This post is more of a resource where you get access to 50 pieces in a podcast that can help you with your Listening General Knowledge.

It is my intent to analyse and prepare works from this list as it covers significant pieces from Hildegard von Bingen (Early Music) right through to the 20th Century with Steve Reich and John Adams. You should prepare your own listening analysis of each work as the presenters Howard Goodall & Suzy Klein provide a context and commentary on each work.


To download the podcast go here or search Story of Music in Fifty Pieces by BBC Radio 3 in iTunes.

I have collated the listening pieces into a Spotify Playlist below so that you can have the full works as a reference. Post your first analysis of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ave Generosa in the comments below.