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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The Super Mario Brothers theme

The Super Mario Brothers theme in the style of Mozart and Shostakovich

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Mozart or Drake?

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