The Virtuosi: Classical Music’s Great Performers From Paganini To Pavarotti

This fine book engages you with the personalities of its 40 subjects & includes juicy tidbits about salaries, backstage spats, & rotating bed partners. In addition to the text, there are numerous photos & drawings throughout the …

This fine book engages you with the personalities of its 40 subjects & includes juicy tidbits about salaries, backstage spats, & rotating bed partners. In addition to the text, there are numerous photos & drawings throughout the book. Contents : (main headings only) ? The castrati ? Angelica Catalani ? A digression on travel, the Industrial Revolution & related matters ? Giuditta Pasta, Maria Malibran, Henrietta Sontag, & Guilia Grisi (Bel Canto) ? Giovanni-Battista Rubini, Mario, & Luigi Lablache ? A digression on money ? Nicolo Paganini ? Franz Liszt ? Jenny Lind ? Joseph Joachim ? Anton Rubinstein ? Adelina Patti ? Jean & Edouard de Reszke ? Ignaz Paderewski ? Pablo de Sarasate, Eugene Tsaye, Jan Kubelik, & Fritz Kreisler ? Nelli Melba ? Enrico Caruso ? A digression on tenors ? Josef Hofmann ? Sergei Rachmaninoff ? John McCormack ? Feodor Chaliapin ? Arturo Toscanini ? Jascha Heifetz ? Kirsten Flagstad & Lauritz Melchoir ? Arthur Rubinstein ? Vladimir Horowitz ? Maria Callas ? A digression on health & ills ? Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, & Georg Solti ? Luciano Pavarotti & Placido Domingo ? Bibliography ? Index

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