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" Si lo redo." Scena di Faust. L. SPOHR. This

is one of the most splendid dramatic scenes ever written; whether we regard the variety, force, and expression of the recitative, the exquisite beauty of the cantabile, the power and brilliancy of the bravura, or the masterly arrangement of the accompaniment. It con- tains more ideas than many an entire opera ; and with all singers com- petent to understand and execute it, has always been a prime favourite. Hitherto it has only been obtainable with the rest of the opera: the present publication will extend the gratification of knowing it through a much wider circle.