H.L. Mencken on music; a selection of his writings on music together with an account of H.L. Mencken's musical life and a history of the Saturday Night Club, by Louis Cheslock.

; Cheslock, Louis, 1898-1981, editor
[1st ed.].. New York, Knopf, 1961.

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Other Authors Cheslock, Louis, 1898-1981,
Subjects Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Description xvi, 222 pages illustrations, portraits, facsimiles (music) 22 cm
Copyright Date 1961.
Summary His thoughts on music in general, on composers and performers, and on various aspects of music, selected from journals on which he was critic.
Contents Prelude -- The three B's. Bach at Bethlehem ; Two days of Bach ; Beethoven ; Old Ludwig and his ways ; Beethoveniana ; Brahms -- More of the masters. Schubert ; Wagner (Symbiosis and the artist) ; Wagner (The eternal farce) ; Franz Josef Haydn ; Johann Strauss ; Schumann (O Frühling, wie bist du so schön!) ; Mendelssohn ; Dvorak (an American symphony) -- Operas and operettas. Operas ; Grand opera in English ; The tower duet in Il Trovatore ; The Mikado ; The passing of Gilbert ; Pinafore at 33 -- Band music. Italian bands ; Wind music -- Tempo di valse -- Wedding music. New wedding march needed ; Enter the church organist -- Catholic Church music -- National music. English songs ; Russian music -- Popular songs of the plain people. A plea for the old songs ; The folk-song ; American folk-song ; The music of the American negro -- Music and other virtues. Virtuous vandalism ; Music after the war -- More reviews. Ernest Newman and others ; The poet and scientist -- Occupational hazard. Music as a trade ; The reward of the artist -- Little concert-halls -- "Light" motifs. On tenors ; Mysteries of the tone-art ; Masters of tone -- Morals and music. Music and sin ; The music-lover -- Potpourri -- Musical allusions to authors -- From a letter to Isaac Goldberg -- Postlude (The Saturday Night Club) -- Vale : the end of a happy life.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)598740
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956.
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