Tim Bouverie

Tim Bouverie

Tim Bouverie has nurtured a passion for classical music since he was five years old. Having studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, he worked as a political journalist before becoming a full-time historian and writer. His first book Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War was a Sunday Times Bestseller and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. While working on a sequel on Allied diplomacy during the Second World War, he has been the Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. His new book Perfect Pitch has been described by Rupert Christiansen in the Mail on Sunday as 'Sharply insightful and vividly imaginative...the perfect gift for anyone asking the question: "How do I get into classical music?"' While working on a sequel on Allied diplomacy during the Second World War, he has been the Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

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  1. 110. PERFECT PITCH: 100 PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TO BRING JOY, SOLACE, EMPATHY, INSPIRATION (& EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN)
    110. PERFECT PITCH: 100 PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TO BRING JOY, SOLACE, EMPATHY, INSPIRATION (& EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN)

    Nearly all of us have the capacity to enjoy classical music but too often we are put off by not knowing where to look, or what we are actually looking for. We feel the need for a guide to help navigate such vast and varied artistic terrain. In this music-filled event, historian Tim Bouverie will talk about his life-long passion for classical music, the stories behind some of the greatest pieces and the composers who gave them birth. Idiosyncratic and anecdotal, it promises to prove how classical music, both in meaning and appeal, is universal.

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