Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotes

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Routledge, Mar 18, 2014 - Music - 314 pages
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Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization.
 

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Contents

I Incidental Music
3
II Not to Be Found in Authorized Biographies
84
III This Modern Stuff
177
IV Musicians Are Like That
217
V Red White and Blue Notes
249
VI The Carnival of Animals
284
VII Verse and Worse
294
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Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) was an influential writer, editor and translator of musical essays. Born in Russia, he became a preeminent composer and conductor in America. A prolific writer, some of his authored works include Music Since 1900 and Lexicon of Musical Invective. He also edited five editions of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Music.

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