The Etude Volume 35, Nos. 1-6

The Etude Volume 35, Nos. 1-6

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...of art based upon thorough understanding can only be obtained through a more definite knowledge of the subject. And that leads to the second way of dealing with art, known as the "objective" or "critical" way. Here judgment does not depend upon the question whether the thing seems beautiful to you but upon the reason why it seems beautiful to you, and why it is beautiful. It depends upon the ability to appreciate the work as a whole, as well as in all its details, and in respect to its technical mastership. For subjective appreciation music can depend on its absolute beauty. But even then the more it belongs to earlier historical periods the more it loses a greater Pi"! Of Its effect upon our modern harmonic feeling. Lilli:1; ethztgusands-and thoiisaiids of people who no haven be ntacrwiih the music of Mozart and Beet cause their ears are filled with the narcotic S0'-lfldS of modern harmony. The treasures of a music means nothing to them now becau ' '.. e th music "obsolete i" S ey consider um Gaining Historical Perspective _ I What if they-had a clear conception of the historical periods in which such pieces were written? If fl"? could recognize the grace of the 18th Century in the ornamcntations of Haydn and Mozart? If they could appreciate the innovations of a Beethoven, who 81'centsW out of his time like a giant, evolving the immense proportions of his musical emotionalism--Beethovcn, who was to his contemporaries a "modcrnist" as daring as any of our present-day composers seem to US-' HOW difiercnt would be the attitude of such people toward "classic" music. And if they could even be able to find delight in the intimate charm, daintiness, yesshow more

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  • English
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