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Stephen Heller's Pianoforte Studies—thoroughly revised, partly re-written, and produced under the immediate superintendence of the composer." (Ashdown & Parry.)
Graceful and vigorous in turn, highly finished, and thoroughly original, as are the larger number of M. Stephen Heller's compositions, it is probable that his Etudes (“Studies") are destined to achieve the widest and most lasting popularity of any of them. These combine in a very eminent degree the useful with the beautiful; while, in every instance, they reveal, not only genuine qualities of workmanship, but serious thought and a mind that soars above
and at times into a kind of " sequential” baldness, as, for example: common-place. Their purely æsthetic merits, however, have been very unanimously admitted, by the world of musicians and cultivated amateurs, as well as their admirable adaptibility, not merely to impart those subtle requisites the acquisition and spontaneous application of which alone can give to the performer a legitimate style and natural expression, but also to form the mechanism of the fingers. To the first desideratum M. Stephen Heller, in his brief, unassuming, and thoroughly sensible preface to the first set (25 Etudes pour former au sentiment du Rhythme et á l'expression), frankly lays claim ; indeed, he specifies it as the immediate object towards the facilitation of which he has dedicated -all of which in the conventional sense of critical philology) are his labor. The last, on the other hand, he has—though perhaps more or less convertible terms. These are, however, but spots upon unconsciously and without premeditation-simultaneously and the Service. (We were about to write “Sun.") .with no less entire success accomplished. The publication of a complete edition of the Etudes is therefore likely to be hailed with universal satisfaction-alike by professors and teachers, who are “Speak Gently." Written by GEORGE WASHINGTON LONGFORD. able to put them to such excellent uses, and by amateurs, who “The Praise of a Country Life." Words by Sir Henry WOTTON. Music by Jrs. pursue the study of music mainly for the delight and recreation it
Mounsy BARTHOLOMEW. (Joseph Williams.) affords them.
We wish all our composers of the “ sterner sex" would contrive Messrs. Ashdown and Parry-to whom this spirited undertaking to write with such genuine musical feeling as the authoress of th63 is due, and the interests as well as honorable reputation of whose songs. Mrs. Bartholomew is not only an enthusiast, but a more firm it is calculated to benefit-have divided the “Studies" into | than ordinarily practised adept. “The praise of a country Life" fifteen numbers. Nos. 1, 2, 3, comprise the 25 Etudes, Op. 47 is thoroughly English, worthy, indeed, the quaint stanzas of “oll" (“ Pour former au sentiments du Rhythme et à l'expression"); ("old," of course) Sir Henry Wotton, which, by the way, miglit Nos. 4, 5, 6, the 30 Etudes Melodiques, Op. 46; Nos. 7, 8, the be studied to advantage by more than twenty“ lyric poets ” who 25 Etudes, Op. 45—(" Introduction to the Art of Phrasing'): supply our composers with words—aye, words. We cannot resist Nos. 9, 10, 11, the 24 Etudes, Op. 16 (" The Art of Phrasing" quoting Sir Henry :through all the keys) ; Nos. 12, 13, 14, 15, the 24 Nouvelles Etudes,
“ Mistaken mortals ! did you know Op. 90. We presume that this new arrangement as to order is
Where joy, heartsease, and comforts grow, made with reference to the comparative difficulties presented by
You'd scorn proud towers the several books of studies, and has been sanctioned by M. Stephen
And seek them in these bowers, Heller himself; otherwise it may be imagined that Op. 47 would
Where winds sometimes our words perhaps may shake, scarcely have taken precedence of Op. 46, of Op. 45, or Op. 16
But blustering care could never tempest make, (the earliest of the five sets) have come after all three. In any
Nor murmurs e'er come nigh us, order, nevertheless, so rich a compilation would be welcome.
Save of fountains that glide by us. For the present we shall offer no further observations, inasmuch
“ Here's no fantastic masque or dance, as we intend, week after week, to present an illustration or two,
But of our kids that frisk and prance ; with such remarks as may be suggested, from each of the books
Nor wars are seen, in succession.
Unless upon the green
Two harmless lambs are butting one another-
And wounds are never found, “ An Evening Service," "consisting of “Magnificat," and “Nunc Dimittis," with
Save what the ploughshare gives the ground. accompaniment for the organ. J. H. FROBISHER. (Halifax, Frobisher; London, Novello & Co.)
" Go! let the diving negro seek As organist of his parish church (Halifax) Mr. Frobisher has a
For gems hid in some forlorn creek; right to boast some proficiency in sacred harmony, and in this
• We all pearls scorn, “Evening Service” he fairly vindicates his claim. There is very
Save what the dewy morn much to commend in both “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis,"
Congeals upon each little spire of grass,
Which careless shepherds beat down as they pass; our preference being for the latter, because it is more melodious than
And gold ne'er here appears, its companion, and because church music without melody is no
Save what the yellow barvest bears." more to be esteemed than secular music of any class marked by the same deficiency. Now and then, in his anxiety to obtain fuil “Speak gently” (also to very good lines-bravo ! Mr. Longford) harmony, by a fair balance of parts, Mr. Frobisher falls into weak-would be even better, but for the effect of " fifths" between B, A nesses, as, for example :
(voice) and E, D (bass), in bars 1, 2, line 3, page 1 (“. The good"), and the confused " tonality” in a progression at the end of line 1, next page ("' voice is kind"). Both are easy, however, to put to rights, and we have little doubt, Mrs. Bartholomew-being conscientious, no less than clever—will be put to rights.
ENGLISH OPERA AT SADLERS' WELLS.-A short season will commenco at this theatre this evening with Il Trovatore, the principal artistes engaged being Madame Tonnelier, prima donna ; Miss Emma Heywood, contralto; Mr. Henry Haigh, tenor; Mr. Rosenthal, baritone; and Mr. J. H. Tully, conductor.
MUSIC IN BERLIN.
Le Nozze di Figaro, otherwise Figaro's IIochzeit, was given on the
17th inst., for the purpose of introducing a new Susanne in the (From our own Correspondent.)
person of Mad. Beringer. She must produce a greater impression in
future characters if she would be engaged as a permanent member An evening or two ago we had Fidelio, with Mad. Köster in the of the company, which I do not much tancy she will be, for at present part of the heroine for the last time but one, previous to her she is little better than a mere amateur. At any rate, she requires retirement. Mad. Köster will be much regretted by a great number two or three years' training in the country before she will be fitted to of opera-goers, but, alas! all their regret will be in vain. Even sup appear before a Berlin audience. Her singing was devoid of aught posing Mad. Köster were to continue a member of the company, she resembling dash or style; her voice, too weak for a large house; and cannot " go backwards like a crab" to the days of her youth, and her acting awkward and meaningless in the extreme. Beaumarchais Time would not que je sache-spare her voice for the sake of pleasing himself would have failed to recognise the gay, sprightly, pelillante the worthy burghers, their wives and families resident upon the banks Susanne as impersonated by Mad. Peringer. There must be a fearful of the Spree. As the German poet observes in the song: “Scheiden dearth of good singers in Germany, or the management of the Royal thut weh." And yet there is no help for it. We must all take our Berlin Opera House is singularly oblivious of its duties towards the leave-for a longer or shorter journey, a more or less protracted public in introducing to their notice so many incapables as it has period--some day or other. Your respected contemporary, the Neue iately brought forward, to withdraw immediately afterwards, if better Berliner Musik-Zeitung, refers to Mad. Köster's approaching farewell in artists are to be procured. Malle. Lucca was the page, Cherubin, a the following terms :-"We can scarcely refrain from giving way to part she plays with charming naïveté. She was much applauded the most sorrowful feelings, when we reflect that Mad. Köster, at throughout, and encored in her romance in B flat major. The other present the last female representative of the classical operá, is about to characters were thus cast : Herr Salomon, Count Almaviva; Herr part from us for ever. After the stars' which we have seen flit Bost, Bartholo; Herr Woworsky, Basilio; Herr Basse, Antonio; before us during the last few months, we are compelled to call the | and Mdlle. Mik, the Countess Almaviva. Among the other operas loss a truly irreparable one. At all times the number of good female | promised was Le Prophéte, but on account of the onslaught made singers has been limited, but never was the prospect of replacing on the singers by hoarseness and bronchitis to which I have already vocal celebrities so mournful as at present. The latest musical works referred, we had Guillaume Tell instead. Herr Ferenczy again appeared for the stage have helped to lower the art of singing, and, instead of as Arnold, and confirmed the good impression he had previously noble vocalisin, we have, on the one hand, empty declamatory pathos produced. without invention, or musical charin, properly so-called, and on Mad. Harriers-Wippern has completely recovered, and will shortly the other, voices fatigued by the employment of the most glaring | recommence her professional duties. On the other hand, Mdlle. Lucca effect, and a practice of wild screeching on the highest notes. For is so indisposed that it is feared she will not be able to sing for some tiine. this reason, if for no other, the position of a fair operatic vocalist at At Kroll's Theatre the business is very good. The Operatic troupe our Royal Opera House is one of incalculable difficulty, for the reper of the Friedrich-Wilhelmstadt Theatre are still performing there. I tory is of the most comprehensive description. In it modern workshear that the manager, Herr Engel, has secured the services of Mdlle. in every style, the chefs-d'ouvre of Aleyerbeer, the productions of | Trebelli for a night at least, at her approaching visit to Berlin. She Wagner, Auber, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi have the place will, most probably, sing at a concert got up expressly for her. they deserve, but the very essence of the repertory still consists of I told you, a few weeks since, that the members of the Singacademie the works of Mozart, Gluck, Beethoven, and Weber, and the first were about to give a performance of F. E. Wilsing's setting of the thing a fair dramatic singer has to do in Berlin is to know how to 129th Psalm (" De Profundis"). They have now fulfilled their intenanimate the various personages in the above operas. The more, tion in a highly satisfactory manner. The performance was under however, the style of singing of the present day departs from what is the direction of Professor Grell. That it was perfect, or that there was required by these operas, the less prospect is there of finding any | not here and there certain shortcomings, especially on the part of the one to replace Mad. Köster, who may be regarded as the last band, is something I will not attempt to deny, but that such should singer who has known how to preserve in spotless entirety the have been the case is not surprising, when we remember the work is pertraditions of a better time, now passed, as a priestess of the most haps one of the most difficult to be found in the whole range of sacred beautiful and purest religion. On this account -apart from the fact music. The choruses on the whole went extremely well, especially that every artist who leaves us, after having sacrificed to us his or her the part in E minor. Among the audience, which was most numerous, prime, has the fullest right to our gratitude and our sympathy-our and comprised the majority of the musical notabilities in Berlin, feelings at losing Mad. Köster are especially sorrowful; it seems to was Meyerbeer himselt, who followed the work most attentively, us as though we beheld the figures of l'idelio,' • Donna Anna,' score in hand, and, at the conclusion, expressed himself highly • Iphigenia,' Armida,' and the * Countess Almaviva," with their gratified. The Singacademie has, without a doubt, inaugurated the faces mournfully veiled and the question trembling on their pale lips :- season most successfully • Who now will find the greatest source of delight in regarding us The members of the Königliche Kapelle began their winter camas the goal of her artistic efforts ? What we could not help valuing paign with a Symphony-Soirée. The room was crowded in every much more than aught else in Mad. Köster, wasmas is always the part. The programme comprised a Suite in D (with three trumpets) case with really great female artists--her constant progress, her | by Sebastian Bach; Beethoven's Symphony in C major; the overture industry, which is never contented with itself, but which is constantly I to Euryanthe ; and, though last not least, Mendelssohn's Symphony in seeking for new materials for study, and, consequently, attains to A minor. A new vocal association, under the title of the Neuer perfection.”
Berliner Sängerbund, has been formed from the fusion of Erk's Män. The next opera on the list was Meyerbeer's Feldlager in Schlesien. | nergesang-Verein, the “Melodia" and the “ Orpheon." Its object The house was, I need scarcely say, crammed to the very roof. I is to give concerts for charitable purposes. I wish it every success. During the course of the performance Malle. Lucca was taken so! Joseph Fischer, who, from 1810 to 1818 was a celebrated member seriously ill that, though she went through her part somehow or other, I of the Royal Opera House, has just died at Mannheim, aged 82. He she was compelled to omit all her songs in the third act. Following was a basso like his father, Ludwig Fischer, a meinber of the Berlin the Feldlager came Méhul's Joseph, tolerably given by Herr Formes, company froin the year 1788. Joseph Fischer was at one time a great (Simeon); Herr Krüger (Joseph); Herr Frickel (Jacob); and favorite, but fell into disgrace on account of his overweening pride as Malle. Mik (Joseph); and after Joseph came—a fine gpecimen of an artist, and, in consequence, left Berlin in 1818. He was accounted autumn weather, damp, uncomfortable and changing. As a natural in his day the best Don Juan and Figaro on the stage, but was consequence, “there also was," to adopt the language of the city, “al continually getting into trouble through his contempt for all the great fluctuation in voices, their owners moving off steadilyhome, 1 laws and regulations of the theatre. In Stuttgart he lost his engagefor the purpose of taking sudorifics and going to bed. Tallow for ment for this reason. On one occasion he was so violent that Count greasing the nose was in good demand, and tolerably firm, until | Brihl, the Intendant of the Royal Opera House here, and a very kind, exposed to the action of fire, when it of course melted. Several good-natured gentlemen, stationed a non-commissioned officer and fine cases of bronchitis were offered to the attention of the medical | three men behind the scenes, to carry Fischer off to the prison men, but were not so speedily disposed of, by the latter, as the attached to the theatre--for the Royal singers and actors are, as I patients wished. Rheumatism was very lively, and coughs rose to a | have before informed you, subject, if needs be, to military punishment distressing pitch.” Indeed the weather had such an effect on the in case the refractory singer did not moderate his conduct. From personnel of the Opera House that the entire programme of the week | Berlin Fischer proceeded to Italy, where he was highly successful. had to be changed, save and except as regards the opera of Oberon, which | For some time he was manager of the theatre at Palermo. He then returned its place in the bills despite of every adverse circumstance Mad. / returned to Mannheim, where he had made his first appearance on Köster was the Rezia, and went through the part with great success. | the stage, in 1801. Some twenty years ago, when he was already The other characters were well sustained by Malle. Mik, Herren, sixty years old, he still delighted connoisseurs by the beauty of his Woworsky and Kranse.
voice, and the fiery vigor of his style.