WorldCat Identities

Timson, David

Overview
Works: 379 works in 1,227 publications in 1 language and 19,065 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Symphonies  Drama  Suspense fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Director, Actor, Editor, Arranger, Adapter, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR4622, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Timson
Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Haydn by Jeremy Siepmann( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recording presents the life and work of Haydn. It is illustrated with quotations from the composer and his contemporaries, enhanced by extended extracts from representative works
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on wild and desolate Dartmoor, with its menacing tors, treacherous mires, and enveloping mists, the supernatural in the form of a spectral hound is pitted against the rational mind of Sherlock Holmes, who, with his companion Dr. Watson, attempts to solve the savage murder of the local squire, and save his successor from the curse of the Baskervilles
An introduction to-- Mozart, the marriage of Figaro by Thomson Smillie( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form
An introduction to-- Verdi, Aida by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Here Smillie discusses Verdi's history and the political background surrounding Aida followed by an analysis of the opera broken down into sections
An introduction to-- Bizet, Carmen by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the plot and background of the opera Carmen in words and music. Includes principal themes and arias, taken from the complete recording, issued by Naxos in 1990 (Naxos 8.660005--8.660007)
An introduction to-- Puccini, La bohème by Thomson Smillie( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the plot and background of the opera La bohème in words and music. Includes principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work (Naxos 8.660003--8.660004)
An introduction to-- Rossini, the barber of Seville by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. This volume contains biographical information on Rossini followed by an analysis of The barber of Seville broken down into sections
An introduction to-- Mozart, the magic flute by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form
An introduction to-- Verdi, La traviata by Thomson Smillie( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. La Traviata owes its enduring popularity to a superb story of young love and fatal sacrifice, set to music by Italy's master melodist at the peak of his powers. Interest and poignancy are added by the fact that this is a true story - the baritone 'heavy' is Alexander Dumas who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo. But it is the central figure, the heroine Violetta, the archetypal 'whore with the heart of gold' who dominates the piece. It is her opera and we love her for it. A superb 'human interest' story, a captivating cast of characters, and music which is both enchanting and insightful: just some of La Traviata's ingredients explaining its enduring popularity
An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form
The meaning of night : a confession by Michael Cox( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After slaying a random victim, Edward Glyver--scholar, booklover, and now murderer--drops his bloody blade down a London sewer grate. Now he knows he can take his revenge on the former friend whose duplicity dashed his dreams of Cambridge 20 years ago. But how far will he go to win the beautiful yet mysterious Emily Carteret and to seize the wealth and influence that are rightfully his?
An introduction to-- Puccini, Tosca by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the opera Tosca. Includes principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work (Naxos 8.660001--8.660002)
An introduction to-- Rossini, Tancredi by Thomson Smillie( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work
An introduction to-- Mozart : Così fan tutte by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. Così fan tutte contains some of Mozart's most sublime music. On one level, the opera is purely a social anecdote about young people falling in and out of love; but Mozart was a supreme sensualist and a great humanist, and invested the tale with all his understanding of humanity and young love. On this audio, David Timson refutes the charge that Mozart squandered his genius on a work full of trivial nonsense and proves this 'miraculous yet problematic' opera to be a great work of theatre. To listen to this thought-provoking examination of the characters and the music is both thoroughly enriching and great fun
An introduction to-- Wagner: The flying Dutchman by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Here Smillie discusses Wagner and several of his other works followed by an analysis of The flying Dutchman broken down into sections
An introduction to-- Verdi, Rigoletto by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form
 
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An introduction to-- Verdi, Rigoletto
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The hound of the BaskervillesAn introduction to-- Puccini : Madama ButterflyThe meaning of night : a confessionAn introduction to-- Rossini, TancrediAn introduction to-- Verdi, Rigoletto