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Tregian's Ground

The Life and Sometimes Secret Adventures of Francis Tregian, Gentleman and Musician

Anne Cuneo

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The significance of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book to our musical canon is well known; the remarkable story of its copyist and compiler, Francis Tregian, less so. Born into Cornish Catholic nobility and plumb into the choppy waters of the Elizabethan Age, he must rely on his surpassing skill as a musician to survive.In this Prix des Libraires (Booksellers Prize) winning novel, Anne Cuneo deftly recreates the musician's journey across Renaissance Europe, which sees him befriending Shakespeare, swapping partitions with William Byrd and Monteverdi, and playing in the court of Henri IV of France.The result is as gripping as it is authentic: an epic, transcontinental choreography in which Europe's monarchs tussle with pretenders to their thrones, and ordinary people steer between allegiances to God, nation and family.Complete with links to live performances and to recordings of selected musical sources in the Tregian's Ground Discography.

Anne Cuneo was born in Paris to Italian parents, and raised in Switzerland and in England. She is a writer, filmmaker and journalist, and holds a degree in literature from the University of Lausanne. Her career spans four decades and fifteen novels, as well as dozens of plays and scripts for theatre, TV and radio. Originally published in French as Le trajet d'une rivière, Tregian's Ground was awarded the prestigious Prix des Libraires, which celebrates the best novel published in the Francophone world each year. It has sold over 120,000 copies across Europe.


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Seitenzahl 528 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.04.2015
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781908276551
Verlag And Other Stories Publishing
Dateigröße 4910 KB


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