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Mozart and Michael Jackson, the boy prodigies, and many others

Advantages: Good, concise study of the subject
Disadvantages: Inevitably a few omissions

...As an award-winning composer of choral music, film and TV scores and stage musicals, Howard Goodall is well qualified to write and present on the subject. Covering something which has flourished for over 40,000 years in every shape and form imaginable is ...

JOHNV 26.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Story of Music - Howard Goodall

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A painter's long fight for a wife

Advantages: Interesting biography of the painter and his wife
Disadvantages: Only black and white reproductions of the pictures

...At first glance it might seem a little strange, writing a ‘love story’ about somebody who is best known for his art, but Martin Gayford has made it work. This is not a cradle-to-grave biography, and in fact we do not meet John Constable in these pages un ...

JOHNV 02.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Constable in Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter - Martin Gayford

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