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I REMEMBER once asking a distinguished Polish lady, herself a notable musician and pupil of the great Chopin, whether she ever played Hungarian music. " No," she answered, " I cannot play it; there is some�thing in that music which I have not got�something which is wanting in me." What was wanting I came to understand later, when I became familiar with Hungarian music as rendered by the Tzigane players. It was the training of a gipsy's whole life which was wanting here�a training which alone teaches the
secret of deciphering those wild strains which seem borrowed from the voice of the tempest or stolen from whispering reeds. In order to have played the Hungarian music aright she would have required to have slept on mountain tops during a score of years, to have been awakened by fallen dews, to have shared the food of eagles and squirrels, and have been on equally familiar terms with stags and creeping things �conditions which unfortunately lie altogether oui of the reach of delicate Polish ladies.�Blackwood.
P Allegretto.
Suabian Folk-song.
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