About Music Books Reviews:

Hello, my name is Kevin and my first love is music of all kinds. My second love is reading books about significant musicians and music scenes. In this blog I want to share with you my honest reviews of some of the great music books that I have read. Happy reading!
Classical

Johann Sebastian Bach Biography – The Learned Musician

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this Bach biography is the comparison the author makes between the composer and the great English scientist Sir Isaac Newton. I can see the sense in that. Both approached their fields with mathematical precision and at the same time with a whiff of the arcane. Newton’s Principia Mathematica has...
Mozart: A Life ( A Mozart Biography )

Mozart: A Life ( A Mozart Biography )

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s friend and fellow-composer Joseph Haydn once wrote of him that “posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.” He may have understated the uniqueness of his friend; although many remarkable talents have found their way into the music world in the two hundred twenty years since his death, Mozart...
Beethoven: The Universal Composer ( A Beethoven Biography )

Beethoven: The Universal Composer ( A Beethoven Biography )

Why is there such a frequent association between artistic genius and mental pathology? Over and over again we see this, and it is present again in the life of Ludwig Von Beethoven, as told in this Beethoven Biography by Edmund Morris. Beethoven was not a very nice or admirable person. He suffered from social withdrawal...
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