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Author Clapton, Nicholas.
Title Budapest : City of Music.
Imprint London : Haus Publishing, 2009.

Author Clapton, Nicholas.
Series Armchair Traveller
Subject Clapton, Nicholas -- Travel -- Hungary -- Budapest.
Music -- Hungary -- Budapest -- History and criticism.
Budapest (Hungary) -- Guidebooks.
Description 1 online resource (98 pages).
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Contents Half Title; Front Matter; Title; Copyright; Front Matter; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 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; Afterword; Appendix: A timeline; Suggestions for further reading; Endnotes.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234).
Discography (pages 202-207).
Summary Hungary is in the process of abandoning the trappings of its Communist past, while attempting to preserve its culture from a creeping, globalized blandness. Clapton takes a musician's eye at the great European capital, where music is not an "elitist" activity.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781909961401 (electronic bk.)
190996140X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 982023029
Additional Format Print version: Clapton, Nicholas. Budapest : City of Music. London : Haus Publishing, ©2009 9781904950967