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Timson, David

Overview
Works: 364 works in 971 publications in 1 language and 17,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama  Children's audiobooks  History 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Director, Actor, Arranger, Adapter, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR4622, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Timson
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes I by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. What was the horror of The Speckled Band or the secret behind the curious legacy for men of red hair? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius
The soldier's tale by Igor Stravinsky( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet for narrator actors, and dancers accompanied by clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, double bass, and percussion
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes II by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. What was the mystery of the engineer's thumb? What was behind the disappearance of the race horse? Why did masked royalty walk up to see Holmes in Baker Street? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius
Joseph Haydn by Jeremy Siepmann( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 331 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 meaning of night a confession by Michael Cox( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 329 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?
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 328 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( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 301 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-- Bizet, Carmen by Thomson Smillie( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 300 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( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 299 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( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 299 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-- Verdi, Aida by Thomson Smillie( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 297 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. Ancient Egypt and the war with Ethiopia is the setting for Verdi's grandest opera. It is the story of the love between Rhadames, the Egyptian general and Aida, an Ethiopian slave, and the jealousy of Amneris, daughter of the King of Egypt. It was written in 1871 to a commission from the Khedive of Egypt to inaugurate the new opera house in Cairo. Aida generally is considered one of the most spectacular of Verdi's operas. But Thomson Smillie, in his fascinating introduction to the work, presented by actor David Timson, says it is, more accurately ' a chamber opera with a grand march through the middle of it'
An introduction to-- Mozart, the magic flute by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 296 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. The Magic Flute almost defines a masterpiece, because it can be enjoyed on every level. It is a superb fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden seriously in need of rescue; it is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama; it is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outpourings. It is, in short, ' Mozart', and there is no greater compliment than that
An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly by Thomson Smillie( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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. Madama Butterfly runs the gamut of operatic emotions. The title heroine has a fragility wonderfully expressed in her entry music, deep sexual instincts as shown in the love duet, and immense tragic stature in her last hours. The fate of Madama Butterfly - married to an American sailor and then abandoned - engages our emotions, as it obviously did Puccini's to a degree equalled by few other opera heroines. The oriental setting and the exquisite orchestral and choral writings are treasured bonuses
An introduction to-- Verdi, La traviata by Thomson Smillie( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 292 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-- Puccini, Tosca by Thomson Smillie( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 287 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-- Mozart : Così fan tutte by Thomson Smillie( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 286 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-- Mascagni : Cavalleria rusticana by Thomson Smillie( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 285 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. Cavalleria rusticana is the short opera that has all the elements of a grand opera compressed into a single highly dramatic time span. The story of love, lust, blood-feud and betrayal played out against the pageantry of the Easter celebrations in a Sicilian village delivers an emotional wallop because of the youthful vigour and musical wealth of its great score which includes the glorious Easter Hymn and the deeply moving Intermezzo. Mascagni was never to repeat his youthful success but this brief work is enough to ensure his immortality
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes IV by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four more stories from the master detective. The mystery of the missing suitor is solved and Sherlock Holmes raises his whip. An Indian pot stands in the shadows of a Colonel's death. Serious affairs of state and international diplomacy are threatened by a theft. And surely evil intent lies behind threats in a hidden house. The cool observations and swift action of Mr. Sherlock Holmes resolves all
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes III by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection are four more individual cases for Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. They dive into the opium dens of London in The Man with the Twisted Lip, recall the curious history of The Musgrave Ritual, come face to face with the grisly evidence contained in The Cardboard Box and go on a wild-goose chase in The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle.The powers of Sherlock Holmes prevail. Part of David Timson's award-winning Sherlock Holmes series. With music by Holbrooke & Bridge
Symphony no.7, "Sinfonia antartica" by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The hound of the Baskervilles
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The adventures of Sherlock Holmes IIJoseph HaydnThe meaning of night a confessionThe hound of the BaskervillesAn introduction to-- Puccini : Madama ButterflyThe adventures of Sherlock Holmes IVThe adventures of Sherlock Holmes III