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    • The Life and Works of Mozart

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Nicholas Boulton, Edward de Souza, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived. Dominated and shaped by a highly intelligent but frustrated and ambitious father, his story sees the development of a unique genius, from precocious and often endearing childhood to liberated fulfillment, unexpected poverty, and a tragically early death. Generously illustrated by Mozart’s music, from his fifth to his final year, this portrait-in-sound reveals a fascinating yet elusive character, drawing richly on the words of the composer himself and those who knew him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mozart the man, Mozart the music in one audiobook

    • By ThomasOConnor on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Life & Works - Giuseppe Verdi

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Freddie Jones, Elaine Claxton, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    With the possible exception of Mozart, Verdi is the most popular opera composer who ever lived. Quite early in his career his tunes were being cranked out by barrel organs throughout Europe and were well known to many who may never even have heard his name. But the complex man behind them remains elusive and puzzling. In this portrait-in-sound, Jeremy Siepmann and a group of distinguished actors take an in-depth look behind the popular image of a man who was, and perhaps remains, the most enduring national hero in Italian history and a colossus in the history of music itself.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Joseph Haydn: His Life and Works

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, David Timson, Nigel Anthony, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    No great composer’s story is more predominantly happy than Haydn’s, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet - and he was the first truly great practitioner of each.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    • 1840 - 1893
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Richard Mayes, Steve Hodson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "An artist should not be troubled by the indifference of his contemporaries. He should go on working and say all that he is predestined to say. He should know that posterity alone can deliver a true and just verdict." So said Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and posterity has delivered its verdict. His music is glorious, uplifting, soulful, humourous and wonderfully melodic. Thchaikovsky regarded music as something to be savoured and shared, and he worked hard and long to that end.

    Regular price: £3.99