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  • Secret Lives of Great Composers Secret Lives of Great Composers

Sibelius Orchestral Works: An Owner's Manual


Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius

Secret Lives of Great Composers

Item #: 500194

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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!
Subscriber Price: $15.25


Subscriber Price: $15.25

Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Dimensions: 8 x 5 inches

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