Elements of Musical Composition (1830) (Classic Texts in by William Crotch, Bernarr Rainbow

By William Crotch, Bernarr Rainbow

The traditional paintings followed by means of severe scholars of tune throughout the first 1/2 the 19th century, Crotch's handbook used to be two times reprinted and remained sufficiently influential to benefit yet another version in 1856, 9 years after his demise.

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That meant Furtwangler could devote nearly all his restricted time to Beethoven, but it also meant that the critical evaluation of Mannheim's new Court Kapellmeister would be based entirely on his interpretation of that trap-laden symphony. " Nonetheless, the critic for the Neue Mannheimer Zeitung paid more attention to Furtw£ngler's Haydn than Beethoven's Fifth: The performance gave felicitous evidence that Herr Furtwangler possesses a full understanding of the beauty in Haydn's naive music. He gave us Haydn simply and truthfully and without pretensions.

149-165. 21. Personal conversation with the author, Clarens, 4 April 1990. With Music Empowered « » enough, Furtwangler also caught the attention of Bruno Walter—nine years his senior and well on his way to international fame as one of Germany's brightest conductors. Walter, who had succeeded Felix Mottl at Munich in 1911 after a brilliant success at the Vienna Court Opera, became something of a friend and advisor to Furtwangler, a fact Furtwangler always acknowledged despite some unfortunate changes in their relationship later.

Operetta, as the general manager of the opera house had pointed out, was not his metier. 14 The major work on the program was Bruckner's Ninth Symphony, the most complex and demanding of all of this composer's works. The orchestra members were skeptical that this novice would be able to bring it off. But he immediately established a natural rapport with the musicians from the very outset of rehearsals, and the performance was enthusiastically received. Everyone who knew the demands of the work were surprised that a musician with so little experience could elicit such passion and depth of feeling from relative strangers.

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