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The World's Great Men of MusicStory-Lives of Master Musicians by Brower, Harriette, 1869-1928

The World's Great Men of MusicStory-Lives of Master Musicians by Brower, Harriette, 1869-1928

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THE WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF MUSIC
BY
HARRIETTE BROWER
Author of "Piano Mastery, First and Second Series,"
"Home-Help in Music Study," "Self-Help in Piano Study," "Vocal Mastery," etc.
Also Published Under the Title of
"Story-Lives of Master Musicians"

1922
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
Printed in the United States of America

FOREWORD

The preparation of this volume began with a period of delightful research work in a great musical library. As a
honey-bee flutters from flower to flower, culling sweetness from many blossoms, so the compiler of such
stories as these must gather facts from many sources\u2014from biography, letters, journals and musical history.
Then, impressed with the personality and individual achievement of each composer, the author has

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endeavored to present his life story.

While the aim has been to make the story-sketches interesting to young people, the author hopes that they may
prove valuable to musical readers of all ages. Students of piano, violin or other instruments need to know how
the great composers lived their lives. In every musical career described in this book, from the old masters
represented by Bach and Beethoven to the musical prophets of our own day, there is a wealth of inspiration
and practical guidance for the artist in any field. Through their struggles, sorrows and triumphs, divine melody
and harmony came into being, which will bless the world for all time to come.

CONTENTS

FOREWORD
I PALESTRINA
II JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH
III GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
IV CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
V JOSEF HAYDN
VI WOLFGANG MOZART
VII LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
VIII CARL MARIA VON WEBER
IX FRANZ SCHUBERT
X FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY
XI ROBERT SCHUMANN
XII FREDERIC CHOPIN
XIII HECTOR BERLIOZ

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XIV FRANZ LISZT
XV GIUSEPPE VERDI
XVI RICHARD WAGNER
XVII C\u00c9SAR FRANCK
XVIII JOHANNES BRAHMS
XIX EDWARD GRIEG
XX PETER ILYITCH TSCHAIKOWSKY
XXI EDWARD MACDOWELL
XXII CLAUDE ACHILLE DEBUSSY
XXIII ARTURO TOSCANINI
XXIV LEOPOLD STOKOWSKY
XXV SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY

STORY-LIVES OF
MASTER MUSICIANS
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PALESTRINA

To learn something of the life and labors of Palestrina, one of the earliest as well as one of the greatest
musicians, we must go back in the world's history nearly four hundred years. And even then we may not be
able to discover all the events of his life as some of the records have been lost. But we have the main facts,
and know that Palestrina's name will be revered for all time as the man who strove to make sacred music the
expression of lofty and spiritual meaning.

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