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Cairns, David 1926-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 5,363 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Directories  Orchestral music 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Conductor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: ML410.B5, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for 1999. First published by Allen Lane in 1999
Mozart and his operas by David Cairns ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,088 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
Responses: musical essays and reviews by David Cairns ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The memoirs of Hector Berlioz by Hector Berlioz ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published by Andre Deutsch in 1989
Responses : musical essays and reviews by David Cairns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 57 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hector Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evenings in the orchestra by Hector Berlioz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific institutions in New Zealand 1949 by David Cairns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz. 1803-1832 by David Cairns ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz by David Cairns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Botanical aspects of ragwort (Senecio jacobaea L.) control by A. L Poole ( Book )
2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1979 Financial Times survey of 100 major European companies' reports & accounts by Michael Lafferty ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and England by Hector Berlioz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlioz / the making of an artist by David Cairns ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cairns, David Adam 1926-
Languages
English (148)
French (6)
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