New series 1/4. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin presents a Eurocentric music feast exploring classical music's debt to the cultures of Venice, Vienna, Paris and London since the 16th century. He starts with the music of Venice, which for centuries was Europe's most vital musical centre. The architecturally beautiful city-state became the centre for music publishing early in the 16th century, and inspired composers such as Monteverdi, Gabrielli, Galuppi and Vivaldi. Producer Des Shaw
In a special edition celebrating fresh UK talent, Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with acoustic-based singer/songwriter Tom Baxter. R&B/soul-inf luenced singer/songwriter Beth Rowley and jazz pianist/singer
Joe Stilgoe. Presented by Ken Bruce.
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