By Tim Blanning
Once musicians akin to Mozart have been little greater than courtroom servants; now they're multimillionaire superstars wielding extra energy than politicians. How did this amazing swap take place?
Tim Blanning's brilliantly stress-free ebook examines how every little thing from the cult of the romantic to expertise and shuttle all fed the inexorable upward push of song within the West, making it the main dominant and ubiquitous of the paintings varieties. Encompassing balladeers, the nice composers, jazz legends and rock gods, this is often a charming tale of strength, patronage, creativity and genius.
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The Triumph of Music: Composers, Musicians and Their Audiences, 1700 to the Present (Penguin Modern Classics) by Tim Blanning