Short Studies of Great Masterpieces
This is Mr. Mason's third contribution to the "Appreciation of Music Series," and in this work he has made the world his debtor. Twelve of the most famous compositions of the great masters are analyzed in "Short Studies" in a masterly and entertaining way, demonstrating the thorough musicianship of the author. To get some idea of the scope of this work, here are a few of the masterpieces included: "New World Symphony," by Dvorak; "Variations," by Elgar; "Pathetique Symphony," by Tchaikovsky; "Symphony No. 3," by Saint-Saens, etc. All the masterpieces analyzed by Mr. Mason in "Short Studies" are well known to the real musician, and his analyses will be read and studied with a great deal of interest, as the author is one of the greatest of the world's musicians living today. Let us hear what Mr. Mason himself says in one of the chapters of this work: "Modern music itself is both an evidence and a means, through its potent evident expression of men to men, of that internationalization which, in spite of all interruptions and set-backs, is gradually knitting the world together. It is the most glorious thing any art can be, a language of human feeling, understood by all men."-Catholic Educational Review, Volume 17.