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The Musical Amateur - Robert Haven Schauffler
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: upon the ear. Without the string the music would be mute. Thus, though the player first makes audible the poetry of the universal language, his recitation will not be effective without the cooperation of the creative listener. The two are absolute correlatives. The beautiful thing is that the more such Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: upon the ear. Without the string the music would be mute. Thus, though the player first makes audible the poetry of the universal language, his recitation will not be effective without the cooperation of the creative listener. The two are absolute correlatives. The beautiful thing is that the more such a listener receives, the more he gives. Mundane music would soon come to be a fitting overture to the music of the spheres if our audiences were composed wholly of listeners like Wagner's friend, or even like the man I once read of in The Hib- bert Journal: " a most pitiable cripple, shipwrecked in all save the noble intelligence," who " hobbled away from the hearing of a Beethoven symphony exclaiming, 'I have heard that music for the fiftieth time; you see what I am; yet with this in my soul I go down Regent Street a god!' " After all, what is this strange give-and- take in the world of art but a fair symbol of the larger give-and-take of life? " Our souls," said Balzac, in Eugenie Grandei, " live by giving and receiving; we have need of another soul. Whatever it gives us we make our own, and give back again in overflowing measure. This is as vitally necessary for our inner life as breathing for our corporeal existence." Nay, more; creative listening is a sort of prayer. When we really pray, do we not strive to do to the Infinite Harmonist something very like that which the creative listener does to the musician? Who does not believe that his own prayers, in some mysterious way, actually help to compass their fulfillment? And have we not from childhood up been prepared to trust that " on the heaven-side bank of the River of Death " the functions of prayer and of creative listening are fused forever in one? Perhaps it is not yet clear why any mere listener to music Books, History~~General, Musical-Amateur~~Robert-Haven-Schauffler, 999999999, The Musical Amateur, Robert Haven Schauffler, 1104438860, Kessinger Publishing Company, , , , , Kessinger Publishing Company

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The Musical Amateur: A Book on the Human Side of Music (1911) - Schauffler, Robert Haven
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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: KESSINGER PUB CO, 280 Seiten, L=229mm, B=152mm, H=19mm, Gew.=581gr, [GR: 15500 - HC/Geschichte], [SW: - Literature - Classics / Criticism], Gebunden

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