Contemporary Music 1945-1980

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Post-war music has seen a wealth of innovations—many of then strikingly original, some exceedingly complex. This illuminating appraisal features illustrations from the music of such composers as Stockhausen and Peter Maxwell Davies. Hosted by Hugh Wood, composer, lecturer, and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.


  • Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
  • Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
  • Schoenberg: String Trio
  • Messiaen: Turangalila - Symphonie
  • Boulez: Le Marteau sans Maitre
  • Stockhausen: Gruppen
  • Stravinsky: Agon
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14
  • Babbitt: Philomel
  • Glass: Glassworks Rubric


  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.6 in E minor
  • Walton: Spring Symphony
  • Tippett: Ritual Dances from Midsummer Marriage
  • Maxwell Davies: Second Traverner Fantasia
  • Goehr: Third String Quartet
  • Birtwistle: Tragoedia
  • Knussen: Sypmphony No. 3
  • Bainbridge: Viola Concerto
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