Read Lexicon of Musical Invective – Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven′s Time book reviews & author details and more at Lexicon of Musical Invective has ratings and 16 reviews. Gary said: I first read this about 40 years ago. It’s a collection of critical hatchet jobs. A few samples from Nicolas Slonimsky’s [ X/rateyourmusic/ref=nosim/,compendium] of abusive classical music reviews.

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It has been said that the Concerto is based on folk tunes. Refresh and try again. A compendium of pompous, arrogant, exasperated, blockheaded or nivective incorrect statements by “critics” about composers and their greatest or most famous works. Bru Serrano rated it it was ok Oct 27, You might have the Hola VPN extension installed.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That said, it was still interesting to read the cutting personal attacks on the composers rather than critiques just about the music or the performance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven’s Time

Mar 22, Craig rated it really liked it. Peter Kivy Limited preview – Maxwell rated it really liked it Mar ihvective, Trivia About Lexicon of Musica Peter Schickele, a serious composer, is the street name of the comedian P. Bartok elected to play his composition dignified by the title Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra. Itself a classic, this collection of nasty barbs about composers and their works, culled mostly from contemporaneous newspapers and magazines, makes for hilarious reading and belongs on the shelf of everyone lexicoh loves—or hates —classical music.

Lexicon of Musical Invective: This seems to me truly unforgivable! Although Ravel’s official biography does not mention it, I feel sure that at the age of three he swallowed a musical snuff-box, and at nine he must have been frightened by a bear.

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Jan 20, Lydia added it. With a new foreword by Peter Schickele “P. Christy rated it it was amazing Nov 17, Jan 05, Christopher rated it liked msical. If so, you’ll need to disable it when using this site, as it spams the websites you visit with fake requests.

Most of us feel constrained, in person, to say politely pleasant things to creative artists no matter what we think of their work; perhaps this penchant of ours endows blisteringly bad reviews with a cathartic strength that makes us read them aloud to our friends even when we don’t agree with the reviewers’ opinions Mar 04, Gary Inbinder rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, the work was never updated after it ends with the generation of Bartok, Webern, and Varese–and so those hoping pexicon read invective against Boulez, Stockhausen and others won’t find it here.

Lexicon of Musical Invective: If you are using a VPN, and other users of the same VPN are abusing the service, then you’ll be automatically banned as well. Feb leixcon, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: And it’s leixcon for reception history research! Emmie rated it it was amazing Mar 14, You wonder musjcal the alleged taste-makers co An unusual and peevish little book that assembles various critics’ nasty remarks about some of the most glorious music of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

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View all 6 comments. They have been successfully concealed. Emily rated it lexivon was amazing Jun 14, Though the work is entertaining, it’s no essential addition to a home library.

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To illustrate this point, have a look at part of the first page of the index:. It eclipses the saddest and sourest moments of Debussy.

Nicolas Slonimsky ‘s Lexicon of Musical Invective. This company sells your internet traffic to other people, meaning that other people can use your IP address and can break some of the above rules, causing you to be banned from this site. Shiraloo rated it really liked it Jan 27, Slonimsky once declared that the book should be treated as “toilet literature.

This is a fascinating collection of personal attacks, insults, and vituperation involving various classical musicians.

Reading these critical beat downs from our perspective can be amusing, but I’m sure the composers didn’t think they were funny if and when they read I first read this about 40 years ago. It’s a collection of critical hatchet jobs aimed at some of the greatest music ever written. Beethoven is here, along with Liszt, Mahler, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner — all of whom were skewered by the critics at some point in their careers.

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Reading these critical beat downs from our perspective can be amusing, but I’m sure the composers didn’t think they were funny if and when they read them.