Simon Russell Beale is an actor but, before he acted he was a boy singing in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He’s also the host of a four part BBC series on the history of sacred music in Western Europe. It’s not perfect–Beale isn’t much of a historian–but it’s useful and could be […]
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The “simple and accessible” styles of Gorecki and Pärt are discussed in this BBC documentary. The documentary focuses on their sacred music and how it was disapproved of by the communist regimes and celebrated by the people.