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Etude

noun
1.
A short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity.






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"Etude" Quotes from Famous Books



... believed that the proof of some literary talents might introduce me to public notice. The work was printed and published under the title "Essai sur l'Etude de la Litterature." It is not surprising that a work of which the style and sentiments were so totally foreign should have been more successful abroad than at home. I was delighted by the warm commendations and ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. • Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

... art, that, in case of a defeat, his favourable report might have been ascribed to the indulgence of a friend for the rash attempt of a young English gentleman. The work was printed and published, under the title of Essai sur l'Etude de la Litterature, a Londres, chez T. Becket et P. A. de Hondt, 1761, in a small volume in duodecimo: my dedication to my father, a proper and pious address, was composed the twenty-eighth of May: Dr. Maty's ...
— Memoirs of My Life and Writings • Edward Gibbon

... The Governance of England, Chap. 9; M. Sibert, Etude sur le premier ministre en Angleterre depuis ses origines jusqu'a l'epoque contemporaine ...
— The Governments of Europe • Frederic Austin Ogg

... masterpieces. Montfaucon's Antiquite expliquee en Figures; Specimens of Ancient Sculpture, by the Society of Diettanti, London, 1809; Ancient Marbles of the British Museum, by Taylor Combe; Millin, Introduction a l'etude des Monumens Antiques; Monumens Inedits d'Antiquite figuree, recuellis et publies par Raoul- Rochette; Gerhard's Archaol. Zeit.; David's Essai sur le Classement Chronol. des Sculpteurs Grecs les ...
— The Old Roman World • John Lord

... in octaves with one hand. Taking upon himself the management of an English piano factory, he extended the keyboard, in 1793, to five and a half octaves. Seven octaves were not reached until 1851. His "Gradus ad Parnassum" became the parent of Etude literature. Carl Tausig said: "There is but one god in technique, Bach, and Clementi is ...
— For Every Music Lover - A Series of Practical Essays on Music • Aubertine Woodward Moore

... archbishop might find some countenance for his fanaticism in the most polite capital of Europe. The faculty of Theology in Paris, some few years later, declared "que c'en etait fait de la religion, si on permettait l'etude du Grec et de l'Hebreu!" Villers, Essai sur l'Esprit et l'Influence de la Reformation de Luther, ...
— The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic, V2 • William H. Prescott

... publie l'inscription de la plaque trouvee a Beauport. Le Journal de Quebec l'a reproduite aussi; mais avec une certaine difference. Pour l'etude des personnes eloignees et pour l'utilite de la science, il est bien desirable qu'on en prenne de nombreuses impressions sur platre. Si madame Gugy accorde la permission necessaire, elle meritera certainement la reconnaissance de ceux qui ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine



Words linked to "Etude" :   opus, composition, musical composition, piece of music, piece



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