Herbert Francis Peyser

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Read by David Wales


Mozart’s earthly career was so poignantly short yet so filled with incalculable achievement that the author of this booklet finds himself co…

Schubert And His Works


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This is a short introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works. “…to give the casual radio listener a slight idea of Schubert’s inundating…

George Frideric Handel


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Handel’s long career resembles a gigantic tapestry, so bewilderingly crowded with detail, so filled with turmoil and vicissitude, with vast …

Johann Sebastian Bach


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Compared with the unimaginable richness of his inner life as the overpowering volume and splendor of his works reveal it, Bach’s day-to-day …

Joseph Haydn; Servant And Master


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Haydn, barring a few hardships in his youth, lived an extraordinarily fortunate life and had abundant reason for the optimism which marked e…

Mendelssohn And Certain Masterworks


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In the compass of the present pamphlet it is impossible to give more than a cursory survey of Mendelssohn’s happy but extraordinarily crowde…

Robert Schumann, Tone Poet Prophet And Critic


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[This is] the sketchiest outline of Robert Schumann’s short life but amazingly rich achievement. Together with Haydn and Schubert he was, pe…

Richard Strauss


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There was not much truly spectacular about the course of [Strauss's] life, which was most happily free from the material troubles which bede…

Hector Berlioz; A Romantic Tragedy


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How much more futile is it to attempt on the minuscule scale of the following tiny, if rambling, pamphlet to touch upon even a thousandth of…