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Rock Me Amadeus: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Handel

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When Seb Hunter turned his back on his record collection in search of more nourishing sounds, rock 'n' roll cold turkey was going to be the least of his problems. What followed was a Euro-odyssey that included 20 varieties of Austrian sausage, minstrels, several tellings-off and a night on the sauce with an off-duty conductor.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Michael Joseph (first published 2006)
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James
Oct 16, 2016 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A defining text on classical music? Definitely not. A fun romp that provides the faintest toehold on the giant edifice of the classics? Yes. There's nothing deep or profound in Seb Hunter's "Rock Me Amadeus", and at times it's perhaps a little *too* gonzo, but as a cross between a guide to the great classics for pop connoisseurs and the diary of someone whose brainwave of immersion learning was a bit more than he expected, it's a fine book. Very readable, filled with witty (or just pain silly) a ...more
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Dec 20, 2009 Libby rated it did not like it
I loved how to be a better person but couldn't get myself to keep this one up, i do intend on trying again though! I think this was due to my lack of respect for history (the history of rich white people) and classical music.
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I guess I should listen to the ring cycle for 14 hours in a row? Who's with me?
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