Melody in A. For Violin or Flute and Pianoforte

Frank Moir
1896 The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular  
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more » ... Violin or Flute and Pianoforte. By Frank Moir. [Novello, Ewer and Co.] MR. MOIR has invented an expressive melody which would be more eSective sn the flute than the violin, although it is well suited to the genius of the latter instrument. A good contrast is obtained by the second subject being introduced in the key of F, and the pianoforte part arranges for the return of the primary key in a sim;?le but ingenious manner. The florid passages are easy of execution on the wind instrument and the pianoforte accompaniment possesses musical interest. Chromatzsche Etudett. For the Pianoforte. Op. 24. By Graham P. Moore. [Leipzig: Breitkopf und Hartel.] THESE Studies are intended for advanced players, by whom they may be practised with advantage. Apart from their technical value, they possess considerable musical interest, several of them having titles which the character of the music justifies. F OREIGN NOTES. AMSTERDAS4.-Herr Hans Sommer's interesting new opera, " Der Meerman," is to be brought out here shortly with a Dutch version of the libretto. A German opera is to be established here next autumn, and a similar undertaking is planned also at Rotterdam. BERLIN.-A special performance of "Der Freischutz " svas given at the Royal Opera, on June I8, to signalise the seventy-fifth anniversary of the original first performance here of the evergreen and, to use a Teutonic expression, " epoch-makingX' work. There can be no question as to the perennial vitality of this truly romantic opera, while its direct influence upon the development of the modern musicdrama of Richard Wagner is equally undoubted. An instance of the former quality possessed by it was furnished on this occasion in the warm reception accorded by the audience to the very fine performance under the direction of Dr. Muck. The Royal Opera has now closed its doors for the usual vacation, but performances are taking place throughout the summer months at the " New Royal Opera " (formerly Kroll's), of which Herr Larronge, whilom Capellmeister at the Stuttgart tIof-Theater, has been appointed as the principal conductor. Operatic performances on a moderate scale are also given during this summer at the Flora Theatre, in the Charlottenburg suburb. -The Minister of Fine Arts has granted to a number of pupils at the Hochschule the means to witness the present Bayreuth performances, and a similar grant has been made to five native musicians by the Governor of Alsace-Lorraine. -M. Louis Pecskai, the gifted young violinist who recently made his London debgt, has resolved to place himself under Dr. Joachim, for composition as well as for playing. He will visit London again in the winter.-Mr. Eugene d'Albert is about to leave his Saxon abode near Dresden and take up his residence in this capital.--The Philharmonic Orchestra, under Herr Weintartner's direction, proposes giving a series of Concerts in Paris next spring; a somewhat venturesome undertaking, one would think. Musical critics here regard with some dismay the fact that all the concert-rooms in the capital have already been engaged for almost every evening during next season up to March ! BLOEMFONTEIN (Orange Free State).-The Orchestral Society, under the direction of M. Ivan Haarburger, has been making good progress since its foundation in I893, and announces a series of Concerts with classical programmes for its coming season. BREMEN.--Herr Georg Schumann, of Dantzig, has been appointed musical director of the Philharmonic orchestra and choir in this town. BRESLAU.-In the place of Fraulein Sedlmayr, who has become a member of the Imperial Opera, Vienna, director Loewe, of the Stadt-Theater, has engaged Miss Riva Stanhope for the leading dramatic parts. Miss Stanhope is an Englishwoman, and has only just completed her studies with Madame Fichna, in Vienna. BRUSSELS. Madame Kutscherra has been engaged for the forthcoming season at the Theatre de la Monnaie where she will make her sSeblzt as Elsa in *4 Lohengrin," and Melody in A . For Violin or Flute and Pianoforte. By Frank Moir. [Novello, Ewer and Co.] MR. MOIR has invented an expressive melody which would be more eSective sn the flute than the violin, although it is well suited to the genius of the latter instrument. A good contrast is obtained by the second subject being introduced in the key of F, and the pianoforte part arranges for the return of the primary key in a sim;?le but ingenious manner. The florid passages are easy of execution on the wind instrument and the pianoforte accompaniment possesses musical interest. Chromatzsche Etudett. For the Pianoforte. Op. 24. By Graham P. Moore. [Leipzig: Breitkopf und Hartel.] THESE Studies are intended for advanced players, by whom they may be practised with advantage. Apart from their technical value, they possess considerable musical interest, several of them having titles which the character of the music justifies. F OREIGN NOTES. AMSTERDAS4.-Herr Hans Sommer's interesting new opera, " Der Meerman," is to be brought out here shortly with a Dutch version of the libretto. A German opera is to be established here next autumn, and a similar undertaking is planned also at Rotterdam. BERLIN.-A special performance of "Der Freischutz " svas given at the Royal Opera, on June I8, to signalise the seventy-fifth anniversary of the original first performance here of the evergreen and, to use a Teutonic expression, " epoch-makingX' work. There can be no question as to the perennial vitality of this truly romantic opera, while its direct influence upon the development of the modern musicdrama of Richard Wagner is equally undoubted. An instance of the former quality possessed by it was furnished on this occasion in the warm reception accorded by the audience to the very fine performance under the direction of Dr. Muck. The Royal Opera has now closed its doors for the usual vacation, but performances are taking place throughout the summer months at the " New Royal Opera " (formerly Kroll's), of which Herr Larronge, whilom Capellmeister at the Stuttgart tIof-Theater, has been appointed as the principal conductor. Operatic performances on a moderate scale are also given during this summer at the Flora Theatre, in the Charlottenburg suburb. -The Minister of Fine Arts has granted to a number of pupils at the Hochschule the means to witness the present Bayreuth performances, and a similar grant has been made to five native musicians by the Governor of Alsace-Lorraine. -M. Louis Pecskai, the gifted young violinist who recently made his London debgt, has resolved to place himself under Dr. Joachim, for composition as well as for playing. He will visit London again in the winter.-Mr. Eugene d'Albert is about to leave his Saxon abode near Dresden and take up his residence in this capital.--The Philharmonic Orchestra, under Herr Weintartner's direction, proposes giving a series of Concerts in Paris next spring; a somewhat venturesome undertaking, one would think. Musical critics here regard with some dismay the fact that all the concert-rooms in the capital have already been engaged for almost every evening during next season up to March ! BLOEMFONTEIN (Orange Free State).-The Orchestral Society, under the direction of M. Ivan Haarburger, has been making good progress since its foundation in I893, and announces a series of Concerts with classical programmes for its coming season. BREMEN.--Herr Georg Schumann, of Dantzig, has been appointed musical director of the Philharmonic orchestra and choir in this town. BRESLAU.-In the place of Fraulein Sedlmayr, who has become a member of the Imperial Opera, Vienna, director Loewe, of the Stadt-Theater, has engaged Miss Riva Stanhope for the leading dramatic parts. Miss Stanhope is an Englishwoman, and has only just completed her studies with Madame Fichna, in Vienna. BRUSSELS. Madame Kutscherra has been engaged for the forthcoming season at the Theatre de la Monnaie where she will make her sSeblzt as Elsa in *4 Lohengrin," and Melody in A . For Violin or Flute and Pianoforte. By Frank Moir. [Novello, Ewer and Co.] MR. MOIR has invented an expressive melody which would be more eSective sn the flute than the violin, although it is well suited to the genius of the latter instrument. A good contrast is obtained by the second subject being introduced in the key of F, and the pianoforte part arranges for the return of the primary key in a sim;?le but ingenious manner. The florid passages are easy of execution on the wind instrument and the pianoforte accompaniment possesses musical interest.
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