A musical tour through the land of the past

A MUSICAL TOUR
THROUGH THE LAND
OF THE PAST

BY
ROMAIN ROLLAND

TRANSLATED BY
BERNARD MIALL

CONTENTS


CHAP.
 
PAGE
 
PREFACE
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v.
I.
A HUMOROUS NOVEL BY AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MUSICIAN
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1
II.
AN ENGLISH AMATEUR (PEPYS'S DIARY)
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21
III.
A PORTRAIT OF HÄNDEL
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45
IV.
THE ORIGINS OF THE "CLASSIC" STYLE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC
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69
V.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FORGOTTEN MASTER: TELEMANN, THE SUCCESSFUL RIVAL OF J. S. BACH
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97
VI.
METASTASIO: THE FORERUNNER OF GLUCK
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145
VII.
A MUSICAL TOUR ACROSS EUROPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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163
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1944, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 78 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1953, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 69 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.