On the other hand, if you must know, "Madame Bonsilene" was the name of a Steckler family dog — "an ironic name, because she was a fierce dog." Like the dog, the piece has "a faux air of refinement — but it's kind of a ruse." Just as the piece itself has an air of Debussyan refinement and tight metrics, while Kohlhase, unruly, improvises freely. So that's what it's "about" — but is that what it means?
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