The National Music Of The World

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National Music of the World.
to his second Pianoforte Trio, and more recently still to M. Felicicn David, in his 'Lalla Rookh '-■■ who has therefore been bitterly assailed as a plagiarist from Mendelssohn.
In another respect, the Spanish dances arc pecu≠liar : proving themselves akin to the spasmodic vocal music characterised awhile since, and gaining char≠acter from pauses, syncopations, interruptions of rhythm; such as the great school of South German waltz composersóLanner, Strauss, Labitzky, and others -have turned to such admirable account.
Ex. 20.
To close this section of the inquiry in hand, a definition may be venturedóto wit, that in the National Music of Spain, whether vocal or instru≠mental, Eastern forms and influences are to be traced; and that singularly litile progress has been made in the employment of these by the free musi≠cians of the Peninsula, as distinguished from the 'strict' ones who have wrought daily and ineffec-







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