They Made Great Music : The Literary Inspiration for 33 Giants of Music
Many of the classical music composers gathered inspiration from the books they read. Noel Culleton shares the story of 33 literary composers. Read about Mozart, Beethoven, Stauss, Bellini, Verdi, Wagner, Schumann and Berlioz, amongst others.
Their rich music excites, enthralls, consoles and uplifts millions of people. Their personal lives were filled with adventure, risk, danger and obsession for life, for love and for their art. They were inspired by books, poems and plays about humanity.
From this inspiration, they created beautiful music and wonderful operas that capture and convey every human emotion. All who listen and admire are greatly enriched. They are forever engaging and soothing us while providing a rich background to the tapestry of all our lives.
Accompanied by caricatures of them by illustrator David Mahin, Noel Culleton tells us about the fascinating lives of his top 33 literary classical composers.
|Author||Noel Culleton with illustrations by David Mahon|
|Publisher||Three Sisters Press|
|Publication date||28 Oct 2018|