For the Love of Classical Music

A Companion

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 8 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849537322

About the book

Have you ever wondered…

  • how the orchestra got its name?
  • who wrote the longest-ever symphony?
  • just how do we know when to clap – and when not to?

From Bach to Beethoven, Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams, the world of classical music has something to enchant every listener. Whether you’re an armchair connoisseur, a regular concert-goer or an ardent musician, For the Love of Classical Music will take you on a tour encompassing landmark pieces and performances, key artists and composers, and surprising facts about the world’s most beautiful music.

About the author

Caroline High is a former professional actree and singer, now a freelance journalist and book editor, having spent 20 years working on national consumer magazines. 

She achieved her Grade 8 singing certificate at the age of 17 and has sung in or onducted
choirs all her life. Caroline is passionate about classical music and is Associate Musical Director of Horncastle Choral Society, near to her home in Lincolnshire.



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