Synopsis by Alice Day
In this installment of the series, Yehudi Menuhin hosts another discussion about the development of music, focusing on its continuing role in western society. Music of Man: The Parting of the Ways looks at the variety of American music, as the songs of Stephen Foster found favor with the public. Scott Joplin introduced the new form called ragtime, and the rousing marches of John Philip Sousa played to enthusiastic audiences. In Europe, Stravinsky introduced his highly original "Rite of Spring," considered to be one of the most important works of the 20th century, to a very unappreciative crowd.
culture [arts], influence, march [musical form], music, ragtime, tradition, Victorian