All Classical Music Explained

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Episodes

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20071212 BT=2330 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune, and how to fall asleep at them and look like you're still listening.
20071213 BT=0430 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune, and how to fall asleep at them and look like you're still listening.
20050224 BT=2230 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch gives us a brief history of some of the most prominent musicians. Episode 2 of 6.
20050225 BT=0330 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch gives us a brief history of some of the most prominent musicians. Episode 2 of 6.
Going To Concerts20040701 BT=2230 (BBC7)
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Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune, and how to fall asleep at them and look like you're still listening. Episode 6 of 6.

Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune and how to fall asleep at them.

Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune and how to fall asleep at them and look like you're still listening.

The Bach Family20050310 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20050311 BT=0330 (BBC7)
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20071128 BT=2330 (BBC7)
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Rainer Hersch investigates the Master of the Baroque and the theme to Ski Sunday. With special guest Wayne Marshall. Episode 4 of 6.

Rainer Hersch investigates the Master of the Baroque, and the theme to Ski Sunday... With special guest Wayne Marshall.

The Orchestra20050303 BT=2230 (BBC7)
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20071121 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20071122 BT=0430 (BBC7)
Rainer Hersch gives his own point of view on how the orchestra works. Episode 3 of 6.

Rainer gives his own point of view on how the orchestra works. Episode 3 of 6.

The World's Most Beautiful Music20040624 BT=2230 (BBC7)
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20050318 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20051005 (BBC7)
20051006 (BBC7)
20060929 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20060930 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20071205 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20071206 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20110410 (BBC7)
Rainer Hersch brings you Bruch's Violin Concerto (frequently) and 'Shine 2'.

With Alistair McGowan.

From November 1998.

From Nov 1998

Rainer Hersch and Alistair McGowan bring you Bruch's Violin Concerto (frequently), and All Classic-FM. Episode 5 of 6.

Rainer Hersch and Alistair McGowan bring you Bruch's Violin Concerto (frequently), All Classic-FM, and Shine 2. Episode 5 of 6.

Rainer Hersch is joined by impressionist Alistair McGowan.

Rainer Hersch attempts to show all of the world's most beautiful music ever made in just 28 minutes, ably assisted by Alistair McGowan.

Rainer attempts to show all of the world's most beautiful music ever made in just 28 minutes, ably assisted by Alistair McGowan.

01Opera20040603 BT=2230 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040604 Duration=30 (BBC7)
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20050218 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20060901 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20060902 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20071107 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20071108 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090102 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20090103 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110313 (BBC7)

Rainer Hersch reveals how 'Cosi Fan Tutte' is actually about TV chefs and the truth about Handel's 'Messiah'. From October 1998.

Rainer Hersch reveals how 'Cosi Fan Tutte' is actually about TV chefs.

Find out why Cosi Fan Tutte is really about TV chefs and why there are only seven words in Handel's Messiah. Episode 1 of 6.

Find out why Cosí Fan Tutte is really about TV chefs and why there are only seven words in Handel's Messiah. Episode 1 of 6.

Rainer Hersch, with the help of Richard Thomas and guests, finally reveals why organ music is so boring. Episode 1 of 6

Rainer Hersch reveals how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose.

01 OF 6.Opera20050907 (BBC7)
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Find out why Cosí Fan Tutte is really about TV chefs and why there are only seven words in Handel's Messiah. Episode 1 of 6.
02The History Of Music20040610 BT=2230 (BBC7)
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20060908 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20060909 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20071114 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20071115 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20090109 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20090110 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110320 (BBC7)

Rainer Hersch's comedic tour of our melodic past. With the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and Richard Thomas. From October 1998.

Rainer Hersch's comedic tour of our melodic past. With the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.

Rainer Hersch's tour of our melodic past, featuring some announcer bloopers from Radio 3.

Rainer Hersch gives us a brief history of some of the most prominent musicians. Episode 2 of 6.

Classical music is 'music without drums'. Rainer Hersch reveals more. Episode 2 of 6.

03The Orchestra20090117 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110327 (BBC7)

Rainer Hersch assembles the largest collection of stylophones in one building.

In a unique performance, Rainer Hersch assembles the largest collection of stylophones in one building. From October 1998.

04The Bach Family20090124 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)

Rainer Hersch investigates the Master of the Baroque and his Big Boomy Special Effects.

Rainer Hersch investigates the Master of the Baroque and his Big Boomy Special Effects. With Wayne Marshall. From November 1998.

With Wayne Marshall.

05The World's Most Beautiful Music20090131 BT=0330 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch brings you Bruch's Violin Concerto (frequently) and 'Shine 2'. From Nov 1998
06Going To Concerts20051012 (BBC7)Rainer Hersch finally explains why concerts cost a fortune and how to fall asleep at them and look like you're still listening. Episode 6 of 6.
06 LASTGoing To Concerts20090207 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20110417 (BBC7)
Rainer Hersch explains the cost of concerts - and how to fall asleep subtly.

Rainer Hersch explains the cost of concerts - and how to fall asleep and look like you're still listening. From November 1998.

Rainer Hersch explains the cost of concerts - and how to fall asleep and look like you're still listening.