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The Great Composers: The Lives of the 50 Greatest Classical Composers

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The lives and works of the 50 greatest composers in the history of classical music are profiled here.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Quercus
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Greta
Sep 06, 2012 Greta rated it really liked it
This book reads like a collection of short stories. Each composer gets roughly three pages and each story sums up the interesting parts of their lives. Their lives are arranged in chronological order so one also gets a glimpse of the history of music and its development in addition to learning who met and influenced whom. These guys were all the rock stars of their generations and their lives were full of sex, attitude, and physical and mental illness (the drugs hadn't been invented yet). There ...more
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Jan 17, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book. It covered 50 composers taking 3-4 pages to talk about each one. I would love to own this book.
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