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As It Was Written; A Jewish Musician's Story (Paperback) Loot Price: R286 Discovery Miles 2 860
As It Was Written; A Jewish Musician's Story (Paperback): Henry Harland
As It Was Written; A Jewish Musician's Story (Paperback): Henry Harland

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As It Was Written; A Jewish Musician's Story (Paperback)

Henry Harland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: G. Largo. $?o soce. It seems almost as though Chopin must have had Veronika in mind when he composed it. Its color, its passion, its vague dreamy sadness, and withal its transparent simplicity, make it for me a perfect musical portrait. Those were the traits which most constantly and conspicuously abode in my thought of her. Her simplicity, her child-like simplicity, and her naturalness, andthe serene purity of her soul, made her as different from other women that I had seen? though, to be sure, I had seen but few women except as I passed them in the street or rode with them in the horse-car?made her as different from those I had seen, at any rate, as a lily plucked on the hillside is different from a hothouse flower, as daylight is different from gaslight, as Schubert's music is different from Liszt's. In every thing and from every point of view, she was simple and natural and serene. Her great pale face, and the dark eyes, and the smile that came and went like a melody across her lips, and the way she wore her hair, and the way she dressed, and the way she played, sang, spoke, and her gestures, and the low, sad, musical laughter that I heard only once or twice from the beginning to the end? all were simple, and natural, and serene. And yet there was a mystery attaching to each of them, a something beyond my comprehension, a something that tinged my love for her with awe. A mystery that would neither be defined nor penetrated nor ignored, brooded over her, as the perfume broods over a rose. I doubtwhether an American woman can be like this unless she is older and has had certain experiences of her own. Veronika had not had sufficient experience of her own to account for what I have described: but she was a Jewess, and all the experience of the Jewish race, all the martyr...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Henry Harland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44091-2
Barcode: 9780217440912
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-44091-6

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