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Devil to Play One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument

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ISBN-10: 0061626619

ISBN-13: 9780061626616

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jasper Rees

List price: $23.99
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Description:

In the days before his fortieth birthday, London-based journalist Jasper Rees trades his pen for a French horn that has been gathering dust in the attic for more than twenty-two years, and, on a lark, plays it at the annual festival of the British Horn Society.Despite an embarrassingly poor performance, the experience inspires Rees to embark on a daunting, bizarre, and ultimately winning journey: to return to the festival in one year's time and play a Mozart concerto-solo-to a large paying audience.A Devil to Play is the true story of an unlikely midlife crisis spent conquering sixteen feet of wrapped brass tubing widely regarded as the most difficult instrument to master, as well as the…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jasper Rees has been a freelance journalist since 1989. He writes arts features for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times, and has also reported on football for the Independent on Sunday. He is the author of 'Wenger: the Making of a Legend' and 'Blizzard: Race to the Pole'.

Exposition
In the Beginning Was the Horn
The Ipso Factor
Who Is This Bethover?
Le Son Du Boa
Ass, Ox, and Fool
Hold It Like a Man!
Without Fear of Death
Holly Wouldn't
The Act You've Known for All These Years
The Pass Door
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index