Music of Man (1983)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Canada , United States   |  
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Synopsis by Alice Day

No one knows what moved man to create the first musical instrument, which was probably made out of a dried up bone. Evidence places this instrument some 3,500 years ago. In the first of this series of films exploring man's affinity for music, host Yehudi Menuhin begins the discussion with an overview of the first cultures to have music in their lives. Music of Man: The Quiver of Life looks at the forms that music took in ancient China, Japan, Sumeria, and Greece. Menuhin brings a knowledgeable presence to the programs, lending depth to the productions.



culture [arts], influence, music, musical-instrument, tradition