* Over 30,000 copies sold.; * Perfect gift-sized GBP9.99 hardback, ideal for all fans of classical music.; * "A wonderful miscellany of musical information - marvellous!" Alex James.; * "Discover the joys of classical music." - Julian Lloyd Webber.
Do you want to know your Allegri from your Allegro? Your Tavener from your Taverner? Even your Bach from your Offenbach? Classic Ephemera is a musical miscellany packed with all manner of handy information: telling trivia, curious quotes and fascinating facts.Which famous composer could play the piano at the age of 2? - How long did it take Rossini to compose The Barber of Seville? - Why was Elgar depicted on the back of a GBP20 note? Find out all this and more in Classic Ephemera: A Classic FM Musical Miscellany, the irresistible new collection of facts, figures and amusing anecdotes from Darren Henley and Tim Lihoreau. Covering everything from composer biographies to explanations of the ten most famous operas, Classic Ephemera contains everything you need to know about classical music, and more besides. Amusing, light-hearted but always enlightening, Classic Ephemera is the perfect gift for anyone who loves classical music, history or trivia.
From Adagio to Zipoli, by way of Intermezzo and Tavener, this perfect little book takes all the mystique out of classical music, pulling off the trick of being neither pompous nor patronising.A" STEPHEN FRY A wonderful miscellany of musical information - marvellous!A" ALEX JAMES A fun way to discover the joys of classical music.A" JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 20mm