The Harmonicon; A Journal of Music Volume 3

The Harmonicon; A Journal of Music Volume 3

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...(For the Ptoprietor, by Chappell and Co., 50, Neiv Bond Street.) This is the first number of a work which the spirited proprietor of the edition of Mozart's SyrHptionies, arranged by Hummel, has just commenced publishing. We hope that his present undertaking may, in ewry way, prove as successful as that which he has recently completed. The Symphony in c, now printed, is No. 1 of the quarto edition in score, and as it is amongst the earliest, so it is one of the most popular of Beethoven's grand orchestral compositions. In all the arrangements by Hummel that have passed under our notice, it has appeared to us that he might have rendered them more practicable to the great majority of amateurs, by thinning some of the passages where a multiplicity of notes demand a larger and more powerful hand than most female performers possess. In the present symphony, we do not perceive so much of this disposition to retain the less essential notes--octaves, for instance--as we observed formerly; yet the zeal of the editor to do justice to the composer has induced him to adapt several passages in a manner that will call the whole means of many-performers into very active service. But, at the same lime, it must be acknowledged, that what is lost in facility is gained in effect. We regret not having given the first two or three bars of all Mozart's Symphonies that have been reviewed in this work; a catalogue tktmaiique of them might thus have been formed, of a very useful kind. In some early number we will supply the deficiency. The allegro of the first movement of the present symphony begins thus: --1. Amusemens de l'opera, a Selection of the most admired Pieces from the latest foreign Opeii As and Ballets, arranged for the Piano-forte, without the words. No. 7...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489896
  • 9781236489890