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" The man who does not know Shakespeare is to be pitied, and the man who does not understand Beethoven, and has not been under his spell, has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the language of the soul, and express more... "
Theodore Thomas, a musical autobiography - Page 3
by Theodore Thomas - 1905
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Programme, Volumes 1915-1916

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Concert programs - 1915
...to all mankind, regardless of race, nation, or creed. As Theodore Thomas says in his autobiography: "The man who does not know Shakespeare is to be pitied...been under his spell has not half lived his life." If we expect this country to have musical traditions and culture of her own. we must first try to reach...
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Theodore Thomas: A Musical Autobiography

Theodore Thomas - Concert programs - 1905
...Hall, London All Rights Reserved . . DONNELLEY * SONS CUM!ANY CHICAGO rfir lafcnfljt $)rm --, "A SYMPHONY orchestra shows the culture of a community, not opera. The man who does not know Skakespeare is to be pitted; and the man who does not understand Beethoven and has not been under his...
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Musical memories: my recollections of celebrities of the half century, 1850-1900

George Putnam Upton - Musicians - 1908 - 345 pages
...may be said of him as a man, most people know him only as the musician and conductor : "A symphonic orchestra shows the culture of a community, not opera....spell, has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the language of the soul, and express more than any other art. Light music,...
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Musical Memories: My Recollections of Celebrities of the Half Century, 1850-1900

George Putnam Upton - Music - 1908 - 345 pages
...may be said of him as a man, most people know him only as the musician and conductor: "A symphonic orchestra shows the culture of a community, not opera....spell, has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the language of the soul, and express more than any other art. Light music,...
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HIGHBROW/LOWBROW

Lawrence W. LEVINE - History - 1988 - 306 pages
...where the action was. "A symphony orchestra shows the culture of a community, not opera," he wrote. 'The man who does not know Shakespeare is to be pitied;...spell has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the language of the soul and express more than those of any other art." In...
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Music and Culture in America, 1861-1918

Michael Saffle - Music - 1998 - 387 pages
...published very shortly after his death, proposes this status distinction between symphony and opera: A symphony orchestra shows the culture of a community,...the man who does not understand Beethoven and has noi been under his spell has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the...
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Beyond the Sound Barrier: The Jazz Controversy in Twentieth-century American ...

Kristin K. Henson - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 159 pages
...aptly illustrated by Theodore Thomas's statement, "The man who does not understand Beethoven and had not been under his spell has not half lived his life. The masterworks of instrumental music are the language of the soul and express more than those of any other...
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Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall

Joseph Horowitz - Music - 2005 - 606 pages
...climax. In language as purposeful and severely unadorned as Thomas the man and musician, he wrote, "The man who does not know Shakespeare is to be pitied;...spell has not half lived his life. The master works of instrumental music are the language of the soul and express more than those of any other art." Thomas...
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