Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Must to Learn to Invect Like This

From Slate.com:

"This din of brasses, tin pans and kettles, this Chinese or Caribbean clatter with wood sticks and ear-cutting scalping knives … [t]his reveling in the destruction of all tonal essence, raging satanic fury in the orchestra, this demoniacal lewd caterwauling, scandal-mongering, gun-toting music … the darling of feeble-minded royalty, …of the court flunkeys covered with reptilian slime, and of the blasé hysterical female court parasites … inflated, in an insanely destructive self-aggrandizement, by Mephistopheles' mephitic and most venomous hellish miasma, into Beelzebub's Court Composer and General Director of Hell's Music—Wagner!"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's from Slate.

Iroquois Pliskin said...

Whoops! Fixed. Gracias.

Ben Abraham said...

If you're into that, I heard of a book (and read a few pages) in Uni that you might really enjoy. Maybe a little bit music-nerd centric but you might enjoy it nonetheless.

The Lexicon of Musical Invective - Critical Assaults on Composers snice Beethovens time by Nicholas Slonimsky.

http://www.slonimsky.net/books.html#4

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