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Katie Derham (spokesperson) is a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and one of the station's best known voi... Read More

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Katie Derham (spokesperson) is a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and one of the station's best known voices, having presented Afternoons on 3 and more recently taking on the mantle of drive-time programme In Tune, fronting the show on rotation with Sean Rafferty. Other Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons. She has also been the face of the BBC Proms since 2010 and hosts the weekly magazine show Proms Extra every Saturday on BBC2 during the season. Katie spent the first 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then as ITV's youngest ever newsreader. She also fronts television documentaries, most recently presenting The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach for the BBC. She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4, and Fine Tuned in 2016 and 2017, in which she discussed music with Alexander Armstrong alongside exclusive performances from his latest album. In 2015 Katie was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing, and also won the Christmas Special in 2017.It really is a fantastic book.An engaging and informative read.If you enjoy classical music and want to know more, The Classical Music Book is for you.

Learn about the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions in The Classical Music Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Classic Music in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Classical Music Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Classical Music, with:

- More than 90 pieces of world-famous music
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The Classical Music Book is a captivating introduction to music theory, crucial composers and the impact of seminal pieces, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll discover more than 90 works by famous composers from the early period to the modern day, through exciting text and bold graphics.

Your Classical Music Questions, Simply Explained

From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this fresh new guide goes beyond your typical music books, offering a comprehensive guide to classical music history and biography. If you thought it was difficult to learn about music theory, The Classical Music Book presents key information in a clear layout. Explore the main ideas underpinning the world's greatest compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon and into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Classical Music Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

Product Details

Title: TheClassical Music Book
Author: Katie DerhamKatie Derham
SKU: BK0424403
EAN: 9780241301975
Language: English

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