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Howard Goodall's Story of Music

Howard Goodall's Story of Music is a BBC documentary presented by Howard Goodall, tracing the story of music from the ancient world to the modern day. The series consists of six episodes, each of which looks at a specific era in the history of music. The series begins with charting the growth of music from an ancient religious to a secular folk tradition. In the musical period between 1650 and 1750, many innovations such as the orchestra, modern tuning, the oratorio and the piano were made. The musical period between 1750 and 1850 was the age of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Chopin. From the middle to late 19th century, a craze for operas and music that dealt with death and destiny swept Europe. Modernism and the birth of recorded sound in the late 19th century changed the way music was played, heard and distributed. Finally, the program examines the history of the past 100 years in music, known as the popular age.

Episode 1 - The Age of Discovery
This episode examines the history and development of music from an ancient religious practice to a secular folk tradition; music history to 1650 CE.

Episode 2 - The Age of Invention
Howard Goodall looks at the extraordinarily fertile musical period between 1650 and 1750, in which many of the musical innovations we take for granted today were invented.

Episode 3 - The Age of Elegance & Sensibility
Howard Goodall looks at the age of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Chopin; musical period between 1750 and 1850.

Episode 4 - The Age of Tragedy
Howard Goodall examines the music of the middle to late 19th century, in which a craze for operas and music that dealt with death and destiny swept Europe.

Episode 5 - The Age of Rebellion
Howard Goodall looks at the period when modernism in music arrived, and when the birth of recorded sound changed the way music was heard, played, and sold, forever.

Episode 6 - The Popular Age
Howard Goodall examines the history of the past 100 years in music, known as the popular age.


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