Description - Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotes by Nicolas Slonimsky
Nicholas Slonimsky was one of the most popular writers on music throughout the world, combining quirky anecdotes and sharp observations on musicians and the music they play and compose. In this classic volume, now published by Routledge he portrays a surreal and humorous world of medicinal music, musical schizophrenia, conductorless orchestras, suing seals, cat operas, musical beds and more. Let Slonimsky regale you with tales of Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini and the other expected Classical Music figures, the ugly ducking of Russian music, the Kafka of modern music and other sublime misfits. First published in 1948, this book has earned well-deserved acclaim for being insightful, witty and enthralling. Charming illustrations by Robert Bonotto complete this superb collection of musical vignettes.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Nicolas Slonimsky
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.