'Guillaume le Taciturne,' music to two Flemish dramas represented at Antwerp and Ghent in 1875 and 1876 respectively; 'Rubens-cantata,' Antwerp, 1877; 'Antwerpen,' Antwerp, 1877; 'Hucbald,' cantata, and 'Triumfmarsch' for the inauguration of the Brussels Exhibition in 1880; 'La Muse de l'Histoire,' Antwerp, 1880; 'Hymne à la Beauté,' 1882; 'Van Ryswick,' cantata, Antwerp, 1884; and 'Juich met ons,' cantata in honour of the Burgomaster Buls, Brussels, 1886. [App. p.819 "his 'Lucifer' was given for the first time in London at the Albert Hall, April 3, 1889."]
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BERGER, Ludwg. Line 3 of article, for 1838 read 1839.BERGGREEN, Andreas Peter, born at Copenhagen in 1801, studied harmony and began to compose from the age of 14. Though destined by his parents for the law, he was led by his strong predilection for music to devote himself professionally to that art. His opera 'Billidet og Busten' (The Picture and the Bust), first performed April 9, 1832, and other works on a large scale, are less valued than his songs, especially his National Songs in 11 vols., his Songs for School Use, 13 vols., and above all, his Church Music and his Collection of Psalm Tunes, published in 1853, and since adopted in the churches throughout the country. His success in this direction may be owing to his position as organist to the church of the Trinity, Copenhagen, from 1838. He was a professor of singing at the Metropolitan School from 1843, and in the same year he established the first of those musical associations for the working classes now so popular in Denmark. Berggreen wrote occasional articles in the leading Danish papers, and for a short time edited a musical publication no longer existing. One of his most distinguished pupils in harmony and thoroughbass was Gade. Berggreen died at Copenhagen, aged 79, Nov. 9, 1880. For details of his early life and lists of his works, see Erslew's 'Almindeligt Forfatter Lexicon,' Copenhagen 1843, and its supplements.
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BERIOT, C. A. de. Page 231 b, l. 28–9, for in 1835 read Mar. 26, 1836.
BERLIOZ. Page 233 b. The last paragraph but one is to be corrected as follows:—He was appointed conservateur in 1839 and librarian in 1852. See i. 393 b, lines 13–15 from bottom.
BERNER, F. W. Line 2 of article, for March read May.
BERTINI, Henri. Add day of birth, Oct. 28.
BERTON. Line 4, add after the father's name, his dates (1727–1780). Line 11, for in read Sept. 17. Last line of article, for 1842 read Apr. 22, 1844.
BERTONI. Correct date of birth to Aug. 15, 1725, and that of death to Dec. 1, 1813. Line 4 of article, for 1750 read 1752; and two lines below, for seven read five.BERWALD. The dates of birth and death belong to the cousin of the subject of the article, Franz Berwald, who was director of the Conservatorium in Stockholm. Johann Friedrich was born in 1788, and died in 1861, having held the appointment of capellmeister since 1834.
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BESOZZI. Line 5 from end of article, after son add Henri, and insert date of death of Louis Désiré Besozzi, Nov. 11, 1879.
BESSON, Gustave Auguste, a celebrated manufacturer of musical instruments, born in Paris 1820, died 1875. His father was a colonel of distinction in the French army, and but for his intense love of music and natural genius for mechanics, there is no doubt young Besson would have adopted his father's profession.