Budapest: City Of Music by Nicholas ClaptonBudapest: City Of Music by Nicholas Clapton

Budapest: City Of Music

byNicholas Clapton

Paperback | June 15, 2017

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Singer Nicholas Clapton first visited Budapest to record a recently discovered mass by an almost unknown eighteenth-century Hungarian composer. There, he discovered a striking sense of otherness in spite of Hungary’s central geographical and cultural position within Europe. And with that, a deep passion for the city was born. Budapest offers an engaging and affectionate look at this beautiful capital from the perspective of a musician who lived and worked there for many years.

With rich musical traditions, both classical and folk, and possessing a language like almost no other, Hungary is in the process of abandoning the trappings of its communist past while attempting to preserve its culture from creeping globalization. Clapton delights in the fact that certain old-fashioned attitudes of courtesy, at times stemming from the very structures of the Magyar tongue, are still deeply ingrained in Hungarian society. At the same time, despite its association with world-famous composers such as Bartók, Liszt, and Kodály, music is far from an activity enjoyed only by the elite. Including plenty of tips on food, drink, and sites of interest, Budapest describes the capital in uniquely melodic terms and will delight lovers of travel and music alike.
Nicholas Clapton is a singer, writer, broadcaster, and teacher living in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato, also published by Haus Publishing.
Title:Budapest: City Of MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:Haus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909961361

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction with (some) history
2. Music and lightning
3. The ‘pure source’
4. Halls of dance, halls of learning
5. Opera and operetta, inside and out
6. Music on high
7. On the trail of great composers
8. What, no singing? (Well, almost…)
9. A composer in Budapest
10. Eating and drinking, seeing and buying
Appendix: A timeline
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