This absorbing collection brings together the world’s greatest composers – chosen from the nation’s favourite classical music chart, Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. From giants such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary masters such as John Williams, enduring romantics including Schubert and Debussy, and radical pioneers such as Dvorak and Wagner, Sam Jackson traces classical music’s rich history through its most famous makers. Each chapter examines the life and works of a different composer, exploring their lives and times and setting their major works in context. Top tracks sections for each composer show readers where best to hear their masterpieces, and a brief chronology offers an overview. Accessible, informative and always entertaining, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of classical music.
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