excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' (99 words)

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Recollections of an old musician

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We had also visits from ballet companies, at that time very much in vogue. It would doubtless be a strange entertainment for the present age. Imagine people being now asked to spend two or three hours witnessing a play in “ dumb show ” ; though good pantomimic action, artistic dancing, fine scenery, and the best of instrumental music were given. Apropos, I may be allowed to state that the best composers of the period—mostly French —wrote good ballets; notably Les Wilis, by Adolphe Adam, composer of Le Postilion de Longjumeau, Le Chalet, and many other operas.

 

 

 

We had also visits from ballet companies, at that time very much in vogue. It would doubtless be a strange entertainment for the present age. Imagine people being now asked to spend two or three hours witnessing a play in “ dumb show ” ; though good pantomimic action, artistic dancing, fine scenery, and the best of instrumental music were given. Apropos, I may be allowed to state that the best composers of the period—mostly French —wrote good ballets; notably Les Wilis, by Adolphe Adam, composer of Le Postilion de Longjumeau, Le Chalet, and many other operas.

 

We had also visits from ballet companies, at that time very much in vogue. It would doubtless be a strange entertainment for the present age. Imagine people being now asked to spend two or three hours witnessing a play in “ dumb show ” ; though good pantomimic action, artistic dancing, fine scenery, and the best of instrumental music were given. Apropos, I may be allowed to state that the best composers of the period—mostly French —wrote good ballets; notably Les Wilis, by Adolphe Adam, composer of Le Postilion de Longjumeau, Le Chalet, and many other operas.

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