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- Same as virtuosic.
“Mais il existe néanmoins un sentiment nationaliste très puissant, et Danny en joue comme un virtuose.”
“Sir Thomas More says: "The Holy Byble was longe before Wycliffis daies by virtuose and well-learned men translated into the English tongue, and by good and godly people with devotion and soberness well and reverently read.”
“Kreisler is fond of 'fingered' octaves, and these, because of his abnormal hand, he plays with the first and third fingers, where virtuose players, as a rule, are only too happy if they can play them with the first and fourth.”
“Théodore Dubois, Lekeu, Vierne, Ropartz, Lazarri -- they are all highly expressive, yet at the same time virtuose.”
“Of course such false prophets of the virtuose have nothing in common with such high-priests of public utterance as Ysaye, Kreisler and others, whose virtuosity is a true means for the higher development of the musical.”
“We could play things that were really worth while for each of us -- for the piano parts of the modern sonatas call for a virtuose technical and musical equipment, and I have had more satisfaction from this _ensemble_ work than I would have had in playing a long list of solo pieces.”
“But the reason modern French composers give the viola special attention is because France now is ahead of the other nations in virtuose viola playing.”
“I can enjoy playing a recital program of virtuose violin pieces well enough; but I cannot help fearing that many find it too unicolored.”
“Du metier du virtuose et de l'independance de la composition.”
“My house therefore is but a sketch by beginners, yours is finished by a great master; and if Mr. Matthew liked mine, it was en virtuose, who loves the dawnings of an art, or the glimmerings of its restoration.”
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