Howard Goodall talks about the making of The Story of Music

"Whatever music you're into, Monteverdi or Mantovani, Mozart or Motown, Masho or Mashup, the techniques it relies on didn't happen by accident, someone, somewhere thought of it first."

So says award-winning composer Howard Goodall at the beginning of the new BBC Two series Howard Goodall's The Story Of Music.

The six hour-long programmes are broadcast in January 2013 and will document the history of music from the Stone Age to the Digital Age.

The series will be accompanied by a series of 50 collectible downloads featuring discussions about how specially selected key works from the repertoire have contributed to the development of music as a whole.  The Story of Music in 50 Pieces will be broadcast on weekdays in Essential Classics and In Tune.  

Yesterday, ahead of a special screening for journalists we spoke to Howard Goodall about the series and what his inspiration was when making it.

Jon Jacob is Editor, About the BBC Blog

More information about The Story of Music on the BBC Media Centre

 

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by hrc3

    on 7 Jan 2013 20:37

    Agreed sgotelee - other than a feature on today's In Tune - where is the publicity for what sounds like an interesting series? I only found this blog by Googling - a search on the BBC search facility yielded nothing!!

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by sgotelee

    on 7 Jan 2013 17:49

    We are in January 2013, you are promoting the series via Radio 3 and yet there is no indication of the timing or day of the episodes on BBC2.

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