Already barely 2 weeks into 2015 and my second book suggestion of the year.
Classic FM The Big Book of Classical Music
Regardless of your opinions on Classic FM, or indeed the daft title, this is a cracking reference book. Ideal for quiz revision, picking up tips, setting questions and getting suggestions on listening. The book is split into 366 pages (not a typo) and each day is packed with facts, information biographies and timelines of the history of classical music. The whole idea being "On this day...."......but it goes way further than that.
Its a great A4 size hardback tome that sits nicely alongside my other reference works and I am currently using it as intended, a page a day, and its reaping rewards already!
Well worth a look.