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Admirably succeeds in offering...a broad overview of the life and career of the conductor Charles Mackerras...whets one's appetite to go back to the recordings. MUSICAL TIMES Nigel Simeone and John Tyrrell have produced an outstanding volume and to whom the many admirers of Charles Mackerras and music lovers in general will be indebted. BRIO "Charles Mackerras" is a treasure of a book, good for dipping into. BIRMINGHAM POST [A] very welcome and comprehensive book. AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW 5 Stars BBC MUSIC Simeone and Tyrrell have achieved a remarkable synthesis of perspectives on Mackerras that is a model of its kind. . . . Offer[s] a picture of not only one of the most influential conductors of modern times, but also of a musical culture - of what music, as a performed art, really entails. . . . This book will be invaluable for students of performance history, for aspiring conductors, and for anyone who is intrigued by the art and craft of conducting. . . . Beautifully produced and edited, with over forty illustrations. NABSMA Reviews [An] excellent documentation of Sir Charles' long career. THE DELIAN The Mackerras biography is a book that you will love, if you knew Charlie, either as musician or happy audience member. It will feel like meeting an old friend again. It's a book that aspiring musicians should read ... they will be inspired, directed, humbled and challenged by it. THE HERALD

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