The Lives of the Great Composers - Harold C. SchonbergDavis-Poynter, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Title page has offset from a small sticker (address?) that has been removed.
From the cover: “This lively work traces the consecutive line of composers from Johann Sebastian Bach to Arnold Schoenberg through a series of fascinating biographical chapters. A final chapter brings matters up to date with a discussion of aspects and trends after 1945. All the important figures in ‘serious’ music — Chopin, Mahler, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, and scores of others — are here, as well as lesser composers as they relate to the subject being discussed. There are also chapters on Nationalist schools and the so-called ‘Light Music’ — the Viennese Strausses, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Offenbach and others.”
Size: 10" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 600
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