Composers: Their Lives and Works
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: DK (2020)
Charting the development of classical music movements across the centuries, Composers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves and influences of the giants of the classical music canon. Lavishly illustrated with paintings or photographs of each composer, alongside original musical scores and personal correspondence, images of their homes and where they worked, personal effects and other important artifacts, the book introduces the key influences, themes and working methods of each individual, setting their works within a greater historical and cultural context.