Bach, Beethoven and the Boys

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“Bach, Beethoven and the Boys: Music History as it Ought to be Taught: 35TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION” by David W. Barber


David W. Barber has delighted readers all around the world with Accidentals on Purpose, When the Fat Lady Sings and other internationally bestselling books of musical humor. Bach, Beethoven and the Boys has sold more than 170,000 copies since its introduction 35 years ago. The book chronicles the lives of the great (and not-so-great) composers as you’ve never read them before – exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles and expanding on our understanding of these all-too-human creatures. Filled with information, interesting facts and trivia and complete with an index, this hilarious history covers music from Gregorian chant to the mess we’re in now. From Bach’s laundry lists to Beethoven’s bowel problems, from Gesualdo’s kinky fetishes to Cage’s mushroom madness, Barber tells tales out of school that ought to be put back there. (Think how much more fun it would be if they taught this stuff.)

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