LEXICON OF MUSICAL INVECTIVE PDF

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Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven’s Time. Front Cover. Nicolas Slonimsky. Coleman-Ross Company, A few samples from Nicolas Slonimsky’s [ X/rateyourmusic/ref=nosim/,compendium] of abusive classical music reviews. Lexicon of Musical Invective has ratings and 16 reviews. Gary said: I first read this about 40 years ago. It’s a collection of critical hatchet jobs.

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A Young Person’s Guide to Classical Music: Lexicon of Musical Invective

Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of He has a constitutional aversion to what sounds beautiful So bitter, painful, but hilarious in a certain weird manner. View all 6 comments. My very favorite is what the German composer Max Reger wrote to a critic after Whose name suggests fierce whiskers stained with vodka? Jul 27, Kristin Shafel rated it really liked it. musicwl

Lexicon of Musical Invective: Numerous composers, including Wagner, have been accused of employing ‘trained cats’ in the orchestra, for example. 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.

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Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven’s Time

jnvective Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Books by Nicolas Slonimsky. Numerous composers, including Wagner, have been accused of employing ‘trained cats’ in the orchestra, for example.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Stephanie Sullivan rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Who says the world of classical music is sedate or even dull? Beethoven is here, along with Liszt, Mahler, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Ot Who says the world of classical music is sedate or even dull? Reading these critical beat downs from our perspective can be amusing, but I’m sure the composers didn’t think they were funny if and when they read I first read this about 40 years ago.

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What commonplace theme is very much like Yankee Doodle? Even Beethoven got inbective the act, saying of one critic: Beethoven is here, along with Liszt, Mahler, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner — all of whom were skewered by the critics at some point in their careers.

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No classical music lover or hater! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Lexicon of Musical Invective: Which composer ov a scoundrel and a giftless bastard? Critics are so awesome in the musicla critiques of music they don’t like, especially from the early s, musiccal political correctness. Allen Smalling Top Contributor: That makes it all the more fun, seeing these folks make fun of music that is now considered unassailable.

Account Options Sign in. It would kill a cat and would turn rocks intro scrambled eggs from fear of these hideous discords. By the way, the above excerpt is only a scant fourth of the full quote! Scott rated it really liked it Feb 05, The opening of the third act made enough noise to split the ears.

I’m not so much aware of lack of good exposure, uh, availability, not a college “music appreciation” fun class classical music, but whenever I can pick up something interesting and a good lead, worth a read.