Music Chapters

Music is like a language which everyone understands. It is an art form capable of generating great emotional response. Meet some of the world's famous composers and musical performers in this collection of music-based stories.

Beethoven's last public appearance is at the premiere of his 9th Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824.

Szpilman survives the ravages of Warsaw, and then meets Hosenfeld, a German officer who saves his life.

John Newton wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" years after a dangerous sea voyage.

This gives you various information about the native Hawaiians dance and music.

Ludwig becomes so obsessed with gaining custody of his nephew, Karl, that he does not compose for two years.

Ayers finds his inspiration in Beethoven, a composer who has been dead for more than 180 years.

As a young boy, Ludwig has a difficult life so he loses himself in his music.

Although no one can be totally sure, and the author of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" denies it, Amos Pampaloni may be the real person upon whom the fic...

In his "Nutcracker" story, E.T.A. Hoffman begins his tale on Christmas Eve. Lots of surprises are in store for the children!

Although he cannot hear all the notes with his ears, Beethoven writes some of the best-known symphonies of all times.

As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

The Mandolin is a stringed, lute-like instrument associated with love.

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