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Music from the South.                   115
In the following—which is the beginning of
an arietta with chorus and dance, from ' Hyppolite
et Aricie,' the first opera of Rameau, who was the
first national composer of genius that could be
named—the same drone is applied to a different
rhythm, with more art- and science. I know
nothing contemporaneous, either in Italian or
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