Richard Wagner

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Published: 1860
Language: French
Wordcount: 4,650 / 23 pg
LoC Categories: ML, CT
Downloads: 566
Added to site: 2010.11.20
mnybks.net#: 29631
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Music, Biography
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p>Il paraît que l'artiste a besoin d'être excité par ces animaux malfaisants, car de même qu'aussitôt qu'un âne vient au monde, il pousse dix gourdins pour le rosser, à peine un grand esprit se montre-t-il dans l'arène, qu'il a à ses trousses cinquante aboyeurs.

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L'ouverture de Tannhoeuser était déjà connue à Paris de quelques-uns qui l'avaient entendue dans un concert à un franc, entre une polka et un quadrille, autant que le permettaient les aimables conversations des coulissiers et des filles; mais si les hommes avaient chanté plus juste le choeur de l'introduction, quel effet n'eût-il pas produit?

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Il faut laisser aux critiques le soin de parler de dièses, de bémols, de tonalité, de modulations ascendantes, de chromatique, etc.; ce qui me reste à dire est plus intéressant.

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