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A Dictionary of Musical Quotations
     

A Dictionary of Musical Quotations

by Ian Crofton (Compiler), Donald Fraser (Compiler)
 

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Here is a unique collection of quotations that is as entertaining as it is informative. Drawn from a rich variety of sources, the Dictionary brings together 3,000 quotes about music, musicians, and music-related topics -- by composers, conductors, critics, opera stars, and others.

Read what Chopin said about Berlioz ("He composes by slashing his pen over the

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Here is a unique collection of quotations that is as entertaining as it is informative. Drawn from a rich variety of sources, the Dictionary brings together 3,000 quotes about music, musicians, and music-related topics -- by composers, conductors, critics, opera stars, and others.

Read what Chopin said about Berlioz ("He composes by slashing his pen over the manuscript and leaving the issue to chance") or what Berlioz said about Chopin ("He was dying all his life"). Or Berlioz on Handel ("A tub of pork and beer"). Find out Noel Coward's opinion of opera ("People are wrong when they say opera isn't what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That's what's wrong with it"). Or Paul McCartney on one of the Beatles' greatest albums ("I still don't know what Sgt. Pepper was about").

Whether it's a petty insult or a profound insight, if it is about music, you'll find it inside. Whatever your interests -- as a musician, music lover, student, writer, or as someone who simply enjoys the conversation and chatter of great artists -- the Dictionary is truly an unrivaled treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028706221
Publisher:
Omnibus Press
Publication date:
07/05/1989
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.60(d)

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