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HERR JULIUS SIEDE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 April 1890
HERR JULIUS SIEDE. The- excellent and much respected -musioidn whose portrait is here given, was born at Dres .den in the year 1825. Ho has liad a long, varied and : honorable . public career, and ?? has ? dis tinguished himself in the several capacities of flautist, oonduotor and composer. Mr. Siodo displayed his musioal talont at ah early age, and studied tho flute under the tuition of ,,the. cele brated. German performer,. FUrstonan, while' in composition and othor branches of- music h'o received instruction from 'Otto and Reissigbr, tho latter a composer of somo. celebrity. .At.tlio ago of 12 .the young . student was .sufficiently advanced to make,. a successful publio appear ance, and in a few years advanced so : much in profioienoy on the fhito as to be . ranked among tho host solp1 per formers in his nativo country. In tho -, year 1846 ho uiulcrtook ft .tour through Germany, and. subsequently viaited Rusnia, whsro in conj notion with'othcr artists he made an extended and succ...
SIR. CHARLES HALLE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
f -.' SIR ;qHABLES HALLE.. \ ^ '.The distinguished; pianist and ^conductor,'. whdsQ app^paoliirig^visit jto^. Australia, in com- ; pany witli his-. talented 'vfiie, is being eagerly looked forward to, ^,'0^6^.0^ ^musio..,in; Mel . bourne, and whoso;portrait appears in this issue, was born at^Hagen, near Elberfeldt, on the 11th 'of Aprilj'isiO, and. is consequently 'iii ?his-72rid jeaK- ^?His'faiber filled' the pqsitroii'of'.Cjapeil meister in. that town, and encouraged his son to 1 cominenco liis; musical: studies .at a ;very early agc.sondinghim whenl6y'farsoldtoE-'armstadt, where ho was placed under the tuition of Dr. Johann C. H. Kinok, whose didactic works and a ' 'Practical Organ School, ' have gained consider able favor. Towards tlie end of tho following .year.i..he,'rnigrated to Paris, where he remained for a considerable time in constant intercourse withall tlie host musicians resident in that city, among -wliom the names ot (Jueruumi, (Jliopm ari-i?Liszt:iJlay.be cited. A v...
MUSICAL DEGREES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
r-u''] ^'.?X;: MUSICAL DEGREES. - ??? : :' : Somo discussion has recently taken place as to ' the : yaluevof ?'Uniyersity ; degrees in musio, and although the argument has been for the most 'part.. confined, to .two. disputants, the subject is -one in which many people in these colonies 'are interested. Stated briefly,, the real difference Vetween'tlie (two 'gentlemen, alluded .to jcoines to .this jt, The i jpne urges the faot tliat many musi cian* of acknowledged- repute are, 'like him self ,' without ' degrees as a proof that these distinctions ' are', iiot ; highly ' valued , by. the lights'' V.'p'f _!,, tile,/ profession; , the other, .whiie: ?admitting that many of the best men can afford to do without- them,' points to the severe nature of the ordeal candidates for a musical degree have. td undergo, and '['inquiries whether the possession of the knowledge neces sary to pass such an examination is not proof sufficient of the musical abilities of - successful 'candidate's. In or...
HOW TO STUDY THE PIANOFORTE. NO. XII. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
HOW TO STUDY THE PIANOFORTE; ; ??' ? ???-????????'? ??? 'No-'XII. ' ?'?: - '; '?'?'' '? ' ? Various degrees of difficulty are found 'among the Licdcr ohne 'wBftc'ot Mendelssohn, somo numbers' being .quite' within the means of modorateiy advancod players, and others requir ing much better developed technique and com mand of the means of expression. Of the first book, numbers 3 and 5 are the most, difficult, the latter so much so that it is rarely played by ordinary , amateurs, although it is , one of the most beautiful. No. 1, bearing in Holler's edition a title whioh' may be' translated Sweet Remembranoo, is a fino' oxamplo of. a melody sustained in tho right hand with an accompani ment of arpeggios distributed between both hands. The melody commences at the end of the second bar preooded by a few arpeggios, arid its proper accentuation is indioated by the marks of 'phrasing. ' The slur' over four descending notes indicatos that' the first of these is played more loudly 'than the re...
LADY HALLE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
?? 'V! :rj- '?; LADY HALLE.1; ','. ..'.:. 'V./!', 1 1?his world'rendwned violinist, the daughter of 'Josef Neruda, organist of the cathedral at BrUnn in Moravia, _\vas born in that town on the.-.21st Maroh,-1840, arid feoeived the' baptis mal name of Wilhelmine. -Her family has be^n ? known as a, musical .one in that part of Europe' for upwards of a hundred years, and her brother t Franz, is known as a capable performer on tho violoncello. : Sho began to play ', the violin almost as soon as she could walk, .her. first master being Leopold Jansa, of Vienna.! Her first public performance was in that capital; be* fore shehad attained the age . of 7, when i she created, an extremely favorable j impression. : Leaving ;Vienna and travelling through Leipzig, ; Berlin and other towns, the young performer reaohed London, and appeared at the Fhilhar monio Society's concert on llthl June, 1849. From this time for many years she travelled over tlje Continent, ohiefly in ; Russia,1 and in 1869, ...
THE ORCHESTRA VIII. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
THE ORCHESTRA. VIII. ? On the other hand,' perhaps, to the conductor of an orchestra tho most' depressing and irrita ting of the performers are ceitain slow conches — a class of musical, vehicles which would appear to owe their turbid locomotion ? to ? imaginary horse's whom no 'effort will flog into anything like the lequired paco. There was onco an orchestra— no. matter when, or where-^in which the first violins were almost to a man the pupils of a very fine but vory go ahead teacher, who had succeeded in infusing into their natures a good deal of his own'fiery impulse j while on the other side wore the second violins, mostly olderly persons who had abdicated the throne of : their youth, tho first, violin desk, and bo far, in accordance with their diminished energies; come down in tho world of tho orchestral .The posi tion of the conductor was not an enviable one. It was as if he were the driver of a long team of horses running in pairs, they on the off side being fine, spirited y...
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
QUEKNSIiAXD. Tho rovenuo roturns for tho quartor and nine months ended 31st March nro as follow : — Quartor, £667,561, against £829,580 for tho corresponding quarter last year; rovonuo for nine months, £2,451,442, against £2,787,865; expenditure for quarter, £773,633, against £721,562 ; oxpondituro for nino months, £2,501,445, ngninst £2,352,554. The debit balance ending Juno last was £485,165, and after adding nine months' expenditure and de ducting :'nino months' rovonuo loaves tho debit at £535,168. This does not include £250,000 interest duo to tho end of March. The Treasury returns aro causing considerable uneasiness in commercial circles. In addition to the deficiency of over £500,000, there will be £500,000 intorcst payable boforo tho House meets, making tho dofioit £1,000,000. Mir. Nicholl, of Puckapunyal, is the pos sessor of a tamo fox whoso record should hplp to plnco ,tho roynnrd family on a bottor footing with tlio gonoral public. The fox in question is a very good watc...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
South Austhama. :. The revenue- returns for tlio qunrtor ended March'l were published on April 1. Tho receipts for-tliat period amounted to £734,908, or over £200,000 more than in tho previous three months, and an advanco on tho three months ended March, 1889, of £150,000 for tho quartor .just ended. Tho principal increases wero railways, £30,000 ; and. rents and licences from Crown lands, £61,000. Tho estimate of revenue for the. whole financial year is £2,501,995, and to reach that sum only £686,183 has to ? como in.
THEATRES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
ffUl^i We have again five theatres, three regular music halls and minor places of amusement too numerous Co mention, and during the past month they, have all been in full occupation. The new Bijou was opened by the Brough Boucicault company on Saturday, the 5th in.st., in Bulwer Lytton's comedy of Money. The piece was ill chosen, and a frost, set in so, rapidly that it had to be withdrawn in a week,' although it had a long and prosperous season in Sydney. The, management then' fell back upon Diplomacy, with' whioh thoyclid much ; better. After a fortnight, however, it was thought desirable to make a ; change, and ltobortson'a ' Caste was revived.' The hew! ?'theatre is. larger than its predecessor,.' ^ which';' it will be remembered, . wa^ destroyed ? by fire' on Easter Monday of last year.. Mr. J. L. Toole was accorded a most euthu- , siastic welcome to Victoria, and his season at the Princess's Theatre has been a great success..: He has been reviving a good many old fashioned piec...
NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
? Nkw South 'Walks. The detailed rovenuo returns tor the quarter and year ended 31st March woro published on 1st April. Tho rovoiiuefor the year is £9,114,772, ns compared with £8,973,752 for 1889 ; and for tho quarter, £1,941,065, ns compared with £1,889,691. The total taxation shows a decrenso of £40,876, tho chiof item of decrease being spooificjduties, £23,548 ; and the chief increases, sugar and molasses, £13,636 ; and spirit? dis tilled iii tho colony, £2534. Tho land revenue sliows nn increase of £13,000, tho chiof item being instalments on conditional purchases, £25,225. Auction sales show a decrease of £41,146 ; railway receipts nn increase of £64,000 ; post otlico.an increase of £11,000 ; and unclassified receipts an increase of £13,900.
REVENUE RETURNS. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
REVENUE RETURNS. VlCTOHIAi The revenue returns for nine months of the current year give some trustworthy indication of the condition of the public fiiisinccj. Tho estimate of revenue for thu year formed by the Treasurer in his hist budget speech was £8,168,845. During tho three quarters he hns received £6,489,770, ho that, unless unforeseen circumstances arise, lie should bo nlile to lmne than realise his forecast. Notwithstanding the decreaseoxhibitod by tho returns as compared with the corresponding period of the previous yenr tin examination of the figures does not justify any feeling- of dospondency. Some fulling off was anticipated, and allowance was made for a jnrger ninount than has really occurred. Reaction is tins inevitable penalty to be paid for nny excess, and the smnllnoHs of tho shrinkage is proof that tho boom year lias not had nny xeriuim effect tin tho permanent prosperity of the country. Tho principal decrease is in tho Customs receipts, which are less by £70,000 t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
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HURRICANE IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
HURRICANE IN' THIS SOUTH SEA ,...;,.,. ISLANDS. . . , '. Tho steamer iBirksgnto, which arrived on 3rd April from the islands, brings particulars of a .terrible 'hurricane resulting in n number of ship :_ ping disasters,- including tho total wreck of the iQueonslarid laborschoonur Elizn Mary and tho ilo-i.s ofv52 livos. Tho'l'iliza' Mary, 161 tons, Captain Noil Camnbellj nnd-iUr. A. M'Jlurdo, 'Government ugont (owned by Mr. P. Graham, BrisbaneJ.-.left Brisbane on. 14th January on a 'recruiting voyage, -and mado the island of . .Aneityu'm on 2iurFelirunry. They remainuil one day, and left to proceed north, nailing at different islands. ' On 4th. March they left the island of Mallicola to proceed to tho island of Pentecost. When near thore 'on -6th March tho ship mot with a strong gale and blinding rain, the wind taking complete ohargo of tho ship and driving her bank to tho luefs off Alallicola, it being im ?possible to sou anything. Tho wind was blow ' ing in hurricanu force, and lif...
A LABOR MUSTER IN FIJI. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
A LABOR MUSTER IN FIJI. Fiji, ouco the home of bloodthirsty cannibals, is now one of thu most civilised of the South Soa Islands. It has a Governor, a Chief Justice, and all tho other adjuncts of civilisation, and is now-beginning to do a fair amount of trndc' with those colonies. Its principal export is sugar, which, wcro it not for the hurricanes, could bo grown with good profits,; but 'even now a large, amount of capital is invested in it besides omjiloying a great number of luind.-'. TIkJso liauds are nearly all Polynesinns or, as thoy oro called, Kanakas. Thoy come' from tho .various ' islands, . JK'ing ; collected by labor ? sohoonois. Each of these schooners, with whom there is a' proper Government agent, sails round among' the islands engaging young men and women who for a certain wage, beads and bright colored clothes gcnorally, willservo on tho planta tions for tlyet1 years. Having filled up she retui ns to Fiji, anil those Kanakas are disposed of to tho various planters, ...
THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News and Musical Times — 1 May 1890
THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC. ^.'-Alelbqurne for the. past fow weeks lins been ?:'? / visited .with a mild, .description 6f;o|iidemio . ''?' which gods by a variety of nainos. It i» gene rally known as tho inllueu/.a or ' In grippe, '. . with variations according to the taste of the.. pbo]-tc dcHcribiiig it. At first it was* thought to bo lhoroly n doctor's boom, but its universal. . nature, lind the undeniablo resciuhhiiicu it bears towards tho Russian article that has', been over running the Continent, .havo removed the feeling that it was ineroly a mild epidemic which' had aiisen for tho bquelit of tho jnedjcal protes-iqn. It is now ? becomo fashionable, and after tho usual remarks about tho woather, tho next ques tion is now, 'Have you had Mu grippo''? or 'Have you got tho influenza'? to which tho correct reply is that you think you are gotting it, or so- many of your family have it, or that you hear tlio Governor, tho Chief Justice, or Sir. Gillii'S aro laid up with. Our artist has g...