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A Day With Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy by George Sampson. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc. that were either part of the original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important and despite the imperfections have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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... the same Series. Beethoven. Schubert. A DAY WITH MENDELSSOHN. During the year 1840 I visited Leipzig with letters of introduction from Herr Klingemann ... ... the sound of a footstep startled me and I guiltily replaced the sheet. The door opened, and I was warmly greeted in excellent English by the man who ... ... amusing in a young person of means.. You have seen much of England, have you not, sir. I asked. A great deal, he replied, and of Scotland ... ... you like my Overture, then.. I hastened to assure him that I admired it greatly and he continued, with glowing eyes: What a wonder is the Fingal's ... ... without the door. Two male voices were heard declaiming in a sort of mock-melodramatic duet, Are you at home, are you at home. May we enter, may ... ... of yours, Mr. Sterndale Bent. We think a great deal of Mr. Bent in Leipzig.. Ah, ha. said David to me you've come to the right house in Leipzig ... ... stranger, would receive from being honoured by permission to remain. Oh, that's all right, he said unaffectedly we are all in the trade, you ... ... The playing of the two masters was beyond description. The cadenza is subject to infinite alteration, remarked Mendelssohn and turning to me, he ... ... He was happy in having at his command the magnificent prose of the Bible and the magnificent verses of Milton. I, too, am fascinated by the noble ... ... gradually grew into the most strangely moving music I have ever heard. Its complex, swelling phrases presently drew together and rose up in one great ... ... first performance since Bach's death almost a century before. But there, he added, with an apologetic smile, I talk too much. Let us speak of something ... ... back from a broad, intellectual brow, and his thoughtful, far-looking eyes intensified the impression he gave of force and original power. He smiled ... ... could. exclaimed David, jumping up, and striking an heroic attitude. You. laughed Schumann You quarrel, you dear old scraper of unmentionable ... ... and me, who shall decide which of us is right. He believes in making music as pellucid to the hearers as clear water. Now I like to baffle them-to ... ... Maybells and the Flowers. Young Maybells ring throughout the vale And sound so sweet and clear, The dance begins, ye flowers all, Come ... ... antics remind me that Mendelssohn can make Witches and other queer creatures, dance, as well as Fairies.. Villain, exclaimed David, and he began ... ... of genius is to talk pernicious nonsense. Poverty slays, it does not nourish poverty narrows the vision, it does not ennoble poverty lowers the ... ... was genuinely proud of you, said David. I remember his epigram: 'Once I was the son of my father now I am the father of my son.'. Mendelssohn ... ... musician. You will be very happy.. Thanks, thanks, replied Schumann, with evident pleasure. Mendelssohn turned to me and shook my hand warmly. ... ... Ruth Manning-Sanders included it in A Book of Princes and Princesses. It is Aarne-Thompson classification system folktale type 510B, the persecuted ...