A collaboration between Dorling Kindersley and Classic FM, this is full of great music and composers. Looking back over 1000 years of classical music, this informative guidebook provides information on the lives of great composers as well as helping you learn all about key works, instruments and famous performers. Covering everyone from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky and everything from Cosi Fan Tutte to Swan Lake, this is a guide packed with pictures that really helps bring the stimulating world of classical music to life.
Whether you want to find the best bargains when buying antiques and collectables as a hobby, or whether you want to turn your interest in antiques into an extra income stream or full-time career, Fiona Shoop's How to Deal in Antiques will help you make better deals and maximise your profits. You'll discover: - what to buy and sell - where to buy and how to get bigger discounts - where and how to sell - using the internet for both buying and selling Antiques expert, Fiona Shoop, highlights the tricks of the trade to help you avoid making common but costly mistakes - and ensure that you get the best out of the antiques world.
Classic FM: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask sees Darren Henley and Sam Jackson share their passion for some of the greatest music ever written. The duo set out to make the classical music world not only accessible but also disarmingly simple and engrossing. The book celebrates Classic FM's twentieth anniversary by lifting the lid on listeners' most frequently asked questions as well as providing a fascinating and detailed history of the genre, as well as an informative reference guide that covers 1,000 years of classical music. The book even gives advice on putting together your own collection of recordings.
The perfect gift for Christmas, this book includes all your favourite carols brought vividly to life with the ever-popular Aled Jones's personal reminiscences of singing them and thoughts on why each is so special. Accompanied by the history of the words and music, and for nine of the carols the sheet music for piano. It includes: Away in a Manger, Come All Ye Faithful, In the Bleak Midwinter, Angel Gabriel, O Come Emmanuel, Hark the Herald Angels, Silent Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Ding Dong Merrily, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Once In Royal David's City, The First Noel, While Shepherds Watched, Coventry Carol, Calypso Carol, Still, Still, Still, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Good King Wenceslas, Mary's Boy Child, Holy Night, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, The Little Road To Bethlehem, Mary Had a Baby and Little Donkey.