|01||01||Vienna And The Turk||20050315|
Why did the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven all mimic the music of their former Turkish enemy? And were they exhibiting a new European harmony, or something much less dignified?
Think of Spain in the concert hall or opera house, and the music is most likely to be by a Frenchman.
Huw explores the political and historical messages behind this most vibrant of musical exchanges and reveals what it was that so captivated the composers of Bolero, Carmen and España.
|01||03 LAST||Russia And The Steppe||20050329|
Huw Edwards traces Russia's complex relationship with its Eastern fringe through oriental echoes in the music of its great composers.