The World's Great Men of Music: Story-Lives of Master Musicians

Harriette Brower (1869 - 1928)

These stories are gathered from many sources including biographies, letters, journals and musical history. The life story of 25 of the most celebrated musicians is presented. The author has aimed to make the story-sketches interesting to young people in 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. - Summary taken from the Foreword of the author

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Music

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Paul Harvey
00:02:02
Play 01 Palestrina Paul Harvey
00:13:32
Play 02 John Sebastian Bach Paul Harvey
00:24:26
Play 03 George Frederick Handel Paul Harvey
00:26:26
Play 04 Christoph Willibald Gluck Paul Harvey
00:22:19
Play 05 Josef Haydn Paul Harvey
00:29:51
Play 06 Wolfgang Mozart Paul Harvey
00:48:15
Play 07 Ludwig van Beethoven Jim Locke
00:20:11
Play 08 Carl Maria von Weber Jim Locke
00:20:33
Play 09 Franz Schubert Jim Locke
00:20:23
Play 10 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Jim Locke
00:27:28
Play 11 Robert Schumann jenno
00:33:09
Play 12 Frederic Chopin Louis Hehman
00:35:40
Play 13 Hector Berlioz jenno
00:28:10
Play 14 Franz Liszt Louis Hehman
00:30:37
Play 15 Giuseppe Verdi jenno
00:28:03
Play 16 Richard Wagner jenno
00:32:25
Play 17 C├ęsar Franck Greg Giordano
00:18:35
Play 18 Johannes Brahms Louis Hehman
00:37:02
Play 19 Edward Grieg Chris Fong
00:26:51
Play 20 Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky Greg Giordano
00:22:16
Play 21 Edward MacDowell Greg Giordano
00:18:00
Play 22 Claude Achille Debussy jenno
00:17:06
Play 23 Arturo Toscanini Greg Giordano
00:16:19
Play 24 Leopold Stokowsky Greg Giordano
00:13:57
Play 25 Serge Koussevitzky Greg Giordano
00:13:19