Richard Wagner was a late bloomer in music. He was 30 when his first major work was performed. His four-opera Ring Cycle was his crowning point. Yet he was not a very good person. He was ungrateful, unfaithful, anti-Jewish, and more.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Masters of Music
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Age Level: 8-13
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The writing style is clear and engaging. (School Library Journal)

Well-researched and clear, these books in five or six chapters relate biographical details of the composers’ lives, emphasizing the circumstances surrounding their musical education and compositions. (The Horn Book Guide)