Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? The sad song of a single violin might make us cry, but the idea of finding out more about classical music can often be intimidating. In this funny, evocative, personal book, Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure.
In this two-parter of BookD, we talk to Gareth Malone about his new book entitled appropriately Music for the People. More inappropriately, no matter how many people say "your hair rocks" or alternatively and rather, cutting to the chase screaming, "MARRY ME, I'LL LEAVE MY HUSBAND!!!" or even "Oooh look Doreen, it's that lovely choir boy off the telly", Gareth has audiences of all ages falling in love with his passion, enthusiasm, and has managed to ease us all into the genre that is classical music.
BookD leaves our fine capital for the day and ventures out to the Hay Festival where we endeavor to go undercover and get a flavour of the literary event which is set amongst the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons. We talk to one of our favourite authors Gareth Malone who tells us about his book tour since we last spoke to him a couple of months ago on BookD. We also sneak into a book event where the Telegraph cartoonist MATT discusses his archive of cartoons and what it feels like to be part of a news room.