A Wagner Matinee - Paragraphs 13 – 23 Summary & Analysis

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The overture ends, and Georgiana lets go of Clark’s sleeve. As the concert continues, Clark wonders what impact the concert is having on Georgiana. Clark recalls that Georgiana had had a fairly broad musical education when she still lived in Boston. In Nebraska, Georgiana had often spoken to Clark of operas that she had seen years before. Clark had often heard Georgiana sing passages of classical musical. After the overture, Clark begins to watch Georgiana closely, trying to discern what she may be thinking and feeling. However, Georgiana’s face remains impassive. Clark is very curious to know if Georgiana has retained enough musical sense to comprehend the power of the music. One of the pieces in the program is from The Flying Dutchman, which is the opera of which Georgiana had once owned the piano score. Clark notices Georgiana’s fingers moving...

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