Apprenti Sorcier, L’

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Apprenti Sorcier, L’ (The Sorcerer's Apprentice). Symphonic poem (‘Scherzo’) by Dukas, f.p. Paris 1897, London and NY 1899. ‘The Apprentice Sorcerer’ would be a more accurate trans. Based on a poem by Goethe which, in turn, is based on a dialogue in Lucian (2nd cent. AD). The apprentice, in his master's absence, tries one of his spells and, to his consternation, cannot countermand it. In Disney film Fantasia, the apprentice was represented by Mickey Mouse.