Throwing shade, tossing zingers, lobbing jabs. It’s always entertaining to hear about a superbly-delivered insult. Especially when we aren’t at the brunt of it! Here are 10 truly delightful classical music insults and music by the composers that inspired them:
A good friend of mine was recently sifting through old magazine clippings and emailed me when she found this quote: “A lot of people regard classical music as a foreign language. But what counts isn’t your ability to distinguish a sonata from a concerto. It’s your emotional response to the music. Sometimes friends who hear me on the radio call me up and say, ‘That piece of music made me want to dance’ Or cry.