Beethoven, the Man and the Artist: As Revealed in His Own Words

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B.W. Huebsch, 1905 - 110 pagina's
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Pagina 73 - Prince, what you are you are by accident of birth ; what I am, I am through my own efforts. There have been thousands of princes and will be thousands more; there is only one Beethoven...
Pagina 44 - ... -Pastoral symphony: No picture, but something in which the emotions are expressed which are aroused in men by the pleasure of the country (or), in which some feelings of country life are set forth.
Pagina 106 - As God is immaterial, he is above all conception ; as he is invisible, he can have no form ; but from what we behold of his works, we may conclude, that he is eternal, omnipotent, knowing all things, and present every where...
Pagina 82 - I am deaf." If I belonged to any other profession it would be easier, but in my profession it is an awful state, the more since my enemies, who are not few, what would they say? In order to give you an idea of this singular deafness of mine I must tell you that in the theatre I must get very close to the orchestra in order to understand the actor. If I am a little distant I do not hear the high tones of the instruments, singers, and if I be but a little farther away I do not hear at all.
Pagina 99 - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Pagina 13 - Art ! Who comprehends her ? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Pagina 29 - ... incited by moods, which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Pagina 37 - It has always been known that the greatest pianoforte players were also the greatest composers; but how did they play? Not like the pianists of today who prance up and down the key-board with passages in which they have exercised themselves,-putsch, putsch, putsch; what does that mean?
Pagina 29 - I am sure never to forget, not even in years, a theme that has once occurred to me. I change many things, discard and try again until I am satisfied. Then, however, there begins in my head the development in every direction and...
Pagina 88 - W (Vienna) is now a wretched life — your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men — at my age I need a steady, quiet life — can that be under our conditions?

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