Page 401. " in explaining sexual dreams I would have to become deeply involved in the still unsolved problems of perversion and bisexuality, and so I kept this material for another occasion "

   Freud would explore these ideas concerning sexuality further in his Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, first published in 1905.  As well as elaborating his theory of the 'Oedipus complex' (See note to page 201), he further explores the controversial idea that discrimination between sexual partners and practices is behaviour a person learns throughout their development, overlaying an "original bisexuality".


Online edition of Freud's 'Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex', translated by A.A. Brill, (1920)


Page 405. " a sign of assistance from the dark powers in the depths of our soul (cf. the Devil in Tartini's sonata dream) "

   His Violin Sonata in G-minor is the best known work by Italian violin virtuoso Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), notorious for its complex final movement which has come to be known as "The Devil's Trill".  According to contemporary French scholar Jerome Lalande, Tartini claimed that the Devil played the piece for him in a dream, after which he struggled in vain to recall and record its full power.  


Online edition of Jerome Lalande's 'Voyage d'un François en Italie', in the original French, (1769)



Online edition of Walter Rowlands' 'Among the Great Masters of Music', with English translation of the relevant passage, (1900)


The 'Devil's Trill' portion of the sonata, performed by Itzhak Perlman, (1990)


The full Sonata