Publication day for A Soundtrack for Life
It's official publication day today for my latest book, A Soundtrack for Life: Classical Music to Take You Through the Day, written in collaboration with the fine folk at Scala Radio. There really is something for everybody inside as the term 'classical' is used pretty broadly, taking in modern folk, video game soundtracks, film scores, and light music, as well as the familiar big hitters.
Here's the official line:
Bringing together much-loved masterpieces with exciting new works, this accessible and inspiring guide is a celebration of classical music.
With pieces ranging from Vaughan Williams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ and Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony to the scores for Avatar and Assassin’s Creed, every entry puts the piece of music into context, providing fascinating insights into the inspirations behind each work and enhancing your listening experience.
Organised into occasions and themes, the book features music to accompany you through your day, from getting up and getting dressed to running, reading, walking the dog, cooking, taking a bath, going to sleep and everything in between. You’ll also find expert curations of the world’s most romantic music and the greatest Christmas works as well as compositions that celebrate the natural world and mark births and marriages.
Perfect for classical music enthusiasts as well as anyone looking for an enjoyable introduction to this genre, this is the definitive modern guide to classical music.