The Story of Music Question Time
SOMQT : 25 Feb 13
Sue Perkins and Tom Service field more of the questions you've sent in about music. They also wrap up some of the issues that have provoked the most discussion amongst listeners, including more debate on the future of contemporary music.
SOMQT: Music and the brain
Sue and Tom welcome music psychologist Adam Ockelford to the studio to tackle your questions about music and the brain - and discuss whether all humans are innately hardwired to appreciate music.
SOMQT: Opera(argh), Modernism
Sue and Tom debate one of classical music's most divisive issues: why does opera turn off so many music lovers? They also revisit why so many listeners find contemporary music 'challenging', and ponder whether classical music is too obsessed with sounding 'progressive'.
SOMQT: National Anthems and Guilty Secrets 4th Feb 2013
Sue and Tom wonder why so many national anthems sound the same, argue over why orchestras need conductors at all, and look at famous composers' "guilty secrets" - the compositions they'd rather you forgot...
SOMQT: Where Have We Come From... 28th January 2013
Sue and Tom discuss who created the first piece of music, argue over how you can define what music 'is', anyway, and debate why so many people find contemporary classical music 'difficult'...
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