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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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Prefatory
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by South. Epic qualities are here, for, if we but attend, we can hear the whistles of the Ohio River steamboats transporting Southern ladies and gentlemen to the Queen City, the sinking of negroes on the levee, the vocal and instrumental programs of concert musicians and of black-faced minstrels, and the music of a youthful genius, who, composing for such as these, transcended his immediate objectives and wrote for all mankind then and now.







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