This is no stuffy music appreciation lesson. Author Kathleen Krull makes these great artists come alive. From Bach to Mozart, George Gershwin to Woody Guthrie, Beethoven to Gilbert and Sullivan, you'll learn all about their lives and music, what they were really like and what inspired these geniuses of musical expression. Filled with interesting trivia and gossip, Lives of the Musicians is the ultimate guide to the great composers.More
"Unstuffs a host of shirts and delivers wonderful musical trivia." (Newsweek)
"Living, breathing anecdotes - the stuff of which the best biography is made." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
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- reggie p
Great listening, fun facts
This is a cursory overview of a number of famous composers, from Chopin & Bach to Stephen Foster. Really fun, interesting and benevolently gossipy! Great for trips and great as an introduction to musical giants' personal lives, so one my choose who to investigate further.
I am a composer/biography junkie, so they are all fascinating to me!
Both readers were wonderful; clear, appropriate emphasis, animated when needed.
It was fun to learn that Brahms was a, for lack of a more accurate term, slob!
- James E. Barr