See also:British composer, was
See also:born at
See also:Ireland, his
See also:father, of Scottish
See also:family, being a regimental bandmaster . Vincent
See also:Wallace learnt as a boy to
See also:play several
See also:instruments, and became a leading violinist in
See also:Dublin . But in 1835 he married and went off to
See also:sheep farming . A concert in
See also:Sydney revived his musical passion; and having separated from his wife, he began a roving career, which had many romantic episodes, in Australia, the South Seas, India and South
See also:America . He returned to
See also:London in 1845 and made various appearances as a pianist; and in
See also:November of that
See also:year his
See also:opera Maritana was per-formed at '
See also:Drury Lane with
See also:great success . This was followed by Matilda of Hungary (1847), Lurline (186o), The
See also:Witch (1861), Love's
See also:Triumph (1862) and The
See also:Desert Flower (1863) . He also published a number of compositions for the piano, &c . Vincent Wallace was a cultivated man and an accomplished musician, whose Maritana still holds he stage, and whose
See also:work as an
See also:English operatic composer, at a
See also:period by no means encouraging to English
See also:music, has a distinct
See also:historical va'ue . Like
See also:Balfe, he was born an Irishman, and his reputation as one of the few composers known beyond the British Isl at that
See also:time is naturally coupled with Balfe's . But he was a finer artist and a more
See also:original musician . In later years he became almost
See also:blind; and he died in poor circumstances on the 12th of
See also:October 1865, leaving a widow and two
See also:children .
WILLIAM WALLACE (1844-1897)
JAMES WILLIAM WALLACK (c. 1794-1864)
Balfe, Wallace and a German Born composer Benedict, who also wrote operas in English at that time - The Lily of Killarney - have become known, somewhat colloquillally as The IRISH RING.
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