The Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Harold C. Schonberg
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393038572
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Profiles of the world's most outstanding composers from Bach to Schoenberg examines the lives, times, and music of each

Beethoven The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Ates Orga
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857120632
Release Date: 2009-12-17
Genre: Music

A series of biographies of great composers which present the subjects against a social background of their times. Each book draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings - and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer's life.

Love Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Basil Howitt
Publisher: Sound & Vision Pub Limited
ISBN: 0920151183
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Humor

Basil Howitt delves into the love lives of a cluster of the great composers from Gesualdo to Wagner and finds much to delight, surprise, shock, and even appall his readers -- but never bore them!

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Patrick Kavanaugh
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310208068
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is a compelling and inspiring look at spiritual beliefs that influenced some of the world's greatest composers, now revised and expanded with eight additional composers.

The Private Life of the Great Composers

Author: James Duff Brown
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 1298810183
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre:

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Ravel The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Author: James Burnett
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857124357
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Music

Ir has been said that no music amplifies the french ideals of precision and good taste better than the work of Maurice Ravel, yet his background could scarecly have been more cosmopolitan. The son of a Swiss father and a Basque mother, he was born near St. Jean de Luz in 1875; he died in Paris at the age of sixty-two. His primary inspiration, and in consequence the character of his best music, came from art and life. He was exceptionally sensitive to the new current of thought and the aesthetic changes in the Arts following the First World War. Indeed, the music of Ravel is an accuarate reflection of the man himself. This lavishly illustrated book which sets the work and achievements of Ravel in the context of the events of his time, will appeal to the general music lover and also to the serious student.

Vaughan Williams Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Author: Paul Holmes
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857125705
Release Date: 2011-05-16
Genre: Music

This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.

Bach The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Tim Dowley
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857124364
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Music

A new and fascinating biography of the most outstanding composer in musical history. Covering Bach's earliest efforst in Eisenach, his cultural inheritance, his series of posts as organist or musician, and his stormy career in Leipzig, Bach: The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers traces the significant stages of development in his family and his music.

Grieg Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Author: Robert Layton
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857125675
Release Date: 2011-05-16
Genre: Music

A series of biographies of the great composers which present the subjects against the social background of their times. This volume focuses on Grieg and draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer’s life.

Stories of the Great Composers

Author: Maurice Hinson
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739012797
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

It is important that young students learn about the lives of the great composers who have enriched our lives with beautiful music. The 12 units in Stories of the Great Composers give elementary students a glimpse into each composer's life, character and music. Includes a CD recording of the suggested listening, featuring one composition by each composer.

Rachmaninoff The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Matthew Robert Walker
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857124340
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Music

In this biography, Robert Walker skilfully blends the fascinating story of Rachmaninoff's life with the historical background of his times. The author shows, too, how outside influences- the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, the Great War, the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression- very much affected Rachmaninoff as an artist. As well as the use of contemporary accounts, letters and reminiscences, the author has obtained recollections first-hand from distinguished musicians who knew the composer initmately and worked closely with him. The Book is illustrated throughout with photographs of the time, which are as fascinating as the text.

Why Beethoven Threw the Stew

Author: Steven Isserlis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571268672
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In Why Beethoven Threw the Stew, renowned cellist Steven Isserlis sets out to pass on to children a wonderful gift given to him by his own cello teacher - the chance to people his own world with the great composers by getting to know them as friends. Witty and informative at the same time, Isserlis introduces us to six of his favourite composers: the sublime genius Bach, the quicksilver Mozart, Beethoven with his gruff humour, the shy Schumann, the prickly Brahms and that extraordinary split personality, Stravinsky. Isserlis brings the composers alive in an irresistible manner that can't fail to catch the attention of any child whose ear has been caught by any of the music described, or anyone entering the world of classical music for the first time. The lively black and white line illustrations provide a perfect accompaniment to the text, and make this book attractive and accessible for children to enjoy on their own or share with an adult.

Mozart The Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Author: Peggy Woodford
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857127099
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Music

A series of biographies of great composers which present the subjects against the social background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer's life.

Schubert The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Peggy Woodford
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857124951
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Music

Schubert died at the age of thirty-one, in obscurity, his genius unrecognised except by a few friends. Today he is acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all times. His nine symphonies include what is probably the most famous of all symphonies - The Unfinished- and his chamber music, the best loved of all quintets - The Trout. Perhaps his most impressive accomplishment was the composition of over six hundred exquisite songs, including the Schöne Mullerin and Winterreise song cycles, which never cease to delight audiences. In this new biography, the author traces the life and times of Schubert, the development of his music and the political and social climate of Vienne in the years following the Congress of 1814. Documentation of the period, Schubert's own letters and the recollections of his friends help bring Schubert's time alive. The text is completed with a number of facsimile reproductions of Schubert's manuscripts and published editions.

Sex Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 1853752940
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Prion’s internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. Liszt discovered groupies 100 years before Mick Jagger. It was adultery that consigned the amorous Amadeus to a pauper's grave, and syphilis that left Schubert's symphony unfinished. Father of 20 legitimate children, Bach plainly did not use the rhythm method. In Sex Lives of the Great Composers, Nigel Cawthorne explores the private lives of the most celebrated composers to reveal how their sexuality inspired and fired their prodigious musical creativity. From the rock stars of their day—Liszt and Chopin—to the tortured double life of homosexual Tchaikovsky, Sex Lives of the Great Composers leads its readers through the most intimate details of the musical world.