Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotes
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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I Incidental Music
II Not to Be Found in Authorized Biographies
III This Modern Stuff
IV Musicians Are Like That
V Red White and Blue Notes
VI The Carnival of Animals
VII Verse and Worse
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