Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 10 April 2016, 9pm

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Catherine Bott delves into the greatest music of the Baroque era.

This week Catherine Bott asks: “How do we truly define Baroque music?”

The period, spanning some 150 years from 1600-1750, witnessed the first examples of music written in a particular key, and established such genres as opera, the cantata, oratorio, the solo concerto and sonatas.

Tonight we’ll hear favourites from the giants of the era: Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach, as well as stunning works to discover by other pioneers of the age, including Albinoni, Corelli, and Quantz.

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broken e-string violin

This clip captures the sheer horror of an E-string snapping halfway through a live radio broadcast

amazing rhapsody in blue gliss

This insane Rhapsody in Blue glissando will make you forget it's Blue Monday

Donald Trump accordion

Here's a video of Donald Trump playing the accordion (it's very good)