The Merry-Go-Round

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,110 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Categories: ML, PN
Downloads: 802
Added to site: 2008.08.16
mnybks.net#: 21738
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Music, Criticism, Essays

In defence of bad taste -- Music and supermusic -- Edgar Saltus -- The new art of the singer -- Au bal musette -- Music and cooking -- An interrupted conversation -- The authoritative work on American music -- Old days and new -- Two young American playwrights [Avery Hopwood and Philip Moeller] -- De senectute cantorum -- Impressions in the theater: The land of joy, A note on Mimi Aguglia, The new Isadora, Margaret Anglin produces As you like it -- The modern composers at a glance.

Show Excerpt

roperas. Jensen wrote songs; Schubert wrote supersongs. The superiority of Voi che sapete as a vocal melody over Ah! non giunge is not generally contested; neither can we hesitate very long over the question whether or not Der Leiermann is a better song than Lehn' deine Wang'. Probably even Mr. Finck will admit that the Sonata Appassionata is finer music than the most familiar portrait (I think it is No. 22) in the Kamennoi-Ostrow set. But, if we agree to put Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and a few others on marmorean pedestals in a special Hall of Fame (and this is a compromise on my part, at any rate, as I consider much of the music written by even these men to be below any moderately high standard), what about the rest? Mr. Finck prefers Johann Strauss to Brahms, nay more to Richard himself! He has written a whole book for no other reason, it would seem, than to prove that the author of Tod und Verklärung is a very much over-rated ind

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Merry-Go-Round by Carl Van Vechten - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Advice to Young Musicians
by Robert Schumann
Beethoven
by Thomas Tapper
A Book of Operas
by Henry Edward Krehbiel
How to Sing
by Lilli Lehmann
Life of Chopin
by Franz Liszt
Amadigi di Gaula
by Nicola Francesco Haym

See more popular titles from this genre.