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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... his curt dismissal at greater length than needful on my own behalf, I wish to heap coals of fire upon his head by shewing him that I respect him more than his abandonment of all respect for me and my position entitles him to claim. Though it is more than time to end, I cannot refrain from returning, in the interest of the institute itself, to the general reproaches and accusations directed by Herr C. B.--as to many an essential, with indisputable understanding--against our Operatic repertoire; charges which I have already described as unjust because addressed to the Royal Court-theatre of this city in particular, whereas they apply with far more justice to the German Theatre as a whole. I resume this point in order to assure Herr C. B. that he is much mistaken if he believes that his essay tells anything new to the General-Direction, and to inform him that after a special scrutiny of the German stage-system, and unceasing efforts to remedy the evils recognised, our General-Direction has quite recently become convinced to its sorrow that no one-sided action can avail, but the only cure would lie in an equally energetic endeavour on the part of every German Management. Even this conviction has not been so much as felt as yet by the most and the larger of the other theatres of Germany; whilst if one compares the appreciation of nobler and more solid fare continually displayed in the arrangement of our repertoire with what is done for Opera in Berlin, for instance, under far more favourable conditions, it cannot be denied that the Dresden Opera is the very one that signalises itself to-day the most encouragingly for true art. Long before Herr C. B. divulged to it his plan, however, the General-Direction has fully understood in what way alone...
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893689
  • 9781236893680