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The Golden Legend (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:170
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:June 21, 2012
  • ASIN:B008H9SMEC

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SlQ AND HIS NINE SYMPHONIES BY GEORGE GROVE, C.B. Price, cloth, gilt, Six Shillings. the times. Sir George Grove sanalyses of Beethoven sS ymphonies have long been familiar, not only to every frequenter of the Crystal Palace Concerts, for which they were at first designed, uut to all lovers of music in England. They may most truly be said to have become household words, and it seems almost strange that a piece of musical literature so well known and so highly valued should never before have appeared in book form. The analytical programmes, with the musical examples, form the groundwork of the volume, published by Messrs. Novella under the title Beethoven and hisN ineS ymphonies, but these have been amplified and their value largely increased by the addition of documents before only referred to. ST. JAMESS GAZETTE. It would be difficult to say whether Sir George Grove sadmirable volume is more to be esteemed for its biographical or its critical chapters. Probably for neither, but rather for those in which biography and criticism go hand-in-hand together. It needed an enthusiast gifted with industry and the spirit of research to produce such a work. DAILY TELEGRAPH. I recognise it, without the smallest hesitation, as one of the most important and valuable among recent contributions to musical literature. .. .T he best informed of professional musicians may learn a great deal about the master-works of Beethoven from Sir George Grove, whose wide reading and acute perceptiveness have enabled him to marshal an astonishing array of facts, and whose intimate acquaintance with the spirit of the master has qualified him to throw light upon pages which, to many, are still obscure. ... I must be satisfied with the remarks already made, earnestly recommending all who recognise Beethoven sgreatness as shown in his immortalS ymphonies to obtainS ir George Grove svolume, an
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