Composers Who Changed History
Published by DK
About Composers Who Changed History
This intricate visual celebration of the world's most celebrated composers tells the fascinating stories of their lives and works.
Whether you have an interest in classical music and opera or you are a music student or musician, this book would be great for you. Composers Who Changed History places well-known composers in their historical and cultural context, allowing you to see how they came to influence music.
In this edition, you can find:
-An overview of the lives and works of around 80 of the world's most important composers - from the Middle Ages to the present
-Eight pages of brand-new content with 12 new entries, including Joseph Bologne and Margaret Bonds
-Lavishly illustrated with portraits of each composer, alongside photographs of their homes and studios, and original musical scores and personal correspondence
Each composer is Introduced with a realistic portrait and biographical entries which trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired and influenced them. Composers Who Changed History provides revealing insights into what drove each individual to create the musical masterpieces - symphonies, concertos and operatic scores - that changed the direction of classical music. Making the perfect gift for any classical music enthusiast or musician.