The Art of Music; A Comprehensive Library of Information for Music Lovers and Musicians Volume 8

The Art of Music; A Comprehensive Library of Information for Music Lovers and Musicians Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Brahms' D minor symphony. A simple statement of the theme is followed by a reminiscent phrase of the introduction, which leads in turn to a section in D major. The scherzo, an animated move Lebhaft ment in D minor, a contrasted flowing trio in B-flat and is followed immediately by a slow version of the opening allegro, the figures of which persist in the bass against the stirring theme of the final are all of such nature as to contribute to the youthful exuberance which is the spirit of the entire movement. A work that may be suitably listed with Schumann's symphonies is that entitled 'Overture, Scherzo and Finale' (opus 52), which dates from the year of the first symphony. This work, which may be regarded as a suite or a small symphony without slow movement, is one of the most popular of Schumann's works and has often been taken as a model by those who have followed in Schumann's footsteps. There is a slow introduction with the following theme:, the motives of which reappear in the en suing allegro. The themes of the allegro are as follows: In the characteristic scherzo with trio we hear the fantastic Schumann of the Faschingsschwank aus Wien and other piano works. The finale is a movement of direct brilliancy, Mendelssohnian in vein, and of a somewhat tedious monotony of rhythm. Schumann can hardly be said to have contributed anything toward the development of program music. Although, in several instances, his overtures faithfully embody the spirit of the subject they treat, there is even less of detailed portrayal than is to be found in the Mendelssohn overtures. The depth of dramatic power that Schumann possessed is nowhere more manifest than in that which remains his best known overture, 'Manfred' (opus 115). This overture is part of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617509
  • 9781236617507