In Paris and Dresden

In Paris and Dresden

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Bohemian, and not Hungarian, costume of the peasants and huntsmen, but rather the historic fact that Hungary once really bore the Turkish Sultan's yoke. In any case the idea was romantic, in a measure even oriental; moreover it made a good moral impression, to see the ruler of N all the Mussulmans entering into such unbiassed and truly Christian confidences with a hermit; he thereby read all Christian powers a lesson, to behave with like humanity towards Mohammedans and Jews. But let us leave these details of the performance; were I to tell you everything that contributed to turn my patriotic discontentment to convulsive mirth, I should have a long, and to you a fatiguing, story to get through. Allow me, therefore, to confine myself henceforward to the broader aspect of the conception and execution of our Paris FreischUtz.--Beforehand I had feared that, beyond the evil of their necessarily too great extent, the recitatives of Herr Berlioz would more particularly impair the whole through their composer's giving rein to his impetuous productiveness on many a tempting occasion, and thus allowing them a too great self-assertion. At the performance--strange that I should have to say it--I found to my regret that Herr Berlioz had completely renounced all ambitious designs in the framing of these recitatives, and taken the greatest pains to place his labours in the background. To my regret, as said, I discovered this; because not only is the Freischlitz thus disfigured, as was to be foreseen in any event, but at like time made intolerably wearisome. It was an especially unfortunate impression to make upon the French, for whom, and whom alone, Herr Berlioz' work was really reckoned. To us Germans, of course, it would often have given a twinge of...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674666X
  • 9781236746665