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D Major

Episode 5 of 5

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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Tue 24 Jul 2012 09:30

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