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Volume X, Number 4 | fall 2017

Miscellany

“Please send me something I can set to music, only don’t make it the history of the world, the Thirty Years’ War, the era of the popes, or the island of Australia,” wrote Fanny Hensel to her brother Felix Mendelssohn in 1834. “Instead, find me something really useful and solid.”

Music is our myth of the inner life.

—Susanne K. Langer, 1942

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