The Monthly Musical Record Volume 31

The Monthly Musical Record Volume 31

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...at the University. Dresden.--Bungert's Nausikaa was produced at the Royal Opera with every token of success, under Schuch's most careful direction. Although on the whole perhaps superior to the composer's Odysseus and Kirke, it is, however, hardly likely to have a much longer run than those two preceding sections of the Homeric cycle. Much of the favourable reception of the premiere is undoubtedly due to the chief interpreters, Mmes. Wittich and Huhn, and Jlerr Scheidemantel, as well as to the gorgeous mist-en-seine.--A musical event of prominent importance was the first performance of Mozart's Grand Mass in c minor for vocal soli, 4, 5, and 8-part chorus, orchestra, and organ, which towers considerably above his other sacred works. It was begun after the master's marriage on August 4th, 1782, and unfortunately left unfinished in the "Credo," and without the concluding "Agnus Dei.-' Some seciions of the work appear in his oratorio David de penitente. Aloys Schmitt, the distinguished former Schwerin Court-Kapellmeister, has completed the "Credo" most reverently and skilfully from the composer's sketches and other pieces, and has very appropriately substituted a repetition of the "Kyrie" in place of the missing "Agnus Dei." The performance of the work by the Mozart Society, under A. Schmitt's direction, produced a deep impression. Munich.--Siegfried Wagner's new opera, Herzog Wildfang, obtained at its first production at our Royal Opera what may be called a strongly contested succis d'estime. The story is obviously based upon the iniquitous doings of the wretched princelet, Karl Eugen of Wtirttemberg. Much of the so-called humour of the text called forth ironical laughter. The basso-buffo, ...show more

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