Gifts for... Classical Music Lovers
Are you looking for inspiration for gifts for your classical music-loving family and friends? We've selected the best recordings, books and sheet music to delight every classical music fan - from opera aficionados to aspiring pianists! Browse our collection of themed guides below. (Or, if you're really stuck, don't forget we offer Presto gift vouchers which can be used across all our departments.)
We've picked out some of our favourite treats for opera enthusiasts: with highlights from the latest releases, books about the history of opera, biographies of opera's star singers and some great box sets, we hope you'll find something to suit every opera fan.
Perfect presents for the pianist, or piano lover, in your life. From the best books about the instrument, its history, and its performers to beautiful sheet music editions - plus a selection of outstanding piano recordings from artists including Víkingur Ólafsson, Daniil Trifonov and Paul Lewis, there's plenty to choose from.
We've selected albums and collections featuring some of the most popular works for children - from Peter and the Wolf to The Carnival of the Animals, some family-friendly ballets to watch together, and some entertaining and informative books introducing the instruments of the orchestra and the lives of some of the world's greatest composers..
With highlights from 2021's early music releases, excellent box sets and collections, and new books about early music, we've selected some perfect presents for lovers of medieval, Renaissance and baroque music.
A selection of Christmas gift suggestions, perfect for readers who are looking for books about Music or written by performers.
We've collected some of the best jazz-related reads on our website, from a photobook of dusty Blue Note portraits, to the life and times of one of jazz music's most well-known guitar players, to deep dives into classic albums.