From modernism to minimalism, 20th century music is a reflection of the century’s turbulent times. Unlike clearly identifiable music periods in the past, 20th century music is a melting pot of diverse influences and experiments. In this course, explore the exciting world of modern music which inspires, baffles, and makes us think.
Deputy Arts Editor at The Times
Neil Fisher is deputy arts editor and music critic for The Times. He joined The Times in 2004 and has written reviews and features on classical music and opera since then.
What is the legacy of Benjamin Britten for contemporary British composers?
Benjamin Britten is a totem of classical music in the UK in the 20th century! He established essentially a new tradition of opera, writing some incredible stage works.