Written and presented by Sir Simon Rattle, this series forms a fascinating intro to, and overview of, the music of the twentieth century. Each program is illustrated with evocative imagery, archive film, and photographes, and the featured music is set within the broader context of artistic and social chenge. This first episode describes a great musical culture in decline in turn-of-the-century Veinna. From that decline erupted a musical revolution whose reverberations have continued to this day. Featured are the workds of Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg.
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