Songs for the People; Comprising National, Patriotic, Sentimental, Comic, and Naval Songs

Songs for the People; Comprising National, Patriotic, Sentimental, Comic, and Naval Songs

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...as clear as a bell; and she warbles with the facility of a nightingale. Whilst her execution is of the most brilliant kind, nothing can approach the exquisite propriety and aptness of her cadenzai; they always come in at the happy moment; she never sacrifices sense to sound. Her simplicity of style is, indeed, most rigid; but this charming nataralncss it is which goes so home to the hearts of her hearers. Her trill is perfect--truly marvellous--proving that she must have an intuitive knowledge of her art, as well as the beat culture. Her style is full of impulse; or, as the French have it, of abandon. In the absence of all stage trickery, or conventionalism, may be distinguished this child of genius. Her opening eavatina in the presence of Amina's friends and her finale are contrasted with the highest skill. In the first, is the modest, subdued expression of joy; in the last, the triumphal outbreak of rapture at being restored to Elvino. Gut, wonder upon wonder! Meyerbeer, the celebrated composer, who, since the decay of the gifted Falcon's voice, has been on the search for years for a prima donna, and who, by some musical wags, has been pronounced to be the real "Wandering Jew," selects Stockholm singer to fill the void left by Falcon and Malibran; and the throne which Grisi undisturbed bad filled for such a lengthened period, in Paris and London, is to be disputed by this northern nightingale. And there is the famed Jenny Lind before you. Look at her well. You cannot pronounce those features to be beautiful; nay, ungallant critics might call her plain--and yet, beneath that ' simple guise" a "radiant genius" may indeed be recognised. Rather above the middle height, Jenny Lind is slender, but particularly...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798791
  • 9781236798794