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The "Arlecchino" of this work has much sprightliness, and shows the influence of Schumann, who made the harlequin particularly his own; but there is none of Chopin's nocturnity in the "Notturno," which presents the sussurus and the moonlit, amorous company of "Boccaccio's Villa."
Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country, Its Present Conditions and Its Future, with Critical Estimates and Biographies of the Principal Living Composers; and an Abundance of Portraits, Fac-simile Musical Autographs, and Compositions
For now, I'm imagining the satisfying sussurus as I sweep the floors free of dog hair rather than deceiving myself into thinking the vacuum will pick up four dozen pounds of shedded hair without clogging, groaning, sputtering, and then coughing up the hair it was meant to consume.)
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