This is an essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music. Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in "The Complete Classical Music Guide". Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble, this is essential reading for every lover of classical music. Be inspired by the composers who have shaped the musical landscape over a millennia from the earliest music, through the Baroque and Romantic eras and right up to the modern classical music of today. Presented in a beautiful glossy slipcase in the shape of a grand piano, "The Complete Classical Music Guide" will hit the right note with any classical music fan. All content is previously published in "Eyewitness Companions: Classical Music".