The Life of Franz Schubert, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1869
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Page 226 - ... heart of the poet and musician, and that more than merely lovely melody, something above and beyond sorrow and joy, as these emotions have been portrayed a hundred times in music, lies concealed in this symphony — nay, more, that we are by the music transported to a region where we can never remember to have been before — to experience all this we must listen to symphonies such as this.
Page 332 - But the angel of the Lord came down into the oven together with Azarias and his fellows, and smote the flame of the fire out of the oven ; and made the midst of the furnace as it had been a moist whistling wind, so that the fire touched them not at all, neither hurt nor troubled them.
Page 326 - So far, success — brilliant success. But I had failed in one chief object of my journey. The Rosamunde music was almost dearer to me than the symphonies. Besides the entr'actes in B minor, the Ballo No. 2 and the Ballet Air No.
Page 339 - Sacred Music for Family Use ; A Selection of Pieces for One, Two, or more Voices, from the best Composers, Foreign and English. Edited by JOHN HULLAH. 1 vol. music folio, 21s.
Page 327 - exclaimed the two monks, who were nearly choked with the dust; "we have found a box, and a heavy one too." " A box ! " shouted the blind abbot, who was standing in the outer darkness of the oil-cellar —
Page 328 - Eusebius*, could have been more glad or more grateful than I was at this moment. For these were the part-books of the whole of the music in 'Rosamunde', tied up after the second performance, in December 1823, and probably never disturbed since.
Page 327 - The doctor was civility itself; he again had recourse to the cupboard, and showed us some treasures which had escaped us before. I again turned the conversation to the ' Rosamunde ' music ; he believed that he had at one time possessed a copy or sketch of it all. Might I go into the cupboard and look for myself ? Certainly, if I had no objection to being smothered with dust.
Page 12 - I learned a sad delusion, and saw a renewal of those of my experiences which I had already made at Steyr, and yet I am now much more than formerly in the way of finding peace and happiness in myself.
Page 3 - Picture to yourself a man whose health can never be re-established, who from sheer despair makes matters worse instead of better ; picture to yourself, I say, a man whose most brilliant hopes have come to nothing, to whom the happiness of proffered love and friendship is but anguish, whose enthusiasm for the beautiful (an inspired feeling at least) threatens to vanish altogether...
Page 15 - Er ist's, der im schwanken Kahn, So sie mir erhält." Laßt sie rennen, jagen nur Hin nach einem fernen Ziel, Glauben viel, beweisen viel Auf der dunkeln Spur. Nichts ist wahr von alledem, Doch ist's lein Verlust, Menschlich ist ihr Weltsystem, Göttlich bin ich's mir bewußt.

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