Schumann

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byAnnie Wilson Patterson

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to time to address a few friendly words to him."' 1 Wasielewski appears rather to have doubted the correctness of Jansen's statement. But the weight of personal testimony which we have been able to obtain goes to prove the fact that Schumann could be very bright and talkative in congenial surroundings. 2 A sister of Richard Wagner married Brockhaus, the publisher. Shortly afterwards Miss Laidlaw left Leipzig. That Schumann esteemed the brilliant young artist highly seems evident. " I must especially congratulate you on having made the acquaintance of Herr Schumann," Robena wrote Louis Berger to his pupil, "a very clever, Laidlaw critical genius"--at the time our subject was better known as an editor than a composer--" and he appears to be extraordinarily taken with your great musical talent." The Frieses also wrote to her, saying, " Schumann speaks very often of you." That Robena Laidlaw possessed rare charm of manner as of appearance all who ever met her will readily bear testimony. Wenzel always spoke of her as " bildhubschen " (girl beautiful as a picture). " It is easy," says Jansen, " to understand Anger's admiration for the beautiful young Englishwoman whose poetic and charming appearance attracted every eye." Even in her last days the artist rejoiced in excellent health, bodily and mental. "She is a very amiable lady," says Pauer, " of medium size, a beautiful complexion, most expressive eyes, very lively in conversation, taking interest in everything." Well does the writer remember being intro-1 See the letter from Schumann to Miss Laidlaw on pages 115-116. duced to her a few years before her death. Surrounded by a happy circle of admiring friends and her gifted daughters, the late Mrs Thomson looked like a queen, and beamed upon all with...

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to time to address a few friendly words to him."' 1 Wasielewski appears rather to have doubted the correctness of Janse...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217321208

ISBN - 13:9780217321204

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