Form: To put it bluntly . . . form is one of the composer's chief means of averting the boredom of his audience.
Organ: The widespread impression amongst a section of the musical public that a unit organ consists of about a dozen vox humanas and a powerful tremulant is based upon observation of the performances of the injudicious.
Virtuoso: The reward of the instrumental virtuoso in glory and cash is beyond that of any other honest profession (except that of the prima donna, q.v.).
Prima Donna: The word has, in the mouths of the more thinking members of the musical public, taken on...