Paganini: Master of Strings
Written with warmth and understanding, the present book on Paganini begins with his unhappy childhood along the wharves in Genoa and carries him straight through the tempestuous years when great genius and poverty waged an endless battle, which genius finally won. The boy gave his first concert at eleven, and his success was immediate and brilliant.
The later years, however, were given over almost entirely to composing. His compositions were so exquisite and intricate that they became the despair of other musicians, as often only the master was able to play them.
Added to a delightful story are some of Paganini’s simpler compositions for the young music student to try. It is altogether a perfect biography for the younger group, full of action and exciting adventure, too.
In the Great Composers Series, Opal Wheeler also wrote:
- Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
- Ludwig Beethoven, and the Chiming Tower Bells
- The Young Brahms
- Mozart, the Wonder Boy
- Handel at the Court of Kings
- Sebastian Bach, the Boy from Thuringia
- Joseph Haydn, the Merry Little Peasant
- Frederic Chopin: Son of Poland (Early Years)
- Frederic Chopin: Son of Poland (Later Years)
- Edward MacDowell and his Cabin in the Pines
- Stephen Foster and his Little Dog Tray
- Paganini: Master of Strings
- The Story of Peter Tchaikovsky
- Peter Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Ballet
- Adventures of Richard Wagner