From Adagio to Zipoli, by way of Intermezzo and Tavener, this perfect little book takes all the mystique out of classical music, pulling off the trick of being neither pompous nor patronising. --Stephen Fry
A wonderful miscellany of musical information - marvellous! --Alex James
A fun way to discover the joys of classical music. --Julian Lloyd Webber
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 the brand new 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 ten most famous operas. Accessible and informative, it contains everything you need to know about classical music, and more besides. Amusing, light-hearted but always enlightening, Classic Ephemera is the perfect gift for any classical music lover.