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Cyril Scott - Philosophy of Modernism

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« on: June 19, 2023, 01:30:11 pm »

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How is it that a music-lover can listen with enjoyment numerous times to Wagner's Prelude to Tristan and Isolde, for instance, and yet only once, and without enjoyment, to a composition by one of Wagner's imitators ? The answer, which sounds satisfyingly plausible on the surface, is that the imitation is not as good and beautiful as the original. But through the agency of what occult law of
Nature does this become a fact?

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