Music In Its Time [The Essay]

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06Music in Its Time - Mahler's Symphony No 820160229
06Music in Its Time - Mahler's Symphony No 820160229

The 1910 premiere of Mahler's Eighth Symphony, for which he hired impresario Emil Gutman.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

07Music in Its Time - Byrd: Mass for Four Voices20160301
07Music in Its Time - Byrd: Mass for Four Voices20160301

The secret performances of Byrd's masses in Elizabethan England.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

08Music in Its Time - Shostakovich: Symphony No 520160302
08Music in Its Time - Shostakovich: Symphony No 520160302

Stephen Johnson considers how Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony surprised its audience.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

09Music in Its Time - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 420160303
09Music in Its Time - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 420160303

Stephen Johnson on Beethoven's decision to unveil three new works at one public concert.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

10Music in Its Time - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks20160304
10Music in Its Time - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks20160304

The spectacular state-of-the-art first performance of Handel's Royal Fireworks.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.