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Mixes travel, history, music, philosophy and whimsy in a spectacular European odyssey exploring the lives of many of the romantic composers including Chopin, Elgar, Liszt, Rachmaninov and others.
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Book Description Hardie Grant Books, Prahran, 2008. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Second volume in conjunction with the SBS television series. Composers include Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Bizet, Ravel, Handel, Elgar, Liszt, Bartok, Rossini, Scarlatti, Strauss, Wagner, & Chopin, amongst others. Foreword by Richard Tognetti. Numerous fine colour photographs throughout by Sue Taylor, Paul Burrows, Peter Beveridge, & Colin Clarke. "From London and Paris to Moscow, Rome, Budapest and beyond, Simon Callow's encyclopedic knowledge and unbounded enthusiasm provides first-hand experiences of the places and music - to give a uniquely personal touch to the narrative. Classical Destinations II provides an entertaining and informative guide to many of the most important places in the history - and geography - of classical music." First printing, with "1" as the lowest number in print number line on copyright page. Bound in original black boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, in publisher's unclipped pictorial dustjacket. Slight shelfwear (mainly to rear), otherwise a very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 208pp. Uncommon. SB-103. Size: 27 x 19.5cm. Seller Inventory # 007450
Book Description Hardie Grant Books, Australia, 2008. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Printing. An unmarked "gift quality" book. "Follow in the footsteps of the great classical composers and visit the cities that were their inspiration." Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 028065