Revolution and Romance - Musical Masters of the 19th Century

Presented by Suzy Klein, the programme shows how this environment allowed composers and performers to experiment musically and become the rock stars of their age.

No longer restricted by aristocratic patronage, they thrived creatively and became entrepreneurs, organising their own concerts, enjoying the wealth and fame that came along with it and eventually facing a dilemma that remains to this day - artistic credibility vs commercial success.

Composers to emerge during this time and featured in the episode include Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Berlioz and Liszt.

Previous Episode

Party Like It's 1899

Episode 1x03; Jun 14, 2016

The final programme examines how the music of the 19th century was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution. It will show how advances in communication encouraged global travel, offering Western c

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Party Like It's 1899Jun 14, 2016
1x02: Talkin 'Bout A RevolutionJun 7, 2016
1x01: We Can Be HeroesMay 31, 2016
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