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a.1.Neat; pretty; well made; graceful.
Full fetis was her cloak, as I was ware.
- Chaucer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The listing encompasses songs in Italian written by composers of other nationalities, most notably Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo by Benjamin Britten, as well as works by Julius Benedict, Francois-Joseph Fetis, Conradin Kreutzer, Franz Liszt, and emile Paladilhe.
In his Biographie universelle des musiciens (1861), Francois-Joseph Fetis affirms that Joseph-Marie Querard (La France litteraire, 1827) erred in attributing Boye's work to Pascal Boyer.
The second part of the introduction delves deeper into Liszt's relationships with Francois-Joseph Fetis, Giacomo Meyer-beer, Nicole Paganini, and Robert Schumann, as they are the subjects of complete essays.
Part 2 focuses on the state of musical criticism in France during this time, and more particularly on the role Francois-Joseph Fetis played therein.
But Christensen's has a more genuinely philosophical understanding, giving a convincing exposition of the Kantian and Hegelian background to Francois-Joseph Fetis's treatment of tonality.
The Gazette musicale was founded, moreover, in direct rivalry with a journal of very different character, the Revue musicale, which from 1827 to 1835 afforded the music historian, philosopher, biographer and critic Francois-Joseph Fetis a stage for solo performance.
(3.) Francois-Joseph Fetis, Belgian scholar, composer, and music critic, is known today primarily for his 8-volume Biographie universelle des muscien et bibliographie generate de la musique (Paris: Didot Freres, Fils et Cie., 1868), which remains, in spite of some inaccuracies, a major research tool.
Woodley details the historiographical journey of this edition, which traveled through the hands of Alexandre-Etienne Choron and Francois Joseph Marie Fayolle who appropriated the theorist as "French" (Fayolle transcribed the text, but never finished his edition), to Francois-Joseph Fetis, who was attracted to the editorial project from a Belgian nationalist perspective (p.
Eeckeloo finished by quoting Francois-Joseph Fetis, a Belgian musicologist of the 19th century, who said: "The best possible library is the one that matches with the taste and the needs of its owner."

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