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The History of Classical Music

Richard Fawkes

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. From Gregorian chant to Stravinsky and Gorecki, 150 musical excerpts illustrate the narrative.

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. From Gregorian chant to Stravinsky and Gorecki, 150 musical excerpts illustrate the narrative.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. From Gregorian chant to Stravinsky and Gorecki, 150 musical excerpts illustrate the narrative.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Powell

Length:

5h 14m


Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

04:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:00


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

03:51


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:42


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:18


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:54


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:39


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

06:03


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

09:06


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

06:06


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

06:26


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

03:13


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

03:55


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

09:40


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

05:25


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

02:06


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

04:19


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

05:59


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

02:58


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

05:40


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

02:37


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

05:04


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:53


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

02:53


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

03:06


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:04


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

04:56


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

05:38


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:24


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

02:50


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

04:35


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

05:29


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

01:26


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

02:54


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

03:58


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

03:26


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

02:58


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:52


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

03:13


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

02:27


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

02:30


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

02:39


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

05:27


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

04:36


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:35


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

02:02


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

03:15


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:22


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

04:58


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

01:45


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

01:41


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

03:04


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

02:18


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

02:19


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:02


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

02:46


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

03:22


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

01:51


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

04:30


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

05:12


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

01:02


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

03:21


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

02:36


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

02:58


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

04:06


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

00:54


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

02:13


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

03:48


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

02:04


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

02:28


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

01:07


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

01:09


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

02:55


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

03:05


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

04:08


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:36


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

01:12


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

03:14


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

06:32


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

01:08


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

01:38


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

01:53


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

03:38


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

03:58