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AFFECTIVE KEY CHARACTERISTICS

AFFECTIVE KEY CHARACTERISTICS
from Christian Schubart's Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst (1806) C Major Completely Pure. Its character is: innocence, simplicity, navety, children's talk. C Minor Declaration of love and at the same time the lament of unhappy love. All languishing, longing, sighing of the love-sick soul lies in this key. Db Major A leering key, degenerating into grief and rapture. C# Minor Penitential lamentation, intimate conversation with God, the friend and help-meet of life; sighs of disappointed friendship and love lie in its radius. D Major The key of triumph, of Hallejuahs, of war-cries, of victory-rejoicing. D Minor Melancholy womanliness, the spleen and humours brood. Eb Major The key of love, of devotion, of intimate conversation with God. D# Minor Feelings of the anxiety of the soul's deepest distress, of brooding despair, of blackest depresssion, of the most gloomy condition of the soul. E Major Noisy shouts of joy, laughing pleasure and not yet complete, full delight lies in E Major.

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agreed. its not that i believe it. i just found it entertaining that they were coming up with that stuff in 1806! by gr_store_feet May 17

Other than entertainment, like astrology, phrenology, etc.,j this kind of arbitrariness has no value at all and it is sad that people actually believe it. by lynzzr May 17

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