About the Author
Max Wade-Matthews attended the RAF School of Music at Uxbridge and served in brass bands in England, Germany and Hong Kong. He has written several books, including Musical Leicester, a history of musical life in that city, as well as playing with brass bands, conducting and teaching. Wendy Thompson was Editorial Director at Faber Music Limited from 1986-91. In 1993 she founded Classic Arts Productions Limited, an independent radio production company that provides distinguished music programmes for BBC Radio 3.