Presented by Suzy Klein, the programme shows how this environment allowed composers and performers to experiment musically and become the rock stars of their age.
No longer restricted by aristocratic patronage, they thrived creatively and became entrepreneurs, organising their own concerts, enjoying the wealth and fame that came along with it and eventually facing a dilemma that remains to this day - artistic credibility vs commercial success.
Composers to emerge during this time and featured in the episode include Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Berlioz and Liszt.
Party Like It's 1899
Episode 1x3; Jun 14, 2016
The final programme examines how the music of the 19th century was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution.
It will show how advances in communication encouraged global travel, offering Western composers exciting new inspiration for their music. The episode also demonstrates how manufacturing developments in the century allowed musical innovation, and Klein makes her first recording on a vintage phonograph.
1x3: Party Like It's 1899
1x2: Talkin 'Bout a Revolution
1x1: We Can Be Heroes
Suzy Klein as Suzy Klein
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