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R3Arts: Play Schubert for Me - Episode 7

March 30th, 2012

Episode 115 of 1341 episodes

During the 19th century public performance became polite and professional. Audiences listened attentively in an environment free of gimmicks, and performance criticism blossomed. Night Waves' Matthew Sweet examines the legacy that controlling an audience would create, and how this new wave of respectability enabled writing, composing and performance to prosper.

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