Music; A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music Volume 5

Music; A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music Volume 5

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...and knew what I was capable of. Nellie seemed almost awed to think that I really belonged to her, she said over and over that I was "too lovely." I must tell you that I am a baby grand; the upright pianos are very handsome, and often of very fine tone; but a baby grand, when it is both sweet and rich in its tone, has rare qualities for the interpretation of music. But please do not think I am putting the least slight upon my cousins--the upright pianos. Mrs. Clifford told Nellie that she muit never abuse me in any way; but remember that while I was for her use and pleasure, I still had claims and rights of my own." "Abuse the piano!" "Why, mama, how can I do that, it cannot feel, it is not alive?" "My dear little girl,"repliedher mother, "Iwant that you should look upon this piano, that papa and mama have given you, for your very own, as a dear friend and companion, and one that can be to you a great happiness if you understand how to make it speak to you. This world is full of beautiful and interesting things which, if we only use aright, we can endow with life; but it depends upon ourselves whether they show us their real meaning. I want you, dear, to look at everything with the thought of how I can learn to understand all there is in this. The best in me must go forth to draw forth the real good from it, and to make its meaning clear. You do not comprehend this yet, but you will as you grow older. Begin by loving your piano, for if you love it you will be pretty sure to treat it rightly." You can imagine how deeply interested I was in this conversation. Well, that afternoon a young lady came to give Nellie her first music lesson. Shall I ever forget Miss Douglas? She talked to Nellie about the study of music, all new to her, with all its...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663454
  • 9781236663450