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This may be the place to mention that a detailed analysis of the music will appear under the usual head of " Reviews."
We cannot conclude without a strong word of eulogy to Mr. Beverley, whose scenic displays in the Etoile du, Nord are among the finest efforts of his pencil; and to Mr. A. Harris, whose superintendance of the mise-cn-scine contributed no little to its success.
The Huguenots will be given to-night, when Grisi and Mario make their last appearance this season. After all, the great prima donna has not, it seems, made up her mind to retire from public life for ever. Perhaps the enthusiasm she has once again created may have something to do with the matter; or, perhaps, Grisi stands in the same position as a great minister who lately retired from office—she lias tendered her resignation to the public, and is only waiting for a competent successor. If this be true, we are likely to hear Grisi for a long time to come. Tant mieux.
The Etoile du Nord is to be played on Monday, for the fifth time (Lablache's last appearance), and on Tuesday, the Prophets, for the first.
(From our own Correspondent.)
Not only is there no novelty in the musical world of Paris, but there is no prospect of a change before the middle of August. At the Grand-Op6ra Les Vepres Siciliennes alternates with the Prophite, and the receipts average 11,000 francs a night during each of the six evenings of the week the establishment is opened. Such a continued success is unprecedented in the history of the Academic Imp6riale de Musique, since by no process of cramming can the house be made to contain 12,000 francs. The Op6raComique is likewise reaping a rich harvest, Jenny Bell, Haydie, and Tj Etoile du Nord, represented by Mesdlles. Caroline Difprez and Lefebre, and Mdme. Ugalde, filling the theatre to the roof ■every night. In addition to the /Ste at Versailles, which the Emperor wilpofler to your Queen on her flm visit to l^srisf and which will transcend in magnificence even those of Louis Quatorze, there will be superb balls at the Tuileries and H6tel de Ville, and three dramatic representations are now being organised in her honour. The first will be at the Grand-Op6ra. and will consist of Santa Chiara, the work of her brother-in-law, the Duke of Saxe-Gotha; the second will be Haydee, at the Op6raComique; and the third will take place at the Th6atre Francais, to assist at which Mdlle. Rachel will return for one night, after fulfilling her engagement in London. Never has Mdlle. Rachel produced a more profound impression on the theatrical public of Paris than in the performances she has lately given at the Theatre Francais. She has been roused to action and energy by the success of Mad. Ristori; she has determined on giving proof that, as a tragedian,-she is unapproached and unapproachable, and the verdict of the public has been unanimous and decisive.
Even the Feuilletonistc of the Independence Beige, who with such forcible feebleness expends each week his petty store of stale jokes and vapid criticism in sneering at English manners— his knowledge of which is on a par with his familiarity with your language, and the latter may be measured by his spelling the word "shocking," which ho used parenthetically last week, "shoking"—and in denying any merit to the dramatic talents of Mesdlles. Rachel or Cruvelli. Even this gentleman now admits that his "disputes with her will not prevent his rendering justice to her talents, and that this is due to her as a compensation"—(mark the word)—" for his somewhat intractable frankness." Madlle. Rachel may well reply in the words of Napoleon in 1797, when the Austrian commissioners offered to recognise the French Republic: "The Republic is like the sun, which shines with its own light; the blind alone cannot see it." Rachel most assuredly shines with her own light, and her genius is not likely to receive an accession of splendour even from the " compensation" so generously offered to her.
Colonel Ragani retires from the direction of the Italian Opera, having, like his predecessors, Ronconi, Corti, and Lumley, lost a large sum of money in the vain attempt at success. But, in truth, there is little chance of any lessee making money at the
Salle Ventadour, seeing the immense competition at unfair odds to which he is subjected. Not only do the Grand Opera and the Opera Comique receive large subventions from the government, but the lessees have both houses rent free, and now the Opera is managed by a paid agent, all risk being borne by the Imperial Government of France. What chance therefore can private enterprise expect against such tremendous competition, and who can furnish a purse so long as that of one of the greatest powers of Europe? Notwithstanding these very obvious considerations, another Italian, M. Calzado, nothing deterred by the fate of his countrymen, has determined on tryiug his chance, and has been accepted as lessee for the ensuing season. ■ ■ . . ■ • in
A process of the greatest interest to all musicians who may desire to give concerts in Paris has just terminated. M. Strauss, director of the masked balls held at the Opera during the past season, and who has nothing but his name in common with the celebrated but defunct maestro of Vienna, had been in the habit of borrowing the ideas of others, which he dressed up, sometimes in the form of quadrilles (as gipsies "disguise" other peoples' children), and sometimes transferred to waltzes, etc, which he published in his own name. The society of dramatic authors, who had acquired the copyright in the libretti of certain operas so dealt with by M. Strauss, accordingly summoned him before the "Tribunal Correctional de la Seine," for having without their permission appropriated to the purposes of his quadrilles certain aira of operas in which they had a copyright interest. The tribunal, however, dismissed their complaint, on the grounds—1st. That public balls could not be compared with concerts, seeing that music was but an accessory; 2nd. That the author of the words of an opera cannot object to a performance purely instrumental of the airs taken from that opera. Nothing daunted by this decision, the society at once appealed, and the superior court has now delivered its judgment, completely reversing it. The court declared that the execution in a theatre, converted for the occasion into a ball-room, of airs taken from an opera, and even of simple songs, must be assimilated to a dramatic performance, and that ai-tiolo -128 of the ponal code, which was intended to guarantee the rights of authors against any performance, of their works without their consent, was applicable to this case; that it mattered not whether the performance objected to was but partial, or even if it extended only to one air; that article 428 was applicable even though the entire work was not performed; and that a modification of the time of a musical composition in applying it to the exigences of dance music, could not be allowed to deprive an author of his rights. The court also decided, that the participation of the musician and the author of the libretto in composing an opera, constituted a common property therein for the benefit of one as well as the other, and thence it required the consent of both in order to dispose of the music or any of the airs, the death of one in no way interfering with the rights of the other. Consequently the Court condemned M Strauss to pay to the Dramatic Authors' Society, by way of damages, fifty francs for each ball held at the Opera during last season, and ordered him to pay the costs.
The Marriage dCOlympe has been performed at the Vaudeville, where it will probably hold its place for some time to come, most people being led away by their curiosity to see a play of which everyone talks. Few of M. Augier's friends congratulate him on a success mainly due to this motive which carries crowds to see how such an author treats such a subject. But that the author of La Cigiie, QabrieUe, and Le Oendre de M. Poirier has made a descent on the ladder of dramatic fame admits of no doubt. Can a man touch pitch and not be defiled) The Emperor was present at the first performance, as was also the Prince Napoleon; the Ministers of State, Foreign Affairs, Public Instruction, and the Interior, were likewise to be seen. M. Auber represented the composers, MM. Merime6, Scribe, and Alfred de Vigny, the Academy, for which M. Augier has more than once been proposed with indifferent success. Mesdlles. Rachel, Constance—from a passage in whose life it was thought M. Augier had largely borrowed—and Alice Theric did duty for the actresses, and'every journalist of note might be seen within the walls of the Vaudeville.
The action of the piece commences at Berlin, where Mdlle.
Olympe Tavernier, with a longing common to her class, desires to marry and obtain a footing in the world. She discovers a booby of good family, whom she dupes and inveigles, and M. Henri de Puygiron makes her his wife. In order to avoid meeting with old acquaintances whose recognition might be disagreeable in her new sphere, Olympe announces her death through the medium of the newspapers; so Olympe est morle, vive la Comtesse de Puygiron. She proceeds with her husband to Spa, where she encounters an old friend in the person of a lorette, who, tapping her on the shoulder with the familiarity accorded to old friendship, whispers in her ear, after the masked ball fashion, "Je to connais, beau masque." The countess disdainfully eyes her from head to foot, but it is to no purpose, for she has forgotten to hide a mole on her neck, and she is fairly caught.
However she quits Spa, married, a countess, bearing one of the most renowned names in France, with .£4000 a-year, and iu due course she obtains admission into the circles of the great world in Paris. The Marquis de Puygiron, uncle to the husband, diplomatist and ambassador, who hail conceived some suspicions with respect to a union kept secret from him, and who had not been enchanted at first sight of the lady, softens, mollifies, and presses her to his heart, when he learns she is the daughter of a Vendean royalist, who has sealed his principles with his blood. She is therefore gladly welcomed to the domestic circle of her husband, and surrounded with affection, respect, and esteem. But she pines and wearies, disgusted with the quiet of a life which has no charms for her, and longing for the excitement of the Bal Mabille, the theatres, or the petits soupers at the Maison Doree, where no one, apparently, ever goes to bed all the year round.
Accordingly she becomes pettish and intriguing, annoying her husband in a thousand ways, and awakening his suspicions by accepting a necklace from one of her admirers. She then, during her husband's absence, calls her friends from Paris to the country house of the uncle, and there in company with Montrigaud, one of her old lovers, and a bevy of fair frad ones, holds high orgy, getting drunk in n. *c«n« inspired by the success of that of the Bame aux Camelias; not content with this, she endeavours to debauch the miud of Henri's cousin, the granddaughter of the old Marquis, and at length the bandage falls from her husband's eyes. He consults his uncle, who hastens from Berlin, at which court he is ambassador of France, and he, disgusted at the manner in which his family name has been dragged through the mire, draws a pistol from his pocket and kills his niece—upon the stage the first night, but since then behind the scenes, to spare the feeling of the lorettes, by whom the theatre is frequented.
Here then is the sketch of a new drama of the courtesan school—Fil'.cs de Marbre, Barnes aux Camelias, Baronnes du Bemimonde, Lorettes imeritees, or by whatever name they are called, these plays are but the same theme with variations. Take a courtesan whose mind is degraded as her person; strip her of her brutal nature, her vicious habits, her depraved tastes, her degraded propensities, her debased, ignorant, and gangrened mind—supply her with generous sentiments, noble aspirations, unselfish desires, and some affections—surround her with a halo of interest—let her suffer from failing health, and a love she is unable to requite—and you have the receipt for some modern heroine. M. Augier may say that—
"Vice 13 a monster of such hideous mien,
but it is io be found that this is not the case with vice as represented on the stage, and the recollection of the orgy endures long after the moral has subsided into forgetfulness.
The actors were excellent, and nothing could exceed the way in which the piece was put on the stage. Millie. Fargueil, the Marco of the FiUes de Marbre, was Olympe, and played her part with a decency, tact, and moderation, which softened down all the more repulsive features of the character. Lagrange, as the husband, was natural; foolish at the outset, when under the influence of his wife's charms, dignified in the end when his reason had asserted its right. Mdlle. St. Marc made a charming
Genevieve, and Felix was, as usual in these dramas, the honest man par excellence, sneering at the world and its follies, unpitying to weakness, and unmoved by vice.
MEYERBEER AND THE BIRMINGHAM
So long ago as the month of April, 1851, the Committee of the Birmingham Festival requested Meyerbeer to compose an Oratorio for the Festival of the following year. In his answer he said.
"I feci myself the more honoured by this step on your part, as I know;, from the voice of fume how much the Musical Festivals of Birmingham havo always been distinguished, as well by the excellence of their musical execution as by the great masters called upon to produce now works for them. It is therefore with the most profound regret that I find myself forced to decline your flattering offer; having already accepted many engagements for new musical works which I nm to deliver at fixed times, it would be impossible for me at present to undertake another."
Immediately after the last Festival, the Committee—regarding Meyerbeer (since Mendelssohn is dead, and Spohr has ceased to write) as the greatest composer of the time, and knowing the vast and comprehensive character of his genius—renewed their endeavours to obtain from him a great sacred work for the Festival about to take place. With this view Mr. Mason wrote to him in the end of the year 1852, but (owing apparently to Meyerbeer's numerous occupations, and his changes of residence) received no answer to his letters. Having resolved to seek an interview with him, Mr. Mason requested Madame Viardot to give him a personal introduction, and also to use her great influence with Meyerbeer in furtherance of the object which the Committee had so much at heart. This led to a correspondence with that accomplished lady which is not without interest. On the 13th of December, 1852, Madame Viardot wrote to Mr. Mason.
"I have seen M. Meyerboer yesterday, and we have spoken
ftbrtiit the Orntorin 11.' nngc of yon noi to take tho tvoubl* to look for
a libretto for him. He is himself iu search of one, and says that nobody can do that for him, because he knows the sort of subject allowed to be put into music, and he alone knows the new form he wishes to give to it. He begs me to add that as soon as he shall have found a libretto of his own convenience he will send it. you to meet with your approbation. I have discharged my message with the most scrupulous fidelity. It is much belter, I think too, to let M. Meyerbeer choose his own libretto, because it is sure to be good and quite new, and, when once settled, will havo more chance of being composod."
In 1853 Mr. Mason had a personal interview with Meyerbeer, without any definite result; and he afterwards received a letter from Madame Viardot, dated the 12th of October, in which she says:
"I have at last seen Meyerbeer in Paris, and I communicate to you the only answer I could get from him about the Oratorio affair. 'My greatest desire,' ho says, ' is to write a work for tho next Birmingham Festival j but having several other things of importance to work at now, it is impossible for me to take any resolution now and give any promise whatever. My grand Opera is to come out in the same year as the Birmingham Festival, 1855, and it is still far from being finished. The only thing I can give my word for is, to look for a subject of the Oratorio, and if possible to write it. I will bring it myself to England, and ask for no other remuneration than the pleasure of knowing that it will be well performed. To give myself greater facility of finding a subject to my convenience, I will choose it short, so as to fill the second part of a moruing performance. I shall require no particular singer, since I know that you are engaged. You will bo the centre of the whole work, and any good soprano, tenor, and bass will do. Present my respects to Mr. Mason, to whom I ought to have written at the end of last June, but indeed I was poorly. Since then I have received nono of his letters, and finally, I found that my answer was too awkward to be written. I preferred to wait until I could explain all my reasons to you.'—These aro Meyerbeer's own words, with the only difference thut they wcro uttered in good French, and that I have translated them into bad English."
Still anxious, however, to accomplish an object deemed so desirable, Mr. Mason again visited Paris last year, when he was accompanied by another gentleman of the Committee, Mr. W. J. Beale. They had an interview with Meyerbeer, but could obtain no promise from him, though he expressed a wish that "un petit coin" should be kept for him at the Festival. Though, however, the Committee have been unsuccessful in their efforts to procure a work from him at this time, they have the best grounded hopes of obtaining one at a later period. "We have the satisfaction of being able to state, that Meyerbeer, since his arrival in London, has expressed his earnest and anxious desire to write an Oratorio expressly for Birmingham, and has positively promised to be present during the approaching Festival, with the view of making himself well acquainted with the manner in which our great meetings are conducted, and with the orchestra, the chorus, the principal vocalists, the Hall, and all the musical resources of the place. We are sure that his desire to produce a work for us'will be stimulated by his knowledge, from actual observation, of the magnificent manner in which it will be executed. And, to every lover of music, the presence among us of a man of such world-wide celebrity will be a source of the greatest curiosity and interest. We shall now, in pursuance of our plan, give some particulars of his life and splendid career.—(From Aris's Birmingham Gaiette.)
"Lord John Kussell"—says our thin-shanked contemporary, Punch—'' is in treaty with Dr. Wagner to compose some Music of the Future for his Reform Bill." (Given:—This joke—to find out its meaning.—Ed. M. W.)
Italian Opera At Liverpool.—A series of five operatic performances, by subscription, is announced to be given at the Theatre Royal, Liverpool, on the evenings of the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th of August. The company, selected from the Covent Garden troupe, is as follows:—Mesdames Bosio, "Viardot, and Marai, and Signors Tamberlik, Gardoni, Graziani, Tagliafico, and Polonini. Mr. Alfred Mellon will be the conductor, and Mr. Harris director of the mise-en-sce'ne. The operas will be II Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, II
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Tonbridge.—The organ in the parish church, originally built by Samuel Green, in 1788, has been rebuilt by Messrs. Gray and Davison. It is now a fine instrument, and has the advantage of equal temperament. On Sunday last it was opened by Mr. Gilbert (who presided) before one of the most numerous congregations ever seen in Tonbridge parish church. A choir of 27 voices performed, amongst other church music, the following anthems—" In Jewry," Clarke; "In that day," Gilbert; and "Blessed be thou," Kent.
The Opkra Bank Op England.—The Morning Chronicle sajs :— *■ The Italian Opera House in the Haymarket has been named as the probable locale of the new West End Branch of the Bank of England." If, by some magical process of digging and "prospecting," all the precious metal buried in the Opera House might be once again produced, there would be ready money enough, and to spare, for all the purposes of the branch bank, without any supply from the city trunk.— Punch.
A Soiree Musicals was given on tViday week, at the residence of Henry Greville, Esq., under the superintendance of Siguor Scaira, who presided at the pianoforte. The vocalists were Madame Bosio, Madame Sartoris, Madame Didee, The Misses McAlpiue, Signor Mario, Signor Ciabatta, and Mr. Tennant. Among the more admired morceaux were the aria "Vieille sur eux," from the Etoile du Nord, sung by Madame Bosio, a romania sung by Signor Oiabatta, and a very pretty duet by Signor Schira, "Sul sentier" nicely suug by the Misses McAlpine. Among the company present, were the Duchess and the Princess Mary of Cambridge, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Meekleuburg-Strelitz, the Ducbess of Wellington, the Marquis and Marchioneas of Aylesbury, the Earl and Countess of Wilton, and a host of fashionable amateurs, to whom the concert appeared to give entire satisfaction.
Jena.—A sacred concert was given on the 26th ult., in the Stadtkirche, under the direction of Dr. Franz Liszt; the principal feature being a mass, for men's voices, with obbligato organ accompaniments, composed by that apostle of the "Future" art. At a dinner given to Dr. Liszt by the Liedertafel, he was presented with a Latin diploma, making him an honorary member of that institution. Dr. Grille, also, presented him with a handsome bdton, on which were engraved the following words: "Dem JPiloten Franz Liszt, sum 26 Juni, 1855." Liszt should henceforth discourse of Wagnerism in Latin.
Italy.—At Milan the only theatre now open is the Rd, at which Rossini's Qazza Lada was produced last week, with as much success as could be expected from the artistes who played in it. The Gazzetta Mmicale laments the want of serious study on the part of modern singers in Italy, a state of things for which we ourselves have expressed regret over and over again, a regret which has been fully borne out by the majority of the new comers who have appeared from time to time on the boards of our own theatres. The next opera will be Cenerentola, which will be followed by Signor Muzio's Claudia. On Saturday the Theatre de' Felodramatici closed its doors with the Ariele of Signor Leoni, which seemed to have achieved a fair amount of popularity.
At Lucca a new opera, entitled Carlo di Viana, by Signor Angeloni, has been produced with great success—although the execution is described as having been very inferior. A new opera has also been given at Trieste, by Signor Mazzo, which, was well received.
At Venice, Meyerbeer's opera II Prof eta has met with the most enthusiastic reception. It was produced on the 11th inst. The parts were filled by Signore Sanchioli and Carozzi, Signori Negrini and Nanni, the execution was excellent, and the decorations splendid.—The Italian papers say that Mr. Balfe ia expected at Bologna, where he intends staying for some time.
The Movement In C. (division).—We see Mr. Hullah has just published a "Treatise on the Stave." We suppose it is dedicated to the Police in consequence of the striking and very superior powers of execution they have lately displayed with the Stave.—Punch.
Wiesbaden.—Mad. Stradiot-Mende has appeared with success in Fidelio.
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HEREFORD MUSICAL FESTIVAL will be held in tho Cathedral and Shire Hal!, on August 81st and three followingdays, for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Dioceses of Hereford, Gloucester, and Worcester. Under the especial patronage of Her Moat Gracious Majesty tho Quoou. Principal Vocalists—Madame Grisi, Madame Clara Novello, Madame Weiss, Miss Dolby, Miss Moss, Mr. Sims Reeves, Signor Mario, Mr. Moutem Smith, Mr. H. Barnby, and Mr. Weiss.—Programmes forwarded on application to Mr. G. Townshend Smith, Conductor. _____
Meeting, July 30th, 1855.
Programme for the day. The performing members to meot in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cloisters, Westminster Abbey, at half-past 9 o'clock. The Service in the Abbey to commence at 10. Mr. Turlc will preside at tho organ. The meeting to proceed from Westminster Bridge, Middlesex side, by Steam Boat, at 12 o'clock, to London Bridge :—and leave the Londonbridgo Railway Station for the Crystal Palace at 12. 50. The members to assemble at the Crystal Fountain at a quarter to 4, and then proceed to diuner. Mr. Goss, has kindly consented to take tho chair at 4 o'clock precisely.
(Signed) EDWARD J. HOPKINS, Chairman of Committoe.
BIRMINGHAM MUSICAL FESTIVAL, in Aid of the Funds of the General Hospital, on the 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st days of August next. Principal vocalists:—Had. Grisi, Mdlle. Angioiina Bosio, Mad. Rudcrsdorff, and Mad. Castellan, Miss Dolby, and Mad. Viardot Garcia; Signor Mario, Signor Gardoni, Herr Reichardt, and Mr. Sims Reeves, Signor Lablache, Mr. Weiss, and Herr Formes. Org. mist, Mr. Stimpaon. Conductor, Mr. Costa. Outline of tho Performances:
Tuesday Morning.—Elijah, Mendelssohn.
Wednesday Morning.—Eli, an Oratorio composed expressly for this Festival, the words written by. W. Barthomolew—Costa.
Thursday Morning.—Messiah, U&ndcl.
Friday Morning.—The Mount of Olives, Beethoven; the Requiem, Mozart; A Selection from Israel in Egypt, Hfiudel.
Tuesday Evening.^-Graud Concert, comprising Overture, Ruy Bias—Mendelssohn ; Cantata, Leonora—Macfarren; Overture, Der Freischutz—Weber ; Selections from Operas, &c; Overture, Masauiello—Aubor; Finale, Preghicra, Mose in Egitto—Rossini.
Wednesday Evening,—Grand Concert, comprising Symphony in A MajorMendelssohn; Overture, Leonora — Beethoven; Finnic, Lorely — Moudelssohn; Seloctioua from Los Huguenots, &c.—.Meyerbeer; Priests' March, Athalie— Mendelssohn.
Thursday Evening.—Grand Concert, comprising Pastoral Symphony—Beethoven; Finale, L'luvocazione all' Armonia—H. R. H. Prince Albert: Overture, Guillaume Tell—Rossini; Selections from Le Prophete, L'Etoile du Nord, &c.— Meyorbeer; Overtuw Rnl«i- *>f *^«> Spirit* Wubw.
Friday Evening.—A Full Dross Ball.
Parties req bring programmes of the performances may have them forwarded by post, or may obtain thorn (with any other information desired) on application to Mr. Henry Howell, Secretary to tho Committee, 34, Bennctt's-hill, Birmingham.
J. K. LEDSAM. Chairman.
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