Synopsis by Alice Day
The role of music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance is examined in Music of Man: The Flowering of Harmony. The Music of Man series chronicles the development of this art form from its beginnings to modern times, and is hosted by violinist Yehudi Menuhin. The influence of religion is seen in the contributions of church music to the advances in polyphonic vocal music. These programs are an excellent reference for music students, and will provide instructive and enjoyable information for the music lover as well.
culture [arts], Europe, influence, medieval, music, renaissance, tradition