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Prospect recommends: Fifty Modern Classics

By Prospect Team  

1955 song-cycle Le Marteau Sans Maitre

Podcast: BBC Radio 3 presents… Fifty Modern Classics Available now on iTunes

Difficult. When approaching the world of modern classical music, the word is impossible to escape. Commentators have even turned to neuroscience to explain listeners’ abiding antipathy to Schoenberg and his musical offspring. “Audiences hate modern classical music because their brains cannot cope,” declared one broadsheet in 2010.

But here comes BBC Radio 3 to the rescue. Fifty Modern Classics is a series of…

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