Anthem Guide to the Opera, Concert Halls and Classical Music Venues of Europe
Anthem Press, 2009 - Travel - 472 pages
Explore the musical wonders of Europe! This guide is a unique resource for music lovers with a passion for travel. Selected on the basis of international reputation, architectural appeal, historical and cultural significance and performance quality, Europe's foremost concert halls and opera houses are presented here in a comprehensive, accessible and attractive collection.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, offering concise venue descriptions, directions and historical information, 'Anthem Guide to the Opera, Concert Halls and Classical Music Venues of Europe' is essential reading for holidaymakers with a desire to experience the European classical music scene. The Guide also includes up-to-date information on everything from ticket prices to dining opportunities and from special exhibitions to disabled access, this helpful guide caters for a variety of music enthusiasts - from box patrons at La Scala to students on a budget.
This Guide features a foreword by Steven Isserlis, an acclaimed cellist whose passion for music transcends conventional divisions. Acclaimed worldwide for his musicality and technique alike, he is equally at home drawing the audience into his circle of friends for chamber music or in recital; delving into the historical archives to emerge with a forgotten gem; or on the concert platform with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors.