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.
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.