4. A Christmas Read!
We carry a variety of books on music – on the right, you’ll see two of our absolute favourites!
Alex Ross’ The Rest is Noise is an extraordinary achievement. In principle, it’s an overview of music in the 20th century. For the reader, it’s fascinating, completely readable and gripping from beginning to end. Ross doesn’t provide any complex musical analysis – instead, he illuminates the massive cultural trends and circumstances that surround some of the most extraordinary music created in the last century. We can’t say enough about this book!
For a younger audience, check out our ‘My First Classical’ series from Naxos! These fun volumes are playfully illustrated and come with a companion CD so that budding musicians can explore the world of classical music with fun and excitement!