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DA CAPO. P. 427 a, l. 8, for Tenaglia's opera of ‘Clearco’ read Cavalli's opera of ‘Giasone’ (1655).

DALAYRAC, Nicolas. Add days of birth and death, June 13 and Nov. 27.

D'ALBERT, Charles Louis Napoleon, son of François Benoit d'Albert, was born at Menstetten, near Altona, Hamburg, Feb. 25, 1809. His father was a captain of cavalry in the French army. On his death in 1816 the mother and son emigrated to England. She was a good musician, and her son's first musical education–in Mozart and Beethoven–was due to her. He then had lessons in the piano from Kalkbrenner, and in composition from Dr. Wesley, and afterwards learnt dancing at the King's Theatre, London, and the Conservatoire, Paris. On his return to England he became ballet-master at the King's Theatre, and at Covent Garden. He soon relinquished these posts, and devoted himself to teaching dancing and composing dance-music, in which he was very successful, and achieved a wide reputation. He ultimately settled at Newcastle-on-Tyne, married there in 1863, and for many years was a resident in the North of England and in Scotland. He published ‘Ball-room Etiquette,’ Newcastle, 1835; and a large number of dances, beginning with the ‘Bridal Polka,’ 1845; all of these were very great favourites, especially the ‘Sweetheart's Waltz,’ ‘Sultan's Polka,’ and ‘Edinburgh Quadrille.’

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