History of Music - John Adams and Howard Goodall

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On Start the Week, Tom Sutcliffe talks to Howard Goodall about 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, to chart a history of innovation and entertainment. The composer John Adams contrasts European and American traditions as he conducts two concerts at the LSO. The award-winning writer Stephen Poliakoff brings the true story of a black British jazz band in the 1930s to the small screen. And Barb Jungr's cd of cover versions harks back to a tradition of musical re-interpretation.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 21:30

Howard Goodall

Howard Goodall is a composer.


The Story of Music is published by Chatto & Windus and his television series will begin on Saturday 26 January at 9.30pm on BBC2.


Howard Goodall's website


BBC Music - Howard Goodall

John Adams

John Adams is a composer and conductor.


He will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 27 January at the Barbican and on Wednesday 23 January at the LSO St Luke’s with the St Lawrence String Quartet.


John Adams' website


John Adams - London Symphony Orchestra


Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr is a singer, writer and lyricist.


Her album, Stockport To Memphis, is out now and she is currently on tour.


Barb Jungr's website


BBC Music - Barb Jungr


Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff is a playwright, screenwriter and director.


Dancing on the Edge will be broadcast in February on BBC2.