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Title:
Lives of the musicians : good times, bad times (and what the neighbors thought)
ISBN:
9780152480103
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1993.
Physical Description:
96 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents:
The red priest: Antonio Vivaldi -- Twenty children and 1,200 compositions: Johann Sebastian Bach -- No ordinary baby: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Moodiness and moonlight: Ludwig van Beethoven -- "My dear corpse": FrÔedÔeric Chopin -- A successful farmer and opera-composer: Giuseppe Verdi -- A different white dress every night: Clara Schumann -- Dear friends and gentle hearts: Stephen Foster -- The checked cotton underwear of Johannes Brahms -- Pulsing and quivering: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky -- Topsy-turvydom: William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan -- Velvet gentleman: Erik Satie -- The entertainer: Scott Joplin -- He stretched our ears: Charles Ives -- Standing on his head: Igor Stravinsky -- Tender Tyrant: Nadia Boulanger -- Full of splinters: Sergei Prokofiev -- "Great, isn't it?": George Gershwin -- Traveling troubadour: Woody Guthrie.
Abstract:
Here are the life stories of such diverse figures as Vivaldi, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Nadia Boulanger, and Woody Guthrie. Readers will learn of both their musical natures and the personal, humorous characteristics that make their lives so fascinating. Living, breathing anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made
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Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/har041/91033497.html

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