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Scholes, Percy Alfred, 1877-1958.
Freeport, N.Y. : Books for Libraries Press, 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Percy A Scholes
|Notes:||"These fifty-four essays are, with slight alterations, reprinted from 'The observer'"--P. [v].
First published 1924.
|Description:||viii, 292 p. : music ; 21 cm.|
|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? --
Church music. What the organist said ; Church music abroad --
The O.B. and music [Oscar Browning] --
"Re your letter to hand."
|Series Title:||Essay index reprint series.|
|Other Titles:||Observer (London, England)|
|Responsibility:||by Percy A. Scholes.|