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The reformation reaches the very starting place of sensibility. The tune of at the present time is failing; the area is being full of new tune: that of machines and that of folklore. The ear gets clean nourishment. Sensibility is liberated; it's crammed up by means of relocating revelations. they're the principles of cathedrals of sound that are already emerging. I desire to end asserting what i feel approximately tune. The modem international is inundated through it. there's an extravagance of it. every little thing occurs to track: dinner, video clips, there are radios in houses, autos, at gala's, at car, aviation and furnishings exhibits, on steamships at sea, on trains, in bars, and at holiday seashore events; in Sahara camps, within the nation of the international Legion, on the poles within the silence of clinical expeditions. 'The phonograph has caused this new factor: the checklist library, the supplement of the library of books. Despairingly specialist musicians say: "Music is death. " Likewise, M. Camille Mauclair has written a ebook with a startling identify: Is structure death? during this subject, as in the entire different domain names of those stirring sec tir is se Ie Vi gl p' n d ( c ~ ( f SEARCHINGS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT 163 instances, it may be famous that conventional "music" slips, falls, aud is overwhelmed. The Paris Grand Opera, referred to as precisely: nationwide Couservatory of track, performs Faust, Samson and Delilah, to drain purple plush seats. With our taxes we pay the heavy expenditures of wicker manikins. who're these sufferer, curious, frequently brave males who cross concerning the international with mechanical units with a view to list natural music-the song of men-folk track? India, China, Polynesia, Negro and Arabic Africa, Iberian canto jon do, Russian dances, people songs of the Tyrol, of Bavaria, of the Balkans, of the Carpathians, of Epirus, of Catalonia, of Turkey, Argentinian creole songs, Brazilian songs, rumbas from Martinique. What a harvest! bit by bit the museums, the general public libraries (slowly), are formiug records. The ear of the realm is beiug choked with nice poetry. Musicality is making outstanding development. The human spirit is alive. I go back from the United States; a similar night my spouse places at the list HFifine," a Parisian java. HListen," she says, "this is anything that you'll get pleasure from. " used to be the absence valuable, the purchase of recent conduct, to clarify the structure of the . song of the dance halls of Paris? The exoticism of the "saetas" of Seville had had the savour of serious discoveries. My ears nonetheless packed with scorching jazz, right here i'm within the presence of the true originality of the java; i locate in it mathematical France, distinctive, designated; i locate in it the loads of Paris, a society important of curiosity, so measured, certain, and supple in its inspiration. A managed sensuality, a serious ethics. in the course of the global track escapes the musicians. the place are the pro musicians? At their concert events, and they're now not very homosexual. So-called "modem" tune is sort of continuously a deliquescence: one of those contrapuntal noise cleverly mixed with the rinsing of bottles and the clatter of glasses.