George Grove

Sir George Grove (August 13, 1820 – May 28, 1900) was an English writer on music, immortalised in the title of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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  • Another equally true saying of Schumann is that, compared with Beethoven, Schubert is as a woman to a man. For it must be confessed that one's attitudes towards him is almost always that of sympathy, attraction, and love, rarely that of embarrassment or fear. Here and there only, as in the Rosamund B minor Entr'acte, or the Finale of the 10th symphony, does he compel his listeners with an irrestistible power; and yet how different is this compulsion from the strong, fierce, merciless coercion, with which Beethoven forces you along, and bows and bends you to his will."
    • Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn (London:Macmillan, 1951), 238.

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