It took a long time to come so I missed the birthday date I was buying it for but otherwise it is a great book and was in great shape.Published 5 months ago by E. Miranda
If you like classical music, this book is a must. The title is pretty much self explanatory. It contains all the bad reviews gathered in one place by Slonimsky. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Roko Djokovic,Roko Djokovic
LEXICON OF MUSICAL INVECTIVE is a wonderful compendium of hateful, ill-informed, and wickedly witty sallies by musical critics from Beethoven's time to our own. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Allen Smalling
Critical assaults on composers since Beethoven's time. This is a hilarious anthology of vitriolic reviews of all the great composers' new pieces. ... Read morePublished 16 months ago by ernest drown
I was fortunate enough to learn about this book about 40 years ago, from a dear friend and mentor. While everyone concentrates on its musical focus, its message can be extended to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by GuitarGirl
How to read this book of delightful venom and snark, which Nicholas Slominsky has so thoughtfully compiled, distilled really, from classical music criticism? Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by datura2002
This is a very interested collection of negative musical reviews of all the great composer and their masterpieces. Great coffee table book!Published on January 13, 2013 by Aaron Breid
This is a highly enjoyable book, with reviews of great and lesser musical works. Many of the reviews are very funny in a historical context. Candy for the classical music fan.Published on October 20, 2011 by C.H.