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Sex Lives of the Great Composers by Nigel Cawthorne

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Published by Prion .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Composers & musicians,
  • Humour,
  • Topic - Adult,
  • Music History And Criticism +,
  • Sex Relations,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Humor,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • General,
  • biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8981000M
ISBN 101853752940
ISBN 109781853752940

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  I found Sex Lives Of The Great Composers both an entertaining and boring read. Some chapters like Percy Grainger and Clara Schumann very entertaining and other composers a yawn. Layout of the book was passable to read, but have had better and easier to read both in paperback and hardback. Read more/5(7). Explores the private lives of the most celebrated composers to reveal how their sexuality inspired and fired their musical creativity. From Liszt and Chopin and their "groupies" to the double life of Tchaikovsky, this book leads the reader through the most intimate details of the musical world.   Sex lives of the great composers by Melissa Lesnie on May 9, Ten composers behaving badly, from kinky Grainger to the murderous jealousy of Gesualdo. Carlo Gesualdo . The book on the composer's lives is a good handy reference that I use on education on Music History in my piano studio. When adding composers to my student's repertoire it is vey important that students can read about the life of the composer they by: 2.

In this new edition, Harold Schonberg offers music lovers a series of fascinating biographical chapters. Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and all geniuses, unique as they are, were influenced by their predecessors. Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost figures in classical music, among them Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, the Schumanns, Copland, and /5(8).   This is a fantastic book, thoroughly researched, lucidly written and highly entertaining. It contains details on the lives of all the great composers and many of the more obscure ones as well/5(47). Start your review of The Great Composers: An Illustrated Guide to the Lives, Key Works, and Influences of Over Renowned Composers Write a review /5(5).   Absorbing pen-picture life stories of myriad leading composers from the 18thth century. Focuses on their personal lives and the events of their era, rather than on the music. The book is a little light on detail for some of the early famous Reviews:

  I found Sex Lives Of The Great Composers both an entertaining and boring read. Some chapters like Percy Grainger and Clara Schumann very entertaining and other composers a yawn. Layout of the book was passable to read, but have had better and /5(6). The lives and works of all the great composers are here and snippets and anecdotes enliven the descriptions to intrigue and amuse the reader. My mother is delighted with the book and she is not easily pleased, so I feel confident in recommending the book to anyone wanting a comprehensive overview of composers' lives and works in one compact s: In Sex Lives of the Great Composers, Nigel Cawthorne explores the private lives of the most celebrated composers to reveal how their sexuality inspired and fired their prodigious musical creativity. LIVES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS BOOK 1 a Vintage Ladybird Book from the History of the Arts Series Gloss Hardback. "Here is a book about the lives of three great composers - Bach, Mozart and Beethovan. Readers will enjoy reading about them and having done so may inspire them to listen to their compostions." Published: Ladybird Books Ltd.