Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians

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(3 stars; 2 reviews)

Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre.

In this volume he reflects on the lives of great musicians. Included are Richard Wagner, Paganini, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelsohn, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Handel, Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. (Summary by Lucy Perry and Availle.)

This is Volume 14 in a series of 14 books. (7 hr 55 min)


Richard Wagner, Part 1 37:07 Read by John Burlinson (1950-2024)
Richard Wagner, Part 2 41:07 Read by John Burlinson (1950-2024)
Paganini, Part 1 25:14 Read by Jael Baldwin
Paganini, Part 2 10:50 Read by Jael Baldwin
Frederic Chopin, Part 1 21:45 Read by SamanthaBraswell
Frederic Chopin, Part 2 19:40 Read by SamanthaBraswell
Robert Schumann, Part 1 18:14 Read by Dini Steyn
Robert Schumann, Part 2 15:21 Read by Dini Steyn
Sebastian Bach, Part 1 18:30 Read by Jael Baldwin
Sebastian Bach, Part 2 12:24 Read by Jael Baldwin
Felix Mendelssohn, Part 1 14:53 Read by Jessica Louise
Felix Mendelssohn, Part 2 18:02 Read by ismailuser55
Franz Liszt, Part 1 22:02 Read by Dini Steyn
Franz Liszt, Part 2 34:52 Read by Dini Steyn
Ludwig van Beethoven, Part 1 16:29 Read by Gnomesb
Ludwig van Beethoven, Part 2 21:13 Read by Gnomesb
George Handel, Part 1 12:34 Read by Denise Nordell
George Handel, Part 2 15:38 Read by Denise Nordell
Giuseppe Verdi, Part 1 16:11 Read by Jael Baldwin
Giuseppe Verdi, Part 2 11:03 Read by Jael Baldwin
Wolfgang Mozart, Part 1 15:51 Read by Harley James
Wolfgang Mozart, Part 2 19:42 Read by Harley James
Johannes Brahms, Part 1 17:29 Read by Maggie Travers
Johannes Brahms, Part 2 18:57 Read by Maggie Travers



(1 stars)

I listened only to the chapters on Mozart, This begins with a long, imagined humorous, monologue about how the author of this work had his manuscript thrown out by the Pullman Porter on a train ride.. It is a good 10 minutes before we hear the name "Mozart". From this point it becomes worse. Yes it is OBVIOUS this writer lost his manuscript as the work meanders and reveal the author's personal anecdotes of no matter. SHAMEFUL.