Etude Volume 13, No. 7

Etude Volume 13, No. 7

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...exclamations of joy were accompanied with a brighten ing of the eyes, a breathing enthusiasm; and it was often difficult for those beside him to respond to the exuberant force of his delight, so great and continuous was it. The famous C Major Symphony cf Schubert, the greatest of the Beethoven symphonies, with some pieces of Mozart and Schumann, were to him never-failing sources of pure delight. In contradistinction tu thic, it was really a study to watch him sit out a piece of Wagner's with head bent, immovable, remaining indifferent to the excitement of those around him. It was strange that, like Chopin, Rubinstein had an antipathy to Liszt. "Liszt I" said Rub'nstein to me once, with a shrug of contempt. '. He is a comedian." In Rubinstein's eyes, to be a comedian was the greatest of all sins. Of all men he bated deeply anything insincere or false. Time and time again he spoiled his own artistic success by reason of his biuntness and outspokenness. Anything that Rubinstein ever said to you--provided always you were not a woman, and the speech a compliment--you could rely upon as ccmine straight frcm his heart, and as being absolutely the mirror of his feelings. He could not lie or prevaricate, nor could be even utter the conventional falsehoods of every day social life. Liszt, a brilliant man of the world and a born courtier, was the direct antithesis of this. No human being, even his most intimate friends, could ever be Hi re of Liszt's real feelings. Only when he made sacrifices, great and noble sacrifices, --such sacrifices as only Lbzt could make, --could one be sure of them. But the real Liszt was an enigma and a puzzle. He never forgot the world; therefore his words and actions were more or less all spoken and...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771966
  • 9781236771964