Nearly all of us have the capacity to enjoy classical music but too often we are put off by not knowing where to look, or what we are actually looking for. We feel the need of a guide to help navigate such vast and varied artistic terrain.
With this delightful book, historian Tim Bouverie provides just that!
Drawing on his lifelong passion for music, he has selected his 101 all-time favourite classical pieces. Some are well-known, some more idiosyncratic, others just secret gems that need to be brought out into the light - all are intended to comfort and inspire. He provides a short introduction to each piece, and a recommended recording to try.
Highly accessible and entertaining, with none of the patronising, cliche-ridden tone of the technical musicologist, Perfect Pitch is filled with engrossing stories that bring to life 300 years of the world's greatest music.
Accompanying Spofify playlist