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
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!