About this book
For many of us, music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet the history of its development and evolution still appears bewilderingly complex and specialised. Goodall book solves this with his highly accessible history for music lovers, now in paperback. Published to accompany Howard Goodall's BBC2 series which aired in early 2013 to rave reviews.
Accompanies BBC2's TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3. The author leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation - harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording, broadcasting - strikes us with its original force.