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Memoirs of an Artist: An Autobiography (Classic Reprint)


Memoirs of an Artist: An Autobiography (Classic Reprint)

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    Charles Gounod (Author)
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Gounod, in these memoirs, terms words 'docile and faithful servants of thought,' and states their duty to be to 'lead one to the summit without rude shock - mysterious guides, who conceal both themselves and their methods.'

Words served him thus. He was their master, as he was master of all things he took in hand to perform, his dominating genius attuning thought to phrase as sweetly as it wove melody and harmony into musical expression.

I approached with trepidation the task of clothing in new livery his deft servitors, fearing that, perchance, ill-fashioned apparel might render their presence obvious, their guidance clumsy: nevertheless, I undertook the work, actuated by a resolute purpose to maintain faithfully the tone of the original.

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  • PDF | 230 pages
  • Charles Gounod (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
  • English
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  • Fiction

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