Music Lovers' Cyclopedia: Containing a Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Terms, Instruments, &c., Including a Key to the Pronunciation of Sixteen Languages; Many Charts; an Explanation of the Construction of Music for the Uninitiated; a Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary; the Stories of the Operas; and Numerous Biographical and Critical Essays by Distinguished Authorities (Google eBook)

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Rupert Hughes
Doubleday, Page for U. S. School of Music, 1912 - Music - 949 pages
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Page 583 - Warsaw Cons.; has toured Europe and America with unprecedented succ. financially and with high artistic triumph. His first wife, who died young, bore him a son. 1899, m. Mme. Gorski. 1896 he set aside $10,000 as the Paderewski fund, the interest to be devoted to triennial prizes ' ' to composers of American birth without distinction as to age or religion ;
Page 129 - ... song of the folk ; not only the song admired of the people but, in a strict sense, the song created by the people. It is a body of poetry and music which has come into existence without the influence of conscious art, as a spontaneous utterance, filled with characteristic expression of the feelings of a people. Such songs are marked by certain peculiarities of rhythm, form, and melody which are traceable, more or less clearly, to racial (or national) temperament, modes of life, climatic and political...
Page 254 - Sob." An old grace in singing, an interjection. sans (san), F. Without. san'toral, Sf>, Choir-book. santur . A Turkish inst. , the psaltery. saquebute (sak-but), /', Sackbut. saraband (sar'-a-band), /-.'., sarabanda (sar-a-ban'-da), /., sarabande (sar-aband in F. ; in G. za-ra-ban'-de'). A stately Spanish dance, perhaps derived from the Saracens, and danced with castanets ; it is in slow 3-4 or 3-2 time, with the second note usually prolonged through the second and third beats of the measure....
Page 129 - Folk-song is not popular song in the sense in which the word is most frequently used, but the song of the folk ; not only the song admired of the people but, in a strict sense, the song created by the people. It is a body of poetry and music which has come into existence without the influence of conscious art, as a spontaneous utterance, filled with characteristic expression of the feelings of a people.
Page 711 - Euryantbe" realised the ideal of musico-dramatic art, as here the orchestra " interpenetrates the recitatives as the blood does the veins of the body." What Weber himself wrote about this opera : " 'Euryantbe ' is a purely dramatic work, which depends for its success solely on the co-operation of the sister arts, and is certain to lose its effect if deprived of their assistance," shows that his ideal was the same as Wagner's.
Page 328 - Seul imprimeur de la musique de la chambre, chapelle et menus plaisirs du roy." The patent expired 1776 after being held by R., and his brother-in-law, Adrien la Roy; by Pierre В., 1633 ; Robt.
Page 567 - Mantua in which according to the programme he promises to play " a Symphony of his own composition ; a Clavichord-concerto, which will be handed to him, and which he will immediately play at sight ; a Sonata handed him in like manner, which he will provide with variations, and afterwards repeat in another key ; an Aria, the words for which will be handed to him, and which he will immediately set to music and sing himself, accompanying himself on the clavichord ; a Sonata for clavichord on a subject...
Page 72 - In the style of an air ; between an aria and a recitation. A rather melodious declamation. arm. Iron end-piece in an organroller. Armandine (ar-man-den), F.
Page 216 - Carissimi greatly improved the recitative, giving it more character and musical expressiveness than his predecessors had done, and ventured more boldly into the field of broad choral writing. Cesti and Stradella cultivated still further the natural resources of the chorus at a time when the general tendency in Italy was toward the more obvious and pleasing forms of solo song. Alessandro Scarlatti, who was one of the chief forces in this direction, also contributed to the development of the oratorio...
Page 280 - Two flutes of the same length, t. impares. Unequal flutes, one for the right hand and the other for the left, which were played on by the same performer ; those for the right hand, t. dextrae, being perhaps of higher pitch than those for the left (sinistrae). t.

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