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The Lives of the Great Composers

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This history of classical music, from Bach to Schoenberg, not only unravels the evolutionary patterns of musical development, but reveals the composers themselves - their lives and states of mind, their private defeats and public triumphs. From Schumann, who believed angels were dictating his harmonies, to J.S. Bach who had a cantata deadline to meet every Sunday in order to feed nine children, we can discern the various sources of inspiration. This book is designed to be used as a reference to many of the major composers ...

The Lives of the Great Composers 1998, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349109725

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The Lives of the Great Composers 1997, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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The Lives of the Great Composers 1992, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349103402

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Lives of the Great Composers 1991, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780747409779

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The Lives of the Great Composers 1981, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393013023

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The lives of the great composers 1980, Macdonald Futura, London

ISBN-13: 9780708819289

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Lives of the Great Composers 1971, HarperCollins Distribution Services

ISBN-13: 9780706700015

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The Lives of the Great Composers 1970, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393021462

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