The Great in Music; A Systematic Course of Study in the Music of Classical and Modern Composers Volume 1

The Great in Music; A Systematic Course of Study in the Music of Classical and Modern Composers Volume 1

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...were unlike. Weber was primarily of a sunny disposition disposed to the well sounding; Henselt was of a more brooding disposition, preferring to meditate and to play deep songs for himself alone. Yet he no less than Weber wrote one of the most pleasing of concertos for the pianoforte with orchestra, a work which held a long and honorable distinction in the repertory of the concert artist. In yet another respect they were alike in their fondness for melody; but here Henselt betrays his disposition to brood, for many of his melodies are of a deep and serious character. Yet Henselt upon occasion could be as light and as fanciful as any. Think of his "If I Were a Bird"--a new leaf in piano playing, equally charming as poem and as piano piece..CARL MARIA VON WEBER. Born, Eutin, Oldenburg, Dec. 18,1786. Died, London, June 5, 1826. For Historical Sketch of Weber, see Mathews' Popular History of Music, pp. 406 to 411. CHARACTERIZATION OF WEBER. BY EMIL UEBLING. Weber was a great piano virtuoso; if we consider Scarlatti, the founder of the most brilliant style of piano playing, followed by Clementi, the more modern developments may be credited to Moscheles, Hummel and Weber, who blazed the way for Henselt, Chopin and Liszt. Weber's piano works are brilliant, distinctly dramatic and almost orchestral in effect; the resources of the piano are developed to a marked degree and many compositions, like the immortal concertstueck, opus 79, are as fresh today as when they were first produced. Weber was Wagner's forerunner by creating a distinctively German opera style at a time when Rossini and Bellini dominated everywhere; his success encouraged masters like Spohr, Lortzing and Marschner to follow in the same special sphere. Some of the more important...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664901X
  • 9781236649010