from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A master or expert in the artistic use of tones; a trained and experienced musical composer.


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  • Some of them still have place in the hymnals, a noble one especially by the blind English tone-master, Henry

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • But apart from the Wagner who paints frescoes and practises magnetism, there is yet another Wagner who hoards small treasures: our greatest melancholic in music, full of side glances, loving speeches, and words of comfort, in which no one ever forestalled him, — the tone-master of melancholy and drowsy happiness.

    The Case Of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Selected Aphorisms.


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