Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? The sad song of a single violin might make us cry, but the idea of finding out more about classical music can often be intimidating. In this funny, evocative, personal book, Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure.
Over the course of three series of the Bafta award-winning The Choir, Gareth has unearthed a passion for classical music in schoolchildren, reluctant teenage boys, and even a whole town.
With his infectious enthusiasm and gift for explanation, Gareth's very personal narrative takes you by the hand and leads you through a world of eccentric composers, flamboyant conductors, troubled geniuses and all the colourful personalities that make up the story of Classical Music. It will also provide a foundation of classical music understanding and give the reader the tools to appreciate a whole new world of music.
So whether you want to expand your horizons, spend time with the great composers, introduce an almost infinite variety into your iPod playlist, or are just curious about what you might be missing out on, Music for The People will leave you entertained, informed and completely inspired.
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Music for the People: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical MusicReview:
'Why do we love Gareth? Seriously, you have to ask?'
'One of the most strangely beguiling presences television has ever uncovered: impish but laconic, funny and yet still resolute, reserved but shameless, camp but dignified - and clearly a bloody good choirmaster.'
About the Choir:
'As profoundly a moving piece of television as has ever been made'
'The mystery at the heart of The Choir is Malone's charisma'
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Book Description Collins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007383053
Book Description Collins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007383053