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By Tim Rayborn

ISBN-10: 1510712712

ISBN-13: 9781510712713

Beethoven’s Skull is an strange and sometimes funny survey of the numerous unusual happenings within the historical past of Western classical song. Proving that stable track and surprising tabloid-style tales make very good bedfellows, it offers stories of revenge, homicide, curious injuries, and unusual fates that span greater than thousand years. Highlights include:

A cursed music that kills those that pay attention it
A composer who lovingly cradles the pinnacle of Beethoven’s corpse whilst his is still are exhumed part a century after his death
A fifteenth-century German poet who sings of the real-life Dracula
A dream of the satan that evokes a virtuoso violin piece

Unlike many tune books that start their histories with the 17th or eighteenth centuries, Beethoven’s Skull takes the reader again to the realm of old Greece and Rome, progressing during the center a long time and the entire manner into the 20 th century. It additionally seems to be at myths and legends, superstitions, and musical mysteries, detailing the ways in which musicians and their friends were quite terrible to each other over the centuries.

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