Posthumous Memoirs Of Karoline Bauer (volume 1); From The German

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byKaroline Bauer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... contact likewise with him in Berlin. He, a man of about forty-five, arrived in Berlin from Vienna towards the end of February, 1829, and the strangest reports were circulating already in the town, before anybody had seen or heard him. People called him a demon, a magician, a wizard, in league with Satan; one who had for ever given himself up to his Satanic majesty through a murder, and who in return had received the "wonder-violin" (WunderGeige), from which the magic bow drew forth sounds such as no honest hand of man had ever produced. Others even asserted that the victim of the murder had been his own wife, and that her sighs and laments continued to sound forth for ever from his violin into his ears, for his punishment on earth. That was his atonement. Others knew, from Vienna journals and letters, for certain (/) "a murder he did commit, that is as sure as anything, but not on his wife, for he was never married, but on a rival whom his mistress had favoured; and for this crime he has had to languish for six years in a dark subterranean dungeon in Genoa, without seeing or hearing a human being during this whole period. On his pressing entreaty his violin was left to him, and to it he confided his sorrow. But one string snapped after the other, without his being able to repair or replace them, and, at last, only the G string was left to him. And so he learned to play upon this one string, and produce the most remarkable sounds. It was said that he could, on this string, mew like a cat, scream like a quarrelling old hag of a wife, but also sing like a VOL. I. P bird, ring like a silver bell, and weep like a human heart, so that even the most callous listener would shed tears of the most heart-felt compassion." Enough; Berlin was in feverish expectation of Nicol...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... contact likewise with him in Berlin. He, a man of about forty-five, arrived in Berlin from Vienna towards the end of February, 1829, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021773944X

ISBN - 13:9780217739443

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