Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A history of classical music via YouTube
The Australian music journal Limelight Magazine has put together a set of clips that sums up Western classical music from the Middle Ages to the present. That's one of the great things about YouTube: once you get past the cat videos, there is a wealth of content, if you're willing to dig for it. In this case, Limelight has done the digging for us. They've collected 40 videos "to present a selective, chronological history of western classical music from the twelfth century to the modern age." It's a mix of concerts and recordings and documentaries, chosen with an ear on the recording quality.
Check out the series at Classical Music: a history according to YouTube.