The Mapleson Memoirs, 1848-1888

James Henry Mapleson
1888 The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular  
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more » ... on Memoirs, I848-I888. In two volumes. [Remington and Co.3 IN an anecdotal form Mr. Mapleson, some time director of Her Majesty's Theatre, has given a record of such of his operatic experiences as he deemed would be interesting to the general public. The few particulars of his varied and chequered career undesignedly form an epitome of the history of opera in England and America during the last L thirty years or more, the time in which the author has been REVIEWS The Meleson Memoirs, I848-I888. In two volumes. [Remington and Co.3 IN an anecdotal form Mr. Mapleson, some time director of Her Majesty's Theatre, has given a record of such of his operatic experiences as he deemed would be interesting to the general public. The few particulars of his varied and chequered career undesignedly form an epitome of the history of opera in England and America during the last L thirty years or more, the time in which the author has been REVIEWS The Meleson Memoirs, I848-I888. In two volumes. [Remington and Co.3 IN an anecdotal form Mr. Mapleson, some time director of Her Majesty's Theatre, has given a record of such of his operatic experiences as he deemed would be interesting to the general public. The few particulars of his varied and chequered career undesignedly form an epitome of the history of opera in England and America during the last L thirty years or more, the time in which the author has been THE MUSICAL TIMES.OCTOBER I, I888. THE MUSICAL TIMES.OCTOBER I, I888. THE MUSICAL TIMES.OCTOBER I, I888. 6I9 6I9 6I9 in A, Dvorak in F, and a Sonata specially written by F. Kilvington Hattersley. In addition several new violin works by Mackenzie, Wieniawski, Moszkowski, and others are promised, and at the final Concert Beethoven's Septet will be given. The Bradford Subscription Concerts Committee are reducing the number of their Concerts from seven to six. Two of these are set apart for "The Messiah" and the " Elijah," the choruses of which will be rendered by the Bradford Festival Choral Society. Sir Charles Halle will again take the general direction, and will himself give a pianoforte solo. Mdlle. Marie Soldat will appear at one of these Concerts. Madame Norman-Neruda and Signor Piatti will take part in the Chamber Concert. Of works which have not been heard before at Bradford the most remarkable of those which may be expected is Berlioz's " Symphonie Fantastique." Brahms's famous double Concerto for violin and violoncello is down for the second orchestral Concert. Mr. and Mrs. Henschel will give a ballad Concert, assisted by Miss Lena Little and Mr. Orlando Harley, and Mdlle. Janotlla as pianist. Madame Valleria, Miss McIntyre, and Miss Alice Whitacre are to be the vocalists at the Chamber Concerts. The BradEord Festival Choral Society is rehearsing " The Light of the World," which it will revive under the conductorship of Dr. J. C. Bridge in November. Mr. S. Midgley promises two attractive Concerts, at the first of which, on the I6th inst., the E;hinner Quartet will be heard in works by Beethoven and Schubert. With the assistance of Mr. Midgley, Stanford's Quintet will be heard for the first time in Bradford. Among others, Mr. F. Lamond, the young Scotch pianist, is also to appear if his Continental engagements will permit. Mr. Midgley will also be responsible for an attractive series of Concerts at Ilkley. At Halifax Mr. James H. Sykes is making a departure in the scope of his Concerts with the object of adapting them more closely to the popular level. Two out of the four meetings will be Ballad Concerts. IN a few days Messrs. Novello, Ewer and Co. will issue a revised and enlarged edition of their Words of Anthems. It is both comprehensive and extensive, and as it contains the words of the whole of the anthems in general use in the majority of the Cathedrals, Collegiate Choirs, and Churches where choral service is usually celebrated amounting in number to about 2,000, will be most valuable for use and reference alike in the house of worship as in the home circle. It is printed in bold and readable type, and is so arranged that additions can be made from time to time without disturbing the character of the plan, which is to show, as far as possible, a chronological sequence. The words include many Latin anthems and so forth, which are in constant use in the College Chapels in the Universities. WE have received the catalogue of a small but lrery choice collection of autographs, which lie in the hands of Messrs. W. E. Hill and Sons 38, New Bond Street, for sale. The autographs are ali those of composers representing the Italian, the French, the German, and the English schools, and consist chiefly, but not entirely, of musical MSS. Conspicuous among these are a complete Trio for organ, by J. Sebastian Bach * unpublished songs by Schubert, and by our own Henry Purcell-a Scena (unpublished) by Boccherini, and sheets of Studies by Beethoven for three of his most capital works, the Pianoforte Concerto, Op. 73; the Pianoforte Fantasia, Op. 77-and the Choral Fantasia, Op. 80, all written in I8IO. There are also two complete works from the pen of Mozart, a complete composition from that of Haydn, for voices and orchestra; a page of Gluck's handwriting and an A ir de Dawtse from his '; Admetus," a chapter of Gretry's autobiography a short Marche Funebre, improvised by Liszt on the death of his father at Boulogne, August 3o, I827, and interesting
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