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Music from the North.                   i 59
It will be seen that the measure is the one im­proved by Chopin, whose mazurkas made, as did Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words,' a new ap­pearance in music.
But I must remind the reader of my mistrust of tradition : and all the more here than in any other section of my subject, because the Poles, as a nation, are rather exacting in their demands on belief.
1 heard some years ago, in Paris, one of the most distinguished amateurs of their or of any other country scold himself hoarse, in his resolution to maintain that the greater number of the subjects in Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' were Polish melodies.







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