This biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a cultural history of 18th-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations explore the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. Includes a timeline and a bibliography.<br /><br /><b>Series Information</b><br /><br />With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.