Download e-book for iPad: Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from by Tim Rayborn

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 background of Western classical song. Proving that sturdy tune and stunning tabloid-style tales make first-class bedfellows, it offers stories of revenge, homicide, curious injuries, and unusual fates that span greater than thousand years. Highlights include:

A cursed tune that kills those that listen it
A composer who lovingly cradles the top of Beethoven’s corpse while 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 song books that start their histories with the 17th or eighteenth centuries, Beethoven’s Skull takes the reader again to the area of historic Greece and Rome, progressing during the center a while and the entire means into the 20 th century. It additionally appears to be like 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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