How long did it take Rossini to compose The Barber of Seville? Which composer named five of his children Johann? Why was Elgar depicted on the back of a £20 note? Find out all this and more in this edition of Classic FM’s Classic Ephemera, an irresistible compilation of facts, figures, and trivia from the world of classical music. Written by the authors of the Classic FM Pocket Book of Music, Classic Ephemera covers everything from composer biographies to a guide to the 10 most famous operas. Accessible and informative, it contains everything you need to know about classical music and more.