Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Music: An Art and a Language - Reading Together - The Classical and the Modern Suite
"These compositions—known in France as Ordres, in Germany as Suites and Partitas and in England as Lessons—though all the movements were in the same key, yet showed considerable variety by reason of the contrast in the dance rhythms."
(location 1000, Kindle Edition)
"Composers sometimes employ the Sarabande rhythm for its inherent beauty, or for dramatic purposes without indication of the fact."
(location 1097, Kindle Edition)
"The Minuet is of particular interest, not alone because of the many beautiful examples of its use but because it is the only dance which, carried over from the Suite, has remained an integral movement of Symphonic compositions."
(location 1106, Kindle Edition)
"The Suite, by reason of its freedom in combining different rhythms and moods, has appealed vividly to modern composers; and the literature of our times contains a number of Suites which should be known to the music-lover."
(location 1145, Kindle Edition)
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