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Camille Saint-SaënsOn Music and Musicians$
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Roger Nichols

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320169

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.001.0001

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On Not Writing a Preface

On Not Writing a Preface

(Prefatory Letter to George Docquois, Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, Paris, 1907; Autograph Ms, BNF, Dept de la musique, Rés F.1644 [5])

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7 On Not Writing a Preface
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Camille Saint-Saëns
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Roger Nichols

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0007

This chapter presents Camille Saint–Saëns’ letter to George Docquois, telling him the reasons for not writing a preface to introduce Docquois’ poetical thoughts and collected verse plays. It holds that is generally acknowledged that writers, without knowing anything about music, are qualified to judge it, but that musicians on the contrary, however literate they may be, have no rights in the field of literature.

Keywords:   Camille Saint–Saëns, George Docquois, preface, Don Giovanni

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