The Lives of the Great Composers
In the new edition of this highly successful book, Harold Schonberg has traced the consecutive line of composers from Claudio Monteverdi to the tonalists of the 1990s through a series of fascinating biographical chapters. Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and there have been no geniuses, however, great, who have not been influenced by their predecessors. The great composers are here presented as human beings who lived and related to the real world around them. Schonberg brings the reader closer to an identification with the composers he discusses and thus closer to an understanding of their music. The book consequently places more emphasis on biographical details and less upon technical analysis of the music. For this newly designed edition, Schonberg has once again extended the book's coverage with informative and clearly written descriptions of the later serialists, minimalist composers, and the new tonalists of the 1990s. Scattered throughout are many changes and additions reflecting the wide range of musicological findings of the past fifteen years. An updated bibliography has been prepared and additional illustrations provided.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Lives of the Great ComposersUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
In this new edition, Harold Schonberg offers music lovers a series of fascinating biographical chapters. Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and all geniuses, unique as they are ... Read full review
Review: The Lives of the Great ComposersUser Review - Jessica La La La La La! - Goodreads
Bach was probably 5' 7.5" tall. Fun, huh. Read full review
Other editions - View all
The Lives of the Great Composers (Main Page)
The Lives of the Great Composers. Third Edition. An updated and expanded edition of this perennial favorite, tracing the line of composers from Monteverdi ...
www2.wwnorton.com/ catalog/ spring97/ lives.htm
rabbitreader: <i>Beethoven: His Life and Music</i> by Jeremy ...
Beethoven: His Life and Music by Jeremy Siepmann and The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold C. Schonberg. I was disappointed with the Seipman biography ...
rabbitreader.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 08/ beethoven-his-life-and-music-by-jeremy.html
A Mind @ Play
The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold C. Schonberg. The Magic Mountain. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Conversations with Stalin ...
www.chezenterprises.co.uk/ blog/ library/ harold-c-schonberg/ the-lives-of-the-great-composers/
Harold C. Schonberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... including The Great Pianists: From Mozart to the Present (1963) -- pianists were a speciality of Schonberg -- and The Lives of the Great Composers (1970 ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Harold_C._Schonberg
Harold C. Schonberg, The Lives of the Great Composers, at 93 (ww Norton & Company, Inc. 1997). To fully appreciate the clarity and simplicity of Classic ...
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Pipe
The Lives of the Great Composers (3rd Edition). By: Harold C. Schonberg. Mendelssohn, A Life in Music. By: R. Larry Todd. Jazz Lives, 100 Portraits in Jazz ...
Classical CD Guide -- Top 10 Essential Books About Classical Music
2, The Lives of the Great Composers -- Harold Schonberg .... Similar works: Top 10 Beethoven cds, The Lives of the Great Composers ...
www.classicalcdguide.com/ main/ books.htm
goldlyrics.com - The Internet's Biggest Database Of Song Lyrics
Comment: There are a number of books aimed at a general audience which chronicle the lives of the great composers of western classical music. ...
www.goldlyrics.com/ store/ index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews&
Byzantium's Shores: the occasional meditations of an overalls-clad ...
Well, after spending long hours as a kid reading about the lives of the great composers (in books like, appropriately enough, Harold Schonberg's The Lives ...
www.pkblogs.com/ byzantiumshores/ 2005/ 09/ spotting-beauty-elsewhere.html
pianoworkbook.com » Reference Material
The Lives of the Great Composers, third edition - Harold C. Schonberg, 1997. ISBN 0-393-03857-2. PEDAGOGY. The Singing Piano Tone: The Artistry of Pedalling ...
www.pianoworkbook.com/ blog/ reference-books/