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A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–L (La-Lev)

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "A biographical register of Australian colonial musical personnel–L (La-Lev)", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-L-1.php; accessed 24 October 2017





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LABALESTRIER, Alfred

Cornet player, violinist, bandmaster

Born c.1833/34 (parish of St. George's Hanover Square 1841 UK Census, age 7)
Active Melbourne and Ballarat, VIC, 1855-65
Died Wellington, Otago, NZ, January 1871

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Alfred+Labalestrier+d1871 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


LABALESTRIER, Sarah (Madame LABALESTRIER; Sarah HANCOCK)

English concertina player

Died, by 1867


Summary:

Son of Francois and Mary Labalestrier (aged 55 and 40), Alfred was 7 years old at the time of the 1841 UK census and living in the parish of St. George's Hanover Square. He was a regular cornet player in Fleury's band first in Melbourne at the Salle de Valentino and later at the Montezuma in Ballarat in 1858. He also played with Fleury's "Premiere Band of the Australian Colonies" for the Lavenu-Carandini company's Ballarat opera season. At his Montezuma benefit in November 1857, it was announced: "Mons. Labalestrier will perform the Zerline, Bendigo, and Eclipse Polkas on the Cornet-a-Piston, during the evening." The Bendigo polka may well have been that of 1854 by another cornet player, Henry De Grey.

In August 1861, Alfred Labalestrier was bandmaster of the Rangers Brass Band, and was last recorded as being in a legal battle against members of the Ballarat District Band in January 1865. By July 1866 he was at Canterbury, New Zealand, advertising as a "Professor of the Violin, Cornet, and English Concertina". At Wellington in 1870, he was taken into custody "on suspicion of lunacy". Mary Labalestrier, who died in Melbourne in 1899 at the age of 90, was the mother of the musicians, composer George Clutsam, and Frederick Clutsam (see also SHIPPING, June 1881).


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (25 April 1855), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4807224

[Advertisement], The Star (19 November 1857), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045250

"MONTEZUMA PROMENADE CONCERTS", The Star (6 October 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050489

[Advertisement], The Star (22 October 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050755

[Advertisement], The Star (23 December 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332954

"EASTERN POLICE COURT", The Star (4 June 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056222

[Advertisement], The Star (22 January 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66336963

[Advertisement], The Star (8 August 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66341156

"LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE BAND OF THE B. V. R. RANGERS", The Star (14 October 1861), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66342735

"THE VOLUNTEER BAND", The Star (15 May 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72557014

Ballarat and Ballarat district directory (1865), 13, 97

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=MyxLAQAAIAAJ

[News], The Ballarat Star (13 January 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66059391

[Advertisement], West Coast Times (12 July 1866), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18660712.2.17.6

"THE NEWS OF THIS DAY", The Age (1 October 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article185506272 

The friends of Mr. Alfred Labalestrier, late bandmaster of the Ballarat Rangers, will be sorry to learn that that gentleman has met with a terrible affliction in New Zealand. A private letter from Wellington states that a short time since Mrs. Labalestrier died, and since that time the unfortunate man has gone completely mad. He refuses to attend any engagements, and labors under the hallucination that the local Government owe him £30,000 for discovering some imaginary gold-field. Mr. Labalestrier resided for more than ten years on Ballarat, and was greatly respected.

"LUNACY", Evening Post (15 November 1870), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18701115.2.8 

LUNACY. Alfred Labalestrier, charged on suspicion of lunacy, was remanded for medical examination.

"SHIPPING", Otago Daily Times (1 June 1881), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT18810601.2.3

From the European Mail we learn that the Crusader, Captain Davies, from London for Otago, passed Deal on April 7th. Her passengers are -. - Steerage - Fanny Prior, Amelia Prior, Edmund Prior, Mrs Clutsam George Clutsam, Frederick.Clutsam, and Mrs. Labalestrier.

"DEATHS", The Argus (4 December 1899), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9040373


Bibliography and resources:

George De Winton, Soldiering fifty years ago: Australia in 'the forties' (London: European Mail, 1898), 94:

https://archive.org/stream/soldieringfifty00wintgoog#page/n106/mode/2up

Our leading lady was a Madame Labalastière [sic], whose somewhat aristocratic name was, I grieve to say, from difficulty in correct pronunciation, by many converted into Madam d--n and b---t her.

Major De Winton (99th Regiment) seems to have misremembered her as being at Sydney Theatre in the late 1840s

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C782731





LABERTOUCHE, George Evans (George Evans LABERTOUCHE)

Bass vocalist, composer

Born UK, 1834/35
Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1859
Died Camden, NSW, 21 January 1910, aged 75


Documentation:

"THE LEVEE", The Argus (25 May 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5681705

"COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT TO HERR SCHMITT", Bendigo Advertiser (13 February 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87934350

[Advertisement], The Argus (1 August 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5775071

[Advertisement], The Argus (3 August 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5769413

"THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT", The Argus (8 November 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5771521

"MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", The Argus (26 December 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5779229

The famous bass air, "The trumpet shall sound," was sung by Mr. Labertouche, an amateur, who made his debut. He is a vocalist of much promise, for his possession of a splendid voice cannot be denied, but his execution was imperfect, and his mistakes too frequent. Those last were probably increased by the sudden and unexplained absence of the performer who was to play the trumpet obligato, which was undertaken at great disadvantage by Herr Schott, on the oboe.

[News], The Argus (20 January 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5779982

[News], The Argus (22 January 1866), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5764721

The Theatre Royal was crowded on Saturday night, when the two first acts of I Puritani and Donizetti's opera buffa, L'Elisir d'Amore, were produced. I Puritani is almost strange to a Melbourne audience, having been so rarely performed here; and its introduction on Saturday was only to enable Mr. G. E. Labertouche, an amateur, to make his debut as Giorgio. In reviewing the performance, we may confine our remarks to this gentleman, for the other singers, especially Mr. Wharton, who was repeatedly hissed for his shortcomings, were so imperfect that the good nature of the hearers was tested to the utmost. From this condemnation we must exclude Mr. Loder and his orchestra, to whom the vocalists were often indebted for a veil over their deficiencies. Mr. Labertouche's reception must have been as highly gratifying to himself as his performance was to his friends. No matter what a musical amateur has gone through in private, to appear in opera in public is perhaps the severest test that could be applied, and this gentleman has now proved his possession of faculties which might with study be ripened into powers not commonly possessed by those who have not made music a profession. His voice is a Strong baritone, deficient in fibre, but excellent in tone, and his vocalization, though wanting in energy, was much better than might have been expected. His part of Giorgio was throughout delivered correctly, and his acting was not without merit, although he was evidently not at ease. We need hardly add that he was frequently and loudly applauded.

"THE OPERA", The Argus (5 February 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5780080

"THE MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S EXTRA CONCERT", The Argus (18 April 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5782025

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 1878), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13408230

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 April 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13509746

"DEFALCATION AT SYDNEY. ARREST OF MR. G. E. LABERTOUCHE", The Argus (10 February 1891), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8473846

"The Labertouche Case", Australian Town and Country Journal (21 February 1891), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71249491

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 January 1910), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15132553  


Musical works:

The Boort schottische (1865)

NO COPY IDENTIFIED





LA FEUILLADE, Nicholas (Nicholas LA FEUILLADE)

Violinist ("The Australian Paganini"), composer, arranger

Born ? England, c.1833 (son of Nicholas LA FEUILLADE senior, and Louise PATTON)
? Married Jane Sarah TOPHAM, St. Mary's, Chatham, Kent, England, 3 August 1857 (aged 24)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, February 1865
Married ? Annie PERRY
Died Glenferrie, VIC, 5 July 1915

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Nicholas+La+Feuillade (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

A Mr. Feuillade, a circus riding master, and stud master, was active in Australia in 1850-51.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Empire (13 February 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60565766

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (20 May 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31849797

"GENERAL NEWS", The Adelaide Express (20 May 1865), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207601523 

... Mr. N. La Feuillade played the old Cuckoo solo on the violin with considerable execution ...

[News], The Argus (13 April 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5789749

"CONTRADICTION OF THE LOUNGER", The Cornwall Chronicle (19 March 1870), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67273531

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (14 March 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5849954

Nicholas La Feuillade, of Little Bourke-street west, Melbourne, professor of music. Causes of insolvency - Want of remunerative employment, and being entirely out of employment for a long time in Melbourne and New Zealand, and in consequence of debts contracted by late partner, Frank Weston, while travelling as Weston and La Feuillade's Minstrel Company. Liabilities, £350 14s.; assets, £14; deficiency, £330 14s. Mr. H. S. Shaw, assignee.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 1874), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30942638

"THE SYDNEY MUSICAL UNION", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 November 1879), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28389421

"INSOLVENCY COURT", The Argus (29 May 1886), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6097876

"DEATHS", The Argus (6 July 1915), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1533126

"PERSONAL", Broken Hill Miner (9 July 1915), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45352796

Mr. Nicholas La Feuillade, whose death has occurred at Glenferrie (Vic.), was the last surviving member of the Christy Minstrel Troupe which, under engagement to Mr. John Washington Smith, opened in Sydney on February 20, 1865, after travels through the United Kingdom, Egypt, India, and Java. Mr. Feuillade, who was a violinist, subsequently was interested personally in several companies, and made his final appearance with Hiscock's Federal Minstrels.


Musical works:

The Weston and Hussey minstrels' book of songs, number 1 (edited by Frank Weston and N. La Feuillade) ([1869])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19830270 

The Weston and Hussey minstrels' book of songs, Number 2 (edited by Frank Weston and N. La Feuillade) ([1869])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/13244127 

Flying Squadron galop (by N. La Feuillade, "late of H.M. Brig Arab") ([1869])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/9854386 

Tommy Dodd galop (by N. La Feuillade) ([1869])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14295333

For the old land's sake (written & sung by Beaumont Read; music by N. La Feuillade) ([1885])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/12404851 

Our boys welcome home (words by W. H. Leake; composed by N. La Feuillade) ([1885])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/43353097 


Bibliography and resources:

Clay Djubal, Nicholas La Feuillade, Australian variety theatre

https://ozvta.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/la-feuillade-nicholas-322015.pdf

Note that ozvta pdf pages are assigned a new address each time they are updated; if this address no longer works, try google search on "ozvta la Feuillade".





LAGLAISE, Jean-Baptiste (LAGLAIZE)

Tenor singer, song composer

Born ? Belgium, 1826
Arrived Sydney, NSW, by 22 February 1856 (? from San Francisco, via Honolulu)
Departed Australia, ? after 11 January 1859


Summary:

Laglaise probably came to Australia with Anna Bishop's replacement musical director, George Loder; Laglaise had appeared as a member of an Italian Opera Troupe under Loder's musical direction in California in 1854/55. In Sydney at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 23 February 1856, the last night of Bishop's season was also the "First appearance in Australia of the celebrated tenor, MONS. LAGLAISE, (who will appear for this night only)" in "the Grand Opera of NORMA".

The latest Australian notice for Laglaise I've found is in January 1859 in Ballarat.

Two original songs by Laglaise are documented, both in Adelaide in August-September 1858:

Hearts and souls (words; Byron; "Song composed in Adelaide by Mons. Laglaise") ("English Song, composed in Adelaide by Mons. Laglaise, sung for the first time by Miss Rowe") [Adelaide: Penman & Galbraith, 1858]

My native land ("English song composed in Adelaide by Mons. Laglaise, poetry by Lord Byron. Sung for the first time by Mons. Laglaise")


Addendum 2013

(From information kindly supplied by Alister Hardiman): Laglaise's (? French) naturalization record is indexed at Antwerp Police Records; he had married, Marie Lorquin (b. c.1830). They had at least 3 children, Ernest (b. Australia, 1858); Leon (b. France); and Marie (b. 1865 France), who married singer Charles Rene [Chs. Olivier Rene Bibaud] in 1899 after a divorce from first husband, the pianist Etienne Auguste Jean Monselet, youngest son of the journalist, Charles Monselet. Ernest was an ornithologist, Leon a botanist, both travelers. Ernest stayed in Paris, Leon became a citizen of the USA. Their maternal grandfather, Pierre Joseph Michel Lorquin had been a famous butterfly man (born Versailles, see his wiki for further info) and had journeyed to America for that pursuit. Late in life he published at least five books.


Documentation:

"California", The Musical World 11/1 (6 January 1855), 4

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ouIPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA4

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 February 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60174144

"HEARTS AND SOULS", South Australian Register (23 August 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49783080

"MUSIC", South Australian Register (23 August 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49783086

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (24 September 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article783625

"CHARLIE NAPIER THEATRE", The Star (Ballarat) (11 January 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66333295.


Documentation (after Australia):

Annales du Théâtre-royal d'Anvers (1861-62),124

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=zfwsAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA124

Giovanni Laglaise, ténor léger

Le Ménestrel 30-31 (1862), 411

M. Laglaize, ténor au type béarnaise.

Le guide musical 8-10 (1869)

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=o-A8AAAAMAAJ&pg=PT438:

M. Laglaize, ténor, a une voix gutturale et une façon de jouer la comédie qui nuisent beaucoup à son talent de chanteur.


Literary works:

Jean-Baptiste Laglaize, Fantouches d'opéra (Paris: Tresse, 1881), especially 82

https://archive.org/stream/fantochesdopra00lagl#page/82/mode/2up 

L'Australie est depuis longtemps tributaire des chanteurs italiens: Sydney leur prodigue ses bank-notes, tandis que l'aurifère Melbourne les sature de lingots. LaTasmanie, la Nouvelle-Zélande sont initiées aux partitions de Bellini, Rossini, Verdi et consorts. San-Francisco possède de deux thèâtres italiens, deux de plus qu'à Paris! Honolulu! ... Honolulu lui-même, vient de céder à l'entrainement, et, l'on m'assure que les Polynésiens viennent de voter une subvention en vue d'un thèâtre italien ...

Figurines dramatiques (1882)

https://archive.org/details/figurinesdramati00lagluoft

Pantins et marionettes (1884)

And two historical novels, Eureka (1885) and Lutèce (1888).





LAING, Alexander

Musician, fiddler, composer, musical anthologist

Born Forfarshire, Scotland, 1792
Arrived Tasmania, 29 September 1813 (convict per Marquis of Wellington and Emu)
Died Sorell, TAS, 2 September 1868, aged 77


Short biography (Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office):

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/171552875


Summary (after SL-TAS above):

Laing was a soldier, convict, colonist, police constable in the Sorell district, a musician (fiddler) and composer. He joined the army in 1810, was charged with stealing and transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1813, though he claimed to have served 7 years as a soldier in the 22nd Gordon Highlanders and been present at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain in 1812. He was sentenced to seven years and transported at the age of 23 on the Marquis of Wellington to NSW and the Emu. On the 19 March 1816 at St David's, Hobart he married Esther Robertson (or Hester Roberts) aged 22 (convict, tried in Warwick, 1814, arrived on the Northampton, 1815, and Emu, 1816).

In his journal in November 1816 he described how he was ordered to play the violin for the bushrangers, Michael Howe and his friends, when they visited his master's house at Sorell. The violin had been hanging on the wall "in a green bag", he noted. Laing was chief constable of in the Sorell (Pittwater) district 1819-38. He kept a diary, of which fragments survive and compiled a fiddle manuscript, featuring jigs, strathspeys, hornpipes, marches, reels and waltzes (many by Nathanial Gow, ancestor of the Tasmanian Packers), including some music titled (or in most cases retitled) to local Tasmanian identities. Many of these were dedicated to local personalities and their titles recall both the historical characters of early Tasmania and trace with their dates, the movement of Laing from one township to another over his career as a constable, a unique mid-colonial example of Australian fiddling.


Documentation:

"DEATHS", Launceston Examiner (8 September 1868), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36699691 

DEATHS. LAING - On Sept. 2nd, at Green Hills, Forcett, Alex. Laing, sen., aged 77.


Sources:

Alexander Laing's "diary", 8 December 1857 (in Newitt family papers); SL-TAS, NS1332/1/12

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=NS1332/1/12

Alexander Laing's fiddle manuscript; photographic copy: SL-TAS/TAHO NS 548/1/1; digitised and freely downloadable complete as a pdf

http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=S&id=NS548 

https://stors.tas.gov.au/NS548-1-1 (DIGITISED)

43 pages of violin tunes, copied onto 12-stave manuscript paper; evidently copied by Laing as a unit, sometime after the last dated item (24 January 1861), intended as a presentation copy to be given as a gift to Robert Rollings (1842-1927), of Forcett, Tasmania, in 1863 ("Presented to Mr. Robert Rollings Forcett by Alexander Laing at the Greenhills 1863"). The many items either dated or named for Tasmanian people and events include:

Sorell Waltz (page 1; pdf 3)

Victoria Laing's Waltz (page 1; pdf 3)

Tasmanian Waltz (page 2; pdf 4)

Albert Laing's Waltz (page 3; pdf 5)

Dr Huston's Birth Day 1813 (page 11; pdf 13)

James Gordon Forcett Tasmania by A. L[aing] (page 13; pdf 15)

Mrs W. Clark Honolulu (page 14; pdf 16) [the Clarke family were passengers on board the Caroline, wrecked off Honolulu in 1850]

Miss L. Price's Wedding at New Norfolk 24/1/61 (page 17; pdf 19)

Betsy Blinkworth at Newtown V.D.Land (page 17; pdf 19)

Miss Gordon's Hornpipe by J. Laing (page 23; pdf 25)

Sir John Franklin near the North Pole (page 25; pdf 27)

Major Kirkwood 40th Regiment 1825 (page 25; pdf 27)

Lieutenant Governor Sorell V.D.Land 1817 (page 26; pdf 28)

Lady Elizabeth M[ac]Qaurie at New Norfolk 1812 (page 27; pdf 29)

Lieut. H[enr]y Borwn Derwent Rifles 1860 (page 27; pdf 29)

Miss Victoria Laing's Birth Day 19/4/51 (page 28; pdf 30)

Albert Laing's Birth Day 15-2-55 (page 29; pdf 31)

Lieutenant Governor Davey of Tasmania in 1815 (page 30; pdf 32)

Brady's look out in 1825 (page 46; pdf 48)

See Peter MacFie's excellent complete inventory.

"James Gordon, Forcett, Tasmania" by A. L.

Laing inscribes three items to himself, either "by A. L." or by "A. Laing", and one "by W. L.". MacFie has shown two of these appear not to be original, but he could not trace a concordance for "James Gordon, Forcett, Tasmania by A. L." (image above; an old colonist James Gordon died at Forcett on 18 August 1842). At least one of the events recorded in a tune title, the visit of Elizabeth Macquarie to New Norfolk in 1812, predates Laing's own arrival in Tasmania, and so must date from somewhat later. Whether a piece such as "Major Kirkwood 40th Regiment 1825" was actually re-titled that early remains open to question.


Bibliography and resources:

Freda Gray, "Music of the early settlements of the 1800s", Papers and Proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association) 43/2 (June 1996), 59-62

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/51859156

Peter MacFie and Steve & Marjorie Gadd, On the fiddle from Scotland to Tasmania, 1815-1863: the life and music of Alexander Laing (1792-1868), convict, constable, fiddler and composer (Dulcot, Tas: Peter MacFie; Franklin, Tas: Steve and Marjorie Gadd, 2010)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37215028

Heather Clarke, "Lady Franklin's Reel", posted 5 May 2015, Australian colonial dance

http://www.colonialdance.com.au/lady-franklin-2104.html 





LAING, David

Musical larcenist

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 1837


Documentation:

"Hobart Town Police Court", Colonial Times (13 June 1837), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8650102

David Laing was held to bail for further examination on a musical charge. Having evinced such a soul for music, that he was about marching off with all Band Major McLeod's instruments.





LAMAR, Monsieur de (Mons. de LAMAR; M. de LAMAR)

Vocalist, pianist, professor of the pianoforte and singing (lately from Paris, pupil of Banderali, Stoepel, Turina, Martelli, &c.)

Active Sydney, NSW, August to October 1850


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920019

MR. STANLEY'S GRAND CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL, ON FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 9th, 1850 ... Mr. Stanley ... will also be assisted by Miss Sara Flower, Madame Carandini, Monsieur De Lamar, (lately from Paris, pupil of Baudevali, Martelli, &c) Mr. Waller, and Mr. Baly ... PROGRAMME. PART 1 ... [7] Romanza, "Una furtivi lagrima" (from L'Elisir D'Amore) ... Monsieur De Lamar ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 August 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920222

MONSIEUR DE LAMAR, FROM PARIS. Pupil of Banderali, Stoepel, Turina, Martelli, &c, PROFESSOR OF PIANO AND SINGING, In the Italian style, And of the French, Italian, and Spanish Languages, TERMS: For Music, 5 5 0 per quarter, Two lessons a week. Two lessons Languages, 3 3 0 [per quarter, Two lessons a week.] Address at Grocott's Music Saloon, George street.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 September 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12920820

A GOOD SHILLING'S WORTH. GROCOTT'S CONCERT will be held TO-MORROW EVENING, at the ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. The services of Mrs. Guerin, Messrs. Howson, Monsieur Longchamp, Monsieur De Lamar, Mr. Stanley, pianist, and others, have been secured. The following PROGRAMME will convince the most sceptical that the bill of fare offered is weil worth the amount named: ... 6. Aria Italian - La Pastorelle. - Rossini, Mons. De Lamar ... 8. Double Duet on two pianofortes, being 1st and 2nd Prizes in Grocott's Art Union, never before attempted in the colony, Mr. Stanley, F. Howson, J. Howson, and Mons. De Lamar ...

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 October 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12921911

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT. MISS SARA FLOWER and MADAME CARANDINI take this opportunity of informing their numerous subscrioers that their First Concert will positively take place on WÄDNKSDAY, OCTOBSR 23 ... PROGRAMME. PART 1 ... 6. Aria - Vivi tu - Mr. De Lamar, Donizetti ... PART 2 ... 2. Quintetto, from the Opera of Sonnambula - Miss Sara Flower, Mr. J. Howson, Mad. Carandini, Mr. De Lamar, and Mr. F. Howson - Bellini ... 9. Ballad - In this old Chair - Mr. De Lamar - Balfe ...





LAMBERT, Nellie (Ethel A. LAMBERT; Mrs. Charles TEMPLETON; Mrs. Travers FALCONER)

Contralto vocalist

Died Sydney, NSW, 20 June 1901


Documentation:

"MELBOURNE", Bendigo Advertiser (6 June 1882), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88629940

"COLONIAL TELEGRAMS", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (16 December 1882), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93131477

"A THEATRICAL DIVORCE SUIT", Newcastle Morning Herald (18 December 1882), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141017516

[Advertisement], The Riverine Grazier (24 March 1883), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140563651

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 June 1901), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14392931

"Musical", Referee (3 July 1901), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article120643243

"MISS NELLIE LAMBERT", Morning Bulletin (15 July 1901), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52737763

The death is announced in a Sydney paper of Miss Nellie Lambert, a very kind- hearted und widely-known contralto singer. Miss Lambert visited Queensland last year with Raphael's Opera Company. She first appeared in public with Lyster's Opera Company, and at the time of her death must have been quite fifty years of age. Our contemporary writes of her:-"She was very successful in 'boy' characters, such as Lazarillo in Maritana. She was also competent in more serious roles. While with Lyster, Miss Lambent became the wife of baritone Charles Templeton, and consequently step-mother of Lempriere Pringle, at present with Musgrove's Opera Company. After Templeton's death his widow married Mr. T. Falconer, a professor of music in Sydney. She leaves one daughter, Miss Ethel Templeton, an accomplished pianist, who has been playing at the Brisbane Theatre Royal dining the past twelve mouths.


Associations:

Wife of Charles PRINGLE, a.k.a Charles TEMPLETON; wife of Travers FALCONER; mother of Ethel TEMPLETON





LAMBLE, Samuel William Mann

Bass vocalist, teacher of singing and sol-fa

Born Trinidad, West Indies, 1838
Active Creswick, VIC, by 1861 (via Lancs., England, 1851 census)
Died Brighton, VIC, 13 September 1918, aged 80 years and 5 months


Summary:

Lamble, who made his Melbourne debut in 1869 was the bass soloist in the first performance of Horsley's Euterpe at the opening of the Melbourne Town Hall in August 1870.


Documentation:

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (27 June 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515339

"OPENING OF THE NEW TOWN HALL", The Argus (10 August 1870), 5-6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5828350

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 March 1875), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11513528

[Advertisement], The Argus (14 August 1875), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11522061

"BALLARAT", Bendigo Advertiser (13 December 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88879154

Outside Opera the two best known bassos in Victoria are, probably, Sam Lamble and B. T. Moroney, of Melbourne, but we have a Jones here, "the only Jones" who can sing bass here, and a member of the pro-Cathedral choir, who is in many people's opinion better than either Lamble or Moroney.

"TONIC SOL-FA ASSOCIATION", The Argus (18 November 1890), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8451677

"WESLEYAN CHURCH FESTIVITIES", Mornington Standard (8 February 1894), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65810703

"MELBOURNE", The Independent (8 February 1901), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103749041

"Doncaster Glee Club", Reporter (6 June 1902), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90317968

"DEATHS", Leader (21 September 1918), 55

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89068536



LAMBLE, Thomas James (brother of the above)

Music lithographer, music librarian (Philharmonic Society), conductor, professor of music

Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1875
Died South Melbourne, VIC, 16 September 1915


LAMBLE, Mary Ann

Pianist, organist

Died Hawthorn, VIC, 7 November 1900


Documentation:

"LOCAL NEWS", Mercury [Fitzroy] (15 May 1875), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58152432

Our Local Philharmonic Society gave their third concert on Thursday evening at the Town Hall Fitzroy ... Giorza's Mass No. 1, scored by Mr. Lamble, received full justice from both choir and orchestra ... Mrs. Lamble did good service at the organ and pianoforte. The less said the better about the audience. We do not remember to have seen a poorer audience at a concert yet held in Collingwood or Fitzroy. This is to be regretted, and we can only conclude that the inhabitants of Fitzroy have not yet been imbued with a taste for high class music.

"THE MAYOR AND MR. LAMBLE", The Argus (30 October 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7423603

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (7 February 1876), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7431487

Thomas James Lamble, of Napier street, Fitzroy, music lithographer. Causes of insolvency -Want of constant employment and illness of family. Liabilities, £254 18s 2d; assets, £50 6s 6d; deficiency, £204 11s. 8d. Mr Jacomb, assignee. 

"THE TONIC SOL-FA SYSTEM. TO THE EDITOR", The Argus (29 May 1890), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8608773

[Advertisement], The Argus (6 May 1893), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8547515

"DEATHS", The Argus (8 November 1900), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9562818

"Seven Years Chronic Cataract of Eyes Cured", Barrier Miner (17 November 1906), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44518801

"DEATHS", The Argus (18 September 1915), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1561625





LAMOGLIE, Lewis

Violinist

Active VIC, 1900


Documentation:

"Smithfield. GRAND BALL", The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (9 June 1900), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85819370

The string band, which comprised Messrs. S. Watson (piano), Joseph Deluca (harp), Frank Palermo and Lewis Lamoglie (violins), supplied first class music.





LA MONT, Mrs. J. S.

Amateur composer, songwriter, school teacher

Active Hobart, TAS, 1859


LA MONT, Miss


Documentation:

"NATIONAL SONG", The Hobart Town Daily Mercury (25 October 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3258643

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (16 February 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38757828

Our own Tasmanian Home, Words and music by Mrs. and Miss Lamont

[Advertisement], The Mercury (14 January 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8814416 

"OIL PAINTINGS", The Mercury (1 January 1883), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9023148


Musical work:

Our own Tasmanian home (national song) (words: E. La Mont; composed and dedicated by permission to Lady Young) (Hobart: J. Walch, [1859])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/11443046 


See also:

[Collection of pamphlets on mainly Australian and New Zealand poetry]

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/169591251





LAMONT, Madame

Contralto vocalist, Professor of Singing and the Pianoforte

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1855; until ? 1880


Summary:

Having first appeared as an associate artist for Miska Hauser in April 1855, Lamont suffered "a long and serious illness" before she first advertised as a teacher in July 1856.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Empire (18 April 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60175862

"MISKA HAUSER'S SECOND GRAND CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 April 1855), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968360

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 April 1855), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968487

[Advertisement], Empire (30 July 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60251386

"MADAME CAILLY'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 August 1856), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28635126

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1859), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13034590

"PARRAMATTA. PUBLIC SCHOOL", The Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 1868), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13177469

? "CLEARANCES", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 February 1880), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28389714





LAMONT, John

Bagpiper

Active Launceston, VDL (TAS), 1829 (but perhaps fictional)


Documentation:

"Daring Robbery", Launceston Advertiser (20 July 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84775177





LANCASTER, Ann (Mrs. LANCASTER)

Soprano vocalist (St. James's choir)

Active Sydney, NSW, 1827-29


Documentation:

"ST. JAMES'S CHURCH", The Monitor (3 September 1827), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31758873

. . . The person who sings a second also in an evening, often begins and continues to lead, in lieu of following Mrs. Lancaster. If the singers would but let the last person really lead, and not only sing under her, but also after her, they would improve the evening choir much. In the morning, Mrs. L. in the piano parts, refrains too much. She need not be afraid of being a little louder in the piano parts. If her pronunciation were as pleasing as her notes, she would be entitled unqualified praise. But at present, she pronounces badly.

[News], The Sydney Monitor (11 October 1828), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31760808

THE choir of St. James's, after attempting Jubilate Deo, in which they failed, have lately ventured in the evening upon Deus Misereatur. They succeed in this just as perfectly as they fail in the other. Both pieces are exquisite compositions. If a preference be to be given, it is perhaps to Jubilate Deo, because while the harmony, originality, and adaptation of sound to sense, are equal to those of Deus misereatur, the chorus's are more contrasted, and consequently the effect is greater. In Jubilate Deo, we can never hear Mrs. Lancaster, whose voice, from its strength and clear ness, is well adapted to anthems. In Deus Misereatur, it is strong and effective. We cannot understand how the same talents, which succeed so well, in the one anthem, fail so completely in the other. The counter in Jubilate Deo appears to be the air, because Mrs. L. and those who ought to sing, the air, cannot be heard. Hence the fine effect of a counter is lost, for the counter makes a bad first part. If the first and second part were full, the voice of the counter-singer, which is really good if he dare put forth his strength, would produce a delightful effect. But by itself, the counter of course sounds artificially, and makes poor harmony.

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Monitor (13 October 1827), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31760829 

THE choir of St. James's, after attempting Jubilate Deo . . . [as above]

Colonial Secretary LC, Cash vouchers 1829, State Archives NSW, 4/296 (transcr. Rushworth 1988, 363, corrected)

[St. James's Church], Chaplain Hill, £250 [per annum]; Clerk, 20; Collector of Pew Rents, 5; Sexton, 20; Beadles (2), 15 each; Pew openers (2), 10 each; Teacher of the Choir and Organist, Mr. Pearson, £26; ditto, for tuning the organ, 8; Singers, Harriet Edmonds, 10; Ann Lancaster, 5; E. Hoare, J. Parton, G. Shepherd, Wm. Aldis, R. Cooper, S. Pawsey, 5 each; Organ blower, Geo. Mills, 4 6s 8d; Watchman, 13; Grave Digger, 13.





LANCELOTT, Francis

Composer, author

Active Australia, 1850 (returned to London by 1852)


Summary:

Lancelott's 1852 account of his travels, Australia as it is, has several comments on music and music making in the colonies, notably on corroborees (vol. 1 , 24-25), music in Adelaide (vol. 1, 141), and in "free and easy" public houses in Melbourne (vol. 2, 112-114).

While in Adelaide in 1850, he set to music (perhaps to an existing tune) what was described as an "anti-road and dray tax song", when it was published by Charles Platts in July. Sung at a meeting of thje Anti-dray tax League the previous month, it was We've sever'd ourselves from our friends and home ("a song set to music dedicated to ... Alexander Anderson, Esq." [Chairman of the Anti-Dray Tax League]). The words only survive, beginning:

We've severed ourselves from our friends and home,
And far over the ocean we've come, my boys,
To reap from our toil in this sunny soil,
A better reward than at home, my boys ...

Lancelott described himself as a "mineralogical surveyor in the Australian colonies".

Whether or not he was related to the composer Francis Lancelott, editor of the Musical bouquet in the mid 1840s, is unclear; see, for instance, by that Lancelott, and originally published in the Musical bouquet, Trust her not! ("translated from the German by Longfellow; music by Lancelott"), a musical supplement to The Adelaide miscellany (3 December 1868).


Documentation:

"ANTI-DRAY TAX LEAGUE", South Australian Register (28 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38441107

[Advertisement], South Australian (2 July 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71626600


Works:

Australia as it is: its settlements, farms, and gold fields (London: Colburn and Co., 1852)

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=i_AmHIp9CHEC (volume 1)

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=L8MNAAAAQAAJ (volume 2)


Bibliography and resources:

Peter Gammond, The musical bouquet, a study of a music publisher 1845-1917, website

http://www.musicalbouquet.co.uk/m-b-49 





LANDERGAN, Arthur

Pianist, organist, conductor (Adelaide Philharmonic Society)

Active Adelaide, SA, 1874-1879, ? 1883


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (17 October 1876), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33741148

"MR. LANDERGAN", South Australian Register (2 April 1879), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42971432

[News], The South Australian Advertiser (11 April 1879), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29370006

"MARRIAGES", South Australian Register (23 October 1880), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43152170

"MR. LANDERGAN", South Australian Register (18 May 1883), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42002592





LANE, Miss

Vocalist


LANE, Mr.

Instrumentalist

Active Sydney, NSW, 1838-39


Summary:

Mr. Lane was an instrumentalist at William Vincent Wallace's Oratorio in Sydney in February 1838.

According to eyewitness, Columbus Fitzpatrick, a Miss Lane sang for James Aquinas Reid at St. Mary's in 1839.


Documentation:

"THE ORATORIA", The Sydney Herald (5 February 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12855321

Mr. Wallace, as usual was the star of the instrumental performers, and was assisted by Mr W.'s brother, Messrs Deane, Cavendish, Edwards, Spyer, Josephson, Lane, and the full Band of the 50th regiment.

"REMINISCENCES OF CATHOLICISM IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE COLONY", Freeman's Journal (25 November 1865), 741

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115451063 

... I have seen Dr. Reid, who was a great man, assisted by his sisters and Miss Lane and a great body of singers ...


Bibliography and resources:

C. J. Duffy (ed.), Catholic religious and social life in the Macquarie era: as portrayed in the letters of Columbus Fitzpatrick (1810-1878) (Sydney: Catholic Press Newspaper Company, Ltd., 1966), 17-19

Patrick O'Farrell, Documents in Australian Catholic history: 1788-1883 (Sydney: G. Chapman, 1969), 32-33





LANGDALE, Philip (Phil)

Bassoonist, bassoon player

Born Sevenoaks, Kent, England, 29 December 1834
Active Australia, June 1888 to July 1895
Died ?


Documentation:

"EXHIBITION NOTES", The Argus (12 June 1888), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6131901

"EVENING POPULAR CONCERT", The Argus (10 September 1888), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6900999

We believe it is something like 20 years since a bassoon solo has been heard in Melbourne, though we do not think it will be anything like that time before one is heard again. The bassoon, with its great compass and its vox humana upper notes, is, in the hands of a skilful artist, capable of producing extraordinary effects. Mr. P. Langdale is an exceptionally gifted bassoon player, able to perform wonders with it, and he is also, as is very obvious from his performance, possessed of a fund of humour, in which he and his instrument are perfectly at home together. His rendering of the air with variations on "Lucy Long," by F. Godfrey, was so good and yet so irresistibly funny that he had also to submit to an encore. The encore number was decidedly comic, as evincing a serious disinclination to return to "Home, Sweet Home," till "Early in the morning."

"Mr. Philip Langdale", Table Talk (21 June 1889), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146024414

"MUSIC. CONCERTS, &c.", The Australasian (6 July 1895), 32

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139711980

The only other solo instrumentalist was Mr. Phil Langdale, who, with his bassoon, made his final bow to Melbourne audiences, as he departed on the following day (Tuesday) from I these shores by the German steamer Darmstadt. The best performer on his instrument perhaps that we have ever had here, Mr. Langdale will be badly missed, and it does not speak well for the progressive state of musical art in what was once considered the most musical city of Australia, that so accomplished an executant should have been allowed to remain comparatively idle, through lack of orchestral and other engagements, until he found it necessary to pack up his traps and move on to a more musically enlightened community - where assuredly his services will be in request On Monday he was encored after both his solos and subsequently presented by Mr. Byron Moore (vice-president) with a ticket for the passage home, which had been purchased by the money previously subscribed by his many friends and admirers. In making the presentation, Mr. Byron Moore aptly described the recipient as "a good musician and a very good fellow," and expressed regret that it was not a return ticket. Mr. Langdale briefly returned thanks, and re marked that when times got better he hoped to find his way back again, and that therefore he would not now say good-bye, but "au revoir." Mr. G. B. Fentum and Mr. Ernest Wood supplied the pianoforte accompaniments.





LARDELLI, Guglielmo Enrico (W. H.; William Henry LARDELLI; Signor G. LARDELLI)

Pianist, teacher, organist, composer

Born 12 May 1857
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 23 February 1881 (per Aconcagua, from London, via Plymouth, 8 January)
Died Charters Towers, QLD, 7 July 1910


Documentation:

"ARRIVALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1881), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13475814

"THE MAYOR'S QUARTERLY BANQUET", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13484477

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13483121

"Maitland Philharmonic Society's Concert", The Maitland Mercury (29 November 1883), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18920089

"PERSONAL", The Northern Miner (8 July 1910), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80258615

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July 1910), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15172836



Bibliography and resources:

Richard Ward, "Lardelli: the changing fortunes of a wandering signor", The Sydney Organ Journal 45/4 (Spring 2014), 23-29

https://ozvta.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/lardelli-ge-ward-soj-2014.pdf 





LARK, Francis Bothamley (Francis Bothamley LARK; Francis B. LARK)

Composer

Active Sydney, NSW, 1888
Departed Sydney, NSW, c.


Documentation:

"Births", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 February 1883), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13517840

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 October 1887), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13663081

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1888), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13686086

From Messrs. Paling and Co., Sydney, we have "La Reine des Lis" waltz, by Francis B, Lark, which has three good points, viz., a pretty title-page, clear print, and a worthy object in publication - it being issued "in aid of the Queen's Fund, 1888." That object naturally inspires the desire to view the composition favourably, but it so abounds in error, showing that the composer is unacquainted with the simplest rudiments of musical notation and grammar, that it would be bettor for the fund to remain unbenefited than that the copies of the waltz should be distributed. Publishers have responsibilities as well as others, and it would be well if those in the colonies would take steps to acquire the honourable reputation of those in other countries. The least that should be expected is that they should refuse to issue what violates the recognised canons of good taste and grammar; while the country would be benefited if something higher than this were aimed at.





LARNER, Lydia

Pianist (pupil of Frederick Kellerman and Alice Charbonnet-Kellermann), composer

Active Sydney, NSW, 1895


Documentation:

"CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 December 1895), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14029926

"MISS LARNER'S RECITAL", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 September 1897), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14120673

"MISS LARNER'S RECITAL", Evening News (23 September 1897), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108756506

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 February 1898), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14146121

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 September 1899), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14260666

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (2 March 1901), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14351715


Musical works:

Wheel waltz (composed by Lydia Larner; dedicated to the N.S.W. Cyclists' Union) (Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co., c1899)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/36416849 


See also:

Le train du diable (galop de concert par Alice Charbonnet-Kellermann; dedicated to Miss Lydia Larner A.A.M.A.)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22644512 





LASCELLES, Charles (Charles James Lascelles GRAY)

Buffo vocalist, pianist, chorus trainer, composer

Arrived Adelaide, SA, 13 May 1868 (from San Francisco, via Hong Kong)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 7 August 1875 (per Osyth, via Melbourne and Cape Town, for London)
Died South Africa, 1883


Documentation:

"MADAME ANNA BISHOP", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1865), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13123023

The Alta California of the 4th says: The Academy of Music was well filled last evening, on the occasion of Madame Anna Bishop's first grand concert, and the gratification of the audience was unbounded ... Mr. Charles Lascelles, the vocalist and pianist, completely surprised the audience. His singing of the duet "Robin Rough", in two voices, bass and tenor, was one of the most astonishingly successful efforts in vocalisation which we have ever heard.

"MADAME ANNA BISHOP", Launceston Examiner (13 February 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36632769

"HONOLULU", The Mercury (7 May 1866), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8839157

"WRECK OF THE BARQUE LIBELLE", The Mercury (30 August 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8841333

"WRECK OF THE BARQUE LIBELLE WITH MADAME ANNA BISHOP AND TROUPE ON BOARD", Empire (15 October 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60601024

"ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL", Border Watch (13 May 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77164993

"MADAME ANNA BISHOP'S CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 September 1868), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13173379

Mr. Charles Lascelles who, besides acting as accompanist, played two pianoforte solos, which, though not affording grounds for a conclusive judgment on his ability, displayed a freedom, taste, and boldness, which suggested a competency to deal with better subjects ... [Bishop's] arduous duties were relieved by the alternate appearance of Mr. Lascelles in buffo songs of which the selection was very judicious and those given by him with sufficient breadth of humour and point as to provoke mirth without offending the most scrupulous taste. He sang "Margaretta", "Simon the Cellarer", "Molly Bawn", Hood's "Visit of the Skinners", Parry's "Blue Beard", "So very peculiar", displaying a humour and peculiar vocal effects that rendered the songs very entertaining.

[News], Australian Town and Country Journal (14 August 1875), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70584653

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 October 1883), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13548442

News has been received in Adelaide by the Messageries steamer of the death of Charles Lascelles, the well-known opera singer, who died at Maritzburg about six weeks ago. The real name of the deceased was Gray. He was about 60 years of age, and was a native of the south of England. Mr. Lascelles first visited Australia as accompanist to Madame Anna Bishop, on her second tour to these colonies, and was for many years a valuable member of the Lyster Opera troupe, particularly as chorus-master.

[News] , The Argus (17 October 1883), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11831931

The news has just come of the death of Mr. Charles Lascelles, at Natal, in South Africa. Mr Lascelles was well known in these colonies, whither he first came about 13 years ago with Madame Anna Bishop on her second visit to this part of the world. He was a very capable vocalist, a competent musician, and a singularly clever artist, his forte in this latter acquirement taking the direction of caricature. Like many other men of remarkable talent, his habits were eccentric, and his way of life fitful. He was an amusing companion, for he had seen a great deal of the world, and he took a cynical view of humanity, a view, however, which did not prevent him from dwelling upon its grotesque aspects. He was with us when opera bouffe was first introduced here, and he was the first Prince Paul in "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein", or, as we know it more familiarly, "The Grand Duchess". He wandered about the world a good deal after he left Australia, and for some time he had been in various parts of South Africa, where, most recently, his fortunes had been at a very low ebb. With all his faults and failings, he will not be altogether unpleasantly remembered in this city.

"MORE QUICK PASSAGES", Evening Post (21 November 1883), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18831121.2.10





LASKI, Henri


= pseudonym of

Thomas Edward BULCH





LA TROBE, Charles

Amateur musician, musical patron

Born London, 20 March 1801
Died England, 4 December 1875

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-477583 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

Washington Irving, A tour on the prairies (Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani, 1835), 3

https://archive.org/stream/atouronprairies00irvigoog#page/n20/mode/2up 

... Another of my fellow travellers was Mr. L, an Englishman by birth, but descended from a foreign stock, and who had all the buoyancy and accommodating spirit of a native of the Continent. Having rambled over many countries he had become, to a certain degree, a citizen of the world, easily adapting himself to any change. He was a man of a thousand occupations; a botanist, geologist, a hunter of beetles and butterflies, a musical composer, a sketcher of no mean pretensions; in short a complete virtuoso; added to which he was an indefatigable, if not always successful, sportsman. Never had a man more irons in the fire, and, consequently, never was a man more busy or more cheerful ...


Resources:

Jill Eastwood, "La Trobe, Charles Joseph (1801-1875)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/la-trobe-charles-joseph-2334

http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/vic/charles-joseph-la-trobe

Colin Holden, "A musical soul: the impact of the Moravian Brethren on Charles Joseph La Trobe", La Trobeana 10/1 (February 2011), 13-18

http://www.latrobesociety.org.au/LaTrobeana/LaTrobeanaV10n1.pdf





LAU, Hermann (Peter Diedrich Hermann LAU)

Vocalist, accordion player, composer, naturalist, artist, writer, Indigenous culture recorder

Born Soerup, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 22 November 1822
In Australia (NSW, QLD) 1854-59, 1862-?1892/3
Died Gluecksburg (Ostsee), Schleswig-Holstein, 25 May 1904

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1077395 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Son of Johann Friedrich Lau (1775-1856), who served as pastor in Soerup (1821) and Gluecksburg (1827-45). Hermann Lau married Elisabeth Toosbuey, and they had 2 children. He was in New South Wales 1854-59, 1860-62 in Hamburg, and 1862-66 in Grafton New South Wales. His whereabouts 1862-92 are unknown, though a Mr. H. Lau departed Sydney for Europe in March 1893. From 1893 until his death in 1904 he lived in Gluecksburg. 


Documentation:

"CONCERT AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTS", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (8 April 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61891853

The "novelty," and if we may judge from the tumultuous applause of the audience, the "hit" of the evening's entertainment, was Mr. Lau's exhibition of skill in playing the German accordion, and we were really surprised, to see how much can, be made of so homely an instrument. The addition of bells, an invention of Mr. Lau's, had a very pleasing and exhilarating effect - especially in the "Remembrances of New South Wales" composed by the performer. 

[News], Süd Australische Zeitung (3 September 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article83805438

[Advertisement], Clarence and Richmond Examiner (21 October 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61892314

"CONCERT", Clarence and Richmond Examiner (4 November 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61892355

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury (18 June 1863), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18702416

[Advertisement], Clarence and Richmond Examiner (3 April 1866), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63663775

"PASSENGERS PER R.M.S. OCEANA", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 March 1893), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13903166

? "THE GOOMBUNGEE SHOW. A LARGE GATHERING", The Brisbane Courier (11 September 1905), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19408923


Bibliography and resources:

Herman Lau, DAAO

http://www.daao.org.au/bio/hermann-lau

C. Anderson, Palaeontological notes no. II: Meiolania platyceps Owen and Varanus (Megalania) priscus (Owen), Records of the Australian Museum 17/7 (20 February 1930), 309-316, plates xlvii-li; 313-314

http://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/journals/17179/768_complete.pdf

John Fletcher, Hermann Lau and his sojourns (1854-1859) in Sydney, Goulburn, Braidwood, Araluen, Moruya and Shoalhaven (Sydney: Book Collectors' Society of Australia, 1991)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24073207

Ray Humphrys, Bonyi-Bonyi: life and legends of the Bunya Mountains (Nanango: Wyndham Observer, 1992)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8421955


Works:

Hermann Lau, Vier Jahre in Australien. Selbsterlebnisse und Reisebilder aus der Colonie New-South-Wales (Hamburg: [Selbstverlag], 1860)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/43052734

[? unpublished diary, cited by Humphrys]


Thanks (March 2015): To Berthold Hamer, of Gluecksburg, for kindly sharing biographical information incorporated in revised entry (2015-03-26)





LAURENCE, James / LAURENT, George Frederick

(G. F. LAURENT; George Frederick LAURENT; James LAURENCE; also John LAURENCE; James LAWRENCE)

Vocalist, songwriter/composer, convict

Born London, 1795
Arrived Sydney, NSW, (1), 25 April 1815; (2) 6 January 1820 (per Michael from India)
Free Sydney, NSW, by September 1833; further conviction 1836-53?; active Sydney, early 1859
Died Collingwood, VIC, 1 September 1863


Summary:

"George Frederick Laurent, from colonial sentence" was awarded a certificate of freedom during the week of 26 September 1833, and the following week appeared in a concert at Parramatta. He was perhaps the Mr. Laurent who advertised a concert and ball in Hobart in January 1834. Certainly he was back in Sydney in July 1836, when, having been convicted of stealing a cask of beer, he was sentenced to a further 7 years transportation to a penal settlement. If Norfolk Island, he may have first met Charles Packer there (see below). He was probably not however the proprietor of Laurent's in Melbourne in 1854, named presumably after the Londoner Henry Laurent. However, "Formerly of the Theatre Royal, George-street", he presented his own concert in Sydney 1859, with assistance from Charles Packer, Madame Lamont, Flora Harris, Herr Wilhelm Carl Schmitt ("solo violinist Munich"), and Mr. Marmaduke Henry Wilson ("pianist to Lady Amelia Keith Jackson, Lower Walmer").


Documentation:

"CERTIFICATES", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 March 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2185493

"NETTLETON'S", The Monitor (7 July 1826), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31757604

"QUARTER SESSIONS - (Monday)", The Australian (12 August 1826), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37074763

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (7 October 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12847888

"CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM", The Sydney Herald (26 September 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12847813

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (7 October 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128478880

[ADVERTISEMENT] Parramatta Concert. - The Concert on Friday night, at Nash's Long Room, was respectably attended, but not crowded, under the direction of Mr. LEWIS. The much admired song of the "Cold flinty rock," [Braham] was sung by a gentleman of the name of G. F. Laurent, in a most masterly style, with great applause; Mr. Meredith sang his comic Songs admirably; the whole of the performance went off with great satisfaction to the audience.

[Advertisement], Colonial Times (28 January 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8647399

"THURSDAY", The Sydney Monitor (9 July 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151723

"Norfolk Island. THE SOCIAL SYSTEM. No.1. To the Editor", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (25 June 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550737

... A play has been allowed to be performed by the prisoners, to amuse their companions. A prisoner, I think of the name of Laurent, was the chief promoter and performer of this. Some of the colonists in all probability have heard of this hero of the Norfolk Island stage, before today. Now, are the prisoners transported to be amused with this man and his companions absurdities on the stage? Has not frequenting a play house been the means of sending many to a penal colony? Do not temptations to sin and crime abound in such places? Yet here, at this place of fearful punishment, plays are not only allowed, but encouraged to be performed; and the very room where public worship is held, was elected as the place for Laurent and his friends to have their stage erected, and to amuse the prisoners with rant and buffoonery ...

"NORFOLK ISLAND. PENAL DISCIPLINE", The Hobart Town Courier (24 July 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8748498

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13011307

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 February 1859), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13012814


Other documentation:

[1] Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/colsec/l/F32c_la-09.htm

LAURENT, George Frederick. Per "St Michael", 1819; 1820 Jan 6: Convict transported from India per "St Michael" (Reel 6018; 4/3521 pp.167, 243); 1823 Oct 15: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.78, 436-7); 1824 Oct 8: Re list of prisoners to return to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.184)

[2] SL-NSW, Dixson MS Q168, Norfolk Island convict papers, ca. 1842-1867

A collection of original manuscript autobiographies, written by Norfolk Island convicts, for Dr. James Aquinas Reid; includes Laurent's MS memoir

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110363610


Bibliography and resources:

Jordan 2010

Wills 2015





LAVAJEK, Anna Marie (Anna Maria S. HLAWACZEK)

Musician, pianist, teacher and piano and singing, school teacher

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1881; Maitland, NSW, 1885-86
Departed Australia, ? 1887


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (5 February 1881), 201

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161882334 

SHIRLEY COLLEGE, EDGECLIFF ROAD, SYDNEY. - Principals, the Misses MAC CORMACK, assisted by the following Professors:- English, C. J. Fache, Esq.; French, Madame Gouet, Mademoiselle Gouet; German, Fraulein Hlawaczek; Music, Miss Woolley, Herr Kretschmann, Mr. Herrmann, Mr. Moiley, Mr. Kellennann, Fraulein Hlawaczek; Singing, Madame Conduite; Drawing, Miss Fclton; Dancing, M. F. H. Needs; Calisthenics, Mr. R. Whibley. STUDIES RESUMED January 27.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 October 1881), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13497307 

MISS HLAWACZEK, Conservatory of Vienna, receives PUPILS for piano or singing on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Nicholson and Co.'s.

"MAITLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (7 April 1885), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18878880 

The attention of parents and children is directed to the advertisement of Miss Lavajek, the recently appointed principal of the Girls' High School ...

"Maitland Public High School", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (19 December 1885), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18877899 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 January 1887), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13625031 

"TECHNICAL EDUCATION. ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS. WEST MAITLAND BRANCH", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 January 1887), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13625929 





LAVATER, George Theodore Adams

Amateur musician, composer, secretary, Centennial International Exhibition

Born Lausanne, Switzerland, May 1831
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 1852 (ship's officer per Hoogly) Died Hawksburn, VIC, 20 November 1915

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-534498 (NLA persistent identifier)


Image: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182641465



LAVATER, Louis

Conductor, composer, poet

Born St. Kilda, VIC, 2 May 1867
Died St. Kilda, VIC, 22 May 1953, aged 86

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783663 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Documentation:

"NEW MUSIC", The Argus (3 November 1885), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6071320

"NEW MUSIC", The Argus (11 April 1888), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6116395

Punch and Judy's Wedding March is the composition of L. L. Lavater, published in Melbourne, and to be had of all music sellers. It is the work of a lad who has upspringing ideas in music, who has already done better work than this but the "Punch and Judy Wedding March" has already been received with public favour as scored for orchestra by Mr S. Hore, and hence we suppose the reason for publication in pianoforte form.

"CRICKET", The Mercury (30 January 1890), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9227949

[News], The Argus (24 October 1890), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8445436

"FAREWELL CONCERT TO MR. HAMILTON CLARKE", The Argus (22 July 1891), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8630725

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (5 April 1897), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54487648

"AN AUSTRALIAN HYMN", The Argus (1 January 1901), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10527752

"MR. G. T. A. LAVATER. LONG CAREER CLOSED", The Argus (23 November 1915), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1581256 

"Poet of the people dies", The Argus (23 May 1953), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23246267

"A tribute. By BIDDY ALLEN", The Argus (23 May 1953), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23246265

"DEATHS", The Argus (23 May 1953), 18

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23246117


Bibliography and resources:

Valerie Kent, "Lavater, Louis Isidore (1867-1953)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lavater-louis-isidore-7107





LAVENU, Lewis Henry

Pianist, cellist, conductor, arranger, composer

Active Australia, from 1853; died Sydney, 1859


See main page:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/lavenu-lewis-henry.php 





LAVER, William Adolphus

Violinist, music teacher, music editor, composer

Born Castlemaine, VIC, 20 August 1866
Died Kinglake, VIC, 2 July 1940

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-487214 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Bibliography and resources:

Thérèse Radic, "Laver, William Adolphus (1866-1940)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/laver-william-adolphus-7109





LAVERNE, Pattie (also Patti, Patty, LA VERNE)

Soprano vocalist

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 13 December 1880 (per Potosi, from London, 30 October)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 23 February 1882 (per R.M.S. Zealandia, for San Francisco)
Died UK, 24 April 1916

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q="Pattie+Laverne" (TROVE search)


Images: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182638115

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182640572

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/182673485 


Documentation:

[News], The Argus (14 December 1880), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5954835

The lovers of light music and spectacle will be glad to leam that Mr George Musgrove, who was long connected in business with the late Mr. W. S. Lyster, has returned to Melbourne by the Potosi. Mr Musgrove brings with him a new company, complete in its leading members, and a number of auxiliaries well trained to make the most of subordinate parts. Miss Patty Laverne is the principal lady, and the name is well known in the English performance of modern French comic opera. With her are Miss Agnes Consuelo and Miss Nelly Hope. Mr Albert Brenner is the leading tenor, and his name is also well known to the readers of the home theatrical news-papers . . .

"ARRIVED", The Australasian (18 December 1880), 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142173716

"MISS PATTIE LAVERNE", Illustrated Australian News (31 December 1880), 251

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60094013

"COLONIAL TELEGRAMS", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (24 December 1881), 21

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91289155

... Melbourne, December 22. Pattie Laverne ceases her connection with the Musgrove Opera Company on Friday, when Elsa May takes her place.

"CLEARANCES", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 February 1882), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13505690

"TELEGRAMS", Border Watch (25 February 1882), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77565126

ADELAIDE, February 23 . . . Mr. Musgrove, the manager of the Opera Company now performing at the Theatre Royal, writes denying that the company is a remnant of the Tambour Major lot. He says he offered Pattie Laverne £40 a week, with travelling expenses and costumes, but she wanted £60, which he refused.

"MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES", The West Australian (19 June 1916), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26982662 

The death took place recently in London of Pattie Laverne, a sprightly and attractive comic opera artiste, who made her name in the old Opera Comique, London, in the early seventies, and subsequently visited the Antipodes under engagement to Williamson and Musgrove to play the leading part in the firm's brilliant production of "La Fille du Tambor Major;" about 1880. Miss Laverne possessed a powerful, flexible, and true soprano, and a vivacity of expression and charm in acting which suited her particularly for opera bouffe and comic opera. She retired from the stage some years ago.


Bibliography and resources:

David Stone, "Pattie Laverne", 2006

http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/whowaswho/L/LavernePattie.htm 





LAWRENCE, James


= James LAURENCE / George Frederick LAURENT (above)





LAWS, Horace

Vocalist, conductor (Longford Philharmonic Society)

Active Longford, TAS, by 1853
Died London, 12 October 1888, aged 57


Summary:

Secretary of the Longford Philharmonic Society at its foundation in September 1858, Horace Laws was also, with John Adams, among its first conductors. He left fNSW, or Melbourne in September 1866.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Launceston Examiner (23 September 1858), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38993276

"THE LONGFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Launceston Examiner (5 January 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38998683

"THE LONGFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Launceston Examiner (8 May 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39000391

"THE CONCERT", Launceston Examiner (31 May 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39001425

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (7 July 1860), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65993345

"TOWN TALK AND TABLE CHAT", The Cornwall Chronicle (1 August 1860), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65993478

"CONCERT OF THE LONGFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY", Launceston Examiner (4 October 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39002386

"LONGFORD", Launceston Examiner (27 September 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36638439

"Mr. Laws' reply", Launceston Examiner (27 September 1866), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36638438

"Deaths", The Argus (28 November 1888), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6910622

"Deaths", Launceston Examiner (1 December 1888), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38324450

"LONGFORD", Launceston Examiner (29 April 1895), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39606965





LAYTON, Mr.

Vocalist, countertenor

Active Parramatta and Sydney, NSW, 1827-29


Documentation:

"To the Editor", The Australian (7 April 1827), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37073649 

On Monday last a concert was held at Mr. Nash's inn, Parramatta, when Mrs. Jones made her appearance here, for the first time. The company, amounting to fifty or sixty persons, were very respectable. They were well pleased with Mrs. Jones's songs, which were numerous. Mr. Layton afterwards made his debut, and sung a variety of songs, which were well received by the company ...

"MR. LEVEY'S CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (22 August 1829), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32072292 

... 'O Lady Fair!" a Glee, next followed, and was very well executed. The counter tenor voice of Mr. Layton pleased those well who listened to his notes. This Glee was also loudly encored ...





LAZAR, John (LAZARUS; Mr. J. LAZAR; John LAZAR)

Vocalist, actor, theatrical manager

Born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1 December 1801
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 27 February 1837 (per Lady McNaughten, from Leith, 9 May via Hobart)
Departed Adelaide, SA, 1863 (for New Zealand)
Died New Zealand, 8 June 1879

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-528814 (NLA persistent identifier)


LAZAR, Rachel (Miss LAZAR; Mrs. Andrew MOORE, see MOORE, Rachel)

Vocalist, dancer, actor


LAZAR, Samuel

Opera and theatrical manager, playwright

Born Sydney, NSW, 1838
Died Cook's River Asylum, NSW, 14 November 1883


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summary:

The actor-manager John Lazar, a key figure in early Australian theatre (and thus also in music), was himself only an occasional singer, but performed comic and sentimental songs nevertheless. During his first Sydney season, at the Theatre Royal in September 1837 a performance of Selby's 1835 London comedy Catching an heiress featured Lazar playing Tom Twig "in which character he will sing the original Song of The statue fair, and an entire new Medley Baron Sowererouizensausengen". That month too he sang the very popular Scots song Lord Ullin's daughter. In Adelaide in 1849, the press lamented "a low piece of travestie injudiciously introduced by Mr. Lazar, purporting to be a buffo, in other words, a clap-trap parody on the opera of Cinderella."

His daughter Rachel married the violinist Andrew Moore.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Colonist (28 September 1837), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31719869

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (16 May 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2210915

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (4 September 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12861580

[Advertisement], Empire (15 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855598

"MR. GRIFFITH'S CONCERT", South Australian (16 March 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71623303

"THE LATE MR. JOHN LAZAR", West Coast Times (11 June 1879), 2

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT18790611.2.8

"The AUCKLAND WEEKLY NEWS", Australian Town and Country Journal (5 July 1879), 28

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70970665

"OBITUARY", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 November 1883), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13552304


Bibliography and resources:

G. L. Fisher, "Lazar, John (1801-1879)", Australian dictionary of biography 2 (1967)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lazar-john-2341





LAZARUS, Abraham Barnet

Amateur violinist (pupil of James HUNTER), conductor (Bendigo Liedertafel), medical doctor

Born VIC, 1864

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Abraham+Barnet+Lazarus (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


LAZARUS, Daniel Barnet

Amateur violinist, politician

Born VIC, 1866

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466158 (NLA persistent identifier)





LEAKE, Mary Ann (Mary Ann WALPOLE; Mrs. LEAKE; Mrs. Luke LEAKE senior)

Pianist(s)

Born ? UK, c.1801
Arrived Perth, WA, 27 January 1833 (per The Cygnet from London and Portsmouth, 19 September 1832)
Died Perth, WA, 14 May 1872, "in her 72nd year"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mary+Ann+Leake+d1872 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal (2 February 1833), 18

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642238 

Martin Doyle (ed.), Extracts from the letters and journals of George Fletcher Moore: Esq., now filling a judicial office at the Swan River settlement . . . (London: Orr and Smith, 1834), 224-25

https://archive.org/stream/extractsfromlet00doylgoog#page/n252/mode/2up 

... On the 10th [February 1833] I rode to Guildford; walked thence to Perth, which I did not leave until the 12th; at Mr. Leake's, and enjoyed the grand piano which Mrs. Leake, who had recently arrived, had brought with her. The two natives of King George's Sound (who are on their return) were greatly delighted with the music; they danced the kangaroo dance ... Afterwards they seated themselves in arm-chairs, with the greatest self-complacency, and drank tea.

[Extract], The Hobart Town Courier (26 December 1834), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4182369 

"Performance of Sacred Music", Inquirer (14 May 1845), 1-2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65582935

... The celebrated air "Let the bright Seraphim", from Handel's Oratorio of "Samson", was next sung in first-rate style by Mrs. Symmons, feelingly accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Leake. We missed Harper's trumpet obligato, but in other respects there was little to desire ... The Benedictus was followed by a chorus from the "Te Deum," by Graun, succeeded by that enchanting duett from Judas Maccabaeus, "O lovely peace," which was given with surpassing excellence by Miss and Mrs. Symmons. If it be permitted, or possible, to single out particular beauties where all was so Jovely, we should say that this was the gem of the evening. We have heard the same duett many times, and we can honestly declare that we never heard it sung with more exquisite taste and feeling; the accompaniment, too, was most delightfully played throughout by Mrs. Leake, forming altogether the greatest musical treat we have had for many years ...

"DIED", The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times (17 May 1872), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3752068 

"DEATH OF SIR LUKE LEAKE", Western Mail (8 May 1886), 26

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32699892 

"OBITUARY", The Daily News (8 November 1929), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85138611 

"RECOLLECTIONS. By C. E. V. Shenton, nee Lochee", The West Australian (19 October 1935), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32902596 

AS Perth from its very earliest days has always been a musical and music loving people and still remains so, I think I ought to say something of their doings. There were some very fine musicians I have been told in those early days. Mrs. Luke Leake, senior, piano; Mrs. Hamersley, singing; the Rev. Wittenoom, cello, being among the foremost ...


Bibliography and resources:

Skinner 2017





LEE BROTHERS


LEE, David (Mr. David LEE)

Professor of Music, music retailer, organist, organ builder, music publisher, composer

Born Armagh, Ireland, 20 March 1837
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, 26 July 1864 (per Morning Light)
Died South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, 12 May 1897, aged 60

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468119 (NLA persistent identifier)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=David+Lee+1837-1897 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Brother of Harcourt LEE, David Lee was active in Melbourne by 1865, as a concert artist and as organist of St. Luke's Emerald Hill and associated with the Melbourne Philharmonic. In Collins-Street east in September 1866, "Mr. David Lee and Mr. Samuel Kaye (professors of music)" opened a Pianoforte and Harmonium Warehouse (see entry on Samuel KAYE for details of their publishing business). Lee and Kaye served as conductor and organist of the Melbourne Philharmonic, and later briefly shared responsibilities as City Organist, a role taken over by Lee alone after Kaye's departure.

According to organist George PEAKE (quoted in Carne, scanned edition, 27):

Mr. Lee was a musician of undoubted ability, shrewd, business like and full of energy. Mainly by his own personal exertions and natural gifts he rose from a bank clerk to become one of the most successful and popular musicians in the Colony. Leaving the banking business, he became a piano tuner, organist of Collins Street Independent Church, Conductor of the Philharmonic Society, City Organist, music seller and organ builder. He was ever on good terms with himself, bright and cheery in disposition, and generally successful in impressing his friends with the value of his ability. His advice to the chorus 'to keep one eye on the Conductor and one on the music' came bubbling to the surface with great frequency, much to his own enjoyment. His keen business instinct possibly affected his musical judgment, while his bonhomie and personal popularity probably disarmed criticism, much to his own disadvantage as a public musician. His musical enterprise appeared to be influenced by a desire to please the public and win popularity rather than promote the educational and progressive advance of musical art. His troops of friends and easily-won popularity were not calculated to lead to any continuous development of his natural gifts and fine musical talent. Altogether he gained an ascendancy in the Philharmonic Society which made him aggressive and difficult to manage ...

An interesting lost musical work by Lee is a song called The ins and outs of responsible government (words by E. G. Fitzgibbon), newly published and briefly reviewed in The Argus in February 1880.


Documentation:

"DUBLIN", The Musical Times 11 (1 March 1863), 8

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=B28PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA8

[News], The Argus (27 February 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5741940

[News], The Argus (8 March 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5747007

[News], The Argus (6 December 1865), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5781226

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 September 1866), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5772986

"INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION", The Argus (4 December 1866), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5780210

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 December 1868), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5834837

"MR. DAVID LEE'S CONCERT", The Argus (17 March 1874), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5866048

[Advertisement], The Argus (27 December 1875), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11512858

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 July 1876), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5895967

"THE SCOT'S CHURCH", The Argus (25 July 1876), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5896347

"ALLAN AND CO.'S NEW MUSIC WAREHOUSE", The Argus (5 October 1876), 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5904872

[News], The Argus (28 February 1880), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5976364

"DEATHS", The Argus (13 May 1897), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9178453

"DEATH OF MR. DAVID LEE", The Argus (13 May 1897), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9178565

"DEATHS", The Argus (10 May 1916), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2099512


Bibliography and resources:

Carne 1954

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18579139

Sally O'Neill, "Lee, David (1837-1897)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lee-david-4006

Helen Jones, "Lee, Mary (1821-1909)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lee-mary-7150

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/marylee/ml02.htm



LEE, Harcourt

Professor of Music, pianist, orchestral conductor, composer

Born Ireland, c.1844 (younger brother of David LEE)
Arrived Melbourne, VIC, January 1862 (assisted immigrant per Morning Light, aged 18, from Liverpool)
Died Melbourne, VIC, 18 May 1908, aged 64 years

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Harcourt+Lee+d1908 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (2 September 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6488676

"CORONER'S INQUEST", The Argus (15 February 1864), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5744209

[News], The Argus (12 October 1867), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5780431

"Deaths", The Argus (6 June 1908), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14940212

"DEATHS", The Argus (24 June 1908), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10657288


Musical works:

The duke of Edinburgh waltz ([Melbourne]: [W. H. Glen], [1867])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/47523672 

Melbourne Exhibition quadrille, in Glen's Exhibition album (Melbourne: W. H. Glen, [1880?])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32923928





LEE, F. E.

Piano-forte player, pianist

Active Maitland, NSW, 1854


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (2 September 1854), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693457 





LEE, J. C.

Vocalist, bones player (New York Serenaders)

Active Australia, 1851


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Cornwall Chronicle (1 March 1851), 133

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65574870

"DEPARTURES", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 October 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12931572





LEE, J. H.

Minstrel, serenader, banjoist, banjo player (West's Minstrels, Empire Minstrels)

Active Bendigo, VIC, and Adelaide, SA, 1858


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Bendigo Advertiser (23 June 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87981312 

[Advertisement], South Australian Weekly Chronicle (31 July 1858), 1 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88821507 





LEE, John Herman Selwyn

Actor, manager, comedian, comic vocalist

Active Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), by June 1834
Died by 1853

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Herman+Selwyn+Lee (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

Lee, later described as an "Irish comedian", first appeared at the theatres in Hobart and Launceston during 1834 and 1835, before sailing for Sydney. Last heard of, Lee was managing the Theatre Royal, Geelong, in Victoria in April 1851. Two years later, in Adelaide, one of the performing dogs of "the late J. H. S. Lee" was billed to appear at the theatre.

Though principally an actor, he also danced and sang, mostly comic songs, but also occasionally in more serious solos and duets. He appeared in a principal role in George Peck's production of Weber's Der Freischütz in Sydney in 1838, though it is unclear whether, or perhaps more likely not, he sang. During the 1840s he also appeared with his performing dogs.


Documentation:

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS", The Sydney Herald (17 December 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853641 

[Advertising], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (15 September 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551297 

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (9 April 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91914605 

[Advertisement], The Courier (29 September 1853), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2244655 





LEE, John

Itinerant, composer

Active Hobart, TAS, 1862


Documentation:

"POLICE COURT", The Mercury (14 October 1862), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8811599

IDLE AND DISORDERLY. John Lee charged with being an idle and disorderly person, and begging from public-house to public-house under pretence of shewing his manuscript musical compositions, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, this being the second occasion on which he had left the Invalid Depot to pursue the same course.





LEE, Joseph

Travelling musician, itinerant musician

Active TAS, 1856


Documentation:

"KINGSTON. THE LATE APPALLING MURDER", The Courier (13 November 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2506767

... Joseph Lee, sworn. - Stated that he was a travelling musician; helped the last witness to carry the body of the deceased on Thursday from off the bush to the township; did not know the deceased.





LEE, Philip

Violinist, orchestra leader, quadrille band leader, pianist, publican

Born ? c.1810 (? 1812)
Arrived Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, 20 November 1836 (per Tam O'Shanter, from London, 20 July)
Active Sydney, NSW, 1839; Adelaide, SA, from 1839
Died Glenelg, SA, 8 January 1861, aged 51

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Philip+Lee+d1861 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Summary:

An Adelaide merchant, Lee gave a "Select Ball" in December 1838 at which he played the violin and a Herr Draving sang and played guitar. He was perhaps related to the actor and singer John Lee active in Sydney theatre. Philip was anyway in Sydney during the first half of 1839, playing with Deane at a Cecilian Society meeting in March. In June, Lee directed a civilian band at a "St. Andrew's Ball" (though obviously not St. Andrew's Day) and was himself leader at a Cecilian Society concert which included the overtures of Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville, and Masaniello.

Back in Adelaide, Lee was "Leader of the Orchestra" when Cameron announced theatrical entertainments in October. In February 1848, he was leader of the band at Lazar's New Queen's Theatre, and in 1849, he was an associate artist in Wallace and Ellard's concerts. In 1851-52 he was still giving his services to the theatre gratuitously.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette (29 July 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31749662

[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (19 May 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31749935 

[Advertisement], South Australian (15 September 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71684782

[Advertisement], South Australian Gazette (15 December 1838), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750291

"The Cecilian Society", The Australian (9 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36863205

[Letter], "To the Editor", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (27 June 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551584

"CECILIAN SOCIETY", The Sydney Herald (28 June 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12855558

"THE CECILIAN CONCERT", The Colonist (29 June 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31723328

"THE ST. ANDREW'S BALL" & "CECILIAN CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (29 June 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550844

[Advertisement], South Australian (30 October 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71685619

[Advertisement], South Australian (9 February 1841), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71614085

[Advertisement], South Australian (13 August 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71615140

[Advertisement], Adelaide Observer (26 December 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158925418

"ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE", South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (2 January 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195934453 

"THE HUNT BALL", South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (26 June 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195935043 

... The orchestra, composing eight good performers - in which a well played flute deserves mention - was under the guidance of Mr Philip Lee - better known by the soubriquet, first given to him by the great O.G. at a large and fashionable party of intending colonists in London, in 1836, as the "South Australian Paganini." It is but justice to Mr. Lee to say that on this occasion the music was excellent, and tended greatly to promote the pleasures of the evening ...

"RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT", South Australian Register (10 June 1848), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48727013

[Advertisement], South Australian (29 February 1848), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71610635

[Advertisement], South Australian (6 October 1848), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71612600

"WEDNESDAY'S CONCERT", South Australian (13 March 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71623260

[Advertisement], South Australian (1 May 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71623618

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (1 September 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38435565

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (8 May 1852), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38462827

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (10 January 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50021877

"THE LATE MR. PHILIP LEE", The South Australian Advertiser (10 January 1861), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article828949 

"The Week", South Australian Weekly Chronicle (27 October 1888), 11

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94764897 

We have to record the death of another old colonist in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, whose demise occurred at Glenelg at an early hour on Tuesday morning. The deceased, who had reached the age of 74 years, had not been in her usual health for some four weeks past, and the sad event was not unexpected by her friends. She arrived in South Australia with her husband, the late Philip Lee, in the Tam O'Shanter in 1836, and has lived here ever since. The late Philip Lee was well known to old colonists as a talented violinist. Mrs. Lee and her husband were the first Jewish settlers who landed in the colony. The deceased lady was very fond of talking over the early history of the colony, and had a vivid recollection of events which happened in those days. She was of a cheerful disposition, and until the illness which proved fatal had had no serious ailment. The family left are Mr. J. P. Lee, of Adelaide; Mr. L. P. Lee, who is in America; Mrs. Louis Barnard, of Melbourne; Mrs. B. Solomon and Mrs. S. Barnard, of Glenelg; and one single daughter. There are nine grandchildren.





LEE SEM

LEE TAK

LEE YENG

LEE CHOK

Chinese musicians

Active Ballarat, VIC, 1863


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Star (3 October 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72517677

"NEWS AND NOTES", The Star (5 October 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72517721

... At about nine o'clock Mr. Lang, the assiduous president of the institute, brought up to the orchestra a band of some tea or a dozen Chinese, whose services he had enlisted in the good cause. It had been announced that Mr. Ah Coon, the Government interpreter, would favor the company with songs in the Malay, Amoy, and Chin Choo dialects, but Mr. Ah Coon, it appears, did not feel himself in sufficiently robust health to trust his reputation as a vocalist to the hazard of an attempt that evening, confining himself to heralding to the audience the performances of his compatriots. With Chinese music and musical instruments our readers are somewhat familiar, but we dare say they will not be sorry to have the comments of an explanatory paper handed to us on Saturday evening by the president. From this we learn that Ge Sin played on the Kong-wai. The drums covered with buffalo skins were played by Ah Kow, and the gong by Le Tak. The Chinese guitar, or moot-kem, a flat circular instrument with four strings, played on by means of a small piece of bone, was manipulated by Lee-Sem. Wee-Pin played with bone the Sam-yen, a guitar like instrument of three strings, the sounding board being covered with snake-skin. The pan-ewoo, a flat disc of wood for the purpose of keeping time, was beaten by sticks. The shap-ar, a small oblong piece of hardwood six inches by three, was also used for marking time. Wee Pin played the cymbals or cha, well known to dwellers in Ballarat East. Lee Tak also played the gong or laur,  "very effective", as Mr. Lang says, "in producing loud music". Lee Yeng and Lee Chok played the tee-uh or tuk-tie, which produced sounds similar to the Scotch bagpipes, or Scotch organ, as Ah Coon calls the instrument. As we have before stated, Mr. Ah Coon did not sing, but Lee Tak and Kong Wai did. The first sang in his natural voice, and the second in falsetto; but, owing to the ponderousness of the accompaniment, neither could be heard. At the conclusion of the songs, the party retired amidst the applause which courtesy, if not appreciation demanded.

"CHINESE SINGING AND PLAYING", Bendigo Advertiser (7 October 1863), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87939138





LEES, Renee (Reene)

Pianist, composer

Born Sydney, NSW, 18 November 1882


Documentation:

"MISS RENEE LEES'S BENEFIT", Evening News (29 August 1894), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113322859

Miss Renee Lees, a pupil of Herr Josef Kretschmann, gave a pianoforte recital in the Y.M.C.A. Hall last night in the presence of an audience that filled the entire building. The young debutante has not yet reached the age of 11, and the only rational way to account for her wonderful performance is to write her down at once a genius. Not only did she surprise and captivate her audience by her skill as a pianist, but she even appeared in the role of composer, and in a programme including the names of Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, and Mariani, an honored place was found for three little bracketed compositions of Renee Lees ... Her rendering of "Preludio and Fuga No. 2" [Bach] was a revelation, and the almost perfect expression she gave to the language of the music of Beethoven's Clavier Concerto" (Emperor), E flat, with string quartette accompaniment, filled the audience with delight. They were both masterly efforts. The technique was all that could be desired, and the style clear, crisp, showy, pleasantly suggesting Kowalski ... As for her settings of the songs "Lullaby," "The Mill," and "The Brook" (pleasingly rendered by Madame Marie St.Clair), if it cannot be said that they display any marked originality they at least give forth great promise of better work to come. The simple melodies of "Lullaby" and "The Brook" made those numbers popular. The theme of "The Mill" was rather more ambitious, and sounded hard and unsympathetic. The composer, it may be added, played the accompaniments in a very able manner ...

[News], Evening News (21 April 1900), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113714572

The clever young pianist, Renee Lees, who recently left Sydney with her mother, has met with a very gratifying reception since her arrival in London on the part of various musical experts ...


Musical works:

Cradle song, Bell bird, and Little thoughts, in The Australian musical album 1894, no. 1 (Sydney: W. J. Banks, 1894)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/44901994





LEFFLER FAMILY

LEFFLER, Edmund Ironsides (1809-1873)

LEFFLER, Elizabeth Madeleine (b.1847)

See mainpage "Edmund Leffler and family"

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/leffler-edmund.php





LEGGATT FAMILY (related to ELLARD - LOGAN - WALLACE - BUSHELLE)

LEGGATT, Thomas (d. 1846)

LEGGATT, Thomas, junior (d. 1873)

See mainpage "Thomas Leggatt"

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/leggatt-thomas.php 





LEGGE, William

Professor of music, piano tuner, composer

Active Gippsland, VIC, by 1866 (formerly of Bury St. Edmunds, England)
Died Sale, VIC, 2 June 1876, aged 47


Documentation:

[Advertisement], Gippsland Times (18 April 1862), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65361520

"MR. LEGGE'S CONCERT", Gippsland Times (31 October 1862), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65362019

"THE INQUEST", Gippsland Times (27 February 1863) 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65362288

[News], The Argus (30 July 1867), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5773741

[Advertisement], Gippsland Times (24 September 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61207561

[News], Gippsland Times (28 September 1867), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61207616

Our readers will recollect that Mr W. Legge, so well known in musical circles, whilst out shooting some time ago on the Avon River met with an accident which necessitated the amputation of his left arm. To a professor of music, this was an irreparable loss, and Mr. Legge has had many friends to sympathise him in his misfortune.

"AMATEUR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE", Gippsland Times (3 October 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61207648

"AMATEUR COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT", Gippsland Times (14 March 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61209164

"AMATEUR CONCERT", Gippsland Times (5 December 1868), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61342182

A quadrille "Le jour de naissance", composed by Mr. W. Legge was rendered by the band in an inspiriting manner.

"DEATHS", Gippsland Times (3 June 1876), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61825992 


Musical work:

Thou art lovelier, song, poetry written by Richard Howitt, music composed & dedicated to the lady musical amateurs of Gippsland, by William Legge (Melbourne: C. Troedel, litho., [1873])

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165725574 





LEGRAND, Louise (Mdlle. Louise LEGRAND; LE GRAND)

Pianist, vocalist, teacher of singing

Active Melbourne, VIC, by 1873; until 1875 (? 1897) (sister of the actor Eugenie LEGRAND)


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (21 April 1873), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5852212

LESSONS in SINGING. Mdlle. LOUISE LEGRAND (for four years pupil of the great maestro Mons. Wartel, of Paris, the professor of the celebrated prima donnas Mesdames Trebelli and Nilsson). Will receive private PUPILS in SINGING. Testimonials from Mons. Wartel. Address Mademoiselle Louise Legrand, 33 Princes-street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

"LAUNCESTON", The Mercury (17 May 1875), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8937285

[News], The Argus (12 July 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11520160

"Music and the Drama", Australian Town and Country Journal (17 January 1885), 25

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71022591

"ENTERTAINMENTS", The Australasian (10 February 1877), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142997020 

"Music and the Drama", Australian Town and Country Journal (17 January 1885), 25

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71022591 

? [Advertisement], Evening News (5 August 1897), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108753422






LEGREW, Charles

? Violinist, leader of the orchestra, actor, entertainer, serenader, minstrel

Active Melbourne, VIC, by June 1857
Died at sea, Southern Indian Ocean, 1863


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (20 June 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7133881

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (14 October 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112898605

"STAR THEATRE", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (12 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117924490

... Nor must we forget Mr. Legrew, who may be compared to an anphibious animal, being equally capable of delighting us with the Sweet strains of music, as he is in treating us to the pleasures of the sack and buskin ...

[Advertisement], Ovens and Murray Advertiser (20 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117924593

[Advertisement], The Argus (18 October 1860), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5691818 

[News], Geelong Advertiser (2 December 1863), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148701763 

Many of our readers will be glad to learn some of the particulars of the sad fate of Mr. Charles Legrew, who for a long time was a favorite violinist of Maldon. Mr. Sandford, the champion dancer, informs us that the Negro Operatic Troupe, of which himself, Legrew, little White and Boley, all well known on Tarrengower, were voyaging from Madagascar to the Mauritius, when the ship was overtaken by a violent squall while on a lee shore; she foundered about a mile from land; poor Legrew was one of the first lost, and Boley, although a strong swimmer, was so disheartened at witnessing his wife and family drowned that he succumbed and sank. Two seamen and White and Sandford alone reached the shore alive, but White and the seamen fell victims to the fever after a short time, and Sandford is the sole survivor left to tell the melancholy tale. - Tarrengower Times.


Associations:

W. Howson





LEICHHARDT, Ludwig

Explorer, naturalist

Born Trebatsch, Brandenburg, Germany, 23 October 1813
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 14 February 1842 (passenger per Sir Edward Paget, from London, October 1841)
Died ? Queensland, mid 1848

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-902695 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

Ludwig Leichhardt, letter to his brother-in-law, Carl Schmalfuss, 23 March 1842; transcr., transl., Marcel Aurousseau, The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt (London: Hakluyt Society, Cambridge University Press, 1968), II, 432 (translation 439)

Since I left my native land and left you all behind, I have never felt so much at home as I do here. One of my fellow passengers was a music teacher, a young married man with no children who had followed his brother-in-law [John Skinner Prout] to Sydney. When we arrived, he took a house at the exorbitant rent of 1000 dollars a year. As he had a small room to spare, he asked me to lodge with him to help him to meet his expenses.

Letter to Stephen Hale Marsh, 12 August 1844

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42660816 

Ludwig Leichhardt, letter to C. Schmalfuss, 21 October 1847; Aurousseau, III, 960 (translation 965)

I've never been so deeply moved by music as I once was during my passage from England to Sydney. It was on a stormy night ... I had been listening intently to the confused uproar for a long time when I suddenly got up and stepped into Mr. Marsh's cabin ... And there he was, improvising on the harp. The measured sounds, after the rushing and roaring disorder of the wind and the waves out there in the dark, moved me with such strength and reassurance as to bring tears to my eyes. I had the same feelings when I read Schiller again. With what instinctive, clairvoyant understanding he was able to interpret situations in which his own life could never have placed him:

... by harsh custom far estranged,
Along the glad and guileless track
To childhood's happy home unchanged,
The sweet song wafts the wanderer back.

"LEICHHARDT'S LAST HOME CORRESPONDENCE", The Argus (13 September 1865), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5769161

An intelligent, much-liked tobacco merchant, named Aldis, had assisted me when I started before most friendly and strongly, and he was the first whom I met when I landed. When he had recollected me (and this took a pretty long time) he gave vent to his feelings in such a glorifying welcome that I did not know what to think of it. And when he accompanied me to Lynd's house, and called out to everybody in the street. "There is Leichardt, whom we buried long ago, about whom we sang songs of death; he comes from Port Essington, and has conquered the wilderness."

John Frederick Mann, Eight months with Dr. Leichhardt, in the years 1846-47 (Sydney: Turner and Henderson, 1888), 66

https://archive.org/stream/eightmonthswith00manngoog#page/n74/mode/2up 

. . . He really had no taste for drawing, nor could he distinguish one picture from another any more than he could distinguish one tune from another; he did not like music, there were only two tunes he cared to listen to. They were the huntsman's chorus in Der Freischütz and the overture to Masaniello . . .


Bibliography:

Colin Roderick, Leichhardt, the dauntless explorer (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1988), 169

[Marsh] had a difference with Isaac Nathan ... Nathan walked straight into the upper circle of Sydney society and was much in demand. Marsh, on the other hand, had no such credentials. He had a wretched life with his first wife, and led a cat-and-dog life with his second. Leichhardt was uncomfortable in this family circle, the only member of which with whom he felt happy being the wife of the artist John Skinner Prout, Marsh's brother-in-law.

As Roderick explained, when Robert Lynd then offered Leichhardt free lodging at the George Street Barracks, he was happy to move on.


Musical works (for Leichhardt):

Leichhardt's grave; an elegiac ode, on the scarcely doubtful fate of the amiable and talented naturalist - Leichhardt - whose life there is too much reason to fear has been sacrificed in the cause of science, whilst endeavouring to effect an overland route to Port Essington; poet Robert Lynd, esq; composer, I. Nathan, esq.

(Sydney: W. Baker, Hibernian Press; London: Falkner, 1845)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363003 


Thy greeting home again; a paean on Leichhardt's return from Port Essington; poet: A. K. Silvester, esq. - composer: I. Nathan, esq.

(Sydney: Wm. Ford; London: Cramer, Addison and Beale, n.d. [1846])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19363339 

[Recte, E. K. Silvester]


The traveller's return, song, with an accompaniment for the harp or piano-forte, composed on the occasion of Dr. Leichhardt's return to Sydney, and dedicated to the members of the Royal Geographical Society, by S. H. Marsh ("[words] written by A. K. Sylvester"

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d.)

[Recte, E. K. Silvester]

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19990692 


Dr. Leichhardt's march, for the harp, composed on the successful termination of his expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. Marsh

(London: T. Boosey & Co., n.d.)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19990705 

Dr. Leichhardt's march, for the the piano ...

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/23164617 


Associations:

William Henry Aldis

Stephen Hale Marsh

Isaac Nathan





LEINHARDT, Johann

Musician (German Band)

Active Brisbane, QLD, 1855-56


Documentation:

"ACCIDENT WITH FIREARMS", The Moreton Bay Courier (22 December 1855), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3712960

On Monday evening last, as a young man named Johann Leinhardt, one of the German band of musicians brought up by the Circus company, was firing a pistol near the ferry wharf, during the general rejoicing on account of the victory at Sevastopol when the pistol exploded, lacerating his hand in a terrible manner. He was conveyed to the hospital where it was found that one of the fingers was blown off, and the other had to be amputated. This poor young man, quite a stranger in the colony, has been maimed, and prevented from future pursuit of his musical career, by the thoughtless but well-intentioned manifestation in his sympathy with the general feeling, and his case seems well worthy of commiseration, and something more substantial, from the inhabitants.

"RAPID CURE", The Moreton Bay Courier (5 January 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3711287





LEISBERRIE, Lewis

Musician

Active Beechworth, VIC, 1857


Documentation:

"POLICE COURT", Ovens and Murray Advertiser (24 June 1857), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113015815





LEMMONÉ, John (LEMON; John LEMMONE)

Flute player, composer

Born Ballarat, VIC, 22 June 1861
Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 16 August 1949

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Lemmone+1861-1949 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=John+Lemmone (TROVE tagged)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-586672 (NLA persistent identifier)


THIS ENTRY IS A STUB


Summrary (to 1900):

Lemmone (pronounced and sometimes spelt "Lemmoné") was born John Lemon, was the son of a Greek emigrant gold miner (originally Lamoni). Largely self-taught on the tin whistle and fife, Lemmone was 12 when he bought his first flute with gold he'd panned himself on the Ballarat goldfields. In his teens he began playing in Melbourne theatre orchestras, and having changed his name to Lemmone, toured Australia with Amy Sherwin in 1887-89. Lemmone spent the mid-1890s in Europe, appearing in concert again with Nellie Melba (they first appeared together in Melbourne in 1884, their joint debut concert), Adelina Patti, and Paderewski. Already by 1897, he had diversified his activities away from merely performing to concert presenting. That year, The Sydney Morning Herald reported: "Mr. John Lemmone arrived in Sydney yesterday after an absence of more than three years, during which time this Australian artist has won a recognised position as the foremost flautist of the day in London; he now expects to remain in Australia in order to bring out world famous artists, contracts with some of whom are already signed."


Documentation:

"MISS NARELLE'S CONCERTS", The Mercury (22 January 1902), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9577962 

... Mr. John Lemmone stands alone in Australia as a flautist. Musicians who excel on this delightful instrument make a small percentage of members of the profession. The names of Giammona, Lemmone, and Stoneham are, perhaps, the only ones that will at once occur to the average Australian looking back twenty years or more. Mr. Lemmone's performances on Tuesday night can only be described by the use of the word "splendid." His first number was a descriptive solo, "The wind among the trees," by Briccialdi, and his second (in the programme) "Echoes of Naples," by Paggi. The reproduction of the wind whistling among the trees was wonderfully vivid, and the production of soft sounds, followed by their echo, was a marvel of composition and execution.


Bibliography and resources:

Mimi Colligan, "Lemmone, John (1861-1949)", Australian dictionary of biography 10 (1986)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/lemmone-john-7169 

Donald Westlake, Dearest John: the story of John Lemmoné, flute virtuoso and Nellie Melba ... (Terrey Hills: Bowerbird Press, 1997)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/24179798 

Graeme Skinner, "Lemmone, John", Dictionary of Sydney (2008)

http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/lemmone_john





LENCIONI, Maurice (Maurice LENCIONI)

Priest, musician, vocalist, choirmaster

Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1843
Active Adelaide, SA, by 1847
Died Morphett Vale, SA, 6 April 1864, in his 50 year


Summary:

An Italian Passionist priest, Lencioni taught music and singing, and it is recorded that on August 8th, 1847 he conducted the choir at a Pontifical High Mass at St. Patrick's Church, ? Adelaide. One of his singing pupils, Thomas Bastard, recorded:

After a time I was summoned by the Bishop, and told it was my duty to join the choir. I explained that I was but a poor scholar, and did not understand English, much less Latin; but he introduced me to Father Maurice Lencioni, a good man, who held the office of choir singing-master and confessor, and whose duty it was to visit the sick, bury the dead, and bring young people together for marriage. Everybody liked this priest, myself particularly. He was an Italian, a splendid musician, and gifted with a good voice; he undertook to teach me the Latin service, and he had his work to do. It was a long time before I could manage it; but at length I succeeded fairly well, but never became A1.


Documentation:

"SOUTH AUSTRALIA", Empire (27 March 1856), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60175537

"MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MINTARO", South Australian Register (9 October 1860), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50029262

"THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL", South Australian Register (2 April 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50018360

"DEATHS", South Australian Register (7 April 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39125686

"THE LATE REV. MAURICE LENCIONI", South Australian Register (8 April 1864), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39122957


Bibliography and resources:

Thomas Bastard, The autobiography of Cockney Tom (Adelaide: McClory and Masterman, 1881)

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks08/0800591h.html

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/157877294

http://www.themonastery.net.au/passionist/history.html



LENCIONI, Luigi (Signor P. [? Pierluigi])

Basso buffo vocalist

Arrived Sydney, NSW, by 1886
Died Sydney, NSW, 4 February 1891


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (27 July 1886), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13634510

"An Eventful Career", Evening Journal (8 December 1887), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199853555 

Signor Luigi Lencioni, who is the basso buffo in the Amy Sherwin Concert Company, and whose singing was so much admired at the Exhibition concert on Tuesday evening, has had a much more varied experience of life than even the generality of professionals, but perhaps he will provoke most interest in a section of the community because he is a brother of the late Father Maurice Lencioni, who laboured in South Australia for seventeen years, and died at Morphett Vale on March 6, 1864, when Archbisnop Reynolds was parish priest of that district. The Priest was also very musical, and competed for the music of the "Song of Australia." Signor Lencioni, who left Italy when 18 years of age, first appeared on the operatic stage in the United States. While pursuing his professional career there he was associated with the celebrated Ilma de Murska, Paulina de Lucca, and many of the choicest singers of the last generation. He was in America when the Civil War broke out, and was to appear at Brooklyn just before active hostilities commenced. In the excited state of public feeling when the war fever had hold of the whole North the prospects of a successful season were very remote, and the young Italian, seized with the universal feeling, enlisted in the 14th Brooklyn Regiment on May 15, 1861. In this regiment he met the celebrated Henry Ward Beecher, who was chaplain of the regiment, and as a lieutenant he went through eleven battles in two years. He was with the army of the Potomac, and took part in the battles of Bull's Run and Manassas, his heroism being rewarded with a medal, which the stalwart basso now exhibits with considerable pride. While on the battlefield Father Reynolds, now the Archbishop, wrote notifying his brother's death. After two years' service aud experience of the vicissitudes of camp life Signor Lencioni was attacked with typhoid fever. After his active service expired he returned to the operatic stage, aud travelled throughout America and on to Honolulu. While playing in New York he daringly extinguished a fire that broke out at the back of the stage, and was commended for his promptness, which it was alleged saved the building from probable destruction, and prevented great lose of life. He managed the music at the Philadelphia Exhibition, and since then has performed in many cities of the new world, having reached Australia about fifteen months ago. While a lad the Signor, who is now past the prime of life, was associated with the great Fra Giovanni, who was accounted the premier tenor of his day; but since he was 18 years of age the subject of this notice has not visited his sunny Italy.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (7 December 1889), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13752317

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (9 February 1891), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13813360


Bibliography and resources:

Gyger 1990, 60





LENNOX, Mr.

? Composer

Active Ballarat, VIC, 1867


Documentation:

"THE LEVEE", Portland Guardian (16 December 1867), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64688943

The Duke was also presented with a copy of a local musical production by Mr. Lennox, entitled "The Duke's Welcome to Australia."

J. G. Knight, Narrative of the visit of his royal highness the duke of Edinburgh to the colony of Victoria, Australia (Melbourne: Mason, Firth, 1868), 126

https://archive.org/stream/narrativeofvisit00knig#page/126/mode/2up 





LEO, Thomas

Trombone player, bandsman (Band of the 99th Regiment)

Regiment active Australia, 1843-56

See also Band of the 99th Regiment


Documentation:

"THE BAND OF THE 99TH", The Sydney Morning Herald (4 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651200

[Advertisement], The Australian (29 November 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154101





LEONHARDT, Carl

Bandsman (Burton's Band)

Active SA, 1856


Documentation:

"MOUNT BARKER", South Australian Register (7 November 1856), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49761874 

Jacob Young, Jacob Düne, Conrad Sander, Heinrich Rodenbout, Carl Leonhardt, Daniel Müller, and Christian Prothenbuck, known as "Burton's Band", appeared to answer the complaint of Mr. Henry Burton, for that they having contracted to serve the said Henry Burton as musicians, and having entered into his service, did neglect and refuse to fulfil the same.





LEOPOLD FAMILY

Ballet troupe, theatrical dancers, musicians


3 brothers George, Tom, Henry


LEOPOLD, George (WOOLDRIDGE)

Ballet master

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, by December 1857
Died ? August 1904


LEOPOLD, Henry


LEOPOLD, Fanny ("Fraulein Fannie"; Mrs. Henry LEOPOLD)

Died Fitzroy, VIC, 12 July 1885, aged 46


LEOPOLD, Blanch


LEOPOLD, Albert

Theatre-orchestra conductor

Died Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1895


LEOPOLD, Tom

Died Carlton, VIC, 18 June 1871


WOOLDRIDGE, Alice


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 December 1857), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7143449

"MR. GEORGE COPPIN, THE AUSTRALIAN MANAGER", The Courier (25 January 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2461644

The celebrated Leopold family, consisting of Joseph Leopold, George Leopold, Jane Leopold, Fanny Leopold, and a corps de ballet, sailed middle of September for the Christmas Harlequinade, all first-class artistes in their departments.

"CHARLIE NAPIER", The Star (8 November 1858), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66051022

"ODDS AND ENDS", The Courier (4 February 1859), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2466633

At the Melbourne District Court, recently, Mr. George Leopold, on behalf of the Leopold family, sued Mr. George Coppin, the proprietor of the Theatre Royal, for £3 10s., being wages for the part they performed in the morning pantomime of the 8th January. The family had entered into an agreement in London before coming to Melbourne, and were there given to understand that all morning performances were to be paid for extra. ...

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 December 1863), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5741282

"HAYMARKET THEATRE", Bendigo Advertiser (5 August 1859), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87991131

"PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPTEST AT THE PRINCE OF WALES", The Sydney Morning Herald (27 September 1869), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13181554

"DEATH OF MR. TOM LEOPOLD", South Australian Register (26 June 1871), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39253045

The Herald chronicles with regret the decease of this gentleman on Sunday last, June 18, at his residence, Lygon street, Carlton. The late Mr. Leopold was a dancer and pantomimist of the highest class, and gained his early experience from Tom Matthews, Barnes, Jefferini, and other English pantomime artists. In company with his brothers George and Henry, and Fraulein Fanny (Mrs. Henry Leopold), he left England under engagement to Mr. George Coppin, and with them appeared for the first time in Australia in Akhurst's pantomime, Whittington and his Cat, in December, 1857. Some two years back Mr. Leopold caught a very violent cold, which ultimately took the form of chronic pleurisy, to which he ultimately succumbed after severe suffering. He was privately buried in the Melbourne Cemetery. 

"Deaths", The Argus (15 July 1885), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6086794

"DEATH OF FRAULIEN FANNIE (MRS. HENRY LEOPOLD)", The Lorgnette (20 July 1885), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208405180 

"OLD LAUNCESTON PLAYBILLS", Launceston Examiner (28 November 1891), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39582997

"DEATHS", Evening News (29 April 1895), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108092988

"Funerals", The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1895), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13993033

[News], Barrier Miner (15 August 1904), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44356750

"DRAMATIC NOTES", The Mercury (17 August 1904), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9688090

"DRAMATIC NOTES", The Mercury (5 October 1904), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9690825

The late Mr. George Leopold (says Melbourne "Sporting and Dramatic News") left £2,814 to various members of his family. The real estate was valued at £2,265 and personal £549. The will was proved under his proper name - Geo. Wooldridge.


Bibliography and resources:

Irvin, Dictionary, 160





LESLIE, Mr. (Mr. LESLIE)

Tenor vocalist

Active Sydney, NSW, June and July 1843


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421279 

ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. OPEN EVERY EVENING. THIS EVENING, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1843, WILL he presented for the first time in this Colony, Rossini's celebrated Opera of "FIGARO, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, - with the whole of the original Music, and in which Mr. LESLIE (a gentleman of great musical Celebrity), will have the honour of making his first appearance before a Sydney audience ... Mr. J. LAZAR, Manager.

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (21 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113081

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE was performed on Monday night; and, as we predicted, drew a full and fashionable audience ... Tho overtur - very creditably sustained by the band - the charming duets "Ecco ridente," and "All idea"; the cavatina "Una voce poco fa"; the mock bravura "Largo al factotum"; the trio "Zitti, zitti"; and the beautiful finale to the second act, were amongst the compositions of Rossini retained in the libretto, and even with the ineffaceable recollections of European performances, we were much delighted. A debutant named Leslie made his bow as Fiorello, and exhibited vocal powers of a very superior kind. His voice is a tenor of moderate compass, but of much sweetness in the upper notes; and whilst he made no attempt to astound by its stentorian power, he displayed a quiet beauty of style, a passion, and a general refinement, which we have seldom heard exceeded save in those rare examples to which the stamp of greatness has been affixed in Europe, and with which it would be unfair to compare Mr. Leslie. Mr. Lazar has added to his reputation by his spirited performance of Figaro. Independent of his admirable delineation of the character, his execution of the difficult music afforded a gratification, compared with which, some recent buffa displays are insignificant and insipid ...

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (23 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12423662 

THIS EVENING, Friday, June 23, 1843 ... for the second time, Rossini's popular Opera of FIGARO, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE ... and in which Mr. LESLIE will have the honour of making his second appenrance in the character of FIORELLO ...

"NEW MUSIC", The Australian (28 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113280 

Mr.Ellard has just published Balfe's beautiful song of "The Blighted Flower," which has been recently introduced with distinguished success by Mr. Leslie, at the Victoria Theatre, in The Barber of Seville. We recommend this delightful specimen of Balfe's genius to our musical friends, and we also avail ourselves of this opportunity to advert with gratification to our improved musical prospocts, consequent on the operatic arrangements in active progress at the Victoria, where Euterpe is rapidly gaining ground on the realm so long possessed by Melpomene and Thalia.

"THEATRICALS", The Australian (28 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37113283 

ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. THE BARBER OF Seville, to the production of which we adverted in our last review, has been since repeated with increased success, and we are glad to learn that Mr. Wyatt has concluded an engagement with Mr. Leslie, who will appear in a succession of musical pieces. Amongst the early arrangements contemplated by Mr. Lazar, are The Cabinet, The Beggars' Opera, and Der Freischutz, and as the major part of the original music will be preserved in each of these operas, we may assure our musical friends that they can anticipate some delightful evenings. That elegant piece de faste, The Carnival Ball, will be performed to-morrow evening, and from the lavish expense bestowed on its production, we may predict its successful run.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 June 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12419545 

ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE. THIS EVENING, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, will be presented .... To conclude with, for the first time at this Theatre, an Operetta called SWISS SWAINS. The part of Walter, (with Songs) Mr. Leslie. MR. J. LAZAR, Manager.

"ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE", The Australian (24 July 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37115164 

... The beautiful Opera of the The Cabinet will be performed this evening, and we have no doubt of its attracting a full and fashionable audience. Mrs. Leslie [sic] as Prince Orlando, Mr. Lazar as Whimsiculio, and Mrs. Gibbs as Floretta, will prove able representatives of these diffifult characters ...


Musical editions:

The blighted flower, ballad, words by John Hazlett; composed by M. W. Balfe (Sydney: F. Ellard, [1843])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/207004333 


Bibliography and resources:

Gyger 1999, Civilising the colonies, 47-48, 247




LESLIE, Alexander J. (Mr. A. J. LESLIE; Alexander LESLIE; possibly related to Henry LESLIE)

Violinist, orchestra leader

Arrived Melbourne, VIC, December 1856 (per South Carolina)
Active Melbourne, VIC, 1859-63
? Died Melbourne, VIC, 1863 (born Scotland; died aged 33)


LESLIE, John

Viola / tenor player


Documentation:

"MR. LAURENT'S PRIZE WALTZ", Illustrated London News (13 March 1852), 222

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=FKZPAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA222 

On Monday afternoon, the trial for the prize of ten guineas, given by Mr. Charles Emile Laurent, took place at the Argyll Rooms, in the presence a numerous and fashionable auditory. Amongst the Jury were the following amateurs and professors: Viscount Burghersh, Lord Gerald Fitzgerald, Sir Henry Webb, Bart., Captain Hugh Baillie, Captain Breedon, Metsrs. Albert Smith, Charles Kenny, Wiliert Beale, A. J. Leslie, J. Browne, C. L. Grüneisen, Barret, Boose, Bosisio, Dervien, Godfrey, J. Herz, Labarre, Lazarus, Macfarlane, Mellon, Nadaud, Pilati, Pluys, Pratten, Rousselot, Schott, J. H. Severn, Tutton, Waddell, Zerbini, &c ...

"AMATEUR MUSICAL SOCIETY", The Musical World (178 March 1854), 182

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=9JkPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA182 

... the Amateur Musical Society, whose policy is liberal, has been able to bring forward, from time to time, compositions which, in spite of their merit, have failed to obtain a hearing in other places, where greater pretensions are accompanied by greater exclusiveness (not to say prejudice). Among these, it is enough to name the symphony in F of Mr. H. Leslie, an amateur, and that in D of Mr. Macfarren, a professor, both of which are well worth a place in any programme ... First Violins: ... Alexander Leslie ...; Tenors: ... John Leslie ...; Contra-Bassi: Frederick Leslie

"AMATEUR MUSICAL SOCIETY", The Musical World (10 February 1855), 89

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-5kPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA89 

... Conductor - Mr. Henry Leslie ... First Violins: ... A. J. Leslie ...; Violas: ... J. Leslie ...;

[Advertisement], The Argus (16 December 1856), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7141692 

[Advertisement], The Age (27 April 1858), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154858530

"UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH, COLLINGWOOD", The Age (29 April 1858), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154855188 

... Mr. Kaye acted as conductor, and Mr. Leslie as leader, under whose able management, the concert passed off in the most satisfactory manner ...

"MR. LISSIGNOL'S CONCERT", The Argus (24 January 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7308536

"MR. LISSIGNOL'S CONCERT AT THE EXHIBITION BUILDING", The Argus (11 March 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5677731

[Advertisement], The Argus (22 May 1861), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5700414

"LAW REPORT. ASPINWALL v. MERIC", The Argus (7 November 1863), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5738714


Associations:

Eugene Lissignol, George Pringle, Musical Union (Melbourne)





LESLIE, Harry

Entertainer, minstrel, comic vocalist, comedian

Active Sydney, NSW, by 1857
Died Allygar, India, 3 July 1876


LESLIE, W. S.

Minstrel, comic vocalist, falsettist, burlesque artist


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 April 1857), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993754

GREAT ATTRACTION. - BUUDDER BONES' Benefit, at the Fortune of War, Pitt-street, corner of Brougham-place, on MONDAY EVENING, April 6th. Benefit of the BROTHERS LESLIE. Harry Leslie in his great Chin-chopping solo for this night only. Harry Leslie in his unequalled Bone Solo. Harry and W. S. Leslie have the pleasure of announcing their first benefit will take place as above, on which occasion they will appear for the first time in Sydney, in character, introducing in their own inimitable style new songs, speeches, burlesques &c. Cards of admission One Shilling.

"A BUDGET OF NEWS FROM SOUTH AFRICA", The Australasian (6 June 1872), 19

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139121055 

[Leter from Cape Town] ... The Christy Minstrels are on the point of leaving here for Australia. Their company is a good one, and lately they did a ... burlesque on "La Grande Duchesse." It went amid roars of laughter. W. S. Leslie was the Grand Duchess, Louis Braham was Prince Paul, J. Truro General Baum, and Hughey Dogherty was Frits. Overtures were being made to them and Ned Harvey to revisit the interior prior to departure, but I cannot positivelv state their certain future movements.

[Advertisement], The Illustrated London News (5 June 1875), 526

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=j8xlAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA526 

... THE MOORE AND BURGESS MINSTRELS ... Mr. W. S. Leslie, the Marvellous Alto, will sing at every performance.

"Death of an Old Favorite", The Cornwall Chronicle (25 October 1876), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72525621 

Harry Leslie, the Ethiopian comedian, died at Allygar, on July 3rd ... Harry Leslie was formerly a wharf clerk in Melbourne, and appeared ... at the Surrey Music Hall, Royal Charter Hotel ... He afterwards joined the Court Minstrels, and obtained great fame, performing at the Pantheon Theatre, Cremorne Gardens, and all over the colonies ...





LESUEUR, Charles-Alexandre

Gunner, artist, natural historian, Indigenous culture and music recorder

Born Le Havre, France, 1 January 1778
Active NSW and Tasmania, 1801-03
Died Le Havre, 12 December 1846

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-903614 (NLA persistent identifier)


Summary:

Lesueur and his colleague, the astronomer Pierre-François BERNIER, notated the 3 music items printed as Plate 32 in Lesueur and Petit 1824. Manuscript music material relating to the print is held in the Lesueur collection, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre; music items no. 16057R, 16059-1; reproduced in Fornasiero and West-Sooby 2015, 24-25.


Musical editions:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#001 

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist-indigenous-music-1.php#003 





LEVEY, Barnett (Barnet; Mr. LEVEY; Mr. LEVY)

Vocalist, theatre proprietor, concert presenter, entrepreneur

Not to be confused with Barnett LEVY below


See mainpage:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/levey-barnett.php 





LEVEY, Montague

Amateur composer, property developer, patron

Born UK, c.1834
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 27 July 1835 (per Hercules, with parents Isaac and Dinah Levey)
Died Sydney, NSW, 9 May 1884

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Montague+Levey+d1884 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1502082 (NLA persistent identifier)


Documentation:

"ARRIVAL OF THE NEW GOVERNOR", The Australian (3 August 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159045

"HER MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1849), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12907757

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31734161

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 August 1861), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13068684

"AMATEUR COMPOSITION", Empire (23 May 1864), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60584148

The publication of works emanating from the pen of professional composers is, like every other transaction in business, made, in some measure, a mere speculation, pieces, like books, being often written that will attract attention rather by some particular local circumstance of dedication, popularity or other point on which to hinge a title that will command a sale. How far more gratifying for the sake of art is it, when we find those who are not desirous of acquiring profit by the efforts of their talents, but rather of making them contribute to the cultivation and advancement of the art they practice. Mr. Montague Levey,  Wynyard-square, a well-known citizen of this city, had forwarded to us a series of seven polkas, the results of his facile conception in the realms of composition. The author ia well known in Sydney as one of our very best musical amateurs, with a decided penchant and taste for pianoforte music. It is most gratifying to see gentlemen possessed of wealth make use of it to so excellent a purpose as the advancement of the fine arts. These polkas are not published for sale, but for circulation amongst friends; and engraved (by Turner) and printed as they are in the most elegant style must have cost a very large sum, in these dull times - a benefit, also, to the artisan; their publications would meet with a ready demand. They are all dedicated to the ladies of Sydney, by whom they cannot fail to be thorouhbly appreciated; the ladies, indeed, will be thankful to have a cavalier who thus devotes his time, talents, and fortune for their amusement. Without entering into any analysis of the particular merits of these polkas, we may easily weave the thread of a very interesting tale from their several titles; the "I don't know" represents the state of doubt into which the mind of the composer is thrown as in which of the fair sex to which it is dedicated should be chosen; the "Selina" names the most charming, as the heroine; the "Montague" represents thee "free selector" or hero, both being united in "The bride and bridegroom"; the "Venus" suggests the goddess who watches over the happy union; the "Turon" is the happy retreat for the honeymoon; while the "Aboriginal", of course, alludes to the natives met there whilst passing the time most happily; and this last one is certainly a very unique and original composition.

[News], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1875), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28400382

Mr. Montague Levey has sent to this office seven polkas, which he composed some twenty years ago, and which he has republished in Sydney. At the time they were originally published they were very highly spoken of by the Press. They are dedicated to the ladies of Sydney. The composer has not re-published them with any view to profit, and as presentation copies to his friends they will no doubt be acceptable.

"A JEWISH WEDDING", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 March 1881), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13474963

In recognition of the kindly aid recently given by Mr. Levey, and with a view of showing his interest in the race to which by birth he belongs, Mr. Henry Ketten had again borrowed his Pleyel grand and sent it to Mr. Levey's, and as the bride entered the band suddenly stopped and Mrs. Louis Hart was welcomed by the "Wedding March", played on the piano as only Mr. Ketten has played it ... When the delighted plaudits had subsided, the bride and groom, with three of the bridesmaids and grooms-men, according to an old Hebrew custom, danced a quadrille.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 May 1884), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13572265


Levey's 7 polkas:

The Montague polka ("Dedicated to the Ladies of Sydney") ([Sydney]: [?], [1851]; Sydney: G. Hudson, [?])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34370664 

The Turon polka (composed by Montague Levey; Dedicated to the ladies of Australia) (Sydney: W. Hudson, [?])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/36107218 

The Selina polka (composed by Montague Levey; and dedicated to Miss Selina Marks) ([?]: C. Davis, [?])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24026663 

The I don't know polka (by Montague Levey; Dedicated to the ladies of Sydney) (Sydney: J. H. Anderson, [1861])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21096391 

The bride & bridegroom polka (for the piano forte, composed by Montague Levey) ([Sydney: M. Levey, 1875])

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34370649 

Venus polka

MO COPY IDENTIFIED

Aboriginal polka

MO COPY IDENTIFIED





LEVINGSTONE, William James (? also "James"; LIVINGSTONE; LIVISTONE; LEVISTON)

Musician, bandsman (NSW Corps), Master of the band (102nd Regiment; 100th Regiment), conductor of church music

Born Dublin, 25 March 1781
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1798 (free per Barwell)
Enlisted (NSW Corps), Sydney, NSW, 13 December 1798 (WO 25/1302)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 25 March 1810
Returned Sydney, NSW, September 1818
Died Chilwell, Geelong, VIC, 25 September 1857


? LEVINGSTONE, James


See also:

http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/register-british-military-bands-in-australia.php#Band-of-the-NSW-Corps


Summary (partly after Jane Champion and Michael Bock):

William Levingstone (also in regimental records as "James") was described on his return to Sydney in September 1818, as "formerly Master of the Band in the 102d, since the 100th Regiment", having previously served in the colony as a drummer and bandsman in the NSW Corps (became 102nd in 1808 and 100th in 1816). He was presumably playing with the NSW Corps band during he deposition of Bligh in 1808. By 1811, at the time of his second marriage, however, he was in Horsham, England. He was discharged in England on 7 March 1818 (WO 97/1069; gives date and place of birth), and must have embarked to return to Sydney immediately thereafter.

John Levingston was appointed District Constable in the District of Black Snake, Tasmania, in July 1819, and in Hobart in May 1821 a "J. Levingstone" was paid 5 pounds 18 shilling for "Services as Conductor of Church Music from 15th Sep. to 31st Dec. at 20 [pounds] per Annum." Interestingly, in the same accounts, the Rev. Robert Knopwood is reimbursed 5 pounds "that sum paid by him for a violin-cello, for the use of the church", and again in October.

In Hobart in February 1826, "W. Livistone" was granted from Government revenue "an Allowance in lieu of Shoes, when conductor of Church Music."

In 1847, Henry Livingstone (b.1818) was reportedly a servant on the farm of a Mr. Mann murdered near Gleonorchy: "a free man", he was reared on the farm, which formerly belonged to his father, who had been bandmaster of the 102nd regiment, and of whom it was purchased by Mr. Mann.

13 Dec. 1798 - William enlisted NSW Corps (WO 25/1302)

13 Dec. 1800 - 24 Oct. 1805 James Levingston/ Levinston serves in Captain Johnson's Company, Sydney as Private - sick twice.

25 Oct. 1805 - 24 Apr. 1806 James becomes a drummer in Johnson's Co.

25 Apr. 1806 - 24 Jun. 1808 James transfers to Major's Co. as a Private, in the band.

25 Jun. 1808 - 24 Dec. 1808 James serves in Captain Lamb's Co., Sydney, in the band.

25 Dec. 1808 - 24 Jan. 1809 James serves in Captain John McArthur's Co., Sydney, in the band.

25 Jan. 1809 - 24 Mar. 1810 James serves in Lieutenant John Henderson's Co., Sydney, in the band.

25 Mar. 1810 - 24 Oct. 1810 William Levinston is a Corporal in the 1st Company and is on passage to England.


Documentation:

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 February 1810), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627925 

To be Sold by private Contract, a well-built Dwelling House, weatherboarded and shingled, comprising two capital Rooms, a good Kitchen well floored and lofted, with glass windows, a Garden, Stock Yard, and an excellent Well. - For further particulars apply to Wm. Leviston, Soldier's Back Row.

"Ship News", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (19 September 1818), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2178204

"GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICES", The Hobart Town Gazette (3 July 1819), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article656399

"GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS", Hobart Town Gazette (9 May 1821), 3s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089443

GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS", Hobart Town Gazette (6 October 1821), 1s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089556

"GOVERNMENT ORDER", Hobart Town Gazette (25 February 1826), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8790505

"MURDER OF MR. MANN", The Courier (13 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2970754


Bibliography and resources:

B. and M. Chapman, "Colour Sergeant William James Leviston (1781-1857)", Australia's red coat settlers

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/leviston.htm

"William James Leviston, Colour Sergeant in The Rum Corps"

http://www.fromwhencewecame.net/WilliamLevistonJaneChampion.html





LEVY, Barnett (Barnett LEVY; Barnett LEVI)

Not to be confused with Barnett LEVEY above

Professor of music, violinist, leader (Theatre Royal orchestra; Royal Italian Opera Company), composer, arranger

? Active Launceston, TAS, and Melbourne, VIC, by 1859; Melbourne, 1865
Died Emerald Hill, VIC, 22 October 1880, aged 54

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Barnett+Levy+d1880 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

"TOWN TALK AND TABLE CHAT", The Cornwall Chronicle (25 May 1859), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65731502

... Connected with the theatre we have inadvertently omitted to make mention of the name of Mr. Levy, the leader of the band. As a musician, Mr. Levy cannot be surpassed. His "arrangement" of music, it is admitted, cannot be excelled, - and, as a player, he has the fame of being "nulli secundus." With the disadvantages he has encountered, - with the "up-hill" work he has had to contend against - few, if any, connected with the musical profession would have acquitted themselves so creditably as Mr. Levy has done since his engagement with Mr. Brooke at the Theatre Royal in Launceston.

[Advertisement], The Argus (29 June 1859), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5683595 

[Advertisement], The Argus (11 August 1865), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5773410 

The Victoria Post Office directory (1866), 98

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=wQkFAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA98

"Funeral Notices", The Argus (11 November 1867), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783110

[Advertisement], The Argus (7 December 1869), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5808793

[Advertisement], The Argus (29 January 1870), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5811016

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (14 October 1872),5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5840504

[Advertisement], The Argus (8 February 1873), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5847893

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13403385

"VICTORIA", Launceston Examiner (29 October 1880), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38263961

An inquest was held by Dr. Youl, the City Coroner, on Saturday, on the body of Barnett Levy, late a theatrical musician, who died suddenly at his residence at Emerald Hill on the 22nd inst. The wife of the deceased stated that the latter, who was fifty-four years of age, had complained of a pain in his chest, but was up and at a rehearsal the day of his death. In the evening he returned home, and after sitting down suddenly expired ... Mr. Lucas, surgeon, who was called in to see the deceased, and who after wards made a post-mortem examination, stated that death resulted from acute inflammation of the spleen with disease of the liver and stomach. He added that deceased drank a good deal. The deceased was a brother of the [sic] Levy, the celebrated cornet player.



LEVY, Jules (Isaac LEVY; Jules LEVY)

Cornet player

Born London, England, 24 April 1838 (brother of violinist Barnett LEVY above)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, February 1877
Departed Melbourne, VIC, Died Chicago, 28 November 1903

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Jules+Levy+d1903 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Documentation:

[Alfred Mellon's summer concerts], The Musical World (15 August 1863), 517

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=x4sPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA517

The other solos were, one on the flageolet ... and one on the cornet à pistons ("Carnival of Venice"), by Mr. Levy, who, as the programme informs us, is "about to depart for Australia".

"LEVY, THE GREAT CORNOPEAN PLAYER", The Argus (23 March 1877), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5916522

"FIRST APPEARANCE OF MR. LEVY", The Mercury (9 August 1877), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8955180

"LEVY, THE  CORNET SOLOIST", Camperdown Chronicle (17 August 1877), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64012026

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Argus (13 November 1877), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5944759

Isaac Levy, of the Esplanade, St. Kilda, musician. Causes of insolvency: Losses in connexion with a professional tour through South Australia and at Melbourne. Liabilities, £364 10s; assets, £170; deficiency, £194 10s. Mr. Jacomb, assignee.

"VICTORIAN ITEMS", The Mercury (19 November 1877), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8957438

"MUSIC", The Australian Sketcher (24 November 1877), 138

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60606081

"LEVY, THE CORNET PLAYER", Launceston Examiner (15 December 1879), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47804917


Bibliography and resources:

George C. Foreman, "Levy, Jules (1838-1903), cornet virtuoso, composer", Grove music online

http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2085296 

"Jules Levy", Music in Gotham

https://www.musicingotham.org/person/1086 






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