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Among the Great Masters of Music

Scenes in the Lives of Famous Musicians

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Author: Walter Rowlands
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,019 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 7,484
Added to site: 2007.04.14
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, where it now hangs. About the middle of the eighteenth century, when the agent of Augustus III., the Elector of Saxony, was negotiating the purchase of Italian paintings for the royal gallery in Dresden, the "St. Cecilia" was offered to him for $18,000, but the price was thought too high, and a copy by Denis Calvaert sufficed. This still hangs in the Zwinger at Dresden, the home of the Sistine Madonna. According to Vasari, the organ and other musical instruments in this picture were painted by one of the master's pupils, Giovanni da Udine. Raphael again designed a St. Cecilia in the now ruined fresco of her martyrdom, which either the master or one of his pupils painted in the chapel of the Pope's hunting castle of La Magliana, near Rome. Fortunately, Marc Antonio's engraving has preserved for us the composition of this work.

Of the many tributes to this "St. Cecilia," we will select the one by Shelley.

"We saw besides one picture of Raphael--St. Cecilia; this is in another and higher style; y

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