Monday, September 15, 2008

Chamber Music

The chamber music composer is like "the painter who shades and colors a picture destined to be viewed at close range much more delicately than, for example, a ceiling painting, which is far removed from the eye, and in which these details would not only be lost, but might even weaken the effect of the whole."

—Heinrich Christoph Koch (1749-1816) German theorist and violinist.


Chamber music "was not intended for a large public, but actually only for connoisseurs and amateurs. . . . it was more finely worked out, more difficult and more artistic . . . composers who wrote for the chamber could presume more accomplishment and experience in listening among their audience."

—Gustav Schilling
(1805-1880) German writer on music, who died in Nebraska.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Time is emotionless - passing without seemingly a care concerning our daily struggles, pains or victories - yet it is medicinal for in its passing it usually brings healing, steadiness and confidence.

Thanks for sharing a moment of your heart.