Etude Volume 9, No. 10

Etude Volume 9, No. 10

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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: ...when we play for an audience.But on the other hand, never stop to correct a mistake when playing a piece that is learned, lest you contract the habit of stumbling. In measures 103-7, be sure that the several notes of each chord speak simultaneously in both hands. The Sailor Boy D. 5. Kamennoi-Ostrow is the name of a famous fashionable wateringplace not far from St. Petersburg, a sort of Russian Saratoga.Rubinstein, who was court pianist to the Russian Emperor, naturally spent a number of his summers at this pleasant place.A collection of his compositions containing twenty-four pieces are all named for the place, and all purport to be tone-portraits of the famous personages whom he met during his sojourn. The subject of this piece is a German lady in whom the composer evidently took great interest at the time of writing. It is peculiarly constructed. The lyric melody appearing in the left hand may be supposed to outline the lady's character. Then, as a background for the pieturejie sketches scenes in which the acquaintance was begun and carried Moderato. M.m. Jua to 126. on. First, a summer garden in the moonlight, where we hear the hum of the insects, and can almost see the shimmering of the moonlight among the leaves; then a boat-ride down the river, the silvery tones of a little chapel bell coming out on the breeze to them; not the church-bell of our country, with its loud ringing peal, but one of those tinkling, silvery Greek chapel bells which may be heard in every square mile of all the vast realm of Russia. Later, we heard the organ and a few measures of a priests chant and, by the way, the first few notes are taken literally from the Hebrew chant which is still used in those Greek churches. Then the char actor-melody reappears...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800079
  • 9781236800077