Birmingham General Hospital and Triennial Musical Festivals

Birmingham General Hospital and Triennial Musical Festivals

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...the difficult and important task of linking together the interests of town and county. The advantages arising from this course are too obvious to need detailed statement. Further, the success of the General Hospital has stimulated benevolent persons to promote the establishment of numerous other charitable institutions for the treatment of general or special forms of disease. Amongst these may be mentioned the Queen's Hospital, the Dispensary, the Eye Infirmary, the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the Blind Institution, the Orthopaedic Charity, and numerous other agencies for ameliorating the sufferings, and ministering to the wants, of the poor. We have now briefly and rapidly sketched the more prominent features of the Hospital and its history, and in closing this portion of our labours we earnestly commend the Institution to the consideration of those of our towns men who are liberally disposed, in the full hope that an examination of the claims of the Charity will induce them to render it an increased measure of support. No. 8. AUGUST 16, 1858. The Triennial Musical Festivals. T(" AVING concluded our notices of the Hospital, we is enter on the other branch of our subject--the '41'JJ history of those great Musical Celebrations which have from the earliest period been intimately associated with the Hospital, and have done so much to make the name of Birmingham famous throughout Europe as the cultivator and successful promoter of the musical art in its highest developments. When we peruse the records of the Birmingham Festivals, we seem to be reading the history of music for three quarters of a century. The noblest works in every branch of the art have been produced at the Festivals as soon as they were known, and sometimes even before they...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678338
  • 9781236678331