The Big Book of Classical Music: 1,000 Years of Music in 366 Days
By: Darren Henley, Sam Jackson, Tim Lihoreau
Lose yourself in the endlessly fascinating world of classical music
The Big Book of Classical Music is a unique chronicle of the genre’s rich history, with a page dedicated to each day of the year. Whether it is the birth of Chopin on 22nd February, the premiere of Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony on 7th April, or the death of Mozart on 5th December, every day reveals a compelling new turn in the story of classical music – the perfect excuse to sit back, relax, and listen to your favourite pieces.
Ideal for dipping into, this captivating book will entertain throughout the year. Each page is filled with facts, figures and noteworthy events – including biographies of the essential composers, suggested listening for each day from the Classic FM Hall of Fame, and musical quotations. Every listener, no matter how knowledgeable, will light upon something unknown or intriguing in these pages, as the classical music world is brought vividly to life.
This beguiling volume will be a welcome addition to every music lover’s bookshelf, to be enjoyed time and time again.
A source of endless delight
- Irish Independent