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Howard Goodall's Big Bangs
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
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This series looks at five of the great breakthroughs that European music has experienced in its extraordinary history. Howard Goodall also examines what these five momentous moments of discovery mean to us today when European music's thousand-year reign seems to be coming to a close.