Sex Lives of the Great Composers

    Sex Lives of the Great Composers

    Nigel Cawthorne

    Prion 2004

    Paperback 252pp

    9781853755422   Product Code: 21109

    Nigel Cawthorne investigates the place of sexuality in firing the musical imagination; he recounts the amorous escapades of 24 compositional geniuses, among them Percy Grainger's fondness for flagellation, the tortured double life of the homosexual Tchaikovsky, the proto-rock stars Liszt and Chopin who attracted 'groupies' avant la lettre and the church authorities' alarm at a 'strange maiden' who accompanied Bach into the organ loft.

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