Leonard Bernstein’s daughter’s account of her family and of her rather overwhelming father is intimate and tender.
Handel accompanied his princely master George, Elector of Hanover, to London in 1712. His subsequent creative journey – so extraordinarily generous – is ably and entertainingly recounted by a prominent Baroque conductor.
The soundtrack to the life of the MP, former Home Secretary and author of three other volumes of memoir. These, like the ears of the man from Devizes, have all won prizes, sometimes several.
From Laurence Olivier’s “The foolishness of my position starts to obsess me” to the present… This is a highly entertaining collection.
Centennial biog of the choreographer of West Side Story, amongst others.
Based on Tchaikovsky’s original ballet of 1877 which had a happy ending (unlike the 1893 version). Zwerger’s watercolour illustrations are lyrically beautiful. Highly recommended. Ages 4-8.
Memoir by the composer, impresario, collector of Pre-Raphaelite art; a very practical cat who got all the cream in a lovely de Morgan dish.
Looks at seven classic opera premières, each in its distinct cultural landscape, to show how opera is a product of its time and constantly reinvents itself.
Comic sketches deliciously produced in the same format as his ‘Matchbox Theatre’.