Vituperios musicales

Repertorio de vituperios musicales (Repertoire of musical vituperation) is a venomous trip through the history of classical music. Much more than an exhaustive sample of the wit and sharpness of tongue that have been directed at musical creations since Beethoven’s time, this book is also a subtle criticism of our ancestral rejection of the new and unfamiliar. The incredible meticulousness of the remarks, which delve into evaluating even the most minute curiosities and subtleties in the music, demonstrate the heights to which musical criticism rose before falling to the unremarkable level of today, and induce the reader to listen to the masterpieces of the history of western music in a new way. Among the eminent critics it mentions are George Bernard Shaw, Friedrich Nietzsche and Oscar Wilde.