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By Leopold Mozart

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The distinction between form and colour is only technically important, and does not affect artistic perception and production. In the same way the musician has something more to do with respect to the words of his text than to colour given outlines. The conceptions which the poet ; has formed, with the consciousness that they could only attain complete independence by their combination with music, must be absorbed by the musician, and reproduced in the forms appointed by the nature of his art. The exaggerations attending on all forms of opposition and attempted reformation will not suffice to explain this GLUCK S MUSIC.

325. , p. 11). 3 Nothing is known of this music, so far as I am aware; Mozart does not seem to have kept it himself, and therefore did not bring it to Salzburg. — COMPOSITIONS FOR THE CONCERT SPIRITUEL 39 days over it) should form his debict before the French pubhc caused his father great uneasiness but it was uncalled for, for in his next letter Wolfgang informs him (March i, ; 1778) :- I must tell you, by the way, that my chorus work came to nothing. Holzbauer's Miserere is too long as it is, and did not please besides which, they only performed two of my choruses instead of four, and left out the best.

350. Corr. , pp. 321, 427 Corr. , VIII. p. 321. Garat, Mem. sur ; M. Suard, IL, p. 238. Rudhart, Gluck in Paris, p. 10. A speaking testimony of his reverence for Gluck is the " Reponse sur un morceau de I'Orphee de M. le Chev. Gluck," and the unfinished " Observations sur I'Alceste Italien 82 La Harpe, de M. le Corr. , p. 86. Chev. Gluck," where some striking observations are made. GLUCK'S operas in VIENNA. 3I only hinder or retard the triumph of the ItaHan. ^^ With just discrimination the directors had declared that they would not risk appearing before the public with one of Gluck's operas if he would write six, they might have a chance of success.

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