Classical Music Map of Britain
By: Richard Fawkes
Why is Chelsea so important to the Mozart story?
Who really headlined at the first ever Glastonbury Festival?
Which small Welsh village do Faure, Stravinsky and Prokofiev have in common?
The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and fascinating journey around the UK from a classical music perspective. Extensively researched and beautifully written, every entry explains why each place was so special to the composer in question, which pieces were composed there, and whether it is currently open to the public.
Including hand-illustrated maps depicting key areas of interest, The Classical Music Map of Britain is an enchanting adventure around some of our lesser-known landmarks – perfect for any lover of history or classical music, or those keen to discover a bit more about how music has shaped our country.
Fawkes strikes a happy balance between familiar and unfamiliar names, and between metropolitan centres and off-the-beaten-track locations. Fawkes…wears the considerable amount of research on display with a characteristic lightness of touch
- Michael Quinn, Classical Music Magazine
Britain is littered with obscure musical landmarks that, thanks to this innovative little book, need be unheralded no longer
- Kate Green, Country Life Magazine
The perfect way to walk in the footsteps of musical genius and hum the greatest tunes, both at the same time
- Simon Bates