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REPORT OF MUSIC.

Our art, like the great lights which has been shown that the expendirule the day and night, has its phases ture of this embryo establishment and its revolutions. In the spring it will require a contribution from the illuminates the world of London ; in public of nearly 10,000l. per annum, the autumn it courses over the pro- to support it at its height. It has vinces, and sets not till it reaches the been demonstrated also, that, upon “ultima Thule," the extremest shores its present scale, if it improve the of regions civilized or about to be science, it will be likely to ruin the civilized ; and in the winter it shines fortunes of the profession. We conresplendent over the western cities of clude, therefore, that the project will Bath and Bristol. The present month either be pared down to narrower has abounded in “ meetings," as they limitations, or transferred to the Philare technically termed. There has harmonic and the profession, who been one at Hereford, (that of the have been not very handsomely superthree choirs of Worcester, Hereford, seded, and who will carry on the deand Gloucester,) one at Preston sign more cautiously at least, if not Guild-Merchant, and one at Liver- more propitiously. But from this pool. Next month promises a Derby short digression, we must go back to and a Norwich festival.

the provincial meetings. BirmingThese performances, however, ex- ham, by its grand example, and by hibit little that is new or interesting its amazing success, has given a new to the musical world at large. Mrs. impulse to the employment of the art Salmon, Madame Camporese, and in charitable purposes. The festival Miss Stevens-Mr. Vaughan, Mr. at Derby is intended for the benefit of Braham, or Mr. Sapio-Mr. Knyvett, the County Hospital, and is on a scale or Mr. Evans-Mr. Bellamy, Mr. of nearly equal magnitude with the Beale, or Mr. Kellner, migrate in original from which it is formed. flocks, like the chaffinches, with some Whether this be, or be not successgregarious distinctions indeed, to those ful, it is likely that the principle will genial situations which supply “the now be often applied; and the probable scattered store.” The selections are alienation from London, which a de almost every where the same, and the creased income among the country only musical fact that they present gentlemen will bring about, may renworth recording, is the preservation der the appetite for local pleasures of of the works of Handel, which are this sort more keen. We shall not be every where kept in remembrance by sorry if such be the effect of the rethe morning church performances; and trenchment now found so necessary. thus the old English taste yet lingers

While this view of the subject prein the provinces,and will probably sur- sents itself, and in the absence of vive for some time the popular exist- better matter, it may not be uninterence of the same pure and legitimate esting to give a few sentences to the style in the metropolis. In the mean existing race of singers and their while, the performers carry with various attributes, in order to convey them the newest fashions in composi- (briefly and rapidly as it must be) a tion and execution, and the distance general understanding of the state of in the knowledge of the provincials vocal art, but still sufficiently accuis by this means less remote, than rate for the purpose of acquainting our it would otherwise be, from the ad- readers with its actual condition. vances made annually, nay daily, in Madame Camporese, Mrs. Salmon, the metropolis. We shall become a and Miss Stevens, are now at the musical nation at last, particularly head of the list of female singers; and if the noble amateurs should succeed it is not easily possible for three perin giving the country “A Royal Aca- formers, using the same organ, and demy," which will send forth its frequently applying their powers to players, singers, and instructors, by the same point and in the same annual hundreds. But this hope, as it direction, to be more various. seems, is even further off, than that Madame Camporesc relies upon of our being a musical people. It mind more than on the natural ens

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dowments of her voice,-more upon or, if there be, that they are very unthe higher branches of legitimate necessary vehicles for musical pleascience, more upon the philosophy sure. Her singing is a flood of melody of the affections and the impulses that which she pours with such exquisite rule them, than upon the mere ars grace, that we hear, as it were, the technica, in which, however, she is by odour of a shower of roses, scattered no means deficient. She addresses from the fingers of one of the Hours, herself to the understanding and the and the sense revels in the delicious sensibility: she gives her words with satiety. When she stands up in the the declamation of a fine rhetorician: orchestra, and begins to warble, we she applies her powers to the exprese imagine instantly Aurora, and her sion, rejecting, with the severest taste, streams of beamy light dazzling with all the blandishments of meretricious their brightness. Her notes scintilornament; but employing at the same late, like the diamond lights which time all the character that energy, the heat of a brilliant midsummer tenderness, and transition bestow. sun generates from the vapour just Hence she is greatest in recitatives above the line of the horizon. and songs of true passion. But na- wantons in the wiles of sound," and ture has not been lavish of her gifts we hear with ecstacy. But where is to Camporese, if we except the deli- the heart?. Exactly where it lies cacy with which the judgment of this when we drink noyau--or see Paul unquestionably great singer appears flitting on the air, or Noblet corusto be informed. Her tact is exqui- cating through her battements.

The site; and a hearer of true taste will sense is every thing, the mind nothing. perceive in every passage the purity Miss Stevens rules in another and the beauty of the design, even sphere. She is the very queen of where strength of execution is the quietude and solace. Her attribute most positively abridged. The na- is to inspire “ the sacred and hometural force of Catalani fills all the felt delight” with which Milton insoul-her grandeur overwhelms-her vests the invocation of his “ Lady." vehemence not unfrequently shocks Her singing is chastity itself. With the auditor. Camporese, on the con- a voice far more full and rich, and trary, gently agitates the mind. She not less pure; far more powerful, but sets the feelings and the imagination neither so exquisite in its flavour, nor at work; she effectuates, as Mr. Ad- so liquid in its tones, as Mrs. Sal. dison says of music itself, « the mon's; she has neither the character rising and sinking of the passions by of Camporese, nor the ornament of casting soft or noble hints into the her English competitor. Educated soul." You see how much more she for the stage, and exercising her apprehends than she is able to per- talents principally in that region form. But with character (which is where coarseness is necessary for style) there is a purity that ennobles, effect, and violence the substitute and a sweetness that delights. With for true passion, she is neither unmuch for the heart, she is more for finished nor vehement. We estimate the intellect than for the ear. Such her singing by the same standard a singer is Madame Camporese. by which a man would measure the

Mrs. Salmon is the direct contrary, qualities of a wife. Dignified in her of the warm and sensitive Italian. manners, and elevated and pure in Nature has indulged her with the her thoughts, she is placid, yet not most captivating tone, whether it be insipid ; amiable and even lovely in considered for sweetness, purity, or her life, without the blandishments fluidity, that ever seduced the ear of of her sex's arts. Her cheerfulness mortal. Circe and her Syrens were is constant, not exuberant and flucnothing to our nightingale. They tuating. She satisfies the judgment, would take the prison'd soul,

but the imagination never luxuriates. And lap it in Elysium ;

All is calm, and holy, and smooth,

and bright, and beautiful. There is but Mrs. Salmon leaves the soul exactly where she finds it, yet contrives From these portraits it will be to create a physical rapture, which seen how complete is the variety of would almost persuade us that there manner which these eminent artists is no such thing as sou, or intellect; exhibit-and they show how di

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versely art is made to work by the Messrs. Boosey have commenced original dispositions of nature. It a very elegant series of numbers would be impossible to blend these under the title of Allegri di Bravura, styles, if the singing of the two which are to be continued from the, latter vocalists, shall be thought en- works of living German composers, titled to such a distinction as style. for the pianoforte. The first is by If Madame Camporese's be the great Weyse, the second by Moschelles, style, and Mrs. Salmon's the orna-, the third by Ries. The same pulmental, Miss Stevens's must be lishers are giving a series of overclassed by that epithet which be- tures arranged for the pianoforte, longs only to English description -- violin, flute, and violoncello; from « chaste performance

the compositions of Beethoven, Chevoid of passion, as void of offence rubini, Gluck, Mozart, &c.; by J. --that never raises, never disgusts, N. Hummel. Both these publicayet always pleases - just pleases, and tions are on a capital scale.

The characteristics, how- Mr. Rophino Lacy is adapting airs ever, are both intellectual and or- from Rossini's operas for the piano ganic. If any of the faculties of and flute. Those published, are from these singers were interchanged, we La Gazza Ladra, Otello, and Mose in question whether more could be Egitto. They are well done. made of them. Camporese would Mr. Latour is giving a series of not have been a better singer with select Italian airs, arranged and vathe voice of Mrs. Salmon or Miss ried for the pianoforte, harp, and Stevens ;- because Mrs. Salmon's flute. They are chosen and exebrilliancy could never take the deep cuted with his accustomed grace and shades of passion,- Miss Stevens's facility: full, rich body of voice, could never Mr. Watts has arranged Rossini's be roughened or attenuated into the overture to Ricciardo and Zoraida, expression of the one, or the glitter- as a duet for the pianoforte; it is ing execution of the other. Take brilliant and effective: and Mr. Rimfrom Cainporese her vigorous, yet bault has prepared Paer's overture delicate apprehension, and you strip to Camilla, the same manner for the eagle of her plumage,-you fasten the same instrument, with accom. her to the earth. These “ Syrens paniments for the flute and violonthree " present a curious balance of cello. power. But the genius of the age Rossini has also furnished Mr. determines for Mrs. Salnion. She Naderman with a subject for variagratifies the sense-she is the Venus tions for the harp, in the plaintive for the voluptuary. She promises little song translated from Shakthe ecstacy of earthly possession, speare's Willow, introduced into and she will carry away the golden Otello. apple from Jove-created wisdom Mr. Emdin, who ranks high and heaven-born dignity. The de- amongst amateur composers of bal- . clension has been gradually prepared lads, has printed two songs, Guy by composition, as well as by perform- Summer is flown, and Love's des

The majesty of Handel was lightful Hour. They are agreeable, succeeded by the elegance, fancy, but scarcely equal to his former and feeling of Cimarosa, Ilaydn, productions. and Mozart; and these in time have There are two glces from the pen prepared the way for the catching, of Sir John Stevenson. Dear Hurp but slight, and glittering, and volup- of sucet Erin, resembles in its metuous melodies and rifiorimenti of lody The last Rose of Summer, very Rossini.

nearly. It is for three or four parts, The estimate of these, the first and supported by an arpeggio accomobjects of public regard, has detained paniment. The continuation of () lis so long, that we must hasten to Strunger lend thy gentle Burque, is the review of the few publications much the same. The three voices that have appeared. Hereafter we take a strain in succession, and unite may resume the consideration of the in chorus at the close. They are powers who now rule the vocal pretty things du cumcru. sphere.

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LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, &c. Italy.--Aninteresting work by Ripetti has been found to answer its intended purpose appeared at Florence, entitled Sopra l'Alpe exceedingly well, in making trigonometri. Aprana ed i Mormi di Carrara, a Disser- cal observations, but obviates the inconvetation on the Apuan Alp and the Quarries of nience of making the operations by night. Carrara, illustrated with a map. This Poland.-- The great Polish poet, Jan country is now remarkable as the great Woronicz, Bishop of Cracow, whose nastorehouse from which is obtained the finest tional epic, Assarmos (which appeared in material for sculpture. The work is divided 1818), is so noble an ornament to the into four sections, treating of the geology, literature of his country, has fitted up the Lopography, chemical mineralogy, and his- episcopal palace at Cracow as a museum for tory of this district.

Polish antiquities. The collection is ar. The Cavalier Vacani is about to publish ranged in the separate halls of this vast a history of the military actions of the Ita- edifice, according to different periods and lians in Spain, Storia delle Campagne ed ages. Many of these apartments are em. Assedi degli Italiani in Ispagna del anno bellished with paintings, the subjects of 1808 al 1813, in 4to. illustrated with maps which are taken from the Assarmos, and and plans. Memorie sulla Vita e sulle from the ancient Polish mythology. A Opere di Hasse detto il Sassone. Cenni catalogue raisonnè has been published. Storici-Critici salle Vicende, c. della Mu, Corrosive Sublimate-Dr. Taddei has sica in Italia di F.S. Kandler, has been pub- discovered, that gelatine mixed with corrolished at Naples, and, although a work of sive sublimate renders it innoxious. He inconsiderable extent, is valuable from the gave 12 grains of it to two rabbits, and information it contains. It is dedicated they did not exhibit any symptom of have to the King of Naples, and embellished ing suffered from it in the least degree; with portraits of Hasse and Faustina Bou- whereas a single grain of the sublimate, doni. The author exhibits to us Ilasse's administered in its pure form, was sufficient brilliant career for more than fifty years, re- to kill them. The injurious effects of a Jates all the remarkable events of his life, grain of sublimate are neutralized by 25 and gives a catalogue of his theatrical com- grains of fresh, or by 13 grains of dry, positions, oratorios, pieces of sacred music, gelatine. &c. He then examines his characteristics Natural Itistory.--A most perfect and and merits as a composer, and shows how beautiful specimen of the hippopotamus has greatly he contributed towards perfecting lately been added to the extensive and inthe orchestra, the influence he had on his teresting museum of Joshua Brook, Esq. age, and the rank which he deserves to hold. This is the first time the animal has ever -The Vision of Alberico, a manuscript of been exhibited in London in an entire state, which has been discovered in the libra- no other part than the head having hitherto ry of the ancient convent of Monte Cassino, been brought over. is preparing for publication. From this It has been discovered that the oper. work, which was written about the begin- culum, or lid that covers the mouth of ning of the 12th century, Dante is sup- many shells, serves to distinguish the vaposed to have taken the idea of his Divina rious classes, and materially to assist the Vormmedia. It relates the vision of a pea- conchologist in determining to what fa. sant of the village of Settefrati, in the mily they belong. Thus, in the cyclosdistrict of Atina, who continues in a trance tyma and turbo the operculum is spiral; for nine entire days, during which he sup- in the paludiria regularly annulated, and poses himself to be conducted by St. Peter in the murices irregularly annulated. Of through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. these families each has different habits;

Heliotrope.- Professor Gauss, of Gottin, the first lives upon land, the second in the gen, having remarked, while making some sea, the third in fresh water, and the fourth trigonometrical observations, that the reflec- is marine and carnivorous. tion of the sun upon a window was visible Bistrom.-- This sculptor (of whom some at the distance of scven miles, was induced account was given in our third volume) has to make some experiments, hy which he as- finished a groupe, representing Harmony, certained, that a small mirror, not more with Hymen and Capid reposing on her than 2 or 3 inches in diameter, is sufficient bosom. The first holds a lyre in her hand ; to reflect the sun 10 German miles, or even the second, a fascinating youth, entwines more. This discovery is of great import- his delicate arms around his brother, while ance in measuring large triangles, the me- a slight, playful smile is perceptible on his thod now adopted being to fix, at night, lips, and indicates the nature of his slumseveral Argand lamps, with reflectors, at bers. Hymen is more serene and tranthe place which is intended to be observed quil. The goddess contemplates them with from a great distance. In consequence a lively expression of maternal affection. of what he had observed, the professor This fine groupe forms a satisfactory comconstructed an instrument which he has panion to the artist's former one of Juno named the Heliotrope ; this has not only and Hercules.

ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

The accounts from Greece present but the current rumour is that the the same picture which we have Sovereigns do not take their deparplaced before our readers since the ture for Italy till the middle of Sepcommencement of this contest; on tember, which would necessarily dethe one side, a brave people nobly lay the opening of Congress till the struggling for the recovery of their latter end of October. It is a sinindependence, rising with renewed gular fact, that the high allied powers courage from defeat and disaster, and have issued a preparatory mandate, in the midst of Christian Europe, excluding from Verona, during their without an ally or a friend, sustaining temporary residence there, every the cause of letters, liberty, and reli- stranger who is not either attached gion, against the concentrated fury to, or in possession of, a protection of barbarism and superstition !-On from some of the diplomatic body. the other, their oppressors, fired by Before his departure from Petersthe spirit of tyranny and revenge, burgh, Alexander issued an imperial recruiting their diminished ranks by rescript to the Minister of the inteexhaustless numbers, and avenging rior, commanding the immediate supeach defeat by reiterated cruelties. pression of all secret societies, but How long is Christendom to endure particularly of the Freemason body; the disgrace of such a spectacle ! the reason he gives for this is, that Since our last, the destruction of the “ he may create a firm bulwark Turkish fleet has been followed up against every thing that is injurious by the memorable defeat of their to the empire, and especially at a army, under Chourschid, in the clas- time like the present, when unhappily sical defile of Thermopylæ, where so many states offer sad examples of the Greeks are said to have almost the ruinous consequences of the phirivalled the glories of Leonidas. We losophical suhtleties now in vogue.” are sorry to say, however, that this The rescript is particular and severe. success has been more than counter. It ordains, 1st, that all secret societies balanced by the loss of Corinth, the (and particularly Freemasons), under key of the Isthmus. This blow was at whatever name they exist, shall be first represented as a fatal and a final closed, and the establishment not alone to the Greek cause; their troops lowed; 2d, that all the members of were said to have been paralyzed, such societies, as soon as they shall be and their senate dispersed ; in this informed of this measure, shall engage emergency, however, a last effort in writing to take no part henceforseems to have been determined on ward, under any pretext, in any seby the provisional government, which cret society, under whatever wellimmediately issued a proclamation, meaning name it may exist, either in ordering a levy en masse of all the the empire or in foreign countries, Greek population between sixteen and and under various other regulations, sixty, procuring an instant accession all officers, either civil or military, of 30,000 troops, who had hemmed who do not strictly conform to this in the barbarians in Corinth, not document are to be dismissed from without sanguine hopes of recovering their employments, and incapacitated that important fortress.

from ever hereafter serving the state ! In the mean time, the Grand Con- We hope that his Grace of Wellinggress of the European powers at ton, who has departed for Verona, Verona approaches.' The Emperor will keep it a Freemason-secret from Alexander arrived at Vienna on the Alexander that his refractory British 7th of September, attended by a ally actually laid by proxy, during suite much more numerous than the summer, in Scotland, the first usual. The Emperor of Austria re- stone of one of these anti-imperial paired to Wolkersdorf to meet his lodges, and that his royal brother the august visitor, who, however, at his Duke of Sussex followed the illusown request, entered Vienna without trious example personally in the any public ceremony. It is uncer- north of England. tain what stay his Russian Majesty In Spain the beloved Ferdinand may make in the Austrian capital; has finally resigned himself into the

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