Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of Musical History from the Earliest Times to the Season of 1908-09 (Google eBook)

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Stokes, 1908 - Music - 743 pages
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Page 49 - Pay attention to him ; he will make a noise in the world some day or other." He seems likewise to have attracted the attention of Haydn, who wrote to Artaria, " I should like to know who this Ludwig is," but may have had in mind some other Ludwig. His sojourn in Vienna was abruptly terminated by the illness of his mother, who died July 17. A piano prelude in F minor and a trio in E flat are dated 1787, and in that year he formed the acquaintance of the widowed Frau von Breuning, with whose family...
Page 392 - united to the flowing melody of the Italians and the solid harmony of the Germans the pathetic declamation and the varied piquant rhythm of the French," as his biographer Mendel expressed it.
Page 176 - Liège; d. Dec. 17, 1890. Joseph conducted opera at Warsaw, Moscow, Brussels, Paris, and London, b. Jan. 3, 1838, Ensival ; brother of Auguste ; d. Dec. 22, 1899, Brussels. DUPORT (Jean) played first 'cello in the band of Frederick the Great of Prussia ; directed court concerts under his successor ; pupil of Barthaut, b. Nov. 27, 1741, Paris ; d. Dec. 31, 1818, Berlin. Jean Louis originated modern 'cello technique ; wrote an " Essai sur le doigter du violoncelle et la conduit de l'archet, avec une...
Page 236 - I endeavored to reduce music to its proper func-tion, that of seconding poetry by enforcing the expression of the sentiment, and the interest of the situations, without interrupting the action, or weakening it by superfluous ornament. My idea was that the relation of "music to poetry was much the same as that of harmonious coloring and well-disposed light and shade to an accurate drawing, which animates the figures without altering their outlines.
Page 352 - The Swan bent low to the Lily ; A Maid sings light ; As the gloaming Shadows creep (high or low voice). Op. 58. Three Songs : Constancy ; Sunrise ; Merry Maiden Spring. Op. 60. Three Songs : Tyrant Love ; Fair Springtide; To the Golden Rod. Op. 40. No. 2. Sweetheart, tell me. Op. 58. No. 3. Merry Maiden Spring. For mixed chorus : Op. 43. Two Northern Songs: No. I. Slumber Song ; No. 2. The Brook. Op. 44. Barcarolle. Four Hand Piano. For male chorus : Op. 27. Three Songs : No. I. In the Starry Sky...
Page 209 - My Old Kentucky Home," " Old Uncle Ned," " O, Susanna," " The Louisiana Belle," " Old Dog Tray," " Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground," " Gentle Annie," " Willie We Have Missed You," " I would not Die in Springtime," " Come where my Love lies Dreaming," " I see her still in my dreams,"
Page 340 - Wagner's three-act romantic opera, to his own book, was first performed Aug. 28, 1850, at Weimar, under the direction of Liszt. Henry the Fowler, King of Germany, holds court in Brabant, where he is levying troops to repel an invasion of the Hungarians. Gottfried, young son of the late Duke of Brabant, has mysteriously disappeared, and his sister Elsa is accused of having murdered him by Count Frederick of Telramund, who has been instigated to make the charge by his wife, Ortrud, and Telramund asserts...
Page 108 - As originally sung in the Roman liturgy every syllable was sounded to a single note, and the Gregorian chant had five parts: the intonation, the first reciting note or dominant, the mediation, the second reciting note or dominant, and the ending. The Anglican chant eliminates the intonation, and permits several words to be chanted to the note, perfecting the rhythm. Fitting words to the music is called " pointing," and, in the absence of authority, editors have exercised their own discretion in pointing...
Page 482 - ... and punishment. Klingsor, a magician, the enemy of the Grail and those whom it protects, has built a wonderful castle and filled it with lovely women to seduce the knights from their duty to the Grail. While trying to overcome the magician, Amfortas himself fell victim to the witchery of one of the women, lost the sacred spear with which Christ had been pierced while on the Cross, and was wounded by that weapon in the hands of Klingsor. From this wound there can be no recovery so long as the...
Page 228 - De Cantu et Música Sacra a Prima Ecclesiae Aetate usque ad Praesens Tempus.

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