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Music: A Fold-Out Graphic History


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £14.99 PAGES: 22 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 05/11/2020 ISBN: 9781999967932

Music: A Fold-Out Graphic History

Nicholas O'Neill and Susan Hayes, illus by Ruby Taylor

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Learn about how different genres started – including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, rock 'n' roll, country, punk, grunge and pop. Discover the stories of maestros including Beethoven, Wei Liangfu, Django Reinhardt, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Maria Callas, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and Beyonce. Marvel at the orchestra with a huge illustration set in the Royal Albert Hall, and find out about ancient instruments from all over the world. Experience amazing musical moments from the first ever saxophone and early sound recording to the invention of the record and artificial intelligence. All this and more features in this richly illustrated timeline of music from 60,000 years ago to the present day.

Selling points

  • Published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of London's Royal Albert Hall in 2021
  • Can be read as a book or folded out into an 2-sided, 2.5 metre timeline, allowing readers to both dive in to individual fascinating stories or zoom out for the big picture
  • Covers music from across a wide range of genres, time and topics, from Confucius's favourite instrument in ancient China to the creation of Myspace and YouTube


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