Reprint. This famous book was originally published in 1903. Volume I: The overture — The ancients — The men of Flanders — Orland di Lassus and his Regina — Henry and Frances Purcell — The strange adventures of Stradella — Giovanni and Lucrezia Palestrina — Bach, the patriarch — Papa and Mamma Haydn — The magnificent bachelor — Gluck the domestic, Rousseau the confessor, and the amiable Piccinni — A few tunesters of france and italy: Peri, Monteverde, et al — Mozart — Beethoven: the great bumblebee — Von Weber: the rake reformed — The felicities of Mendelssohn — The nocturnes of Chopin. Volume II: Franz Liszt — Richard Wagner — Tschaikovski, the woman-dreader — The heart of a violinist — An omnibus chapter: Certain troubadours. Martin Luther. Britishers. Clementi, Hummel, Steibelt. Boieldieu and Gr?try. H?rold and Bizet. The passions of Berlioz. Gounod. Divers Italians. The grand Rossini. Bellini. Verdi’s miserere. Various Germans. Franz Schubert — Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck — Musicians as lovers.