New York & London, W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. Paperback. 8vo. XIV, 325 pp. A collection of nasty barbs about composers (including Wagner and Brahms) and their works, culled mostly from contemporaneous newspapers and magazines, that makes for hilarious reading. To find a particular barb the reader must consult the invecticon at the back of the book. (A good copy). (booknr: 37076). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
"A supermarket tabloid of classical music criticism."―From the new foreword by Peter Schickele.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 Bülow, 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").
About the Author: Nicolas Slonimsky, pianist, composer, conductor, author, lexicographer, jingle writer, and parent who spoke Latin to his daughter, died in 1996 at the age of 100.
Titel: Lexicon of Musical Invective. Critical ...
Buchbeschreibung Coleman-Ross Company, Boston, MA, 1965. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good Condition. Second Edition. No markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket edges are heavily rubbed, with some chips and tears along edges. Damage to bottom of dust jacket spine has been taped. Dust Jacket comes in removable mylar cover. Edges show some staining. Dust jacket is Price Clipped. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 325pp. Hardcover Very Good Condition Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" English Text. Artikel-Nr. 036886
Buchbeschreibung Coleman-Ross company, New York, 1965. OLein. Buchzustand: Gut. EA. OLeinen illustr. Namenstempel auf der Titelseite, sonst gut, In englischer Sprache, Größe: 8°, 325 S., aus Auflösung Münchener Ladenantiquariats, Sprache: Englisch, Auflage: EA 1965 Ein Bild zu diesem Titel fertigen wir bei Interesse gerne für Sie an. 769 Gramm. Artikel-Nr. 17571B