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Cairns, David 1926-

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Most widely held works by David Cairns
Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, member of the French Institute : including his travels in Italy, Germany, Russia, and England, 1803-1865 by Hector Berlioz( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces mémoires tracent le portrait d'une sensibilité à l'époque romantique. Berlioz est le contemporain de Hugo, Delacroix, et l'aîné de Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann et Wagner
Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter This biography of composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) describes with unprecedented intimacy, affection, and respect the life of one of France's greatest artists. After long being regarded as an oddity and an eccentric figure, Berlioz is now being accepted into the ranks of the great composers. Based on a wealth of previously unpublished sources, and on a profound understanding of the humanity of his subject, David Cairns's book provides a full account of this extraordinary and powerfully attractive man
Mozart and his operas by David Cairns( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Cairns--winner of the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction--has spent his life immersed in Mozart's music, both as a performer and as a listener. This intimate biography sheds new and important light on the composer by placing his operas in the context of his life and his complete musical output. Mozart's unusual childhood as a musical prodigy touring Europe as a performer from an early age is well known. But even more remarkable is that the genius grew up to produce works of increasing maturity and originality. Cairns unravels the many myths surrounding Mozart to reveal the opinionated, passionate, and exceptionally intelligent man behind the legend. Cairns shows that familiarity with the operas can transform our perception of Mozart's art. He demonstrates that the composer's approach to composition was that of a consummate dramatist. Using the operas as his guide, he traces the steady deepening of Mozart's musical style from his beginnings as a child prodigy, through his coming of age with, in Cairns's opinion, the most Romantic and forward-looking of all Mozart's operas, Idomeneo. He discusses Mozart's later genius as displayed in the three comic operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cos & i fan tutte, and in The Magic Flute, the final and greatest triumph of his career
Stagecoach by John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of passengers with nothing in common is stuck inside a coach that is being attacked by bandits and Indians
Responses: musical essays and reviews by David Cairns( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the escapades of Richard Hannay, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors, a chase in which he is both hunter and hunted
Les Troyens : opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tati shorts by Jacques Tati( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charming short films directed by Jacques Tati
Let us prey( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they're there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive, and All Hell Will Break Loose!
Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of love & music : the memoirs of Hector Berlioz 1803-1865 by Hector Berlioz( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings in the orchestra by Hector Berlioz( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the performances of fashionable operas in an unidentified but "civilized" town in northern Europe, the musicians (with the exception of the conscientious bass drummer) tell tales, read stories, and exchange gossip to relieve the tedium of the bad music they are paid to perform. In this delightful and now classic narrative written by the brilliant composer and critic Hector Berlioz, we are privy to twenty-five highly entertaining evenings with a fascinating group of distracted performers
Hector Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1 & 3 : Eroica by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz. 1803-1832 by David Cairns( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by David Cairns( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz. 1803-1832 by David Cairns( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cairns, David Adam 1926-

David Cairns British journalist, writer and musician

David Cairns Brits journalist

Languages
English (114)

French (6)

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