'Hello, I'm Stephen the Fry and this is my Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music. I feel it does exactly what it says on the tin: it's most certainly incomplete and, well, it's a history of classical music - in which we meet a Who's Who of music's finest, from Pythagoras, who in 570 ВС first formulated a rational theory of music, via the world's first EVER musical joke (authenticated by experts), to the composer John Cage, who in 1952 gave us 4 minutes and 33 seconds of nothing (quite literally).'
Along the incomplete and utter way, Stephen Fry provides us with a riotous and brilliantly rambling curiosity shop of classical music, and a brief history of the world as we know it. Jump aboard the SS Fry as he sails the High Cs, taking in . . .