(P)1996 Audio Bookshelf; ©1993 by Kathleen Krull; Cover Illustration: 1993 by Kathryn Hewitt
"Unstuffs a host of shirts and delivers wonderful musical trivia." (Newsweek)
"Living, breathing anecdotes - the stuff of which the best biography is made." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
Good overview of many prominent musicians lives, 19 or 20 in all. The biographies were pretty superficial and geared more for children but they were interesting nonetheless. I was hoping for more discussion on each musicians' style and contribution to music.
This is a cursory overview of a number of famous composers, from Chopin & Bach to Stephen Foster. Really fun, interesting and benevolently gossipy! Great for trips and great as an introduction to musical giants' personal lives, so one my choose who to investigate further.
I am a composer/biography junkie, so they are all fascinating to me!
Both readers were wonderful; clear, appropriate emphasis, animated when needed.
It was fun to learn that Brahms was a, for lack of a more accurate term, slob!
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