[PW] ? Quote About Wagner's Music (Quotation Query #755)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Sun Nov 20 10:45:45 PST 2016


In the Yale Book of Quotations I cite "Wagner's music is better than it sounds" to Bill Nye, quoted in Mark Twain's Autobiography.  Subsequently I found "Frank said that he would paraphrase the remark of the critic who said that Wagner's music is better than it sounds" in Thomas Wallace Knox's book _The Boy Travellers_ (1891).  Can anyone push this further back in time than 1891?


Fred Shapiro




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