Learn Through Videos: Arts

This is a collection of links to educational videos about artists and arts, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films about artists, visual arts, architecture, performing arts, and art history. They explore hundreds of different paintings and sculptures; look at why humans developed imagery or visual art and how visual art has influenced society; trace the story of music from the ancient world to the modern day; show how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture create an infinite variety of sounds; explore beautiful and precious man-made objects in the world; and explore the history of photography. And also they tell stories about the lives and works of great artists.

The Great Composers
This is a BBC documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh, presenting the lives and works of some of important figures in Western music.

Listening to Music
This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music.

Joseph Haydn
This is a collection of eBooks and films about Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period.

The Genius of Mozart
This is a BBC documentary series hosted by Charles Hazlewood, presenting Mozart's extraordinary life from his childhood as a travelling musical prodigy to his tragic death at the tender age of 35.

The Genius of Beethoven
This is a three-part BBC dramatized documentary series presented by Charles Hazlewood, taking a look at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

In Search of Beethoven
In search of Beethoven - a film telling the story of Beethoven's life and his musical output. eBooks related to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Frederic Chopin
This is a collection of eBooks and films that help better-understand about Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) who was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period.

Discovering Tchaikovsky
This is a two-part BBC TV series presented by Charles Hazlewood, about Tchaikovsky's life and works.

Sound of Song
This is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by composer and musician Neil Brand, exploring the magical elements that come together to create our favourite songs.

Seven Ages of Rock
This is a BBC music documentary series charting the emergence and re-emergence of rock music as a global force.

The Story of Guitar
This is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Alan Yentob, telling of how the guitar became the world's favorite instrument.

The Music Instinct: Science and Song
This film follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries.

The Story of Jazz
Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th Century, arguably earlier, within the African-American communities of the Southern United States.

The Joy of ABBA
ABBA was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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