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BAZIN.
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BEETHOVEN.

conductor of them for the left bank of the Seine. [See vol. ii. 612 a.] The following operas by him have been given at the Opéra-Coinique:—'Le Trompette de M. le Prince,' 1846; Le Malheur d'etre jolie,' 1847; 'La Nuit de la Saint-Sylvestre,' 1849; 'Madelon,' 1852; 'Maître Pathelin,' 1856; 'Les Désespérés,' 1858; and 'Le Voyage en Chine,' 1865. Besides these, Bazin wrote several sacred compositions and a number of part-songs, etc. He died in Paris July 2, 1878.

[ M. ]

BAZZINI. Add that in Jan. 1867 his opera 'Turandot' (words by Gazzoletti) was given at Milan. He has written two sacred cantatas, 'Senacheribbo' and 'La Resurrezione del Cristo,' besides settings of several Psalms; symphonic overtures to Alfieri's 'Saul' (Crystal Palace, Feb. 17, 1877) and to 'King Lear' (Do. Feb. 21, 1880), and, in chamber music, three string-quartets and a quintet. He was appointed director of the Milan Conservatorio in 1880.

[ G. M. ]

BEALE, William. The following additions and corrections are to be made:—After the breaking of his voice he served as a midshipman on board the Révolutionnaire, a 44-gun frigate, which had been taken from the French. From Jan. 30, 1816, to Dec. 13, 1820, he was one of the Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal. In November of the latter year he had been appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In Dec. 1821 he returned to London, and became successively organist of Wandsworth Parish Church and St. John's, Clapham Rise. (Dict. of National Biography.) Add that he gained a prize at the Adelphi Glee Club in 1840 (inserted in late editions).

[ W. B. S. ]

BEAULIEU. Add day of birth, April 11, and that he died in 1863.

BECK, Johann Nepomuk, born May 5, 1828, at Pesth, where he studied singing and first appeared on the stage as Richard in 'I Puritani,' having been advised by Erl and Formes to adopt a musical career. He afterwards sang at Vienna, Hamburg, Bremen, Cologne, Mayence, Wiesbaden, and Frankfort, 1851 to 53. From 1853 to the present time he has been engaged at Vienna as principal baritone, where he is a great favourite, being alike excellent both in singing, acting, and in classical and romantic opera. Among his best parts are Don Juan, Count Almaviva, Pizarro, Mikheli (Wasserträger), Hans Heiling, William Tell, Nelusco, Hamlet, Amonaero, Orestes, the baritone parts in Wagner's operas, etc. He has also performed in the various cities of Germany and at Stockholm with great success.—His son Joseph, born June 11, 1850, also a baritone of great promise, appeared at Laibach (1870), and has appeared with success, among other places, at Berlin and Frankfort, where he is now engaged.

[ A. C. ]

BECKER, Constantin Julius. Add date of death, Mar. 1, 1879.

BECKER, Jean. Correct date of birth to May 11, 1833, and add date of death, Oct. 10, 1884.

BECKWITH. Line 2 of article, for 1759 read 1750. For lines 3-5, read under Dr. William, Hayes and Dr. Philip Hayes. He was appointed organist of St. Peter Mancroft's, Norwich, on Jan. 16, 1794 and succeeded Garland as organist of the cathedral in 1808. (Dict. of Nat. Biog.) He never wrote or gave his Christian name officially otherwise than 'John,' and it is believed that the name 'Christmas' was merely a playful addition made by his friends by reason of his having been born on Christmas Day. He was succeeded in both his appointments by his son, John Charles, born 1788, died Oct. 5, 1828, who in turn was succeeded by Dr. Buck.

[ W. H. H. ]

BEETHOVEN. (N.B. Many of the following corrections have been made in late editions.)

Pages 162 b, 163 b, the value of the florin is rather overstated.

P. 164 b, l. 14 from bottom, for this year read 1790.

P. 165 b, l. 14 from bottom, for Violin rondos read Pianoforte rondos.

P. 166 b, l. 16, 17, read Double fugue; Double counterpoint in the 8th, 10th, 12th. Last sentence, read In the following October, Bonn was taken possession of by the French republican army, and the Elector fled.

P. 176 a, l. 12, for brother read uncle.

P. 184 a, l. 33, for 1766 read 1796.

P. 185 b, l. 14 from bottom, for he began the scoring of, read he was at work on.

P. 186 b, l. 31, for the production read the proposed production. (It appears never to have taken place.)

P. 187 b, last 6 lines, read Breitkopf & Härtel. Simrock published (in March) the 4th Symphony, dedicated to Count Oppersdorf, as op. 60, and Breitkopf & Härtel head their splendid list with the Violin Concerto, dedicated to Breuning, as op. 61, and also issued in March. This they followed in April by the C minor.

P. 188 a, l. 17, for Schonbrunn read Vienna. Line 48, read Les Adieux.

P. 189 a, l. 13, after 26 add 1811.

P. 189 b, l. 7, for Nov. 13 read Nov. 3. Correct the whole sentence in which this date occurs by a reference to vol. ii. 59.

There was a short visit to Töplitz in 1811, as well as the longer one in 1812. On Sept. 6 he is there, in constant communication with Rahel, Varnhagen, and Oliva; and apparently towards the end of the month returns to Vienna, whence he writes on 11th of the 'Wine month' (October). See Thayer, iii. 174–181.

P. 190 a, l. 30, for early in 1813 read on the 29th December.

P. 192 a, l. 6, for Die read Der. Line 34, for the latter read the Archduke Rodolph; and refer to vol. iii. 77 b, note 2. Line 47, for Kauka read Kanka. Also in note 7.

P. 195 a, l. 46, for exactly two read 1823, three.

P. 195 b, l, 16, for Hymn of Joy read Hymn to Joy. Line 30 for (op. 121) read (op. 124).

P. 197 b, l. 6 from bottom, read March 6, 1825.

P. 198 a, l. 8, read published in Sept. 1827.