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The descriptive note comes from item 820 in :


 1990

Henderson, Alice H.
Henderson, Donald Gene
Carl Maria von Weber : a guide to research
New York: Garland, 1990, 385 p.

This is what Donald Gene Henderson had to say:

Maintains there is a significant difference between the classical aesthetics position expressed in Weber's letters and prose writings and the romantic quality of his dramatic music. The desire to create a strong emotional effect in his operas is apparent, but a conflicting wish to create conventional shapely melody distinguishes his music from Wagner's.

© Donald Gene Henderson
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