Recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in classical music.
When I first read "The Lives of the Great Composers" by Harold C. Schonberg, it was the second edition, published 1n 1981.
That aside, I read this book from cover to cover in not very many sittings because the writing is fluid and comprehensible.
The best textbook available on great composers. A concise review and referencePublished 25 days ago by Ali A. Diba
Redundant and pretty much useless trivia, compressed into one mediocre book. Most of the info in this book can be found in wikipedia and CD booklets. ThePublished 2 months ago by Douglas K.
My friend told me about this book and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it...Published 4 months ago by Marion Volk
Schonberg is, unfortunately, one of those writers who believes that words can convey musical ideas.
He also shows a nasty streak of claiming expertise is most every field. Read more
This was a gift for my music teacher, and therefore I did not actually look through the book. The book itself was in pristine condition, and I am sure that he will enjoy it.Published 7 months ago by Edla Kenny
I already had this book. I purchased it as a gift to another person who appreciates Classical Music. Read morePublished 7 months ago by binthere-donethat
Well written; some could be a bit longer or detailed but most enjoyable. Would recommend it to the music lover who wants to learn more about the composers, and the times they... Read morePublished 12 months ago by jo