The Interpretation of Music

The Interpretation of Music

The Interpretation of Music

The Interpretation of Music

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In preparing this book I have been greatly encouraged by the sympathetic interest shown in its progress by many of my friends, particularly those who live in Cambridge. I am especially grateful to two of them, Mr C. L. Cudworth and Mr Nigel Fortune, for reading the whole book through in typescript or in galley-proof and for making many helpful comments and suggestions; most of these have been incorporated in the text as it now stands. Mr. Cudworth was kind enough to draw my attention to several early sources that I might otherwise have missed; Mr Fortune was generous with his help in the preparation of the index.

But my greatest sense of indebtedness is towards someone who did not see the book until it was published: Professor Charles van den Borren, of Brussels. Constant in his friendship as in his advice and guidance, he has been to more than one young scholar a pattern of knowledge matched by musicianship, of kindliness blended with humility, that outstrips emulation just as it inspires devotion. Without him this book could not have been begun; it was completed on the day he entered his eightieth year, and it is offered to him as a tribute.

Jesus Colkge, THURSTON DART Cambridge. November 1953.

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