The Classical Music Minute

The Classical Music Minute podcast is all about the random musical questions and nuggets of trivia that might pop into our heads. My hope is that you find these short one minute meanderings satisfying to the mental palate, if not mildly entertaining.

The Age Of Enlightenment: A New Era In Music The Classical Music Minute

DescriptionThe Age of Enlightenment saw the dawning of a new era in music. Public concert halls were established, lower classes had access to music, and even music itself changed and grew. Join me, as we take a minute to get the scoop!Fun FactThe Age of Enlightenment considered the importance of an individual who can reason for themselves, the idea of equality under the law, and the notion of natural and inherent rights. This focus on the individual greatly influenced the music composition of the time.About StevenSteven is a Canadian composer living in Toronto. He creates a range of works, with an emphasis on the short-form genre—his muse being to offer the listener both the darker and more satiric shades of human existence. If you're interested, please check out his website for more.A Note To Music Students et al.All recordings and sheet music are available on my site. I encourage you to take a look and play through some. Give me a shout if you have any questions.Got a topic? Pop me off an email at: TCMMPodcast@Gmail.com 
  1. The Age Of Enlightenment: A New Era In Music
  2. Renaissance Music & the “New Art”
  3. Steve Reich, “Music as a Gradual Process"
  4. John Cage: The Search For Silence
  5. Frédéric Chopin: From Illness To Inspiration