Cesar Franck; A Translation from the French of Vincent D'Indy

Cesar Franck; A Translation from the French of Vincent D'Indy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... both simply and solidly. At this moment a final transformation takes place: Franck both wishes and knows how to compose. The hesitations of youth and the almost cloistral calm of his maturity are left behind! As his pupil Ropartz has remarked, it seemed as though he had "reposed a certain number of years in order to acquire the necessary strength to sustain this new career which opened out before him just as Revue Internationale de Musique, December 1890. he had reached the age of fifty, like a dazzling path leading to new joy and radiance, towards which he pressed onwards, sure of himself and filled with fervent faith and youthful enthusiasm." He now knows how to work out his numerous inspirations and wills to create. And his creations become radiant with vitality and brimming with beauty. He does not intend to be a stranger to any form of his art, symphony, vocal music, chamber music, even lyric drama--he attacks them all in turn; there is not one realm in the universe of music that he fails to explore. And in the course of the conquest of this vast and new world he makes many rich discoveries, and effects the logical and inspired renascence of traditional forms. I think I have already said enough as to what constitutes the originality of Franck's classical spirit, and need hardly return to it here; besides, it is only necessary to read through the works of his later years in order to realise it. I will not weary the reader with a dry and futile analysis of all the remarkable compositions which remain as the monument of his third style, but will confine my attention to the chief examples, reserving to myself the right to devote a more detailed study to the three immortal masterpieces--the Quartet in D major, the Chorales of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919920
  • 9781236919922