Famous first representations by Henry Sutherland EdwardsFamous first representations by Henry Sutherland Edwards

Famous first representations

byHenry Sutherland Edwards

Paperback | May 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...first one performed; just as an author, after he has finished his book, completes it by a preface. Weber sketched his overture on the 22nd of February; and it appears from his diary that he scored it for the orchestra between the 7th and 11th of May. It was not, however, completed until the 14th of May, on which day the last note of Der Freyschutz, that is to say, the last note of the overture, was written. During the month of June, Weber went over the entire work, "and," says his son in his excellent biography, "found it perfect." "So it appears," continues Baron Max Maria, "from the admirable manuscript which his widow afterwards presented to the Royal Library of Berlin, a manuscript in which no erasure, no correction, can be discovered, but which is clear and pure like the work itself. The notes seem to have rolled and fixed themselves upon the paper by enchantment." Weber was now married; and he arrived in Berlin with his wife Caroline on the 4th May, 1821, where they were hospitably received at the house of Meyerbeer's parents: Weber and Meyerbeer had, it will be remembered, studied together under the Abbe" Vogler. On the 21st of May the rehearsals of Der Freyschutz were begun; and as they went on Weber made numerous alterations, sometimes remodelling entire scenes. This statement, borrowed from his son's biography, does not accord with the statement cited above; that when Weber had once finished Der Freyschutz he made no further corrections. The orchestral players, meanwhile, were delighted with the work--the best augury for success that a composer can desire. It was on the sixth anniversary of a great battle that Weber with his Der Freyschutz was to meet and conquer the Berlin public; and on the evening of...
Title:Famous first representationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217211267

ISBN - 13:9780217211260