Etude Volume 32, No. 7

Etude Volume 32, 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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...but only to the barber's trade. And again in Shakespeare's day, a troupe of actors was glad to be billed as "Lord So-and-so's Servants," and this was not a humiliation, but rather an honor and a practical convenience; It gave them a certain social status, if only a humble one, and made it possible for them to enjoy the common rights of citizens. Without some such protection, actors were practically outlaws, classed with "sturdy rogues and vagabond" and if injured either in property or, person, had no redress before the law. How greatly the status of the Stage has changed, between that time and the present day, it is unnecesary to enlarge upon. iiy THE TURNING POINT IN GERMANY. Music as a profession has had a some what similar rise in various, countries. In German-speaking lands, the turningpoint socially seems to have come in Beethoven's time. Joseph Haydn and Leopold Mozart (father of the great Mozart, but himself a learned and talented musician), were practically little more than household servants in the homes of their noble patrons. The genius of the younger Mozart, it is true, brought him before kings and queens, but his attitude was nearly always that of the courtier, the dependent, except when he chose to display an independent spirit in some technical point of his art. Beethoven, on the contrary, had friends among the highest aristocracy, and was able to treat witli them as with equals, never stooping to anything remotely flavoring of fawning subserviency. Passing to our own land and age, some three generations ago there were a number of deservedly-respected musicians who taught singing-schools, trained choruses and composed choral music of a simple but worthy sort. Among them, the most prominent were Lowell...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680872X
  • 9781236808721