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English Literature's 50 Key Moments From Marlowe To JK Rowling | Books | Guardian.co.uk

02/04/2013 12:34 pm ET | Updated Apr 06, 2013

BBC Radio Three is currently broadcasting a fascinating series on the "50 key works" of classical music. This is a spin-off from Howard Goodall's BBC2 television series and its tie-in book, The Story of Music (Chatto), and it crystallises – for the amateur listener – the turning points in the evolution of the classical tradition in the most enthralling way. Did you, for instance, know that Procul Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale contains a harmonic line that is pure Bach?

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