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The Golden Renaissance of English Music
by Em Marshall-Luck (January 2012)
“These people have no ear, either for rhythm or music, and their unnatural passion for piano playing and singing is thus all the more repulsive. Nothing on earth is more terrible than English music, save English painting,” wrote the German poet Heinrich Heine in 1840s, whilst in an 1866 study about national music, the German researcher Carl Angel announced that "Englishmen are the only culture (people) without their own music", and in 1904 Oscar Schmitz published a book concerning English society with the sub-title Das land ohne music. more>>>