Musical Monstrosities

Musical Monstrosities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the trial of the new invisible hermetically-sealed talc roof to the orchestra. The device worked perfectly in keeping down the volume of sound, but unfortunately, owing to an insufficient supply of compressed air, three members of the orchestra perished of suffocation. Mr. Morrell is, however, confident that he will be able to continue using the talc roof without serious loss of life. He has pointed out in a long letter to The Times that the structure is vegetable-proof, that it will resist the impact of a rabbit, and that it reminds him and Madame Sankey Morrell, by its chaste and corrugated appearance, of a musical beehive. M. Paderewski has just returned to Poland after spending a week at Madame Sarah Bernhardt's marine pavilion on the coast of Brittany. The sport was excellent, including shrimp-shooting with saloon pistols, crabstalking, etc. M. Paderewski's biggest bag included 14 jelly-fish, 11 mussels, 3 brace of shrimps, a small conger-eel, and a large piece of cork. The intrepid pianist charmed the rough fishermen by his affability and condescension, and is said to have composed a new Cracoviak in their honour. Kubelik, acting on a hint from Mr. A. B. Walkley, has decided to renew his acquaintance with the classics, and is at present translating "Longinus on the Sublime" into Hungarian, with the assistance of Count Tassilo Fe'stetics, Baron Banffy, Count Palffy, and Professor Arminius Vambe"Ry. It is understood that Count Khuen-hederVary, the late Ban of Croatia, will contribute a brief preface. The work, which will be published in crimped crocodile skin at 21s. net, will be copiously illustrated with portraits of the translator. Music and Motors--Sir Hubert Parry Happily Preserved--Professor Krumbascher's Tie and his...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541596
  • 9781236541598