Start The Week: History of Music

Tom Sutcliffe talks to Howard Goodall, John Adams, Stephen Poliakoff and Barb Jungr

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BBC Radio 4
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 09:00
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On Monday's Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe hears the history of music from four different viewpoints.

Composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall outlines 40,000 years of innovative and entertaining music making, from the pre-historic tendency to organise sound to contemporary pop.

Composer John Adams presents differences between European and American orchestral traditions when conducting two contrasted London Symphony Orchestra concerts.

The celebrated writer Stephen Poliakoff presents the history of British jazz on the small screen and tells the story of a black British jazz band of the 1930s. And finally, singer Barb Jungr’s approach to an album of cover versions offers an insight in to an ongoing traditional of musical re-interpretation.