Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Great Composers in Fiction


Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday (March 21st) by reading some novels about composers.  There are tons of biographies out there but just a few, good fiction books.  So, for those of you who are musically inclined (not me!), try some of the following books and movies:

Books

Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart by Bernard Bastable

Mozart's Ghost by Julia Cameron

Mozart's Sister by Rita Charbonier

Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice
by Pat Lowery Collins (ebook)

The Four Seasons: a Novel of Vivaldi's Venice 
by Laurel Corona

Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell

The Chopin Manuscript by Jeffery Deaver (CD Book)

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black and Other Stories
by Nadine Gordimer

The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon

Sleeping with Schubert by Bonnie Marson

In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story by Carolyn Meyer

Stitches in the Air: a Novel about Mozart's Mother 
by Liane Ellison Norman

Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees

Violin by Anne Rice

Mozart's Wife by Juliet Waldron (ebook)


Movies

Amadeus (DVD and Blu-Ray)

Copying Beethoven (DVD)

Immortal Beloved (DVD)

Life of Verdi (DVD)

Mozart's Sister (DVD & Blu-Ray)
 



Let us know if you have any favorites that are not on this list.

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