The BBC Proms Guide to Great Symphonies
The BBC Proms Guides provide all the background and information you need about some of the most exciting works in the repertory. This volume provides an accessible and authoritative guide to some of the greatest symphonies. From Haydn and Mozart to the masters of the twentieth century, including the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler and Sibelius, these are works which have shown their continual power to move and engage audiences, and which have remained central to our concert-going, broadcasting and record listening over generations.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 122 x 196 x 26mm | 258.55g
- 15 Apr 2004
- FABER & FABER
- London, United Kingdom
About Nicholas Kenyon
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, CBE, has been Managing Director of the Barbican Centre since 2007. He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007, and Controller, BBC Radio 3, from 1992 to 1998. He has written The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart, the history of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the biography of Simon Rattle, edited the influential volume Authenticity and Early Music and co-edited Proms: A New History. He was knighted in 2008. He lives in London with his wife and four children.