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given to understand, that the Phil- when a new election is to take place. harmonic Society had taken up the These personages must, therefore, be design. We next learned, that three naturally esteemed the founders of plans for the formation of a school, the society:or conservatory, had been submitted
Directors, to that body, and that one alike The Duke of Devonshire, President. comprehensive and excellent had be- The Archbishop of York, the Marquis come the subject of deliberation with of Aylesbury, the Earl Fortescue, the Earl a select committee of its members. of Darnley, Vice-Presidents.
The Duke of Wellington; the Marquis They had proceeded, we believe, so
of Cholmondeley ; the Earl of Lonsdale ; far as to make a report, which was
the Earl of Wilton ; the Earl of Belmore; either about to be, or was actually the Earl of Scarborough ; the Earl of Fife ; adopted, when, to the surprise of the the Earl of Brownlow; the Earl of Mount Society, a printed plan, containing Edgecumbe ; the Earl of Blessington; the rules and regulations for “ The Royal Earl of Morley ; Lord Ravensworth ; the Academy of Music” appeared in Vice-Chancellor ; Sir George Warrender, limited circulation. According to Bart. ; Sir James Langham, Bart
. ; the Hon. this plan His Majesty is the patron, John Villiers ; George Watson Taylor, Esq. and his Royal Highness the Duke of MP.;
William Curtis, Esq. ; Francis FreeYork the vice-patron (a very singular, ling, Esq.; John Julius Angerstein, Esq.
T'he funds are vested in trustees, who not to say absurd, distinction). The British Institution, it appears, has are, the Duke of Wellington ; the Earl of
Lonsdale ; Lord Burghersh; the Vicefurnished the model. The object is Chancellor ; and Sir Edward Antrobus. stated to be,“ to promote the culti
The first sub-committee, consistvation of the science of music, and ing of nine members, is to continue afford facilities for attaining perfec, in office for three years, in order to tion in it, by assisting, with general obviate the inconveniences that might instruction, the natives of this country, and thus enabling those who the establishment. After the expira
arise from change, in the infancy of pursue this delightful branch of the tion of that time, three of the memfine arts to enter into competition bers are to go out annually in rotawith, and rival the natives of other tion (re-eligible), to be replaced by countries, and to provide for them- ballot by the directors. The most selves the means of an honourable
important law, perhaps, is that which and comfortable livelihood."
The institution is to be founded ordains, that the whole direction and and maintained by voluntary contri- management of the institution, and of bution, and the subscribers are divid- vested in the sub-committee, who are
the expenditure of the funds, shall be ed into four classes. A donation of empowered to draw for, and disburse one hundred guineas, or of fifty all the monies necessary for that purguineas with an annual subscription of five guineas, entitles the contri- pose; they shall have the entire superbutor to the greatest privileges: of and the appointment and controul of
intendence of the academy and students, twelve guineas, or an annual sub- all the professors and masters, whose scription of one guinea, to the least. duties and salaries shall be fixed by These consist in admission, and the
them. Six members only are apliberty of introducing others, to all pointed at present, who are as folthe concerts, trials, rehearsals, and public examinations of the pupils, to
Lord Burghersh, President. gether with a recommendation and
Sir Gore Ousely ; Count St. Antonio ; election of all the students. The Sir Andrew Barnard ; Sir John Murray ; government is vested in a committee, the Hon. Archibald Macdonald. and a sub-committee. The presi
A treasurer and secretary is to redent to be elected annually by the side in the house of the institution, directors, who are to be chosen from and to be the general curator of its the governors, and be twenty-five affairs. in number. There are four vice- The academy is to be opened on presidents, one of whom is to go out or before January 1, 1823, and the annually in rotation, with four of the number of students is at present directors. The following noblemen fixed at forty of each sex. They are and gentlemen are appointed to act to be maintained and instructed in till the first Monday in June next, music. Extra students are also to
be admitted. A principal, or a board dren of professors, who are to pay of three professors, as the sub-com- ten. No student to remain in the mittee may determine, shall be en- Academy beyond the age of eighteen; trusted with the general direction of but the sub-committee may allow the musical education of the stu- them to continue to receive instrucdents. A master and mistress of tion upon payment of their yearly each school are to reside in the house, contingent. There is to be one or and superintend the pupils. Sub- more public Concerts in each year, at preceptors, and sub-governesses, are which such of the students as are to assist them in the management of sufficiently advanced are to be prothe several departments. All these, duced. The profits to go to the eshowever, are to communicate with, tablishment, or so much of them as and receive directions from, the sub- the sub-committee shall direct to be committee. “ The chief objects in allotted to students quitting the the education of the students will be, Academy, “as a portion which may a strict attention to their religious assist their comfortable establishand moral instruction; the study of ment in the world.” Public examitheir own, and the Italian language, nations are to be held, and medals or writing, and arithmetic, and their other rewards distributed. Four general instruction in the various ladies are to be appointed visitors to branches of music, particularly in the be selected by the sub-committee art of singing, and in the study of from the subscribers. The following the piano-forte and organ, of har- ladies have allowed their names to be mony, and of composition.”.
put upon the list from which the seA council of professors is to be lection is to be madeformed, who are to report to the sub
Dowager Duchess of Richmond ; Ducommittee upon the aptitude of the chess of Wellington ; Countess of Jersey ; students recommended, to examine Countess St. Antonio ; Countess of Morthe pupils, and to consider all subjects ley; Right Hon. Lady Burghersh; Right referred to them by the sub-com- Hon. Lady C. Paulett ; Right Hon. Lady mittee. The students are to be ad- Maryborough ; Right. Hon. Lady Elizamitted between the age of ten and beth Park; Hon. Lady Murray; Hon. fifteen years. They must be able to Mrs. Villiers ; Mrs. Arbuthnot; Mrs. read and write, and must have shown Rigby. some decided aptitude for music. Honorary members being musical The continuance of the pupil on the professors or officers of any foreign establishment after the first twelve musical institutions may be elected, months is subject to the decision of who are to be admitted to the conthe sub-committee. The students certs, examinations, and rehearsals. are to defray the expence of their Such are the principal provisions of clothing. The subscribers of the first this grand institution, which comclass are to recommend half the stu- mences under the highest patronage dents in the first instance, and the the country can bestow. If there be second and third classes the other any exception to be taken, the conhalf; they will be admitted by ballot. stitutional jealousy of the English Subsequently those recommended to character may, perhaps, be a little fill up vacancies are to be placed startled at the enormous power
vested on the list of candidates by the deci- in the sub-committee, which, in point sion of the sub-committee. The va- of fact, appears to reduce the whole cancies to be filled up by ballot by establishment to an oligarchy comthe subscribers of the three first posed of that body; but in all proclasses. Each student to pay ten bability these first outlines will unguineas entrance and five annually, dergo many modifications which betexcept the children of professors, who ter experience will suggest hereafter. are to pay five guineas entrance and Such an institution will be an honour two annually. The extra students, to the country, and, if well conductwho are to enjoy all the advantages ed, a benefit to science. of the institution, except maintenance Since our last there have been three and lodging, are to be recommended Concerts of the first class, one for by subscribers of the three first the benefit of Mr. Moschelles, the seclasses, and are to pay fifteen guineas cond for Mr. Lafont, and the third per annum, except they be the chil- given by Madame Catalani for the
distressed Irish, the relief of persons and announces the subject in a novel confined for small debts, and some and singular, but highly powerful other charitable institution. Mr.
We have seldom seen the Moschelles is already well known to theme of a piece given with so much our readers as a pianoforte player of elegance as in this instance. Nel cor the very finest accomplishments - he has been heard so often, and in so combines, in a very eminent degree, many different forms, that it is no brilliancy with expression, and is sur- small praise to Mr. Steibelt, when we passed by no existing performer in say that in its present shape it comes force and effect. On this occasion he upon the ear with new and increased played three pieces, in one of which delight. The ten variations are so The Fall of Paris was the subject, many specimens of expression, grace, and an extempore Fantasia, in which brilliancy, and imagination; and we he introduced the air of Auld Lang have rarely seen a piece which so Syne. These compositions were po- equally maintains these qualities as pular as well as scientific, and dis. Mr. Steibelt’s Fantasie. played his great qualities in their Sixieme Rondeau pour le Pianomost attractive attire. His concerto, forte, by A. A. Kleugel, is extremely which was more scientific, seemed simple in its materials, but in this rather designed for the professor than circumstance Mr. K.'s knowledge of for a general audience, and was not his art is apparent. He has embeltherefore so effective as the others. lished and varied them with great Mr. Lafont is a most extraordinary judgment and taste, and there is so player, and his genius is united with constant a flow of melody that the a degree of perseverance that belongs interest of the piece never ceases, nor to very few professors of liberal art. does its simplicity ever degenerate We are told, by persons well acquaint- into insipidity. ed with his habits, that he has been Capriccio for the pianoforte, conknown to retire into the country, to taining airs from Figaro and Don seclude himself wholly from society Giovanni, by J. B. Cramer. Mr. for months together, and employ him- Cramer has here embellished Doue self literally from sun-rise till bed- sono; the minuet from Don Giotime in the practice and perfecting of vanni, and Giovinetto che
fate all amore, a single concerto. To such patient la- with the peculiar grace of his manbour and unwearied enthusiasm all ner. The different forms under which difficulties must yield; and his execu- they appear, if not altogether new, tion is masterly in proportion. Nor are yet so judiciously introduced, and is his good taste inferior to his com- so highly finished, as to confer addimand of the instrument, for he never tional lustre on Mr. C.'s great repuforgets what is due to the composer. tation. The introductory movement His intonation is perhaps more true is particularly powerful and effective. than that of almost any performer, Fantasia for the pianoforte, on the and his cadences are remarkable for favourite Cavatina, Chi dice mal d'utheir variety, beauty, and consistency more, by C. Potter. This gentleman with the general design. This Con- is a young composer of much procert was curiously constructed; it mise. In the piece before us, he has was given at the King's Theatre, and certainly been very successful; there consisted of the first act of Il Don are defects; but these very defects, by Giovanni, an orchestral performance, attention and study, may be converted and a ballet. The audience was not into beauties. Execution is evidently
Mr. Potter's peculiar power, and The publications of the month are thence he has given his composition. pretty abundant for the close of the the character of an exercise, rather season. Fantasie avec Dir Variations than the legitimate style of the Fansur l'air Italienne “ Nel con piu non tasia. It is, too, somewhat unconmi sento," pour le Pianoforte, par D.. nected, but it has much imagination ; Steibelt. This composition is of a and although this faculty is not sufyery superior description; it unites ficiently restrained, the piece probeautiful expression, elegance, and mises more fortunate attempts herefire; and the fine contrasts exhibited after. in the variations add greatly to their Romance for the pianoforte, by effect. The introduetion is in G flat, T. H. Griesbach. The title of this
piece implies that it is devoted ex- nevále de Venise for the harp, with exclusively to expression, and that its quisite taste. The air was really beeffects are to be allied as nearly as coming vulgar from incessant use, possible to those of vocal perform- but Mr. B. has given it fresh grace, ance. Mr. G. is a pupil of Mr. Kalk- and renewed its original charms. brenner, and his romance is but his Mr. Mortellari bas dressed up one third opera. He has displayed con- of the Irish melodies, The last Rose siderable knowledge of the powers of of Summer, and one of the national his instrument, and has given the airs, Flow on thou shining River, to player the means of expression, but words by a Mr. Giffard. We hold it greatly depends on this the most this practice to be thoroughly disdifficult part of the art for effect. honourable, both to poet, musician, The passages are simple, and some of and publisher; and we notice these them highly agreeable, particularly attempts to appropriate airs to which those where the key changes to C. the talents of others have given cele
Mr. Bochsa has arranged the Car- brity, only to reprobate them.
gaping yourself to death after the play Those who love to enjoy and which is mutely going on in the dislaugh away life, must dormouse out tance. The orchestra is the only place the winter, and awaken only at the in Drury-Lane or Covent-Garden for opening of the summer and its thea- enjoying a performance, and even tres,—for certainly not until the En- there you only see a set of highlyglish Opera House and the Haymar ket painted busts, blushing and ogling, commence their gay seasons are we like the well-wigged congregation in able to discern a face or hear a pun. a hair-dresser's shop window. No, Oh that our favourite Opium Eater if you go to hear and see a play, go would direct our attention to some to the English Opera House, or the preparation of a drug that might Haymarket. At the first light and work an oblivion of those cumbrous pleasant little theatre, there is the pieces of work yclept Covent- natural, sprightly, and, what is to us Garden and Drury-Lane! – Those more interesting than all, the melanmighty things,
choly Kelly, with her easy and eloSad as reality, and wild as dreams.
quent action, and with tones in her
voice, which seem as though they Is there any pleasure in being perch- were resounded from silver. There ed up in a desperate box, where you is Miss Carew, “the young Carew," only see the pit rolling and gulphing carrying herself a little too much like under you, like the sea beneath the a bird to be sure,- but at the same Brighton Cliff? Is there any drama- time singing like one ;-and there is tic happiness in working, wrangling, Miss Povey, whose voice is decidedly wriggling, throat-elbowing your way the best in the world, and whose into the pit itself, with your um- education of it appears nearly to have brella inevitably in the eye of Mrs. been the worst. Miss Stevenson is Tomlinson, while your own precious married ! Married actresses are orbs are protected by your extin- “ not to be thought of thus,”guisher of a hat, which some worthy and we therefore pass on. Harley man has rammed down till its brim is gone--but Wrench, the easy, is on your shoulder? We only beg merry, rattling, delightful Wrench, to say, is there any excess of pleasure remains to compensate for ten fidgetin this? Would any person prefer a ty Harleys. And sober Mr. Wilwinter race up the eternal gallery kinson, with his iron tones, goes stairs of a winter theatre,—to the about doing good in his way. Mr. Barclay match of one thousand miles Bartley has a good summer look, and in a thousand hours? With the con- his voice comes bouncing up like cluding delight, too, of paying two a great merry school wench, making shillings to rush to the edge of a any hearty sentiment about fifty benched precipice, and take your seat times more hearty. Such a set of against the side of a wall like a fly, excellent companions' as this (all
speaking and singing to be heard) is are getting pathetic in these our annot to be stumbled upon in the raw ticipated reminiscences, and must cheerless winter months when they desist before we drown the stage with are most wanted. So we husband tears. To proceed, that is, to return : ourselves till the warm weather Charles Kemble is at the Haycomes, and go to an opera, when the market, and Jones, and Terry, weather is piping, like the singers. but much as we delight in these ad
Then the Haymarket offers good- mirable actors, we have unpleasant ly sport," as excellent master Izaak associations with them of the winterWalton hath it, and we can point out, houses. These gentlemen, too, are in that splendid little theatrical lake, ever before us, and eat the head off some fish of a rare kind. Liston their own novelty; whereas the perflops about there, or goes waggling formers at the English Opera-house into the shallows of comedy, show- sit hy their fire-sides through the ing what he can make of a little. It winter, or go to the warm watering is rumoured that Liston is about to places, and only return with the sumretire from the stage, being heir to a This swallow quality in them title, and “something heside.” But likes us much. what is title, what is wealth, to the So little of novelty has occurred durpower and the opportunity of nightly ing this month, that we have indulged unloading the care-oppressed should- in a little desultory conversation with ers of thousands of " city pent” men our readers.—But we must, although and women. Sir Robert, or Sir John we are exceedingly pressed for room, (fame takes no particular notice of say a few words upon the little proChristian names) sounds smartly and ductions that have come and gone, well, but plain Liston (plain Liston !) if only to preserve the faithfulness of is better and braver than a barony. our records, which, for great loungWill the noise of a rout surpass the ing luxurious critics like ourselves, honest riot of the one-shilling gallery is pretty remarkable. At the Haystairs ? Or will Lady Bab's fine-spun market there has been a new comedy double-knock sound sweeter than the (it is so called in the bills), bearing sharp sweeping shrill whistle of Jem the hot summer sort of name of John Jones, up in the twelvepenny sky,– Buzz-by. And verily its humour and thrown off, while he is throwing off its improbabilities teaze one about his coat, and depositing himself, his the head like a great, whizzing, musbottles, Miss Isaacs, and the oranges, cular old blue-bottle. It is made up ---intending to have a jolly evening of Mr. Buzz-by's day of pleasure, Let Mr. Liston think of these changes and of Mrs. Buzz-by's day of plea- let him compare the blessings he sure, for Mrs. Buzz-by has her is about to resign, before he rushes pleasures independent of Mr. Buzzout of the clothes of Lubin Log into by, and they both go buzzing through a title and a chariot. No chariot- many foolish laughable scenes, till no costly garments will ever fit him the vast green fly-flap is let down, so well as that surpassing waistcoat, and the insects are put an end to. emulous of his knees,-that dusty Mr. Terry was the eminent bluecoat, Eldoning between a brown and bottle of the swarm, and went huma black ;-those inexpressible inex- ming about the house some time; pressibles ! Can he make up his heart the rest whizzed up and down the to get out of those boots ?-If he pane to no purpose. would give us those boots, we would A new farce at the same house, put them in a glass case, like some of called Peter Fin, or a new road to the wondrous Indian dresses brought Brighton, has been translated from home by Captain Cook, and we the French, but with little effect, alwould keep them to surprise distant though Liston played a Cockney lovers of the drama-playgoers yet Fishmonger after the fashion of Luin the shell,---with a sight of such bin Log, -" but no more like my wonders, saying, “There they are, Log!”-if Mr. Kenny had been prethe very boots in which Liston,-thé vailed upon to dress the meat, we grandfather of the present Sir Theo- should have had another-guess sort philus (as it might be used to play of dish. Lubin Log.
Ah! he was the ori- At the English Opera-house, there ginal Lubin! the first Log !"_We has been acted a little