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Great Composers: Life and Works

Naxos Records

Great Composers Life and Works CD/Book Albums (Naxos)

If music is ‘about’ anything, it’s about life. It follows that biographies confined to text alone are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to the lives of composers. Only by combining words with music can you achieve a fully rounded portrait. That idea inspired the Life and Works series on Naxos. Each set explores its subject employing music, voice-actors, and author/narrators. With 4 CDs totaling five hours, you will come away with a deeper knowledge of your subject, whether Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, or Mozart. And each set includes a 100-plus page booklet crammed with text, timelines, disc analyses, a glossary… everything you need for a deep dive into genius. We are offering your choice of these sets during WCLV’s May Membership Campaign. Become a member of WCLV at the “Dollar-a-Day” sustaining level—$30 a month—and we’ll send one of these immensely engaging sets with our thanks. Call 844-903-9903 and ask for Great Composers Life and Works or visit wclv.org/donate.