I received a complimentary copy of YEAR OF WONDER by Clemency Burton-Hill from Harper Books. I was extremely intrigued because I enjoy classical music and I
Year Of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill
Overview – Spoiler Alert: Low
Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin?
Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts.
Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you’re from.
– Synopsis taken from book.
Review – Spoiler Alert: Low
You don’t need a background in music to enjoy this one, just an open mind, open ears, and an interest in learning more. YEAR OF WONDER by Clemency Burton-Hill introduces you to one piece of music each day for the whole year pulling from across genres, time periods, countries and composers.
I have not read this book in its entirety as I’m reading a page or two a day, and listening to this music as I go along. Personally, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the selections.
If you ever wanted to learn more about classical music but you’re not sure where to start – this book is a perfect guide.
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