Ralph Vaughan Williams Quote

I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than "Die Meister Singer" of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything with local colour, but the raising to its highest power all that is best in the national consciousness of his country.


National Music: And Other Essays (ed. Oxford University Press, USA, 1987)

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I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than Die Meister Singer of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything...

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I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than Die Meister Singer of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything...

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I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than Die Meister Singer of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything...

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I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than Die Meister Singer of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything...