The Academy Volume 41

The Academy Volume 41

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...movement, flowing melody in tie Adagio, and "alia Spagnuola" effects in the Finale. The Concerto is in its way clever, though scarcely likely to add to the composer's reputation; it was played with much spirit. The programme included Beethoven's Second Symphony, and Mendelssohn's not very exciting "Trumpet" Overture. Mme. Giulia Valda was the vocalist. The novelty of the afternoon--Grieg's Norwegian Dances, pianoforte pieces transcribed for orchestra by Hans Sitt--was unfortunately placed at the end of the concert. A performance of Auber's bright and clever opera, "Fra Diavolo," was given by the operatic class of the Guildhall School of Music under the earnest and intelligent direction of Mr. H. Klein. The students, on the whole, acquitted themselves well, both on the stage and in the orchestra. This attempt to recognise the claims of opera deserves recognition, and Mr. Klein has selected a work which recalls a school of art comparatively ignored in this country. French comic opera, as represented by its best composers, pleases by reason of its gracefulness, and of its truth and simplicity of expression. Mile. Jeanne Douste gave the first of a series of three "Rubinstein" concerts at the Steinway Hall on Monday afternoon. It was only last week that the inadvisability of programmes devoted entirely to one composer was mentioned, and Rubinstein forms no exception to the rule. There is, however, one good word to be said for Mile. Douste; her scheme included works by no means hackneyed. The Sonata for piano and violin in A minor (Op. 1!)) contains much pleasing music, and it was well rendered by tho concert giver and M. Tividar Nachez. Mile. Douste played some short solos, making her best effort in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 810 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,420g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694478X
  • 9781236944788