Memories of a Musical Life
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Memories of a Musical Life

By William Mason
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Table of Contents
  • MEMORIES OF A MUSICAL LIFE
    • CONTENTS
      • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • MEMORIES OF A MUSICAL LIFE
    • EARLY DAYS IN NEW ENGLAND
      • LOWELL MASON'S CAREER
      • FIRST BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY IN AMERICA
      • MUSICAL CONVENTIONS
      • EARLY MUSICAL TRAINING
      • WEBSTER AND CLAY
      • FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
      • LEOPOLD DE MEYER
      • "FATHER HEINRICH"
      • AN EMBARRASSING EXPERIENCE
    • LOWELL MASON'S CAREER
    • FIRST BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY IN AMERICA
    • MUSICAL CONVENTIONS
    • EARLY MUSICAL TRAINING
    • WEBSTER AND CLAY
    • FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
    • LEOPOLD DE MEYER
    • "FATHER HEINRICH"
    • AN EMBARRASSING EXPERIENCE
    • STUDENT LIFE ABROAD
      • MEETING WITH MEYERBEER
      • LISZT'S FEAT OF MEMORY
      • FIRST MEETING WITH LISZT
      • ARRIVAL AT LEIPSIC
      • MOSCHELES, BEETHOVEN, AND CHOPIN
      • THE INTIMACY OF MOSCHELES AND MENDELSSOHN
      • SCHUMANN
      • SCHUMANN'S "SYMPHONY NO. 1, B FLAT"
      • SCHUMANN'S ABSENT-MINDEDNESS
      • MORITZ HAUPTMANN
      • A VISIT TO WAGNER.
      • WAGNER ON MENDELSSOHN AND BEETHOVEN
      • A WAGNER AUTOGRAPH
      • MOSCHELES
      • JOSEPH JOACHIM
      • SCHUMANN'S "CONCERTO IN A MINOR"
      • CARL MAYER
      • DREYSCHOCK
      • PRINCE DE ROHAN'S DINNER
      • CHOPIN, HENSELT, AND THALBERG
      • ANTON SCHINDLER, "AMI DE BEETHOVEN"
      • SCHINDLER AND SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE
      • FIRST LONDON CONCERT
    • MEETING WITH MEYERBEER
    • LISZT'S FEAT OF MEMORY
    • FIRST MEETING WITH LISZT
    • ARRIVAL AT LEIPSIC
    • MOSCHELES, BEETHOVEN, AND CHOPIN
    • THE INTIMACY OF MOSCHELES AND MENDELSSOHN
    • SCHUMANN
    • SCHUMANN'S "SYMPHONY NO. 1, B FLAT"
    • SCHUMANN'S ABSENT-MINDEDNESS
    • MORITZ HAUPTMANN
    • A VISIT TO WAGNER.
    • WAGNER ON MENDELSSOHN AND BEETHOVEN
    • A WAGNER AUTOGRAPH
    • MOSCHELES
    • JOSEPH JOACHIM
    • SCHUMANN'S "CONCERTO IN A MINOR"
    • CARL MAYER
    • DREYSCHOCK
    • PRINCE DE ROHAN'S DINNER
    • CHOPIN, HENSELT, AND THALBERG
    • ANTON SCHINDLER, "AMI DE BEETHOVEN"
    • SCHINDLER AND SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE
    • FIRST LONDON CONCERT
    • WITH LISZT IN WEIMAR
      • ACCEPTED BY LISZT
      • THE ALTENBURG
      • HOW LISZT TAUGHT
      • "PLAY IT LIKE THIS"
      • LISZT IN 1854
      • HIS FASCINATION
      • LISZT'S INDIGNATION
      • OBJECTS TO MY EYE-GLASSES
      • A MUSICAL BREAKFAST
      • LISZT'S PLAYING
      • LISZT AND PIXIS
      • LISZT CONDUCTING
      • LISZT'S SYMPHONIC POEMS—REHEARSING "TASSO"
      • EXTRACTS FROM A DIARY
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • BRAHMS IN 1853
      • NERVOUS BEFORE LISZT
      • DOZING WHILE LISZT PLAYED
      • "LOHENGRIN" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LEIPSIC
      • IN STUTTGART—HOTEL MARQUAND
      • THE SCHUMANN "FEIER" IN BONN, 1880
      • BRAHMS'S PIANOFORTE-PLAYING
      • A HISTORICAL ERROR CORRECTED
      • MORE ABOUT LISZT'S WONDERFUL SIGHT-READING
      • LISZT'S MOMENTS OF CONTRITION
      • PETER CORNELIUS
      • SOME FAMOUS VIOLINISTS
      • REMENYI
      • SOME DISTINGUISHED OPERA-SINGERS
      • HENRIETTE SONTAG
      • JOHANNA WAGNER
      • MME. DE LA GRANGE
      • "DER VEREIN DER MURLS"
      • THE WAGNER CAUSE IN WEIMAR
      • RAFF IN WEIMAR
      • DR. ADOLF BERNHARD MARX
      • BERLIOZ IN WEIMAR
      • ENTERTAINING LISZT'S "YOUNG BEETHOVEN"
      • RUBINSTEIN'S OPPOSITION TO WAGNER
    • ACCEPTED BY LISZT
    • THE ALTENBURG
    • HOW LISZT TAUGHT
    • "PLAY IT LIKE THIS"
    • LISZT IN 1854
    • HIS FASCINATION
    • LISZT'S INDIGNATION
    • OBJECTS TO MY EYE-GLASSES
    • A MUSICAL BREAKFAST
    • LISZT'S PLAYING
    • LISZT AND PIXIS
    • LISZT CONDUCTING
    • LISZT'S SYMPHONIC POEMS—REHEARSING "TASSO"
    • EXTRACTS FROM A DIARY
    • OPPORTUNITIES
    • BRAHMS IN 1853
    • NERVOUS BEFORE LISZT
    • DOZING WHILE LISZT PLAYED
    • "LOHENGRIN" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LEIPSIC
    • IN STUTTGART—HOTEL MARQUAND
    • THE SCHUMANN "FEIER" IN BONN, 1880
    • BRAHMS'S PIANOFORTE-PLAYING
    • A HISTORICAL ERROR CORRECTED
    • MORE ABOUT LISZT'S WONDERFUL SIGHT-READING
    • LISZT'S MOMENTS OF CONTRITION
    • PETER CORNELIUS
    • SOME FAMOUS VIOLINISTS
    • REMENYI
    • SOME DISTINGUISHED OPERA-SINGERS
    • HENRIETTE SONTAG
    • JOHANNA WAGNER
    • MME. DE LA GRANGE
    • "DER VEREIN DER MURLS"
    • THE WAGNER CAUSE IN WEIMAR
    • RAFF IN WEIMAR
    • DR. ADOLF BERNHARD MARX
    • BERLIOZ IN WEIMAR
    • ENTERTAINING LISZT'S "YOUNG BEETHOVEN"
    • RUBINSTEIN'S OPPOSITION TO WAGNER
    • AT WORK IN AMERICA
      • TOURING THE COUNTRY
      • "YANKEE DOODLE" AND "OLD HUNDRED"
      • SETTLING DOWN TO TEACH
      • THEODORE THOMAS AT TWENTY
      • THOMAS AS CONDUCTOR
      • KARL KLAUSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR AT MISS PORTER'S SCHOOL
      • LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK
      • PROPAGANDA FOR SCHUMANN'S MUSIC
      • SIGISMOND THALBERG
      • PEDAL AND PEDAL SIGNS—WHY NOT DISPENSE WITH THE LATTER?
      • RUBINSTEIN AND THE AUTOGRAPH-HUNTER
      • EVOLUTION IN MUSICAL IDEAS BEETHOVEN PIANOFORTE RECITALS
      • RUBINSTEIN'S FAVORITE SEAT AT A PIANOFORTE RECITAL
      • BACH'S "TRIPLE CONCERTO" AND "LES AGRÉMENTS"
      • A SIGNIFICANT AUTOGRAPH FROM RUBINSTEIN
      • RUBINSTEIN, PADEREWSKI, AND "YANKEE DOODLE"
      • MEETINGS WITH VON BÜLOW
      • EDVARD GRIEG
      • RATES OF TEMPO—THE PRESENT TIME COMPARED WITH FIFTY YEARS AGO
      • ELECTROCUTING CHOPIN
      • TEMPO RUBATO
      • UNUSUAL PUPILS—TRANSPOSING—POSITIVE AND RELATIVE PITCH
      • APPLEDORE, ISLES OF SHOALS
    • TOURING THE COUNTRY
    • "YANKEE DOODLE" AND "OLD HUNDRED"
    • SETTLING DOWN TO TEACH
    • THEODORE THOMAS AT TWENTY
    • THOMAS AS CONDUCTOR
    • KARL KLAUSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR AT MISS PORTER'S SCHOOL
    • LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK
    • PROPAGANDA FOR SCHUMANN'S MUSIC
    • SIGISMOND THALBERG
    • PEDAL AND PEDAL SIGNS—WHY NOT DISPENSE WITH THE LATTER?
    • RUBINSTEIN AND THE AUTOGRAPH-HUNTER
    • EVOLUTION IN MUSICAL IDEAS BEETHOVEN PIANOFORTE RECITALS
    • RUBINSTEIN'S FAVORITE SEAT AT A PIANOFORTE RECITAL
    • BACH'S "TRIPLE CONCERTO" AND "LES AGRÉMENTS"
    • A SIGNIFICANT AUTOGRAPH FROM RUBINSTEIN
    • RUBINSTEIN, PADEREWSKI, AND "YANKEE DOODLE"
    • MEETINGS WITH VON BÜLOW
    • EDVARD GRIEG
    • RATES OF TEMPO—THE PRESENT TIME COMPARED WITH FIFTY YEARS AGO
    • ELECTROCUTING CHOPIN
    • TEMPO RUBATO
    • UNUSUAL PUPILS—TRANSPOSING—POSITIVE AND RELATIVE PITCH
    • APPLEDORE, ISLES OF SHOALS
    • MUSIC IN AMERICA TO-DAY
    • APPENDIX
      • Part I EARLY LIFE OF LOWELL MASON
      • Part II LISZT'S LETTERS
    • Part I EARLY LIFE OF LOWELL MASON
    • Part II LISZT'S LETTERS
    • INDEX
    • FOOTNOTES:
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