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Music and Musicians: Essays and Criticisms (1877) Robert Schuman

Music and Musicians: Essays and Criticisms (1877)

Robert Schuman

Published November 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780548770450
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456 pages
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MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. AND CRITICISMS BY ROBERT SCHUMANN. TRANSLATED, EDITED, AND ANNOTATED BY FANNY RAYMOND RITTER, FIRST SERIES. Portrait of Sfto ctt Sc jtmtHmr, pfjotocfrnpl from a NEW YORK EDWARD SCHUBERTH CO., 23 UNION SQUARE. LONDON WILLIAM REEVES, 185 FLEET STREET. RC. Fifth Edition. CONTENTS. PAGE EGBERT SCHUMANN . , . . - IX INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT SCHUMANN . , I AN OPUS 2 ...... . 4 SHROVETIDE SPEECH BY FLORESTAN .... 8 ANGER ABOUT A LOST PENNY 13 THE COMIC IN MUSIC ...... 14 A MONUMENT TO BEETHOVEN . . . 17 THE FOUR OVERTURES TO FIDELIO . . . 25 ON CORRUPTED PASSAGES IN CLASSIC WORKS 26 LETTERS OF AN ENTHUSIAST . , . 34 MENDELSSOHNS ORGAN CONCERT . . . 45 SCHUBERTS C-MAJOR SYMPHONY . . 48 THE DEVILS ROMANTICISTS . . . . 57 SCHUBERTS LAST COMPOSITIONS . . .58 APHORISMS ....... 59 REMINISCENCES OF A LADY FRIEND . . , .85 THE MUSICAL UNION OF KYRITZ . 95 THE OLD CAPTAIN -..,... 98 THE HISTORICO-ARTISTIC BALL . . . . .102 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE KEYS . . . ,110 THE GUTENBERG FESTIVAL , , . . . ,112 THE PRIZE SYMPHONY . . . , Il6 VIEUXTEMPS AND LACOMBE . . . . 125 MOSCHELES ....... 12 LUDWIG SCHUNKE . . . . . - 131 VI CONTENTS. PAGE THEODORE STEIN . . . 1 3 WILLIAM STERNDALE BENNETT . . ... 140 FRANZ LISZT ....... 144 ANTONIO BAZZINI . . . 1 55 CAMILLE PLEYEL . . . . . 57 ALEXIS LWOFF . , . . , l6o ERNST . . . . .162 GADE . . . . . 165 CLARA WIECK J . 17 THALBERG . . . . . . 170 NORBERT BURGMULLER. . . . . .172 OPERATIC NOTE-BOOK . . . . . .176 MUSEUM a Collection of Reviews and Criticisms on the works of various Composers . . . .181 HENSELTS VARIATIONS . . . . . . iSi HELLERS IMPROMPTUS. . . . . .189 STUDIES FOR THE PIANOFORTE. HUMMELS ETUDES ...... 193 RUBINSTEINS OPUS i . . , . . .192 CHOPINS ETUDES, ETC. ..... 199 BENNETTS ETUDES, ETC. . . . . .210 BERGERS ETUDES ...... 264 KILLERS ETUDES ...... 330 SIXTEEN NEW ETUDES ...... 344 LISZTS ETUDES ....... 349 six PAGANINI ETUDES BY SCHUMANN . . . 357 LISZTS PAGANINI ETUDES ..... 361 CONCERT OVERTURES . . . . . . 2IQ BERLIOZS SYMPHONY EPISODE DE LA VIE DUN ARTISTE 228 DORAS TONE-FLOWERS . . . .260 CLARA WIECKS SOIREES . . , . .261 JOHN FIELDS CONCERTO . . . , .267 CONTENTS. Vll PAGE MENDELSSOHNS PRELUDES AND FUGUES . . . 268 THE FAIR MELUSINA OVERTURE . . ... 272 ST. PAUL IN VIENNA ..... 275 THE MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM . . . . 278 PIANOFORTE MUSIC . . . . . 281 SCHUBERTS IMPROMPTUS, ETC. .... 291 ROBERT FRANZS OPUS i ..... 299 MEYERBEYERS HUGUENOTS AND MENDELSSOHNS ST. PAUL 302 SPOHRS CONSECRATION OF TONES . . - 312 LOWES JOHN HUSS. ..... 315 THE LITERATURE OF DANCING .... 325 FRAGMENTS FROM LEIPSIC ..... 364 A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW OF MUSICAL LIFE IN LEIPSIC IN 1837 AND 1838 ....... 380 MUSICAL LIFE IN LEIPSIC FROM 1839 TO 1840 . . 392 RULES AND MAXIMS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS . . . 409 MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. ROBERT SCHUMANN. jjORN at Zwickau, in Saxony, on the 8th of June,, 1810, Robert Schumann was the youngest of five children, not one of whom, save himself, evinced artistic genius. His home atmosphere was so far fortunate, that his father, a well-known bookseller and publisher, possessed con siderable talent for, and appreciation of, poetry to which talent his translations of Scott and Byron bear witness while his mother would seem to have been a sensitive and sympathetic woman, but for her opposition to Roberts choice of music as a profes sion. Had August Schumann lived beyond his sons early youth he died in 1826, Roberts slowly deve loping genius, darkly struggling towards the light during his boyish studies, might have been sooner understood his mother, del d to make a jurist of her son, did not compreh Dosing bent of his faculties. But we may erve, I X MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. the most affectionate eyes are so blinded by close resemblances in small things between members of their families, as to be wholly mistaken in regard to great differences in important qualities...