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.
About the Author
Darren Henley is the Managing Director of Classic FM. The author of eighteen books about classical music and musicians, the American Audiobook Publishers Association named two of his audiobooks for children "Best Original Work" in consecutive years. As well as winning the Radio Times Readers' Choice Award at the British Spoken Word Awards, his Naxos Audiobook The Story of Classical Music was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tim Lihoreau is the Creative Director of Classic FM. He has won numerous awards for his writing and production from the Sony Radio Academy Awards, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and the New York International Radio Festival, with his adaptations of fairytales winning a Gold Medal for "Best Writing" in New York.
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