Fifty Famous Composers for Kids of All Ages is a book of biographies about the lives of famous classical composers. You will discover how each of these composers grew up and what motivated them to become composers. This book explores the stories of these musicians and how they came to be famous. You will learn about composers who were child prodigies, won competitions, got into duels, got arrested, died young, and composed great masterworks of music. Fifty Famous Composers includes twenty-five famous male composers and twenty-five famous female composers. Many of these composers will be familiar such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. You will also meet brilliant composers who are not as well know such as Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint Georges, Francesca Caccini, Florence Price, and Alma Deutscher. This book was written to help both young and adult readers to enjoy classical music. It includes Fun Facts, a Fun Facts Quiz, a Timeline of Events, Glossary, and a Bibliography. Fifty Famous Composers for Kids of All Ages is designed for grade school students, music teachers, and music lovers. This book makes a great gift for your children and your grandchildren.
The author, Doctor Carolyn Waters Broe DMA, has spent years researching and writing about classical composers. She is published in many music journals. Carolyn Broe earned her Bachelor of Music from Chapman University and her Master of Fine Arts in Music History at California State University Long Beach. Carolyn Broe received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe. It was at ASU that she began her research on women composers. She wrote her dissertation on the music of Arizona composer Louise Lincoln Kerr. Carolyn Broe is the Principal Violist of the Scottsdale Philharmonic and the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has given World, American, European, Southwest, Arizona, and Phoenix premieres of orchestra music and viola solos by many composers including several who are featured in this book. Dr. Broe has taught music in colleges and public K-12 schools. She teaches violin, viola, cello, and piano at her private studio. This book is published by Inkwell Books.
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