Here are two things I learned today, which, taken together, have planted in my brain the idea of writing A Dictionary Of Great Composers. These would be the complete entries for those named, and dozens, nay, hundreds of others would be similarly brief:
Schubert, Franz. Upon his deathbed, his final wish was that someone would bring him some books by James Fenimore Cooper.
Tippett, Michael. He referred to the refrigerator in his kitchen as “Bernard Levin”.