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The programme demonstrates a basic change in attitude to writing for instruments during the 18th Century, In the early part of the century, composers such as Bach and Handel wrote with comparativel...y little thought for the character of paticular instruments, and music originally written for one instrument was often later transcribed for another. By the late 18th Century, composers such as Haydn and Mozart, particularly in their orchestral works, exploited the character of the various instruments and used the contrasts between them as an important ingredient in the new "dramatic" style of writing. There were many pioneers in this new style of orchestral music, but the most influential among them were the composers of the Mannheim school.
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Module code and title: A204, The Enlightenment
Item code: A204; 22
Recording date: 1980-02-28
First transmission date: 22-07-1980
Published: 1980
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:17:09
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Producer: Tony Coe
Contributor: Robert Philip
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Bach; Handel; Haydn; Mozart; Overture to the Marriage of Figaro; Symphony no.104
Master spool number: TLN09950H935
Production number: TLN09950H935
Available to public: no