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The Making of Music: A Journey with Notes by…
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The Making of Music: A Journey with Notes

by James Naughtie

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James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music, revealing how composers and performers, princes, patrons and chance happenings built a classical tradition that has become the soundtrack to our history. From the earliest music of the monasteries, to the court and church music of the Renaissance and Reformation, into the age of democracy, composers changed with the times, coping with the restraints imposed by religion and state, even as they responded to new ways of thinking, new instruments and the impact of artistic revolutions. Their music speaks of their time as well as their individualism.… (more)

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A very well-executed program chronicling the history of music in the Western world over the past millennium. We are treated to contemporary accounts of the music scene, read by actors other than the program presenter, and excerpts of the music being discussed. Worth a listen if you're interested in musical history. ( )
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