Bach, Beethoven and the Boys - Tenth Anniversary Edition!: by David W. Barber

By David W. Barber

Bach, Beethoven and the men chronicles the lives of the nice (and not-so-great) composers as you have by no means learn them ahead of - exploring their intercourse lives, exposing their foibles and increasing our wisdom of those outstanding but in addition human creatures.

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It put a strain on their relationship. In 1714, Queen Anne died and Handel's boss the Elector of 11 It's the same today. 12 Handel often borrowed from his own music. Later he got a little carried away and started stealing from other composers, too. 13 One of his later operas included live bears. 14 You know how it is: you lose track of time. ) became King George I of England. He couldn't speak a word of English, but that didn't seem to bother anybody, least of all George. He never knew what anyone was talking about, but that didn't seem to be a requirement of the job.

Bach didn't leave on the best of terms. 27 At Cöthen, Bach had a 17-piece orchestra, which kept him busily composing. The court bookbinders finally had to ask him to slow down so they could catch up. He composed little instruction books for his son Wilhelm Friedemann. (The boy, we are told, was very bright, just like his dad. Historians know this because he used to doodle a lot on his school books. ) If you wanted to, you could think of Bach's children by Maria Barbara as his second cousins once removed.

It put a strain on their relationship. In 1714, Queen Anne died and Handel's boss the Elector of 11 It's the same today. 12 Handel often borrowed from his own music. Later he got a little carried away and started stealing from other composers, too. 13 One of his later operas included live bears. 14 You know how it is: you lose track of time. ) became King George I of England. He couldn't speak a word of English, but that didn't seem to bother anybody, least of all George. He never knew what anyone was talking about, but that didn't seem to be a requirement of the job.

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