Tunes for Tyrants Music and Power with Suzy Klein
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Full Show Summary
In this ambitious three-part series, Suzy Klein explores how the power of music to rouse our emotions gave it a crucial role in some of the most turbulent years of the 20th century – from the Russian revolution and the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin to WW2. “What fascinates me”, says Klein, “is music’s uncanny ability to stir us up, calm us down – to express every possiblehuman emotion. It bypasses language and reason and aims instead directly for our souls. And that’s what makes music so incredibly powerful, and potentially incredibly dangerous.” This bonus collection of music features extended extracts from some of the key musical repertoire from the documentary series.
Last Episode, 16 October 2017: Season 1, Episode 3: World WarSuzy explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in the Second World War - from swinging jazz to film soundtracks and from mushy ballads to madcap ballets. The war, she demonstrates, wasn't just a military fight but an ideological battle where both sides used music as a weapon to secure their vision for civilisation.
- Episode Guide
|Date Aired||Tunes for Tyrants Music and Power with Suzy Klein Episodes|
|02 October 2017||Season 1, Episode 1: Revolution|
|09 October 2017||Season 1, Episode 2: Dictatorship|
|16 October 2017||Season 1, Episode 3: World War|
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