Baroque on a Roll, The Rise in Popularity of Classical Music and its influence on today’s media.
By Tony Rawlings
Thursday 10th March 2022
Tony talks about the increasing popularity of classical music, especially amongst young people. He shows examples of how classical music enhances the mood – the drama, the tension, the romance – of feature films, and shows examples of how it has made many TV commercials truly memorable. Tony will describe how a piece by an obscure 17th century German composer has become our No. 1 favourite at weddings and funerals. And to finish, he shows how classical melodies and chord sequences have been borrowed for a huge number of popular hit records. (He plays guitar and sings for this part)