HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Musical Lives by Nicholas Kenyon
Loading...

Musical Lives

by Nicholas Kenyon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
411,664,912NoneNone

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

To be published alongside three other new 'Lives' books, Secret Lives, Military Lives, and Royal Lives, this latest addition to the series contains miniature biographies taken from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography of some of the men and women of the 20th century who made music the centre of their life. Nicholas Kenyon, Controller of BBC Proms, uses his expertise and experience in the subject to make his very personal selection of entries.

Who were the singers, musicians, composers, instrumentalists, and conductors who made the music of the 20th century? What inspired Benjamin Britten to compose Peter Grimes? How did music save Malcolm Sargent when he lost his daughter to polio? What is the link between Vaughan Williams and Charles Darwin? What did Edward Elgar do for classical music in Britain? Could any of the members of the Beatles actually read or write music when they first came together? Nicholas Kenyon, with a long-standing career in music and a wealth of knowledge and experience, has carefully selected around 100 entries from the "Dictionary of National Biography" to go in this anthology.
  antimuzak | Oct 21, 2005 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,242,615 books! | Top bar: Always visible