Modern Russian Songs, Volume 1

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Ernest Newman
Oliver Ditson, 1921 - Songs
 

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Page ix - Castle is the solidity of the metaphysical world it builds up. Throughout, the imagination follows the thought with such closeness that it is hard to say where the one ends and the other begins. Every detail is exactly worked out, yet has the shock of a discovery. The style is as plain and natural as Swift's, but it has an endless variety of inflection, and is capable of expressing with enchanting ease the subtlest shades of meaning. It can convey an overwhelming sense of approaching...

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