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CHAMINADE played in public last month in London.

CLARENCE EDDY will make a European tour this year.

THE Czar will knight Eduard and Jean de Reszke, the well-known singers.

JOSEF HOFMANN will be substituted for Rosenthal in most of the engagements made for the latter.

GUILMANT plays both violin and violoncello. He is a great admirer of Shakespeare, and frequently quotes him.

Sousa has signed an important contract to give a series of concerts in England toward the end of next April.

THE fine musical library of the well-known writer, Richard Pohl, will be added to the municipal library of Baden Baden.

MR. EUGEN D'ALBERT has completed arrangements to visit America, where he will open an extended tour in New York, November 15, 1898.

A SUITE by MacDowell, the famous American composer, will be performed at the next Trenkler orchestra concert in the Gewerbehaus, Dresden.

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN having said that he would be pleased to take up new work, received, in three days, 280 librettos for operas and operettas.

MR. SEPTIMUS WINNER, the composer of the popular song, "Listen to the Mocking Bird" (written in 1855), celebrated his golden wedding November 25th.

THE reports which have reached us from various sources concerning the illness of Moritz Rosenthal, the great piano virtuoso, seem to have been grossly exaggerated.

JEAN GERARDY and his 'cello have arrived in New York, the former considerably older than when he appeared here in 1894, and the latter worth $10,000, so it is said.

NOTWITHSTANDING the many brilliant offers made to her, Mme. Marchesi has decided not to make her proposed American tour, but to remain in Paris and continue her classes.

A MUSICIAN in Budapest has perfected the ancient Hungarian wind instrument, the tarogato,—of sweet, melancholy, appealing tone,—so that it can be used in modern orchestras.

MELBA is back again in the United States. She has completely recovered in health, and her voice is again in splendid condition. She will sing with the Damrosch-Ellis Opera Company.

SEGUY, a well-known French singer and teacher, claims that acoustics, medicine, language, philosophy, and psychology are necessary in the teaching of singing. He himself is a skilled electrician.

THE question of high and low pitch is again the subject of acrimonious discussion in England. A leading tenor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company resigned his place rather than use the high pitch.

THE Guildhall School of Music in London has nearly 4000 pupils and 140 teachers. It is the largest school of music in the world. It is said that the great majority of these students are amateurs, and expect to remain as such.

JOSEF HOFMANN'S contract calls for 30 concerts, the management having the privilege of extending it for 20 more. Since his first appearance in America as a child prodigy, Hofmann has studied with Rubinstein and Moszkowski.

THREE distinguished musicians have just reached this country. They are Ysaye, the violinist; Pol Plançon, the basso; and Pugno, the famous French pianist. They will give concert tours in the United States during the coming season.

IN the current number of the Century Magazine is presented a monograph on Mozart by Edward Grieg, which will be eagerly read by all lovers of either the living or the dead composer. Grieg says, "To speak of Mozart is like speaking of a god."

THE harmonium is receiving attention from several leading musicians and organists, both in France and Germany. It is pronounced very useful in ensemble with voice, piano, and violin, as well as for solo. Guilmant and Clarence Eddy use it.

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT, the great organist of La Trinité in Paris, will arrive early in December. As he has expressed his intention of never again visiting America, the only opportunity of hearing him will be during the next few months.

IT is announced that the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, under Nikisch, will make a concert tour of the United States next spring. The reputation of Nikisch has greatly increased since his return to Germany, and this venture should prove a great success. The American season will begin late in April.

ERNST KRAUS, of the Berlin opera, has closed a ten- year contract by which he will receive $12,000 a year and a yearly leave of absence for four months. He made his first appearance in the United States at Philadelphia, December 14, 1896, as "Lohengrin."

MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH is giving a series of concerts in this country this season. This is her first visit to the United States for fourteen years. The critics say that she still retains her former powers of brilliant vocalization and perfection in coloratura singing.

MR. W. H. HADOW, author of "Studies in Modern Music" and several other important contributions to musical literature, has written an essay on Haydn (considered as a Croatian not a German composer). It will contain several pages of Croatian popular tunes compared with passages from Haydn's works.

WE are sorry to note that the officers of the Pennsylvania State Music Teachers' Association have issued a circular to members in which they suggest that the annual meeting, which was to have been held at Williamsport, be postponed for one year. The cause assigned is business depression, which has kept members from renewing their connection with the Association.

THE celebrated writer about music, Sir George Grove, lives in an old wooden house near the Sydenham Crystal Palace—a building formerly occupied by Charles James Fox. For thirty-six years has Grove occupied this place, doing his literary work in a study looking out upon a shady lawn and pleasant garden. In his library is the autograph manuscript of Schubert's Symphony in E.

ARRANGEMENTS are now complete for the series of 18 concerts by the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, to be given in the principal Eastern cities during the month of March. Of these New York gets six. Among the solo artists engaged are Mme. Nordica, Ysaye, Hofmann, and Plançon. The first concert of the New York series will be given at the Metropolitan Opera House, March 1st.

THE next meeting of the Ohio Music Teachers' Association will take place in Delaware, Ohio, during the holidays. An elaborate programme, both musical and literary, has been prepared. An admirable stroke of enterprise is the securing of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under Frank van der Stucken, for a concert. In connection with this there will be an illustrated lecture on the orchestra and an analysis of the programme by Mr. Johann Beck, of Cleveland. The indications are that the meeting will be the largest in the history of the Association.

 

 


 

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