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By Leopold Mozart

ISBN-10: 019318513X

ISBN-13: 9780193185135

This is often easily an attractive ebook! it truly is like having a tune lesson from Leopold Mozart. even if i don't play the violin, analyzing and rereading this booklet has performed extra to enhance my classical enjoying (woodwinds) than the other unmarried task (except in fact practicing). It additionally provides a fully breathtaking view of Mozart's father's character and musical tastes. it is a "must" learn for all musicians. I really suspect it's the oldest tune guideline ebook nonetheless in print!

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By Leopold Mozart

ISBN-10: 019318513X

ISBN-13: 9780193185135

This is often easily an attractive ebook! it truly is like having a tune lesson from Leopold Mozart. even if i don't play the violin, analyzing and rereading this booklet has performed extra to enhance my classical enjoying (woodwinds) than the other unmarried task (except in fact practicing). It additionally provides a fully breathtaking view of Mozart's father's character and musical tastes. it is a "must" learn for all musicians. I really suspect it's the oldest tune guideline ebook nonetheless in print!

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Throughout this brief but intensive period of training the emphasis was on precise conformity to the moves and business laid down in the prompt books and, in the words of one weary chorister, on ‘diction, diction, diction’. New soloists had the sense of stepping into someone else’s shoes—almost literally, as wherever possible their predecessor’s costumes would be adjusted to fit them to avoid the cost of replacements. John Reed recalls that ‘when a new person was chosen, we always felt it was basically because the costume fitted them.

9 According to Paul Seeley, the company’s repetiteur until its closure, ‘after the formation of the Trust she became a virtual stranger to most members of the Company’. 10 The Victorian boarding school atmosphere was reinforced by the senior management. The company was run from offices in the Savoy Hotel presided over by the Pickwickian figure of Albert Truelove, company secretary, and Frederic Lloyd, the monocled general manager whose paternalistic style is evident in the numerous memos which he wrote to Bridget D’Oyly Carte.

Their immense popularity hardened    too quickly into a cult. The faithful never missed a visit of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, demanded countless encores to every patter song, never cared how meagre or mediocre were the sounds that came from the pit, and burned to copy the whole proceedings, down to the smallest bit of ‘business’, in their next production of their own amateur operatic society. Every musical boy has some jovial uncle who rammed Gilbert and Sullivan down his throat since childhood; no wonder that he should grow up to associate an enthusiasm for this form of art with indifference to all others.

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