Franz Liszt. Ludwig Beethoven. Georg Handel. Giuseppe Verdi. Robert Schumann. Johannes Brahms Volume 2

Franz Liszt. Ludwig Beethoven. Georg Handel. Giuseppe Verdi. Robert Schumann. Johannes Brahms Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...as this volume contains. When I closed the volume it was with the feeling that Sara Bernhardt is surely the greatest woman of the age; and I was fully resolved that I must see her play at the first opportunity, no matter what the cost. And as for Madame Columbier, why she is n't so bad, either I The flashes of lightning in her sword-play are highly interesting. The book was born, as all good books, because its mother could not help it. Behind every page and between the lines, you see the fevered toss of human emotion and hot ambition--these women were rivals. There were digs, and scratches, bandied epithets in falsetto, and sounds like a piccolo played by a man in distress, before all this; and these are not explained, so you have to fill them in with your imagination. But the Bernhardt is the bigger woman of the two. She goes her splendid pace alone, and all the other woman can do is to bombard her with a book. The excellence of Handel is shown in that he achieved the enmity of some very good men. Read the "Spectator," and you will find its pages well peppered with thrusts at "foreigners," and sweeping cross-strokes at Italian Opera and all "bombastic beaters of the air, GEORG who smother harmony with bursts of discord in the HANDEL name of music." These battles royal between the kings of art are not so far removed from the battles of the beasts. Rosa Bonheur has pictured a duel to the death between stallions; and that battle of the stags--horn-locked--with the morning sun revealing Death as victor, by Landseer, is familiar to us all. Then Landseer has an-other picture which he called "The Monarch," show-ing a splendid stag, solitary and alone, standing on a cliff, overlooking the valley. There is history...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555554
  • 9781236555557