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WAGNERISM

WAGNERISM

A PROTEST

10 HECA
DEC 1522

MAJOR H. W. L. HIME, R.A., F.S.S.

M. Wagner a de beaux moments, mais de mauvais
quart d'heures'

ROSSINI

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., I PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1882

174.4.66.

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WAGNERISM:

A PROTEST.

Man has undoubtedly talked nonsense on every subject,' says Dr. Latourneau in his Sociology, based upon Ethnography’; but no subject has been the cause of so many of his.wanderings as that which we call Æsthetics —and in this respect a special privilege is given to Music. Every time an author touches upon this subject, he runs a considerable risk of losing his head; sometimes, indeed, he affects to do so—it is thought to be a sign of good taste.' After explaining the genesis of music and glancing at its gradual development, the learned doctor goes on to say: 'Music, as

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