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The Classic FM Musical Treasury

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'The Classic fM Musical Treasury: A Curious Collection of New Meanings for Old Words' by Tim Lihoreau is a humorous dictionary of made up words.  Musicians and music fans will find things to chuckle about in the contents.

The book is divided into sections like  Performers and Performances, Opera and Dance, and Composers and Their Works.  What follows is a collection of definitions about the idiosyncracies of music.  Since this book is by Classic FM, the music in question tends toward those genres, but there are some jazz things thrown in.  There are jokes about sopranos and the spitvalves on trumpets and the know-it-all patrons in their bow ties. 

It's a clever little collection, and having been a performer and attendee, I found quite a few laugh out loud jokes herein.  Whether you need a 181 page book full of British made up words about music is up to you.  Perhaps it's a great gift idea for that favorite alto or percussionist.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Elliott & Thompson, Trafalgar Square Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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