Famous Composers - Diseases Reloaded (Hardcover)

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The life and death, but also the creative work of famous musicians is closely linked to their personal medical histories. In Famous Composers - Diseases Reloaded these case histories are vividly reconstructed on the basis of authentic biographical testimonies and closely linked to the personalities of the musicians. The latest research findings on the pathophysiology of these composers will be woven into the overall picture. Was Paganini's devilishness caused by a hereditary disease? Did Scarlatti have strange signs of illness on his fingers? What did Bach really die of? How did Christel from a dubious milieu change Schumann's entire life? What aggravated Ravel's underlying illness so that he did not complete a single composition in the last five years before his death? How did T rrega manage to play the guitar again after his stroke with hemiplegia? Did the Brazilian Villa-Lobos' worldwide reputation help him live longer thanks to the best treatment available to him? Andreas Otte, physician and musician, has incorporated the latest medical history research into the composers' pathographies. This book is an exciting and well-tempered reading experience not only for physicians, music lovers, musicologists and musicians, but for all readers who want to develop a basic understanding of the pathophysiology and life scores of these great masters under current conditions from today's perspective.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783031066702
ISBN-10: 3031066707
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 14th, 2022
Pages: 175
Language: English