from an accident which had threatened him

with the loss of a finger and the art of one of its most accompatronesses. The programme was as follows:-

plished professors. Happily M. Hallé has preserved his finger : Part I.

and the perfection of his talent unimpaired. The following was Overture, "Medea" .

. Cherubini. Air, “ Zauberflöte" .

the programme:

Mozart. Symphony, No. 9 (Choral) ·

Beethoven,

Quartet, E. flat, No. 5 (Op. 44), Mendelssohn. Sonata (Pastorale) in Part II.

D (Op. 28), Pianoforte, Beethoven. Quintet in A. Clarinet, etc., Mozart.

Tema con Variazioni, in D (Op. 17), Pianoforte and Violoncello, Men. Overture, "Midsummer Night's Dream" • Mendelssohn. Selection, “Paradise Lost' .

delssohn.

H. Wylde. Concerto (pianoforte). .

. Mendelssohn,

There is little to be said about the performance of the above Aria, “ Cenerentola"' . .

Rossini,

pieces except that, for the most part, it was highly satisfactory. Overture, “Don Quixote" .

· Macfarren. Mr. H. Cooper undertook the post of first violin on this occasion, Conductor-Dr. Wylde.

and by his very spirited performance in Mendelssohn's quartet

honourably sustained the reputation of the English school. The overture to Medea made us long to hear the opera, to which

Mozart's tuneful quintet, so welcome on its own account, brought the admirers of Cherubini justly refer with expressions of delight in this country. Medea is one of his best works ; and,

2 with it the additional attraction of Mr. Lazarus, who, in the now that Malle. Jenny Ney is engaged at the Royal Italian

clarinet part, displayed his accustomed ability. The stringed

quartet in this, as in the composition of Mendelssohn, was supOpera, an opportunity is afforded which has too long been

ported by Messrs. H. Cooper, Carrodus, Hill, and Piatti. Mr. wanting. Little is known in England of the operas of the

Carrodus, the pet pupil of Molique, played second-fiddle as he great Italian master. Why so ? The cause seems inexplicable. The lovely air from the Flauto Magico was delightfully sung

could have played first, like a genuine artist.

The Sonata Pastorale of Beethoven, though by no means so by Herr Reichardt, whose purity of style is exhibited to great

amenable to "young pianists" as Mr. Ella insinuates in his advantage in Mozart's music.

“Synoptical Analysis," is worthy of all the praises which the The Choral Symphony was the great feature. The perform

learned director dedicates to its beauties. It was most admirably ance of this extraordinary effort of genius by the New Philbarmonic Society, under the direction of M. Hector Berlioz, fine as

“interpreted” by M. Hallé, and evidently relished by the aristo

cratic dilettanti, Why does not the director invite M. Hallé to it was, left something to be desired in the last movement; and

give his patrons one of the later sonatas of Beethoven-Op. it was considered that, with a stronger chorus, a more complete

go, 101, 106, 109, or 111-for examples ? Any one of these, execution would be obtained. The first movement left little to be desired. The band was steady and earnest, and the con

played as he can play it, would be sure of appreciation. The ductor indicated the tempi with decision. The adagio, too, on

lovely air varié of Mendelssohn, which M. Hallé and Signor

Piatti executed con amore, was a great treat. Talking of effects the whole, was well-executed; but the scherzo was by no means satisfactory. It was destitute of the lightness and animation

produced by simple means, we may point to the passage in the

coda, where the violoncello reposes on a single note through a which the composer intended, and in place of “molto vivace,"

long series of measures, while to the pianoforte are allotted some was not at all vivace, but the contrary. On the other hand, the choral movement went better than we ever heard it before ; and

| charming modifications of the theme. Nothing can be more here, the band, chorus, solo singers, and conductor, were entitled

delicious.

Signor Bottesini is engaged for the next meeting, and a pianist to unqualified praise. The chorus was perfect ; and the conductor took every movement in proper time. Nor were the

new to the English public, though not to fame-M. Ascher, solo singers-Mad. Clara Novello, Herr Reichardt, and Signor

They will perform together in a quintet of Hummel's, besides Belletti-entitled to less praise. In short, had the first three

in solos for their respective instruments. movements been as free from reproach as the last, little or nothing would have been left for criticism,

The overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream was not so suc HERR ROBERT GOLDBECK gave a performance of pianoforte cessful, although the performance was spirited. Perhaps the music, at Devonshire House, yesterday morning, before a players were fatigued by the Choral Symphony.

fashionable audience. This gentleman is known in Berlin as a Mendelssohn's first pianoforte concerto was performed by promising pianist. His performance of Beethoven's trio in E Master John Barnett, the talented and rapidly progressing pupil flat (in conjunction with MM. Ries and Paque), was marked by of Dr. Wylde, who had already played at these concerts the facility of execution and good taste. In an étude of Chopin second concerto of the same master, and that of Beethoven (in C), he showed his familiarity with the “romantic" school of in G. Master Barnett has made good use of his time. He pianoforte playing; but in the Andante and Rondo of Menhas almost entirely conquered those exaggerations of style, delssohn he was not so much in his element. The second part which were previously noticed; his tone has improved, of the programme was devoted to Herr Goldbeck's own comand his mechanism, too; in short, his whole performance was positions, which are of a character to suit drawing-room skilful, musicianlike, and spirited. Master Barnett was loudly audiences, and certain of the aristocratic dillettanti who do not applauded, and the compliment was richly deserved. His attend the Musical Union. In these his talent as “pianiste de success was genuine. The selection from Paradise Lost was salon" had full scope. The last piece, entitled La Cavalcade, warmly received; and the charming air with violins obbligati, pleased very much, and the audience were liberal in their apadmirably sung by Mad. Novello, was encored.

plause. The concert gave general satisfaction. The air from Cenerentola “I miei Rampoli," was well-given

SALAMAN'S AMATEUR CHORAL SOCIETY.—The fifth season of by Sig. Belletti, but Mr. Macfarren's overture was very ill

this Society terminated on Wednesday evening, with an exceltreated in being put at the end. As a novelty, if for no other

lent performance of Beethoven's Mount of Olives, the first and reason, it was entitled to a better place.

third parts of the Creation, and Händel's Hallelujah. The solo

singers did justice to the music assigned to them. The choruses MADEMOISELLE KRALL, a singer of great reputation, from were given with much decision and spirit. Mr. Salaman anVienna, has arrived in this metropolis, where, we trust, to have nounced to the members his intention of resuming these agreean opportunity of hearing her.

| able and instructivo meetings in November Dext.

TETY.

AMATEUR MUSICAL SOCIETY. |ALBERT SMITH'S ONE THOUSANDTH ASCENT

OF MONT BLANC.
The sixth concert, on the 23rd ult., was fashionably attended.
The programme was as follows =

The One Thousand and One Nights is no longer an Eastern
PART I.

Fiction. It resolved itself, on Thursday night, into a Western

Fact, when Mr. Albert Smith, in Piccadilly, described his ascent Overture, “Zanetta"

Auber.

of the white-headed Mount, for the one thousand and first time Marche des Guides .

. S. W. Waley.

-a thing unparallelled in the annals of “runs.” On Wednesday Song, “Mine bo a Cot"

Val Morris.

-the one thousandth night-Mr. Albert Smith presented his Concert-Stück for Pianoforte

Weber.

visitors with bouquets and daguerreotypes—the former to the Part II.

ladies; the latter to the gentlemen. Fragments of granite, and

samples of an avalanche, would perhaps have been more approSymphony

Mozart.

priate gifts on such an occasion ; but Mr. Albert Smith is so Song, “Years have rolled away"

Val Morris.

great a favourite, that whatever he offers is accepted con amore. Overture, “ Fidelio" .

Beethoven.

Nothing of his is contraband; like those of Royalty at Dover,

his “effects” pass free through the Custom-House of public The sparkling overture of Auber was, generally speaking

opinion. He is assuredly a man of (all ranks of) the people. very well played; but the clarinets, occasionally, might with

His words pass for proverbs; his deeds for examples. Did ever advantage have displayed greater firmness in taking up their points. Mr. Waley's march, though brilliantly scored, is some

any other imagine an Amateur Pantomime, and having imagined,

realise the miracle ? Would any other than he have dreamt of what rambling in construction; the execution was good, but would have been still more satisfactory if the cornet-à-pistons

inviting the Queen to see the pantomime, and having dreamt of could have been persuaded to play G sharp instead of G natural,

it, done it, and having done it, received an affirmative reply from

Majesty? No other than Albert Smith could ever have conin the trio. We cannot compliment Mr. Wellesley on his per

ceived and accomplished prodigies like these. formance of Weber's Concert-Stück, which was somewhat care

Perhaps the most remarkable circumstance attending the less and unsteady. This zealous amateur must be warned

thousand-and-one “ Ascents" of Mont Blanc, is that Mr. Albert against entertaining the idea that nothing more is required

Smith has exhibited no fatigue. That he has the stamina of a in pianoforte playing than energy, which, though a commendable quality, cannot be relied upon as a cloak to hide a

Hercules everybody must allow, who considers what he undermultitude of inaccuracies. The Jupiter Symphony was extremely

goes in delivering the lecture seven or eight times in six days. well played. The intricate and difficult finale was especially the

| It is still more to be wondered at, that he should go on repeating

the same words over and over again, night after night, week entitled to praise ; and the general improvement exhibited by the amateurs, in their attention to piano and forte, was an

after week, month after month, quarter after quarter, year after excellent sign. Beethoven's Overture went steadily and with

year, and never say, or incite bis audience to say, “Hold,

enough!” good effect; this, however, is familiar to the band. The vocal music was agreeable; it consisted of two songs by

To what the “ascents” will lead, or when they will stop, it is Mr. Val Morris, respectively sung by Madame Anna Thillon

impossible to surmise. So long as the public are attracted it is and Miss Ransford. " In the last, song and songstress were

not likely there will be a change; and, at this present moment, so equally admired, and an encore unanimously insisted on. Mr.

far from a falling off, the entertainment appears to excite as much Henry Leslie conducted with his accustomed judgment and

attention as when first presented. Possibly another thousand

and one nights may be accomplished, and so on, until Mr. precision.

Smith's head becomes as grey as that of the mountain he has At the next concert, a new overture by Mr. G. A.

monopolised. entitled Frankland Evelyn, Esquire, is announced.

As it was proposed in ancient times to hew out of Mount

Athos a statue of Alexander the Great, so, looking to the HAYMARKET.-The engagement of the operatic company has

wonders achieved by the great modern climber, future nations or 80 far proved entirely successful. Three performances of Fra|

individuals may take into consideration the propriety of hewing Diavolo have three times filled the theatre. The Bohemian Girl

out of Mont Blanc a statue of Albert Smith. was played on Tuesday and Thursday, and is to be given again this evening. Balfe's very popular opera was, on the whole, capitally performed. Mr. and Mrs. Sims Reeves, Miss Harriet

PROVINCIAL Gordon, Mr. Weiss, Mr. Manvers, and Mr. Farquharson were the principal singers. The old familiar tunes were welcomed like LIVERPOOL.(May 3.)-OPENING OF THE ORGAN IN THE ST. cherished friends after a long absence, and greater delight could GEORGE'S HALL.-The grand organ, erected by Mr. Willis, of hardly have been manifested than on Tuesday night, when the London, in the St. George's-hall, was formally opened by Mr. W. opera was once more introduced to the public. Mr. Sims Reeves, | T. Best, of London, on Tuesday evening, in the presence of an as Thaddeus, sang to perfection, and with a charm of sentiment audience numbering upwards of 2,000 persons. The hall prewhich no other tenor ever imparted to the music. The Arline sented a magnificent appearance, and, though many in the back of Mrs. Sims Reeves, like her Zerlina, was graceful, natural, seats of the galleries could not catch a sight of either the organ and musically artistic. The Devilshoof of Mr. Farquharson or the performer, the affair passed off to the evident satisfaction was excellent, both in the humour of the acting and the smooth- of all present. The following was the programme. ness of the singing. Miss Harriett Gordon is entitled to Part 1.-(Organ Music.)- Grand Offertoire. (Op. 35.) Lefebure especial praise for her Gipsy Queen. This lady has capabilities Wely.--Organ Sonata, No. 2. (Adagio, Marcia, Fuga.) Mendelssohn.-well worth cultivation. The opera was received with en- Concerto. (Allegro, Adagio, and Finale.) Rinck.- Pastorale and Fuga. thusiasm. “I dreamt that I dwelt," (Mrs. Reeves), “When J. S. Bach. - Organ Concerto, No. 6. (Allegro, Andante, Allegro other lips and other hearts,” and the “Fair land of Poland," maestoso.) Händel.--Extempore. W. T. Best. (Mr. Reeves) were encored with acclamations, and the performers PARTIÍ.-(Miscellaneous.) -Overture.“ Preciosa." Weber.-Andante recalled at the end of each act. The house has been crammed con Variazioni. (Septuor.) Beethoven.-Marche du Sacre. Aleyerbeer. on each occasion.

1-Overture. (Op. 24.--Composed for a Military Band.) Mendelssohn. The reappearance of Miss Cushman, with the promising -The National Anthem, with Variations and Finale. W. T. Best. Miss Swansborough, in Romeo and Juliet, has again proved The most attractive piece in the programme was the concerto attractive. A new play, entitled The Actress of Padua, in which by Rinck, in which the effects of the flute stop, admirably treated both ladies have parts, is in active rehearsal.

by Mr. Best, created the heartiest applause. The sonata of MenMeanwhile, how about the opera by Mr. Henry Smart ? delssohn, an exquisite specimen of musical art, and the massive

borne,

compositions of Bach, Beethoven, and Händel, were played by place of the fire that was wanting ; but it was that of a sorrow without Mr. 'Best with that finish and chastity of style which have ele- depih ; it glanced, but unpoetically, from his eyes ; it played, but with. vated him to so high a rank in his profession. In the first part out passion, upon his lips. It was this poutless, shallow sorrow that he extemporised for some time, the subject being a sort of the young maestro seemed most willing to represent in his whole appear. “storm piece.” The march from the Prophète excited the cus ance. His hair was dressed so fancifully sad; his clothes fitted so tomary enthusiasm, and the variations on the “National Anthem” | languishingly round his delicate body; he carried his cane so idyl-like, brought the performance to a pleasant termination.

that he reminded me of the young shepherds we find in our pastorals,

with their crooks decorated with ribbons, and their gaily.coloured jackets Mr.E.W. Thomas gave another of his popular Shilling Concerts and pants. And then his walk was so innocent, so airy, so sentimental. at the Philharmonic Hall, on the 26th ult., when Miss Barwick, The whole man looked like a sigh, in pumps and silk stockings. He has sang several songs with much applause. The overtures were Le met with much sympathy from women, but I doubt if he has ever proSerment, and Oberon; and the other morceaux, were the Andante, duced a strong passion in any one. To me his appearance always had from Haydn, and a new orchestral fantasia, “ Traumbilder." The something ludicrously distasteful, one cause of which may have been bis solo performers were--Mr. Streather, harp, and Mr. H. P. Sorge,

French. Although Bellini had lived several years in Paris, he spoke the clarinet.

language as badly-as badly as it cannot be heard even in England. I

should not say 'badly;' this word is really too good; horrible, outrageous, BIRKENHEAD.-On Wednesday evening last the amateur choir end-of-the-world-like, would better express the idea. If one met him in of St. Anne's Church presented Sir George Stephen (who has society, treating the poor French words like a hangman, and constantly long been an active member of their body) with a silver ink displaying bis monstrous blunders, he would think the world about staud, bearing a suitable inscription.

to perish amidst thunderings unbeard before. The utmost silence then

pervaded the whole room; mortal fright was painted upon every coun. PRESTON.—The Preston Choral Society performed Händel's

tenance ; the women seemed uncertain whether to faint or run away; oratorio, Samson, on Monday evening, in the Assembly-room, the men' vlanced confusedly at their habilim

the men glanced consusedly at their habiliments, fearing lest some Lune-street, the south end of which was fitted up as an orchestra. button had been forgotten ; and most horrible of all, this fright produced The room was well filled, though not crowded. The principal a sort of convulsive desire to laugh, which it was impossible to rexist. vocalists were Mrs. Sunderland, Miss Freeman, Mr. J. G. For this reason, in society a proximity to Bellini always impressed you Inkersall, and Mr. Hinchcliffe. Mrs. Sunderland especially dis- with a sense of alarm, which, nevertheless, had in it a dreadfal charm, tinanished herself, and the choruses in general were given with and attracted as well as repelled. Sometimes his involuntary puns an effectiveness that procured the hearty plaudits of the were only amusing, and reminded one by their funny insipidity of the audience. Mr. Fawcett performed the duties of conductor with

| castle ot' his countryman, the Prince Palagoni, which Göthe describes his usual skill and ability.

in his pictures of Italian travels, as a museum of fearful distortions, and

incongruously coupled deformities. As on such occasions Bellini was WORCESTER.—(April 28th.)—The second of the series of cheap always confident that he had said something quite harmless, and very concerts was given at the Music Hall on Monday evening. Mr. serious, the expression of his face formed the strongest (contrast Haynes played on the organ. Mrs. Evans (who pleased much in with the sense of his words. That peculiarity, which displeased me Mr. Loder's song, “I ride on the storm'), Messrs. Thomas, in his face, was always most prominent at such times. But still I Berkley, Cooper, and Brookes, were the singers. The concert will not say but that this very expression had some charm for the ladies, terminated with the National Anthem.

Bellini's face, as well as his whole appearance, had that physical freshness,

that flesh-bloom, that rose-color which invariably produces an unpleasant LEEDS.—(April 28th.)-The Leeds Musical Union gave their

impression upon me. It was only at a later period, when I had been fourth and concluding concert for the season, at the Music Hall,

acquainted with Bellini for some time, that I felt any inclination yesterday evening, The vocalists were Madame Weiss, Madame

toward him. This resulted from the discovery that his character was, Amadei, and Mr. Weiss. The band was efficient, and the per- throughout, noble and good. His mind had most certainly remained formance well received. Mr. Burton conducted.

pure and unsullied by contact with evil. He was endowed also with LEEDS.-The Creation was given on Monday evening last, at that harmless, good-natured, that child-like nature, which is never found the Music Hall by the Rational Recreation Society. Herr

wanting in men of genius,even if they do not expose it to the gaze of al mankind.

HEINRICH HEINE Formes was too unwell to come to Leeds, and the committee engaged Mr. Winn in his place. The performers were Miss Milner, Mr. Perring, and Mr. Winn, solo vocalists; principal violin, Mr. H. C. Cooper; principal oboe, Mr. Jennings; Mr. ISLINGTON.-A concert was given on Tuesday last, in aid of Bowling, leader, and Mr. Spark, conductor; with a band and the St Mark's National and Infant Schools, St. John-street-road, chorus numbering considerably over a hundred.

Islington, at the School Rooms, which was liberally patronised. BODMIN.—Two amateur concerts were given at the Guildhall,

Miss Stabbach sang with great expression “ The Sailor's Grave,"

and was unanimously encored. Her other song, “Kathleen in aid of the funds of the East Cornwall Hospital, on Tuesday

Mavourneen," was also re-demanded. Miss Huddart was encored evening and Wednesday morning. The programme was of the

in “Ida;" and Miss Lizzie Dyer (a pupil of Mr. F. Kingsbury) usual miscellaneous kind. At either concert the band played

in “ Over the sea.” Mdile. Sedlatzek sang two German lieder;, two overtures, and at the evening coucert, two movements from

Miss Laura Baxter two English ballads, and Mendelssohn's duet, one of Beethoven's symphonies. A solo on the violin, by Mr.

“I would that my love," with Miss Stabbach. The Misses Reed, was executed on both occasions. The chief attraction,

Mascall and Miss Palmer sang some duets. Mr. Miranda sang nevertheless, lay in the vocal department. The singers were

“ The Bay of Biscay” and was encored ; as was Mr. Walter Mesdames Crowley, Carme, Lord Graves, Messrs. Reed, Hicks, I

Bolton, in Dibdin's "Tight little Island." Mr. Wallworth sang Squire, Shuttleworth, and Boitragon. The concerts realised a

Bishop's “'Tis when to sleep the world retires," and the serenade, tolerable sum for the fund.

from Don Giovanni, “Deh vieni alla finestra," the former being encored ; and Mr. Frank Force, a tenor, sang two tenor songs very pleasingly. Mr. Viotti Collins' solo on the violin was encored.

Other artistes, of more or less merit, assisted ; and the concert BELLINI DESCRIBED BY HEINE.

may be pronounced an excellent one, both for the charity, in Bellini was of a tall, up-shooting, slender figure, which always

a financial point of view, and the general performance, which moved gracefully ; coquettish, ever looking as though just emerged from

| was creditable to the directors or managers. The conductors a band-box; a regular, but large, delicately rose-tinted face; light,

| were Messrs. Berger, F. Kingsbury, and Frank Force. almost golden hair, worn in wavy curls ; a high, very high, marble fore STRAND.-Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment has been given, with head, straight nose, light blue eyes, well-sized mouth, and rounded chin. Miss R. Isaacs as Maria, who was supported by Mr. Bowler, a tenor, His features had something vague in them, a want of character, some. who appeared at Drury Lane in the L'Etoile du Nord. The new thing milk-like ; and in this milk-face fitted sometimes a painful. extravaganza continues to attract, and Miss Somers, the clever propleasing expression of sorrow. This expression in his face took the vincial importation, is fast gaining ground in public favour.

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obtained more than temporary relief, relapsing again into the same unpleasantNEW ORGAN.-MESSRS. ROBSON will have com ness. Holloway's Pills were recommended to him after all, and it is quito pleted, on Wednesday, May 9th, 1855, the New Organ for Kensington, on

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