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David Adam Cairns, born in Loughton, Essex on 8 June 1926, is a British journalist, non-fiction writer and musician. He is a leading authority on the life of Berlioz.

His work in journalism has spanned a number of high profile newspapers and magazines. He was chief music critic of the Sunday Times from 1983 to 1992, having earlier been Music Critic and Arts Editor of The Spectator. Other publications for which he has been a music critic include The Evening Standard, The Financial Times and The New Statesman.

He is known for his monumental two-volume biography of Berlioz: Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803—1832 and Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869. The books won a number of major awards, including:

  • The Royal Philharmonic Society's Music award
  • The Yorkshire Post "Book of the Year" award
  • The British Academy's Derek Allen prize
  • The Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction
  • Biography of the year in the Whitbread Book Awards
Cairns also translated Berlioz's autobiography, published by Gollancz in UK in 1969.

In Mozart and his Operas (2006) Cairns says part of his music's appeal is its simultaneous embodiment of both "the perfection our souls long for and the sensation of our longing."

He fiounded and conducts the Thorington Players, a London-based orchestra that plays regularly in St Mary's Church, Putney and St. John's, Smith Square.

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Total Books: 35
The Consequences of Mobility Reflexivity Social Inequality and the Reproduction of Precariousness in Highly Qualified Migration
Youth Transitions International Student Mobility and Spatial Reflexivity Being Mobile
Religion And Life The Foundations Of Personal Religion
2009 - Religion and Life the Foundations of Personal Religion (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104844752
ISBN-10: 1104844753
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Understanding International Financial Reporting Standards A Guide for Students and Practitioners
Mozart and His Operas
2007 - Mozart and His Operas (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140296747
ISBN-10: 0140296743
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Berlioz The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
2003 - Berlioz the Making of an Artist 1803-1832 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520240568
ISBN-10: 0520240561
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Berlioz Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869
2003 - Berlioz Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520240582
ISBN-10: 0520240588
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Berlioz tome 1
2002 - Berlioz Tome 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782213612492
ISBN-10: 2213612498
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The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz
2002 - The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz [Everyman's Library Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780375413919
ISBN-10: 037541391X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Berlioz The Making of an Artist 1803-1832 v 1
2000 - Berlioz the Making of an Artist 1803-1832 V 1 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140287264
ISBN-10: 0140287264
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Berlioz Servitude and Greatness
2000 - Berlioz Servitude and Greatness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140287271
ISBN-10: 0140287272
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Berlioz Volume One The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
Berlioz Volume Two Servitude and Greatness
2000 - Berlioz Volume Two Servitude and Greatness (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780520222007
ISBN-10: 0520222008
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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BERLIOZ VOL 1 B
1999 - Berlioz Vol 1 B (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780349111292
ISBN-10: 0349111294
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Responses Musical Essays and Reviews
1973 - Responses Musical Essays and Reviews (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436080906
ISBN-10: 0436080907
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The image of God in man
The Image of God in Man [The Fontana library of theology and philosophy] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780006427049
ISBN-10: 0006427049
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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God Up There Study in Divine Transcendence
God Up There Study in Divine Transcendence (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780715200377
ISBN-10: 0715200372
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Writing Ireland Colonialism Nationalism and Culture
Writing Ireland Colonialism Nationalism and Culture [Cultural Politics] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780719023712
ISBN-10: 0719023718
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The convergence handbook A comparison between International Accounting Standards and UK financial reporting requirements