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James Naughtie traces the history of 1,000 years of classical music in this landmark BBC Radio series. Broadcaster and music enthusiast James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music and explores its historical context. His journey reveals how composers and performers, princes and patrons, and the chance happenings of the past have built a classical tradition that is the soundtrack to our history and tells a glittering and inspiring story. Volume One opens with the music from the consecration of Notre Dame in Paris in 1163, explores the changes in Renaissance and Reformation music and introduces the genius of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.