The Beatles – a musical appreciation and analysis

Over a period of only a few years, the Beatles revolutionised the world of pop music with their innovation in harmonic, melody, song structure, lyric writing, instrumentation / arranging, and recording techniques. Not only that, they revitalised the musical landscape for classical composers, who felt empowered to return to tonal musical language, and to experiment with combining the sound palettes of different musical genres from different historical periods and cultures across the world.

The composer and documentary presenter Howard Goodall presents here a 45 minute programme (2004, Channel 4, UK) explaining how they achieved this:

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