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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why Do People Love Music?

Michael Levy's music has been featured on a very interesting BBC program examining why people love music, dance to music, and have emotional reactions to music. It's an interesting question, and one I have often asked myself. Check out the link below . . .

I was delighted to hear a clip of my new arrangement of the 1st Delphic Hymn To Apollo (from my album, "A Well Tuned Lyre - The Just Intonation of Antiquity") on BBC Radio 3!
The show was episode 1 of a broadcast called "The Story of Music Question Time",  (this broadcast is part of the BBC's "Story of Music" season - every Monday evening in the interval of "Radio 3 Live In Concert"), presented by Sue Perkins & Tom Service. 

Over five episodes, Sue and Tom will be looking at questions like why music makes us dance, why we divide it into 'major' and 'minor', and why there are eight (or should that be twelve?) notes in a scale...They'll be covering everything from from music history (why do people revere JS Bach so much?) to psychology (how can a simple sequence of notes stimulate our brains to feel emotion?) to music's global reach (does every culture use the same notes and rhythms?).

The clip from my new arranagement of the Delphic Hymn to Apollo in the just intonation of antiquity can be heard 8 minutes into this fascinating show - simply click on the link here to hear the show on BBC iPlayer!

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