Read any good music books lately?
If historical fiction is more your style, here’s another
light read: The Four Seasons (A Novel of
Vivaldi’s Venice).This book is more fiction than history, but it tells an engaging story
and has some pretty descriptions. Plus, it wins points in my book for paying
attention to Vivaldi’s operas, in addition to all those concertos.
Be sure to check out the posts below, where Jim Lange and I have interviewed several authors who are worth your time and attention:
* Christopher Wilkinson, “Richard Strauss’s Visit to the kleines Stadchen of Morgantown, West Virginia”
* Glenn Kurtz, Practicing:
A Return to Music
* Larry Todd, Fanny
Hensel, the Other Mendelssohn
* Lloyd Bone, Guide to
the Euphonium Repertoire
Any other reading suggestions?