This concise history explores the life of one of the most influential and prolific composers of the Classical era. A child prodigy, by the end of his life he had composed over 600 works, and is one of the most enduringly popular composers in classical music. Classic FM's Handy Guides are a beautifully designed, covetable set of six histories of standout subjects within classical music, each of which can be read and digested in one sitting, bringing the subject to life in an easily accessible format. Perfect for anyone new to the world of classical music as well as aficionados with busy schedules. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans of all kinds, seeking equally to educate, inform and entertain. Developed by the team behind the bestselling Classic FM Hall of Fame and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music ...But Were Too Afraid to Ask, this book will appeal individually and as part of the complete collectible series, both as a gift and for readers wishing to explore each unique subject.Further titles include The Orchestra, Opera, Film Music, Video Game Music, Ballet, Classical Recordings, Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, Handel, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm