excerpt from 'My Musical Life' pp. 451 (112 words)

excerpt from 'My Musical Life' pp. 451 (112 words)

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My Musical Life

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On another occasion, however, he went up to the band-master, in his great coat and slouched hat, and asked him to play something out of ROSSINI'S Gazza Ladra. The conductor, not recognising WAGNER, answered civilly that he had none of the music there, and otherwise could not well derange the programme. On WAGNER retiring a musician told the bandmaster who the stranger was. Filled with confusion and regret, the worthy man instantly sent for copies of the Gazza Ladra selection, and played it for two consecutive days. WAGNER was much pleased, and, again going up to the band, expressed his thanks, and praised especially the solo cornet, who had much distinguished himself.

On another occasion, however, he went up to the band-master, in his great coat and slouched hat, and asked him to play something out of ROSSINI'S Gazza Ladra. The conductor, not recognising WAGNER, answered civilly that he had none of the music there, and otherwise could not well derange the programme. On WAGNER retiring a musician told the bandmaster who the stranger was. Filled with confusion and regret, the worthy man instantly sent for copies of the Gazza Ladra selection, and played it for two consecutive days. WAGNER was much pleased, and, again going up to the band, expressed his thanks, and praised especially the solo cornet, who had much distinguished himself.

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