WorldCat Identities

Timson, David

Overview
Works: 377 works in 1,411 publications in 1 language and 19,753 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Fiction  Excerpts  Symphonies  Ballets (Music)  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Director, Actor, Editor, Arranger, Adapter, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR4622, 782.1
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by David Timson
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes I by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 417 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
Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 396 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 382 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( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 371 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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 342 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 337 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 335 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 334 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-- Bizet, Carmen by Thomson Smillie( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 334 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)
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning Sherlock Holmes narrator David Timson leads us through Conan Doyle's most famous tale. This extended story brings the archetypal detective to the moors with his friend and biographer Dr Watson to investigate the mystery of a beast terrorising the neighbourhood
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 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-- Mozart, the magic flute by Thomson Smillie( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 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
An introduction to-- Verdi, La traviata by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 330 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-- Rossini, Tancredi by Thomson Smillie( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 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. 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 328 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 326 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 325 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( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 320 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-- Mascagni : Cavalleria rusticana by Thomson Smillie( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.24 for The hound ... to 0.40 for Symphonies ...)

An introduction to-- Mozart, Don Giovanni
Languages
English (245)

Covers
Joseph HaydnThe adventures of Sherlock Holmes IIThe hound of the BaskervillesAn introduction to-- Puccini : Madama ButterflyAn introduction to-- Rossini, TancrediAn introduction to-- Mozart, Don Giovanni