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Author: Nicholas Clapton
Publisher: London : Haus Pub., 2009.
Series: ArmchairTraveller.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hungary is in the process of abandoning the trappings of its Communist past, while attempting to preserve its culture from a creeping, globalized blandness. Clapton takes a musician's eye at the great European capital, where music is not an "elitist" activity.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Nicholas Clapton; Nicholas Clapton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Clapton
ISBN: 9781904950967 1904950965
OCLC Number: 233940768
Description: xiii, 257 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: Introduction with (some) history --
Music and lightning --
The "pure source" --
Halls of dance, halls of learning --
Opera and operetta, inside and out --
Music on high --
On the trail of great composers --
What, no singing? (Well, almost ...) --
A composer in Budapest --
Eating and drinking, seeing and buying --
Afterword.
Series Title: ArmchairTraveller.
Responsibility: by Nicholas Clapton.
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'Nicholas Clapton first visited Budapest in 1996, since when he has obviously had an ongoing love affair with Hungary, its culture and its people. This clearly shines through in his work and it is a Read more...

 
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