Terpander: Or, Music and the Future

Terpander: Or, Music and the Future

Terpander: Or, Music and the Future

Terpander: Or, Music and the Future

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In the early years of the present century a certain learned and cultivated musician, then about eighty years of age, was heard to say, as he came out from a concert at which works by Debussy had been played: "Well, if this is the 'music of the future,' I'm very glad I shan't live to hear it!" Debussy has passed over to the classics since then, but there are still plenty of music-lovers, many of them, too, not more than middle-aged at the most, who feel apprehensive about the future of music. Wherever they turn, there seems to be complete chaos. The . . .

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