Modern Music and Musicians

Macmillan, 1906 - 355 páginas

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Página 241 - I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your Loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
Página 164 - Tis love of earth that he instils, And ever winging up and up, Our valley is his golden cup, And he the wine which overflows To lift us with him as he goes...
Página 158 - God ! let me at last find her who is destined to be mine, and who shall strengthen me in virtue.
Página 332 - I did not intend to write philosophical music or portray Nietzsche's great work musically. I meant to convey musically an idea of the development of the human race from its origin, through the various phases of development, religious as well as scientific, up to Nietzsche's idea of the Superman.
Página 319 - I have seen the open hand of God ; And in it nothing, nothing, save the rod Of mine affliction, and the eternal hate, Beyond all lands, chosen and lifted great For Troy! Vain, vain were prayer and incense-swell And bulls
Página 163 - Perchance his dying gaze, so satisfied, Was lightened, and he saw how vast a scope Ennobled them of power to dare beyond Their mortal frailty in immortal deeds, Exceeding their brief days in excellence, Not with the easy victory of gods Triumphant, but in suffering more divine ; Since that which drives them to unnumbered woes, Their burning, deep, unquenchable desire, Shall be their glory, and shall forge at last From fiery pangs their everlasting peace.
Página 337 - Life not a single poetical or historical figure, but rather a more general and free ideal of great and manly heroism — not the heroism to which one can apply an everyday standard of valor, with its material and exterior rewards, but that heroism which describes the inward battle of life, and which aspires through effort and renouncement towards the elevation of the soul.
Página 173 - I am that which is. I am all that is, that was, and that shall be. No mortal man hath lifted my veil. He is alone by Himself, and to Him alone do all things owe their being.
Página 270 - I readily submit this work to the severest test based on my theoretical principles. Not that I constructed it after a system — for I entirely forgot all theory — but because I here moved with entire freedom, independent of theoretical misgivings, so that even whilst I was writing I became conscious how far I had gone beyond my system.
Página 240 - I sketched the symphony," he explained, "while suffering severe physical pain; indeed, I may well call it the struggle of my mind which influenced this music, and by which I sought to beat off my disease. The first movement is full of this struggle.

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