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The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball

   2013    Art
It begins by examining the shift in the language and sound of music from the melodies and harmonies of giants such as Mozart, Haydn and Brahms into the fragmented, abstract, discordant sound of the most radical composers of the new century - Schoenberg, Webern, Stravinsky and beyond. It examines how this new music was a response to the huge upheaval in the world at the start of the 20th century, with its developments in technology, science, modern art and the tumult of the First World War. Featuring performances of some of the key works of the period, performed by the London Sinfonietta, members of the Aurora Orchestra and composer and pianist Timothy Andres, the story of this episode in music history is brought to life through the contributions of the biggest names in modern classical music, among them Steve Reich, John Adams, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin and Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker.
Series: The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock

   2018    Nature
The Normans
The Normans

   2010    History
The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night

   2015    Technology
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece

   2013    History