Music and Manners in France and Germany (V. 3)
by Henry Fothergill Chorley (9780217257718)

Music and Manners in France and Germany (V. 3)
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Release Date: 10 December 1070
Format: Paperback
Pages: 52
Category: Music
ISBN: 9780217257718
ISBN-10: 0217257712

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: self-reproving anomaly, unless Chaos is to come again, and the disjecta membra of the quarry, or the heap of stones shaken down from some ruined temple, are to pass into a higher esteem than the perfect statue and complete shrine, in which Art has perpetuated beautiful thoughts by the agency of Truth and Science. VOL. III. chapter{Section 434 CHAP. III. M. LISZT. The Style of Music in Paris influenced by Rubini, Paganini, Berlioz, and Liszt. ? M. Liszt as a Critic. ? Paganini: On The Occasion Of His Death. By M. Liszt. ? The Writer's Precepts borne out by his Practice. ? The Influences of his early Career. ? His Characteristics as a Pianist. ? The Theory of Contrasts. ?M. Liszt's Performance of Beethoven. ? His Feeling for National Music. ? What next ? How far the state of society and of opinion ? the constant interference and influence in Art of a half-instructed class of intelligent minds? has led to a constant research for what is strange and remote, and is calculated to excite rather than to impress or instruct, the French instrumentalists as a body display, I think, in characters which those who run may read. It is a life of fever that they lead; it is a constant aspiration after the impossible and far-fetched which torments them: and they choose for them- selves guides and leaders calculated to stimulate them to effects rather than to encourage them in principles. Rubini, whose destroyed voice has led to the most meretricious exhibition of pathos, in long-drawn tremblings and sudden alternations of tone, ? Bellini, whose broad and sickly melodies could but be rendered expressive by an exaggeration of style, ?have leavened their manner of performance more than they are aware; while the vague and picturesque praises of Janin and Sand, and the united theor...

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