Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century is a Documentary programme.

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Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century

Series in which Suzy Klein explores the transformation of music in the 19th century. The last episode examines how music was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution. The century witnessed advances in communication that made the world a smaller place. Hundreds of thousands came to the Paris Exposition of 1889 to witness the latest inventions and marvel at the strange cultures that came to make music in the temporary halls and theatres that crowded on the Champ de Mars. Composers such as Debussy were influenced by the sounds of the east, such music offered western composers new musical horizons and a way to innovate and escape from the high romanticism of Wagner. episode 3.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 26th, 7:00pm. See more...