WorldCat Identities

Timson, David

Overview
Works: 385 works in 1,459 publications in 1 language and 19,953 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Fiction  Excerpts  Symphonies  Ballets (Music)  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Drama 
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
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes I by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 422 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 of men of red hair? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius
Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldier's tale by Igor Stravinsky( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier, on leave from the army, trades his old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich. He soon discovers, however, that he has made a deal with the devil and that money does not bring happiness
Joseph Haydn by Jeremy Siepmann( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 377 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 adventures of Sherlock Holmes II by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 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
An introduction to-- Mozart, the marriage of Figaro by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 344 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( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 341 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-- Puccini, La bohème by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 339 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( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 339 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 Barber of Seville is Rossini's most popular opera. Its effervescent overture (written originally for another work!) presents a perfect platform for the amusing plot in which the barber, Figaro, stage-manages a romance between Count Almaviva and Rosina, and puts to flight the old suitor, Dr Bartolo. 'Largo al Factotum' is one of the most popular arias in opera - nearly 200 years after its first performance it is still one of the great show-stoppers. But why was the opera received with boos and catcalls at its first performance in 1816, and why did Rossini return to the plot and environment presented so sublimely by Mozart?
An introduction to-- Bizet, Carmen by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 336 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-- Mozart, the magic flute by Thomson Smillie( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 334 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-- Verdi, La traviata by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 332 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 : Madama Butterfly by Thomson Smillie( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 331 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 hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 331 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-- Rossini, Tancredi by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 331 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-- Puccini, Tosca by Thomson Smillie( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 331 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( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 329 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( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 329 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-- Mozart, Don Giovanni by Thomson Smillie( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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. Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart's supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising - the last day in the life of the notorious womaniser Don Juan - but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition
An introduction to-- Verdi, Rigoletto by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 323 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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Joseph HaydnThe adventures of Sherlock Holmes IIAn introduction to-- Puccini : Madama ButterflyThe hound of the BaskervillesAn introduction to-- Rossini, TancrediAn introduction to-- Mozart, Don GiovanniAn introduction to-- Verdi, Rigoletto
Languages
English (255)