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Howard Goodall's Big Bangs 2 DVDs
Howard Goodall's Big Bangs 2 DVDs


 
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Item #:  D4334
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 251 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031433496
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8719-0


Availability: In Stock

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"In this series I'm going to look at five of the great breakthroughs that European music has experienced in its extraordinary history; five momentous discoveries. I also want to show what they mean to us today; at a time when so-called classical music is being absorbed into a much bigger mainstream and when its 1,000-year reign seems to be coming to a close." HOWARD GOODALL

With intriguing anecdotes and witty humor, composer Howard Goodall presents five innovations in European musical history, which have overwhelmingly changed its course:

NOTATION: the journey from plain chant in medieval times to symphonic works and improvisation

EQUAL TEMPERAMENT (a universal tuning, scale and key system): from the discoveries of Pythagoras to J.S. Bach

OPERA: where music interfaces with real life with love, death and politics

THE PIANO: this versatile instrument is unique to European culture.

RECORDED SOUND: from Caruso to world music and sampling

 

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