Charting the Classics

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A witty and fun graphic depiction of the classical music world   With this fun and lighthearted book, readers can see the world of classical music as it’s never been seen before. Using flow charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams, checklists, graphs, and other ingenious graphics, the authors have neatly represented many favorite pieces of classical music, musicians, and composers, along with insights on orchestras, concert etiquette, and much more, in nearly 100 simple and amusing images. Music fans will be delighted by this alternative representation of the classical music world, surprised by some of the connections, and, yes, stumped by the occasional puzzle—but immensely satisfied once they have worked them all out. This humorous collection is a must for both classical music fans and puzzle enthusiasts—it’s also a witty and fun gift for music lovers of all stripes.


Tim Lihoreau is Classic FM's creative director, and the coauthor of The Classic FM Hall of Fame, The Classic FM Quiz Book, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music, and many other titles. Daniel Ross is online editor at Classic FM. He has written extensively on music online and in print magazines. Darren Henley is managing director of Classic FM. He has written many books on music, including The Classic FM Hall of Fame and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music . . . But Were Too Afraid to Ask.