Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - 19th Century

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 259,260:

True, Mozart reaches neither the depths nor the heights of Beethoven; his range is not so wide. And since in life, too, he remained a careless child to the end of his days, his music does not have that subjectively tragic quality which is expressed so powerfully in Beethoven. But this did not prevent him from creating an objectively tragic type, the most superb and wonderful human presentation ever depicted in music. I mean Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Oh, how difficult is to make anyone see and feel in music what we see and feel ourselves! I am quite incapable of describing to you what I felt …   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 259,260. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424696759721 accessed: 20 September, 2021

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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
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1840-1893

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart

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Date/Time 19th Century

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Title: Letter from Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck, an admirer of Tchaikovsky who granted him an annuity for thirteen years, Clarens, March 28, 1878.


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