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Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotes

1st Edition

By Nicholas Slonimsky

Routledge

314 pages | 50 Color Illus.

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Description

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.

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General