Howard Goodall's The Story of Music and John Adams
The Story of Music is a new six-part television series starting this Saturday night on BBC Two at 9.30pm. Presented by composer Howard Goodall, programme one, Age of Discovery, presents his view of the first steps humankind took towards making music. The series is accompanied by a book of the same name published by Chatto & Windus.
Listen back to Start the Week on BBC Radio 4 on Monday when Goodall, American composer John Adams, singer Barb Jung and playwright Stephen Poliakoff discussed Schoenberg, experimentalism, classical music in the twentieth century, new art and audiences, the availability of music via the internet, and X-Factor.