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Year of Wonder : Classical Music for Every Day - Clemency Burton-Hill

Year of Wonder

Classical Music for Every Day

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Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.

Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin?

Year Of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts.

Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from.

About the Author

Clemency Burton-Hill is one of the UK's leading arts broadcasters and writers. She is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, the Proms, and Young Musician of the Year as well as numerous other music and arts programme on radio, television and online. A former presenter of The Culture Show and The Review Show, as a journalist she regularly contributes to the Observer, Economist, 1843 Magazine, FT Weekend, Guardian and Telegraph. She is also the classical music columnist for BBC Culture.

An award-winning violinist, Clemency has performed all over the world under leading conductors. She is the co-founder of Aurora Orchestra and a patron of the music and arts education charities The Choir of London Trust and Dramatic Need.

Industry Reviews

Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year. -- Eddie Redmayne

Enthusiasm bounds from every page... It's the creation of a super playlist of classical music... Another day, another delight.

* Irish Independent *
Soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep. * Stylist *
Her enthusiasm leaps off the page. * BOOKS OF THE YEAR, Mail on Sunday *
A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force. * Observer *

ISBN: 9781472251824
ISBN-10: 1472251822
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 12th December 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.2  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1