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.
My friend told me about this book and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it...Published 1 month 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 4 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 4 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 9 months ago by jo
It covered all periods of musical composition from pre-Baroque to 12 tone modern. Very well researched and well written. I also enjoyed the humorous stories.Published 12 months ago by Barbara J. Weedawagner
Wonderful information about composers. Easy to read. My son received this as a gift and now gives copies as gifts to friends who love music.Published 13 months ago by S. Rosen