The Man Behind the Music: The Life of Donizetti


Lovers of classical, chamber music, opera, or simply enjoy a gripping tale  –  reads like a 19th Century novel – biographical account of his  life: early days, burgeoning career, collapse.

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Born in poverty in northern Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. At age 7 his great musical talents were discovered; by 1828 he was known throughout Italy; becoming so abroad; in love and about to marry a beautiful, accomplished woman. After 9 years of immense musical and personal successes, it all crashed.


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