Author(s): James Rhodes; Martin O'Neill (Illustrator)
A visually stunning introduction to classical music for first-time listeners and long-time fans, from piano maestro and bestselling author James Rhodes.
Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars.
Let me introduce you to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created. We'll meet the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them - did you know Beethoven peed into a chamber pot he kept under his piano? - and find out why they're responsible for every track on your phone today. The world of classical music is going to blow your mind.
So take some time out to read listen to the online playlist I've curated for you. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Ravel: the perfect introduction to classical music.
Kathleen's review - Nobody listens to classical music today, right? . . . Wrong! James Rhodes writes about the history and the composers and tells the stories that show how interesting it all actually is. Dip into any page, read a paragraph, and you'll know what I'm talking about. This is a chatty and up-to-date presentation that will open the readers' eyes.
With jaw-dropping artwork and avant-garde design, this visually exquisite celebration of classical music is encased in a stunning slipcase and features a large fold-out poster.