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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music...: But Were Too Afraid to Ask (Classic FM) (Paperback)
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music...: But Were Too Afraid to Ask (Classic FM) (Paperback)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music...: But Were Too Afraid to Ask (Classic FM) (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/11/2013
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Just what exactly is classical music ...and why should it be a part of everyone's life? Who are the big names behind the classical hits ...and which are the best recordings of their music? What are you supposed to wear to a classical concert ...and when on earth are you supposed to applaud? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music ...But Were Afraid to Ask answers these questions and much more. In the pages of this book, Darren Henley and Sam Jackson set out to make the classical world not only accessible, but also disarmingly simple and utterly engrossing, as they share their passion for the greatest music ever written. Celebrating 20 years of the world's most successful classical music radio station, this book lifts the lid on the burning questions that Classic FM's listeners have most often asked over the past two decades. Three sections steer you through the terminology and etiquette of classical music, open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over the last 1,000 years, and provide a detailed reference guide. Since its transmitters were first switched on in 1992, the team behind Classic FM has believed that classical music can and should be a part of everyone's life, no matter who they are or where they live. So, whether you are a long-time listener or completely new to the genre this book equips you to begin your own personal journey of discovery into the world's greatest music.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781909653832

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“Not 'Everything' just some very 'Basic' info”

If this book had been entitled "Classical Music for Dummies", I would not have had any issues with it. It is not a ‘detailed reference guide’ by a long shot. It is so basic that should only be recommended... More

Paperback edition
29th January 2013
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“Definitely recommend this book”

Bought as a gift that was very happily received.
Did flic though it quickly before giving it. It's easy to use and find what you're looking for, good explanation/biographies + has excellent recommendations... More

Paperback edition
20th January 2013
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“Extremely disappointed”

If you already listen to classical music, have a basic knowledge of the composers and have been to concerts this book is redundant. I expected a huge tome of a book with much information on the composers and... More

Paperback edition
8th January 2013
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