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written, was also redemanded and repeated. In Hauptmann's ¡ Fanny Rowland gave Macfarren's “ Beating of my own heart," piece, the solo parts were sustained by Miss Fosbroke, Mrs with exquisite feeling, besides au aria by Donizetti. Mr. Allan Dixon, Mr. Regaldi, and Mr. Hodson; in “O Nanny, wilt thou Irving sang “The White Squall ” and an air by Donizetti, gang with me," by Miss Clara Hemming, Miss Sheppard, Mr.displaying both method and style. The room was tolerably full, Richard Seymour, and Mrs. Gadsby. Mrs. Percy and Miss but the applause faint, the majority of the company belonging to Leffler gave Mr. Smart's beautiful duet. Miss Freeth was that sex whose approval is rather indicated than expressed. equally successful in the fantasia and the sonata. Both were SACRED HARMONIC SOCIETY.-A grand vocal rehearsal by the well executed, but the undue acceleration of the tempo in the London Division of the Handel Commemoration Festival Choir, first and last movements of the former was bardly an improve- numbering above 1,600 voices, took place last night at Exeter ment. The galleries were crowded, and the body of the hall Hall, under the direction of Mr. Costa. was well filled.
CRYSTAL PALACE. The last two concerts—Saturday the 17th and Saturday the 24th instant-did not present any novel
LETTER TO THE EDITOR. points of interest. At the former the instruinental pieces comprised Haydn's symphony in B flat, and the overtures to Melusina (Mendelssohn) and the Flauto Magico (Mozart). Madame
VOCAL ASSOCIATION. Saiuton-Dolby and Miss Parepa were the vocalists, and M. Sir, ---We have too many choral societies already, and without Sainton played two solos of his own composition on the violin. applying this remark to the one in question particularly, I may cite the The ladies were encored severally in Mr. Balfe's ballad. “ The programme of Wednesday last as a proof that choral music in London green trees whispered low," and the cavatina from Victorine,
is overdone. There is no band at the Vocal Association's concerts this “Oh, bright were my visions;" and M. (Sainton was loudly
year, and the selections are therefore limited to madrigals, glees, and applauded in both his performances, chiefly in his Lucrezia
other unaccompanied part-music. This brings the body into rivalry Borgia. There was a good attendance.
with Mr. Henry Leslie's Choir, a dangerous position for any society to
be in. The music on Wednesday last was very uninteresting, the partAt the concert, last Saturday, Mr.Augustus Manns, not satis
song “Remembrance" (Mendelssohn) and one or two English madri. fied, let us suppose, with the reception accorded at the concert gals, and these of the most hackneyed, being the only works of merit on the 10:h instant, to Robert Schumann's symphony in B on the list. It is certain that some alteration must be made ; either flat, introduced it a second time, and announced in the pro- the band must be restored, and large works performed, or war to the gramme its repetition as by “special desire.” This, no knife with the more finished and cultivated rival above alluded to must doubt, referred to a few individuals, lovers of the music be declared. Where is the “Orchestral Association ?" By this time a of Robert Schumann, who, with great philanthropy, would goodly array of amateur instrumentalists should be ready, and the two convert all to their own way of thinking. The symphony “ Associations” might work together for their mutual advantage. did not much improve on closer acquaintance. The over
Here again, what are the solo vocalists about? Why don't they let ture to Fidelio was the only other piece for the band, others choose tor them ? Madame Sainton-Dolby generally knows what who, it must be confessed, aided Mr. Manns to the best of their she is about. On Wednesday night she sang two of the best known power to ensure a favourable reception for Schumann's work.
pieces in her extensive répertoire -" Cangio d'aspetto" (Admetus), Herr Becker, who appeared for the first time at the Crystal
Handel ; and “The green trees," by Balfe. Miss Fanny Rowland, on the Palace, created a highly favourable sensation in Paganini's
contrary, was unwise in selecting “Or che in cielo" of Mozart. It is “Nel cor piu," and Ernst's “ Airs Hongrois." The vocal music
too thin for her style of vocalisation, which inclines to the robust. was entrusted to Madame Catharine Hayes and the Orpheus
M. Sainton played“ Fantasia on La Traviata," and a Valse do Glee Vuion.
Concert, both from his own pen. Miss Eleanor Ward, a young lady of The lady gave Mozart's “ Non temer” (violin prepossessing exterior, made her first appearance. She exhibited some obbligato, Herr_Becker) ; Lachner's song, “The sea has its
executive talent, particularly a clear and well-defined trill and repetition pearīs," and “The Irish mother's lament.” The Irish ballad
touch, in a fantasia on Marta by Herr Wilhelm Kühe. I am not much was given with so much expression as to elicit a general call for impressed with the advisability of writing fantasias on operatic airs ; its repetition. Madame Hayes, however, substituted “Comin' and a few bars of the sparkling Flotow watered down to about twenty thro' the rye,” which, though more comic, was less effective. | pages by Herr Kühe, is as unsatisfactory an achievement as the latter's The Orpheus Glee Union sang Webbe's “Discord, dire sister," worst enemies, if he have any, could desire. . and Muller's “ Maying" with precision if not much power. The
I remain, Sir, yours, &o., attendance was larger than on the previous Saturday.
NON-CONTENT. WILLIS's Rooms.—Master Horton C. Allison, pupil of the eminent pianoforte professor, Mr. W. H. Holmes, gave a concert |
V.H. Holmes, gave a concert | LEICESTER.--Messrs. Henry and Alfred Nicholson gave a perin the lower room at Willis's, on Tuesday morning. This young formance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, at their anuual concert, on gentleman, though not yet thirteen, has already made some noise Monday, 26th inst. The principal vocalists were Madame Weiss, in the musical world. llis first appearance in public, we believe, was in 1858, when he gave a concert in Willis's Rooms.
Miss Palmer, Mr. Sims Reeves, and Mr. Weiss. The secondary Last year Master Allison performed, at Mr. Holmes's Annual
parts in the quartets and terzetts, &c., being filled up by Misses
Deacon, C. Weston, and Groscock, Messrs. Sansome, Bradston, Concert of his Pupils, in the Hauover-square Rooms, and Land Christian. The orchestra consisted of the local instrumenspecially distinguished himself. The pieces he selected on Tues
talists, strengthened by assistance from London, Birmingham, day were Fugue (No. 2 of the Book of 48 Fugues), Bach ; ) AŬegro, in F major, from the Suite de Pièces, Handel ; Fantasia
Manchester, and Nottingham; the chorus was that of the
Leicester New Philharmonic Society, and numbered some 200 and Fugue, Mozart; Andante and Rondo Cappriccioso, Mendelssohn; Sonata, No. 2 (dedicated to Haydn), Beethoven ; |
zao, Cappriccioso; Meno performers. Mr. Alfred Nicholson was the conductor. The Ohopin's Seconde Ballade; Herz's Fantasia on the March
performance gave great satisfaction. from Otello, and, with Mr. Henry Blagrove, and Mr. Ayl
LEEDS. -The last concert but one of the season was given on ward, Haydn's trio (No. 1), in E flat, for pianoforte. violin. Saturday last, by the Town Hall Concert Society, when the and violoncello. Master Allison has great power and great dex following were the performers :-Miss Clarke, Miss Watson terity, but his power is not invariably well regulated, aud he is
(both débutantes in Leeds), Mr. Iukersall an i Mr. Henry Phillips. too fond of exhibiting his power at the expense of other qunli. The programme was juade up of old Euglish ballads, varied by ties no less indispensable in pianoforte playing, and which we
two organ solos, cleverly played by Mr. Spark, the conducior of have little doubt he possesses. All his performances were
the concert. interesting, but Haydu's trio was perhaps the best. Such a ORGANIST FOR THE LEEDS Town Hall. --At a special meeting talent as Master Allison possesses is well worth cultivating, and of the Leeds Town Council, to be held this day (Saturday), the he is lucky in having the counsel and tuition of so accomplished | following resolution is to be proposed :-"That the Town Hall a master as Mr. Holmes. The programme was varied by songs, | Committee be authorised to make arrangements for the election and a solo on the concertina by Mr. Richard Blagrove. Miss of an organist, at the salary of £200 per annum.".
Quintet Union, will be noticed next week.
T HE illness of M. Jullien having, with fatal rapidity, terminated in death, it has
I been resolved that the donations to the JULLIEN FUND shall be applied in the manner which would have been most in accordance with the wishes of the deceased,
been pcrmitted him to express them, viz , to the relief of his widow and family, who, by lia loss, are left totally unprovided for.
Committee for the distribution of the Jullion Fund.
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Covent Garden Theatre, enlarged and remodelled for the 1 10A few friends, goods departe i 10 ment, Reny's..
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this time to predict.
Madame Marie Cabel-the celebrated Belgian, who
occupies the post of première chanteuse at the Opéra-Comique chorus-master, Signor Vaschetti, has been summoned from in Paris, and was the original Dinorah in Meyerbeer's Pardon Bologna (where Rossini fed pigs, ate sausages, and turned de Ploërmel-is also one of the company. Whether Mad. fishmonger), and that he will obey the summons. Cabel, who made such a deep impression on John Bull at The ballet arrangements, even for her Majesty's Theatre, the St. James's theatre, in several operas of Auber, Adam, look unusually powerful and complete, and in perspective &c., will be equally successful on the Italian stage, which she bring us back to the days of the Pas de Quatre and the has never get tried, remains to be seen. Report says she triumphs of Esmeralda-Carlotta, when Terpsichore was is to appear in a new Italian version of Dinorah, but worshipped, danseuses were deified, and even danseurs report is not always a truth-teller : and Manager Smith has (thanks to the inimitable little Perrot) admired by one sex not been explicit on this head. Here, by the way, would be (the “ beau”); and tolerated by the other (the “laid”). We a good chance for the often-asked-for Domino Noir-or, as it, may point emphatically to Marietta Pocchini, one of the most has long threatened to become, Domino Nero.
accomplished of living danseuses ; to Amalia Ferraris, idol Last, not least, the universally popular Malle. Titiens of the French and Russian capitals; and to Claudina Cucchi, will not only reappear as Valentine, Norma, Lucrezia, &c, who has jilted her Parisian adorers to turn the heads of the but with other operas, in which, though famous abroad, she
Viennese. These make a splendid trio to begin with. The is unknown here—such for instance as Fidelio, Der Freischütz, promised new ballets, and the period for the expected rising and Oberon. Weber's Oberon, which though of English birth, of each “particular star," may be ascertained by a reference has been little cared for in England, will, in all probability, | to our advertising columns; we canuot enumerate them here. constitute the “special novelty' of the season; and upon its Enough to add that M. Pettit is at the head of the ballet production, we hope, as we are given to understand, no pains department, a pledge for its efficiency. or expense will be spared. Mr. Benedict (Weber's favourite | The theatre has undergone thorough renovation within pupil) is composing recitatives for the Italian version, and and without. The old frequenters will hardly recognise the his name is a guarantee for the fidelity and talent with which interior. The pit-vestibule, the lobbies on the grand tier, this difficult task will be accomplished.
and the crush-rooms, are lined with mirrors. The walls have Last, and least (in proportions), Malle. Piccolomini has been papered, the ceilings painted, the floors and stairs accepted an engagement, and, in six farewell performances of carpeted, the chandelier glossed and burnished, the stalls six of her most popular parts, will take her final leave (un newly arranged, &c., &c. A conservatory is, we understand, less her aristocratic future husband should change his mind) projected, on the balcony overlooking the Haymarket, which, of the English public, and-it is said (on dit) public life. I being on a line with the grand tier, will cause no inconveThe muses will weep and put on sackcloth.
nience to promenaders. The Concert-room, too, is to be About the other lady-singers we say nothing beyond
“freshened,” and converted into a lounge-room. In fact, stating that Malle. Brunetti is reported (reported) a
Her Majesty's Theatre, in point of anything excepting its talented vocalist of the Persiani school. A pupil of M. outward and inward conformation, its “power of sound," Duprez, Malle. Brunetti made her debut some time since
and its amber curtains (Lumleyan legacy), will be a new at the Grand-Opéra of Paris-the reason of her abandoning
edifice. Much more might be said of what is in progress, which great lyric teniple, where now they sacrifice to Ponia
but enough has been adduced to show that the new towski, has not transpired.
manager emphatically intends “business.” The list of tenors includes Signors Giuglini, Mongini and
What would Her Majesty's Theatre before the curtain be Belart, besides some of lesser-or, speaking in the Palace of without Mr. Nugent ? N'importe-Mr. Nugent is once Truth-no note. Signor Giuglini intends confining his again before the curtain, or, more properly, behind the exertions to his old répertoire, while Signor Mongini will make mahogany desk in the Box-office, whence he will dispense a first attempt at several characters, the most important of boxes, stalls, and good humour, with his accustomed placidity which are Otello, Florestan (Fidelio), and Sir Huon (Oberon). | and gentlemanly bearing. God speed him! These are up-hill parts for a quondam Elvino.
John, the waiter of the Edinburgh Castle, never very No new name of consequence appears among the barytones florid, was ten times paler than usual at the hubbub made by and basses except that of Signor Everardi, who now enjoys, the three Anabaptists, who had rushed from the Royal at Vienna and St. Petersburg, and formerly in Paris, at the English Opera, each armed with a book of Lurline, and who, Italian Opera, a high reputation as a singer of Rossini's | occupying the choicest seats, and giving no orders whatever, music, which commodity, with such artists as we have were making the coffee-room ring with their noisy æsthetics. enumerated, will, it is likely, be more generally in “ Ye thick-headed children of Belial !” bellowed Knipperrequest than has been the case of recent years. M. Gassier, dolling, “the sense is as clear as the sun at noon-day, or the too—an adept in the same line, as English amateurs well light of the blessed John of Leyden. Offended skies are know-is also not merely on the, books, but prepared once demons lashing, that is to say, demons are lashing the more to challenge public opinion.
offended skies,-offended either on account of things in The list of the band has appeared, and in stating that, general, or because the demons are lashing them.” to officiate at the head of the first violins, are appointed “Shut up thine heretical mouth, accursed Manichee!" Herr Molique and Mr. H. Blagrove, and at the head of the roared Matthias,“ or rather worse than Manichee, for thou second violins, M. Tolbecque, we cannot refrain from adding makest the powers of darkness triumphantly smite the a strong hope, that all the rest may be as efficient in pro- | powers celestial. The natural order of the words, too, should portion. Mr. Benedict is not a likely man to undervalue the teach thee,--apart from theological considerations-that the immense importance of a thoroughly good orchestra, both in skies lash the demons,—not the demons the skies.” numbers and in talent, and will doubtless be on the alert. ' “ Both utterly false and utterly perverse," growled the Meanwhile, all we know about the chorus is, that a new third Anabaptist. “Our poet doth not merely state a fact
of the moment but inculcateth an, irrefragable dogma. “Thy question is shrewd," said Epistemon, blandly; "as • Offended skies are demons lashing,'—that is to say the the lady called Ghiva simply took the ring off, there is skies, or the celestial powers, are themselves lashing demons something odd and even round about in the statement that she -evil having no independent origin, but merely representing tore it apart. Let us believe that the poet here sports the worth of the good principle."
with the recondite, to show his aptitude for dealing with the Now these three opinions were all knocked and jostled world of spirits, I may say that this word 'apart,' placed as and banged together, to the infinite annoyance of everybody, an equivalent for 'off,' hath on me the effect of a spiritand the special horror of John, whose face at last beamed rapping. We know not exactly what the rapping means, with hope, when he saw Epistemon walking up the passage, but it indicateth the approach of another nature.” looking infinitely placid and benignant.
"Be apart ! ” said John sternly, to some one on the other “Oh, sir,” said John, “pray make them stop their noise, side of the door." and persuade them to order something."
“What say'st thou, John the Blond," said Epistemon. "I will do my best,” replied the sage. “Thanks to the "Only telling a beggar-boy to be off,” said John, with power of your lungs, gentlemen," he continued, turning considerable dignity. to the Anabaptists, “I heard all your views, while I was “Dost thou put the same spiritual interpretation on taking the air in Clare-market; and I think I can, as it the distich were, tie them together in a knot of concord. The sentence
The billow swell is curiously composed, as it is doubtful which of the two,
Rings out thy knell.' the skies, or the demons, are in the nominative case, or sung by the spirits in the finale to the first act ?" asked the whether indeed both may not be in the nominative, accord. third Anabaptist, with marvellous solemnity. “ The belling to the hypothesis of Mr.-Monsieur-Herr
ringer of Notre Dame, whom they called by the popish, and “I have no name," murmured the third Anabaptist. therefore repulsive name Quasimodo, was an odd sort of
« Then," said Epistemon, “Thou shalt be called Nixmy- personage, but methinks the swell of the sea placed in a dolly, which is a name, moreover, that harmoniseth, to some similar office would be more extraordinary.” extent, with that of thy friend Knipperdolling. But to “What,” said Epistemon, “dost thou really think that by revert to our theme : May we not suppose that our poet had the billow-swell is meant that rise of the waters that so à deep purpose in this seeming ambiguity ? Oracles, ye much troubleth weak stomachs on the way to Ostend ?-pot know, were obscure, and I trust we all agree that our Fitzball at all; the ‘billow swell’is the gnome, played by Mr. Corri, is an oracle."
who, profusely adorned with all sorts of supernatural trinkets, “Else had we not quarrelled about his meaning," chorused is a‘swell' in the most modern sense of the term-blessings on the three Anabaptists in unison.
his long hair! and a billow-swell because he abideth among “And perhaps might have ordered something," suggested the billows. Our poet could not always be recondite, else John, but his hint was disregarded.
would be destroy that sympathy between the actual and the “I, for my part," proceeded Epistemon, " should give the spiritual world which is necessary for the enjoyment of his line what I may call a reciprocal force, by making a nomi- work. The incredulous can no longer marvel that a mortal native, first of the “skies,”, afterwards of the “ demons;" so falls in love with a naiad, when a smart gnome is called a that the skies lash the demons, while the demons lash the swell' by his fellow-spirits. Truly the passage has puzzled skies—thus indicating that state of doubt and suspense in thee by its excessive clearness, as the sun dazzles by too which things remain at the end of the first act."
much light. Thou wilt therefore the more readily applaud The three Anabaptists all folded their arms, and with those verses in which our poet is manifestly inspired by solemn faces chewed the cud of this subtle interpretation. the Delphic A pollo. Thus, when Lurline singeth “ Let us avail ourselves of the present opportunity," said
“My wild chords pierce the gale, Epistemon, getting upon the table, "of descanting on the
And distract the mariner's sail,' merits of this last work of our inspired Edward. It aboundeth with beauties that escape the vulgar eye, but amply reward one
one begins to marvel at the sensitiveness of the canvas that the search of the curious and refined. How exquisitely | was so much annoyed by an unprepared fourth. beautiful, for instance, is the exclamation of Rudolph, when
“When again she saith : he first receiveth the ring from Lurline. .
"My fairy spell shall breathe thy call,' k" Behold! a magic band
the mind seemeth to be brought before the veiled figure of This ruby ring of her a part.'
Isis, and indulgeth in fantastic permutations. Would the Now if he were speaking of a mortal, the expression spell that breatheth a call be very di
spell that breatheth a call be very different from the call would be incorrect. We should not call a ring a part of a that breatheth a spell, or the spell that calleth a breath, or woman, any more than we should call that white choker the breath that spelleth a call. Thus sporteth the mind, I a part of John; but such is the nature of spiritual beings, say, till it becometh faint and weary from its own gambols. that their individuality extends even to their outward | Moreover, observe”ornaments."
Here Panurge sprang into the room, playing a hurdy“Then a part of himself were John of Leyden's breeches,” gurdy, and singing the following song, while he danced about observed Knipperdolling.
like a wild Indian : “Perhaps, thou subtle expounder !” said Matthias with a
“Oh, nothing shall from memory blot meekness he had never felt before in his abominable life,
My childbood's home, that pleasant cot "perhaps thou canst explain the force of Rudolph's expression
More happy than a fairy's grot; in the third act :
For tied to mem'ry by a knot
Is that incomparable spot.
Whether a store of gold I've got,
Or miserably go to pot,
I do not care a single jot,
Always ready in the cause of charity, for many years past So long as 'tis my wretched lot
Mr. Phillips had given his services at the General Theatrical
Fund Dinner, organising and conducting the musical portion
of the entertainment, and had made all the necessary arHaving finished this wild lay, Panurge danced out at the
rangements for the forthcoming dinner, to be held next door, furiously playing his hurdy-gurdy, and followed by
week. So anxious indeed was he on the subject; that, Epistemon and the three Anabaptists, who disported them
even during the last few days of his illness, he gave directions selves as if they had been bit by a tarantula. When he
for all the correspondence and necessary preparations, had arrived at Bow-street, Panurge gave himself and his
hoping to be sufficiently recovered to attend personally; followers into the charge of the nearest policeman, who safely
but the hand of death frustrated these expectations. His locked them up in the station-house for the rest of the
last moments were eminently calm and peaceful; and he night.
retained full possession of his faculties until his latest breath. Not one of them had laid out a brass farthing; and when
Surrounded by his family, he passed away with a placid John the waiter went to bed, he reflected that he had never
smile on his countenance, and a conscience guiltless of heard so much wisdom, or taken so little money, in the
wrong. The immediate cause of his death was disease of the course of his life.
heart, from which he had long been suffering.
Few men in the profession were better known than Lovell
Phillips, none more beloved. His genial, good-tempered WILLIAM LOVELL PHILLIPS.
manner and kind heart endeared him to all with whom he In our obituary last week we briefly recorded the death
was brought in contact. The loss to his widow and two of this lamented and highly respected musician, whose loss
children is irreparable, for his domestic qualities were as is as sincerely regretted by the profession of which he was
endearing as his professional talents were remarkable. His so long a member, as it is deeply deplored by his family and
mortal remains were interred at the Highgate Cemetery on friends.
Saturday last, some of his oldest and most attached friends Mr. Lovell Phillips was born at Bristol, December 26th,
following to pay him the last sad tribute of respect. 1816, and at an early age entered the Cathedral choir of that city, subsequently proceeding to London, where | THE JULLIEN Fund, as will be seen by the advertisement, is he occasionally sung as Master Phillips, the beauty progressing steadily; and the shilling subscription, as we anticiof his voice being greatly admired, and particu- pated, has proved signally successful. We may here state that larly attracting the approbation of Miss Stephens, after the publishers of this journal (Messrs. Boogey and Sons) have wards Countess of Essex. He became a student at
opened a book to the JULLIEN SHILLING FUND, at 28,
Holles-street, Cavendish-square, and that, for the convenience the Royal Academy of Music, where he was a pupil of
of those residing in the country, and who may be anxious to Cipriani Potter and class-fellow of Sterndale Bennett, both
Bennett, both contribute, will be happy to receive the amount in postage youtbs distinguishing themselves by the highest promise, I stamps, and give an acknowledgment in the columns of the and eventually becoming professors of that Academy from Musical World. which they had derived their instruction. For some time MDLLE. PICCOLOMINI. We
MOLLE. PiccoLOMINI.-We understand from the best authoMaster Phillips took lessons on the violoncello from Robert
rity, that this popular artist will take her final leave of the stage Linley, who looked upon him as one of the most talented and
on the boards of Her Majesty's Theatre on the 30th of April,
and on the following day be united in matrimony to a noble promising of his pupils, and gave him his portrait with an
compatriot. inscription to that effect. He soon became a member of the
MR. AND MRS. HOWARD Paul, on Monday next, resume their leading orchestras in London, the Philharmonic, Ancient Con entertainment, with new songs and characters, at the St. James's certs, Her Majesty's, and afterwards the Royal Italian Opera, | Hall, Piccadilly, for a brief farewell season. the Sacred Harmonic, &c., &c., besides being regularly engaged at the Festivals of three Choirs, Birmingham,
JULLIEN. Norwich, Bradford, and for many years holding the appointment of organist at St. Katherine Church, Regent's-park.
(Translated expressly for the Musical World, from the Paris
Figaro, of the 22nd inst.) At different times Mr. Phillips was musical director at the
JULLIEN, the celebrated Jullien, died last week. He was one of the Olympic and Princess's Theatres, composing the music to
most extraordinary inen it is possible to imagine. Born in a little town Gwynneth Vaughan and a variety of pieces; and at one in the Basses-Alpes, and the son of a poor musician, at the age of time conducting a series of concerts at St. Martin's Hall. sixteen he reached Poris, unable to read, but with such a marvellous His songs, &c., are very well known, and it is not long since musical organisation that he played almost every instrument. we had occasion to commend one of his latest productions
Jullien subsequently had lessons from Raimondi, and became a truly in that way, “The Christmas Rose.” An opera founded on
| talented instrumentalist, conductor, and composer.
Jullien possessed a real genius for the puff and the canard, or a Rosicrucian story, and a cantata on a Welsh subject, had, English “shave.” At Paris, thanks to his talent, and thanks to the art for some time prior to his illness, engaged his attention, and, with which he exoited public curiosity, he was named tho Napoleon of from bis thorough musical knowledge, would no doubt have
Music. At the Jardin Turc, at the balls of the Opéra, and at the achieved a success, had he lived to complete them. Among I)
Casino Paganini, in the Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin, he discovered the
secret of attracting and captivating the masses. He invented a great the earlier compositions of Mr. Phillips was a grand orches
many things; he invented pyrotechnical music; he invented also, a tral symphony in F minor, which was performed with great style of street-posters but slightly respectful towards the constituted success at the concerts of the Royal Academy and of the authorities. Society of British Musicians. He also attained great profi
M. Delessert, the Prefect of Police, having insisted that the Casino ciency on the pianoforte, and played more than once at the
Paganini should be closed, Jullien conceived the notion of giving a
grand monster festival, which he announced by advertisements and concerts of the Royal Academy, his last public performance bills. By means of an ingenious combination of large capitals, six being the fifth concerto of Moscheles, in C major.
| inches in height, with type of a microscopic size, he managed to