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The real music of the future
Source: Punch

Signor Foghorni, the great Hibernian basso-tenore robusto-profundo, is so disgusted at the frivolity of contemporary musical taste (which is not ripe enough to appreciate him), that he gives up all attempts to please the present generation: he buys a phonograph instead and devoted his energies to singing for posterity. By applying his ear to this marvellous instrument immediately after singing into it, he not only hears his song echoed back to him out of the dim future, but he also hears the rapturous applause of unborn millions!
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