died 17 Nov. 1865, at Imola, where he was born. (Corrected in late editions.)
BARMANN. Add the date of death of Karl Barmann (3), May 23, 1885.
BAGPIPE, vol. i. p. 124 b, l. 13, for Mackinnon's read MacRimmon's. (Corrected in late editions.)
BAILDON. In l. 7 of article, for 1768 read 1763, and add that he died May 7, 1774. (Corrected in late editions.)
BAINI. See vol. i. p. 288.
BAKER, GEORGE. He was born in 1773, and quitted Exeter in 1790. He was organist at Stafford from 1795, at Derby from 1810, and at Rugeley from 1824. He died Feb. 19, 1847. (Corrected in late editions.)
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BALFE. Line 13 of article, for May 1816 read June 1817. P. 126 b, l. 5 from bottom, for ballad read ballet. P. 127 a, l. 6, for 1828 read 1827; l. 28, for in the following spring read on May 27, 1836; l. 46, for 1840 read March 1841. P. 127 b, l. 20–21, omit the words and a few weeks later, at the Surrey Theatre, 'The Devil's in it.' The production there referred to had taken place in 1847, and should have been mentioned six lines higher in the page. After l. 40 add that an English version of 'Pittore e Duca' under the title of 'Moro,' was given at Her Majesty's by the Carl Rosa company, on Jan. 28, 1882. Lines 54–55, the opera 'Blanche de Nevers' is wrongly ascribed to the year 1863; it was produced in Nov. 1862. (Dict. of National Biography, to which the reader is referred for further particulars.)
BALL. Omit Spohr's 'God, Thou art great,' and the 'Lobgesang' from the list of Ball's translations. (Corrected in late editions.)
BALLAD. Under this head mention should be made of an experiment made by Schumann and others, in the form of 'ballads for declamation,' in which the elements of Melodrama (which see) are applied to smaller works. Schumann's contributions are:—'Schön Hedwig' (Hebbel), op. 106; 'Vom Haideknabe' (Hebbel), and 'The Fugitives' (Shelley), op. 122. Hiller's 'Vom Pagen und der Königstochter' (Geibel) is a slighter specimen. The PF. accompaniments with which some modern reciters are wont to embellish performances, would come under the same category, were they worthy of ranking as musical compositions.
BALLAD OPERA. [See English Opera, i. 488 b.] To the list of Ballad Operas there given the following may be added:—1731. Patie and Peggy; The Amours of Billingsgate; The Grub Street Opera; The Welsh Opera. 1738. The Disappointed Gallant, or, Buckram in Armour. 1740. The Preceptor, or, The Loves of Abelard and Heloise.
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BALLETS. Line 8 of article, for 1597, read 1591.
BALLO IN MASCHERA. Line 3, for in, read Feb. 17.
BALTZAR. P. 133 a, last line but one, for At read Soon after; and compare ii. 58 a.
BAND. See also Wind-Band in Appendix.
BANDERALI. For date of birth, read Jan. 12, 1789, and add day of death, June 13.
BANDINI, Uberto, was born at Rieti in Umbria on Mar. 28, 1860. His father, Guglielmo, was a provincial inspector of engineering. In 1865 Uberto was sent to the Liceo of Perugia, where he first studied the rudiments of music under Prof. Giustiniani, and later on received instruction in harmony from Prof. Bolzoni at the Institute Communale Morlacchi in the same town. In 1876, on leaving the Liceo, instead of stadying law, he went to Naples, where he attended the Conservatorio S. Pietro a Majella for a year, his master being Lauro Rossi. Being obliged to leave Naples on account of private misfortunes, he went to Rome, where he studied at the Liceo S. Cecilia under Tergiani and Sgambati. His first important composition was an overture, 'Eleonora' (Crystal Palace, Mar. 12, 1881), which won the prize among 87 competitors in a musical competition at Turin. He next produced a successful symphony at the Roman Royal Philharmonic Society's concerts, which was followed by 'Il Baccanale' for orchestra, produced at Perugia in Oct. 1880.
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BANISTER. P. 134 b, l. 7 & 16 from bottom, for 1676 read 1667. John jun. died 1735.
BANKS. See London Violin-Makers.
BANTI. P. 135 b, l. 17 from bottom, for 1799 read 1794.
BAPTIE, David, born at Edinburgh Nov. 30, 1822. Author of a useful 'Handbook of Musical Biography,' 1883 (2nd ed. 1887). He has published many glees, and has many more in MS. He has also in MS. a 'descriptive catalogue,' or index, of vocal part music.
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BARBAJA, Domenico. P. 138 a, l. 15, for 1825 read 1823.
BARBER OF SEVILLE. P. 138 b, l. 4–5, for Dec. 26 read Feb. 5.
BARBIERI. Insert Christian names, Francesco Arsenio, and date of birth, Aug. 3, 1823.
BARGIEL. Add that he is at the head of one of the three 'Meisterschulen für musikalische Composition' connected with the Academy of Arts. To the list of his important works should be added:—Overture to Prometheus, op. 16; Symphony in C, op. 30; 13th Psalm, for chorus and orchestra, op. 25; and for pianoforte the Suites, op. 7 and 13, and a Sonata, op. 34.
BARKER, Charles Spackman. [See vol. i. p. 139, and vol. ii. pp. 599 and 607.] The following additional details were communicated by him to the writer. He learnt his art under Mr. Bishop, of London. His invention of the pneumatic lever was not adopted in the organs at York and Birmingham, for financial considerations. He went to France in 1837. Besides the organ of St. Denis, his pneumatic lever was applied to those of St. Roch and the Madeleine in Paris. He took out a brevet d'invention for
- St. Mary's Church. He resigned the post on May 19, 1800.