By Tim Rayborn
A cursed tune that kills those that listen it
A composer who lovingly cradles the pinnacle of Beethoven’s corpse whilst his continues to be are exhumed part a century after his death
A fifteenth-century German poet who sings of the real-life Dracula
A dream of the satan that conjures up a virtuoso violin piece
Unlike many tune books that commence their histories with the 17th or eighteenth centuries, Beethoven’s Skull takes the reader again to the realm of historic Greece and Rome, progressing throughout the heart a long time and the entire means into the 20 th century. It additionally appears to be like at myths and legends, superstitions, and musical mysteries, detailing the ways in which musicians and their friends were particularly terrible to each other over the centuries.
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