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With his new title Perfect Pitch, Tim Bouverie is back at CLS – only this time in conversation with Edward Hart! Together they will help us navigate the vast and varied artistic terrain of classical music and share their passion for the classical genre. Come join us as we welcome Tim and Edward for the Charleston Literary Festival, on Tuesday, November 8th at 6pm.
About the Book:
Drawing on his lifelong passion for music, Bouverie has created a compilation of 100 much-loved classical pieces to move and be enjoyed by almost anyone. Some are well-known, some more idiosyncratic, others just secret gems that need to be brought out into the light – all are intended to comfort and inspire. He provides a short introduction to each piece, and a recommended recording to try.
Highly accessible and entertaining, with none of the patronizing, cliché-ridden tone of the technical musicologist, Perfect Pitch is filled with engrossing stories that bring to life 300 years of the world’s greatest music.
About Tim Bouverie:
Tim Bouverie has harbored a passion for classical music since he was five years old. Having studied history at Christ Church Oxford, he became 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, he has been the Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
About Edward Hart:
Hart is a native of Charleston South Carolina, USA and holds a Doctorate from the University of South Carolina where his primary composition teacher was Gordon “Dick” Goodwin. He is a Professor and Dean of the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston. From 1994 to 2004, Hart was a cofounder and musical director of The Lowcountry Heritage Society, an arts organization dedicated to the production of new works of art, music, and literature about or inspired by the South Carolina Lowcountry. During that time, the Society commissioned over fifty new musical works by thirteen composers. Additionally, the Society produced two modern dance works, a ballet, two literary anthologies, an original play, and fourteen visual art exhibits.
About the Charleston Literary Festival:
Running from Nov. 4-13, 2022, the Charleston Literary Festival offers audiences a choice of purposefully eclectic speakers carefully curated based on literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim.
Since its first appearance in 2017, the Festival has established a reputation for presenting exceptional speakers from diverse backgrounds in intimate venues. Pulitzer, Booker and Nobel prize-winners take the stage for unscripted conversations, then meet and sign books for fans immediately after. Speakers and attendees alike return year after year to experience the Festival’s unrivaled hospitality and social events.
Buxton Books is the official book seller for the Festival.