Musical Recollections of the Last Half-century, Том 2

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Страница 347 - Grand Chorus As from the power of sacred lays The spheres began to move, And sung the great Creator's praise To all the blest above; So when the last and dreadful hour This crumbling pageant shall devour, The trumpet shall be heard on high, The dead shall live, the living die, And Music shall untune the sky.
Страница 342 - See the conquering hero comes, Sound the trumpets, beat the drums ; Sports prepare, the laurel bring, Songs of triumph to him sing.
Страница 303 - who had appeared at the second concert as well as at the second matinee of the Musical Union, and proved herself to be a pianiste of the highest class, with a brilliant finger, producing the richest and most even tone, and a facility of execution that was only equalled by her taste and style, was present on this occasion, not amongst the audience, where her presence would have obtained for her both respect and sympathy, but actually upon the orchestra, immediately in front of the conductor, to whom...
Страница 57 - Master, who makes us conscious of the unity of his conception, through the whole maze of his creation, from the soft whispering to the mighty raging of the elements. Inscribed in grateful remembrance by ALBERT. Buckingham Palace, April 24, 1847.
Страница 72 - NEVER till now — never till now, O queen And wonder of the enchanted world of sound ! Never till now was such bright creature seen, Startling to transport all the regions round ! — Whence...
Страница 56 - ... and legitimate harmony : to the Great Master, who makes us conscious of the unity of his conception, through the whole maze of his creation, from the soft whispering to the mighty raging of the elements.
Страница 248 - There was, on this occasion, a certain amount of heaviness about the performance which told very much against the probability of that opera ever becoming a favourite with the Royal Italian Opera subscribers. Nothing could possibly exceed the poetical grace of Ronconi in the title role, or surpass the propriety and expression of his singing. Madame Castellan's Cunegonda was also exceedingly well sung ; and Tamberlik outdid himself by his thorough comprehension of the music, the splendour of his voice,...
Страница 28 - ... of De Beriot's violin, and execute the most sudden shakes and divisions upon those highest and deepest notes of the voice which less perfectly trained singers approach warily and with preparation. But those know little of the dignity Madame Malibran could assume, or of the unexaggerated expression which she could throw into music, even the plainest and least fantastic, who are not familiar with her Oratorio performances ; — with the earnest pathos of her scena
Страница 90 - Laporte declared that he was not to be " intimidated," a word which roused the " omnibus" party to a perfect fury. He retired, and the curtain rose for the ballet, in which a new dancer was to have made her appearance. The noise now became terrific ; yells, hisses, and all sorts of uncouth sounds were blended in frightful harmony. The...
Страница 29 - ... same characteristics as her singing; it was always coloured, at times over-coloured, by the spirit which sustained her for a while through a career of unexampled exertion and excitement. If in no entire performance she ever equalled the sibylline grandeur of Pasta, or the intense pathos of...