TITLE

ON LAYING THEM LOW

AUTHOR(S)
Evett, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;6/8/53, Vol. 128 Issue 23, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on two books. The two books are, "Maurice Ravel," by Victor I. Seroff, and "A Lexicon of Musical Invective," by Nicholas Slonimsky. Anyone who reads the program notes of symphony concerts knows that reviewers for the periodical press can, and frequently do, make serious errors in their judgments of new works of art. The ineffectuality of negative criticism is the subject of Slonimsky's new Lexicon, and it is a major topic in Seroff's study of Ravel's life. In spite of a few recent entries, the "Lexicon," would indicate that the Golden Age of musical invective is past.
ACCESSION #
14496765

 

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