excerpt from 'Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character' (138 words)

excerpt from 'Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character' (138 words)

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Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character

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On the whole, after living nearly a year in Spain, I came to the conclusion that Spanish musical audiences were amongst the most enthusiastic I had ever encountered; but, as a rule, only when the music of their predilection — every phrase of which lends itself to the practice of the sister-art, dancing — constitutes the entertainment provided for them. I have seen them sit, frigid and silent, through excellent operatic performances ; and for classical compositions they have neither inclination nor patience. In the national zarzuela...they take the liveliest delight; and no wonder, for more amusing and better played pieces I have never seen, even in Paris. But, when all is said and done, what goes straight to their hearts is the seguidilla in which the strains they love aud the steps they admire are triumphantly combined.

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excerpt from 'Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character' (138 words)

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