Top 10 Must Read Classical Musician Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Classical Musician Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Classical Musician Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Classical Musician that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Classical Musician books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding.

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Secret Lives of Great Composers

Author: Elizabeth Lunday

Secret Lives of Great Composers

Headline: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World’s Musical Masters

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00GQA2CU4

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quirk Books (April 8, 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 290 pages

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Writing Better Lyrics

Author: Pat Pattison

Writing Better Lyrics

Headline: Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008Y0XH1C

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Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 306 pages

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Wagnerism

Author: Alex Ross

Headline: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador (September 28, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 784 pages

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Mozart

Author: Jan Swafford

Mozart

Headline: The Reign of Love

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial (December 7, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 832 pages

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Beethoven, A Life

Author: Jan Caeyers

Beethoven, A Life

Headline: With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, renowned Beethoven conductor and scholar Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex image of Beethoven—his troubled youth, his unpredictable mood swings, his desires, relationships, and conflicts with family and friends, the mysteries surrounding his affair with the “immortal beloved,” and the dramatic tale of his deafness. Caeyers also offers new insights into Beethoven’s music and its gradual transformation from the work of a skilled craftsman into that of a consummate artist.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08V92HBT2

Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; 1st edition (September 8, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1027 pages

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Author: Christoph Wolff

Johann Sebastian Bach

Headline: The Learned Musician

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. W. Norton & Company (September 17, 2001)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 599 pages

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Nureyev

Author: Julie Kavanagh

Nureyev

Headline: The Life

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; Reprint edition (November 11, 2008)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 848 pages

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Fryderyk Chopin

Author: Alan Walker

Fryderyk Chopin

Headline: A Life and Times

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0796XDT9R

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2018)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 773 pages

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Year of the Monkey (VINTAGE)

Author: Patti Smith

Year of the Monkey (VINTAGE)

Headline: Following a run of new year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, in which she debates intellectual grifters and spars with the likes of a postmodern Cheshire Cat. Then, in February 2016, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. For Smith—inveterately curious, always exploring, always writing—this becomes a year of reckoning with the changes in life’s gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. 

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage (September 1, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages

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Bach

Author: John Eliot Gardiner

Bach

Headline: Music in the Castle of Heaven

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2015)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 672 pages

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Top 10 Classical Musician Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Classical Musician books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Classical Musician Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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