The principal concert of the week was the Philharmonic, an
Monday : an excellent concert, but calling for no particular remark, as it did not present a single novel feature ; the programme consisting of pieces, both instrumental and vocal, of recognized excellence, and the performance being of the usual quality.
The Musical Union, under the direction of Mr. Ella, had its first ma- fink on Tuesday ; which was attended by a numerous company. Ma- dame Pleyel, the celebrated Belgian pianist, was to have appeared, but was prevented by indisposition ; and her place was supplied by Made- moiselle Clauss, a young Bohemian just arrived in London ; who showed herself to be an accomplished artist.
The Beethoven Quartet Society, formed by the late Mr. Alsager in order to do "honour to Beethoven," is going on successfully this season under the direction of M. Rousselot. On Wednesday evening, three of the mighty master's finest quartets formed the entertainment, which de- lighted a roomful of amateurs.