Ivan Hewett talks with violinist Daniel Hope about the key of D Major, in an attempt to discover why it often conveys a sense of majesty and glory.
Ivan Hewett explores the question of why certain musical keys have become associated with particular moods. For example, why is A major almost always employed by composers to write optimistic, even ecstatic music? And how has E minor become the key of choice for portraying menace and tragedy?
In this programme Ivan talks with violinist, Daniel Hope about the majesty and glory of D major.
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