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BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER. 1st.— Eiinht Julius Otto, born Kiinigstoin, 1840 ; died DroKden, March, 1877. Meri torious oompusor, be^t known by hist mnlp voioe part wongs. 2nd. — Michael Joseph Guhikow, born Sklow (Poland), 1806 ; died Aix la-Cliapulle, Ootober, 1837. Colebratoil virtuoso on tho flute and dill imer, Mendelssohn, who hoard him at Leipsic, writos of him in glow ing terms. 3id. — Niaor.o Amati, born 1596 ; died August, 1684. The last and most ominont of a celebrated family of violin makers at Cromona, 5th. — Jacob Meybukekr, born 1791, Berlin j died May, 1864, Paris. Celobrated operatio composer. 6th. — Caul Ferdinand Pour,, bom 1819, at Darmstadt ; died Vienna, April, 1887. Author of 'biography of Haydn and of other musicians. 7th. — Andre Piiilidok, born 1726, Dreux ; died August, 1795, London. Celebrated dramatic composer. 8th. — Anton Dvorak, born 1841, Miihlhansen, near Kralup (Bohemia). Distinguished composer. Most celebrated works, Stabafc Mater and The...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
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DR. HANS VON BULOW. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
DR. HANS VON BULOW. Hans von Btilow, one of tho most distin guished among contemporary musicians, was born 8th January, 1830, at Dresden. Ho studied under Wieck (the father of Madame Schumann), lSbormeiu, Hanptmann and subse quently Wagner and Liszt. It was as a pianist that ho first bocaine known to fame. His ox temivordpertoire includes music of all stylos and schools, and as a performer ho is almost un rivalled, more especially in classical composi tions. He possessos tho most astonishing memory, playing everything, even to tho longest concertos and sonatas without book. As a conduotor, Dr.' Hans von Billow is phenomen ally gifted, and in this capacity his remarkable memory enables him to direct performances of long and intricate works without reference to tho music. Ho is an able composer, principally for tho pianoforte and orchestra, and his editions of olassical works and studies are invaluable to students. DTH. HANS_VON_BULOW. DTH. HANS_VON_BULOW.
AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
Tho weather has been of a very variable character during tho past month, few warm days have occurred, and tho temperature has generally boon unusually cold for the season, snow having fallen on tho Dividing Ranges so late as the 22nd. Showers woro frequent during the month, and, especially in the early part, were so heavy as to cause considerable delay in farm and garden operations. Wheat sowing was much delayed in places, and consequently the crops throughout the colony present an uneven appearance, those sown early having made a gross growth and become' too luxuriant. The ground having been kept in a state of saturation, farmers were prevented from turning sheep on to eat the orops down, and it is feared that unless the weather provos more favorable there is a likelihood of their being attacked by rust. The state of the ground having provonted work being done on the land, tho sowing season has been prolonged boyond tho timo usually considered the most appropriate) ; but on account...
THE USE OF MUSICAL SIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
THE UHE OV MUSICAL SIGNS. Signs, as distinct from notes, indicating the method of musical performance', wero until Witliiri tlid last 30 yoars in gonoral use, but tiro frequently misunderstood by the prdBont genera tion of ainateurs, since it is now the oustoin to Write out passages clearly, in such a manner that their meaning Cannot be mistaken. Among these Higns thd appoggiatura may be first mentioned, which hi thd musio of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart, and even in that of Boet liovon and Sohubort, plays so important apart. I'lio appoggiatura is what fr) tdniied a jjiaoo note, . closely resembling in appearance another, termed acdiacatura. The difference between them is sometimes expressed by the stem of the latter having a cross stroke, but this is no, infallible rule, and in the older compositions tho per former has to discover whioh grace to use ' from tho general character of the work. An example of this ambiguity is to be found in the well known Turkish Hondo by Mozart, fro...
MUSICIANS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
MUSICIANS AND OTHESKSY ' Kyen casual readers of tins and contemporary daily papers must havo Had the. formation of tho Society 01 Musicians of Australasia brought under their' notioo. Almost. 'evory day since the initiation of iho society,' only a few weeks ago, announcements havo boon mado recognising the union with this body of many of the most dis- tinguishod social and musical porsonagos in Australia. T^vo reason for this rapid progross is as natural as , gratifying. The aims of tlib ,now'' . society may bo shortly sum marisbd as tho protection of tho intorests of tho musical profession, its purification from those who by inobmpetonoo sully its fair roputo, tho encouragement and development of talent among promising artists Who are too poor to pay for. tuition, ; and the aiding by medical attendance or pecuniary grants of all musicians who 'may be poor, siok or in trouble of any kind. Thb objeats of tho sooioty aro thus at onco tho unification .of tho qualified mombors of a groa...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
An improved general demand, and business m one or two.direotions begins to show signs of more activity.'- The feeling will doubtless be sensibly increased as the warm weather com mences. Already the importing houses are be ''ginning to open' their spring drapery goods, and in this direction a brisk trade is looked for shortly if the .season is by any moans favorable. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company Limited report the arrival into their warehouses of the' first instalment of the new clip, 19 bales marked Gumbardo, greasy merino, from near Charville, Queensland, having come forward. It shows good quality and length, and is in better condition than last year though somewhat more yolky. Further shipments of the clip are expected shortly. The growing importance of our horse trade is beginning to attract notice. At present shipments are as a rule confined to the Indian market, but with our improved transit appliances there is really no valid reason why those more distan...
HOW TO STUDY THE PIANOFORTE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
HOW TO STUDY TllE PIANOFORTE. The method of pfadtising is a aubjoot little unddrstoodi It is easy to say to a student who desires to;lbarn an exorcise, study or piece, 'von niust mnotico it t ' tho Krcat soorot is to kriow how. This dan only bo detormihed by a doilsiddration of tho rdquiromdnts of a oomnosi tiort, toDh'nioally and intellectually. ' Tho sub jects to beat in mind aro, koy signature, timo, flngoring, todhnical exedution and marks of pliraaing and expression. The key of a composi tion is indicated by sharps or flats placed at tho coinmonoomeut of each line of mitHio,'ahd if the sdalos,' both major , and minor, have been thoroughly mastered no difficulty \Vill ba found in determining this. Every koy signature repre sents two keys, one major and one minor, called respectively relative major and relative minor, and in deciding betwoon these two the koy sig nature gives no assistance. Here a knowledge of harmony will be found vnluablo in enabling the student to recognise th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
THE ILLUSTRATED AUSTRA LIAN NEWS AND MUSICAL TIMES (Publishod on the 1st of Every Month). Contains, in addition to a well written Summary of the Month ; a Full Account of the Chief Musical Events throughout the Colonies, together with an Original Composition ; also a Selection . of High Class Engravings, Illustrative of - Colonial Scenery, Current Events, Ac, &c. Tt lias a first class sale in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, besides being well distributed chrough out) Europe, America and the East. The Best Artists and Engravers in Australia are engaged on The. Illustrated Australian .News and Musical Times. ' ? . SUBSCRIPTION (including postage), 8a. PER 4iNNUM. ' BATES for , ADVERTISEMENTS :— 10s. per INCH (single column).'. SPECIAL LONDON OFFICE: 140 Fleet-st.. B.C.' - ! FOREIGN AGENTS: 1 LONDON. OEO. STREET and Co., 30 Cornbill, B.C. F. ALOAR, 11, 12 Clement's-lane, Lombard-st. BATES, HENDY and Co., 37 Walbrook, B.C. GORDON and GOTCH, St. Bride-st., B.C. CLARKE, SON ...
SAVAGE ATTACK IN THE SOLOMON GROUP. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
SAVAGE ATTACK IN THE SOLOMON GROUP. . . , Particulars , are to ' hand - by the. sohooner ' ?Albatross of a\ terrible massacre at Ma-' layta, a small village' ' situated on the : shores of tho island ' of . Whioissie, one of tho ' Solomon group. ' : The schooner Savo, owned and sailed by (Japtain Keating, arrived off the. village in June last for trading purpoaoa. Sho had on board the owner, Cap tain Koating, well known in Sydnoy ; Mr. Cooper, a trader from Macan; a man known as 'Charlie,' who was rated as chief offiaor of tho vessel, and several natives. As soon as the vessel anchored the natives of Malayta oamo off apparently with the intontion of trading, but watching an opportunity tho savago.s mado a daring attompt to take tho vessel. Tho attaok was so sudden that those on board wnro quite unprepared for it, and boforo anything could bo done two of their number wore killed, These wore Charlie, the chief oflioor, who was shot down (load on deok with his own revolver, and Mr. Coop...
SIR WILLIAM C. F. ROBINSON, G.C.M.G. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
SIR WILLIAM 0. P. ROBINSON, G.C.M.G. Sir William C. F. Robinson, Acting-Governor of Victoria, whoso portrait is hero given, is not only a distinguished statesman, but a musician of high culture, and .a talented and successful composer. Ho became connected, , with Aus tralia, in 1873, when ho was appointed Governor, of West Australia, ', in whioh capacity he remained until 1876. He was again appointed to the same position in 1880, retaining it for three years, and from that time until last Feb ruary, when ho acoepted the position of Acting Governor of Victoria, ho was Governor of South Australia. Now we learn that for the tfiird timo Sir William Robinson is to bo Governor of West Australia, undertaking the , duties of tho position after tho arrival of the Earl of Hopetoun in Victoria. . Sir William Robinson is of a decidedly artistic tompenimcnt, and his musical ability places him on a high level as one of England's best and most successful composers of songs. When he first began to ...
EIGHT DAYS IN AN OPEN BOAT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
1 EIGHT DAYS IN AN OPEN BOAT. : The Mallsgate, a fine British barque of 1043 tons burden, arrived in Brisbane in May last with a general cargo for Messrs. D. L. Brown and Co. After discharging, . she sailed on the ' 14th June for Newcastle,' .where' she loaded with coals for San Franoisoo. She left Newcastle on the 17th July, and shortly after fell in with gales from the south-east to east, together with very thick weather. This continued ' up ' to Sunday, the 21st, but all went well until about 6 p.m., when she struck on a rook, presumed to be Middloton Beef, and situated about 380 miles from the Australian coast, in lat. 30 deg. south. 160 deg. east. , A rumbling noise, followed by a mighty rush of water and the thunder of the. breakers, told too plainly the position of affairs'. : A hasty examination and the cry ' she's filling,' wont up. And true it was, for in less time than it takes to tell the story the water rose and half filled the barque. Small spars began to fall ; and th...
THE WANT OF CONFIDENCE DEBATE IN THE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
THE WANT OF CONFIDENCE DEBATE IN THE ASSEMBLY. We give a number of sketches takon iii'tlie Legislative Assembly during the late want. of confidence motion, which was disposed of on tho 28th ult. : — Up to 1 o'clock two serious attempts were made to carry the debate; over to another sitting, but the Government .stoutly and successfully resisted the overtures, and after a good deal of valuable time' had been wasted the dull debate was continued and carried on with great difficulty by ; Mr. Sterry, Mr.. Pea cook, Mr. Brock, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Laurens, Mr. T. Smith, Mr. MetHven, Mr. .Officer, Mr.' Staughton, Mr. Craven Mr. Duncan,' Mr. Butterley and Mr. Uren. It , was .-found, about 11 o'clook, up to which time 12 members had sj-okon, that there wero still half a dozon who desired to place their views on the stook tax again before their constituents, and an ap peal ..was made to tho Government by Mr. Forrest,' Mr, Peacock and the leader of tho Opposition, to 'adjourn. Mr. Gillies, however,...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
NEW ZEALAND. The Customs receipts for July have increased ? by £30,000. . ... Mr. Conolly, of Blenheim, has been' ap Sointed judge in the placo of Air. Gillios, lately ' coeasea. - - ?- In Parliament tue motion condemning tlie Property Tax was aooeptod as a motion of want of confidence, and it was defeated by a majority of four. The D.r.vj.',iu exhibition building is making rapid strides, tv.i.1 Ilia edifice is boginning to look very imposing. Arrangements have been com- . plated for ' a first class orchestra. The total amount of space applied for is 63,373 feet, equivalent to 352 bays. ? A boat, with flvo moil, capsized at Wellington Heads on 19th August. Ohief Pilot Simms and' two of the crew, Cox and Tait, were drowned. The steamer Herald was towing the boat and en deavored to save the men, but only two of the crew bad the strength to hold on till resoupd.''
AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 2 September 1889
AUSTRALASIAN STATISTICS. Tho Government Statist, Mr. H. H. Hayter, has issued a preliminary return, containing some interesting .statistics for the year 1888 of the .ooreals grown in tho different colonies, the livo stock held, population, revenue, imports and exports, and other statistical information. The total population of the soyen oolonios is 3,678,046— that of Victoria being the largest, 1,090,869 ; New South Wales coming next with 1,085,740. The total number of births was 122,982 ; deaths, 48,400 ; and marriages, 27,000. The births in New South Wales wore 38,525, against 34,503 in Victoria, and marriages 7844, compared with 8946 in Victoria. In Viotoria there are 1960 schools, and 238,500 scholars enrolled; revenue, £7,607,598, .of whioh £3,071,003 was raised by taxation^ The publio expenditure amounted to £7,287,151 ; public debt, £34,627,382; value of imports, £23,972,134; and oxports, £13,853,763. In Now South . AValos thore were 2271 State Hohools, 212,000 scholars ; pub...