Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
WALLACE, William Vincent, musician, born in Waterford, Ireland, 1 June. 1814; died in Haute Garonne, France, 12 October, 1865. Under the tuition of his father he early wrote pieces for the bands and orchestras of his native place. When eighteen years of age, for the purpose of recovering his health by a voyage, he sailed for Sydney. Australia, remaining during several years and leading a life of adventure. From Australia he went to New Zealand, made a whaling-voyage in the South seas, and finally landed in the East Indies. He visited most of the interior provinces of Hindostan and spent some time in tiger-hunting. From Hindost an, Wallace sailed for Chili, and in turn visited Peru and Buenos Ayres, giving concerts in the large cities of those countries. This musical progress was gradually extended to Mexico and the West, Indies. His earliest appearance in the United States as a virtuoso was in New Orleans. Thence he travelled through the Union for several years, giving entertainments in the large cities. Later Wallace went to England, turning his attention to the composition of operas. In London he produced in succession " Maritana" and " Matilda of Hungary." The first named readily found its way to the chief opera-houses of the European continent. Later the composer brought out "Lurline," "The Maid of Zurich," "The A tuber Witch," " Love's Triumph," and " The Desert Flower." After a short stay in Paris, for the restoration of his health, he again crossed the Atlantic, landing at Rio Janeiro. Thence he sailed for New Orleans, whence he continued a prolonged concert tour in the principal cities of the Union. As a performer on the violin and piano-forte Wallace was more than respectable, and free from sensationalism. His compositions for the piano-forte are melodious and effective. As an opera-composer he was deficient in the science of instrumentation, but he well understood how to write for the voice, and many of his melodies combine fluency and grace with the charms of originality. This is particularly the ease with his first two lyric dramas. His earliest works continue to hold the stage.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here