Hear Me Out
By Armando Iannucci
A celebration of music from Armando Iannucci - creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep.
A celebration of music from the creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Veep and The Death of Stalin.
All my days, I've felt pressurized by the anonymous Keepers of the Cool who tell us what we should be wearing this year, what digital boxsets we should bunker ourselves in to enjoy, what amazing app is the only one we should be shrieking emotions at our recently acquired friends with. Thankfully, I have the one consolation that if I don't quite fit into all of this, everyone else probably feels the same way.
So, I say defiantly, I get more moved and excited by classical music than by any other musical genre. I believe that it is there for us all, inviting us to reach out and touch it.
In Hear Me Out Armando Iannucci brilliantly conveys the joy of his musical exploration, each discovery suggesting a fresh direction of travel, another piece, another composer, another time.
One of Britain's most celebrated comedy writers and producers, Armando Iannucci is a creator of Veep, The Day Today, Alan Partridge, The Saturday Night Armistice and The Thick of It. He has produced many TV and radio programmes, including On the Hour and The Mary Whitehouse Experience. His first book, The Audacity of Hype, was also published by Little, Brown.
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28 Sep 2017
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Hear Me Out is a fun read that argues for greater accessibility for a form that can feel exclusive to the uninitiated — Sunday Times
Veep's creator on the joy of classical music - it's a liberation — Emerald Street
In his new book he channels his rapier wit and offbeat perspective into a celebration of classical music — Daily Express