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DWI G H T'S

JOURNAL OF MUSIC,

A Paper of Art and Literature.

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JOHN S. DWIGHT,,EDITOR.

VOLUME XIX

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY OLIVER DITSON AND COMPANY, 277 WASHINGTON STREET.

1862.

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IN D E X.

Abdul Aziz, sultan of Turkey..
A Beethoven matter (A. W.T.).
A chapter on bells...
A convert in the South Pacific.
Aliclaiile or Alice?.
A hint to musicians.
Akers, Benj. Paul. Sculptor.
Alceste (Gluck's), revived in Paris.
Albert, Prince, anccilote of..

- as a musician..
American Composers.
Amodio, Alessandro, death of.
Amini and the Mill Wheel.
A monster Concert..
A musical gymnast. :
Année Musicale (reviewed)
Analysis of Bird Music..
Andi Alteram Partem (Wagner).
An Artistic Concert..
An hour with Meyerbeer.
An organic complaiut..
A new instrument.
A play at the Tuileries.
A poet among the soldiers.
Army Hymn, Singing of the.
Artists' Exhibition.......
Arpe's (Dr.) Music to “ Comis.".
Architecture, Parliamentary Vicws on
Artist Trio, The..
At Home...

151

274
..194
.229
.325

63
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. 268
.332, 335

381

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Composers, a prize for..

167 Development of the Musical Faculties (Dr.
CONCERTS :

Marx).

8:3, 90, 109, 113, 121, 132
Bostoli Mozart Club...... .23, 46, 311, 366, 415 Diarist, (the) in London.130, 137, 145, 153, 161, 169
Church of the lininaculate Conception.......383 -in Vienna.

190
Blundel and Hayrin Society, (Messialı)...6, 30, 39 Diapason, The...

144
llandel and Haydn Society..311. Christmas Don Giovanni.

93
performance of the Messiah.318; Te Deum Don Giovanni in London, (1861).

143
anid llvmin of l'raisc...
.390 Driunillic Music.

156
Kreissinann, Leonhard and Eichberg. 270, 286,294 Dussik, Duseck, Duschek, (A. W. Thayer)....211,
Madlle, de la Morte..

63 218, 225, 232, 2+1.
Mendelssohn's Lyınn of Praise, (old South
Church.).
.358 Eginoni, Beethoven's music to

.143
Mendelssolin Quintette Club.....30, 278, 294, 327 English national inusir...

194
342, 366, 389, 391, 406.

Exhibition of 1862, (London).

.143
Miss Mary Fay.

342, 331, 366
Mr. Bendelari...
55 Facing the Music....

303
Mr. Jolin K. Paine.
.254, 350, 366 Falkenstein, J. his new mass.

54
Mr. l'etersilea
39 Fechter's Ochello..

283
Mr. S. B. Ball

15 Fifteen years ago-Italian and Gerinan-Verdi..347
Mr. Whiting's (Organ)
15 Fine Arts (Athenæum gallery).

38
Mrs. Charlotte Varian..39, 46,70,215,223,238,270 Artists' Exhibition..

.359
Mrs. J. H. Long.
63 First Iinpressions abroad..

282
Music Hall...
262 Foley, Margaret..

174
Orchestral Union. . 23, 30, 39, 70, 79, 351, 359, French Musical History (Sketches of)...], 9, 17, 25,
366, 375, 383, 391, 399, 406.

33, 41, 50, 123.
Orpheus Musical Association.. .30, 215, 255, 414 Fry, W. H...

.3, 11
Pitti Matinée..

262
Philharmonic Concerts.....3:34, 358, 374, 398, 414 Genessco, N. Y. Normal Academy of Music.... 190
licrian Soilalily and Glee Cluh...

62 Genzinger not Geuzinger (see Haydn)..
Polyhymnia .
15 Germania Band..

262
Concert programmes.
102 Glover, (Howaru) his opera Ruy Blas.

276
Concert Spirituel..
56 Gluck's " Alceste.".

268
Concone, death of..
151 Gottschalk

..366
Conducting .
116, 133, 148 Grisi, Julin.

..93, 96, 166, 167
Contraband singing.
182 Guilmetie (Dr.) Lecture on Vocal Culture.....

.... 31
CORRESPONDENCE:
Aurora, N. Y..
181 Ilandel and Bach...

342
Albany, N. Y

373

Handel and Haydn Society, Annual Meeting. 69, 87
Brooklyn, N. Y.
134, 271, 359, 374 Handel and Hayan Society, The Messiah.

6
Burlington, V.
221 Handel, Chrysiinder's life of, reviewed..

2
Buffalo, N. Y.

366
Handel's Messiali (N. Y. Tribune).

333
Chicago
.7, 111, 118 Hanover Square Rooms, The..

258
Cincinnati.
. 16, 30, 357, 415 Ilarinonichord, The..

340
Cumberland, Md.
366 Hawthorn's wonderful “Marble Faun."

285
Dorchester, Mass.
399 Haydn and the Music seller....

.221
Finland...

255 Haydn, Joseph, Twenty six letters to Mad.
Gettysburg. Pa.

21 Genzinger... ..317, 354, 363, 387, 395, 410
Hartford, Coun.

.259, 277 Haves, Catherine, death of..181; biograplıy of..197
Leipsir..
.309 Heinrich, A. P. death of.

47
New Berifore!
.319 Hereford Musical Festival.

231
Milwaukie (Wis)...
.271, 343, 373 Ililler, Ferd : Letters about Music.

266
New York....6, 21, 22, 37, 47, 126, 175, 197, 216, llinckley, Miss, marriage of, io Susini.. 255
248, 253, 263, 319, 359, 363.

Hlints to Musical Misses..

181
North Weymouth, Mass.
8 Homeward bound..

.222
Paris..
.7. 15, 55, 62, 72, 301 Ilymns and Choirs.

80
Philadelphia.. 16, 86, 327,357,359,365,373,383,389 Iloiner, L. P., death of.

.407
Pittsfield, Mass..

.16, 151, 389
Providence, R. I.

.359 Improvement in keyboards of pianos, &c...
Rome.
.110 Israel in Egypt, (H. F. Chorley)..

195
Springfield, Mass

.86, 285, 316, 333 Italian and German-Fifteen years ago-Verdi. .347
Sweden..
.263 Jaell, Alfred..

151
St. Louis,
.8, 38, 79, 316, 358, 399 Japanese, music among the....

204
St. Petersburg.
.118 Jurves' collection of old Masters.

.333
Terre Haute, (Ia.).

16
Joachim as a composer.

13
Toronto,

.44, 391
Joachim's Concerto..

.372
Townsend, Mass.
101 Keyboards of pianos, improveinent in

.186
Venice....

110
Knorr Ju'ins, death of...

151
Vienna

Kreissle, Heinrich von, see Schubert.
Weimar..

.85, 223
Worcester, Mass..

..86, 231, 253, 319
Lo Domino Noir.

137
CORRESPONDENCE, EDITORIAL, NEW SERIES :

Lesuenr, Biography of.

186
No. X. Greil's Mass-Sing-Akademie.

4
Lily of Killarncy.

413
XI. Symphonies for the People-Liebig.
13 Liszt in Paris...

115, 142
XII. Liebig and his concerts

19

Lithophone, The, Nature's Piano..
XIII. Music in Berlin-Bach.

63
XIV. Loodon..

.117

London, a new Masicai Conservatoire in. 293
XV.
.125 London Monday Popular Concerts..

291
XVI.
133 London Operas and Patrigraphs..

.301
XVII.
Tallé's Beethoven .Reritals.

.141

Lorini, Virginia Whiting....
XVIII.
Monday Popular Concerts..
. 159

.47, 96
XIX.

Philharmonic-Art Union-Jenny Lind 158
XX.
Don Giovanni at Covent Garden....... 188 Madrid, Music in.....

239
XXI.
William Tell..

205
Managers and Music Halls.

..107
XXII.
The Book of Leviatban,

.236, 245

Mario as a Teacher..
XXII.
Musical Summer in London.
252

..115
XXIV.
Mad. Lind-Goldschmidt, in Elijah 260 Marschner, Dr. Heinrich.

.341, 397
Cushman, Charlotte...
173 Marseilles Hymn, The.

91
Czillag, Mad. Rosa...
23 Marseillaise. The, Who wrote it ?

68
Mason and Hamlin's Melodeons..

44
Mayer's (Carl) Piano Improvement.

343
Darmstadt, a day in...
292 Memoirs of iny Life, Castelli..

163
David the Composer.
101 Mendelssohn a Musician (Edin. Rev.).

397
Death behind the scenes.

196 Mendelssohn and his Letters (Edin. Rev.) .389
" De Gustibus.".

326
Mendcissohu's Elijah..

.318, 356,
Dettingen Te Deum, The (Chorley)...286, 290, 299

Mendelssohn Quintette Club.

134
performed by the Handel and Haydn......390

Modern Music..

....340

Bach and Handel..

..230, 341
as Organist...

315
His Mass in B minor.

.256
Bach. J. S. (Deutsche Musik-Zeitung). 129, 139,
147, 155, 166, 177, 198, 217.

The study of..
Balfe's “ l'uritan's Daughter,”

.314, 323
Barbicrc di Seviglia

64
Beethoven ; his Schottischen Lieder.

.274
Beethoven, recollections of, (Cipriani Potter).302,308
Beethoven's Fidelio, (Liszt).

219
Bccthoren's music to Egmont

194
Behind the scenes at the theatre.

220, 228
Bells, A chapter on.

194
Berlin Court Singers.

.389
Berlin, The Music Gardens of.
Berlioz and Wagner (Louis Ehlert).

.265
Berlioz, Hector..

178
Birmingham Festival.

112, 221
Boston Mozart Club.

.262
Musical Fund Society.

46
Music Hall Association..

87
Music Teachers, 263, Music in the Public
Schools of..

299
Musical Times.

95
Public Library.

182
Public Schools. 68th Annual Festival... 134

Report on Music in. . 299, 307
Bosio

.215
Brainerd, Miss...
Brooklyn Academy of Music.

..335
Brown Papers, republished.

.252, 295
Browning, Mrs. E. B. Death of.

. 135, 180

. 100

...186

...270

....190

26

Cambridge Commencement.

127
Castelli, Memoirs of my life.

163
Chamber Concerts.

278
Charity children in St. Paul's Cathedral. .136
Charlatanism in Music.

.58, 65, 81, 94
Chevé's System of Musical Instruction. 49,70,86,101
Chicago, organ for..

111
Chickering's Pianos.

12
Chimes ...

.340
Chinese music.

12
Chit-Chat,...23, 63, 70, 79, 96, 119, 126, 135, 142,

159, 167, 182, 190, 207, 214, 223, 238, 261.
Chopin's Mazurkas and Waltzes..

30
a letter about..
Mazurkas (Louis Ehlert).

235
Sixteen Polish songs by.

.364
Christmas services at Trinity Ch. N. Y. .316
Church Bells.

159
Church Music..

.116
Church Music in New York.

il
Church music in St. Louis.
Church music in the hands of the Reformncrs... 68
Cimarosa and Paesiello...

125
Cincinnati Musical Association.

24
Classical Music, on the pretended love for..
Commeuioration of Victory.

.390

...171

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..100

Mendelssohn's Travelling Letters, 219, 214, 222, 227, Mexico..

71. 319 Tlie Lark in the ('ity Thomas Tinoil.

185
243, 249, 269, 273, 289, 297, 305, 313, 329, 337,

Milan
. 128, 169, 270, 320, 315 The North an:l the South (E. B. Browning).

281
Moscow.

The Origin of language. (Biackwool).

385
345, 353, 361, 369, 377, 385, 393, 401, 409.

Munich
301, 304, 350, 400 T'he rising of the Prople. E. J. Cutler.

193
Meyerbeer, an hour with, 157; Meyerbeer and Ra- Nuremberg

191, 199 The Two Armies, Vanity Fair.

145
melu.....
293 Paris. 12. 24. 44. 71. 79. 87, 102, 112. 127, 151, 159, 168, 183, The Washers of the Sironil J.R. Lowell.

257
Mozart and the Chimes.

412
191. 199, 207, 231, 253, 261, 2:29, 275, 277, 288, 295, 320, Under the Cloud and through the Sea.

169
Mozart and the Orchestra.

War Song. WW, story......
327,368, 375, 399.
143

114
Peath.
39 Portuguese Music..

119
Mozart, What he was paid.
56 Prague.

127

Practical Answers to l'ractiral Questions... 172
Mozart, W. A., (hy Otro Jahn).
75, 82 Russia.

191. 289
My Whistling Neighbor...

164
Roine.

320, 369

Prime Seventh, the, as an Element in the Musical
Stockholm.
223 System. (II. W. Poule).

77
Munich, Music and Sculpture in.

282
Stuttgart.
239, 288 Psalms and Psalmody..

308
Music....
47 Turin.

320
A Cure affected by..

Public, The Judgment of the

262
Vienna. 6, 40, 112, 128, 280, 287, 293, 304, 312, 320. 335, 359,

10
Among the Japanese.
867, 381.

Puritan's Daughter, Balfe's New Opera,...314, 323
204

Weimar.
a Means of Preserving Health.

207. 223, 300
191
Wiesbaden.

. 191, 312, 406
an Amusement of the Home..
188

Rameau and Meyerbccr..

293
A new Liglit in...

.3
Napoleon, Prince, Boston Festival in Honor of..206

Roger's Mode of Singing.

74
as Art, Language, Prophecy.
.403 National Anthems.

91
Rossini at Home.

11
at Home.
230 302 National Hymn, The..

101, 132, 149
Rossini's "Titans".

.340
Ar the West Church.
223 National Hymns.
257

173
Dramatic...

Rüssia, Music in, (Trovator).
156
Nature's Piano. The Lithophone.

26
Russian National Music..

164
English National.
293 New Publications, 23, 6:3, 70, 87, 95, 118, 142, 183, Ruy Blas, (Howard Glover's Opera)..

276
for this Season..

.247 198, 207, 223, 239, 255.
Gardens of Berlin.

New Orleans..
in Common Schools.

198
New York. Church Music in, 11 ; Musical Societies Satter, G. in Paris..

271
in Legislative Halls.

63
in...

. 27, 35
in Madrid.,

Schmitt, Geo. A., Capt..

127, 263
239
Niedermeyer, Louis.

52
Schraubstnedter, William.

151
in Primary Schools..

101
Nirger Minstrelsy in England

.98
in Russia..

Schubert, Franz, Mauuscripts of .

..295
173 Night hath Songs..

117
Schubert, Franz..

122
in the Ariny.

262
Novello, Vincent, Obituary of.

.188
his Musical Remains.

.279
Influence of
203, 234, 244, 250

Lile and' Labors of, by Mary C.
Irish...

Schubert, Franz, a Biographical Sketch (H. ron
70

Clarke, 346, 355, 371, 380, 404.
Letters about (F. Hiller).
..266

Kreissle), 281, 290, 298, 306, 313, 321, 331, 339,
Mimetic.

346, 355, 370, 402, 411.
.29, 31, 33
Old Masters, The Jarves Collection of.. 333 Schumann, Robert...

. 175
Modern..

340
OPERA, ITALIAN IN Bostox.

271
Of the Future.

Scribe, Eugene.

.36
..18
Rpily..

277
Seville, September Music in.

251
Remarks on the Present State of, (Dr. Marx). Don Giovanni.

14
Shaw, Oliver J., Obituary of.

.142
139.
11 Barbiere..

14

I Puritani..
Report on, in the Boston Schools.....

14

182

Song, the Essentials of.
. 299, 307
La Juive..
6, 14 Southaril, L. H..

.47
To Macbeth..

23
La Sonnambula.

6
Spohr and Boucher.

389
Trade, the Board of.
111 Les Norps de Jeannette,

279, 287
without Noise (Punch)
Lucrezia Borgia. .

Spohr in London.
325

.287

....315
Musical Societies in New York.

Martha...
.287 Staudligl, death of..

47, 51,59
. 27, 35
Un Ballo in Maschera.

..279
Devotions, Vespers.

Star Spangled Banner, The..

.37, 39, 46
.322
Opera, The..
203 Stebbins, Emma..

174
Education, Ohjects of.

97
Opera and Theatre in Venice.

105
Steibelt, Daniel.

372
Education, Remarks on (Dr. Marx), 42, 76, Opera Hunting in Germany.

.291
Stigelli..

215
Genius.

.47
in Italy...
81 St. Louis, Church Music in ..

45
Glasses, how to Play on

238
Opera, onr Early Troupes..

19
Sunday Music on the Common.

99
Instruments, Ancient..

61
Organ, The...
.29, 59, 106, 179 Surry Music Hall......

114
Journals, in Italy..

381
Organ Concert, Mr. Whiting.

15
Literature.

28
Concerts at Leeds.

184
Phenomenon.

238
for Buffalo.
..300 Tannhäuser at the Stadt Theatre.

119
Season, The...

261
Organ for Chicago,
. Tannhäuser in Paris..

63
Term,

for Christ Church, Cambridge.
..262 Tate and Brady.

382
Music in Vol. XIX.

for Detroit...

..135
Teachers and Methods of Teaching

121
No. 1. The Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang) Mendelssohn, con-
tinued

for Dr. Gannett's Church.

..319 Thooft's Symphony (Charles V.).
2-3. Opera of Martha, for Pianoforte, continued.

for Jumaica Plain...

. 182 Through the Country of the White Hills..
4. Chopin': Waltzen, op. 64, No. 8.

for Vine street, Roxbury..
. 206 Titiens, Mlle...

176
5. Martha continued.

for West Church, Boston..

. 206
Tom, the Blind Pianist.

.55
6-9. Hymn of Praire, continued.
10-18. Martha, continued.

Organs, a Gossip about.

.187
Trovator : Letter from Finland.

255
19-26. Hymn of Praise, continued.

Orchestra of the Crystal Palace.

..388
from Sweden...

263
Music in Vol. XX.

Our Music Pages..

.310
from Haarlem.

271
No 1. Hymn of Praise, continued.

from Dresden

.272
2-7. Martha, continued.
8. Martha, (Title page and Argumont).

from Vienna..

280
9-11. Hymn of Praise, continued.

Paesiello and Cimarosa..

..125
Opera Hunting in Germany.

291
12.
Title and Words.
Paine, J. K., tho Organist.

.60, 135
A Day in Darmstadt.

292
13-18. Chopin's Mazurkas

his Concert in Portland.
.149, 166 Trenkle, Mr. J., Letter from.

295
19-26. The Messiah, (Handel) continuod.

Concert in Boston....

254, 293, 343 Truth about Music and Musicians.. . 208, 212
Music ABROAD.

Paris, The new Grand Opera House at. ..183
Aix la Chapelle.

Patti, Adelina, in London..

.84, 125
Ullmann's Benefits. ....

238
Amsterdam.
143, 303 at Berlin....

..365
Un Fanatico per la Musica.

.100
Barcelona...

.168
Patriotic Piccolomini.

231
Basle..

.. 160
Paying the Piper..

..231
Berlin, 40, 88, 104, 160, 168, 191, 215, 239, 288, 303, 311, 320,

Verdi....
Philadelphia Continental Theatre, Fire at.
327, 352, 368, 391, 406.

. 73, 114, 347
..199

.322
Birmingham
.221, 376 Phillips, Adelaide.

Vespers, Musical Devotions.

182
Bremen.
326. 226

.390
in Paris..

254

Victory, Commemoration of.
Brunswick.
191, 360

.364
.183

Virtuoso, The...
Phonautography, the new Science of.
Brussels.

71, 384
Bologna

.320
Piano Thrumming..

Vogler, (Abbé) and his Pupils

94
Cassel.

.368 POETRY:
Colugno. .72, 102, 199, 301, 304, 320, 326. 343, 352, 375 A Crimean Episode. Bayard Taylor.

. 201 Wagner and Berlioz - (L. Ehlert).

265
Dresden..
.168, 272, 304, 320 A Day in June. J. R. Lowell..

.81
Wagner, (Audi alteram partem).

66
Dublin..
239 A Woodland Reverie..

. 105
England.

.72
40, 79
Bell Songs Rose Terry.

73

Wagner's Flying Dutchman.
florence.

296
Cavalry Song. C. G. Leland..
153 Wagner, Johanna...

323
Vrankfort.
239, 320 Chimes. Arlington Street Church. (Transcript. .313 Wagner's Music of the Future Reviewed.

18
Goths.
406 Farewell to the Swallows. Thomas Hood..

.225
Wagner, Richard....

242
Haarlem.
271 Hymn to the Flowers. Horace Smith.

209
Hamburg
.72, 312. 406 J Love to Sing. Rev. Dr. Bethune.

.177

Walewski's (Count), Address at the Conservatoire.
Ilanover..
.320, 335, 406 June, W. C. Bryant..

97 185.
Ilarann.
207, 320 Lotos-land. Rose Terry:

89 War Song. W. W. Story..

.114
Hereford
.231 Mountain Pictures. (J. G. Whittier)..

377
Ivres.

..55
168
"Not Yet.” Bryant.

Washington, Music in..

116
Italy..
368 Ode to an old Violin.

196

New Picture for the Capitol at. 285
Leipnic, 112, 288, 295. 301, 311, 320, 343, 351, 360, 384, 405. Our Country. 0. W. Holmes.

228 Weimar, The World of..
Llrer pool. .
.296 Our Country's Call. W. C. Bryant.
.249 Weber and the Harmonichord.

.340
London. 12. 24, 47, 61, 71, 80. 88 103. 119, 127, 191, 215, 269, Our River. John G. Whittier.

137
296, 312, 325, 344, 351, 376, 391. 400.

61
O Mother of Mighty Race. Bryant.

What makes things Musical..

113
Madrid.

.270, 320
Prologue. Belmont Theatrical Company).
390 Whiting, Geo. E. (Organist)

15
Manchester..

.336, 376
September Rain...

217
Mannheim

168
Sonnet. Vopny Malone Raymond,

.1
Yankee Doodle, the Origin of.

.107
Marienburg
215 The Celential Army. T. B. Reed.

129
Mayence.
288, 303, 360 The Flower of Liberty. 0. W. Holmer.

265
Melbourne.
207 The Great Bell Roland. Theodore Tilton..

25 Zelter, Carl Friederich.

.201, 213

...148

....143
......89

.360

36

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WHOLE No. 470.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 18 6 1.

1.

VOL. XIX. No. 1.

con.

For Dwight's Journal of Music. other in the praises of pleasure and love, are of Veron alternated his operas with the most se-
Sonnet.

an infinite grace and freshness; the Fêtes of the ductive ballets, as La Sylphide, par Mlle. TagliWhen Aeecy cloudlets float about the moon,

tournament are of magic splendor; the scene of oni; La Tempête, L'Ile des Pirates and Le DiaWhen dows fall her pure tears - and her sweet the nuns has a terrible and sombre effect; finally ble Boiteur by Mlles. Therese and Fanny Ellbreath

the closing trio in which the angel overthrows the sler. The night wind, like some pious Sabbath tune, demon and heavenly voices mingle with sad cries Add to all this, reproductions of the Armida, The passionate heart to peace attempereth, from the realm of darkness is sublime.

La Vestale and Don Juan, and a troop perfectly Then in my quiet room I sit, and sing

And then such execution ! Nourrit, Levasseur, balanced, and the prodigious success of the opera Such songs as solitude and I love best ;

Madames Damoreau and Dorus! and Cornelie at that time is no longer astonishing.
Then evil's self seems a harmonious thing,
And lite's sad cares resolve in tranquil rest.

Falcon, who, after making the part of Alice her Director Veron was succeeded by Duponchel, Then do I feel that all are sanctified

own, became the admirable personification of La under whom we had Meyerbeer's second great To noble ends, and purely should aspire ;

Juive! Person, voice, action, dramatic enthu- work, Les Huguenots, Feb. 29, 1836. All, who in song's novitiate here are tried,

siasm, that great tragedienne united all the quali- Nothing new can be said upon the bacchic Ero they may join the immortal starry choir. ties so rare, which go to form the consummate spirit of the chorus of the orgies, upon the

grace Then thrills of rapture through my being start,

lyric artist. What can we say of the orchestra- of that of the bathers, upon the magnificent sepAs though the hand of God had touched my heart. tion of Meyerbeer? What vigor, sonority, pic- tette of the duel scene, upon the celebrated FANNY MALONE RAYMOND. turesque coloring, exactness in the smallest de fourth act, in which the sombre conjuration pre

tails! On the other hand, what luxury in the cedes the sublime duet, which will never be surTranslated for Dwight's Journal of Music.

decorations, the costume, the stage appointments ! passed upon the stage. What was there wanting Sketches of French Musical History,

During the rehearsals of this splendid work, to inspire such artists as Nourrit and Mlle. FalXI.

public opinion was utterly unfavorable to it; even OPERA.

the actors far from expecting success foresaw but The fifth act finely closes these scenes of war 1830-1860.

its fall. Robert le Diable, that sublime manifest- and love. The ball at which Raoul presents The Revolution of July (1830) may be said ation of genius, was regarded as a labored and himself dripping with blood; the scene in the to have taken place to the music of the duet in fantastic conception, with no melodic value, an convent in which the voices of the Huguenots Masaniello, “ Amour sacré de le patrie,” and to opinion which very soon would be justified by the die away by degrees; and the final tableau in the song la Parisienne, which Nourrit sang with public.

which Marcel unites the two lovers and the chosuch wonderful expression. After being closed After Rossini and Weber we have had Meyer-ral of Luther, vigorously sung by the three marfifteen days the theatre was opened again, Aug. | beer; after Meyerbeer and Auber we come to tyrs, appals the ferocious assassins; then the mar4, with Auber's la Muette, (Masaniello), a work | Halévy. This master, so profound in his science, vellous stage scene in which the quays of Paris, fitted as if written for the occasion.

so elevated in his inspirations, has continued the strewn with the slain, appear in shadow, while The following 13th of October, they gave Le romantic movement of which we have been the massive towers of Notre Dame are relieved Dieu et la Bayadere, another charming work of speaking, and which corresponds to that transfor- in all their jagged outlines against the azure sky Auber, in which Marie Taglioni and Perrot, a mation in literfiture at the head of which Victor all sparkling with stars; nothing could so pictupupil of Vestris, executed prodigies of grace and Hugo bas been proclaimed chiet actor. In the resquely close so bloody and terrible a drama. elegance.

works of Halévy, to a great richness of orches-Reports of firearms mingle with the groans of March 1, 1831, Veron succeeded Lubbert in tration are added a great knowledge of the voice the victims; the savage cries of the murderers the direction of the opera, with a brilliant and and a perfect appreciation of prosody and dra- resound from all sides; the curtain falls upon this profitable success. He

gave successively Le Phil-matic truth. We know not what to praise most scene of horror at the moment when Queen tre, a new masterpiece of Auber, in a lighter highly in La Juive, the pomp of the introduction, Marguerite reënters her palace, escorted by her style; Robert le Diable (Nov. 21), which produced the solemn Te Deum, the magnificence of the pages and brilliantly lighted by the torches, which a real revolution in the grand dramatic style; Le processions, the energy of the choruses, or the flame about her splendid litter. Serment and Gustave, by Scribe and Auber ; An beauty of single pieces. Can there be anything The production of La Esmeralda, by Mlle. Baba, the last production of the now old Cheru- more pathetic than the sublime second act, in Bertini, and Stradella, by Niedermeyer and the bini; and then La Juive, the masterpiece of bis which the Jewish type is so finely sculptured ! retirement of Adolphe Nourrit from the stage bepupil, Halévy, who may be well called the French What touching simplicity in the scene of the fore the debut of Gilbert Duprez were contemMeyerbeer.

Passover. What emotion in the romance “ Il va poraneous. Robert the Devil really is the standard-bearer cedir;” what passion in the final duet and trio ! Duprez had an immense success as Arnold in of the new romantic school. This immense And then how grandly is the character of the William Tell, in Masaniello, Les Huguenots and work, to which all schools, melted together in the Cardinal painted in the majestic air of the first La Juive. His large and noble style of recitacrucible of a patient, learned and eclectic genius, act, the awful anathema of the third, and the tive, the great strength of lung with which he have contributed, will ever remain an imperisha- dramatic duet of the fourth! What can be said gave the high C with the chest voice, filling the ble monument of the second transformation of of the air of Eleazar, “ Rachel, quand du Seign- theatre with the tone, bis neat and sonorous decthe art in the 19th century. The first was the eur,” the text of which is by Nourrit, and in lamation, and his true and expressive method work of Rossini.

which palpitate all the sentiments of tenderness, very soon gained him the suffrages of all. UnThe middle ages and chivalry, happily substi- love and religion which a paternal heart can con- luckily, imitators, who had neither bis genius or tuted for the thoroughly used up old clothes of tain. Is there not something in that funeral his physical powers, in their endeavors to copy the Greeks and Romans, the eternal contest of march of the penitents in the fifth act, which him, very soon gave us cries in the place of singRight and Wrong, so admirably personified in causes one to shiver with a sort of alarm and ing and loudness instead of expression. This the parts of Alice and Bertram, give to this mar- terror ? That supplication of the young and tendency to a false taste ruled alike in the provvellous poem all the attractions of a legend based beautiful Rachel, the sad decorations, the short inces and in Paris, and the true vocal art would upon the principle of Christianity. The fugued notes of the executioner to the “ Il est temps !” soon have disappeared among us but for the comintroduction which precedes the rising of the cur- all combine to make this work one of the most bined efforts of Bordogni, Banderali, Ponchard tain is at once learned and melodious; the cho touching exhibitions which can be offered to the and Garcia. ruses of the Norman nobles, who emulate each | sensibilities of an audience.

After the appearance of Madame Stolz in

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