Most widely held works by Denys Hawthorne
Kandinsky a film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Macbeth's ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth kills King Duncan and assumes his throne. Macbeth plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the crown on his head. While his wife crumbles away in guilt and madness, Macbeth fights to prevent the rest of the prophecy from coming true.
Oscar Wilde spendthrift of genius ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the multi-talented and self-destructive genius that is generously sprinkled with Wilde's infamous bon mots. Includes the only known recording by Wilde of "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
The life and works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century. The Lake Isle of Inisfree, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, Down by the Salley Gardens, The secret rose - these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions. His poetic urgency was fueled by an active and varied life, as he gained his inspiration from the men and women he knew, classical sources and contemporary politics.
The great poets. W. B. Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Kandinsky ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Paintings at the Paris Centre Pompidou retrospective highlight Kandinsky's work. Features a progression through the changes of Kandinsky's style as he invented and explored the abstract style. Includes Kandinsky's Munich/Murnau period (1904-1914) and his Moscow period (1915-1921), and discussion of the essay "On the spiritual in art" (O dukhovnom v iskusstve). Set against the background of living in--and fleeing from--major political and artistic shifts, including the Bolshevik Revolution and World War II.
Seamus Heaney poet in limboland ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Ireland's foremost contemporary poet, Seamus Heaney, is shown at work and in thought against the background of a country torn by civil strife. Shows how his poems arise from his involvement with the people of his native Northern Ireland.
The Life and works of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The Life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theatre, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic 73 years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from one voice.
Music in time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Introduction to music in the Western World. Covers music from Gregorian chant to the present.
The life and poetry of William Butler Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The revolutionary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Beethoven and his music. "Movements or extracts from the Third, Sixth, and Ninth Symphonies, Quartets Opus 18 and 135, Fidelio, the Appassionata are performed by the Los Angeles, Berlin, and Vienna Philharmonics under Giulini, von Karajan, and Böhm. Contents include excerpts from: Quartet Opus 18 No 1, Symphony No. 3, Fidelio, Symphony No 6, Quartet Opus 135, Symphony No 9."--Container.
The advent of fashion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"Music written for public performance in concert halls and theaters required composers to keep abreast of popular styles. Music of Handel, Couperin, Scarlatti, and Rameau . . . Contents include excerpts from: Handel's Zadok the Priest, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerto for Organ in D Minor, Orlando, Messiah; Rameau's Nais; Couperin's Deuxième Ordre; Telemann's Sonata in E Minor; Scarlatti's Sonata in B-Flat Major; John Gay's The Beggar's Opera."--Container.
The seasons & the symphony ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Flutist James Galway discusses the search for form and contrast in the works of Vivaldi, the Mannheim School and most dramatically in the works of Josef Haydn, the father of the symphony. Several performers present examples.
The life and work of Marcel Proust by Neville Jason ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"This first audio-biography of Marcel Proust tells the story of one of the world's most original and admired literary geniuses."--Container.
War & peace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Discusses the cataclysm of the first World War and the events leading to WWII and its profound effect on music, including the influence of technology, mass media, experimentation with musical form, and war and the fear of war. Stravinsky's work expresses his shock at the Barbarism just beneath the veneer of civilized society. Joplin's rags spearheaded the exploration of jazz and its influence on Stravinsky, Hindemith, Prokofiev, and Milhaud.
Nationalism & revolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"Performances include Berlioz' Requiem, conducted by Leonard Bernstein; Wagner's Meistersinger with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Verdi's Requiem with the La Scala Opera Company. Contents include excerpts from: Berlioz' Requiem; Liszt's Légend, Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes; Verdi's "Va pensiero" from Nabucco, "Celeste Aida" and other Aida excerpts, Requiem; Wagner's Tannhäuser, Siegfried Idyll, Prelude to Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger."--Container.
The great Profundo and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Romantics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An overview of the Romantic movement in music. "Chopin's A-Flat Polonaise is performed in Chopin's house outside Warsaw, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Brahms' Requiem in the halls where they had their premiere performances. Contents include excerpts from: Chopin's Polonaise in A-Flat, Prelude; Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony (Finale), Octet, "He watching over Israel" from Elijah; Schumann's "In the heavenly month of May," Symphony No 3 ('Rhenish'); Brahms' Lullaby, Symphony No 2, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Clarinet Quintet; Bruckner's Symphony No 7."--Container.
W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The turn of the century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Flutist James Galway discusses the most important influences on Western music at the turn of the century. Some of these influences were expanded contact with Eastern culture, the discoveries of Freud, and the accelerated pace of change. Includes works by Puccini, Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, and Schoenberg.
Abstract impressionism Art, Modern Audiobooks Authors, Irish Ballets Bartók, Béla,--1881-1945 Beethoven, Ludwig van,--1770-1827 Biographical films Biographical films Biography Britten, Benjamin,--1913-1976 Concertos (Violoncello) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Educational television programs Elgar, Edward,--1857-1934 English drama (Tragedy) Exhibition catalogs Gay men Germany Gershwin, George,--1898-1937 Great Britain Handel, George Frideric,--1685-1759 Haydn, Joseph,--1732-1809 Ireland Kandinsky, Wassily,--1866-1944 Kings and rulers Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Musical analysis Music and war Music appreciation Music--Instruction and study Northern Ireland Novelists, French Painters Painting, Modern Poetry Poets, Irish Political science Proust, Marcel,--1871-1922 Ravel, Maurice,--1875-1937 Russia (Federation) Scotland Social history Soviet Union Symphonies Symphony Vivaldi, Antonio,--1678-1741 Wilde, Oscar,--1854-1900 Yeats, W. B.--1865-1939