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WINTER (ten. 2) and Mr. BENJAMIN WELLS (Gautist), beg to announc! that their GRAND VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT. will take place at the above rooms on the 28th of May, (Whit Monday) Full particulars will shortly be published.-17, St. James's square, Notting-hill, W.
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that her Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert will take place, at St. James's Hall, on the 15th of May. Under the immediate patronage of The Marquis of Lansdowne, The Right Honorable The Earl Mount Edgcumbe, The Countess Mount Edgcumbe, The Lady Brownlow. Viscount Valletort, M.P., The Lady Katherine Valletort, &c. Communications respecting the Concert, Lessons, &c., to be addressed to Miss Laura Baxter's residence, 155, Albany-street, Regent's Park, N.W.
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begs to announce that he will return to London about the middle of June, Half past Eight, when he will be assisted by Miss Lindo, Herr Eibenschütz, Herr when he will be open to any engagements for the Band of the Orchestral Union. Jansa, and Herr Lidel.-Programme. Sonata (Op. 2. NO. 5), piano and violin, which he has reconstructed. Principal Artistes-MM. Sainton Mozart; Song, Mendelssohn; Sonata, in B fat, (Op. 22), Beethoven ; Song, Watson, E. Payton, Doyle, Trust, G. Collins, Aylward, Howell senr, White, P.S. Schubert; Trio in C minor, Mendelssohn; Vocal Duets, Figaro, Mozart; Polacca Pratten, Barret, Lazarus, T, Owen, Hausser, C. Harper, Standen, T. Harper, brillante, Weber. Tickets, 6s. ; Triple admission, 10s. Bd.
Stanton Jones, W. Winterbottom, Cioffi. and F. C. Horton, Applications respecting engagements to be made to Mr. George Dolby, 2, Hinde-street, Man.
chester-square, W. MR. MELCHIOR WINTER will sing at 111. Myddelton Ha!1, Islington, on the 17th instant; Chatham, 23rd; Hanover
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Candidates for admission must attend for examination at the Institution, on Saturday, the 21st instant, at One o'clock.
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J. GIMSON, Secretary. 1 announce, that he has resigned his ongagement in the Orchestra of the
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MEYEKBEER'S DINORAH AND STERNDALE
TIL. BENNETT'MAY QUEEN. are sung nightly at the CANTERBURY HALL CONCERTS. Comic vocalists--Messrs. George Hodson (the Irish comedian and mimic). W. J. Critchfieid and E. W. Mackney. Several interesting pictures are added to tho Fine Arts Gallery. The suite of Halls havo been re-decorated and beautified, and constitute one of the most uniquo and brilliant sights of the metropolis,
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V Signor Regondi and Mr. George Case, are remarkable for their superior tone,
and index of either hand, while the extreme digits, also of
either hand, are employed on a sustained melody and bass. "Mozart's Twelfth Mass,' arranged for the pianoforte,"_by Unpretending as it otherwise is, “ The Humming Top" is by Henry Smart (Boosey and Sons). For those who wish to no means without merit, although the episode, commencing at study all that Mozart has written, and are not able to read the foot of page 3, is rather tame until the progression music from full score (how many are able ?) adaptations, begins (page 4), which conducts to the coda, and, like the or reductions, for pianoforte alone, by so accomplished a coda, is decidedly good. May we, without offence, sug est musician as Mr. Henry Smart, will offer advantages diffi- to Miss Bellenden K. Atkins the propriety of adding a flat cult to over-estimate. While not a single point of any im- to the A in the bar at page 4, line 1, bar 3? portance is avoided, or “botched,” in his arrangement of the “An Evening with Balfe,' mélange of the most favourite Twelfth Mass, it at the same time presents no obstacles at airs of that popular composer"-arranged for the pianoforte, which even players of moderate attainments need stand by Rudolf Nordmann (Boosey and Sons). The airs comaghast. Mr. Smart has indeed done his work to perfection, prise “ Nelly Gray;" the Longfellow serenade, “ Good and as an example of the masterly skill that has enabled him night! good night! beloved ;” “Daybreak” (a popular to present so much of the original with such limited means at setting of another poem by Longfellow); the opening chorus disposal, we may point to the fugue, “ Cum Sancto Spiritu” | from Satanella (“ Donor of this lordly fète"); “ Fortune and (page 14)-premising, however, that all the rest is to match. her wheel,” the most admired of the four settings of the
“Rossini's Stabat Mater,' arranged for the pianoforte”—by songs from Tennyson's Leyends of the King ; the barcarole, Henry Smart (Boosey and Sons). The “Stabat” of Rossini “Oh, boatman haste;" the simple but taking ballad of was even a more laborious task than the Mass of Mozart, but “Margaretta ;” and last, not least, the universally known Mr. Smart has arranged it with equal felicity. The much- “ Come into the garden, Maud.” The bouquet is made up criticised fugue, fugato, or fugued movement (whichever the of the choicest flowers from Mr. Balfe's most recently trimmed reader pleases), to which Rossini, in a temporary access of con- | melodious garden, and is made up with infinite taste by trapuntal enthusiasm unusual with his Melodic Majesty, has | Herr Nordmann. set the “ Amen," may be quoted by the side of Mozart's “There's nothing like a fresh Evening Breeze'; song” — “Cum Sancto Spiritu,” as a specimen of Mr. Smart's con- composed expressly for Mr. Thomas, by Alberto Randegger summate fitness for the labour he has undertaken. It is a (Boosey and Sons). There is nothing like a good song in great thing to say ; but it is not the less a fact, that | its way; and here we have what in every way is a good this pianoforte arrangement for two hands really gives an song. It has life and vigour; it is perfectly well written ; excellent idea of “Rossini's Stabat Mater.
it is original (though flavoured with a smack of the old ,"Larghetto Cantabile, and Allegro Capriccioso,' for the English character); and it is decidedly effective. We hope pianoforte”dedicated to William Sterndale Bennett, Mus. some day to hear it sung by Mr. Thomas, for whose fine bass Prof. Cantab., by George Forbes (Leader and Cock). | voice and healthy energetic style it is eminently fitted. Although in this ably-written piece of music no trace of “. Don't come teasing me, Sir'-song"-words by Herbert direct plagiarism can be cited, it sounds, nevertheless, so Fry, music by J. L. Hatton (Boosey and Sons)-is another familiar that we seem to have heard it all somewhere else song with a taste of the old English melody in it. Mr. Fry before. We are haunted, from first to last, in the allegro, has addressed a smart homily to a male coquet (the most by reminiscences of the once-familiar duet of Moscheles in A unpardonable species of human humbug), and Mr. Hatton major; of Sterndale Bennett's Study in B flat (Six Studies in has “music'd” Mr. Fry's disdainful epigram in his smartest the form of Capriccios) at the top of page 19, when a certain and most epigrammatic manner. The neatness with which passage of triplets occurs; by Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso | this little song is written, the raciness of its melody, and its (in the same key)-- where the second subject is accompanied by admirably appropriate expression, should win for it a popuarpeggios allotted to the right hand: by the same composer's larity at least equal to that obtained by any previous Lied, No. 6 (in A), from Book 5 of the Lieder ohne Wörte- emanation from the genial and unaffected pen of its in the second subject itself, which Mr. Forbes gives in com
composer. mon-time, while Mendelssohn has it in 6-8; and by a faint L ". The maid I love hath many a gruce'--song”—words by echo of Hummel throughout. In spite of all this, we are Augustus Greville, music by J. L. Hatton (Boosey and both pleased and interested by the composition, which not Sons).-Here we find Mr. Augustus Greville, in an effusion only, is clever, but straightforward, sensible and musicianly. no less smart than the homily of Mr. Fry, apostrophising The only fault is a certain diffuseness, which, now and then, the perfections of a maid on whose physical graces and leads to vapidity-or, as some would write, vapidness, which endowments he dwells with poetical pertinacity, eulogising is all the same.
them under the thin disguise of interrogatories addressed "The Rifle Recruiting Call, · Arm, brothers, arm'”_song alternately to a mariner, a knight, and a herd. Listen to with chorus, ad. lib. words by Alexander Maclagan, music | the amorous bachelor : by Maurice Cobham (Wessel and Co.). We learn, from the
« The maid I love hath many a grace; title-page, which is, moreover, embellished with a boldly
How fair her form,-how sweet her face! executed lithograph, from the stone of Mr. A. Laby, that
And cans't thou tell me, mariner, fast sailing o'er the sea, this spirited and well-written song was “performed by the
If ship, or suil, or ev'ning star, were half so fair to thee ?
The maid I love hath many a grace; band of the gallant 78th Highlanders, at the Grand Military
How fair her form,-how sweet her face ! Bazaar, Edinburgh."
And cans't thou tell me, cavalier, whose arms are gleaming brigbt, “The Humming Top, Folie Musicale, for the pianoforte, If steed or arms be half so dear as her fond eyes of light? dedicated to Lady Cecil de la Feld"_by Bellenden K. Atkins
The maid I love bath many a grace; (J. H. Jewell)---may be recommended as an excellent study
How fair her form,-how sweet her face! for young players, affording useful practice for the thumb
And can'at thou tell me, shepherd boy, watching thy flock with care,
More of the old English flavour, both in words and music, not a legal one, of singing or performing in public a piece of which, we may add, are all the more welcome on that music he has bought and paid for at the market value. If this account.
right of performance be withheld, then I maintain that the “ Meyerbeer's Dinorah, complete edition, for voice and
music ought not to be published and sold, particularly as no pianoforte, with English and Italian Words, the English
intimation of such restriction of perforniance is conveyed to the
buyer either on the music or otherwise a work once published version by H. F. Chorley, to be published in Eight Parts” |
and paid for by the public who buy it should become public (Boosey and Sons). The whole of the voice and pianoforte property.
I am, sir, your obedient servant, score of one of Meyerbeer's master-pieces for eight shillings ! | 28th March, 1860.
R. M. What next ? At first one would have expected to see careless engraving, bad paper, and worse printing. Nothing
THE JULLIEN SHILLING FUND. of the kind. The publication is as correct and as nicely got | family of one who was the first to give the British public an
il SiR,—The idea of starting a shilling subscription for the up as the matter is valuable ; so that we have Meyerbeer’s |
opportunity of hearing for that sum the same class of music, by Dinorah " for the million” in a shape that would not dis- the same executants, and equally well performed, as had been grace the exclusive drawing-rooms of "the few.” All that hitherto the exclusive privilege of the wealthy, was an excellent the publishers have to fear is that “the few” will too eagerly one, and deserves universal support. Everyone said that they avail themselves of what is intended for “the many," and
| would willingly contribute, but a great many, I find, have omitted purchase the cheap edition to the detriment of its more
to do so, not from apathy or disinclination, but simply because
they have not happened to pass anywhere in the neighbourcostly predecessor.
hood (mostly the West-end) where subscriptions are received. “De Beriot's Seven Airs, Nos. 1 to 7, with variations for the I would suggest therefore that those who have this good cause moin (Boosey and Sons). Here is another handsome at heart (and who has not?) should follow the example of the shilling's worth, at which, or we are greatly mistaken, all writer, and take every opportunity of personally canvassing amateur violinists will jump. What sound practice is to be their friends and acquaintances, by which means a considerable got out of De Beriot's Airs Variés need hardly be said.
addition may be made to the fund..
I have since Monday last collected £1 12s. in single shillings, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
some from comparative strangers, whom I have only met upon business matters ; but in no instance has the shilling been
refused. I hope to add to this next week, and shall hand the THE PNEUMATIC LEVER.
amount over to be acknowledged in the Musical World. SIR, -Some time ago I troubled you with a few remarks on
Yours, &c., W. W. CLEMOW. the Pneumatic Lever, in the hopes of drawing from some of 5th April, 1860. your correspondents an account of their experiences in the working of this well-known mechanism ; however, excepting a well-written article from the pen of your own organ contributor,
THE LATE M. JULLIEN. I received no reply; and although many had verbally com- (Extract from a Letter addressed by a Medical Man to a Friend in plained, no organist or organ-builder seemed to think the matter
London). worth writing about. This seemed strange, when it is re
I WENT to Jullien's funeral yesterday with S . He was membered that the pneumatic action has in a manner revolutionised the whole of organ-building : nevertheless, such is the
buried in the most simple manner. It was distressing to see a truth. I see in the World of last week (17th inst.) a letter
man like him, after having entertained and enchanted thousands from Mr. McKorkell; in which, when speaking of the Leeds
and thousands of people by his talents, to be followed to the organ (one of the finest instruments of the day), he uses this
grave by about ten persons. It is true, if it had been more
generally known, I have no doubt more would have been there. expression : “The delightful elasticity of the old action (well made) is wanting," &c., in reference to the pneumatic valves.
| Respecting the information you require, the following is what I May I ask, then, “Is the Levier Pneumatique necessarily de
have gleaned:ficient in elasticity and rapidity of utterance ? I have found it
Louis George Antoine Jules Jullien, born at Sisteron, Bas80, and many have told me that their experience of it was to the
| Alpes, France, died on the 14th of March, aged forty-eight in same purpose.
April. He was a man of great intellectual capacity, and the power of his imagination equalled that of his herculean strength.
No doubt the unavoidable reverses of fortune, particularly his A DELICATE POINT.
incarceration in Paris, preyed deeply on his mind, as he feared SIR, -Much has been said at times respecting the rights of that it would deprive him of the means of providing for his authors and composers; thuse rights are now sufficiently pro widow if anything happened to him. This circumstance he tected, but I would ask whether, in framing the laws to give mentioned to me several times, and it seemed to pre-occupy his that protection, it was ever meditated that commercial interests, mind. His general health has been much better lately. At other than those involved in the rights which an author or com- | times he was rather exalted in his ideas, which were always of poser can justly claim--and they may make too much of their la philosophic turn. I had often cautioned him against applying privileges-should seek to be able to place themselves under the himself too closely to his profession, for he would compose somesame protection ? I am not going to contend that an author or times not only all day, but continue through the night, so late composer should not have the privilege of disposing of his rights as three or four in the morning. With the exception of this, his to either publisher or director of any public entertainment; but habits were exceedingly regular, scarcely ever tasting wine, I do consider it unfair and unjust for a work to be sold to two smoking, &c., &c. contending interests, made so by circumstances, as in the case of When Jullien first came to Paris I attended him for a slight the opera of Lurline, where the exclusive right of performance indisposition from which he quite recovered, and subsequently has been secured to one party, and the publishing of the work attended him. The first decided symptoms of the disease that disposed of to another, who sells it to the public. If an artist terminated so fatally occurred about three weeks since, with buys a copy, he cannot perform it in public without permission eccentricities, then incoherence in his ideas. Still it was imso to do from the party who has secured the exclusive right of possible to remove one of the causes of all this mischief, namely, performance. Here is a clashing of interests, and an injustice composing and attending the rehearsals for a concert which was is done ; a clashing of interests, for we all know that the greater to take place shortly. From this state he became more and the publicity of the work, the greater the chance of sale, but more extravagant in his ideas, until he grew into a dangerous where is the publicity of a work if its performance is restricted ? lunatic. An injustice is done, because an artist has not the right, at least | After a conversation with Dr. Blanche (a very celebrated man
for those complaints), he ordered his immediate removal to a constructive ability, good voice-writing, and well-sustained lunatic asylum. But, to spare the feelings of his poor widow, I melody. Mr. Clay must work hard, and take care not to be suggested waiting another day. He had slept during the night, spoiled by praise. He has undoubtedly a “future." but in the evening he was much worse, in fact raving mad. I . The room was crowded, and amongst the company we noticed bad him then removed to an asylum, where he had the care of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, the Duchess of Montrose, another medical man, Dr. Pinel, who is likewise celebrated for Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Elizabeth Bulteel, and a host of all cases of insanity. He remained in the same excited state fashionables. about a fortnight. I saw him several times; he knew me, but At the next concert, which is to be given on April 16th, we was very incoherent. During the last few hours, he seemed to read with satisfaction that Miss Cazaly is to perform Mendelshave a few lucid moments. Every care and attention that sohn's pianoforte concerto in D minor. was possible, he had. He received the sacrament the last half-hour, and died quite composed. He is buried at Neuilly. He was a good, honest man, notwithstanding his ruinous specula
MONDAY POPULAR CONCERTS. tions, and very few such kind generous hearts are to be found to The instrumental pieces on Monday evening when St. equal his. The fact of his giving the two last napoleons he had James's Hall was again crowded-came from what a morning to a poor woman and her two children, who, she said, were contemporary aptly styles, “the inexhaustible repertory of starving, is sufficient to prove it.
Mozart." Subjoined is the programme:
Quintet in A major, for clarinet, two violins, viola,
Mozart. The concerts of this Society are undoubtedly progressing,
... Song, “Lascio ch'io pianga"
*** Handel. and the committee are to be commended for the energy they Song, “Oh! beauteous daughter of the starry display in endeavouring to impart freshness to the programmes,
Beethoven. which have been much varied of late, and no longer exhibit that
Fantasia in C minor, pianoforte solo ... ... Mozart. air of monotony which for some time characterised them. Let
Part II. us hope their policy will be persisted in, and that the stereo Sonata, for violin and pianoforte, in B flat Mozart. typed order of Symphony, Overture, and March, may be modified Serenade, “When the morn is brightly shining" Molique. by the introduction of pieces adapted to create excitement Song, “The Savoyard's Song" ...
Mendelssohn. amongst the listening members. The Fifth Concert took place Quintet, in E flat, for pianoforte and wind at the Hanover-square Rooms, on Monday evening, when the
instruments ... ... ... ...
... following capital selection was made :
Conductor - Mr. Benedict.
The quintet in A major was repeated by general desire, and Symphony, No: 4, in B flat ... ... ... ... Beethoven.
afforded even greater satisfaction than at its first or second Recit. et Romance,“ Guillaume Tell"
introduction. Of the merits of this work, so well known to Duo Concertante, for Pianoforte and Violin, “ Les
amateurs, we need not say a word. The performance was again Huguenots"
Thalberg & de Beriot. admirable, the executants this time being Messrs. Lazarus, Overture, “ The Templar" ..
... Henry Leslie. Sainton, Ries, Doyle, and Paque. The fantasia in C minor and
the quintet in E flat were both played for the first time at the PART II.
Monday Popular Concerts. The entire collection of Mozart's Air-Cornet-à-pistons, “ Stabat Mater"
instrumental compositions for the chamber contains nothing Finale to MS. Operetta, “Out of Sight" ... Fred. Clay.
more exquisitely beautiful, nor more masterly, than the quintet, March of the Israelites, “Eli"
...... Costa. Bolero, “ Vêpres Siciliennes"
which created so powerful a sensation on Monday night, that Overture, “Il Barbiere" .
the directors would be warranted in introducing it on another Conductor-Mr. Henry Leslie.
Mozart night. The performers were Messrs. Benedict (piano
forte), Lazarus (clarinet), Nicholson (oboe), Chisholm (bassoon), The symphony was played very creditably, though we must and C. Harper (horn), who, we need hardly say, played à mernot too curiously criticise the finale, which is a little beyond the veille. Mr. Benedict executed the delicious fantasia with admircapacity of our vigorous amateurs. Mr. Leslie's clever and able expression, and was overwhelmed with applause on leaving dramatic overture has been several times performed by the the platform. The sonata for violin and pianoforte, like the Society, and on this occasion met with every attention from the quintet in A major, was given for the third time, and the slow orchestra. Mr. Costa's March, and a somewhat eccentric version | movement encored as on a former occasion, when played by the of the overture to Il Barbiere, were both well executed. Mr. Mit same eminent professors–M. Sainton and Mr. Benedict. ford was unavoidably absent, and could not perform his solo on the
The vocal music was entrusted to Miss Laura Baxter and Mr. cornet-a-piston. Mr. Val. Morris, in a brief and appropriate Sims Reeves. The last sang Handel's song, “Lascio ch'io speech, stated that the band would play the overture to Le Cheval pianga,” and Mendelssohn's “Savoyard's song, de Bronze, which gave general satisfaction. M. and Madame genuine feeling--the latter, nevertheless, somewhat too slowly d'Egville deserve honourable mention; and, at the end of the and with a voice not easily to be surpassed for quality. Mr. Duo Concertante, were applauded enthusiastically.
Sims Reeves, who is singing better this year than ever, was The vocal music was as good as could have been desired. encored in both his pieces, Beethoven's “Oh! beauteous daughter Miss Augusta Thomson created a marked impression, and was of the starry race," and Molique's serenade,“ When the moon is encored in the romance from Guillaume Tello (accompanied on brightly shining," the former of which he gave with superb dethe pianoforte by Mr. J. G. Callcott). Her voice is a high votional energy, the latter with equal taste and feeling. Mr. soprano, and the upper notes are of beautiful quality, but is Reeves had, however, a greater triumph in store than either. scarcely equal to the Bolero from Verdi's French opera. We In consequence of the non-arrival of one of the performers in the fully believe that Miss Thomson will, when she has overcome quintet in E flat, the audience, kept waiting an unusual time, the nervousness natural to comparative inexperience, prove a did not refrain from expressing their dissatisfaction aloud, when valuable acquisition to the concert room.
Mr. Benedict came forward, and, announcing the cause of the A word of hearty commendation for Mr. Frederick Clay, | delay, stated that Mr. Sims Reeves had volunteered to fill up the whose finale was very well sung (by Messrs. Gordon Cleather, time by singing “ Adelaida." This announcement was received Charles Freemantle, Quinten Twiss, C. Stephenson, and W. H. with thunders of applause, whico,
with thunders of applause, which, when Mr. Reeves appeared, Simpson), and loudly redemanded. We have heard a great were redoubled. Mr. Reeves sang and Mr. Benedict played the deal of his drawing-room operetta Out of Sight, and can readily accompaniment of Beethoven's divine. song from memory, and credit all that has been said in its favour, the finale exhibiting the delight of the audience was beyond measure. Meanwhile the