A history of classical music in ten minutes - plus tragedy on today's stage


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A history of classical music in 10 minutes. Pianist Jeremy Denk traces seven centuries of Western Classical Music in one recital and album, C.1300 – C.2000, demonstrating at the piano the evolution of harmony from the medieval composer Machaut to Philip Glass. Author Arundhati Roy has agreed to appear at Hay Festival in May following the loss of sponsorship from corporate Tata. Will Gompertz reports on the growing trend for arts organisations to drop significant investment from businesses which artists and audiences see as unethical. Does tragedy still have a place in contemporary British theatre? Playwrights Roy Williams and April De Angelis, and Dr Rosie Wyles, lecturer in classical history and literature at the University of Kent, discuss. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hannah Robins

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