- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849905878
- ISBN-13: 978-1849905879
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,906,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
David Starkey's Music and Monarchy
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A new history of the British monarchy through its music, to accompany a BBC series with bestselling royal historian David Starkey. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
David Starkey is an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of Elizabeth, Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Henry: Virtuous Prince. He is a winner of the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, and of the WH Smith Prize. He is well-known for his historical television series focusing on the Tudors, monarchy and Britain, and for his radio appearances. Starkey was made a CBE in 2007 and lives in London.
Katie Greening is a writer, journalist and television producer. She studied music at New College, Oxford, and worked on the development and production of David Starkey's Music and Monarchy. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
England can be proud as a nation that most of our monarchs have been musically literate and treated music as an art form that commemorates their own achievements, music being the only art that transports nations across time zones. The most important message in the book is the very last page or so when the present plight of music is discussed, giving HRH the Prince of Wales the baton to pass on to future composers, to commission new work for the crown. Since Prince Charles is the only member of the royal family with any interest in serious music, the authors are hopeful that this next generation of young composers will not have to wait much longer to have new and innovative concerts commissioned by the court..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love everything Starkey does and this book - and indeed the TV series is no exception. However.... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great book for anyone interested in the connection between music and the period in which it was composed.Published 13 months ago by Hilary
What can I say when you find a book like this ,when you play tudor music in a small group ,what a joy to read garyPublished on 13 April 2014 by gary
Bought this for my partner at Xmas as he watched the series on TV and enjoyed it. He highly recommends the book and says it is well written and keeps you interested.Published on 6 Jan. 2014 by Kathy Restarick