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Classic Ephemera
Classic Ephemera

Classic Ephemera

A Musical Miscellany


192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: October 2009

ISBN 9781907642098

Rights: US & CA

Elliott & Thompson (Oct 2009)


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How long did it take Rossini to compose The Barber of Seville? Which composer named five of his children Johann? Why was Elgar depicted on the back of a £20 note? Find out all this and more in this edition of Classic FM's Classic Ephemera, an irresistible compilation of facts, figures, and trivia from the world of classical music. Written by the authors of the Classic FM Pocket Book of Music, Classic Ephemera covers everything from composer biographies to a guide to the 10 most famous operas. Accessible and informative, it contains everything you need to know about classical music and more.

Author Biography

Darren Henley is the managing director of Classic FM. Responsible for producing the first Classic FM Hall of Fame in 1996, he looked after the chart for the next 11 years of its life. He was named Commercial Radio Programmer of the Year in 2009 and advises ministers in the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on music and cultural education. He is an honorary fellow of CanterburyChristChurchUniversity. Tim Lihoreau is the creative director of Classic FM and the coauthor of The Classic FM Friendly Guide to Mozart. Howard Goodall is a composer of musicals, choral music, and music for television. He is a presenter and composer-in-residence with Classic FM.