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The Classic FM Hall of Fame Hardcover – 23 Mar 2011

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson (23 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190764217X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907642173
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 597,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We all need classical music. There's something here for every fan, from the casual listener to the serious aficionado. --Sir Simon Rattle

Classic FM listeners will find the stories behind their favourite pieces and the composers who wrote them fascinating; a superb introduction to the UK's best loved classical works. --Nicola Benedetti

The Classic FM Hall of Fame has undoubtedly caught the imagination, passion and enthusiasm of its listeners. This book is full of delightful stories, recommended recordings and hidden treasures. A must for the Hall of Fame aficionado. --Bryn Terfel

About the Author

Darren Henley is the Managing Director of Classic FM. Responsible for producing the first Classic FM Hall of Fame in 1996, he looked after the chart for the next eleven years of its life. He was named Commercial Radio Programmer of the Year in 2009. Darren advises ministers in the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on music and cultural education. He studied politics at the University of Hull and is currently undertaking postgraduate research in Music at the University of York. He is an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University. This is his twentieth book about classical music and musicians. Sam Jackson is the Executive Producer at Classic FM in charge of all aspects of the station's music policy. He has been the producer of the Classic FM Hall of Fame since 2008 and is closely involved with the station's large-scale music events and with the network of Classic FM orchestras around the country. After graduating from the University of York with a first class degree in music, Sam worked as the producer of many of Classic FM's biggest programmes. He is a proficient piano and clarinet player and writes regularly for Classic FM Magazine. Tim Lihoreau is Classic FM's Creative Director, but will be better known to many listeners as the presenter of the station's Brighter Breakfast programme each weekend morning. Tim has won a multitude of awards for his radio writing and production on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as being the author of eleven books. His Modern Phobias has been translated into eleven languages. With a degree in music from the University of Leeds, he was a professional pianist before moving into radio. Along with his wife, he runs three amateur choirs in his home village in Cambridgeshire and regularly plays the organ at his local church.

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