Music, politics and society
What impact did politics and society have on the composition and performance of classical music since 1900?
Find out how sketches, drafts, proofs and annotations can reveal the inner workings of a composer's mind
Explore how composers after 1900 challenged and reinterpreted musical traditions
Learn more about the impact of nationalism, folksong and a sense of place on classical music since 1900
Discover the relationship between music and words in classical music written since 1900
Learn more about the collaboration between composers and other artists in the creation of works for stage and screen
Discover the impact of war, political unrest and social structures on music composed since 1900