Henry James Metcalfe
1835 - 1906
Text of article in Metcalfe’s Musical
Express, June 1885, re. the International Musical Congress in
GRAND INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL CONGRESS.
The attention of our readers is called to the above important
event, which takes place at
FIRST SECTION.—General questions touching the Æsthetical and Critical Philosophy of Music, the History of
Music, and the relations which Poetry and Literature bear to Music. In this section eleven papers will be read by Mr. R. Benfey, Vienna; Mr. J. Javelot,
Paris ; M. Alberdingh-Thym, Louvain
; CHARLES G. C. DUNBAR, D.D., London ; Madame Anna Benfey,
Vienna; Madame M. J. Ronniger, London ; Mr. E.
Jackson, Scarborough; Mr. A. Montanelli, Carrare ; Mr. Stanislas Gabel,
St. Petersburgh ; Mr. Henry Bauer, Paris ; Mr. Edm. Savary,
SECOND SECTION.—General questions bearing
on the Teaching of Musical Education. In this section fifteen papers
will be read by Mr. Oscar Berggruen, Vienna Mr. M. J.
RONNIGER, London; Mr. C. Hebbel, Antwerp; Mr. J. Hartog, Amsterdam ; Mr. A. Charles, Brussels; Mr. O. Tiersch, Berlin ; Mr. J. Walbrul,
Bon ; Mr. W. A. BARRETT, London: Mr. Edm. Savary, Jersey; Mr. Daniel De Lange, Amsterdam ; Mr. Ed. Gregoir, Antwerp ; Mr. M. Hageman, Amsterdam: Mr. A. Cornette, Antwerp; Mr. Ed. Horak,
Vienna; Mr. H. Schroder, Berlin ; Mr. Romeu, Marseilles ; Mr. Bern Tayoux,
Paris. Mr. E. Verrees,
THIRD SECTION.—General questions bearing on
the Correct Rendering of the Science of Music. In this
section six papers will be read by Mr. H. BURGESS, Walthamstow
; .Mr. J. Karlowicz,
FOURTH SECTION,—Questions bearing upon International Musical Relations, Rights of Authors, Copyrights, etc., etc. In this section four papers will be read by Mr. Samuel David, Paris; Mr. 0. Berggruen, Vienna ; Mr. Ben Tayoux, Paris Mr. A. J. Le Bailly, Paris ; Mr. G. Hollaender, Cologne ; Mr. A. Durand, Paris; Mr. J. Javelot, Paris ; Mr. Cattreux, Brussels; Mr. B. Bessel, St. Petersburgh ; Mr. Ed. De Hartog, Wiesbaden; Mr. Samuel David, Paris ; Mr. A. Cahen, Paris.
The papers will be discussed by all the adherent members present.
The meetings will be held in the Grand Hall of the Cerele Artistique, Litteraire and Scientifique, of
The Committee of Organisation contains three Presidents of
Honour, Three working Presidents, Peter Benoit, Franz Lutens,
and Leon De Burbure, two Secretaries, and twenty-five
Committee-men, which includes all the high Musical names of
A brilliant success is certain to attend the Congress, and every possible attention will I)e bestowed upon the hundreds of Musical s rangers, who, during these eventful days, will flood Antwerp from all parts of Europe, the organisation for visiting the Congress being highly studied by the Musical Associations on the Continent.
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