A History of Pianoforte-playing and Pianoforte-literature

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G. Schirmer, 1893 - Piano - 379 pages
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Page 82 - Mantua in which according to the programme he promises to play "a Symphony of his own composition ; a Clavichord-concerto, which will be handed to him, and which he will immediately play at sight ; a Sonata handed him in like manner, which he will provide with variations, and afterwards repeat in another key ; an Aria, the words for which will be handed to him, and which he will immediately set to music and sing himself, accompanying himself on the clavichord ; a Sonata for clavichord on a subject...
Page 25 - ... several compositions were written, as well as for the " Virginals," by Bird and Orlando Gibbons in the " Parthenia." * These * " Parthenia : or, The Maydenhead of the first mnsioke that ever was printed for the Virginalls Composed by three famous Masters, William Byrde, Dr. John Bull, and Orlando Gibbons, Gentilmen of his Malles most Illustrious Chappell,
Page 271 - Miss Brickler will sing a favourite Song from Judith, accompanied by Mr. Dibdin, on a new instrument, called PIANO-PORTE.
Page 258 - Cenni storici della vita del serenissimo Ferdinando dei Medici, granprincipe di Toscana...
Page 56 - SEI CONCERTI PER IL CEMBALO CONCERTATO accompagnato da due Violini, Violetta e Basso; con due Corni e due Flauti per rinforza; DEDICATE ALL'ALTEZZA SERENISSIMA DI PIETRO DUCA REGiNANTE DE CURLANDIA &c.
Page 107 - Canons et Fugues dans tous les tons majeurs et mineurs pour le Piano, en deux parties" (48 Canons and 48 Fugues), Leipzig, Breitkopf & Hartel, 1854.
Page 188 - ... were the wandering, floating, nebulous part of a great whole; that they fully answered the conditions for the production of a harmonious unity which would comprehend the very flower of their essential properties, their unique beauties.' He thought that they might be united 'in one homogeneous body, a complete work, its divisions to be so arranged that each song would form at once a whole and a part, which might be severed from the rest and be examined and enjoyed by and for itself; but which...
Page 5 - ... women. And I would that thou shouldst be the most amiable and the most chaste and modest maiden alive. Besides, if thou wert to play badly, thy playing would cause thee little pleasure, and no little shame. But in order to play well, thou must needs give up ten or twelve years to this exercise, without even thinking of aught else. And how far this would benefit thee, thou canst see for thyself, without my telling it.
Page 82 - Stein; with which he was so delighted ih.u he thenceforward played on, and Ğroic for, the. pianoforte. natas for violin and harpsichord, and his first symphonies, which were performed repeatedly. Of his marvellous progress his father wrote home : " Our high and mighty Wolfgang knows everything in this, his eighth year, that one can require of a man of forty.
Page 5 - ... well, thou must needs give up ten or twelve years to this exercise, without even thinking of aught else. And how far this would befit thee, thou canst see for thyself, without my telling it. Should thy schoolmates desire thee to learn to play for their pleasure, tell them that thou dost not care to have them laugh at thy mortification. And content thyself with the pursuit of the sciences and the practice of needlework.

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