Music Of Yesterday

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The Story of the Minuet

By Edward Baxter Perry This ancient, dignified, and stately dance is supposed by many to have originated in England, in fact is often spoken of as an “old English dance,” because it was much...

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A Trip to the Shrine of Beethoven Part II

By Richard Wagner The Englishman, who always watched my attempt with excited attention from his window, had at last received positive information that Beethoven was really not to be approached. He was thoroughly vexed,...

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Laws of Sound in Music

By Louis C. Elson There is no science in existence in which so many matters have been left at loose ends as in music. A variety of causes has led to this. Many of...

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Lowell Mason

American Educator and Musical Pioneer By J. Cuthbert Hadden The name of Lowell Mason is familiar, chiefly as that of a composer who gave us such favorite tunes as “Heber” (“From Greenland’s Icy Mountains”)...

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Die Zauberflote – The Magic Flute

“Die Zauberflote” or “The Magic Flute” an opera in three acts, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and libretto by Amanuel Schickaneder, was first produced in Vienna, September 30, 1791, Mozart directing. The text,...

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The Clandestine Marriage – Il Matrimonio Segreto

“Il Matrimonio Segreto,” or “The Clandestine Marriage,” a comic opera in two acts, with music by Domenico Cimarosa and words by Bertati, was produced in Florence in 1792. Characters Carolina, younger daughter of Geronimo...