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Famous Composers
Famous Composers
Famous Composers
Audiobook2 hours

Famous Composers

Written by Darren Henley

Narrated by Marin Alsop

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Following on the success of The Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Marin Alsop combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the lives of six key composers Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvo?ák and Shostakovich. Their colourful lives and their love of music is told against the backdrop of some of their finest works – an ideal combination.
Release dateNov 1, 2005
Famous Composers

Darren Henley

Darren Henley OBE is chief executive of Arts Council England. His two independent government reviews into music and cultural education resulted in England's first National Plan for Music Education, new networks of Music Education Hubs, Cultural Education Partnerships and Heritage Schools, the Museums and Schools programme, the BFI Film Academy and the National Youth Dance Company. Before joining the Arts Council, he led Classic FM for fifteen years. He holds degrees in politics from the University of Hull, in management from the University of South Wales and in history of art from the University of Buckingham. A recipient of the British Academy President's Medal for his contributions to music education, music research and the arts, his books include The Virtuous Circle: Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count and The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent primer for kids on six classical music composers and fun for adults as well. Well narrated, engaging, full of music segments and relevant anecdotes.