BBC Proms 2017

Festival Guide

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1912114720

Category: Music

Page: 194

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The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms – from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand-new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.

BBC Proms 2017

Festival Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: BBC Proms

ISBN: 9781912114009

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 7416

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The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms – from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand-new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.

BBC Proms 2014: The Official Guide

Author: BBC

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142652

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 1391

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Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, plan your summer through the 2014 BBC Proms season with the official Proms Guide. Contains: · brand-new articles on featured composers, insights on performers, new music and Proms Plus events · introduction to the season from Roger Wright, Director of the BBC Proms and Controller of BBC Radio 3 · full listings for every concert and event – repertoire, performers, time, location, ticket and broadcast information · details on how to book tickets · free season calendar to see all the concerts at a glance. With beautiful photographs and images throughout, this official Proms Guide is the most comprehensive way to plan your summer’s Proms visiting, watching and listening. The BBC Proms is the world’s biggest and longest-running classical music festival and features many of the greatest artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 80 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. There are also daily free Proms Plus talks, workshops, performances and family events.

BBC Proms 2016: The Official Guide

Author: BBC

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785940491

Category:

Page: 180

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The official guide to the 2016 season of the BBC Proms, with complete listings, brand-new articles and booking information. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, plan your summer through the 2016 BBC Proms season with the official Proms Guide. Contains: brand-new articles on featured composers, insights on performers, new music and Proms Extra events full listings for every concert and event -- repertoire, performers, time, location, ticket and broadcast information details on how to book tickets With beautiful photographs and bespoke imagery throughout, this official Proms Guide is the most comprehensive way to plan your summer's Proms visiting, watching and listening."

Last Night of the Proms

An Official Miscellany

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473531314

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The ultimate celebration of the world’s favourite classical knees-up! With a foreword from Katie Derham Ever since Sir Henry Wood’s Proms were first broadcast in 1927, Last Night has become an annual appointment for classical music lovers and is enjoyed by millions around the world. This first and official miscellany explores the history and traditions that have developed on the last night of the world’s biggest and longest-running classical music festival. Learn about the origins of the Proms and how it first got its name. Discover the stories behind iconic Last Night songs such as ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’, and prepare to Prom with our dos and don’ts guide for Last Night Prommers. From flag waving and ‘Rule, Britannia’ to the most memorable conductors’ speeches, and the story of how the Proms survived the Blitz, Last Night of the Proms: An Official Miscellany, is the perfect tribute to a uniquely British institution.

The Music of Frank Bridge

Author: Fabian Huss

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783270594

Category: Music

Page: 249

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A detailed and long-overdue study of Frank Bridge's music and its socio-cultural and aesthetic contexts

The Steinway That Wouldn't Budge (Confessions of a Piano Tuner)

Author: Peter Tryon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785547188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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Peter Tryon's Confessions of a Piano Tuner is a charming, autobiographical tale of life spent travelling around rural East Anglia tuning pianos. But this is also a personal account from boyhood of how music and more specifically the mechanics of that wonderful instrument, fired early imagination and gave rise to a lifelong fascination and involvement with the piano. As much a social commentary on people, the anecdotes about different characters are filled with humour and the text is light and easy to read. The unspoiled beauty and charm of East Anglia provides a perfect backdrop to Peter Tryon's account, all combining together to make this a book that you won't want to put down.

Franz Schubert

Music and Belief

Author: Leo Black

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831358

Category: Music

Page: 209

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A fresh appraisal of Schubert's nature and beliefs, deriving from close study of his works.

Music as Alchemy

Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras

Author: Tom Service

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268714

Category: Music

Page: 304

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How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted that someone who doesn't even make a sound should be elevated to demigod-like status by the public. This is the first book to go inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world - how Simon Rattle works at the Berlin Philharmonic, how Mariss Jansons deals with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and how Claudio Abbado creates the world's most luxurious pick-up band every year with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. From London to Budapest, Bamberg to Vienna, great orchestral concerts are recreated as a collection of countless human and musical stories.

Proms Guide

Author: BBC Worldwide,British Broadcasting Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563384489

Category: Concert programs

Page: 148

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Britten in Pictures

Author: Lucy Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843837497

Category: Music

Page: 266

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A photographic journey, including a selection of previously unpublished images, that reveal the man 'behind the scenes' at work and play. A new and often surprising portrait of this major musical genius.

Michael Tippett

The Biography

Author: Oliver Soden

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474606028

Category:

Page: 576

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During his lifetime Michael Tippett was acclaimed as Britain's greatest composer, and undoubtedly his music - the oratorio A Child of Our Time, four symphonies, five operas, and many other works - exerted an indelible influence on the world. Oliver Soden's masterful biography, while telling for the first time the fascinating full story of the composer's life and work, also situates Tippett within the century's wider musical, social and political narrative. Drawing on an amazing array of new research, including unpublished letters, previously lost manuscripts, and interviews with Tippett's friends and colleagues, Soden charts a twentieth-century life that can still shed light on the way we live today. His biography moves from Tippett's idyllic Edwardian childhood, to his work's game-changing attitudes towards gay and civil rights, and his active political involvement during a time of depression and unemployment. Amiably peopled with some of the century's most famous and influential artistic figures - T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, W. H. Auden, Barbara Hepworth - the biography describes Tippett's tempestuous, even tragic, personal relationships, played out against a wartime backdrop of food shortages, bombing raids, and all the horror of a conflict that saw Tippett serve time in prison as a conscientious objector. And woven through it all comes the thrillingly powerful and indefinable music, the product of a life lived at the forefront of the twentieth-century's joys and horrors. The result is a gripping story, of one man, his music, and the times through which he lived.

A New History of Life

The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

Author: Peter Ward,Joe Kirschvink

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608199088

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, form the backbone of how we understand the history of the Earth. In reality, the currently accepted history of life on Earth is so flawed, so out of date, that it's past time we need a 'New History of Life.' In their latest book, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will show that many of our most cherished beliefs about the evolution of life are wrong. Gathering and analyzing years of discoveries and research not yet widely known to the public, A New History of Life proposes a different origin of species than the one Darwin proposed, one which includes eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen "snowball Earth†?, and the seeds for life originating on Mars. Drawing on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, experts Ward and Kirschvink paint a picture of the origins life on Earth that are at once too fabulous to imagine and too familiar to dismiss--and looking forward, A New History of Life brilliantly assembles insights from some of the latest scientific research to understand how life on Earth can and might evolve far into the future.

The Classic FM Guide to Classical Music

The Essential Companion to Composers and Their Music

Author: Jeremy Nicholas

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781862050518

Category: Reference

Page: 375

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This is a guide to classical music, aimed at the beginner and enthusiast alike, and covering charts, a history of music, and composers. It is arranged alphabetically, discussing the composer's biography, musical influences and type of music, followed by a list of essential works. Charts are provided to help place artists in their society and period, as well as making the links between the composers.

I Don't Want Curly Hair!

Author: Laura Ellen Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408868385

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR! It's messy and silly and just plain unfair. All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she's ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused! A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair, lots and lots of hair. I Don't Want Curly Hair! is glorious new picture book for little people who always want what they can't have! From the brilliant Laura Ellen Anderson – illustrator of the bestselling Witch Wars series.

Welcome to Kindergarten

Author: Anne Rockwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802776647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A boy visits the classroom where he will attend kindergarten the following fall and finds out what is in store for him.

Mandalas & Patterns:

Author: Tamara Lee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781719878753

Category: Art

Page: 122

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This is a great reference book for artists, tattooists, designers or anyone who loves patterns and mandalas! This is a collection that have been put together over the last year, all drawn by artist Tamara Lee. Inspiration has been draw from many sources. She looked at artwork from around the world. She also took inspiration from architecture, and optical art. 120 pages of mandala and patterns. 60 pages of each.

How They Croaked

The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

Author: Georgia Bragg,Kevin O'Malley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802798179

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

The Father of Us All

War and History, Ancient and Modern

Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192946

Category: History

Page: 272

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Victor Davis Hanson has long been acclaimed as one of our leading scholars of ancient history. In recent years he has also become a trenchant voice on current affairs, bringing a historian's deep knowledge of past conflicts to bear on the crises of the present, from 9/11 to Iran. "War," he writes, "is an entirely human enterprise." Ideologies change, technologies develop, new strategies are invented-but human nature is constant across time and space. The dynamics of warfare in the present age still remain comprehensible to us through careful study of the past. Though many have called the War on Terror unprecedented, its contours would have been quite familiar to Themistocles of Athens or William Tecumseh Sherman. And as we face the menace of a bin Laden or a Kim Jong-Il, we can prepare ourselves with knowledge of how such challenges have been met before. The Father of Us All brings together much of Hanson's finest writing on war and society, both ancient and modern. The author has gathered a range of essays, and combined and revised them into a richly textured new work that explores such topics as how technology shapes warfare, what constitutes the "American way of war," and why even those who abhor war need to study military history. "War is the father and king of us all," Heraclitus wrote in ancient Greece. And as Victor Davis Hanson shows, it is no less so today.

SEALs

The US Navy?s Elite Fighting Force

Author: Mir Bahmanyar,Chris Osman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780960778

Category: History

Page: 256

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Since their creation in 1983, the US Navy SEALs have been involved in unconventional warfare around the globe, undertaking crucial and clandestine missions. These have included traditional underwater missions such as in Panama in 1989, the taking down of ships and also gas and oil platforms, and more recently, sniping and other missions in land-locked countries like Afghanistan. They have adapted their training, their tactics and their weapons to enable them to remain the best in whatever task they are set. This book covers the organization of the SEALs, their famously demanding recruitment, their equipment, and their missions. The authors have interviewed many past and serving SEALs, who tell their stories in their own words.