Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull

Hardcover, 1993

Status

Available

Local notes

920 Kru

Collection

Publication

Harcourt Children's Books (1993), 96 pages

Description

Here are the life stories of such diverse figures as Vivaldi, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Nadia Boulanger, and Woody Guthrie. Readers will learn of both their musical natures and the personal, humorous characteristics that make their lives so fascinating. “Living, breathing anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made.”--Publishers Weekly

Original language

English

Original publication date

1993

Physical description

96 p.; 10.52 inches

ISBN

0152480102 / 9780152480103

Barcode

5409

User reviews

LibraryThing member viviandoughty
Once again, these stories immediately engage the reader drawing them into a deeper curiosity about the subjects. Even a studied musicians, like me, could learn some interesting new tidbits of information about some of these musicians.
LibraryThing member lavernec
Great book to use in my music class
LibraryThing member Jegilhooly
Includes a short biographical synopsis for each of the following composers: Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Schumann, Foster, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Gilbert & Sullivan, Joplin, Ives, Stravinsky, Boulanger, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Guthry. Colorful illustrations, reasonable brevity without sacrificing important facts, and interesting tidbits make this book useful for our purposes- homeschooling elementary-age children.… (more)

Pages

96

Rating

(31 ratings; 4.3)
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