About this book
The dramatic story of five key turning points in a thousand years of Western music - from the invention of notation by an 11th century Italian monk to the first musical recording ever made. The author is a leading composer and broadcaster.
An account of the five turning points in Western music, starting with the invention of notation by an 11th century monk, the invention of the piano and opera, and the first musical recording, and the development of musical styles ending with popular music of the 20th century. The book accompanies a 5-part Channel 4 series.