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Which famous composer could play the piano at the age of 2? How long did it take Rossini to compose The Barber of Seville? Why was Elgar depicted on the back of a £20 note?
If you've ever wondered about these or any other questions, you can find out all this and more in Classic Ephemera: A Classic FM Musical Miscellany.
This newly published, hardback book covers everything from composer biographies to explanations of the ten most famous operas. Classic Ephemera is packed with all manner of handy information; telling trivia, curious quotes and fascinating facts. But don't just take our word for it;
"A wonderful miscellany of musical information - marvellous" - Alex James
"A fun way to discover the joys of classical music" - Julian Lloyd Webber
Amusing, light-hearted but always enlightening, Classic Ephemera is the perfect gift for anyone who loves classical music, history or trivia.
Written by Classic FM's Managing Director Darren Henley and Classic FM's Creative Director, Tim Lihoreau.
Classic Ephemera is available to buy now from Waterstone's on-line and also from all Waterstone's stores.
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