The Merry-Go-Round

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,110 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Categories: ML, PN
Downloads: 791
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.

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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

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