By Elizabeth Lunday
Actual stories of homicide, riots, heartbreak, and nice music.
With outrageous anecdotes approximately each person from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), mystery Lives of serious Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty historical past in the back of the good masters of foreign track. You’ll examine that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage used to be enthusiastic about fungus; that Berlioz plotted homicide; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church’s organ pipes and bought them as scrap steel so he might purchase cigarettes. this can be one tune heritage lesson you’ll always remember!
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