Emmanuel Chabrier - 1886

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 272:

On the pretext of unity – I almost said uniformity, there are in Wagner (and he is more capable than Father Bruno) some quarter-hours of music or absolute recitation during which every sincere person who is not a fetishist and has an open mind must find each minute as long as a century. I could prove this with the score in my hand, if anyone wanted me to. But they don’t give a good God-damn!
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 272. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424769330414 accessed: 25 February, 2024

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Emmanuel Chabrier
Composer, Pianist
1841-1894

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Wagner music
written by Richard Wagner

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Date/Time 1886
Medium live

Notes

Letter from Emmanuel Chabrier to Costallat, 1886.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:15:30 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:24:16 +0000