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Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day
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Clemency Burton-Hill
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Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day

Clemency Burton-Hill


9781472252302

Quercus


Music;
Music reviews & criticism;
Western "classical" music


Paperback

448 pages

$29.99
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'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne

Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.

Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin?

Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts.

Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from.

'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-Hill

By:   Clemency Burton-Hill
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 166mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   572g
ISBN:   9781472252302
ISBN 10:   1472252306
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Clemency Burton-Hill is one of the UK's leading arts broadcasters and writers. She is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 3 Breakfast, the Proms, and Young Musician of the Year as well as numerous other music and arts programmes on radio, television and online. A former presenter of The Culture Show and The Review Show, as a journalist she regularly contributes to the Observer, Economist, 1843 Magazine, FT Weekend, Guardian and Telegraph. She is also the classical music columnist for BBC Culture. An award-winning violinist, Clemency has performed all over the world under leading conductors. She is the co-founder of Aurora Orchestra and a patron of the music and arts education charities The Choir of London Trust and Dramatic Need.


Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year. Enthusiasm bounds from every page... It's the creation of a super playlist of classical music... Another day, another delight. - Irish Independent Soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep. - Stylist

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