Perfect Pitch: An Autobiography

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Schirmer Trade Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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Slonimsky‚s 1988 autobiography, expanded in 2002 by his daughter Electra Yourke, tells the fascinating story of his life as pianist, composer, conductor and musical lexicographer.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Slonimsky's secret? I don't act my age. Read full review

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User Review  - Mynameisandycostello - Goodreads

A fascinating man, who presents his Forrest Gump-like life with a breath of humor, and a sigh of reminiscence. A must-read for all lovers of classical music, Russian music, American avant-garde, linguistics, and history. Read full review


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About the Author:
Nicolas Slonimsky is author or editor of numerous books on music, including Music Since 1900, Lexicon of Musical Invective, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and the redoubtable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.

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