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Bill Monroe, legend of early country music and bluegrass and Muddy Waters, iconic Chicago bluesman, tell their story in their own words as the author contrasts their remarkably similar careers. More than just a book about music, it is a book about the time of black and white America, a microcosmic history that sets up striking comparisons.
A very vivid picture of Mahler's life and stormy career as Director of State Opera in Vienna, his habits when composing, his relations with Strauss, Bruckner and others, his later career as a conductor and his death. Illustrated.