The Lives and Times of the Great Composers by Michael Steen

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers by Michael Steen

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Explore the life of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. Steen gives us the story of Verdi, who composed against the background of the Italian Risorgimento; the family life of the Wagners; and Brahms, who rose from the slums of Hamburg to become a devotee of beer and coffee in fin-de-si cle Vienna, a cultural capital bent on destroying Mahler ... and much more."

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SKU GOR003248606
Title The Lives and Times of the Great Composers
Author By (author) Michael Steen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 992
ISBN 10 1840466790
ISBN 13 9781840466799
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Explore the life of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. Steen gives us the story of Verdi, who composed against the background of the Italian Risorgimento; the family life of the Wagners; and Brahms, who rose from the slums of Hamburg to become a devotee of beer and coffee in fin-de-si cle Vienna, a cultural capital bent on destroying Mahler ... and much more."
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003248606
Title The Lives and Times of the Great Composers
Author By (author) Michael Steen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 992
ISBN 10 1840466790
ISBN 13 9781840466799
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No