Scores to Settle: Stories of the Struggle to Create Great Music

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This title includes 366 miniature true tales spanning five centuries of classical music. ""Scores to Settle"" brings classical music to life through stories about the struggle to create and perform it. Following ""Grace Notes for a Year"", Norman Gilliland's popular earlier book of musical anecdotes, ""Scores to Settle"" brings together 366 brief true stories ranging from the inspirational to the burlesque, all of them illuminating the musical experience for composers, musicians, and listeners. Among the hundreds of musicians discussed in ""Scores to Settle"" are: Robert and Clara Schumann, Grieg, Mozart, Rossini, Sousa, Haydn, Johann Strauss, Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Liszt, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Piazzolla, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Berlioz, Ives, Handel, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Horowitz, Ravel, Karajan, Wagner, Stravinsky, Casals, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Elgar, Webern, Richard Strauss, Saint-Saens, Lloyd Webber, Menotti, Weill, Bruckner, Mahler, Dvorak, Te Kanawa, Brahms, Perlman, Salerno-Sonnenberg, Leinsdorf, Solti, Sullivan, Toscanini, Rachmaninoff, Joplin, Chopin, and Paderewski.

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