Woman's work in music: being an account of her influence on the art, in ancient as well as modern times; a summary of her musical compositions, in the different countries of the civilized world; and an estimate of their rank in comparison with those of men

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L.C. Page & Company, 1903 - Women musicians - 258 pages
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Page 122 - The cook is a pleasant fellow; the ladies'maid is thirty ; the housemaid very pretty, and often pays me a visit ; the nurse is somewhat ancient ; the butler is my rival ; the two grooms get on better with the horses than with us. The Count is a little rough ; the Countess proud, but not without heart ; the young ladies good children. I need not tell you, who know me so well, that with my natural frankness I am good friends with every one.
Page 102 - In your essay on song-writing,' he says to a colleague in the 'Zeitschrift,' 'it has somewhat distressed me that you should have placed me in the second rank. I do not ask to stand in the first, but I think I have some pretensions to a place of my men.
Page 116 - The most exquisite confusion reigned in his house ; books and music were scattered in all directions ; here the residue of a cold luncheon, there some full, some halfemptied bottles ; on the desk the hasty sketch of a new quartett ; in another corner the remains of a breakfast ; on the piano-forte the scribbled hints for a noble symphony, yet little more than in embryo ; hard by, a proof-sheet, waiting to be returned ; letters from friends, and on business, spread all over the floor ; between the...
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Page 23 - Thracian bard, was a son of Philammon and the nymph Argiope. In his presumption he challenged the Muses to a trial of skill, and being overcome in the contest, was deprived by them of his sight and of the power of singing. He was represented with a broken lyre in his hand.
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Page 118 - ... can have no idea how sad, how intensely desolate my life has been during the last two years. My deafness, like a spectre, appears before me everywhere, so that I flee from society, and am obliged to act the part of a misanthrope, though you know I am not one by nature. " This change has been wrought by a dear fascinating girl, whom I love, and who loves me. After two years, I bask again in the sunshine of happiness, and now, for the first time, I feel what a truly happy state marriage might be.
Page 38 - ... Veldig, who is generally supposed to be the earliest in point of date of those names of note which have been handed down to us *. Frederic had led an active * Yet it is singular that even Henry of Veldig is found lamenting over the degeneracy of his age from the good old rules of
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Page 134 - Sainton-Dolby also appeared before the world as a composer. Her cantatas ' The Legend of St. Dorothea ' and ' The Story of the Faithful Soul ', produced respectively at St.

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