Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven'S Time download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicolas Slonimsky

Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven'S Time download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicolas Slonimsky year 2000
  • Book name: Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven'S Time
  • Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
  • Release date: 2000/1/11
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9780393320091
  • Rating: 9.57 of 10
  • Votes: 375
  • Review by: Apollo Martindale
  • Review rating: 9.43 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/4
  • Total pages: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A snakeful of critical venom aimed at the composers and the classics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Who wrote advanced cat music? What commonplace theme is very much like Yankee Doodle? Which composer is a scoundrel and a giftless bastard? What opera would His Satanic Majesty turn out? Whose name suggests fierce whiskers stained with vodka? And finally, what third movement begins with a dog howling at midnight, then imitates the regurgitations of the less-refined or lower-middle-class type of water-closet cistern, and ends with the cello reproducing the screech of an ungreased wheelbarrow? For the answers to these and other questions, readers need only consult the 'Invecticon' at the back of this inspired book and then turn to the full passage, in all its vituperation. Among the eminent reviewers are George Bernard Shaw, Virgil Thomson, Hans von Bulow, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eduard Hanslick, Olin Downes, Deems Taylor, Paul Rosenfeld, and Oscar Wilde. Itself a classic, this collection of nasty barbs about composers and their works, culled mostly from contemporaneous newspapers and magazines, makes for hilarious reading and belongs on the shelf of everyone who loves-or hates -classical music. With a new foreword by Peter Schickele ('P.D.Q. Bach').
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H28M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Western Classical Music, Humour Collections & Anthologies, Music Reviews & Criticism, Music
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.01 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x208x23mm
  • Weight: 270g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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