The Book Of Three Hundred Anecdotes

Author: Various
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041452709
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Anecdotes Of Great Musicians

Author: W. Francis Gates
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789120861
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This book, which was first published in 1895, is a wonderful collection of some 300 anecdotes and biographical sketches of famous composers and performers since time began. In the author’s own words, “[I]n the search for what this volume comprises, much material has been examined. I have attempted to cull from the mass of material that came to my notice such anecdotes as have two features,—that of being characteristic of the person referred to, and that of possessing sufficient interest; and in this re-narration I have incorporated such bits of musical information, along biographical and historical lines, as came to mind at the time of writing, but letting this feature be secondary to the main idea of the work. Thus it is hoped that while my readers may find interesting anecdote, they may also incidentally find that which is of more permanent value.” Gates’ work may be regarded as a companion volume to his book Musical Mosaics (1889), “supplementing the thoughts of the great musicians there expressed with incidents giving somewhat of a clue to their personality.”

Anecdotes Of Great Musicians Three Hundred Anecdotes And Biographical Sketches Of Famous Composers And Performers

Author: Willey Francis Gates
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780353039650
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Chinese Thought

Author: Roel Sterckx
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141984848
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An engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expert We are often told that the twenty-first century is bound to become China's century. Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world? In this enlightening book, Roel Sterckx, one of the foremost experts in Chinese thought, takes us through centuries of Chinese history, from Confucius to Daoism to the Legalists. The great questions that have occupied China's brightest minds were not about who and what we are, but rather how we should live our lives, how we should organise society and how we can secure the well-being of those who live with us and for whom we carry responsibility. With evocative examples from philosophy, literature and everyday life, Sterckx shows us how the ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

The Every Day Book Or The Guide To The Year

Author: William Hone
Editor:
ISBN:
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A Description Of Three Hundred Animals The Entertaining Naturalist Being Popular Descriptions Tales And Anecdotes Of More Than Five Hundred Animals Illustrated By Upwards Of Three Hundred And Fifty Figures Finely Engraved In Wood By Bewick Harvey Whimper And Others A New Edition Of The Work Originally Written By Thomas Boreman Revised Enlarged And Completed By Mrs Loudon

Author: Thomas Boreman
Editor:
ISBN:
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Slonimsky S Book Of Musical Anecdotes

Author: Nicholas Slonimsky
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368678
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Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization.