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By Lepold Mozart

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This is just a stupendous ebook! it truly is like having a song lesson from Leopold Mozart. even though i don't play the violin, interpreting and rereading this booklet has performed extra to enhance my classical taking part in (woodwinds) than the other unmarried job (except in fact practicing). It additionally supplies a fully breathtaking view of Mozart's father's character and musical tastes. this can be a "must" learn for all musicians.

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If we believe Glarean, even the popular lyre was bowed; for he writes—speaking of an instrument called Tympani Schizan—the following words: *. . 7 1 Polidorus Vergilius, p. 51. Roberti Stephani Thes. Ling. 9 sub Voce Chelys.

Yea, I am confident that Your Grace will not refuse to extend to this, my humble effort, which I have made for the sake of beginners in music, that same gradous protection with which you have to this hour so surpassinglyfavoured the sdences generally, but in particular theArt of Music. Therefore I humbly beg to commend to Your Grace’s supreme clemency myself and my family; yea, even our whole Company of Musidans; and I pray to that Infinite Trias Harmônica, which transcends all human reason in most perfect divinity, for the preservation of Your Most Predous Person, and subscribe myself Your Grace’s and My most Gradous Prince’s and Lord’s Most humble and obedient servant M Leopold Mozart 7 Preface years have passed since I wrote down the following rules for those M ÀNY who came to me for instruction in Violin Playing.

In September he was at Augsburg in person, obviously in order to urge the publisher to greater speed in printing: ‘Salzburg, 4th October 1755. ‘How unwillingly I took leave of you and your dearest wife was easy to read in my eyes. I was very sore at the partíng; and happy as I was to enter your household, just as sad was I to leave it. But why cannot people who love each other be always together ? Must one seek the best friends one has afar off rather than near at hand ? These thoughts and my memory of the kindly and beneficent manner in which your dearest wife received me, occupied my mind all the way to Salzburg.

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