Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century brings together the greatest moments in classical music in the UK over the last 100 years, in a four-part series that celebrates moments of extraordinary musical ambition and excellence, deep emotion and of great pleasure, and the artists who have brought audiences this music.

Over the course of the series viewers will see and hear how, over the past one hundred years, classical music has given dazzling virtuosity and innovation, and how music provided a unifying soundtrack to the times when national identity and destiny was at stake.

The series explores how classical music collided with popular culture, influencing and being influenced by rock music and providing epic film soundtracks. The programme also looks at how classical music is adored by millions, and provides the musical accompaniment to both the most important days as well as the everyday - from weddings to funerals and much more in between.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2018 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Music
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

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Previous Episode

1980s to the present

Episode 1x04; Jun 13, 2019

Suzy Klein and Alexandra Burke explore the world of classical music from the 1980s until the present day when the walls between classical and popular culture began to come down. Classical music and opera were the soundtrack of great national moments

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: 1980s to the presentJun 13, 2019
1x03: 1953-1971Apr 7, 2019
1x02: 1936 - 1953Feb 7, 2019
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