May 25, 2021
Rather than getting restless & annoyed at being constantly misunderstood & underestimated, I decided to better myself. Made a new rule of only posting/editing/making youTube video after I finished a book or memorized a new piece of music.
I finished Purity of Music last night, but decided to re-read beginning parts because I forgot after such a long pause.
I share Thibaut's views, again on philistinism & reception of music, though I can't agree personally with his dislike for opera.
I understand conceptually why Schumann was right to recommend this book - a bit surprising/traditional in contrast to a Romantic like hismelf, but you need Thibaut to balance out Jean Paul's fantasies.
Today, I returned to Davidsbündlertänze after another hiatus.
Realized I've neglected Schumann's rests & staccatos in last movement... I'm sorry!