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" Musick is yet but in its Nonage, a forward Child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the Masters of it shall find more Encouragement. Tis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air... "
Dwight's Journal of Music - Page 43
1878
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 25

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816 - 540 pages
...masters of it shall find more encouragement ; and that it is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." The unlimited powers, says Dr. Burney, of this musician's genius embraced every species of composition...
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Musical History, Biography, and Criticism: Being a General Survey of Music ...

George Hogarth - Composers - 1835 - 486 pages
...of it shall find more encouragement. It is now," he continues, " learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." In accordance with these sentiments, he made the great Italian masters, particularly Carissimi and...
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Memoirs of the Musical Drama, Volume 1

George Hogarth - Opera - 1838 - 494 pages
...England, when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." Dioclesian, as a drama, does not hold a high place among the works of its authors ; and Betterton's...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 19

1841 - 524 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus being farther from the sun, we are of later growth than our neighbouring countries,...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies ...

1846 - 282 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'T is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus being farther from the sun, we are of later growth than our neighbouring countries,...
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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 7-9

1846 - 396 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'T is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gayety and fashion. Thus being farther from the sun, we are of later growth than our neighbouring countries,...
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Memoirs of the Opera in Italy, France, Germany, and England, Volume 1

George Hogarth - Dramatic music - 1851 - 394 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." Dioclesian, as a drama, does not hold a high place among the works of its authors ; and Betterton's...
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G. F. Händel, Volume 1

Friedrich Chrysander - 1858 - 590 pages
...t»crwanbte SBeife masters of it shall find more encouragement. 'Tie now learning Italian, which is ¡Is best master, and studying a little of the French air, to give it somcxvlitit more of gayety and fashion. Thus being farther from the sun, we »re of later growth than...
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The National Review, Volume 14

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1862 - 544 pages
...the Duke of Somerset he says : " Music, a forward child, is now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." But Purcell had musical conception of his own, and with this a faculty of adapting the musical expression...
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History of the opera, Volume 1

Henry Sutherland Edwards - History - 1862 - 348 pages
...when the masters of it shall find more encouragement. "Tis now learning Italian, which is its best master, and studying a little of the French air to give it somewhat more of gaiety and fashion." Here Purcell spoke in all modesty, for though his style may have been formed in some measure on French...
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