Channel 4 Learning



THE ARTS
Howard Goodall's Big Bangs
 
Introduction
Programme 1: The Invention of Notation
Programme 2: The Birth of Opera
Programme 3: The Discovery of Equal Temperament
Programme 4: The History of the Piano
Programme 5: The Development of Recorded Sound
Programme Aims
Programme Outline
Background Information
Music Heard in the Programme
Activities
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Curriculum Relevance
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Programme Aims

The key aims of this programme are to:

  • introduce the viewer to the history of recorded sound
  • explore the effect Edison's invention had on western music
  • show how the advent of recorded sound changed the perceptions and expectations of the listener
  • show how developments in contemporary music of all genres are indebted to this invention