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Hungarian Dances, n° 1 and n° 6

Part One Chapter 3

And now shall I show how, with your renditions of numbers one and six of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, you had the audience eating from your hands? No, I’ll simply remark that your impatience at the applause revealed that your hands had better things to do: The very first note of the next piece announced the fire to come.

Gerard van Honthorst, The Merry Fiddler, 1623