Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America

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Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America - Bradley, Ian
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Many of the most famous composers in classical music spent considerable periods in spa towns, whether taking in the waters, or searching for patrons among the rich and influential clientele who frequented these pioneer resorts, or soaking up the relaxing and decadent ambience of these enchanted and magical places. At Baden bei Wein, Mozart wrote his Ave Verum Corpus, and Beethoven sketched out his Ninth Symphony. Johannes Brahms spent 17 summers in Baden-Baden, where he stayed in his own specially-built composing cavern and ...

Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195327342

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