YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day
About the book
'A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force.' Observer 'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. 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. 'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-Hill Playlists are available on most streaming music platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.
Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year. Eddie Redmayne
Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year. -- Eddie Redmayne Enthusiasm bounds from every page... It's the creation of a super playlist of classical music... Another day, another delight. * Irish Independent * Soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep. * Stylist * Her enthusiasm leaps off the page. * BOOKS OF THE YEAR, Mail on Sunday * A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force. * Observer *
Clemency Burton-Hill Biography
Clemency Margaret Greatrex Burton-Hill (born 1981) is an English broadcaster, author, novelist, journalist and violinist. In her early career she also worked as an actress. In January 2020 she suffered an AVM brain haemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery in New York City. She continues to work on her recovery.
Early life and careerBurton-Hill was born in Hammersmith, London, in 1981, the daughter of Humphrey Burton, the BBC's first head of music and arts, and Gillian Hawser, an agent. The couple did not marry and Burton-Hill grew up, near central London, with her mother, alongside two older half-brothers. She got to know her father only in her twenties, although they became close.She held scholarships at St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School before reading English at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where she took a Double First. Burton-Hill is also a former scholar at the Royal College of Music, where she was the recipient of the Hugh Bean Violin Prize.
BroadcastingBurton-Hill began her broadcasting career in 2008 as a member of the live television presenting team at the Proms for BBC Four and BBC Two. She has continued to present at the Proms since then, interviewing major artists including Philip Glass, Joshua Bell, Marin Alsop, Quincy Jones and Daniel Barenboim. Since 2015, she has presented coverage of the Last Night of The Proms. She was the television host of the BBC's biannual competition BBC Young Musician from 2010 to 2018. In 2009, Burton-Hill began presenting BBC Radio 3's classical music weekend breakfast programme. In December 2013, she replaced Sara Mohr-Pietsch as the co-presenter of Radio 3's weekday Breakfast programme. She has also presented a wide range of other programmes for the network, including live concerts, a weekly broadcast from Wigmore Hall, and the New Generation Artists strand, which supports emerging international artists early in their career. She has also written and presented a number of critically acclaimed music documentaries on BBC television including Stradivarius and Me, and Who’s Yehudi, which celebrated the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin, with whom she also took violin lessons as a teenager. Between 2009 and the show ending in 2015, she was the performing arts reporter for The Culture Show on BBC Two television, presenting more than 30 films about classical music, opera, jazz, theatre and books. Since 2015, Burton-Hill has been hosting the Royal Opera House’s cinema relays, broadcasting live to over 1,000 cinemas around the globe, and she is a regular host of their 'Insights' education programme, broadcasting to a live audience and on YouTube. In May 2018, Burton-Hill took on the newly-created role of Creative Director, Music and Arts, at WQXR-FM in New York, the leading classical radio station in the United States.In July 2018, Burton-Hill began hosting a weekly podcast for BBC Radio 3 called 'Classical Fix' in which she introduces music fans to a variety of classical mu ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Headline Publishing Group|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Oct. 5, 2018|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|