Henry Purcell

King, Robert

Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500016259 / ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

1. Light wear. 2. Light interior markings. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.5 avg rating
(2 ratings)

Synopsis: The death of Henry Purcell in November 1695, aged 36, was one of the great losses in musical history. He was one of England's most original and brilliant composers, and his equal would never come again. Of Purcell the man very little is known. His personality has to be reconstructed through the age in which in which he lived, the circumstances of his professional life, the men and women who knew him, and above all through his music. It is here that Robert King has a unique advantage. As one of Britain's leading baroque conductors and director of The King's Consort, he has a long experience in performing Purcell. His fascination for Purcell's music began when he was a 12-year old chorister: he is now regarded as one of the world's leading experts on this remarkable composer. Purcell's genius was recognised early. He became a "Child of the Chapel Royal" when he was only eight or nine years old, and a court musician when he was eighteen, and was thereafter at the centre of London's musical scene. His career spanned three reigns: Charles II, James II and William and Mary. Each had its own exciting demands, and Purcell produced an endless stream of odes, anthems, ceremonial music and songs. In addition to his official duties, he also wrote a vast amount of music for the theatre, including semi-operas like The Fairy Queen and King Arthur, as well as England's first true opera, Dido and Aeneas. Robert King weaves a narrative, bringing together politics (always in the forefront of Purcell's fortunes), religion, society and the theatre. Relating all this to the state of music at the time - instruments, techniques, foreign influences, formal innovations - he has produced a portrait of Henry Purcell to herald the tercentenary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Henry Purcell
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book Condition: Acceptable

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert King
Published by Thames & Hudson (1995)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1995. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0500016259-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 13.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert King
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0500016259I3N10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 13.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert King
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0500016259I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 13.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

King, Robert
Published by Thames & Hudson (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Karen Wickliff - Books
(Columbus, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 256pp. Red hardback with DJ, VG, index, b&w illustrations, Biography of composer and musician Henry Purcell, from 1659-1695, Bookseller Inventory # w160220803

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

KING, Robert
Published by Thames & Hudson, New York, N.Y. (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Falls Bookstore
(Readsboro, VT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, New York, N.Y., 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated (illustrator). First American Edition.. Red cloth binding with gold colored print on spine and logoon front cover. Grey endpapers. Tight, sound and unmarked. 256 pages.Including notes, bibliography, catalogue of Purcell's works, discography and index: Dust jacket in mylar and not price-clipped. Size: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4. Bookseller Inventory # 010619

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

King, Robert
Published by Thames and Hudson, London, England (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Total Eclipse
(Waterville, KS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, England, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. 1st Edition. First Publisher. Fine in Fine DJ. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, labels or Bookplate. Binding is solid with no splits. Interior is crisp, bright, clean, without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. Illus: B&W.Photos: Many B&W and full color. Notes. Bibliography.Epilogue. Catalogue of Purcell's works. Discography.Index:General. "Robert King weaves a masterly narrative, bringing together politics (always in the forefront of Purcell's fortunes) religion, society and the theatre. Relating all this to the state of music at the time-instruments, techniques, foreign influences, formal innovations-he has produced the definitive portrait to herald Henry Purcell's tercentenary."-from dj. Bookseller Inventory # 1340

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

King, Robert
Published by Thames & Hudson (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Avocado Pit
(Staunton, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 59706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 12.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

King, Robert
Published by Thames and Hudson, (1994) (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Stony Hill Books
(Madison, WI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, (1994), 1994. First American Edition, hardcover book in dust jacket, near FINE condition, light edgewear from shelving, NO remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # 3401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

King, Robert
Published by Thames & Hudson (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Paper covered boards with slightly bumped spine ends and corners. DJ has mild edgewear and soil, and a tiny tear. Not price clipped. Binding sound, text clean. No previous owner names, stickers or stamps. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 6889

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 18.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

King, Robert
Published by Thames and Hudson (1994)
ISBN 10: 0500016259 ISBN 13: 9780500016251
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB
(Columbia, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. King, Robert. HENRY PURCELL. London: Thames and Hudson, c1994. 256pp. Illus. thin 4to. Fine hardcover in d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 29770

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 13 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book