The Great In Music; A Systematic Course Of Study In The Music Of Classical And Modern Composers…

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byWilliam Smythe Babcock Mathews

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ERNEST R. KROEGER. Mr. Ernest R. Kroeger was born at St. Louis, Mo., about thirty-five years ago. He received his education there and has been very prominent there as teacher of piano, pianist and composer. He has written a vast number of works in all styles--songs, piano pieces, piano and violin, chamber music and a little for orchestra. Probably his pianoforte studies are likely to preserve his fame as long as anything he has done. He is an elegant pianist of sincere ideals, and his works uniformly lie well for the hands of the player. Of his standpoint as composer Mr. Kroeger writes: "In piano pieces some ideas were purely musical, particularly in those in sonata form; others, with titles, poetical. In orchestral works I have tried to illustrate certain poems in tones. Whether successfully or not, I cannot say. I hardly know whether I have made any important innovations in composition. It is very hard for a composer to judge his own work from this standpoint." Of the piano pieces of Mr. Kroeger, Emil Liebling writes that "they deserve the serious attention of teachers, music-lovers and students. They contain important and teachable music in all grades, from the easier humoresque to the difficult 'Twelve Concert Studies.' I would strongly advise clubs to study these works of our young writer, as they are uniformly well written and of high order." The large number of productive composers represented in the present program necessitates limiting the representation of Mr. Kroeger's work to the following few, but not unimportant selections: SONNET IN G MINOR. OP. 39, NO. 2. (5th Grade.) Among the later compositions of Mr. Kroeger few are more attractive than a group of "Sonnets" issued in 1896. The second in G minor is practically rather a cheerful nocturn...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ERNEST R. KROEGER. Mr. Ernest R. Kroeger was born at St. Louis, Mo., about thirty-five years ago. He received his education ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081711

ISBN - 13:9780217081719

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