Many people would say that they appreciate classical music, yet struggle to say what exactly it is for and when one should listen to it. Organized by occasion and themes (upbeat, contemplative, perfect for a celebration) along with key facts and fascinating details about each piece, this guide provides a sense of classical music as a living art form, adaptable to every aspect of life. Selected by Britain's Scala Radio, the hundreds of diverse compositions here span from the Renaissance to today—including such figures as Danny Elfman and Anoushka Shankar—alongside music from film, TV, and musicals.
Scala: A Soundtrack For Life
Author: Scala Radio. Simon Mayo, foreword.