Mozart, Weber and Wagner: With Various Essays on Musical Subjects

Mozart, Weber and Wagner: With Various Essays on Musical Subjects

Mozart, Weber and Wagner: With Various Essays on Musical Subjects

Mozart, Weber and Wagner: With Various Essays on Musical Subjects

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The contents of the present portion of A TRAVERS CHANTS are not only extremely diverse, but, in the author's arrangement of them, are entirely unclassified. They might, however, have been easily so ordered as to show a natural division into three classes of criticism; and, but for a certain disrespect which this plan might have appeared to involve, it would have been adopted. Upon the whole, however, a middle course seemed to be the most advisable; that, namely, of preserving the original order of succession; but of utilising this opportunity in order to point out how an intellectual grasp of the whole may best be compassed.

I.--The first class of essay consists of the express criticisms written by Berlioz of the works of other composers, the foremost appearance in the present case being that of Weber; whose Der Freyschütz and, particularly, whose "Oberon," are here very fully discussed. Both dissertations are couched in a vein of criticism which is somewhat peculiar to Perlioz; and one which happily unites a light and entertaining--

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