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A selection of biographies written by experts and specialists for each composer. Each book providing an insight into the extraordinary lives of these great composers.

• written by Bach specialist and leading harpsichordist Davitt Moroney
• a witty, lucid and revealing account of Bach’s life
• perceptive assessment of the composer’s genius
• of great interest to concert-goers, CD collectors, social historians and students

The Extraordinary Life series includes biographies for Bach, Elgar, Mozart, Purcell and Britten. Each book has been researched and written by leading specialists, providing revealing accounts of the lives of these extraordinary composers. The collection dispels myths, provides a social setting for their respective work, and produces a human and believable portrait of each composer. Anyone interested in these great composers will find these fascinating and readable histories.