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A Popular History of the Art of Music: From the Earliest Times Until the Present
W. S. B. Mathews
Vista previa limitada - 2020
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Página 44 - Lord's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place?
Página 66 - These two harmonies I ask you to leave ; the strain of necessity and the strain of freedom, the strain of the unfortunate and the strain of the fortunate, the strain of courage, and the strain of temperance; these, I say, leave.
Página 299 - Cherubino, alia .vittoria, alia gloria militar," which he gave out with Stentorian lungs, the effect was electricity itself, for the whole of the performers on the stage, and those in the orchestra, as if actuated by one feeling of delight, vociferated Bravo ! Bravo! Maestro. Viva, viva, grande Mozart.
Página 66 - Of the harmonies I know nothing, but I want to have one warlike, to sound the note or accent which a brave man utters in the hour of danger and stern resolve, or when his cause is failing, and he is going to wounds or death or is overtaken by some other evil...
Página 44 - THE EARTH is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Página 66 - ... of the works of artists, nor again like gymnastic, which gives health and strength ; for neither of these is to be gained from music. There remains, then, the use of music for intellectual enjoyment in leisure; which...
Página 66 - ... which a brave man utters in the hour of danger and stern resolve, or when his cause is failing, and he is going to wounds or death or is overtaken by some other evil, and at every such crisis meets...
Página 357 - Simulation grows out of his basic interest as a general scientist; the answer to the very general question of "whither mankind." "It was apparent to him, in his youth", he says, "that in the latter part of this century and the first part of the next mankind would begin to explode off the earth and would have established the first self-sustaining colony off of this earth by the middle of the twenty first century.
Página 38 - Long ago they appear to have recognized the very principle of which we are now speaking — that their young citizens must be habituated to forms and strains of virtue. These they fixed, and exhibited the patterns of them in their temples; and no painter or artist is allowed to innovate upon them, or to leave the traditional forms and invent new ones. To this day, no alteration is allowed either in these arts, or in music at all.