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Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Lives Of...)by Kathleen Krull
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History comes to life in this dynamic volume! Itand#8217;s no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Gilbert and Sullivan wrote musicals. But what were these peopleand#8212;and other famous musiciansand#8212;really like? What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they spend their time? Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of twenty famous musicians from various countries and historical periods, beginning with Vivaldi and ending with Woody Guthrie.
Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of 20 famous musicians--people of all shapes, temperaments, and lifestyles. Illustrations.
What are musicians really like?
Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.
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. and#8220;Living, breathing anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made.and#8221;--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California.
KATHRYN HEWITT has illustrated all of the books in the highly praised Lives of . . . series as well as popular picture books for young readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
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