A "beggarly array of empty boxes” greeted the first our desire to renew acquaintance with Paine's Sympho- members of the Thomas orchestra, devotes itself to of the concerts for the Old South (Tuesday evening, 20th), ny was great. All we can do, therefore, is to record the

this speciality. Among the names we notice the nor was there much more manifestation of sympathy at interesting programme:

admirable Oboist, J. ELLER, who was with Thomas, the second (Wednesday afternoon). The first began 1. Overture to Fair Melusina.... Mendelssohn with on the whole a fine interpretation of the G-minor

Theo lore Thomas's Orchestra.

R. Arnold, one of his two leading violinists, H.

2. Piano Concerto in A-minor.... Schumann Symphony of Mozart, though some exception might be

Mr. William H. Sherwood.

Schmitz, the hornist, etc. They have already giv. taken to the tempo and to certain details in the render 3. Symphony in C-minor, No. 1.

...... Paine

en a taste of their quality in several excellent con. ing of the Andante. The other orchestral selections 4. Piano Solo:

a-Fogue in G-minor..............Rheinberger

certs in New York, in which they have played an were: Prot. Paine's Overture to “ As you like it," which


Rubinstein confirmed the good impression that it made at Cambridge;

Octet by Mozart for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horas

c-Wallesranschen (Concert Etude)...... Liszt Asger Hamerik's Nordische Suite, of whose five little

Mr William H. Sherwood.

and 2 bassoons; Humniel's Septet; Beethoven's pieces the second is the most interesting on account of

5. Overture to Leonore, No. 3............. Beethoven

Septet; the Nonet by Spohr, and many other inter. the old Swedish ballad which forms its theme, while the

esting works too seldom heard. We copy from the work as a whole does not improve with us upon acquain. Here, for the present, our review must panse in the tance, but seems to strain after originality like most of middle of the long list, so that we may give some brief prospectus of the Club: the newest music; some ballet music (“ Dance of Baya- glimpses of the rich music still in prospect for us. Next The unexpected interest which has been accorded to deres ” and “ Torchlight Dance of the Brides of Cash time we must resume the record and speak of the remain.

our attempt, encourages us to continue these entertain mere ") from Rubinstein's Feramors, of which opera ing Thomas concerts, the last Sherwood matinée, the ments, and to solicit for them the patronage of Art-Lovsome of our readers may remember an account by Am very successful concert of the Misses Phillipps, the

ers, Students, and the general public. It is our deterbros which we printed last September,-music full of vo complimentary concert to Madame Schiller, and some mined aim to win the approbation of the most exacting luptuous charm and splendor; and finally the uproarious others.

by performances technically perfect, and reflecting Ride of Wagner's Walkyries. Miss MATHILDE Phil

faithfully the spirit of the originals. Our preparations LIPPs, with a Contralto voice of great compass and

First in consequence is the TRIENNIAL FESTIVAL being almost complete, we can promise a very interestwhich rivals her sister's in power and richness, sang a long recitative and Aria in G (" Addio, 0 miei sospiri") of the HANDEL AND Hardn Society, next May, for ing repertoire. Works of Haendel Bach, Haydn, Mozart,

Beethoven, Schubert, Onslow, Schumann and Mendelsfrom Gluck's Orfeo, with great force and spirit, display, which the programme is full of interest and novelts,

sohn, will alternate with the contemporaneous tone-poing a remarkable bravura in the elaborate, exceedingly and the rehearsals are going on in real earnest. ems of Liszt, Rut instein, Bralıms, and others. We shall difficult Cadenza put to it by Viardot Garcia. She also There will be six performances, as followe:

bring out a selection of Solos, Sonatas, Duos, Trios and sang "Ah quel giorno” from Rosini's Semiramide to

String Quartets, by many of the Masters. Our chief efgreat acceptance. Miss Mathile has splendid qualities

Wednesday evening, May 16. A new Festival Ov.

forts, however, will be devoted to those compositions for a singer; she has had good training; yet we feel in

erture and Chorus by Prof. J. K. Paine; “Spring,” embracing from fire to nine instruments, which, by virher a somewhat dangerous tendency to carry points by from Haydn's Seasons ; 95th Psa'm by Mendels. tue of their intellectual scope and graceful form, are storm; notably the way she has of exploding those solid sohn.

justly considered the crowning beauties of Chambergreat low tones of hers gives them an exaggerated sound

Music. In our country, up to the present time, the

Thursday afternoon, 171h. Solos; orchestral se. as if they were not meant quite seriously, which certain.

works mentioned have been but incompletely rendered; ly is not the case with ber Her reception was a very lections ; Redemption Hymn, for Contralto Solo and hardly ever before has a club of well-known performers warm one.

Chorns, composed expressly by J. C. D. Parker; unitedly endeavored to solve our high task. This conIn the Wednesday Concert the elder sister, Miss ADE Marcello's 18th Pealm: “The Heavens are telling” sideration warrants us in assuring patrons of a truly LAIDE PHILLIPPs, in her rich, ripe, finished and expres- (I cieli narrano-the one described in Mme. Gcorge

rare enjoyment. sive style sang “Verdi Prati" from Handel's Alcina, and Donizetti's “O mio Fernando," which we could willing

Our music-lovers will no doubt welcome the an. Sand's Consuelo). ly part withal for the rest of our mortal life, although Thursday evening. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (2

nouncement that the Mozart Club propose to visit there is a pleasure in hearing anything so admirably or 3 parts); Hiller's Song of Victory, for Soprano

Boston and give a short subscription series of sung. Mr. JACOBSOAN in his correct and finished manSolo and Chorus.

three concerts in one of our smaller hal's. Sub. ner played a not particularly edifying Violin Sonata by Vitall. The orchestra played the entire Bach Suite in

Friday evening. Handel's Samson.

scription lists will soon be ready in the music

Saturday D, and very finely; and the “Phaëton" of Saint-Saëns,


aflernoon, Solos, etc." Noël,” a -a work from the Antipodes-with immense verve and Christmas Cantata by Saint-Saëns. energy. After the intermission a Serenade of Beetho

(Crowded out last time.) ven, cleverly arranged for orchestra from the Trio, Op. ral work, the oratorio Israel in Egypt.

Miss Lillian BAILEY's Concert at Union Hall, Sat. 8, for violin, viola and 'cello, a work in several move

urday afternoon. Feb. 10, was a charming affair, and ments, ending in a lovely Andante with variations, was Among the solo singers secured are: Miss CLARA

was appreciated by a large and cultivated audience. presented in a most enjoyable manner. The concert LOUISE KELLOGG, Miss Emma C. THURSBY, Miss Anclosed with the humorous and pretty “ Funeral March

This gifted young lady, yet in her teens, shows a NIE Louise Cary, Mr. Charles R. Adams, tenor, remarkable improvement since her first semi-pri. of a Marionette" by Gounod, and the Tannhaeuser Overture.

from the Imperial Opera in Vie na, Mr. Wm. J. vate appearances a year ago. Her fresh, sweet, Winch, Mr. Joun F. Wincu, and Mr. M. W. Whit. penetrating voice has developed into larger volume

and capacity of various expression. The tone is On the evening of that Wednesday the Thomas Or NEY.

frank and birdlike, and, though there is of course chestra bore the chief part in the fifth Cambridge concert Meanwhile, at Easter, the Society will perform much to learn, yet she is substantially a pleasing at the Sanders Theatre, of which every seat appeared to

Handel's Joshua, with Miss THURSBY, Miss A. Phil singer even now, and full of promise. For she has hare its occupant. It opened with a fine performance

LIPPs, Mr. Maas and Mr. M. W. Writney for the intellectual talent likewise, and seems prompted by of Mendelssohn's Overture to Athalia, followed by Cho.

a genuine musical enthusiasm. Her first piece: pin's F-minor Concerto, in which the pianist Miss AMY solos.

Softly sweet in Lydian measures," from Handels FAY, of Cambridge, made her first appearance here.

Alexander's Feast, was simply and gracefully sung, abouts with orchestra. A certain nervousness appeared MADAME ESSIPOFF returns to us next week and with 'cello obbligato (Wulf FrikS). Two songs by to check the free motion both of hands and spirit in the will give two evening concerts (Tuesday and Fri. Aight") were charmingly fresh, and sung in the

Franz (" To Music,” and “ Birdling, whither thy opening Maestoso ; and in this condition it was no won. der that she had to learn the lesson of the danger, to day) and two Matinées' (Thursday and Saturday.)

true spirit. Being encored, she sat down at the pi. which any mortal memory is liable in some degree, of

ano and, to her own nice accompaniment, sang the playing in concerted music without notes, as we inferred from one or two otherwise unaccountable “flashes of

The twelfth season of the Harvard Symphony style. The buoyant “ Spring Song" by Mendels

Mignon song of Ambroise Thomas in very fitting silence" in the orchestra. She gained courage, and Concerts will conclude as follows:

sohn, and a song by Jensen displayed her versatiliwith it freedom, however, as she went on; the broad

Ninth Concert, Thursday Afternoon, March 15.

ty still further to advantage. recitativo in the Larghetto movement was well empha.

PART I. Overture to “ Hern and Leander," Riets ;

Miss Bailey's teacher, Mr. C R. HAYDEN, to whose sized, and the rapid finale was played firinly, brilliantly

Piano Concerto in F minor, Chopin (Madame Made judicious training the young maiden bore such teg. and clearly. Yet it is the brilliant rather than the poet line Schiller). PART II. Overture to Promethe timony, enriched the concert further by his own ic side of Chopin that she represents. The effort was

ns," Beethoven ; Piauo Solos; Symphony No. 2, in C,

admirable singing of three songs by Mendelssohn

Raf. beartily applauded. Later in the evening she was very

(“ Gruss," Auf Flügeln des Gesanges,” and “ Es successful in a piano solo: “Elfin Dance,” a concert

Tenth (last) Concert, Thursday Afternoon, March 29.

ist bestimmt in Gottes Rath,”) in which his voice study by Liszt, and was compelled to reappear and give PART 1. Symphony ("Militaire ') in G, laydn; seemed richer and sweeter, and his delivery more another piece. - The Siegfried Funeral March made

Violin Concerto(the three movements), Beethoven (Dr.

artistic and retined than ever before. For a second

Leopold Damrosch, conductor of the New York Philabout the same impression that it did in Boston.

harmonic Society), Part II. Symphonic Fantasia group he gave “ Du bist wie eine Blume," by Liszt, Bat for a glorious wind-up of the feast came a superb on Shakespeare's “ Tempest," John K. Paine. com a song of questionable beauty, and a wild, dashing perforınance of the Fifth Symphony of Beethoven, in the

posed expressly for this concert; Songs, by Charles

stirrup.cup song by Rubinstein : “ Auf dein Wohi

R. Hayden; Overture: “Meeresstille, etc., Mendelstreatment of which nothing presented itself as question sohn.

trink' ich, Mari,” which had to be repeated. able except the slow and strongly accented assertion of

The concert opened with the Andante and Rondo the first three notes,-a point about which authorities differ. To us it seems that those three knocks of Fate

We have a prospect of some very interesting ma

of Mozart's E-Hat Concerts, and closed with the

Mendelssohn-Moscheles Variations on the Bohemian at the door" ought to steal in quietly in the same Alle

sic of a kind which Boston seldom has an opportu. March from Preciosa, - both for two pianos—finely gro tempo with the whole movement. Mr. Thomas even nity to hear. We mean the larger forms of classi. played by Mr. G. W. SUMNER and Mr. ARTHUR treated in the same way the three notes of the horns en cal Chamber music, such as Octets, Septets, Sextets, Foote, who also shared between them the sung ac. ering with the countertheme. We were unable to attend the sixth and closing conetc., for strings and wind instruments combined companiments. Mr. Fries and Mr. Foote played al.

80 a Romance, np. 36, and an Allegro Appassionato, cert of the series (Tuesday evening); though the spirit | The New York Mozart CLUB, composed of nine or

op. 43, for 'cello and piano, by Saint-Saëns, with was willing, uufortunately the Aesh was weak! And ten superior artists, most of whom have long been acceptance.

Sunday evening, May 20. Handel's grandest cho

Special Notices.


d to g.

HAYDX AXD BOCCHERISI. Our old friend “the Diar tion of too lofty a stamp ever to sink into popularitv. ist" writes us:

There is a passage in the reritative, at the words, “ Da

Trieste, Jan. 24, 1877. scheinest Du, o lirdlicheter der Sterne !" accompanied hy It is certainly qreer how often an old crror must be

a tremolando of the violins which reminds us, even in its killed before it will remain deal. Here comes a Boston

DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF THE orchestral coloring, of the violin--remolo in fifth in the Advertiser with a letter from Rome, in which I read:

prologue to “Lohengrin," where the Holy Grail is sup L A T E S T “ If Haydn was the Master of the Symphony, Boccher posed to appear; the whole passage suggests a superini was certainly the inventor." and again:

Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. natural effect of distance, tremulous light. and the deep“But Haydn took Boccherini's idea and created out of est, yet clearest atmospheric purity, amid which the it concerted music." .... Haydn gare to the sacred Chalice appears to the kneeling knight. Even

Vooal, with Piano Accompaniment. quartets all the valuc of a symphony. But at the same such slight touches betray the hand of genius, and protime the credit of the invention rests with the Italians, duce a similar result as when we see, on the canvass of How could I forget you. Darling? Sg and

Cho. a great master, not the attempted representation of the etc."

El. 3. c to F.

Gianetti. 30 Now: form of Deity, but the wondrous effect of that presence

“ And blue eyes, 'neath golden lasbes." 1. Haydn neither did nor could know any thing of

in the eyes of some gazing disciple, enraptured by a ce Pretty ballad in popular style. Boccherini's works, until his own style both in lectial revelation, invisible to us.

Magnificat. (Easter Anthem). D. 3. quartet and symphony was formed. The brothers Eller then played two romanzas of pasto

Hatens, 40 II. This style was formed on the works of C. P. E. ral character for oboe and piano, two of three composed

Glory to God. in full anthems of jos, Bach: that is: Bach had given the world the by schnmann as late as 1849 yet displaying that clever

The being he gave us death cannot destroy." modern sonata form, and Haydn adopted it in mastery of form which Schnmann possessed more fully

A very spirited hut easy anthem, appropriate to writing for combinations of orchestral instru

at an earlier period, and filled with all his own dreamy, any service, but made for Easter. ments, poetic, melorlinne heanty.

Whither, little Maiden? Quartet and Solo. III. In 1753 Hay in wrote a qnintet. Another view of Schumann's genins was presented in

A. 4. E to a.

Scott. 35 1755-9-eighteen quartets. his dramatic setting of Heine's poem “ Dieleillen Gren.

“ Noisy, with a greh of langhter, 1759 –the first orchestral symphony in our mod. arlinne," rendered hy Mr. Remmertz with that anirit and

Lightly tossed her pretty head." ern form.

filelity in the varying demands of the text. which, when A soln nart, with four others acompanying, IV. To Pirquot's biography of Boccherini, the book, displayed hy the singer place this well-known Lied in its which will do nicely for quartet or choros. Grace

ful movement. which, so far as I know, first gave him the cred true position as one of the most inspiring in the whole it of being the “inventor" of the qnartet and baritone repertoire

. The culminating point of Interesti| Twilight in the Park. For Guitar. Brockvay. 40 symphony-there is appended a catalogue gen

the concert was the performance of Beethoven's septet Courting on the Staire, C. 3. d to E. Pyke. 30 éral des Oeuvres" of that composer. for string instruments, clarinet, horn and bassoon. This

“Shy yonng rnpid's net, I extract the following: work was probably the last written by Beethoven in

Catches us unawares.
what is called his first style, anal marks that epoch, when,
Op. 1. Bei Sinfonie O sia Quartetti, etc., composé en

Pretty comic song.
1761, comnie puere 2-publié en 1768.
at the age of thirty, the end of his first yonth (as an ar.

'Tis a Race with the Sea-Gull. Song and Op. 2. Six Trios a 2 V. e violoncellos; manuscript tist), he began to emancipate his style from the influ

Cho. G. 3. d to E.

Bishop. 40 ence of tradition and of his predecessors, and to become dated 1760.

“ There she swings! To your stations! altngether himself. The work, indeed. resembles spring Op. 3. Six Trios, etc.

We're heading away from the shore." Op. 4. Sei Sinfonie a tre, per due violons e violoncelle and yonth.-the youth, however, of genins,-all beauty.

A grand glee for the yachtsmen. freshness, vigor. health of body and soul; conscious of composés en 1766. Compare these dates and tell me how “ Haydn took boundless resources it gives with regal generosity; it Kitty O'Keefe. Song and Cho. G. 3. d to

E. abonnds with novel ideas, harmonious purity, and ele

Porter. 3.0 Boccherini's idea?” And where was the Orchestral

“Good angels, guard from misforsnne and grief, symphony of the latter from which he took it? gance of workmanship. Lenz has prettily said of this

The girl of the poet, sweet Kitty O'Keefe."
A. W. T.
septet: “It is an apotheosis of the serenade.” In meas.

Melodious Irish song.
ures 66 to 72 of the adagio. we perceive an echo of the
“Adelaida "--written at abont the same tiine as this

New Havex, FEB. 16.-The New Haven Oratorio So.

work. Beethoven afterwards far surpassed the powers Souvenir de Venise. Morceau Poetique. ciety gave a perform ince of the “ Elijah" on the evenhe displayed in his septe“, so far as regards poetic depth

G. 5.

Soller. GO ing of the 13th. The accompaniments were rendered by and impassioned grandeur; but no composer has exceed Light, brilliant and tasteful, and is, morrover the Thomas orchestra. The sol parts were sustained by ed him in the gronning of material, in the charming splendid practice for a light touch, and for nice Miss E. L Sanford, Miss C. A. Phelps, Mr. Wni. Castle, union of tone-contrasts whirh this creation displays It

playing of extensions and chromatics. and Mr. M. W. Whitney. Mr T. G. Shepard, the con

was performed in nuhlic for the first time, at Vienna.on

the 2nd of Anril, 1800. At the same concert, the Mar er Magic Flute. (La Flute Enchantée. Op. 118, ductor, performed h s difficult task admirably, and to

produced his Fisxt Symphonv (romnoser immediately No. 16. Divertimento. Eb. 4. Leybach. 60 him as well as to Messrs Jepson and Marston, the other after the sepiet) and improvised at the piano-forte. The

Graceful arrangement of airs from one of the crpret nbta'neil ench a sudden and general success after members of the board of managers, the thanks of our its public pro:luction, that Beethoven told Czerny he al

moet graceful of operas. Belongs to be set of citizens are due for the opportunity of hearing this mas most despised the work, and was indignant at the uni.

“Oeuvres Célèbres” by Leybach. ter-piece under such favorable circumstances,

versal praise it received. This anger may have appeared M.

D. 3. unreasonable, even to those among Reethoven's friends | Angelic Waltz.

Lyle. 30 who possessed capacity enough to he able to appreciate Has“ Lyle's" customary brilliance of arrange

his intellectual giftr, so far as they had then heen made ment. VASSAR COLLEGE. Mrs. Fanny Raymond Ritter, in publicly manife-t; but we may now surmise that he then

Guillaume Tell. Op. 39, No. 11. Fantasie. felt within him the nower of soaring in tar greater the Poughkerpsie News, gives an interesting account of

G. 4. heights. He alrraily felt vague presentiments of the

Dorn, 65 the first concert of the season; of which we copy the

"Fidelio," of the awful glories of the Missa Solennis, in A few of the best airs are here brilliantly reprogreater part. D: perhaps on the mirror of his mind, the forms of the

duced. Fine exhibition piece. This concert opened fitly with a work of peculiarly Fourth Symphony (that alen'ler Thalin among Beethocharming character-Mozart's quintet for pianoforte,

sen's nine," said Schumann), of the Eroica, of the Spy The Devil's Dance. Grand Galop Fantastique. enth were already gathering: perhaps he alre dy hear1

For 4 hands. 3 oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon-filled with beautiful

Voer 75 within him the approach of the Choral Symphony, that surprises and contrasts of tone-color pure euphony from tocsin of revolution in musical art, destined to vibrate

In three keys, and fantastic enough. Pleases throngh the centuries, with manifold echoes and “a by its oddity, beginning to end. It was written by Mozart at the age

great voice of a multitnde, as the voice of many waters, Ballad of the Weaver. of twenty eight, and he wrote to his father concern ng as the the voice of mighty thunderings !"

Db. 5. Hoffmar. 40 it, “ I consider this the finest work I have yet written." The effect of such a high order of concerts as this, on

The right hand weaves and weaves busily throngh. Beethoven when thirty years old, wrote his quintet student life and development, cannot he otherwise than out, but finds time to assist the left in bringing beneficial and elevating. The influence of any noble art

out the melody. Properly played, is a chasıning (opus 16), in emulation of Mozart's, yet did not excel it;

is not a transitory one and noble music. the most vis piece. we must remember however, that the genius of Mozart innary and frigitive of all arts, in one sense, is also the arrived precociously at maturity, while that of Beetho most lasting in its in Arience on the mind and leaves be Musical Forget-me-not. Op. 299. Moritzhind it indelible impressions

burg, Hunting Fanfare and Gondellied. ven required many more years to reach its fullest ripe.

The quintet and septet were well performed hy the New Eb. 4. ness and originality.

Spindler. 50 York Mozart Club, which contains some of the best inMr. Franz Remmertz, the admired baritone, then sang strumentalists in America, members of the New York A very peculiar and original union of dissimilar

airs. Philharmonic, and of the Thomas orchestra. Schumann's exquisite romance, Fluthenreicher Ebro,'

The entire concert was received by the lady students No. 5 of the cycle of Spanish lovesongs. This rich melo.

All the Year Round. Waltzes. 3. Sudds. 50 with the applause it deserved, an'l a deníand was made dy, this flowing, pulsing accompaniment, betray no weak for the repetition of four of the shorter numbers on the

Fine set of waltzes. attempt at any imitation of th: eager rhythms, alternat

programme kindly responded to on the part of the aring with phrases of self-contained, melancholy passion, appropriate morceau. Snch ilemonstrations of enthusiti ts, by the substitution, in each case, of a different, but Shepherd Boy. For Violin and Piano. G. &

Winner. 30 80 characteristic of the national Spanish canto; this asın are delightfully in place on such an occasion as this

Pretty combination, giving yet a new beauty to and excite artists to put forth their best powers; but if lovely romance is more than that; it is a poet's ideal

the favorite air. the outward manifestation of approval be careless and dream of Spanish love on the banks of a Spanish river. indifferent, how shall they know that any artistic symBut, as he dreamed of Ebro, he sat beside the stream of pathy, or even understanding of art, exists among their

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petence, to find fault with artists and their art! It is so A Vieurtemps reverie.-a delightful composition by difficult, even for the most refined connoisseur, to praise

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This welcome “ Book" contains abont 25 easy authority, “whoever praises a beautiful or worthy obperformed in the most satisfactory manner by Mr. ject, raises himself, though but for a moment, by the

and pretty pieces (of the 20 and 3d degree of dif. Arnold. lofty inpulse of generous admiration, to an equality with

ficulty). Teachers will at once appropriate it. Mr. Remmertz again appeared, and gave us an admi.

the object praised." rable rendering of Wolfram's “ Wie Todesahnung," from

The lady student's enjoyment and

understanding of this ABBREVIATIO VS.-Degrces of difficulty are marked

concert was greatly increased by Professor Ritter's ex from 1 to 7. The key is denoted by a capital letter, as C, Wagner's Tannhauser. This air approaches so much planatory lecture on a previous day. when he gave an Bb, etc. A large Roman letter inarks the lowest and the more nearly toʻpreviously received forms than almost analysis of the form and contents of the works which he bighest note if on the staff, small Roman letters if below any other vocal Wagner morreau of such brevity, that it

had selected for the programme, as well as a description or a bove the staff. Thus: “ C. 5. c to E," means Key

of the instruments used in those works, and the manner of C, Fifth legree, lowest leiter c on the added line bo has been a favorite for many years, though a composi- 1 of performing on thein.

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Jordan: the affecting incident of the jaisComposed A. D. 1884, by ing of the Shunamite's son; the war-songs of Costa.

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The Sabbath.
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