Claudia Cassidy

Claudia Cassidy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Claudia Cassidy (1899-1996), born in Shawneetown, Illinois, was a music, dance, and drama critic. She was so well-known for giving caustic reviews to what she considered bad performances that she earned the nickname "Acidy Cassidy." Her judgment, however, which was regarded as extremely controversial even in her heyday, has been seriously doubted by more recent critics. She was unfailingly critical of the great Czech conductor Rafael Kubel k, described Jan ek's orchestral work Taras Bulba as "trash" and even called Bart k's classic Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta a "potboiler." Many people, have praised her as a great influence on the arts. Indeed, the Claudia Cassidy Theater in Chicago has been named in her honor.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136273268
  • 9786136273266