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The Apollonicon, or Musical Album; Nos. I. and II. "

Musical criticism is so generally intrusted to persons ignorant of the subject which they attempt to handle, that we see with pleasure the commencement of a work in which it appears likely to be confided to competent hands. As far as we can judge from the two numbers before us, the Apollonicon breathes a spirit a fair and sound criticism, and evinces a determination to uphold the honour of the art to which its pages are devoted. It comprises original musical essays, biographical notices, and a register of passing musical events ; as well as four pages of music and as many of poetry. The work appears every alternate Saturday.