The Letters of a Leipzig Cantor, Vol. 1

The Letters of a Leipzig Cantor, Vol. 1 : Being the Letters of Moritz Hauptmann to Franz Hauser, Ludwig Spohr, and Other Musicians (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Letters of a Leipzig Cantor, Vol. 1: Being the Letters of Moritz Hauptmann to Franz Hauser, Ludwig Spohr, and Other Musicians Brought up as he was for an architect, early and accurate training had familiarised him with the laws of construction. He had many of the qualifications of a great critic, main taining his independence of thought in the midst of various and conflicting Opinions. He was no indiscriminate wor shipper of Handel, and thought it aflectafion to admire unreservedly the songs in Sebastian Bach's famous Mass. Yet a certain innate conservatism blinded him to the obvious tendencies of the age; it was long before he recognized the full significance of Beethoven, and he abhorred Wagner. On the other hand, he sturdily defended Berlioz at a time when Berlioz stood in need of defenders, and he was one of the first to appreciate the genius of Schumann. He left behind him the memory of an unblemished existence, consecrated with pure devotion to the best interests of Art. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 345g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243213662
  • 9780243213665