Secret Lives of Great Composers Secret Lives of Great Composers
Secret Lives

Secret Lives of Great Composers

What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters

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Publisher Description

Discover little-known stories from music history—including murder, riots, and heartbreak—in this entertaining tour through the fascinating (and surprising) lives of classical music masters
 
With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music.
 
Here, you’ll learn that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage was obsessed with fungus; that Berlioz plotted murder; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church’s organ pipes and sold them as scrap metal so he could buy cigarettes. This is one music history lesson you’ll never forget!

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quirk Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
82.5
MB

Customer Reviews

R Noren ,

Not without some merit.

While enjoyable, I stopped counting misspellings and all manner of grammatical errors.
This book needed a good editor.
Difficult to take an author seriously when she allows for such a sloppiness to be published.

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