Classic FM's Big Book of Classical Music is a fully illustrated book detailing each day of the year in classical music - the perfect coffee table companion for any classical music lover. Entries contain original illustrations, landmark events taking place on that day, profiles of the great composers, recommended listening, and much more. From the birth of Chopin on 22nd February, to the premiere of the Eroica Symphony on April 7th and the death of Mozart on December 5th, every day reveals a fascinating new musical milestone - the perfect excuse to sit back, relax, and listen to your favourite classical music. Each beautifully-illustrated entry pulls together facts, figures and noteworthy events - including biographies of the essential composers, suggesting listening for each day of the year, musical quotations and a host of other material. The perfect Christmas gift for classical music aficionados and a highly accessible introduction for anyone new to the genre, this beautiful book is an indispensible guide to take you through a year in classical music.