Tchaikovski by Ernest Markham LeeTchaikovski by Ernest Markham Lee


byErnest Markham Lee

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. 1904 Excerpt: ... some fanciful scoring here, especially in the use of two harps, which also accompany with rich chords the violin melody of the trio: while the ending is noticeable for its fanciful combination of harps and high violins. The third scene, descriptive of the simple life of the mountaineer, is of a pastoral nature, and includes a part for a bell, which the composer tells us should be placed in a neighbouring room to the concert one, presumably to give a distant effect. There are some evident attempts at the portrayal of rustic scenes and shepherd's pipes in this long but interesting movement. The fourth scene, occupying one hundred pages of the printed score (we can understand the work took its fertile composer some considerable time to pen), has the following programme: "Subterranean palace of Arimane; Manfred appears at the Bacchanalian feast; the shade of Astarte is summoned, and she foretells the end of his sufferings on earth; death of Manfred." Reference is constantly made to themes already discussed. The Bacchanalia is duly strident and furious, while glissando harp passages seem to summon the spirit of Astarte. A tremendous climax, in which all the instruments, including the organ, are employed, at the end gives way to a subdued and calm conclusion typifying the repose of the soul of Manfred. The Fourth Orchestral Suite, " Mozartiana," Op. 61, takes us into different realms of thought altogether. Tchaikovski was a devoted admirer of Mozart's work, and the love of the intensely emotional artist for the calm, restrained, and classic master whose works offer the greatest possible contrast of style to his own, is very noticeable. Mozart was, curiously enough, Tchaikovski's model and instructor, and he furnishes us with the movements fro...
Title:TchaikovskiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217060307

ISBN - 13:9780217060301