Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein Episodes
Show more Show less In this ambitious three-part series, Suzy Klein explores how the power of music to rouse our emotions gave it a crucial role in some of the most turbulent years of the 20th century – from the Russian revolution and the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin to WW2. “What fascinates me”, says Klein, “is music’s uncanny ability to stir us up, calm us down – to express every possible human emotion. It bypasses language and reason and aims instead directly for our souls. And that’s what makes music so incredibly powerful, and potentially incredibly dangerous.” This bonus collection of music features extended extracts from some of the key musical repertoire from the documentary series.