Music & Monarchy: Revolutions
Music and the monarchy in 17th-century Britain
- Article Type: | TV and Radio |
David Starkey’s exploration of monarchs and the music they inspired and composed enters the 17th century and a time when religious conflict was threatening royal institutions.
Starkey reveals that in spite of the upheaval, monarchs were able to preside over a number of innovations that shaped the music we still hear in modern times, from the first chamber concerts to the early Baroque orchestra.