Musical education: with practical observations on the art of piano-forte playing

כריכה קדמית
D'Almaine & Company, 1851 - 96 עמודים

מתוך הספר

מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים

עמודים נבחרים

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

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קטעים בולטים

עמוד 66 - But music for the time doth change his nature. The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils : The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
עמוד 22 - ... of a long piece of music at a public concert. The orchestra are breathless •with attention, jumping into major and minor keys, executing fugues and fiddling with the most ecstatic precision. In the midst of all this wonderful science, the audience are gaping, lolling, talking, staring about, and half devoured with ennui. On a sudden there springs up a lively little air, expressive of some natural feeling, though in point of science not worth a halfpenny. The audience all spring up, every head...
עמוד 17 - Athenians ! it is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury and treachery. These may perhaps succeed for once; and borrow for a while, from hope, a gay and flourishing appearance. But time betrays their weakness ; and they fall into ruin of themselves. For, as in structures of every kind, the lower parts should have the greatest firmness, so the grounds and principles of actions should be just and true.
עמוד 25 - With how much greater force may a similar expression be applied to him, who carries to his grave the neglected and unprofitable seeds of faculties, which it depended on himself to have reared to maturity, and of which the fruits bring accessions to...
עמוד 55 - There are two sorts of understanding (says that judge of human nature) which prevents a man from ever becoming considerable ; the one is a lazy, and the other a frivolous mind. The lazy mind will not take the trouble of searching to the bottom of any thing, but, discouraged by the slightest difficulties, stops short, and, contents itself with easy and superficial M knowledge, | knowledge, rather than submit to a small degree of trouble.

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