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- Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 11.99
The shady details of our darkest schadenfreude pleasures, including "turparphilia"?to delight in the less than aesthetically beautiful nature of a friend's offspring We might not like to admit to it, but everyone?even the gentlest of souls?derives a secret guilty satisfaction from the misfortune of others. Tim Lihoreau has made it his business... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 7.63
We might not like to admit to it, but everyone – even the gentlest of souls – derives a secret guilty satisfaction from the misfortune of others. Tim Lihoreau has made it his business to uncover the myriad ways in which schadenfreude rears its wicked head, including: Turparphilia: To delight in the less than aesthetically beautiful nature of a friend's... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47
Ballet is defined by dance, but supporting the visual drama are some of the greatest musical treasures in the classical canon. This handy reference guide from Classic FM explores the world's most popular ballets, considering the great choreographers, dancers and, of course, composers who have created the most stunning performances of this incredible... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99
Did you leave work yesterday and have a stab of fear that you'd forgotten to press save before switching off your computer? Did you then go to the pub, get very drunk, then wake this morning unable to remember what awful things you might have said or done ...? You're not paranoid (most of the time) but suffering from modern phobias. Such as Antefamaphobia... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2009; US$ 10.49
How long did it take Rossini to compose The Barber of Seville? Which composer named five of his children Johann? Why was Elgar depicted on the back of a £20 note? Find out all this and more in the brand new edition of Classic FM's Classic Ephemera, an irresistible compilation of facts, figures and trivia from the world of classical music. Written... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 9.99
The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fame celebrates classical music's unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener?whether it's the haunting melodies of Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini's La bohème; the moving sounds... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 12.73
What does ‘opus? literally mean? Which fruit was included in the title of an opera by Prokofiev? What was a “Schubertiad?? With questions for the novice, the enthusiast and the downright expert, The Classic FM Quiz Book is guaranteed to set your musical knowledge a-quaver as you pit wits against Quick Fire, Famous Quotations, True or False, Film... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 9.99
Readers are pushed to their memory limits to recall their most obscure music knowledge with this book as it has 1,000 questions and answers to stump every music-lover With questions for the novice, the enthusiast, and the downright expert, The Classic FM Quiz Book is guaranteed to set your musical knowledge a-quaver as you pit wits against Quick... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 19.99
Hello, I'm Stephen Fry. Now time for the first outing of a brand, spanking new feature here on The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music ... putting some unsuspecting figure in music under the spotlight.' In his Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music , Stephen Fry presents a potted and brilliantly rambling 700-year history... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73
The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music?s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener – whether it?s the haunting melodies of Górecki?s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell?s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini?s La bohème; the moving sounds... more...