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stantly in use for clavichords and virginals demand- the tone produced, which continued to be just what stringing of modern days. This instrument, inade.
learned the “ Prometheus ;” for their execution of Rogers, of Limerick Cathedral, had kindly contrib- | by seals and official signatures, it finished an interthe work under his sympathetic band was one of uted a photograph, which was suspended on the esting relic of the ancient guilds of Europe, by the most glorious successes of the festival. The tone adjoining wall, and had over the key-board the in- which, in feudal times, every art and mystery of was magnificent; the shading and expression were scription
trade was fenced about. It began by reciting some extremely nice; the ever-changing nuances, from
Intactum sileo: percute, dulce cano.
twenty or thirty titles of honor belonging to Freil. which Liszt's music derives so much of its effect,
eric Augustus, King of Poland. The lecturer woulut were observed with perfection; the singing was
It had been customary to inscribe similar quaint direct the attention of his hearers to this curious aqually admirable for technical precision and for mottoes upon these instruments. Thus the follow legal instrument of the year 1735, which, framed fine intelligence. The solo parts were all excellent. ing was found on an old virginal:
and glazed, and suspended on the wall to his right. ly rendered by Mrs. Smith, Miss Cary, Mr. Winch,
I once was living in the woods,
was scarcely less worthy of their notice than the Mr. Bischoff, Mr. Remmertz, and Mr. Whitney.
But now I am cut down
more musical instruments (spinet and harpsichor:1) The first part of the concert, of course, was di.
By stroke of cruel axe, indeed, rected by Mr. Thomas in person. I have said that
But yet in my renown.
upon the left. Some interesting details were here For while I lived I spake nonght else
given referring to the necessity of keeping harpsiit oftered nothing actually novel, but perhaps I am
But what the boisterous wind
chord lids raised in order to let their tinkling sounds wrong. The great Schubert Symphony was a nov
Compelled my murmuring strains unto.
escape, and also to admit of the louvres of the Veneelty in one sense ; for such a performance of it has
And ears of such as hear me sing.
tian swell being opened, which was done by a lever probably never been heard in this country, and I do
So pleasant is my music's ring.
worked with the player's knee. In allusion to this not believe a better one is possible anywhere. It fairly blazed with splendor, and the tremendous fi.
The pitch of ancient keyed instruments had been
custom of raising the lid an anecdote was recorded
of a leader of the Covent Garden band having once nale was given with a magnificence which roused by no means uniform; many spinets were tuned a
asked Dr. Arne, (as if in hopes of discovering the the whole house so that at the close the audience fifth above, and one, called Ottavino,” even an ocrose in their places and cheered. The music of the tave above the customary tuning. There did not
secret of his success in Artaxerxes)—“ Dr. Arne, “Walkuere," which I supposed to be almost un.
seem to have been any standard of pitch like what when you composed your fine opera, whether did known in Cincinnati, was also presented with unu
prevails at present, and some authorities (amongst you write it with the lid of your harpsichord up or sual brilliancy, and made a very strong impression. research the subject owes a great deal of the light out. Thus had Salvator Rosa once wagered that them Mr. Chas. Salaman, to whose taste and skilled down?” It became the custom to print the lids of
some instruments elaborately, both within and withIt was better sung and better played than I ever
thrown heard it in New York, Mr. Remmertz being at his the 16th and 17th centuries was about a third low- he would render a worthless harpsichord valuable; very best, while the increase in the orchestra added much more to the effect than I should have ex
er than ours; if so, it was difficult to account for and he had made good his assertion, ior the instrupected.
the deep vocal bass parts of those days. The inqui- ment fetched a thousand scudi from the manner in The attendance to-night was overwhelming
ry was, in truth, surrounded by difficulties. Sone which it had been embellished by his pencil. Visyears ago, when passing a few days with Sir Fred
count Powerscourt's harpsichord (of which a photo. nearly as great, in fact, as it was last night, and the eric Ouseley, at Tenbury, he (the lecturer) had re graph hung on the wall close by) had thus been festival broke up in the midst of an indescribable marked that Sir Frederic's harpsichord was about
decorated by Vander Meulin, the great Belgian scene of enthusiasm, singers and audience all hur. rahing together, and loud shouts for Thomas rising strument with two rows of keys, they could see two a third below the correct pitch." of this, a fine in painter, who had celebrated so many of the events
of the reign of Louis XIV. He (Sir Robert St.w. above the din.
photographed views which the distinguished Oxford art) had, for the lecture of this day, obtained from professor had kindly contributed for these lectures.
a friend a number of fine engraved portraits of tuis Keyed-Stringed Instruments of Music,
It had been made in 1773 by B. Shudi, predecessor painter, of Queen Elizabeth, of Mary Queen of Scots, SIR ROBERT STEWART'S LECTURES AT DUBLIN of the eminent firm of Messrs. Broadwood, who had of Henry Purcell
, and of the unfortunate Marie AnUNIVERSITY.*
presented it to Sir F. Ouseley. The harpsichord toinette - she, to whom had once belonged this
was, in fact, only a large spinet; the latter had but beautiful relic, now in the possession of Lord Pow. III.
one string to each note, while harpsicors” (the erscourt, had been always musical, and in her youth * Reported in the London Musical Standard. old appellation of the harpsichord) had two, three,
was associated with Mozart, for when that child. and even more. Last week, I alluded to the difficulty in account
He (Sir R. Stewart) had last week musician slipped npon the polished floor of the paling for the “virginal" being so named, that instru- explained to them the way the tone of the spinet ace at Vienna, and fell to the ground, Marie Antoinment having been in use before the reign of the was produced, each string being twanged with a
ette stopped, and assisted him to rise, wbile another
young archduchess passed on. Little Mozart was Royal Virgin who founded this ancient university.
quill, and hence the name spinet, from spina, a The tuning of the virginal had been allnded to in a
thorn” or “point.” Even F. Couperin, one of the
so affected by this kindness on the part of the fu. wall inscription or proverb” at the manor house grentest composers and players upon these instru. tare Queen of France that he declared to her that be of Leckingfield, Yorkshire, which dated from the ments, had complained of their monotony. With a
“would marry her " forth wilh. A sınall portion of time of Henry VII.:--
view to remedy this the plectra had been formed of the wire with which this beautifully painted harpsi brass, steel, ivory, and leather of various sorts, and had been framed along with the photograph,
chord had been strung was well worth inspection, A slack string is a Virginal, it soundeth not aright, It doth abide no wresting, it is so loose and light.
while the various rows of “ jacks” so fitted were The derivation of the clavichord” was readily levers worked by the performer's knee. But with common fineness; but when the hammers of the
brought into play by stops like the organ, or by like that of Sir Frederick Ouseley. It was of inntraced to “clavix,” a key (not the tuning key as
all these contrivances, which were called 1st and 2nd pianoforte came into use, the strings received sneh some bad supposed, for this was conmon to the harp. unison, octave stop, lute, mandolin, flagevlet, oboe powerful blows, that, fine wire of this sont proved , and a con
or violin, there was really not much difference in incapable of resisting them, and hence the heavy ed some notice. One of these was constantly described as “ a pair,” not that there was any bi-form Dr. Burney had caustically described it-viz., “A in 1612, had been restored by Pascal Taskin in 1771;
not being now in playable order, it had little save construction in either, but that it was the practice scratch with a sound at the end of it.” It was, thus to call many things in the ordinary social life doubtless, in allusion to these fancied imitations of Vander Meulin's paintings and the memory of Marie of England at the time.
Antoinette to recommend it. The case and legs
various instruments that an essayist in No. 153 of
were all gilded, so that the wood was nowhere visipair of organs":not (said Sir Robert Stewart) like
ble. It had two rows of keys, four sets of jacks, and that large instrument in yonder gallery, with its consort (or concert, as the word was spelled in mod choir organ standing out in front, nor like the organ ern days) in itself.” They were fortunate in having
a compass of 5 octaves, F to F, and had been exhibin the College Chapel. These may, indeed, be called a real barpsichord to examine that day—a beautiful ited at South Kensington within the last few years
. double organs," with their carved and gilded cases old instrument, which probably had cost £100 or
Sir R. Stewart now briefly alluded to the harpri. divided into two separate parts. It was not, how £120 originally, but bad been purchased last year chord works of Rameau (whose ingenious system of ever, to such instruments our forefathers alluded for an absurdly small sum at the sale of Archdeacon harmony bad been fully developed in our day by when they spoke of a payre of organs." The ex Agar's effects in St. Stephens-green, and had b. Logier), and to François Couperin, also to Scarlatii, pression merely meant an organ with more pipes longed to Lord Normanton, formerly Archbishop
of and the ainusing rencontre between him and the than one--a clavichord or virginal, with more strings hands of a gentleman of taste, who, having cleaned father Daniel, had been organist of St. Patrick's
Dublin. Fortunately it had now fallen into the his playing to ten hundred devils. Rosingrave's In Jonson and Heywood, and their contemporaries, we find a pair of beads," a pair of
the fine mahogany case and rich brass work hinges Cathedral; concluding with an allusion to Henry chessmen.” of stars," of "stairs," of "" steps," just of the instrument, had requilled a few of the jacks; Purcell, the most original musical genins England as we speak of a pair
of tongs" or a " pair of bel and very kindly lent it to them to-day. As a proof had ever produced. Parcell had died before bois lows." And this is the form of expression employed that music of its own epoch and style was capable time, it was said from the effects of a cold bronzht in the extract from the “ Pilgrim's Progress which I alluded last week. The family are in Mr. played a portion of one of Handel's concertos. He
on by exposure outside the door of his own house, Interpreter's house, and having been shown many also quoted a little poem of Bishop Atterbury (who his wife having refused to admit her truant lori curiosities, including “Eve's Apple," " Jacob's Ladwas accused of favoring the Pretender)—" Lines in
when returning home from some convivial party. der,” etc., Prudence takes them into a dining room, praise of a goose quill," and alluding to the harpsi- Rameau,
Couperin, D. Scarlatti, and 11. Purcell
The musical illustrations included pieces by where stood a pair of virginals, so she played upon them, and turned what she had showed them into
The quill of the goose is a very slight thing,
formed by the lecturer and some of his pupils, and this excellent song." Singular to say, although
Yet it feathers the arrow that Alies from the string,
one lady sang with much sweetness a litile chanson
Makes the bird it belongs to rise high in its fight, composed by Queen Marie Antoinette. Sir Robert there was little or no difference between the spinet And the jack it has oiled against dinner go right, said that this lecture would conclude his notices and virginal, no one ever spoke of“ a pair of spin
Makes the harpsichord rocal, which else would be mute, ets ;" the expression was never employed. He (Sir
And enlivens the sound, the sweet sound of the flute.
of the harpsichord and spinet. Next week the sub.
ject of the pianoforte would be entered upon. R. Stewart) would direct their attention to the The harpsichord before them had been built by
(To be Continued.) many beautifal photographs of spinets and virginals Ferdinand Weber, a German Artist, born 1715, who which had been lent by the South Kensington au resided in Mecklenburgh street, Dablin, nearly a thorities; some of these instruments were profusely century ago. The testimonial given to Herr We.
Three Opera Debutantes. ornamented with precious stones, ne (which had ber when quitting the atelier of his German master, (From the First Number of Concordia," the net lonbeen purchased for £1,200 at the Paris Exhibition) Herr Hahlen, was now read in extenso, and caused
don Journal of Music and the Sister Arts, May 1, 1875.) contained 1,928 jewels of various sorts. One spinet much amusement, being a most voluminous docu. Mice, according to the proverb, amuse themselves was of the date of 1741; of this, the owner, Mr. I ment, engrossed on parchment. Attested as it was in the absence of the cat; and, though there is a
marked difference, especially as regards voice, be. prima donnax " is not, it seems. privileged to main will play the part of Zerlina until the arrival of tween a cat and a prima donna, the early gambols of trin exclusive rights in a part unless she can and Madame Adelina Patti. Malle. Varesi may be exlight and heavy sopranos at the Royal Italian Op-does, present herself in person to exercise them. As pected to appear as Lucia until the return of Madera have been generally kept up on the understand long as Madame Patti remains away Malle. Thalberg ame Nilsson. But no artist will come to Her Majing, expressed or implied, that they were to come to may continue to play the part of Zerlina. But as esty's Theatre who can possibly be substituted for an end on the arrival of the chief warblers of the Zerlina happens to be one of Madame Patti's most Mdlle. Bellocca in the character of Rosina. establishment. At Her Majesty's Opera, too, allow. popular, as it is also one of her most charming imances have, before now, had to be made for the personations, it is difficult to believe that she will déhutantes of the first part of the season. Malle. be asked to give it up to a beginner-even to a be
M. Taine on Beethoven. Titiens we have always among us, and all the so- ginner who has begun so well as Malle. Thalberg
(From the “Life and Opinions of M. Frederic called “dramatic parts," both in Italian and German has done. When the Marriage of Figaro is next Thomas Graindorge, Doctor of Philosophy of the opera, are filled by this artist as by no other. But brought out at the Royal Italian Opera, why should | University of Jena, special partner in the house of the light parts are frequently made vehicles for ex not the present Zerlina appear as Cherubino ?
Graindorge & Co., Oils and Salt Pork, Cincinnati, periments; and the experiments with which we have
Our second débutante is Malle. Varesi, who has U. S. A."; been favored this season, putting together those at already been heard in two different characters, first, I turned over the leaves of the poor, sheep-cov. the Royal Italian Opera have been unusually numer in that of Gilda, secondly in that of Lucia. Malle. ered German volume, in which the faithful comous, and, without exception, successful.
Varesi is, like Malle. Thalberg, of good musical panion of Beethoven, a true German famulus, a sort The dëbulantes of the present season are all re-parentage; and there was a certain appropriateness of Wagner, pupil of another Faust, has gathered all markable for their youth; and, by a friendly under in the daughter of the original Rigoletto appearing the details he has beard or seen of his life. These standing between the two rival managers, it seems as Gilda. Twenty is the number of years assigned minute details seemed no longer vulgar to me. The to have been arranged that the youngest among by the most accredited musical historiographers to soul ennobled all its surroundings. I saw, once them should come before the public first. From the Malle. Varesi. Her voice is of about that age; but more, the man in his old great coat, with his batabundant statistical information published in con- by her execution we should take Malle. Varesi to tered hat, his broad shoulders, his untrimmed beard, nexion with Malle. Zaré Thalberg, Malle. Elena be older than Mdlle. Thalberg by a good deal more his thick hair on end, walking with naked feet in Varesi, and Mdlle. Anna Belocca, it appears that than three years. However, as Malle. Thalberg the morning dew ; writing Fidelio, and Christ in the the united ages of these three ladies amount to 57 has been heard only in Zerlina's simple airs, it- Garden of Olives, on a stump, from which grew out or 58. Malle. Thalberg, the most juvenile of the would not be altogether fair to assume her inability two oak trunks; going straight ahead without noticnew-comers, carries her certificate of birth in her to sing in a style which she has hitherto not at- ing the obstacles in his path, or heeding the bad countenance - perhaps, also, in her charmingly tempted. Indeed Malle. Varesi did not prove her- weather; turning in the evening to his disordered fresh voice, but not in her style of singing, which is self to be the consummate vocalist she in fact is chamber, the floor covered with books nd music, already formed. It seems strange that a child of until, after singing twice as Gilda, she undertook pell mell, empty bottles, the remains of his breakfast not quite seventeen should come out, without any for her third appearance in England the part of Lu- and his press-proofs in a pile in a corner, the mass preliminary trial, in a part which one associates cia. Malle. Varesi is not the possessor of one of in re serving for wrapping paper in the kitchen; with so many vocalists of the bighest distinction; those full rich voices which impress the great body usually sombre, hypochondriacal, but suddenly and it is gratifying to see that when so many rights of the public. But she has a voice and a style which startled by attacks of strange gayety, running over are denied to women, that of appearing at the age will be appreciated by musicians and by educated the key-board with a formidable grimace; silent, reof sixteen in the character of Zerlina and delighting amateurs; and the brilliancy of her singing in the served, listening to operas with the immobility of an audience of upwards of two thousand persons in mad scene of Lucia excited an enthusiasm which
an idol ; disproportioned in everything, and unable one of the first operatic theatres in the world still need not be undervalued because it scarcely extend to accommodate himself to life. But I felt, also, belongs to them. We have heard doubts expressed ed beyond the stalls and boxes. Malle. Varesi's that these strange freaks sprang from an overflow. as to the prudence of Malle. Thalberg's advisers in voice is pure and penetrating; somewhat thin, but ing generosity and grandeur of soul. His loveallowing her, child as she is, to appear in public remarkably clear, and never, in the highest regions, letters, among the phrases of the day, bore these when she would be better employed in continuing either uncertain or shrill. Without being either a sublime words, My immortal beloved.” He lived her studies away from the excitement of the stage, Bosio or a Persiani, she eang Gilda's graceful and in the ideal world which Petrarch and Dante deand from the risk of straining her young voice by expressive music with something of Bosio's charm, scribed, and his passion took nothing from his aussinging in an immense theatre. If, however, Mdlle. and in Lucia's difficult scena displayerl such flexibil. terity. Unable to marry, he remained chaste, and Thalberg is able to stand this excitement and this ity of voice and such skill as reininded many of he loved as purely as he wrote. He hated licentious supposed strain, she cannot do better than perse Persiani's so-called "agility.”. Even if it were nec- speech, and blanied the Don Giovanni of Mozart, vere, without more interruption than will, from essary it would not be possible to divide the great not only because of its Italian manner, but still time to time, as a matter of course occur, in the ca. mass of sopranos into “ light and agile," on the one more " because a thing so holy as art should not so reer for which she has already proved herself so hand, “ athletic and robust on the other. But ad prostitute itself as to serve to link together so scanwell fitted, and in which a high place is evidently mitting such a classification Malle. Varesi could only dalous a story.” He carried the same elevation of reserved for her. It is only on the stage that the be placed in the first of the two groups.
soul into the other great interests of life; always art of acting can be learned, and it can scarcely be Débutante No. 3, Malle. de Bellokh by her fami- proud before princes, waiting for thein to salute learned too soon. According to some authorities ly name, Malle. Bellocca by her chosen stage appel- him first, keeping the same manner before the greatMalle. Thalberg never stood before the footlights lation, could not be definitively assigned either to est; holding the politeness and condescension of the until a fortnight ago, when for the first time in pub: the “light and agile” or to the “ athletic and ro world to be but treason and falsehood, and, like a lic she sang the part of Zerlina. Others of equal bust ” division. Singing the music of Rosina with Rousseau or a Plato, earnestly hoping for a republic weight assure us that Malle. Thalberg has been in variations which Rossini would scarcely have rec which would make citizens and heroes of all manthe habit of acting from the time when she first becognized, but singing everything which she either kind. In the innermost depths of his heart, as in a gan to walk. All that really concerns us in the finds in the part, or imports into it with great brill. sanctuary, there dwelt an instinct vet more sublime, matter is the fact that she is, at this moment, a iancy, she might certainly demand to be received that of the divine. To his eyes, neither the various charming little actress, whether the histrionic talent among the “light and agile.” But she would prob- arts nor the languages of man gave it expression; she undoubtedly possesses has been slowly develably not remain with them. Does she not, in this music alone in its secret essence had some corresoped, or whether it displayed itself suddenly the very character of Rosina, introduce Maffeo Orsini's pondence to it, and he would not be questioned on other evening at one unpremeditated burst. Brindisi from Lucrezia Borgia, and does she not sing the one or the other subject. Just then I read this After all, though it may be a little out of the or- it with a fulness of tone and an amount of verve
inscription, which he had copied from a statue of dinary way, there is nothing unprecedented in the which prove her fitness for dramatic parts whenever Isis, " I am all that is, that has been, that shall be. fact of a girl of seventeen appearing with success in she may feel inclined to assume them? We will say No mortal man has lifted my veil." Only the wisthe character of Zerlina. Young women of genius nothing about the droll effect that ought to be pro- dom of the Pharaohs has found a word as august as come of age earlier than others; and at least two of duced by Bartolo's well-watched ward breaking out its thought. the most popular prima don ras of the present day, suddenly into a voluptuous drinking song of which Wilheim played for more than an hour, but I cerMalle. Titiens and Madame Patti, were on the stage the following is the French original :
tainly did not look at the clock. He first played and singing with brilliant success when they were
Amis, vive l'orgie!
two or three complete sonatas, then some parts of no older than Malle. Thalberg is now. It will be
J'aime la folle nuit;
symphonies, fragments of sonatas for piano and interesting to see in what character Malle. Thalberg
violin, an air from Fidelio, some other pieces, the
Et la nappe rougie; &c., &c. will next appear. A pretty girl with a beautiful
name of which I did not know. He bound them voice, a talent for singing and some knowledge of That is certainly a nice song for a very carefully together with chords and pauses, as a man who, the stage can always get on well enough in the sim- brought up young girl of fifteen or sixteen; which opening his favorite poet, reads now in the middle, ple, melodious part of Zerlina, wbich is so singable we take to have been the age of the unmarried but now from the end of the volume, choosing here and ibat it, so to say, sings itself, How would the in- eminently marriageable Rosina, regard being had to there a verse, according to the feeling of the mo. teresting débutante acquit herself in the character of the fact that she was a Spanish young lady. Malle. ment. I listened, motionless, with eyes fixed upon Amina or of Dinorah-both of which are said to be Bellocca, too, siugs it as if she meant it; which if the hearth, and I followed, as on a living countenin the repertory of her intentions? Here it will oc- she sings it all, is of course quite right.
ance, the movement of this grand, lifeless spirit ; cur to many, that although there are great advan We have said that, to judge by her singing of the dead only for itself: for us it still lives, and we have tages there are also some disadvantages for a Brindisi from Lucrrezia Borgia, Malle. Bellocca it all entire in this pile of blackened paper. How yoong prima donna in juining a company so strong must be quite capable of taking dramatic parts with unjust public renown has been to him! He is acin artists of the highest merit as that of the Royal vigor and effect. Meanwhile she gives direct proof, knowledged as sovereign in the realms of the giganItalian Opera. The part of Amina, for instance, at by her performance as Rosina, that she possesses in tic and the ead. There would they set the bounds this establishment, belongs to Malle. Albani, that of the highest degree all the necessary qualifications of his kingdom. His domain they would limit to a Dinorah to Madame Patti; and if any part suitable for playing elegant comedy. That indeed is fully desert land, swept by hurricanes, desolate and grand, to Malle. Thalberg be named, which can be claimed expressed when it is said that Malle. Bellocca's im such a land as that where Dante dwells. The soli. neither by Madame Patti nor by Malle. Albani, it personation of Beaumarchais's lively heroine is itude is his, and no other emperor but he may enter will probably be found to belong to Malle. Marimon. marked by vivacity, distinction and grace. In short, it; but he has other domains than this. All that is Already, we fancy, the nights on which Malle. a more charming Rosina than the one presented to richest and in fullest bloom in the abounding fields, Thalberg can be allowed to appear as Zerlina are us by Malle. Bellocca could scarcely be named. all that is softest and most smiling in shaded and numbered. Even the most absolute of “ absolute . And this new Rosina will remain. Mälle. Thalberg flowery vales, all that is freshest and most original in
Et le vin et le bruit,
of triumphant notes. All around the song, above, gave, besides Elijah, Judas Maccabous, the Messial, is all refined and elegant, and in a quiet tone without proclaimed it both before and after. The hero-wor. / No. 7, and the great Schubert in C; to which we (Wednesday evening, May 5), was an occasion of
the early, timid dawn-all these are his also. Only, doubt a superlative orchestra, an admirable chorus, The Overtures at Cincinnati were: Beethoven's amid them all, his soul is not at peace. Joy as well thorough drill and able leadership, excellent solo. Leonore, No. 2, and Weihe des Hauses ; Weber's as grief moves it in its deepest recesses; his sensations of delight are too intense. He is not simply singers, consummate business management, with Oberon ; Rossini's Tell; Wagner's Lohengrin, Tannhappy, he is ravished with pleasure ; his is the trumpets, both of the Wagner and the paper kind, häuser and Meistersinger ; and a Fest Overture by thought of the man who, after a night of anguish, ad libitum ; and there was the esprit de corps of a Lassen. On our side the list stands: Euryanthe, panting, suffering, looking forward to a still more
whole city roused, and vast enthusiasm. No doubt “Midsummer Night's Dream, Jessonda (Spohr), painful day, sees all at once 'some quiet morning there was sincere and wide spread enjoyment, and Iphigenia (Gluck), Coriolan (Beethoven); Faust ble, a deep sigh of relief escapes from his bosom ; all music is held in more general respect throughout (Wagner), “ Magic Flute,” Schumann's Genoveva, his bent and crushed forces rise up afresh, and the the West than it was before. Much of the feast, too, and Wagner's Meistersinger. spring of his felicity is as irresistible as the fall of was in the highest sense artistic, the programmes - We have no room to follow the comparison into his despair.
There is zest in each of his pleasures ; his happi- containing much of the very best, though mingled smaller details ; but this is enough to show that the ness is poignant, not soft. His allegro movements with a greater proportion of the new and strange weight of great material is on our side, -at least so bound like young colts let loose, stamping upon and and questionable (we do not pretend to say without far as classical music is concerned. The peculiar crushing the fair meadows where they are at play. worth or merit.)
forte of the Thomas festival lay in the new compoHis presto movements, still more vehement, more violent, are wild frolics, short and trembling stops,
It is curious to see how these reporters swallow it sers. irregular gallops which hammer the keyboard with all whole. In one sentence they group Bach and their resounding tread. At times, in the midst of Beethoven in the same constellation with Liszt,
Concert Review. his insensate joy, the serious and tragic rush in, and Brahms and Wagner, as if they were stars of equal (We resume our notes upon some of the last Conwithout change of movement, with the same fury, his spirit dashes forward as to a combat, intoxicated magnitude and glory. And one of the influences of certs of our season, at a point where they were by the impetuosity of its speed, and with such such a festival, among a population rather new to suddenly cut off, in the very beginning of our restrange leaps and such variety of fancy, that the music, will be, we fear, to fill them with this false printer's cry of “ All fall !” The text got in, but
marks upon dir. Lang's second Concerts by the berance of this savage natura, by the dizzy fertility impression that the gods of the new worship have not the sermon ; the programme, but not the rest,
which follows here.] of his invention, by the short, crisp movements, the really and finally taken their places in the same fury of the unfolding rhythm, unexpected, broken third heaven, and sit on equal star thrones with the and redoubled, beyond power of conception, always great before them. For observe, this scheme of pro
It is the peculiarity of this programme that its expressing, yet never exhausting his thought.
Now,” said Wilhelm, “listen.” And he began grammes, while it includes great works of Bach, larger selections are all drawn from composers of a the last part of the last sonata, (opus CXI.) It is a Beethoven, Mendelssohạ, opens with the imposing somewhat paler cast, men of genius in a certain half phrase of a single line, slow and of infinite sadness, Triumphlied by Brahms, and ends with Liszt's sense it may be, but of mezzo carattere, -Moscheles, which comes and goes ceaselessly, like a long and “Prometheus.” Its Alpha and Omega, we might say
Bennett, Hiller; fine musicians, genial composers, protracted sob; beneath it, smothered sounds drag its keynote, is furnished by the New School. But not to be neglected, but not great, not magnetic, themselves along; each ascent is prolonged beneath those which follow it, and dies silently away, as a have the Titans won Olympus yet ?
like Beethoven, or even Schumann, who forins the cry subsiding in a sigh ; so ordered that each new Curiously again, the Western press, in setting exception here. But if we must go outside of the burst of suffering has its train of old complaint ; and forth the transcendant glory of the enterprise have circle of the Dii majores, we for our part thank Mr. the fading echoes of the early grief. There is noth: shown a strange desire to make it appear an alto-Lang for turning to these, rather than following the
to the ing bitter in this complaint; neither anger nor re- gether finer and truer thing than Gilmore's “ Ju- fashion of the times in “giving a chance volt of spirit. The heart from which it sprung, bilees,” which he chose to inflict on Boston. Why
"new" challengers wherever it may lead. Are we says, not that it is wretched, but that joy is beyond compare it with them? Has Boston had no other (the learning public, yet a child in music), so thorits reach ; and finds its peace in resignation. So, Festivals ? No festivals of the same rank, and on
oughly well versed in the music of the great massome poor wretch, mangled by disaster in the desert, lying in the sand and seeing the sparkling jewels of the same scale, with this, only less mixed? Yet ters, those works of highest genius which are called
classics,” simply because they are of no age,—are heaven studding the dome of his last night, is slowly one telegraphs: “Boston will have to yield the mulifted from himself, forgets his own cxistence, no sical palm to Cincinnati; Mendelssohn, Bach, Beet
we so settled in our taste, that these heaven-stormers, longer dreams of avoiding the inevitable; the divine calmness of nature pours over him its secret hoven and Liszt have taken root on the Ohio and piling Ossa upon Pelion, can expect us to spend all balm, and opening his arms, powerless to raise his are yielding triuinphant fruitage.” And one of the
the precious spare time we can save for music, in crippled body, he stretches them toward the ineffa- local critics writes: “Boston has not yet worked
settling their tremendous claims? ble beauty which sheds its lustre across the mystic any single festival in which so many great and diffi
The Hommage à Hàendel” was very fin universe. Insensibly the tears of suffering make room for those of ecstasy, or, more truly, the two cult works have been produced.” Indeed! Let us
played by Mr. Lang, with his pupil Miss Grace
Sampson. The two middle movements from Schu. are melted in mingled anguish and delight. At times despair bursts forth, but is quickly followed The IIandel and Haydn Festival of 1874 was but mann's “ Florestan and Eusebius" Sonata (the Aria, by a rush of poetic thought, and the saddest moduone of half a dozen of nearly or equal magnitude,
of exquisite and tender melody, and the rapid frolic lations are exhaled, wrapped in such wonderful and magnificent chords, that the sublime overflows in years preceding. Now a comparison of this with Scherzo) were rendered by Mr. Lang, the former and covers all with its piercing harmony. At the the Cincinnati Festival, as to the pumber of great humor; and this Scherzo has a jocose Intermezzo
with great delicacy and the latter with a bold, free close, after a grand tumnlt and struggle, the sublime works presented, gives the following result: alone remains; the complaint changes to a hymn,
Cincinnati, for Oratorio, gave Elijah.
which warrants it. Bennett's last Sonata did not
Boston which in swept on in a
disappoint us, since we expected only Bennett. It below, in hurrying crowds, interlaced, enfolded, and (for a new work) Mr. Paine's St. Peter, there rolls a chorus of acclamation which increases, of Bach, Cincinnati boasts the Magnificat ; here but succeed; but we felt no peculiar force of char
extravagance; in the pastoral first part, he could not swelling as it goes, constantly doubling its dash and
we had a far greater, and more deeply appreciated joyousness. The keyboard is no longer equal to the task; there is no voice which does not take its part work of Bach, the Matthew Passion. The former is acterization in the other scenes ; the adagio patetico
is the sweetest part: the martial movement is not in this festival, the deepest with its thunder, the no doubt great; but hear the critic of the New highest with its warbles, all gathered together in York Times :
exciting, nor the moto di passione much impassioned one, grand and multiple as that radiant rose which
—at least, not with the passion of a deep nature. We Dante saw, whose every leaf was a happy, soul. A vorably, and it was coldly received; and, to own
Grand as it is, it failed to impress the audience fa.
were glad to hear it for once, if only because of its song of twenty notes holds in itself all these con.
the truth, fell fat. It is too severe in style, and, it English fame; and of course it lost nothing in the trary emotions.
must be confessed, rococo, if not antiquated, for a interpretation, The Hiller Concerto, very capitally miscellaneous audience, even at a musical festival.
played by Mr. Lang, with a sketch of the orchestral Of other choral works Cincinnati had: the Brahms accompaniments given on a second piano, by Miss
“Hymn of Triumph,” scenes from Lohengrin, Liszt's Sampson, confirmed the good impression which the BOSTON, MAY 29, 1875.
Prometheus and Mozart's Cantata: “Praise of work made in a Symphony Concert; the Rondo
Friendship.” Here we had the “Spring” from finale is a particularly fresh and piquant moveThe Cincinnati Musical Festival. Haydn's Seasons, Mendelssohn's Christus, and "Hear ment. my Prayer,” besides Mr. Buck's Psalm.
Miss Ita Welsh gave such full and tender expresThe Cincinnati Thomas Festival was evidently a great success. The reports of each day's proceed both festivals, as it had been here in several before; showing strong dramatic pathos in the one by RuBeethoven's Ninth Symphony was a feature in sion to the song by Mozart, that she had to repeat
it; and in all her songs she succeeded admirably, ings, which we have brought together from various and here the orchestra must have been nearly equal
, binstein. sources, are but fair specimens of the glowing, all- since it included Thomas's whole force. The other accepting eulogy with which the whole Press has Symphonic works at Cincinnati were Beethoven's
MR. H. G. TUCKER's Concert at Mechanics Hall offset here: Schumann in B flat, Schubert's
“ Unfinship knows no bounds; Thomas is set upon a ped-ished.” Raff's “ Leonore” and Liszt’s “Tasso ” (par. considerable interest. His prozramme was as fol. estal as one more than mortal. There was no don the indiscriminate grouping).
Dwight's Journal of Music.
by Brahms, an early work, seemed more a thing of development of piano-forte and vocal chamber-music, during the past week are the following:
Piano-Forte Sonata in F-minor, op. 5.
exquisitely. This was the last piece we were able On Thursday evening, May 20, the famous Coro
Johannes Brahms. Allegro maestoso.-Andante.-Scherzo.-Intermezzo. to hear, as the concert was unusually long. We nation Marsch by Svendsen came first on the proFinale.
could have endured Franz songs for some time Song of Night.... ....... Schumann.
gramme, and was followed by the Three Hungarian Polonaise. [Fantasie.) in A-flat maj. op, 61.
longer, but in truth so many piano-forte pieces be Dances by Brahms, which have become quite
Chopin. Piano-Forte Solos.
came wearisome, and that seemed to be the general popular through frequent repetitions, by the ThomEtude, [Gnomenreigen).
.. Liszt. Phantaisiestucke, op. 12, (Grillen.).
experience. Mr Boscovitz of course played with as orchestra, during the winter. Next came Beet
.Mendelssohn. all his usual finesse and brilliancy; only the num hoven's lovely Romanza in G, op. 40, and Wagner's
Fesca. Piano-Forte, Paraphrase on a theme from Rigoletto,
ber and variety of pieces were too great for one Tannhäuser Overture, which closed the first part of Liszt.
occasion of the kind, and several of them were long; the list. Part second was entirely taken up with Mr. Tucker, well known as one of the most accom
for instance the Ballade by Chopin,—one which we Schubert's Symphony of “heavenly length" (No. 9 plished pupils of Mr. Lang, gave ample evidence of do not remember to have heard before, and which in C), which the Orchestra gave in all its beauty, steadfast improvement in all these various render
we would have gladly heard with fresh senses. without a blemish in the performance. Such a ren. ings. He is an earnest student, and quite unaffected;
Mr. Osgood's Historical Notes appended to this dering of such a work is an event in a life-time. and his great strength, which serves him so well, is programme were particularly suggestive, and we After the second intermission a Strauss Waltz was accompanied by great self-possession, and is becom- regret the want of room for them here
. In closing played ; then Gounod's Ballet Music to “Romeo ing also more refined into a delicacy of style rethem he expresses the hope that " while our four
and Juliet” and Rubinstein's “ Triumphal Oversembling his master's. His execution is indeed grammes have, of necessity, been limited, they may
not have failed to afford the listener an acceptably ture,” which ended the programme. quite remarkable, and often brilliant. The Sonata clear idea of the connecting links in the chain of
Among the selections which have been played
medieval down to the best suggestions, and of ambitious aspirations, than posers of modern times. Perhaps they may suggest
Overture: Wedding of Comacho," Mendelsclear, balanced, complete master work.
to those who control the necessary material, histo- sohn, (first time); Finale, “Prometheus,” BeethoThe songs were sung by Dr. LANGMAID, and in his rical programmes in the province of quartet, orches
ven; Selections from Lohengrin, Wagner; Fantasie sweetest, most expressive style. The selection, too, tral, and oratorio music.”
Caprice, Vieuxtemps ; The second Rhapsodie Hon was choice; and furthermore enriched by his beautiful singing of that pure and heavenly strain: Due
groise, Liszt, (arranged for Orchestra); Overture Opening of Central Park Garden.
Masaniello, Auber; Overture, William Tell, Rossi. bist die Ruh' (“Thou art the Rest,”) of Schubert. NEW YORK, MAY 24. This popular place of re ni; Kaiser Overture, (first time), Westmayer ;
sort opened for the season on Monday evening, May Scherzo, “Reformation Symphony,” Mendelssohn ; Historical Concerts. The fourth and last of the 17. The interior has been slightly changed since
Overture and Nocturne, “Midsummer Nights' interesting series of Concerts by Messrs. Osgood and last year. The corridor at the entrance is made Dream," Mendelssohn; Allegretto of 8th Symphony, Boscovitz (Thursday, May 13), offered the following
wider; the promenade in the Garden newly laid Beethoven ; Allegretto of 7th Symphony, Beethoselections : out and brilliantly illuminated; and various iin
ven; Marche Heroique, St Saens, &c., &c. The 1. Songs...
Mendelssohn provements have been made, which will be appre-coming season promises to be one of great interest - Night Song. 0. “Old German Spring Song." ciated by the habitués of the summer-concerts. The
and pleasure to all lovers of good music. These 2. a. Song Without Words..
Mendelssohn Central-Park Garden is now the most popular place Concerts will take place every evening during the b. Volkslied. 3. Four-Part Songs.
Mendelssohn of resort in America, and the proprietor will take * Farewell to the forest." b. “Spring Song." care that it shall continue to be so. Among the
Among the concerts which came at the end of the 4. a. Cradle Song,
great concert gardens of Europe I do not know of regular season are two which deserve notice. One b. Grillen,
Schumann Des Abends, one which combines so many attractive features.
is the annual concert of Mr. F. Bergner, April 19, 5. Songs from the " Poet's Love.”.. .... Schumann 6. a. Trio for female voices...
at Steinway's; on which occasion Beethoven's “Of loving will the token," from "The Pilgrim is below the standard which is maintained by Thom- String quartet in F major (Op. 18, No. 1), was fineage of The Rose." 6. Four-Part Chorus for Female voices.
as; and in the famous summer concerts in the ly performed by Messrs. Brandt, Matzka, Schwartz * The Spanish Tambourine Girl," 1. a. Nocturne. Champs Elysées at Paris half of the effect of the
and Bergner. Mr. S. B. Mills played one of Liszt's d. Mazourka, op. 17, No. 1.
music is lost because it is played in the open air. Rhapsodies; and Master H. Rietzel, a pupil of Mr. e. Nocturne, « 32, d. Berceuse,
......Chopin It is encouraging to note the increase of attention, Mills, made his debut as a pianist in the first movee. Mazourka, " 33, " 4. f. Barcarolle,
and consequently of good manners, on the part of ment of Beethoven's C minor Trio. The little fels. Bongs..
....... Rob. Franz
low played surprisingly well for one so young, (he
Of course the “ Evening."
is only twelve years old) and gives great promise. i Mid the wheat and the corn."
talker, usually a woman, who sits in the front seats " The rose complained.”
The other concert was given by Mr. R. Goldbeck, " The Hurry of Spring." and annoys every one, conductor and orchestra in.
the well known pionist and composer. The pro3. Ballade. Op. 52..
..Chopin cluded, is still there; but there is certainly more gramme consisted largely of vocal selections from 10. Four-Part" May Song." ... Rob. Franz
Mr. Goldbeck's compositions. 11. a. Nocturne. decorum in the audience, during the perforinance of
I was prevented John Field b. Spring Song..
from attending this concert but have heard some of the music, this year than ever before. The main Etude...
the pieces highly praised.
A. A. C. d. Album-Leaf.
body of the auditorium, at such a time, presents an Humoreske..
.Griegg 12. Songs
appearance something like a concert hall on the
HANDEL in Berlin. Speaking of the close of the b. "Tholl'rt like unto a flower.".. Rubinstein
musical season, closely seated, silent and attentive. The tables are 13. Rhapsodie. Hongroise No. 12.....
the Echo counts up the Oratorios, banished to the back of the hall and with them the
&c., by Handel which have been performed in BerMr. Osgood's two opening songs from Mendelssoho were happily chosen and well sung. Those
beer-drinking and smoking by tacit understanding, lin during the present year. A copious list! Tofrom Schumann. though altogether characteristic, although no rules are laid down by the management
wit: Israel in Egypt, by the Singakademie; the in regard to these matters. From the concertare of the most familiar in our concert rooms, and
Messiah, by Stern's society; Hercules, at the Con
servatoire; Acis and Galathea, by the Bach Society ; many of them mere breaths or snatches of melody; room it is but a step to the cool garden with its that cannot be said, however, of the one marked f, long rows of tables where one can enjoy a cigar Semele, by the Cecilien-Verein ; finally, Samson, by
the Schnapfscher-Verein; and this is not all, for, “Allnächtlich im Träume,” which has a deep and while watching an endless procession of gay prom
to bring the season to a worthy close, the Conserv. mystical expression. The singer entered truly into
enaders filing under the gas lights. The pauses in atoire has just given Saul. Šo the music of the the spirit of each one of them. The four songs by
conversation are filled in with the musical clink- great Saxon master gains ground even in Germany, Franz are very fine ones and were beautifully renclink of countless glasses and the softened strains of
where one would have supposed that it had no more dered; these, and the preceding, having the advanthe orchestra. This is the elysium of talkers. The
conquests to make. tage of Mr. Dresel's accompaniment. But we should hall is the paradise of listeners.
Recent Attempts at Oratorio in France. have liked, in such a concert, to have heard one or But to return to my subject, which is the opening
A remarkable article on the present state of oratorio in two of the more bold and striking specimens both night. On this occasion the weather was anything
France appears in our Paris conteinporary, L'Art Musical, of Schamano and of Franz; sar, of the latter, the but Spring-like It was chilly, damp and disagree
from the pen of M. Léon Escudier. Like all good French able ; overcoats were in order, but let no one sup
writing on such subjects, especially where ihere is an wild and grand “Gewitternacht.”
element of satire, the expressions and delicate turns of pose that this made any difference. I really believe irony cannot be fully rendered in a translation; but the The four-part songs, too, were interesting and that a snow storm would not have induced one in following is a gist of the article. The writer says: very beautifully rendered by the well-trained little that audience to remain at home. The place was Oratorio was great; it was the highest expreschorus. But “ Farewell to the Forest” was taken filled to its utmost capacity. It was in the nature sion of musical religious thought. It is in oratario,
of an ovation to Thomas, fresh from his triumphs in more or less extended in form, that the art devel. altogether too slow. The “ Spanish Tambourine
Cincinnati. The programme was attractive. It į oped itself. This is an historical fact. At present, Girl," by Schumann, was quite unique and taking. contained among other novelties Gounod's Ballet in this century of progress, this period of musical But 'he most fresh and delightful of them all was music to Romeo and Juliet," written for the Royal meteors, of sublime empiric inventions, oratorio, the May Song by Franz, in which the voices blended Opera House in Vienna.
alas ! having been over cultivated, is in rapid de
.. Wo fr
cline. It is so strange, (we should say “comic a theatre. When yon approach the stage you meet
DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF THE First, what is oratorio? If I may be permitted processes to oratorio, as you applied them to symto quote an article from my Dictionnaire de Music, phony. But to do this it is necessary to lower your L A T E S T M U S IC, a work which cost many years of work and re. subject to your own level, and you do not hesitate
Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. search: “Oratorio is a kind of drama; the subject to do it. of which is religious, and which is designed to be It is sad, very. It is but a deplorable business performed by singers with orchestral accompani- you follow, messieurs. Your labar will bring you
Vocal, with Piano Accompaniment. ment, The old composers had only one object to neither glory nor profit; it will add nothing to the which they could consecrate the inspirations of their common store ; and, believe me, you will meet with So oft I've heard of Love's sweet pain. 3. genius: religion. So they did not confine them no mercy, you who do not fear to turn the Bible
G to d.
Lippit. 30 selves to the setting to music the words of the mass, into small verse and set it to asthmatic melodies.
“ Heigho! Heigho! I thought it or canticles; a kind of religious drama was innag. | Lond. Musical Standard..
Something, something not like this." ined. Oratorio, at first, was only a simple allegory:
Very pretty, Frenchy, semi-comic song. a cantata for several persons, which was executed
“AMERICAN College of Music.” The Nero York Sing, Sweet Bird. For Contralto. 5. A to e. either at church, or at a theatre, as a concert piece.
Ganz. 40 Eventually, oratorios became more developed, and
Tribune has the following account of the progress A contralto arrangement of a very favorite song. acquired all the proporcions of an actual drama, ex. of the scheme:
Old Oaken Bucket. 2. Bh to d. Kialmark. 30 cept the tinsel of costumes and theatrical pomp." Since it first became known to the public that a The dear familiar air, nicely arranged with a solo Now we have made no mistake in saying above, proposal was on foot to found and endow in this
and ch rus. that oratorio was great. The musical stage was in city an American College of Music the greatest cui
Golden Locks are Silver Now. 3. Bb to f. its infancy, and for a long time oratorio inspired riosity has prevailed in all quarters to ascertain all
Pratt. 40 masterpieces. And this is easily explained when the facts connected with the subject. The scheme
Song and Chorus. Fine illustrated picture title, the force that religious sentiment gave to the artistic has reached such a stage that it is expected that in which appropriately ornaments a very popular movement of the renaissance is remembered. It a short time the College will be actually in existwas the first real form of musical art. Oratorio
Its founder is a gentleman stated to be worth
Foreboding. 5. C minor to e. Eichberg. 35 has had a fine career; but now, what has it be about $5,000,000. Of this sum he proposes to devote come? Its last manifestation is entitled “Eve;" a about $1,000,000 to start the College. Further
“ The wild vine crimsons on the old gray stone,
The stars of winter rise." pleasant prank (miévrerie aimable), which displays grants will probably come after, as well as endow. neither force, nor belief, nor true dramatic senti. ments from other sources. A number of wealthy
Words by Celia Thaxter, and finely picture the
days of the drear November, as does' Mr. Eich. ment; neither conviction, nor powerful inspiration. and prominent citizens have been called in to assist berg's well-wrought harinony. “ Eve” is a graceful grisaille. Several months ago, in the plan and act as trustees. The names of the Happy Moments. Duet. 3. D to f. Deems. 30 we had “ Marie Magdalene," with the same pleasing trustees already chosen and who have signified their
"I love to roam on some fair isle, flavor, the same absence of power. We have, also, willingness to serve are Dr. Elmer, Henry G. Steb
Where nature greets ine with a smile." had “Ruth," a wearisome and dull composition, by bins, William Vanderbilt, Marshall 0. Roberts,
A very graceful and smoothly going duet. a musician of great talent; then, “ Redemption ; Alfred Simmison, Charles L. Tiffany, ex-Gov. Morthen, “Samson ; ” without reckoning “Gallia " and gun, Judge Jewett, Attorney-General Edwards
Christmas Bells at Sea. 4. Do to d. Sullivan. 30 " Le Lac de Tibériade," works of the same stamp; Pierrepont, and D. Kingsland. These gentlemen
Softly pealing, gently stealing, remarkable chiefly for their pretension, in which have met and consulted together, but are not yet
Silv'ry bells in volleys ringing." process seeks to hide the absence of inspiration ; properly organized into a board. A few more gen
Beautiful fancy of unseen bells ringing Christ
mas Chimes at sea. where the orchestra seems to forget that the human tlemen will be added to their number, and the Board voice is the supreme instrument.
of Trustees, when constituted, will take the building Wait till the Moonlight falls. 3. C to e. But, at the same time, enthusiasts have been giv. arrangements and formations of committees entirely
Bugnall. 30 ing us the masterpieces of Händel, Beethoven, into their hands. A bill has been presented to the
“Waking up the dickev birds, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. The Legislature asking that the Park Commissioners be
Before the dawn of day." crushing of the young school has been complete; employed to designate a site for the proposed Col.
Lively popular ballad." and their little anodynes have been carried away lege in Central Park. The bill is already upon its Colinette,
3. D to e.
Alary. 30 by the wind. Of all of them there is nought ro third reading, and there is said to be every proba
“Oh! poor Colinette !" maining ; not a single work will take its place, in bility of its passage.
" Pauvre Colinette," the great popular library, by the side of the orato The site proposed for the building is in the plot of Neat, natty, sweet French ballad. French and rios of the masters. The young men, whose sacred ground between Seventy-ninth and Eighty-fifth-sts.. English words. compositions we have just mentioned, are learned where the new Museum of Art is building, the Len Jennie's Old Song. 3. G to d. Abt. musicians, who have written some charming things; ox Library being close by. The College will be at
“ Young Jennie sat singing an old, old song, but sacred music is beyond their conception. And tached to the Museum of Art, and will be in keeping
One eve at her cottage door.” what do they do then? They seek to bring this with it in construction and appearance. In addition Uncommonly pretty ballad, with no nonsense in genre to the level of their own temperament. To to the class-rooms for pupils, the building will conachieve this, they stick at nothing—not even a tain halls and galleries for painting and statuary.
Instrumental. travesty of biblical text, such as we should term Attached to it will be an opera-house. For lady Splendid Night. 4. Ab Gobbaerts. 35 profanation, if we were giving a complete criticism students there will be apartments provided, where of some of the works. they live as at school, paying for their board and
A Nocturne to be sure, but awakening instead
of scothing in character, and suggests a brilliant Who, for instance, was this Marie Magdalene; lessons. Male students will not be allowed to reside
starlight. who was this Christ whom M. Massenet has made in the college. Payment for lessons, board, &c.,
Sounds fr. the Heart Waltzes. (Gemüthstöne.) to sigh so tenderly? We neither recognized the will be demanded of all who can afford it. But pu
3. repentant woman, nor the divine Nazarene. Re- pils who show capacity, but are without means, will
Righily named, for although they have the gay duced, in fact, to the proportions of opera-comique receive lessons free of charge. This provision is
“ dance" quality, there is also a certain delicacy they are both as insipid as possible. · And in this only for the advantage of children of American and refinement of expression, which adds to the last work-in this “ Eve,” which we condemn with parentage.
pleasure of playing. out reserve, without mercy,—what we do remark? One of the most attractive features of the college Celebrated Marches. arr. by Maylath. Briefly: extreme coolness, with which the poet and will be a floral park, where an artificial temperature
No. 1. Marches from Jeptha & Saul. 3. D. 40 musician have mutilated a grand poem; equally may be maintained for singers, especially during the
“ 2. War March of Priests. (Mendelsadmired by atheists and fanatics. They have re- trying months of March and April. The park will
sohn). 3. F.
40 be of considerable extent, and will be filled with duced this splendid mystery of the origin of man
“ 4. Racozcy's March. (Liszt). G min. 33 kind, into a petty amorous nocturn which two lovers flowers, trees, statuary and decorations. Open-air
“5. March from Fidelio. (Beethoven). might sing to the moon. Is this incapacity or scep concerts will be given in it.
30 ticism? No doubt, alas! a little of both. All questions of allotment of ground for the Col
“ 6. Funeral March fr. Beethoven. 2. E. 30 It is sad, not to say culpable, to have thus under- lege are left to the decision of the Park Commission. stood the admirable faith of the first woman. You ers. The financial affairs will be entirely in the
Easier inot very easy), arrangements of well
known marches. have made “Eve” a sort of nervous female ; hav. hands of experienced business men. The gentlemen ing when the weather is stormy, vague aspirations who have the matter in hand are constantly receiv. Meadow Pink Schottische. 3. Bb. Cloy. 30 towards—that which she cannot define. My good ing assurances of support from every side. One Easy, sweet and in excellent taste. young men, there was no need to go to the Eden of gentleman who had long cherished the idea of
Maylath, ea. 25 the Bible for this : a young flower girl, walking in founding just such a college offered $500,000 in the Spring. Easy pieces by the evening with the shopinan of her heart, would hope of beconiing himself the founder. It was final.
No. 9. Amaryllis. (Air du Roi, Louis XIII). .
3. F. have inspired you as well; and her amorous or ner. ly arranged that the sum should be as a gift to the
“ 15. Aïda Waltz. 2. G. vous aspirations would have been much the same gǝneral fund. Another gentleman only yesterday thing, "To treat in this manner a subject so im. offered $100,000 as a loan, to be repaid to him as Neat arrangements of favorite airs. mense and so respected, is like a child throwing the soon as the College would be in such a condition as Home Treasures.
Smallwood, ea. 40 ink over a masterpiece of the pen.
to be self-supporting. The offer was accepted. No. 7. The Bridge. 2. F. But why write oratorios, young men, when faith Within the coming week the trustees will be organ
Melody of a popular song, sweetly and simply and power both fail you? Why, thus, parody the ized into a board. Final action will then be taken.
arranged. sublime Bible? Why, indeed ? Perhaps the an The building will be begun as soon as the plan shall swer should be something of this sort:-Because, have been decided upon, the plans being open to all ABBREVIATIONS.—Degrees of difficulty are marked not having the power which a symphony demands, architects for competition. The College itself will
1 to 7. The keyıs marked with a capital letter: as C, B
flat, &c. A small Roman letter marks the highest note, you make “suites d'orchestre ; because being de- be open in the Fall, when some building, to be se
if on the staff, an italic letter the highest note, if above void of scenic sentiment, you seek to make a concert | lected by the trustees, will be used temporarily. the staff.