Etude Volume 9, No. 1

Etude Volume 9, No. 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...this is only the negative phase of the matter. The spirit must not only be kept pure, but it must grow into power and its capacities must be enlarged. It must be delicate and susceptible to the slightest touch; it-must be strong and capable of soaring aloft; it must be swift to discern the subtlest beauty, and magnificent in its grapple with the glorious and the grand. How may such a soul be produced? The talent must be inborn, it is true. If there is no soul to begin with, no cultivation can produce it. But souls are not born full grown. Indeed, infant souls (less the purity) are sometimes found in full grown bodies. Soul nourishment is necessary to spiritual growth, and the musician especially needs just such development. The following studies are recommended: --1. The study of nature. Every year some "familiar science" should be carefully reviewed, and observations should be made constantly. The student should endeavor to classify the results of his observations. The study of botany, geology and astronomy will greatly enlarge the sensibilities. 2. The study of poetry and the other arts. Every week should witness some advance in the thorough knowledge of literature. Shakespeare and Milton alone will suffice for years of close study. 3. The humanities. Generosity goes hand in hand with keen sensibility. With what unselfish profusion did Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt bestow their hard-earned money wherever they thought it was needed. The artist must cultivate love for his fellow-man. Nothing so surely blunts the sensibilities as the practice of selfishness and thoughtless disregard for others. It makes the soul dark and obtuse and arrests the growth of all delicate feeling. These are some of the helpful studies which the artist...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689815X
  • 9781236898159