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Swooning [electronic resource] : A Classical Music Guide to Life, Love, Lust and Other Follies. Christopher Lawrence.

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  • ISBN: 9781925203677 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: The orchestra has tuned, the lights in the hall have dimmed, and the conductor's baton signals the downbeat for the beginning of the romance. Settle back – it's telling you something... The history of classical music is littered with murder, adultery, bigamy, fraud, sado-masochism, riches, poverty, gluttony, nervous breakdowns, bizarre behaviour and terrible, terrible toilet humour (Mozart was the prime exponent of the latter). Classical music –nice? Not at all. It's the most immediate expression of mental and emotional extremes: often deceptive, sometimes dangerous and frequently a discomforting revelation. Swooning documents the all too human flaws in the lives of the great composers by loosely following the sequence of emotions as experienced in a love affair – one that doesn't work out, of course. In this fully revised and updated edition, Christopher Lawrence leads us through the listening experience, from anger and...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Collingwood : Nero, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1825 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device. (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Music.
Genre: Electronic books.

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