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Patti may give a series of concerts at the Chicago Auditorium in January.

Mme. Fursch-Madi was the vocalist at the first Cincinnati Philharmonic Concert on Oct. 27th.

Remenyi will make a tour of the country, having already appeared in the New England States.

Carlyle Petersilea, the Boston pianist, will give a series of lecture-recitals at Steinert Hall, Boston.

Joseffy played Tschaikowski’s B flat minor piano concerto at a recent Seidl concert at Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association holds its annual meeting at Pittsburg, December 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Dvorak will not take charge of the National Conservatory of Music until the fall of 1892, it is now reported.

Mr. H. E. Krehbiel has published the Wagner lectures he delivered last winter in the form of “Studies in the Wagnerian Drama.”

Louis C. Elson lectured on “The Troubadours and Their Descendants” at Miss Porter and Miss Dow’s school at Farmington, Conn.

The Iowa Music Teachers’ Association holds its annual meeting December 29, 30, and 31. Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler is the pianist.

New York has a new string quartette with Brodsky as first violin. It will give eight concerts on Sunday afternoons, beginning in December.

Mr. Albert Morris Bagby is giving a series of lectures on the “Development of Piano Music.” Mr. Friedheim illustrated these lectures in New York.

Miss Neally Stevens is meeting with her usual great success in her piano recitals. She has a large number of engagements in the Eastern States this season.

Wm. H. Sherwood is giving a series of twelve piano lecture-recitals at the Auditorium, Chicago. The remaining dates are December 22, January 19, February 9, March 8-29.

The Remenyi company was first heard in Philadelphia on Nov. 5th, and will travel as far as the Pacific Coast, including nearly every large city in the Union in its concert tournee.

Albert Brodsky, of Leipsic, the present concert- master of the Symphony Society, was the soloist at that society’s first concert of the season. His selection was Brahm’s (sic) violin-concerto.

A piano concerto, by Ludwig Schytté, new to this country, was played at a recent Seidl concert in New York by Arthur Friedheim. The work was re-orchestrated by Mr. Friedheim.

After a phenomenal European success, Paderewski made his brilliant American debut in New York on Nov. 17th. He played Saint-Saens’ G minor concerto, his own concertos, and several Chopin numbers.

The Abbey Italian Opera Troupe opened its season at the Chicago Auditorium on Nov. 9th with “Lohengrin.” This company’s New York season at the Metropolitan Opera House will begin on December 14th.

A standard musical pitch, uniform throughout the country, was adopted at the November meeting of the Piano Manufacturers’ Association of New York. It is to be known as the “International” pitch, and is 435 A.

The Grünfeld Brothers gave six miscellaneous concerts at Madison Square Garden Concert Hall, New York. Among the concerted music were Rubinstein’s ‘Cello Sonata, Op. 18, and Mendelssohn’s Variations Concertantes, Op. 17.

FOREIGN

Melbourne, Australia, is to have a Händel festival next year.

In 1893 “Rienzi” is to be given among the other works at Bayreuth.

Taglioni, afterward Princess Windischgratz, died in Austria aged 58 years.

Massanet is composing a new opera, “Amy Robsart,” founded on Scott’s “Kenilworth.”

“L’Ami Fritz,” Mascagni’s new opera, met with true Italian enthusiasm at its first production in Rome.

Dvorak has composed an orchestral suite in three parts named respectively, “Nature,” “Life,” and “Love.”

A series of meetings was recently held in London to celebrate the semi-centennial of the Tonic-Sol-Fa movement.

The first ten performances of “Lohengrin” at the Paris Grand Opera have realized an average of over $4000 for each performance.

Leopold Auer is to succeed Rubinstein as the conductor of the symphony concerts of the Imperial Musical Society of St. Petersburg.

Rubinstein has written a book giving his opinions on musicians and music. The work will soon be issued simultaneously in America and Europe. He is also writing a new opera, “The Gypsies.”

About eight hundred years ago an Italian monk, Guido Arezzo, invented a set of syllables for the tones of the scale then in use to aid the student in learning the tones. Upon these are based our modern systems and the Tonic-Sol-Fa.

The death of Rubinstein’s mother is reported from Odessa. She was a native of Prussian Silesia and 84 years of age. She took a great interest in musical affairs, and it was from her that the great pianist received his earliest musical training.

Theophile Kwiatkowski, the Polish painter, and one of Chopin’s most faithful friends, died in Paris, aged 83 years. Chopin died in his arms while Countess Potoki was singing Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” accompanied at the piano by the Princess Czartoviska.

Mme. Livia von Frege, once a highly distinguished singer, died near Leipsic aged 73 years. It was she who created the part of the Peri in Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri,” and also took the soprano part in St. Paul at its first performance, and to whom both Mendelssohn and Schumann dedicated a number of songs.

 

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