The famous tune detective digs up some colorful facts about great composers that makes them very human. He follows Bach...

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STORIES BEHIND THE WORLD'S GREAT MUSIC

The famous tune detective digs up some colorful facts about great composers that makes them very human. He follows Bach turning out figues by the dozen and children by the baker's dozen; he introduces Handel as a swordsman and fighter, until such time as his sacred music brought him wealth and fame; he reveals Gluck and Handel as melody grabbers, and Beethoven as rude and vulgar but forgiven for his genius. Weber, Schuman, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Liszt -- all come to life through little anecdotes, revealing faults and virtues, while contributing through their music to the richness of life in their own and later generations. Call to attention of music teachers, schools, etc.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 0548067317

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Publisher: Whittlesey

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937