A practical look and listen guide to the world of music. Includes a specially created CD featuring a new work by innovative Danish composer Poul Ruders. Special symbols in the book show you when to turn on the CD and listen to the instruments featured on the page or to BBC Sympony Orchestra conductor, Andrew Davis, explaining different parts of the music. Easy-to-follow timelines chart the lives of composers and their works, together with photos of young musicians and today's famous performers. A must for any budding musician.