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Secret Lives of Great Composers : What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters
by Elizabeth Lunday and Mario Zucca


Overview - True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music.

With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music.  Read more...


 
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Overview
True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music.

With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You'll learn that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage was obsessed with fungus; that Berlioz plotted murder; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church's organ pipes and sold them as scrap metal so he could buy cigarettes. This is one music history lesson you'll never forget

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594744020
  • ISBN-10: 1594744025
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 287
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians - General
Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Classical

 
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