New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 3, No. 2

New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 3, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...in fingering when I began secretly to study the overture to the ' Freischu z, ' at first without notes. My teacher once heard me doing this and pronounced that I would come to nothing. He was right; I have never in my life learned to play the piano. 8till, I played then for myself alone, -nothing but overtures, and these with the most terrible fingering. It was impossible for me to play a passage clearly, and in this way I came to have a great horror of all 'runs.' In Mozart's music I only liked the overture to the ' Magic Flute.' 'Don Juan, ' I disliked because it had the Italian text under it; this seemed to me supremely ridiculous." Wagner was a Warm sympathiser with the revolution of J uly, 1830: ART-LIFE AND THEORTES OF RGHARl) WAGNER. Then all the German youth was fired with enthusiasm for the new ideas which were, in time, to work out mighty results, but which were, at this time, visionary to the last degree. He confesses that, at the beginning of his university career, he gaveihimself uplto all manner of students' excesses to the utter neglect of his chosen art. He soon recovered himself, however, and entered upon a more systematic study of music. At this time he designed some of his great works, ----notably, "Rienzi." Some of his musical compositions attained a moderate success. He longed, however, to try his fortune on a wider, and, as he hoped, a fairer field: "The utter childishness of the theatrical public of our provincial towns in the matter of what might by chance be a first judgment of any new work of art presented to the1n--since they are accustomed only to seeing the performance of works which have already been judged and accredited...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946758
  • 9781236946751