Synopsis by Alice Day
This series follows the development of music from its origins, when man first hollowed out bones for instruments, to modern times. Celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin hosts the programs, and in Music of Man: The Age of the Composer, he discusses the compositions of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert. The series is a valuable resource to the music student, and to music fans who want to investigate the role of music in society.
composer, culture [arts], influence, music, tradition