Classical Music's Strangest Concerts and Characters: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Harmony and Discord

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Pavilion Books, Jul 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 261 pages
Extracted from five hundred years of musical history, this is a fascinating collection of stories about classical music's most unusual concerts and characters. Tales such as that of the organist caught with his trousers down or the orchestra that played faster and faster so that its members could catch the last train home, the sad story of the composer who committed suicide while conducting, the completely silent piece of music and the stone deaf composer who insisted on conducting will delight all lovers of classical music. Many famous names are here, as well the less eminent music performers, in this fascinating and revealing look at what really goes on in the world of classical music.

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About the author (2007)

Brian Levison is a writer, poet, amateur chorister and lover of classical music. He wrote the libretto for an oratorio Exodus and has published two books of poetry.

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