1844. Thursday, June 27
Herr Jacques Offenbach, the celebrated violoncellist, was born at Cologne, in 1822. His first studies were devoted to the violin, under the direction of his father, a musician of considerable celebrity ; but his penchant from his earliest age was for the violoncello. That “unspiritual god,” opportunity, afforded him the means of vindicating his pretensions to be a distinguished performer on his favourite instrument ; at a musical soirée given at Cologne, on which occasion one of (...)