Elliott & Thompson has worked closely with Classic FM, Britain’s leading classical music radio station, since 2009. The ethos of Classic FM is that classical music can and should be a part of everyone’s lives – no matter who they are or where they come from. By bringing the world’s greatest music to millions of people every day via the radio, and encouraging people up and down the country to enjoy live classical music, the station has enriched the lives of millions.
Based on this ethos, Classic FM’s unique publishing programme has been a remarkable success, with two Sunday Times bestsellers to date: the ever-popular Classic FM Hall of Fame, and Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Classical Music… But Were Too Afraid to Ask.
In his masterful biography of Beethoven, John Suchet’s passion for the composer’s music and focus on the real man brought him to life in a completely new way, in a book that has proved extremely popular both in the UK and USA, where it was published by Grove Atlantic in 2013.
With a stellar publishing programme featuring two stand-out titles in 2014 – 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World in March and the beautiful Big Book of Classic FM in September – Classic FM’s place in the hearts of its readers and listeners looks set to continue to grow.