Archive for April, 2009

Lebrecht is extending its reach

Lebrecht classic music images have been used in a French DVD promotion campaign which included posters in the Paris metro stations and shop fronts.  We were excited to see the work of our top photographers displayed across the French capital.

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Meanwhile, in London our images have been used to promote major upcoming musical events: the Bernstein season at the South Bank Centre and the annual BBC Proms Guide.  The guide helps lovers of music to decide which concerts they will fill their summer evenings with.

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Recent covers supplied by Lebrecht have used images from our new site – www.authorpictures.co.uk .  Peter the Great of Russia looked stunning on the front cover of the popular monthly magazine, History Today. A telling look between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir was used for a book cover exploring their relationship and existentialism in Paris. Wolf Suschitzky’s atmospheric view of London taken in the 1930s was chosen for the new Penguin Modern Classics edition of Norman Collins’ novel, London Belongs to Me.

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Lebrecht April 2009 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter is all about Author Pictures at Lebrecht Our specialist author and literature website was launched last May and we have been building up our collection over the year – as always searching out unusual images of famous writers.Evocative photos of writers in their heyday, often in black and white, create an instant nostalgia and imposes a time context for articles or books.

It takes longer for modern authors to trigger off the feeling of intimacy that one associates with the great authors from the past. There are hundreds of new authors being published worldwide every month but at Lebrecht we try to cover as many new faces as possible for our clients.

Anniversaries:

Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and other thrillers, 150th birth anniversary – 22nd May 1859

Mary Wollstonecraft, 18th century British writer, 250th birth anniversary – 27th April 1759.

George Meredith, 19th century British novelist and poet, 100th death anniversary – 18th May 1909

John Betjeman, 20th century English poet, 25th death anniversary -19th May 1984

Henry VII, King of England, 500th death anniversary – 21st April 1509.

Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist, 100th birth anniversary – 30th May 1909

George Frideric Handel, Anglo-German composer, 250th death anniversary – 14th April, 1759

Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer, 200th death anniversary, 31st May, 1909

 

Contact pictures@lebrecht.co.uk for help with searches and more information about images in this newsletter.
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