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Charles Mackerras

Author: Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell
Publisher: Woodbridge [UK] : The Boydell Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprising a brief biography and chapters written by those who worked with him, such as Janet Baker and Alfred Brendel, this is a celebration of an exceptional, creative life.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Mackerras; Charles Mackerras
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell
ISBN: 1843839660 9781843839668
OCLC Number: 890435254
Description: xxii, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Charles Mackerras: A Chronology --
Prologue: A Eulogy for Charles / Janet Baker --
An Immense Stylist Evolves: 1947-87 / Nigel Simeone --
A Personal Portrait of Charles Mackerras / David Lloyd-Jones --
Mackerras and Janáček / John Tyrrell --
Goat's Milk in Vienna: Three Memorable Meetings / Heinz Stolba --
The Lion: Charles Mackerras / Patrick Summers --
'The Musical Values of Opera': WNO, 1987-92 / Nigel Simeone --
Remembering Charles in Wales / John Stein --
Triumphs and Tribulations: Opera, 1993-2001 / Nigel Simeone --
'Impeccable musicianship and enthusiasm for whatever he did' / Anne Evans --
Rethinking Old Favourites: Opera, 2002-10 / Nigel Simeone --
Viva Charlie! / Antonio Pappano --
A Master of Mozart / Simon Keenlyside --
Three Memorable Collaborations / Nicholas Hytner --
The last great 'Czech' conductor / Jiří Zahrádka --
Reminiscences of a friend and colleague / Jiří Zahrádka --
Reconstructing a Better Version of The Greek Passion / Aleš Březina --
Reconstructing Sullivan's Cello Concerto / David Mackie --
Three Orchestras / Nigel Simeone --
'And there was Light!' Sir Charles and the OAE / Chi-chi Nwanoku --
An Electric Entrance / Rosenna East --
On Sir Charles Mackerras / Alfred Brendel --
Sir Charles at the Philharmonia / David Whelton --
Coda / Nigel Simeone --
Appendix 1: Mackerras in Performance --
Appendix 2: Desert Island Lists / Nigel Simeone --
Discography / Malcolm Walker --
Bibliography --
Editions and Arrangements by Charles Mackerras.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Simeone and John Tyrrell.

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Admirably succeeds in offering...a broad overview of the life and career of the conductor Charles Mackerras...whets one's appetite to go back to the recordings. MUSICAL TIMES Nigel Simeone and John Read more...

 
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