Music
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
For uncertain reasons nearly all fans are great collectors of records and listeners to all types of music; some are accomplished musicians. Classicists, according to polls, are in a majority, tho jazzfans have progressed greatly since the days when Laney could refer to Perdue as "about the only other fan who shared my interest in jazz." At the drop of a hat fans will go off into a discussion of likes and dislikes among composers, pieces, and types, and frequently spend the better part of an evening listening to the visitee's collection of records. Many articles have been published about fantasy in music — usually meaning fantastic operas or other story-behind-the-music, tho some claim that certain music, like Scriabin's 9th (Black Mass) Sonata, is fantastic in itself. Recordings from the soundtracks of "Things to Come" and "Tales of Hoffman" are also well-known fantasy platters.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
For some undiscovered reason, nearly all fans are great collectors of records and listeners to all types of music; many are accomplished musicians. At the drop of a hat, fans will go off into a discussion of likes and dislikes among composers, pieces, and types, and frequently spend the better part of an evening listening to the visitee's collection of records. There have been many articles published about fantasy in music, which usually means the fantastic opera and other story behind the music, tho some claim that certain music is fantastic in itself. The recording of the music from Things to Come are the most well-known fantasy platters.