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Dwight's Journal of Music.
BOSTON, MAY 2, 1857.
of Austria in conjunction with the tenor Giuglini,
Liederkranz. The "Walpurgis Night” rather diswith whom she will make her debut in England
appointed me. The beginning, where the opening on the opening night of the season at Her
of Spring is portrayed, is very beautiful, but the reMajesty's Theatre. Mlle. Spezia achieved her New YORK, APRIL 29.-Our Philharmonic sea
mainder did not fulfill the promise it gave. The greatest success in the Huguenots, and the Favo
son closed with great eclat last Saturday night. The rita, and, but for her engagement for the London
words are by Goethe, but constitute one of his infeimmense Academy, (which had put on a new yellow Opera, would have continued to reign prima
rior poems, representing the origin of the legend donna at the magnificent establishment of La
outside dress for the occasion), was filled from top which describes the meeting of witches on the Scala. Notwithstanding her youth she has already to bottom, and already a few minutes after seven, it Brocken in the Walpurgis night: i. e. the night be established her fame at Verona, Turin, Venice, was impossible to obtain a seat any lower than the
fore the 1st of May. I will only add, that the cho. St. Petersburg, Moscow and Lisbon. The versa second tier. For the orchestral pieces, indeed, this
ruses were exceedingly well sung, as also some of tility of her talents is suggested by the characters
is decidedly the best place; but the piano, and any | the solos, and express my hope that the results of which she has sustained. Desdemona, Norma,
but a very powerful voice, loses too much by the imValentine, Rosina, and Leonora, the heroines of
the concert will prove satisfactory to the Society for the Lombardi, Macbeth, Il Trovatore, and La mense distance. The Symphony, Beethoven's grand
whose benefit it was given. Traviata, are included in her repertoire. It is
Eroicu, was exceedingly well played, and I can only curious that the Traviata, which, in the hands of hope that all enjoyed it as much as I did. There Mlles. Piccolomini and Spezia, has exercised so was a strange contrast between this mighty, almost great a fascination, was, on its first representation, overwhelming work, and the light, airy, graceful, a complete failure. Sig. Verdi was in despair
fairy music, the jubilant, festival-strains of the until Maria Spezia came to the rescue, and
“Midsummer Night's Dream.” Nor was Littolf's secured the success of the opera, which was
Overture, Le Chant des Belges, exactly a fit transition repeated for twenty-six consecutive nights. Mile. Spezia furnishes another example of the influence from the one to the other. Far-fetched, with quaint,
Music in Boston-Review of the Season. of musical art upon Italian natures. Born of a odd melodies, and very noisily instrumented, even a
(Concluded.] noble family at Vienna, her passion for the stage repeated hearing of it could not waken any interest manifested itself at an early age with so much in it. Miss BRAINERD sang: " Hear ye, Israel,”
We gave last week a list of the principal inintensity, that her relations found it impossible to from Elijah, and an aria: In vano il fato, from Rob
strumental works: Symphonies, Overtures, Conresist her inclinations, and wisely allowed her to ert le Diable, and acquitted herself exceedingly well.
certos, Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Sonatas, &c., pursue the bent of her genius under the guidance of the most celebrated masters of her art.
which have been publicly performed in Boston Her voice, however, is not strong enough to fill so Lond. Mus. World. large a space-a trying ordeal for any singer. Mr. during the past season. Quite an anomalous and
Timm's neat, but quaint and not very powerful play. curious list it was, with frightful gaps in it to one
ing of an Introduction and Allegro Appassionato of who looks for the best standard works under each Antonio Giuglini.
Schumann, was almost entirely lost, and overpower. kind and author, yet rich in the aggregate, and The new tenor whose advent in England is so ed by the orchestra, to all but those who sat near the
chiefly remarkable for introducing us to many eagerly expected, has hitherto contented himself stage. This was a pity, as the composition was very
new works and new authors. Now for the reperwith monopolizing the plaudits of Italian audi
beautiful. ences. Signor Giuglini was not originally destined
toire of vocal compositions.
The Harmonic Society have made another change for the stage. His earliest public performances
5. ORATORIOS, MASSES, &c.— Of the three in their plans. “The Seven Sleepers” was not were in the choir of the Metropolitan Church of
Choral Societies, two have retired from the gloFermo, where first, as a treble, and afterwards as given on Monday, but is now announced for the
ries and the risks of concert-giving, leaving the a tenor, he attracted the attention of connoisseurs 15th of May, with grand orchestra, at the City by his perfect vocalization and expression, no less Assembly Rooms. I hope that then we shall at last
entire field to the old Handel and Haydn Sothan by the purity and sweetness of his voice. hear it given in the best manner.
ciety; yet this has occupied comparatively little Constant practice in the highest class of music Last evening no less than four grand concerts of it, or the field has shrunk; it has given fewer gave to the young ténor the elevation of style so
were given; three in New York, and one in Brook oratorios than in past years. Of Handel we have essential to dramatic success, and so seldom
lyn. The latter was for the benefit of the Brooklyn acquired by a purely theatrical training. For
had only the “ Messiah" once. This and two some time Signor Giuglini resisted all the offers
Young Men's Christian Association, and had the performances of Costa's “ Eli," and two of Momade to tempt him to the stage, and the direction
aid of the Harmonic Society, an Orchestra from the zart's “Requiem,” (both new to Boston,) comof his talents to opera was at last given by an Philharmonic, Wm. Mason, and various other solo
plete the winter's work of the Handel and Haydn, accident. A member of the orchestra at the ists, both vocal and instrumental. Here we had
who, however, have yet in store for us a three Theatre of Fermo fell ill at the most critical Madame PATANIA, and sundry assistants at Niblo's, period of the season, and Sig. Giuglini undertook
days' Festival, when they will produce the “CreI believe ; Mr. Millet, and other artists at Dod. to supply his place at a moment's notice. Scarcely worth's, (who combined to produce the composition
ation,” “ Elijah," and the “ Messiah," on a was he established within the walls of the theatre,
grander scale than we have heard before. than Fortune provided another occasion for the
of the former gentleman, to me, I regret to say, an display of his powers.
The Mendelssohn Choral Society have sung in unknown greatness); and the Liederkranz at the The principal tenor was unable to appear, and the manager was so urgent Assembly Rooms. As the concert of the latter was
semi-private concerts Haydn's “ Passion” music, on Sig. Giuglini to come to his aid, that the for a charitable object, and presented the greatest | and large portions of “ Elijah," “ St. Paul,” and hesitation of the young artist was at length over attraction of the three, in the shape of Mendelssohn's Spohr's “Last Judgment.” The Christus and come, and with scarcely any previous preparation,
" Walpurgis Night," I made my choice in its favor. Athalie of Mendelssohn, too, have been heard in he assumed the tenor part in I due Foscari, and
The very tasteful hall was entirely filled, though not acquitted himself with so much success, that he
| Chickering's Saloon; and to-morrow night we was thenceforth recognized as the principal tenor
crowded, and though the music of the first part was | get the Requiem for a third time, sung by the of the establishment. Once placed in the situation not very attractive, all seemed to enjoy themselves. | Catholic choirs. for which nature intended him, his career became The first number was an Overture, by Aug. Ber.
6. Operas.--Here too the account is unusually a continued ovation, and all the theatres of Italy | THOLD; rather finely instrumented, particularly at
small. A couple of weeks of Mme. Lagrange, sought to engage him. His last and greatest
the end where the Russian popular Hymn came in. triumph was won at the Scala in Milan, where
Miss Phillipps, Brignoli, Amodio, &c., early in Then we had iwo Solos, for baritone and tenor, by his performances in La Favorila and other parts Messrs. Gilsa and Beutler; the former a very
the autumn, and one poor performance of Fidelio so gratified the Emperor, that he was at once
under the 'Thalberg auspices, is all we have to insignificant composition, but sung very well indeed, nominated chamber-singer at the Court of Vienna,
boast of. and with a true, pleasing voice. Mr. Bcutler gave and the most strenuous efforts were made to secure
The operas were these : his services at the Viennese opera. Mr. Lumley, us Curschmann's “ Thine is my heart.” I have
Bellini : I Puritani.
Sonnambula. however, had been beforehand in the market, and never heard his voice sound nor him sing better.
Norma. had made an engagement with Signor Giuglini
The former is of itself very sweet and beautiful, but Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor. for three years. Signor Giuglini was immediately he generally spoils it by forcing and straining.
Lucrezia Borgia. retained to perform at the Imperial Theatre, in
Verdi: Il Trovatore, twice. There was none of this last night, however, and he the season of 1860, after the termination of the
Ernani, troice. English engagement. The frequenters of Her was rapturously encored, to which he replied by a Auber: Masaniello.
Meyerbeer: L'Etoile du Nord. Majesty's Theatre will soon have an opportunity pretty little Volkslied, apparently. Mr. GOLDBECK,
Beethoven: Fidelio. of judging for themselves, as the artist is who had most kindly volunteered his services, played a Rondo of Weber, and his own: Venezia, Scène de
From all this it appears that the more expenannounced to appear, together with Mlle. Spezia, in the same opera in which they first established Lagunes, with his usual excellence. He also was de
sive kinds of musical performances upon a grand their reputation with the brilliant Court of Austria. servedly encored, and gave us his “Cavalcade.”
scale have been somewhat less numerous than in -Ibid.
The remaining number of the first part was a past years. But on the other hand, there has “Hymn to Hertha," sung by the male chorus of the I been an unusual activity in smaller concerts,
chamber concerts and the like; and what is really is great depth of tenderness in the Adagio. But Chopin's, and a characteristic piece of his own called a good sign, the prevailing character of the pro
why could we not hare the whole of that Quartet by Rastlose Liebe. Mlle. Valentine Bianchi sang a
Beethoven The Adagio movement is in the broad- concert aria by Carl Vollweiler, and Rossini's Nacqui grammes in these has let itself insensibly be gov.
est, grandest manner, and in the most profound and I all' affanno, &c. The orchestral picces were Menerned by a more classical standard. There has
earnest mood of Beethoven; it was the noblest fea delssohn's third Symphony and the Zauberflöte overbeen less of clap-trap instrumental music than
ture of the concert; the Presto is quaint and full of ture. for many years past, and more of such composi life. We have not had our usual allowance of Beet
PARIS.-We take the following from the Correstions as we have set down under the head of hoven's Quartet music this season. The Violin Con
pondence of the New York Evening Post, April 9 : Chamber Music. To be sure, the Thalberg fan- certo, by Mendelssohn, is one of the most poetic and
The closing nights of the season at the Italiens noble compositions of the kind, especially the tasias have had a prominent place; but it was no
have been brilliant in the extreme. On Monday Andante, and was finely played by Mr. FRIES, with Mario's benefit took place, at double prices, and drew small satisfaction to hear these played by the
quartet and piano accompaniment, Mr. J. C. D. PAR. | a crowded audience. The opera was Il Trovatore, master's own hands; being the perfection of their
with Mme. Grisi, as Leonora, who gave the fourth act KER being the pianist. Mr. LEONHARD played the
very finely. On Tuesday, Rigoletto closed the season kind, their influence has been naturally to flood first movement (why not the whole ?) of that fiery | for the subscribers, but on Wednesday the theatre was out of sight inferior imitators. In nothing has and exciting Sonata Appassionata, with bold, clear
opened for the benefit of M. Alary, who, with the aid
of Mmes. Grisi, Alboni, Frezzolini, Steffanone, MM. this improved taste in selections been so noticea outline and the startling emphasis which it demands,
Mario, Graziani, Corsi, Zucchini and Bottesini, on his ble as in
and made so fine. an impression in the Ballade of double bass, had a splendid house. During the season Chopin that it had to be repeated.
fifteen operas have been performed, of which the 7. Songs, QUARTETS, &c.—Looking over a Mrs. LONG seemed to have gained in power and ful
Rigoletto of Verdi was the only one played for the first pile of programmes of all sorts of concerts dur
time in Paris. Of the eighty-four representations of ness of voice; indeed it was sometimes too powerful
this winter. fifty-four have been devoted to the works ing the winter, and taking them as they come for the room. Her execution of O mio Fernando, and of Verdi, to wit: thirteen to Rigoletto, fifteen to along, without care to be very complete, we find the difficult finale by Bottesini, was remarkably per
Traviata, and twenty-three to Trovatore. Rossini's
Cenerentola, Il Barbiere, and La Gazzą Ladra, have the names of leading German and Italian comfect, and placed her in not unfavorable comparison
occupied but six evenings, and Don Giovanni, of with some of the admired Italian prime donne. Mr. Mozart, only four. If this is to be taken as an posers occurring in the following proportions:
Ryan's two songs were pleasingly contrasted; the evidence of taste in the audience, some apprehensions Mozart ................19 times, in 14 pieces. first chaste and solemn, the second a graceful little
may be entertained for the future of Italian music; Handel.............
but one must consider the great difficulties which the conceit, like the poem itself, but perhaps a little too Haydn............
execution of some of the old master-pieces present to Meyerbeer........
florid. The accompaniments are in quite a German young singers, who are not enough acquainted with Schubert...........
the indispensable traditions to be able to interpret the Beethoven...........
works. voices), led by Mr. KREISSMANN, sang with their Gluck..
Among the rising stars at the Theatre Lyrique is a Mendelssohn......
usual precision, but a little too loud for the room, and young lady—Mlle. Pennetrat-whose musical career Weber...........
in the first piece not always entirely true. The con promises to be brilliant, although the stage can Robert Franz.......... cert as a whole was one of the most interesting, and
scarcely be considered the most suitable place for the Stradella.............
display of her remarkable powers, which seem better Rossini. we shall all rejoice when the ninth season of the Club
adapted for sacred melodies than the opera. Mlle. Mercadante....... comes round.
Pennetrat is attached to the Imperial Chapel, where Bellini............
she frequently sings the “Salutaris,' to which she Dopizetti.............14
Mrs. Mozart's CONCERT, Saturday last week, prior | imparts a fervor and deep religious feeling which Verdi.................15 to her departure for Europe, was an excellent one,
produce a profound impression on every hearer. As
already announced, Madame Ristori, the great Italian This list is significant; if not complete, it very and well attended. A pretty large delegation from
tragedienne, re-appeared on Thursday night when the closely indicates the truth, and shows that the
the Mendelssohn Choral Society, under the direction Theatre Italien, the opera season being over, again of Mr. SOUTHARD, sang acceptably four choruses: one
opened its doors for Italian plays, which are to continue German has at least kept pace with the Italian from Lindpaintner's “ Widow of Nain,” and “He,
until the end of next month, after which the company in the vocal portion of our concerts, and that it
proceeds to London. Mme. Ristori was received with watching over Israel," "Be not afraid," and " Thanks great enthusiasm, and played the part of Maria in has been found safe and necessary by singers, be to God," from “Elijah.” Mr. SATTER, the pianist,
Alfieri's tragedy of Maria Stuarda, with all her with their quick feeling of the public taste, to with Messrs. GAERTNER and JUNGNICKEL, executed
customary power over the feelings of her audience. draw more largely than ever before from the
one of Beethoven's earlier Trios very perfectly, and ST. PETERSBURG.–The Italian opera season came great masters. Our list does not include all the
with all the effect possible in so large a hall as the to a termination with the Carnival week. The last Tremont Temple. Rossini's Qundo corpus, the gem
novelty was Rossini's Semiramide, produced for the little hacknied English songs and ballads, which of the Stabat Mater, was sung without accompaniment
benefit of Madame Bosio, who personated the Baby
lonian Queen. The performance does not appear to of course always have their place, but which by Mrs. Mozart, Miss Twichell, Mr. ADAMS and have come up to general expectation. The ensemble have kept less in the foreground than hitherto. Mr. Mozart, with a perfection never approached by
was by no means satisfactory. Madame Bosio sang On the other hand, we have of course overlooked any of the Italian troupes who have attempted it here;
the music with great brilliancy, but did not exhibit the
grandeur and tragic power indispensable to such an many instances where Handel and the like have
but they slight such things, while our little Quartet assumption. Madame Marie Lablache was still less
has made them a constant study. The Duet and Trio effective as Arsace; and Signor Bartolini, though figured, and we have taken no account of the from the Travatore were so well donethat we almost
possessed of a fine voice, and not deficient in energy part-songs of Mendelssohn and others, which
and passion, signally failed in the arduous part of forgot the music in the singing; the sweet and musi Assur. have been made such a feature of the season by cal tenor of Mr. ADAMS seems to ripen apace, con Il Braro of Mercadante had been previously given our German Orpheus and other societies. firming all past promises; and his style improves ar
with much success, owing principally to the singing So much for the facts; comments hereafter. tistically. We did not hear his solo, from the same
of Mlle. Lotti. Still more favorable seems to have
been the reception awarded to Donizetti's Betly, the opera.
principal parts being sustained with great effect by Miss TWICHELL did herself great credit in the
Madame Bosio, Signor Calzolari and De Bassini. The CONCERTS.
Huguenots and Il Trovatore were the operas played contralto cavatina from Donna Caritea, by MercadanThe annual Benefit Concert of the MENDELSSOHN
most frequently during the season. Next year the ta, as well as in the concerted pieces. Mrs. MOZART QUINTETTE CLUB assembled a large audience at
Italian troupe will lose the services of Mlle. Marai, sang the great Aria from Chickering's, on Thursday evening. The programme
Elijah: “Be not afraid," Signors Bettini and Tagliafico. Signor Tamberlik, which we did not hear, and the very elaborate and
| however, is expected, and will make amends for many was as foliows: difficult Cavatina: Viri ingrata, from
losses. Madame Bosio had left for London, and PART I.
Signors Calzolari and Marini for Milan. 1-Quintet in G minor, No. 4,...
reux, which we did hear. In execution, in firmness Allegro moderato--Minvesto-Adagio-Finale, Adagio and Allegro Vivare. and evenness of voice, and in expressior., verve and
MILAN.—The theatre of La Scala, this season, has --Cavatina from La Fororita, with the Finale by Botenergy, she has gained very much. She was compell
proved but a sorry affair. Operas promised-put in tesini: "O mio Fernando,'.................... Donizetti
rehearsal-abandoned from the inefficiency of the arMrs. J II. Long.
ed to repeat the cabaletta, which, as it proved, was tists-other singers engaged-operas again rehearsed 3-Sonata Appassionata, or 57, First Part,........Beethoven asking too much. Mrs. Mozart is already a delightful -and again, and finally withdrawn. This has been
Hugo Leonhard 44"Der Frohe Wandersmann,'' (The Merry Wanderers,) singer, and in no mean degree an artist with her
the order of the course at the “Unico" Temple of
Apollo--the pride and boast of musical Italy. We
have, therefore, had nothing even tolerable, excepting European schools and musical influences, provided the Trovatore and the Huguenots, in the first of which PART 11. 5-Eighth Quartet, No. 2, op 59, Second and Fourth they be not alone Italian, we doubt not she will take
Giuglini's part is, perhaps, not one of his best, and in
the latter, neither he nor Spezia (who was specially Parts, (First time,)........................... Beethoven a high position; and all who have enjoyed her singing Molto Adagio-Finale, Presto
engaged for the opera) possesses voice of sufficient 6-Songs: No. 1, A Catholic Chaunt from Percy's Masque. here at home must wish her all success.
power to do justice to the music. Giuglini, Spezia, No. 2, Words by Mrs. F. S. Osgood, Music by T. Ryan.
and the “Star of the Ballet," the delightful-the Mrs. J. I Long. (first time.)
incomparable Pochini-leave here forthwith to fulfil 7_" Wasserfahrt," (Water Excursion.). .........Mendelssohn M u siqal Intelligenæ e. their engagement with Mr. Lumley. Giuglini. I have Orpheus Club.
no doubt, will be a great favorite in London. 8-Ballade for Piano, op 47.......................... Chopin
The new tenor, Mazzolini, has only just made his Hugo Leonhard.
LEIPZIG.–The twentieth and last of the Gewand9_Andante and Finale from the Violin Concerto in E
debut in I Lombardi, and, though very badly supported, minor, op. 64, ......
......Mendelssohn haus Concerts took place on the 26th of March. The met with very great success. The second new opera August Fries. pianist DREYSHOCK was the “star” of the occasion,
of the Scala, Pergolese, like its predecessor, was an
awful fiasco. The Quintet by Mozart was for the most part nicely and played four times: viz. Webers's Concertstück, a The masquerade balls at the Scala have this year played, and very sweet and comforting to hear. There | Rondo of his own with orchestra, a Notturno of' been unusually splendid, and honored nearly every
English Cathedral and Oratorio Music,
AT TREMONT TEMPLE,
Repetition, with partial change of Programme.
ARRANGEMENT OF THE ANTIPHONAL CHOIR. ( 7 boys (Trebles). 17 boys (Trebles).)
jl Contra Teror. 1 Contra Tenor. DECANI.
ANTORIS 1 2 Tenors.
| 2 Tenors. ( 3 Basses.
Organist .........Henry Stephen Cutler,
Alex. W. Thayer, Esq.
Martin Luther, 1521.
........... Gregorian Tone III. Anthem (without Organ): "Lord, for thy tend-r mercies' sake,'.......
.................... Farrant. Anthem : " His glory with perpetual hymns proclaim,"
S. Webbe, Sen. Psalm 74,. .......
.............Anglican Chant. Trio : “ Lift thine eyes onto the mountains,"......" Elijah."
(To be sung by three boys without accompaniment.) Nicene Creed..................... ....Dr. Benjamin Rogers. Anthem : " For the Lord shall comfort Zion,"...... Dr. Boyce.
.............. Dr. Boyce. Solo : " Brighter scenes I seek above,'..Ilandel's “Jephtha."
To be sung by Master Fred, White, Chorns (Choral and Fugue) : “ We worship God, and
God alone,”......................," Judas Maccabæus." 0010 :..........................................."Samsou.”
Mr. C. R. Adams.
Single tickets 50 ets., or three for $1, to be had at the music stores and at the Temple.
night by the presence of the emperor and empress. they asked for, namely $8,000, and expectation is on At these, a new polka by Alessandro Spinsio has been
tip-toe all about us. We do not expect a festival to quite the rage, and received with the most clamorous applause. It is called the “Champagne Polka,” and
equal those of Birmingham or Düsseldorf, but we by the introduction of an imitation of the jingling of shall make a grand beginning for America, an earnest the glasses, and the drawing of the corks, which is of great things to come. very cleverly managed, an excellent effect is produced.
I have to record the complete success of an English The “private correspondence" of the Home Journal barytone during the past Carnival. His name is Albert Lawrence. His debut as Carlo Quinto in
furnishes some bits of musical news; for instance : Ernani made quite a furor. He has a voice of great Stocpel tells me he has finished his symphonies of power, sings with taste and feeling, and it will be his
“ Hiawatha," and, with the choruses, etc., they form own fault if, with the advantages he possesses, he do not take a high position in his profession. He has
a piece similar to Mendelssohn's “Midsummer been educated in the best school of Milan, that of the
Night's Dream.” He is uncertain whether he shall Maestro Prati.
bring it out at the Academy of Music or at Wallack's You will doubtless have received some account,
Theatre. It is to be produced in London, also, early before my letter reaches you, of the reception of in the autumn.... Wallace, the composer, a creature Verdi's new opera at Venice, written expressly for the brimful of geniality and genius, as you well know, Teatro della Fenice; Verdi to receive 100,000 lire. In has just finished his fourth Opera, “ The Amher case you may not, suffice it for the present to say, that Witch.” It is sold (for production) in New York, it is entitled Simon Boccanegra, that on its first
London and Paris. He tells me he has written also representation it was coldly received a mezzo-fiasco
a piece of music which he calls “Idlewild Rapids," -but, on the second, all was enthusiasm and delight, Verdi being called before the curtain (says the tele
and which he means shall express the music of the graphic despatch ) nineteen times !--Lon. Mus. World. cascades as he sat with you on the bridge over the
upper ravine....Matinée Concerts are the want, at
Mme. LAGRANGE, at her benefit in New Orleans, The tandle flickers up ere it goes out; and so with played the two characters, Isabelle and Alice, in our Concert season ;-behold a sudden blaze of an- Robert le Diable. She has since sun in St. L nouncements when we thought all was over. This
and is announced presently at Chicago. There is a evening Miss TWICHELL tempts us with fine singing
hope that we shall have her at our Festival in Mav, by herself and others, and an orchestra of thirty-six
to sing the chief part in the Choral Symphony and instruments, led by CARL ZERRAHN. It is her bene
in other things.... THALBERG left New fit, for she too goes to Europe, whither all the native
York last singing birds seem on the point of emigrating. She
week on his tour through the West with Strakosch has voice and talent worthy of such culture...... To
....Mme. GAZZANIGA has been gaining in interest morrow evening the Catholic Choirs, with orchestra
and drawing larger audiences in New York. This and organ, under the direction of that very earnest week she has played Lucrezia Borgia, Norma and musician, Mr. A. WERNER, will perform Mozart's Linda. But three more nights remain of her enRequiem in the Music Hall, together with excellent gagement..... The Pyne and HARRISON opera selections from masses by Haydn, Hummel and Beet troupe made their “last appearance” in America hoven, solos, duets, &c. from the church compositions last night, in a concert in aid of the widows' and of Cherubini, Lambillotte and others. There will be
orphans' fund of the New York Fire Department. great eagerness to hear such noble music sung by those who thoroughly believe in it...... The Boston Choristers' School, under the direction of Mr. CUTLER,
Advertisements. will repeat their Concert of English lathedral and Oratoria music at the Temple next Wednesday eve
MISS JENNY TWICHELL ning, with a partial change of programme. We are
WILL GIVE HER sure the interest of the first concert has awakened a
LAST CONCERT very general demand for this. What we have published of Mr. THAYER's remarks on that occasion,
In Boston, (prior to her departure for Europe,) at the will only add to the interest of what he will have to TREMONT TEMPLE, say on Wednesday...... The many friends and ad-1 THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING, MAY 20, mirers of OLE BULL will welcome him again after a
Assisted by long absence, and the more warmly that he has been Mrs. J. M. MOZART, Mr. C. R. ADAMS. of late so great a sufferer by sickness and ill turns of
Mr. J. M. MOZART, Mr. T. H. HINTON,
Mr. GAERTNER, Mr. DE RIBAS, fortune. Ole is a man of genius, a magnetizer of
And a full and emicient Orchestra of Thirty-six Instruments, men; and if his virtuoso life has been as injurious to
WM. SCHULTZE, LEADER. him as to all other artists who have followed it, he is
Carl Zerrahn................ ...Conductor. still one of the greatest violinists living, and his in
Grand Piano from Hallet, Davis & Co. strument retains its spell over audiences. It is said
Tickets 50 cents......... To commence at 7% o'clock. that he has studied much of late, and plays better than ever. IIis present concert tour is a Farewell be
Mozart's Grand Requiem Mass fore his return to Norway. He announces his concert here for Saturday evening next, when he will be will be performed (for the first time in public hy a Catholic
Choir,) at the BOSTON MUSIC HALL, assisted by the English tenor, Mr. GEORGE HARRISON - not the Harrison, whom we all know too well--and
On Sunday Evening, May 3d, 1857, 1. Mr. HORNCASTLE, who has a gift for the John Parry
Accompanied by a Full Orchestra, under the direction of Mr.
A WERNER. style of comic song and extravaganza,
Masters Thomas Hodges and Eugene Hexrr, (pupils of Mr.
Werner,) will preside at the Organ. The great Musical Festival of the Handel and
Part I. Haydn Society, for the three days preceding “Anni
MOZART'S GRAND REQUIEM MASS. versary Week," is now formally announced below.
Part II. Mr. ZERRANX has been to New York and engaged
SELECTIONS from sone of the most distinguished Catholic
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stiff art. After Beethoven, the others are listen- his thoughts were hid in clouds, that his deafness
ed to, but not with such ardent enthusiasm, such had blunted the internal perception of sounds. [From the Traveller, May 1.]
profound emotion. And yet these others are, no Avoid, too, applying to that music the common We have received the following lively pieces less than Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and laws of proportion, plot, construction and develof musical criticism, from our Paris correspond- Weber, all of them, especially the two first, inim- | opment, by which you appreciate the works of ent, SPIRIDION. They are compiled from a itable models of that style where all the delicacy other composers, and of another epoch; or rather number of musical articles, translated from the and the elegance of art are mingled with the apply these laws, but in vaster dimensions than Paris journals, for the Traveller.
most scientific combinations, where secret reverie, you apply them to other works. It is evident Beethoven, says M. d'Ortigue, is the universal light coquetry, dispute the victory with subdued that ordinary limits are too narrow to contain musician. He has excelled in every species of energy, and where (especially with the last) pas- this, his torrent of thought, sentiments, expresscomposition. Do not say that Beethoven was sion overflows in profound accents, in vibrating ions, forms, coördinated into a conception whose not endowed with dramatic genius, because he melodies, in abrupt and bold harmony. But it is entirety and details belong to the highest æsthetdid not write Don Juan, nor La Vestale, nor the Beethoven who takes supreme possession of us. ics. Wait, then, until light appears, until Beetfourth act of Les Huguenots, nor Il Barbiere di He transports us into ideal spheres, and above hoven has pronounced his fiat lux." Do not be Siviglia. He wrote Fidelio, and the music of the terrestial and tumultuous region where the obstinate; do not resist with all your judgment the intermedes of the Comte d'Egmont, of Pro- | human passions toss, he exhibits to us the pure and all your will the maestro's idea, for then you metheus, and the Ruins of Athens; and had he light of intellect.
will see nothing, you will distinguish nothingnot composed all these works he would be none Haydn and Mozart! Let no critic's breath | and all by your own fault, by your own obstinathe less one of the first dramatic musicians, for cloud that halo of purity that glitters around cy. Light? Behold it! It bursts forth suddenly, he merged all the elements of the drama into in- | their glorious brows! Let no word ever escape in full effulgence, and dissipates all clouds. strumental music, in sonatas and qualuors even my lips which may in any wise diminish the ad Hereafter, all is visible, everything assumes its more than in symphonies. What is the impor miration due to those immortal creators of exquis- proper form and possesses its proper relief. Intance of a frame if the picture exists? What ite forms who have thrown over their works all termittent light and shade are necessary, that the imports the absence of dramatis persone if pas- the splendor of unity, all the beauty of propor- sight (for, as M. Victor Hugo says, the ear as sion rumbles and growls? Although it is true he tion, all the connection of drawing, all the grace well as the mind hath its eye), may sustain unwrote Fidelio, whose prison scene in the third act of outline and detail, all the affluence and fresh- blinded this dazzling effulgence. Besides, even is one of the most moving scenes on the stage, ness of imagination, which form finished, complete the shades now are penetrated by light. If we Beethoven's genius was averse from these vul works! Let this justice, this gratitude, these find ourselves surrounded by twilight, certain it gar themes, these conventionalities which spring homages, be rendered to them by those who, with is we are never enveloped by night. We feel as by the dozen from the prolific brains of our man us, hold that the sphere of Art is not confined to if some superhuman being were leading us from ufacturers of libretti, and which so many great the mere exhibition of that which these masters world to world--some worlds being effulgent as composers have repented the evil hour in which have expressed with such disheartening perfect of themselves, and others shining with a borrowthey accepted them as themes. The originality ion. It is perfection, but relative perfection, ed light. How pure is the atmosphere into which and independence of his ideas could not suit which, as we think, does not exclude a grander, we are transported! How easy is respiration ! themselves with the tricks of play-wrights. Ile higher, more complete order of beauty, in a vaster How keen and subtile the air is at these heights! had but to descend into his own heart, and there,
What delicate, eloquent, sublime, ingenious and at the source of those different passions which less perfect as an artist than they, but he is great serene whisperings doth genius pour into our ravmultiply man's life while they consume it, heer than they. He opened immeasurable horizons ished ear! This is not my personal impression. loved to take no other confidant, no other inter- in Art; he introduced into Art orders of ideas The miracle of this music, only yesterday hooted preter than the ideal and vague language of and sentiments which the limits of Art seemed as incomprehensible, is that all who hear it, music alone-language the more powerful and incapable of containing. Others depicted man, whether they be musicians or not, feel the same penetrating, as it is without auxiliary, without nature, and sometimes the marvellous, which is impression. It speaks the same language to all, accessory, without foreign glitter. He did so, not only the personification of the hidden forces of great and little, whether it depicts the human with the wild hope of subjugating a numerous, nature. Mozart found the supernatural in Don passions with its supremest energy, or whether it elegant and frivolous audience, but to communi Juan. Weberfound the terribly fantastic in Der lifts the soul to contemplation and to ecstacy. cate to a few select hearers, assembled around a Freyschütz, and the sportively fantastic in Oberon, The ear of the musician, the ear of him for whom piano and four music stands, the various anguish, / whose sudden appearance at the Theatre Lyrique Art has no secret unrevealed, is perhaps even