Crotchets : a few short musical notes / by Percy A. Scholes.


Freeport, N.Y. : Books for Libraries Press, [1966] .

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Other Title Observer (London, England) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50081683
Subjects Music
Music.
Series Essay index reprint series.
Description viii, 292 pages : music ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1966]
Notes "These fifty-four essays are, with slight alterations, reprinted from 'The observer'"--Page [v].
Originally published 1924.
Also issued online.
Contents Concerts and audiences. What does the audience hear? ; A plea for all-round art ; Annotated programmes ; A holiday task ; Our pauper public ; The ethics of applause -- What the public wants. Beastly tunes ; The popular programmes -- "For the good of music" -- The present-day problem [inadequately-trained listeners] -- Welsh singers and English critics -- A few suggestions upon popular music. "Dope" ; Some "serious criticism" ; More "serious criticism" ; Quality in music -- A few remarks on opera. The pace of opera ; Operatic improbabilities ; Opera as seen by an actor ; Debussy and "dash" -- A haunted head -- The music or the making? Silk purses and sow's ears ; Somethig from nothing -- What is melody? -- Some notes on Scriabin. Scriabin as student ; Scriabin's processes of composition ; Scriabin and "law" ; Scriabin as prophet ; Scriabin as thinker -- Some views on Stravinsky. The "Rite" and the wrong of it ; Honest doubt ; Stravinsky in the nursery -- Polytonality and atonality. Polytonality ; Atonality -- Colour and sound -- The mind made up -- Handel and Bach. Handel and the horse's leg ; Handel and Bach as we hear them to-day -- Shakespeare's music : a theory -- Words and music. We want the words ; "A concerto on the larynx" -- Choral society problems -- Kreisleriana. The fiddler's repertory ; Chaconne a ̀€son gout -- The promise of the past -- Youth and music. Back to school ; The child and the gramophone ; An unmitigated curse -- Impersonal truth in criticism -- Shall we reconsider Wolf? -- Santley -- Church music. What the organist said ; Church music abroad -- The O.B. and music [Oscar Browning] -- "Re your letter to hand."
Network Numbers (OCoLC)855415
(OCoLC)ocm00855415
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WorldCat Identities Scholes, Percy A., 1877-1958.
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