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Beethoven: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words

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Ludwig van Beethoven and Ludwig Van Beethoven


This book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven arranged by topic and followed by quotations by Beethoven about the to…

The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. I

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Grace Jane Wallace


This volume, the first volume of a two-volume set, contains 140 letters written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from 1769-1781. It has been trans…

Handel

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Romain Rolland


As Romain Rolland indicates in the preface, this book is a brief sketch of the life and technique of Handel. He provides biographical backgr…

Life of Haydn

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Ludwig Nohl


In this book the German music scholar Ludwig Nohl provides a fascinating narrative of Joseph Haydn's life from an impoverished childhood to …

The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vol. II

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


This volume, the second volume of a two-volume set, contains over 125 letters written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from 1781-1791. It has been…

Recollections of Johannes Brahms

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Albert Hermann Dietrich and Joseph Victor Widmann


Albert Dietrich, the German composer and conductor, was a friend of Johannes Brahms and the first part of this book includes vivid recollect…

Personal Recollections of Johannes Brahms

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George Henschel


George Henschel, a well-known pianist, singer, composer, and conductor was close friends with Johannes Brahms from 1874 to 1897 and he provi…

X. The Damrosch Opera Company, 1895-1899. Part 1

In My Musical Life

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Walter Damrosch


This is the autobiography of the Prussian-born American conductor Walter Damrosch. It includes dozens of anecdotes about many of the great m…