(c) 2004 Channel Four: The Beatles – 20th Century Greats

Music has been a central part of my entire life – yet to this day I’ve never understood how it all works in terms of its emotional “mechanics”.

In Desert Island Discs mode, for me there are three towering influences: The Beatles; Bach, and Handel – they are the big three, without question. And for for those of us who hold the music of The Beatles in the highest esteem, here classical composer Howard Goodall gives us an informed and absorbing account of their musical innovation, their influence, and their lasting legacy.

It’s a real privilege to be educated by someone who can express the language of music so eloquently, as classical composer and wider musician. Not everyone is going to agree with him here, but he’s persuasive.

I’m looking forward to comments about Howard Goodall’s personal survey here; and to kick them off, the thing that struck me most was the idea of “instinctive” compositional talent, and the influence of classically-trained Sir George Martin. I have no idea why Goodall completely ignored George Martin’s contribution to the Beatles’ musical output: it’s a pretty staggering omission. Maybe it would have polluted the populist idea of Everyman, as composer?

Currently this has not been released on DVD or any other purchasable format. I am therefore uploading to my Channel to share musical education with others.

It is available elsewhere on YouTube, but I wanted to draw my Subs’ attention to it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Animateur: Rachel Leach

First Violin: Rhys Watkins
Second Violin: Louise Shackelton
Violia: Malcolm Johnston
Cello: Jonny Byers
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Michael Feinstein is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated musician and entertainer who is widely recognized for his commitment to preserving the legacy of America’s popular song. He serves on the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board. He is director of the Jazz and Popular Song Series for New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. He hosts the public radio program Song Travels, and his PBS specials include Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook. His new book, The Gershwins and Me, is a tribute to the brothers who most influenced his career.