The Art of Music and Other Essays

The Art of Music and Other Essays

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A Travers Chants is the collection of writings selected from his thirty-odd years of musical journalism. These essays cover a wide spectrum of intellectual inquiry: Beethoven's nine symphonies and his opera, Fidelio; Wagner and the partisans of the qMusic of the Futureq; Berlioz's idols - Gluck, Weber, and Mozart. There is an eloquent plea to stop the constant rise in concert pitch (an issue still discussed today), a serious piece on the place of music in church, and a humorous and imaginative account of musical customs in China.In China, every book published on music, painting, or architecture is submitted to the mandarin-artists so that if they approve, the author can write in the second edition aquot;Approved by the college of mandarins.aquot; Unfortunately, the esteemedanbsp;...

Title:The Art of Music and Other Essays
Author:Hector Berlioz
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1994


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