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38 BM, II, 23. 39 Ibid. , II, eighty three. forty WSS, p. 30. forty-one WSS, pp. 39–43. forty two LGB, p. 198. forty three Ibid. , pp. seventy five, seventy six. forty four Ibid. , p. a hundred. forty five NT, p. a hundred and forty. forty six Ibid. , p. 153. forty seven Ibid. , p. a hundred and fifty five. forty eight WSS, p. 149 ff. forty nine WRB, p. eight. 50 WRB, p. thirteen. fifty one Ibid. , p. 29. fifty two Ibid. , p. 89. fifty three Ibid. , p. ninety one. fifty four GWKZ, p. fifty eight. fifty five Ibid. , pp. 158, 206, 212. fifty six Ibid. , pp. 224, 225. fifty seven HED, p. nine. fifty eight HRMG is a mine of data with reference to song in Germany approximately 1830. bankruptcy IX the industrial AND SOCIAL prestige OF THE MUSICIAN 1 THE swap within the prestige of the German composer throughout the 19th century is summed up within the proud phrases of Wagner after the 1st Bayreuth pageant of 1876, that have been attended by means of this kind of crowd of notabilities as had by no means visited a theatre concurrently earlier than: In former occasions, he acknowledged, the artist used to bounce attendance on emperors and princes: now, for the 1st time, the emperors and princes had come to the artist. This development in not just the composer’s inventive yet his social and financial status was once in general the paintings of Wagner himself, who, during this box as in all others, destroyed an outdated international and created a brand new one. Given a personality of much less energy, and, be it additional, yet one more scrupulous in concerns of cash, even his genius do not have stored him from the destiny of the entire different German opera composers and lots of of the literary males of the régime below which he used to be pointed out — both sluggish hunger, or a humble suppression of his personal character and a resigned attractiveness of no matter what favours a courtroom or an impresario may perhaps fling at him, or either. within the eighteenth century the composer, with one or exceptions equivalent to Gluck and Handel — who have been quite powerful in themselves and likely of the general public aid — used to be kind of easily a servant generating song for a grasp; it made little distinction even if the grasp was once a city council, a personal consumer, a monarch, or the Intendant of a court docket theatre. we all know how Mozart, at the days whilst his Salzburg archbishop dined in kingdom, sat on the apartment servants’ desk. For the higher a part of his lifestyles, Haydn used to be a lackey of genius, even though he had even more independence of personality than his older biographers credited him with. Dittersdorf, whilst his prince got rid of to a different palace in Vienna, was once immensely gratified not just through a rise of his wage to thirty-seven gulden a month, yet by means of dispensation from “the menial tasks” hitherto imposed upon him, he being now absolved from donning a uniform just like the different servants. 1 He proposal himself fortunate while, after taking part in a gentle musical funny story at a celebration on an envoy who had pretended to an information of tune, rather than receiving the field at the ear he had anticipated from his grasp he was once magnanimously passed the prince’s personal plate “with a tumbler of Tokay and 5 - 6 biscuits on it”; less than the plate have been ten ducats, the prince’s tribute to a dicy jeu d’esprit that had occurred to commend itself to him. 2 Having run away to avert his accounts, Dittersdorf used to be introduced again via a policeman, on a warrant signed through the Statthalter of Prague, to respond to for the crime of getting “run clear of the Prince’s provider.