The Making of Music
The Making of Music is a BBC Radio 4 60-part documentary series on the history of Western classical music from plainsong to the present day. It consists of excerpts from the pieces discussed and a narration written and presented by James Naughtie. It is broadcast in 15 minute episodes on weekdays at 3.45pm, and followed up at 4pm by a 1 hour programme on BBC Radio 3 with full performances of some of the relevant works.
The first series of 30 episodes began on 4 June 2007, and was released on CD on 16 July 2007. The second series was broadcast later in the same year, and released on CD in October 2007.
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